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Reviews of Taryn's first book, The Harper Effect

Publishers Weekly says "Harper’s struggle to sort out priorities, understand the meaning of love, and emerge a winner will be strongly felt." 

Kirkus Reviews raves about The Harper Effect, saying that "Harper is well-characterized, and the secondary characters, including coaches and parents, ring true. Colt and his backstory are compelling, and the revelations are skillfully handled. The match action is pitch-perfect...A layered romance in a unique setting." 

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Astrid Bell 
Dutiful daughter. Classical singer. Secret pop songwriter. And suffering from stage fright.

Jacob Skalicky. 
Trust Fund Kid. Indie singer. Immensely gifted performer. And refusing to sing again.

Are they polar opposites? In his grief and fury at the world, Jacob certainly thinks so.

But when Jacob loses everything and Astrid uncovers a shocking family secret, they may need each other to make sense of their lives.

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"An exciting peek inside the world of professional tennis, this adorable young adult romance will leave you wanting to hit fireballs at your opponent across the court and snuggling up to your doubles partner after the match!" ―Kristine Asselin, author of Any Way You Slice It talking about The Harper Effect
“A heartfelt story about perseverance, believing in yourself, family and love, THE HARPER EFFECT did not disappoint. Bashford kept me hooked from the first page. I was so engrossed, I ended up reading it in one day.” Teen Reads, about The Harper Effect
I'm the author of young adult novels. I write coming of age novels about teens who go above and beyond the norm. They're successful in their talent, but not so much in life. The Astrid Notes is set in the world of elite music and The Harper Effect is set in the world of professional tennis
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