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Name:  William M. Vasquez  

Pen Name: W M Vasquez

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago

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Illinois Connection

Vasquez was born and raised in Chicago and now lives in Joliet, Illinois.

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Love's Bouquet
ISBN: 1413784283

PublishAmerica. 2005

Theirs was a match made in heaven, but man could not let it be…Imagine the greatest love you can think of. Anthony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, the greatest loves in history. The heavens look down on earth and destine for certain people to be great romances. Imagine all the couples who have married and stayed married for forty, fifty or sixty years! Romances made in heaven. This was the destiny of the couple in Love’s Bouquet. This is the story of Philip (Phil) and Angelina (Nina) they were a match made in heaven. It starts in 1958, when Philip moves to the near West Side of Chicago. From the moment they first meet in second grade they were destined for a great romance. The novel will take you through their lives from childhood through adulthood as they become a “Bouquet of Love.” Watch as the seeds of love are planted. How those “Seeds of Love” grow into “Blossoms of Love” and how the heavens desire for them to become Love’s Bouquet. However, man and history meddle into the affairs of this heavenly love. Man, with his ego and selfish pride, attempts to keep these two lovers from being together. History explodes around the couple as they grow through the tumultuous ’60s. They survive the Cuban missile crisis, gangs, riots and anti-war protests. They grow up in a gang-infested neighborhood that puts barriers up against their love. Will Phil and Nina ever get together as the heavens want, or will man stop them from becoming Love’s Bouquet?

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