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Cara Elliott/Andrea Penrose
historical romance author
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Gram, I think you'll enjoy Napoleon's Buttons.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on What We're Reading in February at Word Wenches
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Oh, Catalysed Fusion sounds wonderful! A friend has gotten me very interested in physics, and I've seen the documentary Particle Fever about the hunt for the Higgs Boson at CERN. So can't wait to read this! (And have already ordered Imperfect Chemistry!)I always fun fun things in thi post.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on What We're Reading in February at Word Wenches
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Yes, isn't it terrible to see such stately buildings cut up and sold, Artemisia? Banks usually had such wonderful marble interiors, designed to feel timeless and lasting. Nothing is built like that anymore, so it's important to preserve it both historically and architecturally.
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Sounds like a very fascinating book, Vicki!
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Thanks so much for visiting, Amanda! Nonesuch Palace sounds amazing. One of my dream visits is Istanbul. There's so much incredible history in that city—I'm sure I could spend days wandering around looking at all the fascinating places.
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Cara/Andrea here, Today I'm delighted to welcome back my dear friend Amanda McCabe, a favorite with many of our readers for her scintillating Regency romances for both Signet and Harlequin. But today she's wearing her Tudor velvets and jewels as she tells us a little about her historical mystery series, written as Amanda Carmack, set in the court of Queen Elizabeth. (Those of you who haven't read them are in for a treat!) Amanda loves historical detail as much as we do, so without further ado, I shall let her fill you in on some of the fun details behind... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Word Wenches
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Thanks so much for stopping by, Jenny! Your book sounds wonderful—on Nicola's recommendation, I went right out and bought it. Can't wait to dive in!
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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VERY impressive reading list, Janga! You make me feel like a slug. I must hurry and get the Quinn to read that funny scene, and I'm also now intrigued about Rose Lerner's books. Will have to pick one up. Thanks for sharing!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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Thanks for the heads-up on the new Carla Kelly release, Shannon. Love her old Regencies!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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Oh, right. I misspoke—I knew they were a series, but rather books based in the same era. It sounds like he's wonderful at characterization and ambiance. And yes, romance and HEA isn't always part of life. If the people and story are compelling I'm a happy reader.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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So glad you enjoy these lists too! I always look forward to them, as I always discover some new, wonderful book.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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I've loved Princess Bride since it came out too. So this book is going to be a delight . . .once I get to it!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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Me, too, Michelle. I love getting recommendations for books . . .because, you know, I don't have enough of them in my house! (seriously, one can NEVER have enough books.)
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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Okay, he's moved ever upward on my TBR!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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Thanks, for this reminder about Alan Furst, Janice. I keep telling myself that I need to get into his series. I know I would love them. (scribbling a note to myself!)
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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Cara/Andrea here, If you're like me, you spent much of the holiday down time with your nose in a good book (after all, people know what sort of holiday presents we like best!) So for the first Wenchly report of the new year on What We Are Reading, we have a LOT to share. (Have a notepad and pencil ready!) And please don't forget to share your recent favorites. Mary Jo: I always have a novel somewhere within reach, and I just finished the new Jayne Ann Krentz romantic suspense, Trust No One. It was sleek, fun, and entertaining. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Word Wenches
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Absolutely fascinating blog, Nicola. It always seemed weirdly interesting to me that pineapples were so popular with the British, especially as a sign of welcome and good cheer. But then, exotic and costly items have always had an allure and served as a sign of status. Really fun to know all this sweet tidbits of history!
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on The Exotic History of the Pineapple at Word Wenches
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They sound wonderful, Diane. More names to add to my list!
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Michelle, museums are always a highlight of my vacations too! Thanks for the tip on San Antonio. Like you, I've taken notes from all the comments for future travels!
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ML, you are so right about the NY Public Library's exhibits. They are marvelous!
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More of my favorites, Susan! I adore the V&A, and I find it feels like a bunch of small, quirky museums within a museum because the collections are so varied but wonderful.
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Elinor, the Soane Museum is very fun and kicky.
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Love all three too!
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Sounds wonderful, Patricia!
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Shannon, I love those two museums too. The day I visited, they were filming a scene from one of the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes films, so lots of people were in period Victorian costume, which made it feel even more fun!
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