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Cara Elliott/Andrea Penrose
historical romance author
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What a perfect reward for Finishing A Book, Mary Jo! The Maritimes are one of my favorite spots! Loved rural charm of PEI, and the red stones on the beach (it's the high iron content, which is supposedly what makes PEI potatoes so special!) The evergreen and birch forests of Nova Scotia are also marvelous, as is Quebec City. Now you make me want to go back . . .but in spring!
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WONDERFUL post, Anne. I was only vaguely aware of her, but now must be sure to read her writing. But, um, first I have to make a stop in the kitchen . . .
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Thank you for visiting the Wenches, Susanna! Fascinating interview, with really thought-provoking questions on how to write history and what characters make a compelling story. Can't wait to read The May Bride.
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Ha, ha, Sonya! Then you are allowed to call any traditional Regency book exotic!
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Me, too, Glenda! (And thanks for the nice words about the Wenches!)
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Oh, I missed that one, Linda. Must check it out.
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Oh, I missed that Regency set in Australia (I wonder if Anne knows it?) Alas, I did not put recipes in Sweeter Than Sin . . .Hmm, maybe I need to do a revised edition so I can do more research!
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Glad you agree!
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Going against the grain is never easy. And yes, it's a challenge to both people in a relationship. But hopefully they support each other's dreams and aspirations.
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Thanks, Shannon. They all sound wonderful. I think the woman you mean is Mary Anning, who discovered a very famous fossil. I remember reading about the book, but don't remember the name of it.
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I heard a really fascinating talk about Court presentation during Edwardian times, and it was a nightmare what ladies had to endure. All the heavy clothing, jewelery, headgear, flowers, etc. weighed about 50-60 pounds and many ladies were truly afraid they would pass out from the heat and exertion—not to speak of the humiliation of slipping during the elaborate curtsey. For me, who tends to be most comfortable in jeans and sweatshirt, it sends shivers down my spine!
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Wonderful choices, Sonya! Yes, it's so hard to choose just a few once you start thinking, as there are SO many interesting settings and interests.
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Cara/Andrea here, The leaves may be falling as we in the higher latitudes of the Northern hemisphere head into the dead of winter, but here at the Wenches, new books are blooming by the pageful in November to brighten the season. On Monday, we kicked off the month with Joanna’s new release, Rogue Spy, and today I’m here to trumpet the news that I have a pair of new e-books available. Now, we all usually blog about some historical subject or arcane bit of fun research we’ve uncovered, and keep promotion about our books to a discreet minimum. But as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Word Wenches
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Ha—yes, probably! But it wouldn't be nearly as fun as reading Joanna's wonderful language.
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Wonderful interview, Joanna and Mary Jo. A new Bourne (NOT Jason!)book is always cause for celebration! Love your reference to High Noon as an influence. can't wait to read it and see the ending. Hmmm, maybe you will share the variations if we ask VERY nicely. Or maybe you will make us just guess!
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You can take credit for introducing me and all our readers to a lovely phrase, and a lovely concept, Prema! Thank you!
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Yes, it really is fascinating what appeals to people, Vicki!
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Gail, it's funny what frightens children. I was terrified of a cartoon!
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Udolpho is great fun, Shannon. To a modern reader it's more tongue-in-cheek terror. Very entertaining. As for the bloody deer . . .I would have been scared out of my skin!
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So glad you enjoyed the chocolate recipes. Now THAT was fun research! I loved writing the Lady Arianna series, and am hoping that I might cajole NAL into continuing it, but for the moment it's on hold. I've had other readers suggest I continue as self-published, and I'm thinking about it . . . but probably not for a while. Thanks so much for asking.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2014 on Food in Books at Word Wenches
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Oh, yes—please do a blog on her because I'm one of the ones who don't know her. if you thinks she's fascinating, then must learn all about her!
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The Glance! A lovely way of putting it, Prema. Glad you enjoyed "glancing" at the research material.
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Wonderful blog, Anne! The scene in Nine Coaches Waiting is one of my favorites! And I loved the "food fight" in Jo's Winter Fire. Now, must go find the Keats poem!
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Barb, I will definitely look for the Mads Mikkelsen scene in A Royal Affair. Sounds fab! And we agree on the voice. The right one can shivers through a girl!
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The young Timothy Dalton and Sean Bean are pretty fabulous . . . glad you enjoyed the photos!
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