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Cara Elliott/Andrea Penrose
historical romance author
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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!
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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!
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Thanks for the heads-up on the new Carla Kelly release, Shannon. Love her old Regencies!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.)
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Okay, he's moved ever upward on my TBR!
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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!)
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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
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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!
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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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Thanks so much for sharing Dulwich with us, Miranda. I love offbeat museums, and it's no surprise that London—which has such a rich assortment of quirky places—has some of my favorites. On my last visit, I discovered the Dockland Museum, down near Canary Wharf, and found it absolutely fascinating! It's a bit of a trek from the usual places tourists go, but well worth the trip.
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Cara/Andrea here, I'm delighted to kick off our regular blog schedule for the new year by welcoming back my good friend and Honorary Word Wench Miranda Neville. Nt only does Miranda craft delightfully smart and sophisticated Regency romances, but as those who have read her books know she also draws on her expertise in period history and art to create a wonderful ambiance of the era. In her latest book, which released just last week, she found inspiration in an unexpected place . . . so without further ado, I shall hand over the pen and let her tell us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Word Wenches
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Jackie, what a wonderful resolution! As all of us who read and write romance know, love is an incredibly powerful, positive force—one can't say it too frequently to all those who are important in our lives.
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I just got a Fitbit too, Karin, and it really does help to realize how many steps you are—or are not—taking. It's made me walk more, which is very good! The Zumba class sounds like fun. A win-win resolution all around!
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Nancy, those are wonderful accomplishments! I say you get TWO gold stars for achieving so much.
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that sounds fabulous,Sue! I'd love to learn more about genealogy. Sigh. Perhaps I'd better add yet another item to the resolution list: find more time to explore things that I know would interest me. Maybe if 8 more hours are added to a day (See, I'm not greedy!) Enjoy, and please report back on how you are doing!
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