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Andrea Penrose/Andrea Pickens/Cara Elliott
historical romance author
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Oh, how wonderful we'll get to meet, Jenny! The Heyer walk sounds like so much fun to do with you! Alas, I have so little time in London, and have a list a mile long of research places I want to visit . . . but maybe we can sneak it in! I'll contact you via e-mail and see what your timing looks like. I'll be in London from 18th through the morning of the 21st.
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Janga, you have just described a very rich and rewarding life!
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Wow—that's very cool. Patricia!
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Maryellen, I so glad reading helps provide a respite from Life's curveballs. It's one of the things I treasure about books—they are magic, and allow us to lose ourselves in a story. And that's important. For me, it's the best medicine of all. Sending hugs, and may the transition to a new grade and teacher smoothly.
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Enjoy the visit with your daughter, Kareni! How lovely that you have a chance to spend some special time together.
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Hope the pollen season passes quickly, Sue! You have such interesting hobbies!
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Glad you enjoyed the foxes Mary! I've loved them ever since I was a child. Such lovely animals. It's a real treat to see them in the evening when I'm out walking. I've even spotted them playing in the sand traps, which is so fun!
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Thanks so much for the kind words, Teddi! Arianna has several recipes that use a spicy pepper in them. The Spanish were the first to bring chocolate to Europe from the New World, and they brought a taste for peppery flavorings too!
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Margaret, well-made chocolate is indeed a sublime treat. So different from commercial, highly sugared confections. The olive and chocolate combination sounds wonderful. (Salty things pair well with chocolate.) I have a recipe for a chocolate tart made with olive oil instead of butter (and almond flour instead of regular flour, so it's also gluten free) It's rich and wonderful!
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So glad you enjoyed the recipe book!
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Thanks, Karen . . . sorry about deciding to leave out recipes in the later books. It was getting a hard to find fresh, original ones. Though variations on brownies is not such a bad thing. Hmmm . . .may have to re-think!
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Yes, if one is going to scarf down calories, let them be chocolate! (Almonds and haelnuts are worthy additions!)
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Thanks, Tiffany!
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OMG, bourbon brownies? They sound absolutely divine! And I didn't know PJ made chocolates! Yet another of her wondrous talents! So glad you've enjoyed Lady Arianna. This new one was fun to write as it took me to a very different locale.
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Vicki, chocolate covered almonds is a wonderful treat! Both are very healthy. (Hmmm does that mean I can eat them for supper every night?) Gooey brownies are very high on my list of chocolate favorites. Hope you enjoy Lady Arianna and her adventures.
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Yes, chocolate is VERY healthy!
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Thanks, Cindy! (The Guiness chocolate cake is to die for!)
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Quantum, we Americans are trifle-deprived! We rarely see it over here. But I shall take your word about it being wonderful. As for it chocolate disguising a poison . .well, funny you should mention that! The first Lady Arianna book opens with just such a scene! I've just sold the audio rights to the first three Lady Arianna books, so will keep you posted as to when they will be available. (though it probably won't be for a while.)
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Excellent! (Though I'll be a chocolate purist and point out that white chocolate isn't technically chocolate . . it's really cocoa butter, which is separate from the dark cocoa solids that are the basis of chocolate. But who am I to quibble! I like white choclate too!)
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Excellent chocolate choices, Daniele!
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True, we are a very open-minded bunch! The ice cream soda sounds wonderful. And I love the detail of the red cream soda. Those little things really matter in culinary creations! (though I have to confess, I'm not as big a fan of drinks as I am of edibles.)
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I promise you won't be disappointed, Kareni!
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I am delighted to hear I "fit' your schedule, Tempest. And I will try to keep doing so! (Assuming the Muse keeping eating the pieces of Frigor that I push her way!)
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Oh, that's SO sad? (Which one is closing?) I like your strategy, but it's still a shame when traditional places disappear. Especially ones offering chocolate.
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Thanks, Janice! Chocolate does figure in quite prominently in the new book!
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