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I don't look for themes, but there are times they just jump out at me and I can't ignore them ;) Normally though, I'm just a happy camper if the story is great. However, I will say, when I'm reading a series, if I notice a theme in the first two books, I'll see it in the rest of them.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2019 on Ask A Wench—October 2019 at Word Wenches
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I hope you love them as much as I do. There are some grim and dark places in the Shetland series, but Cleeves is such a good writer that she yanks you back out before you know it. And I went so far as to contact Peter May to say, if Fin ever starts nattering in his ear again, I'd love to read more.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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Yay! Makes me happy to hear. You'll have to let me know what you think of Fin when you get to the Lewis books. ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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I'm reading Peter May's Entry Island. "IF YOU FLEE FATE... When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on the remote Entry Island, 850 miles from the Canadian mainland, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. FATE WILL FIND YOU... But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim's wife, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met. And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny." It's been very good so far though I absolutely LOVE his Lewis Trilogy. He has a way of drawing you into the setting so you feel as if you're walking along with the characters. I finished the Shetland series by Ann Cleeves last week. Fabulous. Different from, and frankly, much richer than the TV series though I'm hooked on that as well.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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He's still and always will be, my favorite hero. Can't help it. I lost my heart to him with his inability to understand why anyone couldn't see how beautiful Prue really is. And the stewed cucumbers...
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2019 on Dedications at Word Wenches
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I *almost* always read the dedication page. I always wondered who B.G. was and now I know! And he's exactly who he needs to be. Anyone else and I don't think the story would have been so...perfect ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2019 on Dedications at Word Wenches
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Nothing makes a woman feel more powerful than a true red pair of shoes. That said, I do have a pair of red heels, open back of course, that I still wear when I'm 'dressed up'. The rest of the time, it's either Birkies sandals in the summer (I have a morton's toe and they're all that fits) with the two strap/heel strap configuration. Yes, sometimes I wear them with white socks too ;) And in the winter, the newest Skechers that have that wonderful memory foam footbed seem to still fit, even though that one toe is so much longer than it should be.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2019 on Ask A Wench: The Right Shoe at Word Wenches
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It was emotional and full of tears, but I think we both got a lot of answers we'd wondered about our entire lives. I don't have quite the extended family the Wenches do though! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2018 on An Incredible Discovery at Word Wenches
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I'll tell you a true story for April Fool's day, one I gave up on a long time ago. About six weeks or so ago, I found my birth mother on Ancestry.com. No name for her, just initials and an indisputable match. This past Tuesday after researching the almost no clues information I had (hey! I'm a writer after all!) I spoke with her on the phone. So while this whole story may be an April Fool on Anne's part ;) sometimes, weird things really do happen...
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2018 on An Incredible Discovery at Word Wenches
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I think all those rabbit warrens and trails have given me a much more well rounded education than I ever received in school! I have to not start when I'm writing or sometimes, I can spend two days 'researching'! And really, it's too bad they didn't have Old Spice back then. That was my dad's scent of choice and I sort of forced it on my husband, but it's just so male perfect.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2017 on Down the rabbit holes of research at Word Wenches
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I have to agree with Anne. I gave up on a lot of authors who seemed to just remix their first four or so novels and published them with a new title. All they were writing were the same stories with different character names. Maybe I should send them all a copy of this?
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2017 on The Plot(to) Thickens! at Word Wenches
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We'll cope!! Post! :)
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2016 on Georgette Heyer Conference at Word Wenches
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Hmmm...I'm writing book two of my Regency Werewolves. I'm kind of partial to them though. :) As to having any 'ghost stories' of my own, aside from all the old, tried and true ones you tell each other as kids, I did write one of those too. I just love paranormal. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2016 on A Regency Ghost at Word Wenches
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I love winter stories, but I agree, I don't think most authors convey the feeling. Maybe they haven't really experienced it enough to, I don't know. We had oil heat when I was young and invariably, there would be some moisture that would collect in the line from the outside tank to the inside furnace so there was many a day we woke to no heat and sometimes, it was off for several days because the line would burst and would have to be replaced. We'd have to crack the faucets to make sure the water pipes didn't burst as well. One advantage to not having running water in regency times ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2015 on Cold weather at Word Wenches
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I think I have the solution! Why don't you stick your hair ties to the fridge using the LP's post its? That way, you won't lose them as much and he'll...well, I don't know, but it's a thought. :)
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