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Andrea Penrose/Andrea Pickens/Cara Elliott
historical romance author
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WONDERFUL interview and excerpt, Anne and Mary Jo. I've been waiting (impatiently) for George's story!
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Karin, Those things are really high on my list, too. Especially the museums. I really miss the Met!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Constance, I'm so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law. Hugs to you and all your family. I hope that sometime this summer you will be able to gather family on your patio and celebrate his memory and the bonds that bonds that tie you all together. I think all of us have come to cherish our loved ones even more in these fraught times. Gardens walks are so calming and inspiring. I take great solace in the beauty of Nature, too. And lastly, thanks so much for the kind words about our books. It means so much to hear that what we do brings some light to a reader's world!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Sending virtual hugs, Annette. I think we all are aware of how many little freedoms we've taken for granted.Let us hope we will all be able to return to those wonderful things in the not too distant future.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Margot, you have a very wise and patient attitude about the situation. But that doesn't lessen the emotional reaction. I'm so sorry about the family gathering being cancelled. Looking forward to meaningful events is important emotionally—as are the physical connections with family and friends. Perhaps as thing improve, you'll be able to reschedule. And hope thing mprove enough that you can gather outdoors safely with your freinds.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Lil, that SO true. Summer is such a special time for kids to explore and feel free. They've had a really tough time through all of this, with everything in their world disrupted. But resilience is a hallmark of youth, so hopefully they will recover from the stresses quickly.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Maryellen! I'm so glad your son will be able to attend camp. And as a resident of Connecticut, I can report that the news is more and more positive in the state, and things are reopening. So I hope you will soon be able to visit your Mom.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Oh, Sue, you made me laugh about the dentist visit! We all know it's the right thing to do to stay at home as much as possible, but I confess to feeling a little stir-crazy. So yes, even the grocery store seems like a nice break. Sigh. "Spontaneous"istruly what I miss! But as you so sagely point out—this, too, shall pass. I hope you can soon have a family gathering of all generations!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Christina. Yes, the casual. convivial gatherings of friends over food and drink during the summer is such an integral part of the season's vibe. I really hope things were become safe enough to do that within sensible parameters. Like you, I take joy in nature and the little details of summer coming to life. (BTW, I love your photos of your garden on Instagram. Such beautiful scenes!)
Toggle Commented May 25, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Thanks, so much, Kareni. Glad you enjoyed them. Things seem to be changing often, so by July, your picnic may well be doable, especially if it's just family. If everyone has been monitoring their health and interactions, and uses good sense, it's probably safe to gather. I hope so. And yes, where was Spring!!! I was outside about 10 days ago and got caught in s snow flurry! Really!! I think we all deserve some nice sunny weather, and a lessening of the virus so that some inyteraction with family and good friends is possible.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Yes, too far away is right! Sorry you've had your gran adventuring halted for now. Hopefully it will begin again in the not too distant future. And yes, all the pics are ones I've taken. I look forward to snapping more fun ones not just within walking distance of home!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Gina, the grandkid hug must have been beyond special. And your artist group painting together outside is wonderful! Adversity makes us all improvise, and good things come out of it. So many of us are connecting with friends more often, and that's really a good thing.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Donna, yes, baseball and hot dogs and fireworks! Iconic moments of summer. Hopefully, we'll slowly get back the those simple pleasures,
Toggle Commented May 25, 2020 on Summer Meditations at Word Wenches
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Andrea here . . . meditating on summer and what it means to me. In the United States, today marks the unofficial start of the summer season. With COVID -19, we don’t really know what the next few months will bring—though it’s pretty certain that Summer 2020 will very different from those in recent memory. We’re all feeling our way through the challenges, trying to inch here and there toward 'normal', as we wonder what 'normal' will be like going forward. As someone who writes romance, I believe in resilience of the human spirit, and the power of love and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Word Wenches
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Absolutely! I keep waiting for them to become REALLY hip again!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Sounds like an enchanting evening, Elaine . . .but you had better bring him back to Nicola in the morning!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Yes, definitely bring them all. We have lots of lovely and fascinating ladies coming, and we've promised them lots of dashing heroes with whome to flirt and dance!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Conversation with a charming lady and just one dance? Wrexford couldn't be more pleased. While he's an excellent dancer, he much prefers cerebral waltzing. He's waiting for you to appear . . .
Toggle Commented May 24, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Thanks so much LilMissMolly! You and all our readers make it fun to do this!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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I still have a closet full of Laura Ashley vintage dresses, Can't bear to get rid of them.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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You are DEFINITELY invited, Teresa! Don't be late—Wrexford is saving the first waltz for you! (With Charlotte's permission, of course.)
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Mary T, with such a rakish array of heroes how could one possibly resist flirting!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Thanks so much, PJ! Please dance until dawn with all the gorgeous men!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Vicki, those Heyer heros are wonderful! As is Wilde. Please bring them all. The more, the merrier!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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Isn't that gown stunning, Malvina! I think we all might join in the fray!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2020 on Word Wench Anniversary Ball at Word Wenches
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