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rockygirl
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Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 10:58 pm

I am sorry to report that this precious little boy passed away yesterday afternoon. As you can imagine, his family's grief is overwhelming.

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Elizabeth
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Postby Elizabeth » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 11:00 pm

I'm so sorry. Condolences and more prayers for his family.
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri February 4th, 2011, 1:03 am

Sorry to hear that, Rowan.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Fri February 4th, 2011, 8:29 am

So sorry, Rockgirl. Very sad news. Hugs.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan & The Christmas Card Crime and other stories
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri February 4th, 2011, 12:28 pm

That's so sad Rockygirl, condolences to you and your friend's family.
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan & "The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories"

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SarahWoodbury
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Location: Pendleton, Oregon
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Postby SarahWoodbury » Fri February 4th, 2011, 4:56 pm

I'm so sorry.

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri February 4th, 2011, 5:34 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that, rockygirl. I'll keep the family in my prayers.

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Fri February 4th, 2011, 6:07 pm

What a tragedy Rockygirl, he'll be in my prayers tonight x


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