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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat July 3rd, 2010, 1:24 pm

Found a 5 star review on Amazon for one of my Jane Austen stories, written by someone not connected to me in any way. My first Ammy review. I'm so pleased.

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Anna Elliott
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Post by Anna Elliott » Sat July 3rd, 2010, 7:36 pm

Yay, LoveHistory, that's awesome! Very well-deserved, I'm sure!

Author of the Twilight of Avalon trilogy
new book: Dark Moon of Avalon, coming Sept 14 from Simon &Schuster (Touchstone)

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sat July 3rd, 2010, 7:38 pm

That's great, LoveHistory! Well done.
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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nona
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Post by nona » Mon July 5th, 2010, 4:03 pm

yesterday the girls, hubby and I loaded all the four wheelers and wnt to Appalachia Bay aka Motorcycle Island. The girls rode their four wheelers by themselves through the trees and across the beaches where we stopped to play and swim, when we got home we sat on the deck while the girls swam in the pool and watched the fireworks going off around us...wonderful day in my opinion.

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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Sun July 18th, 2010, 1:03 am

It's been a long day with the heat and humidity, and worrying about the possibility of sustantial rainfall before the river goes back down to normal.

The best thing today was the sinfully delicious Cherry Cheesecake Concrete Mixer I got from Culvers. Ice cream with real cherries, cheesecake flavor, even tiny chunks of graham cracker.

Second best was finding two of Michelle's books at my library. Maybe that means they'll be getting more HF. (Michelle, sorry I ranked you behind the Mixer but if you'd tasted it I'm sure you'd understand).

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nona
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Post by nona » Mon July 19th, 2010, 1:17 pm

had a mini vacation this weekend went back home and spent time with friends

chuck
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Post by chuck » Mon July 19th, 2010, 3:06 pm

I've always found that good/old friends have always kept me centered and grounded.....

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Wed July 21st, 2010, 3:13 pm

Over 50 of the titles by new-to-me authors that I want to read are available through my local library system. So I transferred them from my Amazon shopping list to my library wish list. I am ecstatic at all the $$$ I've just saved! :D

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Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » Sun July 25th, 2010, 2:03 pm

I finished my copyedits with one day to spare! Yay! The copyeditor was a martinet (in the best possible way, of course) and saved me from more than one howler--I feel as if I've been (as we say here in Texas) rode hard and put up wet. But it's done done DONE, and my houseguests are GONE (I do love the kids but holy cow, is it good to have the house to ourselves again) and I'm taking today OFF!
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

www.elizabethloupas.com

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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.
Favourite 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

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun July 25th, 2010, 2:08 pm

Congratulations, Elizabeth! relax and enjoy yourself.
My best thing is that after riding herd on a tough bunch of inner-city kids every day for a week, (I hope they had a good time, but they also got a reasonable dose of 'have to obey the leader') it's over and I am going to relax.

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