A Reluctant Queen: An Interview with Joan Wolf

Cat 243 Dover by Mary Jo

Today we’re honored by a return visit from Joan Wolf, one of the grande dames of the romance genre.  Her first romance was published in 1980, and she immediately became a star of the Signet Regency line.  Over the years, she has also written historical romancess, contemporaries, pre-history romances, and medieval mysteries. 

Now she is embarking on a new publishing path.  Joan, welcome back to the Word Wenches, and please tell us about your latest work:

Cover--Large  Joan Wolf:

I am so pleased to be invited to your blog to write about my new book, A Reluctant Queen, The Love Story of Esther. I was a guest on Word Wenches once before and it was a lot of fun, so thanks so much for having me back.
 
This novel is a change for me in that the subject is biblical, but in other ways it’s not really a change at all.  One of my favorite themes for a novel is to take an old story and make it new. 

I did that for the Arthurian myth, and my novel The Road to Avalon is still in print after thirty years. In fact, a fan has done an incredibly beautiful movie version of Avalon.  If you are interested in taking a look you can find the link on my website (joanwolf.com).

This Esther book has been a long time in coming.  I have always loved the story and The Road to Avalon fifteen years ago, when my father was dying, I wrote the first version of what would become A Reluctant Queen.  I just needed to go someplace far away in my mind, and regency England had become so familiar to me by then that it wasn’t far enough, but the Persian Empire was. 

Writing this book helped me through a bad time, but no one wanted to publish it fifteen years ago.  So I put it away and pretty much forgot about it.  Then, when I felt I couldn’t write the kind of hot romance that editors wanted because it was flying off the shelves, I remembered Esther.

The Story of Esther:

In some ways the story of Esther resembles every girl’s favorite fairy tale.  The peasant girl comes to court dressed as a princess and is so beautiful that the prince marries her and they fall in love.  But he still believes that she is a true princess, and her deepest fear is that if he finds out about her lowly origins he won’t love her anymore.

Esther and the King Yet the stakes are much higher in the Esther story than they are in a fairy tale.  If Esther reveals to the king who she is, she may lose his love but she will save the lives of the entire Jewish people.  The moral imperatives of this story go far beyond the Brothers Grimm and turn Esther into one of the great heroines of the Old Testament.

It’s a wonderful story, but it is definitely not a hot romance.  So I looked into the area of Christian publishing (even though Esther is Jewish, not Christian), and Thomas Nelson bought it and has published it.  They gave it a wonderful cover and are even having a contest with a Kindle as the prize!  If you’re interested in entering, you can go to my website and sign up.  

A Reluctant Queen is available at Barnes and Noble and other bookstores (I think you’ll probably have to ask where they’ve shelved it).  It is also available on Amazon, Amazon’s Kindle, and as an audio book.  It has questions for book clubs at the back, and if anyone wishes to suggest it for a book club, and the members have questions, I would be most happy to answer them. 

New Directions:

This has been such an invigorating experience for me that I almost feel like a brand new writer.  I’m at work right now on my next biblical romance for Nelson – it’s about Rahab and it’s set during the fall of Jericho.  The farther back in time I go, the happier I am!  Thanks so much for giving me your attention and I wish everyone a happy summer.
 
Reluctant-queen Thanks so much for visiting, Joan!  And for graciously offering a copy of The Reluctant Queen to someone who leaves a comment on the blog between now and midnight Saturday.

Mary Jo, who can’t wait to see where Joan goes next!

115 thoughts on “A Reluctant Queen: An Interview with Joan Wolf”

  1. I love all of Joan’s regencies . I used to say they were written as though etched on crystal. The contemporaries I have read are great as well. I look forward to finding the story of Esther. For that she was born to be in that placde at that time.
    Side note. Esther is interesting also in being a Bible story that doesn’t mention God.

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  2. I love all of Joan’s regencies . I used to say they were written as though etched on crystal. The contemporaries I have read are great as well. I look forward to finding the story of Esther. For that she was born to be in that placde at that time.
    Side note. Esther is interesting also in being a Bible story that doesn’t mention God.

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  3. I love all of Joan’s regencies . I used to say they were written as though etched on crystal. The contemporaries I have read are great as well. I look forward to finding the story of Esther. For that she was born to be in that placde at that time.
    Side note. Esther is interesting also in being a Bible story that doesn’t mention God.

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  4. I love all of Joan’s regencies . I used to say they were written as though etched on crystal. The contemporaries I have read are great as well. I look forward to finding the story of Esther. For that she was born to be in that placde at that time.
    Side note. Esther is interesting also in being a Bible story that doesn’t mention God.

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  5. I love all of Joan’s regencies . I used to say they were written as though etched on crystal. The contemporaries I have read are great as well. I look forward to finding the story of Esther. For that she was born to be in that placde at that time.
    Side note. Esther is interesting also in being a Bible story that doesn’t mention God.

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  6. I adore Joan’s work — I’ve been reading her, beginning with the Regencies, since HS.
    Thanks so much for all the hours of delight you’ve brought and I look forward to more in the new work!
    Aly

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  7. I adore Joan’s work — I’ve been reading her, beginning with the Regencies, since HS.
    Thanks so much for all the hours of delight you’ve brought and I look forward to more in the new work!
    Aly

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  8. I adore Joan’s work — I’ve been reading her, beginning with the Regencies, since HS.
    Thanks so much for all the hours of delight you’ve brought and I look forward to more in the new work!
    Aly

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  9. I adore Joan’s work — I’ve been reading her, beginning with the Regencies, since HS.
    Thanks so much for all the hours of delight you’ve brought and I look forward to more in the new work!
    Aly

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  10. I adore Joan’s work — I’ve been reading her, beginning with the Regencies, since HS.
    Thanks so much for all the hours of delight you’ve brought and I look forward to more in the new work!
    Aly

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  11. Welcome, Joan! It’s always great “seeing” you here or anywhere. I knew your lyrical voice and stunning storytelling abilities had to find a home once editors quit thinking about “market” and actually read the material. Thank goodness your manuscript landed in a safe haven. I hope we’ll see many more like this!

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  12. Welcome, Joan! It’s always great “seeing” you here or anywhere. I knew your lyrical voice and stunning storytelling abilities had to find a home once editors quit thinking about “market” and actually read the material. Thank goodness your manuscript landed in a safe haven. I hope we’ll see many more like this!

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  13. Welcome, Joan! It’s always great “seeing” you here or anywhere. I knew your lyrical voice and stunning storytelling abilities had to find a home once editors quit thinking about “market” and actually read the material. Thank goodness your manuscript landed in a safe haven. I hope we’ll see many more like this!

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  14. Welcome, Joan! It’s always great “seeing” you here or anywhere. I knew your lyrical voice and stunning storytelling abilities had to find a home once editors quit thinking about “market” and actually read the material. Thank goodness your manuscript landed in a safe haven. I hope we’ll see many more like this!

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  15. Welcome, Joan! It’s always great “seeing” you here or anywhere. I knew your lyrical voice and stunning storytelling abilities had to find a home once editors quit thinking about “market” and actually read the material. Thank goodness your manuscript landed in a safe haven. I hope we’ll see many more like this!

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  16. Joan, the book looks wonderful! Congratulations on finding a new path for your fabulous talent. I’m excited by the thought of a book on Rahab, too–

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  17. Joan, the book looks wonderful! Congratulations on finding a new path for your fabulous talent. I’m excited by the thought of a book on Rahab, too–

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  18. Joan, the book looks wonderful! Congratulations on finding a new path for your fabulous talent. I’m excited by the thought of a book on Rahab, too–

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  19. Joan, the book looks wonderful! Congratulations on finding a new path for your fabulous talent. I’m excited by the thought of a book on Rahab, too–

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  20. Joan, the book looks wonderful! Congratulations on finding a new path for your fabulous talent. I’m excited by the thought of a book on Rahab, too–

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  21. What a wonderful idea! I have always been fond of the story of Esther. And people often forget it was indeed a love story. I look forward to reading this. I have been a Joan Wolf fan since the beginning! And that cover is really gorgeous!
    Do you have other biblical love stories in mind after Esther and Rahab?

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  22. What a wonderful idea! I have always been fond of the story of Esther. And people often forget it was indeed a love story. I look forward to reading this. I have been a Joan Wolf fan since the beginning! And that cover is really gorgeous!
    Do you have other biblical love stories in mind after Esther and Rahab?

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  23. What a wonderful idea! I have always been fond of the story of Esther. And people often forget it was indeed a love story. I look forward to reading this. I have been a Joan Wolf fan since the beginning! And that cover is really gorgeous!
    Do you have other biblical love stories in mind after Esther and Rahab?

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  24. What a wonderful idea! I have always been fond of the story of Esther. And people often forget it was indeed a love story. I look forward to reading this. I have been a Joan Wolf fan since the beginning! And that cover is really gorgeous!
    Do you have other biblical love stories in mind after Esther and Rahab?

    Reply
  25. What a wonderful idea! I have always been fond of the story of Esther. And people often forget it was indeed a love story. I look forward to reading this. I have been a Joan Wolf fan since the beginning! And that cover is really gorgeous!
    Do you have other biblical love stories in mind after Esther and Rahab?

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  26. I’m excited to learn that there will be new Joan Wolf books. I too am a long time fan. I think A London Season was my first Joan Wolf book. I look forward to reading A Reluctant Queen and recommending it to friends, including some who don’t usually read romance.

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  27. I’m excited to learn that there will be new Joan Wolf books. I too am a long time fan. I think A London Season was my first Joan Wolf book. I look forward to reading A Reluctant Queen and recommending it to friends, including some who don’t usually read romance.

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  28. I’m excited to learn that there will be new Joan Wolf books. I too am a long time fan. I think A London Season was my first Joan Wolf book. I look forward to reading A Reluctant Queen and recommending it to friends, including some who don’t usually read romance.

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  29. I’m excited to learn that there will be new Joan Wolf books. I too am a long time fan. I think A London Season was my first Joan Wolf book. I look forward to reading A Reluctant Queen and recommending it to friends, including some who don’t usually read romance.

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  30. I’m excited to learn that there will be new Joan Wolf books. I too am a long time fan. I think A London Season was my first Joan Wolf book. I look forward to reading A Reluctant Queen and recommending it to friends, including some who don’t usually read romance.

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  31. Thank you all for your kind words about my writing. It’s such a boost to hear that people love your books. I so enjoyed writing the story of Esther, and it was great fun to research the Persian Empire. It was so amazingly modern. When you think of the Middle Ages, which were very bleak when it came to physical comforts, and look at how the Persians lived. Wow. What happened? Good go hear from you all,
    Joan

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  32. Thank you all for your kind words about my writing. It’s such a boost to hear that people love your books. I so enjoyed writing the story of Esther, and it was great fun to research the Persian Empire. It was so amazingly modern. When you think of the Middle Ages, which were very bleak when it came to physical comforts, and look at how the Persians lived. Wow. What happened? Good go hear from you all,
    Joan

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  33. Thank you all for your kind words about my writing. It’s such a boost to hear that people love your books. I so enjoyed writing the story of Esther, and it was great fun to research the Persian Empire. It was so amazingly modern. When you think of the Middle Ages, which were very bleak when it came to physical comforts, and look at how the Persians lived. Wow. What happened? Good go hear from you all,
    Joan

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  34. Thank you all for your kind words about my writing. It’s such a boost to hear that people love your books. I so enjoyed writing the story of Esther, and it was great fun to research the Persian Empire. It was so amazingly modern. When you think of the Middle Ages, which were very bleak when it came to physical comforts, and look at how the Persians lived. Wow. What happened? Good go hear from you all,
    Joan

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  35. Thank you all for your kind words about my writing. It’s such a boost to hear that people love your books. I so enjoyed writing the story of Esther, and it was great fun to research the Persian Empire. It was so amazingly modern. When you think of the Middle Ages, which were very bleak when it came to physical comforts, and look at how the Persians lived. Wow. What happened? Good go hear from you all,
    Joan

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  36. I grew up with the story of Queen Esther, in fact I remember once at Purium my mom dressed me as Queen Esther, but I told my mom that I was not a princess, and that I was Jewish and could not marry the non-Jewish King. T was probably around 8 or 9 years old. Esther’s story is a truly beautiful one and I am sure that Joan Wolf did it justice. Now I can hardly wait to read it. Thank you Joan.

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  37. I grew up with the story of Queen Esther, in fact I remember once at Purium my mom dressed me as Queen Esther, but I told my mom that I was not a princess, and that I was Jewish and could not marry the non-Jewish King. T was probably around 8 or 9 years old. Esther’s story is a truly beautiful one and I am sure that Joan Wolf did it justice. Now I can hardly wait to read it. Thank you Joan.

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  38. I grew up with the story of Queen Esther, in fact I remember once at Purium my mom dressed me as Queen Esther, but I told my mom that I was not a princess, and that I was Jewish and could not marry the non-Jewish King. T was probably around 8 or 9 years old. Esther’s story is a truly beautiful one and I am sure that Joan Wolf did it justice. Now I can hardly wait to read it. Thank you Joan.

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  39. I grew up with the story of Queen Esther, in fact I remember once at Purium my mom dressed me as Queen Esther, but I told my mom that I was not a princess, and that I was Jewish and could not marry the non-Jewish King. T was probably around 8 or 9 years old. Esther’s story is a truly beautiful one and I am sure that Joan Wolf did it justice. Now I can hardly wait to read it. Thank you Joan.

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  40. I grew up with the story of Queen Esther, in fact I remember once at Purium my mom dressed me as Queen Esther, but I told my mom that I was not a princess, and that I was Jewish and could not marry the non-Jewish King. T was probably around 8 or 9 years old. Esther’s story is a truly beautiful one and I am sure that Joan Wolf did it justice. Now I can hardly wait to read it. Thank you Joan.

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  41. I am so hoping there is a version of this I can download to my Sony reader. I love these stories about the women of the Bible–with some romantic elements. 🙂
    I will find a copy some way. This sounds like a great re-telling! Congratulations on getting it published. This a great tale of how writing a book of your heart (so to speak) may not be able to be published right away, but may find a time later when it is appropriate.

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  42. I am so hoping there is a version of this I can download to my Sony reader. I love these stories about the women of the Bible–with some romantic elements. 🙂
    I will find a copy some way. This sounds like a great re-telling! Congratulations on getting it published. This a great tale of how writing a book of your heart (so to speak) may not be able to be published right away, but may find a time later when it is appropriate.

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  43. I am so hoping there is a version of this I can download to my Sony reader. I love these stories about the women of the Bible–with some romantic elements. 🙂
    I will find a copy some way. This sounds like a great re-telling! Congratulations on getting it published. This a great tale of how writing a book of your heart (so to speak) may not be able to be published right away, but may find a time later when it is appropriate.

    Reply
  44. I am so hoping there is a version of this I can download to my Sony reader. I love these stories about the women of the Bible–with some romantic elements. 🙂
    I will find a copy some way. This sounds like a great re-telling! Congratulations on getting it published. This a great tale of how writing a book of your heart (so to speak) may not be able to be published right away, but may find a time later when it is appropriate.

    Reply
  45. I am so hoping there is a version of this I can download to my Sony reader. I love these stories about the women of the Bible–with some romantic elements. 🙂
    I will find a copy some way. This sounds like a great re-telling! Congratulations on getting it published. This a great tale of how writing a book of your heart (so to speak) may not be able to be published right away, but may find a time later when it is appropriate.

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  46. Hellion–
    A RELUCTANT QUEEN is available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook, so my guess is that you should be able to get it for your Sony reader. Sony and Nook are both epub format, aren’t they? So probably you could download from B&N to you computer and transfer to the reader if Sony doesn’t carry it. They probably will, though. Putting books up in e-form when they’re published in print has become the norm.

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  47. Hellion–
    A RELUCTANT QUEEN is available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook, so my guess is that you should be able to get it for your Sony reader. Sony and Nook are both epub format, aren’t they? So probably you could download from B&N to you computer and transfer to the reader if Sony doesn’t carry it. They probably will, though. Putting books up in e-form when they’re published in print has become the norm.

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  48. Hellion–
    A RELUCTANT QUEEN is available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook, so my guess is that you should be able to get it for your Sony reader. Sony and Nook are both epub format, aren’t they? So probably you could download from B&N to you computer and transfer to the reader if Sony doesn’t carry it. They probably will, though. Putting books up in e-form when they’re published in print has become the norm.

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  49. Hellion–
    A RELUCTANT QUEEN is available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook, so my guess is that you should be able to get it for your Sony reader. Sony and Nook are both epub format, aren’t they? So probably you could download from B&N to you computer and transfer to the reader if Sony doesn’t carry it. They probably will, though. Putting books up in e-form when they’re published in print has become the norm.

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  50. Hellion–
    A RELUCTANT QUEEN is available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook, so my guess is that you should be able to get it for your Sony reader. Sony and Nook are both epub format, aren’t they? So probably you could download from B&N to you computer and transfer to the reader if Sony doesn’t carry it. They probably will, though. Putting books up in e-form when they’re published in print has become the norm.

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  51. Joan,
    I, too, have been a fan since your early Regency books. I’m looking forward to reading A RELUCTANT QUEEN. Esther is a wonderful story for you to tackle. Best of luck the new direction–but you won’t have a thing to worry about.

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  52. Joan,
    I, too, have been a fan since your early Regency books. I’m looking forward to reading A RELUCTANT QUEEN. Esther is a wonderful story for you to tackle. Best of luck the new direction–but you won’t have a thing to worry about.

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  53. Joan,
    I, too, have been a fan since your early Regency books. I’m looking forward to reading A RELUCTANT QUEEN. Esther is a wonderful story for you to tackle. Best of luck the new direction–but you won’t have a thing to worry about.

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  54. Joan,
    I, too, have been a fan since your early Regency books. I’m looking forward to reading A RELUCTANT QUEEN. Esther is a wonderful story for you to tackle. Best of luck the new direction–but you won’t have a thing to worry about.

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  55. Joan,
    I, too, have been a fan since your early Regency books. I’m looking forward to reading A RELUCTANT QUEEN. Esther is a wonderful story for you to tackle. Best of luck the new direction–but you won’t have a thing to worry about.

    Reply
  56. I think I have all of your regencies among my keepers. I also loved the way you dealt with the Arthurian legend. Congrats to you for standing up for yourself and not caving in to the current demand for sex and more sex! I like the older books better–more story, more characterization, more sexual tension, less mental lusting and graphic description of the Act.

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  57. I think I have all of your regencies among my keepers. I also loved the way you dealt with the Arthurian legend. Congrats to you for standing up for yourself and not caving in to the current demand for sex and more sex! I like the older books better–more story, more characterization, more sexual tension, less mental lusting and graphic description of the Act.

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  58. I think I have all of your regencies among my keepers. I also loved the way you dealt with the Arthurian legend. Congrats to you for standing up for yourself and not caving in to the current demand for sex and more sex! I like the older books better–more story, more characterization, more sexual tension, less mental lusting and graphic description of the Act.

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  59. I think I have all of your regencies among my keepers. I also loved the way you dealt with the Arthurian legend. Congrats to you for standing up for yourself and not caving in to the current demand for sex and more sex! I like the older books better–more story, more characterization, more sexual tension, less mental lusting and graphic description of the Act.

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  60. I think I have all of your regencies among my keepers. I also loved the way you dealt with the Arthurian legend. Congrats to you for standing up for yourself and not caving in to the current demand for sex and more sex! I like the older books better–more story, more characterization, more sexual tension, less mental lusting and graphic description of the Act.

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  61. I have always liked your regencies because the sexual stuff in them is character based; it’s not in there to get the reader’s rocks off. So many of the regencies I see nowadays include a deal of soft porn content in place of story, mood, atmosphere, characterization and all the other aspects of the novel that I find most interesting. I mean, really, how many ways are there to Do It and do we have to begin demonstrating all of them by page thirty? I am sooo tired of reading regencies in which the hero can’t even look at a woman without getting a woody that everyone sees. I don’t even find that realistic; I was raised with three brothers and I think I would have noticed if they were ducking behind a chair every time they were around a pretty girl.
    But I digress. I look forward to reading your version of Esther; it’s sure to be interesting 🙂

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  62. I have always liked your regencies because the sexual stuff in them is character based; it’s not in there to get the reader’s rocks off. So many of the regencies I see nowadays include a deal of soft porn content in place of story, mood, atmosphere, characterization and all the other aspects of the novel that I find most interesting. I mean, really, how many ways are there to Do It and do we have to begin demonstrating all of them by page thirty? I am sooo tired of reading regencies in which the hero can’t even look at a woman without getting a woody that everyone sees. I don’t even find that realistic; I was raised with three brothers and I think I would have noticed if they were ducking behind a chair every time they were around a pretty girl.
    But I digress. I look forward to reading your version of Esther; it’s sure to be interesting 🙂

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  63. I have always liked your regencies because the sexual stuff in them is character based; it’s not in there to get the reader’s rocks off. So many of the regencies I see nowadays include a deal of soft porn content in place of story, mood, atmosphere, characterization and all the other aspects of the novel that I find most interesting. I mean, really, how many ways are there to Do It and do we have to begin demonstrating all of them by page thirty? I am sooo tired of reading regencies in which the hero can’t even look at a woman without getting a woody that everyone sees. I don’t even find that realistic; I was raised with three brothers and I think I would have noticed if they were ducking behind a chair every time they were around a pretty girl.
    But I digress. I look forward to reading your version of Esther; it’s sure to be interesting 🙂

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  64. I have always liked your regencies because the sexual stuff in them is character based; it’s not in there to get the reader’s rocks off. So many of the regencies I see nowadays include a deal of soft porn content in place of story, mood, atmosphere, characterization and all the other aspects of the novel that I find most interesting. I mean, really, how many ways are there to Do It and do we have to begin demonstrating all of them by page thirty? I am sooo tired of reading regencies in which the hero can’t even look at a woman without getting a woody that everyone sees. I don’t even find that realistic; I was raised with three brothers and I think I would have noticed if they were ducking behind a chair every time they were around a pretty girl.
    But I digress. I look forward to reading your version of Esther; it’s sure to be interesting 🙂

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  65. I have always liked your regencies because the sexual stuff in them is character based; it’s not in there to get the reader’s rocks off. So many of the regencies I see nowadays include a deal of soft porn content in place of story, mood, atmosphere, characterization and all the other aspects of the novel that I find most interesting. I mean, really, how many ways are there to Do It and do we have to begin demonstrating all of them by page thirty? I am sooo tired of reading regencies in which the hero can’t even look at a woman without getting a woody that everyone sees. I don’t even find that realistic; I was raised with three brothers and I think I would have noticed if they were ducking behind a chair every time they were around a pretty girl.
    But I digress. I look forward to reading your version of Esther; it’s sure to be interesting 🙂

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  66. Thanks so much for stopping by. It’s so wonderful that your marvelous voice is telling a new-old story. Reluctant Queen sounds fabulous, and I look forward to reading it. Count me among the readers who loves a book that deal with emotional relationships!

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  67. Thanks so much for stopping by. It’s so wonderful that your marvelous voice is telling a new-old story. Reluctant Queen sounds fabulous, and I look forward to reading it. Count me among the readers who loves a book that deal with emotional relationships!

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  68. Thanks so much for stopping by. It’s so wonderful that your marvelous voice is telling a new-old story. Reluctant Queen sounds fabulous, and I look forward to reading it. Count me among the readers who loves a book that deal with emotional relationships!

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  69. Thanks so much for stopping by. It’s so wonderful that your marvelous voice is telling a new-old story. Reluctant Queen sounds fabulous, and I look forward to reading it. Count me among the readers who loves a book that deal with emotional relationships!

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  70. Thanks so much for stopping by. It’s so wonderful that your marvelous voice is telling a new-old story. Reluctant Queen sounds fabulous, and I look forward to reading it. Count me among the readers who loves a book that deal with emotional relationships!

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  71. Joan, this sounds like a wonderful story. I have always liked the story of Esther as well as other women of the Bible. I look forward to picking TRQ up and reading it. Congratulations on trying your hand at something new and different.

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  72. Joan, this sounds like a wonderful story. I have always liked the story of Esther as well as other women of the Bible. I look forward to picking TRQ up and reading it. Congratulations on trying your hand at something new and different.

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  73. Joan, this sounds like a wonderful story. I have always liked the story of Esther as well as other women of the Bible. I look forward to picking TRQ up and reading it. Congratulations on trying your hand at something new and different.

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  74. Joan, this sounds like a wonderful story. I have always liked the story of Esther as well as other women of the Bible. I look forward to picking TRQ up and reading it. Congratulations on trying your hand at something new and different.

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  75. Joan, this sounds like a wonderful story. I have always liked the story of Esther as well as other women of the Bible. I look forward to picking TRQ up and reading it. Congratulations on trying your hand at something new and different.

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  76. I remember the first time I was introduced to a Joan Wolf Regency. I was deathly ill with a roaring case of the stomach flu, and a friend brought me a Care package and left it on my front porch (to avoid catching my flu). When I brought the package in, I found a bottle of Pepto Bismol, a bag of cough drops, a box of Malto Meal . . . and a Joan Wolf Regency.
    That was 20 years ago, Joan, and since then, I have collected just about all of your backlist. How ironic that I am once more down with the stomach flu, with a Joan Wolf Regency at my bedside. I’m so glad you found a publisher for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN. May your star rise in the Christian field as it has in the other fields you have conquered.

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  77. I remember the first time I was introduced to a Joan Wolf Regency. I was deathly ill with a roaring case of the stomach flu, and a friend brought me a Care package and left it on my front porch (to avoid catching my flu). When I brought the package in, I found a bottle of Pepto Bismol, a bag of cough drops, a box of Malto Meal . . . and a Joan Wolf Regency.
    That was 20 years ago, Joan, and since then, I have collected just about all of your backlist. How ironic that I am once more down with the stomach flu, with a Joan Wolf Regency at my bedside. I’m so glad you found a publisher for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN. May your star rise in the Christian field as it has in the other fields you have conquered.

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  78. I remember the first time I was introduced to a Joan Wolf Regency. I was deathly ill with a roaring case of the stomach flu, and a friend brought me a Care package and left it on my front porch (to avoid catching my flu). When I brought the package in, I found a bottle of Pepto Bismol, a bag of cough drops, a box of Malto Meal . . . and a Joan Wolf Regency.
    That was 20 years ago, Joan, and since then, I have collected just about all of your backlist. How ironic that I am once more down with the stomach flu, with a Joan Wolf Regency at my bedside. I’m so glad you found a publisher for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN. May your star rise in the Christian field as it has in the other fields you have conquered.

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  79. I remember the first time I was introduced to a Joan Wolf Regency. I was deathly ill with a roaring case of the stomach flu, and a friend brought me a Care package and left it on my front porch (to avoid catching my flu). When I brought the package in, I found a bottle of Pepto Bismol, a bag of cough drops, a box of Malto Meal . . . and a Joan Wolf Regency.
    That was 20 years ago, Joan, and since then, I have collected just about all of your backlist. How ironic that I am once more down with the stomach flu, with a Joan Wolf Regency at my bedside. I’m so glad you found a publisher for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN. May your star rise in the Christian field as it has in the other fields you have conquered.

    Reply
  80. I remember the first time I was introduced to a Joan Wolf Regency. I was deathly ill with a roaring case of the stomach flu, and a friend brought me a Care package and left it on my front porch (to avoid catching my flu). When I brought the package in, I found a bottle of Pepto Bismol, a bag of cough drops, a box of Malto Meal . . . and a Joan Wolf Regency.
    That was 20 years ago, Joan, and since then, I have collected just about all of your backlist. How ironic that I am once more down with the stomach flu, with a Joan Wolf Regency at my bedside. I’m so glad you found a publisher for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN. May your star rise in the Christian field as it has in the other fields you have conquered.

    Reply

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