Break out the champagne!

Jo_times Fabulous news!  Ordinarily Jo would have posted today, but she’s being buried in chocolate, flowers, and champagne because A Lady’s Secret has made the New York Times list!

Yes, the "nun on the run and rake on the make"’ book is #14 on the Times list.  Jo has been a star for years, including 5 RWA RITA awards (which puts her in the RWA Hall of Fame) and other awards too numerous to mention. 

She has also been on the Times extended list many times.  But this is the first time on the official printed list.  And even though the mass market bestseller list was recently expanded to 20, Jo’s #14 would have made the book a bestseller even in the old, 15 titles only, days.  We are sooooooooo proud of her!

Papillon The book is a Georgian, part of Jo’s extended Malloren series.  She has talked here about some about her research–traveling in France, nunneries in Italy, and Papillon dogs, little balls of fluff that were popular with court ladies.  <G>

A Lady’s Secret is every bit up to Jo’s high standard, and deserves that bestseller list status.  (Yes, there are other bestseller lists and Jo has been on most of them.  But publishing is based in New York and the Times is the hometown newspaper of publishing, so it has particular resonance.)

Happynewyear3 So break out the champagne, toss the rose petals, and have some delicious, low calorie cyber-chocolate on us!!!

Mary Jo

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PS: If you’d like to read the first chapter of A Lady’s Secret, here’s the link:

http://members.shaw.ca/jobev/alsexc.html 

15 thoughts on “Break out the champagne!”

  1. Cheers to you, Jo!! My mother is not an online person and always looks at the bestseller books when reading her NY Times every Sunday.
    I was hoping to read this one tonight, but nope, not in the mailbox today, sure hope it’s there tomorrow.

    Reply
  2. Cheers to you, Jo!! My mother is not an online person and always looks at the bestseller books when reading her NY Times every Sunday.
    I was hoping to read this one tonight, but nope, not in the mailbox today, sure hope it’s there tomorrow.

    Reply
  3. Cheers to you, Jo!! My mother is not an online person and always looks at the bestseller books when reading her NY Times every Sunday.
    I was hoping to read this one tonight, but nope, not in the mailbox today, sure hope it’s there tomorrow.

    Reply
  4. Cheers to you, Jo!! My mother is not an online person and always looks at the bestseller books when reading her NY Times every Sunday.
    I was hoping to read this one tonight, but nope, not in the mailbox today, sure hope it’s there tomorrow.

    Reply
  5. Cheers to you, Jo!! My mother is not an online person and always looks at the bestseller books when reading her NY Times every Sunday.
    I was hoping to read this one tonight, but nope, not in the mailbox today, sure hope it’s there tomorrow.

    Reply
  6. I have seen many people using Silk Rose Petals for everything from table
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    and seen some trends in colors lately.
    seen at
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    I think the most popular trend for Silk Rose
    Petals are
    Tiffany Blue,
    Chocolate and believe it or not
    Sunshine Yellow.

    Reply
  7. I have seen many people using Silk Rose Petals for everything from table
    decorations to a substitution to rice throwing. I work in a wedding supply store
    and seen some trends in colors lately.
    seen at
    http://www.allforyourwedding.com
    I think the most popular trend for Silk Rose
    Petals are
    Tiffany Blue,
    Chocolate and believe it or not
    Sunshine Yellow.

    Reply
  8. I have seen many people using Silk Rose Petals for everything from table
    decorations to a substitution to rice throwing. I work in a wedding supply store
    and seen some trends in colors lately.
    seen at
    http://www.allforyourwedding.com
    I think the most popular trend for Silk Rose
    Petals are
    Tiffany Blue,
    Chocolate and believe it or not
    Sunshine Yellow.

    Reply
  9. I have seen many people using Silk Rose Petals for everything from table
    decorations to a substitution to rice throwing. I work in a wedding supply store
    and seen some trends in colors lately.
    seen at
    http://www.allforyourwedding.com
    I think the most popular trend for Silk Rose
    Petals are
    Tiffany Blue,
    Chocolate and believe it or not
    Sunshine Yellow.

    Reply
  10. I have seen many people using Silk Rose Petals for everything from table
    decorations to a substitution to rice throwing. I work in a wedding supply store
    and seen some trends in colors lately.
    seen at
    http://www.allforyourwedding.com
    I think the most popular trend for Silk Rose
    Petals are
    Tiffany Blue,
    Chocolate and believe it or not
    Sunshine Yellow.

    Reply

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