WELCOME THE NEW WENCH! ANNE GRACIE

From Mary Jo

A blog is a life form of sorts, and it grows, changes, evolves.  The Word Wenches will miss Loretta Chase’s wit and wisdom as she disappears into the thorny toils of her next wonderful book, and two other hard working Wenches will be cutting back on the number of posts for similar reasons.

Butβ€”the good news for regular Word Wench readers is that Anne Gracie has agreed to join us!  Anne has been a guest here, and a popular one.  Not only is she a terrific writer of Regency historicals, but the fact that she is Australian adds to our cachet as sophisticated international bloggers.  <g>

A former teacher and long time world traveler, Anne is one of those intrepid Australian writers who makes the long flight to the U. S. to attend romance conferences, which is how several of us have had the chance to meet her face to face.  I can testify that she is just as much fun in person as her books are on the printed page. 

Having just turned in her third Devil Rider book, she is now taking her bow.  So here she isβ€”Anne Gracie, distinguished author of historical romances and the newest Word Wench.  Welcome, Anne! 

Thanks, Mary Jo for that gorgeous introduction, and Sherrie, too, for the one the day before. I'm thrilled to be hereβ€”thank you to all the wenches for inviting me. I feel very sad that Loretta's stepping back, and I hope she doesn't take this the wrong way when I say she has big shoes to fill πŸ˜‰ so I'm not even going to try to fill them. She's irreplaceable β€” as are all the wenches.

So… for an introduction: I grew up as the youngest (by a long shot) in a family of four kids, two schoolteacher parents, and various animals β€” many of which I brought home, usually just after sundown so my mother couldn't send me out in the dark "to take the wretched creature back ." I knew that despite her apparent hostility, the wretched creature would soon become "a poor little thing" in dire need of feeding by my mother, and that once fed, it could stay.<G> I was animal girl by day and bookworm by night. I read everything and anything and in any town we moved to the first place I found was the lib                   

Once I escaped from the gypsy parents (who were living in Malaysia by then), I settled down, studied, and became a high school teacher. But itchy feet are in my genes and after some time I decided to spend a year backpacking around the world β€” starting with North America, then heading for the UK and Europe and coming home through Asia.           

It was actually my third time in the UK and Europe β€” the first as a kid, when we lived in Scotland and traveled the UK, Europe and Ireland with a caravan in the summer. And I'd been to Europe for 3 months with a school friend while we were at university. It's not an unusual thing for young Australians and New Zealanders to go a'traveling β€” it's a kind of rite of passage for us.         

But on this last big trip I was traveling on my own, and that's what started me writing again β€” all my writing had been teaching related for years. So at the end of that year I came back to Australia with A Plan β€” I was going to become a full time writer. (I had visions of sitting on a Greek island or a beach in Brittany, tapping out books. LOL

I tried a few different types of contemporary romance, but I was pretty ignorant about the market. I had no idea people were publishing historical romance β€” I'd never seen any in Australian bookstores. And then I spotted some Mills and Boon regencies in my local library.          TOScover

That was the lightbulb moment. I'd grown up on Georgette Heyer β€” had devoured them since I was eleven. (My first, for any Heyerites out there was These Old Shades.) So then I started writing a Regency historical β€” and felt right at home.

My first book, Gallant Waif, was published in 1999 by Harlequin, Mills and Boon, London, and a year later it came out in Australia (in a "brick" of three 90K historicals in one bookβ€” tiny, tiny print and nobody bought it.) Then in 2001 it came out in the USA and everything changed. Suddenly I had readers β€” and none of them were related to me. (Pause for quick rest on fainting couch.)USWaif

HM&B were very good to me (and still are) but I found it depressing that the books only stayed on the shelves for a month. So eventually I sent a manuscript to an agent I'd met at RWA national in Washington, and she sold it to Berkley.          

That book was called The Perfect Rake. It was about a plain heroine who was trying to care for four beautiful younger sisters. My Berkley editor floored me when she asked what the rest in the series were about. I hadn't even considered a series. (I'd started the book, thinking it would go to AG-PRakeHarlequin, and they'd made it clear they didn't want a series from me.) So then I found myself with a series to write and I found I loved doing it.

Now I'm on my 13th book, half way through my second series, and can't believe how lucky I am. And I'm a Word Wench! I'd head for that Greek island, too, only my dog won't let me leave the country for long. That's her in the red boa. She's a kelpie (a sheep and cattle working dog) and don't be misled by the feathers β€” she's very smart. She supervises me as I write (muscling in on the strip heater under the desk, mostly) and drags me out for walks if I forget the time.           Valchloesmall

I'm giving away a couple of books — your choice of my backlist (as long as I have a copy left of that title) and a copy of the current HM&B reprint of my Christmas novella, The Virtuous Widow. It's a historical β€” don't be misled by the modern cover. It's a special edition: one of twenty-four books reprinted to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mills and Boon. I'm really honored to be in there, too.

365 thoughts on “WELCOME THE NEW WENCH! ANNE GRACIE”

  1. Hi Annie, loved reading how you started out. I’m starting a first historical next month during NaNo and looking forward to seeing how I go writing one.
    Looking forward to reading more from you.
    Sandie

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  2. Hi Annie, loved reading how you started out. I’m starting a first historical next month during NaNo and looking forward to seeing how I go writing one.
    Looking forward to reading more from you.
    Sandie

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  3. Hi Annie, loved reading how you started out. I’m starting a first historical next month during NaNo and looking forward to seeing how I go writing one.
    Looking forward to reading more from you.
    Sandie

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  4. Hi Annie, loved reading how you started out. I’m starting a first historical next month during NaNo and looking forward to seeing how I go writing one.
    Looking forward to reading more from you.
    Sandie

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  5. Hi Annie, loved reading how you started out. I’m starting a first historical next month during NaNo and looking forward to seeing how I go writing one.
    Looking forward to reading more from you.
    Sandie

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  6. Hi Anne
    I’ve lurked here on and off for a while, but not posted. Great to see you here. Always knew you were a mouthy wench. Isn’t it nice having a dog by the desk? Mine compete for the best position which is apparently behind my chair. I think they’re running a book on who can yelp the loudest when I try to leave my chair.
    Elizabeth

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  7. Hi Anne
    I’ve lurked here on and off for a while, but not posted. Great to see you here. Always knew you were a mouthy wench. Isn’t it nice having a dog by the desk? Mine compete for the best position which is apparently behind my chair. I think they’re running a book on who can yelp the loudest when I try to leave my chair.
    Elizabeth

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  8. Hi Anne
    I’ve lurked here on and off for a while, but not posted. Great to see you here. Always knew you were a mouthy wench. Isn’t it nice having a dog by the desk? Mine compete for the best position which is apparently behind my chair. I think they’re running a book on who can yelp the loudest when I try to leave my chair.
    Elizabeth

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  9. Hi Anne
    I’ve lurked here on and off for a while, but not posted. Great to see you here. Always knew you were a mouthy wench. Isn’t it nice having a dog by the desk? Mine compete for the best position which is apparently behind my chair. I think they’re running a book on who can yelp the loudest when I try to leave my chair.
    Elizabeth

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  10. Hi Anne
    I’ve lurked here on and off for a while, but not posted. Great to see you here. Always knew you were a mouthy wench. Isn’t it nice having a dog by the desk? Mine compete for the best position which is apparently behind my chair. I think they’re running a book on who can yelp the loudest when I try to leave my chair.
    Elizabeth

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  11. Anne knows how much I love her Perfect series. It really is absolutely ‘perfect’! πŸ™‚
    Because I loved it so much, I went back and bought your backlist, (I’m fortunate enough to have a wonderful little used bookstore where they call me when books I’m looking for are turned in) and the first I read was Gallant Waif.
    Okay, so I admit, I cried. It was just as good as the Perfect series. So on the off chance that anyone has *not* read those, please do, you’ll love them!
    I’m looking forward to your posts, Anne. And again, congrats on becoming a full-fledged WW πŸ˜€

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  12. Anne knows how much I love her Perfect series. It really is absolutely ‘perfect’! πŸ™‚
    Because I loved it so much, I went back and bought your backlist, (I’m fortunate enough to have a wonderful little used bookstore where they call me when books I’m looking for are turned in) and the first I read was Gallant Waif.
    Okay, so I admit, I cried. It was just as good as the Perfect series. So on the off chance that anyone has *not* read those, please do, you’ll love them!
    I’m looking forward to your posts, Anne. And again, congrats on becoming a full-fledged WW πŸ˜€

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  13. Anne knows how much I love her Perfect series. It really is absolutely ‘perfect’! πŸ™‚
    Because I loved it so much, I went back and bought your backlist, (I’m fortunate enough to have a wonderful little used bookstore where they call me when books I’m looking for are turned in) and the first I read was Gallant Waif.
    Okay, so I admit, I cried. It was just as good as the Perfect series. So on the off chance that anyone has *not* read those, please do, you’ll love them!
    I’m looking forward to your posts, Anne. And again, congrats on becoming a full-fledged WW πŸ˜€

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  14. Anne knows how much I love her Perfect series. It really is absolutely ‘perfect’! πŸ™‚
    Because I loved it so much, I went back and bought your backlist, (I’m fortunate enough to have a wonderful little used bookstore where they call me when books I’m looking for are turned in) and the first I read was Gallant Waif.
    Okay, so I admit, I cried. It was just as good as the Perfect series. So on the off chance that anyone has *not* read those, please do, you’ll love them!
    I’m looking forward to your posts, Anne. And again, congrats on becoming a full-fledged WW πŸ˜€

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  15. Anne knows how much I love her Perfect series. It really is absolutely ‘perfect’! πŸ™‚
    Because I loved it so much, I went back and bought your backlist, (I’m fortunate enough to have a wonderful little used bookstore where they call me when books I’m looking for are turned in) and the first I read was Gallant Waif.
    Okay, so I admit, I cried. It was just as good as the Perfect series. So on the off chance that anyone has *not* read those, please do, you’ll love them!
    I’m looking forward to your posts, Anne. And again, congrats on becoming a full-fledged WW πŸ˜€

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  16. Thanks Margay, I’ve always enjoyed wenchland, too.
    Nic, thanks for the comments on my ‘perfect’ series. And yes, I hear you on the aussie sophistication– I will do my best.
    Sandie, best of luck in NaNo month — I hope you get a stack of wonderful words written.
    Waving to Eleni, whose mother has read at least one of my books in Greek. Thanks Eleni.

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  17. Thanks Margay, I’ve always enjoyed wenchland, too.
    Nic, thanks for the comments on my ‘perfect’ series. And yes, I hear you on the aussie sophistication– I will do my best.
    Sandie, best of luck in NaNo month — I hope you get a stack of wonderful words written.
    Waving to Eleni, whose mother has read at least one of my books in Greek. Thanks Eleni.

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  18. Thanks Margay, I’ve always enjoyed wenchland, too.
    Nic, thanks for the comments on my ‘perfect’ series. And yes, I hear you on the aussie sophistication– I will do my best.
    Sandie, best of luck in NaNo month — I hope you get a stack of wonderful words written.
    Waving to Eleni, whose mother has read at least one of my books in Greek. Thanks Eleni.

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  19. Thanks Margay, I’ve always enjoyed wenchland, too.
    Nic, thanks for the comments on my ‘perfect’ series. And yes, I hear you on the aussie sophistication– I will do my best.
    Sandie, best of luck in NaNo month — I hope you get a stack of wonderful words written.
    Waving to Eleni, whose mother has read at least one of my books in Greek. Thanks Eleni.

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  20. Thanks Margay, I’ve always enjoyed wenchland, too.
    Nic, thanks for the comments on my ‘perfect’ series. And yes, I hear you on the aussie sophistication– I will do my best.
    Sandie, best of luck in NaNo month — I hope you get a stack of wonderful words written.
    Waving to Eleni, whose mother has read at least one of my books in Greek. Thanks Eleni.

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  21. Hi there, Elizabeth Rolls.
    Elizabeth writes wonderful Regencies from Harlequin. Elizabeth and I used to share an editor.
    Story alert: When I got my first Czech translation I saw on the cover I was listed as Anne Gracieova. In the back of the book they advertized upcoming releases by Debbie Macomberova, and Nora Robertsova.
    I immediately wrote to Elizabeth and told her I couldn’t wait for her first Czech translation.
    And yes, eventually there was the first Elizabeth Rollsova…

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  22. Hi there, Elizabeth Rolls.
    Elizabeth writes wonderful Regencies from Harlequin. Elizabeth and I used to share an editor.
    Story alert: When I got my first Czech translation I saw on the cover I was listed as Anne Gracieova. In the back of the book they advertized upcoming releases by Debbie Macomberova, and Nora Robertsova.
    I immediately wrote to Elizabeth and told her I couldn’t wait for her first Czech translation.
    And yes, eventually there was the first Elizabeth Rollsova…

    Reply
  23. Hi there, Elizabeth Rolls.
    Elizabeth writes wonderful Regencies from Harlequin. Elizabeth and I used to share an editor.
    Story alert: When I got my first Czech translation I saw on the cover I was listed as Anne Gracieova. In the back of the book they advertized upcoming releases by Debbie Macomberova, and Nora Robertsova.
    I immediately wrote to Elizabeth and told her I couldn’t wait for her first Czech translation.
    And yes, eventually there was the first Elizabeth Rollsova…

    Reply
  24. Hi there, Elizabeth Rolls.
    Elizabeth writes wonderful Regencies from Harlequin. Elizabeth and I used to share an editor.
    Story alert: When I got my first Czech translation I saw on the cover I was listed as Anne Gracieova. In the back of the book they advertized upcoming releases by Debbie Macomberova, and Nora Robertsova.
    I immediately wrote to Elizabeth and told her I couldn’t wait for her first Czech translation.
    And yes, eventually there was the first Elizabeth Rollsova…

    Reply
  25. Hi there, Elizabeth Rolls.
    Elizabeth writes wonderful Regencies from Harlequin. Elizabeth and I used to share an editor.
    Story alert: When I got my first Czech translation I saw on the cover I was listed as Anne Gracieova. In the back of the book they advertized upcoming releases by Debbie Macomberova, and Nora Robertsova.
    I immediately wrote to Elizabeth and told her I couldn’t wait for her first Czech translation.
    And yes, eventually there was the first Elizabeth Rollsova…

    Reply
  26. Anne, I adore your heroes. I love a decent man as a hero, especially, like the ones in “The Perfect Waltz” and “The Perfect Stranger”, decent men who’ve been kicked around and it’s made them even better men. I find such heroes devastatingly attractive. You’re still writing them in the “Devil Riders” series. Please keep it up.

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  27. Anne, I adore your heroes. I love a decent man as a hero, especially, like the ones in “The Perfect Waltz” and “The Perfect Stranger”, decent men who’ve been kicked around and it’s made them even better men. I find such heroes devastatingly attractive. You’re still writing them in the “Devil Riders” series. Please keep it up.

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  28. Anne, I adore your heroes. I love a decent man as a hero, especially, like the ones in “The Perfect Waltz” and “The Perfect Stranger”, decent men who’ve been kicked around and it’s made them even better men. I find such heroes devastatingly attractive. You’re still writing them in the “Devil Riders” series. Please keep it up.

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  29. Anne, I adore your heroes. I love a decent man as a hero, especially, like the ones in “The Perfect Waltz” and “The Perfect Stranger”, decent men who’ve been kicked around and it’s made them even better men. I find such heroes devastatingly attractive. You’re still writing them in the “Devil Riders” series. Please keep it up.

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  30. Anne, I adore your heroes. I love a decent man as a hero, especially, like the ones in “The Perfect Waltz” and “The Perfect Stranger”, decent men who’ve been kicked around and it’s made them even better men. I find such heroes devastatingly attractive. You’re still writing them in the “Devil Riders” series. Please keep it up.

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  31. Theo, thanks — I know it sounds awful, but I’m so glad to have made you cry
    Gallant Waif was my first book, and at that time I knew very little writing advice. The only thing I knew was Charles Dickens’s “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” And that’s what I tried to do in that book.

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  32. Theo, thanks — I know it sounds awful, but I’m so glad to have made you cry
    Gallant Waif was my first book, and at that time I knew very little writing advice. The only thing I knew was Charles Dickens’s “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” And that’s what I tried to do in that book.

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  33. Theo, thanks — I know it sounds awful, but I’m so glad to have made you cry
    Gallant Waif was my first book, and at that time I knew very little writing advice. The only thing I knew was Charles Dickens’s “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” And that’s what I tried to do in that book.

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  34. Theo, thanks — I know it sounds awful, but I’m so glad to have made you cry
    Gallant Waif was my first book, and at that time I knew very little writing advice. The only thing I knew was Charles Dickens’s “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” And that’s what I tried to do in that book.

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  35. Theo, thanks — I know it sounds awful, but I’m so glad to have made you cry
    Gallant Waif was my first book, and at that time I knew very little writing advice. The only thing I knew was Charles Dickens’s “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” And that’s what I tried to do in that book.

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  36. I’ve yet to read Gallant Waif, which one of my blogosphere friends raves over (Janga, where are you?), but I read every Perfect book, and yes, they were. You have a marvelous ability to make me both laugh and cry (and I see I’m not alone),no easy feat because I am damn fussy.
    My youngest gave herself a two month backpack trip through Europe when she graduated from college, and she bumped into a lot of Australian girls. She didn’t want to come home, but the money ran out. *g*

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  37. I’ve yet to read Gallant Waif, which one of my blogosphere friends raves over (Janga, where are you?), but I read every Perfect book, and yes, they were. You have a marvelous ability to make me both laugh and cry (and I see I’m not alone),no easy feat because I am damn fussy.
    My youngest gave herself a two month backpack trip through Europe when she graduated from college, and she bumped into a lot of Australian girls. She didn’t want to come home, but the money ran out. *g*

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  38. I’ve yet to read Gallant Waif, which one of my blogosphere friends raves over (Janga, where are you?), but I read every Perfect book, and yes, they were. You have a marvelous ability to make me both laugh and cry (and I see I’m not alone),no easy feat because I am damn fussy.
    My youngest gave herself a two month backpack trip through Europe when she graduated from college, and she bumped into a lot of Australian girls. She didn’t want to come home, but the money ran out. *g*

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  39. I’ve yet to read Gallant Waif, which one of my blogosphere friends raves over (Janga, where are you?), but I read every Perfect book, and yes, they were. You have a marvelous ability to make me both laugh and cry (and I see I’m not alone),no easy feat because I am damn fussy.
    My youngest gave herself a two month backpack trip through Europe when she graduated from college, and she bumped into a lot of Australian girls. She didn’t want to come home, but the money ran out. *g*

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  40. I’ve yet to read Gallant Waif, which one of my blogosphere friends raves over (Janga, where are you?), but I read every Perfect book, and yes, they were. You have a marvelous ability to make me both laugh and cry (and I see I’m not alone),no easy feat because I am damn fussy.
    My youngest gave herself a two month backpack trip through Europe when she graduated from college, and she bumped into a lot of Australian girls. She didn’t want to come home, but the money ran out. *g*

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  41. Congrats on the wenchdom, Anne. God, I just love that word….. wench! It just sounds soooo delicious – buxom and saucy and sassy as hell. Suits you to the ground.
    Well I was very lucky to be given a copy of the first Perfect book by the Wench herself for resucing a certain litle green book and it was a really, really cruel thing to do. I loved it so much I just HAD to have the others. So I bought all three of them a little while ago. Alas they sit languishing in my TBR pile partly becasuse I never have any time to read but mostly because I know once I start I won’t want to stop. I’m saving them up for a special treat when I can read all three of them in one hit.

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  42. Congrats on the wenchdom, Anne. God, I just love that word….. wench! It just sounds soooo delicious – buxom and saucy and sassy as hell. Suits you to the ground.
    Well I was very lucky to be given a copy of the first Perfect book by the Wench herself for resucing a certain litle green book and it was a really, really cruel thing to do. I loved it so much I just HAD to have the others. So I bought all three of them a little while ago. Alas they sit languishing in my TBR pile partly becasuse I never have any time to read but mostly because I know once I start I won’t want to stop. I’m saving them up for a special treat when I can read all three of them in one hit.

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  43. Congrats on the wenchdom, Anne. God, I just love that word….. wench! It just sounds soooo delicious – buxom and saucy and sassy as hell. Suits you to the ground.
    Well I was very lucky to be given a copy of the first Perfect book by the Wench herself for resucing a certain litle green book and it was a really, really cruel thing to do. I loved it so much I just HAD to have the others. So I bought all three of them a little while ago. Alas they sit languishing in my TBR pile partly becasuse I never have any time to read but mostly because I know once I start I won’t want to stop. I’m saving them up for a special treat when I can read all three of them in one hit.

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  44. Congrats on the wenchdom, Anne. God, I just love that word….. wench! It just sounds soooo delicious – buxom and saucy and sassy as hell. Suits you to the ground.
    Well I was very lucky to be given a copy of the first Perfect book by the Wench herself for resucing a certain litle green book and it was a really, really cruel thing to do. I loved it so much I just HAD to have the others. So I bought all three of them a little while ago. Alas they sit languishing in my TBR pile partly becasuse I never have any time to read but mostly because I know once I start I won’t want to stop. I’m saving them up for a special treat when I can read all three of them in one hit.

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  45. Congrats on the wenchdom, Anne. God, I just love that word….. wench! It just sounds soooo delicious – buxom and saucy and sassy as hell. Suits you to the ground.
    Well I was very lucky to be given a copy of the first Perfect book by the Wench herself for resucing a certain litle green book and it was a really, really cruel thing to do. I loved it so much I just HAD to have the others. So I bought all three of them a little while ago. Alas they sit languishing in my TBR pile partly becasuse I never have any time to read but mostly because I know once I start I won’t want to stop. I’m saving them up for a special treat when I can read all three of them in one hit.

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  46. Maggie, thanks. I got a bit of flack from a few people when I first started writing suggesting I should either make people laugh OR cry–not both in the one book. I can’t help it. The books come as they come.
    As for Gallant Waif and the others published by Harlequin, I’m hoping one day Harlequin will reissue them.
    Travelling and backpacking in foreign lands is a wonderful thing, I think. Yes, I’m sure it’s nerve-wracking for parents, and a bit scary when you first start out, but you come back with wonderful self-confidence, I think. I hope your daughter thought her empty wallet was worth it.

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  47. Maggie, thanks. I got a bit of flack from a few people when I first started writing suggesting I should either make people laugh OR cry–not both in the one book. I can’t help it. The books come as they come.
    As for Gallant Waif and the others published by Harlequin, I’m hoping one day Harlequin will reissue them.
    Travelling and backpacking in foreign lands is a wonderful thing, I think. Yes, I’m sure it’s nerve-wracking for parents, and a bit scary when you first start out, but you come back with wonderful self-confidence, I think. I hope your daughter thought her empty wallet was worth it.

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  48. Maggie, thanks. I got a bit of flack from a few people when I first started writing suggesting I should either make people laugh OR cry–not both in the one book. I can’t help it. The books come as they come.
    As for Gallant Waif and the others published by Harlequin, I’m hoping one day Harlequin will reissue them.
    Travelling and backpacking in foreign lands is a wonderful thing, I think. Yes, I’m sure it’s nerve-wracking for parents, and a bit scary when you first start out, but you come back with wonderful self-confidence, I think. I hope your daughter thought her empty wallet was worth it.

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  49. Maggie, thanks. I got a bit of flack from a few people when I first started writing suggesting I should either make people laugh OR cry–not both in the one book. I can’t help it. The books come as they come.
    As for Gallant Waif and the others published by Harlequin, I’m hoping one day Harlequin will reissue them.
    Travelling and backpacking in foreign lands is a wonderful thing, I think. Yes, I’m sure it’s nerve-wracking for parents, and a bit scary when you first start out, but you come back with wonderful self-confidence, I think. I hope your daughter thought her empty wallet was worth it.

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  50. Maggie, thanks. I got a bit of flack from a few people when I first started writing suggesting I should either make people laugh OR cry–not both in the one book. I can’t help it. The books come as they come.
    As for Gallant Waif and the others published by Harlequin, I’m hoping one day Harlequin will reissue them.
    Travelling and backpacking in foreign lands is a wonderful thing, I think. Yes, I’m sure it’s nerve-wracking for parents, and a bit scary when you first start out, but you come back with wonderful self-confidence, I think. I hope your daughter thought her empty wallet was worth it.

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  51. Amy Andrews — I will *always* be grateful.
    Amy found my precious green notebook that I’d lost at a conference. It had no name in it (it has now!) but it had notes from the San Diego NINC conference, so from that she worked out it was mine. I was sooograteful for its return — I had an idea for a new book in it and was distraught when I thought it was lost!
    I’m very glad you enjoyed Perfect Rake, Amy –I know you don’t usually read historicals. We’ll convert you yet
    Thank you.
    The TBR pile gets very big when so many of your friends are writers, doesn’t it?

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  52. Amy Andrews — I will *always* be grateful.
    Amy found my precious green notebook that I’d lost at a conference. It had no name in it (it has now!) but it had notes from the San Diego NINC conference, so from that she worked out it was mine. I was sooograteful for its return — I had an idea for a new book in it and was distraught when I thought it was lost!
    I’m very glad you enjoyed Perfect Rake, Amy –I know you don’t usually read historicals. We’ll convert you yet
    Thank you.
    The TBR pile gets very big when so many of your friends are writers, doesn’t it?

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  53. Amy Andrews — I will *always* be grateful.
    Amy found my precious green notebook that I’d lost at a conference. It had no name in it (it has now!) but it had notes from the San Diego NINC conference, so from that she worked out it was mine. I was sooograteful for its return — I had an idea for a new book in it and was distraught when I thought it was lost!
    I’m very glad you enjoyed Perfect Rake, Amy –I know you don’t usually read historicals. We’ll convert you yet
    Thank you.
    The TBR pile gets very big when so many of your friends are writers, doesn’t it?

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  54. Amy Andrews — I will *always* be grateful.
    Amy found my precious green notebook that I’d lost at a conference. It had no name in it (it has now!) but it had notes from the San Diego NINC conference, so from that she worked out it was mine. I was sooograteful for its return — I had an idea for a new book in it and was distraught when I thought it was lost!
    I’m very glad you enjoyed Perfect Rake, Amy –I know you don’t usually read historicals. We’ll convert you yet
    Thank you.
    The TBR pile gets very big when so many of your friends are writers, doesn’t it?

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  55. Amy Andrews — I will *always* be grateful.
    Amy found my precious green notebook that I’d lost at a conference. It had no name in it (it has now!) but it had notes from the San Diego NINC conference, so from that she worked out it was mine. I was sooograteful for its return — I had an idea for a new book in it and was distraught when I thought it was lost!
    I’m very glad you enjoyed Perfect Rake, Amy –I know you don’t usually read historicals. We’ll convert you yet
    Thank you.
    The TBR pile gets very big when so many of your friends are writers, doesn’t it?

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  56. No, Anne, it doesn’t sound awful! It sounds like you did exactly what I love to have happen and hope to do some day myself. You sucked me in enough that I fell in love with the characters. When I get that emotional about a book, the characters have come to life for me. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…
    And OMG! How funny is that? Elizabeth Rollsova. *snort* Sorry, but I really laughed at that one.

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  57. No, Anne, it doesn’t sound awful! It sounds like you did exactly what I love to have happen and hope to do some day myself. You sucked me in enough that I fell in love with the characters. When I get that emotional about a book, the characters have come to life for me. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…
    And OMG! How funny is that? Elizabeth Rollsova. *snort* Sorry, but I really laughed at that one.

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  58. No, Anne, it doesn’t sound awful! It sounds like you did exactly what I love to have happen and hope to do some day myself. You sucked me in enough that I fell in love with the characters. When I get that emotional about a book, the characters have come to life for me. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…
    And OMG! How funny is that? Elizabeth Rollsova. *snort* Sorry, but I really laughed at that one.

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  59. No, Anne, it doesn’t sound awful! It sounds like you did exactly what I love to have happen and hope to do some day myself. You sucked me in enough that I fell in love with the characters. When I get that emotional about a book, the characters have come to life for me. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…
    And OMG! How funny is that? Elizabeth Rollsova. *snort* Sorry, but I really laughed at that one.

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  60. No, Anne, it doesn’t sound awful! It sounds like you did exactly what I love to have happen and hope to do some day myself. You sucked me in enough that I fell in love with the characters. When I get that emotional about a book, the characters have come to life for me. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…
    And OMG! How funny is that? Elizabeth Rollsova. *snort* Sorry, but I really laughed at that one.

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  61. Anne, welcome! This blog is one of my favorite destinations on the web. Your visit some months ago was fabulous, so I’m looking forward to your regular wenchdom here! Just last night I made a bookstore run and came home with His Captive Lady. . .

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  62. Anne, welcome! This blog is one of my favorite destinations on the web. Your visit some months ago was fabulous, so I’m looking forward to your regular wenchdom here! Just last night I made a bookstore run and came home with His Captive Lady. . .

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  63. Anne, welcome! This blog is one of my favorite destinations on the web. Your visit some months ago was fabulous, so I’m looking forward to your regular wenchdom here! Just last night I made a bookstore run and came home with His Captive Lady. . .

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  64. Anne, welcome! This blog is one of my favorite destinations on the web. Your visit some months ago was fabulous, so I’m looking forward to your regular wenchdom here! Just last night I made a bookstore run and came home with His Captive Lady. . .

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  65. Anne, welcome! This blog is one of my favorite destinations on the web. Your visit some months ago was fabulous, so I’m looking forward to your regular wenchdom here! Just last night I made a bookstore run and came home with His Captive Lady. . .

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  66. Welcome to Wench Anne! Your books kept me entertained while I was living in Malaysia for the past 3 years and, now that I’ve settled back in the U.S., I look forward to getting them the day they’re released (instead of a month later at the Border’s in KL!) I look forward to all your columns!

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  67. Welcome to Wench Anne! Your books kept me entertained while I was living in Malaysia for the past 3 years and, now that I’ve settled back in the U.S., I look forward to getting them the day they’re released (instead of a month later at the Border’s in KL!) I look forward to all your columns!

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  68. Welcome to Wench Anne! Your books kept me entertained while I was living in Malaysia for the past 3 years and, now that I’ve settled back in the U.S., I look forward to getting them the day they’re released (instead of a month later at the Border’s in KL!) I look forward to all your columns!

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  69. Welcome to Wench Anne! Your books kept me entertained while I was living in Malaysia for the past 3 years and, now that I’ve settled back in the U.S., I look forward to getting them the day they’re released (instead of a month later at the Border’s in KL!) I look forward to all your columns!

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  70. Welcome to Wench Anne! Your books kept me entertained while I was living in Malaysia for the past 3 years and, now that I’ve settled back in the U.S., I look forward to getting them the day they’re released (instead of a month later at the Border’s in KL!) I look forward to all your columns!

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  71. Hi Anne,
    welcome and greetings from a beautiful Finland in autumn! Thanks for your wonderful books,I loved especially the Perfect series, but no Finnish translations. I’ve found only one of your books in Swedish (our second official language), it’s great to have internet bookstores!
    Looking forward to the third book in your new series.

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  72. Hi Anne,
    welcome and greetings from a beautiful Finland in autumn! Thanks for your wonderful books,I loved especially the Perfect series, but no Finnish translations. I’ve found only one of your books in Swedish (our second official language), it’s great to have internet bookstores!
    Looking forward to the third book in your new series.

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  73. Hi Anne,
    welcome and greetings from a beautiful Finland in autumn! Thanks for your wonderful books,I loved especially the Perfect series, but no Finnish translations. I’ve found only one of your books in Swedish (our second official language), it’s great to have internet bookstores!
    Looking forward to the third book in your new series.

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  74. Hi Anne,
    welcome and greetings from a beautiful Finland in autumn! Thanks for your wonderful books,I loved especially the Perfect series, but no Finnish translations. I’ve found only one of your books in Swedish (our second official language), it’s great to have internet bookstores!
    Looking forward to the third book in your new series.

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  75. Hi Anne,
    welcome and greetings from a beautiful Finland in autumn! Thanks for your wonderful books,I loved especially the Perfect series, but no Finnish translations. I’ve found only one of your books in Swedish (our second official language), it’s great to have internet bookstores!
    Looking forward to the third book in your new series.

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  76. Hi Anne!
    It’s wonderful news that you’ll be a wench! Your travels sound wonderful and must bring a lot of information to your stories.

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  77. Hi Anne!
    It’s wonderful news that you’ll be a wench! Your travels sound wonderful and must bring a lot of information to your stories.

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  78. Hi Anne!
    It’s wonderful news that you’ll be a wench! Your travels sound wonderful and must bring a lot of information to your stories.

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  79. Hi Anne!
    It’s wonderful news that you’ll be a wench! Your travels sound wonderful and must bring a lot of information to your stories.

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  80. Hi Anne!
    It’s wonderful news that you’ll be a wench! Your travels sound wonderful and must bring a lot of information to your stories.

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  81. Dear Ms Gracie, Welcome. I look forward to reading your posts.
    I adored Gideon in “The Perfect Rake”. How can you not adore a hero who thinks his love is beautiful and is mystified when others see her as the plainest of the Merridew sisters? He was a rake and a charmer who found himself so gobsmacked by Prudence that he loved even the youngest Merridew, affectionately known as the “limb of Satan”. I went on to read the rest of the series but must admit that Gideon remains first in my heart. The first two Devil Rider books are in my TBR pile and I’m looking forward to them too.
    Australia must be in the air, as I’m currently reading Jill Ker Conway’s memoir “The Road from Coorain”, about her Australian girlhood. It’s a fascinating look at Australian society in both the outback and Sydney from the 1930s thru the 1950s.

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  82. Dear Ms Gracie, Welcome. I look forward to reading your posts.
    I adored Gideon in “The Perfect Rake”. How can you not adore a hero who thinks his love is beautiful and is mystified when others see her as the plainest of the Merridew sisters? He was a rake and a charmer who found himself so gobsmacked by Prudence that he loved even the youngest Merridew, affectionately known as the “limb of Satan”. I went on to read the rest of the series but must admit that Gideon remains first in my heart. The first two Devil Rider books are in my TBR pile and I’m looking forward to them too.
    Australia must be in the air, as I’m currently reading Jill Ker Conway’s memoir “The Road from Coorain”, about her Australian girlhood. It’s a fascinating look at Australian society in both the outback and Sydney from the 1930s thru the 1950s.

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  83. Dear Ms Gracie, Welcome. I look forward to reading your posts.
    I adored Gideon in “The Perfect Rake”. How can you not adore a hero who thinks his love is beautiful and is mystified when others see her as the plainest of the Merridew sisters? He was a rake and a charmer who found himself so gobsmacked by Prudence that he loved even the youngest Merridew, affectionately known as the “limb of Satan”. I went on to read the rest of the series but must admit that Gideon remains first in my heart. The first two Devil Rider books are in my TBR pile and I’m looking forward to them too.
    Australia must be in the air, as I’m currently reading Jill Ker Conway’s memoir “The Road from Coorain”, about her Australian girlhood. It’s a fascinating look at Australian society in both the outback and Sydney from the 1930s thru the 1950s.

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  84. Dear Ms Gracie, Welcome. I look forward to reading your posts.
    I adored Gideon in “The Perfect Rake”. How can you not adore a hero who thinks his love is beautiful and is mystified when others see her as the plainest of the Merridew sisters? He was a rake and a charmer who found himself so gobsmacked by Prudence that he loved even the youngest Merridew, affectionately known as the “limb of Satan”. I went on to read the rest of the series but must admit that Gideon remains first in my heart. The first two Devil Rider books are in my TBR pile and I’m looking forward to them too.
    Australia must be in the air, as I’m currently reading Jill Ker Conway’s memoir “The Road from Coorain”, about her Australian girlhood. It’s a fascinating look at Australian society in both the outback and Sydney from the 1930s thru the 1950s.

    Reply
  85. Dear Ms Gracie, Welcome. I look forward to reading your posts.
    I adored Gideon in “The Perfect Rake”. How can you not adore a hero who thinks his love is beautiful and is mystified when others see her as the plainest of the Merridew sisters? He was a rake and a charmer who found himself so gobsmacked by Prudence that he loved even the youngest Merridew, affectionately known as the “limb of Satan”. I went on to read the rest of the series but must admit that Gideon remains first in my heart. The first two Devil Rider books are in my TBR pile and I’m looking forward to them too.
    Australia must be in the air, as I’m currently reading Jill Ker Conway’s memoir “The Road from Coorain”, about her Australian girlhood. It’s a fascinating look at Australian society in both the outback and Sydney from the 1930s thru the 1950s.

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  86. Welcome, Anne, and congrats on becoming a Wench! Your interesting life and travels will offer new insights to this site. As Mary Jo said, we are happy to have someone who is a “sophisticated international blogger.” πŸ™‚ I look forward to reading your future blogs.

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  87. Welcome, Anne, and congrats on becoming a Wench! Your interesting life and travels will offer new insights to this site. As Mary Jo said, we are happy to have someone who is a “sophisticated international blogger.” πŸ™‚ I look forward to reading your future blogs.

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  88. Welcome, Anne, and congrats on becoming a Wench! Your interesting life and travels will offer new insights to this site. As Mary Jo said, we are happy to have someone who is a “sophisticated international blogger.” πŸ™‚ I look forward to reading your future blogs.

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  89. Welcome, Anne, and congrats on becoming a Wench! Your interesting life and travels will offer new insights to this site. As Mary Jo said, we are happy to have someone who is a “sophisticated international blogger.” πŸ™‚ I look forward to reading your future blogs.

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  90. Welcome, Anne, and congrats on becoming a Wench! Your interesting life and travels will offer new insights to this site. As Mary Jo said, we are happy to have someone who is a “sophisticated international blogger.” πŸ™‚ I look forward to reading your future blogs.

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  91. Welcome, Anne! You might be pleased to know that some of your only-on-the-shelf-a-month books are now much wishlisted on book trading sites like paperbackswap. I bet a reissue would go over great.
    Call me a sheep, but I have to chime in and say that Gideon is one of my top ten favorite heroes.

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  92. Welcome, Anne! You might be pleased to know that some of your only-on-the-shelf-a-month books are now much wishlisted on book trading sites like paperbackswap. I bet a reissue would go over great.
    Call me a sheep, but I have to chime in and say that Gideon is one of my top ten favorite heroes.

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  93. Welcome, Anne! You might be pleased to know that some of your only-on-the-shelf-a-month books are now much wishlisted on book trading sites like paperbackswap. I bet a reissue would go over great.
    Call me a sheep, but I have to chime in and say that Gideon is one of my top ten favorite heroes.

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  94. Welcome, Anne! You might be pleased to know that some of your only-on-the-shelf-a-month books are now much wishlisted on book trading sites like paperbackswap. I bet a reissue would go over great.
    Call me a sheep, but I have to chime in and say that Gideon is one of my top ten favorite heroes.

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  95. Welcome, Anne! You might be pleased to know that some of your only-on-the-shelf-a-month books are now much wishlisted on book trading sites like paperbackswap. I bet a reissue would go over great.
    Call me a sheep, but I have to chime in and say that Gideon is one of my top ten favorite heroes.

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  96. Anne, I’m so glad to see you here. I always knew you were a wench! And a very talented one, too. The Word Wenches are very lucky to have you,as they know, I’m sure. Now stop writing for them and finish Rafe, for goodness’ sake. We want books on the shelves — lots of them — by Anne Gracie!

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  97. Anne, I’m so glad to see you here. I always knew you were a wench! And a very talented one, too. The Word Wenches are very lucky to have you,as they know, I’m sure. Now stop writing for them and finish Rafe, for goodness’ sake. We want books on the shelves — lots of them — by Anne Gracie!

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  98. Anne, I’m so glad to see you here. I always knew you were a wench! And a very talented one, too. The Word Wenches are very lucky to have you,as they know, I’m sure. Now stop writing for them and finish Rafe, for goodness’ sake. We want books on the shelves — lots of them — by Anne Gracie!

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  99. Anne, I’m so glad to see you here. I always knew you were a wench! And a very talented one, too. The Word Wenches are very lucky to have you,as they know, I’m sure. Now stop writing for them and finish Rafe, for goodness’ sake. We want books on the shelves — lots of them — by Anne Gracie!

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  100. Anne, I’m so glad to see you here. I always knew you were a wench! And a very talented one, too. The Word Wenches are very lucky to have you,as they know, I’m sure. Now stop writing for them and finish Rafe, for goodness’ sake. We want books on the shelves — lots of them — by Anne Gracie!

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  101. This blog has introduced me to some really great writers- when I came here, Loretta, Mary Jo, and Jo were the only ones I had read. Now I have all the wenches, including Anne, our newest wench, because someone mentioned her books and so I went out and bought them. They are in my keeper pile, which means I find them worth re-reading.With all the wenchbooks I’ve kept, I now have an entire room of my house devoted to keepers… but I can always find something good to read!

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  102. This blog has introduced me to some really great writers- when I came here, Loretta, Mary Jo, and Jo were the only ones I had read. Now I have all the wenches, including Anne, our newest wench, because someone mentioned her books and so I went out and bought them. They are in my keeper pile, which means I find them worth re-reading.With all the wenchbooks I’ve kept, I now have an entire room of my house devoted to keepers… but I can always find something good to read!

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  103. This blog has introduced me to some really great writers- when I came here, Loretta, Mary Jo, and Jo were the only ones I had read. Now I have all the wenches, including Anne, our newest wench, because someone mentioned her books and so I went out and bought them. They are in my keeper pile, which means I find them worth re-reading.With all the wenchbooks I’ve kept, I now have an entire room of my house devoted to keepers… but I can always find something good to read!

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  104. This blog has introduced me to some really great writers- when I came here, Loretta, Mary Jo, and Jo were the only ones I had read. Now I have all the wenches, including Anne, our newest wench, because someone mentioned her books and so I went out and bought them. They are in my keeper pile, which means I find them worth re-reading.With all the wenchbooks I’ve kept, I now have an entire room of my house devoted to keepers… but I can always find something good to read!

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  105. This blog has introduced me to some really great writers- when I came here, Loretta, Mary Jo, and Jo were the only ones I had read. Now I have all the wenches, including Anne, our newest wench, because someone mentioned her books and so I went out and bought them. They are in my keeper pile, which means I find them worth re-reading.With all the wenchbooks I’ve kept, I now have an entire room of my house devoted to keepers… but I can always find something good to read!

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  106. Thanks Nina P, I’m very pleased to be here.
    Rev Melinda, I always enjoy your comments, and I hope you enjoy Captive Lady.
    MJ Selle Malaysia, eh? We were in Penang. And I know that getting the books late feeling? In Australia they usually come out 2 months after the US. Even my copies from Berkley usually arrive after the launch date.
    And there have been some hilarious discussions with my sister and bookshops where she’s tried to order copies of a book I’ve given her. “I want to order this book” she says. “I’m sorry madam but no book of that name has been published.” “Yes it has — see?” Holds out book. Clerk peers at said item, and shakes head. “No, sorry, it hasn’t been published yet.” As if my sister has made it herself in some peculiar fashion.
    Which is why romance readers in Australia use the on-line stores instead.

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  107. Thanks Nina P, I’m very pleased to be here.
    Rev Melinda, I always enjoy your comments, and I hope you enjoy Captive Lady.
    MJ Selle Malaysia, eh? We were in Penang. And I know that getting the books late feeling? In Australia they usually come out 2 months after the US. Even my copies from Berkley usually arrive after the launch date.
    And there have been some hilarious discussions with my sister and bookshops where she’s tried to order copies of a book I’ve given her. “I want to order this book” she says. “I’m sorry madam but no book of that name has been published.” “Yes it has — see?” Holds out book. Clerk peers at said item, and shakes head. “No, sorry, it hasn’t been published yet.” As if my sister has made it herself in some peculiar fashion.
    Which is why romance readers in Australia use the on-line stores instead.

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  108. Thanks Nina P, I’m very pleased to be here.
    Rev Melinda, I always enjoy your comments, and I hope you enjoy Captive Lady.
    MJ Selle Malaysia, eh? We were in Penang. And I know that getting the books late feeling? In Australia they usually come out 2 months after the US. Even my copies from Berkley usually arrive after the launch date.
    And there have been some hilarious discussions with my sister and bookshops where she’s tried to order copies of a book I’ve given her. “I want to order this book” she says. “I’m sorry madam but no book of that name has been published.” “Yes it has — see?” Holds out book. Clerk peers at said item, and shakes head. “No, sorry, it hasn’t been published yet.” As if my sister has made it herself in some peculiar fashion.
    Which is why romance readers in Australia use the on-line stores instead.

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  109. Thanks Nina P, I’m very pleased to be here.
    Rev Melinda, I always enjoy your comments, and I hope you enjoy Captive Lady.
    MJ Selle Malaysia, eh? We were in Penang. And I know that getting the books late feeling? In Australia they usually come out 2 months after the US. Even my copies from Berkley usually arrive after the launch date.
    And there have been some hilarious discussions with my sister and bookshops where she’s tried to order copies of a book I’ve given her. “I want to order this book” she says. “I’m sorry madam but no book of that name has been published.” “Yes it has — see?” Holds out book. Clerk peers at said item, and shakes head. “No, sorry, it hasn’t been published yet.” As if my sister has made it herself in some peculiar fashion.
    Which is why romance readers in Australia use the on-line stores instead.

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  110. Thanks Nina P, I’m very pleased to be here.
    Rev Melinda, I always enjoy your comments, and I hope you enjoy Captive Lady.
    MJ Selle Malaysia, eh? We were in Penang. And I know that getting the books late feeling? In Australia they usually come out 2 months after the US. Even my copies from Berkley usually arrive after the launch date.
    And there have been some hilarious discussions with my sister and bookshops where she’s tried to order copies of a book I’ve given her. “I want to order this book” she says. “I’m sorry madam but no book of that name has been published.” “Yes it has — see?” Holds out book. Clerk peers at said item, and shakes head. “No, sorry, it hasn’t been published yet.” As if my sister has made it herself in some peculiar fashion.
    Which is why romance readers in Australia use the on-line stores instead.

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  111. Hello Eva in Finland. Lovely to see you here. I’m *so* impressed you read my books in English. I hope one day they’ll come out in Finnish.
    Thanks PeggyQ, I appreciate the warm welcome.
    Maureen, I’d happily use more of my travels but editors and readers do like the English settings most, so I have to restrain myself.

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  112. Hello Eva in Finland. Lovely to see you here. I’m *so* impressed you read my books in English. I hope one day they’ll come out in Finnish.
    Thanks PeggyQ, I appreciate the warm welcome.
    Maureen, I’d happily use more of my travels but editors and readers do like the English settings most, so I have to restrain myself.

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  113. Hello Eva in Finland. Lovely to see you here. I’m *so* impressed you read my books in English. I hope one day they’ll come out in Finnish.
    Thanks PeggyQ, I appreciate the warm welcome.
    Maureen, I’d happily use more of my travels but editors and readers do like the English settings most, so I have to restrain myself.

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  114. Hello Eva in Finland. Lovely to see you here. I’m *so* impressed you read my books in English. I hope one day they’ll come out in Finnish.
    Thanks PeggyQ, I appreciate the warm welcome.
    Maureen, I’d happily use more of my travels but editors and readers do like the English settings most, so I have to restrain myself.

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  115. Hello Eva in Finland. Lovely to see you here. I’m *so* impressed you read my books in English. I hope one day they’ll come out in Finnish.
    Thanks PeggyQ, I appreciate the warm welcome.
    Maureen, I’d happily use more of my travels but editors and readers do like the English settings most, so I have to restrain myself.

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  116. I think I’ve given away more sets of the Perfect series than any other. I’m a mynah and will also say I adore Gideon. Close to the end of the book, when Gideon stands in front of Dereham and says “I am Carradice…”, that’s when I just felt like everything came together for him, he finally came into his own and I cried through the rest of the darned book!!
    I think you owe me a new tube of mascara, Anne! πŸ˜›

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  117. I think I’ve given away more sets of the Perfect series than any other. I’m a mynah and will also say I adore Gideon. Close to the end of the book, when Gideon stands in front of Dereham and says “I am Carradice…”, that’s when I just felt like everything came together for him, he finally came into his own and I cried through the rest of the darned book!!
    I think you owe me a new tube of mascara, Anne! πŸ˜›

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  118. I think I’ve given away more sets of the Perfect series than any other. I’m a mynah and will also say I adore Gideon. Close to the end of the book, when Gideon stands in front of Dereham and says “I am Carradice…”, that’s when I just felt like everything came together for him, he finally came into his own and I cried through the rest of the darned book!!
    I think you owe me a new tube of mascara, Anne! πŸ˜›

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  119. I think I’ve given away more sets of the Perfect series than any other. I’m a mynah and will also say I adore Gideon. Close to the end of the book, when Gideon stands in front of Dereham and says “I am Carradice…”, that’s when I just felt like everything came together for him, he finally came into his own and I cried through the rest of the darned book!!
    I think you owe me a new tube of mascara, Anne! πŸ˜›

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  120. I think I’ve given away more sets of the Perfect series than any other. I’m a mynah and will also say I adore Gideon. Close to the end of the book, when Gideon stands in front of Dereham and says “I am Carradice…”, that’s when I just felt like everything came together for him, he finally came into his own and I cried through the rest of the darned book!!
    I think you owe me a new tube of mascara, Anne! πŸ˜›

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  121. Hi Susan D/C — Thank you. Yes, Gideon was a charmer indeed, and I get a lot of mail saying, “Well, I liked X but he was no Gideon.”
    The irony was, I was trying to write a dark and dangerous hero… and then Gideon walked on to the page being flippant and funny… and in the end, I had no choice… So I can take no credit for him. πŸ˜‰
    Each one of my books is different, I think — some funny, others much less so. Captive Lady is quite intense and there’s almost no comedy in it, but it doesn’t seem to have mattered to people, which is lovely.

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  122. Hi Susan D/C — Thank you. Yes, Gideon was a charmer indeed, and I get a lot of mail saying, “Well, I liked X but he was no Gideon.”
    The irony was, I was trying to write a dark and dangerous hero… and then Gideon walked on to the page being flippant and funny… and in the end, I had no choice… So I can take no credit for him. πŸ˜‰
    Each one of my books is different, I think — some funny, others much less so. Captive Lady is quite intense and there’s almost no comedy in it, but it doesn’t seem to have mattered to people, which is lovely.

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  123. Hi Susan D/C — Thank you. Yes, Gideon was a charmer indeed, and I get a lot of mail saying, “Well, I liked X but he was no Gideon.”
    The irony was, I was trying to write a dark and dangerous hero… and then Gideon walked on to the page being flippant and funny… and in the end, I had no choice… So I can take no credit for him. πŸ˜‰
    Each one of my books is different, I think — some funny, others much less so. Captive Lady is quite intense and there’s almost no comedy in it, but it doesn’t seem to have mattered to people, which is lovely.

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  124. Hi Susan D/C — Thank you. Yes, Gideon was a charmer indeed, and I get a lot of mail saying, “Well, I liked X but he was no Gideon.”
    The irony was, I was trying to write a dark and dangerous hero… and then Gideon walked on to the page being flippant and funny… and in the end, I had no choice… So I can take no credit for him. πŸ˜‰
    Each one of my books is different, I think — some funny, others much less so. Captive Lady is quite intense and there’s almost no comedy in it, but it doesn’t seem to have mattered to people, which is lovely.

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  125. Hi Susan D/C — Thank you. Yes, Gideon was a charmer indeed, and I get a lot of mail saying, “Well, I liked X but he was no Gideon.”
    The irony was, I was trying to write a dark and dangerous hero… and then Gideon walked on to the page being flippant and funny… and in the end, I had no choice… So I can take no credit for him. πŸ˜‰
    Each one of my books is different, I think — some funny, others much less so. Captive Lady is quite intense and there’s almost no comedy in it, but it doesn’t seem to have mattered to people, which is lovely.

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  126. Cheryl C, hi. Sophistication, eh? Well, this sophisticated international blogger is sitting at the computer in her jammies with a cup of coffee in hand– how’s that for sophistication? Just don’t tell Mary Jo.
    What you do get, though, is wenches around the clock, because the time differences mean there’s nearly always a wench up an busy 24 hours a day. Which has to be a good thing, doesn’t it?

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  127. Cheryl C, hi. Sophistication, eh? Well, this sophisticated international blogger is sitting at the computer in her jammies with a cup of coffee in hand– how’s that for sophistication? Just don’t tell Mary Jo.
    What you do get, though, is wenches around the clock, because the time differences mean there’s nearly always a wench up an busy 24 hours a day. Which has to be a good thing, doesn’t it?

    Reply
  128. Cheryl C, hi. Sophistication, eh? Well, this sophisticated international blogger is sitting at the computer in her jammies with a cup of coffee in hand– how’s that for sophistication? Just don’t tell Mary Jo.
    What you do get, though, is wenches around the clock, because the time differences mean there’s nearly always a wench up an busy 24 hours a day. Which has to be a good thing, doesn’t it?

    Reply
  129. Cheryl C, hi. Sophistication, eh? Well, this sophisticated international blogger is sitting at the computer in her jammies with a cup of coffee in hand– how’s that for sophistication? Just don’t tell Mary Jo.
    What you do get, though, is wenches around the clock, because the time differences mean there’s nearly always a wench up an busy 24 hours a day. Which has to be a good thing, doesn’t it?

    Reply
  130. Cheryl C, hi. Sophistication, eh? Well, this sophisticated international blogger is sitting at the computer in her jammies with a cup of coffee in hand– how’s that for sophistication? Just don’t tell Mary Jo.
    What you do get, though, is wenches around the clock, because the time differences mean there’s nearly always a wench up an busy 24 hours a day. Which has to be a good thing, doesn’t it?

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  131. Hi Willaful, thank you. As I said, Gideon is special– he was a gift to me.
    And yes I know there’s demand for the old backlist. But paperback swaps and second hand lists add nothing to my income, alas — only a reissue by Harlequin will do that. Oh well.
    It’s lovely that people want them, though and that makes me happy. I put a lot of work into those books and each of them is dear to my heart.

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  132. Hi Willaful, thank you. As I said, Gideon is special– he was a gift to me.
    And yes I know there’s demand for the old backlist. But paperback swaps and second hand lists add nothing to my income, alas — only a reissue by Harlequin will do that. Oh well.
    It’s lovely that people want them, though and that makes me happy. I put a lot of work into those books and each of them is dear to my heart.

    Reply
  133. Hi Willaful, thank you. As I said, Gideon is special– he was a gift to me.
    And yes I know there’s demand for the old backlist. But paperback swaps and second hand lists add nothing to my income, alas — only a reissue by Harlequin will do that. Oh well.
    It’s lovely that people want them, though and that makes me happy. I put a lot of work into those books and each of them is dear to my heart.

    Reply
  134. Hi Willaful, thank you. As I said, Gideon is special– he was a gift to me.
    And yes I know there’s demand for the old backlist. But paperback swaps and second hand lists add nothing to my income, alas — only a reissue by Harlequin will do that. Oh well.
    It’s lovely that people want them, though and that makes me happy. I put a lot of work into those books and each of them is dear to my heart.

    Reply
  135. Hi Willaful, thank you. As I said, Gideon is special– he was a gift to me.
    And yes I know there’s demand for the old backlist. But paperback swaps and second hand lists add nothing to my income, alas — only a reissue by Harlequin will do that. Oh well.
    It’s lovely that people want them, though and that makes me happy. I put a lot of work into those books and each of them is dear to my heart.

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  136. Hello Anne McAllister, my friend. If anyone cares to look in the dedications of my books, you’ll find a number of mentions of AMcA. I met her on line on an author loop first, then later in person at the Washington RWA conference, where she won a RITA (she has a few). She was expecting a grandchild that night, and she came right off the stage from accepting that RITA, handed me the gold statuette and went out to phone and see how her daughter was getting on.
    I tell you, it was such an effort of will and conscience not to just take that statuette and leap on a plane… And now that baby is eight!

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  137. Hello Anne McAllister, my friend. If anyone cares to look in the dedications of my books, you’ll find a number of mentions of AMcA. I met her on line on an author loop first, then later in person at the Washington RWA conference, where she won a RITA (she has a few). She was expecting a grandchild that night, and she came right off the stage from accepting that RITA, handed me the gold statuette and went out to phone and see how her daughter was getting on.
    I tell you, it was such an effort of will and conscience not to just take that statuette and leap on a plane… And now that baby is eight!

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  138. Hello Anne McAllister, my friend. If anyone cares to look in the dedications of my books, you’ll find a number of mentions of AMcA. I met her on line on an author loop first, then later in person at the Washington RWA conference, where she won a RITA (she has a few). She was expecting a grandchild that night, and she came right off the stage from accepting that RITA, handed me the gold statuette and went out to phone and see how her daughter was getting on.
    I tell you, it was such an effort of will and conscience not to just take that statuette and leap on a plane… And now that baby is eight!

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  139. Hello Anne McAllister, my friend. If anyone cares to look in the dedications of my books, you’ll find a number of mentions of AMcA. I met her on line on an author loop first, then later in person at the Washington RWA conference, where she won a RITA (she has a few). She was expecting a grandchild that night, and she came right off the stage from accepting that RITA, handed me the gold statuette and went out to phone and see how her daughter was getting on.
    I tell you, it was such an effort of will and conscience not to just take that statuette and leap on a plane… And now that baby is eight!

    Reply
  140. Hello Anne McAllister, my friend. If anyone cares to look in the dedications of my books, you’ll find a number of mentions of AMcA. I met her on line on an author loop first, then later in person at the Washington RWA conference, where she won a RITA (she has a few). She was expecting a grandchild that night, and she came right off the stage from accepting that RITA, handed me the gold statuette and went out to phone and see how her daughter was getting on.
    I tell you, it was such an effort of will and conscience not to just take that statuette and leap on a plane… And now that baby is eight!

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  141. Gretchen, how wonderful — a room full of keepers. I’m a bit like that, too — I love to have all the books I’ve loved around me. Some I’ve never reread, though they held me spellbound. Others I reread often. Georgette Heyer is my favorite comfort read. And the room I write in not only is lined with books, it contains a shelf of my old childhood favorites as well.
    And yes, I first came to the WordWenches because of a few authors I’d read and loved and now I’ve bought all of them and a number of honorary wenches’ books, because I’ve been interested in the posts or have been hooked by an extract.

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  142. Gretchen, how wonderful — a room full of keepers. I’m a bit like that, too — I love to have all the books I’ve loved around me. Some I’ve never reread, though they held me spellbound. Others I reread often. Georgette Heyer is my favorite comfort read. And the room I write in not only is lined with books, it contains a shelf of my old childhood favorites as well.
    And yes, I first came to the WordWenches because of a few authors I’d read and loved and now I’ve bought all of them and a number of honorary wenches’ books, because I’ve been interested in the posts or have been hooked by an extract.

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  143. Gretchen, how wonderful — a room full of keepers. I’m a bit like that, too — I love to have all the books I’ve loved around me. Some I’ve never reread, though they held me spellbound. Others I reread often. Georgette Heyer is my favorite comfort read. And the room I write in not only is lined with books, it contains a shelf of my old childhood favorites as well.
    And yes, I first came to the WordWenches because of a few authors I’d read and loved and now I’ve bought all of them and a number of honorary wenches’ books, because I’ve been interested in the posts or have been hooked by an extract.

    Reply
  144. Gretchen, how wonderful — a room full of keepers. I’m a bit like that, too — I love to have all the books I’ve loved around me. Some I’ve never reread, though they held me spellbound. Others I reread often. Georgette Heyer is my favorite comfort read. And the room I write in not only is lined with books, it contains a shelf of my old childhood favorites as well.
    And yes, I first came to the WordWenches because of a few authors I’d read and loved and now I’ve bought all of them and a number of honorary wenches’ books, because I’ve been interested in the posts or have been hooked by an extract.

    Reply
  145. Gretchen, how wonderful — a room full of keepers. I’m a bit like that, too — I love to have all the books I’ve loved around me. Some I’ve never reread, though they held me spellbound. Others I reread often. Georgette Heyer is my favorite comfort read. And the room I write in not only is lined with books, it contains a shelf of my old childhood favorites as well.
    And yes, I first came to the WordWenches because of a few authors I’d read and loved and now I’ve bought all of them and a number of honorary wenches’ books, because I’ve been interested in the posts or have been hooked by an extract.

    Reply
  146. Lois, I think I missed you — sorry. That’s what happens when you start answering posts before my morning coffee. Thanks for the welcome, and for reading my books.
    Oh, Theo, thanks for that. You know, I might have to read that book. (I hardly ever read my own books after they’re published because I know I’ll want to change them. LOL)

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  147. Lois, I think I missed you — sorry. That’s what happens when you start answering posts before my morning coffee. Thanks for the welcome, and for reading my books.
    Oh, Theo, thanks for that. You know, I might have to read that book. (I hardly ever read my own books after they’re published because I know I’ll want to change them. LOL)

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  148. Lois, I think I missed you — sorry. That’s what happens when you start answering posts before my morning coffee. Thanks for the welcome, and for reading my books.
    Oh, Theo, thanks for that. You know, I might have to read that book. (I hardly ever read my own books after they’re published because I know I’ll want to change them. LOL)

    Reply
  149. Lois, I think I missed you — sorry. That’s what happens when you start answering posts before my morning coffee. Thanks for the welcome, and for reading my books.
    Oh, Theo, thanks for that. You know, I might have to read that book. (I hardly ever read my own books after they’re published because I know I’ll want to change them. LOL)

    Reply
  150. Lois, I think I missed you — sorry. That’s what happens when you start answering posts before my morning coffee. Thanks for the welcome, and for reading my books.
    Oh, Theo, thanks for that. You know, I might have to read that book. (I hardly ever read my own books after they’re published because I know I’ll want to change them. LOL)

    Reply
  151. Thanks, Minna for that welcome.
    It’s fabulous to be here.
    Don’t forget, if anyone has an question/topic they’d like me or any word wench to write a blog post on, send them in to Sherrie.

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  152. Thanks, Minna for that welcome.
    It’s fabulous to be here.
    Don’t forget, if anyone has an question/topic they’d like me or any word wench to write a blog post on, send them in to Sherrie.

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  153. Thanks, Minna for that welcome.
    It’s fabulous to be here.
    Don’t forget, if anyone has an question/topic they’d like me or any word wench to write a blog post on, send them in to Sherrie.

    Reply
  154. Thanks, Minna for that welcome.
    It’s fabulous to be here.
    Don’t forget, if anyone has an question/topic they’d like me or any word wench to write a blog post on, send them in to Sherrie.

    Reply
  155. Thanks, Minna for that welcome.
    It’s fabulous to be here.
    Don’t forget, if anyone has an question/topic they’d like me or any word wench to write a blog post on, send them in to Sherrie.

    Reply
  156. I’m sorry I’m late, but I’m delighted that Anne is joining the Wenches. I’ve been a Gracie fan since I read Gallant Waif, which remains one of my all-time favorite romances. Maggie’s right. I rave about it every chance I get. I blogged about it recently when I listed my favorite non-romance moments in romance novels. (There were several wenchly moments in my list.)
    Of course, I love all the other Gracie books too. I thought His Captive Lady was wonderful! And I’m still hoping we get the stories of Gabriel’s brothers along with those of the other Devil Riders.

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  157. I’m sorry I’m late, but I’m delighted that Anne is joining the Wenches. I’ve been a Gracie fan since I read Gallant Waif, which remains one of my all-time favorite romances. Maggie’s right. I rave about it every chance I get. I blogged about it recently when I listed my favorite non-romance moments in romance novels. (There were several wenchly moments in my list.)
    Of course, I love all the other Gracie books too. I thought His Captive Lady was wonderful! And I’m still hoping we get the stories of Gabriel’s brothers along with those of the other Devil Riders.

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  158. I’m sorry I’m late, but I’m delighted that Anne is joining the Wenches. I’ve been a Gracie fan since I read Gallant Waif, which remains one of my all-time favorite romances. Maggie’s right. I rave about it every chance I get. I blogged about it recently when I listed my favorite non-romance moments in romance novels. (There were several wenchly moments in my list.)
    Of course, I love all the other Gracie books too. I thought His Captive Lady was wonderful! And I’m still hoping we get the stories of Gabriel’s brothers along with those of the other Devil Riders.

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  159. I’m sorry I’m late, but I’m delighted that Anne is joining the Wenches. I’ve been a Gracie fan since I read Gallant Waif, which remains one of my all-time favorite romances. Maggie’s right. I rave about it every chance I get. I blogged about it recently when I listed my favorite non-romance moments in romance novels. (There were several wenchly moments in my list.)
    Of course, I love all the other Gracie books too. I thought His Captive Lady was wonderful! And I’m still hoping we get the stories of Gabriel’s brothers along with those of the other Devil Riders.

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  160. I’m sorry I’m late, but I’m delighted that Anne is joining the Wenches. I’ve been a Gracie fan since I read Gallant Waif, which remains one of my all-time favorite romances. Maggie’s right. I rave about it every chance I get. I blogged about it recently when I listed my favorite non-romance moments in romance novels. (There were several wenchly moments in my list.)
    Of course, I love all the other Gracie books too. I thought His Captive Lady was wonderful! And I’m still hoping we get the stories of Gabriel’s brothers along with those of the other Devil Riders.

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  161. Hi, Anne. Even though I’m just a lowly site administrator, *g* I’m here in all my administrative glory to welcome you to the fold and say how happy we are to have you.
    It’s a shame authors don’t get any royalties or sales credit on the spreadsheet from the sale of used books, isn’t it? Alas. However, there must be some consolation in the knowledge that once they’ve bought one of your used books, they will join the ranks of those eagerly waiting in line for your new releases, money in hand.
    I myself came to love your books through recommendations of numerous friends, one of whom gave me used copies of Gallant Waif and Tallie’s Knight. I am now one of those peole who wait in line, money in hand, for your newest releases.

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  162. Hi, Anne. Even though I’m just a lowly site administrator, *g* I’m here in all my administrative glory to welcome you to the fold and say how happy we are to have you.
    It’s a shame authors don’t get any royalties or sales credit on the spreadsheet from the sale of used books, isn’t it? Alas. However, there must be some consolation in the knowledge that once they’ve bought one of your used books, they will join the ranks of those eagerly waiting in line for your new releases, money in hand.
    I myself came to love your books through recommendations of numerous friends, one of whom gave me used copies of Gallant Waif and Tallie’s Knight. I am now one of those peole who wait in line, money in hand, for your newest releases.

    Reply
  163. Hi, Anne. Even though I’m just a lowly site administrator, *g* I’m here in all my administrative glory to welcome you to the fold and say how happy we are to have you.
    It’s a shame authors don’t get any royalties or sales credit on the spreadsheet from the sale of used books, isn’t it? Alas. However, there must be some consolation in the knowledge that once they’ve bought one of your used books, they will join the ranks of those eagerly waiting in line for your new releases, money in hand.
    I myself came to love your books through recommendations of numerous friends, one of whom gave me used copies of Gallant Waif and Tallie’s Knight. I am now one of those peole who wait in line, money in hand, for your newest releases.

    Reply
  164. Hi, Anne. Even though I’m just a lowly site administrator, *g* I’m here in all my administrative glory to welcome you to the fold and say how happy we are to have you.
    It’s a shame authors don’t get any royalties or sales credit on the spreadsheet from the sale of used books, isn’t it? Alas. However, there must be some consolation in the knowledge that once they’ve bought one of your used books, they will join the ranks of those eagerly waiting in line for your new releases, money in hand.
    I myself came to love your books through recommendations of numerous friends, one of whom gave me used copies of Gallant Waif and Tallie’s Knight. I am now one of those peole who wait in line, money in hand, for your newest releases.

    Reply
  165. Hi, Anne. Even though I’m just a lowly site administrator, *g* I’m here in all my administrative glory to welcome you to the fold and say how happy we are to have you.
    It’s a shame authors don’t get any royalties or sales credit on the spreadsheet from the sale of used books, isn’t it? Alas. However, there must be some consolation in the knowledge that once they’ve bought one of your used books, they will join the ranks of those eagerly waiting in line for your new releases, money in hand.
    I myself came to love your books through recommendations of numerous friends, one of whom gave me used copies of Gallant Waif and Tallie’s Knight. I am now one of those peole who wait in line, money in hand, for your newest releases.

    Reply
  166. Congratulations on your wenchdom, Anne.
    This probably isn’t the place to confess it, but I’m not a huge reader of historicals (she says having devoured the entire Georgette Heyer collection in her mid teens), but… I loved Tallie’s Knight – loved, loved that book. And then earlier in the year – because you were at that time out intrepid RWAust President – I thought I should read one of your Perfect stories and picked up Perfect Stranger. And I loved, loved that book.
    And now I have to have all of them (but then I do work on the theory that one can never have too many books). Thanks for such wonderful reads!

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  167. Congratulations on your wenchdom, Anne.
    This probably isn’t the place to confess it, but I’m not a huge reader of historicals (she says having devoured the entire Georgette Heyer collection in her mid teens), but… I loved Tallie’s Knight – loved, loved that book. And then earlier in the year – because you were at that time out intrepid RWAust President – I thought I should read one of your Perfect stories and picked up Perfect Stranger. And I loved, loved that book.
    And now I have to have all of them (but then I do work on the theory that one can never have too many books). Thanks for such wonderful reads!

    Reply
  168. Congratulations on your wenchdom, Anne.
    This probably isn’t the place to confess it, but I’m not a huge reader of historicals (she says having devoured the entire Georgette Heyer collection in her mid teens), but… I loved Tallie’s Knight – loved, loved that book. And then earlier in the year – because you were at that time out intrepid RWAust President – I thought I should read one of your Perfect stories and picked up Perfect Stranger. And I loved, loved that book.
    And now I have to have all of them (but then I do work on the theory that one can never have too many books). Thanks for such wonderful reads!

    Reply
  169. Congratulations on your wenchdom, Anne.
    This probably isn’t the place to confess it, but I’m not a huge reader of historicals (she says having devoured the entire Georgette Heyer collection in her mid teens), but… I loved Tallie’s Knight – loved, loved that book. And then earlier in the year – because you were at that time out intrepid RWAust President – I thought I should read one of your Perfect stories and picked up Perfect Stranger. And I loved, loved that book.
    And now I have to have all of them (but then I do work on the theory that one can never have too many books). Thanks for such wonderful reads!

    Reply
  170. Congratulations on your wenchdom, Anne.
    This probably isn’t the place to confess it, but I’m not a huge reader of historicals (she says having devoured the entire Georgette Heyer collection in her mid teens), but… I loved Tallie’s Knight – loved, loved that book. And then earlier in the year – because you were at that time out intrepid RWAust President – I thought I should read one of your Perfect stories and picked up Perfect Stranger. And I loved, loved that book.
    And now I have to have all of them (but then I do work on the theory that one can never have too many books). Thanks for such wonderful reads!

    Reply
  171. Hi, Anne! I thought I’d stop by and welcome you to the Wenches, but I see our readers have done a fabulous job already. I will admit I’ve been a fan since the first book. Being a hideously jaded reader, it’s always a pleasure and a marvel to find a new writer I can inhale cover to cover without stop.
    Thrilled to have you here!

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  172. Hi, Anne! I thought I’d stop by and welcome you to the Wenches, but I see our readers have done a fabulous job already. I will admit I’ve been a fan since the first book. Being a hideously jaded reader, it’s always a pleasure and a marvel to find a new writer I can inhale cover to cover without stop.
    Thrilled to have you here!

    Reply
  173. Hi, Anne! I thought I’d stop by and welcome you to the Wenches, but I see our readers have done a fabulous job already. I will admit I’ve been a fan since the first book. Being a hideously jaded reader, it’s always a pleasure and a marvel to find a new writer I can inhale cover to cover without stop.
    Thrilled to have you here!

    Reply
  174. Hi, Anne! I thought I’d stop by and welcome you to the Wenches, but I see our readers have done a fabulous job already. I will admit I’ve been a fan since the first book. Being a hideously jaded reader, it’s always a pleasure and a marvel to find a new writer I can inhale cover to cover without stop.
    Thrilled to have you here!

    Reply
  175. Hi, Anne! I thought I’d stop by and welcome you to the Wenches, but I see our readers have done a fabulous job already. I will admit I’ve been a fan since the first book. Being a hideously jaded reader, it’s always a pleasure and a marvel to find a new writer I can inhale cover to cover without stop.
    Thrilled to have you here!

    Reply
  176. Hi Cyclops88, thanks for the welcome.
    Hi Janga, it’s lovely to see you here. Thanks for loving my first book. It was a book of the heart–I suspect all first books are.
    I’m not sure if Marcus and Nash will get stories — it’s up to the publisher, not just me. But I’ll certainly ask. I had no intention of them being anything but minor characters, but some men just get themselves noticed, even standing quietly on the side.

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  177. Hi Cyclops88, thanks for the welcome.
    Hi Janga, it’s lovely to see you here. Thanks for loving my first book. It was a book of the heart–I suspect all first books are.
    I’m not sure if Marcus and Nash will get stories — it’s up to the publisher, not just me. But I’ll certainly ask. I had no intention of them being anything but minor characters, but some men just get themselves noticed, even standing quietly on the side.

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  178. Hi Cyclops88, thanks for the welcome.
    Hi Janga, it’s lovely to see you here. Thanks for loving my first book. It was a book of the heart–I suspect all first books are.
    I’m not sure if Marcus and Nash will get stories — it’s up to the publisher, not just me. But I’ll certainly ask. I had no intention of them being anything but minor characters, but some men just get themselves noticed, even standing quietly on the side.

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  179. Hi Cyclops88, thanks for the welcome.
    Hi Janga, it’s lovely to see you here. Thanks for loving my first book. It was a book of the heart–I suspect all first books are.
    I’m not sure if Marcus and Nash will get stories — it’s up to the publisher, not just me. But I’ll certainly ask. I had no intention of them being anything but minor characters, but some men just get themselves noticed, even standing quietly on the side.

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  180. Hi Cyclops88, thanks for the welcome.
    Hi Janga, it’s lovely to see you here. Thanks for loving my first book. It was a book of the heart–I suspect all first books are.
    I’m not sure if Marcus and Nash will get stories — it’s up to the publisher, not just me. But I’ll certainly ask. I had no intention of them being anything but minor characters, but some men just get themselves noticed, even standing quietly on the side.

    Reply
  181. Thanks Sherrie for holding my hand through all of this. I was unused to the technology so posting for the first time I was a leeetle uncertain in case I made a mess in public.
    I know used books has brought me new readers — I’m not ungrateful, really. I hope I didn’t sound it. I know a lot of people can’t afford new books. And I have my fair share of writers whose unavailable backlist I’ve hunted down used. I guess it’s just part of the biz. I also get letters from people saying they really want this book or that from my backlist and it’s more expensive used than it was new.

    Reply
  182. Thanks Sherrie for holding my hand through all of this. I was unused to the technology so posting for the first time I was a leeetle uncertain in case I made a mess in public.
    I know used books has brought me new readers — I’m not ungrateful, really. I hope I didn’t sound it. I know a lot of people can’t afford new books. And I have my fair share of writers whose unavailable backlist I’ve hunted down used. I guess it’s just part of the biz. I also get letters from people saying they really want this book or that from my backlist and it’s more expensive used than it was new.

    Reply
  183. Thanks Sherrie for holding my hand through all of this. I was unused to the technology so posting for the first time I was a leeetle uncertain in case I made a mess in public.
    I know used books has brought me new readers — I’m not ungrateful, really. I hope I didn’t sound it. I know a lot of people can’t afford new books. And I have my fair share of writers whose unavailable backlist I’ve hunted down used. I guess it’s just part of the biz. I also get letters from people saying they really want this book or that from my backlist and it’s more expensive used than it was new.

    Reply
  184. Thanks Sherrie for holding my hand through all of this. I was unused to the technology so posting for the first time I was a leeetle uncertain in case I made a mess in public.
    I know used books has brought me new readers — I’m not ungrateful, really. I hope I didn’t sound it. I know a lot of people can’t afford new books. And I have my fair share of writers whose unavailable backlist I’ve hunted down used. I guess it’s just part of the biz. I also get letters from people saying they really want this book or that from my backlist and it’s more expensive used than it was new.

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  185. Thanks Sherrie for holding my hand through all of this. I was unused to the technology so posting for the first time I was a leeetle uncertain in case I made a mess in public.
    I know used books has brought me new readers — I’m not ungrateful, really. I hope I didn’t sound it. I know a lot of people can’t afford new books. And I have my fair share of writers whose unavailable backlist I’ve hunted down used. I guess it’s just part of the biz. I also get letters from people saying they really want this book or that from my backlist and it’s more expensive used than it was new.

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  186. Hey, Michelle Douglas–recently launched new aussie author! Congratulations!
    Thanks for loving Tallie’s Knight. That book was one that just flew off the keyboard, and was a lot of fun to write. And thanks for getting the rest. My theory is anyone who loved Georgette Heyer, there’s no escaping… We’ll make a historical reader of you yet. I bet you bought a Jo Beverly book at the aussie conference… you’ll get hooked. Then it will be on to Mary Jo Putney, whose Veils of Silk is one of my all time keepers…and soon the other wenches will have you in their toils, too… heh heh.

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  187. Hey, Michelle Douglas–recently launched new aussie author! Congratulations!
    Thanks for loving Tallie’s Knight. That book was one that just flew off the keyboard, and was a lot of fun to write. And thanks for getting the rest. My theory is anyone who loved Georgette Heyer, there’s no escaping… We’ll make a historical reader of you yet. I bet you bought a Jo Beverly book at the aussie conference… you’ll get hooked. Then it will be on to Mary Jo Putney, whose Veils of Silk is one of my all time keepers…and soon the other wenches will have you in their toils, too… heh heh.

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  188. Hey, Michelle Douglas–recently launched new aussie author! Congratulations!
    Thanks for loving Tallie’s Knight. That book was one that just flew off the keyboard, and was a lot of fun to write. And thanks for getting the rest. My theory is anyone who loved Georgette Heyer, there’s no escaping… We’ll make a historical reader of you yet. I bet you bought a Jo Beverly book at the aussie conference… you’ll get hooked. Then it will be on to Mary Jo Putney, whose Veils of Silk is one of my all time keepers…and soon the other wenches will have you in their toils, too… heh heh.

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  189. Hey, Michelle Douglas–recently launched new aussie author! Congratulations!
    Thanks for loving Tallie’s Knight. That book was one that just flew off the keyboard, and was a lot of fun to write. And thanks for getting the rest. My theory is anyone who loved Georgette Heyer, there’s no escaping… We’ll make a historical reader of you yet. I bet you bought a Jo Beverly book at the aussie conference… you’ll get hooked. Then it will be on to Mary Jo Putney, whose Veils of Silk is one of my all time keepers…and soon the other wenches will have you in their toils, too… heh heh.

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  190. Hey, Michelle Douglas–recently launched new aussie author! Congratulations!
    Thanks for loving Tallie’s Knight. That book was one that just flew off the keyboard, and was a lot of fun to write. And thanks for getting the rest. My theory is anyone who loved Georgette Heyer, there’s no escaping… We’ll make a historical reader of you yet. I bet you bought a Jo Beverly book at the aussie conference… you’ll get hooked. Then it will be on to Mary Jo Putney, whose Veils of Silk is one of my all time keepers…and soon the other wenches will have you in their toils, too… heh heh.

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  191. Pat Rice, thanks for the wenchly invitation and now for the generous welcome. I have your books on my keeper shelf too — actually it’s become a keeper bookcase. Hmm, might have to make a Wenchly Shelf
    I think your Denim and Lace was one of the first westerns I read and then I read Pat Potter’s Lawless (I think that was the title–Lobo was the hero) and I was hooked on westerns for life.
    But though I miss your westerns, I have to say, I am enjoying your Mystic series…

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  192. Pat Rice, thanks for the wenchly invitation and now for the generous welcome. I have your books on my keeper shelf too — actually it’s become a keeper bookcase. Hmm, might have to make a Wenchly Shelf
    I think your Denim and Lace was one of the first westerns I read and then I read Pat Potter’s Lawless (I think that was the title–Lobo was the hero) and I was hooked on westerns for life.
    But though I miss your westerns, I have to say, I am enjoying your Mystic series…

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  193. Pat Rice, thanks for the wenchly invitation and now for the generous welcome. I have your books on my keeper shelf too — actually it’s become a keeper bookcase. Hmm, might have to make a Wenchly Shelf
    I think your Denim and Lace was one of the first westerns I read and then I read Pat Potter’s Lawless (I think that was the title–Lobo was the hero) and I was hooked on westerns for life.
    But though I miss your westerns, I have to say, I am enjoying your Mystic series…

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  194. Pat Rice, thanks for the wenchly invitation and now for the generous welcome. I have your books on my keeper shelf too — actually it’s become a keeper bookcase. Hmm, might have to make a Wenchly Shelf
    I think your Denim and Lace was one of the first westerns I read and then I read Pat Potter’s Lawless (I think that was the title–Lobo was the hero) and I was hooked on westerns for life.
    But though I miss your westerns, I have to say, I am enjoying your Mystic series…

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  195. Pat Rice, thanks for the wenchly invitation and now for the generous welcome. I have your books on my keeper shelf too — actually it’s become a keeper bookcase. Hmm, might have to make a Wenchly Shelf
    I think your Denim and Lace was one of the first westerns I read and then I read Pat Potter’s Lawless (I think that was the title–Lobo was the hero) and I was hooked on westerns for life.
    But though I miss your westerns, I have to say, I am enjoying your Mystic series…

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  196. Welcome, Anne!
    Hey, my name is Anne, too, and, while I’m not Australian, I know several people who are! So…I am the most likely candidate to receive one of your books, right? πŸ˜‰
    Glad to read about your literary history. I look forward to getting to know you!

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  197. Welcome, Anne!
    Hey, my name is Anne, too, and, while I’m not Australian, I know several people who are! So…I am the most likely candidate to receive one of your books, right? πŸ˜‰
    Glad to read about your literary history. I look forward to getting to know you!

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  198. Welcome, Anne!
    Hey, my name is Anne, too, and, while I’m not Australian, I know several people who are! So…I am the most likely candidate to receive one of your books, right? πŸ˜‰
    Glad to read about your literary history. I look forward to getting to know you!

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  199. Welcome, Anne!
    Hey, my name is Anne, too, and, while I’m not Australian, I know several people who are! So…I am the most likely candidate to receive one of your books, right? πŸ˜‰
    Glad to read about your literary history. I look forward to getting to know you!

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  200. Welcome, Anne!
    Hey, my name is Anne, too, and, while I’m not Australian, I know several people who are! So…I am the most likely candidate to receive one of your books, right? πŸ˜‰
    Glad to read about your literary history. I look forward to getting to know you!

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  201. Greetings fellow member of the Tribe of Annes — we’re a ubiquitous group aren’t we? And then there are the subgroups, the Anns, Annas, Annabelles, and so on…
    As far as I know the book winners are drawn at random and not by me, so fear not, there will be no geographical favoritism

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  202. Greetings fellow member of the Tribe of Annes — we’re a ubiquitous group aren’t we? And then there are the subgroups, the Anns, Annas, Annabelles, and so on…
    As far as I know the book winners are drawn at random and not by me, so fear not, there will be no geographical favoritism

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  203. Greetings fellow member of the Tribe of Annes — we’re a ubiquitous group aren’t we? And then there are the subgroups, the Anns, Annas, Annabelles, and so on…
    As far as I know the book winners are drawn at random and not by me, so fear not, there will be no geographical favoritism

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  204. Greetings fellow member of the Tribe of Annes — we’re a ubiquitous group aren’t we? And then there are the subgroups, the Anns, Annas, Annabelles, and so on…
    As far as I know the book winners are drawn at random and not by me, so fear not, there will be no geographical favoritism

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  205. Greetings fellow member of the Tribe of Annes — we’re a ubiquitous group aren’t we? And then there are the subgroups, the Anns, Annas, Annabelles, and so on…
    As far as I know the book winners are drawn at random and not by me, so fear not, there will be no geographical favoritism

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  206. What a cute dog! I think you should take her to the Green Island with you. I bet she’d love that. lol
    Enjoyed reading all about you and your books.

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  207. What a cute dog! I think you should take her to the Green Island with you. I bet she’d love that. lol
    Enjoyed reading all about you and your books.

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  208. What a cute dog! I think you should take her to the Green Island with you. I bet she’d love that. lol
    Enjoyed reading all about you and your books.

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  209. What a cute dog! I think you should take her to the Green Island with you. I bet she’d love that. lol
    Enjoyed reading all about you and your books.

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  210. What a cute dog! I think you should take her to the Green Island with you. I bet she’d love that. lol
    Enjoyed reading all about you and your books.

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  211. Kammie, I’d take her everywhere with me if I could, but in Australia we have very strict (and necessary) quarantine laws, so any dog coming back into the country has to be in quarantine for 3 to 6 months, and I’d hate to do that to her.
    She’d hate it too

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  212. Kammie, I’d take her everywhere with me if I could, but in Australia we have very strict (and necessary) quarantine laws, so any dog coming back into the country has to be in quarantine for 3 to 6 months, and I’d hate to do that to her.
    She’d hate it too

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  213. Kammie, I’d take her everywhere with me if I could, but in Australia we have very strict (and necessary) quarantine laws, so any dog coming back into the country has to be in quarantine for 3 to 6 months, and I’d hate to do that to her.
    She’d hate it too

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  214. Kammie, I’d take her everywhere with me if I could, but in Australia we have very strict (and necessary) quarantine laws, so any dog coming back into the country has to be in quarantine for 3 to 6 months, and I’d hate to do that to her.
    She’d hate it too

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  215. Kammie, I’d take her everywhere with me if I could, but in Australia we have very strict (and necessary) quarantine laws, so any dog coming back into the country has to be in quarantine for 3 to 6 months, and I’d hate to do that to her.
    She’d hate it too

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  216. I can’t believe it! Last week, I was in a tiny village that devoted some space on its main street (consisting of a dozen shops) to donated books sold to benefit the regional library. For some reason I cannot explain, I picked up ‘Gallant Waif’! It’s my first Anne Gracie. I was influenced by cosmic waves,no doubt! *g*

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  217. I can’t believe it! Last week, I was in a tiny village that devoted some space on its main street (consisting of a dozen shops) to donated books sold to benefit the regional library. For some reason I cannot explain, I picked up ‘Gallant Waif’! It’s my first Anne Gracie. I was influenced by cosmic waves,no doubt! *g*

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  218. I can’t believe it! Last week, I was in a tiny village that devoted some space on its main street (consisting of a dozen shops) to donated books sold to benefit the regional library. For some reason I cannot explain, I picked up ‘Gallant Waif’! It’s my first Anne Gracie. I was influenced by cosmic waves,no doubt! *g*

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  219. I can’t believe it! Last week, I was in a tiny village that devoted some space on its main street (consisting of a dozen shops) to donated books sold to benefit the regional library. For some reason I cannot explain, I picked up ‘Gallant Waif’! It’s my first Anne Gracie. I was influenced by cosmic waves,no doubt! *g*

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  220. I can’t believe it! Last week, I was in a tiny village that devoted some space on its main street (consisting of a dozen shops) to donated books sold to benefit the regional library. For some reason I cannot explain, I picked up ‘Gallant Waif’! It’s my first Anne Gracie. I was influenced by cosmic waves,no doubt! *g*

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  221. I’m a contemporary type but as a friend and fellow Aussie, I just wanted to come and say hi to Anne in her new Wench home. (Where *do* wenches live — taverns?) Anne, you’ll be a fantastic addition to an already impressive line up. And so sophisticated in your feather boas! πŸ™‚

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  222. I’m a contemporary type but as a friend and fellow Aussie, I just wanted to come and say hi to Anne in her new Wench home. (Where *do* wenches live — taverns?) Anne, you’ll be a fantastic addition to an already impressive line up. And so sophisticated in your feather boas! πŸ™‚

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  223. I’m a contemporary type but as a friend and fellow Aussie, I just wanted to come and say hi to Anne in her new Wench home. (Where *do* wenches live — taverns?) Anne, you’ll be a fantastic addition to an already impressive line up. And so sophisticated in your feather boas! πŸ™‚

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  224. I’m a contemporary type but as a friend and fellow Aussie, I just wanted to come and say hi to Anne in her new Wench home. (Where *do* wenches live — taverns?) Anne, you’ll be a fantastic addition to an already impressive line up. And so sophisticated in your feather boas! πŸ™‚

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  225. I’m a contemporary type but as a friend and fellow Aussie, I just wanted to come and say hi to Anne in her new Wench home. (Where *do* wenches live — taverns?) Anne, you’ll be a fantastic addition to an already impressive line up. And so sophisticated in your feather boas! πŸ™‚

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  226. Anne,
    We are sorry to lose you as our RWA president but so glad you get to blog with such an elite group of writers. Historicals rock! Keep writing ladies. Anne, can’t wait to read your new series,
    Sue Webb

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  227. Anne,
    We are sorry to lose you as our RWA president but so glad you get to blog with such an elite group of writers. Historicals rock! Keep writing ladies. Anne, can’t wait to read your new series,
    Sue Webb

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  228. Anne,
    We are sorry to lose you as our RWA president but so glad you get to blog with such an elite group of writers. Historicals rock! Keep writing ladies. Anne, can’t wait to read your new series,
    Sue Webb

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  229. Anne,
    We are sorry to lose you as our RWA president but so glad you get to blog with such an elite group of writers. Historicals rock! Keep writing ladies. Anne, can’t wait to read your new series,
    Sue Webb

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  230. Anne,
    We are sorry to lose you as our RWA president but so glad you get to blog with such an elite group of writers. Historicals rock! Keep writing ladies. Anne, can’t wait to read your new series,
    Sue Webb

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  231. A big welcome Anne!
    I am a huge fan . . .just love your books! You have, as you know, joined a marvelous group, and will have lots of fun here. I look forward to chatting with you often.

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  232. A big welcome Anne!
    I am a huge fan . . .just love your books! You have, as you know, joined a marvelous group, and will have lots of fun here. I look forward to chatting with you often.

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  233. A big welcome Anne!
    I am a huge fan . . .just love your books! You have, as you know, joined a marvelous group, and will have lots of fun here. I look forward to chatting with you often.

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  234. A big welcome Anne!
    I am a huge fan . . .just love your books! You have, as you know, joined a marvelous group, and will have lots of fun here. I look forward to chatting with you often.

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  235. A big welcome Anne!
    I am a huge fan . . .just love your books! You have, as you know, joined a marvelous group, and will have lots of fun here. I look forward to chatting with you often.

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  236. I am very glad to meet you, Ms. Gracie, albeit virtually and online. I am with those who loved Gideon as a hero, but must say that owing to a childhood love affair with George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, I thoroughly enjoyed The Stolen Princess also.

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  237. I am very glad to meet you, Ms. Gracie, albeit virtually and online. I am with those who loved Gideon as a hero, but must say that owing to a childhood love affair with George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, I thoroughly enjoyed The Stolen Princess also.

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  238. I am very glad to meet you, Ms. Gracie, albeit virtually and online. I am with those who loved Gideon as a hero, but must say that owing to a childhood love affair with George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, I thoroughly enjoyed The Stolen Princess also.

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  239. I am very glad to meet you, Ms. Gracie, albeit virtually and online. I am with those who loved Gideon as a hero, but must say that owing to a childhood love affair with George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, I thoroughly enjoyed The Stolen Princess also.

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  240. I am very glad to meet you, Ms. Gracie, albeit virtually and online. I am with those who loved Gideon as a hero, but must say that owing to a childhood love affair with George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, I thoroughly enjoyed The Stolen Princess also.

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  241. Hi Anne,
    I was positive that I had read your books but now i’m not so sure. If not I don’t know how I missed them because they sound like really terrific reads, so read before or not I look forward to reading them (again?)!

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  242. Hi Anne,
    I was positive that I had read your books but now i’m not so sure. If not I don’t know how I missed them because they sound like really terrific reads, so read before or not I look forward to reading them (again?)!

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  243. Hi Anne,
    I was positive that I had read your books but now i’m not so sure. If not I don’t know how I missed them because they sound like really terrific reads, so read before or not I look forward to reading them (again?)!

    Reply
  244. Hi Anne,
    I was positive that I had read your books but now i’m not so sure. If not I don’t know how I missed them because they sound like really terrific reads, so read before or not I look forward to reading them (again?)!

    Reply
  245. Hi Anne,
    I was positive that I had read your books but now i’m not so sure. If not I don’t know how I missed them because they sound like really terrific reads, so read before or not I look forward to reading them (again?)!

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  246. Sue, thanks for that. It was very rewarding, working on the RWA exec and working with a great bunch of people there. There’s a new fabulous bunch now, and they’re going to do wonderful things, I know.

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  247. Sue, thanks for that. It was very rewarding, working on the RWA exec and working with a great bunch of people there. There’s a new fabulous bunch now, and they’re going to do wonderful things, I know.

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  248. Sue, thanks for that. It was very rewarding, working on the RWA exec and working with a great bunch of people there. There’s a new fabulous bunch now, and they’re going to do wonderful things, I know.

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  249. Sue, thanks for that. It was very rewarding, working on the RWA exec and working with a great bunch of people there. There’s a new fabulous bunch now, and they’re going to do wonderful things, I know.

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  250. Sue, thanks for that. It was very rewarding, working on the RWA exec and working with a great bunch of people there. There’s a new fabulous bunch now, and they’re going to do wonderful things, I know.

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  251. Andrea Pickens, right back at you — I love your books, too, and really enjoyed your interview, which I caught up with belatedly. Work, interfering with pleasure Thank you, it’s exciting to be here.
    George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, Virginia? I’ve never heard of them. Care to explain a little more?

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  252. Andrea Pickens, right back at you — I love your books, too, and really enjoyed your interview, which I caught up with belatedly. Work, interfering with pleasure Thank you, it’s exciting to be here.
    George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, Virginia? I’ve never heard of them. Care to explain a little more?

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  253. Andrea Pickens, right back at you — I love your books, too, and really enjoyed your interview, which I caught up with belatedly. Work, interfering with pleasure Thank you, it’s exciting to be here.
    George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, Virginia? I’ve never heard of them. Care to explain a little more?

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  254. Andrea Pickens, right back at you — I love your books, too, and really enjoyed your interview, which I caught up with belatedly. Work, interfering with pleasure Thank you, it’s exciting to be here.
    George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, Virginia? I’ve never heard of them. Care to explain a little more?

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  255. Andrea Pickens, right back at you — I love your books, too, and really enjoyed your interview, which I caught up with belatedly. Work, interfering with pleasure Thank you, it’s exciting to be here.
    George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, Virginia? I’ve never heard of them. Care to explain a little more?

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  256. Hi Candy, there are so many wonderful books out there, it’s easy to forget what you’ve read or haven’t. I’m shocking with titles — I’ll often buy a book I already have. But two pages in and I recall… Still, it’s no problem, as they’re always by some author I like, so I just give them to friends.

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  257. Hi Candy, there are so many wonderful books out there, it’s easy to forget what you’ve read or haven’t. I’m shocking with titles — I’ll often buy a book I already have. But two pages in and I recall… Still, it’s no problem, as they’re always by some author I like, so I just give them to friends.

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  258. Hi Candy, there are so many wonderful books out there, it’s easy to forget what you’ve read or haven’t. I’m shocking with titles — I’ll often buy a book I already have. But two pages in and I recall… Still, it’s no problem, as they’re always by some author I like, so I just give them to friends.

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  259. Hi Candy, there are so many wonderful books out there, it’s easy to forget what you’ve read or haven’t. I’m shocking with titles — I’ll often buy a book I already have. But two pages in and I recall… Still, it’s no problem, as they’re always by some author I like, so I just give them to friends.

    Reply
  260. Hi Candy, there are so many wonderful books out there, it’s easy to forget what you’ve read or haven’t. I’m shocking with titles — I’ll often buy a book I already have. But two pages in and I recall… Still, it’s no problem, as they’re always by some author I like, so I just give them to friends.

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  261. Ok, I’ve just been on google checking out George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, that Virginia mentioned. Did you know some are available for free download on Project Gutenberg, Virginia. I might check them out later. But I now get the reference, thank you. Those books didn’t make it to Australia, I guess.

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  262. Ok, I’ve just been on google checking out George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, that Virginia mentioned. Did you know some are available for free download on Project Gutenberg, Virginia. I might check them out later. But I now get the reference, thank you. Those books didn’t make it to Australia, I guess.

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  263. Ok, I’ve just been on google checking out George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, that Virginia mentioned. Did you know some are available for free download on Project Gutenberg, Virginia. I might check them out later. But I now get the reference, thank you. Those books didn’t make it to Australia, I guess.

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  264. Ok, I’ve just been on google checking out George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, that Virginia mentioned. Did you know some are available for free download on Project Gutenberg, Virginia. I might check them out later. But I now get the reference, thank you. Those books didn’t make it to Australia, I guess.

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  265. Ok, I’ve just been on google checking out George Barr McCutcheon’s Graustark books, that Virginia mentioned. Did you know some are available for free download on Project Gutenberg, Virginia. I might check them out later. But I now get the reference, thank you. Those books didn’t make it to Australia, I guess.

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  266. Welcome Anne!
    Can’t wait to read your future blogs, especially if they are travel-related. I’m planning to take a few months off to go travel the world too!

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  267. Welcome Anne!
    Can’t wait to read your future blogs, especially if they are travel-related. I’m planning to take a few months off to go travel the world too!

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  268. Welcome Anne!
    Can’t wait to read your future blogs, especially if they are travel-related. I’m planning to take a few months off to go travel the world too!

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  269. Welcome Anne!
    Can’t wait to read your future blogs, especially if they are travel-related. I’m planning to take a few months off to go travel the world too!

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  270. Welcome Anne!
    Can’t wait to read your future blogs, especially if they are travel-related. I’m planning to take a few months off to go travel the world too!

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  271. OMG, I LOVE Anne Gracie! Hi Anne!!! I don’t know if you remember me but when I used to be at Vagabonds, I asked you to blog and you were so nice and did the most awesome blog ever. Plus, Anne didn’t mind it so much when I accidentally sent e-mails to her over Anna Campbell after she helped me get in contact with AC. *g*
    I’ve talked about this forever, and I think I mentioned it in an e-mail to Anne Gracie. But my favorite book of hers is The Perfect Waltz…I especially love the scene when the orphaned girls come down the staircase and May has a doll in her hands, which is all she ever wanted. I bawled so hard in that scene. That perfect series was indeed “perfect” and I’ve been a fan ever since.
    I’m so thrilled you’ve joined the Wenches! Yippee!

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  272. OMG, I LOVE Anne Gracie! Hi Anne!!! I don’t know if you remember me but when I used to be at Vagabonds, I asked you to blog and you were so nice and did the most awesome blog ever. Plus, Anne didn’t mind it so much when I accidentally sent e-mails to her over Anna Campbell after she helped me get in contact with AC. *g*
    I’ve talked about this forever, and I think I mentioned it in an e-mail to Anne Gracie. But my favorite book of hers is The Perfect Waltz…I especially love the scene when the orphaned girls come down the staircase and May has a doll in her hands, which is all she ever wanted. I bawled so hard in that scene. That perfect series was indeed “perfect” and I’ve been a fan ever since.
    I’m so thrilled you’ve joined the Wenches! Yippee!

    Reply
  273. OMG, I LOVE Anne Gracie! Hi Anne!!! I don’t know if you remember me but when I used to be at Vagabonds, I asked you to blog and you were so nice and did the most awesome blog ever. Plus, Anne didn’t mind it so much when I accidentally sent e-mails to her over Anna Campbell after she helped me get in contact with AC. *g*
    I’ve talked about this forever, and I think I mentioned it in an e-mail to Anne Gracie. But my favorite book of hers is The Perfect Waltz…I especially love the scene when the orphaned girls come down the staircase and May has a doll in her hands, which is all she ever wanted. I bawled so hard in that scene. That perfect series was indeed “perfect” and I’ve been a fan ever since.
    I’m so thrilled you’ve joined the Wenches! Yippee!

    Reply
  274. OMG, I LOVE Anne Gracie! Hi Anne!!! I don’t know if you remember me but when I used to be at Vagabonds, I asked you to blog and you were so nice and did the most awesome blog ever. Plus, Anne didn’t mind it so much when I accidentally sent e-mails to her over Anna Campbell after she helped me get in contact with AC. *g*
    I’ve talked about this forever, and I think I mentioned it in an e-mail to Anne Gracie. But my favorite book of hers is The Perfect Waltz…I especially love the scene when the orphaned girls come down the staircase and May has a doll in her hands, which is all she ever wanted. I bawled so hard in that scene. That perfect series was indeed “perfect” and I’ve been a fan ever since.
    I’m so thrilled you’ve joined the Wenches! Yippee!

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  275. OMG, I LOVE Anne Gracie! Hi Anne!!! I don’t know if you remember me but when I used to be at Vagabonds, I asked you to blog and you were so nice and did the most awesome blog ever. Plus, Anne didn’t mind it so much when I accidentally sent e-mails to her over Anna Campbell after she helped me get in contact with AC. *g*
    I’ve talked about this forever, and I think I mentioned it in an e-mail to Anne Gracie. But my favorite book of hers is The Perfect Waltz…I especially love the scene when the orphaned girls come down the staircase and May has a doll in her hands, which is all she ever wanted. I bawled so hard in that scene. That perfect series was indeed “perfect” and I’ve been a fan ever since.
    I’m so thrilled you’ve joined the Wenches! Yippee!

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  276. Welcome Anne!
    You became an auto-buy author for me after I read THE PERFECT RAKE. I devoured it and loved every bit of it. Since then I have been trying to track down your older books, but they are hard to find.
    I will miss Loretta Chase, but I look forward to reading your blogs.

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  277. Welcome Anne!
    You became an auto-buy author for me after I read THE PERFECT RAKE. I devoured it and loved every bit of it. Since then I have been trying to track down your older books, but they are hard to find.
    I will miss Loretta Chase, but I look forward to reading your blogs.

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  278. Welcome Anne!
    You became an auto-buy author for me after I read THE PERFECT RAKE. I devoured it and loved every bit of it. Since then I have been trying to track down your older books, but they are hard to find.
    I will miss Loretta Chase, but I look forward to reading your blogs.

    Reply
  279. Welcome Anne!
    You became an auto-buy author for me after I read THE PERFECT RAKE. I devoured it and loved every bit of it. Since then I have been trying to track down your older books, but they are hard to find.
    I will miss Loretta Chase, but I look forward to reading your blogs.

    Reply
  280. Welcome Anne!
    You became an auto-buy author for me after I read THE PERFECT RAKE. I devoured it and loved every bit of it. Since then I have been trying to track down your older books, but they are hard to find.
    I will miss Loretta Chase, but I look forward to reading your blogs.

    Reply
  281. Arianna, thanks for the welcome. I don’t think I’ll be blogging too much about traveling for a while yet — unless it’s historical traveling. I’m nailed to a chair at the moment and when I leave it, I think expect to be contemplating house renovations…
    Elyssa, lovely to see you here, too–of course I remember you. I had fun with the Vagabonds. And no problem with the mix up between Anna Campbell and me. We’re friends, and as members of the Greater Tribe of Annes&Annas, we’re used to things like that.
    That scene in Perfect Waltz was written with wonderful lady I know called June, in mind. She grew up in an orphanage and prayed every year for a doll, and each year got a darning needle and wool instead… Some things you don’t make up.

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  282. Arianna, thanks for the welcome. I don’t think I’ll be blogging too much about traveling for a while yet — unless it’s historical traveling. I’m nailed to a chair at the moment and when I leave it, I think expect to be contemplating house renovations…
    Elyssa, lovely to see you here, too–of course I remember you. I had fun with the Vagabonds. And no problem with the mix up between Anna Campbell and me. We’re friends, and as members of the Greater Tribe of Annes&Annas, we’re used to things like that.
    That scene in Perfect Waltz was written with wonderful lady I know called June, in mind. She grew up in an orphanage and prayed every year for a doll, and each year got a darning needle and wool instead… Some things you don’t make up.

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  283. Arianna, thanks for the welcome. I don’t think I’ll be blogging too much about traveling for a while yet — unless it’s historical traveling. I’m nailed to a chair at the moment and when I leave it, I think expect to be contemplating house renovations…
    Elyssa, lovely to see you here, too–of course I remember you. I had fun with the Vagabonds. And no problem with the mix up between Anna Campbell and me. We’re friends, and as members of the Greater Tribe of Annes&Annas, we’re used to things like that.
    That scene in Perfect Waltz was written with wonderful lady I know called June, in mind. She grew up in an orphanage and prayed every year for a doll, and each year got a darning needle and wool instead… Some things you don’t make up.

    Reply
  284. Arianna, thanks for the welcome. I don’t think I’ll be blogging too much about traveling for a while yet — unless it’s historical traveling. I’m nailed to a chair at the moment and when I leave it, I think expect to be contemplating house renovations…
    Elyssa, lovely to see you here, too–of course I remember you. I had fun with the Vagabonds. And no problem with the mix up between Anna Campbell and me. We’re friends, and as members of the Greater Tribe of Annes&Annas, we’re used to things like that.
    That scene in Perfect Waltz was written with wonderful lady I know called June, in mind. She grew up in an orphanage and prayed every year for a doll, and each year got a darning needle and wool instead… Some things you don’t make up.

    Reply
  285. Arianna, thanks for the welcome. I don’t think I’ll be blogging too much about traveling for a while yet — unless it’s historical traveling. I’m nailed to a chair at the moment and when I leave it, I think expect to be contemplating house renovations…
    Elyssa, lovely to see you here, too–of course I remember you. I had fun with the Vagabonds. And no problem with the mix up between Anna Campbell and me. We’re friends, and as members of the Greater Tribe of Annes&Annas, we’re used to things like that.
    That scene in Perfect Waltz was written with wonderful lady I know called June, in mind. She grew up in an orphanage and prayed every year for a doll, and each year got a darning needle and wool instead… Some things you don’t make up.

    Reply
  286. Arianna, I should have said, “Bon voyage!” It would be great if you could drop in on the WWenches from exotic locations and say hi.
    Valerie, thank you. We’ll all miss Loretta’s posts (I’m a regular wench blog reader too), but she’s not leaving forever — she’ll be dropping in from time to time. The main thing is to free her up so she can concentrate on writing more fabulous books.

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  287. Arianna, I should have said, “Bon voyage!” It would be great if you could drop in on the WWenches from exotic locations and say hi.
    Valerie, thank you. We’ll all miss Loretta’s posts (I’m a regular wench blog reader too), but she’s not leaving forever — she’ll be dropping in from time to time. The main thing is to free her up so she can concentrate on writing more fabulous books.

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  288. Arianna, I should have said, “Bon voyage!” It would be great if you could drop in on the WWenches from exotic locations and say hi.
    Valerie, thank you. We’ll all miss Loretta’s posts (I’m a regular wench blog reader too), but she’s not leaving forever — she’ll be dropping in from time to time. The main thing is to free her up so she can concentrate on writing more fabulous books.

    Reply
  289. Arianna, I should have said, “Bon voyage!” It would be great if you could drop in on the WWenches from exotic locations and say hi.
    Valerie, thank you. We’ll all miss Loretta’s posts (I’m a regular wench blog reader too), but she’s not leaving forever — she’ll be dropping in from time to time. The main thing is to free her up so she can concentrate on writing more fabulous books.

    Reply
  290. Arianna, I should have said, “Bon voyage!” It would be great if you could drop in on the WWenches from exotic locations and say hi.
    Valerie, thank you. We’ll all miss Loretta’s posts (I’m a regular wench blog reader too), but she’s not leaving forever — she’ll be dropping in from time to time. The main thing is to free her up so she can concentrate on writing more fabulous books.

    Reply
  291. Yahoo! I’m back from my Pacific Northwest odyssey, including the delightful Surrey International Writers Conference in beautiful British Columbia, and I’m not the least surprised to see that you’ve made a smashing and polished debut here at Word Wenches.
    I was most amused by your story of how you insinuated new critters into the household as a child. Your mom was obviously a sport. πŸ™‚
    Mary Jo, being rather overpowered by The Fluffster, the newest salvage cat. Any typos are HER fault!
    opopr

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  292. Yahoo! I’m back from my Pacific Northwest odyssey, including the delightful Surrey International Writers Conference in beautiful British Columbia, and I’m not the least surprised to see that you’ve made a smashing and polished debut here at Word Wenches.
    I was most amused by your story of how you insinuated new critters into the household as a child. Your mom was obviously a sport. πŸ™‚
    Mary Jo, being rather overpowered by The Fluffster, the newest salvage cat. Any typos are HER fault!
    opopr

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  293. Yahoo! I’m back from my Pacific Northwest odyssey, including the delightful Surrey International Writers Conference in beautiful British Columbia, and I’m not the least surprised to see that you’ve made a smashing and polished debut here at Word Wenches.
    I was most amused by your story of how you insinuated new critters into the household as a child. Your mom was obviously a sport. πŸ™‚
    Mary Jo, being rather overpowered by The Fluffster, the newest salvage cat. Any typos are HER fault!
    opopr

    Reply
  294. Yahoo! I’m back from my Pacific Northwest odyssey, including the delightful Surrey International Writers Conference in beautiful British Columbia, and I’m not the least surprised to see that you’ve made a smashing and polished debut here at Word Wenches.
    I was most amused by your story of how you insinuated new critters into the household as a child. Your mom was obviously a sport. πŸ™‚
    Mary Jo, being rather overpowered by The Fluffster, the newest salvage cat. Any typos are HER fault!
    opopr

    Reply
  295. Yahoo! I’m back from my Pacific Northwest odyssey, including the delightful Surrey International Writers Conference in beautiful British Columbia, and I’m not the least surprised to see that you’ve made a smashing and polished debut here at Word Wenches.
    I was most amused by your story of how you insinuated new critters into the household as a child. Your mom was obviously a sport. πŸ™‚
    Mary Jo, being rather overpowered by The Fluffster, the newest salvage cat. Any typos are HER fault!
    opopr

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  296. Welcome back Mary Jo. BC is a beautiful part of Canada. I’d love to go there in Autumn and see the colors.
    Yes, my mother was a sport about the various animals. Her desire not to be lumbered with any more animals warred with her belief that every creature who looked at her was starving and neglected.
    I’m impressed you got a welcome from the Fluffster. My cat used to give me the cold shoulder for ages after I’d dared to leave her.

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  297. Welcome back Mary Jo. BC is a beautiful part of Canada. I’d love to go there in Autumn and see the colors.
    Yes, my mother was a sport about the various animals. Her desire not to be lumbered with any more animals warred with her belief that every creature who looked at her was starving and neglected.
    I’m impressed you got a welcome from the Fluffster. My cat used to give me the cold shoulder for ages after I’d dared to leave her.

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  298. Welcome back Mary Jo. BC is a beautiful part of Canada. I’d love to go there in Autumn and see the colors.
    Yes, my mother was a sport about the various animals. Her desire not to be lumbered with any more animals warred with her belief that every creature who looked at her was starving and neglected.
    I’m impressed you got a welcome from the Fluffster. My cat used to give me the cold shoulder for ages after I’d dared to leave her.

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  299. Welcome back Mary Jo. BC is a beautiful part of Canada. I’d love to go there in Autumn and see the colors.
    Yes, my mother was a sport about the various animals. Her desire not to be lumbered with any more animals warred with her belief that every creature who looked at her was starving and neglected.
    I’m impressed you got a welcome from the Fluffster. My cat used to give me the cold shoulder for ages after I’d dared to leave her.

    Reply
  300. Welcome back Mary Jo. BC is a beautiful part of Canada. I’d love to go there in Autumn and see the colors.
    Yes, my mother was a sport about the various animals. Her desire not to be lumbered with any more animals warred with her belief that every creature who looked at her was starving and neglected.
    I’m impressed you got a welcome from the Fluffster. My cat used to give me the cold shoulder for ages after I’d dared to leave her.

    Reply

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