First, Joe and I took a wonderful trip to the Biltmore House last week, a long overdue anniversary celebration and a much needed getaway, and it was such fun!
The history of Biltmore is well worth exploring and––what great timing––guess what! Deeanne Gist's Maid to Match e-book is now FREE on Kindle! And the NOOK (thanks, Veronica, for asking). Act quickly. It won't last, I'm sure, but what a fun read, and its backdrop is the historic Biltmore House.
More pics from our trip can be seen here.
Next, look what my sweet editors sent me yesterday....
My wonderful editors at Bethany House Publishers,
Charlene Patterson and Karen Schurrer,
are holding the first copy of A Lasting Impression
There were days I thought this book would never end, and days when I think Charlene and Karen wondered too. But they were so kind and supportive through it all, and the book is so much better due to their suggestions and creativity, as well as those from my agent, Natasha Kern. I loved the research involved (and included) in this story and am thrilled that I've got two more books to write in this new Southern mansion series.
And now––I told you I felt a tad ADD––for the winners of the books I listed last week. Thanks to everyone who left a comment, and Judy, give me a drumroll from Kansas...
Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts goes to KAREN
Blood Secret by Lisa Harris goes to CATHERINE
House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson goes to JULES
If you fabulous gals will send me your snail mail addresses (via my website contact form), I'll get your books mailed this week. And Robin, I'll see you soon, friend, as we're headed on the same trip. I won't say where we're going exactly but Bon voyage would be appropriate, and I can hardly wait!
Blessings on your Tuesday,
P.S. An excerpt from A Lasting Impression is now up! If interested, you can read the first two chapters here.