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June 25, 2008


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Hi Jen,
I've been fortunate to participate in the past two call-ins, so I understand if books are limited and I don't get one this time (although my fingers are crossed :) ).... but I did want to share some thoughts on tonight's interview:
I was interested to hear the type of research Laurie did for the book; there was the usual reading and site visits, but also learning to dance and how to conduct oneself at a Regency Ball.
Also, changing the timeline of her novel so that Jane/Courtney's visit to London coincided with a time that Jane Austen was actually in London was a smart step. It didn't change the way the story read, but to a true Jane Austen fan that detail probably meant a lot.
I'll post my review of the book and link to your interview in the next few days - thanks!

Julie P.

Once again you did a wonderful job moderating the the discussion! It was a lot of fun -- I blogged about it here:

I already have a copy of STONE CREEK so don't include me for one of the 25! I am planning on participating though.


I really enjoyed the interview! It was really great and informative. I haven't received the book from the library yet but after listening to the interview I'm even more anxious to read it.

I already have a copy of Stone Creek so don't include me for that but I can't wait for the interview!

Darby Lohrding

Hi Jen,
You again were the perfect hostess; I so enjoy these monthly interviews! I just can't imagine writing a book yet alone from the point of view of a previous time period - I found the research process very interesting.
I hope to receive a copy of Stone Creek, for it of course is on my list of books to read.
I look forward to our July interview!


I love your website! I would love to participate in your interviews. Thanks so much!


My gosh Laurie is so well-spoken! It's great to hear that a lot of research and personal experience (ie when she was explaining the dancing scenes) went into the book. Jen, you also hosted the show extremely well. =) =) that was so entertaining to listen to!
I can't wait for the next interview :)


Great interview. The author was very well spoken. Thanks for asking what she thinks about the fact that Jane Austen is hot again in popular culture :)


Great interview. The author was very well spoken. Thanks for asking what she thinks about the fact that Jane Austen is hot again in popular culture :)

Crystal Boone

if it is not to late I would love to particpate in this newest book club book. I have listened to your other interviews and I can say I am hooked. I have wanted to become more involved in some of the books I read and I think I have just found my outlet.

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