Seems to me it’s time to answer a few of the questions I’ve received in my email in recent weeks. Everyone gets personal responses, of course–and yes, that’s really me answering them–but some of the answers might interest the rest of you, too.
1–I just read One Mountain Away, and I loved the book, but did it really have to end that way? It was so sad.
I understand this response completely, because it’s always hard to let go of a character we’ve grown fond of. But there are all kinds of happy endings. To me, the happiest is when the character is able to achieve everything she most desires. And I think Charlotte does. Plus she leaves an important legacy, which the other books in the series will explore. And I promise, Charlotte’s an important part of everything to come.
2–I’ve just read Prospect Street for the second time and I’m hoping there’s a sequel. Is there?
I’ve always thought that Hope, Faith’s sister (and no, there IS no Charity in the story) needed her own book. But the opportunity slipped by as other books emerged. At this point, I think Prospect Street will remain a stand-alone novel. But I’ve been wrong before.
3–Did I miss the promised sixth novel in the Shenandoah Album series? And why can’t I get these books any way except as ebooks now?
You didn’t miss Summer Winds because I’ve yet to write it. But I plan to write it, and promise you’ll know when I do. How it will be published is up in the air but I do have WONDERFUL news about the series. My publisher will be reissuing Wedding Ring, Endless Chain and Lover’s Knot in trade paperback editions with brand new covers next spring! I just discovered this and I am so excited. And who knows what will happen if the reissues do well? Stay tuned for more news on that front as it happens.
4–You’ve mentioned moving in your blogs and on your Facebook Page. Where are you now?
We are smack in the middle of Indecision, Anyplace. Since our summer cottage is BADLY in need of renovation, that will start soon and we’re trying to figure out when we’ll be needed here for decisions and when we can start our trek south to find a permanent home. Since so much’s going to be done to the house, I’ve decided to bore you with before and after photos, my own HGTV style special, here on my blog. Watch for that soon because I may be asking for advice. I think I’ll need it. Right now we’re clearing out all the rooms so the workers can get in. The neighborhood loves us. The stuff we can’t use disappears the moment we put it on the curb. Since some of it came from other people’s curbs, I’m delighted. The best kind of recycling.
Want a question answered here? Just let Emilie know. You can email through her website or you can ask your questions under comments here at the blog.