Happy November to one and all! Today, we’re kicking off our month of reading The Deception of the Emerald Ring. Our guest blogger and moderator for this month is my sweet friend Beth. Beth and I were luck-of-the-draw college suitemates, and we quickly discovered a mutual fondness for Broadway musicals, Disney movies, and gingham dresses. Beth is actually the person responsible for putting a copy of Pink I in my hands seven years ago. I’m thrilled that she is going to be leading us through this month of discussion.
Before I had this post over to her, two quick announcements. First, I’ll be giving away a signed copy of Pink III next week, so be on the lookout for that. Second, thanks to everyone who participated in Ask the Author II on Friday! I promised that two commenters would be the recipients of some Pink swag, so congratulations to Holly@GunInActOne and Rebecca E. You will both be receive a Pink for All Seasons mug designed for either Pink I or Pink II. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address so I can send you your prize! I will post pictures of these mugs soon. The plan is to create one for every book in the Pink series! More on this later – for now, I will let Beth introduce herself.
Hi All! I am so excited (as in, on a scale from one to excited, off the charts excited!) to be guest posting as a part of Pink for All Seasons. Ask Ashley and she’ll tell you – I’m the reason she got into The Pink Carnation series in the first place – and I am delighted to be a part of the Pink party years later. In all honesty, I’m a little nervous about this. I’ve never really blogged before, and have no idea if I can do as good as a job as Erin and fabulous Ashley herself. Regardless… here we go!
The Deception of the Emerald Ring is my favorite book. Hands down. For a refresher, check out Lauren’s recap of the book on her webpage. I love this book – and as I was reading the prologue to get ready for this adventure, I got to thinking about why I love this one. It’s not that I love any of the others any less, but for some reason this one is my favoritest of the favorites. What is it about this book that just hits that perfect spot on a rainy afternoon with a fuzzy blanket and a warm, snuggly pup? I think I’ve got 3 reasons why the Emerald Ring and I are such good friends:
- Eloise and I were doing research together. Granted, I was in graduate school studying gastrointestinal physiology and she was studying French spies, but still – I totally sympathized with Eloise’s jaunts in the bowels of the library. I was happy to have some company along the research way….even if Eloise was in London and I was in North Carolina.
- By Emerald Ring, I trusted Lauren. I’m the kind of reader that takes a little while to trust an author, and two books into this series not only was I hooked, but I trusted Lauren to take me on a swashbuckling adventure. It’s such a comforting feeling to sit back and let yourself get swept away in a story!
- Letty. I just love this character. She’s got spunk, spirit, and strength – that is a triple threat in my book. She’s the kind of girl you can root for, from the very first page, and I couldn’t wait to see what adventure Lauren had up her sleeve for this heroine.
So, I’m thrilled to get started with my favoritest of the favorites. As Geoff writes to Mary Alsworthy, “All is in readiness…” Bring on the adventure! As we start though, I’m curious. What are you looking forward to about reading The Deception of the Emerald Ring?