Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spotting That New Release


  • Hi Everyone,

I was so excited to see my newest release, A DAUGHTER'S RETURN, in my local Wal-mart along with the other LIH's that came out this month! I think that's as exciting as receiving the first copies of my book. I'll be looking at the other two Wal-marts I sometimes go to this week to see if they are on the selves there, too. And I'd love to know if you've seen it in your area.

This story was special to me because we've known about Rebecca since the beginning, and wondered what happened to her. Even after she was found, we didn't know everything and this is a new beginning for her.

I love writing the Bordinghouse Betrothal series for LIH! And I so enjoy doing research for them. I just turned in the next story in this series (no title just yet) but it will be a November release. I was thrilled to write Christmas into it and much of my research revolved around Macy's. I loved finding out that they were doing their Christmas windows long before my story which takes place in 1897. They had a Santa Clause in their store before then, too. And they were very good to their employees. One of them, Emily, lives at Heaton House and I think she may have to have her own story one of these days.  Do you think a window dresser would be an interesting occupation? I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for occupations you'd like to see represented in this series!

Until next time,
Janet Lee Barton

17 comments:

  1. I'd love to know more about Macy's! I love it when real places and history take place in LI's.

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  2. It's in our Walmart up here in the cold-cold North--Canada. :D

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  3. Looking forward to this one, Janet. I'm excited to hear that your next one is in Nov. That means, you, me and Ginger will all have Nov books out. woo hoo.
    I'll check our local Walmart to see if your book is there. When it gets warmer. LOL

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, Pamela, Sandra and Lori!
    And thanks for letting me know it's in your Walmart, Sandra!
    I understand about staying in from the cold, Lori! Our driveway is still icy from yesterday. Not venturing out--those slip and slides are no fun. :)

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  5. I think having a heroine who's a window dresser would be so fun!! I hope you go for it :)

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  6. Thanks Winnie! I think it would be fun, too!

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  7. I'll be on the lookout at Wal Mart's too. I love seeing books of my favorite authors available.

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  8. I think a window dresser at Macy's would be fascinating! Janet, you've done some really unique things with the series and your covers have been terrific!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by Diane and Linda!
    I love looking for my favorite authors books on the selves too!
    And Linda, I think they have done beautiful covers for this series, too!! I've been thrilled with all of them.
    I'm glad you think a story about a window dresser would be interesting!

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  10. Hey Janet,
    I LOVE this series!!! I know we have talked about it many times, but I just thought of a new occupation you could use. I would like to see a schoolteacher. Now I know that has been used many times, but it is usually a teacher on the prairie. I would love to see how a teacher worked in New York City in the time you are writing in. That would be different. To really be different, you could have one of the young men in the boardinghouse be the teacher and he clashes with the widowed mother of his most mischievous student by saying she should control her child better and she could say he as the teacher should. You also write kids so well so that could really be fun. Blessings to you!

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  11. Thank you, Aaron! I'm so glad you like this series! And I'll put that teacher on my list! You always have great ideas!

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  12. I love seeing the new LIHs show up in my local Walmart each month. The sight never ceases to make me smile.

    I think a window dresser would make an interesting professions for a heroine.

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  13. I would love to read about a Macy's window dresser :) And I love learning all of the interesting history tidbits through the books!

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  14. Thanks Keli and Renee!
    I think that one will go in my next proposal! :)

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  15. Janet,
    I have loved everything I've read by you, and I know I'll love this one no less, my friend!

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  16. Janet - I'm so thrilled to see another Boardinghouse book. You've penned a wonderful series!

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