#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Back Again!

I had a major setback with the flu this past weekend–you might even call it a meltdown–but glad to say, I’m over that and back in action.  Phew!  Remind me never to take my usually good health for granted.  :)

The new contest kicked in yesterday–one winner will receive a Sherry Muchira CD, ALL THINGS NEW, along with a signed book.  The other will receive one of my dolomite/jade pendants and, of course, a signed book.  So comment on, my friends!

The flu doesn’t really leave me with much to report–nothing you’d want to hear anyway.  :)  It’s kind of like the readings from Leviticus, playing now on the Daily Audio Bible.  I tough them out, but sometimes they border on gross, to be perfectly frank.  I’ll be really glad when we get past that stuff and into the sweeping epics, etc.  You know I’m a believer, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, but I gotta tell ya, it’s beyond me why parts of Leviticus are considered inspired.  The Old Testament does one thing for sure, though–it shows us just how much we really need a Messiah.  Thank Him for Him.  :)

I’ve had to cancel my trip to Italy–this flu just put me too far behind.  I’m staying home all summer, to write, write, write.  And do I ever have some great ideas.  Stay tuned for a trilogy about cowgirls who know their gemstones, and the cowboys they love, of course.  Also, dogs, cats, horses and the occasional buffalo.  You just never know what kind of critter might turn up in my stories, whether they’re two-legged or four.

As you should be able to tell, I’m feeling REALLY good again.

We had snow during the night, so the world is blanketed in white, interspersed with millions of diamonds.  The sun is so bright today that I was able to use God’s happy light–you’ll recall my lament that the other one blew out.  Well, it’s only fair to tell you that the people at Full Spectrum Solutions, specifically a crackerjack customer service person named Amy, really stepped up.  They had a new unit out to me even before I got around to sending back the old one, and that’s amazing, in this day and age.  Since exchanging items is usually a hassle, I am super impressed by these people’s quick response. 

A few of the newer people asked, with good reason, what the heck a happy light is–see, I do read your comments.  :)  This is a full-spectrum lamp, basically, meant to compensate for the lack of sunshine in winter, much to the relief of we who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder).  I don’t do very well in dark places, and my happy light makes a huge difference in my mood and energy levels.  In fact, doing without it for almost three weeks probably didn’t help with this flu syndrome–Cousin Mary Ann has suggested I purchase a backup unit, and I think that’s a good idea.

As for reading/listening, I’m into a collection of Andy Rooney essays at the moment; I really love his directness and dry sense of humor.  I’m about to tackle a series of Great Courses lectures on how to read and understand Shakespeare, and I live for new podcasts on Jim Harold’s Campfire.  :)  Fun stuff.

That’s today’s news, such as it is, from the Triple L.  (Triple L stands for Linda Lee Lael, my original name–someone asked about that, too.)  :)

More tomorrow, good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.

192 comments to “Back Again!”

  1. Cecelia Kelsey
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:25 pm · Link

    You have really had a session with this flu! Glad to hear you are feeling better and I hope it last this time! Take care.



    • julie perrill
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        · February 26th, 2014 at 1:29 am · Link

      Get well soon, Linda. i love all of ur books! Cant wait to read about the Cowgirls now!!!! Cowgirls Rule, Cowboys hearts!!



  2. Rhonda Terstegge
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Linda – hope you are definitely on the mend. Sorry you had to cancel your trip to Italy but glad to hear you are writing!



  3. Lois Rotella
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about the return of the flu. I am also glad to hear you are feeling better now. It has been a rough winter. I miss going out and about. Between the cold and the snow it seems like I never get out. I am with you about the dark. I like the light coming in. I really miss the sunshine in the winter this year. Too bad about your trip but we will benefit from your writing. Take care.



  4. Juanita Rice
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:36 pm · Link

    So glad you are better, Linda!! And thanks for the Tripple L explanation. I’d been wondering about that, too. ;)

    Hugs for you!



  5. Janet Finlayson
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Wow, I get tired just reading your post. How do you reading, or listening to so many different things at the same time, well, not the SAME time, but you know what I mean. I’ve never been able to read two books at the same time, although I can watch TV or a movie before I finish a book, but that’s not the same thing. You amaze me!! Thanks for the Triple L explanation, lovely name your parents gave you and a great name for your place aka, ranch. Have been meaning to look into a book about stones, need to understand a little about them before I get started. Lord knows I could use some help in several areas of my life right now. Age has quit sneaking up on me and has taken to just giving me a wallop. Wow were have the years gone? Sorry to hear about your trip to Italy, but excited about all the book ideas and time you’ll have for writing this summer. So looking forward to the next new book.
    Take care all, :lol:



  6. DONNA
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:37 pm · Link

    I am happy you are feeling better. Tonight we are expecting 1-2 inches of snow – that was the last report I heard. Can’t wait for
    spring!!



  7. Regina Merchant
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better!!!! Thankfully our household has bypassed the flu so far — hopefully that will hold true. Sorry you had to cancel your trip to Italy; maybe you can go at a later date! I really LOVE your books and am anxiously awaiting a new story. I’ve gone back and re-read several of the older ones — can’t get enough of those cowboys!! Hope you continue to feel better!

    Regina



  8. Teresa Fordice
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:40 pm · Link

    so GLAD to hear that you are feeling much improved, sorry about the trip, but I am sure the writing will benefit us all!! Can’t wait for the next book to hit the stores!!



  9. BARBARA O
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:41 pm · Link

    Sorry to read where that old flu came back. This has been a very hard winter for everyone. It’s to bad about your trip to Italy. What was your reason to go over there for your vacation? Be glad when your new book comes out. Take care and take your vitamins.



  10. Judy Eagle
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:43 pm · Link

    That darn flu just keeps getting everyone down. I worked with a lady once who had a relative with Lael in her name (that was a loooong time ago 1998 at the latest) and that may have been the reason I first picked up a copy of a book by you (also a long time ago). I am excited to read your new books and interested to see how you work a buffalo in. I have never heard of any who were friendly. I also enjoy books where characters travel in time and teapots get inexplicably moved in another time. Glad your sun is out.



  11. Patricia A Kelley
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Linda. I am glad you are feeling better. The winter has been awful. Hopefully you will get to Italy soon. I enjoy your books and glad to hear you are writing a new series. Take care of yourself.
    Patricia :) IV



  12. Andrea Lammly
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Geez, that flu is like a bad house guest; just doesn’t know when to leave! Hope it’s all behind you now Linda.

    Sorry to hear you had to cancel your Italy trip but all things are for a reason. Be well and we will keep you in our prayers.



  13. Laura Ann Harris
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:48 pm · Link

    So glad you are on the mend Linda! Spring is just around the corner and I can’t wait. Have a great week!



  14. Tammy R. Dodson
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:54 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. It’s been a crazy winter season and lots of colds going on out there. Stay healthy!!



  15. Karen Machamer
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 2:54 pm · Link

    Glad you are on the mend. We have had a lot of snow here in Ohio. I can’t wait for spring. Have a great week. :-D



  16. jane d
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:14 pm · Link

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, but a suggestion from someone who also had that bug…..don’t get too rambunctious. Continue to rest and eat well and drink lots of liquids. It has a habit of coming back, and the cough can last for weeks and weeks.



  17. Sherry Wallace
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Well, finally, you are “back in the saddle” feeling good & doing what you love – writing



  18. Denise King
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:22 pm · Link

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better Linda and so sorry about Italy. Your trilogy idea about the Cowgirls sounds really interesting, so stay at home this summer and write,write write :-D. Until next time, stay Blessed.



  19. Linda Romine
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:24 pm · Link

    I am so glad you are feeling better. This is such a happy post!



  20. Tonya
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:28 pm · Link

    I love reading your posts! Glad your feeling better!



  21. Virginia Horton
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Great post Linda and I am so glad you are feeling better. I sometime think we all could use one of your happy lights. We do have a little sunlight this afternoon and it looks so nice. Wish it would just stay around a while.



  22. Patricia Taylor
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Thankful that you are feeling much better. We sure do take our health for granted. Wake up call to be thankful for good health.
    Looking forward to your new books!



  23. CathyShouse
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:57 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. I don’t know if I am more disappointed for you or for me that you canceled the Italy trip. With the way you describe things, I might have enjoyed that trip almost as much as you did. :) I was in Italy a very long time ago and have always wanted to return.



  24. judy
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 3:57 pm · Link

    Glad you are felling better. It sure has turned cold here in Mo.



  25. Lorraine Pitts
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Glad you are ok.



  26. ,carol
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Happy to hear that your feeling better, the flu can really knock you for a loop. Take care, glad your back on your feet! Sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip to Italy, to write but can’t wait to read another good book of yours about cowboys and all! All I’ve been doing to working and trying to get alittle spring cleaning done so I can relax and then can enjoy a little trip to the beach to see my dad on Easter weekend, and t celebrate my 60th birthday! I can’t wait! Anyways, doing great on W.W. I can fit into jeans that were too tight last spring. so I’m one happy lady! love reading yur blog, and get to feeling yourself soon!



  27. Diana E.
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 5:33 pm · Link

    Oh Linda, I’m so sorry about that flu bug hanging on so long but it sounds like your back to your normal cheerful self. Its a bummer about having to cancel your trip to Italy but things can change overnight it seems.
    Looking forward to your new series, sounds interesting. Debbie Macomber posted a day or so ago about her Gratitude Journal she does daily. I’m happy to report I’m doing mine nightly, its good to reflect on the things we are grateful for everyday. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Blessings.



  28. Ruby Norwood
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Linda you sound like you are a 100%, so glad you are feeling better. I am sorry you had to cancel your Italy trip and again I am excited about the writing you will be doing. I am glad you explain the happy light I had know idea what you were talking about. Love Andy Rooney also.
    Ruby



  29. alisha woods
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 5:54 pm · Link

    I am praying I don’t get it. Took my shot. Work in schools so I normally get something



  30. Melissa Reineke
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 5:54 pm · Link

    Glad your bed, take care of yourself, cant wait for more books!



  31. Janie Hansford
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 5:55 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better…looking forward to more great by you…love them all!



    • Janie Hansford
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        · February 25th, 2014 at 5:56 pm · Link

      That should have been more great books…oops, sorry!



  32. Joyce Frencj
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 5:57 pm · Link

    Take care. Flu can really drain your energy.



  33. Mary Rohner
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Keep looking forward… be healthy!



  34. Ann Evans
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:03 pm · Link

    Glad you are felling better! The flu this year is nasty.



  35. Linda Babcock
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better and on the mend. Looking forward to your next book!!



  36. Dawn Kreft
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:04 pm · Link

    The flu is no joke…Im glad you are feeling better! When you are feeling bad, it is the perfect time to pull out a good LLM book, to take you to another time and place! :-P



  37. Dottie Bisted
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear you were under the weather with the flu and will be unable to make a trip to Italy… but AMEN to the fact you are feeling better. It has been a long winter in MN but as long as I have one of your books, my Australian Shepherd by my side and a nice fire in my furnace I will make it through.
    Dottie :-D



  38. Aimee Palmisano
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Sorry you had to cancel trip. Looking forward to those cowgirl s.



  39. Fay garrison
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Sorry. You had the flu, glad to here you are better. It is cold here also getting snow fri, will be glad for summer to get here.
    Fay g



  40. Patrice
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:06 pm · Link

    You sound peppy again! Glad you are feeling better. Snow again? We are having misty foggy days so I can relate to the lack of sunshine, but of course FL doesn’t have to deal with snow. It’s not the best weather for the visitors but it’s definitely one of the few warm places in the USA right now. Just pray for us during hurricane season! :)



  41. kim wade
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better. Can’t wait for the next book.



  42. Lisa Boggs
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:07 pm · Link

    I haven’t had to deal with the flu but i did have my first sinus infection that put me out of work for 3 days and then the weekend i had off anyway. Not a fun time but i seem to be on the mend. Here in Michigan we’re seeing tons of snow this winter and extremely cold temps. I have heard of those happy lights i would like to get one some day. I love light too. Often you find all the lights on in my house in the evenings.

    Hope you are on the mend and feeling better soon.

    Lisa B



  43. kim wade
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:08 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better, :-P



  44. Melody
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:08 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better, I cannot tell you how much I love your writing, love all of your books



  45. KateS
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:11 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear you’be been sick and that’s a real bummer about skipping Italy….



  46. Ruth Richmond
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:13 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better. The flu can be a pain.



  47. Cathy Fortier
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:13 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better! Thanks for the chance! :-D :-D



  48. Amanda
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:14 pm · Link

    Love your books! They drive my husband nuts, I will read them for hours.



  49. dianne clark
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:15 pm · Link

    glad you are feeling better. I don’t know about you, but i am ready for summer! I feel better when i get more sunshine.



  50. emily morrissey
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Link

    I just about squealed in delight when you said a NEW trilogy!! I can not WAIT!!! glad you are over that nasty flu and getting back to normal! just love reading your books and blogs!



  51. Patti Bouchard
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, Glad you are feeling better! I find that when I’m Down, as I am now, I like my happy light and one of your books. I am dealing with cancer and am a survivor and use the my light and I love curling up with one of your books. Am reading the “Big Sky” series.
    Hope you and yoursget everything back to normal. Will keep you in my prayers!
    Patti



  52. Gloria J. Sons
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear that you’ve been under the Weather. Glad your on the mend! Your my favorite Author, I do believe I have read everything you’ve written. I eagerly await all new Release’s. Take Care, looking forward to your New Releases! :)



  53. Juanita Godsey
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:17 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better. The flu is definitely no fun.
    Keep the happy light burning! :)



  54. Sarah Minnihan
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Sorry that you have been so sick. Hope you get to feeling better soon!



  55. Donna Colton
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:19 pm · Link

    So glad to hear your feeling better. My hubby & I have been so lucky this winter. But its Michigan and the snow probably won’t leave until mid April!



  56. Susan S.
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:20 pm · Link

    It was great reading the references to the Bible and the Messiah. Sometimes it gets tough out here. I am looking forward to your new series. Although I mostly read “cowboy” and “mysteries” books, I’ve been reading different genres lately. Thanks for sharing what you’re reading. Will look for your suggestions. God bless and take care.



  57. Denise
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:21 pm · Link

    My niece just introduced me to your books and they brighten my days. I have SAD also so I understand that feeling being without it. Thanks for you entertaining books.



  58. June Lapointe
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear you were feeling unwell. I hope you are doing much better now.Like all fans, I’m looking so forward to the new series. Take Care :)
    Your Canadian fan
    June Lapointe



  59. Sherie Gibbens
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:23 pm · Link

    I have always loved your book!!! Glad you are feeling better :wink:



  60. laura crossland
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:23 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that things are starting to look up. Things always look worse when we don’t feel well. Looking forwarded to the new
    series.



  61. laura crossland
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:23 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that things are starting to look up. Things always look worse when we don’t feel well. Looking forwarded to the new
    series.



  62. Emily
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:24 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better!! Just finish big sky secrets and gotta say it was my favorite of them all :) can’t wait for all the new stuff your working on, exiting!!



  63. Carol James
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Serviving winter in the midwest this year has been a challenge as we have had more snow than usual as well as long bouts of really cold and windy days. I can’t imagine having to deal with the flu in any kind of weather, but winter is the worst time to be sick. Hope you are back to full steam quickly



  64. Jo Ann Kell
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Linda happy you feeling better, Love Your Books. :wink:

    :wink:



  65. Donna
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:29 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better! Love your books!



  66. Betty Hamilton
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:30 pm · Link

    My daughter has been sick on and off since Thanksgiving! Now, I have it and already sick and tired of being sick and tired – after only one week! I hope you continue to mend quickly and return to full health soon!



  67. schen callahan
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:31 pm · Link

    Flu gets me so down every time so I now am a believer in a shot a year. Also a believer in Gods beauty all around us.
    Wondering about another Mojo….please !!!



  68. schen callahan
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:32 pm · Link

    Need a Mojo fix



  69. Crystal Carney
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:33 pm · Link

    So glad you are getting back to normal. I just had some kind of flu that just left me weak & very tired all the time. Can’t wait for the cowgirls series.



  70. Crystal Carney
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:35 pm · Link

    Glad you are better. Can’t wait for the cowgirls series.



  71. Gloria
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:37 pm · Link

    Linda, as much as I like to read your books, unless you’re under a time-line-contract, forget writing and go to Italy. Or, write on the way over, on the way back, and some in the middle, but take your trip. You never know what tomorrow brings.

    When my son died, it was brought home to me in a big way…Do what you can today! (That doesn’t count with house-work. :-D ) And, if I had the means to do anything, I’d do a lot of the things I’ve never gotten done, like…trips, work, hobbies, even shopping.

    I am so glad you’re feeling better and let’s pray the flu is gone for good this time, with no more relapses.

    I was at my youngest son’s today and he has Jonquils in bloom, along with Camellias. At the old house in GA that I want so badly to live in, there are Jonquils coming up all over the yard. They are heirlooms. I started to dig some up and mail them to you, but didn’t know if you’d appreciate having to find a pot to plant them in while sick.

    Take care, and take your trip, even if you have to delay it a week or two.



  72. Anita C
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:39 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better! The flu in nothing to mess with – I had it just before Christmas and it lingered for an entire darn month! Of course I felt better as it went, but it can keep on keepin’ on if you’re not careful. That said, please take extra care of yourself, because it’s also a sneaky virus and will take any opening it can to return, as you well know. I’m sorry about the trip to Italy being canceled. I believe there is a reason for everything and you must be needed at home to keep writing those stories we all clamor for! :-D I don’t think it is supposed to snow here anytime soon, but I would almost rather it would than put up with the biting, bone-chilling and bitter cold that seems to hang on and on and on! Blech. I am hoping it will warm up to even the 20’s! When that feels good, that is just sad. Anyway, please take care, rest, and keep that bug at bay, defeated once and for all!



  73. Kathy
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:41 pm · Link

    I’m glad you hear you are doing better! I think a series about cowgirls sounds really exciting, so write on! :)



  74. Debbie C
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:42 pm · Link

    Hope the flu leaves you for good this time. I’m really excited to read “about cowgirls who know their gemstones” I would say it’s a must read but for me all your books are a must read. Sending healing prayers your way!



  75. deanie
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:42 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sorry about you Italy trip maybe you can go next year.



  76. margie campbell mcgrogan
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:42 pm · Link

    so sorry to hear the flu took you out, glad to hear you are bouncing back and feeling much better. missing Italy has to be a great disappointment. I am sure however we your readers will appreciate your sacrifice when your new books are out.



  77. Ann Lee
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Glad you’re getting over the flu.. I would love to go to Paris someday. I’ve been to Scotland and it is beautiful. Have read all of your books and waiting for your next. So far Jackson has missed snow. Looking forward to your cowgirl series to ad to my collection.



  78. teresa sampson
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:44 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better!! Cant wait for the new series :)



  79. pam paterakis
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:44 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself!



  80. Amber
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:44 pm · Link

    I’m glad your feeling better, nothing is worse then feeling less than yourself. I agree with you on a new snow fall, just beautiful. However the beauty in my area has diminished… I am ready for warm weather and sun shine!



  81. Katrina E
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:44 pm · Link

    Linda, I am so glad your feeling better. The flu is a butt kicker. I just finished your latest book. Absolutely loved it. Review to come. I love your use of imagery that pulls the reader in. Looking forward to your next one.
    Blessings



  82. Laura Van Guilder
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:44 pm · Link

    I’m so glad you are feeling better! The flu is awful!
    Shakespeare is heavy stuff! Worth it, but heavy going! I have a cousin who belongs to a Shakespeare Theater group that wants to do all the plays. My cousin has been King Lear, Merchant of Venice, & in A Midsummer’s Dream.



  83. Katrina E
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Linda, I am so glad your feeling better. The flu is a butt kicker. I just finished your latest book. Absolutely loved it. Review to come. I love your use of imagery that pulls the reader in. Looking forward to your next one.
    Blessings :)



  84. Betty Breithaupt
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Take it easy, Linda. I had the same thing and it turned into pneumonia. I stayed at my daughter’s home so I could get some tlc. It left very weak and has taken me two weeks to come back to somewhat normal. At least I will have your latest book to keep me occupied. :)



  85. Mary
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. Sorry you had to cancel you trip to Italy, but we all love the stories you write, so good for us.



  86. Christina C
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    So glad to hear you’re better, but sad that you’ll miss your trip to Italy. We lived north of Venezia, Aviano AB, for 5 years and loved it. I hope you can reschedule and make the trip someday.



  87. Wendy McKinnis
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better. It’s nice to see your “older” books out on paperback again. I have read EVERYTHING you have written up to now, and I love them all. Looking forward to all the new books to come. Keep well, drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. You work too hard… Hugs, Wendy



  88. Dawn Roberts
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Linda; as you we here in Texas are having big issues with the flu, even deaths. Our weather changes so drastically that it’s hard to tell what you will wake up to. Monday is was in the 70’s and today the 40’s and rainy. I am sorry to hear about you cancelling your trip, what a shame.
    Do you know if you will be in the Dallas area, I know you weren’t able to come before but would love to have the chance to meet you. I have read everything you have written, even co-written.
    Thanks for the books…feel better :-D



  89. Tonya Cherry
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:50 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better…. Looking forward to your next book…….



  90. Bonnie H
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:54 pm · Link

    Hope you are mending well. Can’t wait to read the new books.



  91. Bonnie Cole
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Can’t wait to read your new material. Love you cowboys, cowgirls, and critters.



  92. Christina
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 6:57 pm · Link

    So excited about the possibility of new series.Hope you feel better soon lots of vitamins and Tamiflu



  93. Emma
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:00 pm · Link

    Linda glad to hear you are feeling better! looking forward to your New Releases!



  94. Rita Crofoot
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Good to hear your starting to get over this stuff, I have never had flu or whatever this crud is, hang on so long, it was easily 6 weeks, about the time you think you are over it , a big relapse. I am glad you are writing again, I am anxious for what comes next.
    I also never tire of the diamonds in the fresh cold snow, even though I am no longer young I appreciate it with wonder everytime.



  95. Debra Norris
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:05 pm · Link

    I love reading your books. I’m trying to catch up on some older releases. I love the Parable series.



  96. Jessica W
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Linda,
    I hope you feel better soon! I had a case of food poisoning a few days ago and I was miserable!! The flu and food poisoning are both so draining on our bodies. Hopefully, you are finished with all that mess! Sorry to hear about canceling your trip to Italy! I’ve never been outside the U.S. but hope to one day. Maybe you can just reschedule instead of canceling? :) I would have loved to have some of the snow you were talking about. I love it and we hardly ever have any in my neck of the woods. I googled your full spectrum lamp and would love to have one of those. I think i’ll do some research and see where they are sold. I don’t do well in the dark either :( Well I hope you have an awesome day/night and catch up on your writing. Cheers!!
    -Jessica



  97. Sandra Stanford
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Happy to hear you are on the upswing again. I had the flu in December and faced the same up and downs for several weeks. I hate that you had to cancel your trip to Italy, but maybe God will open doors for you this summer to at least take some trips here at home. If I lived in your neck of the woods, I would be in the Glacier National Park area as much as possible, love those majestic mountains and the quaint little towns around them. I’ve never been to Spokane, but the pictures that you’ve shared of your ranch are beautiful, in fact it looks like a very restorative place. Hoping that happy writing and better health are both coming your way.



  98. Tammy W.
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:09 pm · Link

    Glad you’re over the flu. I thought that I would make it thought the winter untouched by illness, but I woke up with sinus crud on Friday morning that put me down for the entire weekend. It was a three day weekend for me and was absolutely gorgeous with temps in the 60’s. I did manage to sit on the deck for a bit, but still… Hope you have a wonderful week!



  99. Laura Davidson
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:09 pm · Link

    YEAH!! So glad to hear you are better. I just heard on the radio that we are in for another storm (I live near the Columbia River Gorge, on the Washington side, just north of The Dalles, OR), but hopefully the snow will stay away this time. :)

    Also – the “Pacific Northwest Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) Rally” will be in Spokane this year, from July 24 – 27. Is there any place in Spokane I can pick up your signed books? I already own the “Big Sky” series, and just pre-ordered “The Marriage Pact”, but I would love to have a signed copy of one (or more!) of your books. Please let me know!

    Thanks again!!

    Laura



  100. diane cantara
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:11 pm · Link

    So glad you’re better’



  101. Denise Dragonetti
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. I can’t wait for the new trilogy!
    :-P



  102. Bonnie K.
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:17 pm · Link

    Sorry you had to cancel your trip to Italy. Glad that you have recovered from the flu–it’s been a bad year for it. Also, I understand the need for sunlight–I love having the sunlight. Take care.



  103. Cadee Brystal
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I’m glad you discovered the happy lights! My mom gave one each to my sister and me. I stuck mine in the closet, because I felt that it was annoyingly bright (that’s counter-productive). But my sister used and loved hers. When her’s died, I gave her mine and now everybody is happy!

    I’ve been a fan of your books for a few years now. I haven’t found another author who’s writing style is a better example.



  104. Barbara Herridge
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:28 pm · Link

    Do you ever listen to Stuart McLean? He has audio tapes, plus books and he is on a Canadian talk show on Sunday mornings. He is funny.

    I love, love your books. I just read Glory, Glory. Keep them coming! I especially love the cowboy stories.



  105. Alicia
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:29 pm · Link

    So happy you are feeling better. I can’t wait for any and all new books.



  106. Holli S.
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:29 pm · Link

    I’m really looking forward to your newest series! I just love your characters and the stories you tell.



  107. Cathy g in Tn
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:31 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better and I can’t wait for your next series although I have really enjoyed the parable stories



  108. Terri Shortell
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:33 pm · Link

    Sorry about your trip to Italy. I would gladly sub for you. ;) Glad you’re feeling better. I miss listening to Andy Rooney. Always thought he was hilarious. Happy writing.



  109. Geneila Jill Doughton
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:37 pm · Link

    So glad that you are feeling better. Just know that spring is on the way, I saw a lot of Robins on our hill side yesterday. Looking forward to your new books.



  110. Lorri Norberg
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:43 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better. I love your books about cowboys. I also look forward to each new book that you write.



  111. Marla Knox
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better! I love to read your blog and miss it when you don’t write.



  112. Nancy Scherzer
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:46 pm · Link

    Love,Love,Love your books. I’m sorry you’ve been sick. Please keep writing.



  113. Nancy
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:48 pm · Link

    Oh my you have had a tough go of it Lady…glad you are on the mend !!!



  114. Sheila jenkins
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 7:56 pm · Link

    So glad you r doing well now! That flu stuff is
    Not a nice thing to deal with! Write on my friend!



  115. debbie g
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:03 pm · Link

    My Dear Linda, I can’t remember, but I thought that you had said that you had received a flu shot some months back but, the flu shot is for last year’s flu. My sister was forced into receiving a flu shot this year,, as she is a nurse. She had never been sick during flu season. This year she has had a lingering flu like symptoms for quite some time. It has been many many years since I have had a flu shot and not been sick with flu like symptoms for long. To each his own and what they believe. As I live in Florida a few years back when working at a treatment facility we had clients who had SAD. They had lived in the cold weather and when winter came they became severely depressed. Moving to Florida and others couldn’t stay long enough were given meds for SAD. I have heard that the lights exist but have not heard how well tbey work. It sounds like they work for you. Hope Spring comes early for you or the bright clean snow helps along with the lights. Maybe that’s why Florida has snowbirds, go figure. :wink:



  116. Cathy Hollingshead
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:08 pm · Link

    So happy to hear that you are feeling much better and before you know it spring will be here. Very sorry to hear about your trip to Italy, there is always another time. There is no enjoyment to going away when one is not feeling very well.
    I am looking so forward to your Cowgirl series especially how the buffalo will fit in with a romance novel. But one thing for sure we all know it is going to be a wonderful story.
    Thank you for your wonderful stories. We all need a little romance every now and then and you deliver the best.

    God bless :)



  117. Tina Z.
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:10 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. The gemstone series sounds interesting… regarding the Shakespeare comment… There’s a study guide called “Shakespeare Set Free” I was introduced to it in college. They’ve got several versions. (Comedies, Tragedies, or Histories)



  118. Jeri H
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:10 pm · Link

    I am glad you are getting better. I’ve had a head cold once this year. It’s the first year in many that I did not get a flu shot so I’m happy I haven’t been sick. Take care. I can’t wait for your next book.



  119. Cheryl Messer
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Linda, I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Some of those flu’s can really take a lot out of a person.
    This happy lamp that you speak of….I have a mild form of SAD, where did you find this type of lamp? And can you give a little more description of this… Thanks so much!
    Stay healthy, warm and bright (you’re always so positive and upbeat! )



    • linda
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        · February 27th, 2014 at 3:37 pm · Link

      I got mine from fullspectrumsolutions.com



  120. Linda (Lindy) Park
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Being sick really, really sucks! So far, I’ve stayed away from the flu and colds for a few years now and I do get the flu shot. But the flu shot only about 60% effective if you are exposed to flu bugs. It’s still the best way to prevent serious reactions from the flu.

    I wish I could afford one of those SAD lamps but they are too pricey for me.

    I do hope you have seen the last of the flu symptoms and continue to build up your health again.

    Thank you so very much for your books. I don’t know what I would do without being able to read and enjoy exploring the lives of others.



  121. Spring adams
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better.



  122. sandy haber
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:20 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better — just finished the last of the Big Sky series and am so happy to hear that now it’s time for the cowgirls to reign!!



  123. Michelle Rankin
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you have your new happy light to help with the SAD. I, too, have had trouble with SAD over the years. Amazing what extra light during the winter can do for a person! Looking forward to all the writing you plan to do because that means I have more great stories to look forward to! Take care and be healthy!



  124. Carol s
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:30 pm · Link

    If the good Lord is willing it doesn’t matter if the creek rises .



    • linda
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        · February 27th, 2014 at 3:39 pm · Link

      :) You are SO right!



  125. Kathy Russell
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:38 pm · Link

    Happy to hear you are feeling better! I’m looking forward to you new series. In my fantasy life, I will retire (when I’m not too old) and live on a ranch and have horses and a stream. Of course I don’t know much about taking care of horses or a ranch. I guess my hubby will have to learn how to be a cowboy! = )

    He probably thinks I should stick to reading books.



  126. Jayne Jageler
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:41 pm · Link

    I’m so glad you are feeling better. Sorry to hear you’ll be cancelling your trip to Italy. I have to agree with you about the book of Leviticus. It is rough going through it, but I will carry on. I’m enjoying DAB’s trip to Israel. Have a great night!



  127. Ann
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better



  128. Shelley
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. I have been reading your Stone Creek and related series like crazy lately.



  129. Neoma Lawrenson
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 8:49 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you use a “happy Light”. Not everyone will admit to that. It sure helps.



  130. Roberta Giordano
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better, hope you keep improving. Can’t wait for the new books!



  131. Wilma Frana
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:07 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better. I love your books, can’t wait to read the next one.



  132. Maura Grady
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Hope you feel better take good care



  133. Holleye
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:18 pm · Link

    Hello Linda I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better…and also to hear about u r happy light lol I suffer from seasonal depression and will be going to find a happy light as soon as I get a free minute…I’ll be reading a lot of ur posts (although honestly I can’t read everyone as a single mom of a two year old full time college student and a full time legal secretary) I have read all of your books and am a HUGE fan!! Get better soon!!!!!



  134. Maryruth
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. My son got knocked down by the flu for over a month.

    I have to confess, even though I have read all your books (that I know of), I’ve never followed your blog. I’ll have to try to keep up with it if possible.



  135. Sandragreene
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:35 pm · Link

    I am so happy to see all of the well wishes to you!
    You’re a very popular lady, and the popularity is well deserved!
    I’ve been a fan for years. Without fail I purchase every new book the day it’s released, park myself on the sofa and read it straight through. Then spend months anticipating the next one, kicking myself for not making the book last longer! LOL
    Sorry you received the gift of the flu, too bad we can’t regift it to those more deserving.do you ever take suggestions for new stories from fans?
    BE BLESSED! And one of my favorite scriptures is JOHN 1:1



  136. Linda Oliver
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:38 pm · Link

    so glad you are feeling better……love all your books looking forward to your new ones….



  137. Deborah Nelson
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Sorry about your setback. Get well, and stay well, soon :wink:



  138. Stacey Swaim
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 9:51 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Can’t wait for the new book.



  139. amy
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:01 pm · Link

    hope you are well soon and reconsider taking that trip.



  140. Marlene Kubick
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear you had a setback and glad to hear things are better.
    Do you ever post photos of the area you live in? It would be nice to see the places you talk about and your animals. 8-O



  141. Kelley Morrow
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:04 pm · Link

    So glad you’re better today the flu is horrible! A lot of people are saying this year the flu just seems to not want to let go. Sorry about your cancelled trip but grateful for the new stories! Maybe something great will come your way this summer! Stay happy :-D



  142. Lea Williams
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:12 pm · Link

    Feeling better is a good thing, don’t do too much and get too tired, it may come back and slap you around some more. That happened to me. Took me about 6 weeks to get over it. Today was a beautiful day, about a foot of snow here on the West Plains. Take care my friend, Blessings.



  143. Terrie Fulk
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sorry to hear about your trip to Italy. I have always wanted to visit. The history and beauty of the country fascinate me.



  144. Ellen Rose
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:19 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are finally healthy. BUMMER no trip to Italy though.



  145. Janice Reid
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:23 pm · Link

    I’m glad you are doing better, being sick is not exactly exciting. Sorry you missed your trip to Italy but the Lord has provided a beautiful landscape for you to look at while you catch up on your writing. Happy writing, looking forward to your next book.



  146. Carol Miller White
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:26 pm · Link

    Linda, I am so glad you are feeling better! I am sorry you had to cancel your trip to Italy and yet excited to hear about your plans for a new trilogy. I love Andy Rooney, too :)



  147. Jana Vincent
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:28 pm · Link

    Feel better! Your books are amazing, you are definatly my favorite author!



  148. debby roark
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:28 pm · Link

    :lol: so sorry you have had this mess i have had it also glad your feeling better you are the best read all your stuff keep up the great work



  149. Ola Norman
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:35 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. I had a hard time reading through Leviticus too. Finally made it though!



  150. midge watkins
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:44 pm · Link

    I’m so glad you finished your epistle on “How to Do Battle with
    the FLU”. Italy has been there a long time and I am certain
    it will greet you with open arms when you finally make it.
    Looking forward to reading those new books that are taking
    shape in your mind! In the meantime, I’m taking Joyce Meyers’
    challenge March 1st to study the “Bible” 30 minutes a day for
    30 days. Along with that, I’m hoping to throw in 20 to 30 mins
    of stretching and making the body move. Too much couch
    time. Must get ready for shedding season and the horses’ body
    shape, too. Take care and “write on”, my friend!



  151. Trisha Musser
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 10:51 pm · Link

    I know the flu can knock you off your feet for quite a while. I took care of my daughter’s babies for a whole week while she tried to take care of herself when she had the flu. We ended up at the hospital with her. Glad you are better and I was glad to hear the explanation about the Seasonal Effect Disorder Light. We need one!



  152. Caprice M. Estelle
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 11:13 pm · Link

    Don’t push yourself too much after getting the flu, for me it was a slow recovery. I also loved Andy Rooney.



  153. Brenda Hook
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 11:45 pm · Link

    sorry you were so sick. love your books



  154. Mary Hostak
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      · February 25th, 2014 at 11:52 pm · Link

    I can relate to how you feel about Leviticus. When I was a little girl my Mom used to read a chapter or a part of a chapter in the Bible to my sister and I as we ate our breakfast before school. We would start in Genesis and read through the Bible. I don’t remember how old I was or what we ate but I will never forget hearing about leprosy on the walls.

    I’m afraid I don’t do well with Leviticus to this day.

    Glad you are feeling better. We have had that cold/flu stuff at our house and it seems to take forever to get rid of it.

    Mary



  155. Angie Malone
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 12:00 am · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better! I hope you can go to Italy soon. It’s one of my favorite dream destinations. :mrgreen:



  156. Cheryl Lemon
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 12:16 am · Link

    So glad you are feeling better. See I live in San Diego we are finally going to get rain this week. Pre-ordered your next book. Can’t wait to read it.



  157. Stacey Campos
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 12:30 am · Link

    this is not been a good year for anybody with the fluI’ve had it and the shingles twice this year. I’m glad you’re doing better



  158. Linda Kroesche
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 12:49 am · Link

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. The flu can really get you down. This winter has not been good for your health here in Texas hot one day freezing the next. Ready for spring. Love the McKettrick family. Love the series. Thnks for writing.



  159. Gloria
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 12:55 am · Link

    To Norma Stanforth…I went back and read the last Blog and I often see comments from Linda answering other’s comments, and saw you were in a nursing home. I pray you get better and return to your daily life. I will say a prayer for you.

    The below is what Linda had to say about her Happy Light, and I looked it up and found you can get Good, Better, and Even Better lights, or you can just get a bulb. I have some bulbs I bought at Walmart and have them in several places through the shack. Last winter, they worked great, but this winter, not so much. But, things have been tougher this year, even with my many Blessings, and I’ve had to keep coverings over all windows because of a mentally disturbed neighbor, so that could be why it hasn’t helped much this time.

    Linda’s comment……………
    As for the “happy light”, this is my nickname for a full-spectrum light that simulates sunshine and seems to cheer up the brain. I got mine from FullSpectrumSolutions.com, but there are lots of them on the market.



  160. Mary Anne Meyne
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 1:17 am · Link

    Linda, I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. I was off this past weekend& was so happy to be able to stay home & rest. I didn’t feel well most of my time off. I am hoping I am through with that crap. :roll:



  161. julie perrill
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 1:30 am · Link

    Cant wait to read about the Cowgirls now! Cowgirls rule, Cowboys hearts! love all ur books. Get well soon!!



  162. Sandra Wheeler
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 2:29 am · Link

    I am inspired that you are going through the Bible again. I have turned to study of the word more as of late. I am realizing how much I missed it over the last few years. Thank you for all the great reads and for the inspiration. Glad you are well again.



  163. Mary Alice Gibbons
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 3:28 am · Link

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better. I love that you were able to bask in God’s Happy Light! It just makes everything better doesn’t it! I’m looking forward to your new series. Keep feeling better!



  164. LENA THRASHER
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 5:08 am · Link

    So glad you’re feeling better. I should get me one of those happy lights! Seems it’s never going to quit snowing here in northern Michigan. Just got the entire set of the Big Sky Series….can’t wait to start reading them! Good luck with your new series & God speed your recovery! Stay happy & well! :-P



  165. Allison Payne
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 5:09 am · Link

    Linda,

    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling much better. I also enjoy hearing you Weight Watchers journey since I go to Weight Watchers as well. I have tried your recipes for spaghetti squash and they are very good. Take care and I hope you continue to feel well.



  166. Kim B.
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 7:15 am · Link

    So glad to hear you are feeling better. Being sick sucks! As for your giveaway….perfect timing. Spring break is near and I need something to read. :)



  167. Tracy
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 7:31 am · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. Hopefully you won’t need your happy light much longer. Spring will be here soon (hopefully) with all that wonderful warm sun.



  168. MARLENE OLIVARES
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 8:01 am · Link

    good morning, glad to hear you are doing much better., take care of your self!



  169. Virginia Dodds
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 8:30 am · Link

    I like the closing: “….the Good Lord willing and the Creek don’t rise.” I recently learned the original meaning at a DAR meeting. Creek refers to an uprising of the Indian tribe in the Eastern part of our country, rather than to a stream becoming uncrossable.

    Your books are so enjoyable. I especially like the series, or trilogies. The Western ones are my favorites.



  170. Emily
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 8:50 am · Link

    So happy you are feeling better. :lol:

    Our computer has been down, so late in getting your blog!

    Sorry you have to miss your vacation, however, I am thrilled that you will be writing all summer. (Selfish of me, I know.)

    Stay well.



  171. Shelly
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 9:29 am · Link

    Glad you are feeling better and sorry that you missed your trip! So glad you will be writing more soon! I love your books! :wink:



  172. Kristin DG
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 9:43 am · Link

    Oh no! Feel better so you can reschedule that trip to Italy! I went for the first (of hopefully many) time(s). =P



  173. Joyce M.
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 11:28 am · Link

    Hope you are better. Being sick, especially with a relapse can make you feel like you’ll never be “normal” again.



  174. Tina Guerriero
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Sure hope you get to feeling better. No fun, the flu is. Get better soon, also looking forward to your next book…



  175. Nadine Spradlin
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Linda , I’m glad you are feeling better & pray you stay that way . all of your books are in my keepers , they are never loaned out .I’ve learned the hard way that some people do not take care of them . Good books are like dear friends . they are there for you . some are re-read several times, and enjoyed each time !



  176. Patty C
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Linda, sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip to Italy, but sooo glad you are feeling better :) I love your books and blog. Especially the way you say things: “good Lord willin, and the creek don’t rise.” I am writing these down and trying to use them daily :) Guess you have to be a REAL cowgirl at heart to know them. I shall persevere :) Have a great writing day.



  177. Tonja J
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. So far this winter I have been healthy. (Probably just jinxed myself) love your books. Sorry you had to cancel a trip.



  178. Karen W.
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Hi Linda! Glad you’re feeling better. That must have been a tough decision to cancel a trip to Italy! Work always gets in the way of other good stuff!!

    Understanding Shakespeare….good luck with that!

    Thank you for all the reading enjoyment you have provided me!!



  179. Patricia Burleson
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      · February 26th, 2014 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Now Miss Linda, why did you not get the flu shot ! I got tired of having the flu every February, you could set your calendar by me ! The last time I had it it went into pneumonia . You just think you are sick until you have pneumonia ! It took me 6 months to recover from that ! I promised God if He would let me live till next year I would get the flu shot. I have kept that promise ! The first day the shot is ready, I run out and get it ! So glad you are better , now start writing ! ha,ha



  180. Brianna Potts
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      · February 27th, 2014 at 2:57 am · Link

    I hope that the flu is the worst thing that happens for the rest of the year! Glad you’re better and can’t wait to read what is out next! :mrgreen:



  181. linda gwiazdowski
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      · February 27th, 2014 at 7:20 am · Link

    glad to hear you are over the flu,god is good,keeping you in my prayers,love reading your books,always looking foward to the next one.



  182. sue Leech
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      · February 27th, 2014 at 10:28 am · Link

    Hope you continue to feel better. I had the bug too and sure was no fun. Take care. Sue



  183. Wendy Mathews
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      · February 27th, 2014 at 12:46 pm · Link

    Ooh, a new trilogy!! Can’t wait! Glad you’re on the mend, it’s been a tough winter. I am intrigued by listening to the Bible on audio, and I think I’m going to get myself one of the GoBible devices. Thank you for the inspiration! May you continue to be well ~ Spring is just around the corner :)



  184. Cynthia E. Blain
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      · February 27th, 2014 at 8:34 pm · Link

    Good evening Triple L. Glad to hear that you are over the flu and have your happy light on and thinking about your two and four legged critters again. So sorry that you won’t be able to fit in the trip to Italy. Have not been there myself, but it is on my bucket list. I am new to the romance genre, and newer still to the western romance, but I have bought some of your books for friends and did read one of them and now I am looking for the perfect author for this type of book and you seem to be my favorite. Looking forward to your latest book soon. Stay well, now.

    Cynthia :-D



  185. Margy Nash
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      · February 28th, 2014 at 3:53 am · Link

    I am reading the Bible through again this year following an outline from “Our Daily Bread” devotional. Must be paralleling your Daily Audio Bible as I just finished Leviticus also. I thoroughly agree it did not seem very inspiring to me either. I just finished reading the Big Sky series: loved all of it. Looking forward to moving on to Mustang Creek, Wyo and “The Marriage Pact”. It is so refreshing to read novels by such a Christian author.



  186. Connie Sahn
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      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Sorry you have had a run in with the flu but glad you are better now. I should dig out my ‘happy light’ which I bought several years ago and forgot about til I read your paragraph about it, thanks for the reminder~



  187. Paula Osborne
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      · March 2nd, 2014 at 10:49 am · Link

    well glad you are feeling better and back to your old self again, I think we have all been there at one time or another and along as we can bounce back, life is great. love to read and your stories are wonderful, thanks for sharing. :lol:



  188. Mildred Mayo
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      · March 2nd, 2014 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about the flu but Glad to hear you are on the mend. What a difference you made by your notes about Leviticus. The Bible is a “learning ” read for all and several people said THANK YOU for the reminder.



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