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Hello, Nicole. I contacted you a few months back after reading "Spirit of Sweetgrass" and enjoy so much keeping up with you through your online newsletters and web site. I just wanted to say that your books (along with those of several other of the fabulous "Lowcountry" writers we all know and adore)created in me a strong yearning to see the SC Lowcountry for myself and experience her people and culture. When my husband David and I started thinking about what we'd like to do "special" for our 40th wedding anniversary this summer (June 28)we knew we wanted a beach vacation, but somewhere we hadn't been before. We decided on Isle of Palms. We spent a delightful, restful, peaceful, fun beautiful week in a little condo there, enjoying the beach, the fabulous food along Shem Creek, visiting Charleston and Boone Hill Plantation - and best of all - just soaking in the low-key, relaxed friendliness of the good folks. I couldn't wait to see real sweetgrass ladies making real sweetgrass baskets! Of course, I brought some home, and their perfume reminds me of a place I could easily live, and where I will most assuredly return. After we got home, I immediately reread my copy of Spirit of Sweetgrass, and it was such fun to actually be able to picture some of the places mentioned. I own both your books, and look forward to the next one. Best regards, Chris Harris - Little Rock, Arkansas
~Christine Harris , AR~ July 24, 2008
Loved Trouble the Water. Your writing is fabulous - very refreshing.
~Linda Sealy, SC ~ July 20, 2008
I am sorry I missed your talk at Sun City today (7/17/08). While I don't live there I am fortunate to know Diane and be able to attend. I had read your first book when it was just published and told the ladies about you and was thrilled that you were to be speaking there. Unfortunately, I had a closing on a house that I could not miss so it was my loss.
"Trouble the Water" is a very imaginative beautiful book and I had questions I wanted to ask but Diane filled me in so I did get some answered.
My husband knows your stepdad and I remember him, too, from my years working at Rose Hill Plantation. Its a small world. Joe is a native of Bluffton and I have been here for 25 years so I feel as if I am a native, too.
Best of luck on your next book and all to come.
~Jan Pitts , SC ~ July 17, 2008
Hello: My name is Rebecca Gilliard, I am one of the many Sweetgrass Baskets maker from Charleston/Mt Pleasant South Carolina you may visit my web page at www.southernartistry.org/Rebecca_Gilliard.I am one of the Gullah Ladies You wrote about.
~Rebecca Gilliard , GA ~ July 11, 2008
I just finished "Trouble the Water" last night. My feelings echo others - it was humbling and beautiful. Alice learns to take in the world and become aware--something we should all aspire to in this fast-paced world. The lessons on perspective-taking and learning to love yourself are especially poignant. Thank you for bringing this story to life.
~Megan Krueger , WI ~ July 10, 2008
born a Charlestonian and married to a Sullivans Island girl (54 years
ago)I was really taken with "Sweet Grass" & "Trouble
the Water". My Daddy & I fished every river and creek that
ran throgh any island from Bulls Island to Edisto. Though we are white
folks we had much contact with the wonderful natives. (especially on
John's Island and Edisto). So I feel qualified to say that you got the
culture & spirit of the people just right.
~Bill Bowen , SC ~ July 8, 2008
This was a wonderful, touching story! I love any novel about southern life because I feel that I can relate to it and I've been to some of the locations that are in the book! I love this story and just finished the book today after reading for 5 hours last night! I could not put it down, literally! Can't wait to read your other novels! Thank you for this beautiful, spiritual, inspirational tale!
~Autumn , GA ~ July 8, 2008
Your book "Trouble the Water" moved me to sobbing joy and anguish. I lost my Dad last year to cancer--very quickly and without warning--and you captured the feelings EXACTLY. Thank you for giving me another step on my path to healing and acceptance.
~Karen Sterton , CA ~ July 6, 2008