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My Daughter-in-law loves to share the southern authors with me since she moved to Atlanta. We have both become loyakl fans. I just finished "The Spirit of Sweetgrass" and i was enchanted. Everyone should have an "Essie Mae" in their lives and I thank you for introducing me. Keep up the stories. I will read them all and introduce them to my friends in California
~Bobbi Jo Lipcon , CA~ May 27, 2009
I wanted to thank you for the gift and tell you how much I enjoyed the book. When reading a book, I think I know what's coming (the predictable formula) but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised (shocked) by the twists and turns as the book concluded.
My brother-in-law is Vietnamese and came to the US at age 10 (1975). I was able to relate to the plight of Lisa and Ma. And while my childhood was very different than John's (in terms of the dysfunctional family) ... the all business gruffness and reluctance to deal with the past (holding things in) is something I've been facing (finally) in my own life.
I mentioned that there is a book or two or five in my future so thanks for the inspiration.
Creatively Yours with Gumption,
~Steve Weber , MT~ May 22, 2009
I am interested in "I Am Beautiful". How much is it and how is it framed? I bought one painting in Charleston for myself and love it.
~Shirley Mitchell , GA~ May 19, 2009
Nicole, I met you at the book signing a few weeks ago at the Barnes and Nobel in Mt. Pleasant. I enjoyed talking to you about your books. I knew they would be good, because you were so easy to talk to. I was right, the are great! I just finished Hundred Years of Happiness. I loved it! I am now reading Sweetgrass and love the feeling of that one too. You spoke about making the characters come alive, and you have accomplished that! Thank you for writing these great stories. Best Wishes..
~Mary , SC~ May 6, 2009
I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed all your books. The Spirit of the Sweetgrass was the first Christian fiction novel I had ever read. It was the book of the month in May of 2007 at Books-a-Million. Since then I have read over 40 in that genre, including all three of yours. I could relate alot to Katie-Bug in A Hundred Years of Happiness because my father also served in Vietnam and never spoke about it growing up. He did open up my freshman year of high school, on cassette tape no less, for a school project of mine. I was crying reading the story on my way to Charleston the other weekend. I look forward to your next book as I have with alot of other authors I would not know about if ot hadn't been for reading your first book. I just ask next time you come to Columbia for a book signing please make it for a different day then Friday night. I missed out the last two times because of work, but was able to pick up the last two signed. I wish I still had my copy of The Spirt of Sweetgrass to get that one signed. Thank you for writing wonderful stories about life and the importance of family and relationships with others. I have taken away something special from each of your books. You are a very talented lady and I look forward to your next novel.
~Dorothy Smith , SC~ May 3, 2009
I just finished A Hundred Years if Happiness and I want to thank you for this book. I was mesmerized and finished it in one day. I've also read your Water book and will see if my library has Sweetgrass in the collection.
I was once in Charleston for a week for a conference in a hotel near Old Dominion. I was enchanted by the city and by the basketweavers.
Are you writing a new book now?
~Frances Pullara , CA~ May 3, 2009