Confession: neglect is rampant in my life right now. I have entered full-fledged panic mode as I approach my deadline and I am devoting all of my child-free minutes to Blackmoore. And this blog has definitely suffered from neglect lately. Sorry, blog! But I'm posting today because of Florence.

Florence is a dear reader from Idaho who sent me a real letter a few weeks ago. A REAL letter! Printed on paper, arriving in my mailbox, with a stamp and everything. (This made me SO happy. I love real mail.) In the letter, she told me that she had lived in England in 1991 while serving a mission for the LDS church. She had stayed in a large house called Edenbrook, which was named after a brook called Eden that ran by the property. She said it was beautiful and peaceful and there was a walk through the back of the property to a wooded area that was carpeted in bluebells. Bluebells! It made me wish I had put bluebells in my story. Anyway, I asked her if I could share her photos here, and she was gracious enough to scan them and email them to me.

Front view of Edenbrook
Rear view of Edenbrook
Isn't it lovely? And it sounds like this was located in Kent, which is where my fictional Edenbrooke is located. I love coincidences like this.

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Published on September 18, 2012 09:10 • 605 views
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message 1: by Leah (new)

Leah Very cool! It's meant to be! You should visit it when you get a chance!

message 2: by Brooke (new)

Brooke -Brooke's Books What a lovely house. It would be fun to visit it AND read the book while lounging on a setee.

message 3: by Helena (new)

Helena Wow! What a beautiful house and property! Perhaps there is also a Blackmore out there somewhere...?

message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea That is SO cool! I love that the cute lady wrote you and then gave you the pictures to post on here! I can't wait for your next book, your first was an instant favorite! <3

message 5: by Melody (new)

Melody McBride That's awesome! And what a beautiful house!

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