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Karen Brooks Hi Julie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you! As for whether or not I will continue the story, I have no plans at present but did leave it op…moreHi Julie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you! As for whether or not I will continue the story, I have no plans at present but did leave it open just in case. As a few readers have pointed out, it would be nice to follow Rosamund and Matthew into the New World and see where the chocolate adventures take them. I never say never. :) Warmest wishes, Karen (less)
Karen Brooks Hi Dawn! Thank you so much for your lovely words. You have made my day! I think it would make a good movie too - the costumes, the settings, the peopl…moreHi Dawn! Thank you so much for your lovely words. You have made my day! I think it would make a good movie too - the costumes, the settings, the people! LOL! Nice to imagine. As for a sequel... I never say never, but it's not in my plans at the moment (I have just finished a book set in 17th century Scotland about fishwives and witchcraft and it's based a terrible true story. Now I am working on what's sort of a follow-up to one of my earlier period novels, The Brewer's Tale. basically, I've taken a popular character from that book and am giving her her own tale). But as for a sequel for TCW, it will depend on how it sells (that's from the publisher's perspective), but it does lend itself to a follow-up, doesn't it? I can imagine doing the next generation or even Rosamund's and Mathew's and Bianca's efforts to settle in the New World and start the business there. Thanks again for your kind words, I so appreciate them. Warmest wishes, Karen (less)
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