Laura Andersen

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Laura Andersen has one husband, four children, and a college degree in English that she puts to non-profitable use by reading everything she can lay her hands on. Books, shoes, and travel are her fiscal downfalls, which she justifies because all three ‘take you places.’ She loves the ocean (but not sand), forests (but not camping), good food (but not cooking), and shopping (there is no downside.) She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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Laura Andersen I love talking about my favorites! Epic historicals . . .

1. THE LYMOND CHRONICLES by Dorothy Dunnett. Six books featuring Francis Crawford of Lymond,…more
I love talking about my favorites! Epic historicals . . .

1. THE LYMOND CHRONICLES by Dorothy Dunnett. Six books featuring Francis Crawford of Lymond, a Scots adventurer in the mid-16th century. Not everyone loves Dunnett's books--they are crammed with epigrams and Latin quotes and bits of philosophy and science--but Francis Crawford and those within his life are well worth the effort. War, treason, assassination, personal vendettas, kidnapped children, mad Russian tsars, deadly political games . . . and a love story that takes its times, and then crushes the reader with passion and sacrifice.

2. Anything by Sharon Kay Penman. My favorite single book of hers is HERE BE DRAGONS, about Llewellyn the Great, Prince of Wales in the late 12th/early 13th century and his marriage to Joanna, illegitimate daughter of King John of England.

3. And another Welsh book--or four books. THE BROTHERS OF GWYNEDD QUARTET by Edith Pargeter. About Llewellyn the Great's grandson of the same name and how this last Prince Llewellyn fought against his own family as well as English power to preserve Welsh independence. (Spoiler alert: it did not end well.)

4. And for something very different . . . an epic stand-alone novel of WWII--CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein. An English woman has been captured by the Germans in France. Her best friend, a pilot, is stranded in enemy territory. Can either one of them survive? (less)
Laura Andersen Ha! That would be awesome :) I love both Reign and The Tudors and would love to see the Boleyn books go the same way. But that is one of the (many)…moreHa! That would be awesome :) I love both Reign and The Tudors and would love to see the Boleyn books go the same way. But that is one of the (many) things out of my control. Here's hoping that someday someone who works in that kind of production reads one of my books and happens to love them! I promise if that ever happens I will scream it to the internet!(less)
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I'll confess I'm greatly looking forward to this time next Friday, when I will be packing up my room in Spain in preparation for meeting Emma in Edinburgh next Saturday :) To be followed by 6 days in Ireland with my favorite daughter. In which I will not eat miso soup once. Or seaweed. Or even sauerkraut, which I've always liked. But having it twice a day is a bit much. I have been plan... Read more of this blog post »
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“There is less danger in fearing too much than too little”
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“She had known for months now that something or someone would have to break to end this painful stalemate they were locked in. She had never guessed it would be Dominic. She had never guessed Dominic could be broken.”
Laura Andersen, The Boleyn Deceit

“Wouldn't you like to be my lord Duke of Exeter? Come on, Dom. Say something."

"You have lost your mind."

"Say something less insulting.”
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“Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn't realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.”
Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty

“I was starting to wonder if I was ready to be a writer, not someone who won prizes, got published and was given the time and space to work, but someone who wrote as a course of life. Maybe writing wouldn't have any rewards. Maybe the salvation I would gain through work would only be emotional and intellectual. Wouldn't that be enough, to be a waitress who found an hour or two hidden in every day to write?”
Ann Patchett, Truth And Beauty

“Nick,” he said. “I think I’m going to need you to bite my arm.”
“I think I’m going to need you to run that by me again.”
Brigid Kemmerer, Storm

“You smell good, too,” said Patch

It’s called a shower.” I was staring straight ahead. When he didn’t answer, I turned sideways. “Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.”

Naked. I know the drill.”
Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush

“Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?"

"They ate it too," Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

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