1. Christine on October 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Congrats! Really looking forward to reading the book.

  2. AngelB on October 28, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I’m so going to be at the store the minute it opens. Gotta have me some Turnip!

    Thanks again Laura!

  3. Pam on October 28, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Hooray! At some point in the next few days I will make root vegetable cassoulet in our hero’s honor, it features loads of turnips.

  4. Stephanie Ball on October 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Congrats Lauren i am looking forward to reading it

  5. Liz on October 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Can’t wait to read it! As hard as it will be I think I’m going to wait until the middle of the month to start it-that way I’m more in the holiday spirit 🙂

  6. Beth on October 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    It was so great to meet and hear you today! Thanks for making my reading a lot happier!

  7. Deanna on October 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I was thwarted in my attempts to get the book on my lunch break today! My local Borders said they were behind on their inventory and hadn’t unpacked it. Barnes and Noble has 5 on order and they’ll arrive in 4-5 days. And Target didn’t carry it either! Although, my Target’s book selection is sketchy, so I wasn’t really expecting them to have it.

    Grr… Will be trying again tomorrow.

  8. Sonia on October 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Right afterschool, went to my bookstore and got the book! Apparently, it’s so new that they had to go into the back room to get my copy from the stack that was going to be used for the holiday set up…

  9. AngelB on October 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    First of all, the cover is even prettier in person than on the screen. Even my husband commented on it.

    And B&N had to go the back to get mine today. But the good news is that he told me they had it set aside to put it on front on display tonight. I’ll go back and get pics.

  10. Kayse on October 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I just finished Mistletoe! Turnip was adorable–this may be my new favorite in the series! 🙂

  11. Sara M on October 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Just finished The Orchid Affair (LOVED IT!) and downloaded Mistletoe! It’s been a Pink week! Loving it 🙂

  12. Rachel on October 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Can’t wait to get in to mine! I had to ask at Borders and they had to go to the back to get mine … slackers hadn’t even unpacked them yet. Don’t they know what an important day in holiday literature this is?!?!? 🙂
    Too bad the ironing is going to have to wait tomorrow …

  13. Veronica on October 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I can’t wait!! I have to read Mistletoe before I read my beautiful copy of Orchid Affair– thanks again Lauren!

  14. Rebecca H on October 28, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Just finished it…it was WONDERFUL! 🙂 I always knew Turnip was a great character! 🙂 Now I can’t wait for “The Orchid Affair.”

  15. Carole on October 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Yayy! I LOVE this book. Turnip is adorable. It feels like winter. Ugh. It’s SO cold here. =)

  16. Georgia on October 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I am very grateful for the opportunity to go to the reading/book signing yesterday. Thank you for doing it!

  17. Bridget Erin on October 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I wasn’t able to get it either!!!! Hopefully, I will be able to get it soon, I can’t wait to read it!

  18. Nikki on October 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I am going to read it as soon as I get back from my vacation in Maui! Should be waiting for me, as I pre-ordered it!

  19. Amanda on October 30, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Loved the book! I may have to go back and re-read the earlier books just to see Turnip in action. He was such a great character as was Arabella.

  20. Laura on October 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Loved it! Turnip is just so awesome!

  21. Rachel on October 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm


    Truly well done 🙂 I always appreciate when stories are so woven together that the transition between is seamless … and I LOVE when I’m reading along in one story and think to myself, “so THAT’S what that was all about!” …

    Already passed it on to my mom so she can enjoy too 🙂

    Now if only January and The Orchid Affair weren’t so bloody far off … Deuced inconvenient …

  22. AngelB on October 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I am so in love with Turnip now more than ever. Thank you Lauren!!!

  23. Rebecca W. on October 31, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Aww, Turnip! I didn’t realize I could love him more than I already do! Read the book and LOVED it and, yes, have already gone back a few times to read some of my most favorite parts!

    Can’t wait until January! 😀

  24. Anne K on October 31, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I am gushing over Turnip. I love how this story leaves us happily looking for more… Who is the Chevier, really? (I suspect Jane or A. Whittlesby.) Where will we find Senior Marconi next? What happened to Eloise and Colin? (Should we assume something not quite fit for print, given that we’d left them at St. Valentine’s night?)…Delicious.

  25. Anne K on October 31, 2010 at 8:42 am

    whoops, I meant “Chevalier”! …hahaha!

  26. Sheila on October 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I am so happy you are all liking the book as much asI did. Especially that Lauren made made resemble my all time dream boat, the young Robert Redford, instead of someone dorky. Yes I tooam thirsting for more, esp as Lauren has introduced those 3 lively young ladies. I am also hoping to hear more from Jane W as well. Lauren, you just can’t be allowed to even think of sleeping !!!

  27. Yvette on November 1, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Yeah! I got the first copy sold in the B&N in Santa Clara, CA. They had to go in the back and get it for me, as they had only gotten them in a few hours earlier. They man who got it for me brought out 3 more & said that he would make sure that the rest of them would be put out soon. Then I got home & found that Audible had put it on their site right on time on the 28th. So, of course I downloaded it, and have already listened to it one and one-half times. (Cleaning kitty-litter boxes isn’t nearly so bad when Senoir Marconi is being sat on at the same time.)

  28. Heather on November 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I finished the book last night and loved it. I was so happy to back in England after the sojourn in India. Thank you for this Holiday romp and am now looking forward to the Orchid affair!

    PS took the book to the dentist and the receptionist asked me about the books so of course i launched into how great the series is and showed her the pic of the MMP on the back cover. Hopefully she is a convert soon too!

  29. Emily on November 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I finished Mistletoe yesterday morning and I loved every word. 🙂 I could wish it were longer, but it’s perfect exactly as it is. Turnip was lovely and Arabella just as likeable as he deserves. I’ve never NOT rooted for a couple in one of your books before, but this time was a particular pleasure- how could anyone not want two people so easily dismissed by the rest of the world to recognize each other for the marvelous people they really are (and always have been)?

    Plus, as someone who nursed a massive crush on Bertie Wooster in my adolescence, I can now feel satisfied on the astral plane. Someone loves the nincompoop- and Turnip never really was a nincompoop at all.

  30. eriley on November 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm


    I just finished Mistletoe and it was wonderful! I really enjoyed both the main characters and I loved that their relationship seemed to be based in them just generally enjoying each others’ company. It felt very natural and authentic.

    Thank you so much!


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