Mistletoe Mania

Last night, The Mischief of the Mistletoe won the Booksellers Best Award!

I am convinced it is entirely due to Joanne, who made me a gorgeous Pink Carnation bracelet to wear for luck. (I’ll be posting pictures of both the bracelet and the nifty BBA plaque as soon as I find my camera cord.) Thanks, Joanne! I will be wearing that magic bracelet glued to my wrist all week.

In the meantime, for more Mistletoe joy, fresh from my inbox, here’s the cover of the paperback edition:

More news and photos from RWA coming up soon!


  1. Tracie on June 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Ohmigosh, how exciting! Congratulations, Lauren! It’s wonderful to see Mistletoe receiving all of the awards and kudos it so richly deserves.

  2. Laura on June 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Congrats! Well deserved! Love the cover 🙂

  3. Sheila on June 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Hi Lauren, I already commented on yur
    FB page, but just can’t contain myself. I know you kowtowed to pressure from a lot of your fans to write this book, and look how great it turned out !! This is so wonderful. Who would have thought it would be an unlikely hero like darling Turnip to ein a prize? Well, he will always be my favorite. Will be having some lovely wine tonight for my BD, and will also toast your success.

  4. Lauren on June 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Happy birthday, Sheila!!

  5. Sheila on June 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks !!

  6. Céline on June 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Youhou! Congrats!!!!

  7. Cho on June 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm


  8. Leslie on June 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Well done Lauren!!

  9. HJ on June 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Fantastic! Many congratulations.

  10. Jessica Mac on June 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    That is wonderfull!! Congratulations! It is such a sweet story, I just love Turnip!

  11. Julie L on June 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    That is great news – congrats!!

    I loved seeing you again last night – what a big night for you! I think it’s my favorite cover of them all!

  12. Shenandoah Strojek on June 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm


  13. Sarah on June 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Congratulations, Lauren! Also such a beautiful cover – I can’t stop drooling over it!

  14. AngelB on June 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Lauren, I’m so glad you are finally getting the professional recognition we have known you have deserved for a long time! Congratulations!! and Yea Turnip!

  15. Anne K on June 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Congratulations! Also, this cover is a new favorite for me. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  16. Gina on June 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Congrats!! You totally deserve it. I wish so much I could come to a signing of yours one of these days because I just adore your books.

  17. Chanpreet on June 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Congratulations on the award and the cover! Both are lovely!

  18. Jessica C on June 30, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Congratulations! A well-deserved win. LOVE the new paperback cover 🙂

  19. jeffrey on June 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Congratulations! I’m so very happy for you…it is richly deserved. The Mischief Of The Mistletoe was my very first read of yours and I was immediately HOOKED on Turnip and his bumbling but sweet romance with Arabella. Dear lady: I am vaguely aware how much hard work goes into writing historical fiction but YOU have God-given talent! Your style, plots, characters, validity, and wit are just superior to anything else I have delved into in a similar vein. I know it is clearly not effortless but all of your offerings seem to pour out of you with such perfection! The cover is divine and beckons: READ ME !

  20. GingerT on June 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Not to sound like a broken record, but I too offer up my heart-felt congratulations, Lauren. Let the good times (and great writing) keep rolling!

  21. Paige on June 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Congratulations! Mistletoe and its cover will always have a special place in my heart since it was my introduction to the Pink Carnation series. I was walking out of a bookstore when that stunning cover caught my attention. The paperback edition is going to be equally gorgeous!

  22. Brenda on June 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Lauren congratulations. Everything has been said above, but needed to put my two cents in. Love your work. Glad you are writing.

  23. SusanN on June 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    This is so wonderful, and truly well-deserved. How marvelous that the hapless Turnip turned out to be such a hero in so many ways. Hurrah, Turnip!

    And, if I haven’t already done so, let me take this opportunity to thank you for the many hours of joy your books have given me. I love the ongoing stories of the Pink Carnation spies, as well as the modern-day lovers, Eloise and Colin.

  24. Yvette on July 2, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Congrats on the BBA!!! I couldn’t agree more with their choice!

    For me, Mistletoe ties for favorite with Crimson Rose. Also, speaking as a major fan of the historical-portait covers, I love the Mistletoe paperback cover!!! (Was that enough exclamation-marks?)

  25. AngelB on July 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    And since it’s not up yet…

    CONGRATULATIONS on winning the RITA award for Regency Historical Romance!!!! This is just the beginning of more and more recognition.

  26. Staci on July 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Congratulations!! this book was just wonderful and I’m excited for your RITA Award. Joann is such a great person and book blogger..what a great idea for a gift!

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