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posts on 9/14/2006 2:44:34 PM I know you must be busy but we are leaving on our trip across Canada this Monday and we were really hoping to visit where Luanne had seen the whales. We have a whole month to travel and wanted to see some of the more interesting sights. HOpe to hear from before we leave...Mary
posts on 8/28/2006 6:08:56 PM Loved the pictures of the whales that Luanne saw on her trip to Canada. We're planning on visiting Canada soon . Where did she see all those wonderful whales in her pictures? We'd love to make that a stop on our trip. Loved the books !
posts on 8/24/2006 1:31:31 PM Hi, Yes we did enjoy the book but some of the enjoyment was taken away from the over all appeal with the inaccurate references. I understand that authors take bits and pieces from different places all over,but if you are refering to a specific place by it's name, then we feel you need to be specific with the facts you tell, but if you are vagely refering to a spot well then yes you can use other places as examples. But for example referring to the Gulf of St.Lawrence as being near Nova Scotia, not a chance, it is near New Brunswick. We just feel researching for a book is what makes the book believable when you put the facts and story together. We do enjoy her books but as I say when using a particlular name get the facts of that place straight because people are going to notice...

posts on 8/23/2006 8:05:24 PM Rose, the main question is: Did you enjoy the story and the characters? I live in Southwest Louisiana, USA. Some stories set in this state don't have accurate descriptions of towns or cities, but if the story is good and the characters realistic, then I don't worry about the setting...we're reading fiction. I do hate when a writer uses a fake Frence accent though. You have to be La. French or Cajun to get the accent right or don't use it at all. Happy Reading, Sissy
posts on 8/23/2006 7:37:28 PM Since we live in Nova Scotia some of the references seemed to be in accordance with up farther north as in Nunavit, not Nova Scotia. I understand authors take bits here and there but the bits they take should be accurate for the area they take it from. We ( my sister and I) felt that the reference to the needle point club name(Nanouk sisters of the frozen north) and the reference to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is not even near Nova Scotia,made the story lose its factual quality for us. We refer to the far north as the North West Territories and other such areas not Nova Scotia. Although we do indeed love the books , and as we bought the book specifically for the reference to Nova Scotia ,in Summer of Roses, we were indeed disappoionted to find references that seemed better suited to what Canadians call the far North. We thank you for your quick response .
posts on 8/21/2006 1:21:14 PM Rose, Usually authors take parts of a city, town, or country, and put them together to make their setting the way they want it. So it could be a couple of places described and made into one place or town. Even if it's NYC, they can make up buildings and where the buildings are in order to fit their story.
posts on 8/21/2006 11:19:43 AM Where did Luanne go whale watching in Canada? What part of Nova Scotia did Luanne base her Cape Hawk setting on in the book "Summer of Roses?
posts on 8/13/2006 9:06:28 PM I borrowed 6 Luanne Rice books. Do any of hers come as a series (best to read one before another)? For instance I have Firefly Beach, True Blue and Beach Girls but know there are others in between those. THANKS
posts on 8/11/2006 2:23:43 PM I have read (and loved) all of the Hubbard's point books already, but there is quote from one of them that I really want to write down for myself, but can't remember what book it is from, It starts out "Love as if you're riding a wave," or something similar to that. If anyone can recall it or remember what book it was in and let me know, I would really appreciate it!!
posts on 8/10/2006 9:13:39 PM Pat, Most of her books have connected characters, even if it's just the mention of their names. All of the ones I've read, and that's most of them, are set in Black Hall and Hubbard's Point, Conn., so they all know or have known each other since childhood. I believe the character you mentioned is in FIREFLY BEACH.
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