My dad says I should blame it all on Vanna. It’s her fault I’ve been away so long!  I love the way that sounds.  But first thing’s first . . . we need MUSICA to go with our Fairy Tale.

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 Don’t be mad at us ~ we come bearing gifts . . . I’m sorry I’ve been away so long.  I hope I didn’t worry you, I missed you just as much as you missed me!  Everyone is happy and healthy around here and keeping out of trouble the best we can.  You can see we are surrounded with mini-miracles, Girl and Jack in the same photo!!  Yesterday! (Look at his cute folded paws!)



‘Course the whole world is a miracle now that the lilacs are in bloom . . . this is my view out the window from my art table.

flower border


Here’s up close and personal, a bee’s-eye view.


IMG_1058  Here’s the sky view, lilacs are everywhere on the Island right now ~ it smells wonderful outside!

  So here’s more of what’s been happening around here. Besides the fact that we have two new baby squirrels coming to the feeders ~ who won’t hold still for six seconds so I can take their picture, but they are adorable! The tiniest ears in the world.


Our tulips and daffodils bloomed, so perky after that cold winter. You have to call that a miracle!


And then there’s this . . . our ornamental pear tree.  I’m very big on spring flowers, I like the shock of it!  This does it for me!



We still have a few of these Angelique tulips in bloom . . .


My birthday was perfection, thank you all so much for your well wishes!  My dad and his wife Jeanie sent me this darling birdhouse!

birthday party


And the dogwood did its part by blooming soon after . . .


Heres another photo of the dogwood . . .


When Joe was digging the hole to plant the dogwood, he found that little blue bottle in it.  I celebrate that little bottle all the time. Buried treasure! Kind of a fairy tale, don’t you think?


Here’s another picture of the pear . . . I can’t get enough of it. I could live there.


Here it is again, showing off with the weeping cherry and forsythia . . .

new england forsythia

And more forsythia, not to be outdone . . .


When we bought this house in 1989, there was a wonderful magnolia in the garden that bloomed every year and made the perfect spring picture for all passers by. In fact, long before I bought this house, I used to drive past it in the spring, just to see all the wonderful flowering trees in bloom.  The woman who owned the house before me, Mrs. Bowditch, was a garden lover.

magnolia tree

This was her tree, and the legacy she left for us.  But one day, this beautiful magnoliatree up and died, and I’ve mourned it ever since.  I know Mrs. Bowditch was looking down from heaven saying, “Susan, Put it back. It’s your job.”  It took three years to find the right kind here on the island to replace it with.  I wanted the exact same variety.  But they didn’t seem to carry it in our nurseries ~ only other varieties, with different flowers.  In addition, I find it hard to trust the name tags on the trees, I trust them more if there is a flower I can see.

planting a new Magnolia tree

There was exactly one flower on this one when we found it last year at Vineyard Gardens, but it looked like the right kind!!!  So excited, we took a chance and brought it home.


And prayed that it wasn’t some sort of trick. I waited for it to bloom this year, and we got lucky, because it was the right kind! It still has a way to go before it reaches the glory of the original tree, but I am so happy to have this view back! A pure pleasure. Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. Bowditch.Thank you for the inspiration!

magnolia tree

And here we are in the way back . . . enjoying more . . .  



Oh yes, we’ve been celebrating by walking through the woods out to the pond and the ocean every day . . . 


The leaves are back!  We watch seagulls, terns, finches and osprey flit, dive and prey and we do “Morning Science” which always starts with the words, “I wonder why” . . .  Big breaths of this air soothes the winter soul. A blessing.


Speaking of blessings, here’s one of the things I missed ~ well, I missed sharing it with you ~ was Princess Charlotte’s Birth Day!  Weren’t you thrilled they had a girl?  How perfect! And isn’t Kate’s dress adorable?  

Princess Charlotte William and Kate must wake up and pinch themselves every day!   Now Kate can shop for baby dresses!  Of course we non-royalty types celebrate in our own way, by drinking tea from our new Emma mugs!  Not a bad way to go!  Too cute! I hope everyone got one . . . Kellee announced their arrival on Facebook . . . I know they’ll sell out from Emma soon, if not already.  They always have a limited supply of these special event mugs which is the good news and the bad news!  

Another thing I missed with you was . . .

Mother's Day

So, Happy Mother’s Day to all of my soul-nurturing Girlfriends.  The world wouldn’t be fit to live in handwithout you!  You are kind of IT.   I just saw a wonderful movie that I think would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for you.  It’s not new, it came out in 2011, so it’s available on Netflix and all kinds of places, even on YouTube. I know you’ll love it.  It’s called The Well Digger’s Daughter.  It’s French, you have to read subtitles, but it’s easy to get used to and the cinematography is heaven with lovely views of the French countryside. I loved the musica too.  And the dad in this movie is wonderful too.  Also, the clothes on his five daughters!  It’s set just as WWI is beginning.  So happy Belated Mother’s Day dearest ones!   


So where have I been?  What is my pitiful excuse?  You aren’t buying the Vanna excuse?  I didn’t think so.


envelopeI’ve been doing this .  I’ve been writing our book. I made you a promise to try to have it before Christmas do I decided to put my shoulder into it and make it actually happen. The Musica for today was a hint.  I’ve been playing it for inspiration and strength.   I think anyone who must march to a finish line would be helped by playing this music.



And this is where I am now.  Deep into my watercolors, making new art for our new book, which finally has a name.  You’ll be the first to know . . . ready?  I’m scared . . . OK, here we go . . . 


Here’s the first time I wrote it . . . trying it on for size . . . to be or not to be, that is was the question.



And I liked it! So here’s where I got serious.


And here’s where I started to mean business.

butterflies Book Cover Mock-up3

 And here’s where there’s no turning back.  Yesterday, Kellee posted THE FAIRY TALE GIRL in the web store for presale (everytime I type presale, my auto fix changes it to “resale” and now it’s Donotdisturbchanging autofix to “outfox.”  Stop helping me outfox!)

Anyway, this is the book I’ve been trying to write since about 2006 and would not have been happy in life if I didn’t. I had to, even though it’s a completely new thing for me and I had to practice by writing A FINE ROMANCE first.  Which was not only fun, but very helpful as far as learning is concerned.

THE FAIRY TALE GIRL began as just one book, but when I added the art and photos and recipes, it was too big, so I had to make it two books ~ The Fairy Tale Girl comes complete with a cliff hanger ~ so very soon we’ll also have the sequel called MARTHA’S VINEYARD, ISLE of DREAMS. And guess what else?  They are novels! Based on my diaries.

my diariesYikesI know, but it’s true.  And this isn’t even all of them!  So, of course I’m scared to death!  But counting on the fact that

fairytalesI’m plowing forward despite trepidation.  I think you will like it, it’s sort of like the blog only more and longer. For the next month, before it goes to print, I will be digging through old 

img066photographs like this one, laying out my pages in the book with them so you can see what I’m writing about ~ and painting the art so you can go on a little virtual journey with me back to the 1900s.  What do you think? A novel with pictures!

For those of you interested in preordering The Fairy Tale Girl, yours will be signed copies and shipped to you first before anyone else ~  as soon after August 15th as possible, on a first-come first-serve basis (because we really never know how many to print of these things). The actual “Publication Date,” when you should be able to find it in stores, is October. That’s so we have time to send books to reviewers.

magicAnd now, because I’ve been away so long, and because that was bad, I want to make it up to you by GIVING AWAY the first ten copies of A Fairy Tale Girl by Susan BranchTHE FAIRY TALE GIRL to ten of YOU!  So leave a comment and we’ll have a drawing, and wear poor Vanna out with all the work to choose ten winners!  It’s good for her!  They’ll ship out the moment they arrive.  And BTW, if my Blog is delivered your email address, you need to come here to www. in order to leave a comment ~ at the very bottom of this post, where you see a row of tiny words, look for “comment,” click there, and voila, leave a comment, and you’ll be entered.

thankyoufor your support ~ love you Girls.  Everyday I’ve thought the same thing as I’ve been writing, “What would the Girlfriends like me to tell them about?”  This time it’s a fairy tale, complete with a Prince Charming, a bite of poison apple, and lessons learned!  We all have a bit of that fairy tale in us, right? ~ but I’m not telling anymore! Until maybe next time.  Previews are only fair. 

Have a wonderful day! XOXO 


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  1. Stephanie Mansdoerfer says:

    Springing through such a glorious time of the year! Thanks for all the wonderment you share! Love every bit! Looking forward to the new book!

  2. debbie says:

    So excited for your new book to be available! Just found my very own Laura Ashley straw hat, “just like the one Susan Branch has”! Have loved your things for years and carried them in my little shop! Love, hugs and best wishes!

  3. Roberta Backstrom says:

    I am reading “A Fine Romance”, my first with you. I’m reading it with a group of dear girlfriends, it’s our first book in a new book club. Our first gathering included recipes from your book with; hot milk cake, Brie tomatoe basil sandwiches, lemon cookies, and pear cider. This morning after reading about the houses you visited in England the first couple days from the National Trust list, I’m in love with them and their gardens!!! I then read your blog and OMG I can’t wait to read your new book “Fairytale Girl”. This will be a great book to add to our book club. So, I would love to win one. Thank you for your writing and taking me away to the English countryside this morning.

  4. Kit in Montana says:

    Wow! Lookie at that, so many people want your new book and myself too. And the next one too! Thank you for your stories and your photos. 🙂 Kit

  5. Donna Claveau says:

    Looking forward to Fairy Tale Girl – would love a free copy from SB. Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

  6. Zana Carter says:

    I hope I win a copy of your new book. I do like Fairy tales. This has been a year of ups and downs and your book would definitely be an inspiration. Your blog is always lifts my spirits.
    Love all your flowers.

  7. Elizabeth in Montana says:

    I’m just now starting to catch up on here. My beloved Mom went to Heaven on January 11th, age 91. I still have and will treasure the cards you all sent her for her 90th birthday in November 2014. They were a big part of her celebration and we often looked at them together. I’ve been locked in a vicious divorce battle since mid-February, and had to move out of my home. I’m living with a friend who bought a trailer so I could stay with her. My health has suffered, but I’m persevering. So glad to see a new post and have a respite from the daily grind. God’s been my rock and I appreciate your prayers. I can’t wait to get my things and get all settled in my new home…but I have all my Susan Branch books with me! Can’t wait for the new one.

    • sbranch says:

      I’m so sorry Elizabeth, I know you miss your mom. And remember, this too, shall pass. xoxo

  8. Cynthia Burger says:

    I love all of your books and would love the opportunity to be the first to read this one!

  9. Carolyne says:

    I’m in love already with your new novels; they will be Wonderful~!
    I’ll pre-order first since there are several I will be gifting. But I’d *love* to win~!
    Thank you for giving us your Stories and Pictures; they truly are real Gifts-that-keep-on-giving.

  10. Elizabeth in Montana says:

    I forgot to say, I have a new friend, and she’s met you! Her dad was raised on Martha’s Vineyard, and she bought a book for her stepmom on the island years ago. She spent summers there as a child. Anyway, her dad contacted you, and she went to your house and you signed the book! I am so jealous! Her name is Anne Rogers Fischer, she and her family and her dad and stepmom all live in Montana at the moment.

  11. Amalia says:

    I absolutely adore your books, have read most and own a few, including my favorite – A Fine Romance. I am so looking forward to this new book!!

  12. Karen says:

    Have just pre-ordered three books…absolutely can NOT wait to lose myself in your tale on a lovely summer day.

  13. Is it too late to comment? Oh, I hope not. I’m getting caught up! Can’t wait for the book(s)! Will definitely be pre-ordering!

  14. Megan in IN says:

    Such a darling book! <3

  15. Sharyl B. says:

    Oh, I’m very excited to hear about your new book. I would love to win a copy! You’re the best!

  16. Grammy says:

    Loved A Fine Romance so much, looking forward to your new one. Whether chosen or not, I will have this book!

  17. Mary Ann says:

    Looking forward to your new book. Way to go in meeting your goal.

  18. karla says:

    HI Susan I just finished reading a fine romance really liked it . At first I thought well i will never finish this book but I just kept picking it up again and again it was like I was on the trip also .Its nice to read something that takes you away from the day to day I cant wait to get the new book to read this summer .I guess that’s it

  19. Charlene H. from So. Calif. (S.F.Valley) says:

    Hello from Mammoth Lakes, California! A Springtime vacation in the high Sierras is always an adventure! Thank you for working so hard on a project that has been on/in your heart for so many years. You are an inspiration! We are all, with great anticipation, awaiting your magnum opus!!! The title is perfect! Thank you, Susan, for this opportunity to place our names in a drawing!

  20. Absolutely love the photo of your kitty peeking over the table. What a great model you have there for future illustration! I love your sandwiche idea as well. All the mags are now posting recipes that seem so over the top. Almost seems to be trying to get the most unusual combination of ingredients ever. You just can’t outdo the old standards of our mothers or our grandmothers. Egg salad…yummy! Looking forward to your new book, Susan. Your books are uniquely beautiful. Your thoughts are page turners. Love your style!

  21. cecilia mendez says:

    I love reading, so it will be a pleasure to read your new book. I am sure it’s a great novel.
    Receive a big hug from Guadalajara Mexico.

  22. Suze says:

    I believe in fairies!

  23. Susan says:

    Thanks for working so hard on TWO books for us. Can’t wait! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  24. Lisa Kyer says:

    The cover makes me want to make a cup of tea and find a place to hide!

  25. Patsy-FL says:

    I’ve read and reread A Fine Romance and bought it for several friends. Always a hit. I’m anxiously awaiting the opportunity to dive into your new writings and beautiful art.
    I’d love to win one of these books.

  26. Kelly from eastern PA says:

    Hi Susan!
    I’m sooo looking forward to your new book where art & story will mix to make a wonderful reading experience! Thank you for your words & pictures. They are good for the soul 🙂

  27. Florean Rubi says:

    I’m so excited for your new books! I’ve always wanted to know the early days story of Susan Branch! I loved your last book! I used to live in England, and I too fell in love with it! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us!❤️

  28. Cindy Keith says:

    After receiving “A Fine Romance” as a birthday gift from one of my best friends i just fell in love with it and immediately ordered a copy for my Mom for Mother’s Day! A friend at work saw me reading it at lunch and she ordered it for herself and another as a gift! I am so looking forward to the new book!
    As well, the lemon shortbread recipe is wonderful!!!

  29. Joan says:

    Your cats are adorable! That was truly a fantastic picture of the goldfinch. Have a great holiday weekend.

  30. Debbie Henry says:

    The books sound wonderful – exquisite artwork and everybody enjoys a fairy tale!

  31. Mary Carmen says:

    Dear Susan, always is a pleasure to read every new post. I am charmed with his way of celebrating all the things! And especially because actually always enaltece the simple things of the life, because in them one finds the real happiness. Congratulation for his new book, do not be if I will been lucky of that there touches itself one, which would be a great luck, but I feel lucky of being able to follow his steps and his advices from this window that is Internet. Forgive my Englishman. Mary Carmen.

  32. Lori Prinvale says:

    From the very first time I read your first book until this very day when I read your blog, reading you makes me happy! You lift my spirits, make me smile, inspire me and make me want to be creative and playful. I can’t wait for your new book. I actually was on Martha’s Vineyard for the first time last summer and my
    friend wanted to buy “A Fine Romance” from the bookstore. (Cuz she saw my copy) They were out of them so they called you and told us you were going to deliver some more to the store. I watched out the window like little kid but we missed you. So Close!
    Thank you!!

  33. Rochelle Rosen says:

    Spring too has arrived in the Midwest, although we experienced summer a bit ahead of spring, and then went back to winter, and now truly spring. I love the smells of spring and all the brilliant colors. My garden truly has never looked so abundant this early, and it is greatly appreciated. I was able to work in the garden today for a few hours, and just cut, and brought in lilacs that have the most unbelievable smell ever……mother nature is such a clever lady.
    Speaking of amazing women, unfortunately, I just learned a moment ago that a true “treasure” in our art community, Aminah Robinson, passed away on Friday. I had attended a 75th birthday celebration for her, not but 6 weeks ago. If you are not familiar with her work, please google her name, and enjoy her tremendous gift……we don’t get to set life’s clock, sometimes tomorrow never comes.
    I am however, very much looking forward to a tomorrow, and your new book, which I ordered, just in case I don’t win!!!!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy this holiday weekend, and may we all remember to thank the men and women who put themselves in harms way to protect our rights.

  34. Nancy Miles says:

    Love your work and your blog!

  35. Polly B says:

    Looking forward to the new book! Love the pictures of spring flowers.

  36. Marianne Henderson says:

    Oh Dear, Can’t see my previous post and may not actually be in the draw like I thought I was. But that is only secondary to saying how lovely it is to spend time reading your blog, and your readers comments are so lovely to read too. Love your last book and fully expect to love the new one even more. And I am in love with Marthas Vineyard. That looks like a real life fairytale village.

    • Marianne Henderson, South Island, New Zealand says:

      Just realised that A Fine Romance was written in May and June, so now I will finish my book by reading the pages on the date they were written. I’ll make that an annual event.

    • sbranch says:

      You’re here now Marianne! Thank you!

  37. Sue says:

    I would be thrilled to win your new book as I know it would provide many hours of enjoyment. Martha’s Vineyard in the spring looks like a truly wonderful place to be!

  38. Cathy Davis says:

    Since I’m just finishing “A Fine Romance,” and loving it, I would be thrilled to win a copy of the new book!

  39. I am so excited about another book by Susan Branch, my favorite author and artist! I am still delighting over the last book and exploring all its little surprises.

  40. I love your artwork and your last book about the English countryside. I have given this book as gifts to two of my British friends and they were absolutely delighted.

  41. LeeAnn Kloch says:

    I cannot wait to read your book!!!

  42. Cynthia Perlman says:

    So looking forward to your new book! Your flowering trees are lovely.
    Hopefully I am one of your “Lucky Ten Winners”! That would be a real treat!
    Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day! 🙂

  43. Elaine Golling says:

    Hello Susan ~ Always so good to hear from you. I can’t wait to see and read your new book – all of the ideas, stories, ‘tales’,and water color creations that come out of your head 🙂 ! I am in awe of how you do it ! Happy Memorial Day to you and Joe in Martha’s Vineyard !

  44. Mary Jane says:

    Hello Susan,

    I have been away from my own garden all Spring and so I am pretending your garden is my garden for just a little while. Thank you so very much for all of the spectacular photos. My lily of the valley should be blooming now too and I miss the little vase I always put on my bedside table. Being a May baby, it is special to me as the flower for the month of May.
    Looking forward with great anticipation to The Fairy Tale Girl. Hoping for continued inspiration for you as you finish your book.


    Mary Jane

  45. Jenny G. says:

    I love all of your beautiful photos! I’m looking forward to your new book!

  46. Ann Carrico says:

    Would love a copy of this book!!! I have all your other books!!!

  47. Mary Madden says:

    Oooooh! This book will be full of eye candy as well as being a good read. The winners of the new book will be verrrry lucky. Pick me! Pick me, Vanna!

  48. Shannon Parnall says:

    I love fairy tales, especially when they come true <3 Thank you for the joy in life that comes through your pages.

  49. arden says:

    Can’t wait to see it…..looks darling!

  50. Saartje says:

    I can’t find my previous comment anymore, so I’m just writing this for a chance at winning you book!

  51. Carlene Rubino says:

    You’re a good girl, Susan!!❤️

  52. Pat says:

    So excited about your new book!

  53. Brenda Plunk says:

    eagerly awaiting your new book!!!

  54. debra sewell says:

    Thank you for always givingaway books and other prizes. I have requested that Betty Crocker book from my library and am still waiting for my turn. Please keep writing books. I hope you alaways find inspiration for new books. My love is the way they are hand written. Makes it much more personal and special

  55. Carla Henn says:

    I have been buying your cards, and ALL your books for myself and several family members and friends. I have also inherited my mom’s books that I had bought for her. Need to find someone the needs them. I also have purchased several copies of “It’s a Fine Romance” and another one today.

    Do hope I win our new book, we have all been WAITING “patiently” for a year or two……can’t wait. Thanks for sharing your life with ALL the “girls” in this world.

  56. Susan, Susan, sweet and merry,
    how does your garden grow?
    With lilies white, tourists-in-flight,
    and “Fairy Tales” all in a row! 😉

    Clearing a space for your new book(s)!
    Bunny XO

  57. Tressa Garza says:

    I love all your books, just now reading “A Fine Romance” and enjoying it thoroughly; laughed out loud while reading about your driving experience in England. Sounds like my husband and I only we aren’t in England. Looking forward to your next novel. You are an inspiration. Thanks again.

  58. Rita says:

    My first time commenting! Have read your posts for several years.
    I truly enjoy your talent and love of traditional things.

  59. Vicki S. says:

    So excited for The Fairy Tale Girl! Would love to be one of the first to get to bury my nose in your new book…summer reading is sure to be heavenly this year!

  60. Patricia Griffiths says:

    Very excited to read the news about your new book! I also enjoy any post that shows photos of your kitchen counter. My parents had the same one in the house they built, back in 1955, which my family has owned since. Sadly, the house will have new owners as of June 30th. Each time I see your counter, it reminds me of family moments shared in our own kitchen. Thank you for the gift of happy memories!

  61. Kelly Fraetis says:

    I can’t wait! Last year I gave my bff A Fine Romance for her birthday after I discovered it and loved it. I know what she’ll be getting this year! Your work is gorgeous and soul-refreshing, Susan.

  62. Brenda Martin says:

    Hi Susan,

    I love the new post. Spring is so beautiful. I can’t wait to read your new book! Thank You for your inspiration!

  63. Tracy Jones says:

    Hi Susan,
    My ex-husband used to say to me all the time, “You live in a fairy tale world,” when it came to what I expected in our relationship. Although I am still comfortably single he has passed his third marriage and divorce. I may have not found the right man yet but my expectations still stand. I can’t wait to read your story as I know I am going to love it! Tracy

  64. Nicky Gray says:

    Wow !
    Thats a huge amount of comments 🙂
    I would so love to win a copy of your book. Im sure it will be a Best Seller in no time .

  65. Shirley says:

    My fingers are crossed!!

  66. Patricia Swiger says:

    I just love you Susan Branch…have followed you since the 90″s…finally braved to leave my first comment..hope i did this right…xo

  67. Karen Stefanelli says:

    I cannot wait to read this new book…you have so much to give Susan! Just wonderful!

  68. Sharon says:

    Hi Susan,
    So nice to see Lily of the Valley in bloom! I have them in my garden as well and love their fragrance. Isn’t spring wonderful!
    I am very excited about your new book and hope I am in time to enter for the draw. I can’t wait to read the “Fairytale Girl” and “Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams” when it is released. Thank you for always being an inspiration!

  69. Kathleen Carini says:

    Cannot wait to see your new book. Everyone needs to believe in Fairy tales!

  70. Katherine York says:

    I am excited you have a new book coming out! I love all your work you re amazing! We need more people like you in this world!
    Katherine York

  71. Thank you for the opportunity to win the new book! I just sent a copy of “A Fine Romance” to my mom this week 🙂

  72. Marcia says:

    Pick me! Please 🙂

  73. Teri says:

    I would love to win one of your books…because it would be signed by you and make it that much more special and memorable! Please pick me! 😉

  74. Paula Darko-Hensler says:

    Have loved your “stuff” for years and am so excited for the newest version. Can hardly wait.

  75. Tamara thompson says:

    Nice to hear someone who loves Lily of the Valley as much as I do. There must be several varieties, my plants leaves are different, but the flowers the same. Here in Eastern Washington our lilacs bloomed over a month ago! Thank you for sharing your Spring with us!

  76. Deborah Canning says:

    I love reading your blog. My best friend sent me your garden card years ago and I’ve been hooked on following your life since then. (I still have the card tucked away in my garden book).
    You bring a lot of joy and happiness to all those you touch with your words.

  77. Sandy from New Vineyard says:

    Your book is certainly on my reading list! Love seeing pictures of the writing process as well. Hope you have a great day!

  78. Kathy says:

    Oh dear, am I too late to the comment/prize party? You see, I’ve been away too – away from my computer for a whole glorious week of gardening!!!!!!!!!!! It was like a fairy tale, of sorts, but now I’m back to reality! I would love to win a copy of your new book – I cannot wait for it to be released so I can savor it just as I have A Fine Romance!

  79. Ginny Stanley says:

    Only you Susan could make us “life-hardened” people believe in Fairy Tales! Thank You for helping to make life bearable! Love your stuff!

  80. Barb Mc says:

    Love your books. Can’t wait to read this one.

  81. Karen Carpenter says:

    We miss you but know you are working hard to finish your book! I personally cannot wait. So exciting to look forward too! Have fun!


  82. ElFe says:

    Dearest Susan,
    I’m a little late with this as I was celebrating Mother’s Day with my daughter in Iowa. I rode the train from Oregon and back and it way MARVELOUS!
    And… what should welcome me home but your blog FULL OF LILIES OF THE VALLEY!!! They were my mother’s favorite flower. She died when I was 13 and she would have been 97 on May 22. So thank you for the Mother’s Day gift of flowers for my mother and me.

  83. Martha says:

    i can’t WAIT for your book to come out! Yippee!

  84. Carol Almand Cook says:

    Your artistic skill is a gift from God, and a blessing to us all!

  85. Sharon brown says:

    I haven’t visited in awhile and oh how I have missed you! What a delight to see the flowers. I love flowers also. My Columbine have lost their blossoms and the Hollyhocks are soon to come out. I can’t wait! I am looking forward to reading the new book. God bless you, Susan.

  86. Anna says:

    Ooohh, I cant wait to wait your new book! Love your work!

  87. Jeanie Bragin says:

    Dear Susan,
    Thanks for your good news about news about spring on the Vineyard. The kitties are so adorable. I am looking forward to the new book. Enjoy the beautiful blossoming trees.

  88. Carrie in Medina says:

    Can’t wait to get your new book! Thank you so much!

  89. Darla Unger says:

    Love the garden!!! It reminded me the garden club is having a big plant sale tonight, I’m going to go after work. Hurray!!!

  90. Barbara Welch says:

    Oh Susan, you’ve done it again. I don’t like to wish time away but I can’t wait ’til The Fairytale Girl is available. Barbara

  91. Diana Wade says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your life on the Vineyard with us, your readers. I have all your books and have read them numerous times, including A Fine Romance. I’m looking forward to receiving my copy of your new book. BTW, I was born and raised in Gainesville (still live here) and can relate to many of the beautiful flowers and trees that I see on your site. Diana

  92. Tina says:

    Hi Susan,
    I’ve just stumbled across your blog and just wanted to say how much I like your art work – it really is lovely. As are your photos.


  93. Barbara says:

    So glad you are back! Really missed your blog! Can’t wait to see the book!!

  94. Christy Smith says:

    I am so excited for your new book!! You are such a wonderful artist and author. I look forward to getting to know you more.
    “Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.” Hans Christian Anderson

  95. Christy Smith says:

    I’m so excited for your new book. You are a wonderful artist and author. I look forward to getting to know you more. 😉
    “Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.” Hans Christian Anderson

  96. Laura says:

    Thank you, Sue, for your lovely writings and photos. They are so uplifting … food for the soul! Your books always inspire … looking forward to this new one!

  97. Diana says:

    …hope i’m not too late for the Fairy Tale Girl…running as fast as i can!

  98. Lynn Hass says:

    hi Susan, Have always loved, loved your art work. I swear I have every calendar and cook book plus scrapbooking item ever made, Oh and I even have a pair of your PJ’s (wish you had more clothing) I think you get my point! Love your style always will! Keep on making beautiful things!

  99. Nancy Ice says:

    I love your books!!

  100. Judy in CA says:

    I’m so excited for your new book!!! Can’t wait!!!

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