"Halfway through your book, I decided to write to you, thanking you for this book. Writing to an author being something I had never imagined doing before, I was more than a little surprised to read in the "Conversations" portion at the back of the book that you routinely have readers write to thank you. I guess I am not alone in this. :) I guess I just want to thank you for putting to paper all these things I feel."
"Thanks for a beautiful story. There was such sweet warmth coming from the pages, your characters, you. And it was nicely balanced with lots of smart/cool-chick sass."
"Jennie, thank you, thank you! What a wonderful treat you have given your readers. Your new book is simply wonderful."
"I just finished reading your latest book, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe. I absolutely LOVED it! The authentic dialog, compelling characters, theme/message, style and voice were perfect! The analogies were provocative and the closing letter from Nonna was the icing on the proverbial cake. It is beautifully written. I cried and laughed-a lot. I wanted to gather all the richly-developed characters in a single room and coax them into sharing their true feelings."
"Just wanted to tell you that I loved the new book, like I have all the others, and can't wait till the next one. I really like how you give all those little details that make the characters real and jump off the page. I could really relate to Mira in so many things, I was wishing she was real and I could write or call her and maybe we could be friends."
"Well, I hope you like the idea of an exhausted, blond, American woman who had to wake up at five o'clock in the morning and dash through Gatwick airport, finally sitting on an EasyJet flight to Greece and eschewing a nap because she was not able to put down your book! The four-hour flight felt like ten minutes! I'd finished the book by the first day of the vacation (and lost myself in it so much, I sunburned my bum, which I blame on you entirely). I loved it. It's my favourite of all your books."
"I just finished Love and Biology
late last night and wanted to write you a quick note to say how much I enjoyed it. It was written with such wit, humor, and depth."
"Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I enjoyed your recent book. It was nice to find a book about a woman of some years but still able to act young if she felt like it. How she found herself and her family made it a great read. I had never read anything of yours before but just reading the blurb made me want it. I've since picked up your back list and plan to savor those also."
And from a MALE reader:
"The book was fantastic. Absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed it all the way through. Mira was a great character, and she was surrounded by other great characters.
I really did pick up the book while running to the bathroom...it was something my wife had read earlier, but not something I would ever choose on my own. When my friends (we're all guys in our late 30's, early 40's) asked me about it, I told them, "Well, it's a chick book, and it isn't really about anything at all. There are no chases, no killings, nothing like that...but it's a damn good book."
Excellent work. Thanks for the read."