It was my first place certificate from First Coast Romance Writers for their Beacon contest! And I received the judges comments as well. Two checked off "This book is superb. Masterfully written." While the third checked off "A wonderful read." Not bad! All three greatly enjoyed the story and the third expressed a wish to read more books like this.
It's perks like this that make all the hassles of writing worthwhile.
And forgot to mention yesterday that I posted over at Slip Into Something Victorian about preserving food for Civil War armies.