Nothing makes the time and effort investing in writing a novel more worthwhile than when you hear from a reader how much they enjoyed your book.
I received an email yesterday from a book reviewer telling me how much she enjoyed An Unexpected Gift. She said it reminded her what she loved about reading historical romances. She's going to post her review on her book review blog next week. While I don't know what the review will say or how many stars she's going to give it, it's nice to know that my book has made her want to start reading historical romance again.