Something we forgot to pass on in our AGM reports: there was a marriage proposal during the ball! And the gentleman started out with, “I can wait no longer in silence…” and continued with a somewhat adapted version of Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne Elliot. After the first line Julie T. came up and grabbed my arm–after the second line I said, “I’m going to cry!” And I did. It was awesome. 🙂 (And she said yes, of course!)
Some other bloggers have posted their thoughts on the AGM as well. Sarah S.G. Frantz posted about the standing-room-only session she moderated about romance fiction in the wake of Jane Austen, featuring several romance writers (and readers).