I'm currently at that juncture with the third book in the Kismet series, Kismet's Salvation. And the other day I received the reader's recommendations, along with the following comments:
"Kismet's Salvation is a wonderful story. It reminded me of a classic Jude Deveraux historical, a timeless effortless piece. The story was a rollercoaster of emotions which brought me tears and laughter. To tell the truth last night I stayed up until 1:30 in the morning because I could not put it down and it was well worth it."
These are the comments that keep a writer going, that keep us fueled to pen our stories, that give us joy that somewhere, someone understands and appreciates the blood we spill on the page.
So to that reader: Thank you!