The Pennyfoot Hotel is now featured on Pinterest! See pics at www.pinterest.com/doreenkate/
For those of you who have
asked, the Manor House series ended with AN UNMENTIONABLE MURDER. The publishers decided not to continue the series.
I didn't find out until after the last book was written. Since so many of you want to know what happens to the characters
in the future, here is a short synopsis of the lives. I hope it answers some of your questions.
Elizabeth and Earl were married in a hasty ceremony
at the Manor House, then left for Wyoming, taking Martin and Violet with them. They live on a ranch, where they raise horses
and have three dogs, two cats and a pet pig. Martin spends his days writing his memoirs, while Violet potters around the house
and gets in everyone’s way.
moved back to London after Joe went back to the States. She married a butcher, who ended up owning his own shop. Sadie helps
him in the shop while taking care of her three children, a boy and two girls. Polly never saw Sam again. The British
soldier she'd written to in an earlier book came to visit her and it was love at first sight for both of them.
were married in Sitting Marsh, and moved to Yarmouth, a seaside resort town, where they’ve
opened up a guest house for summer visitors. Polly has four children, two boys and twin girls.
sister, Marlene, also moved to Yarmouth and opened up a beauty salon. She married a bank manager, and has one son. Their father
returned from the war and works as a mechanic in an auto repair shop.
On an ending
note, the three musketeers were Londoners who had been turned down by the military and were taking out their boredom and frustration
on the Yanks. They were arrested while trying to blow up an ammunition warehouse.
Just as a point of interest - many years ago I used to make and sell soft toys in bazaars.
A special project of mine was a set of stuffed mice...all dressed in Edwardian clothes. Their legs were kind of
spindly, and I couldn't get them to stand up. So I sewed a penny into each foot to balance them. I
called them the Pennyfoot mice.
Many of my characters were inspired
by those mice... so when it came time to name the hotel...what could be better than the Pennyfoot Hotel!