Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Andi" was married . . .

(Note: this post is written by Andi's good friend, Susan.)
"Andi" (AKA Jessica) and ______??
Last night we saw "Andi" get married! She told me it was okay to show all her Andi fans a picture. I Photo Shopped her and her new husband next to a barn wall, as the wedding reception was really in an AIRPLANE hanger! (And I am not making that up.). The host family parked their airplane outside and decorated the hanger in a rustic decor. The guests parked on the grassy runway.

(The actual ceremony was in an old-fashioned church and full of old-time music. The bridal party sang a great, old hymn. "Andi" would be proud.)

Obviously, our Andi could not celebrate her wedding reception in an airplane hanger (since there were no airplanes when she would have been married). Hence, the Photo Shopped substitute.

I know the real Jessica's new husband's name, but I left it blank on purpose. So . . . fans . . . who do you think Andi ends up marrying (when she is old enough)? Cory? Jack? A new gentleman she meets when she's older? (Let me give you a hint. It will not be Johnny.) Have fun making that up if you want and writing a "maybe" story in the comments.

And who do you think the prospective suitor would have to ask permission from (think 1800s) in order to ask for Andi's hand in marriage?

And . . . how old do you think Andi is (will be) when she gets married?

64 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks so much for the post and picture! I can't believe how different "Andi" looks!

    Wouldn't that make a great book? One about Andi when she's older?! Just to get you thinking ;)

    Lizzy

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  2. OK, I'm really curious. I have a bunch of questions. The answers can be brief. I know you have a long list so they can be at the bottom. Here are my questions:

    Did Andi and Johnny ever make up or even become friends/acquaintances?

    Did Andi, Cory, Johnny, Jack, Melinda, Justin, Chad, Mitch, ect. ever get married? If so, to who and how many kids (if any)?

    Did Jed ever get out of prison after those five years or so?

    If you ever need any more questions I'm sure I'll be able to think some up. :)

    P.S.
    I think Andi SHOULD marry Cory. It would be funny if Johnny tried to propose, though. Ha ha! I think The guy would have to ask Justin, Chad, and Mitch permission to marry Andi. He should propose during a horse ride or something.

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  3. Yes, Lizzy, I know you are thinking! So is my mother, who said the same thing just a few days ago! If I presented and older Andi series to my publisher, however, I'd have to give them more than just one book . . . more like another series. It could be done if I could think of enough plots to span the series.

    And Madeline . . . I put your questions on the list. Others have asked similar questions. Wow, this list is growing LONG! :-)

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  4. Hi! Have you ever figured out if you were going to make paper dolls for the older Andi?

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  5. My illustrator said yes, she would look into creating older Andi paper dolls so I sent her my ideas for outfits, dolls, and Taffy. :-)
    I will surely keep everyone posted.

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  6. I would LOVE a series about an older Andi!!! I know you could write awesome stories! They would be perfect, especially for some of us slightly older girls!

    Lizzy :)

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  7. I think Andi should marry Cory. Or maybe Jack and Cory both want to marry her but she chooses Cory.

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  8. Hey Andi, What do you do on Easter? Or what about on the Saturday before Easter? like now they have Easter egg hunts Did you have that in the 1800's?

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  9. Hi!
    Lots of people marry people they meet when they are older, so maybe Andi would do that. But whoever he is, he should be ready to constantly be reusing his wife and live a life full of adventure.
    Odd, I never have those experiences. I guess I do have some odd memories though!
    God bless!
    Ira

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  10. P.s.
    Maybe Jack acts strange around you, Andi, because he has a crush on you. I've seen boys act rather, well, absolutely wacky, around girls. Personally, it does not impress me!
    Ira

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  11. Ira, I think you are right! The minute he offered me that glass of lemonade, I should have suspected he suddenly did a "turn around." Sometimes I am not very discerning about those kinds of things. Mostly because I'd rather romp and fish with the boys than have them for my beaux. So far.

    Oh, yes! Just because I grow up and get married doesn't mean my adventures will stop. I guess I better find somebody to marry, as my brothers will soon be rescuing their own wives and will have no time to rescue me any longer!

    And Anne. Well, Easter on the Circle C ranch is definitely not Easter egg hunts. I don't think I even know what that means! We have a HUGE family "special" dinner after services and we invite a whole bunch of friends too. Easter on the Circle C ranch is always sunny and warm! We visit, and Melinda plays the piano and we sing and even go on buggy rides (not as nice as horseback riding, but still fun).

    ~Andi

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  12. i think that Andi should get married when she is like 20 or older/younger. But i think you should have a series where Andi is like 14 and 15 and she hasn't married yet and then another series where she does get married. But in the first series where she is 14 and 15 she has a crush on a boy but i don't want Andi to get married yet!
    i want more stories!
    okay, now i sound greedy!
    Bye~
    i love your books

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    1. You are funny, Sarah! I want more stories too, and you are not greedy! *smile*
      Thanks!

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    2. I'm glad you don't think I'm greedy!

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    3. I love to read these books. Every story keeps me on the edge of my seat.

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  13. What happened to whirlwind on dangerous decisions.

    And it was nice to meet you Susan Marlow at the convention.
    Aimee

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    1. It was nice to talk to you too, Aimee!

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  14. I think Andi will most likely marry someone she meets later and probably when she is 20 or 21.
    He will have to ask one of her brothers.

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  15. I agree with Sarah. Have Andi get a crush or something but not married yet! And when she does it should be Cory! But keep her close to the ranch...I would be so sad if Chad, Mitch and Justin were not in the books! I would like to read some books of Andi as a teenager! like me:P

    Faith

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  16. I think that Andi will marry Cory or maybe Johnny! ha ha ha!If she does marry Cory I think that he should propose on a horse back ride.
    Claire

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    1. Oooh, Claire, I like your idea (proposing on a horseback ride). :-)
      As to whether it is Cory, well, that remains to be seen. I sure wouldn't tell you one way or the other! (Now that I've been talked into writing a new trilogy about an older Andi, where some of this might just come up!

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  17. I love the idea of Andi getting married to Cory!!! They would make a perfect couple! I agree with Faith keep Justin, Chad, Mitch and everyone else in:-) and you should put Kathrine back in and Troy comes back and kidnappes Kate and Andi sets out to find her with one of her brothers. And when Andi is fishing in the creek someone kidnappes her too! Just to give you ideas:-).... (Hint, hint) ��

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  18. I have to say . . . I love kidnapping stories. Trouble is, there would need to be a very logical reason for this to happen. (maybe some bad guy Justin prosecuted as an attorney 10 years before, and now that he is out of prison he is seeking revenge for that hotshot young lawyer who caused him to be convicted and rot away 10 years of his life in San Quentin prison in San Francisco.)

    Okay, well, that was a quickie little brainstorm. :-)

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  19. I love story's with Justin in them! He`s my favorite character :-)

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  20. And I love the idea of that guy Justin prosecuted coming back and seeking revenge! :-)

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  21. If its possible but i doubt it, you should make movies based on the book! I would LOVE to watch them!!!!

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    1. Movies would be amazing!!! I love acting - I'd love to be Andi!!!

      I think Andi would end up with Cori - but I'd love to see what Mrs. Marlow thinks in a knew series!!!

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  22. Movies!!!! That would be so cool! I would want to act in one:) lol
    Faith

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  23. I would want to be Justin`s Girlfriend :-D

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  24. Yea I would want to be Chad's! lol
    Faith

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  25. Haha faith your funny;p

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  26. I think he would have to ask Justin.
    Please write more stories about Andi!!!
    I like the idea of 2 more series. one when Andi is 14/15/16
    And one when she is married!!
    Please?!?!?!

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    1. Well, Jessica, I'm working on one when Andi is 15/16 now. Keep reading the blog to keep up with things! :-)

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    2. Will do!!
      Now I am REALLY excited!!

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  27. This is funny because I just started reading your books a few weeks ago and a friend told me about your blog. So I Click on the old west and I see the name Jessica(which is my name!)
    It got me confused for a little while since I was looking for the name Andi!

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  28. I hope you are not confused any longer, Jesseca! Glad you found the blog and I hope you enjoy it! :-)

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    1. Our you aloud to tell how old "Andi", Jesseca is?! She looks so much older! That would be weird if Andi had a crush on somebody! But that might be really funny! Dude, her brothers should totally be in on her courtship! Like be tough on her beau! That could really be hilarious! can't wait!

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    2. Sorry i meant Jessica.:D

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    3. Yes, Joy Lynn. "And" is older! She is 26 when she got married!!!! She doesn't like that old, does she? :-)

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    4. Thanks for the info! And now i have another question! How old was "Andi" when the other pictures were taken, like the Circle C pictures?

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    5. She is really young looking. She was 16 on Long Ride Home, and 19 on Price of Truth! Can you believe that? The braids and the fact that she's tiny really helped her look young. LOL

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    6. Thanks Mrs.Marlow. It's fun to know!:D

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  29. I really, really, REALLY! want more series! one when Andi is 16 and one when she gets married. I hope she marries Cory. My parents went to the Homeschool convention and bought me two more of your books and I finished them in less than a week! I love your stories! you're a wonderful writer! Rebekah

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  30. Movies would be so cool! but i guess that would be kind of impossible.

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  31. Andi could marry Cory because he seems trustworthy, friendly and quick to defend her. Jack...ehh...um...I wouldn't and I don't know why. Johnny.. ewww! NO WAY! Just stay out of the picture! Your not even one Andi could consider. (however, it is a relief to know for sure it isn't him!)
    ~agirl

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  32. Jack. Cory has always been her best friend, and it would appear natural for him to continue to be. So, my idea is Jack...or possibly another fellow who comes along.

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  33. But I'll bet you already have a really good idea, Mrs. Marlow. ;)

    And he should probably ask Justin, as he is eldest. However, knowing Chad and Mitch, they would have a say too. :)

    I am so excited that you are planning a new older Andi series! I am in my mid-teens, but I love your books, and am looking forward to your upcoming series. Thank you so much!

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  34. And congratulations to Jessica! May God richly bless her and her husband! :)

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  35. Did Andi's family own and old fashion telephones?

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    1. No, as nobody would be stringing any telephone wires out to any ranches, and the telephone was just barely being invented. It would take years to make the telephone "common."

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  36. Aww man! Becuase I put in the story that they had them. :( Oh well, I guess I'll have to make my ranch hand go out to the church and tell Elizabeth.

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  37. How long would it take Andi to get to her church?

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    1. The ranch is an hour from town by buggy or horse. church is in town. :-)

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  38. I think that Andi should marry Jack. It WOULD be awesome if you created another series for us older teens. I got the Circle C Adventures for my 12th birthday. But now I'm 14 so I would like and older series to read :)

    Clarissa

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    1. I am. The series is called circle c Milestones and Andi is a teen. The first book comes out next fall 2014.

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  39. I can't wait for the next series!!! I really love your books! :-) I especially like them because they talk about the Lord. Not too many books these days are christian. I hope I can control my excitement till fall! :-)

    ~Sarah Beth~

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  40. Hi Andi, I got a question...I just got on this page after a long time and I am seriously confused...*whispers* is this the authors perspective or Andi's perspective?

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  41. This blog post is from the author's perspective. Sometimes I sign the post as "Mrs. M," but mostly it's supposed to be from Andi's perspective. :-) This post is the cover model, Jessica (AKA "Andi") when she got married a year and a half ago. HOpe this answers your question!

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  42. please please please let Andi marry cory! I couldn't stand it if she marries Riley or Jack.

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    1. Rest assured, Andi is not going to marry Jack. But she is not going to marry Cory, either. They are not suited for each other. Cory is a town boy and will grow up to take over the livery. Andi is a ranch girl, and her family is wise enough to know that she would be very unhappy living in town.

      There is way more to marriage than just the two young persons liking each other (or loving each other). Especially in the 1800s, the family helped the young woman and the young man decide if it would be a suitable arrangement. Good families (to which Andi's belongs) always let the girl's feelings play a role, and she got to make the decision too.

      But you can write as many fan stories (and contest stories) as you like with Andi marrying Cory. :-)

      Have fun!

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  43. Hi,
    I just think that Andi should marry Riley Prescott. he can keep her on track. :)

    Cara

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  44. i think she should mary cory

    he is great

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