Judi Hendricks – Author of The Laws of Harmony
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Gaye Lyn says
March 28, 2017 at 12:59 am
I’m about to recommend ALL your books to my lovely sister-in-law (I hate that nomenclature — she’s my SISTER!!). I digress. And I want to name them for her in order…but I can’t, even looking at the covers. Please list the “bread” series for me and I’ll pass it on. I am so pleased to have read all your books. They are joy, sorrow, sweetness and Life – touching, poignant, real. Like you! Waiting, not so patiently, for the next one!
Gillian Dehning says
November 22, 2016 at 11:46 pm
I re-read my books so often I seldom buy a book until I have read it, or know the author, and decided I have to keep it. You have broken my heart about Mac – me being an incurable romantic, but I’m coming to visit my son in Texas for Christmas (from South Africa) so I will buy Baker’s Blues, Isabel’s Daughter and Laws of Harmony while I am there, sight unseen, except for what I have read on your site, so congratulations! Please keep writing but how about throwing in a happy-ever-after now and then!
Judi Hendricks says
January 29, 2017 at 7:31 pm
Thanks so much for visiting my website and leaving this comment. I appreciate your kind words about my writing, and I hope you enjoy the books. I promise some of them do have happy endings!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family! All good wishes.
June 27, 2016 at 11:40 am
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful stories. They hit home in so many ways. You truly have a gift and I thank you for sharing it !
July 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm
Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed my books, and I appreciate your taking the time to visit my site and leave a comment.
Jenny Lidstrom says
April 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm
I just ordered Breadbaker’s Blues. Once it’s arrived and I have read it, it will have its home on a bookshelf in Stockholm, Sweden next to your other books. I discovered your books through ‘Bread Alone’ at the local library, or rather ‘Lyckans café’ (= Café of Happiness) which is the title of your novel in Swedish. As I grew older and my English improved I got my own copy of your first novel in English and then the subsequent ones. ‘The Baker’s Apprentice’ kept me company on a flight from Atlanta to Edinburgh. The novel that made the deepest impression on me is ‘Isabel’s Daughter’ but I love them all.
Am very much looking forward to reading your latest book. Baking has always been a natural part of my life with a mother who made all the bread we ate, sourdough bread from rye for everyday and baguettes that had been proven for hours for weekends and golden Challah for special occasions. Now I’m the one who makes for family get togethers. To read novels about life that also captures the essence of baking or food is a rare treat.
Thank you for sharing your words, they always stay with me after the last page.
April 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm
How lovely of you to leave a comment. I’m thrilled to know that you’ve enjoyed my books, and I so admire your ability to read them in English! I always wondered about some of the translations, as the only ones I could read were the French editions. I’m working on a standalone novel right now about two sisters, and after that I’m contemplating a sequel to The Laws of Harmony. I love hearing about how you grew up with a mother who baked all your bread. That is such a beautiful, indelible memory. My mother didn’t bake, but my Polish grandmother did and some of my fondest memories take place in her kitchen, me playing with scraps of dough from whatever she was making.
Thanks again for taking the time to write this; it means a lot to me.
Mark Rypinski says
April 8, 2016 at 12:52 am
Thanks so much for all your wonderful story telling. I read the first of the bakers series when I was in hospital about 5 years ago and it helped me get through a very difficult time and inspired me to bake bread again.
I’m sure you’ve been asked this before but are Cody in Bread Alone and Tyler in The Bakers Apprentice the same person, and if so why was there a change of names.
I’ve just received Bakers Blues in the mail today – I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.
April 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm
Thanks so much for your very kind words! I’m so pleased that you’ve enjoyed the Bread Alone books. I have to laugh whenever someone asks me about Cody/Tyler. Indeed, they are the same person. When Bread Alone was first published, it actually came out in the UK first, and the character’s name was Cody. When my US publisher found out that I really had worked with a young woman named Cody, they insisted that I change the name, so I chose Tyler. Somehow you must have gotten one of the UK copies of Bread Alone–perhaps through Amazon. I think the English are much less litigious than Americans; their policy is just to insert a disclaimer stating that all characters and places are fictionalized and that’s that. So anyway, I do appreciate your taking the time to write a comment and I hope you’re still enjoying baking bread!
Warm wishes, judi
February 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm
I just finished reading your books and enjoyed them very much. I would also love to read a sequel to Laws of Harmony. I liked the characters so
much that I’d love to read more about them.
March 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm
I apologize for taking so long to respond. I’ve been helping take care of my dad, who’s in rehab with a broken arm.
Thanks so much for your very kind words about my books. Actually I have been thinking about writing a sequel to The Laws of Harmony…I’m kind of fond of Sunny and Gwen myself. However, I’m in the middle of a new book right now that’s completely different from anything I’ve done before! And I’m having a good time writing it. I do appreciate your taking the time to visit my website and leave a comment. I’m going to try sending you an email reply, too, since I’m never sure if these things do it automatically.
Jean E. Tedmori says
December 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm
Enjoyed Baker Blues very much. I do hope you decide to carry on with the “Baker” series…kind of like how Sue Grafton does the “Alphabet” Series. We’ve just got to know how everyone moves on with life. Tyler takes over partnership with Wyn, who moves to the Island, works with the bread ovens and maybe has something bake in her oven with her new love?
And on, and on…I do have to admit, I was furious when the book opened with Mac’s death, yet you tricked me with the unfolding story in the following chapters. I have to say the writing and characterization of the depression area helped me so understand better those I know who suffer from the same.
I’m going to go forward with all your other books in hopes within another couple of years “Baker” series will continue…I will anxiously be waiting!
Keep up all the great story telling! Thanks!
December 16, 2015 at 6:56 pm
Hi, Jean–Thanks so much for this message. It really made my day in the midst of the holiday madness. This is my first time to be home for more than a few days since mid October.
I’m relaxing by decorating the tree and baking for all my friends and family. And when I have a few minutes I sneak in to my office and do a bit of writing on my new book…up to 150 pages!
Happy Holidays to you and all those you love. And thanks again for your sweet message!
Kris Johnson says
August 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Loved all three books and have recommended them every chance I get. I lived in the Seattle area and have visited Orcas Island also lived in Southern California so that makes it even better. I know I am greedy but I am hoping that you will write a 4th and final book on all these characters; I am not ready to say goodbye to them quite yet. I want to know if she ever goes back to France and if she stays in Orcas (which I would in a heartbeat).
I think these books would make a great movie (s). I have a few books that I reread every year. I will add your books to my list.
Thank you so much for the wonderful hours of escape.
August 30, 2015 at 11:49 pm
Thanks so much for your lovely message and your very kind words about my work. I keep waiting for some producer to show up on my doorstep with a suitcase full of cash, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’m just kidding, but really I’ve always thought it would be great fun to see your story on the big screen…or even the little screen. I used to daydream about who would play the various parts, but all the actors I like are too old! Right now I have no plans for a fourth book, but as a baby boomer I reserve the right to change my mind! Anyway, I’m so pleased you’ve enjoyed my books and I very much appreciate your taking the time to let me know.
Susan Young says
June 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm
I just finished reading Bread Alone and the Baker’s Apprentice for the second time! They were just as good, maybe better because I took my time focusing on the characters more than the plot. I have also read your other two books and enjoyed them, too. We are vacationing in Hawaii and I plan to order them for another read on my tablet. All this time I have been waiting for a new book from you, looks like it is soon to appear. A third Bread Alone volume couldn’t please me more.
Best wishes for a healthy life and many more books to come!
June 28, 2015 at 10:49 pm
Hi, Susan–Wow! What I wouldn’t give to be in Hawaii right now instead of slaving over a hot computer…I’m crazy busy getting ready for the launch of Baker’s Blues, and also for the launch of my new website. BTW the book publication date is August 1, but it will be available for pre-order (I hope) this week on Smashwords.
I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed my books, and I really appreciate your taking the time to visit my website and leave a comment. Meanwhile, I hope you’re having a lovely vacation! Thanks again–judi
Joyce Besemer says
June 16, 2015 at 10:58 am
I was looking for something (randomly) to read to fill in a weekend – I picked up Bread Alone. It literally transported me and I was hooked. So I got myself off to the library and got The Bakers Apprentice – again, I literally could not put it down and was actually growing sad as I was getting to the closing pages – found myself reading slower than usual to savor what was left. Today I finished Isabel’s Daughter – a departure from the first two, but not really if you understand style, and I truly appreciate yours. Tomorrow I’m off to the library again to get The Laws of Harmony and now cannot wait until Baker’s Blues hits the shelves. I wish there were more books by you – do you have a favorite author because I know I’m not done chasing after whatever you pen next. Thanks so much.
June 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm
Hi, Joyce–Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I’m so happy that you’ve enjoyed my books…and boy, I can’t wait till Baker’s Blues hits the shelves either! It’s been a long road. Plus I’m anxious to get back to the new one I’m working on. As for favorite authors, I have many. Here are a few–Jo-Ann Mapson, my friend, teacher and mentor. Abigail Thomas, who writes memoirs that read like novels. Kate Atkinson and Joanna Trollope, two genius Brits. Margot Livesey, especially Eva Moves the Furniture Also, check out my June 8 blog post (Kitchen Table) for some other books that I’ve found particularly fascinating and inspiring. Thanks again for taking the time to visit my site and leave a message!
Stacia Sarna says
May 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm
Judith, I love your writing and have read all of your books except Laws of Harmony (that’s next)!
I haven’t finished many books in the last year – but in the last 2 months alone have read 3 of yours cover to cover! I loved how the Bread books had recipies, so fun to read!
I have never been moved to write a message to an author before. I just really wanted to let you know I enjoy your writing style immensely and hope you keep writing! You are a terrific author!
Thank you for writing these books!!
May 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm
Stacia–thanks for your very kind words! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my books, and I wanted to let you know that BAKER’s BLUES, part #3 in the Bread Alone series, will be out this summer. I’ll be doing a post about it very soon, so check back on my blog and/or facebook. best, judi
Rebecca Murray says
April 29, 2015 at 10:46 am
Really enjoyed both books in the Baker series, can’t wait for the third book to come out.
May 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm
Hi, Rebecca–thanks for the comment! The good news is book #3–BAKER’S BLUES–is coming out this summer. Hopefully in July. I’ll be doing a post on it in a day or two.
April 27, 2015 at 1:20 am
love all your books, I need more, please! Thanks for posting.Great writer!!!
May 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm
Thanks so much for the comment. I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed the books. My newest is coming out this summer, probably in July. I’ll be posting about it soon.
Laura Kearney says
March 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm
I have read Bread Alone 3 times…and the others twice…I love your style of writing….and I love all the cute asides like delicious recipes and ideas….please write a sequel to The Laws of Harmony….there is more story there!! Isabel’s daughter was quite profound….thanks for sharing your love of life in all of your books!! Looking forward to Bread 3!
March 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm
Hi, Laura–Thanks so much for your message. I really appreciate your taking the time to let me know you enjoyed my books. And I’m thrilled to (finally!) announce that part 3, Baker’s Blues, will be out this summer. My next book is a stand alone story, but I’m contemplating a sequel to Laws of Harmony…so we’ll see. All best…
October 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm
Hi Judith –
I “discovered” you through an Amazon recommendation recently and have now read, and loved, all your books. I have to agree that Laws of Harmony definitely suggests a sequel – I really hope you allow us more time with these characters! Thank you for what you do and for the hours of literary pleasure you have brought me!
All the best,
October 6, 2015 at 5:14 pm
Thanks so much for visiting my website and for taking the time to leave a comment. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed all my books. I’m now in the promotion phase of Baker’s Blues, and I can’t wait to get back to working on my next project.
All best wishes…
March 4, 2015 at 5:45 am
Lovely story! I stumbled upon your website and stayed a while. Of course there are no coincidences. Can’t wait to read Bread Alone.
March 8, 2015 at 4:46 pm
Hi, Martha–thanks for visiting my site and especially for taking the time to leave a comment! I’m glad you enjoyed Andromeda. Bread Alone and Baker’s Apprentice are the first two books in my bread trilogy…part #3, Baker’s Blues will be out this summer. Best wishes…
Sharon Norris says
February 11, 2015 at 9:55 pm
I stumbled upon Bread Alone and read it this week. It has been a while since I read a book I loved so much. I couldn’t find the Baker’s Apprentice fast enough, and plan on reading that next. I am so glad to hear that you are writing another in the series. It truly was a wonderful story. Bravo.
February 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Sharon–I’m so glad you enjoyed Bread Alone, and I really appreciate your taking the time to let me know. Baker’s Blues (part three) is “in the can” as they say in Hollywood, so hopefully it will be available this summer.
January 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm
Love all of your books. We need another one. You are such a great writer. Your books are like comforters on a cold night.
January 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm
What lovely thing to say! I really appreciate your taking the time to comment. I’m working on two books right now, one of which (part 3 of Bread Alone) should be available this year. The other is something completely different–a stand-alone. Hope to finish the first draft this spring. Thanks again for posting.
Catheryn Brockett says
January 1, 2015 at 7:11 pm
Well hello and happy New Year! I read Bread Alone years ago before I moved to Los Angeles and low and behold realized I had moved to Wynn’s neighborhood without even knowing it! I loved that book – it was one of the reasons I became a writer. I thought I’d drop you a note because I was visiting with my cousin last night and because of my recommendation her book club had read Bread Alone and one of her girlfriends cornered me to let me know it was her favorite book and that she reed everything else you wrote as well.
Best wishes for the New Year!
January 5, 2015 at 10:07 pm
Thanks so much for your message. What a lovely beginning to 2015 for me! Especially since I’m working feverishly to finish part 3 of the Bread Alone series. I really appreciate your recommending Bread Alone to your cousin’s book club. My only resolution for the new year (besides finishing at least one book) is to be a more frequent blogger. This year has been crazy and I feel like I haven’t kept up as much as I’d like. So…upward and onward. Thanks again. Warm wishes for the new year!
Robert Doscher says
January 23, 2015 at 3:58 am
I am very much looking forward to seeing Wynter and Mac’s adventures continue. Cheers to you Ms. Hendricks!
January 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I’ve actually just finished the manuscript Baker’s Blues, which is part 3 of the Bread Alone series. I’m hoping it will see daylight sometime this summer!
jessica wesolek says
December 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm
I loved Bread Alone and The Baker’s Apprentice, but I just found and read The Laws of Harmony and loved it even more.
How i wish there was sequel!
Loved the New Mexico element so much (I live in Santa Fe too), but also loved everything about Sunny in Harmony. Dying to know if Gwen comes back and whether Luke happens. This story needs to continue as well.
I am a very picky reader and think you are an excellent writer.
WOW! Gallery, Santa Fe
January 5, 2015 at 10:28 pm
Thanks for your lovely message. I’m working on the final book of the Bread Alone series, and also a stand alone book which takes place partly in Santa Fe. I have to admit, the thought of a sequel to The Laws of Harmony has crossed my mind. I think there is more story there, too. So perhaps…
Tina Precht says
November 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm
I have been to several of your book signing when you come to the Long Beach area. It is always fun to see in person the author of the books you love.
So looking forward to your next book. Could you please give us an update on how the new book is coming along?
I hope all is well with you.
January 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm
So nice to hear from you again. I’m looking forward to my next book, too! It’s been a long time coming, but hopefully it will be this year (2015.) Thanks so much for staying in touch.
Mary Holleran says
August 7, 2014 at 11:32 am
I so enjoy all your books, the beautiful prose and how it transports me right to the heart of the story. Cannot wait to read more to keep the Bread Alone characters alive!
January 5, 2015 at 10:40 pm
Hi, Mary–Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m about finished with part 3 of the Bread Alone series and already working on another story. I’m really pleased that you’ve enjoyed the series.
Tammi chandler says
July 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm
Just finished Isabel s daughter….could not put down …finished in a day…I am always looking for a good good read…I can not wait to read another by this author…
January 5, 2015 at 10:38 pm
Tammi–Thanks so much for the very kind words. I’m hard at work on two other books and have more ideas on the back burner. I just need more hours in the day!
Sally Renne says
July 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm
Bread Alone is my absolutely favorite book. I’ve loved your other books also. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a new Judith Ryan Hendricks book. I hope you are not finished with writing. I’m a 78 year old “groupie”! Bless you, bless you.
March 31, 2015 at 10:04 pm
Sally–thanks so much for your kind message. New book this summer! No, I’m not finished with writing just yet. I don’t know what I’d do with myself all day…
susan cadwell says
July 1, 2014 at 10:48 am
I keep checking to see if you have a new book………VERY happy to hear you’re working on a third in the series. I love your writing and will be anxious to read!!
January 5, 2015 at 10:24 pm
I so appreciate your keeping tabs on me. Hoping the new book will be out in 2015!
Andrea Fieldhouse says
June 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm
I just finished The Baker’s Apprentice – absolutely loved it! Have ordered Isabel’s Daughter for a vacation read. Thank you so much for such lovely characters! They really have touched me. Am so looking forward to the rest of Wyn’s story.
January 5, 2015 at 10:36 pm
Hi, Andrea–Thanks so much for your comment. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my books…that’s what keeps me writing. Hoping to have another one out this year (2015.)
Stephanie Meadows says
May 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Judith, you must come out with another book!!! I just received an email from Amazon that my comment about one of your books helped them decide to read it. If it was not for JoAnn Mapson telling me to read The Baker’s Apprentice I would not have had the pleasure of experiencing any of your books! I have read them all and still waiting for a new one! I absolutely LOVE your style. It has inspired me to continue to write myself!
I have turned so many people on to your books!
March 31, 2015 at 10:15 pm
Thanks so much for the kind words. And I’ll thank Jo-Ann for recommending The Baker’s Apprentice to you. I’m delighted my my work has inspired you to write your own, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Baker’s Blues should be out this summer! Finally.
Lori Lockman says
May 9, 2014 at 11:29 am
I’m thrilled to hear there will be a third book in the series as well. Loved the first two — and their Pacific Northwest setting!
January 5, 2015 at 10:23 pm
Thanks for your message, Lori. I’m hard at work on #3, hoping for release in 2015.
Monica Littleboy says
April 14, 2014 at 6:41 am
I loved this book; it was so well written, with flair and creativity, and it has inspired me to make some bread as Judi describes the process so well the reader can practically taste the delicious finished loaf
Merce Roige says
April 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm
I love your books. I have read them all, Bread Alone in Spanish (I’m from Barcelona) and the others in English, since there is no Spanish edition. Please, please, keep on writing… I can’t hardly wait for your next book…
January 5, 2015 at 10:22 pm
Hi, Merce–what a lovely name! Thanks so much for your message. I’m hoping to get at least one book out 2015.
March 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm
I too have discovered and loved Bread Alone and The Baker’s Apprentice. I actually came to this website to see if there were further books and am thrilled there is a 3rd in the works. I will now move on to read The Laws of Harmony while I wait. ‘Hope it comes soon!
January 5, 2015 at 10:20 pm
Thanks so much for your kind words, Anita. I hope it comes soon, too! I’m working on it!
March 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm
I am so excited. I have the first 4 books, and love them. I was simply checking out authors I love, and found this website. Thank you. We can hardly wait. How will we know when it is out? Do you have a date?
January 5, 2015 at 10:19 pm
I don’t have a date yet, but I’m hoping it will be in 2015. Thanks for keeping in touch, Beth.
Les in NE says
February 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm
This news makes my heart sing! I can’t wait for the third installment in this wonderful series. I’ll check back to see if you have a title and/or pub date so I can try to snag an ARC. Yay!!
January 5, 2015 at 10:18 pm
Thanks for the very nice message, Les! I’ll try to be better about keeping my readers up to date. Hopefully with a book in 2015.
Betty Asmus says
February 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm
Loved the Laws of Harmony and Bread Alone! Will look at the library for The Baker’s Apprentice and Isabel’s Daughter. I enjoyed The :Laws of Harmony especially because I live in New Mexico and your descriptions warmed my heart!
January 5, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Betty–I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed my books, and I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. I hope to have part 3 of Bread Alone out soon.
January 4, 2014 at 2:51 am
I also am thrilled there will be a 3rd to Bread Alone!! I bought it when it came out and have followed all but somehow missed The Laws of Harmony, which I am now in pursuit of. I was cleaning out my overloaded bookshelf, came across Bread Alone and wondered if I’d missed any new books that you might have written. Since I love your writing, live just a bit north of Seattle, spent a lot of time in the city in college… I am so excited to find that there will be two of your books for me to be looking for! Any expected date for the 3? Thanks!!
January 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm
I’ve been lax in checking my comments, but I’m thrilled to find so many readers looking for another book from me. I’m hoping it will be in 2015. Thanks for the kind words, Jill.
January 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm
Hello and Happy New Year,
I have been enjoying reading all of your books so very much. Unfortunately, I am coming to the end of the last one, Isabel’s Daughter. I find I’m stretching it out so I don’t finish it so quickly as there are no others to follow. Will you be releasing another book anytime in the near future? I’m eagerly waiting!!
Thank you for the beauty of your writing. You touch my heart with your words.
March 31, 2015 at 10:32 pm
I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my books, and a lot has happened last/this year. Finally the third part of the Bread Alone trilogy is coming out this summer. I’ll be posting the cover art soon.
Meanwhile, thanks again for taking the time to leave me a message.
December 26, 2013 at 11:18 am
This is amazing – what a gift you have shared with us. You have such a talent to expressing yourself. One last thought – where is the recipe??
March 31, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Nora–thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to read this story. One of these days, I’ll have to dig out that recipe!
October 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm
Just finished the Baker’s Apprentice-so glad to hear that the story will continue!
Let us know when it is released!!
I love that they are set in Seattle, since I live in Washington state!
January 5, 2015 at 10:15 pm
Better late than never, I guess. Thanks, Sonia! I hope the third book will be out in 2015! Stay tuned…
September 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm
There is going to be a part 3??? You have just made my YEAR!!! I love your books – read them all when they first come out and have reread them all. Such good news.
October 2, 2013 at 12:39 am
Thanks for the kind words, Nora…
barbara dieppa says
August 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm
just got bread alone loved it.
August 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm
Thanks so much for your lovely post. I’m delighted that you enjoyed Bread Alone. I’m working now on part 3.
October 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm
I am very happy to hear that a 3rd one is coming. I really adored the first two.
Cheers to you ^_^
January 5, 2015 at 10:14 pm
Thanks, Robert! I’m writing as fast as I can!
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