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updating the kindle version of sweet encore

November 1, 2016


As some readers will have realised from this review, the print version of Sweet Encore contains material that was not in the original e-book. This includes a whole new chapter, where I take Pierre-Antoine to England, entitled 'A Typically English Experience: From Pratt's Bottom to Topsham'.

But those who bought the e-book can get the updated version – which in line with the reader feedback I received has more about people and less about places – by following the instructions below:

1. Sign into your Amazon account
2. Scroll down to the section 'Digital Content'
3. Click on 'Manage Your Content and Devices'.
3. Select Settings.
4. Select Automatic Book Update and select ‘On’. This will ensure that you receive an update of all your books, including Sweet Encore.

I had hoped to move things on and make Sweet Encore more of a travelogue than a personal memoir. But I now know that readers preferred the narrative drive of the previous books.

I also realised that very few writers are skilled enough to make a visit to a cathedral in Portugal entertaining – and unfortunately, I am not one of them.

But I've learned some important lessons for future books...

comments (5)

1. Posted by Jeanne on November 3, 2016 4:52 PM

Hi Karen,
Will the update of Sweet Encore be added to the US Kindle version? I've followed your instructions but don't see any addition yet. Have enjoyed reading all of your books tremendously, looking forward to the next one!

2. Posted by mimi pompom on November 16, 2016 7:50 PM

Dear Jeanne,

Sorry about the problems you've had updating Sweet Encore. The updated version should indeed be available in the US but I will contact Amazon and check that. With thanks for letting me know,


3. Posted by Rebecca Joseph on March 28, 2017 6:51 PM

Hi Karen. I just wanted to say I have read all your books and have looked seriously into moving to France...running away. But, decided to stick it out and start a new business instead. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your amazing stories, I'm sure it wasn't always easy, but much appreciated and enjoyed. THANK YOU.

4. Posted by Sarah G on July 18, 2017 12:52 PM

Hi Karen
Love your books soooo much I have read them all 2-3 times. Starting France in Four Seasons today and will devour in one sitting. Please don't stop writing. Cannot wait for the next one!

5. Posted by Linda Lyden on April 11, 2018 4:27 AM

I would like to receive your newsletter....thank you for your wonderful books...they are a complement to my life!

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