Astor Place Vintage

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  1. Feb 16, 2013

    I just heard about your book for the first time today. It sounds great. I love a good diary story. I can’t wait to read it.


    • Mar 21, 2013

      Hi Kathy,

      Thank you so much for your note! And please excuse my tardy response. Your message got waylaid in the spam file and I just discovered it. I need to peek in there more often, I see.


  2. Jun 8, 2013

    Just finished the e-galley and LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! My 4 1/2 star review will go live this weekend! Great characters, great story telling!

    • Jun 21, 2013

      Thanks Karen, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  3. Jul 16, 2013

    Stephanie – THANK YOU for writing such a beautifully connected piece of historical fiction. I was immediately drawn in and found myself seduced by your words – adding to my fascination with this time in history. Adding to the charm of your book were my recent memories from the PBS show, Mr. Selfridge. Admittedly, I found myself pulling faces and added details from this show into my imaginings from your book. It ties in so well with your creative and timeless story. I appreciate the pictures you have included in your book and am now seeking additional literary investment through the books you have mentioned in the end of your text. Best wishes to you with your future endeavors.

    • Jul 27, 2013

      Hi Cristy,
      Thanks so much! I started watching Mr. Selfridge but missed most of it, so I have big plans to stream the rest of the season one of these days.
      All Best,

  4. Jul 21, 2013

    Hi Stephanie,

    A good friend and author, Julie Kramer, had recommended your book as a good read. I loved it! I love things from the past, and love going through pictures of my great grandparents, and my grandparents. All came to the US and went through Ellis Island. It’s fascinating to think of their journey here and how they ended up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

    I dearly love Olive and her struggles to be her own woman, and of Amanda struggling to hang on to hers. I have a comment on your book cover. Amanda said her sign was white lettering on a royal blue background. What made you decide to use black letters on a red background instead? Just curious. 🙂

    Again, I loved the book. Thank you for allowing me to see into the lives of those two wonderful women!

    Sheila Beitler

    • Jul 27, 2013

      Hi Sheila,
      I’m one of Julie’s very first fans, having worked with her on her first books. Thanks for letting me know that you loved Astor Place Vintage — always wonderful to hear. As for the cover, that was determined by the artist who designed it. I didn’t have a chance to give input on the cover. (Though I did try!)


  5. Jul 23, 2013

    What a fantastic book!!! I read it in 3 days – didn’t want to put it down nor for it to end!

    • Jul 27, 2013

      Wonderful to hear, thanks!

  6. Sep 16, 2013

    I read your book this weekend and absolutely loved it! What a marvelous story. I want to know more about department stores at the turn of the twentieth century and about old Manhattan buildings. Thanks for a wonderful story.

    • Nov 21, 2013

      Thanks so much, Judy. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Jan 17, 2014

    Absolutely loved this book and didn’t want it to end. Can you please make a sequel?!!!!

    • Feb 26, 2014

      Thanks, Nichole, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I can’t promise a sequel, but if Olive and Amanda insist…

  8. Feb 1, 2014

    I just finished your book and it was amazing.I still have questions about Olive and Angelina.Like ‘Which one is Amanda’s past?’ or ‘Did Olive see Joe again?’. Anyway I wanna thank you for letting us being part of these amazing womens lifes.

    • Feb 26, 2014

      You’re very welcome. Olive and Amanda took on their own lives for me too, so I don’t dare to pretend to have all the answers!

  9. Apr 8, 2014

    Ms. Lehmann –

    My Book Group has just completed reading Astor Place Vintage and would love the opportunity to speak with you via speaker phone on Thursday, April 10th at 2:30pm. I know this is last minute but wondered if it was at all possible? Several of the ladies enjoyed reading your book and was intrigued that you had a real interest in vintage clothes. The Book Group is located in Lake Wylie, SC which is just south of Charlotte, NC.

    Cheryl Saylor

    • May 19, 2014

      So sorry I missed this. If you’d like to take a shot at scheduling something let me know.

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