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Local Author to Speak at Lavender Festival
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 • Posted June 2, 2009

When I wrote about all the wonderful spots in the Texas Hill Country in The Unlikely Lavender Queen, I tried to describe them so that you’d really feel like you were there. But now I can do even better than words. I can actually take you to some of the key places.

Please join me on Friday, June 12, as I take readers through the heart of the Hill Country, from Blanco to Fredericksburg and Welfare, and talk about the significant events that happened at each location. If you get me started, I’ll talk about growing lavender and maybe even things that didn’t even make it into the book! Woohoo!

The tour includes a stop at the dear-to-my-heart stone barn my husband Robb and I renovated, which served as the setting for most of what happens in the book and was also the first home of our lavender farm, Hill Country Lavender. As you may know from reading the book, we have since sold the stone barn. This is the first time the new owner is opening the house to the public.

The private tour coincides with the Blanco Lavender Festival, which runs June 12-14 As you recall from the book, Robb and I helped get the festival started. Now it’s a really big deal, and I hope you join me.

Highlights of The Lavender Queen Tour:

A stop at the current site of Hill Country Lavender, lunch at the Blanco Bowling Club Café, a visit to the two-story stone barn where we lived for 10 years, a tour of the Blanco town square, including Brieger Pottery , a visit to Luckenbach, dinner at the celebrated Welfare Café, and a special gift from Hill Country Lavender.

For more information go to www.jeannieralston.com.

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