The wonderful contest coordinator of the Book Buyers Best contest, Carol Hughes, was able to get a quote from Sue Grimshaw, the Romance buyer for Borders: "great story, strong writing, wonderful characters, and talented writer." I'm in orbit!!.
I also contacted Sue to thank her personally, and she responded she thought the book was great. WOW.
I have to finish, LOVE LIKE YOU"RE DYING. No more excuses!! But first, my bride chapters need to go out ASAP. Back to work.