I'm delighted that another volume of Claudia has come out. My wife and I both enjoy this series tremendously; in fact, my wife has started to read the books, collecting the first five so far. I'm not a fan of soaps in general, but there's nothing maudlin or melodramatic about this series -- just well-drawn characters affectionately portrayed. It's a real treasure. I hope this release draws in new fans, and enables you to bring forth the rest of the series.