Shannon here: Happy New Year! Miralee Ferrell shares a romantic gesture that made her day plus a chance to win a copy of her latest Contemporary Romance, Runaway Romance. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Jan 13th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Miralee:
Allen and I have been married 45 years…I was only 19 and he was 20 when we married in our small-town church with family and friends present. He’s never been a great romantic, but he does show his love in little ways that mean a lot to me. A recent example was just last week. I hadn’t been sleeping well for a few nights, and he saw how tired I was later that evening.
Typically, I make his lunch for the next day at work, as well as getting the pot of coffee ready to go for the next morning, so all he has to do is hit start. That evening, while I was at the breakfast counter replying to a couple of emails shortly after dinner, he started clearing the table, then made his lunch and filled the coffee pots. I asked what he was doing. He replied that, since I was tired, if he did this for me, maybe I could get to bed a few minutes sooner and get more sleep.
That truly blessed me. He does give me hugs, but he isn’t one to bring flowers or spontaneous gifts. He shows his love by acts of service that mean just as much. Probably more. As those acts show that he cares and is thinking of my welfare. I appreciate that more than candy or flowers!
About Miralee: Miralee Ferrell is a best-selling, award-winning author of Christian fiction with 21 books in both historical and contemporary in print. She’s a certified lay counselor as well as the publisher at Mountain Brook Ink. She loves country living in the Pacific NW with her husband Allen, her two dogs, two cats, and eleven chickens. Learn more and connect:
About the book – Runaway Romance:
When a reality TV star meets the reality of life, will it be her downfall or her salvation?
Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show, an adoring boyfriend, and a sparkling future with limitless possibilities. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed. Leaving L.A. seems like her only option, and she lands in Kentucky at a quiet Amish inn—as far removed from her past as possible. Now she knows what was missing in her life–peace, true friendship and, dare she hope, a man who accepts her for who she is–or at least who he thinks she is.
Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the new woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn. Annie appears to be what she claims, but she’s secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before and can’t tolerate deception. But his interest in Annie is growing, and the attraction seems to be mutual—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything he’d thought was real. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s certain Annie is keeping secrets?
Can their new romance withstand the pressure, or will Ann choose to run again?
Question for Readers: What thoughtful gesture has a loved one done for you that means the world to you?
Exciting news! Check your UP TV listing for the Jan 7th premier of the movie. I’ve got my DVR set. But don’t just watch the movie. You know how the book is always better.
Come back Jan 5th for a tour of Miralee’s office!