Shannon here: Angela Breidenbach shares insight into her real life romance and her characters’ romance from her latest Historical Novella, Right on Time which is included in The Mail-Order Standoff collection. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a copy. U.S. only. Deadline: January 11th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Angela:
Interview with Angela:
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
My husband sees when I’m beginning to stress. He puts his hand in the small of my back. The warmth of that contact calms me every time! When people ask me, I tell them that’s something I can’t live without. The warmth of his hand in the small of my back.
- Who is most romantic, you or your spouse?
He definitely is more romantic. Ironic since I’m the romance author, lol. I remember when we were dating, he asked my favorite flower. He’d never heard of a hydrangea before. We saw a plant outside a building. He pulled the car over, went to the plant, and hunkered down to study the flowers. I’ll never forget watching him take the time to do that and figure out why I liked hydrangeas. It’s the explosion of blossoms that make up an entire flower.
- What is the most caring thing your spouse has ever done for you?
He calls me when he’s on the way home every night. I know he’s going to and that makes me feel very secure.
- What is the most caring thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
When his dad passed away, I planned the funeral for him. Then I accepted the request to act as the liturgist/worship leader during the service. It was a tough thing to do, but I was honored to do those things for the people I love.
- Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
Our honeymoon was a delightful cruise in the Caribbean. We flew to Puerto Rico, visited the rain forest for half a day, then took a 4-day cruise. Very fun and romantic. One of our favorite experiences was bike riding on one of the islands all afternoon then stopping for a mango sorbet. To this day, we love mango sorbet.
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
Helping a person bury their loved ones is an incredibly caring thing to do. Then being there. Not doing anything. Just being there with them. My hero gets the honor of being there for her.
- What is the most caring thing your heroine has ever done for your hero?
She recognizes how she misjudged him and chooses to apologize.
About Angie: Angela Breidenbach is a screenwriter, broadcaster, professional genealogist, bestselling author, and president of the Christian Authors Network. She was recently awarded Outstanding Broadcasting from the Daughters of the American Revolution. 5×5 Productions manages Angela’s screenwriting to Hollywood. Social media @AngBreidenbach. Learn more and connect: Angela’s Website
About the Collection: The Mail-Order Standoff (includes four books)
Mail-Order Brides Get Cold Feet: Marriage plans put on hold in the Old West when four mail-order brides have second thoughts. How will their grooms win their trust?
Right on Time by Angela Breidenbach
Could two people be less suited than an English gentleman and a western gal who is used to giving the orders? From the wild Montana Territory to the refined Kentucky horse farms, can Timothy prove worthy of Tara’s heart?
Pistol-Packin’ Bride by Margaret Brownley
Attorney Wade Bronson didn’t expect to get shot on his wedding day—and certainly not by his mail-order bride….
The Bride Who Declined by Susan Page Davis
Rachel Paxton turns down a mail-order proposal, but a few months later she learns the man she rejected has died—and left his ranch to her in his will.
Twice the Trouble by Vickie McDonough
When Connor McLoughlin and his cousin Brian order a pair of mail-order brides, they think they’re getting two sweet Irish lasses. But what they get is a stage load of shenanigans.
Question for Readers: What caring thing have you done to truly show your loved one you are there for them?
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