Shannon here: Catherine Richmond shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest Historical Romance, Off the Ground. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: February 29th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Cathy:
- What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?
The most romantic thing Mac McFarland ever did for Corrie Tinley was respect her. Corrie arrived into her family after three energetic older brothers. Her parents were exhausted and she got lost in the shuffle. Even straight A’s and a starring role in the school play didn’t catch their attention. Then along comes Mac, who recognizes Corrie’s energy, enthusiasm, and leadership. He comes to rely on her, then fall in love.
- What’s the most romantic thing your heroine did for your heroine?
Corrie knew Mac had a rough day at work, so she ups her game as a wife. She fixes a special meal, dresses up, tunes the radio to relaxing music, and greets him with a kiss. Mac is impressed until he realizes Corrie’s taken a page from their neighbor’s playbook. He thanks her for the effort and encourages her to be herself.
- What’s the most romantic present your hero ever bought your heroine?
He finds a diamond as exceptional as she is and has it made into a ring for her.
- Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant?
Mac takes Corrie out to a diner when she moves to Michigan. She thinks it’s great, but he’s been looking forward to home-cooked meals. Unfortunately she doesn’t know how to cook.
- What’s the most caring thing your hero has done for your heroine?
The most caring thing Mac tries to do for Corrie is keep her on the ground and alive. Unfortunately for him, she’s crazy about flying and hopes to make her mark in the world through air racing.
- When your hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
Mac and Corrie marry during the Great Depression. They only have time for a ceremony with a justice of the peace at the Court House. The next day they take the train from Omaha to Detroit, to begin their new life together. Or that’s the plan…
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About the book – Off the Ground:
She wants to race Amelia Earhart. He’s afraid of flying. Will their relationship ever get off the ground?
As the Roaring Twenties come to a close, Mac McFarland falls head over heels for live-wire Corrie Tinley. Now that she’s graduated, they’re allowed to date. But before he can sweep her off the dance floor and into his life, her father gives her a winged death trap—a biplane. Refusing to stick around to see her crash, Mac leaves without saying goodbye.
Corrie’s family treats her like a dumb Dora, but her former basketball coach is respectful and attentive. Mac has a noble air like Lindbergh and dark hair waving over his forehead like Gary Cooper. She can’t wait to take him flying in her new biplane, but he’s disappeared. If she can’t find him, is she destined to fly solo the rest of her life?
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Question for Readers: Corrie flies a biplane with two seats. What’s the smallest plane you’ve flown or ridden in?
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