Shannon here: Janet W. Ferguson shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest Contemporary Romance Novella, Falling for Grace. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: July 20th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Janet:
Interview with Rivers from The Art of Rivers by Janet W. Feguson:
- What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?
I want a husband who is a Christian. That is a must.
- What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?
I think it would be a tie between several things: a sense of humor, compassionate, and reliable. Someone a lot like my father.
- Where is the best place you can think of to find a mate?
Church, of course, but that never has happened to me.
- Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?
A bar would be the worst, since my mother was an alcoholic.
- What type of features are you attracted to?
I’m a dark hair, dark eyes girl. Maybe because it’s so different from my own.
- What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?
Any drug or alcohol use, or tendencies.
- What would be a reason to end a potential romance for you?
Abusive behavior, lying, drinking. I spent too many years being my mother’s parent instead of the other way around after her drunk driving accident.
- What would be the best gift a potential mate could buy for you?
A piece of art. I’m all about capturing beauty onto a canvas.
About Janet: Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space. Learn more & connect:
About the book – The Art of Rivers: Rivers Sullivan bears both visible and invisible scars—those on her shoulder from a bullet wound and those on her heart from the loss of her fiancé during the same brutal attack. Not even her background as an art therapist can help her regain her faith in humanity. Still, she scrapes together the courage to travel to St. Simons Island to see the beach cottage and art gallery she’s inherited from her fiancé. When she stumbles upon recovering addicts running her gallery, she’s forced to reckon with her own healing.
After the tragic drowning of his cousin, James Cooper Knight spends his days trying to make up for his past mistakes. He not only dedicates his life to addiction counseling, but guilt drives him to the water, searching for others who’ve been caught unaware of the quickly rising tides of St. Simons. When he rescues a peculiar blond woman and her sketch pad from a sandbar, then delivers this same woman to his deceased grandmother’s properties, he knows things are about to get even more complicated.
Tragic circumstances draw Cooper and Rivers closer, but they fight their growing feelings. Though Cooper’s been sober for years, Rivers can’t imagine trusting her heart to someone in recovery, and he knows a relationship with her will only rip his family further apart. Distrust and guilt are only the first roadblocks they must overcome if they take a chance on love.
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