Shannon here: Historical romance author, Jillian Kent shares a glimpse into her real life & fictional romance. Every time you comment, your name goes in the drawing for a copy of her book, Secrets of the Heart. Deadline: Feb. 11, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Jillian:
- What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
He made arrangements with friends to watch our oldest child when she was about 14 months old (that was about 21 years ago). He took me to our favorite restaurant and then told me we were going to a movie and hotel for the evening and didn’t have to come back home till the next afternoon. That was wonderful!
- What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
He thinks it’s watching football with him. J
- Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
A hotel in the Grand Canyon where they actually had a turndown service and put chocolates and roses on our pillows.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?
The Grand Finale in Glendale, Ohio is the our favorite restaurant. Old world charm, fabulous food and of course, the grand finale, dessert. I think my favorite is their puff pastry, which has ice cream inside a wonderful pastry shell and is surrounded by fresh berries and covered with hot fudge. YUM!
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?
Best of My Love by the Eagles.
- What’s the most romantic present your spouse ever bought for you?
He always gets me chocolates and flowers EVERY SWEETEST DAY!
- What’s the most romantic present you ever bought your spouse?
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
The Isle of Palms in Charleston, South Carolina.
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
- How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he/she was the one?
I wasn’t positive but it was pretty much after our first date. We went to see Superman.
- How soon after meeting you did your spouse know you were the one?
After I cooked for him.
- Who is most romantic, you or your spouse?
My husband for sure.
- What is the most caring thing your spouse has ever done for you?
There’s many but the first thing that comes to mind is foot rubs.
- What is the most caring thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
Encouragement and Cheese Omlettes.
- Who said, “I love you” first, you or your spouse?
- Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
- What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?
Carried her in his arms.
- What’s the most romantic thing your heroine ever did for your hero?
Took care of his wounds.
- Where is the most romantic place your hero and heroine have ever been?
In a carriage by themselves.
- Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant?
Not a restaurant but possibly a certain inn.
- What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?
He kisses her hand.
- What simple gesture does your heroine do that melts your hero every time?
- How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
Within a month.
- How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
Within a week.
- Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
I don’t want to tell. 🙂
- What is the most caring thing your heroine has ever done for your hero?
I don’t want to tell that either. 🙂
- Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
- If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
Probably somewhere in Scotland.
About Jillian: I’m Jillian Kent. I’m more than enthusiastic about the release of my first book, Secrets of the Heart, The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Book One that hit the shelves on May 3rd, 2011 and now Book Two of the series titled Chameleon debuts on May 15th 2012. I’ve been writing for years and it’s incredible to see my dreams coming true. I’m also a full-time counselor for nursing students and have a masters degree in social work. I’m fascinated with human behavior and how our minds work. Because I work in contemporary society I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore what might have happened in a lunatic asylum in Regency England. I hope you will escape into the past with me and I pray you will a bit of faith for the future along the way. I think you’ll enjoy the journey.
In August of 2011 I started a column for the Christian Fiction Online Magazine. This is a column titled The Well Writer and the topic is a passion of mine. I want to help those of us who write to remember that we need to take care of ourselves. I have a team of other writers that contribute but in February you’ll be able to read the column I wrote for the month called, Heart Rhythms. I hope you’ll check it out and tell your friends about it. Learn more at: http://jilliankent.com , http://jilliankent.blogspot.com/ , http://justthewritecharisma.blogspot.com/ or, http://www.christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/.
About the book – Secrets of the Heart: Madeline Whittington, daughter of the deceased Earl of Richfield, emerges from English society’s prescribed period of mourning in the winter of 1817.
Madeline believes that she no longer belongs in a world of gossip and gowns after experiencing multiple losses. When she rescues a runaway from Ashcroft Insane Asylum, her life will be forever changed as she discovers the dark secrets within the asylum walls. Because of his elder brother’s unexpected death, Devlin Greyson becomes Earl of Ravensmoore and struggles between two worlds: one of affluence and privilege and one of poverty and disease.
Torn between his desire to become a doctor and the numerous responsibilities of his title, he wrestles with God’s calling for his future.Will he be able to honor this God-given gift and win the woman he falls in love with in a society that does not value gentlemen who work? And will Lady Madeline be able to honor her father’s memory when she is attracted to the man she holds responsible for her father’s death?
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