Shannon here: Mary Davis shares insight into her real life romance. All comments will go in last weeks drawing for mine and Tina Radcliffe’s title. Deadline: May 11th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Mary:
- Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
I haven’t traveled much outside the U.S., but I don’t know if any place can beat Mackinac Island, Michigan. My husband grew up in Michigan and went to Mackinac Island several times each summer. Since getting married, I’ve visited Mackinac Island several times. I just love the Island. I love the horses, no cars, and the charming quaint atmosphere. For one little island, it has a lot of sightseeing things and a ton of history.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
Again, Mackinac Island. We went there one year for our anniversary. It was great. We stayed in a small inn. I hope to someday stay at the Grand Hotel. One of the reasons Mackinac Island is so romantic to me is because of the movie Somewhere In Time. Such a romantic movie during a romantic time.
- How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he/she was the one?
About three months, and we weren’t even dating yet. He had a girlfriend, so we were just friends, and I was more than happy with that. No pressure.
We met in college. I was at work, and my roommate called. She said, “Guess who likes you? Greg.”
“What? He has a girlfriend.”
“When he went home last weekend, he broke up with her.”
And then an audible voice behind me said, “He’s the one.”
I spun around so fast, because I knew I was alone in the room. No one visible was there.
So that’s when I knew.
- Who is most romantic, you or your spouse?
I am. I am a romance writer after all. My husband isn’t not romantic. He just not as romantic.
- Who said, “I love you” first, you or your spouse?
My husband. He also said it was all right if I wasn’t ready to say it back, because not everyone gets to that place at the same time. I wasn’t quite ready then, but I soon was.
- Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
DISNEYLAND! We drove from Washington State down to California in my seventeen-year-old Pontiac Tempest. We made it down there just fine and had a great time, but as we pulled back into town at the end of our trip, one of the wheel bearings went out, making a terrible grinding-clattering noise.
About Mary: Mary Davis is a bestselling, award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. Her 2018 titles include; “Holly and Ivy” in A Bouquet of Brides Collection (January), Courting Her Amish Heart (March), The Widow’s Plight (July), Courting Her Secret Heart (September), “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in The MISSAdventure Brides Collection (December), and Courting Her Prodigal Heart (January 2019). Coming in 2019, The Daughter’s Predicament (May) and “Bygones” in Thimbles and Threads (July). She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.
Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-four years and two cats. She has three adult children and two incredibly adorable grandchildren. Find her online at:
About the book – The Daughter’s Predicament (Book 2 in the Quilting Circle series)
Can a patient love win her heart?
As Isabelle Atwood’s romance prospects are turning in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams. While making a quilt for her own hope chest, Isabelle’s half-sister becomes pregnant out of wedlock and Isabelle–always the unfavored daughter–becomes the family sacrifice to save face. Despite gaining the attention of a handsome rancher, her parents are pressuring her to marry a man of their choosing to rescue her sister’s reputation. A third suitor waits silently in the wings, hoping for his own chance at love. Isabelle ends up with three marriage proposals, but this only further confuses her decision.
A handsome rancher, a stranger, and an unseen suitor are all waiting for an answer. Isabelle loves her sister, but will she really allow herself to be manipulated into a marriage without love? Will Isabelle capitulate and marry the man her parents wish her to, or will she rebel and marry the man they don’t approve of? Or will the man leaving her secret love poems sweep her off her feet?
Get your copy now! The Daughter’s Predicament
Question for Readers: Have you ever been to a theme park? Do you like them? Why or why not? What’s your favorite? Which one would you like to visit? Or where would you rather go instead?
Come back Mary 10th for the inspiration behind Mary’s book and a romantic excerpt!