Shannon here: Valerie Comer shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest release, Snowflake Tiara: a 2-in-1 Christmas collection featuring a historical romance novella by Angela Breidenbach and a contemporary romance novella by Valerie Comer. Answer the question at the end of the post for a chance to win an e-book copy in E-pub or Kindle format. Deadline: Sept 20th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Valerie:
- Where is the most romantic place your hero and heroine have ever been?
Paris, Milan, Rio de Janeiro. You name it, if it’s a world fashion center, they’ve been there. After all, Marisa modeled for the top names, and Jase has been a freelance photographer for the same companies. That was before, however, and this is now. Now she’s an organic farmer, and he’s got a small studio in downtown Helena, Montana. Is there any romance to be found there?
- Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant?
Ah, yes. Lucci’s Italian Restaurant in Helena. Perfecto.
- What simple gesture does your heroine do that melts your hero every time?
She’ll get right down at eye level and talk to any child. An orphan or a princess, she doesn’t care. She’s passionate about a better world for all kids. The fact that Jase’s niece and nephew adore Marisa doesn’t hurt at all.
- How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
Weeks, maybe only days. But then came the argument to end all arguments, right in front of the luggage carousel at JFK. So, obviously she was wrong. She can’t trust her judgment.
- Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?
The hero. Jase is determined to win Marisa back. He scarcely dared believe God has given him a second chance. Nothing will go wrong this time. Flowers? Candlelit dinners? The opera? She’s got it.
- Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
Jase. He’s the one who had the heartbreaking words to UNsay from their past. He’s the one who had to prove that she could trust him now.
About Valerie: Valerie Comer’s life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary inspirational romance. Like many of her characters, Valerie and her family grow much of their own food and are active in the local foods movement as well as their creation-care-centric church. She only hopes her creations enjoy their happily ever afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughters.
Valerie writes Farm Lit where food meets faith, injecting experience laced with humor into her award-winning Farm Fresh Romance stories.
About the book – Snowflake Tiara: What if you were caught doing something good, but the man you loved didn’t see it that way?
The Debutante Queen by Angela Breidenbach ~ 1889 (Helena, MT): Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But if her hidden indentured orphan is discovered, Calista’s reputation and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, could both unravel. Will love or law prevail?
More Than a Tiara by Valerie Comer ~ 2014 (Helena, MT): Marisa Hiller’s interest in competing in Miss Snowflake Pageant for the city of Helena’s 150th anniversary is at zip zero zilch when she discovers the official photographer is Jase Mackie. Can Jase make amends for past mistakes and offer her, not only a tiara, but a partner in her crusade to help needy children and families?
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Have you or anyone in your family ever been in a beauty pageant?
Come back Sept 12th for Ane Mulligan!
Vicki Marney says
I, nor any of my family have ever entered a beauty pagent. The I have been to anyone who has been in a beauty pagent was a gal who attended the same Bible College as me. She was runner-up & someone from the pagent told her that the only reason she didn’t win, was because she sang a Christian song for the talent competition.
One other thing that puts me close to a pagent–my youngest daughter’s name is Tiara. 😉
Your books sound like fun reads–thanks for the opportunity to win one.
angela chesnut says
would love to win
Shannon Taylor Vannatter says
I was never in a beauty pageant. But I did get elected as Fall Festival Queen to represent my class in the 8th grade. I won the crown and I still have it in my cedar chest.
Valerie Comer says
No beauty pageant for me, either! But my co-author, Angela Breidenbach, is Mrs. Montana 2009, and she still coaches women and girls as they get into pageantry. It was so interesting learning about it through her!
a wonderful posting…would love to read this novel 🙂
I have a winner! Maxie Anderson won the drawing. I appreciate Valerie for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.