Shannon here: Amish Fiction author, Vannetta Chapman shares insight into her real life romance plus a chance to win her latest release, Anna’s Healing. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for an e-book or print copy – US only. Deadline: Nov 7th, midnight central time. Here’s Vannetta:
- What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
Brought me a bbq-d chicken. I KNOW that sounds odd, but I was a single mom at the time, working my way through grad school with several jobs, and Bob was my neighbor. One day he showed up at my door with a smoked chicken, and I remember thinking “What am I going to do with a WHOLE CHICKEN?” Our romance was off and running from that point on.
- What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
Become a sports fanatic. Hahaha. Actually, it’s true. I wanted to be able to share Bob’s love of sports, so I’ve learned a LOT about football and baseball. I’m still working on basketball. It’s resulted in a lot of fun trips too—as we’ve tried to visit teams where ever I end up going for my writing trips.
- Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
Oh, this one is hard. But I’m going to have to say London. I absolutely loved walking over the Tower Bridge with him. That was a dream come true for me, and quite romantic … until we became lost trying to find out way back to our hotel.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
We actually enjoy camping and recently bought a tiny camper. It’s one of the most fun, most romantic things we do … because we leave all the work and worries at home and just enjoy the great outdoors together.
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
For me it’s just the touch of his hand on my back. I don’t know why I find that so romantic, but I do. 🙂
- How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he/she was the one?
Oh, I thought Bob would make a great date for my older sister! I kept planning to set them up together. But then he kissed me, and the rest is … our own romantic history!
- What is the most caring thing your spouse has ever done for you?
To care for my child. Blended families have many challenges, but I think the most loving, romantic thing that Bob does is to help my son when ever he needs it, and of course I try to do the same for his three children. They’re all grown and moved out of the house now, but it’s amazing how much even adult children still need their parents!
Thanks for having me, Shannon!
About Vannetta: Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.Learn more and connect:
About the book – Anna’s Healing: Anna’s Healing is the first book in a brand-new collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.
When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody’s Creek, Anna Schwartz’s life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and suddenly finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic.
Three people–Chloe Roberts, Jacob Graber, and Ruth Schwartz–join forces to help Anna through her darkest days. Chloe is an Englischer who writes for the local paper. Jacob has recently arrived in town and stays on as a hired hand at her uncle’s. And Ruth is her grandmother, a woman of deep faith and a compassionate spirit.
Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what is she to do now? Her life is again turned upside down as the world’s attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.
Now for a Giveaway Question – when you close your eyes and envision THE MOST romantic vacation, where is that?
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