Shannon here: Contemporary romance author, Elizabeth Maddrey shares a romantic gesture from her husband plus a chance to win her latest release, Serenity to Accept. Comment on any post dated Sept 9 – 13 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: Sept 21st, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Elizabeth:
When I visited in April, I mentioned that my husband Tim isn’t prone to sweeping romantic gestures. But I might have been a little hasty. Either that or he’s reading the promo posts I write when a book’s coming out and is feeling pressure to give me more to say. Either way, we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary on August 12th and Tim out did himself.
See, I wasn’t really looking forward to our anniversary this year because it fell right in the middle of Tim being away on a two-week business trip. I figured, all things being equal, this would rate up there in the least exciting anniversary ever (tied with the year, I think our 5th, when we ate dinner at the Waffle House because by the time we got away from a family reunion everything else was closed.) And so the morning of our anniversary dawned and I sent him a text message (he was two time zones away, I didn’t want to wake him) and went on with my plans for a day of keeping the boys busy. He called when he woke up and we had a nice chat – and he went so far as to say he was sorry he didn’t have anything for me but we’d do something special when he got back.
Not two hours later, the doorbell rang. It was the FedEx man dropping off a package. I couldn’t remember ordering anything, but it was addressed to me. So I opened it up (with the help of my five year old who was really hoping it was for him) and inside was a pair of gorgeous emerald and white topaz earrings with a lovely note from Tim.
When he wants to, he can handle the sweeping romantic gesture just fine.
About Elizabeth: Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity. Her debut novel, Wisdom to Know, Book 1 of the Grant Us Grace Series, was released in January, 2013. Courage to Change, the second in that series, was released April 8, 2013. Book 3, Serenity to Accept will be released September 9, 2013. She is also the co-author of A is for Airstrip: A Missionary’s Jungle Adventure, a children’s book based on the work of a Wycliffe missionary.
Elizabeth lives in the suburbs of WashingtonD.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys. She invites you to interact with her at her website www.ElizabethMaddrey.com or on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ElizabethMaddrey
About the book – Serenity to Accept:
Is there an exception to every rule?
Karin Reid has never had much use for God. There’s been too much pain in her life for her to accept that God is anything other than, at best, disinterested or, at worst, sadistic. Until she meets Jason Garcia.
After his own mistakes of the past, Jason is committed to dating only Christians. He decides to bend his rule for Karin, as long as she comes to church with him.
As their friendship grows, both will have to decide if they’ll accept the path God has for them, even if it means losing each other.
Come back Sept 11th for more real life romance from Elizabeth!