Elizabeth Maddrey – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 3

Contemporary romance author, Elizabeth Maddrey shares her husband’s romantic gesture and a chance to win her latest release, Courage to Change – Book 2 in the Grant Us Grace series. Comment on any post dated April 1 – 5 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: April 13th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Elizabeth:

Tim isn’t prone to grand and sweeping romantic gestures. I’m actually fine with that – I love to read (and write) about the grand gesture, but I’m ok without too many of them in my life. 

For my 25th birthday, I couldn’t come up with anything that I wanted. It was driving Tim nuts that I couldn’t give him any ideas. So finally, I gave him the names of a few books that I’d been thinking of trying out. I figured he’d choose one or two and all would be well. 

On my birthday, I came home from work and found a rectangular package in the middle of the floor. It had a big ‘H’ written on it. About three feet away was another. This one had an ‘A’. Looking past that, I saw a trail of packages that turned the corner and headed up the stairs.

I followed them up, unwrapping book after book after book until I got to our room and found a heart of books on the bed. In all, there were 25 books, spelling out “Happy birthday! I love you, Beth.” He’d gotten every book I suggested plus the entire series of those authors when I’d only put the first one down. 

It might not sound romantic to you, but the idea that he’d take the time to track down all those books (2 were out of print) and wrap them up was incredibly romantic to me. And his little book trail made it even more special. 

Plus, well, books are always a good idea.

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, continues the story of characters from the first book will be released on April 8, 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 Washington D.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: Courage to Change – Book 2 in the Grant Us Grace series:  Should you be willing to change for love?

When Phil Reid became a Christian and stopped drinking, his hard-partying wife Brandi divorced him. Reeling and betrayed, he becomes convinced Christians should never remarry, and resolves to guard his heart.

Allison Vasak has everything in her life under control, except for one thing. Her heart is irresistibly drawn to fellow attorney and coworker, Phil. Though she knows his history and believes that women should not initiate relationships, she longs to make her feelings known.

As Phil and Allison work closely together to help a pregnant teen, Allison melts his defenses. But when Brandi discovers Phil’s new relationship, she decides that though she doesn’t want him, no one else can have him either. Can Phil and Allison’s love weather the chaos Brandi brings into their lives? 

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Courage-Change-Elizabeth-Maddrey/dp/193870813X/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1

Come back April 5th for Elizabeth’s romantic interview!

7 Responses to “Elizabeth Maddrey – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 3”

  • Patty says:

    Divorce and remarriage is certainly a touchy subject in the church.
    I would love to read Elizabeth’s book.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • KayM says:

    Wow! What a sweet man to surprise you with such a neat birthday gift! I would enjoy reading Courage to Change. Thank you for offering a copy.

  • Patty – it is definitely a touchy subject – I hope that I handled it in a way that people find approachable, even if it’s one they personally aren’t comfortable with.

    Kay – He’s definitely a keeper! 🙂 I will say he’s glad that I love my Kindle now though – I can keep buying books (or getting them) and we’re not as close to being buried under them as we used to be. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by, ladies!

  • shelia hall says:

    You have a keeper! he is so sweet!love to win the book!

  • He really is a keeper, Sheila! I love how well he understands me. I think (Hope!) that I get him jsut as well. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Deborah D says:

    I love what your husband did for you on your birthday, I think that it shows he a romantic but also the love he has for you and the joy that it brings him to see you happy.

    I would love to read your book.

  • Deborah – He’s romantic, just not necessarily in the classical sense. But I’m ok with that – he’s pretty creative when he decides to go all out. Thanks for stopping by!

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