Shannon here: Amish Fiction author, Kathleen Fuller shares a glimpse into her real life romance and a chance to win a copy of her book: Treasuring Emma. Comment on this post only for a chance to win. Deadline: July 13, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Kathleen:
1. What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
I don’t find the typical romantic gestures as romantic as the everyday gestures or things he does for me. This may sound un-romantic, but how James has stood by my side for every surgery, procedure, and doctor appointment he was able to during my battle with thyroid cancer has shown how much he loves me. In my opinion, there’s nothing more romantic than that.
2. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
He might say the time I helped him build the chicken coop. See? We’re not the most romantic pair ever. 😉
3. Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
It has to be a tie between Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas and St. Petersburg in Florida. Two totally different places, but they both have special meaning to us. We went hiking in Petit Jean when we were dating and had our honeymoon in St. Petersburg. I’d love to go back to both places.
4. Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?
We both like the Old Mill Winery in Geneva, OH. It has a tavern like atmosphere that we enjoy. We can relax there and not have to worry about which fork to use. 😉
5. Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?
Our tastes are so different, but we both like the James Bond theme. I’m not even kidding.
6. What’s the most romantic present your spouse ever bought for you?
My engagement ring. It’s unique and beautiful—a round diamond with baguettes (sp? that sounds like bread instead of jewels) on either side. I’ve been married 18 years and I still get compliments on the ring. It will never look dated, and he chose it himself.
7. What’s the most romantic present you ever bought your spouse?
Massages. He loves them.
8. Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
We love going to Amish country—Holmes county in particular. I don’t go there for research anymore, just to enjoy the peacefulness there. He likes it because he’s a farmer at heart, and enjoys driving around and looking at the farmland.
9. What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
When he tells me “We’ll make it, no matter what.”
10. How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he/she was the one?
Um, two days?
11. How soon after meeting you did your spouse know you were the one?
It took him a little longer, about two months.
12. Who is most romantic, you or your spouse?
He is. I write romance, but I’m the most unromantic person on the planet.
13. What is the most caring thing your spouse has ever done for you?
Too many to count. When you’ve been married as long as we have, there’s so many caring moments and gestures throughout our marriage. We don’t keep track or score.
14. What is the most caring thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
You’d have to ask him!
15. Who said, “I love you” first, you or your spouse?
I did. I also asked him out first. I’m not exactly old-fashioned.
16. Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
St. Petersburg, Florida. We spent two weeks and it was wonderful!
About Kathleen: Kathleen Fuller is the best-selling author of the Hearts of Middlefield series. She’s written over twenty books and is also published in non-fiction. She and her husband James have three teenaged children and live in Geneva, OH.
About the Book: Emma was Adam’s first love but circumstances made them both choose different paths in life. Emma’s heart breaks all over again when Adam returns to the Amish community of Middlefield, Ohio, years later. With Adam’s return come feelings Emma’s long buried. They’re older and life hasn’t turned out the way they thought it would. Adam’s feelings for Emma are stronger than ever, but will he be able to convince her to put others aside and give their love a chance?
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