Rose Allen McCauley – Romantic Real Life Interview – Part 2 of 2

Shannon here: Rose Allen McCauley shares insight into her real life romance plus a chance to win an e-book copy of her latest Contemporary Romance, Christmas Grace. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Dec 13th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Rose:

Christmas Grace by Rose McCauleyRose McCauleyRose McCauley Italy Trip                  (Rose and her husband in front)

My wonderful husband and I have been married 46 ½ years, so I have several romance stories I can share!

I have to start off by answering this question of Shannon’s first:

  • Who is most romantic, you or your spouse?

No doubt about it—my husband! I say I write the romances, and he gives me the material!

So, I bet you can guess the answer to the next question:

  • Who said, “I love you” first, you or your spouse?

He did, of course!

  • What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?

I can’t stop with just one, so I’ll share two:

One year he stamped a heart with our initials inside it on the hillside outside our kitchen window. I didn’t notice it for a couple days until the snow started to melt, and some green grass started peeking through to make the heart stand out!

The next year he took that idea a little further, and made it a lot more dangerous. He painted a big red heart on the barn roof with our initials inside. He came back up to the house and couldn’t see it enough, so went back and painted over the lines again to make it show up better. He almost fell off the barn while doing that!

  • Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?

We spent the first night at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY, since our wedding was in the evening. Then the next day we drove to Natural Bridge State Park in KY.

  • Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?

Again, I have to pick two. I love anywhere with a beach, and Hawaii has many great beaches. We celebrated there for our 15th anniversary and again for our 42nd anniversary.

And on our 41st anniversary we celebrated in Venice, Italy with a gondola ride, so that is the picture I am sharing. We are the couple in the front, with our good friends Kathy and Dave Foster in the back of the boat by the gondolier!

  • What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?

Ever since I suffered with plantar fascitis several years ago, he gives me a foot massage on most nights, which I never turn down!

My husband and I are very happy that our 3 children all have been happily married to their spouses for 7 years or more. The picture of the couple on the front of Christmas Grace is our lovely daughter and her husband of 18 1/2 years!

About Rose: Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. This is her second Christmas novella. Christmas books are her favorites. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over four decades, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to five lovely, lively kids! You can reach her through her website and blog at or on twitter @RoseAMcCauley and FB at

About the book – Christmas Grace, book 3 in the Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection:

Grace Buchanan and Chris Fisher were best friends for sixteen years…until he fell in love with her other best friend, Terrie. Chris and Terrie married after high school, then she died three years ago.

A renewed friendship soon awakens stronger feelings in Grace and Chris. Can they both let go of the past long enough to claim the future God has for them?

Books are available online at in kindle now and soon in paperback.

Question: How long is the longest marriage in your life? Family or friends.

Come back Dec 8th for Carol McClain!

4 Responses to “Rose Allen McCauley – Romantic Real Life Interview – Part 2 of 2”

  • Thanks for letting me visit again, Shannon. I enjoyed remembering some of the events! My parents divorced, but the longest marriage in our family on my husband’s side were his Aunt Nora and Uncle Jack who had been married over 72 years before his passing last year.

  • Ellen McCauley says:

    Rose, Uncle Jack and Aunt Nora, yes the longest. And then, Mom & Dad McCauley are coming along with 65 years. My folks were married 56 years. Mom died just days before the 57th anniversary.

  • Shelia Hall says:

    My close friend’s parents who were like adopted parents to me were married 70 years before he died in a fire to save her life

  • My parents have been married 51 years. I’m not sure how long exactly, but my grandparents passed 60.

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