The Craftie Ladies of Romance are sharing Valentine memories today. Can you match the reflections below with the authors who wrote them?
Leave your answers in a comment, along with your email address. The names of all those who correctly identify the reflections will be entered in a drawing for a giveaway from each participating author. The contest will remain open through the weekend, and the winner will be announced on Monday, FEB 1, 2016.
Good luck, everyone! Remember to include your email so we can contact you if you win!
Mary Alford is giving away a signed copy of Rocky Mountain Pursuit.
Debby Giusti is giving away her February Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Danger.
Deb Kastner is giving away a copy of her February release, A Daddy for Her Triplets.
Mindy Obenhaus is giving away
Jolene Navarro will give away one of her books.
Pamela Tracy is giving away Second Chance Christmas, a December 2015 Love Inspired story.
Merrillee Whren is giving away Second Chance Reunion.
Valentine Reflection #1
Some of my favorite dates with my husband were riding horses on the Texas ranch he grew up on. (My last two covers have horses on them). Our Valentine day tradition is not so romantic, but I love it. We see a war movie. Yes, it is the one day a year I will go to the theater and willing watch a war movie. It started on our first Valentine's Day. Being newly in love I agreed to see Platoon. It was 1987. (I think) Since then I have seen some good movies I would have other wise never viewed...Good Morning, Vietnam, Glory, Zero Dark Thirty. This year it looks as if I will be seeing 13 hours. For the last three years we have seen our accountant on the 14th and finish our taxes before we go on our date. LOL Fun side note: Two years ago I had sent a comment about our Vday tradition and Tim Halperin on the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show sang a song about it.
Valentine Reflection #2
When we were dating, my now-husband tried so hard to be romantic. I think the fact that I was a published romance writer made him think the bar was a bit high. Anyway, Valentine's Day fell during the week and I was an elementary school teacher (hint). He was taking me to dinner that night. So, we're at the restaurant and I'm thinking I wonder what he's doing to do that's special - besides buy me dinner <hehe>.
Finally, we're in the car and he's driving me home. We get to my house and he says, "Don't you have something to tell me?"
Hmmm, what to say.
"I had a nice dinner. Thanks." <I really thought I'd already said this>
He's a plumber: more a tough Mel Gibson than a suave Brad Pitt.
He stammers, "Did you like the flowers I sent?"
He'd sent me flowers, to my school, which he'd specified needed to be delivered before three.
Nope, they were delivered at four something. Only the school secretary got to see my flowers on the actual Valentine's Day. But, everyone got to see them the following day.
And, really, it's the thought that counts.
Poor Don, though, he couldn't believe I didn't come flying out to the car - gushing about the flowers - when he picked me up for our date.
Valentine Reflection #3
My favorite celebration was when my husband and I along with three friends went four-wheeling outside of Lake City, Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Some of the four-wheel paths are quite treacherous. I had to wonder how those first setters managed to summit those mountains paths under some very difficult weather conditions.
Once we reached the Continental Divide at what felt like the top of the world, we could see for miles around. God’s handiwork was everywhere. There was snow on the mountains and sheep grazing. It was idyllic. We could see relics of old mines strew around the mountains. I couldn’t imagine how difficult it was for the old miners who lived up there year round. I could never be that tough.
Valentine Reflection #4
Valentine Reflection #5
My favorite Valentine's date with my husband was for our 28th anniversary. We went on a week's cruise as VIP's of The Texas Tenors, my favorite singing group. Great food, great company and great music. And we get to do it again in 2017!
Valentine Reflection #6
My favorite Valentine memory is my wedding day. I was married on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine Reflection #7
Valentine’s Day always includes good food and roses! Hubby “surprises” me with a dozen red blooms, and I “gift” him with a yummy candlelight dinner…usually grilled sirloin, sautéed mushrooms, fresh artichokes and a tossed salad. Of course, we start the meal by giving thanks to the Lord for all his blessings and then reflect on our wonderful marriage that started when we said, “I Do,” at the Main Post Chapel, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The Craftie Ladies of Romance
wish you a
Very Happy Valentine's Day!
May all your dreams come true!