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Friday, November 17, 2017

Fall into Romance Event with Amanda Ashby

Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed in the New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.

Like all good stories, this one starts with a tablecloth. Actually, it starts with about fifty tablecloths, you see in-between writing books, I have a small, totally-under-control, I-could-give-up-anytime-I-want, addiction to vintage and retro shopping. And top of my list has always been hunting out old linen. I had so much of it that I ended up running a market business called Love Nanna. Not only did I get to indulge in my love of finding the linen but I also got to talk to the people who were buying it, many of whom were using it for vintage weddings.

Which was when my writer brain came to the party!

As I listened to all the stories of how old tablecloths made them think of times spent with their grandmother, I started to weave together three sisters who were raised on a farm by a beloved great aunt who left behind a huge collection of vintage treasures, which formed the basis of a wedding planning business.

These days my writing takes up too much of my time to run the business, but I’ve still been known to bring home armfuls of old linen to restore to its former glory.

So, burning question of the day—does anyone else find themself drawn to collecting weird and wonderful things? Just leave a comment and go in for a chance to win a digital copy of Falling For the Best Man.

He’s the best man and her secret fling—who said being a wedding planner was easy?

What's worse than running into your ex-hookup at the airport? When said 'hookup" is the best man for the most important wedding of your career, and he's on the hunt for a fake girlfriend. Between a hysterical bride and a wedding party gone wild, wedding planner Emmy Watson can’t afford any more disasters if she wants to save her beloved Wishing Bridge Farm. Which is why she puts the best man on lockdown. Unfortunately, he also happens to be the one guy who can make her forget everything except the way his kisses make her feel.

All Christopher Henderson needs is a fake girlfriend to convince his bosses that his bad boy reputation is a thing of the past so he can land his dream job. What better place to find said companion than at a wholesome vintage wedding. The only thing he didn't count on was seeing Emmy, the woman who dumped him. The one he hasn’t been able to get off his mind.

There's no denying the spark between them, but he’s a globetrotter and she’s a homebody, and falling in love is something neither of them has in their plans.

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Up For Grabs:
  • 1 eBook copy of Falling for the Best Man

To Enter: 
  • Does anyone else find themself drawn to collecting weird and wonderful things?
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  1. I used to collect Beanie Babies, which was both weird and wonderful, at the time. I've stopped adding to my collection but still love all the bears.

  2. I love to collect ornaments. I probably have over 800 so far!

  3. Not really but I do collect books... I just wouldn't call it weird. :)

  4. The only thing I collect now is books...lots and lots of books! I did used to collect mini replica oil lamps.

  5. I Flove ! Collecting McDonald's Happy Meal toys!

    Every time my daughter and I go through the drive 🚗 thru and I check ✔ what's the toy this week I'm like a lil kid and of course my daughter rolls her eyes 👀 💁 and gets embarrassed 😳 by ordering her mom a happy ☺ meal 😁😋

  6. I used to collect unicorns, but now it's just books.

  7. I collect ANGELS that are unusual !