|It's December outside but inside, it's May, just like in Gina's book!
|Never mind me taking your coat. Our server (who inspired the looks of Gina's hero) will take your coat.
You're welcome to admire the display of quilts. Speaking of quilts, isn't the quilt on the book cover exquisite? I covet it--there, I've admitted it. The stitching is gorgeous. (And wouldn't you know, Gina found an antique quilt that inspired the cover of the book. Way to go, Gina!)
|Would you care for a tomato sandwich? It goes perfectly with a cup of tea.
|Bacon, Tomato, & Bleu Cheese on Foccacia
While you're enjoying your sandwich, here's the scoop on the book:
After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs. Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him. Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?
I love this book. It is light but filled with heart-tugging moments, fast-paced and fun to read. Gina's voice is fabulous.
But back to the party.
Look at the cute little grilled cheese sandwiches!
|Appetizers, anyone? While you eat, I'll give you the scoop on the Hobbit movie releasing the same time as Gina's book.
|Oh, these are good.
What's this? More tomato fare?
|Would you care for dessert?
Oh these are too cute. Just perfect.
|No tomato taste here, just butter and sugar.
Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of Masterpiece Marriage! A winner will be drawn Friday, Dec 19, 11:59 EST.
And congratulations to Gina! Well done, friend!