Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Toni Shiloh, Contemporary Romance Novella


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A Proxy Wedding
by Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction
Toni Shiloh
writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.

You can find Toni on her website

Welcome, Toni! If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why? 
Jane Austen! I love her writing, but besides that, she was an extraordinary woman for her time. To be published in a world that felt that women writers were odd, raises my esteem of her. I would love to hear what writer tips she’d have to give.

Please describe yourself with three words. 
Quiet. Prayerful. Hopeful.

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation? 
Reading! :) I’m so busy with other things, that when I have a moment to truly relax, I pick up a book. Otherwise, I play video games with my family or dabble in jewelry making.

What can your readers expect from you next? 
Finding Love, book two in my Maple Run series is slated to release the end of June! I’m so excited about this book. Delaney and Luke really captured my heart.

Please tell us a little about your novella, A Proxy Wedding. 
Carly James values loyalty and friendship above all. So when her best friend calls asking her to be a
proxy bride, she says, ‘yes.’ How hard can it be to say ‘I do’ so that her best friend can be with the one she loves? Only, Carly never counted on the feelings that began to swirl around with the proxy groom. 

Damien Nichols likes life lined up from A to Z, but when his best friend calls in a favor, disorder begins to reign. Instead of taking a quick flight to the proxy wedding, he has to take a road trip with the proxy bride. Carly’s free-spirit attitude bumps heads with his meticulous approach to life. As Damien discovers the woman underneath the carefree fa├žade, his emotions become involved. 

Will love become real at A Proxy Wedding?

A Proxy Wedding is one of the stories included in A Spring of Weddings that is scheduled to release on April 29th.

Where can readers find you online? 

Blogs I’m part of:
Putting on the New
Diversity Between the Pages

Where can readers purchase A Proxy Wedding?
A Spring of Weddings, in which A Proxy Wedding appears is scheduled to release April 29th. Please check on my website for updates about purchasing. 

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Jo. I appreciate being a guest and I hope your readers enjoyed learning more about A Proxy Wedding.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
Why do you think opposites attract?

Toni, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Toni is offering an eBook copy of A Spring of Weddings, which includes her story, A Proxy Wedding and is scheduled to release on April 29th, to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through April 18, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Building Benjamin: Naomi’s Journey by Barbara M. Britton is Ann. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

My latest book has released - With Good Intentions, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


  1. Thank you so much for having me today!

  2. Are they really opposite when they get down to core of things? alforosiskyATyahooDOTcom

    1. Amber, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

    2. Very good question, Amber! I think a lot of times, looks and surface behavior makes us feel that we are very opposite when we're not. :)

  3. Sounds like quite an interesting way to start a relationship!


    1. Patty, thanks for coming by to leave your comment.

    2. It was definitely interesting to write. :)

  4. Love books about weddings I guess I am a true romantic at heart. I love melissa's books too. never read one of yours Toni would be great to have a chance to win

    1. rorylynn, glad you found a new-to-you writer here in Toni. Thanks for commenting

  5. I have heard of a proxy wedding where 1 person is the proxy but never 2. I would love to read this fishingjan(at)aol(dot)com

    1. Jan, thanks for reading the blog post and leaving your comment.

    2. I had to research if 2 people were possible, Jan. Montana (setting of A Proxy Wedding) is a popular location for the use of 2 people.

  6. Oooh, this sounds interesting - would love to read!
    I am a follower!

    1. Debra, thanks for leaving your comment and for following my blog!

  7. This sounds like such a cute story! You don't hear much about proxy weddings anymore, but it sounds super romantic! I am a follower of you both! trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Also, I'm bad at directions, but I think opposites attract because your mate is supposed to complete you. Opposites (at least in some respects) find that their chosen one is the missing piece!

    2. I agree. I do believe we're supposed to complement one another. :) Thanks for being a follower.

    3. Teri, I appreciate you following my blog! Thanks for commenting.

  8. Nice to read more about Toni Shiloh on your blog, Jo. Sounds like a fun story to read. I'm a follower. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. marilynridgway78[at]gmail[dot]com

    Easter blessings.

    1. Easter blessings to you too, Marilyn!

    2. Marilyn, you're welcome. Thanks for following and for leaving your comment!

  9. Opposites definitely do seem to attract, kind of like magnets! My husband and I are total opposites! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    1. Sonja, thanks for reading the blog and for leaving your comment.

  10. what an interesting book!
    rita dot navarre at yahoo dot com