Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tanya Eavenson, Inspirational Romance


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TO GAIN A VALENTINE
by Tanya Eavenson


Tanya Eavenson
Tanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book.

Enjoy the following article about her new book, To Gain a Valentine.


Love is in the Air!
by Tanya Eavenson

Can you feel it? Whether it’s a romantic kind of love or the parental kind, love is in the air! Even in my fictional world from my story To Gain a Valentine.

My second novella in the Gaining Love series entitled To Gain a Valentine, was so much fun to write. Why? Because I could relate to the hero, Patrick Reynolds, who works wonders with sick children as a pediatrician, yet when it comes to pets, he’s clueless. 

That is so me! Several years ago we moved from the pastorium to the home we bought seven minutes away. Carrying all our possessions, including our cat, Woody, (he was named after Woody from Toy Story) I placed him in the garage. Little did I realize, I left the back door open. 

Can you imagine my horror when I was the one who allowed my daughter’s cat, her best friend, to escape and wander around lost in a neighborhood during a rain storm? Yes, a storm! It was raining cats and dogs, pun intended. I could hardly see three feet in front of my face. I felt just awful! The way my eight-year-old cried, those tears, the words “he’s going to die out there!” just about killed me on the spot.

So me, who uses an umbrella at the first sign of rain or mist in the air, I charge out into the pelting rain in hopes of finding a cat and mending broken hearts—hers and mine. “Soaked through” wouldn’t even begin to describe my clothes, which clung to me seconds after stepping outside. Already exhausted from the move, I dragged myself through the process of combing the neighborhood.

But there, at last, was Woody, waiting under a stranger’s patio, sheltered from the storm. I still remember whispering a prayer of thanksgiving as I trespassed on this person’s yard with all intent to steal my own cat. But as I neared, he ran. And I chased. 

Two blocks, yard after yard, calling his name. “Woody!”

Then, I lost him. What was I going to do now? How was I going to tell my daughter that not once but twice in one day I had lost her most beloved cat?

Heading back toward the house, I hung my sopping head and said another prayer that Woody would return, and soon.   

Sloshing up the front steps, I heard my husband’s voice from the garage. It was better to tell him first, so I went to him. There, sitting in a folding chair next to our dresser, sat my daughter with a wide smile on her face, holding Woody against her chest.

Happy tears filled my eyes, but in the next breath I realized seeing him in her arms, dry, I’d been running down the streets of our new neighborhood like a crazy person, chasing after another person’s cat! Needless to say, in life, you have to learn how to laugh at yourself. This was indeed one of those moments that will forever be etched in my daughters mind and heart, as well as my own. She saw, in action, how much I loved her.

Yes, I see a lot of myself in Patrick from To Gain a Valentine, his attempts to care for animals when he has no idea what in the world he’s doing. Granted, I had one cat in my care, and he had one dog, three fish, two— Well, you’ll have to read the story, but it was also his desire to forget what was safe and love others with action and abandonment. And like my ending, Patrick’s actions will forever last in Amabelle’s heart and mind. For them, it was the day when love took flight.

Tanya, please tell us a little about your book, To Gain a Valentine.
Pediatrician Patrick Reynolds works wonders with sick children, yet when it comes to pets, he’s clueless. But caring for his sister’s menagerie while she’s on vacation is the perfect answer to working through a broken engagement. Hoping to escape the memories, he returns to his hometown, the last place he'd expect to find love.

Life as a single mom is never easy, but pet shop owner Amabelle Durand has found contentment. When an old friend returns to care for his sister’s pets, he enlists her assistance to keep the animals alive. But when Amabelle's young daughter falls ill, she finds herself attracted to more than the handsome pediatrician’s medical skills.

As Valentine's Day approaches, will Patrick and Amabelle miss out on the love they've always desired? Or will their love take flight under the stars on this very special night? 

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Amazon
Facebook
Goodreads
BookBub
Twitter

Where can readers purchase your book?
Amazon

Tanya, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Tanya is offering an eBook copy of To Gain a Valentine to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through February 13, 2018 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 Love by the Numbers by Laura V. Hilton is Rachel. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book is out – Friendly Persuasion, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here

22 comments:

  1. To Gain a Valentine sounds like a delightful book. Thank you for sharing.mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  2. Yes, we have to be able to laugh at ourselves. you showed great love going out in that storm looking for your daughter's cat. To Gain a Valentine sounds like a great story! Love that menagerie of pets. Thanks for your post!

    sallyshupe1 at gmail dot com

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  3. A sweet sounding book and I would love to read this! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  4. Sounds like a delightful book! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Enjoyed the interview and really enjoyed the book.

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  6. I’ve read To Gain A Bodyguard and really enjoyed he book. I need to go backwards and read the previous stories! Thanks for the giveaway.
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  7. Tanya reminds me our our Pastor's wife, Tiffany. If I win her book, I will put it in the church library in Tiffany's honor.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Sheila The Incurable RomanticFebruary 9, 2018 at 8:48 AM

    Aren't we all just suckers for romance stories?! I'm looking forward to reading To Gain a Valentine. The premise is delightful. Reading the above short of the plot, it sounds like it's gonna get all messed and then sorted out. Even after 50 years of marriage, I'm still sucked into the tears and laughter of a good Christian romance story.

    sheilaholmesauthor at gmail (dot) com

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  9. Thank you for the interview and overview. It sounds like a fun book to read! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
    perrianne.askew@me.com
    Perrianne

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful Valentine read! Thank you for the chance! Becky lelandandbecky {at} reagan {dot} com

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  11. What a nice chuckle this morning while reading the story of lost Woody! I am a follower. I'd love to read this book. sallydav45ATgmailDOTcom

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