~IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE AT MBA&M WELCOME OUR GUEST TODAY~
REGENCY ROMANCE AUTHOR……
~HIS YANKEE BRIDE….AUTHOR ROSE GORDON~
~So without further ado,let’s give Rose a big MBA&M welcome~
Thank you so much to the ladies at My Book Addiction and More for having me on today.
This might seem rather obvious, but I’ll say it anyway: I write books!
Many readers probably already know that a good part of writing is actually research.
If an author writes only about modern-day in their city or town, that reduces a lot of general research and leads them to focus more on specifics that relate to their book.
I write historicals, which in turn gives me a little more research to do: fashion, speech, world events, how advanced things were at the time such as medicine or conveyances, etc.
In my study of historical facts, I’ve found out all sorts of interesting tidbits (most times not even by trying).
So today, we’re going to play a modified game of Fact or Crap for a chance to win a $25 gift card for Amazon.com.
In the comments, write which of my statements you think are facts and which are made up (crap). I’ll post the answers in the comment section on Friday when I post a winner so good luck!
~GIVEAWAY~FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD FROM AMAZON~
(Sponsored by the author)
YOU MUST follow the author’s statements above!
1. Herbert Hoover gave half of his presidential salary to charity.
2. Jefferson Davis declined to accept amnesty from the president for joining the Confederacy.
3. In 1560 King Charles IX of France enacted a law regarding waffles.
4. The first currency in the United States had “Mind Your Business” imprinted as its logo.
5. President Lincoln’s oldest son, Robert, was once arrested after being accused of being a sympathizer of the Confederacy
6. The Pony Express was a booming business that made its fortune as being an inexpensive way for Americans to send letters across the country in the late 1800s
7. The United States National Anthem was originally a poem that was chanted to the tune of an English tavern song.
8. John F. Kennedy was the youngest president of the United States.
9. On the spot where Mrs. O’Leary’s barn once stood (before her cow kicked over the lantern and started the Great Chicago fire) is now the land on which Chicago’s Fire Department Academy stands.
10. During the Victorian Era wearing gloves at the table (no matter your rank) was frowned upon unless you had some sort of ailment that required them.
*This is open Internationally though the amount might vary due to currency exchange rates.
So come on everyone and join in for this fun game with our guest! Spread the word on all the fun,don’t keep it a secret~
Thank you Rose for spending time with us and our readers today!
His Yankee Bride–Banks Brothers Brides, Book 2
Having grown up on a large indigo plantation, the expressive and possibly overdramatic, Carolina Ellis can hardly wait to see what the gentlemen of Charleston will be like. But alas, they were not what she’d been hoping for. Ball after ball and dance after dance, Carolina is disappointed time and again.
Then she sees him…
Boston and Philadelphia held no appeal to John, so on a suggestion from a friend, he headed south to the booming town of Charleston, South Carolina. Not meaning to become the center of attention, John becomes exactly that when he walks right into the largest social event of the year dressed like nothing more than a poor drifter.
So what is a penniless man to do when in such a situation? The only thing he can do: rely on his sense of humor to extinguish the tension.
Immediately, Carolina takes a shine to this unusual man and his equally unusual humor and is determined she will do whatever it takes to marry him—Southern aristocracy be damned.