Thank you for inviting me to share some thoughts here on your blog, Debbie Lynne. I love the way you promote other authors, and I’m proud to be here.
Something else I’m proud of is being an American citizen. Many years ago I had the privilege of being a soloist in a choir singing a song that proclaims my feelings exactly, John W. Peterson’s “I’m just a flag-waving American.” My performance wasn’t recorded, but if you click on the title in the previous sentence, you can hear the song recorded by a young choir sometime in the 1970s. Just listen to the words, and you’ll want to stand up and wave your American flag, too.
Here’s a picture of a giant American flag flying high over my neighborhood Chick-fil-A on a windy day.
This past weekend, we celebrated the Fourth of July, the day chosen by our Founding Fathers for future generations to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, that historic document that created the United States of America, forever setting our nation apart from any other civilization since the beginning of time. When our country was established, people were stuck in a life they were born to. In America today, hard-working people can improve their lives. Our country is far from perfect, but that doesn’t cancel out our greatness. Where else in the world can every man and woman follow a dream and become whatever God calls him or her to be?
In my books, I have frequently included passages from the Declaration and showed how that great document affects my characters. In Cowgirl for Keeps, a stuffy Englishman named Garrick Wakefield hears the Declaration for the first time in his life. If you’d like to see how this affects my hero, please read Cowgirl for Keeps and maybe you’ll feel a burst of joyful patriotism.
Here’s the blurb:
Rosamond Northam’s plans of building a high school take an unexpected turn when her father informs her she’ll be overseeing construction of a new hotel instead—with Englishman Garrick Wakefield. The newly arrived aristocrat seems to turn his nose up at all she loves about her Colorado hometown. The man is entirely insufferable…yet undeniably handsome.
Garrick wants nothing more than to prove himself to his uncle, who has backed the building of this hotel. But he finds himself ever at odds with his pretty cowgirl partner over the plans. The American West is so different from his British home, but with Rosamond showing him the ropes, maybe he’ll commit to Western life…and a Western lass.
I’d like to give away a print copy of Cowgirl for Keeps to a resident of the U. S. To be entered in our drawing, please leave your email address and a comment about your own love of the United States of America. Please, no flaming. This post is for lovers of the USA, and any derogatory remarks will be deleted.
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