Monday, January 15, 2018

Choice of Resort to Love series book by Angela Ruth Strong (Signed Copy)

Please welcome Angela Ruth Strong to my blog this week. Read on down to find out how to enter in her giveaway!

My Top Ten Romantic Movie Lines
By Angela Ruth Strong

I never imagined that eight years after Love Finds You in Sun Valley released, I’d still be writing about the characters, but guess what. Next month, both the audiobook and a prequel romance will be coming out. In honor of my debut novel set during a film shoot, here are my top ten romantic quotes from the movies:
10. “You had me at hello.” –Jerry MacGuire
               I loved this line before I even saw the movie.
9. “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” –When Harry Met Sally
               It’s a good line, but it’s on this list because it reminds me of watching When Harry Met Sally on my first Christmas Eve with my husband (before we were married) when I could completely relate.
8. “Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy.” –My Best Friend’s Wedding
               This zany movie had all the feels and an even more powerful ending than if it had ended happily-ever-after. Sometimes we aren’t loved back, but that shouldn’t stop us from loving.
7. “There’s nothing like a first kiss.” –50 First Dates
               Don’t we all desire to fall in love with the same person over and over again like this?
6, “I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” –It’s a Wonderful Life
               A classic. Makes me want to be a better writer.
5. “As you wish.” –The Princess Bride
               Much simpler than lassoing the moon, but just as profound.
4. “I want to be the man who grows old with you.” –The Wedding Singer
               Heart and humor go hand in hand as does the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
3. “I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” –Notting Hill
               Could this quote have inspired Finding Love in Sun Valley? Possibly. Quite Possibly.
 2. “I don’t remember frump girl. I remember you.” –My Big Fat Greek Wedding
               Simply reading this line makes me want to cry. To be seen and known beyond our weaknesses and failures is what makes love worth the sacrifice.
1. “How about some coffee or, you know, drinks or dinner or a movie... for as long as we both shall live?" –You’ve Got Mail
               In looking up other lists of top romantic movie quotes, this is not the line most listed from You’ve Got Mail, but it’s the one that makes me cry every time I watch it. (Which is a lot.) It’s both shocking and inviting in its vulnerability, and it leads us to feel exactly what Kathleen Kelly feels when she says the more popular line, “I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.”

GIVEAWAY: Did I list your favorite quote? Do you have another you’d like to share? Comment for a chance to win an autographed copy of any book from my Resort to Love series—your choice.

Raised in a family of six adopted siblings, Genevieve Wilson fights to keep her dysfunctional brothers and sisters together, but everyone still seems to leave. If she’s not good enough to prevent her birth parents from giving her up or her siblings from abandoning her, then there’s no way she would ever be enough to have a lasting relationship with the cute pilot from work…which is exactly what makes him a safe subject for her daydreams.

Matt Lake is dating the perfect woman and working a great job. Life is easy until he starts to enjoy hanging out with the airline employees more than with his girlfriend—one sweet female employee in particular. He tells himself he’s only intrigued by Gen’s quirkiness, but nobody else makes him smile the way she does.

Can Matt give up the flawless life he’d planned in exchange for the messiness of love? And if so, will  Gen risk her heart on reality when it’s never paid off in the past?

About Angela: 
Angela Ruth Strong studied journalism at the University of Oregon and published her first novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010. With movie producers interested in her book, she's decided to rerelease it and write sequels as a new series titled Resort to Love. This Idaho Top Author and Cascade Award winner also started IDAhope Writers to encourage other aspiring authors, and she's excited to announce the sale of her first romantic suspense novel to Love Inspired Suspense. For the latest news or to contact Angela, visit 


  1. Oh, what great lines! And I can’t believe I’ve watched almost all of the movies listed! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. These are all great lines. Nothing like romance and true love. Thank you for sharing your great post. mauback55 at gmail dot com

  3. Those are all great lines. One line I like wasn't spoken to the girl, but it is from It Happened One Night. Clark Gable was talking to Claudette Colbert's father. "Anyone who loves your daughter should have his head examined." "Do you love her?" "YES, but I'm a little screwy myself!" I always thought that was funny but showed how he felt about her.
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of one of your books.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

    1. That is fabulous, Susan! I'll have to remember that one.

  4. I love the quote from Notting Hill. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  5. “You had me at hello.” has always been a favorite of mine.


  6. Loving the quotes. One I remember is I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight. The Devil Wears Prada

  7. Hi Angela,
    I loved all your quotes and I thought of a few but picked only one.
    Here's my quote from Sleepless in Seattle. Sam's talking to the radio Doctor about his late wife.."Well,it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together... and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home... only to no home I'd ever known... I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like... magic."
    Loved this movie!

    1. Another one of my favorites. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan make magic!

  8. It doesn't matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.

  9. You listed several of my favorites from 50FD (I love that song!), IAWL, TPB, and YGM (I cry on that one, too).

    From Sense and Sensibility, when Edward comes to visit (after his fiancee breaks off their imprudent engagement to marry his rich brother): "Elinor, I met Lucy when I was very young. Had I had an active profession, I should never have felt such an idle, foolish inclination. My behavior at Norland was very wrong, but I convinced myself that you felt a new friendship for me, and that it was my heart alone that I was risking. I've come here with no expectations, only to profess now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be... yours." ❤

  10. What wonderful lines. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for the chance

  11. My favorite: “I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” –It’s a Wonderful Life

    Jimmy Stewart totally pulls off this line with his delivery.

  12. I love your choices, Angela, especially The Princess Bride and It's a Wonderful Life (I had a HUGE crush on Jimmy Stewart's voice!!).

    One line I love is from While You Were Sleeping. Jack and Peter are talking and Jack's explaining Lucy to Peter and says "I'd say that she gets under your skin as soon as you meet her. She drives you so nuts you don't know whether to hug her or, or just really arm wrestle her. She would go all the way to Europe just to get a stamp in her passport. I don't know if that amounts to insanity, or just being really, really... likable."

    You need a guy that not only loves you but also likes you, too.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your autographed books (you know I love your books!!) and good luck to everyone!


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