My favorite memory of Valentine’s Day is when my Mom sent a hand bell choir to my studio apartment. I was in college and Valentine’s Day was not my favorite holiday. During my first year of college, my boyfriend broke up with me three days before Valentine’s Day. That year, I watched as flowers and gifts poured into the dorm. By my junior year of college, I was living in my own apartment, but I still didn’t have a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. Mom wanted to make the day special and so she sent the hand bell choir over to cheer me up. They piled into the third floor apartment and “You Are My Sunshine” rang to the rafters of that third floor apartment.
My sweet, contemporary romance novella VINTAGE VALENTINE, is also a story about a mother and a daughter on Valentine’s Day.
STORY BLURB: On Valentine’s Day, Hailey returns home to the Elmheart Hotel with her ten-year-old daughter. After years away, Hailey is happy to help celebrate her grandparent’s golden wedding anniversary. But, when Hailey finds former, high school boyfriend, Patrick, working as the hotel’s chef, she will have to find a way to tell Patrick the secret she has kept for ten years in this sweet contemporary romance short story.
Now, what can you win on this blog….as a part of the Celebrating Saint Valentine Blog Hop? Well….one of the items of jewelry which are worn in VINTAGE VALENTINE are heart earrings. So, in the spirit of VINTAGE VALENTINE, I am giving away these beautiful glass heart earrings!
The glass heart earrings are made by Belinda Morrison. Belinda Morrison grew up in South Africa and now lives in America, Her experience living in South Africa has given her a great heritage of the diversity of art, color, and design. Colonial English, African, and American have influenced her creativity. Visit her Etsy store and learn more about Belinda Morrison here.
I’m a big fan of glass art. My upper middle grade novel, STAINED GLASS SUMMER, is about artistic mentorship in glass art. (This is a great story for those tweens ages 8-12 and has a little bit of a first crush as a part of the story!) Find out more about STAINED GLASS SUMMER here.
Now, all you have to do to enter the giveaway for the glass heart earrings is leave me a comment below and tell me one Valentine memory. Please include your email address with your comment. This blog’s prize is open to U.S. residents only.
Then once you leave me a comment, don’t forget to visit the other blogs on the Celebrating Saint Valentine Day Hop. You can find all those blogs listed here. You can also click on the banner at the top of this post and it will take you to the list of all the blogs participating!