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Tea Time With Author Rose Mccauley

I’ve invited author Rose Mccauley to come in for some tea. Pull up a chair, grab a cup and join us as Rose shares about herself and her new novel, Christmas Belles of Georgia. Leave a comment for a chance to win. I’ll draw a name on Friday.  

Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. She is happy for this to be her first fiction anthology because Christmas books are her favorites. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for 43 years, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to three lovely, lively kids with one more on the way! You can reach her through her website www.rosemccauley.com or blog at www.rosemccauley.blogspot.com
Rose, why do you write romance?
I think life is all about God’s romancing us and drawing us to Him through Christ, so our lives should reflect Him and His love to others, whether it is family, friendly or romantic love. 

He is the ultimate model for love. Describe your favorite romantic meal.
Hmmm. Candlelight, white tablecloth, nice quiet restaurant with soft music playing and my hubby sitting across from me, making eyes at me! Food would be secondary, but grilled chicken or baked turkey and a salad and asparagus and rolls and dark chocolate dessert would be great! 

Okay, now my mouth is watering. Tell us, how did your spouse propose?
We got married when I was 19 and he was 20 and the proposal wasn’t super romantic. He told me he loved me early on, but I said I didn’t know if I even knew what love was. So, when I finally told him I loved him, he was so excited he just started talking about when we would get married! On our 25th anniversay he bought me a 5 diamond anniversary band and got down on his knees and proposed again, so that time was romantic and very unexpected! 

That’s such a beautiful story! What romance theme runs through your latest novel?
Since it is a Christmas book, it does emphasize God’s love and greatest gift of His Son. And it is about us sharing that gift with others. My hero and heroine had known each other as teens, so had to learn to forgive each other like God forgives us. And they grow more in love with each other as they share the joys of Christmas by giving to others.

What romance advice would you offer to readers?
Always put God first in your marriage, and your spouse next before children, job, or anything or anyone else. 

Terrific advice, Rose. Thanks for having tea with us!

Nick Powers worked hard to earn his college degree and his dream job. He doesn’t know what to expect when he finds out new owners will be taking over Bellingham Plantation soon. When Carol Peterson comes to town, she and Nick get off to a rocky start, but soon combine forces to make Christmas a happier time for others. Can they find their own Christmas happiness?


Your Turn: Rose is giving away a copy of her book. For a chance to win, please leave a comment along with your e-mail address so I have a way to notify you if you win. A winner will be drawn by Friday. What’s the best romance advice you’ve received?
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