The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is only a month away! And to help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists each day until the conference.
The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One. Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference held October 18-19, 2013.
Spotlight on Novella: “Ask Her at Christmas,” by Christi Barth (Carina Press)
“Isn’t that a rather critical comment, coming from a man who’s supposed to be head over heels in love?”
Shit. Here it came. The interrogation he’d been dreading since he popped the popping-the-question idea on her. “Is there a test I don’t know about? You must be at least this much,” Kyle extended his palm at shoulder height, “in love before proposing?”
“There ought to be a test,” she said seriously. “Our divorce rate would probably be a lot lower. And yes, you should be completely in love when you think about marriage. Not a little bit, not even a lot, but all the way, one hundred percent committed.”
Why did his best friend have to be a die-hard romantic? Why couldn’t he have a best friend who just wanted to talk about the Blackhawks latest trade, or the hottest game on Xbox? In other words, a guy? Having a female best friend came with some serious drawbacks. The biggest being that Caitlin constantly forced him to talk things to death.
Good luck to Christi and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
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