The Role of Women by Kimberly Rose Johnson

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And now without further delay, please welcome:

Kimberly Rose Johnson

KRJKimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their yellow lab. She writes sweet Christian romance and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends.

You may contact Kimberly via her website at


The Role of Women in Society

by Kimberly Rose Johnson

The role of women in society has changed greatly in my lifetime, and I’m not that old. ☺ I grew up in a world where many if not most women stayed home to raise the children and take care of their family. Clearly that is not the way things are anymore. However, women do still stay home with their children, I was one of those women. I found a way to work from home and be a stay-at-home mom by teaching piano lessons.

I admire people who do what works for them and don’t allow others to dictate their future. Hope Michaels, the heroine in Island Hope, is just such a person. She is strong, independent, and owns her own electrical company. I love that she didn’t go to college to get her Mrs. degree. Those of you from my generation will know what I’m talking about. For the record I married my college sweetheart, but I also have a degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in music. ☺

Hope is in her early thirties, single and doesn’t feel badly about that. However, she is open to love should it come her way. I thought it would be fun to interview Hope to get a feel for who she really is.

Kimberly: I’ve told the readers a little about you, Hope, but maybe you could share something that would surprise people to know about you.

Hope: This isn’t something I normally share with people, but for you, Kimberly, I will. I was once a very sought after metal sculptor. Is that what you had in mind?

Kimberly: I didn’t expect you to reveal that! I know how you are about maintaining your anonymity. But since you brought it up, what happened?

Hope: That is kind of personal. I don’t really care to share.

Kimberly: I understand. Some things need to remain private.

Hope: Thanks. I see you told everyone that I’m an electrician. But you didn’t tell them how I came to be on Wildflower Island.

Kimberly: Good point. Would you like to tell them or shall I?

Hope: It’s not a big deal. My college roommate is Piper Grayson. A wing in Piper’s resort hotel caught fire, so she hired my company to re-wire everything as well as do the electrical work for the cabins that she is having built. It’s a pretty ambitious job and I’m thrilled to have won the contract. The best part is that I am being housed at the Wildflower Bed-and-Breakfast. Piper sure knows how to make a person feel appreciated. She has even arranged to have all my meals prepared by Zoe Jackson. What a treat!

Kimberly: LOL Yes, Zoe has quite the reputation for her cooking skills. To wrap things up is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?

Hope: Not that I can think of. Oh, I have a question for the readers. I’m considering taking a vacation. Where do you recommend I go?

More about Island Hope:Island Hope cover

Metal sculptor Hope Michaels gave up on art when her creativity was zapped by another. Burying herself in her electrical contracting business, Hope takes a job on Wildflower Island. She never imagines that a job at the Wildflower Resort will turn everything in her life upside down. But that’s exactly what happens when her best friend and employer, Piper, plays matchmaker.

A lonely widower throws all his energy into raising his teenage daughter, but when he is promoted to manager of the Wildflower Resort, things at home don’t go as smoothly as planned. Worried about his relationship with his daughter, he seeks advice from a feisty-but-sweet newcomer. Will she help smooth his path or will things only get more complicated?


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2/16 – Beckah
2/17 – Ginger Solomon
2/18 – ​Sandra Robbins
2/19 – ​ Jennette Mbewe
2/20 – ​ Erika Keswick
2/21 – ​ Marisa Deshaies
2/22 – ​ Autumn Macarthur
2/23 – Crystal Scott
2/24 – ​ Stephanie Florentino
2/25 – ​ Diana Montgomery
2/26 – ​ Liz Tolsma
2/27 – ​ Sarah Ruut
2/28 – ​ Ashley Taylor
2/29 – ​ Kat Vinson
3/1 – ​ Anna Weaver Hurrts

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29 thoughts on “The Role of Women by Kimberly Rose Johnson

  1. Great post today! I also work at home some time and it does open up opportunities to take care of things. Sounds like some strong characters in your book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kimberly, I have enjoyed your Wildflower B&B Romance series. I will miss my occasional visits to Wildflower Island.
    Hope, as for vacation spots, I have nothing. We rarely take a vacation other than to visit relatives. If I were going to recommend somewhere though, it would be a trip to a cabin in the mountains. Peaceful, surrounded by nature, and away from the business of everyday life.

  3. Kimberly, I have enjoyed your Wildflower B&B Romance series. I will miss my occasional visits to Wildflower Island.
    Hope, as for vacation spots, I have nothing. We rarely take a vacation other than to visit relatives. If I were going to recommend somewhere though, it would be a trip to a cabin in the mountains. Peaceful, surrounded by nature, and away from the busyness of everyday life.

  4. Sedona, Arizona is one of my favorite vacations. There is so much to do there and it is beautiful.

  5. Kimberly, great interview with Hope. I really enjoyed your Wildflower B & B series. Hope, as to a vacation place, a cabin in Pigeon Forge TN is a lovely place or the Outer Banks.
    Blessings, Tina

    1. Wow, there are so many places I’ve never heard of, much less been. Thanks, Tina.
      Hope. 🙂

  6. Kimberly, I’m also a stay at home mom. It’s a full time job. I also have a degree in Library Science, but I chose become a stay at home mom. Like you I admire both, the stay at home moms and those women in the corporate world. Your book sound interesting, independent and single, which is reality to many women.

    1. Thanks, Taylor. I agree being a stay at home mom is a full time job. I hope you’ll check out the series. It’s filled with strong women who makes choices that work best for them. 🙂

  7. What a fun interview! I to the sense that Hope is a bit closed off. Hoping through the story she becomes a bit more soft! As for a vacation, I’d say Disney World. Now of course that’s where I’ve wanted to go the last 15 yrs, so there’s that. It IS supposed to be the happiest place on Earth. =)

    1. Hi Mimi, thanks for commenting. 🙂
      I don’t think Hope is closed off, but she doesn’t want to reveal too much of the story to potential readers. She’d rather readers be intrigued and want to read the book to find out the answers. 🙂

      I LOVE Disney World. I want to go back again someday–the sooner the better. 🙂

  8. I’d enjoy reading your books! Thanks for the giveaway, certainly a few of my favorite things!

    1. Hey, Deanna S. If you have Kindle Unlimited you can read my books for free. 🙂 Isn’t that giveaway fun?

  9. Looks like an enjoyable read. Thanks so much for sharing. I am one of those odd stay at home mom’s, but I do work too as a seamstress. I like the idea of a metal sculptor. That sounds very creative.

    1. Amy, I think it’s great that you are a stay at home mom and a seamstress. I was just saying to someone the other day how sewing has become a lost art. I’m thankful for people like you!
      Hmm, I need to write a character who is a seamstress. 🙂

  10. Great post. I would suggest you come to Texas for a vacation. It is so big that there is a wide variety of things to see and do.

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