Welcome to the Books & Beverages Blog Tour hosted by Mountain Brook Ink publishing! We’re so excited that you are joining us for the next two weeks of fun. We look forward to introducing you to some new authors — maybe you’ll even find a new favorite! The tour begins at Annie Douglass Lima’s blog on February 15, 2016 and goes through March 1, 2016, ending with Anna Weaver Hurrts.
Please check below for the complete schedule of the tour.
Each stop will include an opportunity to enter for a FREE KINDLE FIRE as the grand prize, as well as three runner-up opportunities to win a $10 Starbucks gift card! Check the bottom of the post for either a Rafflecopter FORM or a Rafflecopter link for your chance to enter!
And now without further delay, please welcome:
Kimberly Rose Johnson
Kimberly 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 http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/
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:
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?
2/15 – Annie Douglass Lima
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