Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Husband For Danna by Christina Lorenzen Blog Tour with Review, Interview, & Fun Facts

A Husband For Danna

by Christina Lorenzen
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Off and running! In her frenzied quest to escape from a groom her father has chosen for her, Danna Rashba ‘borrows’ a limousine parked on Main Street. The last thing on her mind is finding a groom from another wedding in the backseat. What are the chances that the bride and groom from two different weddings running from the altar on the same day? The last thing Danna wants is a hostage as she tries to escape from her nuptials.
The last thing Eric Harmon wants is to be saddled with yet another spoiled, needy woman. He’s furious about this wrench in his plans, he accuses Danna of stealing. He wants to send her home in a cab as soon as they get to the nearest town, but Danna refuses. Much to Eric’s frustration, one thing after another seems to keep them tied together.
Soon the generosity of a local shopkeeper and several people in town have them mistaken for newlyweds. Danna and Eric find themselves stepping into the role as husband and wife leading them to realize they just may be each other’s ‘match’. But will Danna be able to stand up to her rigid, old fashioned father and choose her own husband?


Overall Rating 4 Stars
I thought this book was cute and fun. It is a quick read, and fast paced. I wished it was a little longer. Overall it was really well written.
Danna is a runaway bride. She jumps in a limo and there was Eric. Who happens to be a groom from another wedding. They are mistaken as newlyweds. Will fate bring them together? Or will they just go their seperate ways. 
I really like the characters in this book. Great Job!

Christina Lorenzen started writing as a young teen, jotting stories in wire ring composition notebooks. Her first typewriter made it faster to get all those stories out of her head and down on paper. Her love of writing has sustained her through a myriad of jobs that included hairdresser, legal secretary, waitress and door-­‐‑to-­‐‑door saleswoman.
Luckily for her, writing proved to be successful and a lot less walking than going door to door. A Husband for Danna is Christina’s first novel. She is busy working on her next. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found walking her dog, talking to her herd of cats and spending time with her family.

1.       First off tell us a little about yourself. – Well, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, starting in the 5th grade when an English teacher I had sparked my interest  with a writing lesson where you picked an index card from 3 piles – character, plot, setting. That was the start but I was already a voracious reader so books were always my love. Besides writing, I love art and jewelry design. When I’m not writing, I’m working on adding jewelry to my Etsy shop, Addie Frank Designs. I’m also mom to two young adults whom I homeschooled for over 10 years.
3.      At what age did you start writing? What was the first thing that you written? – I started writing in the 5th grade and it was a short story for my English teacher. But if you’re talking about writing for publication, I actually wrote a short essay for Seventeen magazine. I also became a columnist for our local paper when I was in my senior year of high school. I haven’t stopped writing in all those years – even through pregnancies, terrible twos and a handful of odd jobs.
5.      Can you tell us how you came up with the idea of your latest book/project? Did anything inspire you to write it? A Husband for Danna is my first published book. And actually it was inspired while sitting at a traffic light. I was at the light by our church when I noticed an older man and young woman arguing outside of a limousine. It was obvious she was the bride and I’m sure he was the father of the bride. My mind started buzzing and I asked myself “What if she doesn’t want to get married? What if it’s her father’s choice of groom?” That was what got me started and I had a great time writing this book.
6.      Can you tell us about your next book/project? Do you have a title/release date? Though I don’t have a title or release date just yet, I’m working on a sequel to Danna’s story. In this book readers will get to finally attend a wedding for Danna but not until Danna ties up some loose ends for another character from the first book, Minnie. As Eric and Danna were leaving town in the first book Minnie handed Danna a small box. The box leads Danna on a bit of a goose chase and she’s determined to give Minnie a happily ever after too. There just might be a double wedding but you’ll have to read it and find out :D
7.      If you weren’t a writer what do you see yourself doing? Teacher. The only other interest I ever had was to become a teacher. I did get sidetracked so I didn’t attend college but it’s ironic that I ended up teaching both of my kids, who in turn went on to college. They’re doing great so I just may have made a great teacher. We’ll never know lol.
8.      Who are some of your favorite authors? Well, I love romance, inspirational romance, women’s fiction – so many authors. I read cowboy romance so I love Lori Wilde and Carolyn Brown. I love anything Debbie Macomber writes. I’m reading Eloisa James right now. My TBR pile is threatening to bury my cats lol.
9.      What are your top 5 books that you have read? Oh, wow. Well, first off I’ll say Madeline l’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time. After that I would choose Victoria Holt’s Black Opal, Ellen Meister’s The Other Life, Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love and Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. These books left me either wanting more or wanting them to keep going.
10.   What was the last book you have read? What book are you reading right now? I just finished reading a collection of novellas called Winter Brides by three Christian authors that were charming. I’m currently reading Eloisa James’ Four Nights with the Duke.
11.    Would you ever co-write with another author? If yes do you have someone in mind? I think I’d be open to writing with another author who wrote in the same genre and we already have a friendship/working relationship established. But right now I have no one in mind.
12.    Does music inspire you? If yes what type of music usually does? Music definitely inspires me and I usually have a song that I call my ‘book song’. That’s the song I play each time I open up that manuscript. I think it sort of tells my brain that we’re in that story, in that world and to get cracking.

This part is optional.
1.       Favorite Animal – Hands down cat! I have 3 of them.
2.       Favorite food - Pizza
3.      Favorite Holiday - Halloween
4.      Favorite Genre to read – sweet romance
5.      Favorite color - purple

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