My guest this week is Mimi Barbour
Author of The Vicarage Bench Series, Angels with Attitude Series, and a hot, new romantic suspense series called Vegas. Mimi Barbour lives on the east coast of Vancouver Island and writes her romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. “If I can steal a booklover’s attention away from their every-day grind, absorb them into a love story, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”
Do you have a favorite Christmas book?
I know what I like to read.
It’s all about families. I’m a sucker for animals, and old folks and an even bigger sucker for kids. When you join those features into one story and add in a heroine you can’t help but love, then the book is my idea of perfect entertainment.
Some of my friends tell me I’m a softie and tend to write naive tales about people who just aren’t that way anymore…kind and thoughtful, loving and giving. I beg to differ!! There is a world full of ‘nice’ people out there. Folks who live every day being helpful to others and generous with their families.
There’s one story in particular I’d like to share. My mother-in-law, a tiny, cranky, eighty-eight-year-old woman has insisted on staying in her little house because she ….well she can. And the reason this is possible is because of her neighbour. A young man, maybe in his forties, has taken her under his wing (no pun intended) and goes there every day, looks after all her yard work, takes her grocery shopping and even to church. When she forces money on him, he’s terribly uncomfortable and has tried to tell her he doesn’t expect payment. See what I mean by angels in our midst???
My angel in this Christmas story is an old man called Pi. I created him as close to a real person as possible because I truly believe that we are surrounded by angels in our everyday lives. Ordinary people who behave in extraordinary and loving ways. In many cases, persons of both genres who come to ones aid without needing to be asked. I have friends like that and I’m sure most of you do also. In fact, you’re probably like that yourself. We all have stories to tell of the time that we…!
So this Christmas tale is my present to those of you who are suckers for kids and animals and seniors. For your holiday pleasure, I’ve wrapped up all these elements up in a lovely parcel called “Lovable Christmas Angel”.
Hint: This would make a perfect gift for someone special on your list who you know is a sucker for those warm, uplifting stories that make the season just that little bit brighter.
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Thanks Mike, for letting me visit your blog today!
My Contacts: Seriously, I do like making new friends and following others
My website: http://www.mimibarbour.com/
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