The love story blooming in my second book, Grime Wave, inspired me to explore some first dates by some of the best in Christian fiction romance and suspense. Before I put them on the spot, I shared one of my experiences HERE.
Today, Award-winning suspense author (and Suspense Sister) Dana Mentink will share the details of one of her first dates with us! And make sure you read about her newest book, Sailing in Style!
First date? Let’s see if I can remember back that far. Ah, I know! It involved a fake rabbit and a ratty bathrobe in fetching shade of green. I first encountered my husband during rehearsals for a play, The Velveteen Rabbit, to be specific.
Our strange date? Sipping coffee, wearing our bathrobes, pretending to be husband and wife to a preteen boy we’d never met before! Weird, huh? Several years later, we actually were husband and wife, though to my knowledge we’ve never had a stuffed rabbit come to life, and we had two girls, nary a boy in sight. Since we just celebrated our 20th anniversary, I am thinking these roles are going to stick. Isn’t that a strange way to meet your mate?
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In my newest book, Sailing in Style, there are also some theatrical shenanigans, when Piper Brindle, an actress aboard the River King steamboat, comes face to face with the former love of her life, Cy Franco. Find out what silliness ensues, for our love-struck couple aboard an historic vessel with plenty secrets of its own.
Your Turn: I have to tell you, I’m loving Sailing in Style, and Dana’s story of pretend made me laugh! Here’s a question: Did you and a date ever pretend to be someone you weren’t? Oh, I hope at least one of you did! I want to hear about it!