Saturday, 2 February 2013

I am very excited to be part of the blog tour for A LITTLE BIT OF MADNESS, the wonderful new book by Sheryl Browne. I have been lucky enough to have read the book and it is amazing! You can read the review here on 14th February when the book is officially released. But, in the meantime, you can take part in the book tour questions and have a peek at the fantastic cover for the book.
Every stop of the tour has posed a different question. So here's our question and answer from both myself and Sheryl:

What is the most romantic and grandest gesture someone has ever done for you?

SHERYL: Ok, it might not seem grand, but it was certainly romantic – sort of. My man planted a rose tree outside the kitchen window, bearing the peach coloured roses my mum loved. Just did it! Awww. Was beautiful. Was… I pruned it! Waaaaah. Can I help it if my fingers are not green?
JB: One Christmas Eve hubs handed me a CD that he had made for me as he always did. It was full of romantic songs. He asked me to look carefully at the song titles. As I read down the titles I realised that when you put together the first letter of each song title it spelt out WILL YOU MARRY ME? He then got down on one knee and produced a ring and proposed! Of course I said yes!
Book Blurb

Celia Summers loves her job as an art therapist at The Harbour Rest Home, even if her partner, Martin, is disparaging of her efforts.
Martin, a solicitor, made speculative investments and needs to get his hands on his mother’s assets, her home, Charlton Hall, to bail himself out of debt. In order to sell the house, he has to get Rosemary re-housed at The Harbour Rest Home and tries to get Celia on his side with a fabrication of lies.
Meanwhile, Celia fights for gallery space for her charges’ artwork, and to keep The Harbour from being closed.
Police Constable Alex Burrows, son of Colonel Burrows, comes to her rescue when she crashes her car. Alex turns out to be considerate and caring with a witty, wicked, sense of humour, which makes Celia laugh, though when she learns of the circumstances surrounding his the loss of his wife, she wants to cry. She ignores his reputation as a womaniser. His trying to influence his father’s Will though, she can’t. Alex, who little by little has stolen her heart, appears to be just as much a liar as Martin.
Despite all efforts, The Harbour is doomed to closure. Celia decides to take Rosemary home and forestall Martin’s plan to sell Charlton Hall. Celia is soon joined by the rest of her elderly independents, who rally together to stop Martin evicting them. Colonel Burrows is ready to thrash the enemy to death with his walking stick when his son arrives in his uniform. Alex explains that Colonel Burrows is the buyer of Charlton Hall and finally does what he’s been trying to do for ages: ask Celia to marry him.
A LITTLE BIT OF MADNESS - releases 14th February 2013

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18 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Morning ladies. Awww, feeling all gooey after reading your answers :)

    My man demonstrates his love in practical ways. I get lots of the smaller gestures which adds up to bring grand for me :)

    Thank you for hosting Sheryl today JB.
    Shaz x

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can you tell I'm using my phone today? Arghh

  3. Sheryl says:

    OMGod! JB!! What a gem. Yep, I reckon he was definitely a keeper! Love, him, bless him, squish him. Sniffle. What a fabulous gesture! 10 out of 10 for that man! :) Thank you so much for hosting me today! It promises to be a fun one! :) xx

  4. Sheryl says:

    Haw, haw, no we can't tell your using your phone, honestly! Can you tell I'm still in my jim jams? :) Better throw some clothes on (walking doggies in pink PJs not socially acceptable behaviour, I suspect). Back soon!

  5. Hey Shaz, no the phone isn't noticable at all! lol. Can you tell I'm lying in bed? lol

  6. Yes Sheryl he is a gem! Like Shaz's hubs he also does a lot of little things too which def make an impact. Right now for instance he better be downstairs cleaning the kitchen and making me my breakfast or the impact of that will be scary if he's not! lol!! Kidding!

  7. Anonymous says:

    grandest gesture of my man was that he researched all things German before I got to Texas so I wouldn't be too homesick... German bakery, German restaurant, German deli, and he even joined the German Beethoven Männerchor (men's choir) so he could sing German songs for me.

  8. Awww! I love that! How thoughtful! x

  9. Sheryl says:

    Awww, Jonty! My man is cooking breakfast (his thing, as Kim would know:) ) It will actually be brunch, but... I'm not saying a word! xx

  10. Sheryl says:

    And that's why you married him, Kim! Cos he put himself in your shoes. They didn't fit very well... Love it! Bless his lovely thoughtful socks. :) xx

  11. Heidi says:

    Great posts!! We are all so lucky with our husbands :-)!! It's the little gestures that I really love. Mine brings home flowers and chocolates on a regular basis (sometimes even a book). Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Awww so many lovely men out there :)
    My husband isn't really one for grand gestures but is great with day to day romantic gestures - cooking surprise meals, little gifts for no reason, leaving romantic notes when he goes to work before I'm awake etc.
    It's been a fantastic cover reveal week, I've really enjoyed reading all the questions and answers! Now I'm looking forward to the book tour :) x

  13. Little things really do mean so much, especially those little notes. I remember starting my first social work job and was so nervous. Hubs made me a massive packed lunch to take in with me and when I opened my sandwiches there was a note inside them which said, 'Good luck today. I am very proud of you. Love you lots.' I nearly cried! lol. I almost ate the flippin note by mistake!

  14. Sheryl says:

    Oh, God, Jonty, you do make me hoot! Hubby: Did you like my note? Jonty: Well, I got a little choked. Love it! That man of yours is a real romantic, y'know - but don't tell we said so. :) xx

  15. Sheryl says:

    Kate, my man signs his notes with his initials Um...?? Still trying to work that one out. Does 'Can you get my shirt out of the washing machine' count as romantic? Well, I suppose he did manage to put it in. And he has just bought me my fave walnut cake. OK, I won't sack him. ;) xx

  16. Sheryl says:

    Heidi, he gets extra points for the books. Not much point having the choccies without, is there? Love it! :) xx

  17. Love the packed lunch story ... have a few notes myself from years ago, they still make me smile! Lovely to see you here Sheryl and hope you have a relaxing weekend one and all ladies! Book tours are such fun! Lxx

  18. Nikki says:

    What great stories, thank you for sharing them. My hubby proposed to me at a bus stop! Nothing romantic about it what so ever! lol x He is just not romantic. But he does do caring things in small ways, I may not get flowers etc but he can be thoughtful and kind (in his own way lol) xx

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