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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

#WednesdayWordswithFriends welcomes Alina K. Field!

Good Morning!

Today's guest is no stranger here but it has been a while since Alina shared thoughts and the spotlight with us, so please welcome her back with some words about Leap Day....

Thank you so much, Pamela, for welcoming me to your blog! 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but this year, February has another romantic holiday, one we only celebrate every four years:

Leap Day!

Since I write historical romance I’m always on the lookout for tidbits about romantic traditions. But what’s so romantic about Leap Day, you ask?

When I was in high school, back in the dark ages, every year we’d have a Sadie Hawkins’ dance. Girls officially were expected to get up the nerve to invite boys to the dance.

Leap Day was like Sadie Hawkins’ Day, only the stakes were much higher than a dance!

Traditionally, on that day, a woman could ask a man to marry her. If he refused her hand, he was expected to pay a forfeit. What sort of forfeit—a pair of gloves, a length of cloth, varied according to local tradition.

Fodder for the Romance Author’s muse! 

I’m sharing a bit today about my sweet Regency Leap Day romance, A Leap Into Love. In the small village of Upper Upton, not everyone is what they appear to be. Mrs. Myra Smith passes as a young widow with an infant son. Widower Alexander Grant, proprietor of the Royal George Inn, is known as a carefree flirt who hasn’t met a woman he doesn’t like. Both are anxious to keep their pasts private from the village gossips.

But in the small village, marriageable men are scarce, and Alexander seems in no hurry to find a new mother for his two children. When two young ladies launch a plan that will either force his hand or bankrupt him, Myra knows she must take action and warn him to leave town on February 29th. But when Alexander proposes to her, Myra balks. She’s suffered the consequences of hasty action in the past! A leap into marriage—and possibly love—risks more than her heart.

A Leap Into Love is a short, sweet Regency romance, perfect for book clubs. Now available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Apple Books, Google Play Books2Read and in print!

What an interesting bit of information about Leap Day, Alina! Thanks for sharing. We certainly wish you the best of luck and God's blessings with your new book.

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California where she shares a midcentury home with her husband and her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier.

She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!

Visit her at:
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alina-K.-Field/e/B00DZHWOKY

Hope you enjoyed today's post friends. I will be heading out of town tomorrow to party hardy at Cowboy Mardi Gras in Bandera, TX. Never fear though, Saturday Spotlight will go on uninterrupted so please stop by and support my guest, Clare Revell as she gives us a peek into her latest novel.

Until next time take care and God Bless.


Jacqueline Seewald said...


My older son was a leap year baby. We get to celebrate this year. Yeah!

Jean Maurie said...

What a neat idea for a story Alina. I'll check it out.

Alina K. Field said...

Wow, Jackqueline! Those Leap Day babies are rare. That must have been tough when he was a kid.
And thanks for stopping by, Jean!

Pamela, have fun in Bandera. We were able to spend a couple of days there in 2014, and we loved it. Thanks for hosting me today!

Kara O'Neal said...

I love your books! Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to read it!

Alina K. Field said...

Thanks, Kara!