On Tour with Prism Book Tours
The fine line between BFF and happily-ever-after…
Tucker Llewellyn and Libby Worth—strictly platonic!—realize they’re each at a crossroads. Tucker is successful, but he wants a wife and kids: the whole package. Libby knows that small-town life has her set in her ways; the tearoom owner needs to get out more.
So they form a pact: Libby will play matchmaker and Tucker will lead her on the adventure she desperately needs. But the electricity Libby feels when they shake on it should be a warning sign. Soon the matchmaking mishaps pile up, and a personal crisis tests Libby’s limits. Will Tucker be there for her as a best friend…or something more?
Thank you for having me today. One thing about releasing a new book is that you get to meet people you may not have known before. Another thing is the blogging, which I love to do, but every now and then when I start a blog post, that’s as far as it wants to go. It feels kind of twelve-steppish, as in—Hi, I’m Liz and my mind is blank.
When it is blank—and thank you for not asking how often that happens—I retreat into lists. With a catch to them. Since I’m not much of a movie person—other than Hallmark Christmas movies, which could be several blogs unto themselves—a friend suggested a list of the movies that made me smile. The catch is, #One, I’m not a movie watcher and #Two, in order to be entered to win a Christmas stocking with a book in it, you need to post with a movie that makes you happy. Or more than one will be fine, too, but just one entry. I’m sorry, but the drawing will be US only, although if the name selected is from outside the country, I’ll be happy to send a download.
So, here’s my list. In no particular order, because I’m way too linear as it is—I’m going to be a little wild and crazy.
- Steel Magnolias. Yes, I admit, I’m crying, too, but mostly smiling because this movie has everything I need. It’s hilarious, it’s what my sister-in-law refers to as deep because it pulls everything up from way inside, and it’s about strong women.
- Hidden Figures. And, no, I suppose it didn’t really make me smile, but what a powerful story it is. It leaves me with an ache inside, and it is a big, loud word in empowerment.
- Sound of Music. Maybe it’s a love-hate thing, because I know a lot of people don’t like it, but I love every minute of it. The music, the settings, the nun holding the distributor cap or whatever it was.
- It’s A Wonderful Life. Because I love most anything Christmas and anything Jimmy Stewart and because I may be a little old-fashioned (I could see my kids’ eyes roll from here. A little?), but I love the message of the story and I love that no one is without value.
- Shall We Dance? If I need to explain why this one leaves me smiling, I’m in front of the wrong crowd, I think. I just love it, is all.
I’ve never written with movies in mind. I very seldom see my hero and heroine in pictures of actors, but Libby and Tucker, the “stars” of The Happiness Pact, leave me smiling like the movies above. I hope they do the same for you. —Liz
About the Author
Liz Flaherty was a little nervous about retiring from her day job, but making quilts, more family time, traveling at the mere mention of “why don’t we go…” and becoming a Harlequin Heartwarming author have made the past years more fun and exciting than she could ever have imagined.
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