Sunday, February 12, 2012

Romance Week: Most Romantic - Heather Webber (/w GIVEAWAY!)


 Each day this week I'm having a special guest who is going to share their "Most Romantic.."


About:
Heather Webber is the author of over a dozen novels. She’s a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, drink Dr Pepper, watch Reality TV (totally addicted, especially to competition shows), crochet (not so well), occasionally leave the house to hike the beautiful mountains in the northeast, bake (mostly cookies) and dreams of owning a house at the base of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, VT. She also writes paranormal mysteries featuring witches under the name Heather Blake.
www.heatherwebber.com / www.heatherblakebooks.com
 
The Little Things

By Heather Webber / Heather Blake

Romance can mean different things to different people. For me, I love the little gestures more than the grand ones.

Making sure the driveway is shoveled free of snow before I have to go out.
Filling my car with gas when it’s freezing outside.
Leaving little notes for me around the house.
Turning up the heat a few degrees when I’m chilly.
(Can you tell it’s winter as I write this?)

The little things add up to knowing that he’s thinking about me. He cares. He wants me to be happy... But one of my favorite things he’s ever done for me was a few years ago on a mountain in Vermont.

While on vacation in New England, we decided to stay a few days in Vermont. While there, we decided to hike up a mountain. No problem, right? Well, for him it was no problem. For me, I quickly realized that I was much more out of shape than I ever dreamed. I was huffing and puffing and whining. Not a happy hiker. I started thinking I wasn’t going to make it to the top. As much as I wanted to, I didn’t know if I could.

It was right around then that he started singing some of my favorite songs. He wanted me to tune out the pain and tune into music I loved. Songs he would probably never, ever admit to knowing the lyrics to. Songs that would keep me moving – following the sound of his voice.

Before I knew it, we were at the top of the mountain. I was tired. Truly exhausted. But happy. It’s such a sense of accomplishment to sit high atop a peak, absorb the breathtaking views, and know you hiked up there. But I also knew I couldn’t have done it without him, his encouragement (mush, gush!).

I’m happy to say we try to get back to New England every year and hike. And I’d like to say I stopped whining about it, but I don’t like to lie (it’s just not as much whining). Luckily for me, he has a very nice singing voice... It’s the little things, right?

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GIVEAWAY

To win a copy of the romantic mystery TRULY, MADLY, leave a comment telling me about your favorite romantic vacation destination.

Offer open to U.S. residents only.

Winner will be chosen randomly on 2/19/12 and will be notified via email
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11 comments:

  1. That is a great story. It is the little things that count so much more than flowers and candy. Doug gave up a beautiful May Saturday to drive me 3 1/2 hours to Manchester, NH to meet Jessica Conant-Park, Susan Conant, Hank Phillipi Ryan, and Felicia Donovan at a book signing for my birthday. It's a little hard to beat that!

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  2. Mare, that Doug is a keeper. What a great present for you!

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  3. Great story and that's how I feel too. The little things me so much more than the grand gestures, because they take thought all the time, not just once.
    My favorite romantic destination is Key West. Lovely, laid back, warm, what could be better?

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  4. Heather, T surprise me, Uncle Brian once took Amtrak from PA to Boston, (8 hrs) then the "T" to Bridge St, then walked to Gram's house just so I wouldn't have to drive home alone the next day. Gram thought it was the most romantic thing she had ever seen someone do and I have to agree with her, he is a keeper.

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  5. Barbara, Key West sounds wonderful right now. It's freezing here!

    Thanks, Dru!

    Aunt Kathy, that is very romantic! And I'd say he was a keeper--obviously, since you've been married just shy of forever. :)

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  6. My husband and I have tried to rent a cabin in Hocking Hills, Ohio every year around Christmas time for a few days just to ourselves before all the craziness of Christmas with 5 kids! It's always so peaceful out there, and SO beautiful!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  7. I really loved Hawaii - the air is so clear & the water so pretty. Enough to see & do or just relax.

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  8. I enjoyed your post. I would say France.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. In the last couple years, we have taken a number of trips. The florida keys, san francisco, dana point CA, Lake Havasu AZ, Disneyland. They all wound up being romantic and fun with him. :-)
    lisakhutson (at) [cox] {dot}

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  10. I like anywhere warm that has a beach.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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