While working at a wood camp in the Logan canyon during the winter of 1880, Caroline Simpson is forced to thwart the aggressive advances of Mr. Butch Larson, and in the process discovers that her long-time friend James has genuine affection for her. But as stubborn as Caroline is, she minimizes the emotions James has awakened in her, and it takes almost losing him to admit her true feelings.
AN UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL was introduced in the first volume of the bestselling and award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology series, WINTER COLLECTION:
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Annette Lyon is the Whitney Award-winner author of Band of Sisters and a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State Medal for fiction, twice for novels and a third time for her novellas. She has received many publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill for her first book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, Paige. She’s published more than a dozen novels, even more novellas, several nonfiction books, and over 120 magazine articles, and she has a cum laude BA in English from BYU. When she’s not writing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.
Q and A with the Author:
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
The credit goes to two people: Beverly Cleary (my first attempts at writing were about rodents not unlike Ralph S. Mouse), and my older sister Mel, who was in sixth grade and oh-so-cool. She started writing stories, so of course, writing had to be cool, and I started to. I was about eight years old and have known ever since then that I wanted to be a writer. (All of these years later, my older sister is also a writer; she’s about to finish her MFA in creative nonfiction.)
Give us an insight into how your writing day/time is structured?
When my children were very young, I wrote in snatches of time—fifteen minutes here, half an hour during nap time, and so on. I got very good at thinking ahead to what I’d write when the opportunity presented itself, and then when I found myself in the dance studio lobby for 45 minutes during my daughter’s class, I’d whip out 1500 words as fast as I could. They’re older now, so my schedule is more flexible, but somehow, finding time is still hard. One thing has always stayed the same, however: I cannot write well in the early morning; my brain just refuses to work then. I’m most creative and able to focus after noon and sometimes late in the evening when the house is quiet.
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And there it was. She’d dreamed of her first proposal—the first of many, she’d hoped—but the young man asking for her hand wasn’t supposed to be James. How could she reject his offer and expect him to be her friend after?
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