We're glad to have Isabella Louise Anderson back at CLC today. She was here three years ago when her debut, The Right Design (reviewed here), came out. We've been in touch with her throughout these past few years and are excited that her sophomore novel, Cards from Khloe's Flower Shop, is finally available, after hearing so much about it. Isabella has TWO copies to give away (one print and one e-book)!
Isabella grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. She focuses her time on featuring other writers on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with organizing Goddess Book Tours, and is a member of the Romance Writers of America.
She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Mexican food, margaritas, gin on the rocks (with a splash of lime). She loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Texas Rangers. Not only is Isabella an author, she’s also a Scentsy consultant and hoarder.
Aside from Isabella's aforementioned novels, she has a short story, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe,” that was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright. She’s currently working on another book. You can find Isabella at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she's kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.
Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.
A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn't ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor's guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?
As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe's shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.
If Cards from Khloe's Flower Shop were to become a musical (stage or movie), what would the showstopping song be titled? Would it be a ballad or something upbeat?
It would definitely be a very moving ballad—something that would make the audience and people around the world “know” the song and resonate with the musical.
Who would star in the lead roles of the Cards... musical?
Khloe: Amy Adams
Derek: Josh Duhamel
Gabby: Blythe Danner
Harry: John Mahoney
Connie: Mayim Bialik
Walt: Adam Levine
Which musical do you fantasize about starring in and which role would you play?
I would love to be Sophie in Mamma Mia!
What is your favorite movie musical?
Mamma Mia! It’s my absolute favorite musical, (and, of course, Pierce Brosnan is pretty hot!).
What is the last musical you saw?
The Lion King! While I wasn’t a fan too much of the costumes, the music and acting was great!
Which chick lit novel (aside from your own) would you like to see as a musical?
This is such a hard question, mainly because there are so many great books, but I’d have to say Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace by Becky Monson!
Thanks to Isabella for chatting with us and sharing her book with our readers. Thanks to Book Buddy Author Services for including us in Isabella's blog tour.
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