This week’s new romance release interview is with MC Baker:
1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title?
Romance Amongst the Roses:
The rebirth of Dennis Brownfield. The title sort of picked itself. The Rose festival in Tyler is a huge event and suited the story to a tea. The rebirth of Dennis Brownfield describes the main characters journey.
2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?
Hugh Jackman would make a great Dennis. Raquel Welch is the red head for Pam, although I would love to hear who others pick. Jackie Weaver for Gloria – a younger version than now though. Maybe even Noni Hazelhurst. (My playschool days may be clouding my thinking.)
3. What five words best describe your story?
Romantic, touching, sexy, funny, heartwarming.
4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?
Thelma and Louise always get a run in my mind, I wish I’d written that story. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting hill too.
Can I sneak in Mork and Mindy?
5. What song always makes you cry?
What a Wonderful World. It’s so beautiful and descriptive. I hate seeing the video clip on tv though as it’s always with footage from good morning Vietnam.
I could have The Yellow Rose of Texas as the book’s theme song.
That’s a joke.
b. Or What song reflects a theme, character, relationship or scene in your book?
Islands in the Stream. Dolly has a part in the story but the song is relevant to the story.
About Romance Amongst the Roses
Emerging from a dark period following the heartbreaking loss of his wife, Dennis Brownfield is coaxed into embarking on a trip to Texas to visit his son and new daughter-in-law. An errant luggage trolley pushed by Dolly Parton impersonator Gloria almost ends his journey early. She proves instead to be the ideal companion for the long flight to Dallas.
Arriving in the Rose Capital of America, Tyler Texas, right at the time of the annual Rose Festival, provides Dennis with the best chance to meet his son’s new family, and explore his new home.
Accompanying widowed family friend Pam on a simple day trip to Dallas, however, changes everything. Quick action by Dennis avoids a disaster and he is hailed a hero. This opens the door for a cast of characters both real and surreal to have a massive impact on this Aussie widower’s journey as they reveal to him that love hasn’t finished with him yet.
Like the people he touched in this story of his rebirth, you too will fall in love with Dennis, and laugh along with his quirky Australian humour.
About MC Baker
MC Baker lives peacefully in rural Victoria, indulging in his favourite past time of entertaining with his stories. Romance amongst the roses is his first published novel.
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Buy Romance Amongst the Roses
- Romance Amongst the Roses (Amazon.com)
- Romance Amongst the Roses (Amazon UK)
- Romance Amongst the Roses (Amazon Australia)
- Romance Amongst the Roses (Amazon Canada)
- Romance Amongst the Roses (Kobo)
- Romance Amongst the Roses (Barnes & Noble)
- Romance Amongst the Roses (Nook book)
- Romance Amongst the Roses (iTunes)