Save the Date by Ellen Fannan
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 329 pages ~ Content Rating: G.
Genre: Fiction Romance ~ Tour dates: Mar 1 to Mar 19, 2021
Publisher: Forget Me Not Romances, an imprint of Winged Publications - Release date: October 2020
What if you were given the chance to rekindle the flame with your first love? What happened to all those girls who were mean to you in school? Should Hannah Jensen take the chance of attending her high school reunion to find out?
Hannah hasn’t been back to her hometown in more than twenty years. Now, a widow, raising a teenaged daughter, she has the opportunity to go home for her twenty-fifth high school reunion. The invitation to the reunion stirs up a lot of old memories at the same time she is dealing with loneliness, the challenges of single-parenting a teenager, people who want to “set her up” with eligible men, her own insecurities, and her eccentric family.
The story interweaves the present with scenes from Hannah’s past and her fantasy of “happily ever after” with her high school boyfriend in a humorous and entertaining manner. Her feelings from being “shunned” by the cool kids resurface as she reflects back on her time as a teenager. There are several roadblocks on Hannah’s journey from a teenager through her present. The growing pains and amusing situations in which she finds herself are ones to which we all can relate. As she walks the path of self-discovery, she also discovers the most important life lesson of all–her relationship to God.
Buy the Book: Amazon
I sure do miss the good old days when you called a business on the phone and actually talked to a real live person. Now a simple transaction takes you through twenty different menus and wastes precious minutes of your time while you try to get to the “right” place. Assuming, of course, there is a right place. And how come every time I call the same business I have to listen closely because the menu options have changed? Why do they keep changing the menus?
Personally, I think that’s just a ruse to force the hapless caller to listen to the whole blasted list that goes on forever. The people in these offices must derive a perverse sense of pleasure from constantly changing (or making us think they changed) the menu options. I can just hear them now. “Let’s change ‘billing’ from option one to option three next week. Then those callers who try to bypass the system by pressing ‘one’ will end up in ‘hours of operation’ and have to start all over again. We’ll switch it back the following week. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!”
Occasionally, I get lucky and punch in an option that sounds like I am finally getting somewhere, only to be told that the person I want to speak with is “away from his or her desk at the moment.” Or the hour, or the day, week, or on a two-month long sabbatical in the Himalayas. In other words, there is not a snowball’s chance in a very hot place that I will ever receive a phone call from said person, even if I do leave my name, phone number, and reason for my call. I believe the voicemail instantly self-destructs as soon as I leave my information.
Let’s be honest here—at any time in history has the person you are trying to connect with ever once answered the phone? No, of course not! Why would they want to be bothered with actually talking to you? Hence, they are always “away from their desk at the moment.” Assuming they even have a desk.
Every once in a blue moon a real person answers and I am so shocked I get tongue-tied. So the real person probably thinks I’m a robocall and hangs up. Sigh. Oh for the good old days when I could just call and get a busy signal!
Press one if you agree. Press two if you disagree. Press three if you don’t care. Press four if you gave up before finishing this blog.
LOL! This is great, Ellen! I am TOTALLY with you on this subject. I think many of us are "fed up" with this new system. Even worse, when one finally reaches the right number pressed and the phone rings, often they take forever to answer or puts the caller on hold. In this case, the phone usually hangs up for lack of conversation. By then, there is no way a person is going to go through that "hogwash" again!
Meet the Author:
Award-winning author Ellen Fannon is a practicing veterinarian, former missionary, and church pianist/organist. She originated and wrote the Pet Peeves column for the Northwest Florida Daily News before taking a two-year assignment with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board.
She and her retired Air Force pilot-turned-pastor husband have been foster parents to more than 40 children, and the adoptive parents of two sons.
Her first novel, "Other People’s Children," is a humorous account of the life of a foster parent. She is a regular contributing author for One Christian Voice, and her stories have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as Lifeway’s Open Windows devotional booklets, among many other publications. Her third novel about a veterinarian entitled "Don’t Bite the Doctor" will be released in 2021. She lives in Valparaiso, Florida, with her husband, sons, and assorted pets.
connect with author: website ~ facebook ~ pinterest
Here is the tour schedule.
Autographed copy of SAVE THE DATE by Ellen Fannon (USA only) (1 winner) (ends Mar 26)
Enter by completing the Raffflecopter form below.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.