Please help me welcome my friend, author Callie Hutton…
My book, The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage is an historical romantic comedy. It’s a road trip story, set during the Regency period. The heroine in my book on her way to visit her twin sister who is expecting a baby. She is travelling from London to the Highlands.
Although it is not a romance story, one of my favorites is Planes, Trains and Automobiles. We watch it every Thanksgiving, and never get tired of it. The very first road trip movie was the old “It Happened One Night” with Clark Gable and Collette Colbert. It was the first time a man removed his shirt and bared his naked chest to the movie audience.
My, how the times have changed.
I think there is something both funny and romantic about a man and woman—generally strangers when the story starts—who are thrown together, face a great deal of trouble together, and eventually fall in love. The most recent road trip movie I saw was The Mountain Between Us with Idris Elba—new to me—and Kate Winslet. Not a comedy, but still a very good movie.
I guess one could say that a wagon train story is a road trip, also. I covered that in my book, Emma’s Journey, and again in Prisoners of Love: Becky. They are fun to write, and I love getting my characters into lots of trouble.
The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage is currently on sale for .99. It is the 6th book in my Marriage Mart Mayhem series. Lady Sarah Lacey is on her way to the Highlands to visit her twin sister, Lady Sybil MacBride, when she meets with an accident. Stranded on the road, she encounters Professor Braeden McKinnon, traveling to his home near Sarah’s destination. She cajoles him into escorting her and her maid.
As they take to the road together, Braeden finds the fiery Lady Sarah a handful of trouble. But nothing prepares him for the words she utters in front of witnesses that binds them together in matrimony. Waiting for word that he has been selected to work on an archaeological dig in Rome, he had no intention of taking a wife for a long time. Now that she has accidentally married them, however, perhaps it would not be such a bad thing, after all.
Except Sarah has no intention of being anyone’s wife. She has other plans . . .
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and holiday season. And if you’ve never seen it, take a look at Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
USA Today bestselling author, Callie Hutton, author of more than twenty-five historical romance books, writes humorous and spicy Regency with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with two rescue dogs and her top cheerleader husband of many years. Her family also includes her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. And her almost three year old twin grandsons “The Twinadoes.”
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