Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson
Published by Chick Lit Goddess on January 15, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction
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.
- What is the first book that made you cry? “The Bridges of Madison County” by Robert James Waller.
- Did you consider writing under a pseudonym? Isabella is my pseudonym. Louise and Anderson are my real middle and last names. There was no doubt that I wanted to write under a different name, so to find the right one, I looked through a baby name book.
- Do you Google yourself? Sometimes.
- How do you select the names of your characters? My baby name book is quite worn out, mainly for this reason, (and I don’t even have children).
- As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal? I would choose to have a bear or a lion as my mascot, who of course would wear a purple costume.
- What did you do with your first advance/paycheck from writing? Framed it! J
- What did you edit outof this book? There was a man who played a main character! He was fun to write, but my beta readers didn’t like his storyline. I’ve kept his parts of the book, so one day I might have his story turned into a book of his own.
- Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find? I started a novel that does have some secrets in it—some in which my cousin will know, (this book is on the backburner, but I’m hoping to get back to it soon). J
- Do you have any writing rituals? No, none that I can think of.
- What is next for you? What are you working on now? I’m working on a novella, which is something new for me.
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About Isabella Louise Anderson
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.
Isabella is the author of The Right Design and Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop. Her short story, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe,” was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright. She’s currently working on another book.