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Blog Tour || Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson

Blog Tour || Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise AndersonCards 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.

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  1. What is the first book that made you cry? “The Bridges of Madison County” by Robert James Waller.
  2. 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.
  3. Do you Google yourself? Sometimes.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. What did you do with your first advance/paycheck from writing? Framed it! J
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Do you have any writing rituals? No, none that I can think of.
  10. 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.

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#BlogTour – CARDS FROM KHLOE’S FLOWER SHOP by Isabella Louise Anderson

We are so excited to announce the tour for Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson!

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“Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop is perhaps one of the most memorable stories I have ever read. The characters are a huge plus, but the main star was the wisdom hidden within this profound story.”

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“Engaging, heart-warming, and full of romance, this one is bound to please readers.”

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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.

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“In Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop, author Isabella Louise Anderson weaves a delightful tale that follows three women’s journey of self-discovery and finding an unexpected second chance at love.”

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“Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop is a wonderful novel about finding love and happiness that will leave a smile on your face.”

about the author

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.

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Love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.
CARDS FROM KHLOE’S FLOWER SHOP
Isabella Louise Anderson
Released Jan 17th, 2017

 

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.
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Who Should Play the Main Characters in CARDS FROM KHLOE’S FLOWER SHOP

Khloe Harper, (Amy Adams): Not only is Amy beautiful, but she also seems smart, is a hard-working actress. I’ve seen her on TV interviews, and she also appears to be fun and loving. Similar to Khloe, Amy seems a bit mysterious and can be very sultry and sexy when she wants to.

Derek Thomas, (Josh Duhamel): Josh Duhamel…the name should stand for itself! Seriously, he’s darn sexy. While he’s married to Fergie since he’s become a father, it’s easy to see that he makes for a great father, (no spoilers, but Derek is a family man).

Gabriella “Gabby” Lewis, (Blythe Danner): I’ve always loved Blythe, so when I was writing Gabby’s character, I instantly imagined her. Blythe, like Gabby, is very nurturing. While both of them are widows, they were madly in love with their husbands. Also, family is both very important to them.

Harry Hoffman, (John Mahoney): Who else is more lovable than the man who played the dad on “Fraiser”? I enjoyed writing Harry’s character, along with the rest of his family. Being a widow himself, I wanted his interaction with Gabby to be tender and sweet—even relatable to some.

Connie Albright, (Mayim Bialik): One of my favorite things about this book is Connie’s story. My main message was that not everyone is beautiful on the outside, but can be on the inside. With that being said, I’m a huge fan of “The Big Bang Theory,” and Connie’s character is based on Amy Farrah Fowler. They’re both awkward, yet smart; too accepting and are sometime willing to put up with so much—that is until they can only take so much of it. Not only do I want people to give Connie’s character a change, but I also hope they see a bit of themselves in her, too.

Walt Goldman, (Adam Levine): The main part of why I thought of Adam Levine for this character is that he’s pretty much Mayim’s opposite—smokin’ hot! However, what I mainly wanted to write this book was that just because Walt can appear the type to be the hot guy (who can act like a jerk, and not one to take a second look at a woman like Connie), he’s not. I hope the readers see that they can balance one another out.

**To see more on my vision of “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop” visit its Pinterest board!

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Connie typed anxiously on her keyboard, looking up from her cubicle every few seconds, waiting for Sharon from Khloe’s Flower Shop to come through the glass entryway doors. She had checked her email first thing that morning, and like always, once a week, there was a confirmation about her order.

Dear Connie Albright,

Your order to CONNIE ALBRIGHT has been created by one of our team members and is on its way to the recipient.

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, please call Khloe Harper at 1-800-555-1212.

As always, I wish you a bouquet of happiness! Khloe Harper

Owner of Khloe’s Flower Shop

With a sigh, Connie looked back down at her keyboard and continued entering patients’ data into the Excel spreadsheet. Six years ago, to pay for her college education, she had started the medical data entry job, where she found mundane tasks enjoyable, and had been looking forward to making new friends. However, these days, she was now a college graduate with a degree in marketing who hated her job, finding it boring and repetitive, nor had she made friends with any of her co-workers. In fact, they barely noticed her.

Compared to the thin, sexy bombshells she worked with, Connie wasn’t anyone to be desired. She was tall, frumpy, wore glasses, and, thanks to a conversation she overheard, was known in the office as “the ugly girl who wore tacky sweaters.” With the exception of a few that her grandmother had sent her for her birthday, having crocheted each one, Connie didn’t think the sweaters were tacky.

So, after hearing enough of what was being said behind her back, and after complaining to her best friend—her diary—she came up with an idea to change things, and, so far, it seemed to have worked like magic.

“Connie!” Mia, the office receptionist, squealed. “They’re here!”

With a slight pause to get ready for the weekly act she performed, Connie popped up from her chair and watched Sharon approach. After signing her name to the page on the clipboard, she gave Sharon, the only other person besides Khloe who knew her secret, a quick nod.

Suddenly, Connie found herself in the center of a circle of women hovering over her desk, eagerly waiting for her to read the card that came with the bouquet.

“Well, what does it say?” asked a co-worker.

“Yeah, come on. Tell us,” begged another.

She took in the moment, wishing she had a real man who would say the things she had written to herself. “Your beauty captures me more each day, and my love for you grows each time I touch you. I’m looking forward to this weekend…in bed! Walt.”

Holding the card close to her chest, Connie forced tears from her eyes, forcing herself to blush in front of her co-workers. “Oh, I love that man so very much.”

“Seriously, that has to be the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard,” Mia said, dramatizing her voice and placing her hands on her chest. “Oh, Connie, you’re so lucky to have a man like him.”

“Yeah, Con, that’s cute,” began Nicola, the bitchiest of them all. “But the last time I got flowers, just yesterday as a matter of fact, they certainly weren’t carnations,” she joked, motioning her hand like she was shooing the flowers away from her. All the co-workers joined in her laughter, and then shuffled back to their desks.

Connie looked at her flowers and smiled, her feathers not ruffled by Nicola’s comment. She felt accomplished and desired. For a few moments, she’d been the center of attention of a group of women who she knew despised her. Even back in high school, she had been a female nerd, which crossed her out from being friends with the beautiful and popular girls, and in college it was pretty much the same story. It’s not that she didn’t try to make an effort, because she did, but after failing time and time again, whether it be at orientation, working together in groups for school projects, or the few times Connie went to a pub near the university in hopes of meeting up with a few girls who she thought she could be friends with, it never worked. They either laughed in her face, said that the empty seat next to them was already taken (when it really wasn’t), or simply ignored her.

Though it was beginning to get expensive and difficult to keep the lies about Walt straight, Connie had no other choice but to continue the weekly charade.

It’s just the right thing to do!, she told herself, taking a seat in her chair before continuing to enter the endless data, while thinking of what Walt’s card would say the following week.

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.

 

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#Review – THE RIGHT DESIGN by Isabella Louise Anderson

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Once I started this book laying poolside, I didn’t want to put it down. I needed to know if Carrie would end up with Brad or not. Can mixing business with pleasure end well? What a sweet and quick read!

Synopsis

Interior designer Carrie Newman could not have envisioned a more perfect life for herself. She had a great job doing what she loved, wonderful friends, and a close relationship with her sister and brother-in-law. Add in an amazing man who she’d hoped would soon become her husband, and her life was perfect. Until one devastating decision ruins her relationship and changes the course of her life.

Determined to make a new start, Carrie leaves Texas and heads to Palm Beach to pick up the pieces of her shattered and broken life. The last thing she expects is to find herself attracted to her first client at her new job—Brad Larson, who has proven himself time and time again to be cad.

But there’s something beneath the surface of Brad’s arrogant exterior that keeps her craving more of him—something almost sweet that Carrie can’t seem to resist.

Is Carrie ready to take another chance on romance? And will this new design of her life prove to be the right one…?

MeetTheAuthor

Isabella Louise Anderson grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and has been featured on several blogs. Isabella lives in Dallas with her husband.

Her short story, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright, in November 2013. The Right Design is her first novel.

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5 Stars

Title: Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop

Author: Isabella Louise Anderson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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I won’t lie but this cover drew me in. Once I saw the cover, I HAD to read this book and the story did not disappoint at all! I enjoyed everything about this book. I could relate to each character’s story and didn’t have any issues in the transitions with the narrator. What a delightful read for the Valentine’s weekend! 

I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.

Synopsis

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.

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HOW I FIND MY NEXT BOOK TO WRITE

Whew, I think, after publishing a book, but now what? While I have a current WIP in progress, I’m already thinking about what the premise will be for my next book, and sadly, I’m lost for ideas. Since I’ve already written a short romance Christmas story, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” in the anthology Merry & Bright, a Palm Beach designing woman in The Right Design, and now Khloe, Gabby, and Connie are featured in my latest release in Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop, who are looking for and learning to accept love in their lives.

In each published work, I’m sharing part of myself with the world. For instance, The Right Design was based in Palm Beach because my family’s vacationed in South Florida since I was a kid, so I hold a lot of those memories close to me—even though I’m not a beach person, (and as a strawberry-blond, I’m not a sun person either). With Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop, my motivation for it was the fact that I’ve always wanted to own a flower shop, (seriously, how cool would that be?). As for my current WIP (title to be announced at a later date), deep down, I’m a country girl. This book has been one I’ve wanted to write for four years, and I’m beyond thrilled that I’m finally doing it! Being born and raised in Dallas, my family has owned a ranch for over twenty years, which is forty-five minutes away, and I’m beyond proud to call it my “happy place.” Yes, dirt, trees, grass, goats, deer, and cows (as of recently, I’m the own a heifer, Legend, and she’s my love), make me the happiest. I grew up fishing with my dad, (I love those time together where we made lifetime memories), I’ve cut down tree limbs, and I’ve even pet deer that are raised in our pens. There’s something about being in the country that helps define my life—it makes me calmer, happier, and find the meaning of life. I feel more alive when I’m there, so when I’m working on my WIP, it makes me feel just that—alive, and loving what I’m writing. After all, isn’t that the point of being an author? In my opinion, there’s part of us that want to live our character’s life? Well, in this book, I realize that I’m sharing more of my true self in my main character than any other one I’ve ever written. Though I’m just starting this book, I can honestly say that it’s the most real book—one I’ve tried to find on bookshelves, and so I’m proud to say that I’m writing the book I’ve always wanted to read.

That being said, who’s to know what’s next. However, over the past seven months, I’ve come to realize that life can change in (literally) a New York minute, so when my current WIP is published, I’ve decided to see what’s around me, decide what I like reading and/or what I’m interested in (a baseball series, for example—GO TEXAS RANGERS), and just go with it!

So, for the authors who don’t know what’s next, just live life, and I’m guaranteed that something will come to you because I know you’ve got it in you!

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MeetTheAuthor

Author, Isabella Louise Anderson created Chick Lit Goddess to share the love of the following genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Romance, and Romantic Comedies!

BioPicIsabella grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and has been featured on several blogs. While Isabella doesn’t blog a lot, she focuses her time on featuring other writers, along with writing and editing.

She lives in Dallas with her husband. She enjoys spicy Mexican food and drinking margaritas, and can be found spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Texas Rangers, and reading.

Isabella’s short story, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright, in November 2013. The Right Design is her first novel.

To learn more about Isabella Louise Anderson and her books, click HERE to see her author website!

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