Author Ruth J. Hartman
Ruth J. Hartman spends her days cleaning teeth, and her nights spinning sweet romantic tales that make you giggle, laugh, and all-out guffaw. She, her husband, and their three cats, love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats, Maxwell, Roxy and Remmie, sit in the people’s recliners. Not that the cats couldn’t get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else’s. You know how selfish those little furry creatures can be.
Ruth, a left-handed, tooth-scraping, Jeep driving, farmhouse-dwelling romance writer uses her goofy sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women and the men who adore them. Ruth’s husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her in spite of her penchant for insisting all of her books have at least one cat in them. Or twelve. But hey, who’s counting?
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Toaster Waffles and a big glass of skim milk.
One food you would never eat?
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Love isn’t just for the birds 🙂
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Another Regency Romance, “Romancing the Dustman’s Daughter” is due out the first of November. I’m working on a sequel to “Love Birds of Regent’s Park” right now titled, “The Unwanted Earl”.
Favorite places to travel?
I’ve always loved Alaska, since my sister used to live there. And my husband and I visited Mackinac Island, Michigan last year and loved it!
If you could take over the world, would you?
No! I wouldn’t want that job!!
Do you prefer to write in silence or with music?
I usually need silence. Although any noise the cats make doesn’t bother me.
Pets? – childhood or adult
We have three cats who had all showed up as strays. Two were so skinny they almost died. They’re all plump and happy now 🙂
If you were President for a day,what is the first thing you would do?
I’d make sure that every person and every animal had enough to eat.
What is your favorite scene in the book? Which scene or characters were the most difficult for you to write and why?
I think my favorite is when Conrad gets pooped on the by bird, because it was so much fun to write! He was also the most difficult character to write because he wasn’t a nice person. But in the sequel, he has a change of heart!
Do you like the spotlight or lurking in the shadows?
Shadows, definitely! I only come into the spotlight if I absolutely have to.
Describe your book in 5 words.
Historical, Romance, Humor, Birds, Secrets
Night owl, or early bird?
I used to be an early bird when I worked at the dental office. Since taking on writing full time, I’ve become a night owl. Never thought that would happen!
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Definitely Harry Potter. I love those books and movies!!
Things That Inspire You
God, people dealing with an illness or disability, sunsets, nature, animals
Things that bring a smile to your face
My husband, cats, babies laughing, my family, friends I haven’t seen in a long time.
Lucy Ashbrook finds a pleasant diversion when she visits the Regent’s Park Bird Sanctuary to sketch the different birds that live there. Birds aren’t the only pleasing thing she finds, though. A certain Sanctuary worker, Oliver Barrow, has stolen her heart. But Lucy’s father will have none of it. No daughter of his will marry a common laborer.
Oliver Barrow loves everything about his work at the Sanctuary. The birds, the trees, the ponds… a certain young miss who mesmerizes him. Miss Ashbrook is beautiful and sweet and shares his love of birds. But Oliver has a secret that just might get in the way of anything more than friendship developing between them. And he can’t share that secret with her. Not yet.
How can Lucy ever convince her father of Oliver’s worth? That love isn’t just for the birds?
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