Thanks for joining us Christine. What a great cover. Would you share with us in the comments section what inspired the book?
Readers, please feel free to ask Christine questions.
If you enjoy Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge, you’ll fall in love with… The Ticket.
A Heart Torn in Two Between True Love and one for The Ship Of Dreams, The Titanic!
Margaret Reardon vowed to leave Belfast. Her appetite for adventure helps her get hired as one of eighteen stewardesses on the ship everyone’s talking about, Titanic.
Joseph Flanagan is all business at Anderson and McAuley. His fight is against time to prepare Titanic for her maiden voyage. But time stops the day Margaret walks into the store changing Joseph’s perspective forever.
Two lives collide igniting a spark neither one can deny, revealing a truth that changes everything.
If you have an opportunity to give rather than to receive, fight human nature, and give.
Margaret ran a slender finger along the edge of the ticket. Pleased with what she’d accomplished, she smiled. In two weeks, she’d sail on the liner that everyone in Belfast was talking about—the Titanic.
She’d won the approval of her parents to journey as one of eighteen stewardesses, which was no easy feat. She recalled the lines that etched Mum’s face when she told her she wanted to apply for one of the positions. It was Papa who granted her the permission she needed. In exchange, she’d promised both of her parents and Joseph, that upon her return, she’d marry and settle down.
Joseph, she breathed. Just saying his name brought a smile to her face. Delicious warmth spread deep inside all the way to her very fingertips as she thought of him. Yet, uncertainty about everything hung in the air creating a tightrope. It would be tempting to be in New York with all of its opportunities in retail. Joseph had told her she had a natural talent when it came to merchandising, and she’d proven herself at the store, especially her work on the display window to attract Titanic’s passengers. Even she was beginning to believe she possessed a marketable talent in the industry.
She ran her fingers across the words, “Permission Granted to Board ‘R.M.S. Titanic.’ Her breath caught. She could hardly wait.
Christine Schimpf is a city girl who has fallen in love with country living. She writes both fiction and Christian romance.
Her debut novel, Nick, The Journey of a Lifetime (2011) is based on the life of her grandfather-in-law and is considered an immigrant-to-success story. The book remains a best seller in her hometown. The Ticket (2015), an inspirational romance, won the 2014 semifinalist seat in the American Christian Fiction Writers Association’s Genesis Contest in the Historical Romance Novella category.
Christine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is an award winning essayist. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association and the Romance Writers of America.
She lives on five acres in the country with her husband and golden retriever and is now fortunate enough to devote most of her time to her writing. In her spare time she enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and anything outdoors which churns the wheels of inspiration for her.