3 Questions Wednesday with Christina Rich

Christina, welcome back to 3 Questions Wednesday! Christina Rich was one of our original Crew members and we’re tickled pink that she stopped by…

Christina is the mother of four children and grandmother of one. She speaks, paints, and snaps photographs in her spare time…

So, let’s see how she answers our latest 3 Questions–

Question: What inspires you?

Christina:  Smiles. I’ve learned to appreciate smiles and to be inspired by them. It’s a universal language, one people all over the world understand, especially when it is authentic. I look for the thing that makes a person smile, whether it’s another smile, or a child at play, an animal, a warm pair of gloves, a new pair of shoes, a bird song. Sometimes it’s a strategically placed flower petal, or a note of appreciation. Those are the things that inspire me, they pursue the heart.

Nothing better than an authentic smile 🙂

Next question–You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Christina:  Festive Sunset. I would be all the beautiful colors God paints in the evening sky swirled together. It’s festive and brilliant and beautiful and creative, and if you think about it, it’s never the same. Even if two individuals stand in the same zip code they see something completely different. It’s as if God created a personal live painting, and that is why I would be Festive Sunset. I want to be available and present in the moments (live), whether those moments are with family or with a stranger on the street, and I want to be available to for that individual.

What a beautiful thought…

Final Question–As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Christina:  Hmmm…. There was that one time I wanted to a fighter pilot, but then I decided archeology would be fun (I still do), then I thought becoming a marine biologist would be fascinating. I can’t forget about firewalker, geologist, surfer, and an airline stewardess. Oh, Pinkie Tuscadero, but only because she was tough like Fonzie, and I can’t forget about Indiana Jones, I wanted to be him when I grew up. I guess that’s why I became a writer.

Wow! You definitely needed to be a writer to fulfill all those occupations. Especially Indiana Jones…

Thanks, Christina, for visiting 3 Questions Wednesday.

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An Unlikely Governess

Bernadette Chambers has one last assignment before graduating Harris-Spotchnet’s Finishing School of the Peculiar Kind, and unfortunately, she’ll need more than her training has prepared her for when it comes to being a governess to a small child who witnessed her father’s kidnapping, but her lack of preparedness with the child is nothing compared to the sparks ignited by the child’s uncle and his desperate desire to keep his niece safe.

Retired Society Agent Isaac Clanton Willoughby, knew his brother was on the verge of a scientific breakthrough to cure a disease that took his late wife when he disappeared days before the cure was to be unveiled at Andropogon’s World Fair. Now it’s up to him to discern his brother’s secret codes, find out who took him, and ensure his niece’s well-being by hiring the perfect governess without becoming distracted by her beauty and intelligence. But when he discovers nothing is as it seems, can he push past his reservations and trust the woman to help him unravel the mystery left by his brother before it is too late?

 A mother of four children and a grandmother of one, Christina Rich is a romance author with Love Inspired Historical and Forget Me Not Romances, a speaker, a photographer, and painter.

You can connect with her on Facebook at Author Christina Rich, Twitter @Christinainspy, Instagram at inspyscribe, or at threefoldstrand.com