3 Favorite Romantic Gestures from our Love Inspired Authors

February is the month of love and romance is all around, so a couple of our Love Inspired authors have decided to share their favorite romantic gestures.

0217-9780373678044-bigwChristy Barritt, author of Shadow of Suspicion

One of the most romantic gestures my husband can make is not squelching my sense of adventure. So when I say, “Hey, bioluminescence has been spotted in the ocean near us,” or “There’s a meteor shower after midnight. Do you want to watch?” he’s always on board to do those things. Whether it’s chasing sunsets, exploring new towns, or going to a field of cotton so I can describe exactly how it smells for a scene in my book, not only is he along for the ride but he’s there to encourage and listen. And what’s more, he surprises me by suggesting we do the very thing I mentioned off the cuff earlier. To me those are some of the most romantic gestures he could make.

 

 

0217-9781488017469-bigwKaren Kirst, author of Wed by Necessity

For me, romantic gestures don’t have to be extravagant. I don’t need diamonds or my name spelled out in rose petals to be impressed, which is probably a good thing considering I’m married to a practical man who spent eight years in the US Marines. In the early years of our relationship, I once asked him why he didn’t buy me flowers or cards very often. (Yes, I was indulging in a bit of a pity party.) I’ll never forget his response—in his mind, spending time with me equaled romance. Unlike his father, who’d preferred sitting in a local bar to being at home, my husband makes being with me and our kids a priority. He helped me see that sometimes romance doesn’t come with a price tag.

That’s not to say he doesn’t surprise me now and then with a “just because” bouquet or box of candy. And he’s really good about remembering the big holidays, like Valentine’s and Mother’s Day…maybe those well-timed, sentimental jewelry commercials are responsible? Anyway, knowing he thought about me and took the time to choose a small token of his affection means more than the actual gift.

0217-9781488018114-bigwCarolyne Aarsen, author of Courting the Cowboy

My husband is fantastic at many other things but making the usual romantic gestures is not his strength. Flowers, cards, unexpected gifts—these are like a foreign language to him, so I’ve had to adjust my expectations accordingly. However, I have to say my favorite romantic gestures from him are the times I’m working at my computer and he comes up behind me. He’ll catch my attention by putting his arm across my shoulders and turn me for a quick kiss goodbye, even if he’s only heading to town for tractor parts or grader blades. He’ll add a smile that makes me feel like I’m the most special person in his life.

 

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite romantic gestures?

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