Guest & Contest: Cynthia D’Alba

Red Roses for a Blue Lady

This post is proudly a stop on the TEXAS TWO STEP Blog Tour. For a complete listing of all stops on this tour, please visit here. All contests are for U.S. residents only unless otherwise noted. Comments left on this blog will be counted toward the Texas Two Step Faithful Follower Gift Certificate. To see a complete listing of Blog Tour Prizes, click here. Be sure to check out the freebies. Yours for the asking as long as they last.

Thank you to the gang at Romancing The Book for hosting this stop of my Texas Two Step blog tour. Awesome site, ladies.

I love flowers. I’m not even that picky about what the flower is, just give me a floral arrangement and I’m your love slave. Well, that might a little of an overstatement but if you want to get my attention, a bouquet of flowers will do it. When I met my now-husband, I didn’t fall into immediate love. He was okay but I had another “target” in my sights! On the Monday after we met, he sent me a beautiful floral arrangement with a letter of introduction. You’ve got to be impressed with a man who knows how to get a woman’s attention.

Did you know that giving different flowers sends different messages? In Texas Two Step, Mitch Landry is determined to break through the wall that Olivia has built around her heart to keep him out. He sends his message with flowers.

The first arrangement he sends is made up of red roses, pink lilies, purple iris, purple aster and cymbidium orchids. Basically this one said, “I love you. You mean so much to me.”


The next one was comprised of two-dozen lavender roses with a dozen stems of white spray roses. The lavender rose said, “I fell in love with you the moment we met.” If you read The Prequel to Texas Two Step, you know Mitch was captivated by Olivia when they met. The white roses told her he wanted a new beginning and a future with her.

The third arrangement was simply three dozen red tulips, which said, everlasting love.

Mitch followed everlasting love with pink roses, pink gerbera daisies, pink lilies and pink spray roses. The pink arrangement said “Please believe me.”

By this point, Mitch has gotten Olivia’s attention, so he sends a purple hyacinth plant. With this gesture he is saying, “I am sorry. Please forgive me.” And believe me, he needs to apologize.

The final gesture is Mitch personally delivering a couple of dozen red roses, so we’ve gone full circle back to “I love you.”

So let’s talk flowers today. Other than the red roses, which I think everyone knows means love, have you ever received an arrangement of flowers that conveyed a message? Were you aware that flowers had so much to say? If I wanted to get on your good side, what flower would I send to you?

If you’ve seen me on my book tour, you may be aware that many of my author friends volunteered books for me to give as prizes. Today’s Tour Sponsor is Harlequin American Romance Author Leigh Duncan. Leigh is offering her book, The Officer’s Girl, to one lucky person who leaves a comment. To find out more about today’s Blog Tour Sponsor, you can visit her Website, Twitter or Facebook.

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