Thursday, October 24, 2019

Things My Daughter Taught Me by Pat Simmons

There's something to be said about daughters. Since I only have one, I tell Simi that she is my favorite. What if I had 5 daughters? I'd never get away with that. When I look back at the little girl who grew up before my eyes, I'm in awe at the woman she's become and the lessons she has taught and is still teaching me---the mom!

1. Clearly I no longer know how to apply makeup artistically. "Mom, you have to use a good primer, concealers, highlighters, contours..." What happened to mascara, blush and lip gloss?
2. According to her, I need to upgrade my clothes, because they all look the same. "Mom, I know they're different clothes, but it's the same style." What does she know. Some of my dresses are SHORTER than others.
3. I better take notes when I go to the doctor and report back to her. "No, mom, they are NOT going to run more tests or do those procedures. THEY need to give you more information on why you need a flu shot..." (I made up the flu shot, but you get what I mean.)
4. I always thought I had a comfortable mattress until I visited her. "Mom, it's only a foam mattress topper. They have them at Bed, Bath and Beyond." Who knew?
5. The most heartwarming words from my daughter were she admitted to listening to my advice over the years and in hindsight, she wished she had followed it.  Imagine that. LOL.

I'm sure there are more lessons coming from my favorite daughter, and I'm a thankful momma.

I have an entertaining family and that's why I enjoy writing about strong family ties in my Christian romances. I have a new release that is part of the Small Town Christmas series, I hope you will download all six books. 
Who lays off someone before the holidays? Taye Thomas’ employer did, so instead of Christmas shopping, she’s job hunting. More devastating news comes when an old high school friend passed away. Could God be answering her prayers for help when she learns that Charity Hart left a $1500 check?

No, the caveat is it’s more blessed to give than receive. Taye has 30 days to find someone else in need to bless. To complicate matters, she’s lives in Kansas City, which is more than eight hours away from Snowflake and she can’t do it alone. Keeping a secret has never been so much work.

Enjoy all six books in the series:
Mia’s Gift by Cindy Flores Martinez
Caro’s Gift by Jean C. Gordon
Nate’s Gift by Jackie Castle
Sara’s Gift by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Holly’s Gift by Josie Riviera
Taye’s Gift by Pat Simmons

Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance: Still Guilty, Crowning Glory, and The Confession

Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country.

Hear what some say about her work: Reader, Dominique, writes, I  absolutely love her books. I mean spirituality in them is strong and the romance is real. My favorite is Love Led by the Spirit. Jet' s character is so real. I feel like I relate to her a lot when it comes to anger.”

A fellow author describes Pat’s writing in In Defense of LoveWhat can I say about Garrett and Shari? I loved their love. I thought Kidd and Eva (Guilty by Association) were it for me but this couple was hot!!! I loved the way Pat Simmons weaves a tale of a smoking hot romance around the infallible Word of God. I nearly had a heart attack but as only Pat would do...she made it all better in the end.”

Romance Novel, Inc., says, “Wow!  I loved the way that the storyline (No Easy Catch) flowed so smoothly. Pat’s scriptures were well timed and very appropriate, without being preachy or over the top. I loved how Shae and Rahn seemed like normal, everyday people that lived normal everyday lives. They were not so overly wealthy, or so over the top sexy that they were unbelievable.” 

Pat’s readership reaches across genres besides Christian romance and ethnicities. She has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and administrative assistant who is constantly on probation. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit her at


  1. I have a son and don't get that much advice from him. Thanks, Pat, for your post.

  2. Pat, I love everything about your blog post. As a mother of a 24 year old daughter, I fully related.

  3. I have two daughters, and they definitely like to give advice.

  4. I don't have a daughter but my 24 year old son is temporarily living with us until his wedding in the spring, and he loves to inform me about things. LOL not fashion but sports, politics, and environment issues.