Friday, May 14, 2021

Flashback by Merrillee Whren

Today I'm going to take a little trip down memory lane. Two years ago I did a blog about the Chicken Dance because today is National Dance Like a Chicken Day. You can read more about it here.

This is the image I used on my blog post two years ago to celebrate the Chicken Dance.

Little did I know when I talked about a book, still unnamed and no plot in sight, on that blog post that I would include the Chicken Dance in the book. I knew four things about that book. 
Number one: Caroline Keller was the heroine's name. 
Number two: The book would be the fourth book in my Kellersburg series.
Number three:  Caroline was the sister of Nathan Keller, the hero of Hometown Dad, book #3 in the series.
Number four: Caroline had recently returned to the United States after serving as a missionary on the African continent. I still hadn't decided in which country. 
Even when I started writing the book, I had no idea the Chicken Dance would be a part of the story. But when I wrote the scene in which Caroline is at the wedding reception for her brother, Nathan, and his bride, Melanie, the Chicken Dance made its entrance. Caroline's newly acquired nephews, Ryan and Andrew, Melanie's two young sons, insist that Caroline join them in the Chicken Dance. The hero, Wyatt Bayer, has just had a hard conversation with Caroline, when the boys appear to ask Caroline to dance with them. The scene is in Wyatt's point of view, and he sees the smile that replaces her troubled expression. Even when life is troubled, the Chicken Dance can make you smile.

You can buy Hometown Cowboy at these retailers.
Have you ever attended a wedding reception where they did the Chicken Dance, or have you had another occasion when you've had the opportunity to do the Chicken Dance?
Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

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