Behind-the-Book The true people of Bridal Whispers

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While visiting with The Vine Bookstore during a live video hangout, I promised a few photos of the true, behind-the-scenes people and artifacts from the Bridal Whispers novella Included in Barbour Publishing’s romance collection, Lassoed by Marriage. Here they are 🙂

My grandma amd her siblings with my great-grandma. Moor-moor is the littlest.
Moor-moor’s grape necklace, still a mystery who the young man is that never returned the earbobs.
Grandpa’s store in Foxhome, MN

Swedish amethyst handblown glass pitcher. Moor-moor’s inheritance. Circa 1850s, Sweden. Because the design was stolen, according to a Swedish museum, it’s not worth high value. But to me it’s priceless!

My grandma graduated 8th grade when she was 21. She went on to high school and nursing trade school!

A little closer look. Grandpa is in the suit. He’s very handsome 🙂

My grandparents wedding photo.

Grandpa farming, 10 years after marrying my grandma.

My grandma kept nursing and eventually graduated with higher degrees.

I believe this is their 25th anniversary.

My Swedish great-grandma is the girl standing on the right. Her parents are seated. Sven is the one with the farming name attached, but I found the farm in way northern Sweden on an island…Skomakare Sven Kjell.

Grandpa’s clock, marked made in Oct. 1888

Me and Moor-moor. I think I was 8-ish. I think it was her birthday.

Oh! And my grandpa’s church…they really never did attend one another’s churches. He was Methodist and she was Lutheran, attending a Swedish speaking church. But, in their elder years, when Grandpa stayed home, they loved watching Calvary Chapel on TV in the living room. I often watched with them and attended youth events there sometimes.

Did you miss the live online video event? Join the online book club and catch up by watching the videos. Here’s the Schedule for All Lassoed by Marriage Online Book club talks…

Angela Breidenbach’s chat sharing the stories behind these photos and how they inspired her novella, Bridal Whispers.

Angela Bell’s chat and the inspiration behind her novella, The Substitute Bride.

Published by Angela Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach is an author, genealogist, screenwriter, speaker, and radio personality.