Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Author Spotlight Week -Regina Andrews shares her favorite movie

I love the movies so much! I'm always looking for the ones with happy endings, though
:-) That being said, 'Sound of Music', over and over.

First of all, in 1930's Austria, how romantic (!), a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun.

Okay, what “IW” aspirant would not identify with her? ☺

Then, Navy captain (yikes, hunk!) Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job.

The Von Trapp children, resentful over the loss of their mother, have managed to run each of the prospective governesses off, one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's.

Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made.

This is the best conflict, the best test of faith, the greatest story of moral character! Add to this story the backdrop of Nazi Germany and their urgent need to escape…as well as the incredible score…sigh!

Honestly, this is one to watch over and over again!


  1. Regina, this is my favorite movie as well. It's a wonderful period piece and I've been location you could say, when I was in the army. It's amazing to see how Maria wins over the children by her kindness.

    What a treat to find out your favorite movie is mine as well.


  2. This is one of my favorite movies also and now I want to go watch it right now instead of working. When I was stationed in Germany (Army), I was able to take a trip and see actual Von Trapp house from a distance as it wasn't open for actual touring.

  3. Hi Steph,

    Oh, imagine we have the same favorite movie! That's ab fab.

    Thanks again for having me!


  4. And hello, Princess! How fortunate you were able to see the house, what a thrill. I always wondered what it was like and when they left the house that night for the border, were the mountains really far away?

    BTW, it's usually a good idea to stop working and recharge - I'm with you about that! This movie never fails tocompletely transport me. That's inspiring!

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. REGINA -excellent story line,very nice topic.This movie is excellent and forever enjoyable.

  6. REGINA-why not start a movie review blog posting on a monthly basis using the DESERT BREEZE web site to reach all your fans. I t would be a different topic than all your book reviews etc.