Shannon here: Inspirational author, Carole Brown shares insight into her real life romance plus a chance to win a Kindle copy of her latest Historical Romance, A Flute in the Willows. Deadline: Feb 9th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Carole:
A Real Live Fairy Tale by Carole Brown:
No matter that I’d already been engaged—and then we’d gone our separate ways. No matter that in my youthful and fanciful heart I’d boldly and passionately declared I’d never get married.
So much for that.
Our church was active with youthful gatherings and events, filled with lively participation and interest among the young people and adults. So it wasn’t a surprise when new people came to visit, and sometimes stay.
At one event we had a special speaker, and a young man came with his girlfriend. I learned much later that she’d tried to back out of coming, but he’d been insistent on it. Later that evening, after the event had finshed, some of my mischievous Sunday School children ran up to the young man and asked him if he liked me.
Of course, he said yes.
That was the beginning. He broke up with his current girlfriend and made elaborate plans to give me a Christmas gift (which kind of boomeranged on him—another story for another time). Before I could explain to him that I wouldn’t date anyone not a Christian, he accepted Christ as his Savior. The rest is history…
Except for our life afterwards. A perfect wedding (I didn’t say elaborate) with a beautiful gown, sunny and bright summer weather, decorations my friends and I created to make the ceremony ours, songs we loved, vows we adapted and that were rich in meaning, and a minister we held in high esteem. A get-away in his beautiful white and black Dodge sports car, and it was a dream come true.
We found the careers suitable for us and supported the other in our endeavors with encouragement and boosts of confidence in our abilities to succeed.
Later, our lives and love expanded to include two sons who delighted us with their antics and sometimes frustrated us too. And much later a daughter-in-law and three grandsons were added to our family. An adventurous life filled with ministry and travel and lots of trials, problems, misunderstandings, but forgiveness, patience, and love too. We are still works in progress, and still very much in love.
Today, I can’t imagine being with someone other than my hubby—ever. So very thankful God knew who was the man for me. So happy for the life we’ve been given.
For us? It’s been a real life fairy tale.
About Carole: Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? Learn more and connect:
About the book – A Flute in the Willows: Both rebels in their own way, Josie and Jerry Patterson must figure out how to keep the other’s love…and keep the German enemy at bay.
She has two loves—her skating and Jerry, her husband. But when he returns home looking like a skeleton trying to return to life, she’s scared. What happened in Germany to change a man so much? Has another woman captured his heart?
Jerry has vowed to let Josie live her own glamourous life…especially after what happened in Germany. But when his wife’s life is threatened, Jerry realizes he can’t stand by and do nothing. Jerry has to risk all for the very soul and life of himself—Josie.
These two damaged, rebellious people learn the hard way that leaning on God instead of their own selves and abilities is the only true way to love and happiness.
Can’t wait for the drawing? Get your copy now: A Flute in the Willows – Amazon
Question for Readers: Do you play a musical instrument? If so, what instrument? If not, what instrument do you wish you could play?
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