Shannon here: Women’s Fiction author, Jude Urbanski shares insight into her real life romance and her characters’ romance from her latest release, Joy Restored. Comment on any post dated July 22 – 26 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: August 3rd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Jude:
- What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
He’s done many, but two stand out. For our first anniversary, he surprised me with a ‘penthouse restaurant dinner’ complete with helio port and then a helicopter ride over the city.
Secondly, for one birthday, the Barber Shop Quartet appeared at my door and serenaded me with love songs. I cried.
- What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?
It was a small thing, but left Kate dreamy. She had suffered a nasty cut on her arm during the storm and once they made it safely to Seth’s mountain cabin, he cleansed and tenderly dressed the wound. Their first touch.
- Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant?
Beggerman’s Castle, a quaint German restaurant in Jamestown, TN was a fav of Seth’s and the head maître de was always gracious. So, theatre and dinner were planned and this was the evening Seth planned to purpose to Kate. He had the heirloom diamond in his pocket, but certain events determined otherwise. I’ll let you find out!
- What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?
I know this is cliché-ish, but Seth has a hank of hair that falls over his forehead and Kate struggles not to touch it.
- How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
Kate denied the early attraction and convinced herself it didn’t exist, but when Seth is injured in the sawmill fire, she sits at his hospital bed and while thinking him unconscious, says ‘I love you.’ He hears.
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
Seth loved Kate’s three small children right from the start. He had also fallen in love with Kate, but her heart and faith were still so shattered from the sudden death of her husband that he knew she wasn’t ready. So he just hung out with the kids until…
About Jude: Jude Urbanski writes women’s fiction with inspirational romance. She loves to weave stories about strong characters spinning tragedy into triumph with God’s help. She is published in fiction and nonfiction. She is a member of ACFW and National League of American Pen Women.
Her latest book Nurtured in Purple, is book two in The Chronicles of Chanute Crossing and is published by Desert Breeze Publishing (http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com). Find Jude at: http://www.judeurbanski.com and http://judeurbanski.blogspot.com.
About the book:
Waging War Against God
Kate Davidson wears a mask since her husband’s life was snuffed out on a mountain curve. Outwardly she continues to care for her children and home. Inwardly she wages a battle with God. Clayton may as well have died in the jungles of Vietnam as in a one-car accident on the Wolf River Bridge.
Loving Life For God
Widower Seth Orbin well understands life and death in God. He wades through rain and lightning to rescue Kate and her kids from a mountaintop storm. The kids find great adventure in being stranded at Seth’s cabin, but the adults sidestep an unexpected attraction that fateful night.
After sensing their wide spiritual gulf, Seth is conflicted by his growing love for Kate. he longs for her parched faith to heal, but she’s convinced he’s deluded himself with ideas of peace. Besides, Seth’s longtime girlfriend won’t exit the love triangle gracefully.
Will Kate refuse God’s healing and Seth’s love? Or will death steal Seth from her as well?
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