Shannon here: Historical romance author, Margaret Brownley shares insight into her fictional characters’ romance, plus a chance to win a copy of her latest release: A Vision of Lucy. Every time you comment on this post, your name goes in the drawing. Deadline: Dec 9, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Margaret:
More Love and Laughter from New York Times Bestselling Author Margaret Brownley
A Vision of Lucy
As a matter of self-preservation a photographer should never takes sides in family disputes (unless, of course, the husband is blatantly wrong).
Meet Lucy Fairbanks: She’s a photographer but disaster follows her on every photo assignment; a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.
Meet David Wolf: He’s a rugged, reclusive man who lives on the outskirts of town. He’s looking to right the wrongs of the past. If only a certain red-haired beauty and her annoying camera would leave him alone.
- What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?
As a photographer Lucy’s dearest wish is to be recognized as an artist. No one sees her work as art until she meets David Wolf. The day he calls her an artist is the day he wins her heart.
- What’s the most romantic thing your heroine ever did for your hero?
She warns him of danger, which tells him she believes him innocent of the crime he’s accused of committing. Having her believe in him means the world to him.
- Where is the most romantic place your hero and heroine have ever been?
Does a cave-in count? If not, how about this? Their hot air balloon crashes into a tree, leaving them hanging—and alone.
- What’s the most romantic present your hero ever gave your heroine?
David is a furniture maker and he makes her a bracelet with a carving of a wolf.
- What’s the most romantic present your heroine ever gave your hero?
She helps him restore his wounded spirit.
- What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?
Wolf kisses her the first time they meet and that pretty much melts her on the spot. I won’t tell you what his next kiss does to her.
- What simple gesture does your heroine do that melts your hero every time?
It’s not a gesture but whenever Lucy is nervous or scared she yaks up a storm. It’s enough to make a man want to kiss her—just to shut her up!
- How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
Lucy is attracted to Wolf from the start but doesn’t realize she loves him until several weeks later when she sees a certain photograph.
- How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
Wolf is attracted to Lucy from the start but he has good reason for not wanting to admit it. The last thing he needs is love to further complicate his life.
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
David saves her from outlaws, saves her from a cave-in, saves her from—you get the picture.
- What is the most caring thing your heroine has ever done for your hero?
When David Wolf is wounded Lucy hides him in the most unlikely place and nurses him back to health. Left on a mission doorstep as an infant, never before has he known such loving care.
- Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
Gosh, I can’t remember. I’ve written three books since A Vision of Lucy. Maybe someone can help me here.
- If your hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
Since this story takes place in the Old West they will probably stay in Texas—if they survive Lucy’s mishaps.
About Margaret: Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this—except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, “Maybe God’s calling you to write fiction.”
So that’s what Margaret did. She’s now a New York Times bestselling author and a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist with more than 25 novels to her credit—not bad for someone who flunked 8th grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.
The third book in her Rocky Creek series “A Vision of Lucy” is available now. She has a story in A Log Cabin Christmas. Her next book “Dawn Comes Early” will be published March 2012.
Happily married to her real life hero, Margaret and her husband live in Simi Valley, and have three grown children.
About the book: Trouble may follow Lucy wherever she goes, but with the help of God and the rugged, reclusive David Wolf, she’ll never face adversity alone.
Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. If she can earn money making photographs, then maybe her father will see that what she does is worthy, more than just a distraction. And her deepest hope is that he’ll see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, whose paintings still hung on their walls.
But trouble follows Lucy on every photo shoot: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.
When Lucy meets David Wolf—a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of town—she thinks she can catch the attention of the town with his photograph. She doesn’t count on her feelings stirring whenever she’s near him.
Two things happen next that forever change the course of Lucy’s life: David says the words Lucy has longed to hear since her mother died: that she is a compassionate, creative young woman that God made in His image. And in return Lucy helps David change his perspective on an event that wounded him long ago.
God’s arms are around this unlikely couple as they leave behind long-held assumptions and discover the true freedom of forgiveness.
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