This week we welcome guest blogger Lillian Duncan. Take it away, Lillian.
My husband and I fell in love, got married, and lived happily ever after! Or so the story goes, right? Well, yes and no.
I’m happy to report that my husband and I are about to celebrate our 13th anniversary. I don’t have a doubt in the world that we’re going to go the distance—you know… until death do us part.
That’s the yes part of yes and no. So, what’s the no part?
In the romantic suspense books I write, the story usually ends with the hero and the heroine finally expressing their love for each other, knowing that their future is bright and happy and perfect.
But what’s not written in my books is that life continues, and life isn’t always perfect. Some of it is wonderful and some of it is not!
But that’s when real love steps up to the plate, not the sweet, blissful, romantic love that happens in books and movies.
That breathless, romantic kind of love is wonderful. But real love goes deeper and is more meaningful than that. It’s the kind of love that only God can implant in our hearts. It’s the kind of love that takes commitment seriously. It’s the kind of love that stands behind those words—until death do us part.
In May of 2012, I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors. After research and listening to the doctors, it didn’t sound so bad. I’d have the treatments, and then our life would continue as it had which was good because I really loved our life.
But I was wrong.
Without going into all the gory details, I’m a different person now, and that means our life and our marriage is different as well.
My husband has been there through it all for me. Loving me, supporting me, taking care of me, making me laugh and not take myself or my situation too seriously. And never even complaining!
He should be the poster child for those words! I am so blessed to have such an awesome godly man as my husband!
With June being the wedding month, my prayer is that all of you who have said the vow or will be saying the vow know that they aren’t just words but a commitment to be taken seriously.
And interesting enough, I have a new release entitled UNTIL DEATH DO US PART. The book features newlyweds, Reggie and Dylan Monroe as they struggle to learn the real meaning of those words. Here’s a short blurb about the book:
Reggie and Dylan are married, but happily ever after seems far away as Reggie struggles to adapt to marriage. When Dylan receives a mysterious message from his best friend, he doesn’t tell Reggie. He only wants to keep her safe, but keeping secrets from Reggie is a bad idea—it only makes her more curious. And everyone knows that curiosity killed the cat!
To celebrate the release of Until Death Do Us Part, I’m giving away FIVE e-copies on my blog—Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at http://www.lillian-duncan.com. If you’d like to enter the contest go to the blog and leave a comment. Five winners will be picked on July 4th.
Lillian Duncan: stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem!
Lillian is a multi-published writer with several Amazon bestsellers, including The Christmas Stalking and Betrayed. Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch or two of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.
To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: http://www.lillianduncan.net. She has a devotional blog at: http://www.PowerUpWithGod.com. Tiaras & Tennis Shoes is her personal blog at http://www.lillian-duncan.com.
UNTIL DEATH DO US PART BACK COVER BLURB:
When Reggie vowed until death do us part, she had no idea how close she’d come.
Newlywed Reggie Monroe struggles to find her happily ever after. As much as she loves her husband, she finds life to be overwhelming as she attempts to be the perfect farmer’s wife in rural Ohio.
When Dylan receives a mysterious message from his best friend, he knows trouble is brewing. To keep Reggie safe, he encourages her to visit friends, but keeping secrets from Reggie is never a good idea. It only makes her more curious—and everyone knows that curiosity killed the cat!
Until Death Do Us Part becomes more than words as Reggie struggles to stay alive and reunite with her husband.