I'm thrilled to introduce guest blogger and author Ginger Solomon. In February she released book two of her Christian romance series Broken Holidays.
Ginger Solomon is a Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer — in that order (mostly). When not homeschooling her youngest four, doing laundry or fixing dinner, she writes or reads romance of any genre, some sci-fi/fantasy, and some suspense. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group, and writes regularly for two blogs. In addition to all that, she loves animals, likes to do needlework (knitting, crocheting, and sometimes cross-stitch), and is a fan of Once Upon a Time and Dr. Who.
Fairy Tale Proposals
If you’re married, how did your husband propose? Mine did it in his parents’ den before we left for a wedding. Not my definition of a fairy tale proposal, by any means, but at least he did get down on one knee.
Of course, a marriage is not defined by the question or even by the wedding itself. Unique proposals are fun to read about or watch. When I looked online as I prepared for this post, I found a website with a post called “25 Creative Marriage Proposals.”
Number one on the list was a sidewalk chalk proposal. The man had saved all the text messages from their three-year relationship and made a path of those messages, leading to him sitting on a bench. When she arrived, he proposed. She said, “Yes” in sidewalk chalk. When I asked my kids about it, they said it was cheesy and time consuming. My girls frowned. My boys laughed and said it was a waste of time to write all those down, and some of their texts they wouldn’t want written for the world to see. I assume the guy in the above scenario skipped some of the more intimate messages, and hopefully some of the more boring ones, too.
There are other wonderful examples of creativity out there, but what if you’re expecting a proposal, and it doesn’t happen? How would you feel? Heart-broken, disappointed, and probably humiliated. What if your significant other didn’t even show up to your date?
In my story, Broken Valentine, prior to the start of the story, Sarah, my heroine, is asked to a “special” dinner by her boyfriend of eighteen months. She thinks… well, we know what she thinks, right?
In comes me, the writer, barging into her story. She’s waiting in the restaurant where they’d planned to meet. It’s also where he took her on their first date. A special place.
Except dear boyfriend doesn’t show. Doesn’t call. Doesn’t text. When she logs into her Facebook page, she sees a post from him on her newsfeed, announcing his engagement. To someone else. Just imagine how you would feel.
And then to top it all off, she has an audience. Her very attractive waiter arrives, ready with a cloth napkin to wipe her tears… And the rest is written in the book. :D
Suffice it to say, she didn’t get the fairy tale proposal she expected. Did you?
Ahhh, I feel so sorry for Sarah. She's better off without the cad isn't she?
Being stood up on Valentine’s Day is not how Sarah Sawyer wanted the evening to go. It only gets worse when she discovers her boyfriend’s betrayal. Accepting a ride home from her attractive waiter goes against everything she’s been taught, but her choices are limited.
Michael Richmond can’t let his beautiful, yet heart-broken customer walk home, no matter how tired he is after working fourteen hour days all week.
It might be either the best decision of his life or the worst. Only time will tell if their broken hearts can become one, or if they will tear each other apart.
Thanks so much, Ginger, I look forward to reading Broken Valentine! Check out my guest post on Ginger’s site about the conversation of my dreams ... The Conversation
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