Well, it’s time to start a new blog series, and I can’t think of starting it with anyone else than Mary Connealy. With each post, the authors will answer a question and provide an excerpt from their work.
So, you want to learn about how to write scenes about when two people first realize they’ve fallen in love?
Let’s check it out:
Okay, Mare – what makes for a great moment when the hero and/or heroine realize they are falling for each other?
What makes the moment when the attraction a couple in a romance novel clicks into something they can’t quite resist acting on?
Sally and Logan are all wrong for each other. They see an elk. She reaches for a rifle, he reaches for a sketchpad. The words ‘fast draw’ mean something completely different to them.
But she’s about the prettiest little thing Logan has ever seen. And he’s not afraid to stay at her side when she cries.
But she’s got to go as soon as her leg quits hurting. And he’s got to stay because his life is here in these beautiful mountains.
Only true love is strong enough to overcome all that stands between them.
He had to round the cabin to go in the front door and he stopped under the wide eaves of the house.
“I like that you’ve come out to my land, Sally.” Logan’s whisper wasn’t necessary now. But his voice wasn’t working just right and that was all he could manage.
“I was passing through, heading to see my sister is all.” Her arm flexed on his neck and seemed to pull him closer.
“I’m so sorry you were hurt. It’s nothing short of a miracle that your buckle stopped that bullet and you fell all that way and survived.” Logan’s throat swelled as he though of what a close thing it had been.
“And that you were there to find me and care for me.” Her fingers shifted and slid up his neck, touching his hair. He’d let it get ridiculously long since he’d come out here.
“It wasn’t your time. God wasn’t ready to take you home yet.”
Sally nodded, almost imperceptibly, but Logan saw it and liked that she had a solid acceptance of life and death.
It would be so easy to lean just a bit closer. To see if Sally’s smile tasted as pretty as it looked. Logan closed an inch and then another. Sally did some closing of her own.
A sudden gust of wind blew water straight into Logan’s face and it worked as well as if Sally had slapped him.
He straightened. “What am I doing?” He shook his head as if he was a wet dog. “I can’t get involved with a woman out here?”
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Serioulsy – you will not be disappointed with these adventure-filled stories that not only tickle the funny bone, but warm the heart.
What is love?
I John 3:1-3
1How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears,[a]we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
Real love comes from something so much deeper than appearace or feeling. Like Logan and Sally in Wrangler in Petticoats, we are inexplicably drawn to a love that is genuine. It doesn’t get more genuine than Christ’s love.