The winner of a free copy of Ransome's Crossing is Dannielle!!! Thank you all for entering.
And now, Surrender the Heart has been released a month earlier than planned!!! It is currently available online at Amazon, B&N, and CBD.com and it should be seen in your local stores soon!
All you need to do is read over the post, make a comment about what you read, and I'll enter your name in a contest. Every Friday, starting at the 9th, I'll be drawing 2 names to win a free copy of the book. So, tell all your friends and have them drop by and enter.!!!
Today, we will learn about the heroine of the story, Marianne Denton
Brief Description: Marianne Denton is plain. At least that’s how people describe her. At age 25with mousy brown hair, lackluster brown eyes, and a figure on the plump side, she rarely turns heads in her hometown of Baltimore. Possessing no particular skills and with nothing remarkable about her appearance, she has resigned herself to a life caring for her ailing mother and younger sister. After all, she can hardly compete for a husband when there are dozens of other young ladies much more beautiful and talented than her. She has no time for courting anyway. After her father died, leaving the family destitute, she spends her time trying to support her family and purchase her mother’s essential medicines. But the money is running out. The inheritance her father left her can only be touched upon her marriage. And there are not exactly suitors lining at her door, vying for her hand. Despite her waning faith in God, Marianne is a caring, loving person who is extremely loyal to those she loves.
Strengths: Kind, Patriotic, Charitable, Loyal, Intelligent, Persevering
Weaknesses: Untrusting, Stubborn, Insecure, Pessimist
Quirks: Marianne wears a ruby ring that her father gave her once. A distant, unloving father, he rarely had a kind word for Marianne, nor did he often give her gifts. Therefore, this ring means a great deal to Marianne. It represents the father she wishes she had—one who made her feel valued and loved. When she’s nervous or agitated, she twists the ring around her finger.
Inspiration: To me, Marianne represents every normal, average woman. There is nothing remarkable about her appearance or her abilities that would make anyone stop and take a second look. She’s the woman in the crowd that nobody sees, the girl that never gets asked out, the student whose grades are always average, the face everyone forgets, and the girl who knows her place in the food chain of popularity. I’ve been wanting to write a story about such a woman for a long time because I believe there are many women out there who can relate to her. Let’s face it, not many of us are top models or intellectual giants. Most of us just meander through life, doing ordinary things and really not expecting great adventures to come our way. But that’s not true. God loves the underdog, and He has great adventures and romance for everyone who turns to Him and surrenders to His will.
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