Friday, July 8, 2011
Surrender the Dawn Month - week 2!
For those of you just tuning in, each Friday in July, I will post something about my upcoming release, Surrender the Dawn, to whet your appetites for the story. All you have to do to enter the contest to win a free copy (I'm giving away TWO each Friday) is read through the post and leave a comment. Don't forget to leave your email address too.
Now, last week we learned all about the heroine of hte story, Cassandra Channing. (If you didn't get a chance to read about her, please check out last week's post!)
This week, we will learn about the hero (my personal favorite), Luke Heaton.
Strengths: Courageous, Spontaneous, Intelligent, Charming, Loyal to family, Kindhearted
Weaknesses: Immoral, Rash, Insecure, Hot-tempered, Fighter
Inspiration: I simply adore the wounded bad-boy hero. And Luke is the perfect example of one. Nothing has gone right for him since his parents died at the hand of the Indians they ministered to. Though Luke tried to save them, he blames his own cowardice for not dashing into the burning house and dragging them out. Honoring a promise to his mother, Luke has cared for his younger brother John since he was one year old. A task made all the more difficult due to John’s disease, Rickets, which has crippled the lad. Angry and disgusted with himself, Luke drowns his pain both in the bottle and in the arms of any woman who’ll have him. Though he doesn’t blame God, Luke no longer believes He exists. Luke is a character beaten up by life. Bad things have happened to him and he’s rejected the only One who can help him, missing the path God laid out for him. In Luke’s life, I wanted to show how unbelief coupled with a bitter, wounded heart can cause you to miss God’s perfect will for your life and lead you down a path cluttered with more pain and heartache.
So, what are your thoughts on Luke? Do you know anyone like him? What about him do you find heroic? What about him would make you run the other way? Do you like the "Bad Boy" hero or do you prefer the chilvalrous gentlemanly hero?