Hello, Sandra Orchard, here.
Last week I giddily shared on my Facebook Author Page that the hero in my current WIP had just asked my heroine to marry him!!!
I know, I know…it sounds like I gave away the ending, but I didn't say that that was the end! (hee, hee, hee, she laughed in her best suspense voice)
Okay, maybe it was. But I couldn't help myself!
I love writing marriage proposals, perhaps because my own wasn't terribly romantic. Not like one FB friend who shared that her husband dressed like a knight-in-shining-armor to ask her!
Although…at the time, I remember being pretty giddy about my husband-to-be's proposal, too!
The story is actually a tad humorous. I can't remember a more gorgeous star-filled night than the first time my now-husband kissed me. It was a world-tilting kiss. He must've thought so, too, because he felt the need to tell me that this didn't mean we were getting married or anything, then kissed me again.
Fast forward two months: We're chatting in the family room of my parents' basement about I don't remember what when he suddenly says "Will you marry me?"
The question literally came out of nowhere. I said "yes." We kissed and agreed that we shouldn't tell anyone yet.
I was seventeen at the time.
And then we went right on talking about whatever we'd been talking about!
I had high hopes that one day he'd present me with a ring and that that…would be romantic.
I can't remember if I was expecting it, but I'd cooked us a special dinner for two and just before we sat down to eat, he plopped a ring box beside my plate and said something like "I got you something."
He must have sensed how horrified I was, because he quickly snatched it back and dropped to one knee. LOL
However, I must say that since I took up writing, my husband has become truly inspiring in the romance department. For example…when I arrived at the airport following my first American writer's conference, he was waiting for me outside the baggage area in his best suit and tie, holding a sign like the limo drivers do so that clients can find their driver.
My husband's sign said "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World." Ahhh.
Okay, stop your snickering about love being blind. Sheesh!
Your Turn: What's your favorite or most memorable proposal from a book, movies or real life?
Sandra Orchard writes romantic suspense/mysteries for Love Inspired Suspense and Revell Publishing. Current releases include Fatal Inheritance and Deadly Devotion. Click here: for fun bonus features for all her novels. Subscribe to her newsletter for extra bonuses, or connect at www.Facebook.com/SandraOrchard
Photo Credits in order:
Proposal Image courtesy of graur razvan ionut at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Armored Knight Image courtesy of digidreamgrafix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Ring Image courtesy of Surachai at FreeDigitalPhotos.net