Laura Jackson – Character Interview – Part 2 of 2

Shannon here: Laura Jackson shares insight into her characters’ romance from her Young Adult novel, Worth the Wait plus a chance to win a print copy for U.S. or e-book for international. Comment on any post dated Feb 17 – 19. Deadline: March 1st, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:

Worth the Wait by Laura JacksonLaura Jackson

  • What’s the most romantic present your hero ever bought your heroine?

They’ve known each other for a long time, and he gives her a collection of sketches he drew of her throughout the years. 

  • What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?

He tells her she’s worth the wait.

  • How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?

It’s a YA story, so the future isn’t set. But, Josh has cared for Ellie long before she noticed him as more than her best friend’s twin.

  • Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?

Josh is. Ellie loves reading romance novels, but she’s been living her mom’s dream for her life. So, she’s never really experienced independent love.

  • What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?

He’s an artist, so he sets up his garage as an art studio and lets her paint out her hurt.

  • Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?

They haven’t said it yet….perhaps in the next book. 🙂

  • If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?


About Laura: Laura Jackson loves books—reading and writing them. A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master’s degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives. Learn more and connect: Facebook:, Blog/Website:, Twitter:, Email:

About the book – Worth the Wait: Ellie Lansing has a picture-perfect life with a close-knit family and the perfect boyfriend. But her world is suddenly knocked off center when her drool-worthy boyfriend cheats, and her always-has-it-together mother is diagnosed with cancer. Ellie doesn’t get it. She always does the right thing – doesn’t God owe her a happy life? Through her heartache, Ellie learns that sometimes what seems like the end is really just the beginning and that what God has for us is always worth the wait.

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6 Responses to “Laura Jackson – Character Interview – Part 2 of 2”

  • Melanie Backus says:

    Laura, your book sounds like such a good one. I would love to read more about the lives of Josh and Ellie and how they intertwine.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  • Abbi Hart says:

    I loved Josh in this book! He was so amazing and totally made me melt! I loved the painting scene and the part where he gave her his drawings of her, but I also totally loved the verses part! It was such a small thing but it was the absolute sweetest!
    Loved this book!


  • Beth B says:

    sounds like something I would love to read and pass on to someone in need.

  • What a wonderful romance! Josh and Ellie’s story sounds like a great one!

  • Laura Jackson says:

    Thanks, everyone, I do love Josh! I don’t have kids, but I’m praying my nephew is like Josh. He’s only 9, but he is already sweet. Praying for his future wife.

  • I have a winner! Angela Chesnut won the drawing for Laura’s book. I appreciate Laura for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

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