Shannon here: Laura Jackson shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest Young Adult title, Worth the Time. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated Jan 16 – 19 to enter the drawing. Digital or paper for U.S. Digital for international. Deadline: Jan 31st, 11:59 pm, central time. Here’s Laura:
- What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?
Sutton is a gentleman, and Lindsey’s never had a guy treat her well. Those little things—holding doors, walking on the street side of the sidewalk, standing up for her, and surprising her with her favorite drink are all new to her.
- Do your hero and heroine have a favorite song?
I think “Begin Again” by Taylor Swift captures their relationship. Lindsey has never experienced pure love, so she’s wary of Sutton, who is innocent and shy. But, she’s ready to begin again.
- What is your heroine’s favorite romantic vacation destination?
The Hamptons. That’s where she finally realizes how much God loves her, how He has time to run the universe and pursue her.
- What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?
When Sutton smiles, Lindsey goes weak in the knees. Sutton is a serious guy who has overcome a hard childhood. He only relaxes and smiles when he’s working with the kids at Covington House and when he’s with Lindsey.
- How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
When he realizes there’s more to Lindsey than a cheerleading sweatshirt and a flirty comeback for everything he says, he begins to fall for her.
They’re in high school, so who knows if she’s the one. But, she’s the first girl he’s ever liked, a “distraction” as he calls her.
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
He is the one who is there when she accepts Christ as her savior.
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. Connect and learn more: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajacksonwrites, Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraJackson80, Website/Blog: http://authorlaurajackson.blogspot.com/
About the book – Worth the Time:
Doesn’t anyone feel she’s worth their time?
Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger. However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day. Why doesn’t he like her?
Then the father she thought had abandoned her before birth wants to meet, and she discovers everything she believed about him is a lie.
How will Lindsey learn to trust so she can realize that she has been loved all along?
Question: Was there anyone who helped lead you to Christ?
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