Lillian Duncan – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 3

Shannon here: Romantic suspense author, Lillian Duncan shares a romantic gesture from her husband that changed the course of their early relationship. Comment on any post dated Sept 23 – 27 to get your name in the drawing for an e-book copy of Lillian’s latest release, The Christmas Stalking. Also check at the bottom of the post for a special gift offer. Deadline: Oct 5th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Lillian:

Lillian DuncanThe Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan


Life is made up of moments. Happy, sad, and everything in between. Most of the moments are forgettable, but a precious few become etched in our memories. Those moments have the power to not only transport us back but to make us feel all those wonderful emotions again as if they are happening right now.

One such moment for me was the moment I fell in love with my husband. Yes, love grows slowly and surely through the good times and the bad, but for me there was one moment when I knew this was the man I would spend the rest of my life with.

A little background before I get to the moment. I’ve known my husband all my life—his family and my family are connected through several marriages as well as he lived beside my aunt. As a young dreamy teen-age girl I was sure he was the one, but life took us in different directions.

After years apart, bad marriages for both of us, and lots of bad decisions on my part, we reconnected. My theme song at that time was “GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN.”

I didn’t want a serious relationship—with anyone. I was looking for good times and fun, nothing else.

My now husband wears a cross necklace and as far as I know he always has since his mother died when he was sixteen. I remember him wearing it when we dated as teens—not the same one, of course. I don’t want to put words in his mouth but… I believe that cross necklace symbolizes his connection with God as well as with his mother.

One night he told me he had a gift for me. I love gifts, but I didn’t know that would be THE MOMENT. He handed me a small box. I opened it and there it was.

A cross necklace that matched his own.

And in that moment, a connection blossomed between the two of us. And in that moment, my theme song went from “girls just want to have fun” to I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

That simple cross necklace probably didn’t cost more than ten dollars, but it enriched my life in more ways than I have time to tell.

About Lillian: Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—suspense with a touch of romance. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit:  Her blog, TIARAS & TENNIS SHOES, can be found at She also has a devotional blog at:

As a special gift, anyone who purchases a copy of THE CHRISTMAS STALKING can receive a FREE e-copy of one of Lillian’s other books: DARK ALLEYS; GEESE MATE FOR LIFE; or SERENITY SPRINGS, OHIO.  

Once you purchase THE CHRISTMAS STALKING, simply go to and send me the order number. I will email you an e-copy of the book of your choice. 

About the book – The Christmas Stalking:

Overzealous fan or crazed stalker?

Country music superstar Destiny appears to have it all. Beauty, money, and fame. But it’s not all glitz and glamour. Being a celebrity comes with a price—loneliness, and now threats from an unknown stalker.

With Christmas approaching, and as the danger escalates in Nashville, Destiny has no choice but to disappear. She escapes to her grandparents’ cabin in the Adirondack Mountains near the tiny Village of Serenity & Peace. It seems to be the perfect choice for a hideout. Longing for the serenity and peace she experienced there as a child, Destiny sheds her celebrity persona and resumes her long-forgotten identity as Holly Stone.

Come back Sept 27th for part 3 of Lillian’s story!

5 Responses to “Lillian Duncan – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 3”

  • Susan Johnson says:

    What a sweet story. Thank you for sharing that.

  • Lilian, that is so poetic and lovely. He was a wise man to woo you with such a poignant symbol of everlasting love. Thank you for sharing!

  • I love the gift he gave you ~ it never ceases to amaze me just what and how things transpire to show us who God wants us to be with. Love the romance, Lillian! And your book sounds delightful! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  • Lori L. says:

    That was so sweet of your husband Lillian to give a cross necklace just like his to you – love that idea! Thank you for sharing that. I love mysteries and this book you wrote sounds good. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of it! May God continue to bless your writing!

  • Barbara Thompson says:

    A beautiful love story, Lillian. You’re a new author to me, but your book sounds great. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. Please enter my name.

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