Lillian Duncan – Real Life Romance- Part 2 of 3

Shannon here: Romantic Suspense author, Lillian Duncan shares her husband’s proposal, plus a chance to win her e-book, Deception. Every time you comment, your name goes in the drawing. Deadline: Jan 21st, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Lillian:


 Who needs romance? I mean really. Romance is for the young not for old people like me, right? Wrong!! Who needs romance? I don’t know about you but I need it and want it.

My husband-to-be had spent a year wooing me. And yes, I do mean wooing. In that year’s time, he worked very hard to make me feel special. Not an easy task, but he’d managed to do it very well.

Yesterday, you learned how I met my husband. Today, we’re talking about proposals.

It was our one year anniversary of dating. And I was pretty sure I knew what was coming. So, it wasn’t going to be a surprise. I saw it coming from a mile away. So, no surprise meant no romance, right?

We went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in our town. Ye Olde Jaol. It’s actually a restaurant that was converted from the old county jail. The original cells are now small intimate dining rooms complete with brick walls.

The place is dark. Not many windows in a jail, right? The darkness gives a sense of romance and intimacy. Candles and dim lights add to the ambiance. The waitress takes us to a table.

There’s a beautiful flower arrangement on the table.

We order our dinner, talk , and laugh as the tiny cell fills up with other diners.

Toward the end, the waitress comes over and makes a comment about the flower arrangement and I agree it’s beautiful. She tells me they’re mine.

It seems my sneaky husband-to-be brought them in earlier and had it all arranged. When the waitress left, he slipped out of his chair and onto his knees and proceeded to ask me to make him the happiest man on earth. Through my tears, I agreed and all the diners clapped and hooted.

It might not have been a surprise but it was a night filled with romance.

About Lillian: Lillian Duncan lives in Ohio with her husband, four parrots, one Jack Russell, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She’s been a Speech Pathologist for over thirty years.

She writes the types 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

About the book: Deception

Twins are supposed to have an unbreakable bond, but Patti and Jamie have serious “relationship issues.” Patti hasn’t seen Jamie since her twin ruined her upcoming nuptials years before. When a niece she knows nothing about calls, Patti must unravel the yarn of Jamie’s life and her disappearance. 

Detective Carter Caldwell takes his job seriously, and it’s his job to keep Patti and her adorable niece safe. But Patti is determined to help find her sister. Each step brings her closer to the truth, but pulls her further into a web of danger and deception. 

They must find the courage and faith to continue the search for her sister. Her journey will take her down a road of deception where they will have to fight for her life and the lives of countless Americans.

Come back Jan 20th for Lillian’s romantic interview.

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