Mary Anslee Urban – Real Life Romance – Part 1 of 2

Shannon here: Inspirational romance author, Mary Anslee Urban shares how she met her husband, plus a chance to win debut novel, Tapestry of Trust in e-book or paperback. Comment on any post dated July 16 – 20 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: July 28th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Mary:

Near the end of my Freshman year of high school my sister’s lab partner, Gary asked if she would introduce him to me. My sister did the next best thing, she gave him my phone number. He called that evening and asked if he could walk me home after school. We met up the next day. On our walk home I immediately summed Gary up as serious, focused and very practical. Hardly the makings of a fun fourteen year old.

That summer Gary dropped by my house often with his friends. My family loved him. One day Gary told my mother that he planned to marry me one day. My thought was, his future plan had one flaw, I wasn’t going to be in it.

From time to time over the next couple years Gary asked me out on dates. Sometimes I even said yes. But still no interest.

The summer before college Gary and I met up again. I was working at local restaurant and he and his family came in. He asked if he could call me and I agreed. It became evident that evening when he called that I was ready for a serious, focused and practical guy.

Our first date was to the movies to see Star Wars. Being not much of a movie buff, I dozed off a little, but still enjoyed our date! That evening, Gary told me he loved me. A few dates later, I told him the same.

During our second year of college we married. We moved to North Arizona, scrimped and saved, hiked beautiful mountain trails and spent countless days dreaming about our future. After college, Gary started working for a major airline carrier as an airline pilot.

Together we have been blessed to travel to far off lands, raise five great kids and still dream about our future. Now after 33 years, we are still enjoying the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us. Which now include three precious grandchildren. God is good!!

About Mary: Mary Annslee Urban is an author of Inspirational Romance. Her goal is to write stories that stir the heart about love, honor and God’s grace! Her debut book, Tapestry of Trust, White Rose Publishing, was released June 2012. Her second book, She Came to See the Snow~A Colorado Christmas Romance, will be released Fall of 2012.

Mary has also been a freelance writer for several local newspapers and has had articles published in magazines as well as online publications. She has served as co-president of Carolina’s Christian Writers and is a member of ACFW. A North Carolina resident, Mary and her husband have five children and 3 grandchildren. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys Bible Studies, cooking, traveling, long walks and anything chocolate! Learn more:

About the book: Surrendered Hearts—Interwoven Grace Isabelle had always envisioned Charlie Hamilton as the hero depicted in the romantic tapestry hanging in the Hamilton home. Then Charlie abandoned her to make decisions no one should make alone. Now, six years later, Charlie’s back, and despite Isabelle’s best efforts, she can’t ignore the longing his presence reignites. Charlie wants a second chance, but can Isabelle trust the man he’s become? Can she surrender her threadbare heart long enough for God to weave Isabelle’s own happily-ever-after tapestry? Purchase: or

Come back July 18th for Mary’s real life romantic interview!

4 Responses to “Mary Anslee Urban – Real Life Romance – Part 1 of 2”

  • angela says:

    would love to win. I want paperback form.

  • Illene Stewart says:

    Please enter me in the contest. I love a good read and this sounds good!

  • misskallie2000 says:

    I would love to read Tapestry of Trust as it sounds like a great book. I would llike a paperback copy. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

  • Terri Clark says:

    Please enter me. I would love to add this book to my library.

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