Mary Anslee Urban – Romantic Real Life Interview – Part 2 of 2

Shannon here: Inspirational romance author, Mary Anslee Urban shares insight into her real life romance plus a chance to win her 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:

  • What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?

After seven years of marriage, my husband took me to a restaurant that we used to enjoy when we were dating. He had the top of the cake recreated and hired someone to sing, “We’ve Only Just Begun,” by the Carpenters. 

  • What’s the most romantic present you ever bought your spouse?

My husband was very busy his last semester of school and at the same time he wanted desperately to get his resume out for a job. Every day I typed up resumes and sent them out various airline carriers around the US. One month after graduation he was interviewed by one of the major carriers where he works today.

  • Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?


  • What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?

Even now when my husband is on the phone with me and says, “I love you,” it makes my day.

  • What is the most caring thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?

For years no matter what time he has to go work I get up and make him a great breakfast.

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

My spouse.

  • Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?

Grand Canyon. In a cabin for 2 days and 2 days camping. That was all we could afford and we loved it!

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 bookSurrendered 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

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