Thursday, February 6, 2014

One Romantic Weekend

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While the voting is taking place, we've asked all our authors to share their most romantic Valentine's Day or moment. Today's romantic weekend comes from Betty Owens. 

My husband didn’t tell me where we were going. All he would tell me was, it involved a weekend, and a short drive. We arrived at a tall white house in a small town a few miles down the road and were shown to a room overlooking a wide pasture lined with trees. When we opened the door, I entered a softly lit room, beautifully decorated. A gorgeous bouquet of daystar lilies adorned a marble-topped table and beside it, sat a box of pecan turtles (my favorite candy). 

Fragrant candles lined a spa tub in the ornate bathroom. With the press of a button, my favorite music played. The scene was set for a very romantic weekend. He had planned everything so well, even the weather cooperated. Our stay included gourmet breakfasts served in a beautiful sunroom adjoining the main part of the house. Afterwards, we visited antique shops, and enjoyed delicious home-cooked meals in local restaurants then drove around the scenic countryside. 

I will never forget that lovely Valentine’s weekend because he showed me how well he knew me and made me fall in love with him all over again.

About the Author:

To those whose future holds multiple sons, God gives an extra dose of humor...

Born in the Pacific Northwest, Owens grew up in such exotic places as West Tennessee and San Diego, California. She presently resides in Kentucky with her husband of thirty-nine mostly good years. They have three grown and married sons living in the area, along with three daughters-in-law, four beautiful granddaughters, and two handsome grandsons. 

Though she’d always had an interest in storytelling, her writing career began to take off in 1986. As a busy homeschooling mom, she needed an outlet for all the extra joy in the house. A few years passed, and she had several novel-length manuscripts squirreled away. After self-publishing two fantasy-adventure novels, she attended a Christian writers’ conference in Kentucky then later joined American Christian Fiction Writers, hoping to learn more about the craft of writing.  

Now semiretired, Betty spends most of her time writing and studying about writing, critiquing other peoples’ writing, and caring for her mini-schnauzer granddog.  

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Pat Dyer said...

Aw, that's sweet Betty. What a thoughtful husband you have!

June Foster said...

I think I'll pass this story along my my husband. (smile) That was an amazing weekend.