Today we have prolific author and friend Roxanne Rustand with us. With nearly thirty novels to her credit, Rox’s specialty is heart warming romance with a sprinkling of suspense, as well as inspirational novels. And she’s spent the last several weeks immersed in a very personal romance–the wedding of her son and the girl he fell in love with!
I love romance novels of all types. I love the struggles, the conflicts, the challenging character arcs that eventually bring two unlikely people together and lead them to a life of happiness. As much criticism as the genre attracts from time to time, isn’t that what we all hope for–finding the right person, the one with whom we can share our lives through good times and bad? What person doesn’t want that for themselves?
This weekend–the reason why this blog post is late–our second son and his lovely fiancée were married. We are all so thrilled for him! Our backpacking, flyfishing, kayaking, mountain climbing outdoorsman found a wonderful woman with his same spirit of adventure and love of travel, and his same family values. After a proposal out west in the shadows of the Grand Tetons, they were married in a beautiful lodge decorated with pine branches and a thousand candles.
I’ve had romance and romantic suspense novels published since 1999–my most recent this past December, the next one in April. But now, as I still bask in the glow of this perfect wedding weekend, I’ve thinking about real life romance. Chance meetings–where one might never have met the love of their life if not for a twist of fate. A few seconds difference, a random meeting missed–who knows where each of us might be now?
I met my future husband at a veterinary fraternity party during college–where I was trying to ignore my boyfriend after a sudden tiff. Feeling awkward, debating about leaving, I talked to some random guy next to me…who has now been my husband for thirty-five years!
So how about you? I would love to hear the stories about how you all met the significant other in your life!