Monday, July 21, 2014

Could there be More to Life than Romance? with Lillian Duncan

Please welcome Lillian Duncan to my blog ... I must admit her heading grabbed me to read more ... 


MORE TO LIFE THAN ROMANCE? REALLY?


There’s more to life than romance.
An odd statement coming from someone who writes romantic suspense novels, but the truth is the truth. We can’t survive on romance alone. We need all sorts of connections with other people—not just romantic relationships.
As in life, not everything is about the romance!
Friendships are important! That’s the theme of my Sisters By Choice series. Even though the books are romantic suspense, they show deep friendships between the women in the books.
Women who are willing to help others in a crisis. Women who will go the extra mile—take the extra time—use the extra energy to help. So much so that they are willing to risk their own life.
Now that’s a friendship!
BETRAYED tells the story of Maria and her daughter. They are in Witness Protection after a devastating betrayal by her husband. (You’ll have to read the book to find out what he did.) Maria trusts no one, but she is forced to trust others to keep her daughter safe. As the story proceeds she learns that family isn’t just about blood.
Family is about sharing life together. Being there for each other in the good times and the bad. Those bonds are formed as we go through life together. Those bonds can take strangers, acquaintances, and even friends, and transform them into family.
In my own life, I’ve been blessed to have three such friendships. And those relationships have helped me get through some of the tough times in my life. But they’re also about having someone to share the good times with. Laughing, giggling, and happy tears are better when they happen with a friend.
So remember, there really is more to life than romance. We need friends and family—whether it’s by birth or by choice.



BETRAYED by Lillian Duncan
Amazon link:  http://buff.ly/1cdlbkX

BACK COVER:
The Witness Protection Program claims it can keep anyone safe if only the person follows the rules...so Maria follows the rules. Every rule. She gives up everything--her friends, her family, her past, even her name--to ensure her daughter has a future.
Reborn as Veronica Minor, Maria struggles to build a new life amid the beauty of her flower shop in the sleepy little town of Sunberry, Ohio. A life where her daughter can have a happy normal childhood. A life where her daughter will never know that her father was a monster.
 When a child disappears, Veronica prays it has nothing to do with her past, but what if she's wrong? Not knowing whom to trust, she trusts no one...and that's her first mistake, because the nightmare isn't over--her dead husband just called from the grave.

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Lillian Duncan…Stories of faith mingled… with murder and mayhem.
Lillian is a multi-published writer who writes the type 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: www.lillianduncan.net.  She also has a devotional blog at: www.PowerUpWithGod.com  as well as her personal blog, Tiaras  Tennis Shoes at www.lillian-duncan.com


Thanks so much for visiting today, Lillian, and sharing your thoughts on Friendship. 

This post is part of a series on Friendship as we celebrate the release of the paperback versions of the Spiralling books .

 




4 comments:

  1. Great observation and I agree, Lillian! Enjoyed the post. Tweeting and sharing.

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  2. Hi, Lillian, so good to see you here. I love your series!

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  3. My brother once told me that friends are overrated. That had been after I first moved, and I knew no one. Now that I have friends, I agree they make a world of difference.

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  4. She's right - we need all of those connections.

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