Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Marriage Masquerade Excerpt

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Proverbs 18:10

From The Marriage Masquerade:

“I haven’t had a chance to thank you properly for saving my life. And I’m sorry for being sick on the dock.” Her delicate ears reddened, and her gaze dropped.

Uncomfortable, both with being thanked for something he’d done instinctively, and with the protective feelings expanding in his chest, he shrugged and half-turned away from her.

“Don’t mention it.” He waved away her thanks. “You’ve seen the most dangerous places on the island. Stay away from the cliff, the fuel stores, and the tower. And it’s against the rules for you to enter the lighthouse without one of the keepers. That should keep you safe. And considering the state of this morning’s breakfast, I’ll stay away from the kitchen. That should keep me safe.” He grinned, waiting to hear her laugh.

She gasped, dropped her arms to her sides, and stalked off toward the house.

So much for his attempt at humor.

Today's Question: Have you ever had to be rescued?


  1. I've never had to be rescued nor have I rescued anyone. I have--however--wondered if I would have the courage to do so. Does a hero lie within? I don't have a clue.

  2. I missed a chance that I regret today. I've been forgiven, but things could have been different had I stepped in.

  3. I have not been rescued, but then I don't think I have ever been in a situation where I needed rescuing. I worry, too, about having the courage to rescue, but then I also wonder if I would be able to tell when someone else needed rescuing if the situation was less than blatently obvious.

  4. If you asked my mother, I'm sure she would say she rescued me a lot when I was small. I was the 'leap first, oops later' type kid.

    I have to say, the rescue scene is one of my favorites from The Marriage Masquerade. :)

  5. I've never had to be rescued, but all my heroines have. But before the book is over, she rescues the hero or herself.

  6. You know what hit me? We've all been rescued by Jesus. Took me all day to figure that out!

  7. Aaron McCarverFebruary 16, 2010

    Wow, Jeri! Great way to think of this! By the same token you are a rescuer when you write as you are pointing others to the Lord! He is so great to allow us to share Him through the written word!