If you like real life love stories, you’ve got to hear about the one that inspired my work-in-progress, Fiancé Finale.
A friend of mine dated a guy, but when they broke up, he got engaged to someone else. On the night before his wedding to the other woman, my friend randomly prayed, “God if you want me to marry Jerry, don’t let him get married tomorrow.” Then she thought, “That was weird.” And forgot all about it. Until…
You guessed it. She found out months later that Jerry didn’t make it down the aisle.
After that, she was like, “Oh no. Now I have to be his wife, whether I want to our not!” Of course, they’re now happily married with four kiddos, but can you imagine all the conflict between the prayer and the proposal?
I never forgot their story, and it became a subplot in Husband Auditions. Meri reveals to her brother Charlie that his former flame Nicole didn’t wed her new groom, and he has a moment of panic. Because he’d prayed the same prayer that my friend had.
I’m just getting started on this romance, and I’m excited to explore God’s will vs. free will. Plus, I think it’s a great setup for the heart issues of selfishness (Charlie jilted her for a job opportunity he wanted) and pride (Nicole will have to humble herself to accept him back after being jilted).
Charlie was out of the country for most of Husband Auditions, but you’ll get to know him better in Hero Rehearsals, which releases August 29th. Watch for the cover reveal next month!!!
Now, I’d love your ideas for Fiancé Finale. If the man who jilted you at the altar showed up to propose again because he thinks it’s God’s will, how would you respond?