In Others’ Words: Hero (Guest Post)
To celebrate her latest book release, Lakeside Family, my friend, Lisa Jordan, shares a quote with us today.
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~Christopher Reeve (1952-2004), actor
In Lakeside Family, Nick Brennan feels like nobody’s hero. After his father abandoned his family, Nick promised never to follow in his footsteps. While shouldering the guilt of family tragedy and being responsible for his adult brother with special needs, Nick learns he has a daughter who needs him—her life depends on it. Nick learns heroes come in different shapes and sizes and God can use the ordinary man for His extraordinary work.
To me, real heroes are those who don’t consider themselves as being one:
- single parents who work hard to ensure their children are healthy and safe.
- parents with children who have special needs.
- teachers who encourage and mentor those who feel forgotten.
- victims of tragedy who clings to hope and use their trials to witness to others.
- ordinary people who donate to provide others with hope for a new life.
- anyone who acts as a voice for those who can’t be heard.
In Your Words: Who is your hero? What kind of hero do you strive to be?
Lisa is celebrating the release of Lakeside Family with a month-long party of giveaways, including Coffee Lovers and Tea Lovers baskets. For more details and to enter the gift basket giveaways, leave a comment here.
Married 23 years to her real life hero, Lisa Jordan knows a thing or two about romance. She and her husband have two college-aged sons and will be facing an empty nest soon. By day, Lisa is an early childhood educator, and by night, she is a contemporary romance novelist with Love Inspired. Lakeside Reunion, her debut novel, is a 2012 Carol Award Finalist. Lakeside Family, her second novel, releases in August 2012. She is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Agency. In her free time (ha!), Lisa enjoys good books, chick flicks, crafting with friends and feeding her NCIS addiction. To learn more about Lisa, visit her website at www.lisajordanbooks.com.
The one man she never wanted to see again is the only who can save her daughter’s life.
In the space of a minute, Nick Brennan learns he has a nine-year-old daughter— and that she desperately needs his help. All this time, his high school sweetheart, single mother Josie Peretti, thought he knew about their child. And that he just didn’t care. About the ill little girl—or Josie, the woman he’s never forgotten. But Nick made a long-ago promise never to forsake his family the way his father did. A promise he vows to make good on now… if only Josie will bless him with a second chance.
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