Since characters are the key for me, I thought it might be fun to write about some of my characters in a blog post series. So here goes with my new entry, the hero of Beloved, Tyson Applegate (to see my post about Diana, go here).
Once the quintessential spoiled young rich man, Tyson Applegate has determined to recreate his life in a more godly way. But it’s not going to be as easy as he thought, especially with Diana to remind him of all he did to hurt her.
Tyson is the only son of a wealthy mining tycoon, and his father had every detail of his son’s life planned from birth. Those plans didn’t call for Tyson to marry a once impoverished girl who’d come west on an orphan train, someone without resources or connections or proper breeding. To spite his father, that’s exactly what Tyson did, sweeping Diana off her feet in a whirlwind courtship and marrying her quickly. But when things went from bad to worse with his father, Tyson stormed out of the Applegate estate and didn’t return. Not for weeks or months or years.
Now, after being presumed dead on the battlefields of Cuba, Tyson is back, a changed man with plans of his own. The first thing he wants to do is be redeemed in his wife’s eyes. Trouble is, she is about to become engaged to another man, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead. Winning Diana’s forgiveness is not going to be as easy as he’d once hoped.
Tyson and Diana captured my heart from the opening line of Chapter One, which reads:
To say the least, it was inconsiderate of Diana’s almost-dead husband to show up at her engagement party. Click to Tweet
Diana had lots of reasons not to forgive Tyson, let alone to ever trust him again with her heart. But as a writer and as a reader, second chance stories appeal to me. Probably because God has given me so many second chances throughout my lifetime.
I am so eager to share this special love story with readers. I hope you are as eager as I am.