Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Choose Your Own (Christian) Romance

Now's your chance to prove your chops as an editor. Below are three choices of story endings, one from a published Christian romance story, and two that have been invented by moi. Choose the "real" ending and vote in the comments section:

A) Roy pulled her close. "Now that you've rejected the lies of egalitarianism and have accepted the truth of the complementarian position, I think it's time for me to tell you... you are going to be my wife."

B) And as her true love pulled her into his arms for the sweetest kiss, Ashley was finally able to leave the past behind and embrace the future, as a woman, as a mother, and someday soon as a pastor's wife.

C) After crossing the prairie she had lost so much, but God had brought Brett into her life. His strong arms encircled her and she was reminded again of the safety of the circled wagon train. She had found home at last.


  1. Ah-hahahahha!

    This is tough. I'm tempted by "C", for the prarie romance is CBA's bread and butter, but I'm going to go with "B".

    Yes, that is my vote. B.

  2. My vote is C - it sounds so familiar I might have read it once. Unless you are making that up and then I am going to feel silly....but for now, C it is.

  3. Anonymous3:36 PM

    I agree with Carla. I think it's "C"...sounds familiar. I think I've read it somewhere before (perhaps in a Francine Rivers book?). If you did indeed make that up Matt...well, then you are very, very good.

  4. Anonymous9:45 PM

    i'm going with C. but my favorite is A.

  5. Anonymous11:18 PM

    this is a fun contest.

    i choose b. because a book about a woman who fulfills her dream and becomes a pastors wife would be extremely marketable.

    c sounds very nice but i believe that you, matt, are a talented enough writer to make a better sounding ending than the generic romance novel.

  6. Anonymous8:18 AM

    C, definitely. :-)