Lisabeth Gilbert was a young ordinary college student determined to guard her heart. Her heart was meant for one person only. Little did she know that her soul had already found the one. During a chance encounter on campus, Lisabeth sees the one her soul had claimed. Her soul instinctively takes control and calls out to his soul tying their souls together for eternity.
Rey Turner’s family discovered the soulmate call generations ago. Rey knew who his soulmate was, but refused to accept her because she was a virgin, waiting for marriage. He was a selfish fool, more willing to let the other half of his soul walk out of his life, than to honor her by waiting for marriage like she desired. By the time he had come to his senses he had pushed her out of his life. He believed he was destined to live without the one created just for him, but he was wrong. The moment their eyes met again, her soul took over and called his. Afraid to lose her again, his soul responded to hers without hesitation.
Will Lisabeth forgive Rey and accept the soulmate call? Will Rey have the strength to love, honor, and cherish her as she desires?
Targeted Age Group:: 16 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
For over twenty years, I replayed this story in my head. I finally found the courage to write it because I wanted to read it. My oldest encouraged me to believe in myself. What started as a one and done, has turned into three published, a fourth in progress, and an expected total of ten in this series.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
In this first book, the two principal characters began as a dream when I was a teenager. They morphed into so much more over the years. I based much of my female character on my teenage self. The male character developed more after writing the first draft, when it was suggested not enough was known about him.
The morning drive to orientation was going at a snail’s pace with all the traffic on the interstate. Driving into New Orleans early in the morning was always a capital B. I was not looking forward to spending my whole Saturday listening to lectures about how great UNO is.
For the first year of college, I went to the local community college, and it was time to move on to a University if I wanted my degree. On a Saturday morning, being a young 18-year-old, I would have rather slept on my day off.
I pulled up to the campus in search of a place to park; I had absolutely no idea where to go. I had never been there before. I should have probably checked the place out before today. At least I left early enough to guarantee I would not be late. I hated being late.
After finally finding a parking space, it was time to go search for the auditorium where I planned on spending the next few hours listening to some speech about how the future was bright. I wouldn’t even have been surprised if they had some lame slogan like, “The future’s so bright, you’ll need sunglasses.”
Why didn’t I see if anybody I knew was going to this thing? When I got closer to the building, I saw someone I knew. I felt relief wash all over me, thinking, “maybe this day won’t be that bad?” It was one of my friends, Daniel.
I couldn’t even remember how, where, or when we met. He always seemed to be wherever I was. If it’s at the coffee shop, I liked to hang out at, or with a group of friends. And now there he was today. He’s one of those guys I could bring home to my parents, so I’ve purposely always kept him at a distance. He’s also not the most attractive guy either. He’s not ugly, but for some unexplainable reason, he never did it for me at all. We’re close to the same height, which could have been worse, he could have been shorter than me. Looks wise he was plain old average, average hair, average eyes, average size, blah.
I felt saved though, knowing I wouldn’t have to sit all by myself through the long day. We walked into the auditorium, having the usual casual talk two people experience who are mere acquaintances and not great friends.
I walked through the auditorium doors with Daniel. There he was, sitting in the back row. His body was turned around in his seat, looking at something outside of the doors. Then he turned towards me and my brown eyes met his brown eyes. I was suddenly hit with a giant tidal wave of feelings. A wave of emotions I had never felt before. If Cupid really shot people in the butt with arrows, they hit mine. It was love at first sight, or should I say love at first re-sight. It felt possibly like my soul took over by taking a sledgehammer and utterly destroyed any wall or barrier I had ever built around my heart. Out of nowhere the first thought in my head was, “I love you, Jeffrey Turner.”
Rey never took his eyes off of mine. His gaze was so intense I could feel it. I knew I did not see him open his mouth to speak, yet I knew with every fiber of my very being I heard him say, “I love you too, Lisabeth Gilbert.”
It was impossible, or I was going crazy. I heard him say it in my mind. So shaken up, I nearly tripped going down the stairs while my mind was spinning. Rey jumped up to grab me by the elbow, and he pulled me close to him. While still looking me straight in the eyes, I heard in my head, “You are not crazy.” This time he opened his mouth and asked, “Can we go outside and talk?”
The only words I could find to mumble out of my mouth were, “give me a minute.”
I strolled to a seat with Daniel to set my stuff down. Daniel must have seen something going on because he asked me, “Are you alright, you are white as a sheet. You look like you might vomit or something?”
I paused and turned to him; my thoughts all over the place. I didn’t even answer him. All I could think about was that first thought I had, “I love you, Jeffrey Turner?” What was that, where did that come from, when did I fall in love with him, how come I just realized this, what was going on? These questions ran through my mind. Never mind the fact I heard his voice in my head, not once but twice. Never mind, he loved me too.
I thought Daniel may have been right, I might vomit. Without even answering him, I got up and headed out the door. I did not know where I was going, but I had to get out of there. The walls were closing in on me, my chest getting heavier, I moved faster to get outside.
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