Beautiful like Lucifer

Michaelangelo’s David   (Photo Credit: Jay8085 — Creative Commons Flickr)

His was an impossibly beautiful face.

With golden hair, a manly chin, and ice-blue eyes, he was like a Greek god in the flesh.

A prince who stepped out of a storybook.

And he was altogether charming — oh, he was.

She too was lovely, and smart, and very talented. He singled her out to be his life’s companion, chosen over all others.

For she alone was worthy. Well, almost.

Was he the heaven-sent suitor she’d always dreamed of meeting?

Or was he beautiful like Lucifer, hell-bent on control and domination?

Memories are strange creatures. They can lie dormant for years, decades even. And then they burst forth like a bolt out of the blue: ferocious, painful, compelling.

Thus a gorgeous young man — vain and cunning to the core — stepped out of a writer’s past and onto the pages of her fiction.

Today Robin Helm discusses the real-life personality behind her character Thomas Jones. Yes, the “Golden Boy of Meryton” lived and breathed — and his sights were set on Robin. Elizabeth Bennet faces a similar predicament in “Her Christmas Gift,” Robin’s new novella featured in A Very Austen Christmas.

Read Robin’s guest post at Of Pens and Pages. And be reminded that Grandma was right. Handsome is as handsome does …

This article was also posted at Laura Hile: Faith, Hope, Laughter … and Happily Ever After

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4 thoughts on “Beautiful like Lucifer

  1. Robin Helm

    The statue of David is a wonderful representation of “Thomas.” He was a perfect specimen of male beauty, but he was a deceiver. Though David was a man after God’s own heart, he was also a murderer and a philanderer.

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  2. Laura Hile

    I scoured Creative Commons, looking for the fellow you described, and then I realized that people might think he really was “Thomas.” So I switched to statues. I found several Roman soldiers who came close, but your idea to use David was perfect. The statue, not so much the man, captures the feel of Thomas…

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Why yes, we DO want a piece of your mind. ;-)

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