Monday, June 15, 2009
June is the traditional month for romance and something I have a lot of are LDS romantic novels, so this next contest will feature romance. I'm not going to display the covers of all the books I'm offering for a prize to the winner of this contest, but here are a dozen titles:
Scottish Legend by Sherry Ann Miller
Makeover by Shannon Guymon
Finding Faith by Terri Ferran
The Icing on the Cake by Elodia Strain
At the Water's Edge by Annette Lyon
Promise of Spring by Kristen McKendry
Through Love's Trials by Julie Coulter Bellon
Delicious Conversation by Jennifer Stewart Griffith
Always & Forever by Candie Checketts
Unlikely Match by Beverly King
The Bishop's Bride by Elizabeth Watkins
Time and Eternity by E. M. Tippetts
I have more, so if none of these are the winner's choice, as usual you can give me a wish list and I'll do my best to send you a romance you'd really like to read.
A few years ago I taught a family history class. This wasn't a fill out the family tree chart class, but a class where participants wrote their own family history. One of the assignments I gave was to "write your own love story." We all have a love story. Some of us married the object of our heart's desire, but most of us didn't marry every person we fell in love with. I'll admit I was only six when I decided I was in love with a neighbor boy. He was my best friend and we spent every minute possible together. Once he and his family were late for the movie shown every Friday night at the church. When he finally arrived we met each other on the front steps with a big smooch, which we didn't live down for years. Our moms even made us matching outfits, me a dress and him a shirt, from chicken feed bags. (Most of my dresses were made from either chicken feed sacks or flour sacks when I was little.) When we were nine both of our families moved away, we wrote occasionally, and he surprised me a few years ago by showing up at one of my book signings.
As I grew older I experienced the usual crushes and two serious loves, but it was while I was attending college that I asked a friend to date one of my roommates. Months later he asked me to return the favor and go out with his cousin who had returned early from his mission with a serious illness. The cousin had healed and my friend decided it was time to get him back in the dating game. So you might say, I met my husband on a blind date. Four months passed between that first date and our second, but on that second date we both realized the relationship was one we wanted to pursue. Six months later we were married.
So now let's hear a love story by you, a romantic proposal, a wedding disaster, or any story of love and romance you experienced.