Positive Thoughts on Romance 2
Following up on the theme I began on THIS BLOG two days ago – that one a result of the startling revelations I talked about in THIS SERIOUS BLOG – here are a few more comments from readers of my novels, and kudos for romance novels in general that I found on the web.
I see the wisdom of the Church’s teaching on the beauty of a relationship between a husband and wife who are committed exclusively to each other. They are a “gift” to the other. The physical expression of that love is blessed by God. That’s why I was so happy to read that not only Elizabeth, but Darcy also, were virgins on their wedding night. What a novel idea, in this current culture: to have saved yourself for “the one”; to give the gift of your body and soul for the first time to your eternal soul mate. That is something you can’t take back once it’s lost. How beautiful it is to read how Lizzy and Darcy learn to enjoy each other entirely, and continue to grow in the awareness of the other.
I must thank you for writing such a splendid book filled with so much love and affection in a pure and beautiful way.
The Unfortunate Persecution of the Romance Novel by Sophie Barnes
You have me hooked and wanting more from the Darcy Saga! It has renewed a passion in me that I unfortunately had forgotten about due to life situations sometimes making you take too serious a focus.
I am 17 and I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease 4 years again and since have just been trying to get through life. I used to love to read, but no longer had any interest and hardly felt good enough anyway. Your book pulled it back into my life. I happened upon your book in Target and actually bought it with the intention of using it for a school assignment I had. I could not put it down once I picked it up. Thanks for the book and bringing some joy back to me!!!
“Rather than ignoring the existence of love in our lives, these romances celebrate how the best love helps us to grow. Modern romance novels (for the most part) insist that the love between two people be to both of their benefit.” from Anne Browning Walker, Why Smart Women Read Romance Novels
My granddaughter is reading the books after I finish them. Maybe a little “X” rated on all the love making verbiage, but also demonstrates how a good marriage between two people should be, so I will let her read it. She is 13!
You have shown with your writing that books can be romantic, passionate and tasteful.
I love the innocence of Darcy and Elizabeth and the fact that their love is so strong – we don’t seem to hear or see that anymore. Your writing is a God send to me.