Do you believe in romance?
The possibility of true love, the kind we write about?
You know, the one where soul mates are meant to be together, but have to go through a lot of hard times to be together?
I started reading romances in about the 6th grade.
And I believed in the power of love. One handsome man and one beautiful lady together in spite of all the obstacles thrown their way.
My parents have been married about 48 years, and they are still as in love as when they met. Both my sister and I are closing in on 30 years of marriage. But neither of us would fit into the molds of one of my books.
And people tell tell me all the time my books are just fantasies, nothing like them could ever happen in real life.
Meet my friend, Kelley. She's been through a lot in her life. Including the loss of her three yr old daughter, Kaylyn, in a terrible accident. Men haven't always treated her right.
But this last summer she married Luke. He's everything I imagined for her. He's tall, dark and handsome. Funny and kind. He loves her boys; they like him. Luke enjoys the things Kelley does--horses, camping and herding cattle. They are perfect together.
He's a real life hero who could have stepped off the pages of one of my books. And in Luke and Kelley, I've seen a romance bloom that is as good as anything I could write.
And that makes me happy.
Could your love step off the pages of a romance novel?