Sunday, September 11, 2011
SWEET Giveaway Day Five
Sorry I'm late today. I overslept and didn't want to be late for church so I delayed the giveaway for this afternoon.
I struggled with what I could say today. Though I didn't lose anyone close to me in the 9/11 attacks, I, like many Americans and people all over the world, grieve for those lost. It's a somber day and even though I'm a writer, I struggle with the right words in something that's so deeply personal and profound to all of us. In fiction, I put my characters through horrific circumstances, but I can control their happy ending and that's one of the reasons I love to read and write romantic fiction. A happy ending is assured. Since no words of mine can create that happy ending here, let's talk about the kinds of reads we like to go to when we're looking for that comfort read.
At least once a year I read the following books: Sarah's Child by Linda Howard, Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream Man by Linda Howard, Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught, The Bride by Julie Garwood, It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Some To Watch Over Me by Judith McNaught
The above books bring me comfort. They're like visiting an old, dear friend and sharing memories or snuggling up with a warm blanket and cup of hot tea on a cold day. I have many keeper books on my shelves, but the above books are the ones you'd have to pry out of my hands to take from me.
What about you? What is your favorite(s) comfort read? Share and maybe our comfort read list will grow by one or two. Now there's a comforting thought!
Name at least one of your comfort reads for a chance to win a signed copy of Hummingbird Lake by Emily March or a copy of Absolutely Positively by Heather Webber. Both look like they could be future comfort reads!
I'll collect your comments today and two random commenters will win. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment. Winners will be announced tomorrow on our Recommend Monday blog.
So please share those comfort reads and also, take a moment to hug someone today.
Sending out cyber-hugs to all of you!
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