Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday Morning Madness - Why Do I Love Reading Romances?

Good Morning, Everyone!

It's come to my attention that many of my recent subscribers and followers came aboard after I wrote about horror novels and movies. So, there will be more romanticism posts in the coming weeks. No, this isn't a change of direction for this blog. For those of you who don't already know, Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer began with me reviewing many romance novels. Yes, the guy who watched Michael Myers stalk Laurie Strode at the age of seven-years-old, somehow fell in love with romance novels. Why? How? I don't exactly have a 100% answer, but I guess I have a sensitive side that likes reading about fictional characters falling in love with each other. Sappy, right?

I stumbled upon the world of love stories at an early age. My mother read historical romances by Rosemary Rogers, Johanna Lindsey, Jude Deveraux, and many others. Unknowingly to my mother, I read a few of these books during my childhood. Why? Well, I had reread through my small collection of books countless times. And probably out of boredom, I ended up moving on to my mother's collection because I couldn't find anything "new" in the house to read. During my early teenage years, I became memorized by the erotic world of Annie Rice's vampires. When I was around 22 or 23, I accidentally stumbled upon The Covenant by Beverly Lewis. It was my introduction to the Amish fiction genre. For nearly 20 years, I have read many (and I mean "many") Amish tales and other Christian romances by a variety of authors.

Since I like Christian romances, am I religious? No, I would never consider myself a religious person. I love reading clean-cut romances because the majority of them are well-written with likable characters. Plus, I have a lonely heart, so reading about fictional characters falling in love lifts spirits to some degree. Yeah, being single can a bit a downer, and many times I have found myself searching for a "christian dating site," which there are many different ones to choose from, such as Christian Mingle, eHarmony, We Love Dates, and Elite Singles. I, for one, haven't had any luck finding a love on a dating site. However, I have heard a good amount of singles who have signed up for a Christian dating site have found their soulmates, so I guess it is worth giving it a try. What are your thoughts on the subject?

Anyway, I will review a slew of romance novels over the next few months. These books have been sitting on my desk collecting dust for quite a long time. I have read most of them and even jotted down a few notes on each one, so I shouldn't have to reread them before writing the reviews. All of them are Christian romances, except for Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon. It's more of a thriller than a romance. This week, I will read Meant To Be by Jude Deveraux. It's a newer title from Mira Books, so the review for it will be coming soon. 



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