Friday, April 04, 2008


Oh, I told you love was in the air this week! I tried to warn you that I'm as befuddled as the cooing doves and paired off robins. I can't help but sigh when I see daffodils and tulips poking up through soil in the garden beds. They make me think of bouquets, and bouquets make me smile because--you guessed it--they remind me of weddings. And really, what's more romantic than a spring wedding? Except maybe a summer wedding...or a winter wedding...or a wonderful, crisp autumn wedding. Yes, romance has swept over me as surely as the smell of decomposing leaves uncovered by melting snow... oh, right. Rotting, need-to-be-raked leaves aren't wildly romantic, are they? Hmmph. Well, just forget about the leaves. Believe me, romance overpowers leaves any day!

The romantic befuddlement has extended this week to influence my reading choices. I usually read one or two romances each week but this week it's been all romance, all the time. And you know what? It's been fun!

First I read Good Husband Material by Kara Lennox. I loved this story, for a lot of reasons but mostly because it is well written. Too, the ages of the main characters was a refreshing change of pace. I also loved the idea that the couple met again at their high school reunion. I have a reunion coming up this year, so the whole topic makes me smile.

Then I read For Jessie's Sake by Kate Welsh. It is a heartwarming story with a focus on a sweet little girl who deserves the best the adults surrounding her can give her. I was completely captivated, pulled into the romance and reality in a heartbeat.

Now I'm set to dive into a book by Sally MacKenzie called The Naked Gentleman. I've never read anything by this author and have absolutely no idea what the book's about but this is sincerely a case of the cover selling the book. I saw it, smiled, and walked straight to the cash register. The cover is simple, featuring a top hat and two hearts, the title and author's name, but it just grabbed me. I hope it's as good as I want it to be. I'll let you know.

So there you have it, romance in the air, on the breeze and in the pages, too. Oh, and we are celebrating our wedding anniversary this weekend. Maybe that's part of why we're so immersed in romance these days.

What are you reading this week? Whatever it is, I hope you're enjoying yourself as much as I am. :)


Unknown said...

I am finally reading Cell by Stephen King. It took me long enough! I am loving it. Very scary!

Anonymous said...

This weekend I'm going to begin reading Vineyard Mambo. I can't wait! :^)


Anonymous said...

This week, I'm reading Vineyard Mambo and Screwball (Keri Mikulski). Also some n/f stuff. I'll be making another trip to the bookstore next week to replenish my supply.

Melissa McClone said...

Well, I just read Friends for a Princess with my five year old. I currently have no I guess I'd call them adult books that I'm reading. I'm focused on a proposal I must finish so that's taking all my time. As soon as I know I'll have it done in time I'll pull out a book from my TBR pile.

Dru said...

Happy Anniversary Sarita!

I just finished this wonderful book called, let me see, oh yeah, Vineyard Mambo and I loved it.

I will be reading Southern Fatality by T. Lynn Ocean.

Anonymous said...

Since my copy of Vineyard Mambo hasn't shown up yet I went to Borders yesterday and picked up Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas. It looks really good so I'll start it tomorrow. I think I'll have it done by the time VMambo arrives!

Donna J.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Happy anniversary, Sarita! April is such a romantic month for a wedding!

I'm reading Debra Mullens' The Night Before the Wedding (appropriately enough!). I haven't read her in a while, but this book caught my eye in a review and I just had to get it!

I'll let you know how it turns out!

Marianne Arkins said...

I have yet to read a Kara Lennox book I DON'T like... she's one doozy of a talented lady.

I'm trying to read like made for book giveaways on the LASR blog, so -- yep, all romance, all the time for me!

Kara Lennox said...

Sarita and Marianne--thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much to me.