A couple of years ago I wrote a series of books (starting with six and ending with nine) set in fictional Serendipity, Texas called Cowboy Country. The series premise was all about cowboys and babies—lots of babies.
So, when I went to plan out my next six-book series, I shied away from babies, at least until Book Six, which I am now writing and that stars an adorable pair of twins.
As it happens, though, fiction mirrors real life, reminding me why romances with babies in them are so popular. Here at the Kastner’s, we haven’t had a newborn in our house since our grandson was born eleven years ago, so we were extra excited to welcome Emily Rose on June 6th. Her brother even dressed up in a suit for the first time meeting his sister so he would, “make a good impression.”
My heart be still.
And that was when I remembered just why babies are so special and why I enjoy writing them into my books. They give us the opportunity to fall in love all over again, to experience the giddiness and butterflies we may have thought were long past us.
This Granny thanks the newest member of our family for reminding her just why babies should be included in books.
Do you enjoy reading books with babies as secondary characters? Why or why not?
Deb’s next book, A Reason to Stay, will be out August 23rd! Preorder today!