And I know what you’re thinking. With a blog title like that we’re talking Christmas! But wait, not so fast. Even though all the major retailers are decked out for the holiday, doesn’t mean I’m going there.
But I kind of am.
But just not Christmas. Stick with me, here. :)
So, it’s true. The holiday books are out in full force. Christmas books come out starting October, maybe some earlier. It’s a full readerfest of amazing Christmas stories. So many to choose from, all kinds of settings. It is a wonderful time of the year for love.
But so is Valentine’s day. Right?
My friend Ciara Knight and I used to host a Love Our Readers Luncheon around Valentine’s Day. It’s the holiday dedicated to love and those in love. So, Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time of the year too. Right?
But wait! The Hallmark Channel has introduced to us June Weddings. June brides. How often have we’ve heard that term. Visions of summer flowers, blue skies, warm weather, white dresses and so much sunshine. June brides are a tradition that we’ve come to look forward too, and I know I watched several of the June Wedding movies. Did you? Don’t you think of June weddings when you see this photo?
I do. And I know June is a sought after time of the year to get married. In doing some research though I found that the month of June is no longer the most popular time of the year to get married. Nope.
Welcome to Fall! Yes, October, followed by September are the most sought after dates for marriage.
I had to add my cover here for my novella, One Autumn Love. It’s the perfect picture of fall. Golds, soft lights, coats and leaves on the ground. So this is the time of year that now calls to brides. Maybe it’s the cooler temps. Maybe the tradition of June has departed with the reasons for the popularity. (Didn’t it have to do with harvesting or something?)
The colors of fall are brilliant. Oranges, yellows, deep purples. Beautiful wedding backdrops.
As an author we have many seasons, holidays, popular times of the year to set our stories. But what are your favorites?
Here’s your chance to weigh in on your favorite love story time of the year. There are more than I’ve talked about so feel free to add a time I haven’t mentioned. Settings and seasons are pivotal in creating a story readers love.
I’ll pick one commenter to receive an E copy of my Christmas novel, Rich in Hope.