I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get annoyed by the number of “national day of” days we have. It seems there is a day for almost anything you can think of. For example, When I looked up August 18th, I found that it is National Mail Order Catalog Day. What on earth? I wonder how many more years we will celebrate that one before mail order catalogs become obsolete as online shopping becomes more prevalent. It’s also National Bad Poetry Day. Umm…
In addition to those other weird celebrations, I found that today is National Couple’s Day. As a romance lover, there’s a “day of” that I can get behind!
August has already been a bit of a celebration of my favorite movie couples. My daughter had major reconstructive surgery on her knee the second week of the month, so we’ve spent a lot of time watching movies together while she recovers. I’ve absolutely loved introducing her to some of the couples I grew up falling in love with: Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett (the BBC miniseries version of course!), Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing (far more entertaining and satisfying than the Hero/Claudio relationship in my opinion), Lucy and Jack from While You Were Sleeping (which started my years-long celebrity crush on Bill Pullman)…it’s so nostalgic for me to watch them all and gratifying to see my daughter fall in love with their stories as well.
Now, if I had to pick my favorite bookish couples, I would have a super hard time doing so. Almost every time I pick up an inspirational romance book, I tend to fall in love with the characters. I feel the same when I’m writing. The couples in my books are all so different, yet I love going back to reread their stories because I love the characters so much. I thought for sure that I would have a hard time liking my hero in A Heart to Redeem since I’m not a fan of the reformed bad boy trope, but I got to know Chris so well that by the end of the book, his story actually became my favorite in the series so far since he and his heroine Brandi had to overcome so much to fall in love.
At the end of the month, all of my kiddos head back to school, and I’ll have more reading time at my leisure. I’d love it if you would share your personal favorite bookish couples so I can check them out for myself. Bonus points if they’re written by our InspyRomance authors!