As you might suspect, today is National Love Note Day. Since we read and write romance here, it’s a good national day to celebrate. What can be more touching than a simple love note? Whether short or long, it will leave the receiver with a wonderful feeling. The note will lighten someone’s heart. Although this blog is all about romance, a love note might be for a family member or a friend. They all need to be reminded that we love them and that they brightened our lives.
As I was looking through my books, twenty-six at last count, I didn’t find any with a real love note. How can that be? No love notes? I’ve got notes from one character to another, but none of them are real love notes. The book I just sent to my editor, Puppy Love and Christmas Joy, has a note, but it’s a note of apology. That book will be out sometime in November and makes number twenty-seven. I will definitely have to put a love note in my next book.
The closest I’ve come to having a love note in any of my stories is the song the heroine wrote and sang to the hero in A Song to Call Ours. Earlier in the book, they kiss, and the heroine tells the hero that there will be no more kisses. Her dreams are in Nashville, not the tiny town where he lives. The hero boldly claims that they will kiss again, and she will be the one asking for the kiss. When she finally realizes he is right, she composes a song. Now I’m not a songwriter or even a poet, so I only give the reader a few lines of the song. Here it is.
Please kiss me once.
Kiss me twice.
Kiss me for the rest of my life.
Here’s what the hero is thinking when he hears the song in a crowded auditorium in Nashville.
Mitch wished Amanda would look his way, so he’d know if this was meant for him. Maybe she didn’t have a clue where he was sitting. Or maybe she didn’t even know if he was there after the way he had dismissed her request to bring Charlotte to the concert. He’d given her a negative response, so maybe this wasn’t meant for him at all but some other guy. The thought made him sick.
Trying not to let negativity dominate his thoughts, Mitch listened to the chorus again. Did the song harken back to the challenge he’d given her after the kiss they’d shared? He wanted that to be true. Could he talk to her backstage after the concert, or would he have to wait until the party at Willow’s place? Either way he would let Amanda know that if moving to Nashville to win her heart was his only option, he was ready to make that move.
Have you ever written or received a love note? I may not get to read your responses when this blog post appears because we will be traveling out of the country. If I have the opportunity, I will look at the post, but I don’t know what our internet access will be. I will give away an ebook copy of A Song to Call Ours after we return home to one person who leaves a comment.
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