Recently I attended my 50th high school class reunion. I keep saying I can’t believe I’m that old. Some of my classmates had the same feeling as we gathered together to reminisce. My two best friends from those years came to the reunion. One of them I haven’t seen for over thirty years. The other one I saw five years ago. Here we are together talking about old times and what we’ve been doing since we saw each other last. We all have children and grandchildren and a lifetime of experiences to share.
So what does this have to do with romance? We discovered that we’ve all been married to our husbands for forty years or more. Besides, reunion stories are one of the favorite romance tropes. I have had at least one reunion story in all the series I have written. The very first book in my Pinecrest series, The Heart’s Homecoming, has a reunion between high school sweethearts. In my Dalton brothers’ series, Mommy’s Hometown Hero, reunites a woman with the guy she had a crush on when she was a kid. The first two books in the Kellerville series, Hometown Promise and Hometown Proposal are both reunion stories. In the Village of Hope series, the first book, Second Chance Reunion, brings together a divorced couple. In my new Front Porch Promises series, the second book, A Love to Call Mine, reunites two people who don’t like each other. I had a fun time bringing these two reluctant people together. This book will be available soon.
Do you enjoy reunion stories?
I’m giving away one of these reunion stories, winner’s choice, to someone who leaves a comment. I will draw the winner at 9PM PDT on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.