Back to School Bash time! Always a great time with great books as giveaways. I’m not in the back to school crowd, though, as our children are grown and have their own children. I do remember those days. They’re very different now with all the social media posts. I do remember taking pictures of my kids on the first day of school, but not sure where some of those photos are. Now we have our “memories” that pop up every year. Oh, growing up kids in the 80’s seems archaic now. Ha!
But to go to school you have to have books and our specialty on this blog is……books! We all share a common love of reading here. What a great way to escape the realities of this world, and dive into a journey where folks, fall in love, fall out of love, (not really, but they think they have,) fall back into love.
Say what you want about the black moment in romance novels, but honestly, it mirrors real life. I think most of us, when faced with situations that will change our lives, take a step or two back. We have to evaluate, we get scared, or nervous about change and what it will bring into our lives. That moment where the hero and heroine are wanting to be together, but something happens, is a pivitol moment.
Just like it is in our lives. Committing to someone or something is for real. It’s life changing. It involves more than your life and your heart, now, someone else is involved. Stakes are high.
In my novel, Rich in Love, my heroine has a past with a mom who chose missions over her. So when the guy she’s falling for is leaving his job to become a missionary, this is challenging for Ann. The black moment in this book has her making a decision that will impact her for the rest of her life. And she has to work through issues that have plagued her for years regarding missionaries and their sacrifice. How can she take on a lifestyle that she’s despised for years? A lifestyle that she feels ruined her life? A lifestyle that is so important to the man she has fallen in love with? (My publisher is going to have the book on sale for .99 cents Sept. 1-15!)
I love the point in romance novels where the characters change, grow, and rest in the love and life that God has for them. I love the challenges that ensue after the commitment, the happiness that resonates from the page, the satisfying ending to an amazing romance.
What about you? Do you love the storm before the rainbow in romance novels? In real life? Share a memorable black moment, fiction or real, in the comments. Each commenter will be in a drawing for the second book, Rich in Hope.
Enjoy our birthday bash and thank you for following Inspy Romance and the authors.