Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The importance of romance

I'm writing this blog post before I leave for Haiti. I'll be in that country the week it runs.



I just wanted to make a short observation about how important romance can be in someone's life.



I have a friend in Haiti who was kidnapped at gunpoint a few years ago. They blindfolded her, put the gun to her temple as they forced her to call relatives for the ransom money.



She got out alive, one of the lucky ones.



To this day, she has trouble sleeping at night. So whenever I visit, I always try to bring her lots and lots of books. She loves to read English books, especially romances, because they brighten her life and help her relax so she can sleep.



Some people say romance is trash.



Those are the ones who don't know what a treasure a romance novel can be, especially to a woman whose nightmares are soothed by a romance novel.



Have a good week, all, and here's to all of us who write romance, and read it.

3 comments:

EmilyBryan February 3, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Wonderful, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing how important romance is for your friend.

I know the work you do in Haiti is so important, but please be careful.

Cindy Holby February 4, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

Take that teleflora. Romance novels are great for escaping reality for just a few moments.

Stay safe Bonnie

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner February 4, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

And you are terrific, Bonnie, for taking your friend the books that make her feel better.

Great post!!

Cindy Holby

Gerri Russell

Joy Nash

Bonnie Vanak

Emily Bryan

C.L. Wilson

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