While I have been waxing on about Courage, there has been a lot of love in the air. A variety of Valentine’s events are winding up today. I have summarized them at the bottom of this post. They all end today and there are some amazing prizes–be sure you check them out.
Today, I’ll be brief. On a day when we celebrate love, remember that the choice to love also takes courage. Why? Because choosing to love means accepting the possibility of pain. In Highland Solution, Father James, tells the heroine, Katherine:
“My sweet girl, this world is full of people whose first concern is usually their own needs or desires. You are one of the few who always considers the needs of others before your own. You have learned the surest way to open yourself to hurt is to love and yet you love anyway.”
I’ve always loved the song Anyway by Martina McBride and the lyrics were part of my inspiration for Katherine. In spite of the difficulties she faces, she chooses to love anyway. As many times as I have listened to that song, I have only just watched the video and I think it really captures the message beautifully. Enjoy.
I will be choosing winners for free e-copies of Highland Solution, from everyone who has commented anywhere on my blog during February until 10:00 pm EST on Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t yet, leave a comment to be entered.
Scottish Affair Scavenger Hunt and Valentine’s Bash
Please join me with the other great authors who have participated in the Scottish Affair Scavenger Hunt at Coffee Time Romance for a Scottish Affair Bash http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/. And don’t forget to enter the scavenger hunt. You can find details on how to enter here https://www.facebook.com/events/248247838676537/. By the way, my word is “Heroes.”
Love Struck Valentine’s blog hop
I have also participated in the Love Struck Valentine’s blog hop. The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite filled with 43 electronic books! For a chance at the grand-prize, be sure to enter here Love Struck Entry.
Heroic Valentine’s Giveaway on Facebook
This is another massive giveaway with over 40 prizes. You can find details here: Heroic Valentine’s Giveaway All you have to do to enter is tell us your favorite romance novel of all time (or a list of your favorites).