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And let's not forget the shiny presents involved!
What? *grins* Didn't I mention that before? No? My bad!
Sounds like the typical template for a many romance books, right? And it was that...but it was also SO MUCH MORE!
I don't want to give spoilers away but suffice it to say, that there was compelling and endearing plot points that seduced the mind and soul. It was also the first book I'd read in which the heroine wasn't sleek and slender with the perfect body and face. Nellie was a bit more ...well..just more. Curvy, sweet and intelligent but invisible to so many, even her own family. It was the first romance that showed me that fluffy girls have their own magic as I'm not just the club's president, I'm also a member...it gave me hope. And a strange pride in it.
Now, many years have passed, I'm 44 years old. A bit more jaded, cynical, and realistic. I've hit rock bottom and I've scaled the mountain. I've been many things to many people. I've failed a lot. Then again, I've also succeeded in other ways. I write books now. I'm a productive member of society, a good daughter and sister. A loving and loyal friend. I still make mistakes and dwell in nonsense as much as possible.
But every Christmas Eve, once the company has gone home and the house is clean, once I've brewed some tea and slipped into my funky pj's and taken refuge under the blankies...
Once I pick up that well worn and much beloved book and flip it open...
Well, then I'm just a romantical girl who believes in...
Well...I believe in Wishes.
And I believe they can come true.
Now, my Dear Readers...what about you? Any books you have that you call Old Friend?