Very often we see a pattern in novels that tell love stories. But besides the usual “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, and boy gets girl back,” there are other kinds of love stories and these are the ones I like to create in my novels.
Take a look and consider whether any of these kinds of love have happened to you or someone you know.
We read of unrequited love in the love triangle in Julia’s Violinist. Being “torn between two lovers” is as heartwrenching for the reader as it is for Julia. Add the setting of postwar Europe with events that will have you thinking about them long after you read the book, and you have the ingredients for a worthwhile read.
Another kind of love develops in The Wind Weeps and its sequel, Reckoning Tide. Here we have the misguided love between Andrea and the handsome Robert, whose attentions take an abnormal twist. You’ll find yourself wondering how Andrea ever could have thought this was love. But is love that turns into a manic obsession really love?
Then we have the love that happens by the slimmest of chances. Perhaps it came about because of the alignment of the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the beach that day, as seems to be the case in Orion’s Gift when Sylvia meets Kevin in a Baja campground. Can such a love, that happens purely by chance, withstand the test of time? Can it survive when their former lovers are on a “search and destroy” mission?
What better time to load up on these love stories than on Valentine’s Day! You’ll be glad you did, once you lose yourself in the lives of Julia, Andrea, and Sylvia, and their significant others.
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Do you have recommendations of novels with unusual love stories? Why not leave a comment and share them?
All great stories, but I have to say that Julia’s Violinist is my favorite!!!
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Thanks, Darlene. I think it’s mine too.
I have read all four of Anneli’ s lovely novels and have to say the one that has stayed with me over the years is Julia’s Violinist. It’s the kind of story that keeps you thinking about “what if”?? What would or could I have done under such circumstances.
Nice to hear from a faithful reader/fan. Thanks, Dawn. I like all the characters in my novels (even some of the bad ones) but I have to agree with you that Julia sticks in a person’s mind. Possibly it’s because she had to go through so much and yet love endured. Thanks for commenting and reading!
I posted at 3:43 and the comment time says 11:43…just so u know 🙂
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My clock must be set to London time. I’ll check it out. Thanks.