Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Writing Romance

Happy Ground Hog Day, everyone! And Happy February~the month of love! As a romance writer, I'm constantly looking for another idea for love:).

I was going to ask all of you to name the most romantic book you have ever read. But I'm not sure what I would answer, myself. When I was a teenager, I thought that Christy, by Catherine Marshall was the most romantic book ever written. I read it over and over.

I think the first 'romance' to ever touch my life came from the movies. The Tammy movies that Debbie Reynolds starred in. I wanted to be Tammy. I wanted to live on a houseboat and meet a millionaire and all the other things that Tammy did. Even now, when I think back, those were really very sweet, romantic little movies.

Do you remember the first touch of romance in your life? (And is the song Tammy's in Love going 'round and 'round in your head?:)


  1. Hi Rose Mary, I love Christy, too. I have 2 or 3 copies of the book here and I still read it. As a matter of fact, it was the inspiration for my manuscript, Lucy of Tupper's Hollow. Yes, Tammy's in Love is now going 'round and 'round in my head. Hope you and your readers get a chance to visit my Writing Wednesday post today and help me get it right.

  2. It has been years since I have seen that old movie and yes, now "Tammy, Tammy, Tammy's in love" is spinning in my head. May your writing be blessed and may you be gifted with a wonderful and heart touching romance novel. Blessings!

  3. Hey Rose Mary,
    Are you ready for the next round of snow?? I hear it is going to be a good accumulation this time!! We are home from the hospital, my son did great...still recovering but really doing well!

  4. I love the Christy book too, Rose Mary!
    I don't remember the "Tammy" movies... but I know who Debbie Reynolds is and she was very beautiful when she was young.

  5. Yeah, I remember Tammy, and I remember the song, too. Guess even some little boys enjoyed those movies! Now, how dare you have a blog name like that and not even have a photo of the cabin! Shame on you! (I love rustic cabins.)

  6. The most romantic book for me is The Thorn Birds.

  7. I loved Christy and read it many times. As for the first touch of romance - girl I can't remember that far back. :) blessings, marlene