I am familiar with the reputation of romance novels. As someone wrote, “Romance novels have been labeled as "bad, stupid, insipid and for ‘losers’ since long before parachute pants existed.” Another person wrote, Romance novels are considered by many, the “hat trick of easy targets: emotions, relationships…”
The other day, I was having coffee with a friend that I’ve known from years back when I was the emerging victim advocate writing stories of victims and promoting forgiveness.
I asked her what she thought of my change of focus from promoting victim awareness to writing frivolous love stories.
She laughed and confessed that she was a little envious that I could at this stage in life choose to change directions and have fun with a new topic. She has a wonderful life that I’m envious of - so it became a sharing of envy.
But then she said something important. She said that my moving into the love language and the love topics and the love stories was actually evidence that I had the ability to ‘move on’ and that I had truly forgiven.
Wow! That changes everything for me! There is continuity. There is reason for my madness. In the pursuit of forgiveness - love is the goal.
Romance is all about love – and there is nothing wrong with love!
I’ve reached my goal.
Life is one big love story with hundreds of little love stories within it. - Ram Charan