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Why romance novels help keep me balanced

April 16, 2007

Off topic: For anyone in the Dallas area who has not been to high tea at the Grand Lux at the Galleria with DFWTea, you do not know what you are missing! My parents were in town this weekend and I dragged them there to experience high tea. They were thoroughly impressed 🙂

Now, I’m a self-proclaimed news junkie, but with all the chaos and tragedy in the world lately, I have rediscovered why I love reading romances so much. They (well, almost) always have a happy ending and they are a way for me to escape the reality of whatever is going on in my life or the world. Of course, I could live without the tear-jerker romances. You know the ones – they require a box of kleenex to get through and usually become Hallmark movies. (The Night We Met required kleenex toward the end, but I’m still glad I read it.) I’m definitely more of a romantic comedy or romantic suspense reader. Though I used to read a lot of historicals (love Julie Garwood‘s back list and I’m anxiously awaiting her new historical) and still read some new ones, I generally prefer contemporaries. Whenever I’m stressed, just give me a romance novel and the world will become tolerable again.

What I’ve been reading (or re-reading):
The Prize by Julie Garwood (one of my favorites to re-read)
The Night We Met by Tara Taylor Quinn
Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie (Love that Fred!)
To Die For by Linda Howard
Savor the Seduction by Laura Wright

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