R is for Romance
I'll admit it. I love romance. The flowers, the romantic dinners, the opening the door for me...the whole package. Where did it go? It seems to mostly be in the pages of books nowadays. We need to raise our kids - both the boys and the girls that romance is a good thing.
But romance can take so many forms. I think when one character fights for another, it can be incredibly romantic. This snippet is from a WIP from In Hyacinth that may or may not be released due to the fact this particular story takes place outside of Hyacinth.. If you've read Courted by a Knight, you are familiar with Chrissa. She got herself into a spot of trouble and is trying to find her way. Thankfully, Davis Roughton has offered to help. This is a telephone conversation between Davis and her father.
“She acted out due to your rules as it was,” Davis snapped. “If you’d been stricter, she would have struck out sooner and I wouldn’t have been here to help.”
“As much as we appreciate your help, that is not your job.”
She winced, once again reminded how much of a burden she must be on the man.
“No, it isn’t just my job. It’s everybody’s job. We all need to take care of one another, Mr. Carroll. Having Chrissa here has been a blessing for me. She’s sweet and kind and spunky. Even with all that’s happened to her, she bounces back time and time again. So let me be clear. You will not call here again.”
“Now wait a minute—”
“If Chrissa wants to talk to you, she can call you. But I’m not going to stand by and let you berate her for your own fears and prejudices. She’s coming back, Mr. Carroll, and I am not going to let you ruin that for her.”
“Who do you think you are?” her father bellowed.
In comparison, Davis’s voice was quiet. But she heard it all the same. “A man who actually adores your daughter and hopes for more. That’s who I am.”
Hyacinth, Washington is all about traditional values. In Hyacinth; its residents live their lives by discipline; there is a strong male head of house; and words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth's old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected.
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