Sabrina Jeffries – For the Love of Romance

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In Love With Love

I’ve been in love with romance since I was seven. That’s when I saw my first romantic movie, The Sound of Music. To this day, I swoon whenever I hear the song, “Something TAoS final coverGood.” You can’t top these lyrics for romantic effect: “Somewhere in my wicked, miserable past, there must have been a moment of truth/ For here you are standing there loving me, whether or not you should.” I heard them, and I fell in love with romance.

Isn’t that kind of young, you may ask? Truthfully, I’m not sure. All I know is that I was so swept away by the movie that I made my three-year-old brother practice running across the lawn and into my embrace over and over and over. Which is pretty weird, considering that there’s no such scene in the movie, at least not between Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews. Maybe I thought there should be, I don’t know. Whatever the reason, I probably warped my little brother for life (ah, the joys of being an older sister).

But it does seem to me that girls fall in love with romance before we even reach puberty, and WAY before boys do. I remember getting my girlfriends to act out romantic scenarios when I was eight or nine. They never complained. And even before that, I subconsciously chose which books to read by whether they had just boys in them or both boys and girls. If there was no chance for interaction between the sexes, I wasn’t interested. At ten, I was thrilling to the stories of Emilie Loring and Grace Livingston Hill, both romance novelists back in the day. I was also reading Nancy Drew in eager anticipation of the parts with her boyfriend Ned.

Was it just me? Or is a love of the romantic tale hardwired into some girls? After all, RegencyKenBarbie smallthere’s got to be a reason we gobbled up fairytales with our mother’s milk and coveted Barbie and Ken dolls practically from the time we were old enough to lisp “Barbie Beach House” (or, in my case, stole my brothers’ G.I. Joes for Barbie’s dates, so she could have a more macho guy to go out with). I was drooling over cute boys from third grade on, while said boys were still perfecting farting as an entertainment.

I just want to know why. Is it social conditioning? A primal instinct? Genetic?

What age were you when you first showed interest in the opposite sex? Those of you with kids of each flavor, am I right that girls get interested much earlier? I guess what I’m asking is, am I a freak who got boy-crazy way too soon? Or does it just mean I was destined from birth to be a romance writer?

Sabrina Recommends:

Ava Stone – historical and new adult, but previously historical paranormal (the other half of Lydia Dare)  avastoneauthor.com (Check out Ava’s RARM content here. I peeked at the post and it looks like she has a free book download in there.)

Caren Crane – contemporary small town romance and women’s fiction  carencrane.com

Claudia Dain – historical and women’s fiction  claudiadain.com 

Deb Marlowe – historical romance debmarlowe.com (Deb did RARM content here.)

Tammy Falkner, new adult exclusively now, but previously historical paranormal (the other half of Lydia Dare)— tammyfalkner.com


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you experienced sheer joy. 

We were in the midst of a really hard time with our autistic son as he went through nickpuberty, and Christmas was challenging for him. It was challenging for us as well since it was very hard to know what he might like for Christmas without just buying it and seeing how he reacted. Now, you have to understand—my son does not communicate at all and he’s echolalic, so he mostly only repeats what you say to him. I can count on both hands the number of times he has spoken a spontaneous phrase, much less a whole sentence. But that particular Christmas, we apparently did something right, because he opened his present (I don’t even remember what it was), and then he looked at me and said, spontaneously, “I love you.” You have no idea how huge that was. I’ve always known that he loves me by the way he lights up when we come in a room, but to have him say the words was the most amazing moment in my adult life. He’s never done it again, except to echo it when I say it, but that one spontaneous “I love you” will sustain me for a very long time.

Tell us about a place that brings you joy, or is attached to a memory of joy.

The mountains. We spent our vacations in the mountains of Malaysia when I was growing up in Thailand, and I always found great pleasure just in looking at them. When we moved to North Carolina, my husband and I went to the Smokies for vacation. It was my first time near mountains in years, and I started crying from the sheer joy of seeing those majestic peaks. I would live in the mountains if I could.

Tell us about a sound that brings you joy.

Any kind of music, but especially Celtic and certain classical pieces. I cannot hear Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony without tearing up. The same for  Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. I loved that last one for years and years, and one time I mentioned to my Mom that it always made me feel warm and cozy, and she told me she played it constantly while I was a baby. No wonder I love it!

What recent book have you read that brought you joy. (Or a book you read in your life that Iron Dukebrought you so much joy you’ve never forgotten it.) Why?

There are too many of those to count, but a recent one would probably be The Iron Duke, by Meljean Brook. It had amazing world building and an intrepid heroine, and the hero was awesome. It’s hard for me to be swept away by a book anymore, but that one reminded me why I read romance and that I could still get caught up in a book. It also hooked me on her series!

And for fun, the joy of choice ~

Pick your Chris! Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Rock, Chris Evans or Christopher Plummer (circ. 1964 aka Capt. Von Trapp?) – trying for a little diversity! ;o)

I pick Chris Rock. He always makes me laugh, and he’s cute besides.

Sabrina is generously giving away an entire set of the Duke’s Men series, to one lucky reader, five books total—’Twas the Night After Christmas, What the Duke Desires, When the Rogue Returns, How the Scoundrel Seduces, and If the Viscount Falls. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.


SJ-03Sabrina Jeffries (The Art of Sinning) is the NYT bestselling author of 40 novels, most of them historical romance, and 10 pieces of short fiction. With over 8 million books in print, the North Carolina author never regrets leaving her budding career in academics for the joy of writing romances.

You can find Sabrina online at sabrinajeffries.com.

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  • Shawna

    I clearly remember thinking boys were silly….until I read A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey at age 14. I was hooked on romances from then on and couldn’t wait to find my pirate! 🙂

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Maybe it was just me then. I was in love with love early on. I’m a Johanna Lindsey fan, too, though.

  • mariannewestrich

    Ever since my first fairy tale, I wanted to find my prince! It wasn’t until my late 30s that I did, and he was definitely worth the wait!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      You should always hold out for the good ones!

  • Diana Michelle Tidlund

    I didn’t have time for boys till I was 20 but had a crush all through school on my friend…we are still friends!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      That’s so nice!

  • Julie Ford

    I had my first crush at 5 on the boy who lived behind us, he was18. I didn’t really start dating until my teens. I have a son and daughter and yes my daughter seemed to be interested at a younger age.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I didn’t start dating until my teens, but I remember having a crush on a boy at around 6 or 7. 🙂

      • Julie Ford

        The boy I had a crush on laughed like Goofy, I think that was the attraction.

  • Tien Christine Ly

    With so much that went on in my life… Trading was my only way out. I now have over 800 books, including most (except the last book) of your books!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I’m glad you could find joy in the books. Reading sustained me through a lot of hard times.

  • Sheryl N

    I love reading Sabrina’s books. My son is Autistic as well, loved the post

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Thanks! Glad you enjoy the books.

  • Elizabeth ‘Liza’ Schroedle

    I would “borrow” my neighbor’s GI Joes so that my Barbies could have dates or get married. My mother would not let me have a Ken doll. I had my first crush in the 3rd grade. He was an artist. He could draw very well for a 3rd grader. Sigh!!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I had a crush on a guy in third grade, too. I even remember his first name–Brad.

  • Jenny Simon

    Girls definitely are conditioned to want romance earlier, Disney counts on it!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      True!

  • Marissa Yip-Young

    Girls are taught early to want a prince to rescue her.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Hopefully not as much anymore. We should rescue each other!

  • catslady

    Oh, goodness, I’d be thrilled to win these. Love her stories! I think I was slow to start and then I married my first “real” boyfriend – it’s been 46 yrs.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Congratulations on the 46 years together! My husband and I have been together 31.

  • Erin F

    Now that I think back… I was enthralled by the very few “superheroes” I came across. I grew up with the cartoon versions of X-men, GI Joe and She-Ra. I remember taking my barbies and my brother’s GI Joe figures and having the “girls” save the boys 🙂 Ever since them, I’ve always been drawn to strong heroines. thanks for sharing!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Love that!

  • Margie Kelly Hamrick

    I got my first Barbie when I was 5 (it was probably a first edition that is now in some landfill) and Ken soon thereafter. So, I was at most 5 years old when I started. My brother was eleven and still playing with his plastic army men staging battles. So yeah, I agree that girls think about romance way before boys.

  • Molly

    I can’t wait to read.

  • PhyllisC

    I love your stories! <3 You are an auto-buy author for me. 🙂 Historical romance genre is my favorite. I had lots of Barbie dolls growing up. I saved them for my daughter. She played with them some but not for long as she has 4 brothers and they destroyed them. I guess playing "war" or something.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I actually have a few now, some of which my girlfriend who collects them gave me.

  • Jennifer C

    I loved reading about your son and that breakthrough moment. Also loved reading you are in NC, too. We have so many authors in NC. I love it! 🙂

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      It’s a beautiful state.

  • Christyna

    I did the play acting, too, Sabrina! When I was about 10 I started having stories in my head that involved romance between me and a famous man, usually a movie star. I had my friends do it, too, with varying degrees of interest on their part. Little did I know where it would lead me! So glad I wasn’t the only one. LOL! Thanks for sharing and for following your initial, young love story interests!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Donny Osmond and I had a number of encounters in my youthful fantasies. 🙂

  • Emily Seelye

    I first noticed boys in elementary school, fourth grade I think.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Me, too, but first grade. 🙂

  • Angela H

    Thank you for sharing the authors you recommend I am going to check them out.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Let me know what you think!

  • Aleen D

    In terms of music that brings me joy, it has to be Enya. Her voice and music are so peaceful.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I like Enya, too! Have you ever listened to Clannad? It comprises her siblings and her twin uncles. She was in it, too, until she went out on her own. Love their music!

      • Aleen D

        I haven’t! but I will check it out for sure, thanks for telling me 🙂

  • Claire Gilless

    I loved the spontaneous comment by your son – what a treasured moment that must have been.

  • jcp smith

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Barbara E.

    I enjoyed the post and I have to agree with your enjoyment of The Iron Duke as well as the rest of Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas series, Sabrina. It’s fantastic. 😀

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Isn’t it great?? I just love it. I’m behind on it by only one book. I’ve read everything else.

  • LSUReader

    Thanks for a great post. The story about your son at Christmas–so heart-warming. I enjoy your books and look forward to the next one.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Glad you enjoy the books!

  • Beth K. Vogt

    I can’t even begin to imagine the joy of hearing your son say, “I love you” for the first time. Thank you for sharing that treasured moment with us.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      It meant so much to me. He has also called me Mama only once in his life spontaneously, and that was a banner moment, too.

  • Jessica Chadbourne

    I just finished “The Art of Sinning” this morning and it was SO good – thank you for the chance to win even more book-sized moments of joy!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Elizabeth Fensin

    Thank you so much for the priceless “I love you” story!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      It still makes me tear up remembering it. I wish you could see him, Elizabeth. He’s gotten so thin and tall!

  • Karen Mikusak

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win!

  • Cindy A

    Love the story about your son. I have worked with autistic kids in PE. It was always great when you could connect.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      It’s always so hard won. Thanks for what you do with our kids. It’s much appreciated.

  • Debbie Fuller

    Wonderful post.

  • Andrea Torres

    Fell in love with romance when I was around 9-10. I was reading through the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and read These Happy Golden Years. I loved the courtship between Laura and Almanzo. Incidentally her books also are what started me on historical books.

  • Dorothy Salvagin

    The story of joy with your son’s words was very moving. Bless you both.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Thank you. He’s a big sweetypie.

  • carolaw41

    I love going to the shore and listening to the waves. My favorite book is FOR THE ROSES by Julie Garwood. My favotite Chris is Chris Hemsworth.

  • Patty Vasquez

    I was in third grade when the original TV series Star Trek was first out. I LOVED Capt. Kirk, aka William Shatner. I had his picture on my wall and I never missed the show when it was on. Lloyd Alexander wrote The Prydain Chronicles, high fantasy that featured a couple. I read that when I was in the 6th grade and fell in love with well, love. Clearly, I am hard-wired for romance.

  • Carrie

    I love living in the mountains. I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains and now live in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Sharlene Wegner

    My son had a girlfriend at an earlier age than my daughter. I think the girls were pursuing him, though. My daughter is almost 16 and I still can’t get her to read a romance novel, not for lack of trying! Thank you for sharing your Christmas story about your son. It brought a tear to my eye.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Thanks, Sharlene. It still brings a tear to mine, too.

  • Coldmamajenn

    I remember having crushes on guys I would see on TV when I was around 5. Scott Bakula from Quantum Leap was a big one!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Do you watch NCIS New Orleans? Because he’s on it.

  • Sara Underhill

    I became interested in boys, etc. pretty young – maybe age 8 or so? I only have daughters, but they are both very curious about love and relationships, even though they’re only ages 6 and 9. Thanks for the giveaway and the great post!

  • K Davis

    I think I’ve read all of your books, except the new one. I hope to get started on that one soon. I especially loved your The Hellions of Halstead series.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      That’s a favorite series for a lot of people.

  • Michele Hayes

    I love your books, thanks for the chance to win.

  • Quinn Fforde

    I think it is genetic. I was never boy-crazy, never one to chase boys. But from kindergarten on, I was watching for the one I would marry. My parents were not pushing me; it wasn’t televsion. It was just how I was. BTW, I found the one in high school and snapped him right up.

  • Chelsea B.

    I loooove Sabrina Jeffries novels!! The Truth About Lord Stoneville is one of my favorites!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Kai W.

    I like Chris Rock. I think he is the only clean comedian (no foul language in his comic show).

  • Melisa Safchinsky

    Can’t wait to read The Art of Sinning!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Hope you enjoy it!

  • Marcy Shuler

    I’ve read all of your recommended authors. 😉 I also loved the Christmas story about your son.

  • May

    My daughter is six and she is very concerned about romance and marriage already. 🙂 Fairy tales do tend to encourage girls to fall in love!

  • Amy Livesay Hart

    Love your books! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Christina Fashant

    Having an autistic son (though a high functioning one) has certainly given me a different perspective on joy than I used to have. When my son, who was struggling with OCD related behavioral issues walked up to my car and said “Mr. Coxen wants to talk to you”, I wanted to groan. I dutifully pulled up and rolled the window down ready to hear that he’d walked out of class again, or refused to stop talking, or kept putting erasers in his mouth. Instead the teacher surprised me and said “(My son) jumped ahead from DRA level 14 (which he’d been stuck at for more than a year) to level 24 during reading groups.” He had finally decided to just do it. I had never been prouder than I was at that moment. It was a huge break through because he decided to cooperate on his own! Thank you for sharing your joy!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Thank you for sharing yours!

  • Linda Henderson

    I do like Chris Rock but I’d have to pick Chris Hemsworth, he’s HOT. My 12 year old grandson has aspergers and we worried ourselves sick about him going to middle school last year but he did fine. There are a core group of kids from his elementary school that moved on with him and they tend to let anyone have it if they say anything about him. We’ve been lucky.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      That’s so sweet. Middle-schoolers can be surprisingly kind at times.

  • BookLady

    What a wonderful story about your son! I fell in love with romance books at a very early age too. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  • Eileen Aberman-Wells

    I love your post!!! What a wow moment to have your son say I love you like that. I love following you on facebook. I started liking boys in second grade. I don’t think the boys appreciated it, but I wasn’t the only the girl who thought that way. I have four children, 2 girls & 2 boys, and yes the girls were definitely into the boys much earlier than the boys were into girls. At least that’s the results in my house. Thank you for your post.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Thanks so much for following me!

  • Deborah Trobaugh

    I believe girls love romance at a younger age than boys, because they mature faster than boys! Love your books!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      It’s so true. Glad you enjoy the books!

  • Gretchen

    Hemsworth, then Pine! But my number 1 Christopher is my hubby!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      LOL!

  • kirsten west

    Loved your Christmas memory.

  • Lisa Hutson

    What is it about our child spontaneously saying “I love you.”??? At a particular moment or in a particular way. But it carries us moms on forever, doesn’t it?
    I don’t really remember when I became interested in the opposite sex. It was mostly just following the lead of other girls. haha
    But I surely do love reading a love story. I love knowing it will be a happy ending.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      It really is the best.

  • Sharon Forbes

    I have enjoyed many of your wonderful books in the past, and would love to win this set of books! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 7 isn’t young to watch The Sound of Music, Sabrina! I was 4 when I first saw it (didn’t really comprehend the romance bit LOL) and I remember feeling excited when I was 5 (same age as Gretyl) and I could say that I was “practically a lady” LOL

    And also around that time, I saw Gone with the Wind and fell in love with the gowns! I think that was the time where I fell in love with historical romance…

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I read Gone with the Wind when I was 14 after seeing the movie, and I loved both. Now, I’m not sure I would, but I remember being in a motel on the way to my grandparents house in MIssouri while we were on furlough in the U.S. and being only two chapters away from the end when my mom said, “Time for bed.” I sat in the bathroom reading the last two chapters while everybody else got in bed.

  • Jeri Rodriguez

    I love your books and started reading Georgette Heyer books when I was 12 at my public library!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Texas Book Lover

    I don’t’ have boys but my girls showed interest pretty early and had boys returning it. it is only natural!

  • Kathy Valentine

    im a big fan of all your work, i love your hero’s and the strong woman in your books !!! you are awesome!!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      What a cute meme! Always happy to have a fangirl. 🙂

  • Sabrina Jeffries

    Claudia Dain, one of the other authors I recommended, did a post as well–you can read it here: http://claudiadain.com/news/the-joy-of-romance/ . I always love reading Claudia’s stuff.

  • Sabrina Jeffries

    Boys do seem to mature much more slowly.

  • Alyn Yang

    I remember showing some interest in 2nd grade towards one boy. I thought he was cute and that was it. Then we moved and I didn’t have much interest in boys again until Middle School. To be honest, I thought the boys in the books I read were much more interesting than the ones around me.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Maybe it’s because I’m an extrovert, but I always wanted to hang out with boys. And not in a tomboy way, either, since I wasn’t much of a tomboy. I just liked boys.

  • Charlotte Litton

    I fell in love in grade school, I think boys fall in lust. Sabrina, thanks for the great giveaway. I’d love to win your books.

  • dholcomb1

    I love Celtic music, too.

  • Tanya Guthrie

    Your sheer joy story just melted my heart! That is an amazing moment! I will probably remember it also just from hearing it. Thanks for the chance!

  • Ann Mettert

    Nice post. 🙂

  • Deborah Favorito

    I was a tomboy, a late bloomer. I had my first date on Easter when I was 17. My rule for my children 1 boy, 2 girls was that they could not date until they were 16. I feel that they are children for only a little bit of their lives so they should enjoy that time. The three of them were late bloomers. They didn’t single date until they were in college. They group dated in high school.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      My mom’s rule was I couldn’t date until 14. And I was a very early bloomer, so that was probably perfect for me.

  • Carolyn York

    I love reading your books Sabrina!

  • Crystal

    I was in middle school before I got caught up in boys , I was too busy enjoying books 🙂

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I liked both. 🙂

  • Ellen

    I’ve enjoyed many of your books. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Janie McGaugh

    I’ve been in love with the idea of romance for as long as I can remember, but I never thought romantically of any specific boys until I was 12 and had my first crush.

  • Heather Doyle

    Love your books:)

  • Sandy Xiong

    I have not read any books on your recommendation list and now I am going to have to research the authors and add them to my TBR list.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Let me know how you like them!

  • Debbie_K

    love all these giveaways

  • flchen1

    Fun interview, Sabrina! The Iron Duke’s on my list of books that swept me away too!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      It’s such a good series.

  • Dawn Anderson

    I was also an early romance lover. I read Little Women in third grade and it remains one of my favorite books, and Laurie remains one of my favorite book boyfriends. 🙂

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I loved Little Women, too.

  • Gaby Ruiz

    My favorite Chris is Chris Pine, love him! Nice interview 🙂

  • Flora Segura-Buchler

    Hi Sabrina, I was very touched by the story of your son that you shared with us. And you know how much I love your books, but I am astounded by your choice of your Chris after telling us how much you loved Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I like him, too. I had a hard time choosing between those two.

  • Karen

    Well, I think I’m going to have to give The Iron Duke a read. When a great writer likes a book. I pay attention!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Be aware that it’s steampunk and kind of an alternate history of Regency England. The romance is also awesome.

  • Christi Caldwell

    Loved your post, Sabrina. And totally related to hearing those words for the first time from your child. With my son Rory’s diagnosis of Ds, speech has perhaps been his most difficult struggle. So much heartbreak comes from not being able to hear the words you long to. But the joy of when you hear those simple words and even those powerful ones, like “I love you” means so much more.

  • sj1384

    I still just love Emilie Loring and have searched high and low over the past several years to make sure I have everything she wrote. There is just something about the men…I think We Ride the Gale remains my very favorite.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I haven’t read her in years!

  • Thank you for you beautiful and moving story of a moment of sheer joy. And for the question…my son is eight years old and in July he has given his first kiss to a “cute girl” (his words). Eh…

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      That’s adorable.

  • Kim

    Thanks for the interview.

  • Kortney

    thanks for being part of this Sabrina! Cant wait to read your books on my to read list!!

  • Sheila M

    I loved the Iron Duke as well!

  • Bernadette Long

    I don’t think I thought about boys too much until I reached high school but that was so long ago I can’t really remember! lol

  • Mary McCoy

    Sabrina, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends as a preteen

  • Seanna Yeager

    Loved your new book Art of Sinning.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Sue G.

    I love Sabrina and her books! She is the sweetest person and writes the best stories with such colorful characters. Don’t include me in this giveaway…I already have all of them!

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      Aw, Sue, that’s sweet. Big hugs!

  • Pamby50

    I hear you about Chris Rock. He is hilarious. What an amazing story about your son telling you, I Love You. As a parent you never get tired of hearing that.

    • Sabrina Jeffries

      I love Chris Rock. He always makes me laugh.

  • Carol Luciano

    I was probably 12 when I had my first crush. Having 5 daughters & 2 sons I agree with you that the girls were more interested a lot sooner then my sons. Thanks for your post. Your sheer joy moment is absolutey one of theh most beautiful I’ve read. Thank you for sharing.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750. (at) aol (dot) com

  • Nicole Potter

    I ADORE the Sound of Music!! While I blame a friend for getting me inadvertently hooked on romance, I realize now (years later) that my grandmother got me started down the path. She herself used to read romance novels for years. I never knew it though, as I was too young to notice the titles, but I always loved the beautiful covers on the books! And she always got me hooked on rom-coms 😉

  • rebecca moe

    Thanks so much for sharing, Sabrina! I LOVED The Sound of Music from an early age too–eight or nine, maybe? I can’t remember for sure. And yes, I think you’re right–girls do tend to be interested earlier than boys do in romance and the opposite sex.

    Great post–and awesome giveaway 🙂