With: Margaret Ethridge
“Ich liebe dich”
“I brought you a Route 44 Diet Coke from the Sonic.”
There are hundreds of ways to say “I love you”, but if you’re not paying attention they might get lost in translation. Learning to speak each other’s language is one of the most intriguing aspects of falling in love, and the things we don’t say speak even louder than ardent declarations. It took a long time to become fluent in my husband’s language of love.
Like any couple, we say the words every day, but they don’t always come out in the form of “I love you.” Most days they go something like this:
“I mailed your package.”
“Thank you. I thought I’d make that pasta thing you liked for dinner tonight. Does that sound good?”
“Great. I’m gonna pull the washer out. Your pink socks fell off the pile, and I think I saw you Steak ‘n Shake shirt back there.”
“I’ve been looking for that shirt!”
“I figured there was a reason you were rooting through my drawers.”
“You love it when I root around in your drawers.”
“I do. too.”
You see, the characters in my novel, Contentment, have forgotten how to speak their language of love. They’ve become so entrenched in the day-to-day monotony of marriage that they’ve forgotten that something as simple as an exchange of errands can be a declaration of love or that a cup of coffee delivered bedside actually means, “You’re the one I’ve chosen.” In Contentment, Tracy and Sean have to rediscover themselves in order to rekindle their romance.
A book that starts out with a marriage falling apart doesn’t fit the usual mold for a contemporary romance, but I think the rediscovery of love can make for an even more compelling tale than the discovery. That’s why I was thrilled when Contentment was chosen to be one of the four unconventional love stories included in the Love Finds A Way boxed set.
The set includes:
BRING ME BACK by Karen Booth
“Fast-paced, sexy and altogether irresistible. A flat-out fabulous read!”–New York Times Bestselling author Celia Rivenbark
CONTENTMENT by Margaret Ethridge
“You'll want that Hollywood ending that never happens in real life. What you will get a story that is so true to real life that it'll make your stomach twist and your heart hammer.” –5 stars, Another Look Book Reviews
MEANT TO BE by Karen Stivali
“Meant To Be is simply an amazing story that is heartwarming and genuine, it is one that will make you believe in soul mates.” –5 stars, Jersey Girl Book Reviews
′TIL ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Holly Gilliatt
“The main theme of this novel was friendship, but it’s followed very closely by love—and not just romantic love. …It’s fantastic.”--5 stars, Pink Fluffy Hearts
Best of all, you get four full-length novels for only $0.99!
What about you? How do you and your loved one say I love you? Comment below and I will send one winner the ebook edition of Contentment along with the sequel, Commitment.
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