I have known about this for almost a month but I haven’t been able to decide which author I wanted to write this letter to..there are so many to choose from, so many that have had an impact in my life in some way. I finally settled on one, and the one that I choose may come as a surprise to some, but this is who I am writing to. After reading two of the letters that have already been written I have to say that I am glad I decided on who I did as two of the authors that I was thinking about have already been written.
Dear Julie Garwood,
Words cannot express how much your books have come to mean to me over the years. I started reading you when I was in high school and your Pagan Series had come out. How I loved that series, and the lengths that people would go to protect those that they loved. Then I read The Secret, I can’t tell you how many dreams I had as a teen-ager dreaming that I was Judith and that Iain was my man. With each book you wrote you swept me away on a journey of love and discovery. For each of your books was a book of discovery, of discovering just how strong the heroine could be, how the men that loved them would help them become who they were suppose to be. I wanted to be one of your heroines. I cheered when Johanna confronted her abusive ex-husband, and when Taylor shot the rabbit in frustration over Lucas’s behavior. And who can forget Brodrick and Ramsey and the women that finally felled them. Jaime and Alec, I have enjoyed them so much that it is time to get a new book (or so my sister that just returned it says)
Then there was the Clayborne’s a family that had made themselves a family from nothing. Of all the books that you have written this series is the one that is the closest to my heart. I fell in love with Cole Clayborne in For the Roses and a little bit more with each book about his brothers, and then there was his book Come the Spring, that moment when he had to shoot and risk hitting Jessie was priceless. I have read my copy so many times that is in need of repair.
When you started writing your contemporaries I was sadden as I love your historicals so much, but then I noticed something… the last names of your characters. Was it a coincidence that the FBI families last name was Buchanan and they were of Scottish descent, and then there was Noah Clayborne the partner, who had a great-grandfather that was a US Marshall and from Montana originally. I remember getting the email response from you when I emailed to ask if these were the descendants of your beloved historicals telling me that yes they were and I was the first person to ask you that. Noah and Jordan and Kate and Dylan I think are my two favorite of the Buchanan’s. The way that they came together was great to watch. The moment when Jordan’s dad saw how much she meant to Noah is one of my favorite moments of all your books. I loved how in the end of Sizzle we find out who Sam is a descendant of (his last name should be a clue) and that he loves to play rugby (my families sport of choice).
With each of your books I have been swept away to the Highland’s of Scotland, the Wild West, Regency England and into the world of the FBI and loved every minute of it.
When I pick up one of your books I know that I will be in for an amazing adventure, and feel like I have just been reunited with friends that I haven’t seen in a long time.
Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us, and introducing us to amazing heroines and hero’s and their journey to love and happily ever after.