Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Vow by Rebecca Winters

As you all should know by now I love downloading ebooks onto my Kindle.  I am on a romance novel high right now.  Actually, I have been on this romantic books high since I was 19 years old and read my first romance novel.  It is called Shanna written by the late Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.  I had no idea that it had descriptions of intimate love scenes in it.   I was so naive and quite the virgin.  As I was reading Shanna I was shocked and thrilled at the same time.  The hero, Roark Beauchamp was everything I wanted in a husband/hero too.  That one book introduced me to the world of romance novels.  I have been a fan ever since.

Two nights ago I finished reading The Vow by Rebecca Winters.  It is truly one of the most beautiful love stories that I ever read.  I probably say that about all the romance novels that I love a lot.  This book, The Vow, is not the same one that a movie with the same name is based on.  This book is different.

The main characters Nick and Stefanie Marsden met in High School in 1973.  They were 17 years old.   Nick and Stefanie loved each other from the deepest parts of their soul and knew it upon meeting. If only this would happen to everyone. I love how the story unfolds by the reading of Stefanie's journal. What a great way to tell a story. I was jubilant when Dries filled in some of the missing pieces about Nick for Stefanie while she was waiting. This book also made me want to read the books that Nick and Stefanie loved and read. The ending was nice although a little abrupt. This is the first book I read by this author and will be reading more.

I can easily picture this book as a movie starring my favorite British actor Richard Armitage as Nick Marsden.



Cheryl said...

Xenia, my very favorite, and one of the first romance novels I read was "Shanna"! The first one I read was Woodiwiss's "The Flame and the Flower". I gave up romance novels many years ago, but remember how thrilling they were when I was young.

collarcitybrownstone said...

Hello Cheryl,

I read The Flame and the Flower too. After Shanna I read every book by Kathleen Woodiwiss for several years afterwards (among other authors) and then I stopped reading romance altogether. I was getting just a bit tired of the long drawn out stories even though they were so good.

When I started seeing African American romances being written I was thrilled and had to check them out. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins was the first one I read. I started reading African American romance novels for a while and eventually winded down on that too. I hardly ever read any type of book at all for quite some time. I LOVE to read though and decided this year that I would get back to reading books and since romance was always one of my favorite genres I started reading them again. I like the novellas the best though. They are long enough to tell a good story but ends before you get tired of the hero and heroine misunderstanding each other.

Reading about romance is just as thrilling now as it was when I was 19 years old. I am glad that I decided to start reading them again.

Annmarie Pipa said...

thanks for the review..I am always looking for new reads!!

collarcitybrownstone said...

If you decide to read The Vow let me know what you think.