Music Monday, The Writing Life

Music Monday: To Harry & Meghan

In honor of this morning’s happy news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their engagement, I’m sharing music from British singer, Ed Sheeran, with his beautiful Thinking Out Loud. As someone who believes in “forever love,” this song really touches my heart. As a romance writer, I wish Harry and Meghan (the handsome prince and his American beauty who are adorable together) this very same kind of love. Here’s to real life fairy tales!

Music Monday, The Writing Life

Music Monday – I Met A Girl

Last week I talked about “perfect” love songs and why there are so many. But today I’m going to another favorite type of love song – one that captures a relationship moment beautifully. In “I Met A Girl”, the lyrics capture a romance at its very beginning, and the sweet, uncertain, awe-filled thoughts of a guy who’s falling in love and can’t believe his good fortune. New love is a precious thing, don’t you think?

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Music Monday – That’s When I Knew…

Nora's Guy Next Door Nothing the Same (2)I think this song by Alicia Keys is probably one of the truest love songs ever. Because love often doesn’t arrive with rainbows and choirs and fireworks. Attraction and lust can show up like that, but love? True love tends to sneak up on us, and it can arrive at the oddest times. A word. A touch. Riding in the car and glancing at each other. Just another dance that turns into THE dance. Passing in the hall and stopping for a sweet, lingering kiss that leads to the realization that your life just changed forever. This song captures that sweet surprise perfectly. Enjoy!

 

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Throwback Thursday – Goofballs in Love

John and Joanne DancingI just love this photo of Himself and I at a wedding (many) years ago. We’re goofballs, but we’re goofballs in love!💘💘💘

I’m positive we’re dancing to Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline here, because that’s how we always dance to it – with enthusiasm (it’s a Boston Red Sox thing…). 

“Hands…reaching out…touching me…touching you!”

Are there any songs guaranteed to get you on the dance floor with your sweetheart?