Last week I was thrilled to discover that nagging Barnes and Noble is effective! Yes, you guessed it. After e-mailing the publisher and Barnes and Noble themselves, “The Princess” by Lori Wick was finally released as an e-book. And so my week was spent on memory lane as I read one of my favorites from way back when. I was dating the hunky hubby then and star struck and love crossed…or something…in every way.
As you may have guessed “The Princess” is not quite a literary masterpiece and yet, I cannot lie, I love it. Sure sure the author often tells you what the characters are feeling instead of showing you (her feelings were deeply hurt by his brusktone) and there are some preachy moments, and some of the major plot developments are the hero being slightly grumpy with the heroine and causing months of romantic difficulty. Don’t I wish. The Hunky Hubby forgets our quarrels so quickly that I have to remind him of them in order to apologize. Which definitely has its pros and cons. But this book is pure relaxation to me.
“The Princess” is: A rainy summer day, a solitary trip to Starbucks, eating all the soft insides of a loaf of crusty bread, soft cotton pajama pants, baked potatoe soup, one of the Hunky Hubby’s long sleeved T-shirts, hot cocoa with whipped cream and sprinkles…so nice.
And I am not the only one. I was reading on a Christian publishing blog and the topic was “What books do you love but are embarrassed to admit it”. A prominent editor who was a guy commented and said “The princess by Lori Wick, there’s just something about it.” And there is. And that is what I was reading this week.