I’ve read romance since the mid-nineteen-sixties. My love of the genre began with gothic romances and has morphed to include all sub-genres including ménage and male/male. One can read a lot of books in nearly fifty years. As someone who devoured two to three books a week, well, the numbers added up. So when Amber asked for my favorite romance, my gaze swept my bookshelf of keepers and, after a quick scan, rested on Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard.
Even with all the head hopping allowed at the turn of the century, it is a terrific read. Why? The heroine is intelligent, determined, brave—and mousy looking. See, in a society focused on beauty, the author gives hope for all of us to find that special someone. I like that. The hero, while scarred by racial bigotry, a wrongful conviction and the war, loves his son and, God help him, this mousy woman who doesn’t scorn him like the test of the town. He will protect those he loves with every breath he breathes. This petite spitfire conquers him; and, by golly, I smile and cheer for Mary every time I read the book.
And now for a sneak peek into Vonnie’s latest romance, Storm’s Interlude….
Nurse Rachel Dennison comes to Texas determined to prepare her new patient for a second round of chemo. What she isn’t counting on is her patient’s twin brother, Storm Masterson. Despite her initial attraction, Storm has two things Rachel can’t abide: a domineering personality and a fiancée. Half Native American, with the ability to have "vision dreams," Storm dreams about Rachel for three nights before her arrival. Both are unprepared for the firestorm of emotions their first encounter ignites. Ultimately, it is Rachel’s past—an abusive, maniacal ex-boyfriend—that threatens to keep them apart…and Storm’s dreams that bring them together again.
ShoThank you for sharing your favorite romance with us, Vonnie! Readers, to learn more about Vonnie and her books, visit her on the web at www.vonniedavis.com.
****Vonnie has kindly offered a giveaway today…. By commenting to today’s post between now and midnight EST tomorrow, you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Storm’s Interlude! Be sure to check back to see if you have won. (Chances of winning depend on the number of entries; you must be 18 years or older to enter.)