Romance Weekly

on September 1, 2015

If you’ve joined me from the incredible Jo Richardson…welcome.

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This week’s challenge comes from the remarkable Jeanne McDonald.

Jeanne McDonald

What is one of your favorite quotes from your book(s). Explain the reason why it’s your favorite and its significance to the story and characters.

First, I have to give credit where it’s due. Gemma Brocato has written some of the best quotable lines of all time! You should check out her books!

Here’s one of my favorites from “Hannah’s War” which is due to be published by Eternal Books.

The devil she escaped, the danger to her very life, was someone who promised to love, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health until death parted them.

This was my choice since it sums up the total betrayal of an abusive marriage. In this scene, Hannah is running away to a better life. This is her true battle. Set in the Civil War, it depicts the agony of conflict, whether it’s on a field of battle or in your own home. And the survival.

Hannah is one of the lucky ones. She escapes and manages to find real love with a man who is kind and decent and cares for her. So many women suffer and die at the hands of one who appeared to be so wonderful in the beginning.

Writing this was a great catharsis for me and I am grateful to be able to share it.

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Now let’s hop over to see what quote Jeanne McDonald likes best. After all, this was her idea.

3 thoughts on “Romance Weekly”

  1. That line gives me the chills, Leslie! Great one. It says so much in such a short span.

  2. carolynspear says:

    Loved it. Just perfect!

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