Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Romance

I really, really like romance, but trying to find a good one to read is so discouraging.  I've got a wild imagination and enjoy paranormal stories and everything, but even my imagination comes to a screeching halt when confronted by some of the inane, unrealistic stuff that is out there.  My reading time is limited, and I don't want to waste it.

A friend of mine named Linda is a follower of some of the same blogs and topics I like, so when I saw that she was a fan of Under the Olive Branch, I was intrigued.  I started on the first post of The Restoration of All Things with moderate expectations.  As I read, I went back in time to my own college days and first love.  I laughed and ached right along with Sarah.  I was so hooked.   Last night I found myself reaching for my phone at 2:30 AM when the baby woke up to nurse, hoping that just maybe, there might be a new post.  There was!  I was so happy to read it that I gladly forfeited the extra few minutes of sleep, which is something I don't do lightly.

I warn you right now, the story will pull you in.  It brought back so many tender, hilarious, painful, awkward, strong and happy memories.  I wish I had grown up with Sarah, Kentucky, Eddie and Joseph.  But in a way, I did, because elements of them are present in all of us.  I can't wait to read what happens next, and I am glad that I will have all eternity to get to know Sarah and hear more of her stories.


Hermana Linda said...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Hermana Linda said...

btw, she changed the name of her blog to "Under the Olive Branch," although the URL is still the same.

dulce de leche said...

Thanks! I edited the blog name. And many, many thanks and lots of love to you!

Sarah said...

I just can't even begin to tell you how blessed I am by this right now!I'm trying not to cry happy tears because my contacts are in and I don't want them to go all blurry! HAHAHA!!!

Thank you so much!!! Great big giant hearts and hugs!!!

<3 !!!!!!!

Maria said...

I am HOOKED! The anticipation... I'm only up to part 24, Sarah is an amazing writer!