What Romance Means to Me #MFRWauthor #mgtab #Love



My love of romance began as a young teenager with a subscription to Harlequin Romance. I remember being so excited when that familiar rectangular box came in the mail. I couldn’t wait to peel the tab and see the exotic adventures in store for me.

I’d admire each cover, read the back blurb and the inside excerpt, and then came the big decision- which one first. 🙂

From Margaret Way to Janet Dailey, Anne Mather to Violet Winspear, these authors taught me to have high expectations when it came to love and happily-ever-afters.

The heroes were always strong, often taciturn, men who protected those under their care with a fierce devotion. And when they fell in love… it was magic.


I swore I would never settle for second best. I was convinced when I found the man of my dreams the stars would shine brighter, there’d be dancing in the streets, bands playing our song- well, you get the idea.

I wanted the fantasy.




We met on DH’s eighteen birthday and corny as it may sound, we knew.

There was a huge gathering at a mutual friend’s place celebrating the end of school and when I turned around, there he was. We clicked right away. He spent the night making me laugh, and we ended up talking until dawn.

The next day I went through the “Is he going to call? Why hasn’t he called?” most of my shift at the cafe (the same one we bought many years later, coincidentally) and then he walked in and my heart pounded.

That’s when I knew this wasn’t a simple affair. I was already committed. It scared me, but it was also exhilarating.

Two years later, on June 16, 1984, we were married.




It’s been a tumultuous thirty-two years, but I wouldn’t change a single moment. He is, and always will be, my very best friend, my lover, my soul mate.

Happy anniversary, babe.

I love you more,



Love isn’t something that you find

Love is something that finds you.

Loretta Young 


JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love.   She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters. Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can't function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. :)

8 comments on “What Romance Means to Me #MFRWauthor #mgtab #Love

  1. Karissa Thorpe

    Beautiful story. Everyone needs to live the fantasy. Happy anniversary, Jacquie. ❤🍾🌹

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  2. Happy Anniversary! And thank you for sharing your story! 🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈🎈💛💚

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  3. loved seeing those pictures, so many memories, love you both ,

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  4. Jacqui Nelson

    Happy anniversary! Love the pictures and the story of how you met. I’m off to listen to some Loretta Young songs now 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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