How to Write a Love Story

Sharon Wray​ broke my heart then mended it together in this soul searching piece about love, loss and why romance novels are so very important in our lives- A Must Read post on the Sisterhood of Suspense​ #blog!

Word by Word

He wept.

Standing in my kitchen filled with the warmth of baking sugar cookies and the scent of a cinnamon candle, I pressed the phone harder against my ear. Every one of his ragged breaths spears my heart. His wife, my dearest friend, has died.

And I have no words.

How do you comfort a man who’s lost his wife, his best friend, the one person in this entire world he counted on always to be there, always to love him?

Deep in the hard pit that used to be my stomach I realize you don’t. I can’t.

I finish the call and six teenagers, some mine and some borrowed, race in to find the cookies. I hand them out, present in person but not in heart, as his last words swirls around me.

“Why is this so hard?”

My answer was, “I don’t know.”

Does anyone know how to…

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  1. Lovely share, Jacquie.

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    1. Losing someone special really makes a person evaluate their lives.


  2. I really appreciate this poignant post, Jacquie. Thanks for sharing Sharon’s piece. ♥️

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    1. It tugged at my heart, Jennifer.
      I never know what to say to people who lose a loved one. Only time can heal ((hugs))

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