We are at the half-way point! the 13th letter. This one was a tough decision. Here we go…
Marriage is a hot-button issue right now. This isn’t a post about that issue. This is a post of marriage in romance books. And that’s it.
Marriage represents commitment. The commitment between two people in a mutually respectful relationship. Some dream of the ceremony: the dress, the party, a reason to gather far-flung relatives and have them all together to celebrate. A way to show commitment to another. Others don’t feel the need to go through the ceremony to proclaim their loyalty.
Romance offers all the options. The big wedding, the fancy party, the declaration in front of family in friends. The whispered vows at sunset with only a J.P. or officiant present. The commitment to each other said under the stars with a hand fasting or a simple exchanging of rings.
Whatever the definition of marriage is, it can be found somewhere within the pages of a romance book somewhere in the myriad subgenres. As Forrest Gump says “That’s all I’ve got to say about that.”
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