Friday, February 7, 2014

The Most Romantic Month by Aileen Fish

Do you ever feel overlooked during the first half of February? Either you are like I am, single and not dating, or you’ve been in a relationship long enough that Valentine’s Day is often forgotten. All around us, advertisers scream how we must declare our love for someone with candy, flowers or jewelry. It can lead some into a funk, I am sure! 

Thank heavens for sweet romance books, right? We can slip into the same romantic mood sweeping the rest of the country as easily as opening a book. Movies, too, but in this case, books hit the spot more for me. I can picture the hero as I like him, I can pretend to be young again like the heroine. I can browse the shelves for exactly the type of hero I want, cowboy or cop, lord or duke. I can enjoy several heroes in one night—oh, the scandal! 

I think this is why I have loved books since I was little. No matter what my mood, there is something out there to suit me. When it’s hot in the summer I can open a book set in the snow. And warm myself the same in winter.

I have stocked up on some great Valentine’s Day reads, and will probably indulge myself on the 14th by squeezing in a few hours to do just that, read, perhaps with a few pieces of fancy chocolate to savor. What about you? Do you look for more books in February than in other months? Or do you pull out a particular old favorite to enjoy?
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Aileen Fish, author of The Bridgethorpe Brides series, is an avid quilter and auto racing fan who finds there aren't enough hours in a day/week/lifetime to stay up with her "to do" list. There is always another quilt or story begging to steal away attention from the others. When she has a spare moment she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their families, and her fairy princess granddaughter.

Her latest release, Cowboy Cupid, is available for Amazon and Nook and other ebook formats. Stay up to date with book releases at her website or on Facebook.


  1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day -- especially with the addition of chocolate.

  2. Valentine's Day in the company of a fictional hero sounds pretty good to me. Not that my real life hero is not wonderful. And he nearly always remembers Valentine's Day. After 30 years, we let each other off if we occasionally forget!

  3. Yes--- a great way to spend Valentines Day. With good books and chocolate! Especially since it falls on a Friday this year, so the restaurants will be crazy busy! My dh just hates to stand around and wait at I think I will be cooking! :)

  4. Restaurants on and around Valentine's Day are such a hassle, my dh started a Valentine's Day tradition several years ago: a home-cooked steak dinner -- cooked by him! Sure, the kids are at the table with us, but hey, they love steak too. Later on in the evening we curl up with a movie (the 2004 musical of "Phantom of the Opera" has been the selection several times).

    It may not be high profile, but we've been married 20 years now, and the "kids" are teens. It works for us!

  5. Patricia, I hope you have plenty of good books and chocolate for Valentine's Day!

    Helen, I think the comfort of 30 years is much more special than remembering a commercial holiday.

    Roxanne - you need to order delivery!

    Sierra, I like your husband's way of thinking.

  6. Nice Blog! You've got great plans for Valentine's Day. I'll have lunch with hubby then we'll spend our evening apart driving kids to their various activities. Might have to bring along my Kindle so I can spend that part of my day with a fictional Valentine.

  7. Melissa, it sounds like you have the typical family Valentine's evenings going on. Glad you two can squeeze in lunch together!