Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Growing Old Together by Merrillee Whren

For the most part romances are about young love. There are some books out there with older heroes and heroines, but they are in the minority. I know my books all feature heroes and heroines in their twenties and thirties. I do have a couple of older secondary characters that have a romance. In my book, Hometown Promise, the hero's grandfather finds a new love.
Today my husband and I have been married 48 years. Two more years to 50. And yes, we were married on Valentine's Day. That's us in the photo above. We've had our ups and downs, but through it all our love has grown. Every year we get a little grayer and have a few more wrinkles, but that doesn't matter. We still enjoy each other's company and share a lot of laughs. We enjoy traveling together and seeing new things. We love to hike and see the beauty of God's creation all around us. Our granddaughters bring us joy, and it is wonderful to see our grown daughters as successful adults.

Each time I start a new book, I remember those early days of young love. I know those fictional characters will somehow work out their differences and find true love. I'm glad I found mine and that the thrill of young love has become a treasured love through the years.

Do you ever read romances with older characters?

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter


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