The Deja Vu Review is a weekly meme hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. Its an opportunity to revisit old books you might have read before you launched your blog, but that you think should maybe still be highlighted.
An Author You Are Thankful For
When I first saw this prompt on the Book Addicts Guide, I was like easy-peasy…and then I sat down to write the post and ummm, yeah, not so much…there are many authors that I like and admire because of all their writing, but thankful for is a bit harder…then it was like a lightbulb…the one author I am thankful for is LaVyrle Spencer – wayyy back in my teen years, she was my main introduction to romance (aside from a few Silhouette/Harlequin’s that I had read). I found a bunch of her books when I was snooping in my mom’s room one day (statute of limitations has expired now right?) – I then proceeded to devour all of her books.
Most people know her for Morning Glory – which is not related to the Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford movie that came out a couple of years ago. But it was turned into a movie starring Christopher Reeve and Deborah Raffin (see more here). However, unlike most people this wasn’t my favorite book by her – I liked it, but didn’t love it.
At the same time, I am hard pressed to figure out which one of her books is my favorite – its a toss-up between Years featuring a mail-order bride right before WW1, Bitter Sweet about finding love, losing it and finding it again, That Camden Summer or The Gamble – each one holds a special place in my heart. It was a sad day when she announced her retirement from writing. I keep hoping, even now 15 years later, that she will release just one more book. I recently trolled ebay and bought a collection of her stuff that I had lost/misplaced over the years.