Thursday, January 13, 2011
What are you reading...Lee McKenzie?
From L. M. Montgomery, I moved on to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, and I identified with Jo every bit as much as I had with Anne. Her uncertainty about her feelings for Laurie, the boy next door, her disappointment when he married her sister Amy, and then her meeting and ultimately falling in love with the professor, Fritz Bhaer. Ahhh. I’ve reread that book more times than I can count.
Numerous other childhood favourites held, for me at least, an element of romance—Heidi and Swiss Family Robinson, to name a few—but Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series was a particular favourite. It’s the pioneering spirit and historic details described in those books that give them their enduring quality—I even read to them to my own children when they were little—but for me the love story became every bit as important. And even though it’s been years since I’ve read them, the description of Laura and Almanzo traveling by sleigh across the lake in the winter is permanently etched in my memory.
When did you start reading romance? The next time someone asks me that question, I tell them I’ve been reading it forever
Lee’s new Harlequin American Romance, THE WEDDING BARGAIN is in stores now! Seductive entrepreneur Michael Morgan is offering the deal of a lifetime, but should Jess Bennett mix business with pleasure when it means risking everything, including her heart?
She’s also celebrating her first foreign sale! WITH THIS RING was reissued in December as a Mills & Boon Desire in a duo with Michele Dunaway’s BACHELOR CEO. Join Brent Borden and Leslie Durrance for a merry little Christmas in July as they unwrap the greatest gift of all...love.
You can visit Lee at her website .