Libertà’s First Reader Love Letter to a Favourite Novel
Our Love Letter to a Favourite Novel feature is still a work in progress. We’ve now refined it in the light of comments we’ve received from (we hope) intending contributors. We’re really grateful for all the supportive and encouraging suggestions and we hope you will keep them coming.
At this stage, we’ve got a couple of watchwords for ourselves and our contributors as they write their Love Letters: sharing and authenticity.
- Sharing — we want everyone who reads these posts to feel at home here, whether they’re a fellow author or not.
- Authentic — the piece doesn’t have to be unalloyed praise. Love isn’t always blind, after all. If readers think a character was short changed or there’s something they wish had or hadn’t been in the book, but nevertheless they still love it, they should go ahead and say so in their Love Letter.
You can read more about the latest news on the Love Letter to a Favourite Novel feature on the main page.
Today with a fanfare of trumpet — we could only manage one, sadly — we’re publishing our first reader contribution. Beth Elliott shares her love for R D Blackmore’s Lorna Doone.
Valentine’s Day News
The next Libertà blog — appropriately for Valentine’s Day — will be about how we got the idea for the Love Letter to a Favourite Novel feature. Well, why not? Books can get Love Letters too. Love of a book can last a lifetime.
Also for Valentine’s Day, Joanna’s latest historical romance ebook, His Silken Seduction, is on special offer this week, including Sunday, at your local Amazon. If you want a romantic Valentine’s gift for someone special, or even for yourself, it’s a great bargain. You’ll meet lovers thrown together in war time and surrounded by danger. Their hearts beat faster, and so will yours.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Libertà hive!