On this Memorial Day, I’m remembering my late husband, although he never fought in any wars. When Bill proposed to me in January of 2005, he was living in Fowler, Colorado, and I, here in Sheridan, Wyoming. A month later, he sent me a Valentine care package, which included, besides the obligatory chocolates, a cassette of love songs he’d downloaded from the internet. The song I’m featuring today was one of them.
It expresses his love for me and his uncertainty that I would feel the same way and his resulting reluctance to tell me so or even touch me. Since we lived about 500 miles apart, this was natural, and I was just as uncertain as he was. But as time went by, I realized I could fall in love with him, too.
You can learn more by reading My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds. Although Bill was never a war hero, he will always be my hero.
By the way, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are now available on Smashwords as part of its sale to support those isolated by the coronavirus. This sale will run until the end of May. Please click here to visit my Smashwords author page and download these books. As always, thank you for reading.
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.