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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"L" is for Love - A to Z Challenge

"Love Song" ©Mary Montague Sikes
Of course, "L" is for Love, if you write romance novels. The word love means a lot to the heroine of my novel, Evening of the Dragonfly. Farrah Ferand is falling in love with the hero of the story, Dirk Lawrence. She is growing to love the high school art students she teaches. And throughout the entire book, Farrah's love for her mother shows through.

Although tainted by the terrible tragedy that overcame her mother in the end, Farrah has lovely memories as well. She recalls days as a small child when she danced with her mother and sister among the flowers that grew in the fields of their Mississippi farm. As she works on this painting for her one-person art exhibition, she indicates those flowers and fields in a poetic love song.

"Love Song" is 20" x 16" watercolor on canvas. It is painting number 10 for Farrah's art show.

Book readers, I would love to know what you think. Is Evening of the Dragonfly a romance? I'm not sure.

7 comments:

A Joyful Chaos said...

I haven't read the book, so I don't know if it would remind me of a love story or not.

Love the painting!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Mary,

This is one of my FAVORITES!!!!! Lovely painting!

Patricia Lynne said...

Beautiful painting. I love the colors used.
Your book sounds like a love story. I mean, love doesn't just have to be about romance.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, A Joyful Chaos, for visiting and for loving the painting!

Michael, thank you!!!

Patricia, thanks!!! Evening of the Dragonfly is a love story, but I don't know if it can be categorized as a romance.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very nice, Mary!
I think at the heart of it, many stories have love, even if they aren't considered romances.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Alex. You're right. Most stories now seem to have love in the plot somewhere--especially TV shows.

Birgit said...

Love is somehow in every story, every novel and when one truly feels it, it is conveyed majestically across the pages. Love this art piece! The flowers and colours mingle and intertwine. works well with today's post