Contemporary romance is a subgenre of romance novels, generally set contemporaneously with the time of its writing. As contemporary romance novels have grown to contain more complex plotting and more realistic characters, the line between this subgenre and the genre of women's fiction has blurred.
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This modern romance is set in the present. Although inspired by actual events, all characters are fictitious. One of the quotes for writers is to write from your own experiences, and following this advice, Dandelion Wind was born.
We have all suffered heartbreak, sadly some through betrayal. It is an ugly and painful road to recover from, but somehow, after the world has returned to normal, we often find ourselves stronger than before. What we have to be careful of is shutting out love altogether for fear of getting hurt again. Wounds heal but the scars can still be felt under the skin.
This story is about how devotion can be misplaced. How trying to do the right thing can end in more pain. How trust once broken can never be restored no matter how sorry someone is. I write about Serene, who was a teenage mum that knows no other love but Daniel's, her childhood sweetheart. The young family move from London to Devon in the hope of improving their relationship, but change is ahead and what transpires means their lives will never be the same.
It's my belief that positive things can always be drawn from the sadder moments in life and this tale optimises that philosophy. To be sure, 'Dandelion Wind' is an emotional roller coaster but it's also filled with a romantic element that stays with you. Heartbreak is always painful and difficult to move on from, but just around the corner, another love will knock you off your feet, it has just been waiting for you to be free again.
This is a love story that speaks of never giving up ~ to stay strong and remember
that something better can happen but only when you're ready to move on.
Serene and Jack
(Eddie ~ Maggie's Husband~
& Cousin to Sarah)
Transferred use of the English surname originating as an occupational name derived from the Old English stiward, stiweard (steward, keeper of the animal enclosure).
(Serene's & Maggie's Mum)
Derived from Alienor, a Provençal form of the Greek Helenē, which is derived from the element ēlē (light, torch, bright).