The winner of the contest is Shirley! Please contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have a “We Love Our Readers” giveaway every Wednesday in February. Leave a comment for a chance to win no later than midnight the Thursday after the post. This week one reader has a chance to win Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao and All Murders Final by Sherry Harris.
According to History.com the day we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
There’s a whole world of romantic movies out there. Wickeds, do you have a favorite?
Liz: I have to go with one of my eighties classics: Dirty Dancing. Loved, loved, loved Patrick Swayze since I was a kid, and he was amazing in this movie. I lost count of how many times I watched it as a pre-teen/teenager, and still whenever I come across it on TV I have to stop and watch it all over again.
Edith: I love that movie, too, Liz! I’m going with Bridges of Madison County. I can watch that movie a million times and still weep. Streep and Eastwood, well, I have to stop writing about it or I’ll start crying. … But now that I think about it, Dr. Zhivago comes in a close second.
Jessie: I love You’ve Got Mail. Meg Ryan always makes me smile! Add Tom Hanks and I can watch the same film over and over!
Barb: I am a sucker for romantic comedies. I have seen Four Weddings and a Funeral more times than I care to admit, even to myself. I will drop everything and watch When Harry Met Sally anytime it is on. I could go on and on, but I won’t.
Sherry: Love Actually is my go to romantic movie. Of course my deep love for Colin Firth may influence that choice. (The cover even says it’s the ultimate romantic comedy — I rest my case!) I also love Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas. I love his voice.
Julie: Truly, Madly, Deeply. Alan Rickman. Juliet Stevenson. One of the most romantic movies I’ve ever seen. Sadly, not available on DVD. I haven’t seen it for year–if anyone knows how I can, let me know!
Readers: What is your favorite romantic movie?