I have read all of your books and have enjoyed every one of them. You have a wonderful way of immediately drawing me into the lives of all of your characters.
In your latest book, Remember LOVE, I was suddenly struck by the similarity between the theme of an entire community ignoring the truth of the Earl’s transgressions because it served them well to do so and the situation in the USA where thousands of people are ignoring Trump’s crimes and going along with The Big Lie. The issue, as Gwyneth pointed out, was a lack of integrity…until Devlin spoke the truth in a way that couldn’t be ignored. It made me wonder if perhaps the situation in this country sparked your imagination to look for a way to address this issue in your book. It is incomprehensible to me to understand how rational people can ignore the truth and pretend that Trump’s behavior is acceptable…and then I began to see the same dynamics as I read your story.
My question is: Was there a connection in your mind as you formulated your story line? While reading, I have been struck with the cut offs in my own family that have resulted because of differences in how we view Trump. You have described the mixed feelings perfectly…was the cut off worth breaking up the family? Who is right, the ones who just wanted to ignore the transgression for the sake of family unity…or the one who spoke up out of a sense of integrity?
Your story has touched me deeply, and it has been helpful to see the same dynamics I’ve been dealing with in another setting.
I’d really love to hear back from you as to whether or not there is, indeed, a connection in your mind.
Thank you so much for sharing your writing skills with the world. I always so look forward to each and every one of your books!