Every Spring there is a major used book sale near my home that I always go to. I find the most amazing books and always leave with my arms full to add to my book collection. Half of these books are ones I have never read before, the others are ones I have read and just want to keep because when I read them originally, they brought me great joy.
This past weekend I found such a book that made me gasp and do a little jig as I held it in my hands. It is a book by Sharon and Tom Curtis called The Golden Touch in a 2 for 1 book called Keepsake. This is the same book sale were I also found another great book by this retired married duo called, Lightning That Lingers. Lightning That Lingers is possibly the best category romance ever written. Along with The Golden Touch, these two books are definite keepers.
When I started reading romance, the Loveswept line was one I couldn't get enough of. That is where I first read Lightning That Lingers, the sweet tale of Jenny, the shy librarian and her romance with the sexy stripper and keeper of owls, Philip. I have read this book more times than I can count and every time it is just as good as the first.
The Golden Touch is about Kathy who lives in a small town and owns a shop that fixes musical instruments. Her life changes when superstar singer and actor, Neil Stratton walks in. From that moment on he courts her with everything he has in his power to make her his.
The Curtis' had a way of writing wonderful and sexy romances that were heavy on the courtship and the path to that final moment when the man and woman fell into each other's arms and made love. They wrote the best love scenes in a very respectful and loving way. The heroine always saw stars and fireworks. But these feelings they experienced when they became one with their hero wasn't at all tacky. It was joyful and beautiful and what true love is all about.
If you have never have had the chance to go to one of these sales, I urge you to so so. The smells, the people and the wall to wall books makes for a fun time. There always seem to be an overabundance of Nora Roberts, Julie Garwood and some hidden gems of nice historical romances.
For those who have gone to one, what was your biggest find that made you do a little dance and hold onto that book like it was the best treasure you were lucky enough grab?