Love is Ageless says Maryann Miller
The Story behind her Sweet Romance Contribution
At the ripe old age of 81 my father married for the third time. His bride at that time was 73. He joked about robbing the cradle.
My father was a man who needed to be married. After he and my mother divorced, he married within a year and was married to that woman for over 40 years. When she died, he was adrift and his grief was deep. My siblings and I wondered how he would fare spending the rest of his years alone, but we needn't have worried.
He had started visiting with a woman that had been a friend of the family for years. Her husband had died the year before my father lost his second wife, and Daddy was drawn to Martha. At the time she lived in
and Daddy was living in Michigan with my oldest sister. He kept making these excuses to go north frequently, and we soon discovered it was not just to visit our brother who lived near Houston . Daddy kept making these side-trips to Detroit , which wasn't really on the way to Grand Rapids , but it was where Martha lived. Detroit
One day Daddy called me from Martha's home and asked me what I would think if they were to get married. I thought that was just fine. He then asked if I thought they should do it soon. Of course, what would they wait for?
Then he said he would probably just stay in
with Martha until the wedding, but he made a point to tell me that he was sleeping downstairs in her guest room and she was sleeping upstairs. I had to laugh. Not only was that too much information for a daughter to know, it was a reminder that sometimes love is sweet and chaste. Michigan
My father and Martha had ten good years together before she died, and at times they were like teenagers just falling in love. There were lots of smiles and touches and giggles, and it was wonderful to see. Watching them made me realize that love like that has no age-limit.
I decided to write a story about a couple much like my father and Martha, and when I had an opportunity to contribute to an anthology of sweet romances, I submitted my story, New Love. It was accepted and the anthology, One Touch, One Glance:A Sweet Romance Anthology has other stories of sweet romance that appeal to readers who like the love-making to be behind closed doors.
Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned romance? Remember reading about a man's clothed physique, or how a fellow admired a woman in a pretty red dress? How about stories where couples fall in love with just one glance or that first gentle touch? Then open this anthology and enjoy 18 beautiful stories of love lost, love found, intrigue, heartache healed, the miracles of life, passionate admissions, and tearjerkers that make one sigh with longing. From best friends who find romance to time travel to a bit of Christmas magic, step into the realm of hearts on fire and love everlasting.
Buy Link for the paperback - http://www.amazon.com/One-Touch-Glance-Romance-Anthology/dp/1936222744/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329241606&sr=1-1
Buy Link for the e-book for Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/One-Touch-Glance-Collection-ebook/dp/B003TU20QK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1329240719&sr=1-1
In addition to contributing to the sweet romance anthology, Maryann Miller is a best-selling author of numerous books. Her woman's novel, Play It Again, Sam, is not a sweet romance and it is available as an e-book and paperback. The latest release, Open Season, is the first book in a new mystery series that features two women homicide detectives in
. The second book in the series, Stalking Season, is under contract and will publish in November 2012. Miller has a suspense novel, One Small Victory, a young adult novel, Friends Forever, and a short story collection, The Wisdom of Ages, is also available as e-books and paperbacks. Dallas