“One of my all-time favorite books with a love theme is THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN (Hyperion) by Mitch Albom. This particular title popped into my mind when I read the email for this month’s question because of Eddie’s undying love for his wife even in death. When she appears to him in heaven as her younger, healthy self, he tells her that he loved her even when she was older and sick. I just thought that was beautiful. Other titles that came in second and third place are PEACE FROM BROKEN PIECES by Iyanla Vanzant and I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Wally Lamb.”
“My all-time favorite book with a love theme would be CODE NAME VERITY (Egmont Press)by Elizabeth Wein. It’s a story of two best friends, Maddie and Queenie, during World War II. One is a spy and the other is a pilot. The book is in two parts and each part is told from the view of each character. We find out how they met and how they became best friends; not just BFFs but true best friends who can read each others minds with a single look. It’s the kind of friendship that everyone wants but has a hard time finding. Then one friend has to make the ultimate sacrifice. This book made me laugh and cry and it also made me call my best friend as soon as I finished reading the last page.”
March’s Question of the Month: What is your favorite line from any book, poem, short story, etc? Send you answer with the title of the book, author, the line and why it’s your favorite. Send your answers by 9pm on March 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read all the answers March 27th right here on the blog.