Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucky in Love? That Depends

Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It's a time of luck and wealth...or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick's Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched...or you like that?

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love!

But that's not all....

We have TWO grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
Have you ever met a couple who were lucky enough to have found their one true love? Sometimes they are insufferable to be around, always completing each other's sentences and sharing the same clothes (which is weird on a different level all together). But my question has always been: was it luck that brought them together or something else?
For example: Let me introduce Will and Frankie. Raised in two different geographic regions of the country, they met at the theatre in a small college town. Will was tall and handsome, outgoing and talented in music as well as academic subjects. Frankie was quiet and beautiful, smart as a whip and working her way through graduate school.
Two different people there never were. He liked to go out dancing, visiting with friends, being seen. She was more interested in reading at the library or taking long walks through the woods near the campus. But their relationship worked because of their differences.
They complimented each other in the areas they needed it most. She would follow him out into public, letting him take the lead and talk for her. He would go with her to the library and work on his own projects while she indulged in her favorite authors.
After only six months together, they married. Then came children and careers, moves and relocation that covered most of their years until at last all the kids had flown from the nest and it was just the two of them, remembering how it had been all those years ago, dancing to the music only they could remember.
However, happy endings are hard to find, even if you are lucky. First Will fell ill, and they couldn't discover what was wrong. Then he had a stoke, which eventually led to his death, many years too early. That left Frankie alone, with no Prince Charming to share the newspaper with or to go for a walk. But it was OK, because she knew they would be together again soon.
But the years ran away, 5 years then 15 years. Soon it had been 20 years alone, and the loneliness is overwhelming. The saving grace? The failing memory which gifts her with visits from her Will when none of the rest of us can see him.
Are they lucky to have found each other? Absolutely. Was it fair for Will to die young and leave Frankie alone? Well, who ever said life was fair?
So go be lucky, who know what you might find? My parents (whose names have been changed because otherwise I'd be in trouble!) found each other in the middle of nowhere during a war. If it is meant to be... who needs luck?



  1. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  2. Happy St Patrick's day!


  3. That is such a touching story! I am going to need to keep some chocolate and tissues by the computer I think because that just brought tears right to my eyes (the chocolate is just because, well, chocolate is good for everything). I loved that story, thank you for that.

    Thank you for the chance to enter :D Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone :)

    Shelly H

  4. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect! I hope you stop by to visit me at

  5. Thanks for the hop!
    My e-mail is

  6. Already found the green clothes I'm going to wear!


  7. I have been lucky in love, I've been with my hubby for 22 years.

  8. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  9. I'm very lucky! I have a wonderful husband.


  10. I have to say.. I have never been pinched lol. My husband is Irish :) I think I will do the pinching.

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

  11. Thanks for the hop!!!!

  12. Great story! Thank you.

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy St.Patrick's Day!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  14. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Interesting story of Will & Frankie. Sad that she let 15 years of her life go without a fight. I want my soul mate to live after I'm gone. But that's me. We all can't have HEA. Although I wish everyone could have one.

      Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop.
      Happy St. Patrick’s Day, ya’ll!
      Keep writing so I can keep reading.

  15. What a touching story!! Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  16. We have great corned beef and sandwiches and chill. Not big on the whole parade and hoopla. Definitely wearing green though…don’t want to get pinched…although a spanking would be a different story!
    I have not yet been lucky in love, ie finding my soulmate, but hope springs eternal!

  17. I love luck, chance and anything else you want to call it. Happy St Patty's Day

    Judy P

  18. I make a traditional Irish meal and watch The Quiet Man on St. Paddy's Day!

    Thanks for being on the hop! :)


  19. Thanks so much!

  20. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!


  21. Thanks for the chance to win


  22. What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I'm working on it. My favorite love book is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty's Day and this year I'm spending it with my best friend. We're going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I'm not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I'm not at all. I won't be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I'm Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  23. Nice blog! I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe. Great to connect!
    - Jan Moran at JanMoran dot com

  24. I found your blog through the WLC BLOG Follows and it is really nice to meet you :) Also, I love the name of your blog! My sister-in-law is a blonde, so I collect the jokes to tease her :) She loves them as well!