I bet I’m not alone, but I have a whole playlist in my iTunes entitled “Love and Romance” where I keep all the songs that make me think of romance novel plots or an individual hero or heroine’s journey. Authors had begun offering playlist “extras” on their websites for songs that they felt were inspirational to their writing or that they listened to while creating the book, and I thought, what an amazing idea. It make me appreciate the author’s perspective even more. So why not create a playlist for myself of songs, old and new, that I think typify love and romance?
Here’s one I’ve been listening to a lot the last week or so by the band Lonestar from their latest album Party Heard ‘Round the World, entitled “You’re the Reason Why”. Tell me that this doesn’t capture the journey of a romance hero or heroine!