Friday, February 10, 2012

The Vow...Valentine's Day romance at its best

Well, it's the weekend before Valentine's Day. Any plans?? My husband and I don't really celebrate-celebrate anymore, but we try to go to dinner or something. And I get a "love" present for the kids, which is fun. Now that they're older, their present pretty much consists of gift cards and candy, although my daughter is getting a magazine subscription this year.

With all the writing and working I've been doing lately, I'm taking the afternoon off to see a movie with a friend. We're going to The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, which opens today. If you haven't heard of it, The Vow is inspired by the true story of Krickitt and Kim Carpenter, who were in a severe car accident 10 weeks after their wedding. The accident left Krickitt in a coma for one month. When she woke up, she couldn't remember the last 18 months of her life, including meeting, falling in love, and marrying Kim. Her husband begins the process of courting Krickitt again to win her back. It's a wonderful story of romance, true love, and commitment - the perfect Valentine's Day movie.

So what is your favorite romantic movie? Or book?
 (Because so many movies are based on books these days)

Here's the trailer for The Vow. If you see it, I'd love to know your thoughts.


Joanna Aislinn said...

Hi Lynda,

Now you've got me wanting to go to the movies; I remember this story from Chicken Soup for the Couples Soul.

Favorite romantic movie? Hmm. How about PS, I Love You; Pretty Woman; Sleepless in Seattle; When Harry Met Sally and in their own offbeat ways: Committed and Love Actually. (I know there are more. I just don't catch that many movies, lol.)

Nice post! Enjoy your day and V-day dinner :)tr

Lynda Lee Schab said...

Oooh...all good ones, Joanna. Two other romances that come to mind are The Notebook (another Rachel McAdams film) and Titanic (who could not love Titanic?) Don't think I'll ever get tired of a good romance. :-)

Jessica R. Patch said...

I can't wait to see this movie either! I have way too many favs! The latest romance I read was Dee Gist. Any of hers are super yummy!

Joanna Aislinn said...

Didn't see The Notebook; read it. Probably worked better as a movie. Titanic: watched it once. Broke my heart too much to watch again.

As per books, I always loved the Kathleen Woodiwiss matchups--my faves: Ashes in the Wind (Alaina/Cole) and The Wolf and the Dove (Aislinn/Wulfgar). Now you know where I got my pen-name.

Lynda Lee Schab said...

I have only read Deanne Gist's romantic suspense, but I loved it! Joanna...never read the books you mentioned. May have to check those out. :-)