Did you know that St. Valentine was a priest in 3rd century Rome, beaten and beheaded by the Emperor Claudius for secretly carrying out marriages (a practice prohibited by the Emperor who wanted the men in his army to have no emotional attachments)?
Actually there are several candidates for the title of St. Valentine... but it doesn't matter.One of them was executed on 14 February and somewhere along the line became the patron saint of courtly love and epilepsy.
I have had great fun this Valentine's season by letting my inner contemporary romance author loose and penning a novella for a Valentine's Day anthology. BE MINE:VALENTINE NOVELLAS TO WARM THE HEART contains FOURTEEN (yes 14!) wonderful stories and is available on Amazon for just 99c (or free if you are with Kindle Unlimited).
And writing as Alli Stewart, my contribution is HEALING HEARTS....
It had only taken a moment… a flash of lights, a scream of metal and Chris Kingsley’s life had turned on its head.
In the months since her best friend, Sarah had died, Meg Taylor and Sarah’s husband, Chris had been there for each other but Meg’s fiance has returned from London for their long planned wedding and Meg and Chris’s comfortable routine is about to end. It is time for both of them to let go of the past and start living again.
But what will it take for these two broken hearts to realise that they belong together? Maybe a nudge from St. Valentine, may be the answer.
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