Monday, February 14, 2011

Pick the Ultimate Romantic Hero & Hear the Ultimate Romantic Love Song!

It's Valentine's Day, the day the world unites to honor the very essence of a romance writer's canvass: LOVE

Time to show your love, readers! You've heard of Team Edward vs Team Jacob? That's for amateurs. We're digging deep and recognizing the real romantic heroes, the heartthrobs who have made women swoon for generations, those books in which the men were men and not stalkers, and the women loved them because they were awesome, not just because they frequently forgot to wear a shirt.

Cast your vote, declare your loyalties!

Who is the Ultimate Romantic Hero?
Mr. Thornton ("North and South," Elizabeth Gaskell)
Capt. Wentworth ("Persuasion," Jane Austen)
Mr. Darcy ("Pride and Prejudice," Jane Austen)
Mr. Rochester ("Jane Eyre," Charlotte Bronte)
Col. Brandon ("Sense and Sensibility," Jane Austen)
Mr. Edward Ferrars ("Sense and Sensiblity," Jane Austen)
Mr. Roger Hamley ("Wives and Daughters," Elizabeth Gaskell)
Mr. Edmund Bertram ("Mansfield Park," Jane Austen)
Mr. Knightley ("Emma," Jane Austen)
Mr. Henry Tilney ("Northanger Abbey," Jane Austen) free polls

And, for your listening pleasure, the tune to my absolute favorite love song of all time. The original words are a beautiful poem by Robert Burns. My heart sighs every time I hear it.
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

My love is like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June.
My heart is like a melody that sweetly plays its tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I.
And I will love thee still, my dear, 'til all the seas gang* dry.

'Til all the seas gang dry, my dear, and the rocks melt with the sun,
So I will love thee still, my dear, 'til the sands of life have run.
So fare thee well, my only love. Fare thee well a while.
I will come again, my dear, though it were ten-thousand mile.

(*"gang" is a chiefly Scottish word meaning "to go")


Nikki said...

Beautiful!! Your missing one hero. Oh, what's the name of the main love interest in "North and South"? He own the you know what I'm talking about??

Sarah M Eden said...

Nikki -- That's Mr. Thornton. He's the first one on the list!! (Great book!)

Krista said...

Oh, this was really hard. I loved the song. Thank you for sharing.

I love the new blog look!

Stephonie said...

This is fun!
I might be mistaken, but isn't Col. Brandon in "Sense and Sensibility"?

Sarah M Eden said...

Well, revoke my "Romance Junkie" membership! Do not know how in the world I made that mistake, Stephonie! I've fixed it now though. Thanks for the heads up.

Valerie Ipson said...

That song is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Rossano said...

Thanks for the fun poll and song. They are a perfect Valentine's Day mix. :)


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