Sunday 14 February 2010

Moments in time: those magic moments

We all have 'magic moments' in our lives - those times when time itself seems to stand still and we are truly overwhelmed with joy: when we find our soul mate and recognise each other, when a child is born, when our love returns safely from a long journey. The happy exchange of flowers and other gifts, chosen with care and thought. Or that first loving kiss - and then others, and more.

Life is made complete by such moments.

Story and myth also has magic moments. Here are some of my favourites from well-known fairy stories and myths.

When the prince finds the glass slipper in Cinderella.

When Beauty tells the Beast she loves him and he is transformed.

When Gerda rescues Kai in the Snow Queen.

When Penelope tricks Odysseus into revealing who he is - by tricking him into describing their very unusal bed - and reunites with him at the end of The Odyssey.

Here are my magic moments - what are yours?

If you want to read about more 'Moments in Time' please go along to Classic Romance Revival. We are having a blog carnival event for Valentines, and there are prizes to be won! As a chance to win any one of my ebooks - which you can see down the right hand side of the blog and read excerpts - then please answer the following question -

How does Penelope trick her husband Odysseus into revealing who he is?

EMAIL ME the answer to and your name will go in the competition hat to be drawn. If you also go to the Classic Romance Revival blog and the other blogs listed in the blog carnival, you will have chances at many more prizes, including a 'grand prize'.

Happy Valentine's Day and Good Luck!

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Kaye Manro said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Lindsay!

I hope you have many emails to answer you question!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Happy Valentines to you, Kaye!

I have my contest hat ready and entries are already going into it, thanks.

booklover0226 said...

I had to do some work to find the answer; I hope it's right!

Tracey D

Lindsay Townsend said...

Hi Tracey - your name has gone into the hat - good luck!

Jennifer Mathis said...

I hope I sent you the answer your looking for

-------jennifer mathis

Unknown said...

Hope you have a great day and lots of entries!

LuAnn said...

This carnival has been so much fun! Thanks for the chance to stop by your blog.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Hi everyone - I've been told by CRR that the carnival is going to run until Feb 28th, so that is how long my contest is going to run. I already have some entries- all correct - and they have gone into the contest hat, to be drawn on Feb 28th.

Good luck and happy Feb! I hope you win many prizes at the carnival!

Linda Banche said...

Happy Valentine's Day (a little late).

Lindsay, If you'd like another blog award (you don't have to take it), I've listed you for the "Happy 101 " award on my blog. You can use it either here or on Lindsay's Romantics.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Wow - thanks, Linda! I'd love it for the pink blog, please!

Cherry said...

Guess what, didn't read that classic! Anyway, re-posted your contest at:

Belated Happy Valentines Lindsay!!

Cherry Mischievous
mischivusfairy-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lexie said...

lol its been a while since I read The Odyssey. Gosh over a decade!

Ah me--and yes when Gerda rescues Kai in the Snow Queen, one of my favorite. Or when the youngest daughter saves the Prince/White Bear in 'East o'the Sun, West o'the Moon'.


Lindsay Townsend said...

Thanks, Cherry!
BTW, the answer is within the blog entry.
Good luck!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Hi Lexie! I agree - I love the Snow Queen story - give me those active heroines!

susan said...

This is so much fun to stop in and visit and be entered in a carnival contest. I also entered your other contest with an email. susan Leech

Lindsay Townsend said...

That's great Susan - I have it and it's gone into the contest hat to be drawn on Feb 28th.
Good luck!

SJR said...

Hi Lindsay,
My fav classic romance is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Auste. In fact, I’m reading a book now that tell’s the same story from Darcy’s point of view. [Darcy’s Story by Janet Aylmer] One magical moment in the original, IMO, is when Darcy, humbled, asks Elizabeth if he has a chance with her. She answers in a daze. These 2 strong individuals are shaken by the realization that they had the love they each thought they lost. Boo Hoo! [In a good way]
I checked out your links and am looking forward to the release of your quest romance A Knight’s Enchantment.
I’m off to email you!
Sara J. ~ : - ],

Lindsay Townsend said...

Thanks for sharing, Sara - I agree with those romantic moments!

Lindsay Townsend said...

The contest is now closed and my hubby has drawn the winner from the contest hat.

Congratulations, Carol! I've emailed you and am waiting to hear which of my novels you would like me to send you as an ARC.

Thanks to you and to everyone who took part in this contest. I really enjoyed hosting this part of the CRR blog carnival.

Thank you!

Redameter said...

you got me on this one, think about it a minute. Just how much real love there was when Beauty told the Beast she loved him. This wasn't some handsome creature this was a beast. Now that's love, isn't it? And in real life, when a beautiful girl tells a shy, nerdy guy she loves him, doesn't he become a prince. I think so.

God Bless