2/9/21, Be My Valentine!!!


Hi Everyone,


Even with all the craziness of our lives these days, sheltering in place, confinements, masks, curfews, social distance (ugh, No kissing), in spite of all that, there are some things we can’t avoid and are going to roll around anyway. And some of them are Wonderful!!—-like Christmas, some birthdays, babies being born, and Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day can be a mixed bag however. But when they’re good, they’re fabulous!!!


I’ve had two marriage proposals on Valentine’s Day, which was pretty wonderful, and VERY romantic. And I’ve had some real duds—my Valentine’s Days got off to a poor start, as the only girl in third grade who didn’t get a Valentine. And I suppose Valentine’s Day will be challenging for some or even most people this year. It’s hard to be romantic in a mask, standing 6 feet apart!! And not so easy to meet people with restaurants and bars closed in some places, and no gatherings of more than 6 people, although it only takes two people to make a terrific Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day can be romantic at any time of day, at any distance, and flowers, candy, chocolates, a card and someone you care about remembering you can make it extra special. It can really be a lovely day.


So I wish you all the Valentine’s Day of your dreams, and if it misses a bit, and doesn’t measure up, there is always next year. And the nice thing about life is that it’s full of wonderful surprises, not just hard ones, and you never know what or who is just around the corner to turn your whole life around. So have a wonderful day, and thank you for being my Valentine and reading my books!!! I’m working on a new one!!


lots of love, Danielle

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4 Comments so far
  1. Elaine February 10, 2021 11:19 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Danielle!

    Thank you for all your beautiful books. I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

    Love, Elaine

  2. Rob Scott February 10, 2021 6:04 pm

    Happy Valentines, Danielle.

    If you are alone on Valentines Day, think of all the good you have done.

    And Know there are people around the world currently reading your books.

    Perhaps have a moment of silence and gratitude with your chocolate and flowers.

    Even working on your new book sounds exciting.

    Write on and Shine on …

    God Bless us all,

    Rob Scott
    ABQ, NM

  3. MAIREAD MORIARTY. February 11, 2021 6:33 am

    I love your books and reread them over and over.Bittersweet and Safe harbourtwo of my many favourites.Happy Valentines day Danielle and thank you.

  4. Diane Balsley March 12, 2021 8:09 pm

    Hi Danielle.
    I often think of you and Zara, and all of your children. I was reminiscing about the old days with the kids and their bands. I am in Iowa now, in a little town called Winterset, where John Wayne was born and in Madison County (where the movie, “Bridges from Madison County” was filmed). The bridges are all around me. My husband, Jim, and I were married on Roseman Bridge in 2011. He passed away from Agent Orange in 2018. We were lucky to have 10 years together.
    Take care of yourself.
    Your friend from long ago.
    Diane (Plante) Balsley