Here’s a guest blog I wrote for Coffee Time Romance about my debut release:
Many people can mark events in their lives by music. Remember that certain song played at a school dance your sophomore year? How about a popular tune during a road trip with friends? Or maybe a song you heard on the radio over and over the day you moved into your first apartment or home?
I can hear a song on the radio and be taken back to a certain time and the feelings I experienced then. I remember once carpooling to work with my friend Shannon when American Pie came on. There’s a decade between us in age, but we grinned at each other, cranked it up, and sang our hearts out – every word to every verse as we cruised down the road. To this day, I can’t hear American Pie without thinking of her.
Sometimes a song can remind you of a special love. The first time you kissed someone. One that played the first time you danced together. Maybe one which had lyrics that simply made it “your” song as a couple.
Music is a universal language. People don’t have to understand all the words to feel the soul of a song and enjoy it. When I was in Europe a few years ago, everywhere we went we heard Train’s Hey, Soul Sister being played. It always lightened the mood and left smiles on faces surrounding us – and I know from hearing people speak that we were surrounded by many different languages as we traveled through Spain, Italy, and France.
When I wrote my debut release, Music For My Soul, I centered it around music. The heroine is the only woman troubadour in England, and she entrances audiences – and the hero – with her songs. She plays the lute and weaves magic through her music, causing the hard-hearted hero to fall hopelessly in love with her.
What special song do you remember that takes you back to a certain time or place?