Dinah needs our book help for one she read a long time ago… and just the mention of “forbidden love” has me ALL ears!!!
I’ve been reading your blog forever and one of my favorites is when you help readers find a book. I was hoping you might be able to help me out. I read this book A LONG TIME AGO, when I was a teenager. I can barely remember the details.
But I feel like it had some kind of western vibe, forbidden love kind of thing. Like maybe he was a cowboy and she was a teacher or she was married or widowed or something?
Anyway I remember the story being in 3rd person but every time it was the hero’s sequence there would be a poem to lead into the chapter. Anyway, 15 years later and i still remember bits and pieces of these poems.
This is either two parts of the dame poem or two entirely different ones.
“What man am I to flee her sweet embrace and leave her from my sight”
“And though it beats inside my chest, each steadfast beat now bares a cost”
Thank you so much. I swear the second part of the first one is something like “to save her from my plight” because I remember thinking it was a funny word.
But its been a long time.
Does this one sound familiar? Have a guess?
Chris: Oh I’m pretty sure I know this really obscure one! Only because there was a movie made from it ages ago starring Sam Elliott. We probably still have the VHS (!!) somewhere. It’s called Conagher: A Novel and the movie was based on a Louis L’Amour book. Western, she’s a lonely widow who leaves bits of poems out on the prairie and he finds them.
Maryse: Oh wow!! That was quick, Chris. Thank you!!!!
Dinah: No. Unfortunately its not. I just double checked. The one I’m thinking of it’s the guy that writes the poems.