Tuesday, September 11, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #BookishQuote

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I'm sharing my bookish quote from one of my very favorites, Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson! I love the romantic tension and the way the author gives indicators of how Philip is thinking and feeling even though the story is told from Marianne's perspective. The quote below is from when Philip is teaching Marianne how to write a love letter so she can play matchmaker between her aunt and a former suitor. But it's very revealing of Philip's own hidden feelings for Marianne...



To my unsuspecting love,

When I look into your eyes, I lose all sense of time and place. 
Reason robbed, clear thought erased, I am lost in the paradise I find within your gaze.
I long to touch your blushing cheek, to whisper in your ear how I adore you, how I have lost my heart to you, how I cannot bear the thought of living without you.
To be so near to you without touching you is agony. Your blindness to my feelings is a daily torment, and I feel driven to the edge of madness by my love for you.
Where is your compassion when I need it most? Open your eyes, Love, and see what is right before you: that I am not merely a friend, but a man deeply, desperately , in love with you.
~Longing for you

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