My life is blessed with a love that deepens each passing year that we are married--and my husband and I have been married for more than 25 years now. We are each others’ true hearts and loving soul mates.
And I have always been a romantic at heart, loving the great novels, plays, & poems by Austen, the Bronte’s, Shakespeare, Wharton, and others--whether the stories were of star crossed lovers, lovers with obstacles in their path, or lovers needing to learn how to love again, etc.. At university, I studied literature and performed it--as well as, writing my own early musings in prose and verse. But the everyday necessities of life took hold and my creative writing spirit lay dormant for a very long time.
However my return to my own creative writing in February 2010--after viewing the liltingly romantic BBC production of “North & South” (first broadcast in 2004)--became an unstoppable force that has infused my life with inestimable joy as I have written over 50 stories to date. Of my stories, some are original fan fiction, but most are my completely original stories--with my writing of new stories continuing weekly. I joke to my friends, that I can’t turn off my storytelling brain--nor would I want to.
My storytelling genre is romantic love--tender, passionate, sensuous, and always honoring the deep and abiding love that my lovers share. My stories are tales of heartfelt love and of lovers who cherish each other. After all, “Love is the cherished dream of our hearts’ desires” (Gratiana Lovelace, 2012).
I began a blog called “Something About Love” in 2011 where I have also shared some of my stories. It is found at www.gratianads90.wordpress.com And in August 2012, I began to share my stories with the wider audience of Wattpad, with you. I hope that you enjoy my stories.
Cheers! Gratiana Lovelace (upd Jan. 1715)
P.S. My profile picture is Renoir's lovely "At the Concert" (1880). For more, visit http://impressionism.kimbellart.org/exhibit/saints
- JoinedAugust 8, 2012
"Encouragement", A Regency Love Story, by Gratiana Lovelace, 2016 #95 in Historical Fiction
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Lady Madeline Lucretia Sinclair's very proper maternal grandmother Lady Lucretia Beckham Knott advises her that all a gentleman needs from a lady to offer for her is a little encouragement from that lady. But then...
"Love in the Great Pine Woods" by Gratiana Lovelace (2015-2016) Romance
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The year is 1955. At the age of 45 years, Samuel "Sam" Wakeforest has everything a man could ever want--a tight knit extended family, blue skies, land that takes his breath away, he is his own boss, and...
"N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons", by Gratiana Lovelace October 14... Fanfiction
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John Thornton has an eager mind, starved for intellectual stimulation. But what John could not have foreseen was that just as his mind needs nourishment, so does his heart. Mr. Hale’s proud, beautiful, kind, stub...