Top Ten Reasons I Wrote Trinity’s Hope Reason #8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share another reason I wrote Trinity’s Hope. While some of my other reasons may involve weightier matters, reason # 8 is a simple one:

I love a great love story.

Yes, it’s true...I am a hopeless romantic and I love the idea of being in love. I love being in love with my husband – talking all night while listening to Luther, Anthony Hamilton, Heatwave, Coltrane and Hartman, Etta James and Chrisette Michelle all on the same playlist.

I love the way Barack loves Michelle and Denzel loves Paulette and Bill loves Camille. I love seeing couples in love – young and old – walking hand in hand and stealing kisses along the way. I love pink roses and chocolates, love poems and artwork depicting black couples in love. I love weddings and all the romance involved. I love romantic vacations in secluded places where passion is the first and only order of business. I love all the old school love songs that say something about the way love feels and the changes it takes you through.

I admit it...I watch those sweet Youtube clips of surprise marriage proposals. I get that warm fuzzy feeling when I watch jewelry and greeting card commercials. I read blogs and wedding websites where couples describe their journey to the altar. In all fairness, I do some of this for inspiration in my writing, but sometimes it’s just a personal indulgence, because I never tire of hearing how two people became one mind, one heart and one flesh.

And I love to read love stories. My absolute favorites are those in which the man is not afraid to be in love and he comes up with unique and innovative way to express his love to the woman he can’t live without. I love the kind of romance novels in which the couple goes through some stuff to prove their love to one another, because in my mind love equals action.

I believe that if a man says, “I love you” he ought to be able to articulate what’s in his heart and demonstrate his love in a real and authentic manner. I believe that if a woman says, “I love you”, she ought to be able to show her love through her words and her commitment and not just with her body.

And that’s how it is with Trinity’s Hope. The main characters, Trinity and Chris, don’t just fall in love and happily skip to the altar grinning all the way. While their initial meeting takes them both my surprise, they take the time to grow into love. They learn how to say yes to romance, but no to sex. They grow to value one another and understand their purpose for even being a couple. And they grow to learn that love cares, love supports and love covers as well as send tingles up and down your spine.

They experience the sweetness and the pain, the highs and the lows and in the end they make a life commitment that truly means something. They show the world that it’s worth it to do it God’s way and not forfeit their destinies in a moment of temptation. In a nutshell, they learn to experience love and romance the way God intended.

And they’ll make you believe in the power of love...

Trinity’s Hope truly is a heartfelt story of purity, faith and love and I hope it touches your heart.

Look for it in stores May 1st and make sure to share your thoughts with me once you’ve read it. Until then, please stop by my website and sign my guestbook so we can keep in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.


Melissa Ewell Miller


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