Monday, November 16, 2009

Music and Memories - Jane Odiwe Shares Hers

Jane Odiwe writes of the music that helps to bring the emotion of past times:-

My book Willoughby’s Return is all about the power of love – that heady, swept away, first love, and the love that comes from an enduring devotion over time. In the book that inspired my novel, Sense and Sensibility, music plays a part in the romances between Marianne, the heroine, and her lovers – dashing but ruthless Willoughby and the grave but heroic Colonel Brandon. It got me thinking about the music that’s been important in my life, and how when you hear that ‘special’ song the years roll back and you’re there again.

Here’s a list of a few of my special songs:
You to me are everything – The Real Thing I met my husband at college – he wore a beige leather coat that just swept the floor – I was smitten!

There must be an angel playing with my heart – Eurythmics Memories of sharing a flat in Maida Vale with my sister and brother-in-law, living on Taramasalata and spending every night in the local
My baby Just cares for me – Nina Simone Birth of my firstborn, it was the song that got him off to sleep
Nothing compares to you – Sinead O’Connor Birth of my daughter, memories of my newborn’s full head of hair in contrast to Sinaed’s!
I can’t help falling in love with you – UB40 Birth of my youngest son, my family complete!
So many songs and too many pieces to list here, from classical to contemporary, music is a wonderful trigger to many fantastic memories!

Willoughby’s Return - A lost love returns, rekindling forgotten passions…
In Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, when Marianne Dashwood marries Colonel Brandon, she puts her heartbreak over dashing scoundrel John Willoughby in the past.Three years later, Willoughby's return throws Marianne into a tizzy of painful memories and exquisite feelings of uncertainty. Willoughby is as charming, as roguish, and as much in love with her as ever. And the timing couldn't be worse—with Colonel Brandon away and Willoughby determined to win her back, will Marianne find the strength to save her marriage, or will the temptation of a previous love be too powerful to resist?

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I’m also doing a blog tour and to celebrate publication there will be giveaways, competitions to win books and paintings, plus interviews over the next couple of weeks – information on my blog:

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