Wednesday, January 17, 2007

And they lived happily ever after

Quite a few bloggers have been talking on the subject lately.

So I thought I'd pose a couple of questions. I'll answer in comments later.

What does a happily ever after mean to you? Marriage? Children? the couple being in a relationship at the end of the book?

When you think of romance stories (not romantic or love stories but romance), do you require a happily ever after?

May the muses have happiness


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to know they WILL get married.. they don't need to be married, for me.

I always liked the epilogues with some toddler running around, though.

Don't ask me why, as I'm truly not mommy material!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

you know my answers! I want a solid relationship and have them in love, that you know will end up with a marriage or whatever the species equivalent to it is.

I want their conflicts solved and black moments passed. A giddy Ahhhhh heart bursting feeling when i close the book.


9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not necessarily a marriage but some sort of positive relationship in the making.

Do I need a HEA for a Romance Novel. YES! Isn't that the whole purpose.

11:21 PM  
Blogger FeyRhi said...

For me an HEA is a must! As Mari said all back moments are resolved, and there is nothing in the way of a relationship between the Hero and Heroine. Marriage and children aren't requirement but I like a peek at their future in an epilogue or, if there is a sequal, then we see how happy they still are. *G*

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do I require a happily ever after in my romance stories?


What does a happily ever after mean to me?

That at the end of the book, the couple is happy with the current state of, or very much looking forward to a new phase of, their relationship.

I don't honestly think a couple HAS to be married or have children to be happy, but that's just my personal belief.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No marriage or kids required, as long as...

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together...


8:01 AM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

LOL Isabella. It's interesting that's what you like.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

Yes, Mari, I know your answers. *G* I too love that giddy moment when I close the book.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

paxa! Exactly. A positive relationship for me is key and that's why I read it.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

feyrhi, I like the way you think. *G*

2:49 PM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

Raine, that's pretty much my view. When it's labeled romance, I want that HEA. For me, it doesn't have to be marriage and kids but I want them together positively.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

LOL Paula. Now that's in my head...

2:51 PM  

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