As I meticulously compose The Trail’s End, I realize how much correspondence between lover’s plays a part in the story. Before anything physical transpires between Lucas and Esme, they send a series of letters back and forth.
I’m at the point where I’m debating whether or not writing love letters still have the same amount of power as they did hundreds of years ago.
And would receiving a romantic e-mail or greeting card have the same effect as receiving a love letter adoringly transcribed on paper?
One of my favorite love letters is one from Lord Byron (1788-1824) to his lover Caroline.
How would you feel if you received a letter like this?
My dearest Caroline,
If tears, which you saw & know I am not apt to shed, if the agitation in which I parted from you, agitation which you must have perceived through the…
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