Love Letters: The Winners

Book CoverOk, I admit it: I cried and cried reading the entries to the Love Letters giveaway entry. Seriously. Y’all. This was a hard one to judge. *sniffle*

But after much lip-gnawing and snuffling, the five winners are:

Mary Kate for “I walked up the first two stairs and realized that my dad was reading Sonnets from the Portuguese to my mom by candlelight. I crept back down the stairs and stepped outside to our front porch and sat on the stoop until my curfew so as not to disturb them.”

Krista for “I came home after a rough day in class and found my bedroom walls covered—floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall—with post-it notes. They each had a different message of love for me, written in my BF’s hand.”

Joanne for “I saw you staring at me. You can’t have my new coat. You can have a drink with me. Will you?” I can think of several amazing romances that could start with a line like that.

Lorelie for “You’re married to a man who is more in love with you then you are with yourself.”

KCFla for “Because I love him to the depths of my soul.”

Honorable Mention to Nora Roberts, or, more specifically, Nora’s late father,  because “All the love I can send with a three-penny stamp” is sigh-worthy like damn, to Christina for “I loved her more than monkeypants,” because, dude, monkeypants! And to Vicki, for “He said, So, can you get me some Percocet?” Vicki, you deserve so much better than that. Here’s hoping you find it.

Winners, please email me (sarah @ with your addresses so I can send you your books of love letters. Congrats!

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  1. 1
    Ashley says:

    aww i just went back to read the comments i loves “the depths of my soul” as well, I’m still tearing up thinking of it and i bet the people processing the paperwork were too.  but I just thought now of my entry for the contest (yes I know it’s late)

    My boyfriend and I have been dating for 5 years, and given that we are 21 and 23 yrs old (me and him respectively) that’s a feat.  anyway, I don’t exactly remember when, but at some point during the first two years, I had a bad cold and had been telling him about it.  He surprised me by showing up at my house with some soup and a roll from Tim Horton’s (Canadian coffee shop) and asked that I get better quickly.  He even let me kiss him.  We passed that cold back and forth for about 2 months, but for those two months, we kept kissing regardless.

    He will also write randoms sweet love notes on my stack of post its when I leave the room for something.

    He’s the sweetest person I know, and even though he doesn’t always express it in brilliant or witty ways, I still love his simple affection.  I don’t think I could possibly described how deep my feelings are for him without taking up a ton of space and time, and inducing some nausea in a couple of “young love doesn’t last) skeptics.

    But I do love him.

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    sara says:

    Joanne, I keep rereading yours and I love it a little more each time. Your husband sounds like a splendid fellow.

  3. 3
    theo says:

    Congrats, ladies!! :D   I loved all the entries. That had to be a really tough decision.

  4. 4
    Joanne says:

    Woot!!!! I’m so excited to get this book!!! 

    Joanne, I keep rereading yours and I love it a little more each time. Your husband sounds like a splendid fellow.

    Yeah he is, he’s a keeper and fortunately, a stayer.

  5. 5
    Joanne says:

    I don’t know why that quote is in bold letters… this keyboard is not under my control. seriously.

  6. 6
    thetechdiva says:

    aww congrats everyone.  That was a really great thread. 

    Verify word both34… sort of wow how does it know!?

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    Dev says:

    Congrats to the winners.  I agree ~ this was a terrific thread and I enjoyed reading everyone’s entries.

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    Dorilys says:

    I just read the thread, and got all teary-eyed.

    My husband, then boyfriend, wrote me an email in which he stated

    “We’re like that perfect band… I hope we never break up and get back together in 20 years for a failed reunion tour.”

    He was the head of the college radio station at the time.  It made sense then.

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    Madd says:

    The Man claims to be the most unromatic guy around because he never remembers to get flowers and chocolates. He thinks to do it, but then he forgets. One time, while I was looking through his winter coat before washing/storing it, I found a romantic card that had bought and written in for me. He was embarrassed because he’d bought it a month ago and just forgotten about it. The thing is, he does a million little everyday things that let me know he sees me. He often leaves me post-its that say “I love you!” and text files named “Please Read This Baby” that just say stuff like *kisses* and “Thank you for loving me”.

    One morning he e-mailed me a text file from his work computer titled “How Often I Think of Mari”. It was something he’d done the day before. Every time he thought about me he’d open up the text file and write in the time and what he was thinking. There were quite a few entries. Some were just the time and “Missing you”. At the end he put in the time and wrote “I finally get to go home to you. Yay!”.

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    I loved all of these.  Congrats to the winners!

  11. 11

    I just read through that lovely thread and I’m wrecked.  The Mary Kate one kills me!  Need a hanky…

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    Jocelyn says:


    (I tried to get my husband to write me a love letter for a full weekend to enter this contest.  We met online, so I have files and files of IMs we sent each other, but none of them are especially romantic in and of themselves, except a few which are also semi-pornographic).

    Spamword is doubt15: I doubt my husband will ever send me one love letter, but I know he thinks of me at least 15 times a day.

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