To celebrate the upcoming release of my Young Adult romance novella Passing Notes, in which a large part of the plot involves a young man learning how to write a love letter, I’ve invited some authors to get creative and create love letters based on the characters from their books. Today’s guest author is Laura Kennedy. Her novel Double Take is a very unique story involving the glamour of 1950s era movie stars. The concept is very intriguing to me, because I’m such a classic movie nut.
When sixteen-year-old Brooke Bentley’s green convertible and cell phone conk out during a tropical rainstorm, she believes it’s just bad luck. But when she darts through the dark to a dilapidated Victorian she thinks is the home of a friend and is invited in by a butler in a faded black tux, Brooke knows it must be karma. Because how often do you meet a reclusive 1950’s movie star who thinks she’s actress Terry Moore? And how often does someone as charming as eighty-year-old Laura de France insist on transforming you into a movie star, too?
How can something as simple as a dress control your life? It can if it’s the famous green toga worn by actress Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra and you’ll do anything to wear it.
Enjoy this letter, and please feel free to leave a comment about it below.
Summer –Coral Cove, Florida
It’s really hard for me to write this letter after what happened yesterday afternoon in The Black Patent Leather Room. I feel totally embarrassed and humiliated. First because I’ve never thrown myself at a guy the way I did. And second, because you turned me down.
Don’t get me wrong. It was unbelievably noble of you not to take advantage of a barely seventeen-year-old girl who’s in love with you. Most guys would have jumped at the chance. Just ask my old boyfriend Tyler who’ve I’ve been fighting off for years. Hopefully by the time I’m eighteen, you’ll think I’m mature enough to be more than just a friend. Please don’t let the affair you had with my mother influence you. It had nothing to do with us.
I hope you don’t hate me. And please forgive me because I realize now just how incredible you are and that you are worth waiting for.
Love forever and ever,
D. G. Driver
Author of Young Adult books Cry of the Sea and Passing Notes.