Christian Love Stories
"When I found the one I love, I held him and would not let him go" (Song of Solomon 3:4). My name is Kristy Dykes, and I write Christian love stories for Barbour Publishing...perhaps because I live with a hero husband. At this site, I cover marriage, romance, and Christian fiction. These book titles make me smile--and offer great truths: Sometimes I Wake Up Grumpy and Sometimes I Let Him Sleep, Love Extravagantly, Every Marriage Is A Fixer-Upper, Red-Hot Monogamy.
I've loved love stories for forever, it seems. My sister, who is 10 years older than I, used to love to watch The Late Show on Friday nights--when it was old movies from the 30s and 40s--and I'd sit up with her. It thrilled me to see Clark Gable taking Claudette Colbert in his arms and proclaiming his love, but better than that, the love story that got them to that point. It Happened One Night (I think that's the title) was a favorite. That's the movie where they hang a blanket between the beds in a hotel room for propriety's sake. Then, there was Cary Grant and Somebody in Male War Bride. And Randolph Scott. And Gary Cooper. And Nelson Eddie and Jeanette MacDonald. And An Affair to Remember. Yada, yada, yada. As I'd drift off to sleep at night, I'd be concocting a love story in my mind. Funny, I never thought to write them down. All I wanted to do was serve Jesus and make my life count for the Kingdom. In my spare time from earning As and Bs in school, we witnessed for the Lord--sometimes door to door, attended revival services, visited the sick and underprivileged, sang in the choir, and went to church every time the door was open.