There is a Happy Ending

heartToday has been strange.

I had the same crawling sense of foreboding today as I did on Friday, June 24th, when the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). The train was snowblanket-quiet, as was London, as was the office. The last time I remembered people being that subdued was 9/11.

For those who voted to remain in the EU, and those who voted for Clinton, there’s an overwhelming sense of disbelief and powerlessness, and it’s hard not to absorb some of that feeling today.

But I noticed something when I was writing—a romance novel—I felt a sense of control and hope. Romance is, by its very nature, emotionally satisfying and optimistic.

If optimism is something you need today, you might want to pick up a book with a happy ending.


Author: Stuart Wakefield

I want to live in a world where toys are free, washing machines never break down, and everybody gets a happy ending. As an author, I’ve written a Kindle best seller, been nominated for the Polari First Book Prize and People’s Book Prize, and experienced the all-consuming fear of reading my work at London’s Southbank Centre. When I’m not writing, you can find me working with other authors as a Developmental Editor.

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