Daniel Grant desperately wants Aubrey Price, a woman he can’t have—at least not for two long months. He could give up and walk away, but he won’t. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he waits.
And while he waits…he writes.
Through a series of journals and letters, The Record of my Heart traces Daniel’s romantic contemplations, what he calls “the secret musings of a man tumbling headfirst in love…
I am not sure how GG did it, but it’s like she knew that I was missing my Sailor and Poppet. If you haven’t read the Words series by Georgina Guthrie, you really should before reading this book. I kind of feel like this was a gift to GG’s fans, because we all have been dying to and love being in Daniel’s head. *swoony sigh*
So I’m just going to go right to one of my favorite excerpts….
What was I to do? She’d enjoyed my overtures. She hadn’t been humoring me on Sunday, out of some fear of the power dynamic. She had welcomed my advances! The attraction I thought I’d imagined was real– as real for her as it is for me. What she’d claimed on Saturday is true, after all: Matt is nothing more than a roommate. Aubrey is at liberty to attach her affections to whomever she wishes. What she seemed to overlook this afternoon, and what I damn near forgot myself, were the epic ramifications of Aubrey attaching her affections to me.
I was at a crossroads. I could have told her I stood by my apology and that I regretted putting her in an uncomfortable position and that is wouldn’t happen again, or….
(And this is where Gramps would frown from under his shaggy brows and shake his head.)
I didn’t follow my grandfather’s example. Instead, I took a huge leap of faith and told Aubrey exactly how I feel about her, and somehow, over the course of the next ten minutes, we went from being Daniel Grant TA, and Aubrey Price, fourth-year student, to two people who obviously want to spend time together, to get to know one another, to be together….
So this novella is Daniel’s thoughts, musing and idiosyncrasies (I mean that in the most loving way, I promise. LOL) about meeting/seeing Aubrey for the first time in class and their “courtship”. Without giving too much away, our Daniel has a past in England that affected him in a profound way, and it wasn’t until I read this book that I got a true understanding of where he was coming from and why he did the things he did in the Words series with Aubrey and his family.
What prompted Daniel to write these letters to Aubrey was his grandfather. We learn from his grandmother Patty, who is one of my favorite secondary characters in the series, because she is hilarious, that she understands exactly what Daniel and Aubrey are going through.
If you need yet another reason to fall in love with Daniel Grant, here is another excerpt of his romantic thoughts for his Poppet…
What I mean to say is that I can’t wait to have you here with me (preferably permanently). You will be my muse, and I’ll become prolific in my accomplishments. (Not that I don’t already consider you my muse–because I do– but I long to have you close by all the time.) Have you ever thought about what inspires you, Aubrey? I think about it a lot, and my thoughts always turn to you. You’ve made me view the world in a different light. No, more than that–you’ve helped me actually see light again where previously there had been darkness for month after endless month. I don’t think you’re aware of the profound effect you’ve had on my life.
The Record of My Heart will be available next week on Tuesday, 3/24. If you haven’t read the other books in the Words series, go to do that now!!
Katiebird (lover of all things GG)