- According to one legend, while Saint Valentine was in prison, he fell in love with a young girl (rumored to be the jailor's daughter). Before his death, he wrote her a letter, signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today.
- A Roman myth says that roses grew when Cupid was carrying nectar to the gods on Mt. Olympus, he spilled the liquid and from that spot roses grew.
- The oldest known valentine that is still in existence today was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. It is on display in the British Museum.
- The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
~Since I don't read Romance that much, I thought I'd pass the ones I have onto you. I am giving away three (3) prize packs to three (3) different winners. First winner will get their first choice, etc.
Valentine's Day Prize Pack #1
~Taken by Fire by Sydney Croft.
~The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn.
Valentine's Day Prize Pack #2
~Provocative in Pearls by Madeline Hunter.
~Ravishing in Red by Madeline Hunter.
Valentine's Day Prize Pack #3
~The Heir by Grace Borrowes.
~Leave your name and e-mail address on the Rafflecopter form AND let me know which prize pack you prefer.
~Extra entries are optional.
~If you are choosing to do extra entries, please read the questions/instructions CAREFULLY! If you do not follow the instructions, I reserve the right to disqualify that entry.
Rules:~Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter.
~This contest is International!
~Please see my contest policy HERE.
~This contest ends on February 10, 2012 at 12:01am.
~If winner does not contact me within 72 hours (3 days) of my first e-mail, unfortunately another winner will be chosen.
Good luck and thanks for entering!
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