"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” Oscar Wilde
Do you like the fiction you read or watch to hold true to the above statement?
I do. I hope for it every time I open a book or see a movie. And when it doesn’t happen, I’m usually left feeling disappointed.
Willy Wonka: But, Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted.
Charlie: What's that?
Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.
—Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
So why is that important in fiction?
I’ll let Nora Roberts explain:
"Happily ever after?"
"If justice doesn't triumph and love doesn't make the circle in entertainment fiction, what's the point? Real life sucks too often."
― Nora Roberts, Angels Fall
Hope you enjoy some Happily Ever Afters!
Eva Maria Hamilton is the author of Highland Hearts, a Love Inspired Historical novel published by Harlequin.
The Battle of Culloden is over, but one Highlander’s fight has just begun…
Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in the Americas to reach this moment. Now he’s returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery’s father – that his years as an indentured servant would earn him Sheena’s hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena’s father has died, his contract has been lost… and Sheena is engaged to another man.
To connect with Eva Maria Hamilton online, please visit her at www.evamariahamilton.com