What makes you happy? Is it the little things in life – like a walk on the beach one Sunday morning under a clear blue sky with a cool wind tossing your hair around, is it going to sleep holding the hand of your loved one - yet again? Maybe it’s something like reaching a goal you’ve set for yourself like doing your five miles run faster than last year or getting the job, the house, the girlfriend or something else that you’ve set your eyes on?
I’m quite sure that there isn’t one thing that makes every one of us happy, but rather millions of different things that can make different people happy. Anyway - if we are to believe the typical alt romantic storyline – we can rest assured that money and prestigious positions won’t guarantee a life of happiness. That’s great since we can’t all be billionaires! There isn’t enough money to go around - at least not after the last couple of years of bank crises.
If you don’t believe me go look up some of these stories to see for yourself! The writers can’t all be wrong - can they?
In “A Rock for Remembrance” by Ali Vali you’ll meet the 35-year-old Julian Lowe the current head tuna (I never heard that one before!) of the Lowe Company - a vast shipping empire. Julian is filthy rich with a job she loves and a grandmother and a loyal staff that loves her to pieces, but as you might have guessed – she is not happy. Julian is missing something in her life that a good friend can’t provide.
It might be a coincident, it might be luck or maybe there really is someone who listens in on our prayers? Anyway when Julian’s friend JJ sends out a late night prayer for someone to come by and love Julian – preferably someone short, blonde and cute - the answer is immediately provided in the form of Summer a little blond - 4-year-old girl! Well if you’re not too specific in you request the delivery might get a bit messed up! You shouldn’t worry though, Summer is a great start to a turn around for Julian, she is cute and lovable, and she will help Julian strike up a connection with another slightly older blond - the lovely kindergarten teacher Kiki who works in the Lowe company's daycare facility.
Kiki is all you ever wanted; beautiful; warm-hearted, fun and mother to a lovely young boy by the name of Tiger, and if the adults won’t admit that they take an instant liking to each other nothing will hold back the children – Summer and Tiger become best friends in a heartbeat.
If you like to peek into the lives of the filthy rich or how Ali Vali presume that they live their lives, then look no further for your fun.
**SPOILER ALERT** This is a Valentines’ story so rest assured that the women will find a happy ending in each others arms even if they take their time. If you want the living happily ever after ending you'll have to read both "A Rock for Remembrance" and "..and A Canopy For Happy Endings" and should you want to know even more about the family life of Kiki and Julian you can go for the sequel "Skipping stones".
I found the stories to have a bit of a humorous tone, but a not too exciting storyline. I’ll give a few points extra though because of the kids. They might be too wise for their age, but they are a nice addition to the storyline as are a number of other supporting characters. It’s nice for once to see the protagonist having a meaningful relationship with someone beside their love interest.
I’ll leave you with a list of stories with likewise riche or successful female protagonists who seems to have a spot of trouble with finding happiness in their lives, but as you know - love conquers all! Most of the stories have been reviewed at this site at an earlier time, so if you want to know a bit about the storylines go look up the reviews.
- “Sheridans Fate” a short story by G. Brooke(review)
- “True Colours” a novel by Karen A. Surtees and PruferBlue (review)
- “Noemi” a novel by Katia N. Ruiz (review)
- “Turning Tides” a novel by A. K. Naten (review)
I also remember a couple of stories by Alex Tryst with filthy rich female protagonists:
- "Adventures of a Super Dyke" (The storyis posted in several parts)
- "Love in Photograhps"