14 Days of Love – Ultimate Love

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So it’s Valentines Day eve and this is going to be¬†a short quick post since it is almost midnight. Tomorrow is Valentines Day and of course tomorrow I’ll be talking about love in relationships¬†but tonight¬†I wanted to talk about ultimate¬†love. For me I believe firmly in Jesus Christ, loving God and loving life. I could go on and on about Gods love because it makes my life worth living but there’s¬†an amazing video that will explain it better than I ever could.

See how beautiful that is? No matter what we do, no matter how we screw up or mess up God loves us like crazy. So as we prepare for Valentines Day tomorrow think about the love of God. The man who will never leave you no matter what.

Until tomorrow, have a good nights sleep and Happy Valentines Day

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – Best On Screen Romances

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I was on Fandango today looking up showtimes for Percy Jackson and The Lighting Thief when I saw Fandango’s blog and in honour of Valentines Day¬† they were discussing their top five on-screen romances. They had in their top five,

Han Solo and Princess Leia (‘Star Wars’)
Alvy Singer and Annie Hall (‘Annie Hall’)
Danny Zuko¬†and Sandy Olsson (‘Grease’)
Jamal and Latika (‘Slumdog Millionaire’)
Joel and Clementine (‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’)
 
 
 
Out of those five couples I only agree with two, Hans Solo and Princess Leia and Jamal and Latika.¬† I was inspired by Fandango’s blog so I decide to post clips of those two couple and my other three favourite couples.
 
 
Leia and Hans Solo
 
 
 
Why I Love Them:¬† Because they start¬†like most couples hating each other but their attraction is undeniable. Once they realise they kinda like each other there is no tearing them apart even when one of them is frozen and the other is having issues with her brother.¬† It’s the classic love/hate but I really love you relationship.
 
 
 
Jamal and Latika
 
 
 
Why I Love Them: Four words, this is our destiny. This couple went through so much to be together and they were without each other for big chunks of their lives but in the end they found each other.
 
 
Landon and Jamie
 
 
 
 
Why I Love Them: This was one of the first movies to really make me cry like a baby. While Jamie dies in the end she shows Landon what its like to live with purpose. She shows him how to love and be a better person and he shows her what it feels like to be loved.  Both are changed by the love even if they could only be together for a short time.
 
 
Sam and JoAnna and the Rest of Love Actually
 
 
 
Why I Love Them:¬† I couldn’t find the clip of Sam and JoAnna at the airport but incase you were wondering Sam and JoAnna are the kids in the movie. I love them because they show love at its purest and simplest. As for the rest of the stories in Love Actually I love them all apart from the porno couple. So if you haven’t seen it you should =]
 
 
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy (Both Versions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why I Love Them:¬† In literature they are the it couple, totally different but totally right for each other at the same time. I don’t need to tell you their story but I am sure you love it just as much as me. Personally I would love a Mr.Darcy but I guess I have to wait for mine.¬† As far as the Bollywood version it was actually pretty awesome and shows the who Elizabeth/Mr. Darcy in a whole new light.
 
 
 
There are tons of other on screen¬†romances I love like Aragon and Arwen¬†from Lord of the Rings but I wanted to keep it short and sweet.¬† So tell me what do you think of my top 5 choices, love them or hate them?¬†If you don’t like mine let me know what your top 5 favourite on-screen¬†romances are. Valentines Day is only a day away people! I feel like its only been a couple of days since we started the 14 Days of Love but alas it’s almost¬†at its end. No matter I will be still be blogging about many things but for now let me know what you think of this post
 
 
God Bless,
 
Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

 

14 Days of Love – Movie Kind of Love

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Its been happening since the invention of¬†the moving picture. In fact¬† its been happening since the first romantic novelist set his pen to paper. Fantasyl¬†¬†love is an infection when it comes to entertainment. We all seek that movie kind of love.¬† As a romantic novelist myself I have to defend romance novels. Some are trashy and tacky but I believe the best romance stories are those that are real. In real life the guy can be¬†a jerk, the girl can be¬†a little desperate, he might not come to save you at the last-minute¬†and life may pull you so far apart from each other that you can’t come back together. I believe stories of love based¬†on our real lives¬†are so much better for us. For example Jane Austen¬†was brilliant¬†at making her stories real. In her stories her couples had to get through so much crap in order to be together. Which is exactly like real life.

For a couple to survive you have to get through some major crap no matter how perfect you think you are.  Another thing that happens in real life is the guy you think loves you leaves you or the other way around. Jane Austen put that storyline in her books as well think Elizabeth and Mr Wickham. In Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth is pretty much falling in love with Mr. Wickham until it all goes wrong then next thing she knows he shows up married to her sister. Thats pretty messed up even if it were to happen today. Good thing for Elizabeth Mr. Darcy was waiting for her =]

Thats what makes a love story worth reading, when its real. Speaking of movie kind of love, I am beyond excited to see a new movie that just went to DVD called Bright Star. Bright Star is film based on the last three years of the life of poet John Keats, and in particular his romantic relationship with Fanny Brawne. Honestly before seeing the preview for this movie I had heard of John Keats but never read his poetry. So I looked it up and it is quite simply beyond beautiful. Look at the trailer to see what I mean.

Doesn’t it look stunning?¬† I am so excited to see it even though I am pretty sure it ends badly. If you watched it tell me was it good? Anywho¬†my point is this post is that while the movie kind of love may seem amazing I believe it’s the¬†true love of life that is amazing. Sometimes a movie portrays that perfectly others not so much. True love is unpredictable, angry, intense, passionate, painful, glorious and never-ending. If you want to see me definition of true love check out 1 Corinthians 13. So as you go about today be thankful if you have the real kind of love if¬† not feel free to pine over the movie kind of love but know real love is so much better!

Until tomorrow,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – Love of the Game (And the Awesome Ads)

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It’s the¬†Superbowl today and I have to admit as an English lass I still think American Football is a weak version of Rugby however this year I can’t help but be excited about the Superbowl. Why you may ask, well the answer is simple, the Saints. I don’t really have a favourite football team and I don’t really follow the NFL but the New Orl√©ans¬†Saints have my attention.

They remind me of the Orlando Magic last year in the NBA playoffs last year. No one had expected¬†the Magic ¬†to get into the Playoffs but we did and the city went crazy.¬† It was like the entire city was having a block party and even though we didn’t win the Playoffs it was a great experience for Orlando and besides we’re going to win this year :P. So the Saints remind me of the Magic and I watched the Vikings VS Saints game. The end of the game was amazing and I believe that the Saints could pull of a cinderella story against the Colts. Technically the Colts are a better team plus they have Peyton Manning but like I said it would be a great win for the Saints and for ¬†the city of New Orleans if they could pull of a Cinderella story.

Now the other thing I love about the Superbowl is the ads and I am not alone in my love. The NFL did a survey last year and apparently 51% of people watch the game for the ads. Granted that’s probably all the women¬†watching the game but anywho I decided to put my favourite ads on the 2009 Superbowl in this post. So take a look and enjoy.

Doritos – Free Doritos

E Trade Babies

 

Talking Flowers

 

Get a Dog

Did you laugh? If you did awesome if not tell me what were your favourite ads from last year.I hope you  have fun today watching the Superbowl with your friends and family. Until tomorrow, Go Saints!

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – The Essential Best Friend

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As we continue our little experiment about the different kinds of love, I wanted to do the post today about best friends. For me I have two best friends, both utterly amazing both polar opposites of each other. I love both of them like my sisters and I would do anything for them. I believe Best Friends are an essential relationship that everyone should have.

A best friend is someone to laugh with, someone to cry with, someone to ramble on with and someone to live life with.  Granted sometimes it takes a while to find that best friend but when you do you should hold onto them with everything you have.

I would say something else really inspirational and witty at this point but the truth is it’s almost midnight and tomorrows the Super Bowl so I need some sleep. So if you have a best friend, hug them and love them. If not go out there and find yourself one =]

Its the Superbowl tomorrow and yes I will be doing a post most likely about the game so watch out for that and have a good night,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – Press Release for Valentines Day

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¬†¬† Another day, another post. Today I wanted to share with you the Press Release I am sending out for Valentines Day about my book “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets”. So I hope you like it let me know what you think and I promise tomorrows post will be something special but for now here it is.

Still Need a Last Minute Relationship Expert for Your Valentines Day Story?

 

 

(Orlando, FL) According to the National Retail Federation, every year consumers spend around $13 billion dollars on Valentines Day and Hallmark Cards report that almost 180 million Valentines Day cards are exchanged each year. Lets face it Valentines Day is one popular holiday. People love to talk about love. On Valentines Day various media outlets cover stories about love and discuss relationships with relationships experts. Do you have your Valentines Day story planned? Do you need a relationship expert to complete your story? Then why not interview Grace Hatton, the 18 year old teen author of the Amazon Best Seller ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets; The Girl to Girl Dating Guide‚ÄĚ?

 


‚ÄúEvery Valentines Day people search for love or if they‚Äôre in a relationship they want to know if its true love. While there is no magic formula to love there are ways to understand relationships and figure out if you have the real thing or not. However if you‚Äôre not in a relationship on Valentines Day that doesn‚Äôt mean you can‚Äôt have a great Valentines Day. There a plenty of ways for a fun loving single to have a great time on Valentines Day. Either way Valentines Day is a beautiful day to celebrate love and relationships‚ÄĚ, says Grace.

Since the release of her book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ last Valentines Day, Grace has been featured on numerous radio shows, TV shows and magazines. In fact Grace was recently featured in WOW Performance Magazine alongside Michelle Obama! If you‚Äôre still looking for a great relationship expert to interview for your Valentines Day story then Grace may be the perfect choice for you. Being only 18 and already a best selling author, Grace is certainly a unique and insightful guest to interview.

Grace Hatton is an eighteen year old British teenager who has lived on two continents, traveled on mission trips to South Africa and won international writing awards. Grace wrote her first full length novel at the age of 14 and Grace is the author of the new book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets; The Girl to Girl Dating Guide‚ÄĚ which has been endorsed by Mark Victor Hansen and is an Amazon best seller. For more information on Grace Hatton and her books please visit http://www.gracehatton.com

Thank you for your time and consideration.

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – A Fathers Love

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So as we continue our experiment I can’t help but think about the kinds of love other than¬†the romantic kind. For me the love a family shares is invaluable. I know for me if I didn’t have my family my life would be so different. I love my brother, sister and mum more than¬†I could ever tell you but I believe a relationship¬†so many young girls miss out on is the relationship with their father. For me I have been very lucky to have an amazing Dad who even though sometimes I don’t get along with I know no matter what he will be there for me. I know he’ll be ther for me when I need to cry, he’ll be there for me when I fail and when I do well. I know he’ll be there for me after a broken heart and when I am a little crazy. The truth is little girls need their Daddies and even though I am pretty much grown up now I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to grow up without a Daddy to hold, protect and love me.

So today I wanted to celebrate the beauty of a fathers love and there are some pretty incredible stories of a fathers love. However I have two stories that are just beyond incredible and I warn you, you might cry. Never the less take a look at the videos and enjoy the incredible stories.

Team Hoyt

Dick Hoyt is the father of Rick Hoyt. Rick was born not being able to talk or walk. He¬†has been¬†confined¬†to a chair his entire life. However Rick learned how to use a computer to speak, at 15 Rick told his Dad he wanted to take part¬†in a 5 mile benefit run. Dick wasn’t a runner but agreed to push Rick in his chair. For the first time in his life Rick didn’t feel handicapped. Now together they compete in marathons¬†and triathlons¬†across America. This is on of the most beautiful stories about a fathers love. Watch the video and you’ll se what I mean. That father is willing to push his body to the absolute limits to be¬†with his son and that son is so happy just to be with his father. Thats love and its beautiful.

 

 

Patrick Henry Hughes and His Dad

Patrick Henry Hughes was born¬†without eyes¬†and crippled. Before his first birthday Patrick started playing the piano by sound. It’s actually¬†kinda amazing as you’ll see in the video in fact by his second birthday he was playing requests. His dad decided to help him with his music as he grew up. By the time¬†Patrick¬†arrived at the University of Louisville¬†his musical ability on piano and trumpet was well-known¬†in the city. The school wanted Patrick to play in the marching band but obviously Patrick couldn’t do that on his own.¬† So his father decided he would help his son by pushing Patrick during the routines. His dad does all the work with Patrick, the practices, rehearsals and games. In order to be¬†at every band practice and to sit beside his son in every class Patrick’s father works the grave yard shift for UPS.¬† He goes to work at 11 at night, gets in at 6am and sleeps until 11am where he then takes his son to school. To me thats beautiful, his father basically lives two lives for his son. That kind of love is extraordinary, watch the video to see more.

So today as you go about your business, if your Dad is your life make sure to give him a hug and say I love you and if not think about the love you have with the rest of your family.  Love in a family is a beautiful thing and I pray everyone has a family that loves them so they can be surrounded with love.

Until tomorrow, be blessed and be loved,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – The Online Search for Love

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      Its day three of our little 14 Days of Love experiment and its harder than you think to blog every day but today I decided to just search for love. So I hopped on Yahoo and put in Love in the search engine. I have to admit I was pretty curious to see what would come up.

The photo to the left is the first image search for love, interesting right?  Anywho as far as the top 5 sites that come up when you search love online.

1. Love РWikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2. K-Love Christian Radio Network

3. Positive & Encouraging K-LOVE РListen Online

4. love: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

5.¬†Luv‘ – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So yes if you ever wanted to know what comes up when you search for love, now you know but what else comes up is WikiQuotes.  WikiQuotes is pretty amazing and they have some amazing quotes about love and I decided to share a couple of my favourites.

I’ve made the most important discovery of my life. It’s only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found.”John Forbes Nash (portrayed by Russell Crowe, in A Beautiful Mind (2001)

 

“The woman was made¬†of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of¬†his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be¬†trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be¬†equal with him, under his arm to be¬†protected, and near his heart to be beloved.” –Matthew Henry in Commentary on the Whole Bible, Vol. 1, under Genesis 2:21

 

You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, seen centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… Made me want to turn away and never look down again. But to see the way that mankind¬†loves… I mean, you could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So, yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… What I’m trying to say, Tristan, is… I think I love you. My heart… It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange ‚ÄĒ no gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me, too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine” – Yvaine” in Stardust (2007 film), based on Stardust (1998), by Neil Gaiman.

All of those quotes remind me of the beauty of love and as a single gal it reminds me that I’d rather be single now and have that kind of love later than¬†settle for the average. True love is a rare amazing thing and I don’t think we should ever cheapen it. I have to admit I get pretty¬†annoyed when couples just say they love each other because they think they should.¬† It’s not¬†even as though the couple has to have known each other for a long time (my parents were engaged a month after they met and have been married for 25 years) its more about understanding the meaning of those three words.

If you truly love someone you would through yourself in front of a bus to protect them so all I am saying is lets remember how unique, rare and special love is =]

Until tomorrow have a good night and God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – When In Rome

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     As promised I am blogging everyday up to Valentines Day as part of my 14 Days of Love experiment. So I decided to do a review today simply because I can and I just watched this movie so hey why not talk about it. The movie is When in Rome and yes its a romantic comedy.

It’s actually a pretty cute story and it made me want to go to Rome. So heres the basic plot line, this woman Beth whose a little uptight goes to Rome for her baby sisters wedding. She’s the maid of honor at the wedding and at the wedding she meets Nick, the best man. They both like each other but Beth catches Nick with some Italian girl and so with a bottle of champagne Beth goes to the fountain of love. The legend goes that if you throw a coin in the fountain true love will find you, so Beth decides to take a few coins. However when you take someones coin they fall in love with you.

Beth jets back to New York with the coins, from that point on it’s basically these five guys trying to get Beth to love them in return including Nick.¬†Beth learns that the¬†Italian girl Nick was with was actually the grooms drunk cousin and he was¬†making sure she didn’t mess up the party. So Beth starts to fall for Nick but then she discovers one of the coins she has is Nicks! Thus Beth tries to figure out if Nick really loves her while trying to figure out how to stop the other guys from¬†loving her. ¬†I won’t spoil the end for you but its a really cute movie. It has some very sweet moments in it and my favourite scene is the wedding scene before the coin drama happens.¬† Beth and Nick (or Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel) have great chemistry and that scene shows the awesome firsts moments of a relationship. Those moments when you see the guy, share a smile,¬† you feel the butterflies and then suddenly its the start of a relationship.

All in all its a great romantic comedy set in some really beautiful places and it has quite a few laugh out loud moments.  I would recommend this movie if you want a fun romantic comedy that reminds you of the beauty of love.  Tomorrow I will be blogging again about well honestly I am not sure yet but it will be around the topic of love.  So keep checking back, feel free to comment on the posts and remember to celebrate love.

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – The Experiment

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As we are all aware, Valentines Day is just around the corner. For me as the author of “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets; The Girl to Girl Dating Guide” Valentines Day is a crazy time because obviously my book is all about love, relationships and dating.

However as Valentines Day draws close I wanted to try an experiment, from today to Valentines Day¬† there are 14 days, usually on these days if you’re a woman one of two things happen. If you’re not in¬†a relationship you pine for one and if you’re in a relationship¬†you expect Valentines Day to be¬†magical with your significant other. The truth is either way we are really focusing on ourselves instead of the beauty of love. While love in relationships¬†is the most popular sort of love there are all sorts of love. In fact did you know the Greeks had 17 different meanings for love. They had 17 kids of love, for example you love your family, you love those new shoes etc.

Its my belief that in todays day and age love is thrown¬†around far two loosely thus¬†cheapening the true value of love. So back to the experiment every day from here to Valentines Day I am going to do a post about love. It might be about the traditional kind of love (in a relationship) and it could be about the other kinds of love we sometimes forget about. I am also going to thrown in a couple of reviews in just because its my blog and I can ūüėõ

The point of this little experiment¬†though is to remember the true beauty of love and how sometimes we get so caught up looking for the traditional kind of love we forget about the love all around us. So if you want this Valentines Day to be different, if you want to have a Valentines Day surrounded¬†with love, come along for the ride, check back every day and let’s have 14 days of love.

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.SWant a copy of my book “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets”? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!