(PRWEB) February 8, 2003
Kelvin L. ReedÂs latest novel, "Midnight Sunshine," tells a very unusual story about two lonely people who fall in love before having met. Nathan is a shy American man who decides to secretly correspond with women overseas to find a wife. He falls in love with Marife (pronounced Ma-ri-FA), a beautiful, but poor Asian woman. He eventually sends for her and they set their wedding for ValentineÂs Day. According to the requirements of MarifeÂs fiancÃ©e visa, they have just 90 days to get married or she must return to her home country, the Philippines.
ÂIÂm a hopeless romantic. I liked the idea that they plan to get married on ValentineÂs Day,Â Reed said. ÂThe problem is, they really donÂt know each other that well, and 90 days is not a lot of time to decide whether or not to get married.Â
In this era of television shows like ÂThe Bachelor,Â ÂThe BacheloretteÂ and ÂJoe Millionaire,Â where strangers decide whether theyÂll become engaged or get married in a matter of days, can a story about three months in the lives of an engaged couple still be considered inspiring?
ÂOf course,Â replied Reed, who met his own Asian-born wife through foreign correspondence. ÂMy wife and I have been happily married for over eight years. If you read the first letters we wrote to each other, itÂs amazing to watch the messages change from basically, ÂHello, my name isÂ Â to a year later become letters of passionate love and longing.
For more information about "Midnight Sunshine," go to http://www.peraltapub.com.