Happy Endings Blog Hop

Happy endings romance giveaway hop

Tell your happy ending story!

Β The Happy Endings Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!

We saw the first Hobbit movie this weekend. And while I’m still wondering how Peter Jackson is going to get three! entire movies out of one rather slight book, I did enjoy it. Even if, or maybe because, a couple of the extended fight scenes looked like they belonged in video games. (I love a good video game!)

But about hobbits and happy endings. Or endings. In romance, we love a happy ending. The happy ever after is what we crave. But in stories, it’s not always the “right and proper” ending to the tale.

In The Fellowship of the Ring, when the hobbits visit Bilbo in Rivendell, many, many years after his adventures in The Hobbit, they discuss the ending of Bilbo’s book. Bilbo says that:

Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?

It will do well, if it ever comes to that, said Frodo.

Ah! said Sam. And where will they live? That’s what I often wonder.

What happens after the end of the story? Do they live happily ever after? In The Lord of the Rings, we find out. Evil is conquered, but the conquerors pay a high price. In the movie, we see the happy ending of one of the great love stories: Aragorn and Arwen.

In the appendices, we read the cost. The “Doom of Arwen”. Arwen gave up immortality to marry Aragorn. She lived 2,690 years before he was born, but survived him by less than a year.

We don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone. That’s an ending that gives me chills.

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There are lots of blogs participating in this hop, which means that there will be a lot of happy endings for a lot of winners. So hop on over to the other participants and see what sorts of happy ending stories everyone has to tell. Hopefully (hopfully) you’ll win a few!


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79 thoughts on “Happy Endings Blog Hop

  1. I adore happy endings. I still remember this sort of gothic historical I read years and years ago. Ends with the hero sailing toward England with his child, cause the heroine DIED! I did not slog my way through pages of misery for that. So yes, rock on happy endings. πŸ™‚
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  2. My husband walked into my office to get a divorce. 22 years and 4 kids later we are still happily married!

  3. thanks for the fun post and giveaway! Ummm… I always loved Aragorn and Arwen! I first read LotR when I was in 6th grade and I fell in love with that world. Still my fav couple to this day πŸ™‚

  4. My children growing up to be honest, hard working responsible adults is my happy ending.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  5. Right before Christmas I was having car trouble and thought I would have to get a different car I couldn’t afford but I got a second opinion and thank God I did b/c it wasn’t what they originally thought it was and ended up costing a whole lot less:)
    thanks for the giveaway
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com
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  6. My happy ever after happened in 1969 when my husband who was in the Navy during Vietnam found out just before Christmas that he was getting shore duty and asked me to marry him! I said yes and we were married three months later and this year we celebrated our 42nd Anniversay

  7. Every day, I make it a point to have a happy ending.

    Even when we’re tired and a bit worn out from the day, I like the end it on a happy note with some music, some ice cream, some tickle time with my two kids and a lot of me time with my romance novels. ^_^

  8. It was when my younger sister and I went to California for our second time but was our first visit to LA. Went there so see an international Korean boy band perform for their first time in the US. I’ll say I was happy to got to go and got to see them because we bought the tickets on my birthday ~and the fact that my sister cried over it, get us to go, paid by our loving parents. It was so much fun~ touring ( as in driving around) LA, Hollywood, Chinatown, Koreantown, and the beach~ Got to feel and see the beach and the ocean for the first time~! Wow, I can’t believe it was only a year ago. πŸ™‚ Fun times~
    I’m graduating this Spring too so that’ll be another beginning to something

  9. My ex came back into my life after being apart for several years and that I would say is my happy ending.

  10. Being Married to my High School Sweetheart, who happens to be my bestfriend, biggest supporter, hero, soul mate, father of our two boys, and all around great guy… He hates when i say mushy stuff like that but he is truly a great man and after 14 years together and going on 10 years of marriage he still makes my heart stop and causes me to have butterflies in my stomach.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

  11. Someone else said this, but getting into the college of my dreams! I mean hey, when you’re not very far into life, it’s a HUGE deal.

  12. My HEA is still a work in progress — but it’s definitely all about the journey!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  13. I know this sounds lame, but I just finished the Hunger Games trilogy and must say Peeta and Katniss ending up back together is a great HE!!

  14. my most recent happy ending has been getting my dream job in 2012. after 7 years of school and a million interviews, i landed the job. and i work with the best people in the world. thanks for the giveaway. HEA books are my FAV!!
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

  15. I met my best friend when I was 24 and then I married him…10 years later and every day is still my happily ever after.
    However, books I would say almost everything by Nicholas Sparks or A.L. Jackson. And Movies – I definitely love movies like The Notebook or Leap Year!
    uilani25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. Right now our happy ending is the doggy that “found” us this weekend when he came into the yard and the owners don’t want him. He is the sweetest dog ever!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  17. book by lisa kleypas…devil in the winter is a very HEA for me…

    -nurmawati-
    chikojubilee at gmail dot com

  18. One of my favorite HEA stories is Sweet Lullaby by Lorraine Heath. I first read it years ago and I still love it.

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

  19. My most memorable HEA is watching my daughter graduate from High School and move across the country to pursue her dreams. She makes me proud.

    Thanks for the great giveaway,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. My favorite happy ending is in a book Anna and the french Kiss. Sweet book, sweet characters, sweet ending…

  21. No real life happy ending but until then I enjoy them in books and movies πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. I love the ending of Pretty Woman, it was so romantic. I’m glad this movie had no sequels or reboots, as it’s quite perfect that way.

  23. I’m still working on my HEA. After being married for 18 years my husband asked for a divorce. We have 3 children and a grandson. I guess my HEA right now is that I will have my kids living with me and to be able to see my grandson grow up. Also going through a divorce I can finally start a new chapter in my life and I get to write it the way I want it to be. Then I will have my HEA. Thank you for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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