Amy-Anne Kibler describes a Valentine's date that swept her off her feet. "One memorable Valentine's Day, I came home to a house lit by candlelight.
"The floor was covered with opalescent pastel balloons.
"There were vases of flowers everywhere, and romantic music was playing softly in the background.
"I was speechless.
"My husband had a rose in his teeth, which made me laugh, and he led me to the dining room. The table was set with our best china, more candles, more flowers. And everywhere, balloons.
A sweet surprise
"After a wonderful meal, brought home from my favorite restaurant, he brought me a dessert plate, covered with a napkin.
"I lifted the napkin and found a small box. Inside it, the pair of diamond earrings I had always wanted.
"The rest of the evening is better suited for one of my novels."