Summer’s Best

In the beginning of the summer most of us take on an attitude like we did when we were children and believe the season is endless. By the end of August we're scrambling to get all the things done we put off in June and July. All of a sudden we're left wondering, "How did the time slip through our fingers?"

I'm diligently working on my new book "The Keys to Paradise"  but instead of running myself ragged, I want to pace the process and have fun with it. I also want to have time to enjoy what summer has left to offer—nice but cooler weather, ripe garden vegetables and more time to visit with my friends and family.

Maybe now I can burn a few more campfires and take time to really look at the stars in the night sky. Remember, we have the right to keep that carefree summer attitude for another three weeks because summer doesn't officially end until September 21st. Too bad for those who believe summer is over when the kids go back to school.

As I look back on this season the best things for me so far were:

1. Meeting and talking with new people when I sold books at events.

2. Getting together with my friends: One evening a bunch of us were sitting in a large circle out side when a swarm of dragon flies appeared and danced around us in the breeze. They dived in and out of the group and amazingly kept the mosquitoes away.

3. Reading the book "Where the Crawdads Sing" and also going to the movie with my dear friend, Flo. Wow! The movie was good and the book was really a great read.

4. Picking blueberries in Canada — the plants were so heavy with berries it was hard to believe. I felt like the people in the original Willy Wonka film after he let them into the main part of the factory where the chocolate river flowed. I swear I heard the magical music play from the movie as we each went our own way to pick.The berry clusters hung like nine inch soda pop cans. I had never seen anything like it before!

Happy reading to everyone!


These are my books:

Only a Heartbeat Away (A Modern History Romance)

Revenge in a Heartbeat (A Modern History Romance)

Heartbeat of Desire (A Modern History Romance)

Ryley (A Christmas Romance)

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