Welcome back travel buddies! Now Robin Bielman is taking us on a trip to not one, but four different destinations while joining us with her book, Kissing the Maid of Honor. Enjoy!
Beam Me Over To My Favorite Fictional Summer Vacation Town, Scotty
Summer is my favorite season. I love that my kids are out of school, love the warmer weather, and love having carefree days to read. If possible, my nose would always be in a book, but there’s something extra special about summer reading. Lazy days spent losing myself in a good story. So this got me thinking about fictional towns where I’d like to take a summer vacation…
1) Cascade, Oregon ~ I have to start with the small seaside town where my new release, KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR takes place. I’d love to visit Crem’s Bakery for a cupcake or blueberry muffin or peanut butter white-chocolate chip cookie or—I better stop there. Let’s just say on every day of my vacation, I’d be stopping in. I’d love to rent a bike for a trek through the mountains,love to plant myself in the sugary soft sand of Seascape Beach with a good book, and I’d love to visit the Crown& Anchor pub for fish and chips and a drink (see mention above).
2) Lucky Harbor, Washington ~ this is the awesome beach town where Jill Shalvis has set her Lucky Harbor novels. I’d get a room at Maddie, Tara, and Chloe’s inn (and we’d become great friends), I’d eat at the local diner, hike and accidentally bump into Matt, I’d spend time at the lake, and every night I’d take a walk along the pier, the summer stars twinkling brighter than anywhere else.
3) Sunset Ranch, Nevada ~ in real life, my summer vacations usually involve a beach, but I secretly long to try a stay at a dude ranch. Live the whole cowgirl lifestyle. And so I think the perfect fictional spot would be Sunset Ranch from Charlene Sands’ The Slades of Sunset Ranch series. The exapanse of land is gorgeous there, and I’m picturing cookouts and horseback rides and a good old fashioned barnyard dance.
4) Big Knob, Indiana ~ this is the tiny fictional town in Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Hex Series. Population: 947. But, oh this little town is never boring! There’s a witch and a wizard who love to play matchmaker, an ADD dragon, and a lonely lake monster. I think I might be able to meet everyone with a week’s vacation. I’d eat fresh cinnamon rolls at the Hob Knob, take walks through the woods and visit the Whispering Forest to see if it’s really haunted.
The wonderful thing about fiction is that we really can take a summer vacation to most anywhere! Are you going somewhere special this summer? Is there a book you can’t wait to read this summer?
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