We're traveling back in time today for the next stop on our BOOKCATION with historical romance author Diana Quincy and her new book, Seducing Charlotte!
There’s nothing quite like a lazy summer day when you have nowhere to go and nothing to do. My ideal way to spend those moments is on our back screened-in porch sipping homemade lemonade while reading a book or playing a board game with my two middle-school aged boys.
I know some parents dread the end of the school year, but I look forward to it. Having a break from homework and test patrol and easing up on getting the boys to bed on time is a relief. I love hearing them outside with their friends, playing basketball, manhunt or jumping on the backyard trampoline.
One of our favorite annual traditions is inviting the extended family to the community pool. Everyone comes, from grandma, to the aunts and uncles, to the cousins still in diapers, all the way to the college-aged nieces and nephews, and those who’ve graduated and become young working professionals. We swim, have a picnic and generally enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed, laidback setting.
My husband and our two boys also take a summer vacation, often to the beach, which lets us enjoy time together as a family.
And that’s just a start. There are so many wonderful things about summer, it’s hard to name them all. Still, below, I’ve listed ten more of my favorite things about season.
1) Taking in the colorful array of wildflowers by the side of the highway
2) Wearing flip flops, which gives me a sense of ease and freedom
3) Giving and going to cookouts
4) Checking out the fresh produce at the farmers market
5) Making and savoring fresh homemade lemonade
6) Wearing shorts (but not too short)
7) Enjoying the long hours of daylight
8) Eating ice cream cones as they melt
9) Opening the windows
10) Floating on my back in the pool, feeling weightless as I bask in the sun and experience an incredible sense of calm
What about you? What is your favorite thing about summer?
A grand passion. A ruinous secret. An impossible choice.Buy for the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iBookstore, Google play (for Android)
The wildly handsome Marquess of Camryn is an industrialist who stands for everything social reformer Charlotte Livingston detests.
She’s mortified by her intense attraction to the aristocratic factory owner who thinks nothing of replacing workers with machines, depriving them of honest work.
Stirred by Charlotte’s tart tongue and refreshingly direct manner, Camryn launches a relentless campaign of seduction to win the spinster’s heart, but she is loyal to another man.
As a violent Luddite rebellion rages across England, unrelenting desire flares between the passionate adversaries.
Camryn vows to destroy the rebel movement, unaware Charlotte harbors a secret — a shocking connection to the machine wreckers that could shatter them both.
About the author:
Diana Quincy is an award-winning former television journalist who decided she’d rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed. Growing up as a foreign service brat, Diana lived in many countries and is now settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and dreams of traveling much more than her current schedule (and budget) allows.Diana loves to hear from readers. You can keep up with her online at the following links: Website - Blog - Twitter: @Diana_Quincy - Facebook - Goodreads
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