Tiffany! You're the first Summer Book Giveaway Winner! Email me your mailing address and I'll send you The Scarlet Wench!
Who's in for another chance for a free read? My bloggy pal, Mary Petrie, AKA Minnesota Matron, has her debut novel now in print.
Leilani O’Brien is relieved when her husband and four-year-old daughter,
Holly, are killed in a car accident. Glad to be freed from a failing
marriage and the demands of motherhood—and horrified by these
feelings—she settles on suicide as her only option. Across town, college
senior Delphi begins to ‘see’ Holly—a persistent image begging for
help. Skeptical and scared, Delphi eventually acquiesces to both her
psychic gifts and Holly’s pleas, until she stumbles into an unthinkable
betrayal and finds herself searching for two missing mothers, Holly’s
and her own.
You know the drill--each comment is a chance to win a copy!
In other news, Mr. B has his cast off. Mr. D's Legion baseball team is winning in the playoffs. Mr. T is at camp and I took advantage of his absence to repaint his bedroom (which looks GREAT, by the way--painted it "Crushed Stone," very manly color). Soccer and baseball are DONE. The children took a bike ride today and brought home a kitten they found in the ditch (boy or girl? we cannot say yet, but it sure makes a racket). We've got raspberries, lettuce, zucchini and peppers ripe and ready to eat. I've figured out the raised bed situation for the greenhouse (stay tuned for pictures!). We're the perfect combination of busy and lazy around here, hydrated with lemonade and mostly eating sandwiches except at breakfast. I also discover extra boys lurking around every corner, so Team Testosterone is definitely making the most of their summer vacation.
The only bad thing is I've had knee trouble and I'm still waiting for a proper and thorough diagnosis. It's vexing and definitely cramping my style. I'm not ready to trade in my running shoes for a swim skirt and water aerobics, but complications will require a lifestyle change. Total bummer.
Spill it, reader. How's your summer shaping up as we close out July?