If I was asked to name one thing Canberra, Australia, is known for (ignoring Parliament House and politics), my immediate answer would be tulips. Our cool climate is perfect for cultivating tulips. Each spring we hold a tulip festival called Floriade at Commonwealth Park overlooking Lake Burley Griffin from mid-September through to mid-October.
A bit of trivia: The original city plan for Canberra was designed by an American – Walter Burley Griffin. He won the Federal Capital Design Competition in 1911. If you’ve heard of Walter Burley Griffin, can you tell me which American city/state he was from (without Googling the answer)?
The best time of year to visit Canberra is spring, followed by autumn when the leaves are falling. Does your town or city hold an annual flower festival that draws a crowd? Or, have you travelled and visited a flower festival?
An update on my father: His bypass surgery is booked in for tomorrow (Monday morning – Aussie time which is Sunday evening – US time). Thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
Ginger launched our Back-2-School Bash on August 9. It’s a month long giveaway running until September 9. For more information on our giveaway rules and eligibility, please check out our Giveaways Page.
Our Back-2-School Giveaway includes 4 print book bundles, 7 ebook bundles plus a fabulous Grand Prize and an International print book bundle (delivered via The Book Depository).
The Grand Prize and print book bundles are for READERS IN THE USA. ie. readers with a USA mailing address.
If you live outside the USA, you may be eligible to enter our International print book bundle giveaway. Please register for the international giveaway here.
If you live in the USA, or have an USA mailing address, please do not register for the giveaways.
Winners this Week
If you’re a winner, you should have received an email from the author in charge of the giveaway. If not, please email us at: prizes at inspyromance dot com.
Elizabeth Maddrey’s winner was Natalya Lakhno!
Shannon Taylor Vannatter’s winner was Cynthia St. Germain!
Toni Shiloh’s winner was Cassandra Myers!
Don’t forget… every comment you make qualifies you to win one of the monthly Amazon card giveaways!
Specials this Week
Did you know Inspy Romance hosts a Christian Romance Reader Gathering group on Facebook? Join us… but don’t forget to answer the questions for admittance!
Have you seen our Back List Book Club in Christian Romance Reader Gathering? During August we’re featuring books from Laurie Larsen and Janet W. Ferguson.
Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Elizabeth Maddrey discussed Let’s hear it for the boys! (+ giveaway)
On Tuesday, Toni Shiloh introduced us to the Ladies of Freedom Lake (#giveaway)
On Wednesday, Deb Kastner shared a character interview.
On Thursday, Mary Manners shared A Day in the Life of Axel… and a #Giveaway
On Friday, Autumn Macarthur discussed Author newsletters – welcome gifts and more!
On Saturday, Valerie Comer discussed choosing a Cover, Cover on the Book… and #giveaway
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Staci Stallings
Tuesday: Sally Bayless
Wednesday: Jackie Castle
Thursday: Alexa Verde
Friday: Janet W. Ferguson
Saturday: Marion Ueckermann
Her Forgotten Cowboy (Cowboy Country) by Deb Kastner
Call You Home (Savannah Sweethearts 10) by Jan Thompson
Moments: Savannah Sweethearts Books 9-10 & Bonus Novel (Savannah Sweethearts Boxed Set 4) by Jan Thompson
Choose Me (Chapel Cove Romances 4) by Marion Ueckermann
A Taste of Romance Box Set (Books 1-3) by Elizabeth Maddrey
A Taste of Romance Box Set (Books 4 & 5) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Grant Us Grace Box Set (Books 1-5) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Dancing at Daybreak (Urban Farm Fresh Romance 7) by Valerie Comer
A Heart Rearranged (Peacock Hill Romance 5) by Elizabeth Maddrey
An Extra Spark (The Spark Brothers 5) by Liwen Y. Ho
Wait for Me (Vacation Sweethearts 3) by Jan Thompson
A complete list of Inspy Romance books by our authors is always available on our BOOKS tab. Find our audiobooks, our permanently free e-books, and our thank-you gifts for newsletter subscribers there as well!