Hey, InspyRomance! Welcome to another Sunday! It’s a long weekend here in the States. I spent part of this afternoon with my mother-in-law’s extended family – her/4-5 of her siblings (one had to leave before I got there :/) & significant others, 8? cousins & significant others, 6 grandkids (I think…not all of them were able to come, especially the ones from out of town), etc. We only get together every couple of years it seems. I wish it was more and it seems like it should be – most of us live in the same general area and most of the rest about 3 hours away. Two of the cousins live quite a distance – one was going to be there but I had to leave early and the other is halfway across the country.
We’ll spend most of the rest of our long weekend at the pool for one last hurrah! We have some friends coming over for lunch after church tomorrow and then we’ll head to the pool for several hours. Monday is the last day for the pool and we’ll be there to close it down (barring the rain/storms that may come in). I’m also working on Winning the Queen’s Heart, book 2 in the Brides of Belles Montagnes series. I can’t wait to dive back in later tonight!!!
What about you? Do you have a long weekend where you live? Any big plans?
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Monday: Annalisa Daughety talked about the changing of seasons and the passage of time – things that change, things that stay the same.
Tuesday: Ginger Solomon reviewed Hand-Me-Down Princess – by yours truly!
Wednesday: Diane Lil Adams talked about the person inside being more important than the person outside.
Thursday: Elizabeth Maddrey talked about her 20th wedding anniversary and the care and feeding of marriage in general.
Friday: Valerie Comer talked forest fires, other natural disasters, and romance.
Saturday: Heidi McCahan shared some of her To Be Read pile with us! Some great books to look forward to!
We’re revving up for our Fall Giveaway, which will be starting in a few weeks. Some of the things we’re giving away this time are:
· Chocolate(dark and milk)—and it looks absolutely mouth-watering
· gourmet coffee and tea—what’s better with a good book with fall just around the corner than a hot drink
· InspyRomance mugs (two to be given away with the tea and coffee)
· A $50 gift card to your favorite restaurant (with online gift card capabilities)
· A $100 Amazon gift card – we have a lot of new releases and sales—see below for some great ones
· And BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS – so far we have over 20 books to give away in both paperback and e-format
This year’s giveaway will last four weeks starting September 14th, so make sure you visit and comment often for more chances to win.
Monday: Merrillee Whren
Tuesday: Sally Bradley
Wednesday: Heather Gray – Never Imagined, Part 1
Thursday: JoAnn Durgin – Introducing Sarah Monzon and The Isaac Project – and Giveaway!
Friday: Autumn MacArthur
Saturday: Narelle Atkins
News & Notes
The Little Black Wedding Dress (The Wedding Dress Collection 1) by Lindi Peterson
Team Bride (Riverbend Romance Novella 4) by Valerie Comer
Teapots & Tiaras (Love in Store 5) by Autumn Macarthur
Splash! BOX SET by Narelle Atkins, Valerie Comer, Autumn Macarthur, Heidi McCahan, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Carol Moncado, Lynette Sowell, Jan Thompson, and Marion Ueckermann is available at 99¢.
Summer of Love BOX SET by Leah Atwood, Valerie Comer, JoAnn Durgin, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Lee Tobin McClain, and Staci Stallings is available at 99¢.
Raspberries and Vinegar (A Farm Fresh Romance 1) by Valerie Comer
To Protect and Serve (Courage 1) by Staci Stallings
His Baby Bond (Sacred Bond 1) by Lee Tobin McClain
Greater than Rubies (Jewel Series 2) by Hallee Bridgeman
Finding Mr. Write (CANDID Romance 1) by Carol Moncado
Good Enough for a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy 1) by Carol Moncado
To Protect and Serve (Courage 1) by Staci Stallings
White Knight (Courage 2) by Staci Stallings
For Real (Courage 3) by Staci Stallings
Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings
Coming Undone by Staci Stallings
Wisdom to Know (Grant us Grace 1) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Courage to Change (Grant Us Grace 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Serenity to Accept (Grant Us Grace 3) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Joint Venture (Grant Us Grace novella) by Elizabeth Maddrey
that Fall Giveaway looks delightful! :)
Valerie Comer says
Labor Day weekend in Canada, too! Sounds like you had a great little reunion time.
Happy Sunday, Carol! Sounds like your busy season will be winding down a bit for your family. I know it’s been a crazy summer :-) We don’t ever have anything big planned for Labor Day weekend, maybe just do something on the BBQ. My son will be going back to school this week & it’s graduation year (yikes!). Can’t believe it really!! Went to church this morning & got to meet and hold a 3 week old little girl….made me a bit sad for those early days with my kids. Even my grandbaby is 18 months now & getting to be such a big girl….I miss those days!! We really must treasure life & the people in it because it just goes by way too quickly!!
I really enjoyed this weeks post. Made me reflect on different things & encouraged me in others. I SO appreciate everyone at Inspy Romance. Even though I’ve never met any of you in person, you are all my sisters in Christ. I can laugh or cry with you & always, always grow closer to the Lord with you!!
Looking forward to the huge Fall Giveaway!! Always a fun time & a chance at some great prizes :-) Thanks for all you gals do!! Blessings, prayers and hugs to each one of you!!
Christa Simpson says
Enjoying a HOT Labor Day Weekend at home in Texas. So far, I have stayed cool by reading the Montevaro Monarchy books and Hand-Me-Down Princess. I am hooked and can’t wait to find out what happens with the rest of the characters. Since I’ll have to wait on Christiana, maybe I should actually go do something with my husband today, LOL! Thanks for the wonderful stories.