Please join me in welcoming Lynette Eason to the blog today, as part of the Harlequin/Love Inspired Summer Blog Tour with TLC Book Tours!
Summer is here. Actually, summer has been here for a couple of months. At least according to the calendar. I don’t get outside much these days because it’s so stifling. Truly, I like summer. I just don’t like the heat. If I could keep the school break, the cookouts and fun family times, and get rid of the blazing heat, I’d like summer a lot better.
As it is, since I live in the south, I tend to hibernate during the months of May through August. Sometimes on in to September and October, too. Let’s just say, I don’t do anything that doesn’t have air-conditioning! LOL. But no matter whether you like or dislike summertime, there is always the to-do list.
Summers are supposed to be slower, less busy than the school year, but I guess we didn’t get the memo. Since my family’s lifestyle lends itself to a frantic pace all year long, we have to make a conscious effort to slow down and enjoy life.
Some of the things we do are: take a family vacation, cook a meal together, have mother/daughter or father/son time. The guys like the movies. Us girls lean more toward lunch and shopping. Sometimes, we simply ride up into the mountains and enjoy the cooler temps and the incredible scenery.
Occasionally, we head to Dollywood, which is a theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Other times, we stay home and have game night. We play card games like Phase 10 or we break out the Scrabble board. All of these things are fun and build memories that will last a lifetime.
Sometimes, it’s really hard to do this. Especially when there’s a deadline looming. But we’re only on this earth a short time and our kids need us to show them that it’s okay to have fun and enjoy life. I don’t believe you can put a price on that! So, slow down and enjoy your summer by spending it with those you love!
Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.
ON A KILLER’S TRAIL
While on a mission to bring his sister’s killer to justice, bounty hunter Riley Martelli spots a missing FBI agent in a Colorado national park. When he calls in the tip, he’s joined in his search by Special Agent Harper Prentiss.
Harper, aided by her faithful German shepherd, is determined to locate the missing agent…without falling for the charms of the handsome bounty hunter. Working together is the best option to find their targets, but it also doubles the danger they’re in.
With a killer looming large, poised to end their search for good, can Riley and Harper unite to find both men without becoming the next victims?
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What about you? What’s your favorite summer activity?