Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Little Something for the Weekend - Five Things To Love About Summer

We're delighted to welcome Sarah Morgan back to the Pink Heart Society as she talks about dreaming of summer...
I love the crisp, cold days of winter, log fires and soft sweaters but by March I’m ready to welcome summer and I’m dreaming of sun, sea and sandy beaches.

Fortunately I’ve been busy writing my new contemporary romance series, Puffin Island, which contains all my favourite elements of summer so that has helped keep me warm through the long, dark days of winter.

There are so many things I love about summer, but here are my top five:

EATING OUTDOORS – whether it’s a picnic on the beach, a barbecue, or just a sandwich in the garden, food tastes better when it’s eaten outdoors. And summer is a perfect time to make homemade lemonade.

SUNSHINE – it’s uplifting and welcoming after the grey skies of winter. I love stripping off the layers of clothing, flinging open windows, sliding on flip flops or walking barefoot in the garden.

A TRIP TO THE BEACH – summer wouldn't be summer (in my family at least) without a trip to the beach. Sand castles, body boarding, cliff walks, fishing trips – I love it all.

ICE CREAM – technically this comes under ‘eating outdoors’ but it’s important enough to earn it’s own place on my list (and one of the things I enjoyed as I was fleshing out details of Puffin Island was designing the ice cream store, Summer Scoop). There’s nothing like the smooth chill of ice cream on a hot day. My all time favourite flavour is vanilla.

BEING OUTDOORS – Because I do an indoor job, I love to be outdoors whenever I can and all the activities I enjoy are more fun in the summer months.  I love picnics, walks along the river, cycling in the forest and just sitting in the garden enjoying the flowers while listening to the hum of the bees.

If you’d like a taste of summer, First Time in Forever, the first book in my new Puffin Island series is out now and it contains all those elements I love about the beach.
What do you love most about summer?  Are there things that you would add to Sarah's list? 

Sarah's latest title, First Time in Forever, is available now:

Windswept, isolated and ruggedly beautiful, Puffin Island is a haven for day-trippers and daydreamers alike. But this charming community has a way of bringing people together in the most unexpected ways… 

It’s been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece Lizzie to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzie and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of “just breathe” pep talks she’s given herself. And that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…

Ryan knows all about secrets. And it’s clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes and the little girl she won’t let out of her sight—is hiding from something besides the crazy chemistry between them. So Ryan decides he’s going to make it his personal mission to help her unwind and enjoy the sparks! But can Puffin Island work its magic on Emily and get her to take the biggest leap of trust of all—putting her heart in someone else’s hands?

You can find out more about Sarah Morgan at her website, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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