My Summer Romances

Dear Aimee,

Can you share with us some of your favorite books to read this summer?

Empty Bookshelves – Elk City, Oklahoma

It’s summer, and in the Jones house that means sleeping in, staying up late, poolside fun, and of course reading some really great books!  So in the spirit of kicking off the season right, I am going to share with you some of my favorite reads.

The first being a historical romance written by an up and coming author right here in our neck of the plains called Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings.  I’ll share a brief synopsis and try not to give away any spoilers.  Rosa is a beautiful young Mexican widow who stumbles upon some financial difficulties.  She falls in love with a rich Texas cowboy, but the differences between them might be too much to overcome.  It’s filled with all the elements we women love; romance, humor, a beautiful setting, and a strong handsome hero.  Sixty Acres is a late 1800’s re-telling of the Ruth and Boaz story from the Biblical book of Ruth with a few twists. I know you will enjoy the little escape into the wild west.  This book should be enjoyed on the back porch, in a rocker, with a mason jar of iced tea.

The second book recommendation was given to me by a dear friend, a woman I met and have only ever talked to on Facebook.  See, deep and meaningful friendships are made on the magical and invisible World Wide Web everyday.  Anyhow, the book is Kissing Adrien by Siri L. Mitchell.  The reason I loved this book from page one is that most of it takes place in grande Paris! Once again it’s a romance, but modern-day with great humor sprinkled in.  I recommend Kissing Adrien poolside with a lemon Perrier water in hand.

Lastly, but most certainly not least is Submerged by Dani Pettrey.  This book set in Alaska will at least keep your mind cool on a hot Oklahoma evening.  It all begins with a heart quickening plane crash and then you’re hooked. There is an underlying romance to this story as well, but Submerged also has deep layers of drama and mystery as the pages turn.  This one is a stay up late with a caramel latte in your favorite comfy chair kind of book.

All three of these recommendations are great easy reads and will leave you feeling uplifted and refreshed.  I consume books almost as heartily as I do cake, so please friend me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/housewife.reallife and share your favorite summer reads with me and my fellow readers.  Have a safe, fun, and romantic summer!

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4 Comments on “My Summer Romances

  1. Aimee, I can not take on any more book recommendations! Covering ears and singing La-la-la. lol.

    All three sound like great reads, and yeah, I’ll probably pop over to Goodreads and tag them.

    Currently, I’m reading, nay, devouring, the Beauty Bride, a medieval romance by local Toronto author Claire Delacroix. It’s the first of hers that I’ve picked up but it won’t be the last. But first, must shave a few layers off my TBR tower.

    • Ok Sherry…adding yours to the list too! I’ve been writing like a mad woman, but I think I need a little escape. BTW…I love reading your offerings! They are very much a style that resonates with me and I know we could chat for hours over a cup of coffee…maybe someday! 🙂

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