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Happy Birthday America!

It's Independence Day in the USA.

We hope you all have some fun activities planned for the long holiday weekend.

My hubby and I are planning to grill-out and have a backyard picnic, as long as the weather cooperates. This is Florida after all, and the weather changes minute by minute, or so it sometimes seems.

After a day of fun and delicious food, I plan to spend the late afternoon enjoying the company of a good book.

How about you? What are you reading this weekend?

If you're looking for something wonderful to read, I have a few awesome recommendations

for you.


To get your 4th of July started, check out Fireworks In Jubilee!

Can Six Totally Different People Really Find Love In Jubilee On The 4th?

Attraction. Sparks ignite. Fireworks!

Three couples find love that sets their hearts’ ablaze. Set in Jubilee, Georgia, where life is a celebration, these stories take place around the town's 4th of July celebration.

Light Up the Night by Linda Joyce.

Creating an original wedding gown pushes designer Victoria Abernathy to evaluate her life. Her best friend is engaged and soon a bride. A long-term relationship might not be so bad. Then an accidental kiss makes Victoria a believer in chemistry, love, and maybe a happily ever after. Only problem—the guy is her best friend’s younger brother.

Layton Cooper has been crushing on Victoria since he was a young teen. Back then, he was like a kid brother. Now they’re adults. He doesn’t care what Jubilee gossipmongers whisper—but his sister’s objections are worse than he imagined.

As Victoria and Layton celebrate Chelsea and Zach’s upcoming wedding, will they be forever denied a future of love and happiness because of Chelsea’s disapproval?

It Started with a Spark by Rachel W. Jones.

Atlanta physical therapist Sarah Ross returns to Jubilee to settle her mother’s estate—with no intentions of remaining. Despite a twelve-year estrangement, Preston Powell comes home to help with his father’s surgical recovery—and he’s counting the days until he can leave.

Preston and Sarah’s first encounter produces a head-butting headache. Then Jubilee weaves its magic. But Sarah’s past creates a snag…

Can Preston convince Sarah to stay and give the fireworks between them a chance?

Home To Jubilee by Melissa Klein.

Wyoming adventure guide, Zoey Pruett is summoned home by her father and reluctantly complies. Though Jubilee is in her blood, the grandness of the West calls louder, except she can’t ignore her father’s unusual request.

Former soldier Ethan Hammer is rootless and heads to a civilian life in Florida, but makes a short detour to Jubilee after hearing so much about it from his platoon sergeant—no place could be that wonderful. Only it is. And she is—Zoey Pruett. Interesting that his sergeant never mentioned her…

An impulse, an invitation, and a rescue bring Zoey and Ethan together. A whirlwind of events and an unspoken truth produce fireworks between them. Will a secret tear them apart?


If you love a little steam & sizzle, then don't miss Smoke and Embers (Up In Smoke Series) by Taylor Ann.

Brooke Harris never imagined her rocky marriage would end with her husband’s death. She’s trying to move on, but her husband’s old enemies put her in fear for her life. Her problems escalate when she finds herself attracted to the man responsible for her husband’s death.

Used to the heat and danger of fire, Mike Montana is not prepared for the blaze Brooke ignites in him. He tries to shield his heart, but he’s willing to face any danger to seek justice for her. When her life is threatened, no cost is too high to protect the woman he loves.

In the face of danger, will love endure or will the past destroy it and ruin any chance

for a future?


Need to add some humor to your day? Then grab your copy of She's a Keeper!: Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern Mess by Award-winning author Lee St. John.

Hold on to your pantyhose. It’s going to get rough.

My name is Lee St. John. I’m an unapologetic rogue Southern Belle. A high-jinx expert and mayhem confessor.

With all the cotillion classes and etiquette lessons, I was taught manners and how to behave. But all those years of learning and acting with utmost decorum won’t stop me from saying what needs to be said.

Hear what Lee has to say about former Presidents, the Mafia, famous people—dead and alive—as well as her own friends and family!

As an added bonus, it's FREE to read if you have Kindle Unlimited:


What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a HOT Special Forces Alpha Hero!

Don't miss Defending Sophie (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (GHOST Book 1)

by USA Today bestselling author PJ Fiala.

Accused of murder and on the run, Sophie must turn to the one man she could never have. Investigating her friend’s suspicious death, Sophie’s only source of information turns up dead - and she’s the prime suspect. Forced into hiding, she turns to her brother’s best friend to help keep her alive, clear her name, and find the killer before she becomes the next victim. Gaige has longed for Sophie for years, and he'd do anything to keep her safe, but details of the investigation aren’t adding up. Mounting doubts have him questioning her story, even as his heart insists she's telling the truth. The only thing he knows for sure is he'll do anything to prove her innocence, but will it cost him his career?

Don't miss this steamy best-selling romantic suspense! It's also Free to read, if you have Kindle Unlimited.


If your ready to cool down after a sweltering day, how about a little Christmas in July?

Check out this sweet romance: Love Rescues (What Love Can Do Series, Book 1) from USA Today bestselling author Stephany Tullis.


When life throws devastated and divorced Quinn Porter a second chance at love, she runs as fast as she can from DJ Johnson. Can her best friend, Dee O'Connor, convince her that true love is worth another shot? Dwight (DJ) Johnson is super comfortable with his laid back, low key life style. His music provides all the warmth, comfort and inspiration he needs...until he meets Quinn. Is she the Yin to his Yang? Quinn's crushed heart is beyond repair; besides she believes DJ is much too young for her. DJ's open heart seeks the first time love he feels for Quinn. Age is just a number he argues. Can Santa's helper and matchmaker Dee work her magic?

After all, what can compete with the mystical power of a Christmas love?


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We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

It's time to watch the fireworks.

Until next time...


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