Summer Reading . . . and Eating!

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Shady Summer ChairsIt’s nearly the 4th of July and that often feels like summer is slipping away. Before the nights get cool, take some time and enjoy the season!


Find a lounge or a hammock in some shade, where the sun peeks through the trees every now and again. Mix a Lemonade or an Iced Tea and pour yourself a tall glass over crushed ice. Smell some honeysuckle or the neighbor’s burgers on the grill or roses that have just bloomed.

Let the human sounds fade and listen for a bird chirping or a bee buzzing or the leaves as a breeze rustles them overhead. Open up a new book, maybe by a new author, or in a genre yoLemonade Summeru don’t often read. Try a book by one of the wonderful authors here at Embracing Romance and let yourself be carried away to a pirate ship or a harem or the prairie or a drawing room.




And in honor of the season I’ve got to post
my Red, White, and Blue Dessert recipe. It’s a summertime favorite and a wonderful cool treat for a hot summer day!Fourth of July Dessert

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6 Responses

  1. Sandra Owens

    Lovely post, Holly. I want to jump right into that picture and settle in on that deck with a good book. 🙂

  2. Gina Conkle

    Hi Holly,
    When can I come over? Thanks for giving us this tasty looking blog and making me feel summer. I hope writing your latest book is going well.
    Take care-

    • hollybushbooks

      You can come over anytime, Gina! I’m writing a sequel to Train Station Bride and it’s going well! Thanks! And you?

    • hollybushbooks

      People ask me every year for that recipe – if you can’t make the print big enough to read, let me know, I’ll send you the PDF. It is the most wonderful summer dessert ever!