Ahhh, Summer

Canada Day Blog HopWelcome to my Crazy Canuck Canada Day blog hop post. What better way to kick off the summer than to get to know some new Canadian authors? Remember to check out every stop on the hop because each one is offering up a chance to win a different prize. I have links below for each stop. There are also multiple ways to enter to win the Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card so don’t forget to click the link below to check out the rafflecopter.

There, now that the housekeeping is out of the way, where was I? Oh yeah….Ahhhh, summer. I don’t know about you, but summer is one of my favourite seasons, especially because it means there will be time to relax with a good book (or two, or three, or ten).


For me, summer also means time at the cottage. It is my favourite place, full of memories of a well-spent childhood and time with family. I’m lucky to have grown up in ‘cottage country’. Manitoba may be boring and flat and our winters harsh, but when it comes to lakes and cottage life, there’s no better place to be.


I love being by the water. There’s something about the sound of the waves washing up against the shore, the cool breeze that always seems to come off the lake and the feeling of sand between my toes.

The beach is a gathering place. Each year at the start of summer, you renew friendships with the folks at the beach – people you never see in your every day life back in the city, but who become a regular part of lake life. Maybe you trade stories of how cold the winter was or catch up on what everyone’s kids are doing, maybe you just give them a friendly nod. Whatever the case, there is a camaraderie there, a sense of community. I can’t think of a better place to be in the summer.

How about you? What do you like to do in the summer? Is there any special place you visit? A traditional summer activity? Let me know in the comments below and you’ll be entered to win a copy of my contemporary romance, Home Again.

Home AgainThey say you can’t go home again.  Allie Daniels hopes they are wrong, whoever they are.  After a series of misfortunes, she and her small son have come home to the town she thought she had left behind.  She’s just looking for a safe place to raise her son.  The last thing she wants is any more complications.

Mike Finn didn’t roll into town on his Harley looking for love; he just wants to find a place to call home.  Hoping to escape the fast-paced, anonymous life in the city, he’s bought a partnership in the local veterinarian practice.  The small town has a lot to offer – especially after a chance encounter with Allie.

When Mike first sets eyes on Allie, sparks fly.  He knows there’s something there, but the reluctant, single mom is going to take some convincing.  Good thing Mike is a persistent man.  When strange things start to happen around town, his protective instinct is sent into high gear.  It’s just as well, because when Allie starts playing detective, she may find herself in over her head.

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Thanks for visiting my stop at the hop! Don’t forget to visit all the other stops where there are more great prizes up for grabs:

PD Workman – Summer is Short on the Prairies Canadiana Prize Pack, including paperback copy of Questing for a Dream
Jessica Subject – a paperback copy of Alien Next Door – the Complete Series
Romarin Demetri – a copy of her debut novel, A Mirror Among Shattered Glass
Nathan Burgoine – a copy of  his novel, Light
Kayleigh Malcolm – $20 CAD Amazon Gift Card
Cori Vidae – a paperback copy of Rough Edges


16 thoughts on “Ahhh, Summer

  1. Your cottage view looks beautiful, my favourite place to go in the summer is to our cottage just outside of Owen Sound. We love to explore when we are up there its incredibly gorgeous area (although we are not on the water )

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  4. Oh, i want to go to your cottage. Any chance your taking strays? i can hide in a suitcase pretty good! lol My family always does bbqs and goes fishing. We walk the river. Its a blast and so much fun! I love it! Thank you for all the fun! 🙂

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    • No, sorry. I haven’t brought a stray home for a long time 😉 Sounds like your family has some fun times on the water as well. Thanks for checking out the hop!


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