Summer Lovin’ (and a giveaway)

or today’s book review and giveaway

Summer lovin’ had me a blast
Summer lovin’ happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
Summer days driftin’ away, to uh-oh those summer nights

When I was growing up, summer wasn’t about the romances. Sure, there were a few of those. But, for me, summer lovin’ was all about the books I’d have time to read. I already got to read and review one book that needs to go straight to the top of your summer reading list. Now, I’ve read another book that epitomizes my summer love affair with books. Lise Saffran‘s debut novel Juno’s Daughters has everything necessary for a great summer read…a beautiful but somewhat unfamiliar setting, the women (Jenny and her daughters, Lilly and Frankie) looking for love, the handsome strangers, and the drama,in this case, literally a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  

Juno’s Daughters immerses you in the unique community of artists and dreamers that populate San Juan Island of the coast of Washington State. The yearly Shakespeare production on this little island provides the perfect setting to explore the storm created when you mix the angst of teenage life and love with a mom whose life is blossoming again. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the adventures of the San Juan Islanders and it’s even easier to forget that Jenny and her girls aren’t real people. Take a moment this summer, pick up Juno’s Daughters, and run away to San Juan Island.


To celebrate our summer love affair with books, I have an audio book copy of The Story of Beautiful Girl for one of my lucky blog readers. All you have to do to enter is…

  1. Comment and tell me your favorite summer read (required)
  2. Tweet or facebook this giveaway… Win an audio copy of the NYTimes bestseller The Story of Beautiful Girl from @rachelsimon and @dragondream #giveaway (once a day, comment each time)
  3. Blog about the giveaway and include a link to this post and Rachel Simon’s website. (worth 5 entries, comment once for each entry)

The giveaway starts right now and will end on Friday, May 27th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 28th.

8 Responses to Summer Lovin’ (and a giveaway)
  1. Tillie
    May 24, 2011 | 10:48 am

    my favorite summer reading is twilight books…I read them every summer!!!

  2. Lizzie
    May 25, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    I always have to re-read the Harry Potter series every summer, I must, and then the movies. yeah, my kids pretty much think I’ve lost it

  3. Jen
    May 25, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    I tweeted!!/n4zfk/status/73440707804807168

    oh and btw, that’s me above (Lizzie) forgot to log out of her blog…oops sorry.

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