3 Fun Summer Reads… and 1 Summer Project

I admit that I probably read more books in the winter than I do in the summer… there’s just something about curling up by the fire with a good book and reading the evening away.  But, I still love a good book… and since I have the privilege of knowing some amazing authors, I’ve read some great ones lately.  Here are a few of my picks:

The Pursuit of Lucy Banning by Olivia Newport

Think history meets culture meets a romance that will both surprise you and touch you– all wrapped up with a heroine who you will wish lived next door to you.  I loved Lucy– and am anxious to read more of Olivia’s work.




Wildflowers From Winter by Katie Ganshert

Katie has been my blogging buddy for almost two years now– her blog katieganshert.com is fantastic, by the way–and so I was so excited to read her debut novel.  And it didn’t disappoint.  Not only did she draw me into this fun and modern romance, but the message really touched me.  What a great story about redemption, faith and hope.




A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch

I’ve been a fan of Erica Vetsch’s for awhile now… and her latest gun-slingin, wild-est romance met my expectations.  The feisty heroine made me laugh, made me cry and made me want to read more.





And, last, but not least, The Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp

If you’ve ever been inside my house, you probably think I’m fairly neat.  But that’s only because you’ve never looked inside of my closets.  Or drawers.  Or garage.  I’ve always been a huge fan of Kathi’s books and The Get Yourself Organized Project is no exception.  It’s full of great tips and ideas and is written in Kathi’s easy-to-read, girlfriend-y style.  Just to whet your appetite:  Toy room tip:  Open a toy library and make your kids check out bins of toys one at a time.  When they return the old bin, they can check out another. How’s that for brilliant?







  1. So glad you enjoyed the book! As I tackle the house cleaning today, I’m thinking I need Kathi Lipp’s book NOW! :)