Welcome to my imaginary garden, that is. I've always dreamed of one like this. The tree in the foreground is so lovely and restful and only lacks a wooden swing. The garden gate and fence are just right. We have a garden here but it's not quite as picturesque. Guess you bloom where you're planted, no pun intended:) And our gates and fences here are very rustic, not pretty and white. During out courtship, Randy split the rails and I helped him pound fence posts (Lael-style) and string barbed-wire. His idea of a date! Morrow would have promptly dumped him as a suitor, let me tell you.
But my gardening days, downright rabid in the past, are mostly a sweet memory. I do dig a little in the dirt but more often I sit on the deck with a hard copy of TCL and edit away. And address book cards and mail bookmarks. And try to remember who has won copies of CML thus far:) My filing system is a bit archaic. But I'm pretty sure books will soon be winging their way to Casey in Oregon, Julia in New York, and Stacey in Texas. Now that sure makes me smile:) And I haven't even started the month-long giveaway yet!
To warm up I thought I'd give away one gently read copy of Maid to Match. I'm sure some of you have read Deeanne Gist's bestselling books. This is her latest release. Setting a novel at the Biltmore in North Carolina was such a great idea - wish I'd thought of that! I read it over the weekend and want to share the JOY. If you'd like a chance to win, please comment, and your name will go in my hot pink, GRITS (Girl Raised In The South) hat. No losing track of those names. Winner announced Saturday.
I'd love to know what you're reading right now or plan to read this summer. Reading wish lists are wonderful things. If you tell me yours, I'll tell you mine.