I’m still reading.

I’m away from home and between adventures and savouring life in and around Cannes, I’ve been reading.

I completed Canadian author, Linda O’Connor’s  book Perfectly Reasonable. Besides a romance with characters who grow indivually and together, O’Connor gives the reader an insight into applying for med school and a glimpse into a doctor’s life.

I finished both of Ellie MacDonald‘s (another Canadian author) books, Claire and Bonnie from the Governess Club Series. Both books are Historical but with a light shone on women who might have been able to be independent at the time.

I started Lesley-Anne McLeod‘s Regency novel, The Possibilty of Scandle, while I waited for a late train on platform #2 at the Biot SNCF. Station. Lesley-Anne is also a Canadian author. I’m only a couple of chapters in but I’m curious to know what will happen to twin brother and sister who are wanting a summer free of being recognized as “ton.”

Last evening after winning a game of cribbage against the iPad, I started a book which I had purchased months ago but wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it, because the main character in Linda Bradley‘s contemporary romance Maggie’s Way is recovering from breast cancer. As a breast cancer survivor I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to revisit the experience. This romance is unusual because it is written from Maggie’s viewpoint and therefore in first person. I’m curious to see how Bradley carries this difficult point of view throughout the book.

On another note, my Fitbit tells me that I’ve completed my goal of 12,000 steps a day and so many more.

Where has the time gone?

The summer has come and gone and today is the first day of fall. I just heard that this is the time when we will have twelve hours of sunlight and twelve hours of darkness. I do enjoy this time of year because I get to see the sunrise. I miss many summer sunrises.

My work in progress, working title, Will’s Intentions is at the publishers as of August 7, 2015 with a release date of April, 2016.

So I took a break, I caught up on family and read.

Lady Shadow by Abrielle S. Fuerst kept me engaged for many nights with her fantasy of seven kingdoms and fantastic female super heroes.

Time and Forever by Susan B. James accompanied me on my walks and reminded me of a time when I was young too. As well as the often asked question about roads not taken in life.

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray also accompanied me on my walks and drives. Yes, I do love audio books.

A road trip told me all about Candice Bergen through her autobiography A Fine Romance.

My to be read file diminished with the completion of a fast paced romance novel about the consequences of one little omitted detail, in Perfectly Honest by Linda O’Connor.

I read The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin and almost fell asleep myself.

Went to movies and attended events. Had a book signing at Chapters and discovered all of my copies of Moving On and Woman of Substance had been sold at Regina Beach Home Hardware and The Painted Parasol in Lumsden.

And now I’m reading Everyman by Philip Roth. I’m bending every corner so I recall the beauty of language and thought, because this is a print copy. When I’m reading electronically, I highlight and make a note. I enjoy e-reading and I have downloaded many books.

Had a wonderful reunion with my classmates who graduated with me from the Regina Grey Nuns’ School of Nursing, many years ago.

I walked around Wascana Lake many times and gained so many badges on my Fitbit.

Right now, Moving On is competing for The Readers’ Choice Award through The Romance Reviews. I’m asking friends, family and fans to vote, so that Moving On will qualify for the second round. Not sure what that will be yet, but it will be exciting I’m sure.

So that’s all for now. I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for fall.