I love the springtime, especially early spring when my
wisteria blooms. The blooms last for about five days if
the weather doesn't get too hot or if a windy day doesn't
come around and blow the blossoms away. I wait 51 weeks
for this one special time in mid–April. And if it
gets warm enough, we dine alfresco beneath the vine that
grows on a pergola above my deck.
The rest of the year, the vine is like a weed. I pretty
much have to prune it on a weekly basis in
mid–summer. But I do that gladly, just so I can
enjoy the one brief week when it blooms.
I don't know why, but wisteria seems like a metaphor for
all the really good things in life. You have to work for
them and wait for them. And then enjoy them when they come
around, without thinking about what's going to happen
tomorrow. All of spring is kind of like that, but wisteria
seems especially so.
So in honor of this special time of year, I'm giving away
an autographed copy of my latest book, LAST
CHANCE BOOK CLUB, which is set during the springtime
when the azaleas are in bloom. And to go along with the
book, I've got a box of beautiful botanical note cards by
Michel Design Works for one lucky winner. Enjoy!
After a painful divorce, Savannah White wants nothing
more than to find her happy place. So when she gets the
chance to pack up her life –and her son – and move to the
idyllic town where she spent childhood summers, she jumps
at the opportunity. Last Chance is just as charming as she
remembered. She's even invited to join the local book club,
where talk soon turns to Savannah's plan to bring the
ramshackle downtown movie theater back to life. A new
challenge is just what Savannah needs to move forward.. . .
Dash Randall wants to put his fortune to good use, but he
remembers Savannah as the bratty "princess" who descended
upon him each June, causing no end of trouble. But the
teenager he remembered has grown into a gorgeous and
generous woman, and it isn't long before Dash finds himself
wanting to make brand new memories with Savannah. But
first, Dash and Savannah will need to make peace with their
pasts to find a new chance for love.