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Sweet Summertime Reads: A Fourth of July First Date

I have a few favorite Fourth of July scenes in books (most vivid: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson — *swoon*). This week we’re sharing excerpts of those such scenes for Sweet Summertime Reads. I decided this might be the perfect opportunity to share a book I recently read, Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton, with you. It’s about first […]

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July 17, 2013 - 8:00 am

YA Book Review: Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton - […] case you need further prodding, be sure to check out the excerpt from Fifteenth Summer that I shared for the Fourth of […]

July 3, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Alexa Y. - I’ve literally fallen in love with these characters already based on this one scene. It’s SO GOOD. And I love that they talk about figuring each other out, and how they seem to be so in love. What a lovely excerpt!

July 3, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Oh my gracious, what a great excerpt!! It makes me want to read that book RIGHT NOW. So sweet.

July 3, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Tara - I haven’t read this book but am loving the excerpt!! *runs to library website*

July 3, 2013 - 10:01 am

Rachel @ hello, chelly. - The excerpts you chose make me want to pick up the book ASAP. It’s sounds like a great, romantic summer read!

July 3, 2013 - 8:57 am

Bookworm1858 - Cute-love the idea of a July 4th first date as a big fan of fireworks, patriotism, and all that jazz!

July 3, 2013 - 8:42 am

Ginger @ GReads! - What is it about fireworks that are so romantic?! sheesh I love it! Thanks for sharing this excerpt, Magan 🙂

July 3, 2013 - 8:42 am

Hazel - That was absolutely sweet!!! I’ve read Dalton’s Sixteenth Summer but have yet to read this one. 🙂

Sweet Summertime Reads: Fourth of July in Nantucket Blue

There’s only one time I’ve spent Fourth of July somewhere other than home or at the park, watching the fireworks on a blanket. It was a few weeks after I got engaged, we were on a short vacation with my now husband’s parents, and we built a fire on the beach and watched the fireworks […]

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July 4, 2013 - 1:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Fourth of July Romance | Fiction Folio - […] shared excerpts from Endless Summer and Second Chance Summer Estelle featured a scene from Nantucket Blue Magan shared a first date scene from Fifteenth […]

July 3, 2013 - 8:00 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Fourth of July First Date - […] Read Estelle’s Excerpt from Nantucket Blue […]

July 2, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Tara - Girl, you had me at stolen champagne 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Emma @ Hopeful Happiness - I completely agree with you about the fourth of July. I think it’s the fireworks that make it so romantic! I loved that scene in NB and I love when they make it to their destination. That little old lady had some oomph! haha

I’m beyond excited that there will be a second book! I for one have not had enough of Cricket’s adventures!

July 2, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Alexa Y. - I loved this scene! It’s really cute, and it’s the kind of Fourth of July I would like to have myself 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - BUTTERFLIES.
I love that scene. And this book. YAYYYY

July 2, 2013 - 11:22 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I really liked this scene in NB 🙂 gosh I loved the setting for this story so, so much. She did a phenomenal job of placing you inside the story — I mean, I’ve never even been to Nantucket, yet I felt like I could picture it all so well.

Your 4th of July spent on the beach with a bonfire while fireworks went off in the distance sounds DIVINE. I think the 4th can be romantic, too 🙂 I mean HELLO! look at the books we chose, hehe.

July 2, 2013 - 11:08 am

Hazel - I still haven’t read Nantucket Blue but I really want to. I’m still debating whether to stick to an ebook or get an actual copy. Would the latter be worth it? 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 10:05 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Okay, see this post makes this book sound really great PLUS I love the cover. I think I messed myself up because I read a couple of reviews of it early on in which the readers didn’t like the book for reasons I can’t even remember. But you mention beach read, forbidden romance – these things I LOVE. So doggone it, I want to read it now. Thanks, E!

July 2, 2013 - 9:14 am

Bookworm1858 - There’s going to be a second book? I don’t usually like sequels to contemporaries but if this will help mend the relationship between Cricket and Jude, I would be very happy!