Happy July 4th!

Hi, all! Jennifer here.

To those in the United States, Happy Independence Day!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays because 1) it is in summer and 2) it’s such a proud, patriotic holiday.

I just recently visited Philadelphia a few days ago because I do love all the history and went to the old Christ Church. I actually sat in the pew where George Washington worshipped. The bells in the church today are the original bells that rang on July 4, 1788 bells to celebrate the ratification of the Constitution.

Cool, huh?

Today we’ll be having our annual neighborhood BBQ–we are expecting about 25-30 people–and then we’ll all walk down to the beach a few blocks away and catch the fireworks. (Hopefully the rain will clear by then)

If you are celebrating, hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

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About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

Summer Reads by Julie Jarnagin

My reading goes up and down. At certain times, I devour books, and other times, it will take me a while to get through one. Right now, I’m in a major reading mood. I’ve been reading like a crazy person, and it has been awesome! Here are a few of my favorites from the past few months.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. It’s so good! This is one of the best novels I’ve read in awhile. It’s full of twists and turns and surprises.

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld. This book was so much fun. If you’re a purist and don’t want anyone messing with the original version, this isn’t for you. But if you’d love to see a present day “Liz” and Darcy, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I enjoy a little celebrity gossip, and I love women who are smart and doing cool stuff; therefore, I really liked this book. I also loved that she made a big deal about how hard it is to write a book. I’m right there with you, Amy. It kicks my butt every time.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. If someone tells me the ending of a book made them cry, I often skip it. I don’t really enjoy depressing books, but I have to say, even though this book dealt with some tough issues, I would still recommend it. Sometimes the heroine drove me crazy, but the two characters had enough chemistry and the storyline was compelling enough (boy, is it compelling) that I loved them anyway.

If you want to see more of what I’ve been reading, check out my Goodreads page. And of course, I recommend all the books written by the ladies here at the blog. This is one talented bunch!

What are you reading this summer?

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

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