Thursday, June 22, 2017

What makes a great summer read? By Julie Jarnagin

I love summertime. As someone who is perpetually cold, I love the heat of summer. I enjoying sitting by the pool, grilling outside and eating dinner on the deck, and watching the kids run around outside. But no matter what time of year it is, nothing beats great book!

In the summer, it seems like I crave a certain type of book. I lean more toward fun, light, happy books. I tend to stick with contemporary, and if it can make me laugh, even better. 

Recently, I wrote a novella for the Beach Brides Series, which is a series of books that are perfect summer reads. Here's a little about the series: 

Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are die-hard romantics, and 2) they've been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her "dream hero" and cast it out to sea!

The entire series is available on Kindle Unlimited. My book, Meg, kicks off the series. 

 Other authors who I think write great beach reads are Becky Wade, Jennifer Shirk, Jenny B. Jones, and Kristan Higgins

Do you tend toward different kinds of books in different seasons? What's beach read can you recommend? 

Julie Jarnagin is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet and inspirational romance. She grew up in a small Oklahoma town where her family farmed and ranched. These days she lives in a not-so-big city with her amazing husband and two young sons who tolerate all her nerdy quirks. Julie earned a B.A. in Journalism / Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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  1. This entire Beach Bride series is awesome! I tend to enjoy lighter, fun reads in the summer, also.

  2. I'm currently reading a book called Pawley's Island and I'm really enjoying it. The Beach Brides series sounds wonderful!

  3. Just a book in hand and a chair at the beach with the water lapping over my feet. That's all I ask.

  4. Julie, I love a good mystery or suspense book in the summer. Not sure why, I just do. But I also enjoy a good romance anytime of year!

  5. I must agree about Becky Wade!