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The Perfect Summer
Read a Romance, Take Your Dog for a Hike and Enjoy Small Town Living

If you like small town romance, and don’t mind a dog or two, you’ve come to the right place. Small towns have the best summer festivals and outdoor markets celebrating everything from regional foods to craft shows. In my small town of Medina, Ohio, we celebrate summer with weekly band concerts in our beautiful downtown gazebo and shady park, art shows and charity fun runs. Every Saturday morning, the farmer’s market fills the downtown with people looking for the best in homegrown vegetables, homemade pies and cookies and flowers. These events are always pet-friendly and you’ll see the usual assortment of Labrador Retrievers, Goldens, designer dogs and rescues. It’s a fun place for both canines and their humans to socialize and a fabulous place to people watch.

One of my favorite things to do in summer is to go for ice cream–not that we don’t consume it in the fall and winter, too, but summer flavors, like peach and cherry, can only be truly appreciated on a hot and humid day. Of course romance, contemporary or suspense, is always on my mind but in the warm months I can take my laptop outside and combine business with pleasure. I hope you have an awesome summer and do lots of reading!

Young woman reading a book lying in a hammock