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658 thoughts on “Summer Spa Pack Giveaway!

  1. Being able to walk and not have an attack, so that I can enjoy being outside with my children.

  2. This summer I am looking forward to finishing remodeling on our house, reading and assisting with beta-reading!😊

  3. I’m looking forward to the summer off from my preschool teaching job.

  4. I’m looking forward to the kids being out of school and spending time with them doing things that we can’t in the winter

  5. I’m looking forward to my vacation and to be able to spend long afternoons reading at the beach.

  6. Summer is always my favorite season, even when I spend it inside, working in the air conditioning. The daylight is so much longer and brighter! It makes me feel terrific and full of energy. I still reserve the later evening hours for reading and it’s so hard to put down a good book that I end up being a night owl. Rarely do I shut off my Kindle before midnight. Enjoy your margaritas and I’ll enjoy my mojitos!

  7. I’m looking forward to moving away from the desert that is Arizona and into some place cooler!!

  8. I’m looking forward to relaxing in my new sunroom with a good book and traveling with my sister, friends and husband!

  9. Enjoying sitting on my sun deck with my feet up , a book in my hand and a glass of ice tea handy.

  10. Just looking forward to spending time with my family. My oldest son is in the Army and I won’t get to see him until the end of the year so just trying to keep the three at home busy!

  11. Looking forward to reading, gardening and just being on the deck with wonderful husband and crazy dog!

  12. As my daughter is expecting her first child and my first grandchild, that is the most exciting event I’m looking forward to this summer. Can’t wait.

  13. I’m looking forward to READING more books outside! A comfortable lounge chair, a table with some snacks & icy drinks, a hat & sunglasses for shade, and, of course, a great book! The smell of fresh air, grass, and flowers all around. The warmth of the sun and the occasional cooling breeze. And NO cell phone!

  14. I’m looking forward to playing with my grandsons, ages 3 and 6, in the sand and sunshine!

  15. I’m looking forward to my house repairs being done so I can sell my house and move down South to be with my daughter and her new husband. To keep sane I will read!!

  16. We are going to Destin, Florida in July and I can’t wait to get away and spend some quality time reading – oh, and with my family!

  17. I’m looking forward to sunny, warm days to enjoy the outdoors.

  18. I’m really looking forward to kicking back and relaxing with no school in the summer! Thanks for the giveaway, love the spa pampering package!

  19. It is winter here in Australia, but that is okay, because I can snuggle under a blanket with my favourite books.

  20. I’m looking forward to playing with my 2 granddaughters, 2 years and 10 months playing in the water and reading them stories.

  21. I can’t wait for our beach vacation in North Carolina! Reading, sun and surf with my kids, hubby and my momma. It will be heavenly. β˜€οΈπŸ–πŸ“–β›±

  22. The thing I’m most looking forward to this summer is finally having time to read. I’m in college and during the semester, it is very rare that I have any spare time to read. I use my breaks from school to read as many books as I possibly can. πŸ™‚

  23. Looking forward to accomplishing rest, relaxation and a little time to myself amongst the RWA trip and school workshops I must attend

  24. I’m looking forward to eating some delicious BBQ prepared by my husband while enjoying a cool drink. I’m also looking forward to vacationing in Cali and Myrtle Beach. Of course, reading is a favorite pass-time of mine and being able to do it on the beach is a bonus! I’ll be attending a wedding as well this summer!! I almost forgot about the free outdoor concerts. Listening to good music while snacking and sipping with friends on the lawn is big time fun.

  25. I’m planning on going back to my hometown, and see family and friends. I have a new great niece, and a new great nephew I can’t wait to see

  26. Looking forward to spending time with my kids. Taking them to the pool, the park , and a small vacation. Not sure to where yet. Also the local theatre does a free summer movies and we go once a week.

  27. My husband had a liver transplant in 2014 and he has have a bumpy recovery since the transplant. All he has been talking about is taking our little niece and nephew to the beach this summer. Even though he is sick and weak due to an illness not related to the transplant, we are all going to go to the beach this July..He hasn’t been to a beach since he was a kid.

  28. Looking forward to my first SuperCon in Miami and lots of beach reading.

  29. This summer I look forward to spending time reading on the beach and our annual family reunion the week of the 4th of July.

  30. I am looking forward to getting my health back and lots & lots of swimming!!

  31. (Jeez! Took 15 minutes to scroll down!) πŸ™‚
    What a lovely and thoughtful gift, Julia.
    My husband is taking us to Napa over our 18th anniversary, Aug 1st. He’s booked 3-star Michelin restaurants, a spa-resort and everything. I can hardly wait! Enjoy your summer-

  32. We just got home from a trip to San Diego, and I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed for a few weeks. I love spending time in my yard this time of year too.

  33. We are milatary and are moving from Yuma Arizona to Jacksonville nc so this summer I guess I am looking forward to being in a new house and closer to my family that I have not seen in over three years.

  34. Hi, Julia! This is a great giveaway so thank you for that. I’m looking forward to relaxing (this spa gift basket would go along way to aiding me in that) and just reading. Hopefully I’ll be able to see my great-nieces at some point but there’s nothing else going on out of the ordinary πŸ™‚

    Happy Sunday!

  35. Relaxing. Sitting on the patio with a good book and a strawberry margarita!

  36. Our son married the love of his life and we added five new grandchildren to our brood of five. Now we have 10 grandchildren ages 20 yrs. down to 15 months. What a wonderful summer

  37. t i am lookin forward to swimming i the pool and relaxing this summer and trying to read some good books

  38. I’m looking forward to spend time with my family and to celebrate my birthday πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway πŸ™‚

  39. i look forward to spending time out doors sitting with friends and going to cookouts

  40. Thank you, Julia, for the opportunity to win some wonderful goodies! I’m hoping to whittle down my “to be read” pile this summer, but somehow the pile just seems to never get any smaller. Hope you have a fabulous summer and thanks again!

  41. The best part of the summer is spending it with my family. Working for a school system allows me time to reconnect and enjoy my family

  42. Vacation in Colorado this summer. The downside – but not a total downside, just a major change – is that vacation is serving the double purpose of moving our oldest out of state for his next 6 years of college (and hopefully 2 degrees).

  43. I can’t wait to finally have some warm weather and some pool time and BBQs with the family!

  44. My friend has been getting treated for cancer. I’m wishing and hoping for enough remission to take a small vacation.

    • I am looking forward to some swim time and reading more books, and of course more time with my grandkids. I love all of your books, thanks

  45. Looking forward to reading more because the summer heat causes my MS to flare up so I stay inside as much as I can.

  46. Spending time with my 5-year-old granddaughter before she starts kindergarten in August.

  47. This is our first summer in our new house and I am looking foreward to enjoying the pool with the kids and block parties with our new neighbors

  48. Reading at the beach. Reading at the lake. Reading by the pool. Basically sunshine and reading. πŸ™‚

  49. I am looking forward to spending a lot of time at the beach, relaxing and reading!!

  50. My birthday is in June and I look forward to taking my annual vacation. This year it’s a cruise to eastern Caribbean with seven relatives. Additionally, I look forward to warm weather, outings and lots of good cookouts.


  52. I will be reading by my new pool that DH decided we needed for fun with the Grandchildren and R&R for us!

  53. I’m looking forward to visits from all my children as I can’t travel any more by doctor’s orders. With no snow on the roads and each one coming from a distance hopefully they plan for the best traffic times. This time they are all coming from different directions at the same time.
    If you hear load voices, laughing and loud shrieks You’ll know it is happening.

  54. I am looking forward to having time for reading by the pool at my apartment complex and having more time for my counted cross stitch. I design my own patterns to stitch. Both reading and cross stitch are favorite hobbies. I love designing items for my kids and grandkids while reading both relaxes me and allows me to escape.

  55. Reading Julia’s latest book in my lounge chair, under my apple tree in my backyard sounds heavenly!

  56. I am really looking forward to spending time on the beach and in my pool. I signed up for a beach yoga class too.

  57. Going out into the garden with my salt shaker and eating yellow pear tomatoes fresh off the plant and warm from the sun

  58. I am looking forward to spending time with my daughter before she leaves for college.

  59. I am loving that during the summer, we have no real schedule going on! The kids and I can come and go as we please- spending most days in the pool. That means more reading time for me

  60. I am looking forward to sitting on my front porch and reading and getting a lot of unfinished projects finished.Also decluttering…

  61. I’m really looking forward to spending time with my kids, hanging out at the pool and having our annual family (clan) vacation! 😊

  62. I am looking forward to getting a handle on the books in my library. I know I have duplicated, and I need to remove them as I get the others up off the floor and into bookcases. Do you know where I can get some more books?

  63. I’m looking forward for time at the lake-soaking up some sun, swim and fish

  64. I am hoping that we get our house sold, and I look forward to seeing my son have a great time, and improve, in hockey camps.

  65. I’m looking forward to celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday. We’re having a party for her and all of my siblings and their families are coming to town to help her celebrate. It will be the first time in a long time that we will all be together.

  66. I am looking forward to going to a convention in Las Vegas this summer, as well as a visit with my daughter.

  67. I am really hoping to go to the beach this year. I have been looking forward to going for a while now. My son wants to go camping on the other hand and that I am not as thrilled about but I am sure we will do that and make the best of it for him. πŸ™‚

  68. Just got back from a a short vacay with my hubby, which was fabulous. Will do a family one later this summer.

  69. I just came back from TX seeing my granddaughter graduating K, and her first dance recital. This summer she is going to play soccer game. Back to TX I go! Oh and reading books in between

  70. Looking foreword to a relaxing week or 2 renting a cottage on Canandaigua Lake with swimming, kayaking, friends & family.

  71. I’m looking forward to spending time with relatives & going on interesting day trips. Then to recuperate after a grueling day of fun, I’ll force myself to pick a book from my TBR pile and read πŸ™‚

  72. Looking forward to taking my daughter to the beach! She has autism, and she really loves the waves and the water!

  73. Well I was ooking forward to just relaxing over the summer but then I was blessed with a full time job after 8 years of not working to working 6 days a week. So I need a break.

  74. I am looking forward to my brothers coming home for a couple of weeks. It is the highlight of our family’s summer and jam packed with fun events for the adults and for the kids!

  75. I am looking forward to going to the shore. I love watching the ocean and relaxing by reading, reading, reading.

  76. Curling up with a good book under a beach umbrella feeling the soft warm ocean breezes.

  77. Not freezing my touch rear off any sitting on the front porch in the early evening

  78. IΒ΄m looking forward to celebrating both my and my kids birthdays. We all have birthdays over the summer and do a big celebration. Lots of fun.

  79. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my daughter – during the summer she commutes with me to day camp. (Although I’m not looking forward to having to wake her up earlier than usual!) That and longer daylight hours, which gives me more time to read πŸ™‚

  80. Taking my kids to FL so the great grandparents can meet the new baby. And being in FL, of course. πŸ™ƒ

  81. I am looking forward to going and spending time with my family and being there for my sister having her first baby and getting to see my new baby niece.

  82. I’m looking forward to spending as much time with my granddaughter Sophie as I can. My son’s wedding and of course reading

  83. I’m looking forward to Maine in August for a family wedding. So nice to get together for such a joyous occasion

  84. At the end of the summer, we will be spending 2 weeks in Italy and Southern Switzerland. Can’t wait!

  85. I’m most looking forward to having a car again so I can drive to and from work instead of taking the bus and train (90 minute public transportation commute vs the 30-45 minute driving commute). Having a car will also make getting to my 3 jobs easier. And with schools closed and traffic lighter, I’ll get there much quicker. As a result of the car, I’ll be able to relax more often and sleep a little longer.

  86. So looking forward to eating tomato sandwiches, drinking root beer floats and endless reading…

  87. About the only thing I look forward to during summer is baseball season, my favorite sport. Otherwise, I hibernate in my a/c.

  88. I am looking forward visiting two of my children in Nashville, TN and Orlando, FL. Thank you for the opportunity!

  89. For me, having long days flled with sunshine and daylight. I hate the dark drab winter months.

  90. I always look forward to our annual potluck party, where we have between 25 and 75 people usually attend. (It has to be a potluck because people who say they will come don’t, and people who don’t say they are coming do, and providing a BBQ, for example, just won’t work with unknown numbers.) They bring their own lawn chairs and potluck item, as well as BYOB, and we provide croquet, basketball, ladder ball, ring toss, and street hockey on our double-wide driveway. If it rains, we sit in the carport and/or garage, or else go in the (small) house and mingle throughout the main floor and the rec room below. Doesn’t matter when you’re with your friends and family….

  91. I’m looking forward to getting a lot of “stuff” organized and moved along….and a ton of reading!

  92. I would love to go camping this year. I love outdoor barbecues and the beautiful flowers.

  93. Looking forward to
    Feeling the sunshine on my face and eating ice cream with my love.

  94. What I’m looking forward to most this summer is some much needed family time away. It’s been a crazy school year so this summer is about relaxing and enjoyment for me.

  95. Looking forward to warmer weather, summer dresses and sandals and ice cream cones!

  96. Fresh Air, open windows. It gets so stuffy during the winter. It is also soccer season so I spend weekends at the soccer fields with my grandson.

  97. Probably doing some fun things with my family and my birthday in August at the moment.

  98. Moving into my own apartment πŸ™‚ I’ve spent almost 2 years in complete remodeling and redecorating an apartment that hasn’t been touched for about 40 years. And now it’s time to move in. I hope I’ll be there before the summer officially starts. So wish me luck πŸ™‚

  99. I live in interior Alaska, so we spend so much time during the year in the dark and cold. I’m enjoying the time I get to spend outside this summer, as every summer. And, I’m hoping for some fresh home-grown veggies as the summer progresses.

  100. Looking forward to fresh veggies from the garden, reading some great books, and going to a rock concert in August with my husband. First time we’ve been able to do so in almost 21 years! πŸ™‚

  101. All three of our daughters will be coming home for a visit – and we will be doing lots of fun things with them – can’t wait!

  102. I belong to our library book club. We only do one book a month, but I manage to get a couple extra books read that are best sellers. I recently started to use audiobooks and find that I can multitask and still know the details of the book. Books are a major part of my life.

  103. I homeschool my son so I’m looking forward to summer vacation right along with him!!!

  104. I’m hoping to have some relaxing time with my husband at the beach this summer.

  105. Wo, I usually like to read other people’s answers but there are so many responses lol πŸ˜€
    I am looking forward to going to my moms in AZ this summer. My oldest went right after she got out on the 3rd and is going to a day xamp she goes to every summer. The youngest and I head out next week. I am hoping to get into this neurosurgeons office and see if he can find a way to get rid of my chiari malformation pain. Not happy about being away from hubby so long but if I ca get some relief it will be well worth it! β™‘β™‘β™‘ Sorry for yhe story lol thank you for this awesome chance!

  106. Well, this is the first summer in a long time that I am not working. I’ve been hitting the pavement job hunting rather than sitting pool side or traveling. I could really use a nice break about now!

  107. Actually, I’m a real animal lover and am involved in animal rescue. A little over a year ago I had five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (all rescues). I lost my deaf hound girl in April of last year, my senior Maine Coon cat in February, and my senior Coonhound girl in April of this year. I’m working on adopting another dog, so that’s what I’m looking forward to most this summer.

  108. I’m just looking forward to stretching out on the couch with a book in my hands. If my husband would cook dinner, that would be a big bonus.

  109. I’m look forward to continue tri training and spending time with my family.

  110. Looking forward yoh spending time with my wonderful husband this summer. In July we will be married 47 years and I love him more now than I did when we got married, he’s always been a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Thank you for this giveaway.

  111. My town hosts lots of free events all summer, I’m looking forward to going to most of them. There’s a big music festival, a 1940’s day, a mods and rockers day, classic car show, heritage open day, fairy tales and legends day, and a few more.

  112. The sun! I adore warm weather and sunning myself while reading a good book.

  113. I live in Seattle and I am looking forward to sunshine and 80 degree weather.

  114. This summer I am looking forward to spending some time with my family and catching up on some reading! Thanks for this opportunity!

  115. Summer vaca starts next Wed afternoon here in WA. I am most looking forward to having our friends from Sam Lake City over. They have never brought there twins here are they are staying a week. I have most of the days planned.

  116. I will be working in my brother’s garden for the whole family. Enjoying time with my husband.

  117. I will be starting a new job soon so probably will not be enjoying my summer that much – but I will still be able to read, which is my favorite year-round pasttime.

  118. I am Southern to the bone, so the best part of Summer for me is a slice of ripe garden tomato on a fresh, hot, homemade biscuit dripping with real butter. Of course, the perfect accompaniment is a tall, tall glass of sweet iced tea with a slice of lemon. Add a comfy place to read, plenty of good books, and cats for company–perfect!!!

  119. I’m looking forward to my first trip away from home since my husband passed away 16 mths ago. It’s a very big step for me, and scary, too.

  120. Getting caught up with a couple of major projects I had to let go due to family emergencies, so I can sit outside with my Husband and enjoy the flowers that we planted and get a little badly-needed sunshine!! This would make the first Summer in years that I would be able to really go outside and just sit and enjoy the outside, which would be so beneficial for my health issues. I’d grab a book, and listen to the birds we feed.

  121. I am already enjoying reading on our new wrap-around deck. My plans are to continue doing this until it gets too hot to enjoy. Then I’ll just move my reading indoors where I’ll be chillin’. πŸ™‚

  122. I’m looking forward to all the cook outs. I won’t be doing the cooking!

  123. I’m looking forward to The Honda Celebration of Light which is an annual musical fireworks competition in Vancouver, BC.

  124. I am looking forward to reading on the porch in the warm and sunny weather, going to the beach and the local lake and watching the swans majestically swimming in the water and going to a family wedding.

  125. I’m hoping to sneak in a few daytime beach trips, although I don’t take a summer vacation. Maybe I’ll take a Friday off and make a long weekend of it in PA, where my 4 sibs all live with their families. Hope to do some genealogy and enjoy an outdoor concert or two.

  126. Looking forward to longer days, warmer temperatures, and some time off work to chill and read!

  127. I am looking forward to spending time with my grandkids and reading more.

  128. This summer I’m looking forward to having some time to myself and volunteer work.

  129. I’m looking forward to warm weather,beautiful flowers, and a good book to read!!!!!!

  130. I graduated from college in May, so I am looking forward to doing all the things I put off while finishing school, the most important being spending time with my daughter, who will never have to hear “I’m sorry sweetie, mommy has homework” ever again!!!

  131. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and catching up with my reading this summer, thanks!

  132. I’m actually looking forward to enjoying the fact that winter is over and done. Just relaxing reading outside. Also the family getting together down the shore and cookouts and swimming.Thank you for the wonderful giveaway chance.

  133. My husband and I are living with my Mother In Law to be care givers to her have some surgeries. I’m looking forward to her getting better and out of the hospital.

  134. A trip to Florida to see my bff and reading your books on the flight to and from.

  135. Looking foward to spending time with my first grandson and trying to balance my summer reading.

  136. Looking forward to making memories with my nieces and nephews this summer.

  137. I look forward to fixing up our new house and spending time with my stepdaughter and new grandson. A spa package with a free book sounds wonderful for those peaceful summer evenings under the stars.

  138. I am looking forward to getting away on a road trip , love to travel and visit little towns along the way.

  139. I’m hoping we’ll get a family vacation planned for the beach – such fun to play with the little ones!

  140. Sitting in the back yard, book in hand, drink at my side, watching fish in the pond. And later in the summer bring the great-grandbabies out for a visit.

  141. I’m looking forward to our trips to DC, NYC and the Cape this summer

  142. I am most looking forward to my daughter coming home to visit. She will be moving to the east coast so we will probably not get to see her till Christmas. I love spending time with her, her visits are never long enough!

  143. I’m looking forward to some nice weather and hoping for another trip to my favorite places in Maine at the end of the summer!

  144. Looking forward to visiting my youngest son who is in grad school in Ann Arbor Michigan. Then hubby and I are going to Toronto and Niagara Falls for out 30th. It’s been 5 years since we went any where.

  145. I am looking forward quiet nights at home reading and playing ball with my wonderful dog LiLi in my back yard. I also will be enjoying watching all of the squirrels in my back yard playing in the trees. Life can be so simple. You just have to take a breath and relax, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

  146. I am so looking forward to going up North to see family and friends. It will also be nice to get out of the S. TX – RGV – summer heat for a couple of weeks.

  147. Going to Florida with family, lying by the pool and read, read, read.

  148. I am looking forward to some major life changes. A week from tomorrow, June 17th, I will retire from my job than a little over a week later we will load up the van and travel home to California, where our daughter and granddaughter live.
    I’m also looking forward to going to the beach as often as I want to, it’s only 17 miles from our home. Than towards the end of the summer I will begin searching for a job. πŸ˜‚

  149. My brothers wedding in 2 weeks and our state fair, this is the first year that I have helped plan it for our state 4-H. It will be fun to stay the whole time. πŸ˜€

  150. Spending almost every weekend at the beach with my two kids and hubby. My husband loves to fish with our 6 year old daughter and I have a blast building sand castles with our 2 year old son. It’s great quality time with the family.

  151. Spending time with the family. Going to the lake, fishing, swimming, reading, and enjoying the quality time with them before they get all grow up.

  152. Living in MN, I love the blue skies and long days of sunshine. There are festivals in many cities and it’s a great way to explore this beautiful state!

  153. I am looking forward to our beach vacation. a week of fun sun waves and memories

  154. i recently had weight lose surgery and have lost 76 pounds so iam looking forward to a summer being thinner then i have ever been .

  155. I’m looking forward to getting away for at least a long weekend in Maine.

  156. I am looking forward to school being out and getting the chance to relax and actually read a good book…

  157. Can’t wait to spend time at the beach while reading some awesome books.

  158. Reading, Reading, and more Reading and a spa package would be the icing on the cake !!

  159. Spending time at the pool with my family and taking a few short week-end vacations.

  160. I look forward to my birthday this month and catching up on home improvement projects.

  161. Cleaning my house! I missed doing my spring cleaning and now it really needs it! πŸ™‚

  162. I am so ready for a spa day, as of the 30th of June I will not have a job as my employer is outsourcing and I really will need to de-stress and spend some time reading and relaxing.

  163. aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that look’s so inviting!! cannot wait to sink into your book! πŸ™‚

  164. Going to the local farmers markets and getting some awesome produce.

    • Congratulations Vicki! Your comment was chosen via and you are the winner of the Summer Spa Pack Giveaway! Enjoy!

  165. Going climbing and hiking out to some Alpine lakes with my summer reading! πŸ™‚

  166. Looking forward to spending time to my daughter, my new granddaughter, ( first grandchild) and my son in law. And of course my husband! Also gettingmournyard fixed up so that we can enjoy it more every day! Love to travel with my pup. Hope to take Shep on a beach adventure!

  167. I look forward to seeing the flowers in my garden. I’m getting older, so it’s harder to work outside.

  168. Getting my back yard in a neater and trimmed form. A lot has overgrown.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Going to visit my children and grandchildren. I have two great grandchildren I have not seen.

      Thank you for the wonderful give-a-way.


    • I’m retiring the end of June! More time to read fabulous authors like Julia, listen to audiobooks while I garden and walk my dogs. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

  169. Looking forward to a getaway this summer and a spa package would be perfect to go along with the reading I plan on doing! Thanks for the chance!

  170. I look forward to living with no snow and warm weather! I enjoy rain and thunderstorms a lot better than snowand freezing cold.

  171. I work everyday at home but am looking forward to time off to spend with family, going to the movies and of course reading as much as I can! I actually read everyday before I go to sleep. Would love to win for relax time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  172. My daughter will be having surgery, so I will be trying to help her while she can’t get around and take care of my granddaughter.

  173. my son is taking me to Ireland for my 60th birthday. can’t wait, but I sure could use this for a BD present to to pamper myself – lol

  174. Looking forward to warm, sunny days, traveling and a wonderful spa package!

  175. Last year, I spent most of the summer in and out of the hospital. I hope this summer will not be a repeat of those episodes. Here’s to good health, good books and good times with friends and family!

  176. a great and exciting experience with my children working and enjoying every moment that is different

  177. I’m looking forward to seeing my new grandson in a couple of weeks πŸ™‚

  178. Thank you for the chance to win. Since I can’t get away for a summer break, the spa package would make a great substitute. πŸ™‚

  179. This summer I’m looking forward to my anniversary. My husband & I celebrate 20 years this July!

  180. I’m looking forward to listening to crickets at night…I know that sounds kind of weird, but I really like the sound of that!

    Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  181. I’m looking forward to family vacation in Santa Cruz, CA with our daughter and her family. My husband rented a house by the beach so I can put my toes in the sand and read a stack of books. What could be better?

  182. looking forward to vacation in Oregon & catching up on my reading.

  183. i am most looking forward to my vacation to Texas to see my new grandson.

  184. I am looking forward to working in the yard and garden and also to spending time with my grandchildren.

  185. I can’t wait for taking a vacation from work and getting to spend time hanging out with family!

  186. I’m a teacher and though I love my kids, I’m looking forward to not grading for a few months! Instead, I’ll be curled up with a whole stack of books I’ve been saving. πŸ™‚

  187. driving 400 miles to delaware to visit with my 2 granddaughters july 1; then on july 9, i am finally granted “permission” to babysit for #3 granddaughter, 50 miles away-usually the other grandparents babysit but this time it is a family wedding and they are all going. YES!! my son forgets i had two boys and took care of them!!

  188. The Beach, no school, and reading while the kids play at our local Splash Pad!

  189. My grandmother passed away last summer, so I will be spending a week with my Mom on a little week vacation near the beach this summer. It’s going to be hard for her and I want to make sure she feels loved. This is what I am looking forward to, the most.

  190. My Mom is going to 93 on June 27th and would love winning this. She served in the British Army in WWll and my Dad served in the US Army in WWll. That would make a great romance novel – you think???

  191. I’m looking forward to getting both of my parents settled into a nursing home where they can get the care they need, and selling their house, then spending some quality time with my husband.

  192. Going to Deep Creek Lake next week with my daughter and her fiancΓ©. At the end of the Summer we will be spending 2 weeks at the beach. All the time in between will be spent reading all the new releases that I can get my hands on.

  193. Looking forward to my flowers blooming and visits from lots of hummingbirds.

  194. Looking forward to enjoying the warm weather and spending time with family and friends.

  195. I’m looking forward to putting my feet up in a lounge chair, in the sunshine in my backyard, with a Sangria in one hand, and a good book in the other!

  196. I am looking forward to getting back into my fave jeans after going up to a size 18, I am currently a 14 and moving back down to a 8! I feel like I have finally gotten a handle on my foodie impulses and am strongly getting my life back on track! Plus, I can read on the treadmill…the time flys!

  197. I look forward to walking to my local library in the warm weather. Tomorrow I plan o do that and then stop in at a farmer’s market on my way home. The market is only open on Friday’s at a local park during the summer months.

  198. Looking forward to doing summer reading with energetic 3 to 7 year olds!!!

  199. I’m looking forward to hopefully advancing my very beginner voice acting career, reading a lot more books, and learning how to make a dice tower from a friend of mine!

  200. I am most looking forward to the warm weather and my husband’s beautiful garden. His roses are to die for! I’m also looking forward to doing more with my granddaughters since they will be out of school.

  201. Looking forward to nights around the fire pit making s’mores and relaxing with the family.

  202. I look forward most to seeing my kids. They are in college and have co-op’s out of state so seeing them at all is wonderful. My daughter is here for several weeks before she heads off to grad school and that is a wonderful gift.

  203. I am looking forward to catching up on my reading, visiting old friends and taking my dogs on walks and car rides.

  204. Summer reading programs at my small public library are exhausting! Can’t wait for mid-August when I can relax and read with my Pepsi and ice cream!

  205. I am looking forward to taking my one year old daughter on her first trip to the beach! It will be an awesome time and a great memory!

  206. looking forward to watching my garden grow, if the bunnies dont get to it first! and visits from family!

  207. I love being able to sit on my deck with the sun shine on me. Or getting my hands dirty working in my Mom’s yard in her flower beds getting rid of weeds. Nothing better than sunshine and dirt!

  208. I’m looking forward to celebrating my 65th birthday on June 21st and then to planning the first three months of my retirement. A lot of time will be spent reading in various locations.

  209. Just finished 9 months of teaching school as a substitute teacher (different class almost every day) and could really use some “me” time to relax and catch up on my personal reading:-)

  210. Long weekend days on the porch, reading and drinking ice tea. No shoes all weekend.

  211. Working in the garden and watching it grow is my favorite summer thing.

  212. I am looking forward to visiting with my granddaughter who is 3 1/2 year s old. My son is going through a messy divorce and his wife will not let us see the chlld. My son put in an injunction to temporally see the child and we are waiting for the courts reply to this injunction. I miss my granddaughter, she is my sunshine and she lights up my life.
    That is all I’m looking forward to this Summer.

  213. I am looking forward to getting delicious tomatoes out of my garden!

  214. I’m looking forward to long summer days, sitting outside on my screen in porch enjoying the weather, being able to get out and around to see my extended family and reading lots of books…

  215. We just got our garden planted a few days ago, so I can’t wait for the fresh produce we will be able to eat throughout the summer. I love having a garden and sharing it with our friends, family and neighbors!

  216. Looking forward to all the outdoor activities- concerts & movies in the park, farmers markets

  217. I’m really excited to spend the summer having adventures and creating memories with my children. We plan to visit the beach as much as possible, hike trails throughout the Pacific Northwest, and visit at least one haunted place. I read every day and I’m excited to see how many books I can read this summer.

  218. Summer is my favorite season of the year.! I am looking forward to spending time at the beach with my family and friends.

  219. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather and BBQ s. Thanks for the giveaway.

  220. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family. Either trips to the beach or just hanging out in the backyard by the pool will be fun. The kids are getting older and I want spend as much time as possible together.

  221. spending time with all four of my kids-the two oldest are home from college doing local summer internships

  222. Moving to a new apartment and am looking to many lazy hours reading by the pool!

  223. I am looking forward to collecting what I am going to take on my holiday to Bali this October and to lose weight 😊

  224. I’m most looking forward to having fun outdoors with my family. It’s been two years since I’ve been able to enjoy the summer and now I do. (Dystonia doesn’t allow me to get to hot but we have planned a way. Woo-hoo

  225. Having friends and family over for BBQ’s. I love to entertain and making others special.

  226. I’m looking forward to ice cream season and lazy days reading on the lake!

  227. I plan to spend time with my grandchildren and their various activities. We’ve been watching one of my grandson’s play coach pitch ball and he is such a good athlete. (During the winter he played basketball and at 6 yrs old he made several three-point shots!)
    We have a combined birthday party for my 5 yr old granddaughter and 10 yr old grandson. It will be at a beautiful pool to look like a pond, with life-like rocks, fire pit, and more. We have a lot of birthdays in June and the young athlete will turn 7 at the end of this month. Otherwise I’m staying in the AC and reading!

  228. I am looking forward most to my relatives coming from out of town to visit and enjoy our great beaches.

  229. I love each and every day that God gives me. I enjoy feeding the birds, they are a hungry bunch. I have to fill their feeder usually once a day. I also have a humming bird feeder and I really love watching them.

  230. Finally getting a little colour to my pale skin , spending days walking my beautiful Staffys and lots of fun with my daughter , shopping included 😊

  231. I am hoping to spend some downtime with my family and friends, locations to be determined, but am up for anything!

  232. I’m looking forward to the new season of Rizzoli and Isles! And reading as many books as I can

  233. My first godchild will be born this summer so that is what I’m looking forward to the most.

  234. I’m looking forward to this summer because i get to see my Family. My nephew graduate High School, My Mom, my Brother, My Dad. I get to see the house I spent growing up in one last time before my Dad sells it. I also Get nice long days where I can sit outside with a glass of wine and read until it gets too dark. Also ice cream and watermelon are in great supply.

  235. I’m looking forward to spending time at our family’s cottage at the beach!

  236. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family. Thank you.

  237. Staying Inside where it’s cool and reading! I hate hot and no ocean breezes in Nebraska.. πŸ™

  238. I’m most looking forward to a trip to a writer’s conference in Los Angeles this summer. Love to catch up with fellow children’s writers and illustrators!

  239. Looking forward to going to the beach with my daughter this summer.

  240. I’m most looking forward to the warmer weather and wearing my favorite summer sandals.

  241. I can’t wait for fresh corn on the cob and tomatoes. I love the fresh fruit and vegetables available in the summer.

  242. I’d say vacation but I got to escape with my husband in April so no vacation for us. Guess, I’m just looking forward to flowers and open windows and no snow!

  243. I did all my yard work and love to sit on my deck, reading a great book with my sweet tea.

  244. Looking forward to sitting outside on the deck reading with the dogs
    plus eating veggies straight from the garden…Yum…Yum

  245. That’s easy… I can’t wait to read one of your wonderful books under a beach umbrella– cold drink by my side– in Wildwood Crest, NJ!

  246. Being in Canada, I’m just hoping we’ll GET A SUMMER. The weather has been so up and down. But I am looking forward to spending time with family.

  247. I’m looking forward to finishing a backyard deck and spending time with my family.

  248. Looking forward to picking up a small child-size plastic swimming pool, filling it with water, and hose at hand, letting one of my 6 dogs, Jay, a Rottweiller/Pitbull mix, cool off on a hot July Saturday here in SC as he goes bonkers with joy for the water.

  249. I am looking forward to our local community theatre’s production of “Shrek the Musical” – My husband, both of my sons, and myself all have been cast in the play! My older son is Shrek, younger son is Young Shrek and Peter Pan, my husband is Lord Farquaad and I am Mama Bear!!! Fun family times ahead!!

  250. I’m looking forward to enjoying your Summer Spa Pack Giveaway…so Puh-leeeeze pick my name! (fingers crossed while typing this…which was really hard to do)

  251. I am looking forward to spending the summer with my granddaughter home from her first year of college. She will be living with me all summer.

  252. Fran B. on June 9 2:37PM says
    Looking to planting flowers and sitting on porch enjoying the sun reading my BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!

  253. I most look forward to longer, warmer days. I look forward to taking time away from the daily grind to spend quality time with my children and grands!! One other thing I really look forward to in the summer is wonderful veggies straight from the garden!!! Yummy!!

  254. Looking forward to long lazy nights with my books (yours included) with wine and good food

  255. Looking forward to seeing my grandson and the birth of my first granddaughter…woo hoo!!!!!

  256. I am looking forward to some time swimming. It gets so hot here, the best place to be is in a pool.

  257. I am looking forward to sitting out on my deck chatting with my husband and enjoying a nice glass of wine. Simple pleasures are really the best!

  258. I am looking forward to reading some of my backlog of books on my patio in the warm sunshine. From here I get warm breezes and watch the deer, fox, and other animals come out of the woods and wander across the property.

  259. I am looking forward to enjoying our new pool (after 29 year’s of marriage) and getting away to the beach for our vacation in July!

  260. I am looking forward to working out in the gardens… Love to see all the beautiful flowiers in bloom! My peonies are blooming as we speak.

  261. I’m looking forward to no homework for my child and more relaxing days at the beaches and waterparks. Also a trip to Dollywood and Mackinac Island!

  262. Looking forward to the summer thunder storms. I enjoy watching the lightning.

  263. Looking forward to lots of house-sitting gigs, where I not only get a kitchen to myself, but also (in some of them) a cat to sleep on me!

    When you have to share a kitchen with people who are not so great at cleaning up after themselves, and the only cat in the household is very definitely a one-person cat, and you aren’t that person, a kitchen and a friendly cat are big things!!

  264. Time to catch up on gardening, house painting, decluttering and firewood cutting – and then I’ll feel I have earned the time to sit in the evenings with my husband reading and watching the sunset.

  265. I love the warm weather and will enjoy my air conditioned house as I read , drink diet coke and laze away any free time that I have.

  266. My husband and I go to the beach once a year and I can’t wait to go this year. While there I plan to read a lot, walk the beach with my husband and have a lot mixed drinks with cute umbrellas in them.

  267. Spending time with my husband while my daughter is studying in Rome, then rejoicing when she is home again. A lot of reading and quilting when it is too hot to go outside with the dog (he is a black German shepherd).

  268. Warm weather, walks in the woods, time at the beach all before the snow flies πŸ™‚

  269. Looking forward to my daughter’s wedding July 1! She’s our only child and much loved. So now we have two children’s! We already feel he is part of our little family. Also will be fun to see people we haven’t seen for a while! This basket will be a great stress reliever!

  270. I would like to be looking forward to a vacation but I don’t know if that’s going to happen this summer. So instead I’ll look forward to spending time at the pool with the grandkids & enjoying the warm weather. Just so it’s not too hot!

  271. My summer plans are dog shows the end of June, 1st of July. Dachshund Club picnic the end of July and reading. My friend’s Rottweiler will be having puppies the end of July also, that is alwasy a great time.

  272. Farmers Market, fishing, parks and pool and will have a book everywhere!!

  273. Going to the beach – so peaceful. It also reminds me of my late grandpa since he loved going to the beach.

  274. We’ve been doing a lot of wonderful traveling since April. But right now, I’m most looking forward to staying home and enjoying summer time with our extended family! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  275. I am looking forward to not waking my kids up for school each morning. I am happier and they are happier during the summer all due to a little more sleep.

  276. Vacations and time with family. Especially exploring new places! Oh, and more time to read! πŸ™‚

  277. Looking forward to recovering from surgery allowing me more time with my grandchildren, family and friends…

  278. Some special alone time with my husband. Our last child has grown up and moved out recently, so now is our time. Time to put that romantic spark back in our lives! πŸ˜‰

  279. A spa package is just what I need! My brother was seriously ill, thank goodness he is recovering, but we have been traveling over an hour each way to take him to doctor’s appointments, hospital treatments, doing laundry, shopping, etc. I am hoping that it will get less hectic and I can do some crafting and read your wonderful books.

  280. I’m looking forward to being able to spend time with my mom. She’s a teacher and our days on and off are usually opposite during the school year. I’m also looking forward to time at the beach with my favorite books. That is my absolute favorite way to spend a summer day.

  281. Looking forward to celebrating grandma and grandpa’s 60 wedding anniversary in July. The whole family is getting together for a trip to beach.

  282. I would love to spend a week at the beach. Lovely walks in the foothills where it is cool and beautiful.

  283. I can’t wait for the summer months ! Between school and the running around it entails, I need some me time!

  284. i am hoping to be able to get away to the beach and zen… at least for the day thank you for your generosity

  285. Julia,

    The thing I am most looking forward to this summer is spending some quality time with my family at the beach and reading your book β€œThe Secret Lover”!

  286. I am most looking forward to spending time with my sister who lives 14 hours away from me. We only get to see each other for a short time during the summer. I also look forward to reading books by a lake!

  287. Looking forward to seeing my 90 year old Mother who is arriving today from Europe for my Daughter’s Graduation from College on Sunday!

  288. I am looking forward to fresh veggies from my hubby’s garden and hoping to have some free time to relax and read.

  289. Sitting outside on my patio, reading and drinking a tall, cold glass of something (usually alcoholic!) I’ve already done this several time this season and can never get enough of the breeze, the smell of fresh-mowed grass, and birds wheeling overhead. I want to be there right now!

  290. I’m going to Seattle on vacation! It has been years since I had a proper vacation so I’m really looking forward to it.

  291. Hi.
    What I am looking forward to most this summer is spending time with my nieces and nephews. They’re growing up and filling their summer with sports and friends. I miss my little pals.

  292. Looking forward to some reading time out by the pool and getting to hang out with my nieces this summer!! Add in some wine slushies and all the fabulous fruits and veggies that are in season and I’m a happy girl!

  293. I am going to see my sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and classmates in Albany, NY. We are into reading and sharing authors. Looking forward to sharing YOU!

  294. I am looking forward to warm weather, a lot of excellent reading, and spending time with my husband and family. And, I can’t wait for Suddenly Dating and your new historical series! I love all your books!

  295. I’m so glad I don’t have to work all summer! Lots of reading time.☺

  296. What I’m looking forward to the most is warm weather. today if feels like fall again and unfortunately I have a medical condition that goes wonky every time the weather changes. I have plans with the three boys who will be all in the house for once, at the same time, in July and I can not wait! Then read when they’re of doing their own thing.

  297. I enjoy Going to my family’s lake house for the Fourth of July weekend. My husband and I go there every yearand we watch the fireworks on the lake!

  298. Looking forward to going to Maryland and having me some Crab Cakes. Yum

  299. I am looking forward to heading to the coast where it is cool and reading some new books!

  300. Usually I travel to visit family during the summer. This year, my family visit was a couple months earlier! So I am home for the whole summer, and can actually take care of the lawn and gardens so it’s not an eyesore!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  301. I’m most looking forward to taking my children to the beach for the first time!

  302. Just survived my second daughter’s wedding, now is me time with my books, I love reading!!!!

  303. I look forward to summer fun with my grandchildren and all the summer reads available. Thanks for joyful reading.

  304. I’m looking forward to going to the beach again, this time when the water is warmer.

  305. This summer I am looking forward to spending time on the beach with my daughter and catching up on all the great books my kindle is holding hostage.

  306. I’m looking forward to going out and stargazing and listening to the wind in the leaves.

  307. Sitting under the shade tree at the creek painting with my 15 year old son- he’s growing up so fast, I spend every minute I can with him…

  308. Looking forward to finally getting our yard cleaned up since our front retaining wall collapsed and we just had it rebuilt. Need to plant some flowers.

  309. I am so looking forward to a week in Orlando FL. Love all of it starting with the turkey legs at Disney and ending the dragon roaring fire at Universal.

  310. I’m looking forward to my camping vacation in Maine.
    Sitting on the beach, reading books and eating lobster.

  311. Being at the beach as much as possible. If only the rain would let that be possible

  312. I’m looking forward to having a little extra time to read… and ice cream! πŸ˜‰

  313. I’m looking forward to the proceeds from my garden this summer and reading πŸ™‚

  314. I am most looking forward to becoming a grandmother for the first time this summer in August!

  315. I just look forward to the warm weather and i can go out and read and just set and enjoy .

  316. Reading outside on my patio and taking some day trips around where I live.

  317. I’m looking forward to beautiful flowers and having fresh vegetables and watermelon.

  318. What a lovely opportunity. I am looking forward to even more reading. So many books and so little time.

  319. Spending time with the grand kids relaxing by there pool with a book,tall glass of tea, and sometimes just watching them have fun. The mornings are great sitting on the deck over looking a pond. Country life can be so relaxing listening to the kids,dogs, cats and chickens.

  320. I’m looking forward to no schedules and fun times at the beach with friends and family

  321. I look forward to our short trips to visit family. I also look forward every year to the fresh vegetables from our garden. The asparagus this year has been wonderful. The peas and broccoli have also been producing. Can’t wait for the green beans, tomatoes, peppers, and squash.

  322. I am looking forward to the warmer weather and reading. Ice cream and going away. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  323. So many things to look forward to! Spending the day at the neighborhood pool, drinking chilled white wine outside while I read my favorite Julia London book, spending time with my grandchildren and so much more! Yeah summer!!! Lolol

  324. Recovering from a concussion. Looking forward to quiet time with my 5 rescue dogs and lots of books. Sipping lemonade in the sun maybe? SPA time would be great.

  325. I look forward to visiting family. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  326. I am looking forward to plenty of sunshine after our very rainy spring here in TX’

  327. We love to travel and have a time share we use frequently and a 37 ft camper also. We also have a 5 year old granddaughter who we love to have visit. Summer will be camping and playing with Isabell.
    For me it also includes a lot of reading.

  328. I’m looking forward to more wonderful stories to read. Oh wait – I do that all the time……………what else is there?!!

  329. Warm weather, more outside activities, water fun with my grandson Ethan and picnics! Family and Friends!

  330. I’m a special needs learning support assistant so looking forward to the school holidays and catching up with reading at the beach. πŸŒ…

  331. I have a family reunion this year. It’s a great time to catch up with second and third cousins that I only see every two or three years.

  332. I am looking forward to a family reunion, which is long over due, and going back home. Having more time for myself and reading more.

  333. First thing is my daughter’s graduation. I’m SO proud. Second is a road trip were taking to California. And third one is fourth of July. We’re going to float the river and have a bbq.
    Thanks SO much for the chance

  334. Looking forward to our first cruise together, after 30 years of marriage.

  335. I’m taking the kids to Chincoteague island because my daughter (who’s 15) is a huge horse lover and reader, and loved Misty of Chincoteague. My son has also never been to the ocean so it will be fun for him also.

  336. I am looking forward to warm, sunny, blue-sky days…hopefully some of them at the pool.

  337. Looking forward to being able to reading at at beach. And dreaming of winning your summer spa package giveaway.

  338. I’m looking forward to spending quality time together as a family. Whether that’s camping, attending sporting events to cheer on our son or just sitting at home relaxing. We just had 4 new poodle puppies born this week – so watching them grow and experience their “firsts” is going to be a blast!

  339. Reading, reading, and more reading!!!! I try to do that all year round, but even more so in summer – in a nice cool place! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Summer to everyone!!!

  340. My mom’s health is finally on the uphill climb so I don’t have to spend so much time taking care of it. I hope to relax mentally & physically to recover from the stress & drain of the last two years of running her to doctors, etc.

  341. Taking long, relaxing drives in the early evening and enjoying the beautiful South Lake Tahoe area that is my home. Thank you for this contest!

  342. It gets too hot where I live to do anything outside and we can’t afford to take vacations. So summers for me are an escape into a really good book. I can go anywhere with books.

  343. I’m looking forwards to being a kid for an upcoming weekend to Carowinds July15th, courtesy of my daughter’s (graduating HS today(6/9/16) a whole year early) boyfriend.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway chance and good luck to everyone.

  344. Enjoying the warmer weather, long summer days to enjoy time after work in my garden or going down to the river with my kids. You can’t beat gazing up at the stars at night…I love summer!

  345. I am looking forward to spending much needed time relaxing in the pool and working on the garden!

  346. I am looking forward to watching my son play soccer again after recovering from knee surgery, my husband do yard work shirtless :o), girlie stuff with my daughter, cookouts with friends and a week in Wildwood NJ (best place ever!). I am also looking forward to reading Julia London books! Thank you for allowing me to enter this special contest! Everyone have an awesome summer!

  347. I am most looking forward to sunshine, beaches, reading, and travel! I love summertime!

  348. Spending time with my college age son. He will be here all summer and I can’t wait.

  349. That is a very lovely gift basket! We’ll be going to the beach in August and again in September. Then a trip out to Palm Springs and a visit to Venice Beach where I used to live. Summer is our time and I’m taking my beach reads ~ one can never get enough sand between the pages….lol.

  350. Warm summer nights to check out the stars. I and my teens often head out late nights and look to the skies for interesting activity. Much nicer after a hot sunny day than a frigid winter night. Thanks for the chance to win!

  351. Looking forward to a trip to Panama City Beach, love the water and summer food.

  352. I’m really looking forward to spending more time with my kids! I really miss them when they’re in school all day. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  353. Cam’t wait to meet my oldest daughter in Las Vegas. She lives in Tennessee and I live in Michigan….yeah!

  354. I am looking forward to being outside. Whether at the beach or my backyard garden, being in the warm sunshine, especially with a book and my Honey nearby can’t be beat.

  355. Well first of all , July 1st is my anniversary so this would be a great present! However, what I look most forward to is knowing this fall I will not return to teaching. I’m retired!! This summer is all about relaxing, trying to get healthier and enjoying life!

  356. Moving from a house I’ve lived in for 17 years, 1 st time having a large garden tub. This would be a wonderful present.

  357. I’m looking most forward to swimming and camping this summer and taking my kids to Wild Waves! Gonna be fun!

  358. Sitting out on my back deck relaxing & reading. Im also excited that we might buy some property up north and will be putting a small home on it.

  359. I’m most looking forward to being home. I’ve been gone for nearly 3 months visiting and taking care of daughters and grandkids while they recouperated from surgery. Looking forward to loving on my husband, sharing some quality time together and finding quite time to read all by myself.

  360. We have spent time and money this year making our backyard into a lovely oasis. I cannot wait to spend time there.

  361. Looking forward to meeting up with my daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday while she interns in Chincoteague. I hear the ice cream is delicious!

  362. I am mostly looking forward to warm and sunny days spent reading outside.

  363. Taking our annual 10 day trip to the beach, only this year with our brand new camper! Very excited~

  364. looking forward for the chance to sit outside in the nice weather and read and relax

  365. I am looking forward to fresh tomatoes out of my small garden and I just really enjoy getting out and taking walks.

  366. I am looking forward to a peaceful time to do all my reading. Especially more of your books.
    Of course I will save time to be with my grandkids, the girl ones! To get them on the track to reading.

  367. Having my eldest daughter coming to visit. She is a special education teacher and is busy even in the summer.

  368. Our cousin’s wedding at the end of July in Missouri! That, and the 2 weeks before hand that we get to spend with family there! Love the country life!

  369. I’m looking forward to spending time with my two young sons, as well as the three of us joining my parents and siblings on a family vacation in upper Minnesota. I also hope to get some reading in besides spending fun outdoor time with my boys.

  370. Looking forward to traveling to visit family and friends, maybe California? also drink alot of cold drinks πŸ™‚

  371. After our office was flooded last week end, I’m hoping to take some time off to relax when things are put back together and replaced. This would be a great time to win such a wonderful package.

  372. What a better way to spend my time than watching TV. Reading allows me to escape into another world and as I sit with a glass a wine and the house is quiet, my adventure begins as I turn the pages of a great book

  373. i am most looking forward to not getting up early to take my daughter to school 6am and to hang out with the kids

  374. The family will be celebrating my mothers 88th Birthday. Our once a year get together.

    This fall my husband and I will celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary

  375. look forward to shedding the heavy bulky clothes and looking forward to lots of sunshine and blue skies!

  376. Swimming and spending time outdoors is what I’m looking forward to. πŸ˜€

  377. I am so looking forward to my trip of a lifetime to Italy. Been dreaming of it forever and I am finally going to make it a reality with my husband of 40 years.

  378. I am looking forward to swimming in my pool and my air conditioner working really well so I can be comfortable when the temperatures hit 110 or higher.

  379. Looking forward to a weekend of Cubs baseball and a lake vacation getaway! Oh, and bring on the ice cream!

  380. Preordered yesterday. Cannot wait to read it. Have read all your other books. I am a fan.

  381. Taking my baby to the beach. He was born a preemie & last summer was spent in the hospital. He’s finally out & healthy enough to go on a one day beach-trip. Yippie!

  382. Spring has not been kind. Looking forward to a summer full of grandchildren and books. A little pampering is definitely in order. Thanks for the chance. <3

  383. I’m most looking forward to spending time by the pool with some great new summer reads!! πŸ™‚

  384. What I am looking forward to about summer is peach ice tea and reading.

  385. Resting, recharging, & relaxing from my special education job before the new school year.

  386. Reading, relaxing and attending baseball games. My Twins aren’t doing very well, but I still love them!

  387. Schools out and this moma is already counting down the days till back to school. Thank God I have some amazing books in my tbr pile!! It would be even better to top it off with a little self pampering!! Thanks for being an amazing author and always giving us great reads!!

  388. We’re driving to Iowa for a nephew’s wedding and taking extra time to visit the Dakotas, states we’ve never seen.

  389. I am so glad it is summer! I am already enjoying no school, no homework, beautiful sunny days, and cool breezes. I am looking forward to swimming with my girls, spending time with my family and friends, driving with the windows open! I love the warm sun! Also my daughter is going to middle school and will be 10 in August. What my girl with be the big 1 0!? Hope you have a great summer too!

  390. My family and I are moving and we will be starting a new adventure in a new city.

  391. I’m looking forward to a couple of concerts I already have tickets for

  392. Looking forward to our late summer vacation to visit Yellowstone NP!

  393. Going to enjoy the summer with my newly graduated granddaughter before she is off to college!

  394. I am looking forward to spending 2 weeks with my daughter and son in law in Colorado. Daughter and I are taking a road trip to Mount Rushmore and other parks in the area.

  395. Relaxing, enjoying the warm sun, and going through my tbr pile. Simple.

  396. Looking forward to spending July & August in Marblehead, Ohio & fishing on Lake Erie with my husband. In the evenings I get to relax with a glass of wine & a Julia London book! Thanks Julia, love your books πŸ€“

  397. I am looking forward to warmer weather and a more relaxed pace of life. more tome to read and knit!

  398. I’m looking forward to some great reading and maybe a day trip to the beach. Summer is too hot for me here in Florida lol. I see lots of frozen deserts πŸ™‚

  399. I am going to Myrtle Beach with my daughter, SIL, and granddaughter. It will be her first time there and she is 2. We aren’t going until the first week of September so we have a while yet but still it will be fun.

  400. Going to enjoy summer with my newly graduated granddaughter before she is off to college! Can’t wait

  401. Boating and laying on the boat sun deck with a cool glass of white wine and a good book

  402. I am looking forward to the change of routine from the school to a different kind of busy. I am looking forward to breakfast on the deck, listening to the birds and cicadas, once my guys are off to work and activities. I also am looking forward to my sister’s annual visit so we can go to thrift stores and book stores and find lots to read! I am looking forward to girl-time!

  403. I’m looking forward to launching my invention on the market this summer! I also can’t wait to spend fun times with my family and friends!

  404. I’m a custodian at an elementary school and during the summer we work 4 -10 hour days.This would be very relaxing for my days off. I love your books!!!

  405. I am most looking forward to sitting on my deck under my canopy reading. The season for sitting outside isn’t very long and I enjoy it, my happy place!

  406. I have surgery in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait until it’s over.

  407. I’m looking forward to the end of school for the grandkids and setting up my pool for water play and sunshine!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  408. Most looking forward to spending time with great grand baby and family coming to visit from Washington. Love the warm weather and warm nights and spending time with picnics and family.

  409. I am looking forward to when I go to the beaches in San Diego this summer. I live in Arizona and when it gets to be 105 and higher temps, I head to the beaches.

  410. I am looking forward to my beach vacation with my family where we are meeting up with my best bud and her family !

  411. Looking forward to time at the swimming pool, lots of reading, and some more time spent with my husband.

  412. I am looking forward to have a chance to buy your book. I can not wait for your new book, but I confess my preference is your Historicals.
    This Summer by August will have some big changes. My youngest graduated with her Master Degree from a college in NY. She will be moving back home to Mo. till she finds work. But since she found the love of her life in NY, her boyfriend will be quitting his job and moving with her. I am happy but more than a little nervous to have 2 extra mouths to feed. I definitely need a spa day! lol

  413. I’m looking forward to be some time off of work. I’m going to a vacations with my daughter and partner – to the sea. I really can’t wait to be swimming, relaxing and reading a good book while peeking over at my daughter enjoying the water. Thank you for this wonderful chance to win your giveaway <3

  414. Spending time with my husband and the warm weather. I love summer.

  415. I am looking forward to hearing the birds sing, seeing the ducks and just enjoying the warm weather

  416. I am looking forward to lowering my TBR Poland enjoying w/o as much as possible .I will not be out in the sun because I turn red like all
    Lobster within 15 minutes
    Thank You for the giveaway.

  417. I am looking forward to the sunshine, but I also love those rainy days when I can enjoy my summer reading.

  418. My girls are shooting at the World Archery tournament in Myrtle Beach SC at the end of June. This will be my oldest daughters last archery tournament, she has been shooting for 10 years in the NASP program.

  419. Spending some quality time with my family while we do some home renovations – new flooring, new countertops in the kitchen, painting, etc., Yep, we’re going to be having ‘some fun’ doing all that needs doing around the house! Next year – DISNEY WORLD – we’ll all have earned it! LOL

  420. I look forward to fall. In the summer my work hours extend and I get very little free time. Not my favorite season πŸ™ Can’t wait for our October Smoky Mountain trip

  421. After being unemployed for some time, I’m actually looking forward to working this summer. Not glamorous but welcome!

  422. Looking forward to relaxing at a cabin in the woods. No Cells, No Computers, No Work. Just Books, Wine, My Husband and Me.

  423. Looking forward to the beach and possibly a road trip up the east coast.

  424. I am looking forward to a nice relaxing vacation with family for the 4th of July. And to reading of course!

  425. Looking forward to a quiet summer with visits to the state parks, reading, sewing and quilting. We’re retired and enjoy knowing we can make plans on the spur of the moment.

  426. Definitely a time to “kick back” enjoy the sunshine and the plethora of new books to read—so many titles and not enough time! Thank you!

  427. Going to the beach with my family. I am including my iPad loaded with plenty of books to catch up on.

  428. enjoying time with my granddaughters as they are out of school now on vacation

  429. Once every other week, I’ll head to the beach by myself during the week for some me and my books alone time!
    The opposite week I get camping with family:)

  430. Our 2nd grandchild – another boy – is due in July. We can hardly wait! I look forward to traveling to Memphs to see him for the first time, and of course to see and hug and do stuff with my 4-year old grandson again!

  431. Planning my only child’s wedding. My daughter is getting on an island off Portland, Maine in the fall. We live in Michigan. Planning an all out celebration. Love your writing! Thank you.

    • I’m from Maine. I’m not sure if you’ve been here before but it is a sight to see! <3 Congratulations to your family. πŸ™‚

  432. I will have an enforced lazy summer this year. I recently had shoulder surgery so I am restricted to doing very little and only then with one hand. So, no cleaning, no housework and no cooking. Yay me! Good thing hubby is retired, hee hee.
    And while I won’t be able to do any crafting, I will be able to rest, read, and just take it easy.

  433. With a somewhat shorter summer work week, I’m looking forward to more time for reading.

  434. I’m looking forward to spending time with my husband and our two children. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  435. I’m most looking forward to spending a week at the beach with my family later this summer!

  436. I just took vacation, so I expect it to be pretty uneventful. I may take a short trip to visit my father though.

  437. I’m looking forward to a big family reunion over the 4th of July weekend.

  438. I’m looking forward to some much needed R&R this summer. This looks so perfect for relaxation time, thanks for the chance to win!

  439. I am looking forward to reading and enjoying as many books as I can! Also going to enjoy the cool A/C and some ice cream! πŸ˜‰