I hope you’re having an amazing summer and enjoyed a fabulous vacation or if you haven’t taken it yet, have something wonderful to look forward to.
Summer is filled with so many interesting activities. Although I don’t normally shop during the summer because the weather is too nice and I’d rather be outdoors, my character Ellora Duvall in Wherever Love Finds You is a shopping fiend, and why shouldn’t she be? She lives in the best place to shop in the world—New York City. Who doesn’t like to go into a trendy boutique and walk out loaded with colorful bags and boxes and tissue paper? All that color and shiny paper is such a beautiful site! And then there’s that wisp of smoke that escapes the checking account that’s a reminder that having cash in the account makes shopping more fun.
Ellora likes to shop but her timing could be a little better. After she loses her job, she’s walking through the city with no place to go and nothing to do. Time for some therapy, and what better place to indulge than in a boutique where all the latest styles are modeled by headless mannequins. It’s so easy to say you’re just going to try on that dress and those pair of shoes, but what happens when they look good together and they look good on you? You whip out the credit card.
After shopping, Ellora feels renewed. She joins the flock of pedestrians streaming down the sidewalk when she receives the phone call that she has to return to Colorado immediately. It’s an emergency! Sadly, Ellora looks at those freshly bought packages and wonders how she’ll afford the plane ticket after all this expensive therapy. Solving one crisis has led to an even bigger one. It takes some juggling, but Ellora is determined to make it work. After all, she’s not dating Zach Lowe anymore. She has all the time in the world.
Lazy days of summer make it seem like we have all the time in the world. I hope you’re having fun and as you travel to and from that much needed vacation, be sure to pick up a beach read. That’s always a great way to spend some downtime.
Hooray for summer!
Have a great week!