Ruth is sharing with us such sweet memories (I’m a picture enthusiast, and the ones she sent are sooo great!), and her new release (a new series!) is very exciting.
RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures.
Hot Time – Summer Out of the City
by Ruth A. Casie
Last year, my husband came with me to a book signing in Sullivan County New York 65 miles north of Manhattan. It was a lazy drive up route 17. I hadn’t been to this area in years. We were deep in some conversation when I stopped talking and stared out the window. We passed a road sign that sparked my memory, Mamakating. I stretched to see out the window and let me mind wander.
I knew the inn there had burned down decades ago. But flashes of happy times came to mind. When I was young, my parents took my brother, sister, and me to Mamakating Inn for the summer. Aside from going into peals of laughter every time I heard the name, I remember how excited I was at spending the days at the clubhouse doing lots of activities, playing games, swimming in the huge (I was young everything looked huge) pool.
My brother and sister are older than me and spent time with friends. My brother played on the Inn’s baseball and swim team. My sister was a counselor with the older kids. Mom spent time with the ladies.
Dad worked during the week and came up on the weekends. Each week we prepared for something special for the weekend. Weekends were special; a talent show, pajama party (that’s me playing peek-a-boo at the pajama party), masquerade party (Mom got a deck of large playing cards and stapled them onto my clothes – I can’t find the picture. My sister is the keeper of the family photos), or camp show. Every evening ended with a barn fire and s’mores.
I had mixed feelings about going home after Labor Day. Pack up was a chore, but Dad made the ride fun. We sang songs and played car games on the ride. We always stopped for dinner at the same roadside restaurant. Mamakating Inn closed when I was ten. By then my sister was engaged and my brother got summer jobs at hotels in the Catskills. My summers were spent at home with friends. But Mamakating Inn… those were the summer vacations I remember best.
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Now, let’s talk about Ruth’s new release because come on!!!
Hugh: Pirates of Britannia Connected World (Sons of Sagamore Book 1) by Ruth A. Casie released on June 1 in the Historical, Medieval genre.
Family secrets filled with intrigue, treachery, and a 30-year-old murder must be resolved or he’ll lose her forever. Hugh Talbot is a self-made man who built his fortune one coin at a time. One of the wealthiest men in England, people vie to be his client. He is a loyal man who is instinctive and decisive by nature and bases his business on honesty and trust. An eligible bachelor sought after by every mother with a single daughter, he has no interest in a relationship, until he falls wholeheartedly in love with Charlotte.
Lady Charlotte Eden and her father recently from France have taken up residence at their long-neglected family estate in England. A methodical well-organized archery champion she is introduced to Hugh by a mutual friend. His support of her archery endears him to her, add his honesty and good humor and she is doomed. Theirs is not a budding romance. It is in full bloom.
When Hugh introduces Charlotte the daughter of Lord Miles Eden, the Earl of Sagamore to his family, a decades old scandal filled with intrigue, treachery, and murder comes to light. Hugh’s family is turned upside down when his father announces he is the true Earl of Sagamore who had denounced his title and legacy and that his uncle Lord Miles Eden, was killed in a duel three decades ago.
His world in shambles, Hugh’s loyalty to his family will be tested when he must decide if blood is thicker than water.
~ Take advantage of the Amazon preview and read the beginning! ~
Thank you so much for hosting me today! I enjoyed telling you about my family vacations.
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