“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.”
― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
Since I live in the southwestern desert, I would amend that to read June, July, August, September, but I love the sentiment and just had to share it.
I hope you are enjoying your summer.
Watch for upcoming news about my re-release of my Rogue Hearts Regency Romance series The Stranger She Married, The Guise of a Gentleman, and my new release of A Perfect Secret very soon.