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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Spring always seems to come slowly.
This year especially, after the long, hard winter experienced by so many of us in the north eastern United States, anticipation for the temperate winds and budding flowers of spring runs high. But it comes more slowly to some places than others. One such place where winter holds on tightly is the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence Seaway. This glacier-carved expanse of mighty river and jewel-like islands straddles the border between Canada and New York, offering tranquility to all who live or venture here. And while Mother Nature must be tenacious in her efforts to thaw the ice and coax the buds onto the hardy trees, she never fails to re-cover the islands in green and to return the water to a dazzling blue. This idyllic corner of the Earth offers up its treasures freely, and I am blessed to be one who has received these treasures. Whether standing in my mother’s garden among the riotous colors of spring blossoms or sitting on the smooth rocks along water’s edge experiencing the joyful return of thousands of Canada geese as they descend from the sky into the river, I feel the magic.  
It’s a quiet magic. Very old. Very powerful. Very pure.
To feel it, you must open your senses. Breathe. Absorb the strength of the water as it slips past you, adding its final touches to what the glaciers began so long ago. Bring a sweater to ward off the lingering chill, but don’t let the cold intimidate you. Once it gains a foothold, Spring is as mighty as the river itself.
And here, amidst the glory of awakenings, my story unfolds. What better place to fall in love – or, in this case, to find a love you thought you’d lost? I hope you enjoy Second Chance Summer.

Michelle McAdam writes soft, humorous contemporary romance with sassy, independent heroines and rugged but sensitive heroes. She's lucky enough to have fallen in love in one of nature's most beautiful places and wants to offer this experience to her readers. To learn more about Michelle and her books, visit


Maria said...

The St.Lawrence Seaway is beautiful! I've enjoyed seeing it in the summer months:)

Happy Easter!

Jean P said...

Sounds like it is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing a bit of your part of the world.

Happy Easter!

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booklover0226 said...

Hi, Michelle.

You're a new author for me but not for long. I look forward in reading your works.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Terra Pennington said...

Oh I need to pick up a few of your books I love a books that you can laugh and relate to the heroine and if they are sassy all the better. Happy Easter


Robin said...

I would love to visit there, it sounds so beautiful!

Rebekah E. said...

sounds beautiful.


chey said...

It sounds beautiful.
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Judy said...

That sounds so beautiful, I have never been to that part of the country. Your book looks very good also. Thanks for sharing your post this Easter. Happy Easter to everyone.


Angelwolfstorm said...

Love sassy heroines!

Carol Burge said...

Wow, sounds like a beautiful place to visit, and also a great book to read!

Best of luck with your release of Second Chance Summer!


Ruth C. said...

Sounds beautiful - so happy Spring is FINALLY here.! Only drawback to Spring is my allergies :-(

Sarita said...

Sounds like a wonderful story. Congrats on the release!


I can never remember to add the address. AHH!

Christa said...

I'm so glad you feel such a close connection with the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River. I know of no other area in the U.S. that can rival with its beauty.

BTW, loved your book.

Nicki Greenwood said...

Congrats on the release, Michelle, and you're right - it's beautiful up there in the SLS!

Joni said...

I love to read humorous contemporary fiction and will be on the lookout for your books.


Virginia said...

Sound beautiful! I love the cover of this book.


Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i agree that spring is super slow this year. I mean, it's the last week in April, and here in MN we had two days where it snowed. Again.

Mike Keyton said...

One of my greatest daydreams is to have been a trapper in the C17th wandering and exploring this landscape for the first time

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