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 http://www.michellemcadam.com/.