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A quiet summer at home, well that was the intention…

The only plans my husband and I had this summer were to paint the house and work in the garden. After finishing up a lot earlier than expected and in desperate need of sun, we decided to spend a week in Italy.

Some friends have talked us into taking a long-weekend in Dublin, at the end of August. I’ve been invited to join a group of women-writers, meeting in Scotland the weekend before that, and now a trip to America has unexpectedly dropped into our lives.

My husband was asked by his company to give up a week of his vacation and go to Houston on business. Of course he agreed to do it, as long as they were willing to buy a ticket for me too. I then decided to trade in my ticket to Houston for a ticket to New Jersey, which is where I come from.

Tomorrow morning I’m heading home to the Garden State, for a whole week with family and friends. (Plus shopping, no tax on clothes in NJ). When I get back, my new baby granddaughter will be coming to stay with me, while my daughter and her family go to Lego Land in Denmark. There’s nothing like cuddling with a new born.

There is also an Austen in August reading challenge over at Roof Beam Reader. If you’re a Jane Austen fan (like me) check it out! I will also be participating in a book giveaway there…

Leave me a comment if you’re interested in winning a free copy of my book, Fly Away Home. At the end of August, I’ll pull one name out of a hat, contact the winner, and send the book anywhere in the world.

Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Jane Austen novel however, I’ve decided to read Persuasion, because Anne Elliot is my favorite Austen heroine. I’m also very fond of Elizabeth Bennet, from Pride and Prejudice. Which one will you read?

I’ll be gone for the next two weeks, but am leaving you with these awesome pictures, people have posted on Facebook. I hope you’re all having a great summer…

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About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on July 19, 2012, in travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 47 Comments.

  1. Another holiday? Lucky you! Of course I want to win your book! pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  2. oh my gosh i am so jealous you getting to visit all them beautiful places! i hope you have a fab time and please show me pictures of your travels i am an armchair traveler and i love to see pictures :) your summer plans sound wonderful and i hope you have a lovely time :) xx

  3. Have a great trip, Maggie! There’s no sales tax on anything in Oregon, so put us on your to-visit list! Enjoy your grandbaby too. What a special time you’ll have with that little one. They get big so fast!

  4. Maggie I had no idea you were an Austen fan! I adore her novels. Pride & Prejudice is my favorite so far, but I haven’t read the entire collection (which I do own, shame on me). I think I will move on to Sense & Sensibility next….after 50 Shades, and my Psychology book…and…

  5. From Jersey girl to internationally famous author. I think they may give you a ticker tape parade when you get back to NJ. I’ll see if I can get a good picture to submit of the joys of summer reading. Have a great trip!

  6. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austin book and I love all the movies too. I would love to be in the running for your book. Hint, hint. Have a wonderful time with your grandchild and your vacation!

  7. Enjoy “home”, friend! (good choice over Houston this time of year!) You will be missed. But it will be awesome knowing you are “here” ~ Take shopping pics!!! ♥

  8. Have wonderful travels, Maggie! And have fun reading, too. I love Austen. ~ Lily

  9. Safe travels! Darn. I already bought you book.

  10. Have a great trip! The kids and I are so bummed we can’t be in Jersey next week. Don’t spend all your money on clothes!

    • Me too… I feel so bad about not seeing Maren this year. I’ll have to do something about that…Hmmm (me thinking)
      Don’t worry I won’t spend all my money, I’ll spend Harry’s :)

  11. Persuasion is my second favourite book only after Pride and Prejudice! Good choice!
    I love all the pictures of people on holiday reading your book, absolutely brilliant!! I’d say that warms the cockles of your heart! :)

  12. I didn’t enjoy Austen or Dickens when I was younger. Maybe it’s time to dip a toe again…
    Have a wonderful time away and enjoy that new baby smell!

  13. Maggie, it sounds like you are having an incredible summer! And what a blessing to be able to enjoy your new grandchild for a week. I can feel the joy and excitement from here! :)
    Sense and Sensibility is my favorite.
    Please remember to drop my name in the hat for your book.
    Many blessings and travel safely, Sloan

  14. itsallaboutpurple

    i can’t wait to see you!!

  15. WOW – congratulations, Maggie! And have a wonderful time :)

  16. I just bought my wife a Nook Color ( she does not know yet- it hasn’t arrived. ) as soon as the account is set up I will order this for her NOOK– I have a Kindle but I think she would like this on her new reader instead. I am also looking forward to reading about Norway , from what your reviewers are saying. You have some great reviews on Amazon about this– so Hopefully on Monday– my Wife’s e reader tablet will be here.

    Congrats on the new book and good luck Maggie. What women like you have endured in your lives is often astounding to me.

    We recently read Laura Vikmanis’ book “It Not about the Pom Poms” and also found it inspiring. Some may think by the title that it is rather frivolous, but knowing her for a couple of years a couple of years before this was written, we were quite surprised to learn of all that she had endured before she got her life back.

    No need to enter me for a drawing – I will buy it next week when the Nook arrives. Hover — if you feel so inclined, a signed hard copy would not be refused– GRIN. Good Luck Maggie
    Nuff Said.

  17. Thats so nice of you THANK YOU!
    I hope your wife enjoys the book on her new Nook Color (what a lovely gift)
    I’ll put your name in the drawing for a signed hard copy, because I really appreciate your support :)

  18. These are such great photos! I’m late in viewing them of course, but hey! It sounds like you have had such a busy but hopefully ultimately enjoyable summer! :)

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