Lilly Maytree is in Alaska today...

Lilly Maytree is in Alaska, today...looking for adventure and divine appointments. Want to follow along? Enter her ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS PORTAL



Yesterday's winner of the Captain's Hat drawing has been posted (if it wasn't you, try again...  I'm going to give another ebook copy of GOLD TRAP away, today)... 

In honor of my wonderful delight in choosing good books to read this summer, I am doubly excited to be taking part in the John 3:16 Network Blog Hop. This is aside from the fact that I am a member, and a blog participant, and hosting a drawing and giveaway, right here on my own blog (rules and prizes on my sidebar). What I am talking about now, though, is my own hunt for some good summer reading. 

While I don't stop working entirely during the summer, I do cut way back on the work load, in order to take some time out for divine appointments, and adventuring to mysterious places.  As well as some long awaited reading for pure enjoyment. For this, I have been collecting books all year long. Most of which have little to do with my own writing, and much to do with my many various interests in life. 

Like how do country people in the south of France make homemade yogurt? Or when is the best time to sail through "The Minkies" without ending up on the rocks. What gave Sarah Bernhardt the courage to go head to head with a Nazi commander in a life or death situation and survive only because of divine intervention? I wonder about these things. To tell you the truth, I delight in them.  Because I have brought something back into my own life from each of the entertaining books that has enriched my own home, as well as who I am as a person.

Like my favorite dessert cake. The recipe for which I got from a peasant woman who lived in Brittany during the Edwardian Era. I remember her every time I make that cake, and it is one of life's small pleasures for me. My life (like most) is made up of many small things. Taking the initiative to choose what to add to my collection of small things has made me feel like a very rich woman. So, enjoy yourselves, dear readers, as you hop along looking for something to add to your own collection of small things. I know I certainly will. Oh, yes, and don't forget...

A complete list of blog participants is posted on my sidebar for your convenience in hopping to your next blog from here. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. the cake looks wonderful. And so does the blog tour. I never managed to join the 3.16 network, despite trying. (not good enough I guess)

  2. Clare... you (with so many good books) are the perfect person to join. Try, again! None of us are perfect, either, we just help each other. And that makes all the difference.

  3. Is this the correct place to enter your contest?
    Becky Isaac

  4. Do you share the cake receipt? My mouth is watering! I like the idea you have of working hard and then cutting back in the summer. I also like how you have put all the hoppers in your sidebar. Good "seeing" you again today.

  5. Hi Lilly. Just hopping by :) Marcia Laycock

    Blessings. :)

  6. Hi, Becky... definitely the correct place... you won, by the way. Congratulations!

  7. Hello, Carol... nice seeing you, too. Yes, I would be happy to share the recipe. I'll try to get it on sometime next week. I like cutting back in the summer because by that time, I'm ready to switch gears to research and travel. Both of which I find highly inspirational when it comes to having fresh ideas to work with the following winter. This year, I'm looking to connect up with some "divine appointments," too... so, it ought to be very interesting!

  8. Hi, Marcia... thank you so much for stopping by!

  9. Lily I just checked again and I can't afford to pay to join. So I guess that's it really.

    Have fun on your tour though :)

  10. I'm going to pray something works out for you, Clare, because I know you'd love it...