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Thank you for all the support you've given the Climbing Rose Young Adult line of The Wild Rose Press. Our stories are still available on The Wild Rose Press website, however, since we aren't publishing new stories, our blog is no longer active. We thank you again for the time you spent with us and invite you to visit our Climbing Rose bookstore.

Win another free story from Nancy Lindley-Gauthier

Only one more day until Spinning the Baiji releases on Wednesday. Yay! Today, author Nancy Lindley-Gauthier is blogging about her other Climbing Rose story, Periwinkle Way:

Writing Periwinkle Way entwined adventure and memory...

I've been lucky enough to snorkel around some of the tiny islands near Captiva and Sanibel Islands. The warm, clear water brings you close to nature immediately. Horseshoe crabs snuggle into the sand as you pass, and fish zip impossibly close. Dolphins play in the wakes of distant, passing boats.

When teenager Robyn looks up from snorkeling, she thinks she can see dolphins leaping in the distance. It is a beautiful place, a little beach just off beautiful Captiva Island, Florida. There are shells and wildlife. A swim across this natural, untamed beach is her one goal, the one plan she held on to through her whole, week-long vacation. It will be a wonderful, never-to-be forgotten experience, she is sure. And, Robyn's younger sister Rue is, like always, spoiling everything. In a perfect piece of bad timing, a motorboat chugs up the beach, with a more than averagely cute guy preparing for a swim. Will his arrival makes things better or worse? Jump right in - the water is fine!

On the Long and Short Reviews, Periwinkle Way garnered a 4-book review:

It makes you feel as if you were right there on the sugar sand feeling a faint breeze ruffling your hair, seeing the blue sky, peering into the water, watching living things dart around...

Another review included:

For a short escape to sandy beaches and swaying palms, read Periwinkle Way.

I was floored to discover some wonderful reviews on my work!

I still love the escape I feel when I picture those beaches...dying to dip your toes in the water? Tell me your all-time favorite beach read and you might win a free copy of Periwinkle Way.

Thanks so much for blogging, Nancy. Those beaches sound fabulous. Especially as the weather starts to get cooler...!

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