Leah Braemel on Staycations

Mount-TremblantSummer has finally arrived up here in Canada — we’ve had a cool wet spring that went clear into the middle of July. Hot weather has made me long to take a vacation, something we’ve not done in…ages. The last time I took a vacation was about 6 years ago, and was a long weekend where we visited Mount Tremblant, a ski resort in Quebec. Okay, so we went midsummer and there was no skiing but the Laurentian Mountains are green and verdant, similar to those in Vermont, and the French know how to cook! It was probably one of the most relaxing trips I’d taken in a while.

The trouble is these days we can’t afford to stay at a hotel or at least can’t justify an expensive trip plus we have a dog and cat to think of. So we’re been considering what we can do as part of a staycation. However ,whenever I think of having my husband home for two weeks straight?  I think “ooh, I have a ton of chores that he can help with — like painting the living room.” Which, as much as it needs doing, isn’t exactly a vacation for either of us.

So I figured I’d ask here — when you can’t afford to get away but need that downtime, that mental and physical break, what do you do? Got any suggestions?

Oh and for those who wonder about it —  yes, even when I’m in Quebec, I still wear my cowboy hat. 😉 Leah-at-Mount-Tremblant

By the way, today’s the last day that you can pick up my No Accounting for Cowboys for just 99 cents. (Only on sale in North America.)

No Accounting for Cowboys

No Accounting for Cowboys by Leah BraemelJake Grady loves Bull’s Hollow ranch and all the challenges and hard work it entails. But the past year hasn’t been easy—his father’s good name has been tarnished, and new financial problems are threatening to destroy everything the Gradys have built. Performing live under a stage name has become his escape, a way of blowing off some serious steam.

Accountant Paige Reynolds found Jake’s guitar-playing alter ego intriguing, but her connection with the real Jake sends her attraction into overdrive. When she’s summoned to make order out of the chaotic paper trail at Bull’s Hollow, he sets her world a-rocking—both in bed and out. But Paige has a plan; she’s determined to create her own path for the future, but is soon left scrambling for firmer ground.

Good news about Jake’s potential singing career is followed by the revelation of another family secret, one that has him questioning whether he belongs at Bull’s Hollow at all. But leaving the ranch would mean leaving his family…and Paige. How much is he willing to give up for a real shot at fame?





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7 Responses to Leah Braemel on Staycations

  1. Hi This e-mail says this book is on the last day of 99cents its not been on a cheap deal at all here in the UK showing as £2.58 been waiting for the deal to kick in and it hasn’t of yet from Cheryl

    • leahbraemel says:

      Hi Cheryl — I totally forgot to add that the sale was only in North America. But check your inbox 😉

  2. Since my hubby has retired from the JOB, we really have a lot of spare time on our hands. We took a big vacay last summer but this summer we just go visit our daughter and grandkids who live an hour away from us and we also visit with the son and grandkids who live in our home town, plus we have a son and grandson who live with us so our time is full of grandkids, lol. I have taken advantage of the sale, thanks.

    • leahbraemel says:

      My eldest is moving back home for a month or more while he and his wife try to find somewhere to live since he’s going back to uni for a few years. Which definitely will make it easier to see him, but just makes me want to do that whole “paint the living room” thing again, LOL. No grandkids yet, but lots of grand furbabies. None of whom get along with my furbabies.

  3. Clare O'Beara says:

    Gorgeous scenic shot! You could go camping.

    • leahbraemel says:

      LOL only if I can go glamping. The days of sleeping on the ground in a tent aren’t so appealing at my age 😉

  4. Jeanine Lesperance says:

    Do the things that only Tourists that come to your area do. Visit the parks/national parks. Go to a museum. Find something new to do that you have never done before. Take one of those paint and drink wine classes. Eat in a new restaurant that you have never gone to before. Just take time to smell the roses and enjoy the scenery

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