Friday, August 27, 2010

Farewell to Summer

First, congratulations to the winner of her choice of one of Deborah Vogts' novels:

Barb Shelton (barbjan10)!

I used's "List Randomizer" to pick the winner. Thank you to those of you who became new followers, and welcome to "Seasons of Humility!" And thank you to Deborah once again for offering to do a giveaway here for our "End of Summer Bash!"

Barb, be on the lookout for my e-mail! ;)

Now, summer doesn't officially end until late September, but for those of us on school-time we have to say farewell to summer vacation. But what an amazing summer vacation this has been! I don't know about you, but I feel like I've been so blessed this summer, from time spent with my family, to amazing trips, to my summer job, and so much more! God is so good!

I hope your summer vacation was great, as well! And here's to a magnificent fall--yet another season we can share together at "Seasons of Humility!"


Casey said...

I am so sad! I don't want Summer to be over. It has to be my favorite season and I am not ready for the warm weather to go away. But you are right, school is nearly here and edits are around the corner, so farewell to Summer indeed.

Bluerose said...

Congratulations to Barb!!

I also wanted to let you know that Ruthie's book came yesterday. Yah! :) Thanks again!

Amber Holcomb said...


Oh, I know, I know. :( I love the autumn, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to my family and my home. I hope this next season is great for you, though, and not too hectic!


Amber Holcomb said...


Thanks for stopping by to offer your congrats to Barb! :D And thank you, also, for letting me know about the book! Happy reading!


Julia M. Reffner said...

Amber, Great week! I'm looking forward to mystery week. I love suspense novels, but not too scary.

Amber Holcomb said...


Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it--it was so fun interviewing all these authors! :)

And no worries about Mystery Week. There won't be anything really "suspenseful;" think more along the lines of cozy mysteries. ;) And I'm super excited about Mystery Week, too! I have something different (and hopefully fun!) in store for that week, too, which will require lots of reader participation! :D


Kav said...

I love the end of summer! Is that a collective gasp I hear across cyberspace?! Autumn is my favourite season and I feel so charged and creative once we shake off the yucky humidity of summer. It feels like a rebirth of sorts and I get my energy to Fall!!!!!! Hope you have a great school year, Amber.

Amber Holcomb said...


Autumn is wonderful, and I understand what you mean about new energy and all that. ;) I hope this next season is great for you, and thank you for the kind words!


Ashley (Ibreath2read) said...

Congrats Barb!! I hope you love your new book.

Awww... I miss summer already *sniffles*
Thank you Amber for such a great summer bash and for letting me spend the summer over here at SOH.I've so enjoyed it and I can't wait to see what else you got up your sleeve, Amber!!
Love Ya,

Amber Holcomb said...


Thanks for offering your congrats to Barb (I hope I hear from her soon)! ;) I know what you mean...I miss summer, too! I'm glad you enjoyed the Bash, though, and thank you for your enthusiasm. I hope you have even more fun here next season!


Ariel Wilson said...

As you know, I'm at school already so my summer is already over :( It's still pretty sunny and kind of warm though! I hope it stays that way awhile.

Amber Holcomb said...


I hope you're enjoying George Fox! :) And I hope the weather stays nice in Oregon, too. ;)