Monday, August 5, 2013

Vicarious Getaways

I love escaping to new places through books.

Years ago I read Mary Stewart's books and dreamed of traveling to Crete, Corfu, and France.

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Elizabeth Peter's books made me yearn for airline tickets to Rome, Egypt, and Germany, to name a few.

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I've been able to travel to a few of these places (and write about them, too, in my On The Run books).

But many of the destinations are still on my wish list.

Thank goodness for books that take us away vicariously to new places or help us return to old favorites.

We're celebrating books about travel and trips this month. Check out the Girlfriends Book Club Summer Escapes Giveaway here. Enter to win a free book. Weekly giveaways throughout August!

What's your favorite vacation destination?

What's your dream destination?


Sara is thrilled that the third book in the On The Run series, DECEPTIVE, is now out. It takes place in two of her dream destination locales, Paris and the Amalfi Coast. 

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 The first book, Elusiveis currently free at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords. 

 Publishers Weekly called Sara’s books, "satisfying," "well-executed," and "sparkling."

Sara loves all things bookish, considers dark chocolate a daily requirement, and is on a quest for the best bruschetta. Connect with her at You can also find her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Goodreads.


  1. I started out reading antebellum historical romances so I had to tour the south. And then I read "Oriental Hotel" and was thrilled to make my way to those very same destinations - Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok! Love books that take you away and will check out your collection.

    1. Hi Kathy,
      Sounds like you're planning your travel like I do! It's always interesting to see places first-hand.

  2. Thanks for posting about this wonderful giveaway, Sara!!

  3. My dream destination is to go to Montego Bay in Jamaica.
    Great giveaway!!!!!

    1. Thanks, Kimmyl. I'd love to go to Jamaica, too. Never been there.

  4. Sara,
    I suffer from extreme wanderlust...just seeing photos of some of these beautiful places and hearing you mention them (the Amalfi Coast!) sends me daydreaming about travel adventures...sigh. Two places I love are Cairns, Australia and Capri, Italy. I've always wanted to see Iceland, Moscow and Fiji ;).
    p.s. Thanks for sharing about our Summer Escapes giveaway!

  5. Oh, Marilyn, Iceland, Moscow, and Fiji--that's a great list. I want to go, too!

    I *loved* the Amalfi Coast and Capri. I thought they were two of the most beautiful places I'd ever seen. And it was raining that first time I saw Amalfi. :)