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It starts with balsam-scented forests, paddling down a quiet stream or hiking up a mountain peak...it's an Adirondack state of mind. But not so for Ellen McCauley Rienz, armed with a summer checklist, she has a wedding to plan and all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks to hike...by Labor Day. Unfortunately, life has a way of interfering with even the best of plans. Something strange is going on at Camp, threatening letters, uninvited neighbors showing up at the most inconvenient times and ghostly apparitions. Add a few mysterious trespassers camping on the lake with glow-in-the dark hula-hoops and summer holds more surprises then Ellen anticipated. When her husband, Vic returns from an extended work trip...different, very different, Ellen is perplexed. Undaunted by the troublesome irritations, she forges on and learns hiking the High Peaks, while rewarding...is really hard. And resentments, thought forgotten and long buried have a way of resurrecting themselves. Award winning author, L.R. Smolarek brings love, laughter, mystery and a hint of sizzle to the splendor of the Adirondack Mountains. Audacity of An Adirondack Summer is the perfect pairing with a glass of chardonnay and an Adirondack chair.
About the Author
Award winning author, L.R. Smolarek divides her time between the mountains of the Adirondacks and the beaches of Florida. She is on a quest for adventure, traveling in a 24-foot RV with her husband and two spoiled Yorkies, who think they are part grizzly bear. Hiking the high peaks or paddling down rivers and streams on a journey that provides inspiration for stories and meeting of the most unlikely host of potential characters. She spins her passion for nature fueled by a heroine not afraid to wear hiking boots by day and stilettos at night into romantic novels set in the Adirondack Mountains. Drama and suspense are created on every page. Settle back and enjoy, the beach read comes to the mountains. The 'Adirondack for Ladies' novels are laugh-out-loud comedies with a hint of mystery, overflowing with good-looking men, a zany damsel always in distress and a heat factor of...sizzle.