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Labor Day is just around the corner and the end of summer vacations season and summer readings is sadly in sight. To celebrate the last few days with one last hurrah, we’re giving away a copy of Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer. This 8 story anthology is not only designed to bring you a variety of fun summer reads for your enjoyment at the beach, the poolside, or on a road trip, but to keep your heart warm through the winter months with sweet, sun-kissed escapes.

 

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“So each had a private little sun for her soul to bask in…” Thomas Hardy

While we are still able to enjoy the warm summer rays, it’s easy to romanticize the winter ahead and look forward to the beauty of winter. Behind the scenes, we’re also thinking of dreamy winter romances as judging is underway for the submissions to the upcoming holiday anthology. With that in mind, we’d like you to share your favorite quote about winter in our comments below.
 
Any winter themed quote shared in the comments by midnight Eastern Standard Time on Labor Day, September 7, 2015, will be entered into a random drawing to win a copy of Sun-Kissed: Effusions of SummerFeaturing some of Meryton Press’s most popular and award-winning authors, the anthology debuts other promising and emerging talent.
 
Just to get started, we’ll share a favorite winter quote of our own:

“The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.”

—Margaret Atwood

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Don’t hesitate to join in the fun or you might miss out on this chance to win.

19 Responses

  1. Christina Boyd
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    I am not a cold weather girl. In fact I mourn summer when the leaves start to fall. Here’s one:
    “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
    ― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

    • Meryton Press
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      Ever optimistic.

  2. Monica P
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    “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

    Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

    I’m not usually a winter gal either but after the scorching summer we’ve had in the southeast, I’m more ready for it than I’ve ever been.

    • Meryton Press
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      What a cozy, tender image.

      August always prepares us to welcome the freshness of fall and then snuggle weather.

  3. Betty Campbell Madden
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    Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. The heat and humidity drain me, except when they are the seasonal setting for an enjoyable book. Thanks for the pleasure.

    • Meryton Press
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      So many things are more enjoyable in a book. Maybe it’s why we love to escape into them so frequently.

  4. Ana Darcy
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    “The first snow is like the first love. Do you remember your first snow?” by Lara Biyuts

    I already have “Sun-kissed” but I wanted to share this quote 🙂 Good luck to everyone!

    • Meryton Press
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      Thanks for joining in the fun! And what a lovely quote. It puts in mind so many childhood memories of the first snow–and the first crush.

  5. Anji Dale
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    As well as my love for all things Jane Austen, I’m also a sci-fi / fantasy geek, so my quote has to be “Winter is coming” from the series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.

    • Meryton Press
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      Love that you referenced the book series instead of the tv series. Funny thing about Jane Austen enthusiasts is that we’re all in essence book enthusiasts encompassing so many interests.

  6. Ceri
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    My favourite Christmas read is ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, though it always makes me cry! So here’s a quote from that:

    “I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

    Please don’t enter me for the giveaway as I have already read the book, just joining in the fun 🙂

    • Meryton Press
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      Thanks for joining in, Ceri! It’s always nice to dwell on the heartwarming effects of the holidays.

  7. Cs Lewis’ famous Narnia quote ~ “Always winter, but never Christmas” is what comes to mind.
    Thankfully, still some distance between our 30 C temps of summer and the inevitable -30 C temps of winter!
    “Sun-Kissed” would be a lovely reminder – thanks for offering!

    • Meryton Press
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      Ooh, Narnia. Now there’s a winter’s tale.

  8. Sarah Lockhart
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    One of my favorite quotes by L.M. Montgomery is,

    “The beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring.”

    And I find this be true. Winter of course, brings its own delights, but there is nothing like that first glimpse of spring after a long winter.

    • Meryton Press
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      Yes! Each season lasts long enough to make you appreciate the next, for the most part.

  9. Meryton Press
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    On behalf of Sylvia Chan who experienced technical difficulties: “This will prove a spirited beginning of your winter engagements, sir. Something new for your coachman and horses to be making their way through a storm of snow.”

    If anyone else is having technical issues with our site and wants to participate, please contact us via Facebook or Twitter to get your quote included.

  10. Mary Phillips
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    I love the way Wharton describes winter:

    “But at sunset the clouds gathered again, bringing an earlier night, and the snow began to fall straight and steadily from a sky without wind, in a soft universal diffusion more confusing than the gusts and eddies of the morning. It seemed to be a part of the thickening darkness, to be the winter night itself descending on us layer by layer.” – Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome

    http://caffeineepiphanies.com/2015/01/07/but-at-sunset-the-clouds-gathered-again/

    • Meryton Press
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      ‘A soft universal diffusion’ sounds so poetical and is a lovely way to describe what otherwise might be termed a gray winter day.