Happy Labor Day

Hello everyone, Winnie Griggs here.  I hope you all are enjoying your Labor Day and are able to celebrate.  Unfortunately this year I am waaaaayyy behind on my current deadline book – long story I may tell you about soon – and will be spending the day furiously typing.

That being said, I hope you will forgive me for not creating a detail post for you. Instead I’m going to turn it over to you.  Tell us how you normally celebrate Labor Day and whether or not you had to change things up this year.  Later this week I’ll be selecting someone(s) from all the respondents to win their choice of any book from my backlist.  That includes the current 2-in-1 reissue of my books Handpicked Husband & The Bride Next Door.

 

 

Handpicked Husband

Regina Nash must marry one of the men her grandfather has chosen for her or lose custody of her nephew. But Reggie knows marriage is not for her, so she must persuade them—and Adam Barr, her grandfather’s envoy—that she’d make a thoroughly unsuitable wife.

Adam is drawn to the free-spirited photographer, but his job was to make sure Regina chose from the men he escorted to Texas—not marry her himself!

The Bride Next Door

Daisy Johnson is ready to settle in Turnabout, Texas, open a restaurant and perhaps find a husband. Of course, she’d envisioned a man who actually likes her, not someone who offers a marriage of convenience to avoid scandal.

Newspaper reporter Everett Fulton may find himself suddenly married, but his dreams of leaving haven’t changed. What Daisy wants—home, family, tenderness—he can’t provide…

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Winnie Griggs is the author of Historical (and occasionally Contemporary) romances that focus on Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace. She is also a list maker, a lover of dragonflies and holds an advanced degree in the art of procrastination.
Three of Winnie’s books have been nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and one of those nominations resulted in a win.
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34 thoughts on “Happy Labor Day”

  1. At this time, we would have been visiting my brother and his family who live in Spain and seeing my niece and nephew. We already had the plane tickets since last December but canceled the tickets in April. So we won’t be doing anything special on Labor Day.

  2. Happy Labor Day to you. My husband & I usually stay low key, grill out, spend time in the yard getting everything ready for the fall & winter. This year it’s approaching fast, as in THIS week in KS. Yep it’s 2020, I guess anything out of the norm goes. I hope everyone has a blessed Labor Day and week.

  3. Happy Labor Day! I used to love to go shopping on Labor Day because there are always good sales. But this year because of covid, my husband lost his job and the one he found pays a lot less, so we are struggling just to stay on top of our bills. We won’t be doing anything today except grilling some hotdogs.

  4. We have a picnic usually. This year we are going over to my daughter’s for lunch. MY sil drives a tow truck so he has to work. My daughter is a dietitian and has the day off.

  5. I have a niece that was born on Labor Day 5 years ago so we normally try to spend the day back home with family celebrating with her. We hadn’t been home since Christmas because of the pandemic wrecking all our plans. We almost decided not to come home for the Holiday and birthday party but threw caution to the wind because we had never waited this long to come home before. I hope we don’t end up regretting deciding to travel and visit family! Happy Labor Day!

    • We did something similar two weeks ago – went down to my mom’s for a visit for the first time since Christmas. It was very low key and there was no big family gathering, but it was nice to see her and one of my sisters

  6. We usually do a lot of boating and cooking out with several friends . We all pile on the beach , the kids swim and play. We have bag tournament, different games .. lots of food !! This year nothing , just not a safe time for get together even if is outside. So today we’re actually staying in and spending the day canning peppers and freezing corn for the winter.

  7. We used to get together with family for Labor Day, but with what’s going on, we’ll just be spending the day as any other day. Mom is 96, so we avoid exposing her to any more than we have to.

  8. As a kid, my family always went on a picnic. As an adult, day off work, but now that i am no longer working, nothing different then normal.

  9. Usually Labor Day is a day of labor for me catching up on all the things I didn’t do last week while I was at our fair. This year we are in the middle of a dust storm so I will be staying inside and working on pears and peaches.

  10. Happy Labor Day. I hope you had some time to relax and enjoy yourself before having to work on your book.
    We normally get together with our children and their families for a cookout on one of the long weekend days. This year, we are staying put at our house doing what we have done since March, working in the yard, puttering around, and hopefully doing some reading. My husband did grilled bacon wrapped beef tenderloin with sauteed mushrooms and scallions. I did a salad with veggies from our garden and mashed potatoes. Due to our age and my health, we are being very careful. Unfortunately, this state has not taken the pandemic seriously is part of our family. It is concerning because we fear for their health and cases in this area are spiking. I miss not spending more time with family, but for now, it is best.
    Stay safe and healthy. Good luck with the book. I hope the story flows easily for you.

  11. My sister and her husband are here visiting and so we’ve enjoyed campfires, coffee, lots of coffee, apple crisp, pumpkin bars, chicken poppyseed hotdish, laughs, grandkids, and just relaxing. I have lots of dahlias so we’ve been cutting fresh flowers and enjoying the cooler weather. It’s been a joyful day!

  12. My husband and I are both retired, so it’s usually just a regular day, we just relax and take it easy, as usual we began our day with our morning walk with our pup Honeybear. Today I watered the plants in our garden after our walk and I repotted one of our Kalanchoes. So we just took it easy like usual and we didn’t have to change anything this year because of the COVID, stayed in doors it got to 99 degrees here in west Texas. Have a Great week and stay safe. God Bless you.

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