Summer. It will be here before you know it. Soon school will be out and families will be going on vacation. Some will head to the beach, others to the mountains or perhaps faraway lands. I love the beach, I’m a beach girl. Maybe because I grew up in Alabama near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. I have lots of great memories staying at the beach with my family, picnics on the sand–swimming in the warm water. Now, I try to take a beach vacation every summer. Someplace I can sit on a deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and read. So right about now is when I start looking for good books to take with me.