Down to Earth Romance

I wonder if this weird-looking tree is haunted. It seems to be watching passersby…

I took this photograph at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square,  PA.

Enjoy the holiday!



I followed a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly along her route from plant to plant with my digital camera and captured her in my photographs.

Can you find her?

(Photos copyright Adele Downs)

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I found Wellington Square Bookshop in Exton, PA by accident. Turns out, it’s the #1 rated bookshop of its kind in the Philadelphia region, which makes finding it a happy accident. The independent bookstore is beautifully decorated, yet provides that cozy feeling readers like me look for.

My adventure began when my husband and I went to our favorite farmer’s market in the Exton Towne Center to buy our usual meats, pasta, sweets, fruits and vegetables. Author and food blogger Marisa McClellan made an appearance to demonstrate homemade pear and chocolate jam and promote her new book Preserving by the Pint. Marisa was clearly knowledgeable and her recipe tasted delicious. (We gladly enjoyed the samples.) Wellington Square Bookshop hosted the event, so hubby and I visited the store afterward. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who also helped me with my book purchases. If you live in southeastern Pennsylvania, or plan to visit the area, stop by the Towne Center in Exton for its quaint shops and restaurants.



WSBookshop2Kissing fish above a wishing pond greets visitors inside the entrance.


Yay! A coffee bar with snacks and places to sit.


 Books line the largest room in the shop, complete with ladders!We


 Cozy Victorian style reading area. This looks like a great meeting place for writers or book clubs!


I took my cappuccino to go, but I’ll be back!


For more information about independent bookstore Wellington Square Bookshop, visit their website:

More photos from my visit to Highland Orchards in Chester County, Pennsylvania. A beautiful place. Enjoy!







We had a wonderful visit to Highland Orchards in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

I took a break after a busy release week for my new book NATURALLY YOURS and relaxed with my husband at Highland Orchards, a crown jewel of Chester County, Pennsylvania. People travel from around the state to pick their own apples and other fruits or to buy them direct from the Highland market. The staff bakes pies, cakes, breads, and their signature apple cider donuts every day. (I especially like to eat the apple cider donuts while they’re still warm.) They offer a wide variety of homemade jams, preserves, butters, relishes and more. Take a hay ride, visit the children’s zoo, or walk the corn maze. Well worth the stop. I gotta’ say; I love living in my home state.

These photos were taken with my little Fuji FinePix digital camera. Am I making you hungry?



 Hungry yet?

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“This little book took me by surprise. In just a short amount of words, I found myself connected to Mickey. He’s a paramedic, saving people’s lives on a daily basis. About half way through, you find out that he not only is a paramedic, he does many ‘knight in shining armor’ type things outside of work hours, which made me like him even more. Amanda is not timid by any means. She boldly puts Mickey in his place more than once. I like her spunk. I read this wonderful book in one sitting and I enjoyed every word.” 5 Stars! ~Jodie’s W.I.N.E List

Win Prizes! Read excerpts and reviews of NATURALLY YOURS!

MANY THANKS to My Family’s Heart Book Reviews and Tours and the following book bloggers for featuring my new release.

October 8:

Danielle Claude

SBM Book Obsession

Book Groupies

GirlyGirl Book Reviews   REVIEW

Into My World

Delilah Devlin

Harlie’s Book Blog

Amber Skyze

Beautifully RED

My Family’s Heart

Hooked On Books Forever

Here Is What I Read

the ruthin trilogy romance book blog


October 9:

Smile Somebody Loves You  REVIEW

BeanieBrain Reader   REVIEW

Padme’s Library

Book Skater

Happily Ever After

Jodie’s W.I.N.E. List  REVIEW

elodie parkes erotic romance  

This Redhead LOVES Books

My Family’s Heart


October 10:

Girl With Pen

2 Bibliophiles Guide

Sweets Books


Bare Naked Words 

That Crazy Book Chick  REVIEW

Words, Word, Words  REVIEW

Sneak Peek Reader’s Entertainment



It’s RELEASE DAY! I’m excited to share my latest contemporary romance from Boroughs Publishing. I hope you’ll pick up a copy and enjoy Mickey and Amanda’s love story. Happily, the early reviews of the book have been overwhelmingly positive. I’m thrilled and humbled by the response. Thank you for your enthusiastic support.

Book bloggers will be spreading the word about NATURALLY YOURS during a three-day book blast. Join us! I’ll be interacting with readers and giving away fun prizes October 8,9,10. The complete list is posted on Adele’s Book Tour Footprints page, but I’ll add reminders to this blog each day of the tour.

To kick off the new release celebration, Harlie’s Book Blog and author Delilah Devlin are hosting me today. Here’s where you can find us.

Delilah Devlin:

Harlie’s Book Blog:

Harlie gave NATURALLY YOURS Five Harlie’s and a Recommended Read review!


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Who will save a man who saves the world?

After saving the life of a child, an Iraq War veteran–turned-paramedic finds love and absolution in the arms of a beautiful master chef.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” —Will Work for Books


Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. He doesn’t do it for glory, though. He wants absolution, not admiration. And he lives by one rule: No personal contact after a rescue.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges, so when she learns the man who saved the life of her restaurant partners’ child won’t come to dinner, she suddenly has a mission. When the handsome paramedic actually shows up, that mission changes. Their attraction is undeniable and their chemistry explosive, but Mickey has demons he must face before he and Amanda can savor the rest of their lives. Together.

Here’s the BUY link to Amazon!

Here’s the BUY link to Smashwords!

Here’s the BUY link to All Romance eBooks!

Naturally Yours

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