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Cherry Blossom Serendipity by Zelda Benjamin is a Summertime Books Event pick #sweetromance #romance #summertime #giveaway

Title: Cherry Blossom Serendipity


Author: Zelda Benjamin


Genre: Sweet Romance


Book Blurb:


A chance meeting lands dating columnist Lexi Anderson an invitation to the most sought-after D.C. event. Seeking inspiration for her spring column, she agrees to accompany an older gentleman she met at the Vietnam Memorial.

Everyone lets go at the Pink Tie Dinner. Navy Commander Steve MacDonald is no exception. He’s attracted to Lexi and disappointed she’s returning to New York in the morning. He makes a plan guaranteeing he’ll see her during New York’s Fleet Week.

Lexi has shared with her readers that she never gets involved with a man in uniform. When the magic of the evening disappears, will Lexi hold tight to her dating rule?




“Around the corner, she stopped and adjusted her purse strap over her shoulder. “I bet you own a big sweet Lab.” The crowd was light. She didn’t have to shout to be heard.


“Good guess.” He stood next to her. “Did you check my profile online?” His eyes narrowed.


“Absolutely not. I was too busy shopping for a dress.” Even if she found the time, she wouldn’t waste it on something so unreliable. She preferred to form her own opinion. “Who watches the Lab when you’re away?”


“I leave him with my brothers. The kids love Mick. I feel bad when I take him home.” He rubbed an open palm across his jaw. His hand moved across a five- o’clock shadow.


The simple gesture and affection in his voice quickened her heartbeat. “Kids and dogs, oh, my.” She smiled. “My readers would love to meet someone like you.”


“What about you?” He leaned close.


His gaze showed interest, but she wasn’t ready to go there. “Like you, I get my dose of kids when I visit family.” She stepped back.


“And dogs.” He raised a brow. “Or men in uniform? Do you object to all uniforms or only military attire?”


 “I definitely prefer big dogs to little ones.” She ignored his second question again and continued walking. She needed more time before she answered the rest of his questions. Wearing the uniform came with rules that were often difficult for family members. “I have nothing but respect for the uniform and the people who wear it. Read the rest of my article, and we’ll talk.” She wanted to hear his opinion of what he had read so far. Unfortunately, a busy street was not the place to continue this conversation. “When you finish, give me a call.” She gave him an opening, an excuse to call her, which was more than she gave most men in uniform. Was her card still in his jacket pocket? If lost…oh well, c’est la vie. She’d like to see him again, but this was in fate’s hands.”


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What makes your featured book a must-read?


If you’re looking for a short beach read that will give you an ah ha moment this book is for you.


The romance is sweet and off the charts. 


Giveaway –


Enter to win a $30 Amazon gift card:



Open Internationally.

Runs June 25 – July 4, 2024.

Winner will be drawn on July 5, 2024.


Author Biography:


Zelda writes sweet sensual contemporary romance where there’s always a HEA. She loves to travel with family and immerse in the culture of the people, places and foods. Visit her website for more info and recipes.



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Jul 04

My favourite summertime book is Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.


Jun 26

My fave summertime book is Driven series by K. Bromberg.


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Jun 25

Thank you, Zelda, for sharing your book in our Summertime Books Bookish Event!

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