Out Of The Ordinary written by Jen Turano is another wonderful read. Jen captures wit with vivid details in this enthralling story. Gertrude and Harrison’s story is funny, mysterious, and just plain fun! I love how the characters seem to take on a life of their own. There were a few points during the book I was laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face. I haven’t read many books by Jen Turano until this one. I love her writing style. Her stories have detail but don’t overwhelm you with mundane explanations. I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great read.
*i was given this book for my honest review. All opinions are my own*
Lady Jayne Disappears written by Joanna Davidson Politano will have you up all night reading. At first, I thought I wouldn’t like the book based on the way it was written, but I was wrong! By the second chapter I knew I was hooked and spent every spare moment reading until I had finished the book. Continue reading →
The day I had my most graceful moment, was also very embarrassing for me.
We had just arrived in Vancouver. It was late at night, and the airport was pretty empty except for a few people who waited around for their rides. My brother was on his way to pick us up so we waited inside sitting down in the nearly empty baggage claim. My mom texted my dad to let him know we made it, Maddie, my sister, and I sat there taking in everything around us.
Maddie started smiling oddly. “What’s wrong?” I asked, curious as to her change in behavior.
“That’s a guy from a hallmark movie.” She said nodding to a really good looking guy sitting across the room from us.
I snuck a picture of him and then googled him. This embarrassed my sister. She didn’t even want to look at him. I wanted to go up to him but she started freaking out so I didn’t. My brother texted us and said he was almost there. So we left to go meet him. But the movie star decided he would also leave.
We stood in line to exit, we were right behind him. I kept teasing my sister, watching her freak out at being so close to him. We followed him out, my sister decided to walk fast with my mom in front of him. I got stuck behind him because a couple blocked me from catching up to where they were. So there I walked directly behind this movie star, slightly having a fangirl moment when suddenly he stops right in front of me.
Now, I’m normally a very clumsy person. I had two options, run straight into him or somehow try and avoid him. A scenario flashed through my mind in those 4 seconds of decision, I imagined me running into him and falling flat on the ground, giving him road rash and dying from embarrassment. I quickly hopped over though, my luggage almost tipping behind me, nearly missing the couple next to me and sort of hopping on one foot to just barely miss running into this handsome movie star.
Apparently, my facial expression had been funny because he turned around and smiled at me. I suddenly got the case of giggles once I caught up to my mom and Maddie. My Mom said that was the most graceful moment of my very clumsy life. Thankfully I avoided a collision with this guy, but it was very embarrassing. So there you have it, my most graceful but embarrassing moment.
Flight Of Arrows written by Lori Benton’s book is the second in the Pathfinder series. In book one of the series, The Woods Edge, we are told the story of Reginald Aubrey, a grieving father whose love for his wife, causes him to exchange his dead newborn son for a baby boy born to a white mother and Indian father. In this book, A Flight of Arrows, the story continues.
Twenty years have passed since Reginald Aubrey made the choice that forever changed his life and the lives of Stone Thrower, Good Voice, and their sons. When William Aubrey, finds out his true heritage he runs away to join forces with the British, leaving behind his grieving family. Reginald and Stone Thrower must put aside any ill feelings so they can find William and bring him back home.
Two Hawks, the twin raised with their Oneida people has a reason of his own for wanting to be the one to bring his brother home; he wishes to gain trust and respect from Reginald so he can ask for his daughter, Anna’s hand in marriage. Will they be able to find William before the war snatches him away from them permanently?
The book is filled with details and will transport you to a historical time period. There are times where the story gets a little slow, but all in all the book is a great read, and you won’t regret picking it up!
***Thanks to Waterbrook Press for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion***
From This Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling is the final book in the Song of Blessing series. Let me state that I have only read one other book in this series. So some of the characters and happenings were confusing for me because I had not read the entire series. Some of the plot got a little boring for me, but when I figured out what was going on and connected the dots so to say, I enjoyed it a little more. Continue reading →
This Road We Traveled written by Jane Kirkpatrick is about a woman named Tabitha Brown and her family. Tabitha travels with her family as they head to Oregon from Missouri. The sacrifices they made for the trip and the goodbyes to friends and family are hard on Tabitha and her family, but the Oregon Trail proves to be even harder.
I personally tried to really like this book but it seemed to be so slow! I really couldn’t get connected with the characters or the story line. The subject of the Oregon Trail has always been intriguing to me and i thought this book would be a great read, but I couldn’t seem to connect at all with the book or even enjoy it. I really tried, but the writing style and the long drawn out details just weren’t for me.
On the upper hand, there is tons of history woven into the book. I did like that part. With historic figures, places, and the time period itself. I wished I had enjoyed this more so I could recommend it.
*I was given this book in exchange for my honest review
I hear people say “oh I could never give up (insert food of choice)”. When I tell people I have given up dairy, grains or sugar I get this blank stare. Like they just found out I’m from krypton and find my food choices odd. Continue reading →