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The Monument Mystery

I know, this shot is from a newspaper. Our local paper runs serialized stories every week, my oldest daughter and I are a little behind, this story ran in December, but we had a great time reading it within the last few weeks! This is the sequel to The Bear Lake Mystery that also ran as a serialized story last year. Jenny Allen is a normal girl, but she was kidnapped by the janitor from her school and also her bus driver in the winter. Now it's summer, schools out, but Jenny can't get the kidnapping out of her mind. No one ever found the janitor that kidnapped her, but there was another boy who was also kidnapped. Now he's disappeared, but Jenny feels that he's the key to her being able to move on. Jenny's family is headed to Colorado to spend some time with her aunt and uncle at their bed and breakfast, she hopes that somehow while they're staying with her aunt and uncle she'll be able to find some clue to who the boy was and where he's gone. This was a fun story, I highly recommend reading The Bear Lake Mystery first so that this one will make sense. The one thing I found annoying about this story was the proofreading. There were several places where things were spelled wrong and things were left out. I don't know if that was the paper's fault or the original book's fault! It didn't seem as though the story really ended, so maybe there's another story about Jenny and her family in the works!

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Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…