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Taking Chances

I had to re-read this book after re-reading Makeover! I have really loved the characters in these books, they just seem so real and so likable. Maggie is a painter living in Saint George when she discovers that a great grandmother she's never met has left her a home in Alpine. She hasn't had any great inspiration for her paintings lately, so she decides to move to Alpine for a while to check out the house and see if inspiration will find her. Within a few minutes of moving to her new home, she's broken her favorite easel, met her new neighbor Luke, and discovered that her paternal grandparents have broken into her home and made her a lovely dinner. She thinks that Luke is just a cranky banker that she'll never get to know, but she also thinks that he's cute and pretty soon she discovers that she'd really like to get to know him. She's not really sure about either her maternal grandmother or her paternal grandparents who both happen to live within a mile of her new house. Her mother was abused as a child by her stepfather, so Maggie really wants nothing to do with the woman who allowed that to happen. Her father died not very long after her parents were married and at the funeral his parents were not kind to her mother, so she really doesn't want to get to know them either. But Maggie has a big lesson to learn, that lesson is that we need to forgive to help ourselves become a better person. Can she learn that lesson before it's too late? This was a fun book to re-read! I would totally read it again, and I probably will!

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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…