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A Tale of Two Castles

Gail Carson Levine wrote Ella Enchanted several years ago, that was such a fun book to read, so I always get excited to read her new books. They are always so fun and imaginative! Elodie is a twelve year old girl, her parents are sending her, by herself, to another city in their country. Called Two Castles, because the king and the ogre each have a castle to live in, this city is where Elodie feels she will begin to live. Her parents want her to apprentice to be a weaver, while Elodie knows that she's going to apprentice to be a mansioner, an actress. But neither of their wants is going happen. Elodie learns from a kind goodwoman on her journey that the idea of a free apprenticeship has been ended. Now everyone must pay for a shorter apprenticeship instead of getting a longer free one. Elodie wasn't given enough money by her parents to pay for an apprenticeship, so now she must use her ingenuity and figure out just what to do. She thinks maybe she can apprentice for a really long time, 15 years for free. But in her first few minutes of being in Two Castles she meets the dragon and after some embarrassment on her part, he offers her a job being his assistant. She needs to induce and deduce things for the dragon and in return he will pay her a greater amount than she has ever seen in her life! This was a fun book, I thought that the characters were quirky and likable!

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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.

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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…