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The Best of Me

Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole were in love when they were in high school. The only problem was that Dawson was a Cole and Amanda was a Collier. Dawson's family was the kind of family always in trouble with the law for something. And Dawson never felt as though he fit in with them. He eventually moved out and lived in the garage of Tuck, he ran an auto business and he allowed Dawson to live there and took care of him when his family came calling and took all of the money that Dawson was making from his part time job. Dawson was a pretty good kid, no matter what Amanda's parents thought of him, but he had the bad luck to kill a man in an auto accident and get sent to jail for it, when it wasn't necessarily his fault. Dawson was able to get his life together. He lives in New Orleans and works on an oil rig in the ocean. He's been in several accidents on the rig, but never any like the one that almost took his life. It was an explosion that knocked him and all the other men into the ocean, but he was saved by a man he had never seen before, even though he knows most of the men that work on the rig. Tuck dies and he returns to his hometown, as kind of Tuck's last wish for him, but he continues to see the man from the rig everywhere. And of course there's Amanda, married for almost 20 years, she now has 3 kids and a husband who likes his drink. But Amanda's going to have to make a choice, her marriage or Dawson. I usually like books by Nicholas Sparks, and it wasn't that I didn't like this one, it was more that I had a really hard time with this book. Dawson's cousins weren't very nice to anyone, even women in this book, maybe it was just a little rough for me. I did enjoy the ending. Nicholas Sparks doesn't write every book like A Walk to Remember, that's probably my very favorite of his books. 

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1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
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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.

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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…