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Cinder and Ella

If you drink water and breathe air, then you have heard the story of Cinderella. And if you drink water and breathe air, you have heard it...wrong. Thus begins this new retelling of a familiar classic, Cinderella. Cinder and Ella had a normal family when they were young. They had a father, a mother, an older sister Katrina and a younger sister Beatrice. Their family was happy. Until, one night the prince came to their home. Their father was never the same after that, and neither was the rest of their family. Soon their father disappeared completely, their mother sat and spun her yarn all day, mostly ignoring her daughters, and Katrina and Beatrice became spoiled and selfish girls. Cinder was a beautiful young girl and she knew that she needed to support the family, so she got a job at the Kingdom Castle, even though, the whole family depended on her. She thought that Ella could take care of the rest of the family while she was a way working. What she didn't know was that to their mother, Cinder and Ella had become one person, Cinderella, an indispensable take care of everything person. That person was really Cinder. And most sadly, their mother had completely forgotten that Ella existed. She couldn't even hear Ella when she talked to her. This devastates Ella so much that she decides to run away. As soon as she discovers that Ella is missing, Cinder is so sad, she ends up sending a knight to find her, but does Ella want to be found? I really thought this was a cute story. The story really is not so similar to the Cinderella story. I enjoyed the ways that it was different and all the complex characters. I liked how in the end, Ella and Cinder both grow from what they experienced. 

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1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
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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…