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Band of Sisters: Coming Home

For Kim, Nora, Jess and Brenda, the 4 women who have been waiting for their husbands to finally come home from Afghanistan, the last year has gone really slowly. They've been through so much together and individually. Kim has had her baby, she didn't even know she was going to have when her husband left home. Nora has gained her independence and been through some hard times. Brenda has helped the others along. Jess has just been glad to have her husband gone for the last year. And Marianne has been trying to hold it together for her kids since her husband Brian died. Today is the day for the men to come home, the women still have so many plans: more weekly lunches together, Halloween and Christmas parties. And of course, they need to all adjust to having their husbands back in their lives. None of them will really have an easy adjustment, they all know that PTSD is a real possibility for any of their men. They also have to get used to having them back and not being quite so independent or dependent on only each other. But what will the next year bring for these wonderful women?

I loved this book. I really enjoyed the first book, Band of Sisters, so I've been looking forward to reading this one. I wasn't disappointed. The women in this series feel so real, I don't love that they have problems, but I love that their problems seem like real life. I loved the way they all band around each other, no matter what is happening with any of them. I really loved the growth in Kim, to have her go from worrying almost exclusively about herself to receiving and acting on promptings to help those around her. I also loved how Jess grew to realize what her family needed most and was able to act upon that. I was sad to see the book end, I kind of hope for another book, so that some of these wonderful women can get the happy ending they deserve!

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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…