My five favorite this week… Project Life Printables.Yes, I bought the core kit at the beginning of the year…but it’s May now and I’m starting to run out of some things. And I like a little variety. There are so many wonderful free and for sale items out there it kinda makes my head spin. I’ve recently printed these off…
Title: The Return of Brody McBride
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Series: The McBrides
Length: 384 pages
The black sheep of Fallbrook is back . . . and he’s in for the surprise of his life.
Former bad boy, now-decorated Army Ranger Brody McBride is home and on a mission: Find the woman he never should have left behind and right the wrong he did eight years ago.
When the man she loved broke her heart and skipped town, Rain Evans picked up the pieces. But along with heartbreak, Brody left her something infinitely better than she could have imagined: two beautiful daughters. One she gave birth to, and the other she rescued from the woman who helped destroy her relationship with Brody.
Brody is shocked to discover he’s a father, and he’s more determined than ever to win back Rain and protect his girls. Can they rekindle the love they once shared and become the family they were always meant to be? Or will a danger from their past return and ruin everything?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Ryan, author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isnt writing a book, shes reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, youll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.
I’m still working on this weeks Project Life. Why haven’t I finished it? Mostly because we’ve been enjoying a little bit of the nicer weather outside, hauling wood, “winterizing” everything outside, and working on these.
It’s October now so I can bust out the Halloween decorations and no one can tell me it’s too early. It’s never too early but I wait until October 1st anyway so game one now. Out come the witches, cobwebs and spiders. I’m also working on my new Halloween wreath and if all goes well you’ll see it soon.
Meanwhile check out my new set of Halloween themed Project Life Journaling Cards and 4×6 Cards. You can download them here.
The entire book is like the cover with orange pages and the back block pictures. It reminds me of the old fashioned style of books. And the story is cute too.
We love this author! The kids love the “spooky” story and I like how it rhymes. Rhyming stories keep me on my toes when I’m reading.
It’s a spooky story and an educational book all in one. The song lyrics are the basis of the book with little parts about each bone thrown in. I even learned a few things.
The story is about a child watching all kinds of monsters pass by but it’s really his friends in their costumes. A nice story through the eyes of a young child.
My favorite Halloween song ever! I love singing this song all month long at random times and a book about it is even better. Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”
It’s a takeoff of “Twas the Night before Christmas” but with ghost and goblins. It’s silly and fun and the kids like hearing the same rhythm from something they are familiar with.
One of my absolute favorites. It follows a Little Old Lady on her way home as pieces of a scarecrow pop out and follow her home. “Get out of my way I’m not scared of you.”
Another neat rhyming book and there’s also a lot of opportunities to use all kinds of silly voices as well. The witch should really be driving a car.
Are there any you think we should add to the list? What are some books you plan to read with your kids this fall? Do you have a list of go-to favourites or do you have some new ones in mind?
Author: J Lynn
Series: Wait For You
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: 332 pages
Release Date: February 26, 2013Some things are worth waiting for
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years agoan event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybeplease Godmake a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didnt need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future shes building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple thats just so so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, shes has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for
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THOUGHTS ON “WAITING FOR YOU”
I am going to pretend that I’m not 30 years-old so that I can swoon over the sweetness that is Cameron Hamilton. I was absolutely charmed by him. When he and Avery first meet you get the impression that he’s college heart-breaker; quick to make you fall and even quicker to move on. It was kind of ironic to me that that was my first impression because as you get farther into Wait For You, you realize that waiting and patience is the theme of the book.
The story is told from Avery’s point of view and we see into the world of a nineteen year-old girl who moves half way across the country to get away from her past and the people that have made her life hell for the past five years. Five years ago something happened to Avery that changed her whole world and isolated her from her friends and family. J Lynn gives us a slow build up into Avery’s past where we are pretty sure what happened but are left wondering just much Avery suffered.
The buildup of Avery and Cam’s relationship so slow and somewhat of a one step forward-two steps back. After literally running into each other Cam begins his quest to have Avery go on a date with him. Even though he gets a big fat NO it doesn’t deter him. Instead of hounding, he tries to win Avery over with cookies, breakfast and just being her friend- all the things that she missed out on in high school. We get to fall for Cam right along with Avery and it’s ever so sweet.
Wait For You is a sweet story of a young girl who wants to live her life in spite of her past and a boy who has a past of his own and wants to be the person that helps that young girl live again. J Lynn writes characters that you can’t help but pull into your heart and Cam and Avery are no exception. I also loved their cast of friends and look forward to reading their stories in the future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
#1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors youve heard about her state arent true. When shes not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories.which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture.