Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ornaments With Love #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Last year I reviewed an ornament that was made for my mom. She had recently lost her husband and the ornament became a memento of their life together. It brought her to tears when she opened it. I never felt so good about a gift I had given.
Thank you, Ornaments With Love.
And, thank you for giving me another opportunity to give a special gift this year.
With so much ease, I went to the website and ordered the item I wanted. It was easy to personalize it, as it is all laid out for you. Within a week, I had the ornament in my hand.
This year, I give my sister something extra special. She has had it rough lately and I just want to show her how much I care and I will always be there. She has always been there for me, even if I didn't deserve it. On this earth, I'm not closer to anyone else in my family than her. When I saw this ornament, I knew it was made for us.
My sister is blonde and I am brunette. She is my older sister and her favorite color is blue. I like blue, red and pink. You see the resemblance, right?! And so will she. Man, I hope she cries. The good cry though....
Ornaments With Love has such a huge selection you are guaranteed to find things for the people in your lives. Be sure to check them out, you won't regret it!
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#73: Gideon Lee - Lisa Orchard

Lark Singer’s relationship with her mother is prickly to say the least. As she enters a musical competition that could launch her career, Lark also searches for answers her mother would rather keep hidden. Throw into the mix the fact her best friend Bean has been acting strangely, and Lark finds herself launched into uncharted territory. Will her quest for answers sabotage her musical aspirations?

  • Kindle: 2367 KB
  • Print Length: 131 pages
  • Publisher: esKape Press (October 19, 2014)
  • ASIN: B00OPDQC4Q


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Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. Hooked on mysteries by the fifth grade, she even wrote a few of her own. She knew she wanted to be a writer even then. Her first series, “The Super Spies,” has reached bestseller status
  After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree, she spent many years in the insurance industry, pining to express her creative side. The decision to stay home with her children gave her the opportunity to follow her dream and become a writer. She currently resides in Rockford Michigan with her husband, Steve, and two wonderful boys. Currently, she’s working on a Coming of Age Young Adult series called The Starlight Chronicles. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.


REVIEW:
I like this story until it gets to the end. I really hated the end, but we'll get to that.
I liked the coming-of-age story around these kids. Easy to relate to and flowed fluidly. I like how developed the characters seemed. I did feel I wanted to know even more about them, and even more about things that were introduced in the story. I don't know how some things ended.
I felt like some parts of the story started to dip into subjects and then didn't really follow through. As an example, there is a part where a drug pipe comes into play. I don't believe the story that was told behind it and wonder why Lark let it go too. The signs were there, she kept pointing them out throughout the story, but when the time came, she let it go. All I can say is why??
Then at the end, when things were getting good, it all started to speed up too much. Literally as I finished my thought was, "Really?!"
I never did figure out Gideon Lee either, but maybe the next book.


3/5


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#Giveaway: Saint And Soldiers The Void DVD

Germany, May 1945, the twilight of World War II. On a final mission deep in the Harz mountains, a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans, including three infamous Panzer tanks, preparing to ambush allied supply trucks. Before the war, private Jesse Owens was a product of segregation and racial discrimination, forced by law to ride in the back of the bus and disenfranchised from the political process. As the Germans bear down on the Americans, Owens fights the Axis powers for a freedom he and his fellow African American soldiers have never felt. With a deadly game of cat and mouse quickly unfolding, Owens and his predominantly white tank crew find themselves out- gunned and out-manned by the German Panzer tanks. Several in Owenss crew are reluctant to put their faith in a black tank driver despite their dire circumstances. With tension and fear beginning to manifest, Owens knows they must put aside their differences to stop the enemy from achieving their deadly plan. Knowing that a victory over the Nazis means a victory for racial justice, Owens and his men find a way to work together to save hundreds of lives in a desperate battle against the greatest odds they have ever faced.



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