Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Book Review: Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble

This is the story of Eden and Clay, a couple who married because of a pregnancy, then split when the baby died. Five years later Clay gets a tip that their daughter is alive, so he picks up Eden and they go undercover at a ranch for orphaned girls to find their child. As they try to find their little girl, their time together rekindles their romance. Can they reunite their family after all this time?

Honestly, I had a hard time getting into this novel. I appreciate that there's a big push to start books with action, but this story gets into it so quickly that I didn't have a chance to start caring about the characters. It took a while to really connect with them. If you want to just jump into the action, however, this is your kind of book. The plot is a bit predictable, but that's what we love about romance novels.

If you like romance, the West, and lots of little girls, this is the book for you. If it sounds like the book for you, then leave me a comment for a chance to win a once-read copy! Please leave me your name and email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a winner by the end of the week. Good luck!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Honey!

Thirty-three years ago the world said hello to my wonderful hubby. We was smaller, less hairy, but as adorable as he is today. Even though he's been alive for over three decades, you'd think he's celebrating his 8th birthday. I'll post more pictures to his Yooper Stewart blog, but right now this is all I've got.

His first treat - the SodaStream - his chance to make his own soda at home. As you can see, he's quite excited to make his own root beer.

He also got some Legos (more photos to come). Then he enjoyed some play time with Bucket.

And for dinner, he wanted something special. A cup of coffee and the meat and cheese party tray from Sam's club. Put all of this with head-to-toe camo and a few hours on the computer and it was one happy birthday weekend for my Matty.

 Happy Birthday, Honey - I love you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom!

It's my Mom's birthday today - don't forget to wish her a happy birthday. Love you, Mom!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Dear Aunt Karin,

Today I was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter in the mail - a LETTER! The writing on the envelope was my mom's, but the letter inside didn't even need a signature. My dear little Pudding Cup, at age 5, wrote me a letter.

With Love, Pudding Cup
Please allow me to translate:

"Dear Aunt Karin,

You are my favorite aunt in the whole world (don't tell Mimi). I miss you SOOOO much. When are you coming to visit? I'll let you sleep in my room on the top bunk. Will you bring Pink and Purple with you? I want to play with them in real life.

Please come visit me soon (Babcia said she'll buy you a ticket because she's just the greatest grandma in the whole world).

With Love, Pudding Cup"