Book Review: There's an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer was born in Arkansas in 1944. When he was thirteen his family moved to Hawaii. He went to Honolulu Academy of Arts then Art Students League. Soon he begun writing children's books. His wife Gina and him write Little Critter stories together. In 2007, he was chosen to be the National Book Festival "Artist of the Year." He has published over 300 books. Most of his books happened when he was little. His books have been translated into other languages like Spanish, German, French and Japanese. Check out his Youtube Channel. There's an Alligator Under by Bed by Mercer Mayer is an amazing story of a little boy who finds out there is an alligator living under his bed. Of course like all kids he can not sleep at all. So he begs his parents to help him which they told him to go to sleep there is no alligators. The boy then comes up with a plan to get the alligator out from under the bed.  So, my kids LOVE this book. If I would let them we would read it every sin…

Book Reviews: Father's Day Theme Books

Father's Day Books 

Your Daddy Was Just Like You by Kelly Bennett Grandma says that daddy was just like him once. Most of the time Daddy was a sweet boy, but sometimes he raised ruckus. He liked playing race car and superhero and got up set when he lost a game. Once upon a time Daddy was even sent to time out.  Saturday with Daddy by Dan Andreasen A young elephant and his Daddy spend Saturday running errands, sipping lemonade, and having a cookout. The charming art and simple story make this perfect. I love My Daddy by Jonathan Litton Find out why each Daddy deserves a gold star in this bright book about dads and their little ones. 

I love My Daddy by Giles Andreae This book looks at the special relationship between a father and child. 

Daddy All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas When Owen and Daddy have a whole day to spend together, Owen tries to tell his daddy how much he loves him. Owen loves Daddy more than chocolate milk....But at the end of the day, Owen knows that Daddy loves hi…

Book Review: 12 Days to Love by Lisa Swinton

Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn't been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor's wife and mother of two, she occasionally puts her B.A. in Musical Theatre to good. In her elusive spare time she enjoys researching her family tree and baking.

12  Days to Love by Lisa Swinton is another story in A Destined for Love Romance Europe Collection. Lily is free, free from home, free from work and everything she built the last eight years. She is scared to death. With her half of the Etsy business sold, Lily is persuaded by Maddie to take advantage of her windfall and go on a cruise around Italy. Feeling as unstable as the waves rolling beneath the ship, Lily is reluctant to agree to a romantic flirtation, even with a man as intiguing as Zander. The cruise is suppose to be a fresh start for Zander and an opportunity to expand his photography business. All he's interested …

Book Review: Once Upon a Wish by Danyelle Ferguson

So, I met Danyelle Ferguson in my ward a long times ago. She has personally helped me on my own journey with my son Miles. I am very blessed to have her as a friend. Danyelle Ferguson found her love for writing in elementary school. Her first published article was published when she was in 6th grade. She has since won several awards and has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books. She is currently living in Kansas with her husband and four children. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing, and singing in the kitchen.

In Once Upon a Wish by Danyelle Ferguson, Delphine Baudry wished to be a best-selling author, and now instead of celebrating and jumping into her next novel. Taking a cue from some teens tossing Euros into a fountain, Delphine gives into some whimsy and wishes for her next book plot. Jean-Paul Chasseriau wished to start an online marketing company in La Rochelle. Feeling pressure to live up to his father's name in traditional marketing and far enou…

Miles turns Four!

Name: Miles
Year: 2017
Age: 4 years old

What is your favorite thing to do? 
Play outside

Do you have nicknames?

What do you want to be when you grow up?
To go into the army

Who are your best friends?
Reed and Joe

What makes you happy?
Playing outside.

What do you like to learn about? 
Babies, ABCs, Planets, and Water

What makes you sad?
When Reed hit me

What do you do really well?
Telling people to not hit me.

If you had a million dollars, what would you buy? 

What is your favorite thing to do outside? 
Run and walk

If you could have one wish, what would it be? 
More Toys

What was your favorite birthday present? 
Power Rangers

   Food: Pizza
   holiday: Birthday
   book: Monster Trucks
   treat: Fruit Snacks
   song: ABCs
   Animal: mouse
   Movie: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
   Color: Red

Book Review: Meet me at Sunrise by Lucinda Whitney

Lucinda Whitney was born and raised in Portugal, where she received a Master's degree from the University of Minho in Braga. She lives in northern Utah with her husband and four children. When she's not reading and writing, she can be found with a pair of knitting needles, or tending for her herb garden.

In Meet Me at Sunrise by Lucinda Whitney, Finding love in eight days was not on the itinerary. Between a bad breakup and a rockey relationship with her overbearing father, twenty-three-year-old Vanessa Clark has a history of being disappointed by the men her life. So when her long-lost grandfather reenters the scene and persuades her to tour northern Portugal on one of his cruise ships, Vanessa boards the vessel looking for answers. Captain Matias Romano has enough to worry about without having to babysit his boss's spoiled American granddaughter, no matter how good-looking she is....

I received this from the author, Lucinda Whitney for an honest review. So let's tal…

Book Review: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush saga, includingHush, Hush, Crescendo; Silence; and Finaleall debuted as New York Times best-sellers. She graduated with degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or traveling. She lives in Colorado with her family.

Finale is the fourth and last book of the series Hush, Hush. In this book, Nora and Patch thought their troubles were behind them. Hank is gone and they should be able to put his ugly vendetta to rest. But in Hank's absence, Nora has become the unwitting head of the Nephilim and must finish what Hank began. Which means destroying the fallen angels - destroying Patch.

I love the Hush, Hush saga, all the books except this one. I felt like Nora and Patch have become very flat characters. That all the build up in the other books was gone in this last book. I am not sure if the author really wanted to write this book. It felt like there w…