I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tips for Tuesday- Books: The High Tide Club and Daditude

We may have been given some of the below mentioned books for free for review purposes.

Mom - Today I am recommending two books.

The first book I am recommending is the fiction book, The High Tide Club, by Mary Kay Andrews. This book is a little bit different than a typical Mary Kay Andrews book. It is more of a mystery. Ninety nine year old heiress, Josephine Bettendorf Warrick is dying and she wants to make things right with her three girlhood best friends and/or their descendants. She summons lawyer, Brooke Trapnell so she can update her will, but when she dies before doing so, it is up to Brooke to bring together Josephine's only living girlhood friend and the descendants of the others including herself to solve a mystery and carry out Josephine's legacy. This book has plenty of intrigue including a decades old unsolved murder and a child mysteriously whisked away to an orphanage at birth. However, it also has plenty of Andrew's customary romance. In fact, there is so much going on in this book that it will keep you turning pages and you will not be able to put it down until you have read the whole thing.

The second book I am recommending is Daditude, the Joy and Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood by Chris Erskine. Chris Erskine is a columinist for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune and occassionally for other papers. He is also a husband and father, and and every week he discusses the craziness of family life in his newspaper columns. This book is a collection of some of his best work including columns about  a trip to drop his daughter off at college loaded down with important things like numerous pairs of shoes, a Thanksgiving play about popcorn and and a whole column devoted to the crazy collection of stuff that accumulates in a car. Even as he pokes fun at ordinary life and his own family, Erskine's love for his family clearly shines through making this book sweet and touching as well as being incredibly funny. It is a  book that both men and women can enjoy. In fact, if you are looking for a light read that will give you a good laugh, this book is a good choice.

 And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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