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, June 26, 2018

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys and All We Ever Wanted

We may have been given one or more of the below mentioned books for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Me - Today I am recommending Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian. Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys is a cute story about a girl who has grown up as an army brat. When she decides she doesn't want to join her parents when they move out of the country, they put her in the care of their family friends, a family that consists of seven boys. The book starts off a little bit slow, but then it takes off into a really exciting and sweet story. Unfortunately, the end of the book is very disappointing. While it most likely would have been better if  there had been a sequel or some other form of closure, I would still say that the journey makes it worth the read.

Mom - Today I am recommending All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. All We Ever Wanted is the story of two families trying to navigate a scandal involving their two children. Nina Browning seemingly has everything, a rich handsome husband, a son headed for Princeton, and more money than she could possibly need. Then, suddenly when Nina's son, Finch is implicated in a incident which could have him expelled from school and maybe even get his college acceptance revoked, Nina finds herself reliving a scarring event from her past and realizing that maybe the life she has isn't necessarily the one she really wants. Tom has been raising his teenage daughter alone since her mother abandoned them when Lyla was a young child. When Lyla suddenly becomes the focus of  scandal, Tom is determined to do everything he can to protect his daughter and her reputation whether she wants him to to or not. This is a very timely book that will really make you think. It presents a very realistic view of how hard it is to be a good parent and do what is best for your child and still do what is right especially in the oversharing world of today. This book will get into your psyche and stay with you long after you've read it especially if you are parent.

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

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