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, April 28, 2020

Tips for Tuesday: Books: The Orphan's Gift & Game: 5 Second Rule

We may have been given  a complimentary copy of one or more of the books and/or other products listed here for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: The Orphan's Gift

The Orphan's Gift: An absolutely heartbreaking historical novel by [Renita D'Silva]

Mom - Today I am recommending The Orphan's Gift by Renita D'Silva. This is a beautiful touching and heartbreaking book. Growing up with a frail mother and a cold and distant father who show her little love or attention, Alice's constant companion and best friend is Raju, a servant's son.  Her feelings for her friend only deepen with age, but any kind of relationship between them can only lead to tragic consequences. Years later, Janaki is raised in an orphanage. Although, the nuns who raise her are loving and caring and her fellow orphans are friendly and sweet, every time it seems that she has found true happiness, it is taken away from her. It will take Janaki's daughter, Deepa to bring these two woman together. If you are a crier, you will definitely want to have tissues handy when you read this book. You will definitely need them. This gut-wrenching book will rip your heart out, and it will touch your soul.

Game: 5 Second Rule Jr.

Mom - Today I am recommending 5 Second Rule Jr. This is an exceptionally fast paced and terribly amusing game. The object is to give an answer that fits a particular category in 5 seconds or less.  Although the categories in this junior version of the game don't seem that hard, trying to think of an answer that fits one in 5 second is not always easy but quite often hilarious.  The crazy twisted timer with its spinning metal balls instead of the sand timer that most games use only adds to the fun of the game. This is great game for everyone in the family ages 3 and up.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for What-To-Do Wednesday.

Stay safe! Stay healthy!


  1. The book sounds intriguing and like one I wouldn't mind settling in with on a rainy day. The game sounds like a lot of fun for kids and adults alike! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It was a really good book. I really liked it a lot. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment. Stay well!