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, August 4, 2020

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Paris Never Leaves You; Movies: The Secret Dare to Dream

We may have been given complimentary copies of any books and/or other products mentioned below and/or early access to any movie mentioned for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: Paris Never Leaves You

Today I am recommending Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman. Charlotte, a widow and her young daughter, Vivi, are struggling to survive in World War II Paris when they catch the eye of  German soldier, Julian. He begins to bring Vivi extra food and eventually develops a relationship with Charlotte. Feeling guilty, Charlotte struggles with her feelings. Meanwhile, Julian has a big secret of his own. Years later, when Charlotte has fled to America to avoid being called a traitor because of her relationship with Julian, she strives to forget the past but finds she needs to reconcile that part of her life before she can move forward. Even if you have read a lot of other stories that deal with the same time period, this one is unique and surprising. It is bittersweet and touching and a little bit sad. 

Movies: The Secret Dare to Dream

Today I am recommending The Secret Dare to Dream. This movie is based on the best selling nonfiction bestseller by Rhonda Byrne which taught millions of people how to lead better and more fulfilling lives. When a  mysterious stranger comes into the life of a down-on-her-luck widow and her three children,  their lives begin to take a turn for the better. This a very uplifting movie with a good story. It may not give you the secret to a better life, but if you don't mind a somewhat but not completely predictable movie and you enjoy movies with cute relationships, it will put a smile on your face and fill your heart with joy.

The Secret Dare to Dream is now available on PVOD. For more information go to www.lionsgate.com/movies/the-secret-dare-to-dream.

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