This weekend was lovely! I soaked up: family time,ate some great food,had dinner with Bestie P, went to Von Maur,went to the outlets,babysat,enjoyed the Summer weather,went to church,read and slept in.
Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy’s girl—her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just an infant. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother.
Cordelia can’t suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave her birth, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she decides to travel there to get them.
Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is the brother of Cordelia’s best friend, and he’s oblivious to the fact that she’s had a crush on him for years. When he volunteers to take her to Sydney on the company jet, he has no idea that he’s putting her life in jeopardy or that he’s about to unlock a passion that will change their lives.
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I liked this light-hearted romance and and suspense book but I normally do enjoy JG's work. Another perfect,fast weekend/Summer read.It is a B.
Elizabeth Little's Dear Daughter
Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for.
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This book reminded me of Gone Girl (think darker,edgy.twisted) from the beginning to the end but I enjoyed this one way more. There were funky characters and a mystery to keep in mind. I didn't see all the turns coming and it had such a wacky setting,great descriptive writing and Janie/Rebecca was a smart,spoiled character/narrator. You felt sorry for her and wanted to see what would happen. I give this an A,even if I didn't agree with the ending.
After 5 years of trying,applying,hoping,praying,trying,applying,hoping,wishing,praying,and trying I am finally back in a true school setting!!! Last Sunday I officially accepted a TA (teacher's assistant) position in a special ed kindergarten room at an elementary school;it is my foot in the door! I love the kindergarten teachers I work with and the other TAs are great. The six students in our room are sweet and smart and our first week is already done!
Friday: Had the interview early in the morning before I went to my "old" job.
Saturday/Sunday: I received the phone calls from the school principal and assistant superintendent offering me the job, I called my old job and left them a message saying I took the TA position and that Monday would be my last day there.
Monday: Had my last day as a PreK teacher in the corporate daycare;said good bye to my coworkers,bosses and kiddos.
Tuesday: Went to the district office to fill out the paper work before the Institute Day! Went to Institute day.
Wednesday-Friday: Full days in the classroom with the students!!
What a crazy,enjoyable,whirlwind of a week! It all still hasn't sunk in yet and I can't stop being happy,grateful,blessed and excited for this new chapter in my life.
This is just another part of His plan and I am very excited about this leg of the journey.