Hey y’all! Weekly Wrap Up is a bleep where I give quick recap about my blog, reading adventures, and life in general of the past week. I also may include some rambling!
*It matches my new travel camper. 🙂
- By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank
This is so hilarious so far. It feels like something that would happen in my small town. 🙂
Here’s all the posts from this past week, in case you missed it!
Family Gathering by Robyn Carr
I have said it before and I will say it again. I love series that show a group of people and their growth on life’s journey.
Dakota and Sid were no different. I really enjoyed watching the stones lay out their path. Gave me with warm fuzzies. Add a crazy-stalker lady, a family drama, and a genius IQ and things will get wild.
Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan’s Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he’s immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life.
Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he is on everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention at first, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he also gets to know himself and what he truly wants.
When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, the four adults are drawn together for the first time in a way they never were as children. As they struggle to accept each other, warts and all, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested. But all of them come to realize that your family are the people who see you for who you really are and love you anyway. And for Dakota, that truth allows him to find the home and family he’s always wanted.
Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton
Betsy and Ty have what everyone sees as a perfect life or so Betsy’s sister thinks. Little does she know that by dropping her kids off to Betsy she will heal her sister and bond a marriage closer than ever before.
I really enjoyed watching this unfold. There were times when I wanted to scream at Betsy’s sister or give Betsy a hug. It was a beautiful story.
I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — This book was a really enjoyable read. I really liked it. Some moments I may have even loved. There may have been a few things that I felt could be improved upon. Or there may be nothing wrong with the book, it just didn’t blow me away. I would recommend this book to most people and think most people would really enjoy this book.
Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have decided to put life’s disappointments behind them. At least in theory. Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, while Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget the longing for motherhood set deep in her heart. But when Betsy’s free-spirited younger sister Jenna drops her young daughters off at the farm to attend a two-week art retreat in Florida, Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble.
As those two weeks stretch much farther into the hot Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world and revel in a home that’s suddenly filled with the sound of laughter and life. Meanwhile, record heat promises to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades.
Four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her own battles. She’d once been free to travel and pursue a career in photography, but all that changed with the appearance of two pink lines on a plastic stick and a boyfriend who hit the road. At Halcyon art retreat, she finally has the time and energy to focus on her photography. As the summer continues, she wonders how her rediscovered passion can fit in with the life she’s made back home with her two children.
When Hurricane Ingrid aims her steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that could affect both her and her children’s futures, and Betsy and Ty find themselves protecting their beloved farm as well as their own hearts
Book rating scales by Book Reading Like a Boss
My reads for this week are:
Its time to start on my personally owned stack. Most of these were gifted to me some as far back as my last birthday. So its overdue. LOL
Multiple recommendations say to read either Caraval or The Kiss Quotient. So I may have to flip a coin. You have any thoughts as to what I should read next??
DNF: This Man Series
By the third chapter of This Man, the man asked the main female character if she wanted to “get down”. It felt very reminiscent of a 50 Shades. I am just not looking to read something in this genre at the moment.
It totally sucks bringing your kids to the dentist for one to have a tooth pulled and another to get a cavity fixed. My mom came and was extremely helpful taking a kid but I don’t like me babies to hurts. Thankfully their dentist is a rock star and he managed to get things done in a flash.
Other than that we had a relaxing week. I took the boys swimming Thursday and Friday. We are catching some serious rays this summer.
We had a scout cooking activity where the boys made pizzas. They had a blast having out.
I also was finally able to meet my bestie to celebrate her birthday which was on Father’s Day. We had a lovely evening together, eating good food, great coffee and book talk. [Keep an eye out for my post about her awesome cake]
My tribe camps A LOT like 7-8 trips between Mother’s Day and Labor Day. The hubby and I had talked about getting one our own. We have been camping with the inlays for 15 years.
We finally found a deal that we couldn’t pass up.
So, yeah, I am not quite sure our week was that relaxing but we had tons of fun.
Ready for the more oily info.
This super fresh blend combines Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine and Lemon with a sprinkle of Spearmint. Its zesty and refreshing.
You can put it in your water to help you reach that huge water intake goal. *Be sure its a glass bottle.
Diffusing this gives your house that fresh and clean vibe whether you actually cleaned or not. It’s also helps to refresh your kitchen when you cooked something that doesn’t leave the best smell.
It can also freshen laundry and boost creativity.
- Dressers are up next to organize…Check out my blog with my summer plan 5 Ways to Organize This Summer
- One camp for the kids this week. Then off camping for a long weekend.
- I am 6 books behind my Goodreads pace…slowly steadily catching up to the goal of 106?!?!
That’s all y’all…LOL! How was your week? Have you read any of the books I listed…give me the scoop? Any thoughts about my week? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by! — xx