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Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
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Max likes his life, he loves his job, he has friends,and he has figured out routines that let him have a comfortable if not exciting life. Despite befriending several of the Kowalskis and opening his home up on game day to fellow sports fans, to most Whitford residents he remains... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Immersed in Books
Miss Bates, They really are a great series. If you enjoy RS already then it is a natural fit. I tried a fair bit of RS early on, but heroines who were damsels in the distress really turned me off. I love the Crane's heroines really bring something to the table, even the singer in Off the Edge. They are not superwomen by any stretch of the imagination, but they are certainly not objects to be saved. I love that. Ana
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I read and enjoyed the first two of Carolyn Crane’s romantic suspense series “The Associates” earlier this year. I was bit wary however when I read the blurb to the third. Thorne, the hero is self-described thug and low life, a bad guy, a killer and gang member who is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Immersed in Books
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Sunrise in Calgary Whenever I end up setting my alarm for some un-godly hour so we don't miss our flights, I have to remind myself that I wouldn't have done it unless there was a very good reason. I book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Edmonton This morning we woke bright and early and packed up to leave Edmonton. But we couldn't leave without seeing its skyline and some of it riverside neighborhoods. It is truly a pretty city. We spotted some of the CRC... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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The Yellowhead out of Jasper This morning we said goodbye to the the majestic mountains of Jasper. After picking up breakfast at Tim's we went to see some of the smaller brilliant blue lakes on the outskirts of the Jasper... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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I've been to Jasper once, about a decade ago, with my dad and siblings. We drove up the Icefields Hwy to the Athabasca Glacier, trudge up the path to it and then turned around and drove back to Banff. My... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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As a family we tried to come up with a good itinerary for our Banff/Jasper days that would let us enjoy the natural beauty of Banff without killing ourselves on long hikes. We decided to head to Lake Louise early... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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The mountains We set out for Waterton bright and early, and enjoyed watching the rolling prairie transform into hills and foothills as we approached Waterton. The mountains materializing out of the horizon faintly violet is one of my favorite things.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Eleven years ago! Eleven years ago we took my mom to the Fort Macleod Musical Ride on Canada day, and it was such a wonderful day, we thought it would be a great way to celebrate Canada Day this year... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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One of the things the girls have heard of the most about their time in Southern Alberta was our Friday family trips to Medicine Hat. One hour to the east of Brooks on the HWY 1, Medicine Hat was the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Brooks Christian Reformed Church Almost twelve years ago Chris and I took a chance, and moved out of our comfort zone to a small town in a rural Alberta. We arrived with high hopes, and one year old baby. While... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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HWY 1 between Calgary and Brooks About two years ago we started thinking that we really need to find a way to go back and visit Alberta. Our vacation is usually eaten up traveling to and traveling with family, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Last Summer/Fall I binged on Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series, and although I didn’t love the later books in the series as much as the original three, they are all very solid small town romances. I am not exactly sure why I didn’t give the Animal Magnetism series a try... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Gardening with Oma Yesterday was our last full day in Emo. We were lazy bumps on logs. The weather warmed up a bit so we spent the day reading on the back porch, watching the World Cup, introducing the girls... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung We had a break in the clouds yesterday afternoon and had a chance to explore the amazing countryside around Emo. After a leisurely morning we drove back out to the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung National Historic Site of Canada, otherwise known as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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When visiting family shy away from building very busy agenda. It allows us to relax, and avoid disappointment. The only thing that we plan on is spending time together, playing games and eating good food. Yesterday I woke up and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Kaministiquia River As we drove west out of Thunder Bay, Ontario across the rugged terrain of the Canadian Shield I found myself thinking of the places that anchor us. We are traveling across Western Ontario to go visit Chris's Dad,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Emme is on the cusp of stardom in the Alt-music scene, which is much better than being caught in the middle of the scandal that ended the last band she was in. Emme is focused on breaking through, and walking the straight and narrow so she can put it all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Lucy Ryan-Carter was the ruling rich mean girl in their high school who grew up to become a socialite trophy wife in NYC. Lucy left that marriage without a cent to her name, and when her parents turn her away she finds herself applying for a job as housekeeper to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Trinity Ewing is looking to start a new life and safe home for her son far from the heartache and scandal she left behind on the East Coast. She found a beautiful old house in need of renovations in a small town in rural Indiana. Madison is picturesque surrounded by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Salvation is the 3rd novel in the Defiance Series by Stephanie Tyler. I read the second book in the series, Redemption based on the recommendation of several folks in twitter. The Defiance series is essentially a post-apocalyptic Motorcycle Club/New Adult novel. I enjoyed Redemption despite having the skipped the first... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Summer Rain: Love in the Rain Series's nine story collection is the first of two short story collections edited by Sarah Frantz. The proceeds from the sales of this anthology will got to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). This was a strong collection and I enjoyed the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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I loved Bitter Spirits and I was very eager to have a chance to read the second novel in the series, Grim Shadows. Set in 1920’s San Fransisco, Jenn Bennett’s Roaring Twenties series novels are atmospheric, lush and engrossing. Part paranormal mysteries, part historical romances these novel have an incredible... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Island Peril and Backwoods are the two of most recent installments of Jill Sorenson’s romantic suspense series Aftershock. The heroines in these books are Ella and Abby Hammond, sisters who survived the Great San Diego earthquake, central to the first Aftershock novel. The novels in this series are not closely... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Immersed in Books