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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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Rock Addiction is Nalini Singh’s highly anticipated self-published return to contemporaries. I am a big fan of her Psy-Changeling series, and I was eager to read it despite the fact that rockstar romances are far from my favorites. Rock Addiction is the story of Fox, the hugely famous American front... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Immersed in Books
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“It was only when she talked mathematics that he could see this side of her — sure and steady, swift and beautiful, as if when she was surrounded by numbers, she forgot that she was supposed to be shy.” (Kindle Loc 314) Rose Sweetly is computer. She has gift for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Immersed in Books
This is the first of the last trio of Lucky Harbor novels. I loved the first three, powered through the middle ones even as some as the secondary wacky townies characters started crowding into the story too much. However I enjoyed “It's in His Kiss” despite the fact that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Our summer was fun, busy and wetter than we expected. After our travels out West, we came home to a week and half of family visits. Papi and Rosalia stopped in for a 24hr whirlwind visit, dropping off a car... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Prior to the Molly O’Keefe’s Summer Rain short-story, The Heart of It I had started and quit three of her novels despite hearing only love and adoration for them from trusted reviewers and twitter friends. As I read the opening chapters of Between the Sheets I finally realized why I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Kit Rocha’s (Bree Bridges & Donna Herren) amazing dystopian erotic romance Beyond series is well known for its scorching sex scenes and intense action but in it I have also found a consistently intriguing exploration of what it means to belong, believe and love. Beyond Addiction particularly focuses how redemption... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Natalie had a wild wild youth, but she has put all of that behind her, and settled in to a happy and fun life in Hood River. She has the tattoos and the memories but nowadays she is happier to forget just how out of control her life used to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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The novella "A Lesson in Temptation", is the fourth story in the Stanton Family series. I read and enjoyed two of the previous stories but found this one to be more fun that the first two. Adam Harkness’s unshakable drive and insane work-ethic has landed him a coveted tenure-track position... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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I’m a big fan of Cara McKenna’s books and I’ve been following her on twitter for a couple of years. I first heard of Lay it Down after she signed the contract Signet Eclipse for the series and announced that she was going to be writing a biker book series.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Juliana Hargate, finds herself penniless and homeless when her father accused of embezzlement disappears. She trades her fancy dress for chimney-sweep’s clothes and few shillings (she knows she made a bad bargain) and sets off to try to clear her father’s name by sneaking into his offices at Hargate Shipping... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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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 Jul 29, 2014 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 Jul 27, 2014 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