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I have! I love seeing how many National Parks I can visit. So far I’ve visited Yosemite, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Rocky Mt, Mt Ranier, Jean Lafitte’s, Apostle Islands, Skagway, and San Marco Fort. And maybe some I don’t recall! Oh, the Everglades too!
Mt. Ranier, Oregon
Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
So have you visited a national park? Which one impressed you most or at which one did something funny or memorable take place for you and your family? I’m about to go to another one in June. I will tell you all about it when I return. Leave a comment today and drop back in a month to see what I have to relate!–Lyn
Out of Circulation by Miranda James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’ve finaly figured out why Miranda James has captured me as a faithful reader. She begins with the portrayal of the murder victim so we see someone who forgets that actions have consequences and people who make others suffer often get what’s coming to them. It’s as if we’re prepared and waiting to see the hateful person killed. That’s interesting because we usually are more concerned about making the guilty party pay. However, Miranda James also satisfies our need for justice. And I love Charlie Harris and his Maine coon cat, Diesel!–Lyn
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Then I have good news for you! I belong to Sweet Romance Reads, a group of authors who write sweet romance and insprational romance. WE’RE HOLDING OUT FIRST PARTY THIS YEAR! THIS THURSDAY, May 9th 2-8 p.m. EST on Facebook. In order to attend you need to join. So first click here.
Then you will be accepted and then you need to click here to come. I know–2 steps but that’s Facebook for you. If they can make it harder, they do! Anyway join the group and drop in on Thursday and join the fun!–Lyn
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We’re heading into May, the month we celebrate our Mother’s. I’m going to share a memory of my mother and would you like to share one too? Please do! I will feature some in my late May newsletter and do a drawing for Kindle gift codes for some of my ebooks to a few random winners.
In the photo above, you see my grandfather, his mother (seated) holding my first cousin Marilyn and behind, her mother my aunt. I don’t have any photos of my mother digitized. I must do that soon. But this is her father and sister and gradmother. I never met my great-grandmother but the other three I knew. Family is so important and sometimes so difficult–you know what i mean!
Now a fond story of my complex mother. I must have been around 10 years old. That spring I found a baby robin sitting featherless in its broken shell on the ground. The destroyed nest lying nearby. I looked around and saw no other bird. I quickly cradled the little robin in my hand an ran home. Of course, my mother had a bird cage in the basement and soon Billy Boy (named by Mama) was in the cage. Mama fed him bread soaked in milk–probably not what a biologist would have suggested.
But Billy Boy survived and thrived on it as Mama fed him around the clock. When the time came, Mama took him out to the clothesline pole (remember those?) and sat him on it and before long he was coasting down to a landing and then he flew!
For the next three years Billy Boy returned to that clothesline every spring and would sing there until Mama came out to “talk” to him. Then the fourth spring he didn’t return. Sad but Billy Boy had three good years and no doubt a story to share with other robins along his way. I could tell you many more stories about my mother’s love for all animals and how she was their friend. She taught me much. I remember Mama. What about yours?–Lyn
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Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first Sofie Kelly mystery I’ve read and I will definitely read more of hers. The setting is a small town in Minnesota, which seems to be a popular locale for cozy mysteries. Who knows why? ‘-) Anyway the spring storms have filled the basement of the community art co-op and everyone is trying to deal with the local flooding. Our heroine, the librarian Kathleen, is also involved in caring for a colony of feral cats that have been housed in an old house outside of town.
In the course of this, she manages to step in just the wrong place outside and ends up dislodging most of a slope behind the house and ALSO A SKELETON. I’m really happy I don’t go around finding dead bodies or skeletons, but of course, no mystery without a body, right? ‘-) The hero is the local detective Marcus and I liked him. And so does Kathleen! The Magical Cats aspect was fine. I think Ms. Kelly did a good job giving the cats personalities, yet leaving them as real cats.
Of course, Lilian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who series started the bent of cats in mysteries. If you haven’t read them, you’re missing a great series–5 star. Anyway if you enjoy a cozy mystery with lively characters and a plot full of unexpected twists, go ahead and try this one!-Lyn Cote
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ENDS THURSDAY APRIL 17TH!