“Deconstructing INFATUATION” by Merce Cardus was good. Helen, whose boyfriend travels 350 days out of the year, needs a roommate. Her current roommate, Marleen, is getting married to her boyfriend so she needs to feel the vacancy. Tiziano comes and checks the room, and they pick him. Helen is not sure how to feel about him at first…actually she just doesn’t plain like him, but soon they start spending time together, and she finds herself starting to like him. Maybe have feelings for him.
Tiziano is so different from what she’s used to. He’s daring, romantic, passionate and actually wants to be around her. He also teaches her about herself, what she likes and what she’s possibly missing. Little does she realize, Helen is starting to fall for Tiziano. She believes it’s love, but really it’s only infatuation. He came into her life and woke her up, so to speak. Showed her what she really wanted and how she was inside. It goes so deep that, after the month that he is only renting, she wants to go back to Italy with him, leaving everything behind. Helen’s friend, Emily, tries to tell her that this will pass, but Helen doesn’t believe it until Tiziano doesn’t come back at all.
I did enjoy reading “Deconstructing INFATUATION.” Ms. Cardus helped shed light on the fact that someone new can come into your life when you least expect it and practically “force” you to realize what you’ve been missing and actually wanted in your life all along. Personally, I was able to relate to this story. I think we’ve all been infatuated with someone at some point in our lives.
I give it 3 stars.
“Deconstructing INFATUATION” by Merce Cardus was provided courtesy of Great Romance Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, single or married, young and old. Take this day out for yourselves, pamper yourself even if you have to do it yourself. We spend so much time taking care of everybody else…seems like, when we get around to us, the day’s almost over, and we can barely keep our eyes open. So, somewhere in the MIDDLE of today, take care of you.
Again, Happy Mother’s Day!
“Fixing Cupid” by Cristian YoungMiller was okay. It was about Ben needing to find the love of his life and his best friend, Carey, helps him find a way to do this. By rooming with Jack, he soon finds the love of his life, Anna, but deals with some crazy, wild antics along the way.
The story was really hard to follow at times and tended to jump around a lot. And, the main idea of the story that Jack was cupid and this is how his roommates find love was a great one, but the story just needed to be more down-to-earth.
I give it 2 stars.
“Froggy’s Best Babysitter” by Jonathan London was awesome. My daughter really loved the book. She followed along with me all the way through until the end and even helped me out with some of the words. She really liked the pictures that accompanied the text too…they were so bright and colorful. It was really easy for her to follow along with the story.
As a parent, I enjoyed “Froggy’s Best Babysitter as well. I think it really kept my daughter engaged which, to me, is very important as she approaches the age where she will be learning to read.
I give it 5 stars.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“The Berenstain Bears and the Jump Rope Contest” was entertaining…like all of the Berenstain books, it was a great reading resource for my daughter and Sister in her jump rope contest was hilarious.
I was very happy that my daughter enjoyed it.
I give it 4 stars.
Susan Paul has written a wonderful, inspiring writing resource in “Your
Story Matters: Introducing the Pleasures of Personal Writing.” She instills within writers or soon to be writers that what they want to write and document on paper matters, their stories are worth telling. And, this just doesn’t mean in writing a book, but also in journaling, keeping a diary, something that your family will be able to look back and know about your life.
Moreover, Mrs. Paul also emphasizes the importance of keeping up with your personal writing among friends and family through memos and old-fashioned snail mail. She brings back that feeling of how it felt to get your very first letter in the mail and why it’s important to keep up this lost art, even through the age of email and internet where your words can be sent to your recipient in a matter of minutes.
In my opinion, “Your Story Matters: Introducing the Pleasures of Personal Writing” is an awesome resource for writers, whether they just want to take their own journey in personal writing or take it a step further.
I give it 4 stars.