It was about a year and half ago tat I read Book One Giants in the Land : The Way of Things. I really enjoyed the first book so when offered to review Book Two – The Prodigals I was excited. These are deep books that really make you think about life. I need these kind of books once and while. While reading I felt like I was a part of the story and the characters all come to life you just don’t want the book to end.
There are Giants in the Land . . .
A great shadow over the land threatens to overwhelm not only the people but a thousand years of Giant service and perhaps the Giants themselves.
The future of the land depends on three young prodigals and an aging hero. Their personal struggles must be set aside, for they are the land’s only true hope.
Book Two of the Giants Trilogy follows Thomas, as a much older man now serving as the Land’s Forest Ward, and two of his grandchildren (seventeen-year-old Tommy and thirteen-year-old Rose). They are unexpectedly caught up in a struggle for the survival of their people and their way of life. A sudden tragic change shocks them from a complacent and distracted life. Thomas, Tommy, and a band of lost prodigals are placed on a dangerous path toward destiny or destruction. Though they are unprepared, they are all that stands between hope for the future and loss of all they hold dear.
About the author..
Award-winning author Clark Burbidge was born and raised in the mountain valleys of the Rockies. He received an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and a BS degree from the University of Utah. He has over thirty years of experience in finance, which has taken him throughout the world. He has been active in community and church service, including youth and adult ministry, for over thirty-five years. Clark and his sweetheart, Leah, currently reside near the high mountain trails and enjoy their blended family of ten children and three grandchildren
Disney shows are not just about the human character, they are about the furry friends too. Just about every show has an animal or two that is part of the show. Now Disney has launched a product called the Disney Palace Pets.
Disney has recently released an app into the Apple marketplace to introduce the first characters before the toy line arrives in retail stores nationwide in early August. Please see the link below for a free download:
The Palace Pets were first introduced in the Disney Princess Palace Pets app, a wildly popular, free iOS app from Disney Publishing Worldwide that launched in June 2013 and reached more than 1 million downloads in its first seven weeks. The app shares the story of how the Palace Pets met the Disney Princess characters and includes activities such as an interactive royal salon where children can wash, brush, groom, accessorize and treat the pets to snacks
We were sent a package of the new Disney Princess Palace Pets to enjoy! These Furry Tail Friends are $5.99 each and come with sparkly tiaras and styling brushes to groom their tails.
My daughter was super excited to get these new toys. She went right to work grooming her pets and playing with them. What do most little girls love the most? Princesses and pets. Now you can get them all in one!
Other toys is this line are:
Talking & Singing Pets (MSRP $12.99 each): These dazzling figures come to life as they speak and sing several phrases with the press of their locket. The fall collection includes Pumpkin (Cinderella’s Puppy), Berry (Snow White’s Bunny) and Treasure (Ariel’s Kitty).
Pamper Me Pretty Plush (MSRP $24.99): Soft, sweet and stylish – the Pamper Me Pretty plush stuffed animals are perfect for grooming and snuggling! Available as both Pumpkin (Cinderella’s Puppy) and Beauty (Aurora’s Kitty), these pampered pets come with extra-fluffy tails and beautiful accessories.
Pamper & Beauty Salon (MSRP $29.99): The Pamper & Beauty Salon is packed with tons of primping accessories like a blow-dryer, mirror, barrettes and more. Rapunzel’s kitty, Summer, is included with magical color-change features that make her pink nails and pretty makeup appear and disappear with water
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At this time of year there are so many fun movies to watch. My all time favorite is Elf. I was never a huge Will Ferrell fan until I watch Elf for the first time. I just adore that movie and can watch it year round. My favorite part is, well there are a few. When Buddy sees a regular sized toilet and shouts, Wow these are gianormous! That’s a favorite word now. hen when he’s in the department store and he starts singing. Oh and I can’t forget the part when picks the gum off the rails and eats it. His facial expression in so real.
Another favorite is The Grinch. Jim Carry is such a talent in any movie he does. You do have to like his humor though. I really like his movie Popper’s Penguins and look forward to watching that again soon. I think I like Jim Carry more as he gets older…
I can’t forget to add The Santa Clause movies. I love Tim Allen and he plays a great role in these movies. I think the first one is still my favorite but they are all really fun to watch. We have satellite for our television viewing but I’m interested in switching our services to something similar to MyBlueDish. It’s hard to switch when you’ve had a service for so long. But times are a changing. I’d like a new TV that has internet and I could go line with it. How cool is that?
So my last all time favorite holiday classic is A Christmas Story. I mean how can the holidays go by without watching this movie! I love when Ralphie comes downstairs in the rabbit jammies. Or when he swears after his dad when they are changing the tire! There are so many great parts!
What is your favorite Holiday Movie?
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