THE LOST GIRLS by ALLISON BRENNAN St. Martin's Press November 1, 2016 5 STARS
Love Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series!
Siobhan Walsh has been looking for two sisters who disappeared 2 years ago. She feels responsible, so when she gets a phone call from a Texas priest, who has found an abandoned newborn with a locket nearby that she'd given one of the girls; she goes to Texas in hopes of finding them. She calls in her FBI friends, including Lucy Kincaid, and the search is on. Meanwhile, Lucy's fiance, Sean, has an unexpected visit from a former girlfriend. Her husband, and the 12 year old son he never knew he had, have disappeared in Mexico. So it's time for the Rogan family to find out what's going on.
This is a suspenseful, hard-to-put-down book, so hang on for the ride! Be prepared for a human trafficking story that is hard to stomach, and more than likely, all too true in this day and age. Mexican cartels, murder and mayhem. This book has it all.
The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris May 22, 2017 Entangled Publishing
Hannah has been best friends with Deacon for years, ever since she befriended him and he became her protector. Now she's been asked to be the nanny for Deacon's son, while he's embarking on a tour with a famous country band. Hannah has loved him for years, and she's determined to make him see her as more than a best friend. Do her tactics work? Does Deacon's upbringing (absent dad, alcoholic mother) prevent him from being able to maintain a relationship?
I loved the interaction that Hannah had with Deacon, as well as his band-mates wives and girlfriends. First book I've read by Harris, and I enjoyed it so much that I need to go back and read You're Still The One, the first book in the series.
Life changed for me on July 17, 2017. I was laid off from the place I worked for almost 41 years.
I wasn't totally surprised. After all, layoffs have become the norm at newspapers. I was hoping I could make it at least another year.
The Wichita Eagle has been my home and my life for so long. I started just after I turned 20 years old. Back in the good old days. What have I done over the years?
Job 1 - Classified Ad Taker Job 2 - Classified Ad Support Staff Job 3 - Ad Services Head Typist Job 4 - Newspaper Layout Assistant Job 5 - Production Director Secretary Job 6 - VP/Operations Administrative Assistant Job 7 - Executive Administrative Assistant and Layout Coordinator Job 8 - Page Layout Manager Job 9 - Prepress Manager Job 10 - Advertising Customer Service Manager
There are other job duties in between all of these milestones. I dedicated my heart and soul to the Eagle. I started when I was so young. I met my husband while I worked there. I had all three of my child…