Monday, May 18, 2015

Girl Spoken For

Girl Spoken For is the first in an all new YA series that is edgy with a splash of innocence and a smidgen of humor that fans of Some Boys by Patti Blount and Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles will enjoy.

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About Girl Spoken For:

I was “spoken for” by a Mob grandson, which was either terrifying or kind of cool – I wasn’t sure which one yet.

When the realities of life shatter her fragile innocence, Tatum Duncan’s courage and resilience are tested. She’s determined to be in control of her future. But the love of her life, Zach Bertano, and his mob family may have other plans.

Will she “speak for” Zach, like he has “spoken for” her? Or will Tatum walk away?

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My review:

I really liked this one. This was something set in the 80's and has Mob influence. Sweet!  And I loved Zach and Tatum!! So sweet yet So connected. Cannot wait to read more in this series. Definitely a 4 star rating

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About Suzie T. Roos:


Suzie T. Roos is from, and has settled in, St. Louis with her husband, two children and a number of foster pets at any given time.

She and her husband have lived everywhere from Philadelphia, PA to out West in Santa Monica, CA. They’re thankful they could expose their children to different American lifestyles and cultures.

Besides writing, Suzie’s hobbies include movies, traveling, and especially concert going with her husband and friends.

She’s always been an animal lover and animal rights advocate. She is certified by FEMA in IS-00011.a Animal in Disasters: Community Planning. She’s also an active volunteer at the Humane Society of Missouri.

 Favorite Vacation Spots

Anyone who knows me, would know the one thing I could talk about all day. Taking my family on vacation, and where. 

The moment you arrive on Walt Disney World’s property (in Florida), something comes over you. An immediate happiness. 

For a dozen or so vacations beginning on September 8, 2001 (yes, we were on our first ever family vacation when 9-11 happened) we have only vacationed with Mickey.

With our children being 10 years apart we’ve found it satisfies all of us.

I do enjoy the rides, but I vacation to get away from the daily routine at home and I want to be waited on and relax—so does my family! I’ve always loved Disney, whether I’ve worked for them or not.

At first my husband was a critic, never caring much for Disney. And that was fine. To this day I recall what he said to me before we took our children to Disney for the first time: “Don’t think we’re doing this every year!” Famous last words. Well, we have done it just about every year for the past 14 years. 

Why? Because there really is something for everybody. 

I want to see my children’s faces light up. When you arrive at the park and head for the gates it’s already happening. The themes, the smells, the music, the colors…Disney is making you feel welcomed. 

It makes no difference if you like the characters or the movies, Disney has it all. The best guest (customer) service. The best food and restaurants. The cleanest property (meaning—parks, facilities, resorts, restaurants, pools, everything!). Think about it…have you ever noticed trash being hauled through the parks? No, because there’s underground service tunnels. Have you ever gone into a restroom facility and found it dirty? No, because there’s a full-time attendant. With people from all over the world traveling there, cleanliness is a must. And Disney doesn’t slack. 

They have the best themes. You want a Pacific Northwest rustic turn of the century lodge, you got it. You want to feel like you’re in the Caribbean, you got it. You want to sleep in a camp site with your family, you got it. You want to sleep with giraffes strolling by your window, you got it. Everything is possible there. Do I consider that cheap? Faking the real things? NO. I can’t travel the world to experience everything, nor do I really want to. I know my family and I are taken care of at Disney. 

Sure, it may be a bit more expensive than let’s say a beach vacation. But we think Disney is worth every single penny and then some. 

Over the years I’ve unfortunately developed some medical issues that can make eating a challenge, a challenge if I don’t want to be in pain. I’ve never been so impressed with their desire to make your visit the best it can be. The first time we went back to Disney with these new dietary restrictions of mine I was shocked when the waiter excused himself and within a few minutes returned with the Head Chef. I almost crawled under the table from embarrassment. I apologized. But no. The Head Chef spoke with me about what those restrictions were and how he could accommodate me. And let me say, you don’t get an option or two to choose from, the Chef will custom make your wish! I couldn’t believe it. All because I asked the waiter if they could eliminate a couple of the ingredients out of my entree. They all were so kind and understanding. Who else does that? The Head Chef comes out to your table? Nowhere else I’ve been.

And as a “veteran” Disney World guest, I always say, if you don’t like Disney World, then you’re doing something wrong!!

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