The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders

unwantedwifeThe Unwanted Wife, when first found on my Kindle, I was hesitant. I read the storyline and it seemed a bit dull and I wasn’t sure that I would be able to finish it. But since I could borrow it for free I thought I’d give it a read. Plus I tend to read reviews for everything and it got some really good reviews.

In a nutshell, this story is about a fairly new husband and wife, and the only thing the husband wants from his wife is a son. After awhile he realized he wasn’t going to get what he wanted and in the process treated his wife very badly. Cold even. His wife became fed up with how her husband was not who she thought she married and she realized that she wanted a divorce. Now that she is set on getting out of this horrible marriage, she discovers that she is pregnant. When her husband realizes that he wife wants a divorce and that she’s pregnant, he can’t fight his feelings for her anymore and now is scared to death that he will lose his wife and his child.

In the beginning of this book the writer was wonderful at making you really hate the husband. As you unravel the reasons he was cold towards his wife, and that he does have feeling for her, your feelings towards him begin to change. He fights to regain his wife’s love and trust and by the end I couldn’t help falling in love with him myself.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book and really had a hard time putting it down. It was an easy read and the way it was written made it even easier.

Check it out!

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The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

I’ve never heard of this book, The Secret of Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorensen but discovered it on kindle for 99 cents and I couldn’t resist reading it – I mean who doesn’t want to read a nice romance.

secreitofellaandmichaThe story is about Ella, who came from a broken home and lived through some tragic things in her life. Her best friend and next door neighbor Micha knew everything about her. They were best friends. When Ella left suddenly one night eight months ago, she not only left her old life behind, but she also left the person she used to be. She went to school far away from her old life and returned during summer break just to find everything was the same. Even Micha. While Ella was away, she worked hard to change herself from the rebel girl she once was to a proper well-controlled girl. Micha wants the old Ella back and will stop at nothing to show Ella that she is perfect the way she is.

This is their love story.

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I really enjoyed this book and how it was written. Each chapter was either from Ella’s point of view or Micha’s point of view so you were able to understand what each were thinking in each situation. It’s like getting both sides of a story. This appears to be book one of a trilogy. I plan on reading all of them as I’d like to see where their lives in up. With each other. Or not.

Adopt Without Debt

adoptwithoutdebtI recently stumbled upon a blog or article or website that talked about various adoption stuff, but there was a link to a suggested book, Adopt Without Debt by Julie Gumm. This book is a collaborative effort from 30 adoptive families who shared their creative fundraising ideas.

After skimming the book, there appears to be some great ideas on how to set up a budget, the use of coupons for grocery shopping, and how to give yourself a cash allowance for spending on certain things. There is also a large chapter on creative fundraising ideas.

As I read through this book and implement some of the ideas, I will share them with you. Of course, I can’t do every single idea in the book so if you want to read about all the ideas, the link above will help you out with that. No kindle version though. 😦

With me having a new mortgage payment, putting more on my car to pay it off faster, acquiring into some possible part-time jobs to help supplement the adoption costs, and saving every penny I have, I would love to have the ability to adopt a child and not have to worry about a large debt when the adoption is all said and done.

If you decide to buy this book and try out some of the ideas, please share them with me. I would love to hear all about how it worked out or didn’t work out. All of it is good to hear and may help someone else modify the idea to work differently.

Visit my page on Ways to Help Me for some of the ideas I have started. There things from selling my things on Etsy (check out the 20% off coupon code right now!), buying coffee, or simply donating through PayPal or GoFundMe. I realize it’s near the holidays but a cash donation could be considered a holiday gift, or you might find something on Etsy for a friend or family member that would help with the adoption.