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4.11.09

Bundle of Trouble - Book REVIEW and GIVEAWAY

**********This contest is CLOSED**********



I love to read!
Yes, before B was born, I read ALL THE TIME...
Now, not so much!
I try to read as much as I can, but you know how that is...

I actually got a wonderful piece of mail the other day...
Diana Orgain sent me a copy of her book, Bundle of Trouble, for review!
I have really been looking forward to this, on more than one level.
One, hopefully a nice, good book to read.
Two, it was described as a mommy mystery.
Three, based on what I read (before getting the book) it dealt with a mom not wanting to go to work and miss her the "firsts" of her new baby.
That right there... Hook, Line and Sinker!

With M. being deployed, I am terrified to miss ANYTHING that B. does.
You know, normally one parent will miss it, but the other can tell them all about it.
With M. in Afghanistan, I want to catch every single detail so I can tell M. all about it. So, I could totally relate to this character!

On to the book review...

This book was a definite page turner!
I thought I would read a chapter or two and head to bed...
Um, WRONG! I stayed up reading...

It starts with Kate and her husband Jim getting ready for the birth of their new baby. Kate gets a very weird and unexpected phone call asking for someone to come and possibly identify the remains of her brother in law.
HELLO!
Talk about a great way to start the book on the edge of my seat!
As the book progresses, I feel as though I can really relate to Kate, she is a new mom.. and boy, oh boy, is she forgetful! ( We all know how that is, if not, just wait!)
Living in San Francisco, they money from her job, as well as her husbands, is needed for the cost of living. Kate is trying to find a way to be able to stay at home and watch the little one grow, while at the same time, trying to help bring in the money.
This book shows how she decides that she can be a Private Investigator.
It turns out to not be as easy as she thinks!
We follow Kate all over as she tries to solve a murder, make that MURDERS. Part of the reasoning behind her feeling the need to be involved?! Her husband is detained in Jail as having connections to all of it!
Kate struggles to be an involved mom as well as a P.I. (Including bringing baby on the scene!!!)
This book is a great read!


The ONLY problem I had with it?
I ended up staying up ALL night to read it!
B. didn't help me and sleep in either, so I was pretty tired...
BUT, I will say, it was totally worth it!

My mom is now reading it and I need to go ahead and get the next one!
Diana is now an author I will be following!

Guess what?!
Diana has graciously given me two copies of this book for my readers to win!

Want to enter?
(You know you do!)
Leave me a comment telling me one of the proudest moments you have had as a parent. If not a parent, tell me something you enjoy about kids!
This MUST be done for other entries to count!

Extra entries:
Follow me publicly - 1 entry
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Grab my button - 2 entries
Blog about my giveaway (linking back there as well as Diana's homepage) - 3 entries

Contest is open to U.S. residents.
Contest will end on November 21st.
I will email you and you have 48 hours to respond.

***** I received a free copy of Bundles of Trouble for review.*****


49 comments:

  1. One of my proudest moments is continual..every time the kids get good grades I am so proud..grades are VERY important to me and I accept nothing but their best and am happy when I receive it

    The other is discovery..daily one of the kids finds something new..on tv,a book,the internet whatever and they love to share it with mom.

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  2. One of my proudest moments was just recently when my daughter had to have surgery at three and she was so brave and it made me so proud and souch easier for me!
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  5. I was intrigued by your review and would love to read this, especially that it's about a mother and what we try so hard to do everyday!

    My proudest moment was seeing how my 2yr old welcomed her young baby sister and since then they've been joined at the hip!

    Also another when I taught my son to ride his bike! Even though we both cried so much!

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  9. I've always been proud of my kids, but what makes the very proudest is that they are wonderful adults who know what they want in life. My daughter is very much like I was, she too wants to stay at home to raise her children. I think she would love this book!

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  10. my proudest moments is to see all my children grown and with families of their own teaching them the same family values they were taught

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  11. Some of my proudest moments have been when my kids, who seem to be constantly bickering, stand up for each other in any situation.

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  12. I am proud every time my husband and I go grocery shopping with our son who just turned 2. He sits in the cart and alternates counting to 10 and saying the alphabet, the entire time. :-)

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  15. My proudest moment with my 15 month old was when he learned to share and tried to share his food with others. He's a very loving and nurturing boy...sometimes. He always makes me proud though.
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  18. I love that kids let you see life through a new set of eyes. They're amazing!

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  19. One of my proudest moments as a parent was when my son stood up at school for a boy that is challenged. He included him at his lunch table and joined him while walking through the halls during classes. My son helped this boy out when another group of boys were teasing him. My son and his friends did the good deed and helped out and the only way I found out was a phone call from a teacher letting me know what a great job I have done raising my son. It's nice to know as a teenager he is willing to step forward for someone else. I'm sooo proud of him!!

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  20. I dont know if i can pick the proudest moment. I am proud of my kiddos on a daily basis. My oldes daughter is in 2nd grade and had conferences last night. her teacher had wonderful things to say about her and I could do nothing but smile and feel truly proud of what she has accomplished in school.
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  21. I enjoy kids easy ability to be entertained by anything and everything

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  22. One of my proudest moments was when my daughter decided to give one of her favorite toys to a friend to show her love. The selflessness made me proud.

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  23. My proudest moment was when my kids were born.
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  24. My proudest moment was when my son graduated from high school. The last few years of high school were a particularly trying time for him and it was iffy whether or not he would actually make it. But he did!!

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  25. I love how kids say whatever they are thinking, its hilarious.. and sometimess embarassing!

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  26. I have proud moments everyday with my two kids..every little milestone is a proud moment..as are the big ones!

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  27. My proudest moment was when my oldest son received the citizenship award for the year when he was in kingergarten. Also when he received a 4th place trophy for his first ever Chess tournament. For my 7 year old it was when he played intermural basketball and all of the other parents commented on how good he was. Thank you

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  28. Watching my son read. Very proud mommy moment when he flies through a 50 page book in one day! Thanks for the contest!
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  29. My proudest moment recently was when my son went Trick-or-Treating on Hallowe'en. He said 'thank you' at each and every house, and helped smaller children up steps a few times. I received a lot of compliments on how polite and sweet he was.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book!


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  32. My nieces are so inquisitive!

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  33. I love watching my son learn how to read and write :)

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  34. when my daughter told me that she loved how she was raised
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  35. My proudest moments have been our family time togegether-
    Diane Baum
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  36. When my kids bring home all A's report cards I feel proud

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  37. how they say anything with out thinking

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  43. One of my proudest moments was when my youngest graduated from middle school. He has some learning disabilities and all the homework in middle school was really hard on him. I grinned from ear to ear when they called his name and he went across the stage.

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