Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Can Halloween be put on hold? I guess you can say it has, in a way. Waking up yesterday morning, and seeing three inches of snow covering the ground, it felt more like Christmas than Halloween. The locals soon announced that Trick or Treat was postponed because of the weather.

I was a bit bummed but it didn't stop the girls and I from making Halloween-themed sugar cookies. We spent the afternoon cutting out shapes of ghosts, cats, bats and pumpkins. The house smelled like a bakery. The scent of vanilla and sugar is one of the greatest smells. The girls enjoyed icing them, and I enjoyed eating them :)

It just doesn't feel like Halloween. We woke up this morning, the snow is melting, but it's just, well, different. My wee one was already at school  when I realized I'd forgotten to remind her to wear her Halloween shirt. Oops. I hit a drive thru for lunch and it wasn't until I saw the workers dressed in costume that it hit me again, it's Halloween.

So, if you're like me and feeling cheated from an awesome Halloween, I'm suggesting we make the best of it. Let's go home, start a fire, grab some hot cocoa with lots of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon, and read a book that'll help us forget that we're not out on the town in costume, uhh, I mean, that our kids are not out in costume. Here's a book I think you'll love.

One hundred years ago, a little girl died mysteriously. Twenty years ago, another followed. Today, Fall Winters has to find out why.

The last person Jake Castle expects to see again is Fall Winters. Twenty years ago, they were been best friends, until her father killed his sister. He left her and his sleepy hometown--and all the memories in it. He didn’t want a stroll down memory lane, especially with her.

Fall has never believed her father was guilty. He was responsible for a lot of things, but not kidnapping and killing a teenage girl. Now, Fall’s own sister is missing under similar
circumstances. It looks like she was right. She must find her sister alive and prove the connection between the cases, not to mention her father's innocence. Fall turns to the only person she can trust--Jake.

Jake agrees to help Fall on one condition: They never step foot in the ramshackle haunted house that almost left Fall dead when she was ten. Jake wants to believe the ghost they saw that night was a figment of his imagination. But as they delve further into the mystery surrounding the kidnappings, Jake begins to realize there is a connection to the house, and a stronger one with Fall. He knows it’s time to face his fears--and the feelings inside his heart that lead him straight to Fall.

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