Lainee Jordan is a 14-year-old girl who loves horses. She is awaiting a heart transplant and can use all the help and prayers out there!
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I’m sharing this story for Lainee’s family. As a grandmother to a granddaughter who loves horses who when I first met her she too had to have heart surgery, this story struck close to home. Please share this story, let’s see if we can help Lainee get a new heart!
The Elemental Series by Brigid Kremmerer
The latest book in this series Sacrifice is a hang onto your seat, fingernail marks in your palms, story of action and emotion that will have you reaching for the box of tissues.
This YA (young adult) series has been an intense rollercoaster ride of romance and excitement. It isn’t a teen anxiety dump of over emotional reactions, this is a real issues with a paranormal twist. Kremmerer gives credence to the difficult life of today’s teens, this isn’t a “Leave it to Beaver” world. While it is enjoyable fiction, it is so well written that is feels real. You remember what it was like to be a teenager, relating to the Merrick brothers and their friends as if they are part of your life. If you have not read this series, what are you waiting for?
Four orphaned brothers with powers of the elements and little else. Trapped by well meaning adults, a system not set up to handle special needs and circumstances, their own kind trying to kill them, add in normal teen choices and difficulties and you have a series that reaches out and grabs you.
Sacrifice is focused on the oldest brother Michael Merrick, he has giving up his own childhood to raise his brothers. He is the interpretation of a true hero, he tries to do what’s right even when it would be easier to walk away and never look back. Michael struggles to keep it all together, protect his brothers and do what he believes his father would expect him to do. He opens his heart and home to others and is the kind of man you want in your corner.
Fall in love with the Merrick brothers, read this amazing series and tell me what you love about it or what you don’t.
This has been a wonderful year not because I won the lottery or managed to get a book published, while I wish this were true I’m still happy with my life. We celebrated the birth of two new granddaughters: Trinity in January and Sophia in June, our beautiful princesses. I also gained two more grandchildren when my son Jason married a lovely woman with two children of her own. As I celebrate New Years Eve this is what is important to me: Family, Friends and being a positive influence on the people around me. My goal for 2015 is to be a better ME, a stronger ME and a happier ME. I will write from the heart, speak from the heart and tell those I love how much they mean to me. We are not promised tomorrow so make the most of today. God bless you all and Happy New Year!
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