12 Ways To Celebrate Fall In A Small Town

While summer is my definite favorite season- there is just something about fall that makes me happy. Maybe it’s the colors- I do love me some mums and pumpkin centerpieces. Maybe it’s the crispness in the air or the fact that I was born in the fall so I think it’s just a bit of a special time. I don’t know how to explain it, but I do enjoy some fall.

Because I’m an aunt to the 2 most beautiful nieces, I’ve really been thinking back to my days of Halloween and fall fun and thinking about opportunities to have fun with them and make memories! The makings of a list was formed and before I knew it- 12 ideas had popped into my mind.

While I definitely think fall in a small town cannot be beat, most of these activities can be found in larger towns/cities, but you’ll just miss out on the small town charms 🙂

Which activity will you cross off your fall bucket list? Continue reading

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Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Chasing Christmas Eve

Summary:

Meet cute…

Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.

Make merry…

Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself… just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime. Continue reading

A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

A Muddied Murder

Summary: When Megan Sawyer gives up her big-city law career to care for her grandmother and run the family’s organic farm and café, she expects to find peace and tranquility in her scenic hometown of Winsome, Pennsylvania. Instead, her goat goes missing, rain muddies her fields, the town denies her business permits, and her family’s Colonial-era farm sucks up the remains of her savings.

Just when she thinks she’s reached the bottom of the rain barrel, Megan and the town’s hunky veterinarian discover the local zoning commissioner’s battered body in her barn. Now Megan is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation—and she’s the chief suspect. Can Megan dig through small-town secrets, local politics, and old grievances in time to find a killer before that killer strikes again? Continue reading

#FuturisticFriday Review: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

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This book was purchased for Traveling With T’s personal reading.

The Good Daughter

Summary: Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever… Continue reading