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Our Favorite Reads of the Week, Last Week of Summer Break

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Ah, the final week of summer break—a bittersweet time filled with last-minute adventures and the anticipation of a new school year. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing how we’re savoring these fleeting moments with some great reads and a new card game that’s quickly becoming a family favorite.

Whether you’re looking to unwind with a good book or engage in some friendly competition around the card table, we’ve got some recommendations to make the most of your end-of-summer days. So grab a refreshing drink and read on with our reads of the week!

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The Reads of the Week

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Practice makes perfect

by Sarah Adams

Annie Walker, a sweet-natured florist fears she’s too boring to catch her dream man until her brother’s dashing bodyguard, Will Griffin, returns to town. Though he’s determined to avoid any local entanglements, Will finds himself roped into helping Annie revamp her dating profile and teaching her how to be the leading lady of her own love story. Amid practice dates and “educational” moments, Annie discovers there’s more to Will than his guarded exterior.

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Whatever After

By Sarah Mlynowski

Our 9 year old daughter is loving this series right now!

Siblings Abby and Jonah find themselves entangled in iconic fairy tales, thanks to a magical basement mirror. However, their modern sensibilities inadvertently derail the traditional plots, leaving them scrambling to fix the stories before they’re altered forever.

As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell in reads of the week list

As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale

by Liz Braswell

My oldest just finished this and he is excited to start the next one!

Belle’s encounter with the Beast’s enchanted rose sparks vivid memories. Revealing her long-lost mother as the enchantress who cursed the castle and its dwellers. As Belle and the Beast grapple with this startling revelation, they must unravel a two-decade-old dark mystery connecting their families.

Wizards of the Coast Game Night: Free-for-All

We are still working on The House at the Edge of Magic but we also got a new game we are loving to play as a family before bed!

It is an easy way to learn to play Magic or to teach friends and family the game. Including a How-to-Play Guide for new players. Designed for 2–5 Players. Magic: The Gathering weaves deep strategy, gorgeous art, fantastical stories, and a thriving fan community all together into a card game experience like no other