As they settle into their new perfect lives, the circle is complete when Emily falls pregnant. The town is perfect, the weather is perfect and their lives are perfect. But are the stares from their neighbours a little too intense, is the town a little too interested in their happy news, and is Eden all that it seems.
They are about to find out that paradise comes at a cost, and when you sign a lease, you should always check the fine print.
Soooo......I want a tree house.
Yes. One with bars I can climb on. Outside in our tree so I don’t get hurt.
Yes. How can I get one?
Maybe you could ask Daddy to build it.
[gasp] I have my own tools!
(She’s referring to a toy tool bench).
Wow! You do!
I have a hammer, and stickers (nails), and I can help Daddy build it!
Sounds good to me, kiddo!
That night, she woke up in the middle of the night looking for her sheep. Sheep is her favorite stuffed animal. She sleeps with it every night. We found sheep and I started to tuck her back into her bed, but she got upset and started kicking the covers off.
I want to sleep in my sleeping house!!!
Yes. I want to sleep in it.
Honey, I don’t know what that is.
Outside! I want to sleep in my sleeping house.
OH! Your tree house?
Yes! My tree house.
We don’t have a treehouse yet.
I have to ask Daddy to build it?
I can use my hammer and my stickers?
I love you so much, Mom.
I love you too, sweetheart.
by J. Jeffrey
J. Jeffrey does a great job of creating a complex story that creates a wide range of emotions for the reader. You swoon over their love story, and get annoyed when Theodore shrugs off something important to Helen. You love their new baby, Regina, then feel bad for poor little Deb. You get angry at Regina for constantly getting Deb in trouble, then you are happy when Deb and Helen become best friends. So many things happen in this book that the reader cannot possibly predict what will happen next. Theodore’s character is completely irresponsible and unpredictable, while Helen is proper and organized. They seem to be one of those ‘opposites attract’ couples, but their relationship (and eventually lack thereof) is the source of only half of the family drama.
Regina is a calculating, conniving little girl. She is very jealous of her younger sister and frequently conspires ways to get her in trouble. Her personality is more like Helen’s, whereas Deb is more like Theodore. Because of the differences in their personalities, the girls’ parents never believe Deb when she tries to tell them that Regina has done something on purpose to get her in trouble. Their sibling rivalry lasted into adulthood, and is the other half of the family drama.
I absolutely recommend this book. One of the qualities I look for in a book is that it completely submerses me into the story. J.Jeffrey did a fabulous job of that. He incorporated just enough drama, romance and conflict into the story to keep me glued to my kindle and wish there was more to read at the end!
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2 cups of steamed cauliflower
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
You may use any toppings you like, but if you would like to keep the recipe on the healthier side, I recommend using vegetable toppings, and minimal cheese.
Preheat oven to 450º.
Mix cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, and eggs in food processor or blender.
Spread out the mixture on parchment paper, on a pizza pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Remove crust from the oven.
Add toppings, then place it in the oven until the cheese melts on top.