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The Best Intentions
Scotland's Melody
The Secret Society of Salzburg
Secret of the Sonnets
20-40-60-Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have
Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild
Secret Santa Claus Club: A Tool to Help Parents Unwrap the Secret of Santa
Mr. Pudgins
Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
Meriden Park
More Inspirational Stories for Young Women
The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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2023 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 3 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

In Times of Rain and War-A Novel By Camron Wright-Historical Book Review


Product Details

  • Title: In Times of Rain and War-A Novel 
  • Author: Camron Wright
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Shadow Mountain (April 6, 2021)
  • Genre: Literary Fiction/World War II Fiction
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1629728543

***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary

During World War II, an American soldier encounters a German woman living a secret life in bomb-blighted London.

In September of 1940, during the Blitz in London, Audrey Stocking is blending in with other civilians who are trying to survive the nightly bombings, but she has a secret. She's not British; she's German. Her fake passport and nearly perfect English allow her to blend in as she works hard to help evacuate British children into the countryside. Audrey longs to reunite with her family in Hamburg, but her double life, the bombings, and the watchful British Military Intelligence have forced her to stay put. And then there are the paralyzing nightmares . . .

Lieutenant Wesley Bowers, an American soldier training with London's Bomb Disposal Company 5, meets Audrey when an air raid leaves an unexploded bomb on the floor of her flat. She is attractive, intelligent, and compassionate, and there's an immediate connection between them. As they get to know each other, Wesley realizes Audrey is the one bright spot amid the war's unending bleakness and constant threat of death. But will he still feel the same if he discovers the secrets she is hiding? Secrets even Audrey is unaware of?

In Times of Rain and War is a gripping and heartbreakingly beautiful story about the strength and resilience of the human heart and spirit, reminding us there is always hope in hard times.
My Review

I enjoy reading about history and learning more about what happened during World War II. My grandfather and several great-uncles served in the military during WWII. I have read so many novels about this time period and this war. In Times of Rain and War was very unique and it focused on two groups of people I'd not read much about before; The Women's Voluntary Services in London who transported children in London to safer places out in the country and the Bomb Disposal Companies that would diffuse the bombs dropped in London. The word was that the life expectancy of those working with British bomb disposal was ten weeks.

Main character Audrey is in London posing as a young woman from Switzerland. In reality, she is a Jewess who has fled from Germany along with her Aunt. After her building is bombed, she makes it out alive and meets American Lt. Wesley Bowers who is training with Bomb Disposal Unit 5 in London. Audrey and Wes's lives intertwine from this point. Wes was a real person who is presented in this realistic fiction novel. 

Since this book is about war, there is violence portrayed as bombs blow up buildings and people. I was overwhelmed at times by the bravery of the men on the bomb disposal squads. They never knew if that day would be the day they'd die. Those moments in the book were very emotional. It was also quite moving as you read about the children who had to be separated from their parents to ensure their safety. There is always that uneasy feeling as the horrors of war are all around. Audrey worries about her family left home in Germany. Wes wants to stay alive to go back home to the girl waiting for him. As the war continues, secrets are revealed that truly shocked me. The tears are hard to hold back at the ending of the book. 

This book will be enjoyed by history lovers and those that love romance. There are many specific things readers will learn about the bombs that may overwhelm some readers with technical details. Overall, this was a great book showcasing the many aspects of war and how it affected so many lives. Fans of Camron Wright will especially love this new novel. I was also happy about the free follow-up story about Wes's granddaughter called Saving Rachel McCalley.

Meet Author Camron Wright
Camron Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a master’s degree in Writing and Public Relations from Westminster College. He has owned several successful retail stores in addition to working with his wife in the fashion industry, designing for the McCall Pattern Company in New York.

Camron says he began writing to get out of attending MBA school, and it proved the better decision. His first book, Letters for Emily, was a Readers Choice Award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. Letters for Emily has been published in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Korea, the Netherlands, and China.

The Rent Collector, his second book, won Best Novel of the Year from the Whitney Awards and was a nominee for the prestigious International DUBLIN Literary Award.

The Orphan Keeper won Book of the Year, Gold accolades in Multicultural Fiction from Foreword Reviews. Other books include The Other Side of the Bridge, Christmas by Accident, and his latest book, In Times of Rain and War will release in April 2021.

Camron lives with his wife, Alicyn, just south of Salt Lake City at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. He is the proud father of four children, all girls but three.

Other Books by Camron Wright

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What early readers said about Camron Wright's new book:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This book offers ... insights and wisdom regarding war, fear, healing, love, loss and more. This story is a celebration of life and worth at least ten stars! '
--Nancy Garbe, Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Both my wife and I loved it! What a beautiful story! This is a winner!'
--Kris Nebeker

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This wonderfully compelling and poignant book immediately grabbed me in a deeply emotive way. Substantive and heartwarming, yet gut wrenching. It's all I seek in a novel and then some. 5 stars!'
--Brenda, Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This book is so wonderful, heartwarming, heartbreaking, memorable, and unique. Truly breath taking and one of my top reads this year. I will remember this for years to come.'
--Rachel, Goodreads reviewer

Friday, June 25, 2021

Our Class is a Family By Shannon Olsen-Children's Book Review


Product Details

  • Title: Our Class is a Family
  • Author: Shannon Olsen
  • Illustrator: Sandie Sonke
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Shannon Olsen (May 5, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Picture Book
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 27 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0578629097

***I voluntarily reviewed a purchased copy. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary

Teachers do so much more than just teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved.

With its heartfelt message and colorfully whimsical illustrations, “Our Class is a Family” is a book that will help build and strengthen that class community. Kids learn that their classroom is a place where it’s safe to be themselves, it’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s important to be a friend to others. When hearing this story being read aloud by their teacher, students are sure to feel like they are part of a special family.

“Family isn’t always your relatives. It’s the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.” -Unknown

My Review

The author of Our Class is a Family is a second grade teacher. I'm a second grade teacher and my class loved the book this school year. This became our motto, in that our class is a family and that we are accepting of one another. This cute book gets the message across that each person is important and loved. We always try to "Stay Kind" and make our classroom a fun and safe place. The illustrations are bright and friendly. I will keep using this book every year and read it on the first day of school. I loved the feeling we had in my classroom and I hope to recreate it again next year.

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Meet Author Shannon Olsen

Shannon Olsen was born and raised in Southern California, and obtained a B.A. in English and M.A. in Teaching from University of California, Irvine. She has worked in education for 15 years, primarily as a second grade teacher. Shannon also creates resources for elementary teachers and shares teaching ideas through her online store and blog, Life Between Summers. Her non-work related passions include traveling to new places, and being a wife and a mother of two girls.                                                   

Thursday, June 24, 2021

An Unlikely Pair: Book One of the Dreams Edge Series-Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

Product Details

  • Title: An Unlikely Pair
  • Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
  • Series: Dreams Edge
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Covenant Communications, Inc. (June 7, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524417041
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary
After a family tragedy, aspiring ballerina Amaliya Marcell is adrift. When she is forced to leave behind everything she knows, the lost young woman struggles to build a new life in an unfamiliar city. But when she meets a handsome world-class figure skater, she finds a glimmer of hope.

After his sister's unexpected retirement from figure skating, Tyler Linden is devastated to give up his shot at the US national championships. His only hope is to find a new partner, a task that proves nearly impossible―until he observes a beautiful young woman at the local ice rink. Struck by her grace and poise, Tyler takes an unthinkable risk and asks Amaliya to become his new partner. To both of their surprise, she agrees. The path to the championship won't be easy, but Amaliya and Tyler quickly establish a solid partnership and a profound connection―both on and off the ice. However, competition at the championships is fierce, and when the time comes, they will be forced to put everything on the line if they hope to achieve their dreams.

My Review

I was so excited when I heard about this new series from Traci Hunter Abramson. I love her writing and wondered how a story about a ballerina and an ice skater would compare to her other stories. I'm here to say that An Unlikely Pair was fantastic! I first read the novella called Dancing to Freedom which is about the main character, Amaliya's parents. Something happens to them that changes the direction of the whole story. Amaliya's life is upturned when she leaves her home and stays with family friends. Entering the story now is figure skater Tyler who's looking for a new partner after his sister's retirement. One day his luck changes when he spots Amaliya on the ice. You can probably see where the story goes from here.

I liked the friendship between Amaliya and Tyler. These two characters have huge challenges in their personal and athletic lives. To see them come together and build something so wonderful is such a fun adventure. Abramson perfectly describes their skating routines as they slide gracefully over the ice or jump high in the air performing a triple lutz. The power and beauty of this sport are felt as if you're actually gliding across the ice feeling the wind on your face. 

 The tension is huge in the final part of the book and readers are left with a huge cliffhanger. I immediately emailed the author asking when the next book was coming out and the answer was February 2022. I don't know if I can wait that long! I hope that we'll be seeing Amaliya and Tyler at the Olympics in the next book.

An Unlikely Pair will be loved by any 16 and up reader who loves a good, clean, romance showcasing working hard and never giving up; eventually bringing happiness and success to your life. Traci Hunter Abramson's words bring to life the art of dancing on ice, in a story that will make you forget about anything else except what is happening on the pages of this book. 

Read An Excerpt From An Unlikely Pair

Purchase An Unlikely Pair HERE:

Meet Author Traci Hunter Abramson

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) Safe House won Whitney Awards for both the mystery/suspense category as well as 2017 Adult Novel of the Year. She added two additional awards in 2019 (Mistaken Reality - best mystery/suspense and Sanctuary - Adult Novel of the Year.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming. 

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Monday, June 21

Holly’s Book Corner

My Book A Day

Heidi Reads

Books and Everyday Life

Literary Time Out

Tuesday, June 22

Getting Your Read On

Empower Moms

Bookworm Lisa

The Flipped Page

Wishful Endings

Wednesday, June 23

Books by Katydid

Life Is What It’s Called

Thursday, June 24

Why Not? Because I Said So

Books Are Sanity!!!

Singing Librarian Books

Books and Socks Rock

Friday, June 25

Inside the Wong Mind

Min Reads and Reviews

She Lives To Read

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Inventing Vivian: A Victorian Romance By Jennifer Moore-Blog Tour Review, Exclusive Author Interview, and Giveaway


Product Details

  • Title: Inventing Vivian: A Victorian Romance 
  • Author: Jennifer Moore
  • Series: The Blue Orchid Society  (Book 2)
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Covenant Communications, Inc. (June 7, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524418943
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary
Ladies of London's High Society are known for their social graces and poise. Vivian Kirby boasts neither of these enviable qualities, though she does offer impressive conversation on chemical compositions. Unfortunately, it appears that not many men want a brilliant wife. So it is that Vivian finds kinship with a group of young women who embrace each other's differences: The Blue Orchid Society.

After an extended stay in China, Lord Benedict has returned transformed to his family's estate, where an encounter with Vivian, whose scientific knowledge he once undermined, leaves him determined to make amends. He arranges to help forward her research—anonymously, of course. Through letters, Vivian establishes a warm friendship with her secret benefactor, even as she's unexpectedly drawn into a murder investigation that forces her to work alongside Benedict to unearth the truth. Soon, Vivian fears she may be falling in love with two men, never suspecting that they are one and the same.

My Review

Inventing Vivian is the second book in The Blue Orchid Society series. Book one, Solving Sophronia, tells the story of how Sophronia and her friends started the society. Personally, I'd read that book first before starting this second one. This second book is all about Vivian, who is very intelligent, a scientist, and an inventor. Even though she is a beautiful lady in high society, she is not concerned with frills. Vivian is way more interested in her inventions and sharing them with the world. Her life shifts, when a man from her past comes waltzing in. 

Lord Benedict has recently returned from years away in China along with his good friend, Zhang Wei. Benedict was once mean and cruel to Vivian and tried to thwart her accomplishments in science. Life abroad has changed him in many ways making him a better man. I truly loved this character. You could see the incredible changes that had taken place in his life. His challenge was proving himself to his father, his friends, and especially to Vivian. With the novel being told from Vivan and Benedict's POV, there are many assumptions taking place about each other. I enjoyed "watching" these two characters open up, piece by piece, allowing each other to finally show their true selves. 

Inventing Vivian shows the strength of a woman taking her place in a man's world during the Victorian Era. This novel also displays a son standing up to a domineering father and becoming a man. Together, Vivian and Benedict join forces to bring about change, stand up for justice, and finally allow their hearts to open up enough to find love. 

Meet Author Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. She suffers from an acute addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. 

Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

To learn more about Jennifer go to her website HERE:

***Exclusive Interview with Author Jennifer Moore***

-Whose story is next in The Blue Orchid Society?

Hazel is next.

-Out of all of the women in the Blue Orchid Society, who do you most relate to?

 I think Sophronia is the one I relate to best. She’s the one I’m probably most like. What about you?

{My Answer}I'm not sure. I think I have the determination of Sophronia, and love learning things like Vivian but I'm not as smart as she is! 

-Do you have a favorite time period you like to write about the most?

I guess it depends on my mood. Lately I’ve just been in love with the Victorian Era. But I also really love American History—like frontier stories. So maybe I’ll look into doing something in that time period. And I guess it’s probably the same time period, now that I think about it, right?

-Do you have any say in the covers of your books? They have been some of my favorite covers to come out in the past few years.

I don’t have a lot. They picked out the Sophronia one and I gasped when I saw it. It’s perfect! They showed me a few different ones for Vivian, but one dress was the wrong style for the time period, and I really wanted the covers to go together in a pretty set. So, I have no idea what they’ll do for the others… I’m excited to see, though.

-That's so interesting! It's always going to be a surprise for you and your readers. Covenant's been hitting it out of the park when it comes to their covers.

They really have! Their designers are fantastic!

-Thanks for taking the time to "talk" to me! 😀😀😀


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Trash to Treasure by Kelsey Rumburg: Bookstagram Blitz and Giveaway

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This is my stop during the bookstagram blitz for Trash to Treasure by Kelsey Rumburg.

Trash to Treasure: Exploring a New Wave of Entrepreneurship with Waste follows the journeys of modern day pioneers making waves—and money—from waste. Trash isn't trash - follow the journey of several companies transforming trash into their products and learn how to think like them!

This bookstagram blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and the tour runs from 14 till 20 June. You can view the tour schedule here.

Don’t miss the tour wide giveaway! 2 winners (US Only) will win a paperback copy of Trash to Treasure. You can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

Trash to Treasure book cover
Trash to Treasure
By Kelsey Rumburg
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business, Economy, Environment

In just 30 years, the world’s annual output of waste will reach an estimated 3.4 billion tons. This global tsunami of waste threatens our environment, our economy, even our relationships. To survive, we must not only contain it but do something with it.

To turn the tide, innovative investors and inventors are building an economy that treats trash as a valued commodity and ever-renewing resource. Trash to Treasure: Exploring What It Takes to Build a Business from Waste follows the journeys of modern day pioneers making waves—and money—from waste, including:

- Patagonia, a global fashion manufacturer with a goal to sell fewer goods to consumers by extending the life of the company’s products
- Rust Belt Riders, a startup that diverts food from landfills and transforms it into garden soil which, in turn, feeds more plants to produce more food and fuel a circular economy
- Hungry Harvest, a subscription service that rescues farmers’ not-ready-for-Instagram produce—20 million pounds of it so far—and delivers it by the boxful to front doors and food deserts

Shift your perspective on waste and you, too, can turn Trash to Treasure and earn disposable income from the things people throw away.

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About the Author:
Kelsey Rumburg knows a thing or two about making a sea change. An exciting, early career had turned her into an international traveler and American expat. But it had also expanded her worldview, bringing into focus the things that mattered most to her—things that were out of reach from her position on the corporate ladder. So at twenty-five, she did what one does at twenty-five: she went home.

From her family’s Midwestern farm, Kelsey hatched a plan to use her passion for problem-solving to make a positive impact on the world around her. Now rooted in Miami’s startup ecosystem, Kelsey helps entrepreneurs build businesses that develop solutions to environmental, economic, and social issues.

Author links:
- Website
- Medium
- Twitter
- Amazon
- Instagram
- LinkedIn

There is a tour wide giveaway for the bookstagram blitz for Trash to Treasure. Two winners win a paperback copy of Trash to Treasure (US Only).

You can enter the giveaway here.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Meet Felicia aka Bear 863...she and her cubs may be put to death in less than 2 weeks! Please Read!

Felicia and her new cubs of year 

This blog post is to inform you about a situation that I feel deeply about. I've always loved wildlife, especially bears. This particular bear is in trouble and she has done nothing except being a bear. Today I will be sharing with you many items that will explain Felicia's plight and why people need to get involved and help.

First, you need to meet Felicia and learn why she is being threatened. Also know, two years ago she was hazed and lost one of her cubs named Salt and then her other cub, Pepper, was lost for a month. Mom and Pepper were somehow miraculously reunited and went to den in the winter. Sadly, last year she came out by herself. No one knows what happened. We don't want to see these new cubs suffer the same fate as their siblings.

This Bear of Many Names 

In a few short days, this bear will die. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other interagency wildlife management partners will euthanize her. All for the crime of simply being a bear in the wrong place.

This bear has many names - she’s referred to as Felicia, as the Togwotee Sow, as Bear #863 - the list goes on and on. 

For years, this bear has made her home along a stretch of highway just outside of Grand Teton National Park, where clovers and sedges provide ample food in the spring and summer months and the busy road offers her and her cubs security against predatory male bears. Each season, thousands of visitors have the honor of viewing this bear safely from the roadside while witnessing her behaving naturally and comfortably in a location where she knows she is safe.

But now, she is no longer safe. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service alongside other wildlife management agencies have made the decision to euthanize her if she returns to the roadside after concentrated efforts to haze her away. This bear has done nothing but be a bear. And for that, she will die.

Unless you step in. 

With your help, we can save this bear. 

We invite you to share this social media campaign on all of your social channels. We’ve uploaded content and story-slides for you to utilize, along with info and back story so you can familiarize yourself. 

Your involvement is crucial, because this issue extends far beyond one specific bear in one specific place. By making a stand here, we are paving the way to demand better wildlife management in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and beyond. Humans must find a way to coexist with wildlife. The conversation starts here.

Thank you,

BB and all the other friends of Felicia, far and wide.

Here's a video of Felicia as she's
nursing her cubs a few weeks ago.
She's a wonderful Mama Bear!

There are many who have put so eloquently into words about this situation, and with their permission I'm sharing to better inform my readers.

By Arthur Leforestier:

On the topic of bear 863 aka Felicia and the recent article that has been shared....

This article is framing this as a people issue when in reality it is a bear management issue. I have been present throughout the spring at many of these sightings and I can assure you that the forest service is literally too lazy to deal with bear jams. I have heard them say word for word “we just don’t want to deal with this”.

Felicia aka 863 is a great bear. She has not gotten into any human food. She has not charged a human and made contact. She has not entered human habitations. She has not even bothered campers on Togwotee pass. She simply GRAZES by the road because of the safety it provides for her and her cubs from larger bears in the area which will quickly kill her offspring.

Photographers or not - Felicia is going to remain by the road because of SAFETY. Mark my words she will not leave the road because it’s a matter of survival. Photographers will leave her alone these coming weeks and she will continue to refuse leaving the roadside.

This WILL UNFORTUNATELY LIKELY result in her demise and euthanasia - not because of people admiring bears but because of lazy bear management by a government agency that does not wish to manage the bear the way the national parks do. In fact, they are so lazy that they have said that if relocation were to lead to her setting foot once again on a road (which she will) that it would result in her instant euthanasia.... SINCE WHEN is it not ok for a bear to simply be near a road? This is their country and they are getting killed because of our mismanagement and refusal to learn how to coexist with this amazing animals.

Jackson has millionaires and billionaires and thousands of people who deeply care about wildlife and this bear in particular - we are capable of raising funds to implement a bear brigade on Togwotee pass the same way the national parks manage their roadside bears. This has been proposed to the agencies involved but they have dismissed the idea. The problem is that the bureaucratic b***s*** and lazy management refuses to entertain anything other than their own prescribed processes and ideology.

Again, this bear has done nothing wrong. She is being hazed for trying to keep her young safe. She is no different than 399 when it comes to her roadside tendencies - the only difference lies in the agency with oversight on these bears, one in a national park and one on a random road. This will be framed against lovers of the wild, photographers, and tourists who simply wish to experience the wonders of seeing these animals (which in turn inspires their conservation). In reality, we are witnessing a direct violation of the Endangered Species Act as a result of incompetent and outdated management.

Animals. Doing animal things. In animal places. That is what is happening. That is why Felicia is being hazed and maybe that is why she will be killed.

And a link to the post directly so you can view the discussion in the comments section:

Here is another wonderful write-up by Ronnie Sue Ambrosino with
sound advice what people can do to help.

Most of you have seen my pictures of this beautiful bear. She is the mother of two small new cubs and feels comfortable living near the highway. This is good for her because it protects her cubs from the male bears who want to kill them. This is a natural phenomena, when the sow (female bear)has no cubs the boar (male bear) can entice her more easily.Because of her desire to be near the road thousands of people have flocked to see her. This causes traffic problems on a major highway used by 18 wheel truckers and is unsafe for the drivers, tourists, and the Bears.

There’s an active movement right now by federal and local government to haze the bears (including rubber bullets)for 14 days straight in an effort to chase them deeper into the woods, into the unsafe areas where the males reside. That could be disastrous to two little cubs. They feel that if the bears aren’t visible to traffic then visitors will stop going to see them - even if it means the cubs will die.

I’m writing this for two reasons: the first one to ask those of you in the area to please not go visit the bears. If this is what the parks department and state troopers want, it may just help save the lives of these three bears. 
***Please don’t drive to see the Bears***

The second reason I’m writing is to ask you to please sign this petition and share it on your Facebook page as well. Anyone can do this easily. You don’t need to be in the parks, or live in Wyoming/Montana, or even be a photographer. If you have compassion for wildlife, for nature, or for any living being please consider signing and sharing.

Thanks for helping to keep wildlife alive

Please click this link to take action NOW.

I hope that you will now take a few short minutes to sign the petition and send an email encouraging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do the right thing and protect this Grizzly bear and her 2 cubs.


Thank you so much for reading!!