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Storm Front by Susan May Warren


Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community and among the missing are not only a group of students but PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved–and lost–walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine.

A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn’t expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked–no, ran–from over a year ago. She had her reasons–good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn’t the kind of man to give up–not on the missing students, or on her.

Life and love hang in the balance in Susan May Warren’s breathless story of holding on to hope during a deadly summer of storms.


My Review:

What could be more fun? Mention of Montana? Echo Lake Cafe? Or following storm chasers in the book. Susan May Warren sure had my heart pounding a few times in this book, from feeling the bookshelves crashing in on them with flying glass and other heart pounding events.

I think my favorite part of this book was the non-typical romantic storyline. Yeah, sure, it was boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. But there are complications. That was typical. But I loved how the author took a story and put in the complications of real life pain into this book from cancer, abandonment, grief, PTSD, and other issues that the real living heroes of our everyday life face. You could totally relate to them as they faced their human weakness, and saved lives or tramped after tornados in Minnesota.

I obtained this book through NetGalley and from the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.

This book released today and is available for purchase from Amazon or your local booksellers. I would recommend you read the others in the series before reading this one, if you like to read things in a row.

“Storm Front”


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Using your library with your Homeschool

Using Your Library 


By Martha Artyomenko

Today I took a group of high school students to the library. Our purpose there was to learn about some of the valuable resources the library offers to help them with writing a research paper and other school projects.


If you have not used or found the resources available through the library, I encourage you to look into them.  Many of them are available from your home, if you have high speed Internet and a computer or tablet.  Tony, one of the reference librarians, is very helpful and is available most of the time to answer any questions. You can email, call or visit the library at any time they are open.

On the library website there is a tab that says Databases and Resources. There are all sorts of things available on there.  Almost all of these require only a valid library card number.


The first one, if you click on Magazines and Journals, it can pull up resources for any paper you may be researching. It has citations available to put into your paper as well.


HomeworkMT is another part of the website. There are tutors available from 2 pm.-11 pm.  Sunday- Thursday to help walk you though homework questions.

Go through the library website to the link below.


If you are repairing a car and need the Chilton Manuals, they have most of them available to you.

There are history reference guides, links to Montana sites that can help you among others.

Located in the library, there is a vast amount of reference and non-reference material available to be copied or looked at the library. The Montana Memory project is quite interesting!


Remember this is one thing we can use as homeschoolers, that doesn’t cost us anything!  If it doesn’t get used, they often don’t feel it is needed!

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