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I Said Yes

I Said Yes

On 8/18 Jami Bennington wrote: I Said Yes is an eye-catching title. When I saw Emily Maynard's face on a book cover, I was intrigued. I watched her season of The Bachelorette, and I knew her story from her talking about it on TV. Knowing also that she was a believer in Christ, I was interested in reading what she had to say. Reading ... I Said Yes by Emily Maynard Johnson - a Review

Jami's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

On 8/3 Jami Bennington wrote: Gripping is the word I'd use to describe The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter! It pulled me in from the first page. I LOVE books like that! The Goodbye Bride is the second novel in the Summer Harbor Series, which started with Falling Like Snowflakes. The third novel in the series is coming up in September ... Gripping and Unforgettable

Jami's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

On 3/1 Jami Bennington wrote: The Berenstain Bears books have been personal favorites of mine for as long as I can remember. When I was given the opportunity to review this newest children's book by Jan & Mike Berenstain, I took the opportunity, because there's just nothing better to my heart than their writing and awesome illustrations. ... A sweet story of the first Christmas--Berenstain-style!

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5 Stars

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Betting on Hope

Betting on Hope

On 10/13 Jami Bennington wrote: Hilarious. Heart-tugging. Betting on Hope is part of the Four of Hearts series of novels. Betting on Hope, written by author Debra Clopton, is a keeper. Contemporary Christian is a favorite genre of mine. I thoroughly enjoy a well-written novel with a swirl of romance poured in. Debra weaved a little ... Betting on Hope – sweet love story!

Jami's Rating:

5 Stars

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Take This Cup

Take This Cup

On 3/5 Jami Bennington wrote: I have always enjoyed the Thoenes’ books. They are able to take the Scriptures and add fictional aspects that make the original stories come alive. This particular story is written about a young boy who has been born to be the cupbearer of the Lord. It was young Nehemiah’s job to take the chalice ... Another winner by the Thoenes!

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5 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 3/17 Jami Bennington wrote: His Love Endures Forever, is the third novel in the Land of Canaan series by Beth Wiseman. This is an Amish novel.Danielle Kent is an English woman who falls in love with an Amish man, and soon is carrying his child. With hopes of his leaving the Amish faith like he promised and starting a life with ... His Love Endures Forever - a BookSneeze review

Jami's Rating:

4 Stars

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Faithful to Laura

Faithful to Laura

On 9/11 Jami Bennington wrote: Faithful to Laura, an Amish fiction novel by Kathleen Fuller, is a well-paced novel with solid characters and an intriguing story.Laura Stutzman, whose face is forever scarred after an attempt on her life by a man who also stole her family's life savings, has decided to pay back her family. Taking on ... Faithful to Laura - a BookSneeze Review

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4 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 7/23 Jami Bennington wrote: This Scarlet Cord, written by Joan Wolf, is a story about the young Canaanite girl Rahab as told in the book of Joshua in the Bible. When the Israelites were preparing to take the land of Jericho, Rahab turned to the God of Israel and hatched a plan to save her family from certain destruction.Since Rahab's ... This Scarlet Cord - a Booksneeze Review

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4 Stars

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 7/11 Jami Bennington wrote: Through Rushing Water, by Catherine Richmond, is a great novel. I'd already read Spring for Susannah, Catherine's first novel, and I'll say that Through Rushing Water is not a disappointment!When Sophia Makinoff, teacher at a girl's college, was disappointed to learn that she would not be the wife of ... Through Rushing Water - a Booksneeze Review

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5 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 4/18 Jami Bennington wrote: Brush of Angel's Wings is the first book I've read by Ruth Reid. Ruth did a wonderful job in capturing the qualities of the characters in this novel, and at times had me chuckling, feeling frustrated, and even in tears. This is a novel that will evoke emotion, and that tells me that the writing is good--and ... Brush of Angel's Wings - a BookSneeze review

Jami's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 4/2 Jami Bennington wrote: Heaven in Her Arms: Why God Chose Mary to Raise His Son and What it Means for You is a new non-fiction book by Catherine Hickem, who (from her website) is a "speaker, author, coach, and relationship expert." I've reviewed another of her books--Regret Free Parenting--so when I saw she had another one ... Heaven in Her Arms - a BookSneeze review

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4 Stars

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Need You Now, Pt. 1

Need You Now, Pt. 1

On 3/26 Jami Bennington wrote: Beth Wiseman is an author I've been reading for a while. I've really enjoyed her Amish books, and so when I was given an opportunity to review Part One of Need You Now, a non-Amish novel of hers, I was a willing participant! However, there's just something missing. The characters seem a little forced, ... Need You Now Part 1 - a BookSneeze review

Jami's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/17 Jami Bennington wrote: Heart of Gold, written by Robin Lee Hatcher, stole my heart! At 294 pages, this historical fiction book is an enjoyable read.Shannon Adair grew up in Virginia and loved the life that she and her parents had. But when her mother died and Virginia was torn by war and death, Shannon's minister father Delaney ... Heart of Gold - a BookSneeze Review

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5 Stars

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First Date

First Date

On 1/16 Jami Bennington wrote: First Date, written by Krista McGee, was a sweet story that is perfect for teenage girls. Addy Davidson is a high school student in her senior year. When the principal of her Christian school suggests that she take part in a reality show called The Book of Love where the President's son chooses someone ... First Date - a BookSneeze Review

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4 Stars

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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 12/16 Jami Bennington wrote: Beth Wiseman, author of The Wonder of Your Love, has done it again! This newest novel is the second novel of the Land of Canaan series. (The first in the series is titled Seek Me With All Your Heart, which I also recommend!)You'll follow the story of Katie Ann from Colorado, an Amish widow whose husband ... The Wonder of Your Love - a BookSneeze review

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5 Stars

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 9/4 Jami Bennington wrote: Treasuring Emma, by Kathleen Fuller, was a nice Amish story. There were bits of romance and suspense laced throughout. Main character, Emma, was an Amish woman who was unmarried at age 25. The young man that Emma had loved as a young girl had left the faith and gone to another state. When Adam left, ... Treasuring Emma - a BookSneeze review

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4 Stars

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Seek Me with All Your Heart

Seek Me with All Your Heart

On 7/4 Jami Bennington wrote: Seek Me with all your Heart, written by Beth Wiseman, was a fantastic book! I've had the privilege of reading and reviewing several of Beth's books, and I have to say they're just fabulous reads. Beth never lets her readers down!Seek Me with all your Heart is book one in the Land of Canaan series. Emily ... Seek Me with all your Heart - a BookSneeze review

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5 Stars

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 2/16 Jami Bennington wrote: Regret Free Parenting, by Catherine Hickem, is a faith-based parenting book. Catherine has about 30 years' experience as a psychotherapist, speaker, and mom, and she is also the founder of Intentional Moms.At 214 pages, Regret Free Parenting has chapters that focus on building fellowship with our children ... Regret Free Parenting - A BookSneeze Review

Jami's Rating:

4 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 1/28 Jami Bennington wrote: An Amish Love is a series of three novellas written by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long. The book is 400 pages in length, only divided into three stories.The stories' main characters are linked in all of the stories, which is nice. This is a nice book for individuals who love Amish romance.In ... An Amish Love - BookSneeze Review

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4 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 1/6 Jami Bennington wrote: Fasting: The Ancient Practices is written by Scot McKnight and Phyllis Tickle. At 185 pages, this book is pretty easy to read.This book encompasses many questions that many believers deal with. Is the body evil and keep us from God or can it be used in pursuit of God's blessing? McKnight firmly presses ... Fasting: The Ancient Practices - a BookSneeze Review

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4 Stars

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The Secrets Beneath

The Secrets Beneath

On 12/1 Jami Bennington wrote: The Secrets Beneath, written by Kathleen Fuller, is the second book in The Mysteries of Middlefield series. At 271 pages, this YA novel is a good read. The setting is in the town of Middlefield, and young Amish girl Rebekah Yoder finds herself plunged into a mystery that would rival the stories from ... The Secrets Beneath - a BookSneeze Review

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/2 Jami Bennington wrote: Heaven is for Real, written by Todd Burpo, was a really nice read. The book is about Burpo's son Colton, who had a near-death experience while having an emergency appendectomy.Colton was able to describe heaven. He described God's throne and how truly BIG God was and, even more, how big God's love is ... Heaven is for Real - a BookSneeze Review

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4 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 9/27 Jami Bennington wrote: I received this book as a BookSneeze member to read and review.I'll say that when I received The Gospel According to Jesus, I expected to read accounts from Jesus' perspective, from the title of the book. When I opened the book to start reading, I felt like the title didn't seem to fit.Chris Seay, the ... The Gospel According to Jesus - A BookSneeze Review

Jami's Rating:

3 Stars

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What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

On 9/16 Jami Bennington wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have never read anything by Dr. David Jeremiah (yes, I've been deprived), but I love reading about prophecy. Dr. Jeremiah touched on several different aspects regarding "end times", but his biggest focus is how what's going on in our world today stacks up against the ... What in the World is Going On?

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5 Stars

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Faithful

Faithful

On 9/3 Jami Bennington wrote: I received this book as a BookSneeze member to read and review. The author delved into controversial topics that are a problem in today's world, even among our churches: fornication and adultery.There are three main characters in this story: Cyd, Dana, and Phyllis. Cyd is a 40-year-old never-married ... Faithful - A Book Sneeze Review

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5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/16 Jami Bennington wrote: I received this book as a BookSneeze member to read and review. I'll say first of all that it was a pleasant, quick read. It wasn't confusing; the author went right to the point.This book is a "diet" book, written by Roger Troy Wilson, who once weighed over 400 pounds. After he tried and failed multiple ... Let's Do Lunch - A Book Sneeze Review

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4 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 8/6 Jami Bennington wrote: I received this book as a BookSneeze member to read and review. This book is divided into three parts: a section for challenges Christian face and suggestions for facing those challenges, a portion for understanding those questions and answers Christians face, and the last part focuses on living life ... Beyond Opinion - A Book Sneeze Review

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4 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 6/25 Jami Bennington wrote: I received this book as a BookSneeze member to read and review. First, I will say that I am giving away this book. Click here to get your chance to win a copy of this book for free!Now, on to the review.I will say that this book was quite an interesting read. As a writer myself, I was attracted to the ... The Heart Mender - A BookSneeze Review

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4 Stars

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Plain Paradise

Plain Paradise

On 4/22 Jami Bennington wrote: I've recently had the opportunity to read a book that I've really enjoyed. The title is Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman.This is a fiction book about the Amish. The heroine in the story finds out that she's been adopted by her Amish family after an English woman she doesn't know comes knocking on their ... BookSneeze Book Review - Plain Paradise

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5 Stars

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John Bunyan

John Bunyan

On 3/16 Jami Bennington wrote: I am a member of BookSneeze, a fabulous website where you can read free books and keep them if you write a review for your blog and for a major retailer (such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble).I enjoy a good biography. However, it is not often that I read a biography about someone who lived so long ago ... BookSneeze Book Review - John Bunyan

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4 Stars

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