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Cherish

Cherish

On 3/9 Nikki wrote: Cherish.  What a great word!  Wouldn't we all loved to be cherished in our marriages?  Gary Thomas took that one little word and wrote a whole book about it:  what it means to cherish, how to actually cherish your spouse, and even how to make yourself more cherish-able (is that a ... Book Review: Cherish by Gary Thomas

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5 Stars

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Courage To Soar

Courage To Soar

On 1/2 Nikki wrote: In this book, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles tells her story of how she came to live with her grandparents who became her adopted parents and also how she became the talented gymnast that she is.  Her enthusiasm for life comes through very well, and the reader can almost "hear" Simone's voice through ... Book Review: Courage to Soar by Simone Biles

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4 Stars

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 11/15 Nikki wrote: Persomi is the young, white daughter of poor sharecroppers in the pre-World War II time of South Africa.  She has a hard life, but she overcomes her hardships as she studies hard in school and works hard as an adult.  As a child, she compares herself to "real" people, showing how little she ... Book Review: Child of the River by Irma Joubert

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 7/25 Nikki wrote: The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury by Jan and Mike Berenstain is a compilation of five books that were previously published separately.  One book shows different options that children have for when they grow up.  Another shows the cubs helping others when part of Bear Country ... The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury by Jan and Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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I Love You Just Because

I Love You Just Because

On 6/20 Nikki wrote: I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith tells the story of three cubs whose parents remind them that they love them just because they are their children.  They also tell them that they are special just because of who they are.  The message conveyed in this book is a wonderful one, but I ... Book Review: I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith

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3 Stars

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 5/31 Nikki wrote: In Let There Be Light by Mark Leonard, Bill, an atheist scientist, makes a time machine and travels back in time to see how the world began.  Since his plane is powered by the sun, it ceases to work when he encounters the Flood, and he gets trapped in time before the Flood happens.I was intrigued ... Book Review: Let There Be Light by Mark Leonard

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4 Stars

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Unstuffed

Unstuffed

On 5/14 Nikki wrote: Having read several books on decluttering my home, I think this one is the best, and it is definitely my favorite.  The author does not just give practical tips for clearing out the overabundance of stuff in our homes; she also shows how to deal with other things that clutter our lives.  From ... Book Review: Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul by Ruth Soukup

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

On 4/16 Nikki wrote: Here's another great book from Mike Berenstain!  In this one, the cubs learn how special everyone's mother is.  They see that some policemen, doctors, and nurses are mothers, and how their children try to bless them on Mother's Day as well.  The cubs also want to make their mother feel ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears: Mother's Day Blessings by Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Easter Robin

The Legend of the Easter Robin

On 2/25 Nikki wrote: In this cute story, a little girl finds a robin's nest outside a window at her grandmother's house.  She thinks it's too early for robins to nest and is worried about the eggs they laid.  Her grandmother tells her to wait and see, that God has provided for the robins to keep their eggs warm. ... Book Review: The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Macall

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5 Stars

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The Stone of Ebenezer

The Stone of Ebenezer

On 1/28 Nikki wrote: The Stone of Ebenezer by Susan Van Volkenburgh tells the fictionalized story of when the Israelites took the Ark of the Covenant into battle with the Philistines -- and the Philistines captured the ark.  This tale follows the Israelite soldier Nagad as he witnesses the capture, and it ... Book Review: The Stone of Ebenezer by Susan Van Volkenburgh

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2 Stars

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All Aboard the Ark

All Aboard the Ark

On 1/28 Nikki wrote: This cute board book tells the story of Noah's ark in a fun rhyme that young children should enjoy. There's nothing new about this book as lots of children's books have been written about the Flood, but it is a good one. Of course, the theology leaves some things missing: the size of the ark is much ... Book Review: All Aboard the Ark

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4 Stars

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I Prayed for You

I Prayed for You

On 11/30 Nikki wrote: When I saw I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer, I knew immediately that I wanted a copy of it because I have prayed for all of my children, even before I was pregnant with them.  This book contains different scenarios of a mother and child, and the mother bear tells her cub each time that she ... Book Review: I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer

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5 Stars

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 11/10 Nikki wrote: The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert tells the story of Gretl: how she escapes from a train carrying a load of German Jews to Auschwitz during World War II, then stays with a Polish family for a few years before ending up in South Africa, adopted by a loving family.  The author does a great ... Book Review: The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

On 10/7 Nikki wrote: In The Legend of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Daley Mackall, Jack's father is gone from home looking for work at Christmas.  Jack and his mother don't have much money, so he is surprised when he comes home one afternoon and finds his mother baking cookies.  When he asks about it, she ... Book Review: The Legend of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

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4 Stars

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Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

On 8/31 Nikki wrote: For Submarines, Secrets, and a Daring Rescue by Robert J. Skead, the title says it all.  This book is the wildly impossible but wildly fun adventures of twins Ambrose and John Clark during the Revolutionary War.  They pilot the world's first submarine, The Turtle, to sink a British warship; ... Book Review: Submarines, Secrets, & a Daring Rescue by Robert J. Skead

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5 Stars

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Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book

On 8/5 Nikki wrote: With Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book,  the title explains exactly what this book contains.  There are different puzzles and games on each page along with two full pages of stickers.  There is, also, a short, sweet story about Charity and her pony.As soon as I handed this ... Book Reviews: Two Children's Books

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5 Stars

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The Rainbow Egg

The Rainbow Egg

On 8/5 Nikki wrote: With Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book,  the title explains exactly what this book contains.  There are different puzzles and games on each page along with two full pages of stickers.  There is, also, a short, sweet story about Charity and her pony.As soon as I handed this ... Book Reviews: Two Children's Books

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4 Stars

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The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

On 5/2 Nikki wrote: In Only God Can Make a Kitten by Rhonda Gowler Greene, a little boy asks his mother series of questions, wondering who made the trees, rocks, birds, and, of course, kittens.  His mother replies every time that only God can make these things.  Well, that makes the book sound boring, but ... Book Reviews: Two Children's Books

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2 Stars

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Only God Can Make a Kitten

Only God Can Make a Kitten

On 5/2 Nikki wrote: In Only God Can Make a Kitten by Rhonda Gowler Greene, a little boy asks his mother series of questions, wondering who made the trees, rocks, birds, and, of course, kittens.  His mother replies every time that only God can make these things.  Well, that makes the book sound boring, but ... Book Reviews: Two Children's Books

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

On 4/12 Nikki wrote: In this new book from Mike Berenstain, the cubs ask questions about our country's "birthday,"  the Fourth of July.  Mama and Papa tell them how and why our country was formed and how God has blessed it.  As the children hear this information, their pride in their country grows.This book ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Country

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

On 3/17 Nikki wrote: When the Bear family has another family over for a cookout, Sister notices that their cousin is a little different.  He doesn't do things quite the way the rest of the cubs do, but he is very sweet and friendly.  Sister asks her mother about Tommy and discovers that God made Tommy, along with ... Book Review: God Made You Special by Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

On 2/1 Nikki wrote: When a herd of unicorns arrives at the abbey and starts devouring the apples, Abbot Aelian works to find a solution to this "plague."  In a different part of the county, nine-year-old James tries to find answers to his many questions, not the least of which is whether his father the Duke is still ... Book Review: A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

On 12/29 Nikki wrote: In The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag by Mike Berenstain, Brother and Sister Bear try to "one up" each other by bragging about how well they've done things.  When they start arguing over who can see the best pictures in the clouds, Gramps Bear steps in and teaches them a lesson about ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

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5 Stars

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God’s Great Creation

God’s Great Creation

On 11/24 Nikki wrote: Adventure Bible God's Great Creation tells the story from the creation of the universe up through Adam and Eve's sin and their being thrown out of the Garden of Eden.  The illustrations by David Miles are colorful and interesting and should capture a child's attention. I enjoyed reading this ... Book Review: Adventure Bible God's Great Creation

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2 Stars

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

On 10/27 Nikki wrote: When a stranger comes to town and starts remodeling an unused store, the whole town is curious.  Only one little girl has the gumption to find out what he is doing, and she gets to learn the secret first. Mr. Sonneman is going to open a candy store!  As Lucy and Mr. Sonneman talk about the ... Book Review: The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

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5 Stars

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Weird and Wonderful Creations

Weird and Wonderful Creations

On 10/13 Nikki wrote: Weird and Wonderful Creatures Made by God describes many different plants, animals, and fungi made by God and is full of information that your children (and you!) may not know.  Some of the animals described are whales, bats, praying mantises, and butterflies.  Venus fly traps and corpse ... Book Review: Weird and Wonderful Creatures Made by God

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 9/17 Nikki wrote: In The Berenstain Bears:  Blessed Are the Peacemakers by Mike Berenstain,  the cubs have another problem with which to deal.  They are caught in the middle between two groups of cubs at their school:  the teasing bullies and the smart kids.  These two groups want nothing to do ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers by Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 8/12 Nikki wrote: The Berenstain Bears:  God Shows the Way by Stan and Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain contains three books in this one volume.  The first two stories deal with fear and the unknown, and the last one deals with money.Since we enjoy (most of) the Berenstain Bears books, I was excited ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears: God Shows the Way

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5 Stars

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King David

King David

On 7/14 Nikki wrote: Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders tells the story of David beginning with his anointing as king and continuing through God's promise to send the Messiah through his line.   Some of the stories are shortened and edited for younger readers, like David's adultery with Bathsheba, but David's ... Book Review: Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders

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5 Stars

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The Gentle Revolutionaries

The Gentle Revolutionaries

On 5/28 Nikki wrote: The Gentle Revolutionaries by Don Lord tells the true story of Dan and Emelie Bradley and their missionary tenure in Siam/Thailand during the early to mid 1800's.  The Siamese/Thai nobles were very open to Westerners and welcomed this couple into their homes as they strove to learn from them. ... Book Review: The Gentle Revolutionaries by Don Lord

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3 Stars

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Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures

On 5/7 Nikki wrote: Curious Creatures Made by God, a compilation of four books, tells about different animals grouped by where they live.  This book is supposed to be easy for children to read so they can read it for themselves.  It is jam-packed full of interesting facts about these amazing animals. My children ... Book Review: Curious Creatures Made by God

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5 Stars

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One Lost Sheep

One Lost Sheep

On 4/1 Nikki wrote: One Lost Sheep by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by Margaret Spengler retells Jesus' parable of the one missing sheep that the Good Shepherd leaves His other sheep to find.  I was excited to read this book with my children as the parable states such an important part of Christian theology.The ... Book Review: One Lost Sheep by Rhonda Gowler Greene

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3 Stars

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

On 2/20 Nikki wrote: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode:  9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life by Crystal Paine contains many, many ideas for getting the most important things done during the day and how to figure out what they are.  She walks you through the process ... Book Review: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

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5 Stars

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Luminary

Luminary

On 1/8 Nikki wrote: In this sequel to Anomaly, Thalli has escaped from the State, an underground city where Scientists have engineered a new civilization after a nuclear war devastated the whole world.  But Thalli and her friends were lied to; there are pockets of survivors above ground, and Thalli and three others ... Book Review: Luminary by Krista McGee

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5 Stars

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City on Fire

City on Fire

On 12/17 Nikki wrote: In City on Fire:  A Novel of Pompeii by Tracy Higly, Ariella has been taken captive by the Romans after the fall of Jerusalem and made a slave.  Her owner is terrible, so she makes a drastic decision to leave him and change places with a gladiator, disguising herself as a boy.  After ... Book Review: City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii by Tracy L. Higly

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5 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 9/2 Nikki wrote: In this delightful story, Harriet Beamer has just moved across the country to live with her son and daughter-in-law.  She is a sweet lady who seems never to have met a stranger, and these traits make her an easy mark for a man and his daughter who sell her a lease to a gold mine.  Meanwhile, ... Book Review: Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin

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4 Stars

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Anomaly

Anomaly

On 7/9 Nikki wrote: After a nuclear war has destroyed everything on Earth, a handful of Scientists have started a new colony under a mountain, manufacturing people free from disease and emotion since emotions caused all of the problems before.  Thalli always knew she was different, an anomaly.  She hides her emotions ... Book Review: Anomaly by Krista McGee

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5 Stars

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 6/19 Nikki wrote: American Phoenix:  John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence by Jane Cook.  This book covers about five years of the Adams' lives, the time they spent in Russia representing the United States of America.  John Quincy Adams lost his ... Book Review: American Phoenix by Jane Cook

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5 Stars

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Love's Complete

Love's Complete

On 3/10 Nikki wrote: Love's Complete by Teresa Hull tells the story of one family's adoption of a Russian child.  I don't expect that there are many books about this particular subject, so I was excited to read this one even though we don't plan to adopt a child from Russia.  However, while the pictures are ... Book Review: Love's Complete by Teresa Hull

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3 Stars

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A Just Man

A Just Man

On 2/27 Nikki wrote: A Just Man by Helen Daniel takes place during and immediately after the Revolutionary War.  It follows a family as it deals with the routine trials that families had to deal with in that time period.This book basically tells the conversion stories of several family members, the circumstances ... Book Review: A Just Man by Helen Daniel

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3 Stars

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 12/27 Nikki wrote: The Respect Dare:  40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband by Nina Roesner was written as a companion book to The Love Dare by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick.  As the title suggests, this book contains forty "dares" or challenges for a wife to use in order to strengthen ... Book Review: The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner

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5 Stars

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Sneak

Sneak

On 11/12 Nikki wrote: I reviewed Swipe by Evan Angler this summer, so when I saw the sequel Sneak offered by BookSneeze, I had to get a copy to review it, too.  Swipe continues the story of Logan in a futuristic America when the world is moving to a Global Union.  Most people are "Marked," and these people get all ... Book Review: Sneak by Evan Angler

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4 Stars

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 8/18 Nikki wrote: When Libby inherits a rundown inn in a small island community off the coast of Virginia, she discovers that her father did not die when she was a child and that she actually has a brother and sister.  As she comes to terms with these discoveries, her friend Nicole is kidnapped, and the police think ... Book Review: Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Swipe

Swipe

On 6/6 Nikki wrote: Swipe by Evan Angler takes place in the future when the USA has become the UA (United America) which includes Mexico and Canada, and is heading toward a UG (United Global), and everyone is required to have the Mark.  One receives the Mark on his thirteen birthday, and it allows him to obtain a job ... Book Review: Swipe by Evan Angler

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4 Stars

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Behemoth

Behemoth

On 3/22 Nikki wrote: In Behemoth by Jonathan C. Leicht, something is killing the elephants in the Masai Mara game preserve. When Jim Thompson, the chief game warden, starts looking into the situation, it appears that a dinosaur is the one doing the killing. At the same time, John Maxwell is putting together a team to look ... Book Review: Behemoth by Jonathan C. Leicht

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5 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 3/8 Nikki wrote: In Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley, Kate answers an unusual ad for an heiress in Arizona Territory. After she has proven her mettle with very hard work, she will be offered the Last Chance Ranch...on one condition: she has to sign paperwork stating that she will never marry. Kate is ready to ... Book Review: Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

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3 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 2/16 Nikki wrote: Then Sings my Soul Book 3 by Robert J. Morgan is the latest, and probably the last, in his Then Sings my Soul series. This book is different than the previous books in that it doesn't just have little snippets about the history of each hymn. This book starts with a short history of hymns divided into ... Book Review: Then Sings my Soul Book 3 by Robert J. Morgan

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5 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 1/4 Nikki wrote: December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World by Craig Shirley tells the story of how the United States got into World War II. There are thirty-one chapters, one for each day of the month. The author apparently reviewed many newspapers in order to compile this book. This book doesn't ... Book Review: December 1941 by Craig Shirley

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4 Stars

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 11/12 Nikki wrote: In Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Hart, Mary Lynn and Jackson are on the verge of entering the social elite in Charleston. They have worked their way up from poor beginnings and are thrilled that they are about to "arrive." While Mary Lynn is a nominal Christian, Jackson is not one at all. On Christmas ... Book Review: Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Hart

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4 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 10/24 Nikki wrote: Six years ago, Clay and Eden met and had a "fling." When they discovered that Eden was pregnant, they married, but their marriage had a shaky foundation. Six weeks after their baby Brianna was born, she was kidnapped and presumed dead. Eden left Clay, and they haven't seen each other in years. Now, ... Book Review: Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble

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5 Stars

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Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

On 10/15 Nikki wrote: Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado is a children's book that reassures a child that his parents will always love him...just in case he ever wonders. This book starts with how God makes each person special and places him in a just the right family, a family that will take care of him and teach ... Book Review: Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 10/4 Nikki wrote: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley takes the reader through the Bible showing how God's grace is made manifest through so many ways. Some of the ways are surprising, like His reaction to Adam's original sin, the giving of the Ten Commandments (and the myriad of other laws for the Israelites), and even ... Book Review: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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5 Stars

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100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

On 8/31 Nikki wrote: 100 Read and Sing Devotions by Stephen Elkins is a fun devotional book for children. The messages are short and sweet, great for short attention spans. The book is full of wonderful pictures that capture a child's imagination, and this book comes with two CD's that contain tons of Christian, children's ... Book Review: 100 Read and Sing Devotions by Stephen Elkins

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 8/15 Nikki wrote: The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner tells an apocalyptic tale based very loosely on the book of Revelation in the Bible. The year is 2048, and the world is coming to an end, destroying itself. Most people foolishly think life will return to normal, but the wise few see that the end is ... Book Review: The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner

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2 Stars

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A Vision of Lucy

A Vision of Lucy

On 6/28 Nikki wrote: A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley tells the story of Lucy, a young woman who lives in the 1880's and loves photography. No one seems to appreciate her desire to become a professional photographer, although she does have many friends in the small town where she lives with her father and brother. ... Book Review: A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley

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3 Stars

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/8 Nikki wrote: The Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf is a retelling of the story of Esther. Most of my readers are probably already familiar with this story, but in case you aren't, here is a summary. The king of Persia put away his first wife Vashti and needed a replacement for her. Young women from all over the empire ... Book Review: The Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

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5 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/2 Nikki wrote: Nick of Time by Tim Downs is the latest in a series about the "Bug Man." In this book, Nick Polchak, a forensic entomologist (someone who helps solves crimes using evidence from bugs) leaves his fiance Alena the week before their wedding to go help one of his friends solve a murder. Then he discovers ... Book Review: Nick of Time by Tim Downs

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4 Stars

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Galileo

Galileo

On 4/21 Nikki wrote: I'm sorry for my lack of posting this week, but I'm not feeling well. Also, I just don't have anything about which to write. I did finish this book last night, so I have something for you to read today. Hopefully, my writer's block will be gone next week.Galileo by Mitch Stokes tells the story of ... Book Review: Galileo by Mitch Stokes

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Nikki wrote: Before I begin with my review, let me say that I didn't read the previous book in this series The Traveler's Gift, so I've had to infer some information about it from this book. Apparently, Travelers are people who have achieved greatness in their lives by being taken back in time by the angel Gabriel ... Book Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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2 Stars

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 3/15 Nikki wrote: The title of this book by Webb Garrison Curiosities of the Civil War: Strange Stories, Infamous Characters and Bizarre Events says it all. This book is an amalgamation of quick stories and notes relating events that transpired during the War Between the States.This book was not quite what I expected. ... Book Review: Curiosities of the Civil War by Webb Garrison

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4 Stars

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 2/2 Nikki wrote: When I saw the opportunity to review this book, I seized it. I had been considering reading a biography about Ronald Reagan, so this opportunity seemed fortuitous. The Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Brown chronicles the life story of Reagan from his humble (re: poor) beginnings all the way to being ... Book Review: The Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Brown

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5 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 12/28 Nikki wrote: In On This Day in Christian History, Robert Morgan compiles noteworthy events in the history of Christianity based on the dates they occurred. Each summary is about a page long and tells an interesting anecdote from one of Christianity's heroes.This book makes a nice addition to a daily devotion. Each ... Book Review: On This Day in Christian History by Robert Morgan

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 11/8 Nikki wrote: In Outlive You Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference Max Lucado tells us that God wants us to help others. As Christians, of course, we already know this. Lucado uses many stories and illustrations to make his point that one person can make a difference...in at least one other person's life. He ... Book Review: Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 11/8 Nikki wrote: In Outlive You Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference Max Lucado tells us that God wants us to help others. As Christians, of course, we already know this. Lucado uses many stories and illustrations to make his point that one person can make a difference...in at least one other person's life. He ... Book Review: Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 10/2 Nikki wrote: The King's Christmas List is a delightful story about a little girl named Emma and her dog Shu-Shu who receive an invitation to the King's birthday celebration. Emma takes a cake that she and her mother baked as a gift for the King; she also takes along her favorite toy. Along the way, she meets people ... The King's Christmas List by Eldon Johnson and Illustrated by Bonnie Leick

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3 Stars

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

On 9/20 Nikki wrote: A Christmas Prayer, written Amy Parker and illustrated by Marijan Ramljak, is a delightful book about one child's prayer the night before Christmas. "So this, my Christmas prayer, is not for toys and dolls -- it's thanking You for Christmas gifts You've given to us all." The child goes on to thank ... Book Review: A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker, Illustrated by Marijan Ramljak

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5 Stars

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William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley

On 9/13 Nikki wrote: As the inferred by the title, this book is a biography about William F. Buckley and his rise to fame (or infamy). Buckley started his conservative career while at Yale when he saw how liberal the professors were. From there, he ran for mayor of New York City...and lost. He also started the magazine ... Book Review: William F. Buckley by Jeremy Lott

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Nikki wrote: The Boy who Changed the World by Andy Andrews actually tells the story of four boys who collectively change the world. Together, Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, and Moses Carver made a difference in our world by producing "super seeds" that are able to feed the hungry people ... Book Review: The Boy who Changed the World by Andy Andrews, Illustrated by Philip Hurst

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5 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/10 Nikki wrote: This book is a true story about the relationship between two men with very different backgrounds and lifestyles. Ron Hall is a white businessmen who deals in art worth millions of dollars. Denver Moore is a black man who was born into twentieth century slavery on a plantation in Louisiana. This book, ... Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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5 Stars

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God's Promises for Girls

God's Promises for Girls

On 6/10 Nikki wrote: God's Promises for Girls by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker is a nice little book full of Scripture relevant for little girls. (Of course, the Scriptures quoted are not just relevant for little girls; they apply to all of us.) Each page has a cute little poem and illustration about the topic on that ... Book Review: God's Promises for Girls by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker

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5 Stars

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Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

On 5/6 Nikki wrote: When I saw this book, I was excited to be able to read and review it. As you may or may not know, I am a little bit of a math and science nerd, and I enjoy reading biographies. This book fits both bills perfectly, and I could not wait to receive it. Isaac Newton was a genius; some of the principles ... Book Review: Isaac Newton

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4 Stars

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