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The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

On 2/4 mnleona wrote: From goodreads.com: The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale. In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert— is almost a religious experience. And you protect ... The Secret To Hummingbird Cake

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/6 mnleona wrote: Book review of Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelly Gray From the back of the book: Whispers in the Reading Room The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series By Shelley Shepard Gray Published by Zondervan Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds ... Whispers in the Reading Room

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 10/15 mnleona wrote: From booklookbloggers.com: 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol By Bob Welch Published by Thomas Nelson Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A Christmas Carol. "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never ... 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

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A Heart’s Home

A Heart’s Home

On 8/23 mnleona wrote: Review of A Heart's Home by Colleen Coble From goodreads.com A Heart's Home (A Journey of the Heart #6)by Colleen Coble This Christmas, a tragic loss at Fort Laramie ushers in hope and healing. When a young mother dies after giving birth at Fort Laramie, Emmie Croftner is shaken by the death of her ... A Heart's Home

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A Heart's Promise

A Heart's Promise

On 7/24 mnleona wrote: Book review of A Heart's Promise by Colleen Coble from goodreads.com A rival threatens Emmie's budding romance with Isaac. At Fort Laramie, soldier Isaac Liddle determines he will court and win Emmie Croftner's hand. Though courting seems improbable for a woman in her condition, Emmie begins to care ... A Heart's Promise

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The House on Moody Avenue

The House on Moody Avenue

On 6/12 mnleona wrote: The House on Moody Avenue By Cellestine Hannemann Published by WestBow Press From booklookbloggers.com Book Description: Homes are the embodiment of memories. Each house has its own unique story to tell, but no house story is quite like the house on Moody Avenues. Surviving for 90 years, the house ... The House on Moody Avenue

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3 Stars

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A Heart’s Betrayal

A Heart’s Betrayal

On 6/9 mnleona wrote: Review of A Heart's Betrayal by Colleen Coble From the back cover of the book: Book Description: Emmie finds shelter in the arms of a soldier, but her secret could drive them apart. When Emmie Croftner answered the door to her late husband's home, she discovered a terrible truth. A woman she's never ... A Heart's Betrayal

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A Heart's Danger

A Heart's Danger

On 5/16 mnleona wrote: Book Review of A Heart's danger by Colleen Coble A Heart's Danger (A Journey of the Heart #3) by Colleen Coble On the brink of war with the Sioux, a young woman risks everything to expose the betrayal threatening the man she loves. Christmas is coming, and the air at Fort Laramie has turned ... A Heart's Danger

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Wilderness Rising

Wilderness Rising

On 5/1 mnleona wrote: Wilderness Rising by A. L. Shields From goodreads.com A. L. Shields pseudonym for New York Times best-selling author Stephen L. Carter comes the thrilling sequel to The Church Builder. An age-old struggle between the enemies of God and the champions of faith. A rumored relic that could prove ... Wilderness Rising

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Bella's Gift

Bella's Gift

On 3/3 mnleona wrote: Review of Bella's Gift by Rick and Karen Santorum. From: http://www.bellasgiftbook.com/ On May 13, 2008, the Santorum family welcomed their eighth child into the world. Isabella Maria was born with a rare genetic condition called Trisomy 18, or Edward's Syndrome. Only 10 percent of children with ... Bella's Gift

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You Have a Brain

You Have a Brain

On 2/3 mnleona wrote: You Have a Brain by Dr. Ben Carson. This is the second book I have read by Dr. Carson and I have found both inspirational and informative. I was glad to see a chapter devoted to his mother, Sonya Carson. This mother is one who cared for her children and was the biggest influence in their lives as far ... You Have a Brain

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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

On 1/15 mnleona wrote: A Thing of Beauty by Lisa Samson From the back of the book: Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago--right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio ... A Thing of Beauty Review

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2 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 12/27 mnleona wrote: 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch From goodreads.com Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels, musicals, and films of all time: "Les Miserables." In "52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables," Bob Welch walks ... 52 Little Lessons from Les MIserables

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Apostle Paul

Apostle Paul

On 12/2 mnleona wrote: Book review of Get to Know Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders From amazon.com: Apostle Paul—part of the Get to Know series—is a unique biography about Paul. Focusing on the life and character of this Biblical hero, using color photographs, maps, and other visual resources to tell the whole story, ... Get to Know Apostle Paul

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King David

King David

On 8/22 mnleona wrote: Book Description from booklookbloggers.com A shepherd and a king, David lived an adventurous life. He protected his family’s sheep from lions and bears. He fought a giant with just a sling and stone. He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him. And eventually, David became a great ... Book Review of Get to Know King David By Nancy I. Sanders

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Jesus

Jesus

On 7/28 mnleona wrote: Book review of Get to Know Mary by Nancy I. Sanders From booklooks.com: Book Description Jesus - part of the Get to Know series - is a unique biography about Jesus, the son of God. Focusing on the life and character of this Biblical hero, using color photographs, maps, and other visual resources ... Get to Know Mary by Nancy I. Sanders

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Mary

Mary

On 7/12 mnleona wrote: Mary Get to Know Series By Nancy I. Sanders Published by Zondervan From booksneeze.com: Chosen by God, Mary was more than the mother of Jesus. She was a hero of the Bible. She said “Yes!” to God. Learn about Mary and her exciting place in history. Discover what it was like to grow up in Israel and ... Get to Know Mary

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Merlin's Nightmare

Merlin's Nightmare

On 6/19 mnleona wrote: Merlin's Nightmare by Robert Treskillard "Arthur, now eighteen, is missing, and Merlin must find him before a shadowy pursuer catches him first. With the High King and his kingdom caught in a trap of sinister deceit, Merlin has to find a way out before all is lost. Having everything to fight for, and ... Review of Merlin's Nightmare

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Merlin's Shadow

Merlin's Shadow

On 3/12 mnleona wrote: Merlin's Shadow by Robert Treskillard From goodreads.com: Betrayal. After destroying the sinister Druid Stone and freeing his people from its dark control, Merlin finds himself a royal advisor without a king. Along with his friend Garth and Natalenya, his betrothed, Merlin treks north with the orphaned ... Merlins' Shadow

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Merlin's Blade

Merlin's Blade

On 2/3 mnleona wrote: Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard From goodreads.com: A strange meteorite. A deadly enchantment. And only Merlin can destroy it. A meteorite brings a mysterious black stone whose sinister power ensnares everyone except Merlin, the blind son of a swordsmith. Soon, all of Britain will be under ... Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 12/8 mnleona wrote: From booksneeze.com: Book Description The war is over, but at Fairhaven Plantation, Charlotte's struggle has just begun. Following her father’s death, Charlotte Fraser returns to Fairhaven, her family’s rice plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry. With no one else to rely upon, smart, independent ... Carolina Gold

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This Is Your Captain Speaking

This Is Your Captain Speaking

On 11/10 mnleona wrote: From booksneeze.com: This Is Your Captain Speaking My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life By Gavin MacLeod, with Mark Dagostino Published by Thomas Nelson The remarkable life, career, and faith journey of the star of The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. For 16 years, millions of ... This Is Your Captain Speaking

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The Church Builder

The Church Builder

On 10/28 mnleona wrote: From the jacket of the book: "For two months, small-town lawyer Bethany Barclay has been mourning the hit-and-run death of her enigmatic best friend, Annabelle Seaver. Then the son of her wealthiest client is found murdered in her kitchen. When Bethany herself becomes the leading suspect, she must flee ... The Church Builder

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Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide

On 10/1 mnleona wrote: Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson Posted: 30 Sep 2013 12:12 PM PDT Fatal Tide (East Salem Trilogy #3) From goodreads.com by Lis Wiehl (Goodreads Author), Pete Nelson Fatal Tide Dani and Tommy discover that the vicious killings in East Salem were merely the birth pangs of a greater evil ... Fatal Tide

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 8/31 mnleona wrote: Barefoot Summer By Denise Hunter Published by Thomas Nelson Book Description Madison’s heart has been closed for years. But one summer can change everything. In the years since her twin brother’s drowning, Madison McKinley has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit ... Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 7/30 mnleona wrote: Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's' Eye by Len Bailey Publisher's Description: "Embark on a journey through the Old and New Testament with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as they explore exotic and spice-laden places in search of clues. The detective and the doctor travel back in time with the ... Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

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Francis

Francis

On 5/30 mnleona wrote: Francis, Man of Prayer by Mario Escobar Book Description from booksneeze.com First Jesuit. First Latin American. And a new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: please pray for me. The recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took the world by surprise and for good reason. More than 600 years ... Francis, Man of Prayer

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 5/1 mnleona wrote: Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore (2013) Dedicated: "To my bishop, Lester Gingerich, my church family at Sunnyside Amish Mennonite Church and the remarkable folks of Pinecraft. Home is where they love you. Special thanks to Cindy and Suzanne for believing in me, and to Tab, my biggest supporter." ... Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 4/24 mnleona wrote: bread & wine, a love letter to life around the table, with recipes by shauna niequist Dedicated: To my boys Aaron, Henry, and Mac This is such an emotional book and I had a hard time putting it down. Shauna Niequist has written a book that goes right to the heart. bread & wine is about family, friendship, ... bread & wine

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Jackson

Jackson

On 7/8 mnleona wrote: Jackson-The Iron-Willed Commander by Paul Vickery The book begin with the inauguration of Andrew Jackson as a seventh President of the United States on March 4, 1829. It then goes back to Andrew Jackson as a youth, his meeting with Rachel, his duels, the Battle of New Orleans and his death. I am listing ... Jackson- The Iron-Willed Commander

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 3/5 mnleona wrote: Review of Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley Katherine Tenney has arrived in Cactus Patch, Arizona in 1895 on a Southern Pacific train from Boston. She has answered an ad in the paper that was "Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business ... Dawn Comes Early

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It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong

It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong

On 2/5 mnleona wrote: It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong ,The Case for Personal Freedom is a thought inspiring book by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. He is on FOX News (FNC) and FOX Business (FBN) as a consultant and also has his own show on Fox Business, Freedom Watch. The Judge is a Libertarian. This ... It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 8/22 mnleona wrote: J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne is a small, 5 " X 7 ", powerful book about the author who wrote The Lord of the Rings and more. Mark Horne begins this book when John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was in South Africa as a child of three years of age. Tolkien was born in South Africa on January 3, 1892 and he dies ... J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Quotable Rogue

The Quotable Rogue

On 6/16 mnleona wrote: The Quotable Rogue, The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words has quotes by Sarah Palin beginning in 2005 and ending in 2010. The book was published in 2011. It is edited by Matt Lewis. A foreword by Matt Lewis and praises about the book from people such as Tucker Carlson, co-founder and editor-in-chief ... The Quotable Rogue, The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 5/14 mnleona wrote: Book Review for No He Can't : How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change by Kevin McCullough This is a very factual book and good read for anyone no matter what party they belong or like. Kevin McCullough has facts on Barack Obama since he became Senator of Illinois. He has dates, figures and statements ... No He Can't: How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Chabge

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Galileo

Galileo

On 4/19 mnleona wrote: This is a book about Galileo Galilei and some other men of science. I always thought of Galileo being an astronomer but find he was so talented in mathematics and physics. His father wanted him to be in medicine but that was not where Galileo's interest was. This was a very detailed book on theories ... Galileo

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/4 mnleona wrote: Review of Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl Review of another Triple Threat Club book by Lis Wiehl with April Henry. Three professional women in the book all have a personal story which captures the reader's heart and emotions. Nicole Hedges is an FBI agent, Allison Pierce is a federal prosecutor and Cassidy ... Heart of Ice

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Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Precious Moments Storybook Bible

On 2/10 mnleona wrote: This is certainly a Precious Moments book with the wonderful illustrations. The stories are from the Bible that can be read to children. The table of contents has Favorite Bible Classics, Words of Praise and Wisdom, More Stories of the Faith and Songs and Prayers. There is a Family Tree section and ... Precious Moments Stroybook Bible

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 12/8 mnleona wrote: The American Patriot's Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T. E. Cribb This book is about America and our history. It is well done and each chapter is based on months. January: Flags of the Revolutionary War; February: The History of the Stars and Stripes; March: Fifty All- American Movies; April: ... The American Patriot's Almanac

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/29 mnleona wrote: The King's Christmas List by Eldon Johnson and Illustrated by Bonnie Leick As you open the book the drawing looks like a pretty fantasy land to me. The illustrations help tell the story and are well done. Emma receives an invitation to the King's birthday party that has come through her glowing mailbox. ... The King's Christmas List

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3 Stars

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

On 9/17 mnleona wrote: A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker Illustrated by Marijan Ramljak This is such a wonderful book for children and adults. The cover is soft and the colors are softly blended. The illustrations on the cover and in the book make you smile and feel warm. This book is about giving thanks for the happenings ... A Christmas Prayer

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William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley

On 8/22 mnleona wrote: William F. Buckley by Jeremy Lott I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers to read and review on Booksneeze. The opinions are my own. This is a very interesting book about William F. Buckley (1925-2008) and portions of his life. It has politics, religion, magazines, history and the United States ... William F. Buckley

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 7/13 mnleona wrote: I was not sure if this is the book I wanted to read but I am so glad I did. Billy Graham has done an update on the book he first published in 1992. A foreword by his son, Franklin, is very impressive and shows the care and love he has for his mother and father. Billy Graham uses a lot of passages from ... Storm Warning

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The Money Answer Book

The Money Answer Book

On 5/11 mnleona wrote: Great book for all ages. I requested this book because I have heard Dave Ramsey on the radio and have seen him on FOX Business Network. A short but simple book on managing your money and how to do it. Follow the money rules and you should be able to make it. Dave Ramsey is against spending more than ... The Money Answer Book

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/16 mnleona wrote: Will the World End in 2012? By Raymond C. Hundley This is an interesting book and I requested it because I have studied and taught about the Maya Indians. I have also visited some Maya sites including Chichen Itza in Mexico. This book is fast reading and only 154 pages but holds so much information. ... Will the World End in 2010?

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 4/5 mnleona wrote: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers to read and review on booksneeze.com. The views are my own. A good history lesson for any American to read and learn and also be refreshed about the beginning of America. The book is about the life of Paul Revere and the sacrifices ... The Revolutionary Paul Revere

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Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate

On 4/5 mnleona wrote: Jim Fate is the murdered character in the novel; he was a radio talk show host for the Hand of Fate and one to speak his mind. Jim Fate dies a quick but painful death when a gas is released after he opens an envelope; he dies in his booth as he is warning others to leave the studio to save themselves. ... Hand of Fate

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