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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 8/7 lcourtneymom wrote: There was nothing particularly deep or thoughtful about this book, but it was a fairly likable read. The Medieval setting with princes and princesses and lords and ladies is one I enjoy. The characters weren't extremely well-developed. I felt as if there was more action and less reflection. The story ... Review of The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

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3 Stars

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The Captain Takes a Wife

The Captain Takes a Wife

On 7/20 lcourtneymom wrote: I was eagerly anticipating this read when I had read the synopsis above. I like this time period in historical fiction. And the idea of a dashing hero come in to save the day unexpectedly was one I thought would make a sweet romance and an interesting story. Unfortunately I thought the story often fell ... The Captain Takes a Wife: Historical Fiction by Doris Durbin

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3 Stars

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Kiss the Bride

Kiss the Bride

On 6/17 lcourtneymom wrote: There isn't any deep thoughtful story here. It's a novella. But Picture Perfect Love is a sweet, easy-to-read love story. It is Christian fiction, and both of the characters experience spiritual lessons and growth throughout the story. But it isn't preachy. I enjoyed the characters and thought they were ... Review of Kiss the Bride: Three Inspirational Romance Novellas

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4 Stars

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The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

On 5/30 lcourtneymom wrote: The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter is a sweet, touching romance, one of the Summer Harbor Novels by Denise Hunter. The book is a simple, easy read; and I loved it and plan to look up the others in the series. Lucy Lovett is a Southern belle, and Zac Callahan is a crisp, strong New Englander. Both were ... Sweet Romance: A Review of The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Behold the Man

Behold the Man

On 4/29 lcourtneymom wrote: I love the characters that the Thoenes develop. When a character is one from the Bible, they stay close to what Scripture says about that character. When they introduce additional characters, they also seem to make a conscious effort to stay close to what we know from the Bible. I appreciate this when ... Review of Behold the Man- the Culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles by Brock and Bodie Thoene

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5 Stars

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If I Run

If I Run

On 4/1 lcourtneymom wrote: The book is extremely fast-paced. I've always loved the fact that Terri Blackstock writes in short chapters. Because of this, I find myself reading and reading and not wanting to put the book down. The characters are extremely compelling. I found myself really liking Dylan and Casey and thinking about ... Review of If I Run: An Awesome New Thriller from Terri Blackstock

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5 Stars

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 2/4 lcourtneymom wrote: When Rapunzel and her mother reach their destination, Rapunzel will begin to learn some things- about her feelings for the knight- Sir Gerek- and about her birth and her adopted mother. The story has elements of the Rapunzel fairy tale, but there are some added bits that make it seem like historical ... Review of The Golden Braid: a Rapunzel Story by Melanie Dickerson

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3 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Student Edition

Bonhoeffer Student Edition

On 1/8 lcourtneymom wrote: I had the opportunity to review Bonhoeffer Student Edition: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas. This biography of Bonhoeffer is written for middle grade students. I love to read biographies aloud to the kids because reading about the lives of great men and women can be inspiring and can lead ... Review of a Biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Young Readers

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5 Stars

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Twisted Innocence

Twisted Innocence

On 6/25 lcourtneymom wrote: This was an interesting, fast-paced read. I like the short chapters and quick moving action and found myself moving through the book quickly. Because the chapters often end with something suspenseful, it's not easy to put down, so I found myself anxious to keep reading. This book- as with many of Terri ... Review of Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock

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4 Stars

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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

On 5/2 lcourtneymom wrote: Lisa Samson's books are often heavy today. That's because the characters in them are so "real." None of her characters are sweet, good people who always come to the right conclusions and make the right decisions. They are authentic and messy. They're very well-developed, and even though this book is ... Review of A Thing of Beauty by Lisa Samson

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5 Stars

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Breaker's Reef

Breaker's Reef

On 2/3 lcourtneymom wrote: I've long been a fan of Terri Blackstock. Her mystery/suspense writing is always interesting and keeps me reading to find out what happens. Breaker's Reef is Book Three of the Cape Refuge series. I think I've read the first but not the second. Although there is some continuous storyline, the books can ... Review of Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock

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4 Stars

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Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

On 12/14 lcourtneymom wrote: Magnolia Market is the second in a Christian fiction series from Judy Christie. I haven't read the first, and this one was easy to read as a stand alone novel. Having enjoyed it, I'd like to go back and look for the first and look forward to others in the series. Magnolia Market doesn't have a "preachy" ... Review of Magnolia Market by Judy Christie

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4 Stars

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Big Book of Quizzes

Big Book of Quizzes

On 10/8 lcourtneymom wrote: From the time my oldest daughter was a "tween" she's enjoyed the little quizzes that are geared for tween and teen girls and often found in books or popular magazines or on social media. Many of them are cute, and I understand why it's fun for the girls to do it and to ask the questions of their friends. ... Review of Big Book Of Quizzes From Faithgirlz

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5 Stars

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Mirror Images

Mirror Images

On 9/12 lcourtneymom wrote: I began reading the book with high hopes. But I was soon to be disappointed. Although the book is written in first person from Madison's perspective, we don't get to know her or the other characters very well at all. I didn't feel like they were developed well. And it always frustrates me to read a ... Review of Mirror Images by Laurie Norlander

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2 Stars

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 7/24 lcourtneymom wrote: The Bible offers much to make it relevant to teens and their daily lives. The advice column, application points, and study helps will all appeal to teens as they read. The NIV translation is a good one for teens because it's known to be an accurate translation but is still simple to read. The variety ... Review of The NIV Teen Study Bible

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4 Stars

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Bluebonnet Bride

Bluebonnet Bride

On 6/5 lcourtneymom wrote: Bluebonnet Bride is a short story from a best selling Christian historical fiction/romance writer. I've read and enjoyed many of Colleen Coble's stories. It's set in the early 1900s in Texas. Elli comes from Finland as a mail order bride, fleeing a potential predator and without any finances due to ... Review of Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Take This Cup

Take This Cup

On 3/29 lcourtneymom wrote: I became a reader of the Thoene's historical fiction many, many (many) years ago when I was in high school. I read a series that took place when Israel became a nation state after World War 2. And then I read a series that surrounded a Jewish family during World War 2. I've read a series that took place ... Review of Take This Cup by Bodie and Brock Thoene

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

On 3/5 lcourtneymom wrote: This book was the second in the series, so it was a little hard to follow. There were several events from the first book that I think would have made this one a little easier to understand. Once I was past that, however, I really liked this one as a good choice for my girls. Riley Mae is a spunky heroine. ... Review of Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids a Faithgirlz Book

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Smitten Book Club

Smitten Book Club

On 2/8 lcourtneymom wrote: Last year I reviewed two Smitten novella collections. These fun stories are set in a small town called Smitten. In the first set of novellas, the town of Smitten is in danger of closing down along with the lumber mill that was its main source of income; but a group of friends get together and work on ... Review of Smitten Book Club

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4 Stars

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A December Bride

A December Bride

On 1/4 lcourtneymom wrote: It is sometimes difficult for me to like a novella. I feel like the characters and story can't be developed properly because it is too short. I didn't feel that at all in A December Wedding. I enjoyed the main characters- Layla and Seth Murphy. I remembered references to them from Barefoot Summer, ... A Fun Romantic Novella

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4 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 12/22 lcourtneymom wrote: Beloved is historical fiction set in the 1900s. Diana is about to announce her engagement when her husband turns up very unexpectedly. Her husband, Tyson Applegate is the son of a very wealthy mining mogul. He left her and his family years before to travel the world, eventually ending up fighting in ... Enjoyable, Easy Read

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4 Stars

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Payback in Panama

Payback in Panama

On 11/2 lcourtneymom wrote: Occasionally because of the number of books I am frequently reading, I come across an author's name that I recognize but just can't remember. What was the style? Did I like the book? Did I read a single book or part of a series from the author? I picked up Payback in Panama when I recognized the author- ... Payback in Panama by Noel Hynd

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3 Stars

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The Other Side of the River

The Other Side of the River

On 10/4 lcourtneymom wrote: Thomas Jonathan Jackson (Stonewall Jackson) is a well known Confederate general from the War Between the States. I grew up in the South surrounded by tales of great Confederate leaders and state's rights and who really should have won the war. It's a subject that has always interested me. Robert D. ... Interesting Read for a War Between the States Buff

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4 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/27 lcourtneymom wrote: I discovered Joyce Magnin when I read The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. I then kept on reading any of her books that I could find. I enjoy the charm of the small towns in her stories, the quirky and likable characters, and the touching stories. Most recently I read Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold. This one ... Another Great Read From Joyce Magnin

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4 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 7/25 lcourtneymom wrote: I've read a few of Denise Hunter's Christian romances- most recently her novellas in the Smitten collections. Barefoot Summer is a contemporary Christian romance that is sweet and inspiring. I really enjoyed the characters of Madison and Beckett. I thought I might not like Madison at first. She was ... Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 6/18 lcourtneymom wrote: I stumbled upon Lisa Samson quite a while ago when I picked up The Passion of Mary Margaret. When I picked up that book, I thought I was getting a typical Christian romance. It was anything but. Since then I've looked for anything by Lisa Samson to read. Lisa's books look beyond traditional religion ... The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson

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5 Stars

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When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept

On 4/29 lcourtneymom wrote: I have long been a reader of the Thoenes's books. I began reading their Jerusalem series when I was in high school. As the years passed, I eagerly gathered any of their further books. I have especially enjoyed their more recent books which are fictionalized accounts of Jesus's life on earth. I am usually ... When Jesus Wept by Brock and Bodie Thoene

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Asylum

Asylum

On 3/4 lcourtneymom wrote: Asylum is a Christian sci fi novel from a new author- Ashley Hodges Bazer. Although sci fi was once one of my favorite genres, I haven't really enjoyed the last few I've read. Sometimes the author seems to try so hard to make the book sound technical and futuristic or otherworldly that it is just confusing. ... Asylum: The Circeae Tales by Ashley Hodges Bazer

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4 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/15 lcourtneymom wrote: I reviewed Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter last year. It was a collection of stories from four Christian romance writers. The stories all centered around the small town of Smitten and its residents's desire to make Smitten a popular romance destination. Secretly ... Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt

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4 Stars

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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

On 1/6 lcourtneymom wrote: I'm not a fan of Christmas stories after Christmas, but I was really glad that I picked up this Max Lucado book to review. The first part of the book contained more modern day Christmas tales. The second half contained stories of what could have happened when Jesus was born. Other than the first story ... Christmas Stories by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Faithful to Laura

Faithful to Laura

On 12/12 lcourtneymom wrote: Faithful to Laura is an Amish fiction novel by a new to me author. It is apparently part of a series- the Middlefield Family series. From the synopsis, I thought the main part of the story would focus on Laura, an Amish young woman betrayed by a man and seeking justice for herself and her family. But, ... Faithful to Laura by Kathleen Fuller

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3 Stars

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If We Survive

If We Survive

On 11/16 lcourtneymom wrote: I enjoyed this newest young adult novel by Klavan. The characters are interesting. It's written in first person- which isn't always my favorite but which really works for Klavan's novels. The growth that Klavan's characters often experience through the novels is here. It's enough to make young readers ... If We Survive by Andrew Klavan

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5 Stars

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Lovelier Than Daylight

Lovelier Than Daylight

On 11/10 lcourtneymom wrote: I've been very pleased lately to discover some gems in my review books. Lovelier Than Daylight is another one of these, and I will certainly be looking up Rosslyn Elliott's previous books! Lovelier Than Daylight is historical fiction based on the actual Westerville Whiskey Wars of 1879 in Westerville, ... Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott

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4 Stars

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

On 11/1 lcourtneymom wrote: I first read Denise Hunter when I reviewed Smitten, a collection of Christian romance novellas. I enjoyed her writing there, so I was glad to review The Trouble With Cowboys. Annie is determined that she will never fall in love with a cowboy because of her mother's past track record with them. But when ... The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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The Choice

The Choice

On 10/15 lcourtneymom wrote: Robert Whitlow is known in the Christian fiction world for his legal thrillers. The Choice veers from that genre to look at choices- from the choice of a young, pregnant teenager to the choices that she later influences. Sandy finds herself as a young, unmarried teenager who is pregnant. She's faced ... The Choice by Robert Whitlow

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4 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 9/27 lcourtneymom wrote: I always enjoy the easy to read, conversational tone of Max Lucado's inspirational books. Grace: More Than We Deserve Greater Than We Imagine is the newest Max Lucado book I've read. The concept of grace is one I think we take for granted as Christians. We often treat it as though it's not very important. ... Grace by Max Lucado

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 9/8 lcourtneymom wrote: When I review a book I didn't particularly like, I try to have some positive things to say to balance out the negative. I'm having a hard time with this one. Katherine is a widow in the early 1900s , living in Florida and running the orange groves left to her after her husband's death. She's recovering ... A Path Toward Love by Cara Lynn James

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2 Stars

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 8/18 lcourtneymom wrote: Daphne Sweeten is a "nose", a perfume and scents formulator. But when her fiance stands her up at their wedding right before she begins a new job, she not only loses her confidence, she loses her ability to smell. As she moves to her new home in Dayton, Daphne struggles with knowing what God has in ... The Scent of Rain by Kristen Billerbeck

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/12 lcourtneymom wrote: Libby is working in a job restoring historic buildings. She loves her job but has always wished for the money to buy and restore one of these historic homes for herself. Her partner calls from a job location of the coast of North Carolina. She and Libby have been hired to restore an old lighthouse ... Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

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3 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 7/8 lcourtneymom wrote: Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore. I'm not sure where to begin in my review. I'm not sure exactly what I expected from this book, but I don't think my expectations were correct. The book's description: Brielle's a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She's come ... Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/18 lcourtneymom wrote: I will admit that I started this book with some trepidation. The last few review books I've read haven't been the greatest. When I began Through Rushing Water, I didn't think it was going to be that great either. It seemed sort of dry, the language style somewhat stiff, I was quickly (and gratefully) ... Through Rushing Water by Catherine Richmond

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 6/9 lcourtneymom wrote: Crazy Dangerous is one of those marketed to young adult books that I enjoyed. The story is told in first person by Sam Hopkins, a preacher's kid. Sam's story is that he got mixed up with some thugs from his high school, befriended a crazy girl, and learned about impending disaster in time to save the ... Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

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4 Stars

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 5/15 lcourtneymom wrote: Amish fiction is not always my favorite genre. But, I was pleasantly surprised by Arms of Love. Unlike most Amish fiction, this novel was set during the Revolutionary War. Instead of focusing primarily on a couple that was Amish and could not work out their relationship because of difficulties within ... Arms of Love by Kelly Long

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Crater

Crater

On 5/5 lcourtneymom wrote: Crater by Homer Hickam is a young adult sci fi novel published by Thomas Nelson. From their description: All titles published by Thomas Nelson are written from a Christian worldview—all of our authors are Christians. But our titles are classified differently based on each book’s level of overt ... Crater by Homer Hickam

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3 Stars

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 4/1 lcourtneymom wrote: I've known Beth Wiseman as an author from some of her Amish novels. This book is in a different genre, more a Christian fiction/drama. I was interested to read it and notice the difference. Darlene and her family have moved to the country to have a more peaceful life and a better environment for their ... Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

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4 Stars

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Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 3/28 lcourtneymom wrote: I love Max Lucado's writing. He has an incredible way of telling stories and drawing readers in to the stories so that they come alive. I come away from his books encouraged and inspired. Great Day Every Day is a reminder that every day can be fresh and new. Max Lucado reminds us that we can live ... Great Day Every Day by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 3/1 lcourtneymom wrote: The Voice is a modern retelling of the New Testament. As mentioned in the preface, "The heart of the project is retelling the story of the Bible in a form as fluid as modern literary works, yet remaining painstakingly true to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts." In addition to the translated ... The Voice New Testament

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5 Stars

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Bittersweet Surrender

Bittersweet Surrender

On 1/31 lcourtneymom wrote: Carly Westlake is a spa owner and cancer survivor. She's looking forward to the return to town of her high school heart throb Jake. But, Carly has lots to overcome- namely a divorce and the changes in her body as the result of cancer. Scott, her best friend and widower (Carly's best friend was his wife.) ... Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 1/23 lcourtneymom wrote: When Shannon travels with her father to Idaho Territory away from her war-ravaged Virginia, she is at first bitter and resentful. God uses her pastor father and the friendship of a dying widow to change Shannon's heart and prepare her for the love of a former Wells Fargo driver. This was a tender, ... Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher

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First Date

First Date

On 1/20 lcourtneymom wrote: First Date by Krista McGee is a young adult read that is a loose modern take on the story of the biblical Esther. When Addy's Christian school chooses her to be a contestant on a t.v. reality show vying for a date with the President's son, Addy doesn't want to be there. She faces opposition from the ... First Date by Krista McGee

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Invasion (tpc)

Invasion (tpc)

On 12/29 lcourtneymom wrote: Science fiction, fantasy, super heroes: I love books with all of these. Suspense, mystery, intrigue: bring it on! Invasion: quite a let down. Colt is a normal, every day, surfer kid from California. When he is taken to a top secret military training facility to undergo special testing to see if he ... Invasion by Jon S. Lewis

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/18 lcourtneymom wrote: Eden and Clay lost their daughter five years ago, and Eden thought her marriage was over. But when Clay shows up with the information that he's never signed the divorce papers and that their daughter may still be alive, Eden decides to trust him and look for her. They'll find intrigue and trouble, ... Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 11/10 lcourtneymom wrote: Biblical historical fiction is a demanding genre. When I read a book about a Biblical character that is written as a fictionalized story, I either love it or hate it. I want it to be well-written. I want historical accuracy. And, I want as much Biblical accuracy as can possibly be concluded from ... Babylon's Falling- William G. Collins

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3 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/22 lcourtneymom wrote: Charles Martin was a new author for me. I picked up Wrapped In Rain to review, not really knowing what to expect. In fact, I passed the book over several times even after I added it to my TBR stack. From the description, the book sounded very introspective, very reflective- not always my typical reading ... Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin

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5 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 9/4 lcourtneymom wrote: As I may have mentioned before (many times), fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I was very excited to review The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead. Daniel Tully and Freya Reynolds were missing as children from a school field trip. When they were later found, their missing days remained somewhat ... The Realms Thereunder- Ross Lawhead

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4 Stars

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 8/17 lcourtneymom wrote: The Bone House-Stephen Lawhead

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5 Stars

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 8/3 lcourtneymom wrote: Wren Evans is a small town librarian who wants the best for her son, Charlie. She's afraid of dating again. And she is dismayed when her grandmother shows up wanting Wren to get together with her estranged siblings and throw her a ninetieth birthday party. But, as she faces trials, she grows closer ... Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 7/17 lcourtneymom wrote: Thunder Dog is the true story of a blind man and his dog leaving Tower 1 of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle went to work that Tuesday morning and were stunned by what Michael later learned was a terrorist attack. With Roselle's guidance, Michael ... Thunder Dog- Michael Hingson

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4 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 7/9 lcourtneymom wrote: Last year was the year of the memoirs for me. I discovered a genre that I hadn't really spent much time in before. And, I discovered that I enjoyed a good memoir. Ian Morgan Cron is a wonderful story teller. He points out that no true memoir is true in every detail because no one can remember every ... Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me- Ian Morgan Cron

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 5/24 lcourtneymom wrote: When Susannah heads out West as a mail order bride, she is shy and quiet.  She doesn't seem at all like a good wife for Jesse, outspoken and strong in his relationship with God.  But, as Jesse and Susannah get to know each other, Susannah learns to open up and may learn to become a true Dakota ... Spring for Susannah- Catherine Richmond

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/20 lcourtneymom wrote: Suspense, murder, romance, excitement, and a dash of intrigue: Nick of Time is a great read that has it all! Nick is a forensic entemologist.  His fiance is an unusual dog trainer.  When Nick decides to leave town just a few days before their wedding to attend a research meeting, Alena ... Nick of Time- Time Downs

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/23 lcourtneymom wrote: Olivia Stewart travels West to find out the truth about her sister's mysterious death.  She strongly suspects her sister's fiance, Harrison Bennett; so she keeps her identity a secret from him.  As she searches for answers, she falls in love with Harrison but almost becomes a victim herself.This ... The Lightkeepers Ball- Colleen Coble

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 lcourtneymom wrote: I love any book by Max Lucado.  He's a master story teller as well as a very inspiring pastor and writer. Max on Life didn't disappoint.This isn't Max Lucado's typical book.  It is a compilation of some of life's most difficult questions and Max's answers.  Some of the answers are things ... Max on Life- Max Lucado

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 lcourtneymom wrote: Andy Andrews is hailed as an inspirational speaker and story teller.  The Final Summit is his newest novel, a sequel to The Traveler's Gift.In The Final Summit, David Ponder is summoned by the archangel Gabriel to be a part of a summit convened to be the last hope for humanity.  Humanity teeters ... The Final Summit- Andy Andrews

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2 Stars

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 3/30 lcourtneymom wrote: Previously I reviewed The Sacred Journey, a part of the Ancient Practices series edited by Phyllis Tickle.  So, I chose In Constant Prayer, another book in the series, as my most recent review for BookSneeze.Robert Benson takes a fresh look at praying without ceasing by teaching us how to pray the ... In Constant Prayer- Robert Benson

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 2/17 lcourtneymom wrote: Same Life, New Story is designed to be a 10 week Bible study for women.  Jan Silvious shows us how we can change our life story when we feel stuck or hopeless.  She takes us for a look at the lives of ten Bible women to encourage women that we can change our life story by changing our perspective.  ... Same Life, New Story- Jan Silvious

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Girl Talk With God

Girl Talk With God

On 1/25 lcourtneymom wrote: My 11 year old daughter has been a subscriber to Susie magazine- formerly Brio magazine published by Focus on the Family- for about six months now.  So I was excited to review Girl Talk With God by the editor of Susie magazine.The book has chapters covering various issues including salvation, divorce, ... Girl Talk With God- Susie Shellenberger

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5 Stars

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The Quotable Chesterton

The Quotable Chesterton

On 1/16 lcourtneymom wrote: I've read some G.K. Chesterton over the last year, so I was very interested to review this book from BookSneeze.This is a collection of well-known quotes and passages from the works of G.K. Chesterton.  The author, Kevin Belmonte, also takes a look at Chesterton as a novelist, poet, essayist, and ... The Quotable Chesterton- Kevin Belmonte

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4 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 1/3 lcourtneymom wrote: Last summer I was able to review a book by Charles Foster for Booksneeze, and I enjoyed his dry writing style and statements that made me think.  So, I was pleased to review The Jesus Inquest by Foster for BookSneeze.The Jesus Inquest is an argument, a trial if you will, between barristers X and ... The Jesus Inquest- Charles Foster

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3 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/21 lcourtneymom wrote: Voices of the Faithful is a one year devotional book with writings by Beth Moore and daily devotions written by Christians who are serving the Lord around the world.  In the introduction, Beth Moore hopes that the reader, through these writings, will come to see missionaries as real people, to pray ... Voices of the Faithful

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5 Stars

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An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

On 12/5 lcourtneymom wrote: I must admit that Amish romances are not my favorite.  But, in the Christmas spirit, I thought this one looked like a good one to review for BookSneeze.This is a compilation of four stories by different authors.  All of the stories take place around the time of Christmas and feature some of ... An Amish Christmas

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3 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/9 lcourtneymom wrote: As a homeschooler, I've enjoyed several of William J. Bennett's educational resources.  I was happy to review this one from BookSneeze.The American Patriot's Almanac is a beautiful book with a short daily reading from American history to take the reader through the year.  Each day's reading ... The American Patriot's Almanac

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5 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 10/25 lcourtneymom wrote: I must admit that one reason I chose to review this book for BookSneeze was that I recognized the author as the same one who wrote The Gospel According to Lost- a book I have been wanting to read since I finally finished season six of the series (quite a bit behind the rest of the world).The book begins ... The Gospel According to Jesus- Chris Seay

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5 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 9/28 lcourtneymom wrote: I reviewed this Christian film for BookSneeze.The Way Home is a Christian produced film about a family's crises when their two year old son goes missing.  As they join with their family and community to search for their son, they learn valuable lessons about priorities, and they experience God's ... The Way Home

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3 Stars

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The Falling Away

The Falling Away

On 9/13 lcourtneymom wrote:  The Falling Away by T.L. Hines is a Christian fiction book I chose to review for Booksneeze.Dylan Runs Away is an ex-army Crow Indian who is running from his past and a series of bad decisions.  Quinn is chasing him because she is one of the few people who know what Dylan truly is- a Chosen.  ... The Falling Away

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2 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/13 lcourtneymom wrote: Max Lucado's newest book- Outlive Your Life- was available for me to review through BookSneeze.  I love Max Lucado's writing style, so I was very happy to get to review this one!In Outlive Your Life, Max Lucado uses his easy to read, conversational style of writing to take a look at how we can be ... Outlive Your Life- Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 lcourtneymom wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews, author of The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters, is a children's book that I chose to review for BookSneeze.This was a beautiful book.  I read it several times to the kids, and I am sure it is one we will use again and again.  It traces the ... The Boy Who Changed the World

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5 Stars

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Saint Francis

Saint Francis

On 8/23 lcourtneymom wrote: Biography is not my favorite genre, but after being pleasantly surprised by several memoirs this year, I chose the biography of Saint Francis by Robert West to review for Booksneeze.  I can remember why biography is not my favorite genre.Saint Francis is often best remembered as the animal saint, ... Biography of Saint Francis by Robert West

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3 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/28 lcourtneymom wrote: I have been reading lately- really I have.  But most of my reads have been easy to read fiction/romance and really weren't worth reviewing.But, in keeping with my year of memoirs, I reviewed Same Kind of Different as Me for BookSneeze.  This memoir is co-authored by Ron Hall, an international ... Same Kind of Different As Me

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4 Stars

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Venom and Song

Venom and Song

On 7/4 lcourtneymom wrote: I reviewed Venom and Song by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper for Book Sneeze.  I was excited when I saw this a choice to review because I thought these looked like really good books for my nine year old son who is turning into a big fantasy fan.Venom and Song is the second book (I have ... Venom and Song- a Kids Read

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4 Stars

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A Girl's Guide to Life

A Girl's Guide to Life

On 6/11 lcourtneymom wrote: I am entering a new stage of life.  I am the mother of a soon to be preteen girl.  Kathryne will be eleven this summer and is entering new territory as she grows into a teenager.  Recently at a library book sale, she picked up a "growing up" book that delved into topics such as periods ... A Girl's Guide to Life by Katie Meier

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3 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/28 lcourtneymom wrote: I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby is a memoir of the author's life in a Hutterite colony in Canada and her family's departure from that life when she was a child. Hutterites are a religious group, European in origin, that settled in the Midwestern United States and Canada.  Like the Amish and Mennonites, ... I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby

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4 Stars

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Wonders Never Cease

Wonders Never Cease

On 4/27 lcourtneymom wrote: Kemp McAvoy is certainly no angel.  But pretending to be one just might make him rich.  At least that is the idea.  This is a story told by Leah, a girl who sees angels- real ones.  For some reason, no one wants to believe her.  But, throughout the story, those around her will ... Book Review- Wonders Never Cease

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4 Stars

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The Sacred Journey 2

The Sacred Journey 2

On 4/13 lcourtneymom wrote: The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster was reviewed for BookSneeze.The Sacred Journey is the last in a series of books about the ancient Christian practices.  This book about pilgrimage was written by Charles Foster.  I came across the book through BookSneeze and was intrigued by a book about ... Book Review- The Sacred Journey

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4 Stars

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Combating the Commandment of Confusion

Combating the Commandment of Confusion

On 3/18 lcourtneymom wrote: Thanks to Book Sneeze, we had the opportunity to review a Bibleman live adventure. Charles was especially excited because Bibleman is a super hero.Bibleman is a spiritual super hero. He came to know the Lord as a young boy during a difficult time in his life, and as he grew he studied and learned the ... DVD Review- Bibleman: Combating the Commandment of Confusion

lcourtneymom's Rating:

4 Stars

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