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The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone

On 3/30 (not your) Average Reader wrote: I stepped into the Julie Cantrell’s world of The Feathered Bone a little under 24 hours ago. I was drawn immediately into Cantrell’s New Orleans, the vibrant description and the fascinating (and maybe a little scary) inhabitants. Soon I was as wrapped up in the disappearance of Sarah as if I were ... Beautifully Written

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5 Stars

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Best Hair Book Ever!

Best Hair Book Ever!

On 3/1 (not your) Average Reader wrote: The Blabber from Guest-Blabber, Emma: I loved this book! With pages of awesome photos, great tips and ideas and even a chapter on choosing the right look for your face-shape and style, I found myself going back for more on a regular basis. It’s also a great grab for sleepovers and make-over parties. ... Best Hair Book Ever!

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4 Stars

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Hiding Places

Hiding Places

On 9/21 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Every family has secrets and 12 year old Kate knows all of her families hiding places. Tiptoeing through their small-town inn, Kate weaves her unseen way through the secrets and ultimately finds herself in a dangerous predicament. Add the local murder of a family friend, the distant murder of a powerful ... Book Review: Hiding Places

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2 Stars

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The Carnelian Legacy

The Carnelian Legacy

On 9/1 (not your) Average Reader wrote: In the mood for a new take on the basic fairy tale? Then look no further than the The Carnelian Legacy, book one of Cheryl Koevoet’s Carnelian trilogy. The Carnelian Legacy introduces us to the alternate dimension of Carnelia, plucky protagonist Marisa, handsome hero Darien and sly villain Savino. ... Book Review: Teh Carnelian Legacy

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2 Stars

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The Last Con

The Last Con

On 8/25 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Can a con be too convincing? Did the con man con himself? Or was Fletcher Doyal’s jailhouse conversion real? These are the questions posed in Zachary Bartles The Last Con. It’s been a few months since Doyal’s release and while struggling with the monotony of a mundane job and the challenging fight ... Book Review: The Last Con

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3 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/17 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Billy Coffey’s When Mockingbirds Sing just shot to the top of my book club To Read list! Filled with relatable, likeable characters, When Mockingbirds Sing shares a story of small town prejudices, intimacies, quirks and traditions in the face of the unknown and mysterious. My favorite character in ... Book Review: When Mockingbirds Sing

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4 Stars

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The House on Moody Avenue

The House on Moody Avenue

On 6/10 (not your) Average Reader wrote: The House on Moody Avenue contains a collection of vignettes describing and sharing the lives of those who lived in her. Built for Lisette by her adoring husband, commandeered by Julia for her vanity, coddled by Cora and her interesting borders and finally destroyed by nameless, careless hippies, The ... Book Review: The House on Moody Avenue

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2 Stars

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Brave Girls: Faithful Friends

Brave Girls: Faithful Friends

On 4/28 (not your) Average Reader wrote: (from guest reviewer Emma!) This book was very interesting. I loved the way it was written. It was very easy for me to understand. It seemed more like a 4th grade book though. I’m in 6th grade so I understood pretty well, but it may not be so easy for a 4th or 3rd grader. I loved how {the author} used ... Book Review: Brave Girls: Faithful Friends

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3 Stars

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The Gentle Revolutionaries

The Gentle Revolutionaries

On 3/24 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Using both the diaries of Dan and Emelie Bradley and reports of the American Missionary Association and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missionaries, Don Lord has brought to life the enduring work these pioneering missionaries. Filled with directly quoted discussions, interesting background ... Interesting, Enlightening, and Entertaining Read

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3 Stars

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Still Life

Still Life

On 1/15 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Oh I loved, loved, loved this book! I finished it seconds ago and I’m still covered in goose bumps and tears. In Julian and Ada’s story Christa Parrish has put into words all the anxiety, absurdity and joy that comes from being led by God and in Katherine and Ethan’s story she’s described the ... Loved, Loved, Loved This Book!

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5 Stars

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Kidnapped by the Taliban

Kidnapped by the Taliban

On 1/7 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Kidnapped by the Taliban is a first-hand report of one man’s dream made real, the very real physical threats to that dream and the peace made possible through Joseph’s faith in God when that dream was threatened. This well-written account leads us to know Dilip Joseph and his desire through faith ... A Cause For Hope

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3 Stars

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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

On 9/30 (not your) Average Reader wrote: I have highlighted the crap out of this book! With discussion of modeling, forgiveness, communication, and service, Sticky Faith has hooked me! The author suggests that on your first read through the book you choose no more than five ideas to try. That might get me through the first couple chapters. ... Sticky Faith has hooked me!

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/31 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Krisy Cambron’s The Butterfly and the Violin provided me with two very different reading experiences in one book. Cambron’s chapters voiced by the modern-day Sera were frustrating in their fluffy, romantic cliché, especially compared to those rich in feeling and insight as voiced by the 1940s Adele. ... A nice book that will definitely meet the tastes of many of my friends and family.

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3 Stars

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Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

On 7/7 (not your) Average Reader wrote: First, readers should be aware that this book is third in a series and I feel that reading books one (Crater) and two (Crescent) would make book three much more enjoyable. I’ll also add the caveat that I’m not a huge fan of reading science fiction. I’m a die-hard Trekkie and Star Wars helped form ... Book Review: Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

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3 Stars

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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 5/28 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Neither my husband nor I grew up with a lot of extras but neither did we do without anything we needed. Ours were working families, a practice we fully intend to pass on to our children. However, we (mostly me) did make serious financial mistakes that not only affected our kid’s possible well-being, ... Book Review: Smart Money Smart Kids

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4 Stars

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Sneak

Sneak

On 1/6 (not your) Average Reader wrote: I’ve read a lot of young-adult dystopian fiction in the past couple years (the Hunger Games series, the Divergent series, the Chemical Garden series, the Maze Runner series, the Infernal Devices series, the Lunar Chronicles- man that’s a lot!) and I feel the Swipe series is right up there with the ... Book Review: Sneak

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4 Stars

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The River

The River

On 10/1 (not your) Average Reader wrote: Set in the beautifully described Colorado Rockies, author Michael Neale creates a stirring metaphor between how God wants to act in our lives and The River. Without using a single reference to God or religion, Neale tells the story of God’s love and sacrifice for us with his compelling story of Gabriel ... Book Review: The River

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4 Stars

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Swipe

Swipe

On 8/27 (not your) Average Reader wrote: In this new twist on end-time possibilities, I was a drawn into this eerily possible world and read the entire book in one day. The story is fast-paced and the characters likable. I did feel the language used by the middle school-age characters in the book to be a little more intellectual than I usually ... Book Review: Swipe

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5 Stars

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The House On the Corner

The House On the Corner

On 6/6 (not your) Average Reader wrote: As a mother of a dyslexic pre-teen, I’m always looking for exciting new fodder to excite my son about reading and The House on the Corner has the potential to be an excellent candidate. Unfortunately, THonC doesn’t live up to that potential. The writing is fractured and hard to follow. The premise ... Book Review: The House on the Corner

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2 Stars

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Save the Date

Save the Date

On 3/22 (not your) Average Reader wrote: While I’ll admit the premise is a little shaky (we don’t get a lot of ex-football stars/heirs in my neck of the woods,) I have to say this is one of the most fun reads I’ve had in a long time. Both Lucy and Alex are likeable, unpredictable characters that you find yourself rooting for. I found ... Book Review: Save the Date

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5 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 10/19 (not your) Average Reader wrote: The Book: Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God by Max Lucado The Blurb: Some of the most powerful stories from the Bible will come alive for today’s readers through these inspiring selections from the writings of Max Lucado. Max provides a compelling look at the most high-impact ... Book Review: Cast of Characters

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5 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 6/21 (not your) Average Reader wrote: The Babble: This book was an absolutely fascinating look into a world I had not previously known existed. After reading Ms. Kirkby’s memoir I longed to experience the simple, secure life of shared work, raising of families, worship and fellowship. And while I admired little Ann-Marie’s parent’s ... Book Review: I Am Hutterite

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4 Stars

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Wonders Never Cease

Wonders Never Cease

On 4/27 (not your) Average Reader wrote: By Tim Downs, Tommy Nelson Publisher When a car accident leaves a famous movie star in a coma, nurse Kemp -a medical school dropout and get rich quick scheme-artist- develops a ‘guaranteed’ moneymaker. While juggling said star’s medication, a girlfriend with a particularly precocious daughter, ... Wonders Never Cease

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3 Stars

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