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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 2/16 Smetz wrote: Secretly Smitten Smitten– a delightful, small, love stricken town.  Love has struck one family in particular, three daughters, a mother, and sweet, stubborn grandma.  Written by four authors, this series-in-one was interesting, fun to read, and semi-predictable –an easy ... Another love story...

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4 Stars

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 1/6 Smetz wrote: What a wonderful book to read during the Christmas season! Davis Bunn has written a novel about a young woman who recently lost a child trying to find her way back to her old, joyful self and the reunification of a family with a long-lost daughter. Two neighbors develop grow in their relationships ... Booksneeze Review

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4 Stars

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What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

On 11/7 Smetz wrote: What You Need To Know About Bible Prophecy by Max Anders12 Lessons That Can Change Your LifeThomas Nelson Book Review – Booksneeze! This book wasn’t what I was expecting.  I love shopping on Amazon and using the “Look Inside” feature so I know exactly what I am getting.  ... What You Need To Know About Bible Prophecy

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3 Stars

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 5/24 Smetz wrote: All Pro Dad Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to your Kids By Mark Merrill What a great Father's Day gift! Mark has written a book just for dads. Being a parent is not easy. We all need reminders of how to actively love our children the best we can, as well as new strategies and tips for how to do this. ... Great Father's Day GIft!

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4 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/6 Smetz wrote: Garden of MadnessThe Untold Story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s DaughterBy Tracy L. HigleyI read this book in a few days, which is some sort of record for me (I was reading while nursing, day and night, so I cheated a little)! Higley has written a novel of secrets. Tiamat is a Babylonian princess who ... Garden of Madness

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5 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 3/7 Smetz wrote: I Am Second Real Stories. Changing Lives.By Dave Sterrett and Doug Bender, Forward by Colt McCoyMany stories are never told. Or never heard. I Am Second gives readers a chance to hear life changing stories - along with the reasons behind these life changing stories. Stories are told of the famous ... I Am Second

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2 Stars

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 12/1 Smetz wrote: Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma Wren is a single mother working at a library. Charlie is a young boy struggling with school age friendships and his father. When a grandmother unexpectedly shows up at their house for an extended stay, old trials and repressed situations are ... Sweet Sanctuary

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5 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 7/8 Smetz wrote: Money Secrets of the AmishFinding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and SavingBy Lorilee CrakerGod calls us to be good stewards of money – to use what he has given us in God approved ways. I could own a newer car than my 1994 LeSabre, live in a real one bedroom apartment for more than $385 a ... I want to be Amish!

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4 Stars

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Knitting Knee-Highs

Knitting Knee-Highs

On 5/20 Smetz wrote: Knitting Knee-Highs Sock Styles from Classic to ContemporaryBy Barb BrownThank you for the knitting book Thomas Nelson! I am a beginner knitter, and these socks intimidate me! These girls have knit some amazing looking socks, which I hope to someday tackle. I was not very impressed by the pictures ... Lovers of Socks and Knitting....cute patterns!

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4 Stars

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/20 Smetz wrote: The Part-Time Vegan: 201 Yummy Recipes By Cherise GrifoniWho doesn't love new cookbooks??? I am not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I do love to cook! My husband is a hunter, so simply vegetarian is not an option (although I would prefer it). I love making recipes with no meat, and in order to be allowed ... Veganism

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5 Stars

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God's Promises Devotional Journal

God's Promises Devotional Journal

On 4/4 Smetz wrote: God's Promises Devotional Journalby Sarah Young, Max Lucado, John MacArthur, Sheila Walsh, Billy Graham, David Jeremiah, and othersDevotions without time for personal application and reflection and ineffective, which is why I love the short, thoughtful questions posed by this beautiful, daily devotional. ... Beautiful Devotional - Hard to ReGift :(

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5 Stars

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 2/9 Smetz wrote: Same Life, New StoryBy Jan SilviousWe can learn so much from the past, even if the subjects are from before Jesus walked the Earth! The Bible does not tell stories from many women, but the stories it does tell are remarkable. Jan has wonderfully written of the situations the following women experienced: ... There's Hope!

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5 Stars

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FamilyLife Marriage Bible

FamilyLife Marriage Bible

On 1/12 Smetz wrote: FamilyLife Marriage Bible: Equipping Couples for LifeBy Dennis & Barbara RaineyI love getting Bibles from Booksneeze to look at, some to keep, and most to give away. We all know someone who could use a Bible! This is no exception. The Family Life Marriage Bible will be a wonderful tool for those married ... God and Marriage

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5 Stars

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 12/27 Smetz wrote: Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index“Best Bible Subject Index Ever”by Thomas NelsonI am so grateful to receive this resource as it is my first cyclopedic index and Bible studying tool! It is so easy to use. Subjects include people, terms, and concepts listed alphabetically. The subjects often have ... Need help reading the Bible?

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5 Stars

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The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

On 12/15 Smetz wrote: The LucadoLife Lessons Study BibleInspirational Applications for Living Your FaithNew King James VersionBeautiful. This Bible is spectacular. A gorgeous hardcover, black writing, and maroon headings. It is called a Life Lessons Study Bible, but I would call it simply a Life Lessons Bible. Each page ... Awesome Free Bible!

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/30 Smetz wrote: A Year With GodMake His Thoughts Your Thoughts - Daily Readings and Reflections on God's Own Wordsby R.P. NettelhorstThis is a beautiful Old Testament paperback devotional. Each day's reading is broken into two halves - a passage of scripture and a devotional drawing from the reading. The days are ... Booksneeze!

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/15 Smetz wrote: Heaven is for Realby Todd BurpoThis is an amazing story! I laughed, I cried, and I'm still trying to comprehend the “adventure” of little Colton. During a major surgery where Colton was very near death, he actually got to visit heaven for a little while. Written by his father, a pastor, the references ... AMAZING STORY!

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5 Stars

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The Nativity Collection

The Nativity Collection

On 9/30 Smetz wrote: I love BOOKSNEEZE! I have read so many great new books for FREE! Let me know if you have questions about it, or just google it. It's awesome.The Nativity Collection: Six Stories that Share the Smiles, the Heart, and the Hope of ChristmasBy Robert J. MorganIt is so hard for me to believe that the stories ... Christmas in September?

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5 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 9/15 Smetz wrote: Love, CharlestonBeth HartFamily relationships & marriage struggles are the heart of this wonderful novel by Beth Hart. Della is struggling with financial and marital contentment, Lish is medically sick with a non-supportive husband, Anne just wants to be loved, and reverend Roy finds love after losing ... Love, Charleston

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5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/10 Smetz wrote: In this quick read Wilson presents a “dieting” plan that has worked for him and numerous others. He presents strategies and tips that can lead to a more healthy weight and lifestyle. The advice isn't new or rocket science. Roger tells readers what to eat and when to eat it, cutting out heavy foods ... Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson

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4 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/30 Smetz wrote: Cast of Characters by Max LucadoIn Cast of Characters, Lucado presents a fresh perspective on stories of many characters from the Bible. Each chapter is centered on one or two individuals and recaps Biblically based details with a modern spin to help us understand what exactly happened so long ago. ...

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4 Stars

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The Right to Lead

The Right to Lead

On 7/22 Smetz wrote: The Right To Lead – Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage John C. Maxwell is the author of this beautiful, inspiring gift book. Through easy to read chapters filled with quotes and stories, he shows readers not how to learn to lead, but how to earn the right to lead. The stories are ... The Right To Lead

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5 Stars

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 6/9 Smetz wrote: Billy Graham is at heart an evangelist, not primarily an author, which I should have prepared myself for prior to beginning Storm Warning: Whether Global Recession, Terrorist Threats, or Devastating Natural Disasters, These Ominous Shadows Must Bring Us Back to the Gospel. Graham presents many current ... Storm Warnings

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2 Stars

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