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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 1/2 jackye bowen wrote: Charlotte Fraser, the lead character in Carolina Gold, is determined. With the passing of her father and the end of the Civil War she heads back to Fairhaven, her family home. She knows she will need to plant rice crops to provide a living for her and to pay back debts. The only thing that she has is ... Carolina Gold Review

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4 Stars

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 11/13 jackye bowen wrote: Gunpowder Tea is the last of three novels in Margaret Brown’s Last Chance Series. In my opinion, it is the best of the three (each book is a good read though!)The story starts off similar to the other books in the series, in that the author establishes the back ground of the main character-a hopeful ... Gunpowder Tea Review

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5 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 9/19 jackye bowen wrote: You’ll Get Through This Review You’ll Get Through This is Max Lucado’s most recent book. He takes the story of Joseph from the Bible and parallels it to modern life. Evil, Satan plans for us, is always turned to good by a gracious God. The reader sees this in the story of Joseph. Joseph was ... Lucado Writes another Good Read

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5 Stars

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We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

On 7/26 jackye bowen wrote: We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is a joint effort of a mother & her daughter. They are opposites in personalities as well as their taste in food. Becky, the mother, is the "normal" one in my opinion as far as food goes. She likes meat! She eats meat! She provides recipes for the reader that contain meat. ... We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook Review

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3 Stars

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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 7/13 jackye bowen wrote: A Bride for All Seasons is a novel composed of four short stories about the marriages of four mail order brides-one for each season. The first story is written by Margaret Browley and takes place in Spring. It is the story of Mary-Jo Parker and Mr. Garrett. Unknown to both characters, the agreed ... A Bride for all Seasons review

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5 Stars

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 2/27 jackye bowen wrote: Waiting for Morning Review Waiting for Morning is the second book in Margaret Brownley’s series “The Brides of Last Chance Ranch”. Readers are introduced to the next heiress applicant, Molly Hatfield. Molly sees Miss Walker’s ad for an heiress and travels to Last Chance Ranch in Arizona with ... Waiting for Morning

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5 Stars

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The River

The River

On 12/1 jackye bowen wrote: The River is Michael Neale's first book. It is a book about a child's tragic loss of his dad & his journey to forgiveness & hope. Gabriel is five when he witnesses his dad die by trying to help another person. For years, he stays away from the river.His life is one of existence, not life. He is haunted ... The River

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4 Stars

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Simply Grilling

Simply Grilling

On 5/2 jackye bowen wrote: Simply Grilling ReviewI have never been one to cook on a grill even though I love the taste that only charcoal can bring to food. After reading Simply Grilling, I’m not as intimidated by the grill as I was before reading this book. The author, Jennifer Chandler, not only makes grilling over charcoal ... Simply Grilling Review

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5 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 3/9 jackye bowen wrote: Dawn Comes Early ReviewDawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley is the first book in her new series “Brides of Last Chance. Dawn Comes Early is a story about Kate Tenney, a girl from Boston who heads west. Kate is deserted by her father & neglected by her mother. She deals with overcoming a hurtful ... Dawn Comes Early Review

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5 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/27 jackye bowen wrote: Beauty for Ashes written by Dorothy Love is a must read for the reader who’s read Ms. Love’s previous book, Beyond All Measure. Some of the characters appear in the second book of this series but it is focused on Carrie Daly. Mrs. Daly is a widow in Hickory Ridge looking to find happiness & purpose ... Beauty for Ashes Review

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 2/2 jackye bowen wrote: The Grace of God Review    Andy Stanley is the author of The Grace of God. This is the second book I’ve read by him. I think he has been blessed with the ability to explain God’s Word in layman terms.     Grace is the foundation for salvation. God’s desire to draw man to ... Grace of God Review

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4 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 7/15 jackye bowen wrote: Spring for SusannahThis book is a debut for author Catherine Richmond. It is a great book for those who love historical fiction based on faith in the one & only God like I do. The story begins right after the Civil War with the lead character Susannah needing someone to take care of her. She becomes ... Spring for Susannah Review

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4 Stars

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 4/26 jackye bowen wrote: My Review: I received the above book through my membership with Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze blogger program. I receive this book for free and will give my honest opinion for the review. This book for younger girls who are just beginning to look at fashion as an identity for themselves. Fortunately, ... How to be God's Little Princess Review

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5 Stars

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God's Wisdom for Mothers

God's Wisdom for Mothers

On 3/21 jackye bowen wrote: God’s Wisdom for Mothers Review The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10. This is just one of the NKJV verses used in God’s Wisdom for Mothers complied by Jack Countryman. The cover of the book is very feminine with colorful ... God's Wisdom for Mothers Review

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5 Stars

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The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

On 3/4 jackye bowen wrote: Dating/Relationship Truths The Truth About Dating, Love and Just Being Friends by Chad Eastham was an interesting read for me. The author has a great sense of humor while speaking on a teen’s level. I have a tween whom I’m trying to prepare for this exciting time in her life. I find this book to ... The Truth about Dating, Love and Just Being Friends Review

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5 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 1/11 jackye bowen wrote: Andy Stanley, in The Principle of the Path, gives us the key for a successful life. Based on the Bible, the author gives the reader simple facts to be used to change the direction of one’s life. The main idea of his book is: "Direction, not intention, determines destination." In the pages that follow, ... The Principle of the Path Review

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/19 jackye bowen wrote: A Year With God is a nice addition to anyone’s devotional library. The days are labeled by number rather than date so one can begin the readings at any date desired. Most of the devotions are based on Old Testament Scripture in varying Bible versions. Some versions are not ones I prefer so it’s nice ... A Year With God Review

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5 Stars

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Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

On 10/11 jackye bowen wrote: Jesus Calling is a devotional book for older children/adults. There are 365 devotions for the reader to have one per day. First a Bible verse is given & then explained through a story or personal type sharing experience then concluded with further verses to explore on the reader’s own. The writing ... Jesus is Calling Review

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4 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/21 jackye bowen wrote: The children’s book “The King’s Christmas List” by Eldon Johnson, illustrated by Bonnie Leick is a book based on the Scripture of Matthew 25:35-40: 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 ... The King's Christmas List

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3 Stars

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 9/10 jackye bowen wrote: Captured By Grace by Dr. David Jeremiah, is a wonderful book that reminds me that God always loves me. God is always there to help and to comfort me. Many times my own sin and rebellion cause me to feel distant from God even though I know I am the one who moves from Him, He doesn’t move yet always ... Captured by Grace Review

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 jackye bowen wrote: “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”, a repeated quote from Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado. This book marks Mr.Lucado’s 25 years in publishing. I’m a fan of Mr. Lucado’s work-I’ve read & have all of his books, but this one is mediocre. His usual humor & depth ... Outlive Your Life

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3 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/4 jackye bowen wrote: The Jesus You Can’t Ignore is the first book by John Macarthur that I have read. It will not be the last book authored by him that I will read! Even though the book began in an overwhelming overview, it was broken down in interesting and informative chapters that detailed the style of my Savior’s ... The Jesus I Can't Ignore & Don't Want to!

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5 Stars

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