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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 5/21 Jan Drexler wrote: In Brush of Angel’s Wings, Ruth Reid’s second book in her “Heaven on Earth” series, we are treated to the story of Rachel Hartzler, a young Amish woman who doesn’t fit comfortably into her Michigan Amish community’s expectations. She meets a young man, Jordan Engles, who is only planning ... Angels and Amish?

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4 Stars

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Story Engineering

Story Engineering

On 6/15 Jan Drexler wrote: Learning to write fiction – that is, good, quality fiction that an editor will embrace – is a little like Theseus seeking the Minotaur in the labyrinth. The prize is there, but where? In his book, Story Engineering: Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing, Larry Brooks gives the ... Book Review: Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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4 Stars

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What the Heart Sees

What the Heart Sees

On 3/7 Jan Drexler wrote: Set in the community of Paradise, Pennsylvania, Kathleen Fuller’s collection of three Amish romances take the reader into the heart of Lancaster County. In the first story, “A Miracle for Miriam,” we meet a young woman who has never forgotten the teasing she received from Seth when they were in ... Book Review: What the Heart Sees by Kathleen Fuller

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4 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 1/15 Jan Drexler wrote: In his new book, Slave, John MacArthur seeks to expose a truth from the Bible that can escape most English speaking readers. At the time when the Bible was being translated into English, MacArthur (and others that he cites in his book) maintains that because of western European sensibilities, the Hebrew ... Book Review: Slave by John MacArthur

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/29 Jan Drexler wrote: Sonja and Todd Burpo’s amazing story of their son’s journey to heaven and back is a book of discovery. After nearly losing their son during an emergency appendectomy they are treated to a slow revelation of what happened during the minutes when they had nearly lost hope. But lost hope is the opposite ... Book Review: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

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4 Stars

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Where Hearts Are Free

Where Hearts Are Free

On 10/9 Jan Drexler wrote: Golden Keyes Parsons’ third book in her “Darkness to Light” trilogy follows the story of Philippe Clavell, a young indentured servant near Philadelphia in 1681, and Bridgett Barrington, the lovely young daughter of his master. In spite of the fact that Bridgett is Catholic and Philippe is a Huguenot ... Book Review: Where Hearts are Free by Golden Keyes Parsons

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5 Stars

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Patton (The Generals)

Patton (The Generals)

On 9/3 Jan Drexler wrote: From the legacy of George Patton’s illustrious ancestors to the muddy roads of World War II Europe, this book follows Patton’s pursuit of the destiny that awaits him. This easily read biography doesn’t gloss over Patton’s all too human faults, but it also reveals the inner quality of a man driven ... Patton: the Pursuit of Destiny by Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin

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4 Stars

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Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

On 7/25 Jan Drexler wrote: The Christian experience is one of death and rebirth, and that is the story of May in this newest book by Lisa Samson. May Seymour has just graduated from the University of Kentucky, and has no idea what she will do with her life. Up until this point she has been self-centered and privileged, and the ... Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson

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4 Stars

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