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Grace

Grace

On 10/7 melmac wrote: GraceMax LucadoThomas Nelson2012Non-fictionGrace.We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a "grace" period. The seedy politician falls from "grace." Musicians speak of a "grace" note. We describe an actress as "gracious," a dancer as "graceful." We use the word for hospitals, baby ... Grace

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5 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 11/4 melmac wrote:  Father HungerDouglas WilsonThomas Nelson Publishers2012  Fatherlessness is a "rot that is eating away at the modern soul," writes Douglas Wilson, and the problem goes far beyond physical absence. "Most of our families are starving for fathers, even if Dad is around, and there's a huge ... Father Hunger

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3 Stars

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 5/26 melmac wrote: Heart of Gold Robin Lee Hatcher Thomas Nelson Publishers February 2012 Romance, Fiction, Historical In 1864, Shannon Adair dutifully accompanies her minister father to his new church in the gold rush town of Grand Coeur, in the Idaho Territory, but she secretly burns with resentment that she cannot ... Heart of Gold

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3 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/12 melmac wrote: Then Sings my Soul  written by Robert J. Morgan is truly a keepsake book. Morgan brings each hymn within the book to life in a beautiful way as he gives the story behind the hymns. Using careful research the stories are told in a truly unforgettable way. My favorite hymn story was the story of the ... Then Sings My Soul

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5 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 12/13 melmac wrote: I am admittedly a big fan of Colleen Coble. I have reviewed quite a few of her books and have enjoyed all of them. When I started Lonestar Angel I kept turning back to check the copyright date. It read very much like a rookie's novel. No matter how often I checked it was still published in 2011. Perhaps ... Lonestar Angel

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3 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/15 melmac wrote: Finally, finally, finally I get to review my most favorite of authors! For literally my whole life I have dreaded the question, "who is your favorite author?". As an avid reader I certainly should have a favorite, right? Wrong. I never had a favorite, that is until about two years ago when I picked up ... Wrapped in Rain- Charles Martin

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5 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/8 melmac wrote: This book is Mr. Hingson's  account of his experience as a survivor of the attacks on the World Trade center in September of 2001.  Blind and with only his guide dog Roselle to guide him this story is about his journey down the stairs from the 78th floor and the heroism of a remarkable four-legged ... Thunder Dog

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4 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 7/2 melmac wrote: Sigh....I absolutely love this book. Billy Graham has recently become my hero (for reasons I will explain in a later post) so when I had the chance to review this book I jumped at it. I'll also fully admit that I haven't read every single little quote yet because I'm still mulling them all over. Anyway, ... Billy Graham in Quotes

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5 Stars

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 5/23 melmac wrote: First of all I have to say that the cover of this book is absolutely amazing. I know you can't judge a book by it's cover but I couldn't help but find myself staring at the beautiful color and dress. I know, I know, that has nothing to do with the book. Olivia Stewart is an heiress and from the famed ... The Lightkeeper's Ball

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3 Stars

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A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

On 3/9 melmac wrote: A Billion Reasons WhyKristen BillerbeckKatie McKenna has a safe, fulfilling life in California. Her almost fiance, Dexter, is dependable, reliable, and responsible. Her job as a special needs teacher gives her much joy and for the most part life is good. Everything, and I do mean everything, is turned ... A Billion Reasons Why

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 1/5 melmac wrote: I was nerdishly excited to receive this book in the mail. While I certainly wouldn't define myself as a biblical scholar I am always looking for an easy book to better help me (and the kids I work with) navigate the Bible. I was pleasantly surprised to receive this book and find it to be such an easy ... Biblical Cyclopedic Index

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5 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 11/6 melmac wrote: In low-country South Carolina Joy Ballard is the host of a regionally-syndicated cooking show. She's beautiful, witty, vivacious.....and she can't cook. Her father's dying wish pushes her into a hosting position she was never qualified to have. Her humor and wit make her a natural on TV and when her ... It's a Joy!

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5 Stars

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Where Hearts Are Free

Where Hearts Are Free

On 10/4 melmac wrote: Where Hearts Are Free Golden Keyes ParsonsIt's 1681 in the New World and 18 year old Bridget Barrington is desperately in love with Philipe Clavell. True love should conquer all but Philipe is a a Hugenot and Bridget is a Catholic. Philipe is an indentured servant and Bridget is the daughter of ... Where Hearts Are Free

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4 Stars

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