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An August Bride

An August Bride

On 10/29 mamampira wrote: Review no 2. I read An August Bride in August, some light relief in the middle of hectic preparations for our own lovely August Wedding.Right in the opening of the book Kelsey Wilcox, who has escaped a jilting fiance and her ranching background, is rescued from drowning by Brent Corbin. The sparks of ... An August Bride by Debra Clopton

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4 Stars

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A September Bride

A September Bride

On 10/29 mamampira wrote: This was another fun read in the Year of Weddings novella series. Annie Price has recently moved to Red Leaf to take up a job she loves: manager of a second hand bookshop, whose elderly owner, Lorna Kent, she had met online. Unfortunately, barely days into her new job, the police officer who pulls her ... A September Bride

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A July Bride

A July Bride

On 10/28 mamampira wrote: When I signed up for The Year of Weddings novella series, I hadn't quite appreciated that the year would run away with me, despite Booklook Bloggers providing me with free copies at regular monthly intervals.  I'm enjoying the series and am grateful to them for this lovely, light reading. So, here ... A July Bride: book review

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4 Stars

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Four Weddings and a Kiss

Four Weddings and a Kiss

On 7/16 mamampira wrote: Well, yes, I do have weddings on my mind at the moment. One particular Wedding, as beloved son and beloved daughter-in-law get married in a couple of weeks' time.Yet marriage, as we know, is both fairytale and in-real-life, romantic and prosaic... just so with the four stories gathered together in this ... Four Weddings and a Kiss... #notTheWedding #justabookreview

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4 Stars

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Nashville Sweetheart

Nashville Sweetheart

On 5/25 mamampira wrote: In this intriguing romance set in Nashville, Aubrey James has been a country music star for a decade. She had performed on stage since she was a small child, but rocketed to fame after her parents, who had pioneered gospel music, were killed. A private person, Aubrey is forced to enter the public eye ... Nashville Sweetheart by Rachel Hauck: a book review

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4 Stars

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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 4/14 mamampira wrote: Dancing with Fireflies is the story of Jade, a free-spirited, blues playing girl who has fled from her home town only to return years later, nursing a sad secret. It is the story of Daniel, a man who has loved faithfully in secret for years and has lost the courage to declare his love. It is the story ... Book review: 'Dancing with Fireflies' – a Chapel Springs romance by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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A February Bride

A February Bride

On 3/13 mamampira wrote: Lighthearted romance is an easy way - for me - to switch off, so when Booksneeze emailed me with the possibility of a  free review copy of another novella in the 'A Year of Weddings' series, I was pleased to accept. What's not to like about a free book, anyway? I had already read A January Bride ... Book review: A February Bride

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4 Stars

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A January Bride

A January Bride

On 3/2 mamampira wrote: When Booksneeze offered me the chance to read and review A January Bride (for free!), I jumped at the chance. I had already read A December Bride, a gentle romance and this one did not disappoint. Madeleine Hunter, novelist, has temporarily moved into her sister's house in the small town of Clayburn, ... A January Bride (A 'Year of Weddings' Novella)

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5 Stars

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Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread

On 1/17 mamampira wrote: Just read another delightful book from Booksneeze. I had it free as an inspection copy and was, I thought, the best choice in a relatively uninspiring collection. One of those I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy. It looked a little dull and complicated, with recipes for bread posted at the end of every ... Stones for Bread

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5 Stars

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A December Bride

A December Bride

On 1/2 mamampira wrote: I was delighted to get a copy of this little novella to review from Booksneeze - for free!  Thank you! I had already read Barefoot Summer, a full length novel in the Chapel Springs romance series, so it was delightful to become reacquainted with some of the characters.'A December Bride' starts off ... Book review: A December Bride

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4 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 12/26 mamampira wrote: I am reviewing this for Booksneeze, which generously gave me a free copy for my Kindle. I'm in the middle of turbulent times as it is, but this is a book I have already reread and will do so again.In his typical fashion, Max Lucado writes with grace and truth, combining words and phrases with such elegance ... You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 11/17 mamampira wrote: What fun! Miranda Hunt is a woman detective in the late 1890s who sets off, undercover, to Arizona, under pretext of being an heiress. Her talents have been recognized by the Pinkerton Detective Agency and she is keen to prove herself by uncovering the identity of The Phantom, a notorious robber. Arriving ... Gunpowder Tea

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4 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/4 mamampira wrote: When I read that  Dear Mr Knightley by Katherine Reay (coming out tomorrow November 5th!)  was available on Booksneeze, I absolutely had to read it. Instantly.  Advertised as a modern Daddy-Long-Legs by JeanWebster, with a heroine who hides her true self behind Jane Austen quotes, ... Dear Mr Knightley - a book review. For fans of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters...and Jean Webster

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5 Stars

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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 11/2 mamampira wrote: When I started to read ‘A Bride for All Seasons’ I hadn’t realised that it was, in fact, four linked novellas by four authors: Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Robin Lee Hatcher and Mary Connealy. Once I realised how talented these women are, then the book just had to be a winner, and it did not ... A Bride For All Seasons: comfort reading for cosy nights (and lazy summer days) - a book review for Booksneeze

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4 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 7/27 mamampira wrote:  Barefoot Summer: A Chapel Springs Romance by Denise HunterI downloaded this book as a freebie from Booksneeze in exchange for a review. (This is the review, by the way.) I had in mind saving it for a holiday, but, once I started reading, I couldn't stop. I had forgotten - how could I? - that Booksneeze ... Barefoot Summer: a book review

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5 Stars

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Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 7/19 mamampira wrote: I came across Once Upon A Prince as a free book offered for review on Booksneeze. Sounds fun, I thought, completely forgetting that I had already read gobbled up The Wedding Dress by the same author. Once I started reading this fairytale romance, I was similarly captivated. Susanna Truitt is our heroine, ... 'Once Upon A Prince' - a book review

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5 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 6/23 mamampira wrote: Just catching up a little on reading and book reviews: I read 'Heiress of Winterwood' by Sarah Ladd, recently, a Regency romance with a satisfying amount of suspense. Worth the effort. Here is what I wrote for Amazon:"Although I received this book as a free Kindle copy through Booksneeze, I was fascinated ... Reading again...

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4 Stars

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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

On 4/23 mamampira wrote: I was thrilled to receive this collection of Max Lucado's writings through Booksneeze - for free, but Max lucado's books are ALWAYS worth purchasing. This one is no exception. It makes for charming Christmas reading - at any time of the year. Because `Christmas commemorates God's most uncommon decision ... Christmas Stories - heartwarming tales of angels, a manger and the birth of hope: by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 2/13 mamampira wrote: Do keep reading - this book is better than it sounds!  Honestly!Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt is the sequel to Smitten, a town in Vermont which has been reinvented as a romantic destination. I was given it to review through Booksneeze but enjoyed ... Catching up on reading - 'Secretly Smitten' (what a name for a book title lol!)

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4 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 1/24 mamampira wrote: I often have trouble reading well-known Bible stories which are presented as fiction. As an avid reader of mystery novels, I have difficulty reading a story when I know how it all turns out in the end. Yet This Scarlet Cord, the story of Rahab and the fall of Jericho, is different.Joan Wolf draws the ... The Scarlet Cord book review

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 12/5 mamampira wrote: When I was married, I wore my mother's wedding dress. I wonder, sometimes, if my daughter will wear it; or how many other brides wore THEIR mother's dresses. I wonder where the dresses which hang in charity shops have come from and what their stories are. I wonder whether the promise - and promises - ... A wedding dress tells her story...

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 2/11 mamampira wrote: Have you ever wondered about what happens when you die? Is there/can there really be life after death? What is heaven like? These are not questions that are easy to answer. So reading ‘Heaven is for REAL’ (my emphasis) – was a long-held ambition. Ever since I had heard about Colton Burpo’s ... Death. Questions about. And what happens after...Heaven is for Real

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5 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 8/19 mamampira wrote: Ever wondered how to answer the questions friends throw at you about your faith? Questions about why you can believe in a good God when there is so much pain and suffering in the world, just for a start... This book attempts to help us out with our questions.Subtitled ‘If you could ask God any question, ... Time for another book review...A Conversation with God

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3 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 3/10 mamampira wrote: Not blogging much recently, I have been reading - and working - quite busily. This is a review I wrote for Booksneeze.This book serves as a daily devotional, with selected Bible readings, prayers, and a reflection for each day – a page for each date on the calendar. The reflections, however, come from ... Voices of the Faithful - Book 2 Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World By Beth Moore, Kim P. Davis, International Mission Board

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/31 mamampira wrote: As well as joining the NavPress Blogger Review Program, reading and reviewing some wonderful books - primarily on discipleship, my passion - I have also joined Booksneeze. The first book I have to review is 'Outlive Your Life' by Max Lucado. All the author's royalties go towards work supporting children ... Another book review...

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5 Stars

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