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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 10/13 John Maringmei wrote: Water’s Edge by Robert Whitlow is about a young attorney Tom Crane who goes back to his hometown to settle matters of his deceased father’s law practice. He uncovers some unusual incident. The plot promises lots of potential and had a ring of John Grisham’s style treatment but the story starts ... Book Review of Water’s Edge

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2 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 7/6 John Maringmei wrote: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is the story of David Ponder – a time traveler who comes face to face with some of the world’s greatest personalities and together they race against time to save humanity from destruction. The premise of the story is very intriguing and interesting – you get to ... Book Review of The Final Summit

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3 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/11 John Maringmei wrote: Daddy Dates by Greg Wright is about a totally clueless father trying to be a perfect father to his army of four teenage daughters. It explore how the author tried out innovative ways to keep his daughters reined in and also how to keep them positive about the precious relationship between father and ... Daddy Dates Book Review

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3 Stars

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 3/16 John Maringmei wrote: The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy is a novel about Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness; Porta, an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality; Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and opposes Porta. The premise of ... Review of “The Promises She Keeps”

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2 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 1/13 John Maringmei wrote: Max Lucado’s Outlive Your Life is a book on how we can make a difference with the power of hope and by the way we live. As always, this book dwells on the virtue of living life with how God wants us to and in the process outlive our life on earth and how we can be a role model for the coming generations. ... Book Review ‘Outlive Your Life’

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3 Stars

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The Nativity Collection

The Nativity Collection

On 12/1 John Maringmei wrote: The Nativity Collection by Robert Morgan is a collection of six short Christmas stories. It consists of six different settings based on the Nativity and introduces you to different yet colorful characters that will capture your heart with a certain dose of emotions thrown in. The stories which are all on the theme of nativity ... Book Review of The Nativity Collection

John's Rating:

4 Stars

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Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

On 9/8 John Maringmei wrote: Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson is about May Seymour who found a sense of purpose after a trip to Rwanda. After the whole village, where she was staying, was slaughtered in a Genocide, she found solace in an old man’s solitary farm. And destiny brought her back to respond to a call of distress ... Book review of Ressurection in May

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3 Stars

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 7/7 John Maringmei wrote: Never Let You Go by Erin Healy is a supernatural thriller about a mother struggling to raise her daughter and keeping her away from all the harm that is threatening her. For Lexi, her daughter is the only ray of hope after her husband left her. And some mysterious evil seems designed to wrangle her ... Book Review of Never Let You Go

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2 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 John Maringmei wrote: Plan B by Pete Wilson is a motivational book for that kind of situations when you feel you can’t take setbacks in life anymore. It explores the various stories in the Bible and tries to find parallels in real life. It also touch upon many real life situations he has encountered. When I got this ... Book Review of Plan B

John's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Clouds Roll Away

The Clouds Roll Away

On 4/6 John Maringmei wrote: Sibella Giorello’s The Cloud Rolls Away is the second book of the Raleigh Harmon series. And here she is back in her hometown working as an FBI agent after being transferred in the first book. In this book, she tries to unravel a supposedly racial attack on a famous rap star and also is trying ... Book Review – The Clouds Roll Away

John's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

On 2/16 John Maringmei wrote: Andrew Klavan's The Long Way Home is the second book in The Homelander series. It continues from the first book where Charlie West wakes up one day to find he had forgotten everything about his life in the previous year. And he finds himself being framed and convicted of his friend Alex murder.The book ... Book Review of The Long Way Home

John's Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 1/12 John Maringmei wrote: NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible is a collection of 250 stories from the Bible carefully selected, which can be a very handy reference book for the Bible. It comes in a beautifully designed cover and has a "classic" feel to it.All the stories from the old and new testament concentrate on providing ... Review of NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

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4 Stars

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Five Cities That Ruled The World

Five Cities That Ruled The World

On 11/24 John Maringmei wrote: Douglas Wilson's Five Cities That Ruled The World is a book that focus on the five powerhouse cities of the world - Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York - how all theses cities started and became the most influential cities in the world.The book take us through a bit of history lesson on the ... Book Review "Five Cities That Ruled The World"

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2 Stars

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Lonestar Secrets

Lonestar Secrets

On 10/21 John Maringmei wrote: Lonestar Secrets by Colleen Coble throws in all the ingredients needed for an engrossing novel - love, betrayal, mystery, adventure, family ties - all rolled into one well-written book.The main protagonist in the story, Shannon Astor in her bid to make a better life for her daughter gets away from ... Book Review of Lonestar Secrets

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4 Stars

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 9/29 John Maringmei wrote: Donald Miller's "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" is a touching book about how one can make our lives better by trying to create a more meaningful story out of our otherwise seemingly 'worthless' life.He starts off with the description of his life as a boring existence with nothing to look forward ... Book Review of "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years"

John's Rating:

4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 John Maringmei wrote: Fearless - Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado is a timely message touching on the current turmoil happening around the world. The author explore on the various fears lurking around and the remedy to overcome them. It takes inspiration from the teachings of Jesus Christ and propose different ... Book Review of "Fearless - Imagine Your Life Without Fear"

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4 Stars

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Faces in the Fire

Faces in the Fire

On 8/27 John Maringmei wrote: T. L. Hines "Faces in the Fire" touch upon the story of four seemingly different character and how circumstances and a particular number binds them together.It is written in a "disjointed" and "haphazard" manner with the chapters mixed up together but culminating in a gripping climax. It revolves around ... "Faces in the Fire" Book Review

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5 Stars

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Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 7/30 John Maringmei wrote: Lis Wiehl's and April Henry's Face of Betrayal is about three friends coming together to solve the mystery of a girl who first went missing and then was eventually found murdered. The plot centers around a girl who worked as a page in the US senate and gives brief insight on the relationship between a senator and the ... Book Review of Face Of Betrayal

John's Rating:

3 Stars

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I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

On 4/13 John Maringmei wrote: This book by Michael Franzese, a former mob boss, provides a view in the working of the mob and how to implement the principles he learnt in the mob for running a successful business legally.It is written in an easily readable style without using too many fancy words. It gives a good insight on how the ... Book Review - "I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse"

John's Rating:

2 Stars

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Rex

Rex

On 1/23 John Maringmei wrote: Cathleen Lewis' book about her autistic yet supremely gifted child - Rex is a deep insight into the incredible journey of a mother struggle for bringing a semblance of normalcy into her son's dark (Rex is also blind) and complicated life and how Rex miraculously became a musical genius despite his disability. As ... Review of the Book 'Rex'

John's Rating:

3 Stars

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