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Devotions from the Kitchen Table

Devotions from the Kitchen Table

On 5/23 beckie wrote: "Devotions From the Kitchen Table" from Thomas Nelson is a daily devotional with each day including a scripture, prayer, and essay devoted to connecting with God using food, nourishment,  and coming together to dine.  The book is easy to understand, the pictures are great.  This book is ... Kitchen devotion

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Courage To Soar

Courage To Soar

On 3/24 beckie wrote: "Courage to Soar" is the autobiography of Simone Biles, multi gold medal winner at the 2016 Olympics in gymnastics.  Symone starts at a baby and goes through to present day.  She covers memories, her life as a foster child and then adopted.  She also tells of her love for gymnastics and ... Symone Biles autobiography

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The Candidate

The Candidate

On 12/26 beckie wrote: "The Candidate" by Lis Wiehl is the second in the Newsmakers series that came out this fall.  Erica Sparks is the top news reporter for fictional station GNN.  She's a single mother with a "past" and has a knack for solving the unsolvable and reporting it to the masses.  In this novel, ... Newsmakers series

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 10/6 beckie wrote: "An Amish Harvest:  Four Novellas" by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman is a sweet collection of Amish Fiction revolving around the Autumn months.  Though all have a touch of romance, they each have various genres: some mystery, some action, etc.  The Chapman ... Amish Novellas

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4 Stars

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Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

On 8/24 beckie wrote: "Go Big or Go Home" is country star, Scotty McCreery's autobiography.  The book gives a brief account of his growing up years and then focuses on his American Idol time and career as a country singer.  Since most American Idol contestants and winners usually are eventually forgotten, McCreery's ... Go Big

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3 Stars

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A Dream of Miracles

A Dream of Miracles

On 7/5 beckie wrote: "A Dream of Miracles" by Ruth Ried is her newest novel in the Amish Wonder series. In this novel, Mattie, a young Amish widow with two children, age 3 and 18 months, who has been turned in to Child Protection by her substitute doctor. Bo Lambright is the case worker that has been assigned to her. ... dream of miracle review

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3 Stars

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The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone

On 4/14 beckie wrote: "The Feathered Bone" by Julie Cantrell is the telling of one tragedy after another.  Amanda and her daughter Ellie, are on a field trip with the 6th grade class when one of the girls, Sarah, is kidnapped.  The novel then follows Amanda through the years following "the day".  Sarah is taken ... feathered bone review

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3 Stars

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 2/11 beckie wrote: "The Girl from the Train" (not to be confused with the other train/girl novel) was written by Irma Joubert and is about a young girl who escapes from a train headed for Auschwitz in Nazi governed Poland.  Gretl Schmidt has been living in the ghetto when she is moved by train to Auschwitz.  ... A different girl that rides a train

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4 Stars

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An Amish Christmas Gift

An Amish Christmas Gift

On 11/29 beckie wrote: "An Amish Christmas Gift" is a group of three novellas by three different authors, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kelly Irvin.  All three books are about romance brewing in Lancaster County at Christmas time.  Nothing deep or complex here; just sweet romance.  Reid's "An Unexpected Joy" ... Good things come in threes

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4 Stars

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

On 9/20 beckie wrote: I knew Jep Robertson would be my favorite Robertson when he went cruising by the duck shop on a dolly saying "Hello, Clarice" and no one acknowledged him or even flinched.  I was cracking up.  I knew I had picked the right one when in the book, "The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God" he wrote ... Mama's favorite Robertson

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4 Stars

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Lethal Beauty

Lethal Beauty

On 7/1 beckie wrote: "Lethal Beauty" the latest installment in the Mia Quinn Mystery series by Lis Wiehl.  In this novel Mia is prosecuting a man who is accused of killing a Chinese immigrant working in a "massage parlor".  Following the hung jury verdict, Mia's not taking no for an answer.  She ... lethal beauty review

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River's Edge

River's Edge

On 4/27 beckie wrote: "River's Edge" book 3 in the Cape Refuge Series by Terri Blackstock,is a modern mystery in the Christian Fiction genre. Ben and Lisa are a well-to-do couple who have been battling infertility for 13 years. On the morning of Lisa's third try at IVF she turns up missing. A local psychic leads the police ... river's edge review

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A Woodland Miracle

A Woodland Miracle

On 2/22 beckie wrote: "A Woodland Miracle" by Ruth Reid is an Amish Wonders Novel.  This is the second in the series and doesn't need to be read in order.  In Woodland, Grace has the early signs of muscular dystrophy and is making a go of it in Michigan at a lumber camp.  Ben, is an Amish rebel from Florida,  ... woodland review

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 12/15 beckie wrote: "An Amish Second Christmas" by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Ruth Reid, and Tricia Goyer is a collection of four novellas all centering around Second Christmas.  Three of these stories are romance, the first one is sorta, but not really.  Second Christmas is December 26th; a day when Amish ... 2nd Christmas

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 11/4 beckie wrote: "The Butterfly and the Violin" by Kristy Cambron is a fictional telling of Adele, a young woman whose father is a general in the Third Reich in Austria during WWII, and Sera, an art gallery owner in present day New York. Sera has fallen in love with a painting of a young woman playing a violin with ... butterfly and violin review

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4 Stars

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Critical Condition

Critical Condition

On 7/27 beckie wrote: "Critical Condition" by Richard Mabry is a murder mystery that keeps you turning the pages.  Shannon is a doctor that has PTSD from the shooting and killing of her boyfriend when she had just begun medical school ten years ago.  Currently Shannon's sister, Megan, has come to live with ... critical condition review

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4 Stars

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Distortion

Distortion

On 5/10 beckie wrote: "Distortion" by Terri Blackstock is the second book in the Moonlighters Series.  Though it would be helpful to read the first, it isn't necessary.  This book follows Juliet, the wife of a surgeon, who watches her husband be gunned down and then works to solve the murder.  She works part-time ... distortion review

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4 Stars

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A Miracle of Hope

A Miracle of Hope

On 2/21 beckie wrote: I like to read Ruth Reid books, generally.  I am not a big fan of Amish fiction, but there are a few authors I like.  Reid is one of them.  "A Miracle of Hope" is by far the best book she has written yet.  I really liked this book.  I read it in a day and a half.  Couldn't ... a miracle of hope review

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5 Stars

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Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide

On 1/1 beckie wrote: "Fatal Tide" by Lis Wiehl is the last novel in the East Salem series.  The series star Tommy, a former NFL star turned private detective, and Dani, who works with the District Attorney.  The two have been following a series of events that involve a private school for the elite boys of the world ... fatal tide review

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3 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 10/8 beckie wrote: "Barefoot Summer" is the first book in the Chapel Springs Romance Series written by Denise Hunter. This novel is a romance starring Madison, a 26 year old veterinarian, who is learning to swim from Beckett, her long-time secret admirer. Madison comes with some baggage (her twin brother recently died) ... barefoot review

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3 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 8/3 beckie wrote: "When Mockingbirds Sing" by Billy Coffey is a fantasy novel about a stuttering, shy girl, Leah and her strange parents who move to a small town that seems keep its population the same always with few new comers.  Leah's parents have a huge birthday party for her and the Rainbow man comes to befriend ... when mockingbirds review

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2 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 5/27 beckie wrote: "A Matter of Trust" by Lis Wiehl is a novel about Mia, a prosecuting attorney, who is newly widowed and raising two kids on her own.  This is the first in the Mia Quinn series.  It is a spin off of the Triple Threat Mysteries.  In this book, Mia is trying to solve a possible double murder ... a matter of trust review

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3 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 5/13 beckie wrote: "The Sky Beneath My Feet" by Lisa Samson is a novel centering on Beth, a former Quacker, married to a Men's Pastor in a well-to-do church district. Her husband has been grated a one month's sabbatical at the same time that a job offer has come in. Rick, decides that the answers lie in the shed (it's ... sky beneath my feet review

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5 Stars

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An Angel by Her Side

An Angel by Her Side

On 2/13 beckie wrote: "An Angel by Her Side" by Ruth Reid is such a sweet romance.  This is the third in her Angel series.  They do not have to be read in order.  In this novel, the angel takes on human form that all can see and he also is the angel on the shoulder variety complete with devil on the other shoulder.  ... Another Angel

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4 Stars

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Come to the Table

Come to the Table

On 1/4 beckie wrote: "Come to the Table" by Neta Jackson is the second book in the Souled Out Sisters series.  It is the third series in relation to the Yada Yada series.  The first series is the Yada Yada Series, then the House of Hope series, now this one.  There is also a Yada Yada Brothers series.  ... come to the table review

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4 Stars

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Darkness Rising

Darkness Rising

On 11/19 beckie wrote: "Darkness Rising" by Lisa Wiehl, is the second book in the East Salem series. And NO!, it's not about Batman. Darkness Rising is a paranormal book about demons and angels and control over the world. Dani and Tommy, a psychologist and es-football player turned PI, respectively, have mostly solved the ... east salem 2 review

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3 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 10/2 beckie wrote: "This Scarlet Cord" by Joan Wolf is a fictional account of the love story of Rahab from the book of Joshuah from the Old Testament. To say this is from the Old Testament would be a large exaggeration. There are a lot of liberties taken with this story. It is well researched as to the time period and ... this scarlet cord review

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3 Stars

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 7/12 beckie wrote: "Arms of Love" by Kelly Long is about an amish couple during the Revolutionary War. Adam is the abused grown son of the bishop who was also abused at a child. Lena is the woman he loves whose mother has just died in child birth and whose father is held prisoner by the patriots for not giving his property ... amish at war

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2 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 5/18 beckie wrote: "Brush of Angel's Wings" by Ruth Reid is the second book in the Heavan on Earth series. It ties in with some of the side characters from the first book "Promise of an Angel". I looked forward to this book coming out since I read the first one and it did not disappoint. Reid is looking to be a promising ... brush of angel's wings review

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4 Stars

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 3/14 beckie wrote: I love Lis Weil as an author. I like this series a lot. It does remind me a little too close of the James Patterson Women's Murder Mystery series, but it is good enough to stand on its own without being a copycat. "Eyes of Justice" has the feel of a final book in this series. It is the fourth in ... another triple threat

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4 Stars

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/1 beckie wrote: We all know the Yada Yada Sisters right? Neva Jackson has now expanded on that series and has started the SouledOut Sister Series. This one is not as good as the Yada Yada (that's hard to beat) but it is better than her last series with Gabby Fairbanks. This series takes on Avis, the leader of the ... stand by me: the book review

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4 Stars

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/17 beckie wrote: I received "Sweeter than Birdsong" by Roslynn Elliot for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. This book takes place in the 1850's in Ohio. The main character is Kate Winter, an 18 year old woman who is completely controlled by her mother. Her mom will remind you of the mom in "Titanic" and now that ... sweeter than birdsong review

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4 Stars

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Daily Gifts of Grace

Daily Gifts of Grace

On 1/11 beckie wrote: I received "Daily Gifts of Grace" by Women of Faith, an e-book, from http://www.booksneeze.com/ for free. This book is a 365 day devotional. Each day has a verse, message, and prayer from a different woman involved with Women of Faith. I don't have a lot of experience with Women of Faith, so there ... gifts of grace review

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4 Stars

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 12/28 beckie wrote: I received "Babylons Falling" by William G. Collins for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. Babylons Falling is the story of Belteshazzar, also known as Danniyel. This story follows Danniyel from the Old Testament from the time of Judah's exile by the Babylonians to the time of his death in fictional ... babyons falling review

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3 Stars

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 12/8 beckie wrote: I received "His Steadfast Love" by Golden Keyes Parsons (an e-book) for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. This novel takes place in Texas during the Civil War. Amanda Belle is a Southerner with a soldier-aged brother, Daniel and a beau, Kent, who is stationed in Texas but from the North. Shortly ... his steadfast love review

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2 Stars

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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 10/23 beckie wrote: I received "Where has Oprah Taken Us?" by Stephen Mansfield for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. This book is about Oprah Winfrey and her supposed "religions leadership". This book is not really what I thought it was going to be. For starters, though he doesn't really come out and bash Oprah, ... the oprah effect? really?

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2 Stars

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Waking Hours

Waking Hours

On 10/3 beckie wrote: I received "Waking Hours" by Lis Wiehl (e-book) for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. This is a pretty awesome book. I really hope it turns into a series. The site says it is, that it is #1 in the East Salem series. I have read some of the other series by Wiehl, the Triple Threat Series. I like ... waking hours review

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4 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/13 beckie wrote: I received "Gabby's Little Angel" (e-book) by Sheila Walsh for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. "Gabby's Little Angel" is a children's picture book for about 6 and under. It has great pictures and is fairly short. It is about Psalm 91 and how God promises to have an angel to guard us. This book ... gabby's little angel review

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2 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/11 beckie wrote: I received "Wrapped in Rain" by Charles Martin (an e-book) for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. I had never heard of Charles Martin before, but after reading this book, I looked him up and have discovered that he has many books out there. If the rest of them are as good as Wrapped in Rain he will ... wrapped in rain review

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5 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/29 beckie wrote: I received "Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love" by Brennan Manning (e-book) for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. Smack Dab is a children's book of about 2nd grade reading level and interest level. However, it is such a sweet story it could easily be read by an adult as a short story with pictures. ... Smack Dab in the middle review

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4 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 8/29 beckie wrote: I received "Stumbling into Grace" by Lisa Harper for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. This is a non-fiction book written sort of like a diary, but I guess I would call it a collection of sermons. Not real sure how to categorize it. I read it strait through, but it would make more sense to read ... stumbling into grace review

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4 Stars

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The Quotable Rogue

The Quotable Rogue

On 7/22 beckie wrote: I received "The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words" edited by Matt Lewis.  This is a small book with quotes of Sarah Palin.  It is seperated into subjects for example:  family, education, gun control, and Tina Fey.  This book is a collection of positive statements ... the quotable rogue review

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2 Stars

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/24 beckie wrote: I received "A Reluctant Queen" by Joan Wolf (e-book) for free from booksneeze.com.  You may have read Esther from the Holy Bible and this is her story with a few tweeks and historical data.  Esther is a half Jew half Persian girl who is sent by her Jewish uncle to the king in attempts to become ... a reluctant queen review

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4 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 5/21 beckie wrote: I received "No Place Like Holmes" (e-book) by Jason Lethcoe for free from Booksneeze.com.  Holmes is a novel aimed at boys from the grades of 3rd to 7th, depending on reading level.  But I'd say 3-7 would be the interest level.  Holmes is about Sherlock Holmes' neighbor, Snodgrass, and  ... no place like holmes review

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3 Stars

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 5/14 beckie wrote: Just finished "The Promise of an Angel" by Ruth Reid which I got for free from Booksneeze.com. (an e-book) This book is about Judith, an Amish woman in Michigan who is promised, but not engaged to Levi.  While in a fit of jealousy concerning Levi, her brother Samuel, whom she is supposed ... finally an awesome amish book

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5 Stars

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 5/9 beckie wrote: I received How to Be God's Little Princess for free from Booksneeze.com.  This is a collection of  "Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty" by Sheila Walsh.  This book includes scripture, tips, quizes, questions, recipes, and ideas about handling onself in a manner that would ... how to be god's little princess review

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2 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/22 beckie wrote: Spent the night reading Max Lucado's new book "Max on Life". I received this book from Booksneeze. This book is a collection of questions to Max about God and Christ from various people over the years. He answers the questions with Scriptural back-up, Christian-thought, and some opinion. All answers ... max on life review

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3 Stars

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/21 beckie wrote: I received Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl and April Henry from Booksneeze. This is a Triple Threat Novel. Triple Threat Novels are books by Lis Wiehl about Nicole (FBI agent), Cassidy (Crime reporter), and Allison (prosecutor), a group of women who went to high school together and now solve crime. Kinda like ... heart of ice review

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4 Stars

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Who Is My Shelter?

Who Is My Shelter?

On 2/28 beckie wrote: I received "Who is my Shelter?" by Neta Jackson from Booksneeze.com. Shelter is the 4th book in the House of Hope series, which is a spin-off series of the Yada Yada Prayer Group books. The main character of the series is Gabby Fairbanks, a niave and wealthy woman from Virginia who moves with her ... who is my shelter?

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4 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 1/23 beckie wrote: I received "An Amish Love" from Booksneeze. "An Amish Love" is a collection of three novellas: Healing Heart by Beth Wiseman, A Marriage of the Heart, by Kelly Long, and What the Heart Sees by Kathleen Fuller. All three stories center around the same small Amish town. All three stories are complete ... An Amish Love review

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3 Stars

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Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Precious Moments Storybook Bible

On 1/5 beckie wrote: Precious Moments Storybook Bible Review Recently I read the Precious Moments Storybook Bible to my 6 year old and she loves it. This storybook bible is a collection favorite bible stories, songs, prayers, and praise. It is broken into 4 collections: Favorite Bible Classics, Words of Praise and Wisdom, ... precious moments storybook bible review

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5 Stars

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A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

On 12/9 beckie wrote: A Time To Dance by Karen Kingsbury is a Christian drama novel about John and Abby, a couple who have been married for over 20 years and are the brink of divorce. At the time they are planning to announce their divorce to their children, the oldest child announces her engagement to Matt, her boyfriend. ... a time to dance review

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4 Stars

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