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In the Shadow of Croft Towers

In the Shadow of Croft Towers

On 2/28 Moonpie wrote: Sybil Delafield has been raised as an orphan at Winterridge by her beloved teacher Mrs. Smith. She was content and lived a simple life, until the day and mysterious letter arrived with a bracelet. Mrs. Smith also informs her she has been offered a job as a lady’s companion to the elderly Mrs. Chalecroft, ... EXTRAORDINARY!

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A Seat by the Hearth

A Seat by the Hearth

On 1/7 Moonpie wrote: Priscilla had fled her Amish home 8 years ago to escape her emotionally and verbally abusive father. She had not fared very well in the world. You might say she had jumped from the frying pan into the fire. She became involved with a physically abusive alcoholic. After having a son with him and finding ... A STORY OF HEALING AND LOVE!

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Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect

On 10/26 Moonpie wrote: Any book by Ann Spangler gets my attention. She has a talent for making Bible study interesting and personal. I liked the title of the book as that explains me exactly; less than perfect. Every person mentioned in the Bible was put there for us to learn from, be it their successes or mistakes. I liked ... INTERESTING AND UNIQUE STUDY!

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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

On 8/29 Moonpie wrote: The book of Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the Bible. This 46 day devotional book (Yeah! Longer than just a month like most), focuses on its beautiful wisdom and helps you be in the Word daily. Even before reading it I found the book very impressive. It is a quality hardback with sturdy page ... OUTSTANDING!

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Running On Red Dog Road

Running On Red Dog Road

On 6/17 Moonpie wrote: I have always been drawn to anything about life in the Appalachians. The people and their stories inspire and fascinate me. I wish this book had been longer, it was incredible. Looking at the past through the eyes of children is remarkable. You are able to see the untarnished truth told with innocence ... NOSTALGIC AND HEARTWARMING!

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An Amish Market

An Amish Market

On 4/10 Moonpie wrote: What a treat! In this book you get the writings of four great authors and four entertaining Amish romances. It can’t get better than that! All the writers were kind enough to add a word list with Pennsylvania Dutch words used in the story and an Amish recipe! “Love Birds” by Amy Clipston. Ellie ... FOUR TERRIFIC STORIES ON ONE BOOK!

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Wicked Women of the Bible

Wicked Women of the Bible

On 1/22 Moonpie wrote: This is another great book by Ann Spangler! Her books are always great for Bible study and reading. Those people mentioned in the Bible are for us to learn from in both their positive and negative choices. Of the 20 “wicked” women Ms. Spangler covers, you might be surprised at first. Some of the ... OUTSTANDING!

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The Undertaker's Wife

The Undertaker's Wife

On 9/17 Moonpie wrote: If I hadn’t read it myself I would not have believed a book could have combined humor, grief, and hardship into one amazing, entertaining story! I laughed, I cried and my heart ached with Ms. Oliver. Best of all this is a true story! Who doesn’t love one of those!? I related to the book on several ... If I hadn’t read it myself I would not have believed a book could have combined humor, grief, and hardship into one amazing, entertaining story! I laughed, I cried and my heart ached with Ms. Oliver. Best of all this is a true story! Who doesn’t love one of those!?

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KJV Note-Taker's Bible

KJV Note-Taker's Bible

On 6/1 Moonpie wrote: The KJV is the only Bible version I read. I was delighted to see one of such quality and with so many bonuses! It is a very well made Bible. I was concerned at first about it being a hardcover, but it is not heavy and is easy to handle. Except for a small concordance in the back, it is just what you ... KJV Note-Taker’s Bible Published by Zondervan

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Frederick

Frederick

On 12/2 Moonpie wrote: After you read this book, it cannot help but change how you view your life. We all have problems and sorrows, some tragic. This common ground we share. But how many of us will turn our grief into hope and use the scars that are left as a stepping stone to help others? It is far too easy to sink into ... INCREDIBLE AND INSPIRATIONAL!

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 10/23 Moonpie wrote: The Berenstain Bears have long been a classic favorite in our home, with my children, grandchildren, and even me! The wholesome stories with wonderful character lessons and the entertaining illustrations can’t be beat. I was excited to see there was now a Christian series, but also somewhat skeptical ... ANOTHER BERENSTAIN CLASSIC!

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A Mother's Secret

A Mother's Secret

On 8/8 Moonpie wrote: Carolyn Lapp made a youthful mistake in her teens and had a child out of wedlock, a great shame in the Amish community. She refuses to reveal who the father is. While she loves her son Benjamin, now 15, with all her heart, she feels she will never have a husband and home of her own. She feels trapped ... A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

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Pups of the Spirit

Pups of the Spirit

On 4/19 Moonpie wrote: What a unique way to teach the fruits of the spirit to young children! Children and the love of animals go hand in hand. This combined with rhythm and rhyme of the words is a sure way to help children grasp and remember the principles of the fruits of the spirit. A different pup illustrates each fruit ... DELIGHTFUL AND FUN!

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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 1/15 Moonpie wrote: When I began my review of this book I didn’t realize it was by three different authors! In fact, I didn’t know until I started the second one. At first I was disappointed because I thought the first story had ended and I was so involved in the characters. I was very happy when I realized the original ... VERY ENTERTAINING!

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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 11/13 Moonpie wrote: Mail order brides have always fascinated me. I cannot imagine a woman being so desperate in her circumstances to travel to someplace she has never been and marry someone she has never met. These 4 novellas fed my curiosity about these courageous women from an inside and personal perspective. Each ... GREAT HISTORICAL FICTION!

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 1/8 Moonpie wrote: Novellas aren’t always my favorite to read, but I really liked this one. Each one was complete in its self and gave me 3 different Christmas/Amish fixes for the holiday! This book would be great to read anytime of the year though. All of the stories were very well written. "A Perfect Secret" ... THREE FANTASTIC STORIES!

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 10/10 Moonpie wrote: I have read several books in the past about cruelty and mistreatment people have endured during their childhood. I did not read them, or this one, because I enjoy the suffering of another, but rather to better understand how they overcame such abuse and became productive, healed adults. I must admit ... YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS ONE!

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Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's Way

On 9/19 Moonpie wrote: The recent loss of my mom prompted me to read this book. The title caught my eye as there is in every situation, God’s way and the world’s way. In such a time of brokenness we are very vulnerable emotionally, mentally and even physically. With no direction it is easy to fall into the trap of ... A COMFORTING GUIDE THROUGH A DARK TIME

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 4/15 Moonpie wrote: The tale of one wedding dress, 4 brides, 4 very different stories, and a time span of 100 years. Sound captivating? It was! This book combined suspense, romance, mystery, fiction and historical fiction all in one. I loved it! Charlotte Malone owns a very modern bridal boutique. Orphaned at a young ... SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, MYSTERY ALL IN ONE!

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 2/1 Moonpie wrote: This is a powerful book. As a minister’s wife my husband and I have seen people come out of very dark and painful lives and accept Christ as their Savior. Yet in a short time go back to the same lifestyle. For this reason, this book was very encouraging to see so many not only accept Christ but ... AMAZING TESTIMONIES OF GOD'S POWER!

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 12/1 Moonpie wrote: 5 Stars for this study and DVD! I liked Ms. Allen’s sincere, real, transparent presentations, not like the syrupy, dramatized speakers on some women’s study DVDs. You feel like you are friends and she is simply sharing with you. I was impressed with her openness and vulnerability about her own ... FIND FREEDOM FROM PAST HANG UPS!

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 10/1 Moonpie wrote: Not being a football fan I had never heard of Kurt or Brenda Warner. The title of this book is what drew me to it. Most of us can relate to old saying, “When it rains it pours”, when one bad thing after another happens. I have definitely experienced it and wanted to see how Ms. Warner faced her ... ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING!

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 8/22 Moonpie wrote: I found this book a very enjoyable read. Emma is a young dedicated Amish woman that has seen more than her share of heart ache. Her father is dead and her mother has just died of cancer when the story begins. She lives with her elderly grandmother whom she loves very much. To add to her heartache ... EXCI TING AND ENTERTAINING!

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 7/1 Moonpie wrote: I know the Amish are very thrifty people and don’t seem to weather such severe financial hardships as we in modern society do. So although I felt I have always been a very frugal person, I decided to read it. In the back of my mind I was thinking, “I doubt it can teach me anything new but I will ... HUMOROUS, HELPFUL, INSIGHTFUL!

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 4/12 Moonpie wrote: This was my first time to view any Max Lucado Hermie and Friends DVD’s. I was very impressed not only with the quality and entertainment value, but how they zeroed in on children’s attitudes and challenges in different areas of behavior. In Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn’t Pray, Milo wouldn’t ... A MUST HAVE FOR TEACHING CHILDREN!

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Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Precious Moments Storybook Bible

On 1/10 Moonpie wrote: Precious Moments Storybook Bible By Sam Butcher Published by Thomas Nelson When I saw the title I expected to read just another children’s Bible storybook but it wasn’t. It was definitely different. I found it very unique and have never seen one quite like it. It isn’t just a delightful ... Precious Moments Storybook Bible

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