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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 2/7 Sharon wrote: This is a collection of three Amish stories that follow each other.  In the first one “Always in My Heart,” Hope was a young girl when she was raped and forced to give the baby up for adoption. Can she find her son? Will he want to be found and return home with Hope? “Always His Provision” ... An Amish Miracle by Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid, and Beth Wiseman

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 1/6 Sharon wrote: For those of you still wanting to hold onto Christmas, here is your chance. This is a quick easy read. I curled up with this and a warm drink, so enjoyable.A wonderful story of faith and belief. It’s one that should become an annual Christmas read. Every twenty five years an angel comes and touches ... The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 10/10 Sharon wrote:   This is the third book in the Angel Eyes Trilogy. I recommend this series to be read in order. It is possible to read this first since the author has included a summary of the first two books in “A note from the Author.”We pick up right where we left Brielle and Jake. Brielle is dancing ... Dark Halo by Shannon Dittemore

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5 Stars

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Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 8/7 Sharon wrote: Susanna is one that loves to have a plan for everything; even if that means staying in a relationship for too long. When Adam finally breaks up with her the whole Island is buzzing with the news. “I found the right ring but not the right girl”….ouch that hurts!Nate has to adjust to changes coming ... Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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NIV Leadership Bible

NIV Leadership Bible

On 7/12 Sharon wrote:    I love this Leadership Bible! I was so impressed by the high quality leather it makes it easy to overlook the lack of red lettering in the New Testament.Inside you will find 52 weeks of practical leadership issues that fall into three main categories and a verse to memorize for the week.1.      ... NIV Leadership Bible

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5 Stars

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Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

On 6/5 Sharon wrote: I chose this book for two reasons: I love Colleen Coble novels!My daughter is a tween that loves to read!   Rock Harbor has a search and rescue dog team and Emily wants a dog so she can join the team. In her efforts to raise money for the dog she is accused of a crime. Emily and her friend Olivia ... Rock Harbor Search and Rescue by Colleen Coble & Robin Caroll

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4 Stars

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Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

On 5/30 Sharon wrote:    Once again Ann shares her wisdom and insight of God’s word with us in this wonderful daily devotional. I enjoy the on the go availability of this electronic version. Join Ann as she guides us through scripture and a short message. Through all of life’s issues we (especially me) ... Fixing My Eyes on Jesus by Ann Graham Lotz

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5 Stars

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Broken Wings

Broken Wings

On 3/21 Sharon wrote: Pick up right where you left off with Brielle and Jake in this second book in the Angel Eyes Trilogy.  This time we have more demonic activity; so I will consider this as heavy reading for teens. We still have Angels, Demons, the Celestial, alcohol abuse, and some mystery. Brielle is having nightmares ... Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore

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5 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/3 Sharon wrote: After the loss of her husband Mia is charged with the task of raising their two children alone. Mia is having trouble adjusting to the loss. Her husband left things in a financial mess for her. Gabe and Brooke are having issues of their own. Gabe is in high school and needs to bulk up for football. The ... A Matter of Trust: A Mia Quinn Mystery by Lisa Wiehl

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5 Stars

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 12/24 Sharon wrote: This is a collection of three Amish stand alone books by the author. In “A Perfect Secret” Luke and Rose set to marry but do they know each other? Luke has a secret; can he keep Rose from finding out the truth? Can Rose love him during this difficult time?In “Christmas Cradles” midwife Anna has ... A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long

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4 Stars

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The River

The River

On 10/22 Sharon wrote: This is an easy read. This is a great “guy” book. It’s not romance it’s about fear, grief, and resentment. The river is used to show a variety of things in this story. If you’re into white water rapids then you will love this book. Gabriel has a difficult situation happen to him at a young ... The River by Michael Neale

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4 Stars

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The Choice

The Choice

On 9/14 Sharon wrote: Wow! I was totally captivated by this story. It would be great if pregnant teens and their parents would read this book before making their “choice.” The author was so “right on” with how the process works, that when he states in the Acknowledgments that his wife is an “adoptee who found her ... The Choice by Robert Whitlow

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5 Stars

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 9/10 Sharon wrote:                   This book was so well written that at times I thought she was around while I was growing up. It was great to see how Katherine worked through her struggles and didn’t go around them. Katherine was diligent ... A Path towards Love by Cara Lynn James

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4 Stars

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 8/12 Sharon wrote: I like how she focused the story on the sense of smell…not typical, so refreshing. Daphne is a trained professional “nose” a perfume creator, but she loses her sense of smell. Without her “nose” she must create using her chemistry skills. Can she keep her boss from finding out? Can you identify ... The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

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4 Stars

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/3 Sharon wrote: What a great read. Whenever I am able to read one of Colleen’s books I have such a wonderful experience. I will do my best not to write a spoiler.You will find the WWJD theme woven throughout the book along with greed versus generosity.Libby’s father recently dies and she is left an inheritance. ... Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

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5 Stars

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Journeys across Niagara

Journeys across Niagara

On 6/26 Sharon wrote: Having been raised in Western New York and visiting the Falls regularly while grown up drew me to choose this book. How very disappointed I was to find a “Christian book” to be written with such vulgarity and rudeness. I was shocked to read of the young boys in the story to actually refer to Jesus ... Journeys Across Niagara by D. K. Levick

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1 Stars

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/19 Sharon wrote: Sophia wants to be a woman of influence. When the man she has chosen announces his engagement to another, distraught Sophia leaves and becomes a missionary teacher to the Ponca Indians. While there Sophia meets Will a carpenter. He is there to build homes for the Ponca Indians. The Ponca Indians have ... Through Rushing Water

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4 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 6/4 Sharon wrote: In the contents of this book there is a glossary for Pennsylvania Dutch words used throughout the story. They are always in italics. Since I was reading this on my kindle it was not convenient for me to look back at the glossary for clarification of words in italics. If read in book format this would ... Brush of Angel’s Wings by Ruth Reid

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4 Stars

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25,000 Mornings

25,000 Mornings

On 5/25 Sharon wrote: This is a nice inspirational devotional, nothing out the ordinary. The story’s are well written their just not my particular style for devotions.Each devo is two pages and has a Bible verse to go along with the story for that day’s message.There are about 140 devotionals. This can be useful for someone ... 25,000 Mornings by Fay Rowe

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3 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 5/21 Sharon wrote: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold   This is a biography of Bryan Clay and how he came to be a decathlete. At a young age Bryan’s mom told him that he was going to win Olympic gold. He never believed her. I enjoyed how Bryan shares his story with ... Redemption by Bryan Clay & Joel Kilpatrick

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5 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 5/14 Sharon wrote: I must admit that I read this book from cover to cover in one day.This is a modernized parallel to the prodigal son story found in scriptures.We have a family torn apart through tragedy. The girls are torn away from a loving home and raised with cruel grandparents. Life for Kara and Lizzie becomes understatedly ... Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

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5 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 5/9 Sharon wrote: “The heart of the project is retelling the story of the Bible in a form as fluid as modern literary works, yet remaining painstakingly true to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts.” - Kindle Location 251I think this will be able to help new believers to start/continue having devotions.Great ... The Voice

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4 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 5/5 Sharon wrote: I think that this book is geared to teens as its main characters are high school seniors. Brielle has just come back from city life to her small hometown…not by choice. Enduring hardships would be an accurate statement without giving a spoiler. Jake is the new guy in town. Let’s just say he is one ... Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

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5 Stars

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 5/1 Sharon wrote: This is a great book for tween girls. Nancy uses humor to get her point across.          Topics range from: Birthmarks                     Hair Brace ... The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 4/3 Sharon wrote: 1912 awedding gown was created…one like no other. As this story unfolds we learn howthe gown was fashioned. There are four brides that wear this gown. The story isguided along by Emily who wears the gown first and Charlotte who finds the gown100 years later and ultimately wears the gown last.In the ... The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/6 Sharon wrote: I would so love to write a spoiler! I will do my best not too. We are given an update on some of the previous characters from the Yada Yada and House of Hope series. Just little bits and pieces…oh so nice. I think it’s great to be able to get a closer look into the life of Avis. I love her strong ... Stand By Me by Neta Jackson

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5 Stars

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 2/8 Sharon wrote: I was unable to put the book down it was so captivating. Blue Moon Promise has it all, romance, murder, suspense, pride issues, marriage by proxy, and faith. I was glad that the author shared with us about her own personal struggle with control issues. At some point I think we all struggle with giving ... Blue Moon Promise

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5 Stars

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Daily Gifts of Grace

Daily Gifts of Grace

On 12/27 Sharon wrote: Women of Faith have done it again. You will delight in the daily devotions compiled by Patsy Clairmont, Mary Graham, Natalie Grant, Lisa Harper, Sandi Patty, Joni Eareckson Tada, Sheila Walsh, Lisa Welchel among others. This is a fabulous hardbound book with a magnetic flap cover. Each day has a scripture ... Daily Gifts of Grace

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5 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 12/8 Sharon wrote: Why men hate going to church is a necessary book for all. This is an easy read. The chapters are short so if you don’t have to set aside large amounts of time aside to read the book. I like how David uses humor to get his point across. You will find three parts to this book:1.      ... Why Men Hate Going To Church by David Murrow

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5 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/16 Sharon wrote: Once again Colleen nails it, this is a great story. I think it would make for a fabulous Christian movie. The way she brings this almost divorced family together makes for a wonderful and intriguing novel. I like how Colleen tackles a variety of topics. This story takes you on a rollercoaster ride. Just ... Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble

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5 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 10/11 Sharon wrote: Hands down this is the most husband friendly devotional ever! I love the fact that he gives a few words to each the husband and the wife before the devotional starts.  All the devotionals are based on the Love & Respect principles. Yes, I do recommend having the book while you are doing the ... The Love & Respect Experience By Dr. Emerson Egggerichs

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5 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/2 Sharon wrote: This is a great children’s book! Gabby the angel is in “guardian angel training” and she is placed with a little girl named Sophie. She needs lots of protection, but is Gabby up for the job? Can Gabby show Sophie God’s love for her?The Lord is your protection…He has put his angels in charge ... Gabby God’s Little Angel by Sheila Walsh

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5 Stars

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 8/15 Sharon wrote: This is a great story about forgiveness. As children Wren, Barb, and Jack go through a life changing event. I like how Sheila and Cindy take us through “family drama.” It was gentle but firm. This is very relatable as there are no “perfect families.” We all have issues with those we love. The ... Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma

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5 Stars

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 7/12 Sharon wrote: This should be read by everyone! Mark DeMoss shares with us wisdom that he has gleaned for both our professional and personal life.Money isn’t Everything; Good People AreGod Owns it AllA Proverb a DayShut up and ListenBuy some StampsTechnology isn’t EverythingUnder-promise, Over-deliverWork Less, ... The Little Red Book Of Wisdom by Mark DeMoss

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5 Stars

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Be the People

Be the People

On 6/27 Sharon wrote: Be The People is a must read! This book is a call to action to reclaim our nation’s faith and promise. Carol exposes many deceptions that we have allowed to enter our culture. Carol has divided this book into two parts. Broken Vows: Forsaking What We Once Knew. Banished Virtues: Reclaiming Truth ... Be The People

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5 Stars

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 5/27 Sharon wrote: Even though liberties were taken with the story of Esther the basic story did stay intact. It’s difficult to take a well know Biblical account and keep it entirely accurate and have a great novel at the same time. I like how the author was selective with the events that were added and deleted from ... A Reluctant Queen

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5 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 4/27 Sharon wrote: When Griffin is sent to stay with his detective uncle at 221B Baker Street for the summer, he is certain that his uncle must be the great Sherlock Holmes! But Griffin soon learns that Holmes lives at 221A Baker Street and his uncle lives unit 221B. Sure, his uncle is a detective, but he's not very good. ... No Place Like Holmes

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Sharon wrote: This time Max takes on everybody’s questions and compiles them in one place for people to find the answer. His topics are: Hope God, grace, and “Why am I here?” Hurt Conflicts, Calamities, and “Why me?” Help Prayer, Scripture, and “Why church?” Him/Her Sex, Romance, and “Any chance of ... Max on Life

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4 Stars

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/12 Sharon wrote: This is the third book in the Lightkeeper’s series. I did not read the first two books but I had no problem starting in on the third book. Once I started reading it was hard to put down. I loved the mystery, drama, murder, love, action and suspense that Colleen Coble wove into the Lightkeeper’s ... The Lightkeeper's Ball

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Sharon wrote: David Ponder is back. This time the fate of mankind is in his hands. This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humanity hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and it consists ... The Final Summit

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5 Stars

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 3/2 Sharon wrote: When I received this book I was a little surprised to see the layout of the book. The layout and composition of the book is high quality. One thing that really struck me was the fact that she used EIGHT different Bible versions throughout the book. For me that’s a bit excessive. Marcia Ford attempts ... A Conversation with God for Women

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3 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/16 Sharon wrote: Fasting by Scott McKnight When most people hear the word “fasting” they start to cringe. One immediately thinks of all the things we would have to forgo while fasting. For me I think that’s incorrect. It’s not about what you can’t do/have; it’s spending time focusing on the Lord. According ... Fasting

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3 Stars

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The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

On 2/3 Sharon wrote: It’s a great inspirational devotional Bible. The applications are “Lucado nuggets.” If you enjoy reading Lucado books you will love to spend time doing the devotionals that Max has sprinkled through the scriptures. You will find an Introduction for each book. Life Lessons on the side of the pages, ... The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible NKJV

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5 Stars

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