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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 9/25 Cheryl H wrote: As always, I enjoyed this mystery immensely. Ms. Chapman weaves an engrossing mystery that makes you work to discover the culprit. Murder Freshly Baked proved to be the same. There were so many things going on -- the weddings, the poisoned pen letters, Ryan the philander and more. The poison pen writer's ... Murder Freshly Baked - BookLook Bloggers Review

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5 Stars

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The Rainbow Egg

The Rainbow Egg

On 9/25 Cheryl H wrote: The story of The Rainbow Egg is a children’s book that explains the adoption process. The author did a great job of explaining that the mother chicken, named Hope, wanted the best for her chick. In this case, the best life for her chick was for the baby chick to live with a family who was established ... The Story of the Rainbow Egg

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3 Stars

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Prison

Prison

On 5/24 Cheryl H wrote: I really, really tried to like Prison. I don’t enjoy writing bad reviews, and if I wasn’t a BookLook Blogger, I would have skipped doing one all together. Alas, fate has decreed otherwise so here goes. Overall, I struggled to finish this book and didn’t enjoy it very much at all. Okay, I’m ... Prison ... That's What It Felt Like

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2 Stars

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The Case of the Sin City Sister

The Case of the Sin City Sister

On 5/24 Cheryl H wrote: I love, love, love The Case of the Sin City Sister by Lynne Hinton. I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I agreed to review this book for BookLook Bloggers but I am glad that I took the chance. This is the second book in the series, the first being Sister Eve, Private Eye (which I will begin as ... The Case of the Sin City Sister

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5 Stars

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Lethal Beauty

Lethal Beauty

On 5/4 Cheryl H wrote: A Lethal Beauty is the third installment of Lis Wiehl's Mia Quinn series. To recap, Mia is a suddenly single mom whose husband died in a car crash. In order to care for her family she returns to the hectic career of being a prosecuting attorney. Mia struggles with the demands of her job ... Mia Quinn Returns in "A Lethal Beauty"

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5 Stars

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Palace of Darkness

Palace of Darkness

On 3/10 Cheryl H wrote: Palace of Darkness by Tracy Higley lives up to all of her previous novels. I received this book a few days before my mother ended her earthly journey, so it was kind of a bittersweet read for me. This is a story of a mother's love, a love so deep that Cassia risks everything in order to protect her ... Review: Palace of Darkness - A Novel of Petra

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4 Stars

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Storm Siren

Storm Siren

On 10/19 Cheryl H wrote: Storm Siren is just awesome! Mary Weber had me hooked on the very first page. This is the story of Nym, a young storm elemental whose unpredictable powers have damaged her in more ways than one. She’s lost her family, been sold into slavery and accidentally killed more than a few people due to her ... Storm Siren

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5 Stars

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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 8/2 Cheryl H wrote: A Deadly Business is the sequel to A Matter of Trust (another excellent book). This story continues as she struggles to keep all of the balls of career, motherhood and maintaining her own identity in the aftermath of her husband's sudden and mysterious death. In addition to Mia's personal issues, she ... A Deadly Business: A Mia Quinn Mystery

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

On 6/9 Cheryl H wrote: Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids, is a great book that talks about God and adventure. Riley Mae, a preteen shoe spokesperson for Swiftriver is on the run after a near disaster that could have killed her at Half Dome Yosemite. To escape further potential danger she heads to Northwest Montana with her ... Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

On 4/9 Cheryl H wrote: Always on the lookout for books for the children, I was happy to review this book for Book Look Bloggers. My eldest is always on the lookout for strong female characters and I thought Riley Mae was just the kind of girl that she'd appreciate. I know that I did. :-) The ... Riley Mae is a Pretty Cool Kid

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5 Stars

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Murder Simply Brewed

Murder Simply Brewed

On 3/30 Cheryl H wrote: Overall, the mystery is a good one. Clues are well-placed and the reader, if one pays close attention, can deduce the identity of the murderer. The setting is beautiful and has lots of humorous moments too -- I especially like "the scavenger-hunt that never was" and the wacky guests involved in it. ... Murder Simply Brewed - A Review

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5 Stars

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Pups of the Spirit

Pups of the Spirit

On 3/13 Cheryl H wrote: Pups in the Spirit is a fun-loving, whimsical way to help children to remember the Fruits of God's Spirit as spoken about in Galatians 5:22, 23. This book is written for the under eight set, and since I happen to have one of those around, I decided to give the book a whirl. Deborah Melmon is a fantastic ... Pups of the Spirit: A Review

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5 Stars

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The 21-Day Financial Fast

The 21-Day Financial Fast

On 2/13 Cheryl H wrote: I chose this book for a couple of different reasons. Let's start with the frivolous one first -- no one else had chosen it, so I wanted to be the first! On a more serious note, I was intrigued by the title and description. Times are tough and I know that I have not been the best steward of late, so ... Financial Fasting

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5 Stars

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Doon

Doon

On 1/5 Cheryl H wrote: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon have an engaging writing style and did an excellent job with creating their characters and the world of Doon. This is the first book in the series and I must admit that it is a very strong foundation for more adventures in Doon. The two heroines -- Veronica and McKenna -- ... Has potential

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3 Stars

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Willie Out West

Willie Out West

On 12/15 Cheryl H wrote: My honest opinion is that this is a delightful book. I shared this story with my seven-year old son, who enjoyed it immensely. It think that it appealed to his own wild imagination and sense of adventure. Willie is a bored, bored, bored (did I mention bored?) walrus who is tired of the same old thing. He ... My Seven Year Old Loved It!

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5 Stars

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Adventure Bible Handbook

Adventure Bible Handbook

On 12/1 Cheryl H wrote: The Adventure Bible Handbook was a big hit with my children. I had them read the book first since they were the target audience. My eldest daughter (13) breezed through it in a couple of hours and asked if there was a sequel. Definitely cool. My younger daughter (10), who isn't as avid a reader as her ... Review: Adventure Bible Handbook

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5 Stars

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City on Fire

City on Fire

On 10/16 Cheryl H wrote: The historical details and descriptions were wonderful and I got a real sense of what it must have been like living in Pompeii. Although the book was well-written, I found myself growing more concerned with when the volcano was going to explode than what was going on with Ariella. At the beginning of ... Not one of my favorites

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3 Stars

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Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation

Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation

On 9/8 Cheryl H wrote: The story mirrors true life situations and teaches the readers how to handle trying circumstances with a heart of gratitude for the blessings we do have, as well as ways to use trials to increase our faith in God. In addition to being a vehicle to instill Christian values, this book also has a few other ... Book Review: Biff and Becka’s Stupendous Vacation

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4 Stars

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Homeless at Harvard

Homeless at Harvard

On 8/25 Cheryl H wrote: I have found this book to be both insightful and surprisingly entertaining. Growing up in NYC, I have seen many homeless people and even spoken or given food or money to a few that I became familiar with while traveling back and forth to Manhattan or while out in field service distributing Bible literature. ... Excellent! Planning on including this in my homeschool curriculum

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5 Stars

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 7/14 Cheryl H wrote: I was very excited to get a chance to review American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence. You see last year, my reading tastes deposited me firmly in the biography aisle. After reading Washington: A Life, I wanted to learn more about ... Book Review - American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams

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3 Stars

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 5/27 Cheryl H wrote: It's amazing! I do love Sherlock Holmes so I was hoping to love this book from the beginning. But this Sherlock Holmes' adventure is completely different from anything I've read before. Sherlock has been commissioned by an unknown source to solve ten ultimate Biblical mysteries. In order to fulfill ... Sherlock Holmes Meets 10 Biblical Mysteries

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5 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 5/16 Cheryl H wrote: I love a good mystery, so when Booksneeze offered this one, I just couldn’t resist – and I wasn’t disappointed. A Matter of Trust is the first in a new series called the Mia Quinn Mystery and I can’t wait for the next installment. Mia's husband died in a car crash and she’s been forced out ... Review: A Matter of Trust

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5 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 4/6 Cheryl H wrote: "The Heiress of Winterwood" is set in 1814 and is about a young woman named Amelia who makes a deathbed promise to her friend Katherine. Katherine has suffered complications from the delivery of her daughter and requests Amelia to take care of her newborn daughter, Lucy. Amelia happily fulfills her promise ... I loved Amelia, but not my cup of tea

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3 Stars

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 3/19 Cheryl H wrote: So Shines the Night by Tracy Higley is a wonderful book that I highly recommend. When I chose this book to review from Booksneeze, I didn't have high expectations. I'm not a "romance" person and the cover made me wonder if this was going to be another of those "Oh I was lost and a big strong man came ... Wow! I was totally surprised by how much I enjoyed this book,

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5 Stars

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Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

On 3/5 Cheryl H wrote: I highly recommend this book for the whole family. It's fun to take a glimpse at the past where the clunky remote control was considered of high technology! But more important than the trip down memory lane, April Grace and her family drive home the importance of communicating with family members and ... Chocolate-Covered Baloney was a pleasant surprise

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5 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 7/15 Cheryl H wrote: George Washington Carver was an unusual man, but then again geniuses always have their little quirks. I didn’t know much about him aside from the peanuts so I was delighted to learn of his many accomplishments throughout his life. One of the things that stands out in my mind is his thirst for knowledge. ... George Washington Carver – A Biography

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5 Stars

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 1/15 Cheryl H wrote: Reggie Dabbs is someone I would like to call a friend. Not only is his story a remarkable; his vision and dedication to helping others is inspiring. While just in the second grade he learns that his parents are not really his parents. He also learned that his conception was truly an accident. His mother ... Reggie: You Can't Change Your Past, But You Can Change Your Future

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5 Stars

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 3/12 Cheryl H wrote: "The Story of the Bible" is one of the most beautiful books that I have had the privilege to read. It matters little what your religious affiliations is, this book will have you hooked from the introduction to the last page. When I first received the book, what impressed me most was it's physical beauty. ... "The Story of the Bible" by Larry Stone

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5 Stars

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