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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 5/13 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Amelia Barrett promised to fulfill the dying wish of her best friend. She was bedside for the delivery of the new baby and for the death of her dear friend after complications of childbirth made it obvious the infant would be doomed to grow up without her mother, much as Amelia had. Amelia didn’t just ... Charming

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Stress Test

Stress Test

On 4/18 agoddessoffrugality wrote: he main plot of this book was excellent. Despite several attempts on his life and the fact that he is being set up to take the fall for a murder that he did not commit, or the fact that there are scenes depicting the thugs who attempted to kidnap Matt with their anonymous boss, it is not until the last ... The main plot of this book was excellent

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 4/13 agoddessoffrugality wrote: The House that Love Built-Brooke is a young widow that still grieves for her husband, the only man that she has ever loved, two years after his unfortunate car accident. Owen is a man full of bitterness that isn't sure he can ever trust women again after his wife's affair with his best friend and business ... One of the best feel good stories that you will ever read

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/30 agoddessoffrugality wrote: A Matter of Trust-Mia Quinn is the recently widowed mother of two. Forced to return to work as the sole bread winner now, she is still struggling to make ends meet and dig her way out of the mountain of debt that her late husband had left her with. While chatting with a friend and fellow co-worker at ... Excellent Fast Moving Thriller

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 2/7 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Each author contributes a short story so that the separate plots masterfully combine to tell one tale. It all starts on Thanksgiving when a child is innocently playing in the attic and finds the dog tags from the grandmother’s long lost love, who had supposedly died in action. As far as the grandmother ... Secretly Smitten Review

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Asylum

Asylum

On 1/22 agoddessoffrugality wrote: The Circeae Tales is planned to be a 10 book science fiction/dystopian series. I’m fairly sure that Asylum is the first book even though it doesn’t really read like it. Then again science fiction is notorious for just dropping the reader into a situation to scramble to catch up to what is going on. ... Bookworm Wednesdar Review - Asylum

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 1/8 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Every Perfect Gift is about Sophie grew up in an orphanage, never knowing her parents or her heritage. She was shunned because it was rumored that she had an ancestor of African descent. Unfortunately in the early 1800′s it was considered a justifiable reason to mistreat another human being. But Wyatt ... Every Perfect Gift - Review

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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

On 12/27 agoddessoffrugality wrote: If you are looking for cutesy holiday fare, you may want to keep looking. Christmas Stories by Max Lucado is for the hard-core religious enthusiast and they repeatedly point out the fact that Christmas is for celebrating the birth of Christ. I know that, I get it … even though Christ wasn’t actually ... Review of Christmas Stories by Max Lucado

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/10 agoddessoffrugality wrote: An Amish Kitchen is a collection of three different stories which take place within the Amish community of Paradise, Pennsylvania along with a reading group guide, a short collection of home remedies, and Amish recipes. If I had to be critical of anything it would be the order of the stories as it really ... Bookworm Wednesday Review – An Amish Kitchen

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Sneak

Sneak

On 12/1 agoddessoffrugality wrote: If you like apocalyptic dystopian stories, you will love this series. In Sneak by Evan Angler, the government has decided that all residents must be marked. While there isn’t a lot of detail regarding these marks themselves other than the normal placement on the wrist, I imagine them as almost like ... Bookworm Wednesday - Sneak by Evan Angler

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

On 11/15 agoddessoffrugality wrote: What is the trouble with cowboys? Who doesn’t love cowboys? The brawn, the rugged good looks .. is there such a thing as ugly cowboys? Not often as far as romance novels are concerned, just like there are never ugly obese women. There is someone who doesn’t like cowboys though, Annie, our heroine ... The Trouble With Cowboys - Review

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 9/26 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Danielle’s best friend and Amish neighbor, Levi, has a dream and a couple of odd experiences that lead him to believe that God wants him to step up and do the honorable thing, to marry Danielle and provide her unborn baby with a father. He also feels that he can minister to Danielle and lead her to ... Review of His Love Endures Forever

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 8/30 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Beth makes a mistake. A couple of them actually. The first mistake was one of mercy, where she decided that the ends justified the means. The second was seemingly innocent and innocuous at the time, until circumstances out of her control made a small error in judgement swell to an insurmountable mistake ... Review of House of Mercy

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 8/15 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Rahab was a young woman of Canaan, who was renowned for her beauty. She quickly comes to think of her beauty as more of a curse than as a gift. Because of her extreme good looks she has become the object of men’s unwanted attentions. She was kidnapped when she was twelve and would have been sold as ... Review of This Scarlet Cord

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The Choice

The Choice

On 8/11 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Sandra is eighteen and pregnant. Her life as she has known it is over. It is 1974 and while Roe vs. Wade is making a splash in headlines a new option is legally open to young girls in such a predicament. Sandy faces one of the most important decisions that will ever confront her in life. Every path ... Review of The Choice

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 8/6 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Hope Springs is a small town located in North Carolina. The type of town where everyone knows each other and has for generations. This story mainly focuses on two neighboring households and their extended families that have lived next door to each other for three generations. The current resident in ... Review of Hope Springs

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/14 agoddessoffrugality wrote: The main character in the novel is Libby. Libby restores historic buildings. While researching a new project in a small town on a remote island, Libby’s business partner, Nicole, discovers that Libby’s father had not died when she was five as she had been told. Nicole is kidnapped while Libby helplessly ... Review of Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 7/8 agoddessoffrugality wrote: If you enjoyed reading First Date, you will be happy to know that the story continues with Starring Me. I read this with my 12 year old daughter, who had not read the first book, and the story is still easy to follow even if you did not read the first one. My daughter enjoyed the characters so much that ... Review of Starring Me by Krista McGee

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/15 agoddessoffrugality wrote: A light and easy to read historical romance that spins the tale of Sophia, a woman who volunteers as a missionary after being jilted by love. She had hoped to be sent to China where she could eventually return to her native motherland, Russia. Instead Sophia is sent to the wild west to teach “savage ... Through Rushing Water by Catherine Richmond – Review

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The House On the Corner

The House On the Corner

On 6/6 agoddessoffrugality wrote: This book is targeted at middle school-aged children and it could be quite an interesting story that children would enjoy. The story starts off with a boy who is trying to avoid cleaning the hall bathroom. When sent on an errand to run mail to his strange uncle, Chester decides to dawdle in hopes to ... The House on the Corner by Michael Rains - Review

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 5/30 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Sam is the preacher’s son. He bears this responsibility well, everyone expects him to be good, while shying away from him and treating him with kid gloves. Everyone, that is, except the town’s band of thugs. He earns the main thug’s respect by refusing to bow down to him. Despite his fear, he stands ... Prepare for a Crazy, Dangerous Journey

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 5/17 agoddessoffrugality wrote: When I think of Amish people, I think of people who seek a simple existence. They don’t use electricity, or cars. So what set them apart from the masses in the late 18th century when there was no technology? Their beliefs. Beliefs that they were often ostracized for. Adam and Lena grew up on neighboring ... Review of Arms of Love by Kelly Long

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Crater

Crater

On 5/3 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Young Crater Trueblood was born on the moon. He had lived in the same mining colony his entire life. Though he was only sixteen … almost seventeen … he was chosen for a special mission, which would change his outlook on life forever. The characters in this story are believable and well represented. ... Crater (A Helium-3 Novel) by Homer Hickam – Review

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Behemoth

Behemoth

On 3/27 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Jim Thompson has a problem. Something is killing the elephants on his game reserve in Kenya. He makes a cast of the animal’s tracks and after having them examined by an expert finds they are the prints of a creature thought to be long extinct. Natives have long reported having seen a beast resembling ... Review of Behemoth by Jonathon C. Leicht

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 3/15 agoddessoffrugality wrote: The first portion of the book is an educational review of the history of our founding fathers. The author goes into great detail, annotating specific quotes and sources, of the social outrage against the King of England, and political fervor, that caused the separate colonies to forget their differences ... The Coming Revolution by Dr. Richard G. Lee

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First Date

First Date

On 1/18 agoddessoffrugality wrote: Addy Davidson is the average teenage girl, and proud of it. She is a good student with her sights set on getting into an Ivy League college after high school. She is perfectly happy with her regular normal average life and is mortified when her principal chooses her to appear on the new reality show ... First Date - Review

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