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Devotions for Christmas

Devotions for Christmas

On 11/16 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Zondervan's new book, Devotions for Christmas, is a pretty little devotional with glossy pages, exquisite photography, and a fresh take on Christmas devotions. I've read a lot of Christmas books over the years. This one presents the beauty of the meaning of Christmas in a unique way. First, the devotional ... Zondervan's Devotions for Christmas ~ A Celebration to Bring You Peace and Joy

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4 Stars

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An Amish Market

An Amish Market

On 3/12 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Amish Market is a collection of four novellas from some of the best Christian writers in the Amish category. One thing I really enjoy about Amish stories is that they are wholesome. I don't have to worry about whether there will be creeping secularism, loose values, or inappropriate behavior. That's ... An Amish Market ~ A Collection of Four Novellas ~ Review

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

On 10/17 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Thank you BookLook for this review copy. Years ago when my children were 10, 4, 2 and brand new, we sold our house in mid-November. We planned to stay in a motel for a couple of weeks until the sellers moved out of the house we were buying.We'd be in our new home by Thanksgiving... or so we thought. ... REVIEW: The Legend of the Christmas Cookie Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas By Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

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5 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 10/1 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Thank you BookLook for this complimentary review copy. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been read, watched, listened to, and enjoyed by generation after generation. Written in 1843 during a time when social reforms, Christmas, and Christian charity were being reconsidered in England, it is an entertaining ... REVIEW: 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol by Bob Welch

LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE's Rating:

4 Stars

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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 7/30 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Thank you BookLook for this review copy. Murder Freshly Baked by Vanetta Chapman is cozy mystery set in the Amish artisan village of Middlebury, Indiana. It's a real town, with a real Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, just shy of seven miles from Shipshewana, Indiana. Shipshewana might sound familiar if you ... Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

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3 Stars

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Living Well, Spending Less

Living Well, Spending Less

On 1/19 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: This was a hard book for me to get into at first. I cannot really relate to big shopping trips that fill my van with white bags with red targets on them. I can't relate to remodeling and decorating and buying designer wardrobes. I can't relate to buying anything I want just because I want it. That's ... http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2015/01/living-well-spending-less-12-secrets-of.html

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4 Stars

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NKJV Note-Taker's Bible

NKJV Note-Taker's Bible

On 12/25 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Once upon a time, I talked to a man in the Bible bookstore. I told him everything I wanted in a Bible. I asked him if he could find one for me. He did... for about $250! What did I want? New King James Version The Bible, just the Bible and nothing but the Bible. No notes or extras. Large print for ... REVIEW: NKJV NOTE-TAKER'S BIBLE

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 11/3 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: My daughter has abandoned her Bible. Not really. She's just been enjoying using my new Bible. ~smile~ I really like this New King James Study Bible. My forty-something year old eyes can read it without squinting. ~smile~ There are tons of really good notes that explain things that are cultural ... REVIEW: The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition Published by Thomas Nelson

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5 Stars

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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 7/5 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Dave Ramsey's ministry is one of the reasons that my "About Me" sections states, "We're debt free!". We cut up our credit cards way back in 2001. Most of the charges we made were for car repairs or my husband's business travel expenses that his employer didn't cover. They weren't "I want a new dress" ... You Got Kids? You Need This Book! Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 2/17 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: My days of small children are behind me for now. My youngest is twelve. However, my eldest is twenty-three, so grandbabies may be in my future... but first a bride and wedding! ~smile~ I am always on the lookout for excellent picture books for my library or for gifts. Let There Be Light is a ... REVIEW: Let There Be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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4 Stars

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 1/9 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Have you ever seen a book and immediately found yourself excited about reading it? That's how I felt about Jesus on Every Page. I've heard many times that Jesus is in every book of the Old Testament. I've read / listened through the Old Testament a few times in the last year and a half. Honestly, ... REVIEW: ~ ~ ~ Jesus on Every Page ~ ~ ~ 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament by David Murray

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4 Stars

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Second Chances

Second Chances

On 5/27 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Who doesn't need a second chance? A do-over? A begin-again? If we're honest, we've all blown it once or twice, or oh, let's not even think about how many times. So many little decisions have such big consequences. Second Chances is a book of short stories by Max Lucado. The styles of stories vary, ... Review: Second Chances by Max Lucado

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 11/26 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: My thoughts: This is a delightful Christmassy book with all the charm of an independent young woman out to prove herself and a successful, handsome man whose thoughts have been enveloped by work. Then he meets the reporter. The sparkles of interest were barely contained as their eyes met. Still, they ... Every Perfect Gift

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10 Christians Everyone Should Know

10 Christians Everyone Should Know

On 10/5 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: We learn from history. History is simply the story of people and how they related to each other over the centuries. We can learn much from how early saints lived. 10 Christians Everyone Should Know introduces us to some of histories finest examples of Christianity lived out in real life. This is ... 10 Christians Everyone Should Know

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 5/20 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Rachel's brother was killed in a tragic accident. She stepped in and filled his shoes by working with her father on farm chores. Until a stranger shows up in the barn one morning. Jordan was hired by Rachel's father, to work so that Rachel could concentrate on the womanly skills of cooking and homemaking, ... Brush of Angels Wings

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4 Stars

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The Future Door

The Future Door

On 1/6 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote:  $9.99Juvenile FictionBy Jason Lethcoe Published by Thomas Nelson 2nd in the No Place Like Holmes Series.Book Description"A mystery is afoot at 221 Baker Street, but will Griffin Sharpe be able to figure out the clues before the future catches up with the past?  When Sherlock Holmes moves ... Book Review: The Future Door

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 10/23 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Three Cups  A Lesson in Life and Money for ChildrenStory by Tony TownsleyWritten by Mark St. GermainIllustrated by April WillyGive, save, spend.  Three things that we as adults need to do.  Three things that we as adults need to teach the children in our lives.  This is a beautifully ... Three Cups

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4 Stars

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Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

On 8/15 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Don't Check Your Brains at the Door.  What kind of title is that?  I thought as I was looking for my next book to review; then, I saw the subtitle, Know What You Believe and Why.  Now I was interested.  As a woman with a twenty year old son and a thirteen year old daughter, I've been ... Don't Check Your Brains at the Door Book Review

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The Quotable Rogue

The Quotable Rogue

On 7/2 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Being a conservative Republican, as well as a mom, Sarah Palin really caught my attention when she was chosen as the Republican vice-presidential nominee back in 2008. She was a very straight forward tell-it-like-it-is speaker. I found her manner to be very refreshing. Mrs. Palin has been quoted and ... Book Review: The Quotable Rogue... The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words...Matt Lewis

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 6/22 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: This one's for the bedside table. I sat down for just a couple of minutes when I received this book in the mail. A couple minutes turned into several minutes of thumbing through pages absorbing the wisdom of this strong man of the Faith. I love that you can sit and read it or snatch a quote or two ... Book Review: Billy Graham in Quotes

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 5/27 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: During this time of depression/recession, everyone is tightening their belts. Many people have lost half or more of their incomes while watching prices for gas, food, and other necessities rise quickly. The Amish have weathered the storm far better than the rest of us. Why? Many of the things that ... Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker A Book Review

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Knitting Knee-Highs

Knitting Knee-Highs

On 4/30 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: The old time skill of knitting handmade socks is growing in popularity. Along with it, an unending array of new sock yarns, circular needles, tools, and books are filling the sock knitter's desire need to create something handmade and one-of-a-kind. I've seen a lot of sock books. Knitting Knee-Highs ... Book Review: Knitting Knee-Highs Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary by Barb Brown

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/21 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: History and suspense combine to make you forget time when you enter The Final Summit. I could have closed the door, crawled up on my bed, and read this book all night. I had to discipline myself to read just a chapter or two at a time. The first chapter was a bit slow for me. I kept thinking that ... The Final Summit... Andy Andrews... Book Review

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 3/16 LAURA OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE wrote: Have you ever wondered just how we got our Bible? For most of us, history is a bit fuzzy, a once upon a time. Most Christians believe that the Bible is the true Word of God; but, why all the different versions? How do we know that the Bible we hold in our hands is the Bible that was written by inspiration ... The Story of The Bible, Larry Stone, a Review

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