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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 10/28 Heather McDougle wrote: This is my second book of Margaret Brownley that I have read; the first one was Waiting For Morning, which is the second book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch Series. I was excited to get my hands on Gunpowder Tea. It’s the third and, I believe, last one of the series. It can be stand alone novel ... Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley is a gem!

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 6/26 Heather McDougle wrote: This was a beautifully written story with characters that I cared about and could relate to. I really enjoyed reading the story and finding out more about Beckett and Madison. I loved Beckett from the very beginning, and Madison grew on me. They live in such a cute town; I felt like I could visualize ... Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 6/10 Heather McDougle wrote: I read this book all the way through in one day; I could not put it down. I had to know who Hannah ended up with and it effected her whole family. At times I was very frustrated with some of the characters but the storyline and characters were very real. This could have very well happened in real ... A Hopeful Heart: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel Series

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5 Stars

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 5/30 Heather McDougle wrote: This was a nice, enjoyable book to read. I love reading Amish love stories. There was some twists and turns that I wasn't expecting but mostly it was predictable. I don't mind that it was predictable because I wanted the ending to be the way it was. I love to read easy-going stories that have happy endings. ... Letters to Katie by Kathleen Fuller

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 4/3 Heather McDougle wrote: I have read other books by Beth Wiseman before and have always thought she was a brilliant story teller. This book, The House that Love Built, is one of the most beautifully woven love stories I have read in some time. I could not put the book down before I was finished reading the last page. I truly ... The House that Love Built by Beth Wiseman

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 2/21 Heather McDougle wrote: I thought this was a sweet story. Grace is a strong character who only seems to worry about her son. Her past is heartbreaking and a lot of women would have just broke down but she stayed strong for her son, who has autism. This book is a great awareness of autism and how other people don't understand ... Threads of Grace by Kelly Long

Heather's Rating:

4 Stars

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 2/11 Heather McDougle wrote: This is the second book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series but it's the first book by Margaret Brownley book I have ever read. It was a pleasant and fun read as a stand alone book. I am interested in reading the other books in the series, as well. The story revolves around Molly and her brother ... Waiting For Morning by Margaret Brownley

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5 Stars

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An Angel by Her Side

An Angel by Her Side

On 1/30 Heather McDougle wrote: This is the third book in the A Heaven On Earth series. I haven't read the first two books before picking up, An Angel By Her Side. This is the first Ruth Reid book I have ever read. Having said that, I was able to read the book without first reading the other two books in the series. This book can ... An Angel By Her Side by Ruth Reid

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5 Stars

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 1/28 Heather McDougle wrote: I love reading books about South Carolina because I can picture everything so well because I live here. Moon Over Edisto was an excellent story and an easy read. I finished it start to finish in one day. I was intrigued with the story and the characters. It was a bit predictable but, for me, that ... Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart

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5 Stars

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Betrayal

Betrayal

On 1/18 Heather McDougle wrote: This book, Betrayal, is actually the second book in the Where The Heart Lives series, but it is the first book I have ever read by Robin Lee Hatcher. I was able to catch on easily and read the novel separately, without having read the first book in the series. It was an easy and enjoyable read. The ... Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher

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5 Stars

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 9/13 Heather McDougle wrote: I used to watch American Idol but I don't anymore. I did watch several episodes of the season that Scott MacIntyre was on American Idol. I always thought he was inspirational and incredibly talented. I didn't realize how completely inspirational his life is. He could have been sucked completely into ... By Faith, Not By Sight by Scott MacIntyre

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5 Stars

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 2/16 Heather McDougle wrote: I love books about Charleston, especially if it talks about specific places and landmarks around the area. I can say, oh I know exactly where they are talking about and have been there. It helps me be able to get into the story and see it in my mind. I was able to connect immediately to the story because ... Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart

Heather's Rating:

4 Stars

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Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

On 7/26 Heather McDougle wrote: The stories included in this book are God's Baby Son Grows Up, John Baptizes Jesus, Jesus Heals a Sick Boy, Jesus Brings a Girl Back to Life, Jesus Walks on the Water, Jesus Loves Children, A Very Short Man (Zacchaeus), A Blind Man Sees Again, Jesus Stops a Storm, One Lost Sheep, A Coin in a Fish, One ... Read and Share Stories about Jesus Book Review

Heather's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 7/18 Heather McDougle wrote: This novel grasped my attention starting in the prologue. The characters are intriguing and full of personality. At times I really liked the main character, Lilly, but other times I grew tired of her stubborn and independent ways. I wanted her to lean on others and trust someone for more of the novel ... Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James

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4 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/20 Heather McDougle wrote: This is such a good book for every man and all the women with special men in their lives. The premise of the book is that men are not domestic animals; God did not make men exactly like women but today's society is trying to feminize men. Eldredge says that the adventure, rowdiness, and risk loving ... Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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Plain Paradise

Plain Paradise

On 4/5 Heather McDougle wrote: Amish books are so fascinating to me. I love learning about the culture, and they have such awesome faith and innocence. I have read lots of Amish fiction love stories; some are awesome and some I haven't liked very much. Plain Paradise is an awesome novel! I loved the characters. Linda is so sweet ... Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

On 3/17 Heather McDougle wrote: There are a lot of legends and folklore about Saint Patrick that we have all heard but there is very little real facts that we know about his life. I thought Jonathan Rogers did an amazing job piecing Saint Patrick's life together using Patrick's writings and historical research and records. I had ... Saint Patrick by Jonathan Rogers

Heather's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Word of Promise New Testament

The Word of Promise New Testament

On 2/10 Heather McDougle wrote: My Review I was not sure how much I was going to like listening to the bible on CD but I LOVED it. It was so relaxing with the background music and dramatization. I found it easier to follow along with the different voices for the different people in the bible. It was perfect for those quiet moments ... The Word of God New Testament Audio Bible

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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Lonestar Secrets

Lonestar Secrets

On 1/13 Heather McDougle wrote: Shannon Astor left West Texas 5 years ago as a single mother to have a fresh start and to bury the past. It worked until fate brought her back home to make a better life for her daughter. She encounters all the past as soon as she arrives and must sort through her feelings and her buried past. She ... Lonestar Secrets by Colleen Coble

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Heather McDougle wrote: The book was a page turner; I enjoyed most of the pages. I don't want to ruin the plot line and twists but there was a part of the book that upset me. It is because of my beliefs and thoughts on certain matters. It might not affect others as it affected me. It is slated as a Christian book and sure ... Sweet By and By by Sara Evans

Heather's Rating:

3 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Heather McDougle wrote: I got Fearless by Max Lucado from Thomas Nelson publishers to review today on the day it came out. The book is organized very well with each chapter about a different fear that plagues people today like the fear of not protecting your kids, fear of overwhelming challenges, fear of violence, and many ... Fearless by Max Lucado

Heather's Rating:

2 Stars

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Read and Share Toddler Bible

Read and Share Toddler Bible

On 8/27 Heather McDougle wrote: I recently had the opportunity to read and review the Read and Share Toddler Bible. I was really looking forward to receiving this book in the mail and after reading it with my son I can say it is a wonderful bible and addition to your child's bookshelf.The stories are short, easy to understand, and ... Read and Share Toddler Bible

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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I Believe Bunny

I Believe Bunny

On 7/22 Heather McDougle wrote: I got this children's book as part of the Thomas Nelson Blog Reviewer program (http://brb.thomasnelson.com/). It is part of a new children's book series about the I Believe Bunny. I found it very cute and a good wholesome story. The pictures were beautiful but honestly I thought they could have some ... I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe

Heather's Rating:

4 Stars

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100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs

100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs

On 6/16 Heather McDougle wrote: I got this children's book as part of the Thomas Nelson Blog Reviewer program (http://brb.thomasnelson.com/). It compromises of 100 various bible stories simple to read to young children with beautiful and colorful pictures. I thought the stories were all beautifully written. Also, 2 CDs came with ... 100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs by Stephen Elkins

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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His Name is Jesus

His Name is Jesus

On 6/1 Heather McDougle wrote: Honestly I have never really cared for gift books because I think they aren't what people really want as gifts and usually go unread. This book is very attractive with beautiful illustration and it's excellently bound; I love how colorful and bright all the pages are. The best part of the book in my ... His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado

Heather's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Heather McDougle wrote: I got another new book from Thomas Nelson publishers. This time it is The Noticer by Andy Andrews. I was expected some great and magnificent with all the hype the book was getting but I wasn't all that impressed. Jones is an old man that also goes by Garcia by the hispanics and Chen by the chinese; ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Heather's Rating:

2 Stars

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Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 4/21 Heather McDougle wrote: The Triple Threat has come together to solve another crime; federal prosecutor Allison Pierce, reporter Cassidy Shaw, and FBI special agent Nicole Hedges are trying to find out what happened to the DC Senate page that disappeared on her winter break. Katie took her younger sister's dog for a walk and ... Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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Higher Hope

Higher Hope

On 4/12 Heather McDougle wrote: Have you read Deeper Water and want the next exciting installment in A Tides of Truth series?Or do you want an exciting Christian fiction that can be read as a stand alone novel?Higher Hope is very conservative Christian girl, Tami Taylor, who is working in a law office as a summer intern. She is asked ... Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow

Heather's Rating:

4 Stars

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This Is Your Brain On Joy

This Is Your Brain On Joy

On 4/1 Heather McDougle wrote: I just got finished reading This is Your Brain on Joy by Dr. Earl Henslin. It was a very interesting book on the different parts of the brain and how they are suppose to function correctly. When they aren't working correctly or you have a brain injury, you can end up with several ailments such as depression, ... This is Your Brain on Joy by Dr. Earl Henslin

Heather's Rating:

5 Stars

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