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Veil of Secrets

Veil of Secrets

On 7/10 aubs1983 wrote: Veil of Secrets, by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel, was a political drama that captured my attention from the start. As a reader who has moved from chick literature to suspense/drama novels, I enjoyed the mixture of a couple working to fix their marriage in the middle of political circles and ... Veil of Secrets

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5 Stars

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Distortion

Distortion

On 5/13 aubs1983 wrote: Distortion, by Terri Blackstock, sat on my shelf for weeks before I finally picked it up. For some reason, it is always hard for me to dive into Terri Blackstock books, but once I do, I can’t put them down. This was true all over again for Distortion. As soon as I began reading it, I realized I had ... Distortion

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5 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 1/25 aubs1983 wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley, by Katherine Reay, took awhile to draw me into the story, but once I was hooked, I was hooked for good. The entire story is written as letters from Sam Moore to her mysterious benefactor, known as Mr. Knightley. This turned me off to begin with, because I am not a fan of books written ... Dear Mr. Knightley

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Heart Failure

Heart Failure

On 11/18 aubs1983 wrote: Overall, Dr. Richard Mabry does not disappoint in Heart Failure. When I read his earlier novel, Stress Test, I flew through it – really transported to his character’s location and dilemmas. Heart Failure wasn’t quite the same fast-paced novel – or at least not for me. I read it and wouldn’t ... Heart Failure

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4 Stars

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Last Light

Last Light

On 9/23 aubs1983 wrote: The Branning family and the entire world is engulfed in a massive power outage – everything stops working from cars to watches to electronics. When left with nothing, the true character comes to light. Last Light, by Terri Blackstock, was a winner in my opinion. I was looking for a good book to ... Engrossing!

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 7/22 aubs1983 wrote: Rosemary Cottage, by Colleen Coble, was a good summer read. It was lighthearted enough to be an “easier” read but intense enough to keep me interested – even making me stay up way past my normal bedtime to finish the last four chapters. ☺ Even with it being the second book in a series that ... Rosemary Cottage

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4 Stars

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Afloat

Afloat

On 5/23 aubs1983 wrote: Afloat by Erin Healy – gosh, this is a hard review for me to write, because I can’t really place my finger on what went wrong for me in the story and how it turned out okay in the end. I love Healy as an author and have read most, if not all, of her books and was engrossed in them within the first ... Afloat

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3 Stars

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Truth Stained Lies

Truth Stained Lies

On 3/22 aubs1983 wrote: I loved Terri Blackstock’s Truth-Stained Lies - my kids, not so much. Why? Because it was so completely engrossing that I read it in two days, sometimes at the expense of my kids, I’ll admit. “Mom, come wipe me!” “Just a second - let me finish this chapter!” Ah, well, we all need a book ... Truth-Stained Lies

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5 Stars

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Come to the Table

Come to the Table

On 1/2 aubs1983 wrote: “Come To The Table” by Neta Jackson was a nice read - not one of my favorites and not one of my least favorite. It was...nice. To be fair, I am not a huge fan of the Yada Yada Prayer Group series that were such a hit a decade or so ago. I thought there were too many characters, too many story ... Nice...Just Nice

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3 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 11/7 aubs1983 wrote: Isle of Shadows, by Tracy Higley, tells the story of Tessa, a concubine to the ruler of Rhodes more than 200 years before Christ was born. I was hesitant to read this novel as it deals with ancient Greece, which is definitely outside of my usual interests. But, once I started into it, Tessa’s tale ... Isle of Shadows

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4 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 8/6 aubs1983 wrote: “This Scarlet Cord: The Love Story of Rahab” by Joan Wolf was a beautifully written retelling of the prostitute who aided two Israelite spies in their escape from the Canaanite city of Jericho. This led to the ultimate destruction of wicked city and all of its inhabitants. While I thought the book ... This Scarlet Cord

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4 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 5/14 aubs1983 wrote: “Angel Eyes” by Shannon Dittemore was at first a bit of a disappointment but by the end I was at least curious to see how it would all unfold. When I picked the book up to dive into it, I was bummed to see I had mistakenly chosen a youth fiction book – meaning the characters were high-school ... Great Book for Younger Crowd

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3 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 4/2 aubs1983 wrote: First, let me say, I love Rachel Hauck - always have enjoyed her novels. The Wedding Dress was no exception. It is a gorgeous tale of learning to love and realizing our worth in God’s eyes - all through one wedding dress. This is the tale of a dress and the four women whose lives it touched and ... Hauck does it again!

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5 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/27 aubs1983 wrote: Let’s get this out of the way first: I am not a huge fan of historical fiction. I think I read my fill of it years ago and, while I’m sure it was a beautiful and romantic, the 19th century doesn’t hold my interest that well. Having said that, when I picked up Beauty for Ashes, by Dororthy Love, ... Historical Page-Turner

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4 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 1/2 aubs1983 wrote: Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter, was a featherlight read that was perfect for the holiday. While I am not normally a fan of novellas - they usually are too sugar-sweet as the story needs to be told in usually 100 pages or so - this one was by some of my favorite ... 4 Good Reads

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4 Stars

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 10/7 aubs1983 wrote: I am an avid Christian fiction reader and I really felt like Sunrise on the Battery, by Beth Webb Hart, was a new, fresh novel. Hart didn’t follow the sometimes formulaic “struggle in life, become a Christian, conflicts resolve” pattern. As a Christian who has been touched by David Platt’s ... Thought-Provoking Fiction

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5 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/9 aubs1983 wrote: I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered my copy of One Call Away by Brenda Warner. I am not a football fan, so I hadn’t heard of her or her husband, quarterback Kurt Warner, before. But, the premise of the book sounded interesting so I placed my order. Little did I know, it would be a page-turner ... Intriguing Memoir

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5 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 8/16 aubs1983 wrote: “Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter” by Jennifer Grant is an intriguing journey through Ms. Grant’s personal experience with adoption and all the emotions that go along with it. Honestly, I was a bit surprised to enjoy the memoir as much as I did - flipping through the ... Fascinating Memoir

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Life Everlasting

Life Everlasting

On 7/27 aubs1983 wrote: “Life Everlasting” by Robert Whitlow is a novel that is so filled with descriptive prose that it makes the reader think they are the ones hiking to the waterfall and walking past the flowers on the way to the church. I was immediately hit by the lengthy descriptive paragraphs in the first chapter. ... A Christian Take on Grisham

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4 Stars

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/20 aubs1983 wrote: "A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther" by Joan Wolf is a remarkably well-written saga that keeps the reader enthralled until its conclusion. I love fiction based on Bible characters lives. Even though the author often takes liberties with the story, crafting the characters' thoughts and motives, ... Historical Tale of Love

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5 Stars

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/19 aubs1983 wrote: Colleen Coble's The LIghtkeeper's Ball is the third in the Mercy Falls series. The book takes place in the early 1900s and while I'm not a huge historical fiction fan, I did enjoy reading this one. While it does have a couple moments of confusion (differentiating between the two Mr. Bennetts was one ... Something for Everyone

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 aubs1983 wrote: Max Lucado's newest book is written in a format that consumers love - question and answer dialog. Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions tackles the toughest ponderings and handles them with ease - touching on everything from heaven and hell to divorce to the meaning of life. To ... Great Resource!

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5 Stars

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/5 aubs1983 wrote: "Heart of Ice" by Lis Wiehl is an action-packed novel that will keep you enthralled from cover to cover. The novel is the third in the Triple Threat trilogy, but I hadn't read the first two and found it wasn't necessary to do so. The action is intense from the first blazing scene to the inevitable heart-pounding ... Entertaining Suspense

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 3/8 aubs1983 wrote: A Conversation with God for Women, by Marcia Ford, is full of relevant questions that any woman would love to be able to ask God face to face. Great, in theory - and I was encouraged by a few of her responses. However, I was automatically leery of the book, due to the fact that Ford claims to be speaking ... Mixed Thoughts

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3 Stars

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