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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 7/22 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Since my girls were very little I have read to them The Berenstain Bears. When they were little the books were written by Jan and Stan. Now their son is writing with Jan. The Berenstain Bear books have always taught children morals and life lessons, but I am really loving these newer faith stories. Teaching ... The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury by Jan & Mike Berenstain

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Kiss the Bride

Kiss the Bride

On 6/19 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McCloneJenna Harrison is a wedding photographer that was dumped at the altar by Ashton Vance 2 years ago. Now Ashton’s sister wants Jenna to photograph her wedding and nobody ever tells her no. Ash’s sister Amber ruined Jenna’s chances of marrying him when Amber ... Kiss The Bride

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The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 3/30 My Favorite Pastime wrote: This fun activity book reminds me a bit like the Highlights magazines. I would say the puzzles in this book are a bit easier than the ones in Highlights. This activity book features word searches, crossword puzzles, picture searches, coloring pages, sticker pages, mazes, along with math and reading pages, ... Bear Country Fun Sticker & Activity Book by Jan & Mike Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

On 3/14 My Favorite Pastime wrote: The Bear cubs want to surprise Mama Bear and take her to lunch for Mother's Day. On Mother's Day on the way to church the cubs are surprised to see that not all mom's get the day off of work.I enjoyed how the story showed that even though these mom's had to work on Mother's Day their families were with ... The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings by Mike Berenstain

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The Newsmakers

The Newsmakers

On 2/12 My Favorite Pastime wrote: When Erica Sparks is offered a job at GNN in New York City it is a dream come true. When a ferry accident happens right before her eyes Erica and her crew catch it all on live TV and that event launches Erica's career. When another tragedy occurs while Erica is on air she launches an investigation into ... The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart

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The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

On 10/6 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Papa Bear reads to Brother and Sister from their storybook Bible about the first Christmas.While I have always found the Berenstain Bears books to be full of teachable moments and moral lessons, I'm really liking the faith stories that have come out.I found this book to be fairly accurate in the telling ... The Berenstain Bears The Very First Christmas by Jan and Mike Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

On 8/15 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Anything Berenstain Bears captures my attention. My girls grew up with me reading these and now my grandchildren get to hear these timeless stories.The Storybook Bible for Little Ones is not really a Bible. It is a collection of popular stories from the Bible. From creation to the Resurrection this book ... The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones by Jan and Mike Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

On 5/15 My Favorite Pastime wrote: The Berenstain Bears learn about Independence Day. The Cubs ask lots of questions about the birth of our country and why it is so special. Mama Bear answers all of their questions as she gets ready for the big celebration. Papa Bear wears his army uniform in the parade and the cubs decorate their bikes ... The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country by Mike Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

On 4/13 My Favorite Pastime wrote: I've been reading The Berenstain Bears books for years. One of the things I'm really liking about Stan and Jan Berenstain's son now writing the books is the spiritual aspect of each book. The Berenstain Bears books have always taught morality and good behavior, but these new books written by Mike Berenstain ... The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special by Mike Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 4/1 My Favorite Pastime wrote: As you all may know, I am a huge fan of anything Berenstain Bears. I have been since my girls were little, so I was very excited when I saw this book available for review through BookLook Bloggers. I snatched it up quick! It has 40 recipes in it that young children can help put together. The recipe's ... The Berenstain Bears' Country Cookbook by Mike Berenstain

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Remnants: Season of Fire

Remnants: Season of Fire

On 3/19 My Favorite Pastime wrote: The Remnants are off to save Kapriel, but first his brother Keallach is determined to change Andriana's mind about the Remnants calling. Can Dri help Keallach turn back to the Way or is he too far under Sethos's power to join his fellow Ailith?Remnants: Season of Fire is book 2 in the Remnants series. ... Remnants: Season of Fire by Lisa T. Bergren

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The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

On 12/27 My Favorite Pastime wrote: I think Mike Berenstain is following in his parents footsteps just perfectly! I'm quite the fan of his Living Lights series of the Berenstain Bear books "helping children learn how God wants them to live every day". In this installment Brother and Sister try to outdo each other in everything and their ... The Biggest Brag by Mike Berenstain

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 11/30 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Margaretha is of the marrying age and is being courted by Lord Claybrook. Having spurned many suitors, Margaretha is hoping that Claybrook is "the one" for her. When an English stranger who is wounded is brought to the castle healer, Margaretha visits him to interpret.Colin is on a mission to bring Claybrook ... The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 9/2 My Favorite Pastime wrote: As with all of the Berenstain Bears books there are lessons to be learned. In this book Brother and Sister Bear help to keep the peace between Too-Tall's gang and Ferdy Factual's friends. Too-Tall's jealousy almost has the whole school brawling during the popular school play of Romeo and Grizzliet. But ... The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers by Mike Berenstain

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/23 My Favorite Pastime wrote: This is a beautiful hardback book filled with lovely verses and poems and other writings on friendship. The best thing about it though is the wonderful pictures! I love the way the children are illustrated and the old-time innocence that each picture has about it. While the illustrations are creative ... The Blessings of Friendship by Mary Engelbreit

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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 8/2 My Favorite Pastime wrote: How could you not give a Berenstain Bears book a 5-heart rating? I have loved these books since both of our girls were little. I think I've collected the majority of them. This I Can Read! book has 3 stories in one nicely bound hardback book.Faith Gets Us Through finds the Bear Scouts exploring a cave. ... The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way by Stan and Jan Berenstain

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Four Weddings and a Kiss

Four Weddings and a Kiss

On 6/20 My Favorite Pastime wrote:  About the book:In the Prologue a group of pastors are each going to take turns telling a young preacher about different couples and the difficulties they overcame to be together in an effort to convince the young man to put aside his reservations about the woman he is in love with.MY REVIEWS: Spitfire ... Four Weddings and a Kiss

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Snapshot

Snapshot

On 3/9 My Favorite Pastime wrote: In 1965 Lisa Waldren's father, an FBI agent, takes his daughter to a Civil Rights rally. While there she meets another little girl her age. Her father takes a snapshot of the two little girls enjoying each others company. Then the unthinkable happens and all chaos breaks out.Jump ahead several decades ... Snapshot by Lis Wiehl

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The Captive Maiden

The Captive Maiden

On 12/29 My Favorite Pastime wrote: In this retelling of the Cinderella story we have Gisela as the Damsel in Distress, and Valten as Prince Charming. With an evil step-mother determined to keep Gisela from being happy and an evil man bent on revenge The Captive Maiden takes many twists and turns to it's Happily Ever After ending.As I ... The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/20 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Samantha Moore has a problem being herself. Shuttled from foster home to foster home Sam has sheltered her heart from pain by escaping into the world of her books. Hiding her real self in quotes from famous characters, Sam goes through life cut off from any true friendships.When a grant opens up an opportunity ... Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 10/22 My Favorite Pastime wrote: I give this 5 hearts for the illustrations. Anything by Mary Engelbreit is going to be detailed and beautiful and this book does not disappoint in that. I think my favorite picture in the whole book is the one entitled Peace on Earth with the picture of a lion holding a lamb and the lamb giving the lion ... Peace on Earth by Mary Engelbreit

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The Promise Box

The Promise Box

On 10/8 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Lydia is returning to her Amish home in West Kootenai, Montana to mourn the passing of her mother. Lydia left the Amish way of life years before and has seldom returned. When she stops to take a picture of her family home she meets Gideon Hooley, a young bachelor there in the Kootenai for the hunting ... The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 8/6 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Amy Lange comes to Hope Island hoping to find healing and answers to her brother Ben's death. Convinced that his death was not an accident but foul play Amy is desperate to find out what really happened to Ben.Curtis Ireland has also lost a loved one. His sister Gina died in a boating accident. Now he ... Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 6/11 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Daria is a tutor running away from evil when she meets Lucas. Lucas is a wealthy merchant living in Ephesus. He too has been in the presence of evil. When Lucas invites Daria to come to Ephesus with him and become his tutor she has mis-givings but sees no other way to escape the evil surrounding her ... So Shines The Night by Tracy L. Higley

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/5 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Mia's husband has recently passed away. Before he died he was keeping secrets from Mia. After his death Mia is left with more bills than she can handle. Having quit work to raise her children, Mia is now going back to work as an attorney for the district attorney's office. When she is on the phone with ... A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl

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The Survivor

The Survivor

On 3/1 My Favorite Pastime wrote: When Amy Garrett approaches Kariss Walker to write her story Kariss is intrigued. When Amy was 9 years old she was abducted from her bedroom and left in a field to die. She survived the horrific assault and is now ready to tell her story. But the killer is still out there and he for one is not willing ... The Survivor by DiAnn Mills

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 1/5 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Molly would do anything for her young brother Donny. After all she believes that it is her fault that he is in a wheelchair. Molly has been working as a dance hall girl in order to support herself and Donny since their father has died. When the town they live in catches fire Molly barely escapes with ... Waiting for Morning by Margaret Brownley

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Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

On 11/30 My Favorite Pastime wrote: April Grace and her sister Myra Sue do not get along. Especially now that April knows that Myra has a secret. Myra has been sneaking out to the mailbox, writing mysterious letters in her room(pretending to be doing homework), and being cranky with everyone around her. Her family all chalks it up to "just ... Chocolate-Covered Baloney: Confessions of April Grace by K.D. McCrite

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 11/3 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Tessa's life is not her own. She has been trained as a hetaera(a courtesan) and is now owned by Glaucus, a man that has made her life miserable for the past 10 years. But Tessa's life is about to be changed. When Glaucus is found dead Tessa allows her heart to hope for a brief moment that she will be ... Isle of Shadows by Tracy L. Higley

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Sneak

Sneak

On 9/7 My Favorite Pastime wrote: It has been a month since Logan has escaped his marking. DOME has been clearing out all of the Markless in an attempt to find Logan. He's managed to stay one step ahead of them so far. Logan is making his way to Beacon where he hopes to find Acheron, a prison that may not exist, and to find his sister ... Sneak by Evan Angler

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 7/21 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Daphne Sweeten has a "nose" for perfume, but when she is left alone at the alter that gift disappears along with all of her dreams. Hopeful that her condition is just temporary Daphne starts her new job as a "nose" for Gibraltar Products in Dayton, Ohio.Jesse left his job at Procter & Gamble to work ... The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 4/17 My Favorite Pastime wrote: The Triple Threat Club consists of Allison who is a federal prosecutor, Nicole an FBI Special Agent and Cassidy a Channel four crime reporter. They all went to school together but didn't become friends until their 10 year reunion where they found that they were all in similar fields of work. They came ... Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 3/6 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Kate Tenney arrives in Arizona Territory to a deserted town. Local outlaw Cactus Joe is up to his old tricks and has everyone in town hiding out. Kate has just arrived from Boston. She's a disgraced dime novelist who has answered an ad in the paper from local cattle rancher Eleanor Walker. Eleanor is ... Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 2/8 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Lucy Marsh is on her own trying to raise her young brother and sister. When circumstances become dangerous for this young family Lucy finds the only thing she can do is accept a proxy marriage to Nate Stanton.Henry Stanton is Nate's father. He has come in search of a young Christian woman to marry his ... Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

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The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride

On 12/29 My Favorite Pastime wrote: When they were just teenagers Shay and Travis planned to elope. Travis got cold feet and left Shay on the steps of the courthouse. He went to Texas to pursue his dream of being on the rodeo circuit and Shay went home in humiliation.Fast forward fourteen years later. Shay is set to be the bride in the ... The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter

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Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

On 11/22 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Eleven-year-old April Grace Reilly is starting Jr. High. She thinks that all will be the same. She is mistaken. One of her best friends is now the leader of a Clique of girls and won't even speak to April Grace.At home April Grace notices that her mother is not looking the same. She instantly starts ... Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks Confessions of April Grace by K.D. McCrite

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 10/17 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Gretchen and her children move into a condo to be closer to her mother. While moving in Gretchen and her children meet their neighbor Melissa. Melissa doesn't seem very friendly, but Emma and Ethan still try to make friends. Shortly after moving a man shows up at Gretchen's door. He is Melissa's mother's ... The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere

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There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me

On 9/29 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Finley is on her way to Ireland as part on an exchange student program. She is following her brother’s footsteps after his death.  Since Will was killed Finley has found herself in a downward spiral. She feels that God is no longer listening to her. Since reading Will’s journal and seeing how ... There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/1 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Gabby is a guardian angel sent to guard Sophie, a little girl that needs lots of protection! Gabby was chosen for the job because she is precocious herself and seems to get into a lot of mishaps. Gabby's first day on the job proves challenging as Sophie takes a pony ride, and the pony gets scared and ... Gabby God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 7/31 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Tom Crane is working for a large Atlanta law firm hoping that he will make partner. His hopes are dashed though when he is "consolidated" instead. Finding himself without a job and girlfriendless(his girlfriend breaks up with him in a letter), Tom heads to his hometown to settle the affairs of his father ... Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow

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A Vision of Lucy

A Vision of Lucy

On 6/20 My Favorite Pastime wrote: Lucy Fairbanks loves photography. She would love to take pictures for newspapers. There are a few problems though. The local newspaper owner does not believe that pictures will help sell his newspaper and she is a woman. Her father doesn't want her to pursue her hobby because he thinks she should get ... A Vision Of Lucy by Margaret Brownley

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 5/16 My Favorite Pastime wrote: When Kit is late for a date with his girlfriend he takes what he thinks is a shortcut through an alley. He ends up in another time and place. He meets his great-grandfather Cosimo there. Cosimo entreats Kit to come with him and help him find the Skin Map. A map that is tattooed on a man's chest that ... The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 4/26 My Favorite Pastime wrote: "THE ROAD MAP FOR ANY DAD TO RAISE A STRONG AND CONFIDENT DAUGHTER" In Greg Wright's book Daddy Dates he shares with the reader his insights into dating his 4 daughters. Having 4 daughters made him realize that he wanted to be involved in their lives and invest in their lives. He came up with the ... Daddy Dates by Greg Wright

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 4/16 My Favorite Pastime wrote: How To Be God's Little Princess: Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty is full of information for young girls on such topics as: Princess manners at mealtimes, Inner beauty, Setting a table both informal and formal, How to put on a party, texting, internet safety, painting fingernails and ... How To Be God's Little Princess by Sheila Walsh

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/13 My Favorite Pastime wrote: We Be Big is the story of two “sexy fat guys” that do a morning radio show in Alabama. Their story is told in alternating chapters between Rick and Bubba. They tell how they became the successful morning show stars that they are today. The premise of their success throughout their career has been ... We Be Big

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