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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 6/13 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, ... The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

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3 Stars

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Grandpa Hugs

Grandpa Hugs

On 4/17 Beth-Anne wrote: This board book is a delightful book for young children to enjoy.  It is illustrated with different animals who are all supposed to be the grandchild and grandpa.  This could be for either gender of a grandchild.  I like that it shares different things about being a grandpa that can be ... Grandpa Hugs by Laura Neutzling Illustraged by Cee Biscoe

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

On 4/17 Beth-Anne wrote: Glenys Nellist has done it again.  Her book are magnificent.  There are fourteen Bible stories, each two page spread has the original text in the Bible sited, as well as Nellist's own wording on that story to help the reader to see the story in a different light. To help the girls reading this ... Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart by Glenys Nellist Illustrated by Rachel Clowes

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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KJV, Journal The Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Black, Red Letter Edition

KJV, Journal The Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Black, Red Letter Edition

On 12/1 Beth-Anne wrote: This Bible is a wonderful edition of the Bible.  The large print is laid out in a single column style that makes reading easier than most multi-columned Bible. In addition to this classic version of the Bible, there are blank columns on each side of the two page spread.  These free spaces are ... KJN Journal the Word Bible: Large Print

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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NIV, Journal the Word Bible

NIV, Journal the Word Bible

On 11/22 Beth-Anne wrote: I love this edition of the Bible.  When I got it I immediately was in love with it. The beautiful cloth front invites you to sit down somewhere peaceful and quiet your heart.Inside the text is laid out in one column.  Unlike most Bibles which tend to have multiple columns this one has just ... NIV Journal the Word Study Bible

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 11/10 Beth-Anne wrote: Emily Price—fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist—dreams of having a gallery show of her own. There is no time for distractions, especially not the ultimate distraction of falling in love.But Chef Benito Vassallo’s relentless pursuit proves hard to resist. Visiting from Italy, Ben works ... A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

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5 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/9 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village.Pretending to be mute, she gets ... The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Beth-Anne's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Royal Christmas Wedding

A Royal Christmas Wedding

On 10/19 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:College volleyball star Avery Truitt has not seen her former flame, Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom, since he suddenly pushed her away five years ago. But now, the sadness of losing her father and the joy of her sister Susanna’s pregnancy have brought Avery back to Brighton just ... A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss

On 10/3 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Watching the love of his life fall for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and ... Just a Kiss by Denise Hunter

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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I Love You Just Because

I Love You Just Because

On 8/4 Beth-Anne wrote: This is an adorable board book for children.  This is the first book I ahve read by Donna Keith and I have already put her other books on my "to buy" list. Here are somethings I loved about the book:1) Adorable illustrations.  Each spread has pictures that feel soft and inviting.  You ... I Love You Just Because Written by Donna Keith Illustrated by Alison Edgson

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 5/23 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment ... Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah Ladd

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4 Stars

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Counting Blessings

Counting Blessings

On 5/3 Beth-Anne wrote: This is a precious book.  I oohed and awed over each page as I went through it the first time.  And each time since, as I have read it to my toddler, I have enjoyed it more and more.  Eileen Spinelli creates a charming counting book for children that focuses on simple every day things ... Counting Blessings by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Lee Holland

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Night Night, Daddy

Night Night, Daddy

On 4/7 Beth-Anne wrote: This soft covered board book is a sweet bedtime story told from the viewpoint of the child.  Many bedtime books are from the parent's viewpoint so it was nice to read it this way and read the love of the child for the parent.The illustrations are beautiful and sweet.  The words and illustrations ... Night Night Daddy by Amy Parker Illustrated by Lee Holland

Beth-Anne's Rating:

4 Stars

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Night Night, Mommy

Night Night, Mommy

On 4/7 Beth-Anne wrote: This soft covered board book is a sweet bedtime story told from the viewpoint of the child.  Many bedtime books are from the parent's viewpoint so it was nice to read it this way and read the love of the child for the parent.The illustrations are beautiful and sweet.  The words and illustrations ... Night Night Mommy by Amy Parker Illustrated by Lee Holland

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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God is Watching Over You

God is Watching Over You

On 3/14 Beth-Anne wrote: P.J. Lyons and Tim Warnes have created another wonderful book for parents and children.  I have read their previous book Thank You Lord for Everything over and over to my toddler.  And I still love it!  So I was very excited to see them team up again.This book have a soothing rhythm to ... God is Watching Over You by P.J. Lyons Illustrated by Tim Warnes

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

On 2/25 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Lucy Lovett can’t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn’t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn’t remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than ... The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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Snuggle Time Prayers

Snuggle Time Prayers

On 2/18 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Snuggle Time Prayers, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is a perfect bedtime collection of fifteen prayers. This padded cover board book will help children settle down at bedtime and remind them of their blessings as they draw closer to God.__________________________This ... Snuggle Time Prayers by Glenys Nellist Illustrated by Cee Biscoe

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Waiting Here for You

Waiting Here for You

On 12/27 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Waiting Here For You takes us through the advent – the season of waiting. In it we see the story of the coming of Jesus. It teaches us that waiting is the means God often uses to carry his plans in our lives. And it brings us back to the truth that our waiting is never wasted ... Waiting for you by Louie Giglio

Beth-Anne's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Brontë Plot

The Brontë Plot

On 11/11 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious liberties to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend, James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt and trouble. Something has ... The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 10/30 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.Fiercely ... The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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The Perfect Arrangement

The Perfect Arrangement

On 9/28 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower and the proud owner of Forget-Me-Nots, a quaint flower shop that once belonged to her mother. Despite her success in business, her love life has always been a bit lackluster. Until she spies on her ex-boyfriend's wedding and ends up in horrifyingly ... The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert

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5 Stars

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Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

On 9/1 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Speeding north through rural Maine, Eden Martelli wonders how her life came to this—on the run with her mute five-year-old son dozing fitfully in the passenger seat. When a breakdown leaves them stranded in Summer Harbor, Eden has no choice but to stay put through Christmas . . . ... Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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Thank You, Lord, For Everything

Thank You, Lord, For Everything

On 8/23 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:A new padded board book with cheerful and upbeat rhymes that teaches children to be thankful.A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God's great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons' engaging text and Tim Warnes' playful illustrations remind readers how ... Thank You, Lord, for Everything by P.J. Lyons

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 8/4 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:A new addition to the bestselling Berenstain Bears' Living Lights series that teaches simple Christian truths to children.In this newest addition to the Berenstain Bears Living Lights series, The Berenstain Bears Harvest Festival, it’s autumn in Bear Country and the Chapel in the ... The Berenstain Bears: Harvest Festival

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4 Stars

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Among the Fair Magnolias

Among the Fair Magnolias

On 7/6 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Four Southern women are at a turning point in history . . . and in their own hearts.To Mend a Dream by Tamera AlexanderThe Civil War cost Savannah Darby everything-her family and her home. When Aidan Bedford, an attorney from Boston, buys the Darby estate, he hires Savannah to ... Among the Fair Magnolias by Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser

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4 Stars

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Jesus Calling for Little Ones

Jesus Calling for Little Ones

On 6/30 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Jesus Loves You and Is Always With YouFrom bestselling author Sarah Young, Jesus Calling for Little Ones reassures toddlers and preschoolers of Jesus’ never-ending love. Devotions are written as if Jesus is speaking directly to your child’s heart—showing that Jesus ... Jesus Calling for Little Ones by Sarah Young

Beth-Anne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Married 'til Monday

Married 'til Monday

On 6/2 Beth-Anne wrote: This is the fourth book in the Chapel Springs series. Denise Hunter has written each book in the series and a compelling and hearts during way. I was excited to review this last and fourth book in the series. This book can stand alone even though the references to the previous characters. I highly recommend ... Married 'til Monday by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

On 5/11 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Swan Lake meets Robin Hood when the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant by day becomes the region's most notorious poacher by night, and falls in love with the gamekeeper.Jorgen is the gamekeeper for the wealthy margrave, and he is in pursuit of the poacher who has been killing ... The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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A Stranger's Secret

A Stranger's Secret

On 4/24 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:As a grieving widow, Morwenna only wants to make a life for herself and her young son at her murdered husband’s estate. Until an unconscious man washes up on her shore, entangling her in a web of mysteries that threatens everything she holds dear.Still grieving the loss of her husband, ... A Stranger's Secret by Laurie Alice Eakes

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3 Stars

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Seven Men - Paperback

Seven Men - Paperback

On 4/14 Beth-Anne wrote: This book is filled with seven short biographies of seven men who show what greatness really means.  In these biographies Eric Metaxas showcases how giving up something is what it means to be great.  Each story is a different type of sacrifice, but each person had to give up something and in ... Seven Men by Eric Metaxas

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5 Stars

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An Uncertain Choice

An Uncertain Choice

On 3/17 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:The first book in a new YA historical fiction series from bestselling author Jody Hedlund.Due to her parents' promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, a month before her birthday, a friend of her father's enters the ... An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

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5 Stars

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A Brush with Love

A Brush with Love

On 3/1 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.Ginger Winters drapes her hair over her right shoulder and adjusts the scarf around her neck to cover her scarred, withered ... A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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How to Catch a Prince

How to Catch a Prince

On 2/25 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever.Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder-if ... How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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A Heart's Disguise

A Heart's Disguise

On 2/24 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: While the tiny town of Wabash, Indiana, celebrates the end of the fighting,            Sarah Montgomery attends the parties, but inside she’s fighting a deep sadness. The love of Sara’s life, Rand Campbell, didn’t come back ... A Heart's Disguise by Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 2/13 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: Darbury, England, 1819Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace. But soon after becoming a lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with ... A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah Ladd

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4 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 1/27 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: ... Scary Close by Donald Miller

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5 Stars

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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 1/12 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:In the age of fingertip access to answers and a limitless supply of ambitions, where do we find the God who was birthed in dirt and straw? Sara Hagerty found him when life stopped working for her. She found him when she was a young adult mired in spiritual busyness and when she was ... Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty

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5 Stars

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The Bracelet

The Bracelet

On 12/2 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:The mystery surrounding Celia's home in Savannah threatens her family reputation . . . and her very life.Celia Browning is counting the days until her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay returns to Savannah after two years in Jamaica looking after his family's shipping interests. She's ... The Bracelet by Dorothy Love

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4 Stars

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Brave Mom

Brave Mom

On 11/6 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:In Brave Mom, Sherry Surratt, president and CEO of MOPS  International, shares honestly and openly about the fears every mom struggles with.  From worry about your child’s safety and health to wondering if you are a good parent, to fears about your marriage and ... Brave Mom by Sherry Surratt

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5 Stars

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An October Bride

An October Bride

On 10/20 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Emma Tate has just moved on from one fiancé, so when she announces a sudden engagement to her lifelong buddy Jake Sawyer, every busybody in Mayfair goes into high alert. Of course, no one but Jake and Emma know the real reason they’re getting married—so Emma’s dying father will ... An October Bride by Katie Ganshert

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5 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 9/29 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Life has a way of throwing unexpected obstacles in our path, tripping us up, and bringing us to our knees. When these crises hit, who do you call? Who do you lean on? Anne Marie Miller found herself in one of these valleys on the floor of a hotel bathroom while on a business trip. ... Lean On Me by Anne Marie Miller

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5 Stars

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A September Bride

A September Bride

On 9/16 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Annie's always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie's dream may be coming true. A friend she ... A September Bride by Kathryn Springer

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4 Stars

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Love Letters from God

Love Letters from God

On 9/2 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publishers:What child does not love to receive mail? What if that child could receive, open and read his or her own personal mail from God? The Love Letters from God will invite them to do just that! Accompanying each story in this unique children’s Bible is a very special and encouraging ... Love Letters from God: Bible Stories by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Sophie Allsopp

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5 Stars

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An August Bride

An August Bride

On 8/19 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure ... An August Bride by Debra Clopton

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4 Stars

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 8/14 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Beds are ready. Food is stored. Noah hollers, “All aboard!” It’s bedtime on Noah’s ark, but the animals can’t sleep because of the storm. Two by two, they crowd into Noah’s bed, creating a sticky situation. Will Noah ever get them back to their own beds? Climb aboard the ... Goodnight Ark by Laura Sassi

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5 Stars

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A July Bride

A July Bride

On 7/29 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Can she forgive the man who left her at the altar?Alyssa Pennington dated Brendan Myers for three years before she accepted his proposal. For almost a year, Alyssa's friends and family helped her plan a lovely wedding to take place in the church she'd grown up in. It was the happiest ... A July Bride by Beth Wiseman

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2 Stars

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NIV Fast Facts Bible

NIV Fast Facts Bible

On 6/23 Beth-Anne wrote: From the Publisher:A Bible that points out interesting facts and challenges the reader to dig deeper into God’s Word.The NIV Fast Facts Bible is designed to creatively engage Bible readers who have a passion for finding out interesting facts about the Bible. It features unique Bible book ... NIV Fast Facts Bible

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5 Stars

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A Lady's Honor

A Lady's Honor

On 4/29 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Society is concerned about her honor, but Elizabeth must realize her worth doesn't lie in her inheritance.In order to avoid a forced marriage to a dangerous man, Elizabeth Trelawney flees London. An unexpected stranger arrives to help her, and as they elude her pursuers across Cornwall ... A Lady's Honor by Laurie Alice Eake

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3 Stars

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Take This Cup

Take This Cup

On 3/31 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Though there have been many stories about the Cup of Christ, the Holy Grail, after the Last Supper, this is the first imaginative account of the Cup’s previous history and significance. Nehemiah, the young son of a Jewish woman, a weaver from Jerusalem, is born and raised among the ... Take This Cup by Bodie and Brock Thoene

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4 Stars

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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 3/2 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Jade returns home to Chapel Springs after years of protecting her fragile heart. Then along comes Daniel, making her long to dance again.Creative and complicated, Jade McKinley felt like a weed in a rose garden growing up in Chapel Springs. When she left, she thought she’d never ... Dancing with Fireflies

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4 Stars

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A February Bride

A February Bride

On 2/11 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Allie left the love of her life at the altar - to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine's Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family's destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress?History ... A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant

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5 Stars

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A January Bride

A January Bride

On 2/11 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:What will happen when novelist Madeleine Houser's 'pen pal' friendship with a lonely widower takes an unexpected turn?Who can work in a house that's overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, ... A January Bride by Deborah Ryney

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4 Stars

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Princess Ever After

Princess Ever After

On 2/11 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic ... Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

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The Headmistress of Rosemere

The Headmistress of Rosemere

On 1/22 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: At twenty-five, Patience Creighton is already a spinster. The busy headmistress of Rosemere always expected a dashing man to sweep her off her feet and take her away . . . but that man never came. And since her father’s death, keeping the school running and her mother happy has ... The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E.Ladd

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4 Stars

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A December Bride

A December Bride

On 1/13 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:What started as a whim turned into an accidental---and very public---engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs this holiday season---for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy - the best friend of Layla O’Reilly’s ... A December Bride by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 12/10 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:The war is over, but at Fairhaven Plantation, Charlotte's struggle has just begun.Following her father’s death, Charlotte Fraser returns to Fairhaven, her family’s rice plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry. With no one else to rely upon, smart, independent Charlotte is determined ... Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love

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3 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/3 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others—namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story—by giving that story to a complete stranger.Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet ... Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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5 Stars

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 10/11 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:When Miranda Hunt sees the classified ad for an heiress to the legendary Last Chance Ranch, she knows assuming the identity of Annie Beckman is the perfect cover. As one of the finest agents for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Miranda has been tasked with apprehending the Phantom ... Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley

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City on Fire

City on Fire

On 9/24 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should ... City on Fire by Tracy Higley

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3 Stars

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Snow on the Tulips

Snow on the Tulips

On 8/4 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she’s endured, war widow Cornelia is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding.When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, ... Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma

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5 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 8/1 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:In the years since her twin brother’s drowning, Madison McKinley has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her.To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill ... Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 5/12 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: "Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess---just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life ... Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 4/22 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: "Katherine Yoder has loved Johnny Mullet since the two were children, but he’s never returned her affections.Now Johnny is trying to forge a new life for himself by purchasing a farm and building a business of his own. But times are tough, and he soon learns that he can’t take ... Letters to Katie by Kathlee Fuller

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3 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 3/22 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: "Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.Darbury, England, 1814Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to ... The Heiress at Winterwood by Sarah Ladd

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4 Stars

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 3/1 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: On an island teetering at the brink of anarchy, Daria finds hope among people of The Way.She escaped a past of danger and found respite in beautiful Ephesus, a trading center on the Aegean coast, serving as tutor to Lucas, the wealthy merchant who rescued her.But the darkness she ... So Shines the Night by Tracy Higley

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 2/1 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: "Grace's autistic son needs a life that is safe and consistent. Seth wants to leave his flirting days behind him and settle down.Deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the beautiful and weary Amish widow, Grace Beiler, is not looking for a husband—especially ... Threads of Grace by Kelly Long

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4 Stars

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 1/6 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:  The Brides of Last Chance Ranch, #2 Molly Hatfield comes to Arizona Territory seeking stability and security. But living in Cactus Patch provides her with more than she ever dreamed. There is nothing Molly wouldn’t do for her teenaged brother, Donny. Blaming herself for the accident ... Waiting for Morning by Margaret Brownley

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Betrayal

Betrayal

On 12/6 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: "The latest historical romance from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher and the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Betrayal will take readers to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the crags of the Rocky Mountains, and into the hearts of two seekers learning ... Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher

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5 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 11/1 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publishers: "Revised and updated from the original, Christy-award finalist Shadow of Colossus.Enslaved in a World of Money and Power, Tessa Dares to be Free.Raised as courtesan to wealthy and powerful men, Tessa of Delos serves at the whim of her current patron, the politician Glaucus. ... Isle of Shadows by Tracy L. Higley

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The River

The River

On 9/21 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.But something holds him back—the memory of the terrible event ... The River by Michael Neale

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1 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 7/24 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:“Within one of the Old Testament’s most famous battles lies one of its most tender love stories.Hidden within the battle of Jericho is the story of Rahab, a beautiful and brave young Canaanite woman who aided the Israelites by hanging a piece of scarlet cord from a window. This ... The Scarlet Cord by Joan Wolf

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/2 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publishers: "The Untold Story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Daughter.For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted ... Garden of Madness by Tracy L. Higley

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3 Stars

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Real Marriage DVD-Based Study Kit

Real Marriage DVD-Based Study Kit

On 3/19 Beth-Anne wrote: I have read a lot of marriage/couple books and one thing that I feel people should know is that no one book is going to have all the answers or perfectly fit your couple experience. So if one book has some answers and helps, great, keep reading and take the good and leave the bad.There are some things ... Real Marriage DVD Kit by Mark & Grace Driscoll

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4 Stars

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 10/24 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:All parents want to teach their children good money habits from an early age. Many start by giving them an allowance. But it’s equally important to teach children a positive, generous attitude as they learn to use money responsibly. This is a wonderful book. As an adult I have ... A GREAT book for anyone with children

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Loving Me

Thank You, God, For Loving Me

On 10/4 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: Little Hermie and the baby bug garden friends teach little ones about God’s love for them.God loves all of His creatures. Little Hermie explores all of the ways God loves him and his friends in this sweet board book with glitter on the cover.I had my husband read through the book ... Thank you, God for loving me by Max Lucado

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 9/28 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher:Meet Little Hermie—the cutest baby caterpillar in the garden! Little Hermie’s thankful heart shows toddlers how to be thankful for God’s blessings.Little Hermie is thankful for everything God has given him. He goes through his day thanking God for his many blessings in this adorable ... Thank you, God for Blessing Me by Max Lucado

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 8/31 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: "What little girl wouldn't love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God's little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, ... Gabby God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh

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2 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/22 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher, “Willie Juan and Ana couldn’t have children of their own, but somehow, their home is always full of children and laughter and love. One day, when gathered together enjoying a beautiful evening and Ana’s most delicious sopapillas, Willie Juan asks this most curious question.” I ... Smack-dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase

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4 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 8/7 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher, “Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a fifteen-month-old girl from Guatemala when she was already the mother of three very ... Love You More by Jennifer Grant

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 7/18 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: Kids are daily exposed to the theory of evolution by the media and public schools. It’s not safe to assume that your kids will reject that theory. It’s up to us as parents and Christian leaders to make sure our children know the truth about the creation of the world. With thousands ... It Couldn't Just Happen by Lawrence Richards

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5 Stars

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 6/26 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher, “Five-year-old Josh and his two older brothers lose their parents in a drunk-driving accident. A series of foster homes and a shocking tragedy eventually separate them, leaving Josh alone, angry, and distrustful of most everyone. At age eighteen, Josh strikes out on his own to find ... A Place Called Blessing by John Trent, PhD

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/11 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher, “A collection of essays describing the beauty and humor that can be found in what often feels like a most useless state—The Waiting Place.We all spend precious time just waiting. We wait in traffic, grocery store lines, and carpool circles. We wait to grow up, for true love, and ... The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 5/25 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: “See the story of Esther in an entirely new way—with all the political intrigue and tension you remember, but told as a passionate and tender love story between a young man and woman. Misunderstood by many, King [Ahasuerus] was a powerful but lonely man. Esther’s beauty caught ... A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

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4 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 4/26 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: People everywhere are proving him right. Read the headlines, watch the highlights, or just step out your front door: Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference? Maxwell, the go-to guru for ... Beyond Talent

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5 Stars

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Please Stop Laughing at Me

Please Stop Laughing at Me

On 4/14 Beth-Anne wrote: From the publisher: This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned--and even physically abused--by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, ... Please Stop Laughing at Me...

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4 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 3/30 Beth-Anne wrote: The Fight of Our Lives is a call to stop being “politically correct” and instead call things by what they need to be called so that America does not destroy the values that it was built upon and has fought for. William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn discuss what happened after September 11 and how ... The Fight of Our Lives

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3 Stars

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