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This Life I Live

This Life I Live

On 7/17 CoverLover wrote: Oh my. This is such a heart-touching read. It ran me through a host of emotions and gave me a look into the super-man that Rory Feek is. He is very much what I expected—a humble, honest, and genuine man who is both grateful and in awe of how God has blessed him. He’s a shining example of husband, ... This Life I Live

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Beneath Copper Falls

Beneath Copper Falls

On 7/16 CoverLover wrote: I own over a dozen of Colleen Coble’s books—for a good reason. She is a talented author, infusing her stories with page-turning suspense, a gambit of emotions, and so much heart.Beneath Copper Falls caught my interest quickly, and there weren’t any lagging parts throughout. I like how Ms. Coble ... Beneath Copper Falls

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Sweetbriar Cottage

Sweetbriar Cottage

On 6/28 CoverLover wrote: Oh what a gorgeous cover! It certainly drew me in, and, as with every book I’ve read by Denise Hunter, the plot, message, and characters followed suit.Sweetbriar Cottage is a heartbreaking and powerful story. If you’re looking for a fluff story, this isn’t for you. The relationship and growth between ... Sweetbriar Cottage

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Quilts, Barns & Buggies Adult Coloring Book

Quilts, Barns & Buggies Adult Coloring Book

On 5/23 CoverLover wrote: You are richer today if you have laughed, given, or forgiven. ~Amish saying.If you enjoy adult coloring books, Quilts, Barns & Buggies: Amish Quilts and Proverbs Coloring Book, is a good choice. The coloring pages are thick enough to use gel pens without soaking through to the other side, and coloring ... Quilts, Barns & Buggies

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The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

On 5/19 CoverLover wrote: That Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories is a good blend of wit and distress. Emotions of all kinds are entangled in this Christian romance story.Jacey and Colin are likeable characters and nicely developed. They were easy to relate to. I enjoy stories where chance encounters end up reappearing later ... That Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

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4 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 5/11 CoverLover wrote: After reading The Silent Songbird last year, I became an instant fan of Melanie Dickerson. She has a great talent for weaving a story that is adventurous and engaging. Her characters are full and easy to sympathize with, and upon finishing her tales you feel as if you’ve stepped out of a fairytale.The ... The Noble Servant

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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 5/3 CoverLover wrote: A Stranger at Fellsworth is the third book in the Treasures of Surrey series, by Sarah E. Ladd. You won’t feel lost if you have not read the previous two books.This is a nicely paced, clean regency romance with a nice suspenseful touch and underlying themes of the importance of faith and forgiveness. ... A Stranger at Fellsworth

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The Hideaway

The Hideaway

On 4/23 CoverLover wrote: The charming cover art drew me to this book, and the setting and characters pulled me in completely. I’m so happy to be introduced to Lauren Denton’s work. This is a wonderful debut. The Hideaway is filled with so much of what I adore in fiction—dual time-frames, a southern setting, small town ... The Hideaway

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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 4/21 CoverLover wrote: One of my favorite fiction tropes is new beginnings. I love it when characters return home (usually a small town) and revisit their past. When characters learn new things about the people the left behind, as well as themselves. When the heart-broken, lonely, or struggling main character begins life anew.You’ll ... You'll Think of Me

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The Memory of You

The Memory of You

On 3/26 CoverLover wrote: The Memory of You, by Catherine West, is a moving story dealing with loss, forgiveness, and restoration. Ms. West writes a clean, romantic novel with credible, flawed characters in search of a better life.We’ve all dealt with some sort of trauma in our lives, just as Natalie, Tanner, and others characters ... The Memory of You

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/15 CoverLover wrote: Oh…I love it when a book surprises me. And I love it when a book plays through my head like a movie. An Uncommon Protector is the first book I’ve read by Shelley Shepard Gray. It’s also one of the few stories I’ve read that take place during the Civil War era. What a unique and memorable read!Tilting ... An Uncommon Protector

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Unfolding

Unfolding

On 2/6 CoverLover wrote: One week after the storm, Ma planted a cottonwood out front of our trailer. She later explained it as an act of defiance. Ma was sinking roots, declaring that no tornado could dislodge our family from Green Country, the eastern wedge of Oklahoma infiltrated by the Ozark’s mountainous tentacles. ~First ... Unfolding

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/18 CoverLover wrote:  “Amid the beauty of Charleston, not all is as it seems.” ~back cover What initially drew me to this book was, first and foremost, the author. I’ve read many books by Colleen Coble. She’s a talented author with a soft spiritual voice and a knack for suspense and romance. Her stories suck ... Because You're Mine

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Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

On 12/13 CoverLover wrote: The appearance of this book is spectacular. It may be imitation leather, but it looks, feels, and smells like the real thing. If you plan to give this lovely devotional book as a gift, it is a visually appealing high-end product.God wants to be your dwelling place. He has no interest in being a weekend ... Grace For The Moment

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 12/13 CoverLover wrote: One of my favorite reads this year!I feel as if I’ve just stepped out of a fairytale. What a delightful read! There isn’t anything about this book that I don’t absolutely adore. The characters are enchanting, the setting is sublime, and the romance is as delicious as a decadent dessert! The Silent ... The Silent Songbird

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 11/18 CoverLover wrote: This is the second book I’ve read by Katherine Reay. What a talented storyteller! She has a unique voice and sets a scene that is so easy to sink into. A Portrait of Emily Price takes place in both Georgia and Italy. Being from the south, and having visited Italy twice, I was able to visualize every ... A Portrait of Emily Price

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 10/30 CoverLover wrote: Child of the River, by Irma Joubert, is not at all what I expected. I anticipated a more pronounced WWII setting—like many of the books I read. I can’t say it’s a bad thing, but this is not a typical WWII story.I have to mention, because I’m a cover lover and a title lover, that I love both. ... Child of the River

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4 Stars

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Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss

On 9/8 CoverLover wrote: Just a Kiss,by Denise Hunter, is more than just-a-story.It’s an experience. If you’ve enjoyed Ms. Hunter’s previous books, I’m certain you won’t be disappointed. This book serves well as a stand-alone story, even though it’s the third and final installment in the Summer Harbor series.I’ve ... Just a Kiss

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When Mountains Move

When Mountains Move

On 8/22 CoverLover wrote: When Mountains Move, by Julie Cantrel, is a sequel to the book Into the Free. I haven’t read the first in the series. I must say though, from the first two lines (at the end of my review) I was drawn into the story. This is a compelling and fast-paced read, and I enjoyed getting to know Bump and Millie, ... When Mountains Move

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The Things We Knew

The Things We Knew

On 8/22 CoverLover wrote: The Things We Knew,by Catherine West, is full of memorable characters with convincing strengths and weaknesses. And the Island setting off of Cape Cod makes a wonderful character of its own. The cover is lovely and caught my eye, and the title is weighty and reflective."She’d prayed for the memory ... The Things We Knew

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 6/29 CoverLover wrote: Dawn at Emberwilde, is the second book in the Treasures of Surrey series, by Sarah E. Ladd, but it serves as a stand-alone. I love it when I can peek into the middle of a series and not feel lost.Young Isabel Creston is a trustworthy, willful, and interesting character, and she took ... Dawn at Emberwilde

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Sister Dear

Sister Dear

On 5/18 CoverLover wrote: Sister Dear, by Laura McNeill, is an interesting story, and I was instantly pulled in, but still it wasn’t fully what I expected. I love reading Christian fiction, and thought this story fell in that category—but I found very little Christianity in it.The premise, to me, is of perseverance and discovering ... Sister Dear

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Wonders of Creation

Wonders of Creation

On 4/11 CoverLover wrote:  “A vast world of creatures surrounds us, evidencing a creator who filled the world with the wonders of his imagination.”  ~ Quote from the introduction. Rather than the usual glossy cover most adult coloring books have,Wonders of Creation has a matte textured finish, with glossy colorful ... Wonders of Creation (coloring book)

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Night Night, Daddy

Night Night, Daddy

On 3/30 CoverLover wrote: Night Night, Daddy, written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Lee Holland, is a sweet bedtime book for our wee little loves. The durable board book is thick, and sturdy, and the front cover is even padded. The story is cute and rhyming, and the playful illustrations are detailed and sweet. Every page ... Night Night, Daddy

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Night Night, Mommy

Night Night, Mommy

On 3/30 CoverLover wrote: Night Night, Mommy, written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Lee Holland, is a sweet bedtime book for our wee little loves. The durable board book is thick, and sturdy, and the front cover is even padded. The story is cute and rhyming, and the playful illustrations are detailed and sweet. Every page ... Night Night, Mommy

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The Hearts We Mend

The Hearts We Mend

On 3/22 CoverLover wrote: Evie understood that everyone grieved differently, but it seemed like the Bennetts had simply decided not to do it at all. ~chapter oneThe Hearts We Mend, by Kathryn Springer, is a sweet story filled with challenges, unpredictability and romance. It caused me to feel a myriad of emotions and kept me ... The Hearts We Mend

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I Said Yes

I Said Yes

On 3/22 CoverLover wrote: A minute or two passed before my tranquility was cut short by a blond-haired guy with playful eyes, a strong jawline, and a sling on his arm. Good-looking with a boyish charm—this was an interruption I gladly welcomed. ~chapter twoI Said Yes, My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love,by Emily ... I Said Yes

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 2/22 CoverLover wrote: The Girl From the Train, by Irma Joubert, is a beautifully written story. Books that have a WWII setting or deal with the Holocaust have always interested me. Though GFTT takes place during this time period, I’m mostly drawn in by the heart-touching relationship between two fascinating characters. ... The Girl From the Train

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An Amish Year

An Amish Year

On 2/12 CoverLover wrote: Spend a year in Amish country with four sweet romances.An Amish Year, by Beth Wiseman, is a collection of four novellas, suitable for story lovers of all ages.Rooted in Love Rosemary Lantz and Saul Petersheim are charming characters who both need help in the communication department. I found myself getting ... And Amish Year

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Good Night, Little Love

Good Night, Little Love

On 11/30 CoverLover wrote: Good Night, Little Love, written by Laura Neutzling and illustrated by Anna Currey, is a sweet lullaby book, perfect for bedtime reading. The durable board book has a heart-shaped cut-out corner, and a heart-touching storyline. The colorful pictures are detailed and sweet. “Good night, Little Love, ... Good Night Little Love

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I Prayed for You

I Prayed for You

On 11/24 CoverLover wrote: I Prayed For You, written by Jean Fischer, and illustrated by Frank Endersby, is an adorable board book with a padded cover, and a heart-touching storyline. It is filled with short phrasing, two-lined prayers that rhyme, and colorful pictures that share an adorable message. “Dear loving Father in heaven ... I Prayed For You

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A Season to Wed

A Season to Wed

On 11/11 CoverLover wrote: A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories, by Cindy Kirk, Rachel Hauck, and Cheryl Wyatt, is a collection of three charming wedding novellas. Easy reads that pulls you in and showers you with seasonal bliss.Three stories, three women discovering blessings, wonders, and love:Love at Mistletoe Inn (Cindy ... A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories

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Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

On 10/14 CoverLover wrote: Falling Like Snowflakes, by Denise Hunter, is a beautifully written story bursting with heart-pounding anticipation and fascinating characters. I was easily caught up in this whirlwind of mystery and romance. It’s one of those can’t-put-it-down books. The story captured my attention from the very ... Falling Like Snowflakes

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An Amish Christmas Gift

An Amish Christmas Gift

On 9/28 CoverLover wrote: An Amish Christmas Gift is a compilation of three Christmas novellas. Each story is beautifully written and takes place within the different Amish communities. The characters are captivating and easy to sympathize with, and the setting is vivid. The language feels authentic, using Pennsylvania Dutch ... An Amish Christmas Gift

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Never Said

Never Said

On 8/30 CoverLover wrote: Never Said, by Carol Lynch Williams, is uniquely written. The twin sister’s chapters are opposing in structure style and font, making it easy to follow their individual points of view. The fifteen-year-old sisters present their stories in first person—Annie in poetic free verse, and Sarah in present ... Never Said

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Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

On 8/14 CoverLover wrote: Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings,by Kathryn Springer, Katie Ganshert, and Beth K. Vogt, is a charming novella collection. This book includes the September, October, and November weddings of this Year of Weddings series. (I have not read the previous installments.)I adore novellas. It’s nice to have ... Autumn Brides

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Noah's Voyage

Noah's Voyage

On 7/21 CoverLover wrote: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. ~Genesis 9:13 (NIV)Noah’s Voyage, illustrated by David Miles, is an entertaining and educational read with vivid illustrations and simple wording to introduce readers to the Biblical story of Noah’s ... Noah's Voyage

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A Heart’s Home

A Heart’s Home

On 7/21 CoverLover wrote: A Heart’s Home, by Colleen Coble, is the final book in the Journey of the Heart six-book series. It takes place at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming Territory, 1866.Ahh… That’s my clearest sentiment after finishing this series. A Heart’s Home is such a satisfying end to this stimulating series. ... A Heart's Home

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A Heart's Promise

A Heart's Promise

On 7/3 CoverLover wrote: A Heart’s Promise, by Colleen Coble, is book five of six in the Journey of the Heart series. It takes place at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming Territory, 1866.All men were fickle at best and treacherous at worst. She’d be certain his interest wouldn’t survive her devastating news. ~ pg 2, A Heart’s ... A Heart's Promise

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 6/28 CoverLover wrote: Love Arrives in Pieces, by Betsy St. Amant, is a touching, atypical romance. The characters are flawed, the storyline is moving, and I could relate to the myriad of emotions. “It’s high time Stella realizes the past is the past. This is an anniversary worth noting but not worth grieving over.” ... Love Arrives in Pieces

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A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin

On 6/9 CoverLover wrote: A Sparrow in Terezin, by Kristy Cambron, is the second book of the Hidden Masterpiece novels. “Sera wished she could tell her what was going on behind the scenes. But the truth was too difficult.” ~pg 6After reading Ms. Cambron’s first in this series, The Butterfly and the Violin, I couldn’t ... A Sparrow in Terezin

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A Heart’s Betrayal

A Heart’s Betrayal

On 6/3 CoverLover wrote: A Heart’s Betrayal, by Colleen Coble, is book four of a six-part Journey of the Heart series that takes place during the mid 1800s. It’s an emotionally charged read and difficult to put down. “This is going to come as quite a shock to you, and I’m truly sorry for that.”~ A Heart’s BetrayalEmmie's ... A Heart's Betrayal

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A Heart's Obsession

A Heart's Obsession

On 5/6 CoverLover wrote: “Time stretched out in front of her, a lifetime spent without the man she’d loved since she was a girl..” ~ A Heart’s ObsessionA Heart’s Obsession, by Colleen Coble, is book two of a six-part Journey of the Heart series. It’s an emotionally charged read and difficult to put down. With a theme ... A Heart's Obsession

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A Heart's Danger

A Heart's Danger

On 4/24 CoverLover wrote: “I can’t pine after Rand the rest of my days. He’s made his decision very clear.” ~ A Heart’s DangerA Heart’s Danger, by Colleen Coble, is book three of a six-part Journey of the Heart series. I haven’t read the previous two books, but that didn’t keep me from becoming completely enthralled ... A Heart's Danger

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 3/7 CoverLover wrote: "Covering her mouth with her hand, she made a mad dash for the safety and security of the Main Building. Funny that it would be a haven for her now when most of the time it was a prison."I’ve just completed reading another book by Liz Tolsma. Remember the Lilies is book 3 in a 3-book series that takes ... Remember the Lilies

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The Dandelion Field

The Dandelion Field

On 2/20 CoverLover wrote: In the Beginning, before time began, God was right there, and He had a great plan. —Excerpt from God Makes the Whole Wide World.Tiny Bear’s Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones, is an adorable preschool board book that shares stories from the Holy Bible.AppearanceThis brown and tan covered board book ... Tiny Bear's Bible

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Tiny Bear's Bible

Tiny Bear's Bible

On 1/29 CoverLover wrote: In the Beginning, before time began, God was right there, and He had a great plan. —Excerpt from God Makes the Whole Wide World.Tiny Bear’s Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones, is an adorable preschool board book that shares stories from the Holy Bible.AppearanceThis brown and tan covered board book ... Tiny Bear's Bible

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Little Chick's Bible

Little Chick's Bible

On 1/20 CoverLover wrote: …He hung the sun and moon up high, made fish that swim and birds that fly. He crafted creatures big and small. Give thanks to God, who made us all! —Excerpt from God’s Wonderful Work.Little Chick’s Bible, written by P. J. Lyons, is an adorable children’s preschool book that shares stories from ... Little Chick's Bible

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Love Without End

Love Without End

On 12/31 CoverLover wrote: Tears spent at last, Kimberly straightened, wiped her eyes with a tissue, then looked around at the valley that was surrounded on all sides by tall, tree-covered mountains. This valley was now home to her and Tara…Love Without End, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is a romance and western that shows the obstacles ... Love Without End

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Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

On 10/15 CoverLover wrote: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” ~Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow TaxiForever Christmas is a magical holiday tale, reminiscent of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, where divine intervention makes second ... Forever Christmas

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 8/3 CoverLover wrote: A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitzand the loneliest hearts of Manhattan. In The Butterfly and the Violin, Kristy Cambron paints two stories, both filled with haunting imagery, remarkable clarity, and historical significance. The contemporary ... The Butterfly and the Violin

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The Bridge Tender

The Bridge Tender

On 6/24 CoverLover wrote: Emily Shaw feels she’s lost everything when her husband dies. She has not only lost the love of her life, but her dreams for the future are reduced to rubble. A gift from her husband leaves her with an added burden, and she wonders if she’ll ever climb from the wreckage.Uprooting her life and moving ... The Bridge Tender

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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

On 5/10 CoverLover wrote: Look Inside the book HERE. I’ll start out my review by saying - this is the best book I’ve read in quite some time. I’m not overly familiar with stories with a WWII setting, but after reading…no, experiencing this story—I’ll eagerly seek them out.Liz Tolsma is a superb writer with a strong ... Daisies Are Forever

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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 4/16 CoverLover wrote: Look Inside the book HEREDancing With Fireflies Other is far more than just a book with a captivating cover and title. It’s a story that involves all your senses and rich, full characters so easy to relate to and empathize with—especially Jade McKinley. Jade’s story is about love, family, the past ... Dancing With Fireflies

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Butterfly Palace

Butterfly Palace

On 3/18 CoverLover wrote: Look Inside HEREI enjoy leaving-everything-behind-to-start-over stories. Butterfly Palace contains unique and believable characters and constantly twisting storyline. This mystery kept me guessing who the ‘bad guys’ were until the end, but sometimes I found the story hard to follow. I’ve read ... Butterfly Palace

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3 Stars

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The Headmistress of Rosemere

The Headmistress of Rosemere

On 1/7 CoverLover wrote: Purchase The Headmistress of Rosemere HERE.Let me start off by saying, if you’ve read The Heiress of Winterwood then you won’t want to miss this book. BUT even if you haven’t, The Headmistress of Rosemere stands strong on it’s own.I love the cover of this book. It’s like a chocolate covered ... The Headmistress of Rosemere

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 12/11 CoverLover wrote: I was surprised to learn this was a debut novel. The Characters are fleshed out nicely and the plot is strong. I really enjoyed how the story opened with correspondence through letters. It allowed me to fall into the characters and feel of the times. I also like how it isn’t a re-telling, but ... Dear Mr. Knightley

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Like Moonlight at Low Tide

Like Moonlight at Low Tide

On 11/24 CoverLover wrote: This book sucked me in—fast. I opened it up in the morning and finished it by afternoon. As cliché as it sounds, I couldn’t put it down. Like Moonlight at Low Tide isn’t just a story—it’s an experience.I love the ease of the first person narration, and the vivid imagery Nicole Quigley created. ... Like Moonlight at Low Tide

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To Know You

To Know You

On 11/8 CoverLover wrote: Julia Whittaker's past yielded two daughters, both given up for adoption as infants. Now she must find them to save her son.Description:Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son was diagnosed with biliary atresia at birth. Dillon has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash ... To Know You

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The Merciful Scar

The Merciful Scar

On 9/24 CoverLover wrote: Heartbreak and healing. Kirsten Peterson is a young girl in pain. She’s a cutter. It temporarily relieves some of her inner turmoil. But one day she goes too far, and does it in front of her boyfriend, who is horrified, and calls 911. The incident is believed to be a suicide attempt, so Kirsten is ... The Merciful Scar

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Snow on the Tulips

Snow on the Tulips

On 8/8 CoverLover wrote: Christian Historical Fiction - by, Liz Tolsma I really like that Snow on the Tulips was based on a true story. I’ve read books and watched movies about WWII, but Liz Tolsma wrote this in a more gentle way. That’s not to say that things were glossed over, she avoided the gory details that ... Snow on the Tulips

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 7/17 CoverLover wrote: I’ve read Colleen Coble before, so I knew Rosemary Cottage would be fabulous. This story contains a mixture of mystery, suspense, and romance. I haven’t read the first of this series, but would love to. The characters are nicely developed and I cared about what happened to them. There’s nothing ... Rosemary Cottage

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 6/20 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Denise HunterChristian Non-FictionMadison's heart has been closed for years. But one summer can change everything.Goodreads Description: Madison’s heart closed the day her twin brother died.Since losing her twin, Michael, in a drowning incident, Madison has rejected the faith he lived by. ... Barefoot Summer

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 5/7 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Sarah LaddChristian HistoricalPride goes before the fall...but what comes after? Goodreads Description:Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep ... The Heiress of Winterwood

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 3/10 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Beth Webb HartA Christian Fiction NovelEdisto Island was where it all came apart.Can the Bennett girls ever be whole again?Moon Over Edisto touched me deeply. Julia, the main character, feels like a friend. I sympathized with her and urged her through the tough times. I took my time delving ... Moon Over Edisto

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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 1/9 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Toni BirdsongFun ideas of things to do, places to see, and ways to make a difference! Description:Everyone dreams about places to see, people to meet, and things to do in their lifetime. But too often we lose sight of those dreams and get buried in everyday busyness and demands. More ... More Than A Bucket List

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/9 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Colleen Coble, Kristen Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise HunterA Christian RomanceSummer, fall, winter, spring--Smitten, Vermont is the place for love . . . and mystery!Description:There’s a secret in Grandma Rose’s attic—a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David ... Secretly Smitten

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5 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/11 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston and Kelly LongAmish FictionThe Amish Kitchen is the Heart of the Homeand the Ideal Setting for Stories of Love and Hope. An Amish Kitchen is a conglomeration of three Amish novellas that honor love, faith and healing. Each story flows seamlessly, has interesting characters, ... An Amish Kitchen

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Soul's Gate

Soul's Gate

On 12/9 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by James L. RubartChristian Fantasy Christian FictionWhat if you could travel inside another person's soul?Description from Goodreads: "Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The ... Soul's Gate

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Heaven Changes Everything

Heaven Changes Everything

On 11/10 CoverLover wrote: Heaven Changes Everythingby Todd & Sandra BurpoA DevotionalI highly recommend reading Heaven Is For Real before reading Heaven Changes Everything.I’m presenting my review of the first book (Heaven Is For Real) before the review for Heaven Changes Everything, because I think it might be helpful. ...

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 10/31 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Catherine RichmondChristian Historical FictionSophia has her life all planned out--but...Description from Goodreads:When the life she planned for herself is snatched away, Sophia's eyes open to the life God has planned for her.Sophia Makinoff is sure that 1876 is the year she's going to become ... Through Rushing Water

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 6/6 CoverLover wrote: ~*~by Shannon Dittemore Christian YA Fantasy Once you've seen, you can't unsee Description from Goodreads: Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, ... Angel Eyes

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 5/1 CoverLover wrote: A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.This book spans the several generations, woven together by the lovely threads of love and a century old wedding dress. Charlotte Malone journeys to find the women (Emily in 1912, Mary in 1939, and Hillary in 1968) who ... The Wedding Dress

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/29 CoverLover wrote: The journey through Sweeter Than Birdsong begins at a slow pace, then picks up speed and takes you on a ride that makes you almost forget you journeyed through almost 400 pages. Kate Winters is a bright young woman ... Sweeter Than Birdsong

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First Date

First Date

On 1/11 CoverLover wrote: First Date, by Krista McGeeWho is chosen to go on a reality TV show to win a date to the prom with Jonathan Jackson? Addy Davidson. She didn’t audition for it, and would rather focus on her schoolwork. Oh, and did I tell you Jonathan is the son of the President of the United States? Addy certainly ... First Date - Book Review

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/13 CoverLover wrote: Smittenby Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, & Diann HuntA Christian RomanceWhen the logging mill shuts down in the Smitten, Vermont, the townsfolk fear their community will never recover, but four determined women are determined they can change Smitten for the better. With a name ... Smitten - Book Review

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 11/30 CoverLover wrote: This children’s book is about the thankfulness of a loveable caterpillar named Little Hermie. As he goes through his day, Hermie thanks God for all his blessings, including leaves to sleep on, and eight little buggy feet. The illustrations are adorable, the simple rhymes flow nicely, and the story ... Thank you, God, for blessing me - Children's Book Review

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December 1941

December 1941

On 11/29 CoverLover wrote: December 1941, (31 Days That Changed America And Saved the World) is an incredible book. Craig Shirley gives a unique (and thorough) description of the days leading up to, and following that dreadful afternoon when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The U.S. and its people were forever changed. With ... December 1941

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 11/9 CoverLover wrote: Wow! Every once in a while you come across a book that causes something inside you to transform. This book has done that for me.In my opinion, the author, Stephen Arterburn, is exceptional at relaying a message and conveying emotions, and even displaying Christian principles, without sermonizing the ... The Encounter

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/25 CoverLover wrote: Heaven is for RealA four-year-old’s explanation of heaven without the obstacles of adult influences or expectations. This story captured me from the beginning. I love little Colton and his heartwarming, enlightening story – told through his father, Todd Burpo. Yes, the media is full of been there, ... Heaven is for Real - Book Review

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 10/11 CoverLover wrote: Book Description:Now that she’s arrived at the ultimate address, can Mary Lynn’s view of the harbor – and success – satisfy the deeper longings of her heart?After decades of carefully working their way up the social ladder, Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville are living their dream: a life of luxury ... Sunrise on the Battery

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 9/9 CoverLover wrote: Reggie Dabbs is a motivational, inspiration, fascinating spiritual man. (“…one of the most sought-after public school and event speakers in the United States and the world for more than two decades.”) In this book, he tells entertaining and heartbreaking stories of his life, as well as decisions ... Reggie - Book Review

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