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Andi Under Pressure

Andi Under Pressure

On 12/6 Leila Buckingham wrote: I am always looking for new books for my 12 year old daughter to read and enjoy. I gave her this one hoping she would. She loves mysteries and spy stuff. She really did enjoy the book and read it quite quickly. She loved that it was a series and we are definitely going to order more from Andi's adventures. ... Great Book for Preteens

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NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

On 11/15 Leila Buckingham wrote: I've never had a chronological Bible before so reading this one was a little bit different. Sometimes, for me at least, the timeline of events in the Bible get confusing and overwhelming. I'm hoping that while going through this Bible I will be able to better remember the order of more events. I really ... Great Resource

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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

On 9/12 Leila Buckingham wrote: I was so excited that this 3rd book in the Riley Mae series finally came. My ten year old daughter loved the first two in the series and she is hard to win over. She really fights with me to read, but she has stayed up late into the night reading the Riley Mae books. I am so thankful for that and ... Awesome!

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NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

On 8/14 Leila Buckingham wrote: I am not in recovery for anything so it might seem strange that I ordered this Bible to review. I thought that there would definitely be someone who I could give it to and so I thought it would be a great resource to have. I was right. The Bible is amazing on its own, but this one is full of little ... Great Resource!

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5 Stars

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 7/18 Leila Buckingham wrote: Of course, because this is a Bible, it is a wonderful book. This version is an excellent resource. There are so many bonuses and extra features that this Bible has. I really appreciated the "People Lens" that really highlighted some of the most important people in the Bible. It is so vital to dig ... Great Resource

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5 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

On 7/3 Leila Buckingham wrote: My oldest daughter is ten. I gave her this book to read. She absolutely loved the Riley Mae series from Faithgirlz. She really loved this one as well. My daughter does not usually enjoy reading, but these books have helped her start to enjoy reading. She now says that she is starting to like reading ... Great Book

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5 Stars

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Living Life Undaunted

Living Life Undaunted

On 5/30 Leila Buckingham wrote: If you love Christine Caine, you will love this book. If you've never read a book of hers, you will still love this book. I really enjoy devotionals and this is one of my favorites now. The readings are short and filled with so much wisdom and insight. I love that you are able to pick the book up ... Great!

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

On 4/21 Leila Buckingham wrote: I requested the second in this series first and although it was a great book I had regretted not reading the first one first. This series is wonderful and I definitely recommend it to young girls seven and up. It has great morals and shows girls being hardworking, dedicated and sporty. My daughter, ... Great!

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

On 4/6 Leila Buckingham wrote: I am always trying to get my 10 year old daughter to read. It is always a fight. Always. Not only do I want my daughter to read, but I want her to read books that are not filled with trash. I think part of the appeal is that Riley has a pretty awesome sounding life. She is a pre-teen and a famous ... Appealing!

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5 Stars

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 3/27 Leila Buckingham wrote: Ahh... this book is gorgeous! The pictures are so beautiful and the story is so simply told, in a wonderful way. This is a wonderful book that draws everyone in. It is definitely going to be a favorite in our house. The story is very close to the Biblical version and I appreciated that very much. ... Gorgeous!

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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 2/15 Leila Buckingham wrote: I do enjoy my Amish stories and I really enjoy reading the works of these authors. I loved this book because it was filled with three novellas. I love reading novellas because they are easier to get through. As a busy mom I don't always have the time to sit and read a long book and stopping and starting ... Enjoyable

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NIV Ragamuffin Bible

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

On 11/25 Leila Buckingham wrote: Everyone needs a Bible and everyone loves a Bible. This Bible was a joy to get and I am so excited to be able to pass it on to someone who needs it! I really enjoyed the extras in this Bible, but they were not as awesome as I was hoping they would be. They definitely make a great addition to an already ... Special Touches

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Adventure Bible Handbook

Adventure Bible Handbook

On 10/25 Leila Buckingham wrote: Oh My Goodness! This is such a wonderful book! When I saw that this book was available for review, I was so interested because I was hoping I could use it as a supplement for our Bible curriculum. We do not have the Adventure Bible that this goes along with, but I am not interested in looking into ... Awesome Book!

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5 Stars

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

On 10/16 Leila Buckingham wrote: Our goal is to become debt free. We want to live debt free, worry (about money) free, wonderful lives and unfortunately when you haven't lived with that thought process from the beginning it takes some work to get there. In this book there are so many helpful tips, tricks, hints and plain obvious words ... Wonderful Advice

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5 Stars

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Overextended and Loving Most of It

Overextended and Loving Most of It

On 9/19 Leila Buckingham wrote: First of all, I absolutely love the way this book is written. Lisa Harper writes this book in a way that makes you feel like you are just having a great conversation over coffee (that's how the saying goes but my version would be "over a Dr. Pepper"). Lisa tells funny, heart-warming and sad stories throughout ... Great book for every woman

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4 Stars

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We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

On 9/2 Leila Buckingham wrote: This book is written like no other book I have had. It is written as a story between a mother and a daughter about their lives... their struggles, their triumphs and loves. Intertwined with their stories are recipes. The book is wonderful for those who love a great story and also for those looking for ... Great Book with Great Recipes

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5 Stars

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Undaunted

Undaunted

On 7/10 Leila Buckingham wrote: I was so excited to read a book by this amazing woman of God. I heard her speak at a church we used to attend and she blew me away! The book did not disappoint and I recommend it to every woman. She is amazing because she fully lives out her purpose and calling in life. This book encourages you, in whatever ... Awesome Book

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5 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/11 Leila Buckingham wrote: I was not quite sure how much I would enjoy this book since it is not my normal sit and read kind of book, but it was amazing. The book itself is written so well and it is a delight to read. The story is wonderful and enchanting. Every character is so full and developed. This is a book you just want ... Wonderful

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 5/28 Leila Buckingham wrote: The Christian Parenting Handbook is a great resource to have as any parent, but definitely as a Christian parent. You can read this book cover to cover as a motivating, inspiring book or you can just refer to the sections you are interested in. I love that about this book. I will definitely be keeping ... Wonderful Parenting Resource

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 5/3 Leila Buckingham wrote: This book is filled with stories about how God changes the situations we sometimes find ourselves in that seem hopeless to mold and impact our lives for the better. There are some stories about a man shooting himself and almost dying, about a handicapped baby living a short life, and about a plane crash. ... God is always making lemonade

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year

The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year

On 4/2 Leila Buckingham wrote: I absolutely loved this book! I really look forward to owning the other ones, which include Having a Baby, Having a Toddler and the Gradeschool Years. Why a Christian mama's guide? I love that Erin addresses why this book is for Christian mamas. She says it is because we also deal with the trials ... Great Book!

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5 Stars

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Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

On 3/1 Leila Buckingham wrote: I loved this book. This book is about changing you, the parent. It is about understanding how we are growing as we help our children grow. One of the best "aha" moments for me was reading that... reading that God might just be using parenting in order to grow and develop us as His people. Parenting ... Awesome book for all parents!

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 2/12 Leila Buckingham wrote: This book is a play off The Love Dare book, but I really loved this one. I love the other one also, but this one is really great for us who already do love our husbands but could use some encouragement in placing them as the head of the house always. I did not use the book in its 40 day set up, but when ... Great Book

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Dear Deb

Dear Deb

On 10/29 Leila Buckingham wrote: I have never experienced anyone very close to me having cancer (knock on wood). I hope that I never will. If I did I would want this book so badly. If I was close to dying or having anyone close to me close to dying, I would want this book. But as neither of those, I still want this book. If you ... Great Book For Everyone!!

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Grace

Grace

On 9/24 Leila Buckingham wrote: I really enjoy Max Lucado books and this one was no different. I was hoping for a little more in depth study. This is a great book for new Christians and a good book for older ones. There are some great points I had never thought about and some great stories from the Bible that were told in a different ... Great Book Especially For New Christians

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52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

On 9/4 Leila Buckingham wrote: This is a great book and was sooo thrilled to get the opportunity to review it! The book, obviously, has 52 little life lessons that last 2-5ish pages each. Books like that are so easy to pick up and read for a few minutes and put down when you don't have much time. You never lose your place or forget ... If you loved the movie, you will love the book!

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 8/27 Leila Buckingham wrote: This book was a great, easy read filled with lots of Scripture. Catherine Hickem referenced many verses, but also spoke from her heart. This book was not about how Mary was an out of the ordinary woman. She was ordinary, just like us all, but she was given an unbelievably extraordinary task. Catherine ... Book Review: Heaven in Her Arms

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 4/30 Leila Buckingham wrote: If you had asked me a year ago who George Washington Carver was I would have had no idea. The introduction to this amazing man came from an episode of 19 Kids and Counting (although it might have been 18 at that time). They went to a museum/national historical site and learned about him. When I saw ... Book Review: George Washington Carver

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 7/11 Leila Buckingham wrote: actually was disappointed in this book. I read about all of the books I pick out before I decide on them. I was very excited about this book after the reviews I read. It is kind of a personality book that is actually very well written in story form touching on each of the 7 "business and life" personalities. ... More of a Story Less about Personalities

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3 Stars

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 6/24 Leila Buckingham wrote: I LOVED this book!! It is such an easy read and I couldn't put it down. I cried, then laughed and cried again. My mouth fell open several times during the book, which means I am usually hooked! This story, which could easily be real, is about a boy who has devastation after devastation in his life. ... Definite Read for Everyone

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5 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/15 Leila Buckingham wrote: A great book! I really enjoyed reading this book. Normally, I love reading books about being a better steward with my money, but they are usually not so fun to read. This book reads like a book not a seminar. Craker has a great sense of humor and I love her writing style. I am going to find out what ... Great Book

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 5/23 Leila Buckingham wrote: Well, this is definitely not my type of book. I knew that to begin with but was willing to give it a try. Once I got the book, I knew I was in way over my head. It is huge at 384 pages! I am definitely not stupid (I'm no genius either) but I just cannot follow books or movies like this, which means ... Detailed, Complicated But Great Story Line

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4 Stars

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 5/10 Leila Buckingham wrote: An Amish romance novel. This one has an angel in it, which I thought was kind of hokey at first, but then I absolutely loved it! I could not put the book down, but that is typical for me with any good book. I read it all in about 6-7 hours, between staying up late the night I got it and then for a little ... Book Review: The Promise of an Angel

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5 Stars

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The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal

On 5/2 Leila Buckingham wrote: ´╗┐Well, I was kind of surprised when I received this book today in the mail. Yes, I am already done reading it! The book is beautiful and obviously very easy and quick to read. The cover reads "composing artful expressions from items cast aside". I did not really read what the book was about, which ... Definitely Inspiring

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4 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 4/20 Leila Buckingham wrote: Daddy Dates by Greg Wright´╗┐This book was definitely more geared toward male readers, which is great.  I also really enjoyed reading it though.  Having not grown up with the idea of "daddy dates", some of the things Wright wrote kind of sounded let's say interesting, like how he would call ... Daddy Dates: Book Review

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5 Stars

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