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You're Gonna Love Me

You're Gonna Love Me

On 12/10 Reader wrote: You're invited into the small town homey feel of Thunder Creek, Idaho.  City girl Samantha returns to be caregiver to her grandmother.  She gets an unexpected surprise when she finds out her lost love Nick is the very man who rescued her grandmother from her fall from her horse.  There ... You're Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

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4 Stars

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Blessed Are the Misfits

Blessed Are the Misfits

On 12/6 Reader wrote: Incredible!  Comforting!  Awesome!  Inspiring!  Assuring! I want to put exclamation after exclamation in my review of this book.  Brant Hansen has a very different outlook and inner look at spiritual matters that really blessed  my heart.  Over and over his words said ... Blessed Are the Misfits by Brant Hanson

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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Be the Gift

Be the Gift

On 11/1 Reader wrote: If you've never read any of Ann Voskamp's books the description of the book pales dramatically to her actual written word.  She's a master at words that evoke images, emotions and a desire to draw closer to God.  Her writing is raw, heart-felt, stirring, shocking and transparent.  She ... Be the Gift by Ann Voskamp

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5 Stars

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The Crooked Path

The Crooked Path

On 10/27 Reader wrote: The Crooked Path delivers a beautifully tender love story. If you're tired of "steamy love scenes" with little emotional depth then you'll love this book.   It is deeply passionate and at the same time a "clean" love story.  The love between characters is built slowly and sincerely through ... The Crooked Path by Irma Joubert

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5 Stars

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Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

On 10/6 Reader wrote: This lovely little book is filled with adorable Precious Moments characters that will delight the hearts of young and old.  Little ones will enjoy holding their very own Bible story board book with easy to turn pages.  Parents will appreciate the durability and beautifully depicted Bible stories ... Little Book of Bible Stories by Jean Fischer

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5 Stars

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A Very Thankful Prayer

A Very Thankful Prayer

On 7/27 Reader wrote: The book is a sturdy square shaped board book.  Cover has shiny, foil leaves in autumn colors.  A little rabbit riding a bicycle with a dog in the basket graces the cover.  Rabbit and dog are dressed in sweaters, scarves and hats with pom poms.  The verse to the book is written in ... A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

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5 Stars

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God Bless My School

God Bless My School

On 6/26 Reader wrote: God Bless My School by Hannah C. Hall is another wonderful addition to the "God Bless..." titles published by Tommy Nelson, the children's division of Thomas Nelson Publishers.  Absolutely adorable creatures are the main characters in the school.  Of course a wise Mrs. Owl is the loving teacher ... God Bless My School by Hannah C. Hall

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5 Stars

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ICB Blessed Garden Bible

ICB Blessed Garden Bible

On 6/16 Reader wrote: This children's study Bible was a feast for eyes and heart.  The cover is beautifully illustrated with forest creatures and an arrange of colorful flowers with sparkles.  Butterflies, mushrooms, vines and special keyhole also grace the front cover.  Upon opening the book there is an illustration ... Holy Bible International Children's Bible - The Blessed Garden

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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It Started with Goodbye

It Started with Goodbye

On 6/9 Reader wrote: Terrifc YA love story!  First of all a beautiful cover.  I just loved the moonlit now with glittering lights.  The title is terrific too!  So I was enthralled just looking at the cover.  The story itself did not disappoint.  A lovely "fairytale" that leaves a warm afterglow ... It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

On 6/4 Reader wrote: This book has a lot of interesting twists in the plot.  It starts with dramatically with a rescue from a rooftop during a flood.  The tension, the terror and shocking aftermath are vividly portrayed.  The reader is drawn into Jacey's confusion from a head injury and subsequent post traumatic ... The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale

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4 Stars

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

On 5/30 Reader wrote: Dawn Machell takes a familiar hymn and transforms it into lovely lullaby for young children.  This book is smaller than the average board book but just right for those baby hands!  The hymn "All Things Bright and Beautiful" are the text for this book.  The cover of the book has sparkles ... All Things Bright and Beautiful Illustrated by Dawn Machell

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 5/3 Reader wrote: An intriguing plot with lots of mystery and the quick pace kept my attention throughout the story.  I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations between the characters in this book. The unique phrases and terminology of the era made this a fun read as well.  I like the main character Annabelle.  She's ... A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd

Reader'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 4/7 Reader wrote: Magnificent!  This is a child's book that is just as meaningful for adults.  I read the first story and was in tears.  Tears of absolute wonder at God's goodness.  It starts with the story of Eve and how God gave her clothing to not only cover her body but as a symbol of His covering ... Love Letters from God Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart by Glenys Nellist

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5 Stars

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God Loves Daddy and Me

God Loves Daddy and Me

On 3/18 Reader wrote: I love that the author made a special "DADDY" book!  It's so important and special to recognize a Daddy's role in a young child's life.  And what could be better than to show this as a direct gift from God.  God loves the little child by giving that child a loving Daddy to play with, go ... God Loves Daddy and Me by Bonnie RIckner Jensen

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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God Loves Mommy and Me

God Loves Mommy and Me

On 3/18 Reader wrote: This board book is just right for toddlers.  Easy to hold with beautifully illustrated drawings that capture the love and coziness of mother/child bonding.  The love of the mother for the child is expressed in the mother's varied ways to demonstrate that her child is precious to her.  From ... God loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

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5 Stars

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Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

On 1/17 Reader wrote: This is what I'd call a "keeper".  Sweet pictures and sweet words.  They rhymes are brilliant!  Simple yet really show a God who loves us deeply.  One line I really enjoyed was:  "Who makes those birds sing coo...coo...coo?"  "The One who wraps us in His love.  Only ... Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals by Rhonda Bowler Greene

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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God Made You Nose to Toes

God Made You Nose to Toes

On 1/10 Reader wrote:  I love this book! This is my first time with author Leslie Parrott but it won't be my last.  She has a warmth and tenderness to her prose that really makes for an endearing children's story.  Estelle Corke is the perfect compliment as illustrator for Parrott's heartwarming book.  Each ... God Made You Nose to Toes by Leslie Parrott

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5 Stars

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NIV, Journal the Word Bible

NIV, Journal the Word Bible

On 11/18 Reader wrote: A lovely and practice idea!  This Bible comes with broad margins that are very fainted lined so you can write your notes to Scripture right in your Bible.  Whether it's notes from a sermon, Bible study group or your own personal studies, thoughts or prayers this is a wonderful idea.  I ... NIV Journal the Word Bible

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible

NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible

On 11/18 Reader wrote: Wow!  Glenys Nellist has done it again!  This is an amazingly, awesome, beautiful study Bible for young people.  Words cannot do it justice!  Not only are the illustrations magnificent but the "letters" from God really reach your heart.  If you've seen the picture books Love ... Love Letters from God Holy Bible

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5 Stars

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 10/30 Reader wrote:  Like a gently flowing river that picks up speed and hurls you over the white rapids - this book will have you hanging on to every word.  Persomi lives with a drunkard father and cowering mother.  From an early age she must find the inner strength not to give in to the depression and despair. ... Child of the River by Irma Joubert

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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Night of Great Joy

Night of Great Joy

On 10/11 Reader wrote: Mary Engelbreit and joy go hand in hand.  I don't think it is possible to be disappointed by any product by Mary Engelbreit.  I love them all!  But her books are just superb!  Lovely, lovely illustrations.  If you know ME then you know how heart warming her illustrations are. ... A Night of Great Joy by Mary Engelbreit.

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5 Stars

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Christmas Love Letters from God

Christmas Love Letters from God

On 10/1 Reader wrote: This is possible the best children's author there is!  Glenys Nellist has an amazing gift for telling Bible stories with depth and astonishing profound prose!  Yet at the same time the story telling engaging young children and keeps their interest.  Her stories are worded so little ones ... Christmas Love Letters from God (Bible Stories) by Glenys Nellist

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 9/4 Reader wrote: Rachel Hauck knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat!  This book gives the term "page turner" true meaning!  This story at times shocking, unnerving, pulse racing, tear jerking and amazing will captivate you in the first pages.  The story spins back and forth from Cora, a bridal ... The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

On 8/30 Reader wrote: I absolutely ADORED this book!  And that is saying a lot because I usually don’t enjoy novellas that much. But with authors like Katie Ganshert and Becky Wade how can you lose?  If you haven’t read any of their other books GO NOW, I mean RUN and buy them!  Betsy St. Amant also pleasantly ... To Have and to Hold by Betsy St. Amant, Becky Wade and Katie Ganshert

Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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I Believe in Jesus

I Believe in Jesus

On 6/9 Reader wrote: For parents who are serious about letting their children know able salvation this book is excellent.  This is a book for young children that details the steps in the process of salvation.  It begins with God creating the world and continues into the fall of man and God’s plan to save us and ... I Believe in Jesus by John MacArthur

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5 Stars

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Little One, God Made You Special

Little One, God Made You Special

On 5/3 Reader wrote: In simple prose the important concept of the priceless worth of a child is told.  Author Amy Warrne Hilliker sets each page with words to comfort, soothe and affirm a young child in their unique place in God’s heart and this world.  The theme of no one is like you is told over and over through ... Little One God Made You by Amy Warren Hilliker

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5 Stars

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Baby Wren And The Great Gift

Baby Wren And The Great Gift

On 4/9 Reader wrote: Sally Lloyd - Jones is such a talented person for getting profound thoughts across to very young children.  She has a true gift!  This precious tale of baby wren will captivate your young child's attention from the start.  It is perfectly matched with Jen Corace's beautiful and comforting ... Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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5 Stars

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Behold the Man

Behold the Man

On 3/15 Reader wrote: You really will feel as if you are beholding Jesus when you read this book and it's predecessors Take this Cup and When Jesus Wept.  The Jerusalem Chronicles and the Thoene's previous series A.D. Chronicles give a intimate glimpse at the lives Jesus touched while here on earth.  As you read ... Behold the Man by Bodie and Brock Thoene

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5 Stars

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Little One, God Loves You

Little One, God Loves You

On 2/17 Reader wrote: This is a board book with a powerful message.  Author Amy Warren Hilliker is the daughter of renowned author Rick Warren.  She uses her father's message found in his book The Purpose Driven life and uses words and situations a young child can understand.  The deep spiritual truths are ... Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren HIlliker

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5 Stars

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I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

On 2/4 Reader wrote: This is a lovely book for young children.  It's also a great book for parents who want to instill Biblical principles into their children's lives.  The book goes through the entire Bible by highlighting key characters through the Old and New Testament.  The stories are short but exciting ... I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook by Judah and Chelsea Smith

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5 Stars

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The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

On 1/28 Reader wrote: This book is not what I expected.  It deals with unfaithfulness, death, friendships, forgiveness and healing.  It is a book about "growing up" in a marriage.  The main character learns to face herself, her weaknesses, her flaws instead of blaming her husband for all that she views as wrong ... The Secret of Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

Reader's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Mountain Midwife

The Mountain Midwife

On 11/15 Reader wrote: This book is truly uncommonly good!  It's a marvelous read about historic midwifery and a modern midwife.  I could not put this book down.  I instantly liked Ashley and felt drawn into her relationship with her patients.  This book is a good blend of intrigue/mystery, spiritual advice ... The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

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5 Stars

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 11/3 Reader wrote: An addictive tale of the healing power of thankfulness and love told through the eyes of a young girl who lost everything and yet gained all. The story starts on a train bound for a concentration camp and ends up with the heroine in South Africa. Without spoiling the story I can say that Gretchen’s ... The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert

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4 Stars

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The Story of God's Love for You

The Story of God's Love for You

On 9/23 Reader wrote: When I say this is the best book ever, ever, ever!  I could keep on going with the "evers".  This book is the text only edition of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones.  This edition is for appeal to older children and teens.  I understand this because I first read the illustration ... The Story of God's Love for You by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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5 Stars

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God Bless Our Fall

God Bless Our Fall

On 8/25 Reader wrote: This book just makes my heart happy!  Soft, soothing fall colors with adorable animal families fill the pages.  The words lend themselves to a calming bedtime routine or a morning worship time with a little one.  The author chose activities that a young child would be familiar with and ... God Bless Our Fall by Hannah C. Hall, Illustrated by Steve Whitlow

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5 Stars

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Thankful

Thankful

On 8/20 Reader wrote: Eileen Spinelli has done it again!  This a fantastic kid's book.  I found it a very unique "thankfulness" book.  The ideas and thoughts are ones children can relate to but not the common ones usually found in a thanksgiving theme book.  For example Spinelli writes:  The artist ... Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

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5 Stars

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The Plans I Have For You

The Plans I Have For You

On 8/15 Reader wrote: Best scripture picture book!  This picture book is based on Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you hope and a future."  Each page has cheerful, positive illustrations that pop out at the reader with joy.  Each ... The Plans I have for You by Amy Parker

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5 Stars

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Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

On 8/3 Reader wrote: I recently have become a fan of novellas!  It's a fun way to read a snippet from new authors and see if that author touches a place in your heart.  And if an author featured is one of your favorites already like Katie Ganshert is for me, then you don't want to miss anything they write!This ... Autumn Brides by Kathryn Springer, Katie, Ganshert and Beth K. Vogt

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5 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/7 Reader wrote: A peek into the early 1800s this book describes the drastic differences between the lords and ladies and the working classes of England.  I found the description of a curiosity shop fascinating.  I had no idea such a thing existed way back in the 1800s.  The contrast with Camille's life ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

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4 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/7 Reader wrote: A peek into the early 1800s this book describes the drastic differences between the lords and ladies and the working classes of England.  I found the description of a curiosity shop fascinating.  I had no idea such a thing existed way back in the 1800s.  The contrast with Camille's life ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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Her Brother's Keeper

Her Brother's Keeper

On 7/7 Reader wrote: Dealing with a very hard topic in a tender, beautifully spiritually comforting way – Ms Wiseman takes the reader through a journey in grief to consolation and recovery.Charlotte decides that if no one else wants to explore the reasons for her brother’s death, she will be the one to find out once ... Her Brother’s Keeper by Beth Wiseman

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4 Stars

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 6/9 Reader wrote: The best part of this book was the dedication page.  You'll have to pick up the book to read it for yourself!The story is about two sisters with a domineering mother.  Both sisters have suffered from deep hurts due to breakups with the men they loved.  Now Kat is happily married awaiting ... Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

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3 Stars

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To Win Her Favor

To Win Her Favor

On 5/12 Reader wrote: This story takes place in the time immediately after the civil war ends.  While slaves are free there is still a lot of hostility and cruelty dealt to the people of African descent.  Along with this long standing prejudice there is also restrictions to Irish immigrants and to women brought ... To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

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4 Stars

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 4/21 Reader wrote: First I want to say that the author has some beautiful and meaningful things to say about self-worth and not letting a tragedy define who you are. Ms Gray wrote some very profound conversations in regards to those subjects. However, this book is part of a Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series. This ... Deception on Sable Hill by Shelley Gray

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3 Stars

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A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin

On 3/29 Reader wrote: A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron It was time for bed and I was just going to read a chapter before I went to sleep. But when I started to read this book I couldn’t put it down and continued non-stop! This is exactly how GOOD this book is! This story will break your heart with its pathos and ... This book will break your heart and then put it back together again!

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5 Stars

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God Bless My Boo Boo

God Bless My Boo Boo

On 2/23 Reader wrote: God Bless by Boo Boo by Hannah C. Hall and Illustrated by Steve Whitlow is a charming, soothing baby book. The thick cover makes it durable and the cardboard pages make for easy turning for chubby, baby hands. The comforting, lyrical prose on each page assures the child that any hurt can be soothed ... God Bless My Boo Boo

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5 Stars

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 2/14 Reader wrote: This story centers around the San Tomas Internment Camp in the Philippines during World War II. The main characters are two Americans who find themselves imprisoned by the Japanese. Irene is a missionary whose sole purpose is to witness of God's love to the people of the Philippines. Rand is a wealthy ... Rermember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma

Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers

Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers

On 2/4 Reader wrote: Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers By Max and Denalyn Lucado Illustrator Lisa Alderson has rendered breathtakingly beautiful and tender artwork to enhance the bedtime prayers found in this book. This book would be worth its weight in gold simply for the outstanding illustrations. When I saw the pictures ... Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers by Max and Denalyn Lucado

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5 Stars

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Love Letters from God

Love Letters from God

On 1/20 Reader wrote: This is the most creative, heart-warming books for children about God’s love I’ve ever read. Glenys Nellist is a genius! She has captured the story of the great controversy and God’s gift of salvation to perfectly for children. She begins at the beginning with Creation and moves through various ... Love Letters From God for Children

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5 Stars

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I Can Learn The Bible

I Can Learn The Bible

On 12/30 Reader wrote: This little treasure of a book should be on every Christian parent’s bookshelf. The book is divided into 52 scriptures. Each week the focus is on one scripture. It is meant to be an interactive book for parents and their children. Each week focuses on a scripture that the child will memorize. On the ... TREASURE OF A BOOK! I can learn the Bible by Holly Hawkins Shivers

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Story for Children

The Christmas Story for Children

On 10/15 Reader wrote: The Christmas Story for ChildrenBy Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, and Karen Davis HillThe illustrations of this book are gorgeous!  They are beautiful with tender feelings conveyed.  The cover caught my eye immediately and I was not disappointed by the art work in the book.  It was a treat ...

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5 Stars

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NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women

NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women

On 9/16 Reader wrote: What can I say about the NIV Once a Day Bible for Women? Everything good! I love this idea! This Bible has Scripture combined with devotionals specifically for women.If you read the 15 minute portion each day in a year you'll have read the entire Bible. This makes the reading of the entire Bible an attainable ... NIV Once-a-day Bible

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5 Stars

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 8/11 Reader wrote: Prelude for a Lord By Camille Elliott If you like Jane Austen books you will love this book. The courtly manners and honorable ways of wooing will remind you of Austen characters. The story is woven around a young woman who has a treasured violin. The problem is that it is considered unseemly for women ... Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot

Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/14 Reader wrote: This book blended history, romance, intrigue and faith in a page turning, though provoking way. I read a lot of history fiction regarding WWII but I learned things in this book that I never knew before. I was also impressed with the way faith was woven naturally into the story by the characters' lives ... Fantastic Historical Romance!

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5 Stars

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 5/20 Reader wrote: The Heart's Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher This book is a true Western with all the excitement of gunfights, saloon brawls, damsels in distress and chasing bandits. It characterizes the difference between letting God be the one to take revenge or taking revenge into our own hands. This story also demonstrates ... Western Christian Romance

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4 Stars

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The Queen's Handmaid

The Queen's Handmaid

On 3/13 Reader wrote: The Queen’s HandmaidenBy Tracy L. HigleyThis book had a lot of historical information connecting Cleopatra, King Herod (who was King at the time of Jesus’ birth) and Octavian.  The story is told from the view of Herod’s wife’s handmaiden.  Through her eyes we learn a lot about the fragile ... The Queen's Handmaid

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3 Stars

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A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept

On 12/31 Reader wrote: This book was totally not what I expected, but it was a delight. Robin Lee Hatcher uses her own personal experience with divorce and God's tender mercy to the heartbroken to weave an enchanting story. I could not put this book down. I love the way she describes the main character searching to know ... A Promise Kept

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4 Stars

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Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread

On 11/15 Reader wrote: This book had me simultaneously devouring it and yet needing to pause between chapters because of the deep emotional impact it had on me. The story weaves Liesl's current life with her memories of her childhood and fascinating historical facts about bread in various cultures and time periods. But this ... God's tender care in trauma/grief

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5 Stars

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 10/19 Reader wrote: I just received my copy of PEACE ON EARTH by Mary Engelbreit. Once again Mary has done it! She has captured the essence of love through her beautiful, precious drawings and matched them with the perfect poems, lyrics to songs and Christmas stories. I absolutely LOVED this book! I was thrilled to read ... Mary Engelbreit NEVER disappoints

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5 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 10/4 Reader wrote: Robin Lee Hatcher is one of the Best!Beloved is the third book in a trilogy of siblings who were separated after their mother died and father deserted them. They go on the "orphan train" to be placed with new families. Although this is part of a series it can be read alone. However, having read the first ... Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher

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5 Stars

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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 8/12 Reader wrote: This book is the perfect blend of history, fun and spiritual wisdom. Four great writers teamed up to create this book. Each story deals with a "mail order bride". Each bride discovers an unexpected surprise upon arriving at her destination. It was interesting to read about the different situations that ... A Bride for All Seasons by Margaret Brownley, Debra Copton, Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher

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4 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/7 Reader wrote: Harriet Beamer gives real meaning to good clean fun. This book has lots of adventure and excitement mixed in with deep family fun. Harriet is a likable character that has some real life sorrows, questions about life and God. She learns to deal with emotions such as: jealously, doubt, grief, anger, fear. ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin

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4 Stars

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When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept

On 4/13 Reader wrote: Although, I personally believe that we sleep until Jesus return when He calls us from the grave...I loved this account of the Lazarus story. It was moving enough that I could put aside my view on death as a sleep (authors believe we go directly to heaven) and enjoy the way Jesus touched the lives of ... Amazing - Made Biblical Story Come Alive!

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5 Stars

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 2/12 Reader wrote: Dorothy Love is a talented writer and she grabs your interest and keeps it. However, I have mixed feelings about this book. I think I understand what she was trying to portray in this book. I also understand she was writing with the prejudices of the times in mind. But I still wish she had made a bolder ... Mixed feelings about this book

Reader's Rating:

3 Stars

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Lovelier Than Daylight

Lovelier Than Daylight

On 10/31 Reader wrote: This is an excellent book sharing different views held by Christians during the 1870s regarding saloons and drinking. The strong feelings and beliefs can be related to topics of debate today. It was a wonderful story about what it means to stand by your beliefs and yet still treat those with whom we ... wonderful look at debatable topic

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5 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 10/4 Reader wrote: This book was written in an engaging manner. I couldn't put the book down. It had enough twists and turns to keep my interest. I also felt it was a good story about forgiveness and trusting God when things don't go the way you dreamed or wished. I have one misgiving about that book and that is the topic ... Well written thought provoking book

Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 8/16 Reader wrote: I believe Sheila Walsh when she writes about trusting God because I know she's been through a lot of heartbreak in her own life.  I think it is important to have interesting stories that also portray a Biblical/Spiritual truth.  This book does both.  One suggestion is I think it should ... Songs of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh

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4 Stars

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 3/25 Reader wrote: In the introduction Sheila Walsh says that if she could only write one book this would be it. As I read the pages of this book I could not put it down. I read it straight through in two sittings and that only because I had to go to sleep. As soon as I woke up I began to read again. This book is marvelous ... God Loves Broken People (and those who pretend they're not) by Sheila Walsh

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5 Stars

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Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 2/1 Reader wrote: When I first started to read this book I wasn't sure I would like it. It took me several chapters to get "into it" but once I did I couldn't put it down. What appears to be trite selfish motives at first is explained in rich detail so that you understand the character and feel what she is feeling. This ... Awesome look at friendship!

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5 Stars

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 12/11 Reader wrote: His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons This was an interesting historical fiction book placed in the time of the Civil War. I think it brought out an important part of the war that few people realize. What I am referring to is the idea that not all slave owners beat their slaves, however it was ... Christians owning slaves

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4 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/25 Reader wrote: Wrapped in Rain by Charles MartinThis is a fanastic book about redemption and the power of unconditional love. It shows that one person can truly make a difference and that sometimes the prayers and love of that person outlast the person's life.The story begins with a frightened child and chronicles ... Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin

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5 Stars

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Healing Hearts

Healing Hearts

On 8/4 Reader wrote: This book is composed of three novellas written by Beth Wiseman. Each story focuses on the need for the main character to receive or impart forgiveness. Ms Wiseman uses the Amish lifestyle as a backdrop for each story. While the particular beliefs of the Amish may differ from the reader's beliefs there ... Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman

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5 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 7/1 Reader wrote: This book is a 40-day devotional. Each day has a worship message followed by a thought provoking question and prayer. The only problem I had with this book was that Dr. Crabb repeated himself on the same topic over and over through the book. To me it was redundant but perhaps he really wanted to stress ... God's Love Letters to You by Dr. Larry Crabb

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 6/9 Reader wrote: This question and answer book is written in the typical Lucado style. Easy to read, down to earth and yet profound. Lucado takes questions that people have asked him and answers them using scripture and sound theologial reasoning. The questions are asked by children, teens and adults. Some have a funny ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 6/9 Reader wrote: The Final Summit by Andy AndrewsThis book might be hard for the traditionally minded Christian to handle. It is a work of fiction yet written with spiritually insights. However the insights are gained by a man who does time travel. I didn't realize it till I started to read this book that it was a sequel ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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3 Stars

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Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test

On 6/7 Reader wrote: Once I started reading this book I could not put it down. It was the perfect blend of serious thought and interesting antidotes mixed in to make it an easy read. The author used psychology and Biblical references throughout the book. I also appreciated how Maxwell used examples of spiritual leaders and ... Put Your Dream To The Test By John C. Maxwell

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5 Stars

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