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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 5/3 StoryGirl wrote: A Stranger at FellsworthSarah E. LaddThomas NelsonCould losing everything be the best thing to happen to Annabelle Thorley? In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancé has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the ... A Stranger At Fellsworth

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3 Stars

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NIV, Journal the Word Bible

NIV, Journal the Word Bible

On 11/23 StoryGirl wrote: NIV Journal the Word Bible     I had been admiring the journaling Bibles in my local Books-A-Million not that long ago, and I thought the idea was neat. It seemed like a worthwhile keepsake, not only to remind you of what God has done throughout your life, but also for maybe your children ... NIV Journal the Word Bible

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4 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/3 StoryGirl wrote: The Silent SongbirdMelanie DickersonThomas NelsonEvangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal—until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again?Desperate to flee a political marriage to ... The Silent Songbird

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2 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/14 StoryGirl wrote: The Beautiful PretenderMelanie DickersonThomas NelsonWhat happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servant?The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble-born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test ... The Beautiful Pretender

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4 Stars

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A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

On 3/10 StoryGirl wrote: A Daring SacrificeJody HedlundZondervanIn a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced ... A Daring Sacrifice

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1 Stars

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Siren's Song

Siren's Song

On 2/24 StoryGirl wrote: Siren's SongMary WeberThomas NelsonNym and Draewulf prepare to face off in a battle destined to destroy more lives than it saves.With the loss of Tulla still fresh in mind, Rasha’s fate unknown, and Lord Myles taken over by the dark ability, Nym and the few Bron soldiers rush to warn Cashlin’s queen. ... Siren's Song

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3 Stars

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The Confessions of X

The Confessions of X

On 1/29 StoryGirl wrote: The Confessions of XSuzanne M. WolfeThomas NelsonBefore he became the sainted church father of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo began a love affair with a young woman whose name has been lost to history. They were together for over thirteen years, and she bore him a son. This is her story.She met Augustine ... The Confessions of X

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4 Stars

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Curio

Curio

On 1/21 StoryGirl wrote: CurioEvangeline DenmarkBlinkGrey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her ... Curio

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2 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/19 StoryGirl wrote: Whispers in the Reading RoomShelley GrayZondervanLydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired ... Whispers in the Reading Room

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3 Stars

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The Brontë Plot

The Brontë Plot

On 10/28 StoryGirl wrote: The Brontë PlotKatherine ReayThomas NelsonLucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious measures to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy's secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt, and trouble. ... The Brontë Plot

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4 Stars

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The Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas

On 9/24 StoryGirl wrote: The Carols of ChristmasAndrew GantThomas NelsonFrom Oxford professor and renowned British composer, a joyous account of the history behind our favorite carols.Everyone loves a carol--in the end, even Ebenezer Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of mid-winter mood, like the aroma ... The Carols of Christmas

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4 Stars

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A House Divided

A House Divided

On 7/24 StoryGirl wrote: A House DividedRobert WhitlowThomas NelsonA father's mistakes nearly cost his children everything. Now his children must unite to take on the most important case of their respective careers.   Every once in a while I like to pick a random novel to shake up my reading habits, ... A House Divided

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3 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/2 StoryGirl wrote: The Curiosity KeeperSarah E. LaddThomas NelsonCamille Iverness can take care of herself. She’s done so since the day her mother abandoned the family and left Camille to run their shabby curiosity shop on Blinkett Street. But when a violent betrayal leaves her injured with no place to hide, Camille ... The Curiosity Keeper

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4 Stars

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Siren's Fury

Siren's Fury

On 5/22 StoryGirl wrote: Siren's FuryMary WeberThomas NelsonAfter a slight disappointment with the first book in this series, I admit I came into Siren's Fury with mixed feelings. I had hope that it would be better than the first book, but let's face it: most every trilogy suffers from that dreaded middle book slump. So I tried ... Siren's Fury

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4 Stars

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

On 4/29 StoryGirl wrote: The Huntress of Thornbeck ForestMelanie DickersonThomas Nelson"Swan Lake" meets Robin Hood when the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant by day becomes the region's most notorious poacher by night, and falls in love with the forester.Jorgen is the forester for the wealthy margrave, and must find ... The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

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3 Stars

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 3/28 StoryGirl wrote: Deception on Sable HillShelley GrayZondervan     The World's Fair is nearing its end, but the danger in Chicago lingers.     It's mid-September of 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But ... Deception on Sable Hill

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2 Stars

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An Uncertain Choice

An Uncertain Choice

On 3/14 StoryGirl wrote: An Uncertain ChoiceJody HedlundZondervanThe first book in a new YA historical fiction series from bestselling author Jody Hedlund.Due to her parents' promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, a month before her birthday, a friend of her ... An Uncertain Choice

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2 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Fire

Remnants: Season of Fire

On 3/4 StoryGirl wrote: Season of FireLisa BergrenZondervanAfter tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is ... Season of Fire

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3 Stars

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How to Catch a Prince

How to Catch a Prince

On 2/16 StoryGirl wrote: How to Catch a PrinceRachel HauckZondervanPrince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever.Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing ... How to Catch a Prince

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3 Stars

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No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor

On 1/26 StoryGirl wrote: No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle that Sealed Allied VictoryJerome CorsiThomas NelsonJerome Corsi's newest opus, No Greater Valor, examines the Siege of Bastogne-one of the most heroic victories of WWII-with a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there.In ... No Greater Valor

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2 Stars

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Both of Me

Both of Me

On 1/1 StoryGirl wrote: Both of MeJonathon FriesenBlink(the book blurb is pretty long, so you can read it here)Do you ever read a book and realize that, objectively, the book isn't bad, but it just isn't for you? That's how I feel about this book. My sister asked me what it was about, and I did my best to tell her."Well, that ... Both of Me

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2 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged

On 11/28 StoryGirl wrote: Bonhoeffer AbridgedEric MetaxasThomas NelsonFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, an abridged version of the groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.A definitive, deeply ... Bonhoeffer Abridged

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4 Stars

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Fierce Convictions

Fierce Convictions

On 11/8 StoryGirl wrote: Fierce ConvictionsKaren Swallow PriorThomas NelsonThe enthralling biography of the woman writer who helped end the slave trade, changed Britain's upper classes, and taught a nation how to read.The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-Century British society through her ... Fierce Convictions

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4 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 10/25 StoryGirl wrote: The Princess SpyMelanie DickersonZondervan     Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and ... The Princess Spy

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5 Stars

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Rebels

Rebels

On 9/20 StoryGirl wrote: RebelsJill WilliamsonBlinkIn this final novel of the Safe Lands series by Jill Williamson, Mason and Omar discover the true meaning of Liberation-a secret the Safe Lands have long kept from their people-but find they are trapped in the low lands with this crucial information. Meanwhile, Levi is forced ... Rebels

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3 Stars

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 8/25 StoryGirl wrote: Prelude For a LordCamille ElliotZondervanAn awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?Bath, England—1810   At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores ... Prelude For a Lord

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4 Stars

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Sarah's Choice

Sarah's Choice

On 7/8 StoryGirl wrote: Sarah's ChoiceRebecca St. James and Nancy RueThomas NelsonIn Sarah Collins s mind, only one thing stands in the way of her success . . . an unborn baby.Sarah is about to receive a promotion that will give her everything she s ever wanted: a huge pay increase, a new car, a fabulous apartment, and first-class ... Sarah's Choice

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3 Stars

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The Queen's Handmaid

The Queen's Handmaid

On 3/16 StoryGirl wrote: The Queen's HandmaidTracy L. HigleyThomas NelsonFrom the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.Alexandria, Egypt 39 BCOrphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra's palace, working hard to ... The Queen's Handmaid

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4 Stars

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Princess Ever After

Princess Ever After

On 2/5 StoryGirl wrote: Princess Ever AfterRachel HauckThomas NelsonRegina Beswick never dreamed of faraway places. She’s happy with her life as a classic car mechanic and owner of a restoration shop.But an unexpected visitor and the discovery of a fairytale, drawn by her great-grandma, causes Regina to wonder if she might ... Princess Ever After

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3 Stars

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Butterfly Palace

Butterfly Palace

On 1/17 StoryGirl wrote: Butterfly PalaceColleen CobleThomas NelsonLilly secures a job as lady's maid in a grand manor in Austin, Texas. But even far from home, her past lurks around every corner.When Lilly Donnelly arrives at the Cutlers' famed Butterfly Mansion in 1899, the massive house and unfamiliar duties threaten to overwhelm ... Butterfly Palace

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3 Stars

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Luminary

Luminary

On 1/1 StoryGirl wrote: LuminaryKrista McGeeThomas NelsonThalli thought escaping to the surface would mean freedom. But is she any less of an anomaly aboveground?After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John find themselves fleeing across the former United States, aboveground for the first ... Luminary

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4 Stars

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Andi Unexpected

Andi Unexpected

On 11/26 StoryGirl wrote: Andi UnexpectedAmanda FlowerZondervanTwelve-year-old Andora “Andi” Boggs and her fourteen-year-old sister Bethany move to rural Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt after the sudden death of their parents. While dealing with her grief, Andi discovers proof of another Andora Boggs ... Andi Unexpected

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2 Stars

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Aquifer

Aquifer

On 11/14 StoryGirl wrote: AquiferJonathon FriesenBlink (Imprint of Zondervan)In the year 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. Sixteen-year-old Luca has struggled with this truth, and what it means, his entire life. As the son of the Deliverer, he will one day have to descend to the underground Aquifer ... Aquifer

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2 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/1 StoryGirl wrote: Dear Mr. KnightleyKatherine ReayThomas NelsonDear Mr. Knightley is a contemporary epistolary novel with a delightful dash of Jane Austen.Samantha Moore survived years of darkness in the foster care system by hiding behind her favorite characters in literature, even adopting their very words. Her fictional ... Dear Mr. Knightley

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5 Stars

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City on Fire

City on Fire

On 9/25 StoryGirl wrote: City on FireTracy HigleyThomas NelsonAs Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice.In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised ... City on Fire

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3 Stars

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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 8/12 StoryGirl wrote: A Bride For All SeasonsMargaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Robin Lee Hatcher, and Mary ConnealyThomas NelsonI’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not a fan of novella collections- at least, not when they are romances. The romance aspect just ends up feeling way to shallow, because there is so little ... A Bride For All Seasons

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2 Stars

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The Living Room

The Living Room

On 7/18 StoryGirl wrote: The Living RoomRobert WhitlowThomas NelsonAmy Clarke’s dreams are coming true—and that’s the problem.Legal secretary by day, romance novelist by night, Amy Clarke lives with a precious secret. For years, she has traveled to a holy place in her dreams—a sublime place she calls the Living Room. ... The Living Room

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3 Stars

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Anomaly

Anomaly

On 6/28 StoryGirl wrote: AnomalyKrista McGeeThomas NelsonThalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong-and they ... Anomaly

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5 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 3/20 StoryGirl wrote: The Heiress of WinterwoodSarah E. LaddThomas NelsonDarbury, England, 1814Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s ... The Heiress of Winterwood

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4 Stars

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 2/28 StoryGirl wrote: So Shines the NightTracy L. HigleyThomas NelsonOn an island teetering at the brink of anarchy, Daria finds hope among people of The Way.She escaped a past of danger and found respite in beautiful Ephesus, a trading center on the Aegean coast, serving as tutor to Lucas, the wealthy merchant who rescued ... So Shines The Night

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4 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 1/17 StoryGirl wrote: Isle of ShadowsTracy L. HigleyThomas Nelson Revised and updated from the original, Christy-award finalist Shadow of Colossus.Enslaved in a World of Money and Power, Tessa Dares to be Free.Raised as courtesan to wealthy and powerful men, Tessa of Delos serves at the whim of her current patron, ... Isle of Shadows

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4 Stars

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 12/1 StoryGirl wrote: Through Rushing WaterCatherine RichmondThomas NelsonSophia has her life all planned out—but her plan didn’t include being jilted or ending up in Dakota Territory.Sophia Makinoff is certain that 1876 is the year that she’ll become the wife of a certain US Congressman, and happily plans her debut ... Through Rushing Water

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3 Stars

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 11/19 StoryGirl wrote: Every Perfect GiftDorothy LoveThomas NelsonEthan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, ... Every Perfect Gift

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2 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 3/31 StoryGirl wrote: Garden of MadnessTracy L. HigleyThomas NelsonThe Untold Story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Daughter.For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging ... Garden of Madness

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5 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 2/29 StoryGirl wrote: Dawn Comes Early Margaret BrownleyThomas NelsonDisgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be “heiress” to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she ... Dawn Comes Early

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2 Stars

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 2/3 StoryGirl wrote: Blue Moon PromiseColleen CobleThomas Nelson Publishers A love like Lucy and Jesse's only comes along once in a blue moon....Lucy Marsh has lost everything but her determination to provide for her brother and sister. When she realizes her father was likely killed by an intruder who is now after her brother, ... Blue Moon Promise

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3 Stars

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The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride

On 12/30 StoryGirl wrote: The Accidental BrideDenise HunterThomas NelsonWhen a wedding reenactment turns real, this cowgirl suddenly finds she’s an accidental bride.Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite her hard work, she can’t ... The Accidental Bride

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1 Stars

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 10/22 StoryGirl wrote: His Steadfast LoveGolden Keyes ParsonsThomas NelsonTexas, 1861. Amanda Irene Belle is in love with a Union Army officer....which presents problems as her family is a group of born-and-bred southerners. Can she and and Captain Kent Littlefield overcome the obstacles to their love and make a ... His Steadfast Love

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3 Stars

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Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure

On 10/3 StoryGirl wrote: Beyond All MeasureDorothy LoveThomas NelsonUnless she can trust God’s love to cast out her fears, Ada may lose the heart of a good man.   Ada Wentworth, a young Bostonian, journeys to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, in the years following the Civil War. Alone and nearly penniless following ... Beyond All Measure

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4 Stars

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