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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 4/29 Nene wrote: 3/5The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors) by Sarah Ladd had all the components of a novel that I should eagerly devour, and I sat down to read it with great anticipation.  Perhaps these unrealistic expectations contributed to its downfall, for I found myself flying through the pages ... The Heiress of Winterwood - Sarah Ladd

Nene's Rating:

3 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 4/6 Nene wrote: 5/5Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, ... Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe - Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson

Nene's Rating:

5 Stars

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 12/26 Nene wrote: 4/5This is an excellent historical novel, full of romance, suspense and colorful scenery. Hatcher expertly weaves aspects of frontier life and the Civil War as she tells the story of Shannon Adair.Shannon is torn between her loyalties to the South and the mysterious neighbor she grows to admire. Her ... Heart of Gold - Robin Lee Hatcher

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 1/12 Nene wrote: 4.5/5I was thrilled to recently receive Jennie Allen's Stuck bible study kit from Thomas Nelson publishers.  I was hoping to actually apply this study in an authentic small group experience, but unfortunately did not have that opportunity.  Instead I spent time pouring through the teaching ... Stuck (dvd based study) - Jennie Allen

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 9/30 Nene wrote: 4/5This is an excellent book.  Don't let the name fool you; The Baker's Wife is not the story of a happy cook in an idyllic hometown.  This story is about pain, forgiveness and fear.  It will take you to the edge of your seat in suspense and make you ask deep questions about your faith.  ... The Baker's Wife - Erin Healy

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me

On 9/18 Nene wrote: 4/5When I rate a novel I typically look at others books I have read in the same genre and apply a number based on how the current offering measures up.  So, when I give There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones a four out of five, I am basing that on other Christian fiction written for the teenage ... There You'll Find Me - Jenny B. Jones

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 9/17 Nene wrote: 3.5/5Satan is real, if you had any doubts.In Ascent From Darkness: How Satan's Solider Became God's Warrior, Michael Leehan details his twenty year journey into Satanism and how the God of mercy and grace rescued him from the pit.  The testimony of Leehan is incredible, showing how God is relentless ... Ascent from Darkness - Michael Leehan

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 9/3 Nene wrote: 4/5Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter takes a  look at God's heart for adoption and tells Jennifer's personal story of falling in love with her daughter.  Adoption is something that is very close to my heart and I have read many articles by Jennifer Grant on adoption ... Love You More - Jennifer Grant

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Cherished

Cherished

On 8/13 Nene wrote: 3/5Kim Cash Tate is a wonderful author of Christian fiction.  Her characters are typically African American, but she chooses to emphasize their community in Christ - not skin color- a fact that has always made her books interesting to me.  In order to understand the novel Cherished, you also ... Cherished - Kim Cash Tate

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 8/6 Nene wrote: 3.5/5Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado is about finding your "sweet spot" in life.  After reading about this book I thought that it might be better suited for my husband, as he is actively pursuing God's call in regards to his career.  Therefore, this review will be a little bit different...since ... Cure for the Common Life -Max Lucado

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 7/13 Nene wrote: 4/5As I have mentioned in previous reviews, I am quite familiar with the Amish fiction genre, but I have never had the privilege of reading a novel by Kathleen Fuller. I have been missing out, as I thoroughly enjoyed Kathleen's unique take on the Amish community in Treasuring Emma.  Unlike offerings ... Treasuring Emma - Kathleen Fuller

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 7/7 Nene wrote: 3.5/5Rumors of God is just what I needed to read right now.  Written by Daren Whitehead and John Tyson, it explores what it means to be a christian today, so far removed for the first church of believers at Pentecost.  Reflecting heavily on the biblical book of Habakkuk, the authors lay out ... Rumors of God -Daren Whitehead & John Tyson

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/1 Nene wrote: 3.5/5A Place Called Blessing is a story written by Ph.D John Trent with the intent to describe the method of "bestowing a blessing onto a relationship" from a fictional point of view.  I have not read The Blessing, the author's previous non-fiction book that delves much deeper into this psychological ... A Place Called Blessing - John Trent with Annette Smith

Nene's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/16 Nene wrote: 4/5The Waiting Place by Eileen Button is one of those books that you don't intend to read in one sitting, but happily find yourself staying up way too late to finish.  This collection of essays is beautifully written, both humorous and poignant when it needs to be.  I found myself reflecting ... The Waiting Place - Eileen Button

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 5/31 Nene wrote: 4/5 Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond is a thoroughly enjoyable read.  Being the first time I have read this particular author, I wasn't sure what to expect from the characters/storyline, and I was pleasantly surprised.  The author writes her characters with great detail and emotional ... Spring for Susannah - Catherine Richmond

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 5/28 Nene wrote: 4/5I have read many Amish Christian fiction novels, but never one quite like this.  In fact, I have to admit that it was refreshing to find that The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid did not rely on the same tried and true formula that other authors of Amish fiction have made famous.  I felt ... The Promise of an Angel- Ruth Reid

Nene's Rating:

4 Stars

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