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The Beloved Hope Chest

The Beloved Hope Chest

On 8/8 cathyb wrote: The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston is the 4th installment of the Amish Heirloom Series by this author. Where the others in the series feature the 3 daughters of Mattie and Leroy Fisher this segment of the series looks back into the life of the parents, ... The Beloved Hope Chest

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Ascension of Larks

Ascension of Larks

On 7/12 cathyb wrote: Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden is simply a fabulous book about life. Maggie met Marco in college and they formed a fast friendship. So many things about them were similar and they just fit together in life. Maggie's roommate in college was Lena and Lena ... Ascension of Larks

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An Amish Summer

An Amish Summer

On 6/6 cathyb wrote: An Amish Summer by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin An Amish Summer by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin contains four novellas for your reading pleasure. In the first Sharon and Sherilyn are sisters who are returning to Shipshewana ... An Amish Summer

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Beyond Justice

Beyond Justice

On 5/17 cathyb wrote: Beyond Justice by Cara Putman Beyond Justice by Cara Putman is the next novel out by this mystery writer. Miguel Rodrigus is a Mexican who crossed illegally into Texas and was caught. He was housed in the juvenile detention and was murdered while there. Texas is trying to sweep it under the rug ... Beyond Justice by Cara Putnam

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Home Is Wherever Mom Is Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

Home Is Wherever Mom Is Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

On 4/8 cathyb wrote: Home is Wherever Mom Is Home is Wherever Mom Is is a delightful adult coloring book especially for Moms. With Mother's Day coming up I would think that this would be a good gift for the woman who has everything, creativeness and some time on her hands. The pages are mostly intricate small spaces ... Home is Wherever Mom Is

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An Amish Home

An Amish Home

On 3/1 cathyb wrote: An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid and Kathleen Fuller An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid and Kathleen Fuller is 4 novellas by these 4 well known authors. In the 1st, A Cup Half Full by Ms. Wiseman, the reader is introduced to Sarah who when only a week into ... An Amish Home

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 2/8 cathyb wrote: A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison is the author's 4th novel, the other 3 were best sellers. If you are wanting to read a book that will change the way you view the world, the way you shop for your clothing, or the way you view the corporate world than read ... A Harvest of Thorns

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Falling Free

Falling Free

On 1/15 cathyb wrote: Falling Free by Shannan Martin Falling Free by Shannan Martin is a book that'll make you think about what your life is meant to be. Shannan and her husband had everything they wanted: good government jobs, a house on 6 acres in the country, 3 children (maybe adopted but certainly well loved), a ... Falling Free by Shannan Martin

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God's Little Lambs Bible Stories

God's Little Lambs Bible Stories

On 12/21 cathyb wrote: God's Little Lambs-Bible Stories by Julie Stiegemeyer God's Little Lambs-Bible Stories by Julie Stiegemeyer is a beautifully illustrated Bible story book for the very young. This book is arranged like as the Bible is chronologically. In addition each story is prefaced by the Bible verses that each ... God's Little Lambs

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The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt

On 12/13 cathyb wrote: The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipson is the next novel in Ms. Clipston's Amish heirloom series. Emily Fisher is working in her father and uncle's harness shop working on the books. Emily has heard that Uncle Hank's nephew was moving in with them and would soon ... The Cherished Quilt

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Love Bears All Things

Love Bears All Things

On 11/19 cathyb wrote: Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman is the 2nd in the Amish Secrets series. Charlotte Dolinsky has finalized her breakup with Ryan for the last time. He refused to forgive her for snooping in his phone to find out if he was cheating on her. That was bad enough but when she spotted him in the restaurant ... Love Bears All Things

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 11/8 cathyb wrote: Child of the River by Irma Joubert Child of the River by Irma Joubert is the first book that I believe that I have read by this author but it certainly will not be the last. This book begins with the leading character, Persomi Pieterse, coming of age in the 1930's in South Africa. She is the 4th ... Child of the River

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NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible

On 10/19 cathyb wrote: NKJV Word Study Bible NKJV Word Study Bible is my newest favorite study Bible. This study Bible focuses on the words of the Bible and how the translate into English from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The short word studies are interspersed throughout the Bible as they appear in the text. ... Word Study Bible

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Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss

On 9/22 cathyb wrote: Just a Kiss by Denise Hunter is the next installment in the Summer Harbor series. Riley is returning home from his stint in the marines in Afghanistan. He returns with many things he didn't expect, new muscles, experiences in new places, and oh yes nightmares. He also left behind his leg along with ... Just a Kiss

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 8/23 cathyb wrote: An Amish Harvest An Amish Harvest by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman is a collection of fully developed novellas by these well known Christian writers. Under the Harvest Moon is by Ms Wiseman and features Naomi Dienner who is in a marriage with an abuser husband. ... An Amish Harvest

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4 Stars

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To Love a Stranger

To Love a Stranger

On 7/29 cathyb wrote: To Love a Stranger by Colleen Coble To Love a Stranger by Colleen Coble is the newest Christian love story to be published. In this western love story Ms Coble takes the reader back in time to pioneer Utah and Arizona territory in the days of the mail order brides. Jasper Mendenhall desperately ... To Love a Stranger

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Vegangelical

Vegangelical

On 7/1 cathyb wrote: Vegangelical by Sarah Withrow King Vegangelical by Sarah Withrow King is a book with the premise that Christians should not or at least consider not eating meat or meat product and points to Biblical references to back up her premise. To further back up her claims she also points out the many reviews ... Vegangelical by Sarah Withrow King

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2 Stars

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Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

On 6/1 cathyb wrote: Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton is the next escapade of the Eve Divine mysteries. While Eve is back at the monastery to listen to a speech by a young professor from the college, Dr. Kelly Middlesworth, on one of Eve's favorite subjects, the Blue Nun. This nun's merits were being discussed ... Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

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Code 13

Code 13

On 5/22 cathyb wrote: Code 13 by Don Brown is an exciting new book by this prolific military author. Carolyn and P.J..MacDonald had worked together on the JAG legal team in California. They were a great team working well together until P.J. had been reassigned to the Pentagon. Carolyn had thought that there might be a possibility ... Code 13 by Don Brown

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A Dream of Miracles

A Dream of Miracles

On 4/14 cathyb wrote: A Dream of Miracles by Ruth Reid is this author's 3rd book in her Amish Wonders series. In this novel Mattie Diener is starting to move on with her life after the death of her husband, Andy. Her son, Nathan, who has always been sickly and small was once again sick. When she takes him to see her familiar ... A Dream of Miracles by Ruth Reid

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Forgiving My Daughter's Killer

Forgiving My Daughter's Killer

On 4/4 cathyb wrote: Forgiving My Daughter's Killer by Kate Grosmaire Forgiving My Daughter's Killer by Kate Grosmaire is quite possibly the hardest book that you will ever read. BUT if you want to read a humbling book about grace and forgiveness this is that book. Kate and Andy are very close to this young man, Conor, ... Forgiving my Daughter's Killer

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NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

On 3/27 cathyb wrote: Apply the Word Study Bible (NKJV) Apply the Word Study Bible (NKJV) is a easy to use study Bible in the New King James version. This Bible has the poetry and beauty of the wording of the old style King James but in an easier to understand modern wording. I liked the way that there is further research ... Apply the Word Study Bible (NKJV)

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4 Stars

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An Amish Year

An Amish Year

On 2/7 cathyb wrote: An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman is a collection of 4 novellas which each can stand alone. The first is Rooted in Love which I had never read before but is also written in An Amish Garden . In this story Rosemary is very much in love with Saul though she doesn't want to be. Saul has always been loving ... An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman

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Frost Bible

Frost Bible

On 11/16 cathyb wrote: The Holy Bible International Children's Bible is not a Children's Bible in the traditional sense of the phrase. It is not merely the stories of the Bible that children would be interested. It is also not a picture book there are no pictures to speak of in this Bible. It is not even a paraphrase. ... Frost Version-Holy Bible Children's NIV

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The Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas

On 9/30 cathyb wrote: The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Gant The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Gant is a collection of 21 favorite Christmas carols and a history lesson of each. Each song gets a short chapter. The beginning of the book starts out with an introduction on the beginnings of Christmas carols in the first ... The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Gant

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Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

On 8/20 cathyb wrote: Autumn Brides by Kathryn Springer, Katie Ganshert, and Beth K. Vogt is a 3 novella collection from the "A Year of Weddings Novella Collection". In the September story Annie wants to make a clean break from the terrible life she had growing up in foster care. She has just hit it off great with her new ... Autumn Brides by Kathryn Springer, Katie Ganshert, and Beth K. Vogt

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A Heart's Promise

A Heart's Promise

On 8/2 cathyb wrote: A Heart's Promise by Colleen Coble is the 5th installment of the Journey of the Heart series. This I Ms. Coble's first series and it is situated in Wyoming Territory in 1866. Emmie Croftner is currently living at Fort Phil Kearny for safety. She has the comfort of other women in her grief. She is ... A Heart's Promise by Colleen Coble

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3 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/14 cathyb wrote: The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd is the next historical novel from this author. Camille Iverness has been raised by her father in the Curiosity shop that he owns ever since her mother left them when she was quite young to take care of her ailing mother in ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

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The Case of the Sin City Sister

The Case of the Sin City Sister

On 6/10 cathyb wrote: The Case of the Sin City Sister by Lynne Hinton is the 2nd in the Divine Private Detective Agency series. If you have not read the beginning of the series then fear not you don't have to have already read it. I hadn't read it but completely understood and enjoyed this great book. Eve Divine is ... The Case of the Sin City Sister

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A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin

On 4/26 cathyb wrote: A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron is the latest novel by this author. In present day California Sera marries her great love, William Hanover, who from all appearances lives the charmed life and Sera has just fallen into a Cinderella life. But because even in fairy tails dreams don't always come ... A Sparrow in Terezin

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5 Stars

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A Faith of Her Own

A Faith of Her Own

On 3/27 cathyb wrote: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller is another Middlefield Amish Novel. Anna Mae has just been lost since her friend Jeremiah left the Amish community to become a veterinarian. He had been an apprentice to the local Dr. Smith that most of the area animal owners used for their animals since he graduated ... A Faith of Her Own

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An Amish Cradle

An Amish Cradle

On 2/25 cathyb wrote: An Amish Cradle b Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleeen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman is a group of Amish novels with each author writing one each. Each novel tells of a pregnancy or birth which brings new difficulties to living with God's will. In the first one Ruth Anne and her young husband have ... An Amish Cradle

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The Beekeeper's Son

The Beekeeper's Son

On 2/7 cathyb wrote: The Beekeeper's Son by Kelly Irvin The Beekeeper's Son by Kelly Irvin is what I hope is the beginning of a long series called the Amish of Bee County. In this installment the Lantz family is moving from their beloved recently sold farm in Tennessee to a place in south Texas where it is hot and ... Thee Beekeeper's Son

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Bunny's First Spring

Bunny's First Spring

On 1/23 cathyb wrote: Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones is a delightful read-to-me children's book on the renewal of spring. Bunny is born in the spring when the earth is warming and grows and plays in the summer. The earth is growing and green and all is good. Everything around is growing and lush. Then something ... Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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A Woodland Miracle

A Woodland Miracle

On 1/16 cathyb wrote: A Woodland Miracle by Ruth Reid is the newest book in the Amish Wonders series. What do a good looking trained shoemaker with pretty girls hanging off of him from sunny Florida have in common with a crippled woman with a chip on her shoulder from the cold timberland of Badger Creek, Michigan? Almost ... A Woodland Miracle by Ruth Reid

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You Can't Sit With Us

You Can't Sit With Us

On 12/19 cathyb wrote: Hollingberry is the new kid in the 6th grade class at Gold Country Middle School. Ginger moves a lot with her family but she has learned a little from all that moving around. Like don't tell everything you know about your family. Ginger's mother was killed in a car accident that no one in her family ... You Can't Sit with Us by Nancy Rue

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A Very Fine House

A Very Fine House

On 12/6 cathyb wrote: A Very Fine House by Barbara Cofer Stoefen is the story of a mother's story of love, faith, and crystal meth. This is the story of the Stoefen family's walk down the road of addiction with their daughter. This is the story of how parents can do the very best job they know how to raise their children ... A Very Fine House

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Love Without End

Love Without End

On 11/18 cathyb wrote: A Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher A Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher is the latest novel by this author. This is a Kings Meadow Romance but it is a stand alone novel evidently as the reader does not have to have any knowledge of the other novel, A Promise Kept, in order to enjoy this ... Love Without End by Roin Lee Hatcher

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4 Stars

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The Sacred Year

The Sacred Year

On 11/2 cathyb wrote: The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski is a book about the author's decision to change his spiritual life during the course of the year. His life is ok. He works as an inspirational speaker in the Christian forum but he feels a lacking in his own spirit's life. He no longer or maybe never felt the closness ... The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski

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Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

On 10/5 cathyb wrote: Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller is a new novel by this well known author. Forever Christmas revisits the 3 days prior to Christmas that Andrew Farmer is being privileged to get to relive. Andrew has loved his wife Beth for as long as he can remember but he has since becoming an important person ... Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 9/23 cathyb wrote: Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon is the sequel to Doon by the same authors. Mackenna is visited by Duncan, her old boyfriend from Doon, in her dressing room onset of her newest production just one short year after her return to modern day. Mackenna has spent the past year acutely ... Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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Into the Canyon

Into the Canyon

On 9/1 cathyb wrote: Into the Canyon by Michael Neale is the 2nd book in the River series. This book closely follows The River in time as in the main part of the book is told set in the 1970's but there is a difference in the time switches. The River flashes back to the time of Gabriel Clarke's childhood of the time when ... Into the Canyon by Michael Neale

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King David

King David

On 8/17 cathyb wrote: Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders is a children's book written to get the grade school age child to know who King David from the Bible is and to make him more real to the reader. This book takes the young reader from David as a boy shepherding his father's sheep to his Kingdom ruling Israel. ... Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders

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The Book of Revelation Made Clear

The Book of Revelation Made Clear

On 7/30 cathyb wrote: The Book of Revelation Made Clear by Tim LaHaye and Timothy E. Parker is advertised as being a down-to-Earth guide to understanding the most mysterious book of the Bible. This book takes the reader beginning to end through the book of Revelations. It is written with each chapter in the book being a ... The Book of Revelations Made Clear by Tim LaHaye and Timothy Parker

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The Extravagant Fool

The Extravagant Fool

On 7/13 cathyb wrote: The Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams is the true story of Kevin’s life after the stock market crash of 2008. He was one of those people that us ordinary folks had no sympathy for. He had lived above his means for years, spent every dime he earned then borrowed more so that he could live above his ... The Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams

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Four Weddings and a Kiss

Four Weddings and a Kiss

On 6/1 cathyb wrote: Four Weddings and a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Hatcher Four Weddings and a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Hatcher is 4 novels within a novel. The novel opens with 5 men who happen to be pastors sitting around a campfire ... Four Weddings and a Kiss

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5 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

On 5/25 cathyb wrote: At the Movies by Samantha Sanderson is a novel in the faithgirlz! series. This novel finds best friends, Samantha and Makala, at a movie with Samantha's dad. Samantha notices that a light is on in a supply room and when she attempts to open the door she finds it locked. Strange, she thinks but quickly ... At the Movies by Samantha Sanderson

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Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

On 5/12 cathyb wrote: I did not receive this book............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Riley Mae And the Rock Shocker Trek

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Doon

Doon

On 2/22 cathyb wrote: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon is a delightful fantasy novel about a young high school senior, Veronica, and her best friend Mackenna who take off after graduation on a dream trip to Scotland. Veronica had been having visions during times of family and school troubles. She was seeing a young ... Doon by Cary Corp and Lori Langdon

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Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

On 1/25 cathyb wrote: Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook vol 3 edited by O.S. Hawkins. This is a guide for the year of Sunday sermons as well as holiday, funeral and marrage ceremonies. This sourcebook contains quotes, outlines,and illustrations for numerous sermons throughout the year. It also gives helps for difficult ... Preacher's Sourcebook vol 3

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3 Stars

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 12/12 cathyb wrote: Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love is a book about the reconstruction era after the Civil War. Feelings ran only hot and cold during this time in the south. Charlotte Fraser had just return to the plantation, Fairhaven, after spending the end of the war caring for her ailing father in his last days of life. ... Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love

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4 Stars

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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 11/21 cathyb wrote: An Amish Miracle by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid and Mary Ellis is a collection of 3 novellas, each one written by one of these women. They each highlight a different woman in the same Amish community of Paradise, Pennsylvania. These women are all good friends and each one is about to experience a miracle ... An Amish Miracle by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid and Mary Ellis

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Samson

Samson

On 11/14 cathyb wrote: Samson by Shawn Hoffman is book written based on true events which happened during World War II in Auschwitz. Dr. Josef Mengele who was conducting horrible surgical experiments on Jews especially children using no anesthesia and Rudolf Hoss a high ranking military official in Nazi Germany discover that ... Samson by Shawn Hoffman

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/6 cathyb wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay is a novel about Samantha Moore who has been in the foster system on and off since she was a little girl. She was placed with her mother who somehow passed a program to get her back but then was found on the streets after her father traded her to pay off a debt to ... Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 10/16 cathyb wrote: Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley has an 18th century setting for this Christian novel. Miranda Hunt works for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and she has been given some minor crimes to go undercover to solve but she has never been given that big crime case. Finally one has come along that requires ... Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley

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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 9/20 cathyb wrote: Secrets of dynamic Communication by Ken Davis is a tool for the speaker. This book tells of how to prepare a speech whether a sermon or preparing the rare speaking engagement. Mr. Davis provides the step by step preparation for giving a good speech that people will not only be engaged in but will also ... Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 8/31 cathyb wrote: Jesus on Every Page by David Murray is a book about not only seeing the stories of Jesus in the New Testament as the reader often does but also seeing the stories of Jesus as the Hebrews of the Old Testament days did—in the Old Testament. Mr. Murray takes the reader through all of the Old Testament ... Jesus on Every Page by David Murray

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Snow on the Tulips

Snow on the Tulips

On 8/5 cathyb wrote: Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma is a novel about a true story taking place in the Netherlands during World War II. This story tells of the Kooistra family during the closing days of the war. The Dutch police were working closely with the Gestapo trying to round up and kill any Jews or Dutch Resistant’s ... Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 7/18 cathyb wrote: Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble is a Christian mystery novel which moves quickly. This book tells the story of Amy Lange who is a nurse midwife who returns to the vacation spot of her family to mourn the death of her much beloved brother, Ben. No one believes that this surfing death is anything but ... Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

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Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

On 6/23 cathyb wrote: Rock Harbor Search and Rescue by Colleen Coble is an installment of the new series. Emily’s stepmom is a search and rescue team member along with her dog, Charlie. Emily has been going along with them for a while now and is excited to think that her dad has agreed to help her purchase her own puppy ... Rock harbor Search and Rescue by Colleen Coble

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 4/25 cathyb wrote: When God Makes Lemonade by Don Jacobson.When God Makes Lemonade is a collection of real stories of people’s lives of God’s intervention when He was needed.  Some of these are miracles.  Some of these are times when God used another human to do His work.  All are times when the teller ... When God Makes Lemonade by Don Jacobson

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When Donkeys Talk

When Donkeys Talk

On 4/14 cathyb wrote: When Donkeys Talk by Tyler Blanski. Tyler Blanski is an American Singer-songwriter and author who was thirsty for a fresh look at his Christian faith and wanted to look back into the lives of the saints, the stars (constellations) and see the beauty of Christianity. He wants us to again believe that ... When Donkeys Talk by Tyler Blanski

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3 Stars

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Raise Him Up

Raise Him Up

On 3/8 cathyb wrote: WOW what a book. Raise Him Up by Derrick and Stephanie Moore is advertised as a single mother’s guide to raising a successful black man. It is a book written by a man, Derrick, who was raised by his single mom and Stephanie his wife. Derrick was raised in poverty by a loving and strict Christian ... Raise Him Up by Derrick and Stephanie Moore

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Heaven's Lessons

Heaven's Lessons

On 2/24 cathyb wrote: Heaven’s Lessons by Steve Sjogren is Steve’s story of the day his heart stopped beating after his descending aorta was cut during a so called simple surgery. He almost bled out that day and this book talks of his surviving the ordeal and learning to live afterwards. He discusses seeing the doctors ... Heaven's Lessons

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4 Stars

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She Speaks

She Speaks

On 2/9 cathyb wrote: She Speaks by Michele Clark Jenkins She speaks is advertised as being a book which shows examples of powerful women in the Bible and how African-American women can find relevance, purpose and identity in the Word of God. It further offers complete Bible references to help the reader locate the stories ... She Speaks by Michele Clark Jenkins

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Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 2/1 cathyb wrote: Stumbling on Open Ground by Ken Mansfield. This is a true story of the author’s own walk through the maze of cancer diagnosis and treatment with a little input from his wife, Connie. He is a man who spent his early years as a poor boy raised near a reservation and his adult life as a wealthy man ... Stumbling on Open Ground by Ken Mansfield

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 1/12 cathyb wrote: The 5 Money Personalities by Scott and Bethany Palmer is the newest in the line of books by the couple. This book teaches couples how to learn to live with each other’s money personality and introduces each into how to find your own as well your spouse’s money personality. It encourages each to ... The 5 Money Personalities by Scott and Bethany Palmer

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 12/22 cathyb wrote: Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur is an in-depth study of some of the ordinary and not so ordinary people of whom God picked to do his work. They were weak in body and sometimes soul. They questioned God. Some of the heroes, Jonah for instance, God had to all but drag to work and then listen ... uses ordinary people

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When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

On 11/27 cathyb wrote: When Your Parent Becomes Your Child by Ken Abraham is a look at living life as a caretaker of a family member with dementia. This book takes the reader from the early parts of dementia when people are looking at aging people and wondering if they are getting a little forgetful or paranoid and takes ... dementia in America

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/23 cathyb wrote: The Purpose Driven Life expanded edition by Rick Warren is a guide for a 42 day spiritual reflection upon your life and discovery of your purpose for living this life. Mr. Warren is the pastor at Saddleback Church in California. He takes the reader through this journey of life’s purpose in 42 days. ... good book for reflection

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Dear Deb

Dear Deb

On 11/14 cathyb wrote: Dear Deb by Margaret Terry is a book of letters written to a friend who was dying of cancer. These letters reveal the life that she lived good and not so good. They also reveal glimpses into every woman’s life—oh the same exact thing may not have happened maybe your husband didn’t shock you into ... woman's read

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Heaven Changes Everything

Heaven Changes Everything

On 10/30 cathyb wrote: Heaven Changes Everything Living Everyday with Eternity in Mind by Todd and Sonja Burpo is a book to be read after the Heaven is for Real book by the same authors. This book which is said to be a devotional reader tells of some of the changes since the 1st book in their family and how the book was received. ... the book after Heaven is for Real

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 10/4 cathyb wrote: Cruel Harvest by Fran Elizabeth Grubb Cruel Harvest is a book telling the hard life of Frances Grubb. She lived the hard life of a little girl in a large poor family who followed the harvest working farms during harvest during the 1950s and 60s. She lived under the thumb of her vicious alcoholic father ... great memoir

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The River

The River

On 9/24 cathyb wrote: The River by Michael Neale is an absolutely fabulous book. It is amazing to know that it is Mr. Neale’s 1st novel. The River tells the story of Gabriel Clarke’s life from the age of 5 when he lost his dad to a tragic accident on The River in Colorado. His dad died saving the life of a person trapped ... Greatest book this year

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The Reason

The Reason

On 9/7 cathyb wrote: The Reason by William Sirls. Lightning strikes the cross on the lawn of a small country church in a little town in Michigan. This strike not only frightens the 3 people who are inside cleaning the church but cuts the huge cross to half its size and there is no insurance to pay for its repair. The little ... Great Book--Must Read it

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 8/23 cathyb wrote: This book advertises to meet Jesus--a man both fully God and fully human. He came to earth to be in mission with all those who ever would be on Earth. He investigates the truths that these days were lived and asks how do these days and what He did and said impact the people of today. What does He ... good book on Jesus ministry

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 8/8 cathyb wrote: The Searchers by Joseph Loconte takes the reader to the Israel of Jesus day—into the valley of despair. We are taken back to the Road to Emmaus on a day after Jesus’ crucifixion on the cross. We join the walk with Cleopas and his friend where they meet a stranger who walks with them and strangely ... Search your faith with this book

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/27 cathyb wrote: Running for my Life by Lopez Lomong with Mark Tabb is an amazing true story of the life of Lopez Lomong from his childhood kidnapping during church services in his home village in Sudan to his life in the USA as an Olympic track star. Lopez, no matter the kidnapping, the starvation, or the hard work ... You've Gotta Read this one.

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 7/17 cathyb wrote: Mondays with my Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo. Mr. Navajo tells of his time of making his decision to continue on with being a minister in the work of the church. He has become burned out and is thinking that this may not be cut out for him. He decides to illicit help in making this choice by going ... Best Book I've read in a long time.

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Jackson

Jackson

On 7/5 cathyb wrote: Jackson the Iron-willed Commander by Paul Vickery is a book from the General's series. It tells a quick short overview of Andrew Jackson's service to this country starting with his birth to poor immagrant Appalachian farmers from Northern Ireland. He lost his father before he was born and his mother ... good military review of Jackson

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What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

On 6/16 cathyb wrote: What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy by Max Anders is a book about end times as told in the Bible using both the Bible as well as other well known commentaries for his research. This book reports both from The Old Testament prophets as well as the Revelation of John as told in the New Testament. ... Easy to read good book on Bible Prophecy

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 5/26 cathyb wrote: Heaven in Her Arms by Catherine Hickem offers a reflection on Mary's story and offers practical applications from the Bible for the contemporary woman. This story offers Ms Hickem's views on the Virgin Mary and why she was chosen by God to carry His son and raise him with the help of Joseph. She says ... Heaven in Her Arms

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 4/15 cathyb wrote: Here's Lily by Nancy Rue is a story of 6th grader who is like most 12 year olds self conscious about her actions and her appearance. She is constantly being pestered by her older brothers and the assorted male and female bullies of her class. Lily is offered a wonderful opportunity to train to be a ... t book for girls

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 3/23 cathyb wrote: Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll is a compilation of Ms. Swindoll's wisdom for living. She is an organized woman whose book lays out her formula for becoming more creative, organized, healthy and therefor more happy with life. These are simple truths and wisdom of 80 years of living ... Book on organizing your Christian life

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 2/1 cathyb wrote: I am a Follower by Leonard Sweet. This book explains the Jesus followership dance of life. He teaches us that the world's 'be a leader' mantra is not the plan of Jesus for our life. Jesus wants us to walk beside him as we go through life and learn from him. Much the same as we learn from our parents ... Great Read- It will change you

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/8 cathyb wrote: Then Sings My Soul (book3) by Robert J. Morgan is the 3rd installment of the Then Sings My Soul series. It is formatted differently than the first two books of the group because it goes more indepth with some of the hymn's history or of the author or composer. This installment also has at the beginning ... great book for easy hymn research

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The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride

On 12/22 cathyb wrote: The Accidental Bride is about a young hardworking woman, Shay, who is raising her daughter alone after the death of her parents and the father of her daughter, Olivia. She is about to loose the family farm that has been in her family for generations. She has been praying to God for help in finances ... Good Romance to Read

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/25 cathyb wrote: Nearing Home Life, Faith and Finishing Well by Billy Graham discusses getting your spirit ready to die. He discusses heaven and being prepared for the end of life whether of old age like him or dying young especially unexpectedly. There are the usual Biblical messages as only Mr Graham can give. He ... Good Book not one of his best.

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 10/27 cathyb wrote: Jonathan Rush, business tycoon is told by his pastor counselor that he needs to research his birth mother to find out why he has so much anger in his heart. Jonathan is going through his 3rd divorce and numerous business associates because of his anger but still feels that finding out about his life ... The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn

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Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

On 10/19 cathyb wrote: Jade's perfect life is falling apart and not just the fact that she can't get pregnant. Her perfect lawyer husband, max has serious flaws. He is self-centered and self-involved. If that were not enough to cap all that off Jade discovers his infidelifty has produced a son and that son is now 19 monthes ... Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 9/30 cathyb wrote: Greg Paul show in his writing how to develope a deep close relationship with God. He shows how God proves His love for us in our everyday life. He teaches us how to listen for God whispering to us and breathing close by us everyday. Paul calls us to hear God telling us his pleasure with us and of ... Close Enough to Hear God Breathe by Greg Paul

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/3 cathyb wrote: One Call Away is a sweet story of the ups and downs the life of a woman who eventially became Kurt Warner's wife. She tells openly of her flaws and her talents. She tells of the good times as well as the bad without a lot of glitz. Brenda has lived on welfare and she has lived the life of a famous ... One Call Away by Brenda Warner

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 8/15 cathyb wrote: Surprised by Oxford is a memoir of the author's 1st year as a graduate student at Oxford. She is a student on scholorship which right away states that this author is a quite intelligent woman. She like many highly intelligent people thinks deep and wide. It sounds like dry reading but is quite entertaining ... Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 7/31 cathyb wrote: George Washington Carver is a short book about the great scientist. It tells of his life beginning to end in 154 pages. While that seems to be not enough to a true Carver lover as I am I found myself finding out things that I did not know. It is a delightful little read that leaves you thirsting to ... George Washington Carver-Great Read

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 7/24 cathyb wrote: Sweet Santuary is a great book about the things that go right and wrong in a family. It tells of the life of a divorced Wren and her son, Charlie and their life trying to life the best life they can. It tells of her trials and successes of raising her son by herself. She is trying not to repeat the ... Sweet Santuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy M Coloma

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/13 cathyb wrote: A Place Called Blessing is a book about the life of Josh, who grew up in foster care. It tells of his life with the good and the bad. It does not make out that foster care is horrible in fact it is better than the children's home that he eventually ended up in but just that there is no one who loves ... A Place Called Blessing

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 6/21 cathyb wrote: Billy Graham in Quotes Billy Graham in Quotes is just that --quotes that Mr Graham said or wrote during his lifetime of living preaching. It is a marvalous book for reference material though I read it with interest from cover to cover. The quotes are divided by subject matter. It was as if one ... Billy Graham in Quotes

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