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KJV Word Study Bible

KJV Word Study Bible

On 2/17 Amy Smith wrote: This week it seems I have several Bibles to review, so bear with me. The Word of God is a powerful, sharp, two edged sword, that impacts our lives in amazing ways. I enjoy getting Bibles to review. Maybe you are wondering what I do with all these Bibles. I have kept some of them for my personal use. ... KJV WORD STUDY BIBLE - Review

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5 Stars

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NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

On 12/14 Amy Smith wrote: “With a new generation rising up, we have the chance to leave a legacy of great inheritance. Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure means giving our children the truth of God’s Word with the creative content and quality they deserve.”   —Dr. David JeremiahThe Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible ... David Jeremiah Kids Study Bible Airship Genesis

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5 Stars

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A Royal Christmas to Remember

A Royal Christmas to Remember

On 11/9 Amy Smith wrote: Girls are going to love this glittery cover and the five princesses named Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity and Hope, as they celebrate the holiday season and learn about how to share the love of Christ.My daughter is nine and we had fun reading this together. Five princesses are focused on decorating for Christmas ... Glitter and Beautiful Illustrations with a Great Message

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4 Stars

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NIV Bible for Teen Guys

NIV Bible for Teen Guys

On 10/22 Amy Smith wrote: The NIV Bible for Teen Guys, designed specifically for guys ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage guys with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen guys grow ... NIV BIBLE for TEEN GUYS

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5 Stars

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One Small Donkey for Little Ones

One Small Donkey for Little Ones

On 10/4 Amy Smith wrote: This is a cute hard back book for little ones. It tells the story of Joseph and Mary going to Bethlehem and the baby Jesus being born from a donkey's point of view. It is written in rhyming prose, all beginning with One Small Donkey. Some of the rhyming may not be the best, but I don't really think a ... One Small Donkey by Dandi Mackall

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4 Stars

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 9/16 Amy Smith wrote: From The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop.Oh my Soul!! This book was such a hit with me!Haley, successful, done-it-all-and-more type woman, finally returns to her hometown of Hearts Bend. Life has dealt her some serious blows and she is not sure where to go ... The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

On 7/23 Amy Smith wrote: Do you ever feel like it's more fun to exist in the computer world than the real one? Is that the only place you can control your destiny? Well, God is the original great world builder, and he gave us the power and the skills we need to make changes in the real world. The Minecrafter’s Bible, NIrV ... NIRV Minecrafters Bible Review

Amy's Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

On 6/29 Amy Smith wrote: The Bible that allows you to study Scripture in the order of events as they happenedThe Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader ... NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

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4 Stars

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NIrV, Under the Sea Holy Bible

NIrV, Under the Sea Holy Bible

On 4/24 Amy Smith wrote: This sparkly fun Bible contains the complete text -Genesis to Revelation-of the New International Readers Version and is perfect for kids. Sparkling fish grace the exterior while inside whimsical underwater illustrations surround ignorant Bible themes to help kids dive deep into God's Word.Published ... Under the Sea Holy Bible NIRV

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4 Stars

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A Dolphin Wish

A Dolphin Wish

On 4/1 Amy Smith wrote: Natalie Grants new series Glimmer Girls is fast becoming a hit among tweens. Twin Mia and Maddie, along with their younger sister Lulu, embark on some pretty exciting adventures. Their mother is a Christian music artist and as a perk, they get to travel along with her to lots of thrilling places.I got ... A Dolphin Wish (FaithGirlz) by Natalie Grant

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5 Stars

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Veggie Tales Bible NIrV

Veggie Tales Bible NIrV

On 2/23 Amy Smith wrote: In the VeggieTales Bible, Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all their VeggieTales friends invite children to join them and get to know the Bible. In this full-text New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) Bible, each feature is specially designed to help children understand and love God’s ... Veggie Tales Bible NIrV by Zondervan

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5 Stars

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A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

On 1/22 Amy Smith wrote: Written for children 6-10, the Think, Act, Be Like Jesus; A Believe Devotional for Kids is part of the national church-wide program led by bestselling author Randy Frazee that shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus, with 90 devotions from the Old and New Testament.They know ... Think, Act, Be Like Jesus - A Kids Devotional

Amy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Frost Bible

Frost Bible

On 12/13 Amy Smith wrote: Beautiful 'Frost' design in a Bible kids can read and understand.What little girl who has seen the incredibly popular animated wintery movie doesn't want to be transported to a fabulous crystal ice palace? The beauty of shimmering snowflake scenes is captured in our newest Bible design for ... "Frost" Bible - International Children's Version by Tommy Nelson

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

On 11/19 Amy Smith wrote: A Christmas story from the bestselling Berenstain Bears Living Lights series.The bestselling Berenstain Bears brand and Living Lights series continue their proven tradition of teaching children valuable lessons in a fun and creative way. In the affordable 8x8 softcover format, The Berenstain Bears and ... The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas By Jan & Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

On 10/31 Amy Smith wrote: The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns from his generous mother the story behind the Christmas cookie. The family who began the tradition of baking the special cookies gave them to the needy and shared the story of the very first Christmas. This sweet ... The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

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5 Stars

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Faithgirlz Bible, NKJV

Faithgirlz Bible, NKJV

On 10/30 Amy Smith wrote: Every girl wants to know she’s totally unique and special. This Bible says that with Faithgirlz sparkle. Through the many in-text features found only in the Faithgirlz Bible, girls will grow closer to God as they discover the journey of a lifetime.Features include: * Book introductions—Read about ... NKJV Faithgirlz Bible with Special Features by Nancy Rue

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5 Stars

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Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

On 9/10 Amy Smith wrote: A Revolutionary War action-thriller filled with spies and heroes, targeted to boys and girls 8-12.In this second book in the American Revolutionary War Adventure series, twins Ambrose and John Clark find themselves volunteering for another mission to help the newly forming United States of America. Inspired ... Submarines, Secrets, and A Daring Rescue by Robert J Skead

Amy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

On 8/17 Amy Smith wrote: When Revolutionary War Patriot, Lamberton Clark, is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he’s carrying to General George Washington: his 14-year-old twin boys John and Ambrose. Upon discovering that their father is ... Patriots, Redcoats and Spies by Robert J. Skead

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5 Stars

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Brave Girls: Faithful Friends

Brave Girls: Faithful Friends

On 5/12 Amy Smith wrote: Faithful Friends, forever true . . . hearts together, me and you!From the time they are babies, some little girls reach out to those around them, smiling, laughing, playing, and making friends. Others might find it a little tough. This new Brave Girls devotional features 90 devotions that will reinforce ... Brave Girls - Faithful Friends by Tommy Nelson Kidz

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4 Stars

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Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect

Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect

On 3/29 Amy Smith wrote: This devotional for girls is very cute. It is broken into six sections - Truth Detectives Bible Beauty and Beaus Divine Design Body Builders Character Quest Mind Games The first section talks about lies girls believe and the truth in Scripture that counters that lie. The next about growing their inner ... Brave Girls Devotional - Better Than Perfect by Tommy Nelson Kids

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5 Stars

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 2/6 Amy Smith wrote: If you're a fan of Phil Robertson and the Duck Dynasty show, or know someone who is... then you are sure to be interested in one of these!Duck Commander Faith and Family BibleBy Editors-in-Chief: Phil Robertson and Al RobertsonPublished by Thomas NelsonThe stars of the hit TV show Duck Dynasty are ... Duck Commander Bible - Review

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5 Stars

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 11/15 Amy Smith wrote: In The Legend of St. Nicholas, the new artwork, created by Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, captivates audiences and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy. Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving ... The Legend of St. Nicholas ~ A Story of Christmas Giving

Amy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

On 9/30 Amy Smith wrote: FTC Disclosure: I received this book for the purpose of review.Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign in the third book of the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series. Kenya, Africa is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high ... Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari By Jill Osborne

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 8/12 Amy Smith wrote: I received this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation given.Berenstain Bears have also been a family favorite, with their heart-warming stories and lessons for readers young and old. Now in a convenient 3 stories in one collection, young readers will learn from the Berenstain Bears just ... The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way By Stan and Jan Berenstain, with Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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Defending the Line

Defending the Line

On 7/17 Amy Smith wrote: I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. A small amount of promotional advertisement is included in the following post.Taking a little break from my July break to post this review. The story of David Luiz, 2010 player of the year and a rising star in international professional soccer, ... The David Luiz Story by Alex Carpenter

Amy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

On 6/26 Amy Smith wrote: I received this book in exchange for my opinion. The following post contains a small amount of advertisement.Looking for a Bible your first grader can read? One that will grab their attention?Ready for Adventure? The Adventure Bible for Early Readers takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s ... NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers - Review

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5 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

On 6/6 Amy Smith wrote: I received this book compliments of BOOKLOOK.  The following post contains a small amt of advertisement.The second book in an exciting series about a girl with dreams to become an investigative journalist, each book promises to touch on a crime straight from the headlines, while also tackling tough ... Samantha Sanderson On the Scene By Robin Caroll

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4 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

On 4/22 Amy Smith wrote: Blessed with this book in exchange for an honest opinion.If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.Riley Mae Hart loves sports and action - so when the Swift-river Shoe Company offers her a contract to be the spokesperson for their new outdoor sport collection, she jumps at ... Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek by Jill Osborne - Review

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

On 3/15 Amy Smith wrote: The following post contains some advertisement.If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.Life is rapidly changing for pre-teen spokesperson Riley Mae. After escaping near disaster at the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, Riley, her family, and her Swiftriver co-workers fly to a ... Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne - Review

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5 Stars

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Snapshot

Snapshot

On 2/13 Amy Smith wrote: Disclosure: The following post contains some advertisement. I received this book in exchange for my opinion. No other compensation given.If you love novels with a bit of history, you are sure to be smitten with this one. It will keep you turning pages from page one. Two little girls, frozen in black ... SNAPSHOT by Lis Wiehl - A Review

Amy's Rating:

5 Stars

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Memory's Door

Memory's Door

On 1/7 Amy Smith wrote: FTC requires disclosure of advertising links in the following post.The prophecy brought them together. But the Wolf has risen, and now their greatest battle begins.The four members of Warriors Riding have learned to wage war in the supernatural, to send their spirits inside people’s souls, to battle ... Memory's Door by James L Rubart - Review

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5 Stars

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Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation

Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation

On 7/25 Amy Smith wrote: FTC requires disclosure to advertising in the following post.Can a stupid stay-cation turn into a "stupendous" vacation?Biff and Becka's family has been looking forward to a great summer vacation. But alas, due to unexpected circumstances, said vacation has been cut out and will not be ... Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation by Elaine Beachy

Amy's Rating:

4 Stars

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When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept

On 4/30 Amy Smith wrote: Lazarus - the man Jesus raised from the dead in one of the most extraordinary encounters with The Living Saviour in all Scripture. But the life of Lazarus holds interest well beyond this miraculous event. Living in Bethany, near Jerusalem, Lazarus witnessed many of the most important events of Jesus's ... When Jesus Wept by Bodie and Brock Thoene - Review

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4 Stars

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 3/12 Amy Smith wrote: This book is a biblical fiction set in Ephesus during the time of Paul. I have always enjoyed history, when its mixed with Bible even better. Tracy makes it come alive. The way she describes the places, and people of Ephesus , you feel like you are there watching the story unfold. With a a biblical ... Combatting Darkness with THE LIGHT

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5 Stars

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Just Like Jesus Devotional

Just Like Jesus Devotional

On 2/4 Amy Smith wrote: God wants to give you a heart just like JESUS.He is pure. We are greedy. He is peaceful. We are hassled. He is purposeful. We are distracted.He is pleasant. We are cranky.He is spiritual. We are earthbound.The distance between our hearts and his seems so immense. How could we ever hope to have the ... Just Like Jesus Devotional

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5 Stars

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Sisters in Faith Bible, King James Version

Sisters in Faith Bible, King James Version

On 12/28 Amy Smith wrote: I just received from Thomas Nelson the Sisters in Faith Bible to review.  Of course, I have not read it cover to cover, but that is one of my goals for the new year! It looks amazing!I have, however, given it a good once over and LOVE what I see so far. I have read several of the passages of Scripture ... Sisters in Faith

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5 Stars

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Heaven Changes Everything

Heaven Changes Everything

On 12/7 Amy Smith wrote: Todd and Sonja Burpo authors of the book Heaven is for Real, have released this new book Heaven Changes Everything.What if we lived every day in light of eternity? Would we live differently? What priorities would change? In their newest book the Burpo's are encouraging their readers to "live ... Do You Live... Like Heaven Changes Everything?

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4 Stars

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Soul's Gate

Soul's Gate

On 11/29 Amy Smith wrote: What if you could travel inside another person's soul... To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free. To step boldly into their divinely designed future. Thirty years ago that's exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away ... Thought Provoking Fiction

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4 Stars

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The River

The River

On 10/9 Amy Smith wrote: This story begins as two men  acquaint themselves during a layover at the airport. One man is intrigued by the other man's tale, a story of his life.Gabriel, world traveler, white water rafter and lover of The River, was dealt a tragic hand by The River at the young age of five. It ... A Story of Forgiveness, and Healing

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4 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 7/27 Amy Smith wrote: "God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power of love and a sound mind."  II Tim. 4:7Mary was there the day Jesus was born, and she was there the day he was crucified. Her story is deep and rich and has myriad lessons for any woman - mothers, daughters, sister, friends. Mary's story reveals ... Heaven in Her Arms

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5 Stars

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Swipe

Swipe

On 4/27 Amy Smith wrote: When I requested this book from Thomas Nelson through the Book Sneeze Program, I wasn't really sure if it was my style. I am usually not too fond of reading these futuristic, somewhat creepy kinds of books. But I was hooked from the first chapter. Even though it was a little frightening at times, I wanted ... Interesing... Futuristic... Very Realistic

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4 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/22 Amy Smith wrote: "The story of four lovable women, miraculously bound by one gown, whose lives span a century... will take your breath away."  ~Beth Webb HartThis is a great book. A very intriguing account of various women's lives, and how they are interwoven because of a dress.Charlotte is a bridal boutique owner ... Four Women...A Century... and A Connection

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5 Stars

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 3/7 Amy Smith wrote: Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best selling author of mysteries and thrillers. She is a Harvard School graduate and former federal prosecutor. She has written several Triple Threat Novels.In this novel Elizabeth Avery could very well be the girl next door. She is has an award winning smile and a flattering ... A Triple Threat Thriller

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/28 Amy Smith wrote: This book is a really sweet account of heaven from a small child's perspective.  Oh, to have that child-like faith!  In it Colton's father describes his three year old's son's experience in heaven. He claims to have gone to heaven during an emergency surgery to save his life.  His ... Looking Forward to Heaven

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5 Stars

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 10/7 Amy Smith wrote: Hermie - A Common CaterpillarBy Max LucadoMy kids love Hermie books, DVDs, movies, and so do I. He has such practical life lessons for our kiddos to learn from.  Max Lucado has a great way of using common insects in a very uncommon way.  Hermie teaches our kids that God has created ... Me - Common? No Way!

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5 Stars

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Right From the Heart

Right From the Heart

On 9/15 Amy Smith wrote: This book is a very nice devotional; Hard back, beautiful inside and out. Each day of the year, beginning with January 1, there is a very well written devotional that can be applied to every day life. I can't tell you how many times I have opened this book asking ... Start the Day Right

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5 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 8/11 Amy Smith wrote: "The things we go to the Creator for must be good things;  he has nothing else to give us ... regardless of race ... except good."  G.W.C.I recently received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson publishers to review.  George Washington Carver was a very unique man. Born ... What Do You Know About George Washington Carver???

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5 Stars

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