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The Teacher's Bride

The Teacher's Bride

On 3/16 Evie Harris wrote: In Kathleen Fuller's novel, The Teacher's Bride, we are introduced to protagonists Christian Ropp and Ruby Glick. Both moved to the Amish community of Birch Creek for their own reasons. Christian accepted a teaching position which is perfect for this structured and logical thinking man. Ruby is of ... The Teacher's Bride

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Secrets at Cedar Cabin

Secrets at Cedar Cabin

On 2/2 Evie Harris wrote: Early on in Colleen Coble's novel, Secrets at Cedar Cabin, readers learn that Bailey Fleming's mother has been murdered. Now someone is trying to kill her. Bailey's marriage had been a sham, but lacking anywhere else to go she runs to a cabin her ex-husband has deeded to her. Instead of finding safety, ... Secrets at Cedar Cabin

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A Seat by the Hearth

A Seat by the Hearth

On 1/2 Evie Harris wrote: Eight years ago, Priscilla Allgyer left her Amish community. Now, she and her six year old son are on the verge of being homeless as she has fled her son's abusive father. Reluctantly, she brings her son to her parents home with the hope they will be safe. Her mother is thrilled by their presence, ... A Seat By the Hearth

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Tell Her No Lies

Tell Her No Lies

On 12/10 Evie Harris wrote: Tell Her No Lies, a novel by Kelly Irvin, introduces readers to Nina Fischer. As young children Nina and her sister were abandoned by their mother. A wealthy uncle adopted them and provided for them. He presented himself as a pillar of society. After he was murdered and when Nina became a prime suspect, ... Tell Her No Lies

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Through the Autumn Air

Through the Autumn Air

On 11/1 Evie Harris wrote: Through the Autumn Air, a novel by Kelly Irvin, opens with a wedding. Mary Katherine Ropp, a 60 year old Amish widow, is attending her tenth child's wedding. She will now be alone in the house she and the man she loved had raised their family. Her family wants her to live with one of them, but she ... A Wonderful Story

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Catching Christmas

Catching Christmas

On 10/15 Evie Harris wrote: Catching Christmas, a novel by Terri Blackstock, opens with cab driver Finn arguing with his passenger about Uber. It is his next fare, an elderly woman, who changes his life. Eighty year old Callie is on a mission and that is to find a man for her granddaughter, Sydney. Unwillingly, Finn becomes involved ... Catching Christmas

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An Amish Family

An Amish Family

On 10/11 Evie Harris wrote: An Amish Family consists of four stories written by Kathleen Fuller. Building Trust is a story about what true forgiveness is. When Grace Miller's father forbids her to marry Joel, the man she loves, both she and Joel are shocked. Things get more complicated when her father doesn't give his reason ... An Amish Family

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Arms of Mercy

Arms of Mercy

On 8/19 Evie Harris wrote: Arms of Mercy, a novel by Ruth Reid, opens in the Amish community in Posen, Michigan. Catherine Glick hopes her boyfriend is finally going to propose. Suddenly her old boyfriend, Elijah, reappears and this, and a mistake she makes, causes her to decide to travel to Florida where she will work for ... Arms of Mercy

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The Love Letter

The Love Letter

On 7/17 Evie Harris wrote: Two couples who lived two hundred and fifty years apart come together in Rachel Hauck's beautifully written novel, The Love Letter. Hamilton Lightfoot and Esther Kingsley lived and loved during the Revolutionary War. Chloe Daschle and Jesse Gates live in Hollywood in the present. Based on a letter ... The Love Letter

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Honeysuckle Dreams

Honeysuckle Dreams

On 6/4 Evie Harris wrote: Honeysuckle Dreams, by Denise Hunter, is an unusual story. When Brady Collins's ex-wife died, their infant son, Sam, lived with him. He was struggling, but was determined to make a good life for them. Out of nowhere came the revelation that he was not Sam's biological father and that his ex-wife's ... Honeysuckle Dreams

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Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

On 5/5 Evie Harris wrote: Hurricane Season, a novel by Lauren K. Denton, is the story of two sisters who were close when young. Now as adults, their lives had taken different paths. Betsy, the eldest, and her husband own a dairy farm in Alabama. She embraces her life, but there is something missing and that is a child of her ... Hurricane Season

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Beneath the Summer Sun

Beneath the Summer Sun

On 3/17 Evie Harris wrote: Beneath the Summer Sun, a novel by Kelly Irvin, is set in a Missouri Amish Community. Jennie, a mother of seven, has been widowed for four years. There are those who feel she should remarry, but she has personal and valid reasons stopping her. She has kept secret the truth about her marriage. Suddenly ... Beneath the summer Sun

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A Place at Our Table

A Place at Our Table

On 2/18 Evie Harris wrote: A Place At Our Table, a novel by Amy Clipston, is set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Protagonists Kayla's and Jamie's first meeting is as the result of a fire. Jamie, a volunteer fireman, was part of the crew answering a call to Kayla's family's property. Jamie learns that Nathan, Kayla's younger ... A Place At Our Table

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Perennials

Perennials

On 1/1 Evie Harris wrote: Perennials, a novel by Julie Cantrell, is the touching story about Eva (also known as Lovey) Sutherland. Raised in Oxford, Mississippi she had deep Southern roots, but due to a problematic relationship with her older sister she left her family once she turned eighteen. Now, in her forties and having ... A Heartwarming Story

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Home All Along

Home All Along

On 11/15 Evie Harris wrote: Life could not get much more complicated for Charlotte, the protagonist in Beth Wiseman's novel Home All Along. Even though she is not Amish, she lives in and is accepted by an Amish community. She is in love with Daniel, an Amish man, who wants a commitment from her. For reasons of her own, she ... Home All Along

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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 10/2 Evie Harris wrote: Three centuries separated Adeline and Jessica, but tragedy and an unexpected find brought them together. The Space Between Words, a novel by Michele Phoenix, tells their stories. The book opens in Gatigny, France in 1695 with the writings of Adeline Baillard whose life and that of her family's was ... The Space Between Words

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The Promise of a Letter

The Promise of a Letter

On 8/26 Evie Harris wrote: The Promise of a Letter, a novel by Kathleen Fuller, takes place in the small community of Birch Creek. Six foot tall Leanna Chupp is a young Amish woman making a living as a mechanic. She has no aptitude for domestic chores and she is comfortable with her life. She is quite unique, to say the least. ... The Promise of a Letter

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To Wager Her Heart

To Wager Her Heart

On 8/7 Evie Harris wrote: To Wager Her Heart, by Tamera Alexander, opens in Nashville in 1871. Alexandra Jamison and her family are members of Nashville society. Sylas Rutledge hails from Colorado Territory. He has traveled to Nashville for two reasons. One is to clear his father's name and the other is to further his business ... To Wager Her Heart

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The Writing Desk

The Writing Desk

On 7/21 Evie Harris wrote: The Writing Desk, by Rachel Hauck, tells the stories of two women who lived in two different centuries and who shared a creative passion. Tenley Roth's book was a huge success and she is now facing a deadline for her next book. But, there is a problem. She has writer's block. There are other problems, ... The Writing Desk

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Ascension of Larks

Ascension of Larks

On 6/22 Evie Harris wrote: Ascension of the Larks, a novel by Rachel Linden, introduces Magdalena (Maggie) Henry as the protagonist. On the surface it appears Maggie has an exciting life. She is a successful photographer who travels the world. Hers is a life of freedom and no commitments. One phone call from her friend, Lena, ... Ascension of Larks

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The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb

On 6/17 Evie Harris wrote: The Lion and the Lamb, written by Charles Causey, tells the very different stories of two people who survived the Nazi horrors of the Holocaust. That is where their similarities end. Albert Speer was Hitler's Minister of Armaments and War Production as well as his friend, at least at first. He yielded ... The Lion and the Lamb

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The Memory of You

The Memory of You

On 6/4 Evie Harris wrote: In The Memory of You, a novel by Catherine West, we learn early on that the characters have emotional baggage and that families are fractured. The story takes place in the present, but the past plays an important role. Natalie Mitchell is plagued by nightmares, panic attacks and guilt as the result of ... The Memory of You

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Gabby Care

Gabby Care

On 4/12 Evie Harris wrote: In the opening of Gabby Care, a novel by B.A. Coots, we learn that Gabby is having financial problems. Gabby soon learns this is not her only problem. In rapid succession she is accused of embezzlement, is forced out of her job, becomes a victim of identity theft and accused of murder. She can't understand ... Great Story!!

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Written In Love

Written In Love

On 3/28 Evie Harris wrote: Written in Love, a novel by Kathleen Fuller, opens with a series of letters between two strangers. A letter that Jalon Chupp mailed was delivered by mistake to Phoebe. Phoebe mails the letter back to Jalon with an explanation and, as a result, they become pen pals. During the correspondence, they ... Written in Love

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An Amish Home

An Amish Home

On 2/24 Evie Harris wrote: An Amish Home consists of four novellas by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid and Kathleen Fuller. A Cup Half Full, by Beth Wiseman, is the story of a young Amish couple struggling to adjust to a new set of difficult circumstances. Sarah has lost the use of her legs due to an accident and ... An Amish Home

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 2/14 Evie Harris wrote: A Harvest of Thorns, a novel by Corban Addison, opens in Bangladesh in 2013. A fire has broken out in a factory that makes clothes for Presto, a giant American retailer, and the death toll is high. A photo of a young woman's broken body whose face is covered by a garment with the retailer's name is ... A Harvest of Thorns

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/23 Evie Harris wrote: Because You're Mine, by Colleen Coble, is a romantic and suspenseful novel that takes place in Charleston. While on tour in America, Alanna's husband, Liam, is killed by a car bomb. Only his friend Jesse survives. Alanna is pregnant and her father-in-law is threatening to challenge her for custody ... Because You're Mine

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 12/5 Evie Harris wrote: A Portrait of Emily Price, by Katherine Reay, is a novel about love on many different levels. Emily Price is an art restorer who loves her work. She likes to fix things. While on an assignment, she meets Ben and after a whirlwind relationship they marry and move to Ben's family home in Italy. Relatives ... A Portrait of Emily Price

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Love Bears All Things

Love Bears All Things

On 11/18 Evie Harris wrote: In Beth Wiseman's novel, Love Bears All Things, readers learn that Charlotte Dolinsky has not had an easy life, from childhood on. She and her brother were in foster care, her brother died tragically and her relationship with her boyfriend ended. Then there is the matter of her precarious financial ... Love Bears All things

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Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

On 11/2 Evie Harris wrote: What struck me the most while reading Long Way Gone, by Charles Martin, is that I felt I was in the room with the protagonist, Cooper O'Connor, listening to him tell his story. And what a story it is. Cooper is a musically gifted eighteen year old. He leaves his father and his home and heads to Nashville ... Long Way Gone

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

On 9/27 Evie Harris wrote: Twilight At Blueberry Barrens, a novel by Colleen Coble set in a small town in Maine, is an enthralling and powerful story whose protagonists have endured more than anyone should. Kate has survived a serious illness that left her unable to have children. Her mother and uncle are in prison and her future ... Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 9/12 Evie Harris wrote: The Wedding Shop, a novel by Rachel Hauck, is the story of two women who lived in the same small town of Heart's Bend, Tennessee, but at different times. When we meet Cora Scott in 1930 she is the owner of a well known and successful bridal shop she had inherited from her great aunt. She excels at ... The Wedding Shop

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The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket

On 7/14 Evie Harris wrote: The Courtship Basket, a novel by Amy Clipston, opens with Rachel hoping her boyfriend of four years would ask her to marry him soon. Instead, he and Rachel's best friend break Rachel's heart. Trying to heal, she accepts a teaching position at an Amish school for children with special needs. Through ... The Courtship Basket

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One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

On 6/18 Evie Harris wrote: One Paris Summer, by Denise Grover Swank, opens with Sophie and Eric about to land in Paris for a summer visit with their father. Any excitement they should be feeling is over shadowed by the hurt the teen age brother and sister have experienced because their father left their mother, and them, and ... One Paris Summer

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Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

On 6/1 Evie Harris wrote: Sister Eve had spent twenty years living in the Pecos monastery and along with the rest of nuns residing there, the women had been told to leave and relocate. As a result, she was trying to decide whether she would remain a nun. Dressed as a civilian and traveling on her motorcycle, she returns to ... Sister Eve And The Blue Nun

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A Dream of Miracles

A Dream of Miracles

On 4/27 Evie Harris wrote: On the surface, it does not seem likely that the lives of a young Amish widow with two young children and a social services investigator would intersect. In A Dream of Miracles, a novel by Ruth Reid, their paths do cross and they enter into a complex relationship. Mattie Diener is doing all she can ... A Dream of Miracles

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Sister Dear

Sister Dear

On 4/16 Evie Harris wrote: After serving ten years in prison for a crime she says she didn't commit, Allie Marshall has now been released on parole. She was a single mother of a five year old and headed for medical school when she was convicted of murder. She desperately wants to clear her name and to reconnect with her daughter. ... Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

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The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

On 3/24 Evie Harris wrote: The Secret To Hummingbird Cake, a novel by Celeste Fletcher McHale, takes place in a small Louisiana town. Carrigan, Laine and Ella Rae have been best friends most of their lives and they expected that to be the case for many more years. However, that is about to change when one of them becomes seriously ... The Secret To Hummingbird Cake

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Kissed by a Cowboy

Kissed by a Cowboy

On 3/19 Evie Harris wrote: Just one kiss and its aftermath had a huge impact on the futures of Cassidy Starr and Jarrod Monahan. Jarrod immediately left for a new life in Montana and Cassidy married a man who caused her a great deal of pain. Now divorced, Cassidy moves to Wishing Springs, Texas to start over. She had been left ... Love in Wishing Springs, Texas

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The Hearts We Mend

The Hearts We Mend

On 3/4 Evie Harris wrote: In Kathryn Springer's novel, The Hearts We Mend, readers meet Evie who functions best when things are orderly and under control. Widowed at an early age, she raised her young son alone. Her son is getting married and Evie is facing a major life change. But, not in the way she expected. Suddenly, ... The Hearts We Mend

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An Amish Year

An Amish Year

On 2/19 Evie Harris wrote: An Amish Year, by Beth Wiseman, consists of four Amish novellas that tells the stories of their memorable characters. In the first novella, Rooted in Love, we learn that Rosemary is still trying to dodge Saul's advances. They had dated five years ago, but Rosemary abruptly broke off the relationship ... An Amish Year: Four Amish Novellas

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The Wedding Chapel

The Wedding Chapel

On 1/1 Evie Harris wrote: The Wedding Chapel, a novel by Rachel Hauck, opens in Heart's Bend, Tennessee in 1948. Jimmy Westbrook is smitten with a girl named Colette who he sees in a picture. She and her sister were standing in front of a wedding chapel. They eventually meet and fall in love and because of that love Jimmy ... The Wedding Chapel

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My Name Is Mahtob

My Name Is Mahtob

On 12/20 Evie Harris wrote: Well known is the story of Betty Mahmoody and her young daughter Mahtob's daring and perilous escape from Iran where Mahtob's dangerous father was trying to keep them from returning to America. Many of us were, and still are, captivated by Betty Mahmoody's memorable book, Not Without My Daughter. And ... My Name Is Mahtob

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The Mountain Midwife

The Mountain Midwife

On 12/3 Evie Harris wrote: The Mountain Midwife, by Laurie Alice Eakes, is a present day story that opens with midwife Ashley Tolliver's doorbell ringing in the middle of the night. Not one to turn anyone away who might need her, she opens her door to the strangers, one of whom is a pregnant young woman. Ashley delivers the ... The Mountain Midwife

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 11/16 Evie Harris wrote: If not for World War II, six year old Gretl Schmidt and Jakob Kowalski, would probably not have met. The Girl From the Train, by Irma Joubert, opens in Poland in 1944. Jakob is a member of the Polish resistance and his mission is to plant a bomb on a bridge in order to destroy German train carrying ... The Girl From the Train

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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe - Paperback

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe - Paperback

On 10/16 Evie Harris wrote: Chelsea Chambers has undergone huge changes in her personal life. She is recently separated from her husband, a former NFL player, and she is trying to raise their two children. In the novel Miracle At The Higher Grounds Café we find her living in the house where both her grandmother and mother had ... Miracle At The Higher Grounds Cafe

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Counting on a Cowboy

Counting on a Cowboy

On 9/23 Evie Harris wrote: In Counting on a Cowboy, a novel by Debra Clopton, we learn that Abby Knightly is a deeply troubled young woman. She has experienced tremendous losses and she knows she has to find a way to move forward with her life. She travels to a small Texas town with the hope of establishing a peaceful life. ... Counting on a Cowboy

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Love Takes the Cake

Love Takes the Cake

On 8/25 Evie Harris wrote: Love Takes the Cake, a novella by Betsy St. Amant tells the story of two people who are not actively looking for a relationship. Charlotte, a single mother, was badly hurt by the father of her child. Maybe one day she'll meet a man who is stable and willing to be a good father to her daughter. She ... Love Takes the Cake

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Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story

Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story

On 8/20 Evie Harris wrote: Love on a Deadline, by Kathryn Springer, is a novella which takes place in Mackenzie Davis's small home town of Red Leaf. She had moved to the big city after college to pursue a career in journalism, but she came back to care for her father after he became ill. She is working for the town's local newspaper ... Love on a Deadline

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A Heart's Promise

A Heart's Promise

On 7/20 Evie Harris wrote: A Heart's Promise (Book Five of the Journey of the Heart Series), by Colleen Coble, is a short book that tells a big story. Opening in 1866, pregnant Emmie Croftner and her friends have arrived at Fort Phil Kearny in the Wyoming Territory. She bears a heavy secret. Thinking she was a widow, she had ... A Heart's Promise

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Picture Perfect Love

Picture Perfect Love

On 7/15 Evie Harris wrote: Jenna Harrison is a self employed photographer whose business is called Picture Perfect Photography. Recently she has also worked two part time jobs. The reason for this is that her ex-fiancé, Ashton Vance, left her with a mountain of debt when he ended their engagement just before the wedding. The ... Picture Perfect Love

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Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

On 7/6 Evie Harris wrote: Center Of Gravity, by Laura McNeill, is the gripping and suspenseful story about what seems to be a picture perfect family. At first, Ava Carson believes she has everything she wants. Her husband, widower Mitchell Carson, is attentive and loving. She has adopted his eight year old son, Jack. Ava ... Center of Gravity

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I Hope You Dance

I Hope You Dance

On 6/23 Evie Harris wrote: I Hope You Dance, a novella by Robin Lee Hatcher, tells the story of Skye Foster and Grant Nichols. Skye owns a dance school and Grant needs dance lessons for an upcoming wedding. Skye loves everything to do with weddings and hopes for one of her own someday. Grant is a man who once didn't even consider ... I Hope You Dance

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 6/15 Evie Harris wrote: For those who think being beautiful is everything, Stella Varland could certainly tell them otherwise. Love Arrives In Pieces, a novel by Betsy St. Amant, is the vivid portrait of Stella's life after the beauty pageants and after a failed marriage. Suffering from anxiety attacks and self confidence issues ... Love Arrives In Pieces

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Whenever You Come Around

Whenever You Come Around

On 5/21 Evie Harris wrote: Whenever You Come Around ( A Kings Meadow Romance), by Robin Lee Hatcher, is a contemporary romance novel. Charity Anderson and Buck Malone are living next door to each other in Kings Meadow. Their reasons for being in Kings Meadow are very different. Due to flood damage and now with repairs underway, ... Whenever You Come Around

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Never a Bridesmaid

Never a Bridesmaid

On 4/22 Evie Harris wrote: Mari just assumed her recently engaged sister would ask her to be maid of honor. However, her sister asked someone else. Mari hides her disappointment and accepts she will be just a bridesmaid who will stand up with a fourteen year old groomsman who has a blemish problem. Putting all that aside, things ... Never A Bridesmaid by Janice Thompson

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A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin

On 4/17 Evie Harris wrote: A Sparrow in Terezin, a novel by Kristy Cambron, is both compelling and haunting. It is told by two different women living in two different time periods. The present day story is that of Sera's and opens on her wedding day. Shortly after the ceremony her husband is arrested and taken away in handcuffs. ... A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

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The House on Moody Avenue

The House on Moody Avenue

On 4/10 Evie Harris wrote: The House on Moody Avenue, by Cellestine Hanneman, is the story of both the house and those who lived in it. The New York house was built in the 1800's by Ray, a businessman, as a wedding gift to Lisette, his bride. It was to be a home to the couple where they would raise a family and grow old together. ... The House on Moody Avenue

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All Dressed Up in Love

All Dressed Up in Love

On 4/7 Evie Harris wrote: Elena's Bridal store meant a great deal to Greg's mother and her staff. Since her unexpected death, Greg, a successful attorney, now owns the store but running a bridal shop is not part of his expertise. Suddenly, the entire staff of Elena's Bridal can't come to work and panicked Greg is faced with ... All Dressed Up In Love by Ruth Logan Herne

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Twisted Innocence

Twisted Innocence

On 4/5 Evie Harris wrote: Twisted Innocence, a novel by Terri Blackstock, opens with Holly not having a good day. She has recently become a single parent struggling to make ends meet which is why she drives a cab. Her latest fare is a couple who mugs and robs her. Next, she receives a visit from the police asking if she knows ... Twisted Innocence

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Lethal Beauty

Lethal Beauty

On 3/9 Evie Harris wrote: Lethal Beauty, by Lis Wiehl with April Henry, is a legal thriller that is part of the Mia Quinn Mysteries. Mia Quinn was introduced as the protagonist in the first book of the series, A Matter of Trust. Mia returned to work as a prosecutor after her husband died leaving her with two children and a ... Lethal Beauty

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The Dandelion Field

The Dandelion Field

On 2/14 Evie Harris wrote: Single mother Ginevieve Lightly always has her suitcase ready so that she can hit the road quickly. In The Dandelion Field, by Kathryn Springer, the reader learns that Ginevieve has other baggage as well. Until their car dies in Banister Falls, Ginevieve and her teenage daughter, Raine, did not stay ... The Dandelion Field

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A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

On 1/11 Evie Harris wrote: A Plague of Unicorns, by Jane Yolen, is a story set in medieval times. There are problems at Cranford Abbey. The place is falling apart and money is needed to make the necessary repairs. The new Abbot is certain he can raise money by using the golden apples from the orchard to produce and market his ... An Enchanting Story!!!

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Love Without End

Love Without End

On 12/7 Evie Harris wrote: Love Without End, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is a story about the past and the present. The book opens in 1944 with lost and orphaned Anna McKenna leading her colt through a forest. The horse is all she has left from her life when her parents were alive. Told alternately in the past and the present, the ... Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher

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Playing Saint

Playing Saint

On 11/16 Evie Harris wrote: Playing Saint, by Zachary Bartels, introduces the reader to Parker Saint who is a pastor on his way up. He has a pending book release and upcoming television career. A brush with the law changes his life forever. Parker's life begins to spin out of control and he is forced to question what he believes. This ... Playing Saint

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4 Stars

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An October Bride

An October Bride

On 10/18 Evie Harris wrote: Emma was aware of her father's grave diagnosis and struggles to deal with it. Unexpectedly, she comes across his "bucket list " and included on it is "Walk Emma down the aisle". She longs for a way to grant his wish as he may not live much longer. An October Bride, a novella by Katie Ganshert, is ... An October Bride

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Hit

Hit

On 10/7 Evie Harris wrote: Futures filled with promise can change in just one moment and this is what happens in Hit, a novel by Lorie Ann Grover. Sarah has received a scholarship to an all girl college, but has become smitten with her student teacher Mr. Haddings who attends a nearby university. He is aware of her interest in ... Hit by Lorie Ann Grover

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A September Bride

A September Bride

On 10/1 Evie Harris wrote: A September Bride, by Kathryn Springer, is the heartwarming story of two people who meet as the result of a traffic stop. Police officer Jesse pulled over Annie when he spotted her driving with a brake light that wasn't working and a hanging tail pipe. He later learns that his mother neglected to tell ... A September Bride

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Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

On 9/23 Evie Harris wrote: Magnolia Market, a novel by Judy Christie, opens with Avery Broussard, a young widow, not having a good day. Her former mother-in-law dashes Avery's dream and plan to buy the exclusive dress shop she has thrown herself into. Things get even worse when she gets into an auto accident and damages not ... Magnolia Market by Judy Christie

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Into the Canyon

Into the Canyon

On 9/4 Evie Harris wrote: Into The Canyon, by Michael Neale, is the sequel to his first book, The River. Just like The River, Into The Canyon does not disappoint. In the first book we learned that as a young child Gabriel Clarke's father died saving two young men from drowning while they were in The River. For years he fought ... Into The Canyon

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An August Bride

An August Bride

On 8/17 Evie Harris wrote: Kelsey Wilcox was left at the altar by her cowboy fiancé. Her parents lost their ranch. As a result she wants nothing to do with cowboys and ranches. She has a new life now as the owner of a successful beach restaurant that employs women who were previously homeless. She was in control. An August ... An August Bride

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A July Bride

A July Bride

On 7/29 Evie Harris wrote: Alyssa's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all got married in July and it was Alyssa's dream to do the same. The day of Alyssa's and Brendan's July wedding Alyssa's dream is shattered as Brandon bolts from the church. A July Bride, a novella by Beth Wiseman, is the story of what happens afterwards. This ... A July Bride

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/27 Evie Harris wrote: In The Butterfly and the Violin, by Kristy Cambron, two people are looking for the painting of Adele, a beautiful young woman who was once a celebrated Austrian violinist. Sera, a New York City art gallery owner, last saw the painting in Paris when she was a child and it has a special meaning for her. ... The Butterfly and the Violin

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Veil of Secrets

Veil of Secrets

On 7/8 Evie Harris wrote: Veil of Secrets, by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel, takes the reader inside the intricacies of a presidential political campaign where no secret is safe. The relationships between the characters are intriguing. Melanie and Will Connors, a "power couple," are key players in the campaign. Will ... Veil of Secrets

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The Bridge Tender

The Bridge Tender

On 6/18 Evie Harris wrote: The Bridge Tender, by Marybeth Whalen, begins with a prologue that introduces the reader to newlyweds Emily and Ryan. They honeymoon on Sunset Beach and decide that one day they will have a home there. Chapter One begins five years later and Emily is now a widow. Ryan's death has devastated her and ... The Bridge Tender

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 5/22 Evie Harris wrote: In a period of less than three months, the lives of Silver Matlock and Jared Newman changed in ways they could not have foreseen. The Heart's Pursuit, by Robin Lee Hatcher, opens in May 1873 in the small Colorado town of Twin Springs. Jared, a bounty hunter, first lays eyes on Silver as she runs from ... A Good Story

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Storming the Black Ice

Storming the Black Ice

On 4/23 Evie Harris wrote: Set in the not too distant future, Storming The Black Ice by Don Brown, is a fast moving novel about oil. Lots of oil. The British discovered a huge oil reserve under the ice of Antarctica. Britain and Chile enter into what they thought was a secret agreement to control the find. Argentina discovered ... Storming The Black Ice

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Mirror Images

Mirror Images

On 3/13 Evie Harris wrote: Madison has lost her job, a boyfriend who vanished several years ago, without a word, after stealing her savings which she needs to pay for a private adoption. She comes upon a picture accompanying an obituary that is of her boyfriend, but the name is different. Madison becomes a woman with a mission ... Mirror Images

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A January Bride

A January Bride

On 2/25 Evie Harris wrote: Romance writer, Maddie Houser, leaves her New York city home to come to Clayburn, Kansas to help her sister and to be closer to their mother who is in a nursing home. She is staying in her sister's house while it is being prepared for sale. With an impending deadline for her next book, she finds it ... A January Bride

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A February Bride

A February Bride

On 2/14 Evie Harris wrote: In the prologue of A February Bride, by Betsy St. Amant, we learn that Allie Andrews was to marry Marcus, a man she loved. However, on their wedding day she runs from the church, giving no explanation, and leaves him standing at the altar. Now, four months later she learns that her best friend, Marcus's ... A February Bride

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

On 1/28 Evie Harris wrote: Serena Diaz seemed to have a good life which included a teaching position she loved, a boyfriend and loving parents. Out of the blue she is told a student has accused her of sexual misconduct and from that moment on her life changes in ways she could never have imagined. What should have been just ... A Powerful Story

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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

On 12/26 Evie Harris wrote: In 1858 a birch tree in Norway was cut down and skillfully made into a large table. By 1921 the table had been brought to America and was in the North Dakota prairie home of the Kirkeborgs. Life was already difficult for the large family, but it became worse when a fast moving fire threatened their ... The Painted Table

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/25 Evie Harris wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley is Katherine Reay's debut novel and it is a true treasure. Samantha Moore has not had an easy life as she grew up in the foster care system. She is a loner who has a profound love of literature. At age twenty-three she accepts the offer of a grant which will pay for her to attend ... A Special Story

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Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive

On 10/13 Evie Harris wrote: Having terrible memories, Camille Gardner had vowed never to return to Samford, Louisiana, but her job with her uncle's company places her there as she is to persuade the landowners of the rural town of Sweet Olive to "sell their mineral rights- and allow use of their precious water for the drilling ... Sweet Olive

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Prison

Prison

On 9/2 Evie Harris wrote: The relationship between Sonja Grey and Max Trent did not start well. Both are undercover detectives and there is some tension between them. They are assigned to work together on a case and this brings about serious changes. Prison, by Toni V. Lee, is their story. Sonja and Max are to capture a drug ... A Good Story

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/15 Evie Harris wrote: In Joyce Magnin's novel, Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold, the reader is told that Harriet Beamer and her food loving Basset Hound, Humphrey, have moved from Pennsylvania to California to live with her son, Henry and his wife, Prudence. Not long afterwards she begins to wonder if she made a mistake. Her ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 7/22 Evie Harris wrote: A Bride For All Seasons: A Mail Order Bride Collection by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher consists of four stories about four couples who used Melvin Hitchcock's mail order bride catalogue, Hitching Post, to find spouses. Not only is Melvin the owner, he is the ... A Bride For All Seasons

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 7/8 Evie Harris wrote: It can be difficult to understand why bad things happen to good people. The protagonists in Denise Hunter's novel, Barefoot Summer: A Chapel Springs Romance, have had their share of heart breaks. Madison's twin brother died young and she has struggled to come to grips with his death. She is plagued ... A Special Story

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 6/17 Evie Harris wrote: The House That Love Built by Beth Wiseman is set in Smithville, Texas where little goes unnoticed. Brooke Holloway, a young widow with two young children owns the town hardware store. Owen, newly divorced, bought the Hadley mansion in Smithville primarily to spite his ex-wife. It is rumored the house ... The House that Love Built

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 4/30 Evie Harris wrote: Years ago Julia brought college friend, Marney, home for summers. Julia's family welcomed and entertained her at their summer home on the island of Edisto which is off the coast of South Carolina. Julia could not have known that her father, Charlie, would have an affair with Marney which led to his ... A Wonderful Book!

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 4/3 Evie Harris wrote: A phone conversation between two friends, Mia and Colleen, is interrupted by a gunshot that leaves Colleen dead. So opens the mystery novel, A Matter of Trust, by Lis Wiehl with April Henry. Recently widowed Mia is the protagonist. Her husband's unexpected death leaves her a single parent of a ... A Matter of Trust

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 2/26 Evie Harris wrote: Secretly Smitten Love Changes Everything by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter, is the second book in the Smitten series. Each author wrote a novella that provides a look into the lives of the Thomas women. Smitten is a logging town in Vermont that is trying to reinvent ... Secretly Smitten

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 1/27 Evie Harris wrote: Life in 1896 could be difficult under the best of circumstances, but for Molly Hatfield and her brother, Donny, life was especially hard. Their parents were dead and Donny had lost the use of his legs many years ago which had left him confined to a wheel chair. Molly worked in a saloon and devoted herself ... Waiting for Morning

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 11/25 Evie Harris wrote: ISLE of SHADOWS by Tracy L. Higley is a historical fiction novel. The story opens in Rhodes during the year 227 BC with the main character, Tessa of Delos, planning her suicide. She is a hetaera which is a " courtesan, or professional female companion" and for ten long years she belonged to the influential ... ISLE of SHADOWS by Tracy L. Higley

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The River

The River

On 10/8 Evie Harris wrote: A cancelled flight and a traveler's encounter with a stranger in an airport can sometimes bring surprising results. The River, by Michael Neale, opens with such an encounter between two men who under different circumstances might never have met. Casual conversation leads to the telling of a story. ... The River by Michael Neale

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Rudy

Rudy

On 9/9 Evie Harris wrote: Rudy My Story, by Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger with Mark Dagostino, is the memoir of the man who is the inspiration of the famous movie Rudy. The movie itself is exciting and motivating- a true feel good story. This book provides an in depth look into the man who would overcome learning disabilities, ... Rudy My Story

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Jackson

Jackson

On 7/15 Evie Harris wrote: Dr. Vickery's prologue of his biography of Andrew Jackson, Jackson The Iron Willed Commander, begins with a description of the day of Jackson's inauguration as the seventh President of the United States. On March 4, 1829 history was made. Jackson was a southerner from humble beginnings . His achievements ... Jackson

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 4/20 Evie Harris wrote: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking by Tammy Algood Thomas Nelson ISBN 978-1-4016-0158--4 Farm Fresh Southern Cooking by Tammy Algood is much more than a cookbook. While the book has a great collection of recipes, it also encourages the reader to shop from local growers. Ms. Algood considers growers ... Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 3/14 Evie Harris wrote: Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley has an unusual opening. “Heiress Wanted: Looking for hardworking , professional woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona Territory. Must be single and prepared to remain so now and forevermore.” So read ... Dawn Comes Early

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 1/3 Evie Harris wrote: This Thing Of Ours: How Faith Saved My Mafia Marriage Publisher: Thomas Nelson ISBN 978-1-59555-365 Cammy Franzese dreamed of being a dancer. The dream became a reality when she was hired to dance in a movie which was being produced by Michael Franzese. She eventually married him without knowing ... This Thing of Ours:How Faith Saved My Mafia Marriage

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Pershing

Pershing

On 11/6 Evie Harris wrote: PERSHING COMMANDER OF THE GREAT WAR AUTHOR: John Perry Publisher: Thomas Nelson 2011 The role of a biographer is to recount the life of their subject as objectively and accurately as possible. Mr. Perry acknowledges that while he knew little about Pershing prior to writing this book, his research ... Pershing-a life worth reading about

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