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When Mountains Move

When Mountains Move

On 9/1 millstreetreader wrote: Cantrell is a strong voice in the Christian fiction market whose first book Into the Free won two Christy Awards, and who now returns to complete the story with When Mountains Move. This novel set in the early 1940s takes up exactly where Into the Free leaves off. Seventeen year old Millie (Millicent) ... When Mountains Move: A Powerful Sequel

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 7/7 millstreetreader wrote: Colleen Coble again lives up to her reputation as a master of suspense and romance in MERMAID MOON, the latest addition to the Sunset Cove series.  The coastal Maine setting has just the right feel for a summer beach read, and although reading THE INN AT OCEAN'S EDGE first would be a good idea, ... Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

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Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

On 1/25 millstreetreader wrote: Successful country song writer and solo artist Jimmy Wayne hit his stride in Nashville in the early 2000's but after returning home following a 2009 tour where he opened for Brad Paisley, Wayne decided he needed to follow through with a self-made promise that his life would honor the elderly couple who ... Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid who Found the Way by Jimmy Wayne with Ken Abraham

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 11/21 millstreetreader wrote: I don't know how much Dickens's A Christmas Carol has affected the Christmas culture of other countries, but it is deeply ingrained in America's Christmas lore despite its British setting. That Victorian era snow covered streets and people with bonnets and top hats conjure visions of Christmas nearly ... 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol by Bob Welch

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The Plain Choice

The Plain Choice

On 9/8 millstreetreader wrote:   I first encountered Sherry Gore's name when I ran across a reference to the magazine COOKING AND SUCH which at the time she helped publish.  I learned that Sherry lived in Pinecraft, Florida, an Amish and Mennonite settlement in Sarasota.  Photos of Pinecraft and writings of Sherry's ... The Plain Choice: The True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life by Sherry Gore

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Whenever You Come Around

Whenever You Come Around

On 7/29 millstreetreader wrote: Robin Lee Hatcher is one of the long established authors of Christian fiction.  WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND, her latest novel and a part of the KINGS MEADOW ROMANCE series is perfect summer read.  To her hometown of Kings Meadow, author Charity Anderson is a successful hometown girl who has moved ... Whenever You Come Around by Robin Lee Hatcher

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Only God Can Make a Kitten

Only God Can Make a Kitten

On 4/2 millstreetreader wrote:  A young boy accompanies his mother and baby sister on walks in nature through the seasons, always asking his mama who made whatever wonder they find.  Whether it's a kitten, a tender bloom, or the vast ocean, his mama always answers with a rhyme that it is God who has done the creation.  Laura ... Only God Can Make a Kitten by Rhonda Gowler Greene with illustrations by Laura J. Bryant

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The Dandelion Field

The Dandelion Field

On 3/14 millstreetreader wrote:   THE DANDELION FIELD's Wisconsin setting and Wisconsin author (Kathryn Springer) are what first caught my attention.  I am glad they did because this is a well written thoughtful novel.  I don't read too many contemporary novels, especially if they carry the label romance, but this book ... The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer

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Motherless

Motherless

On 1/5 millstreetreader wrote:   A simple summary of Erin Healy's new book would be that Marina, 20, and Dylan, 17, believe that solving the mystery behind their mother's disappearance and supposed suicide 17 years ago will help them survive in the new chaos they have been thrust in.  Their father, the only family they've ... Motherless by Erin Healy

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Big Book of Quizzes

Big Book of Quizzes

On 9/7 millstreetreader wrote: Big Book of Quizzes is put together by the Editors of Faithgirlz! When I saw this title was available for review from BookLook, I was curious. Could it hold its own against magazines, books, games, and apps from the pop culture, or would this be a "preachy" publication with the guise of entertainment? ... http://thoughtsfrommillstreet.blogspot.com/2014/09/faithgirlz-big-book-of-quizzes-fun.html

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/17 millstreetreader wrote: Artist and author Mary Engelbreit's newest book is a joyous collection of poems, Bible verses, and sayings about friendship coupled with Engelbreit's refreshing art.  Classified as a children's book, I am sure this volume will bring just as many smiles to adults as to youngsters.  I see the ... The Blessings of Friendship Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

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Seagrass Pier

Seagrass Pier

On 7/19 millstreetreader wrote: Seagrass Pier is the third Hope Beach novel, the others include Tidewater Inn and Rosemary Cottage. Unlike many titles in a series, Seagrass Pier can easily be read as a stand-alone novel without confusion over characters and plots from the previous books.  Erin Summerall, a medical donor specialist, ... Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble: A Hope Beach Novel

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The Reason for My Hope

The Reason for My Hope

On 2/7 millstreetreader wrote: Billy Graham has spent his life preaching the message of forgiveness and salvation.  Now in his mid-nineties and not physically strong enough to continue the crusading life, he has NOT put aside his desire to share Christ's promise.  Instead he shares through his writing, something he can do ... The Reason for My Hope by Billy Graham

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 9/20 millstreetreader wrote: Want fiction loaded with eccentric characters whose lives provide more than a slight flash of humor? Want stories that examine human frailties and problems with sensitivity and a fresh approach, but still with Christian values?  Then you need to discover author Joyce Magnin.  I've already reviewed ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 6/10 millstreetreader wrote: Of course I saw the connection when I saw this title to the old adage, "When you get lemons, make lemonade."  On a deeper level lies that persistent question, why does God allow us to suffer?Why do bad things happen? But Don Jacobson and the dozens of other authors draw our attention away from those ... When God Makes Lemonade:True Stories that Amaze and Encourage created by Don Jacobson

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 12/20 millstreetreader wrote: Curtis Eichelberger, a sports reporter for Bloomberg News spent several years researching his new book by interviewing current and former NFL players, their families, chaplains, and even a few coaches.  The topic?  Not their training regiments, their signing stories, or even their ... Men of Sunday: How faith guides the players, coaches and wives of the NFL by Curtis Eichelberger

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The Reason

The Reason

On 10/29 millstreetreader wrote: Monday, October 29, 2012The Reason by William Sirls Bringing God's word to life in today's world is a basic tenet of contemporary fiction and most readers come away with a warm, fuzzy feeling after reading such titles. We feel comfortable with the life and faith changes made by the characters and are ... The Reason by William Sirls

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/9 millstreetreader wrote:  At first I wasn't sure I would like Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate. First chapters seemed too light, and I thought I would be reading a predictable romance despite there being a large gathering of characters.  But as the characters settled into their extended stays in the Hope Springs community, ... Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/28 millstreetreader wrote: Charlotte's fledgling bridal shop has begun to soar, especially when Miss Alabama picks Charlotte's shop as THE PLACE to find the perfect dress. And Charlotte's personal life couldn't be better. After a short, whirlwind romance she and Tim are getting married. Or, at least that is the plan, if she ... The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 11/7 millstreetreader wrote: Authors Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain with illustrator April Willy have connected to create a short, but powerful tale of how a simple allowance can bring countless adventures and sound financial footing to a young child. We can all see the devastating results of the "I want it now at whatever cost" ... Three Cups by Mark St. Germain

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Love You More

Love You More

On 9/13 millstreetreader wrote: Love you more: the divine surprise of adopting my daughter by Jennifer Grant Journalist Jennifer Grant allows us an inside look into her family path to adopt a Guatemalan toddler. Already parents of three children under the age of six, Jennifer and her husband believe their family will ... Love you more

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