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Hit

Hit

On 10/29 EsoSweet wrote: Eighteen year-old Sarah is a senior in high school when graduate student, Mr. Haddings, becomes poet in residence at her high school. While sitting in his poetry class Sarah falls in love with him. Despite his efforts to rebuff Sarah and squash whatever feelings they may have for each other, Sarah is ... Hit by Lorie Ann Grover

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5 Stars

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Rebels

Rebels

On 9/16 EsoSweet wrote: Rebels is the conclusion to the Safelands trilogy by Jill Williamson. The first two books, Captives and Outcasts, were good and I was eager to read Rebels. It did not disappoint. If you haven’t read the first two books, be warned that this will likely contain spoilers for them. Picking up where Outcasts ... Rebels (Safelands #3) by Jill Williamson

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5 Stars

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How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 8/19 EsoSweet wrote: I first heard about Todd and Erin Stevens two months ago in the local newspaper. There was a profile on Erin's work in starting Nashville Strip Church and I was intrigued. That afternoon I received an email from BookLook that their book How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness would be available ... How to Pick Up a Stripper by Todd and Erin Stevens

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5 Stars

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I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

On 5/21 EsoSweet wrote: ’ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has by Mandy Hale is about her life. Hale starts with the story that resulted in the title of the book. From there she backtracks to high school through college. Hale became a Christian and then tells about landing her dream job. She lost that job and then explains ... I've Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage has by Mandy Hale

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1 Stars

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Outcasts

Outcasts

On 4/11 EsoSweet wrote: So, in Outcasts we find brothers, Levi, Mason and Omar still inside the Safelands, along with other members of their village. They have managed to break a lot of rules, but have also found a way into hiding with help from an outlaw named Bender. When one of Bender’s lackeys winds up dead they have ... Outcasts by Jill Williamson

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4 Stars

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Captives

Captives

On 4/3 EsoSweet wrote: Recently I requested Captives by Jill Williamson from BookLook Bloggers. Well the book didn't show up, so I moved on and requested a different book. And then, what do you know, Captives arrives on my doorstep. I was really excited and finally had a chance to crack it open this week. I finished it Captives ... Captives by Jill Williamson

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4 Stars

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Runaway Saint

Runaway Saint

On 3/3 EsoSweet wrote: Runaway Saint by Lisa Samson is a phenomenal book. I was a little unsure of it based on the description, but the story really sucked me and kept me turning pages as quickly as I could. The story is about Sara Drexel. Sara is a graphic designer in Baltimore with her own business, husband, and fixer upper ... Runaway Saint by Lisa Samson

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5 Stars

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The Sinners' Garden

The Sinners' Garden

On 1/6 EsoSweet wrote: The Sinner's Garden by William Sirls is a story about healing, family, choices, heartache, redemption and so much more. This is Sirls’ second book (see my review for his first book here) and hopefully not his last. The story surrounds Judi Kemp, her son Andy, her brother Gerald "Rip" Ripley and her ... The Sinner's Garden by William Sirls

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5 Stars

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Like Moonlight at Low Tide

Like Moonlight at Low Tide

On 12/11 EsoSweet wrote: Like Moonlight at Low Tide: Sometimes the Current is the Only Thing That Saves You by Nicole Quigley is the story of Missy Keiser, a junior in high school. When Missy was in middle school her life was miserable. She was made fun of for her appearance and her families lack of money. Then, her mother uprooted ... Like Moonlight at Low Tide: Sometimes the Current is the Only Thing That Saves You by Nicole Quigley

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5 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/21 EsoSweet wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay is a fantastic read. I really couldn’t put it down. The story is about Samantha Moore, a grown-up foster kid. Sam has been given the opportunity to attend Grad School at Northwestern University on a grant. The only stipulation is that she must write letters to her ... Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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5 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 8/27 EsoSweet wrote: When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey is a dark and complex story about a little girl name Leah and her new friend, the Rainbow Man. The book takes place over one week leading up to the town carnival. It starts on Saturday which is little Leah's birthday. Leah Norcross is a shy and somewhat strange ... When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey

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5 Stars

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A Pretty Age

A Pretty Age

On 8/6 EsoSweet wrote: In A Pretty Age by Barbara Mueller Sophiny Mumm, a sixteen year old student at a Catholic convent and her best friend Antoinette Dominguez find themselves entrapped in the schemes of evil man. Antoinette elopes and then subsequently disappears. Sophiny must solve the mystery of her friend's disappearance ... A Pretty Age by Barbara Mueller

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3 Stars

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The House on Moody Avenue

The House on Moody Avenue

On 5/7 EsoSweet wrote: The House on Moody Avenue is the story of a house. Of course you can't tell the story of a house without telling the stories of those who live in it. Hannemann begins her story after the American Civil War, with Lisette, a young girl whose life is quite simply, really sad. Lisette's story is very tangled ... The House on Moody Avenue by Celestine Hannemann

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3 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 2/6 EsoSweet wrote: The leadership of Rhodes is at a crossroads of sorts as some of its leadership is working towards change. Caught in the middle is the beautiful Tessa. Tessa works in the service of one of the city's ten leaders, Glaucus, and must work to make sure that his mission is accomplished. When Glaucus dies Tessa ... Isle of Shadows by Tracy Higley

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5 Stars

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Asylum

Asylum

On 12/28 EsoSweet wrote: I was really excited to read Asylum by Ashley Hodges Bazer. I'm quite the fan of dystopian fiction, as I'm sure you can easily figure out. Asylum did not disappoint. The story was intriguing and interesting. It took off quickly and kept a fast pace. This made it exciting to read and kept my attention. The ... Asylum by Ashley Hodges Bazer

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4 Stars

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The Reason

The Reason

On 12/17 EsoSweet wrote: When I was picking a book for Booksneeze, I wasn't initially drawn to The Reason. The premise didn't make sense, but when I started reading it, I was immediately drawn into the story. The story begins on a dark and stormy day. The lightening from the storm strikes the large wooden cross in front of a ... The Reason by William Sirls

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3 Stars

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The River

The River

On 10/5 EsoSweet wrote: The River by Michale Neale is the compelling story of Gabriel Clarke. The story opens with five-year old Gabriel on a walk with his father, John. The Clarke men live at Big Water Adventure Camp in Corley Mills, Colorado. John is a whitewater rafting guide and owner of the camp. While the two of them ... The River by Michael Neale

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4 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 9/6 EsoSweet wrote: The story is Mrs. Grubb’s memoir of her life growing up with an abusive father. This was a hard book to read. I’ve always had a very tender spot in my heart for children that have to endure abuse. I never had to and am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for his grace in my life. Mrs. Grubb’s story ... Cruel Harvest by Frances Elizabeth Grubb

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5 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 8/6 EsoSweet wrote: Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma is the story of living the faith when everything in life seems to fall apart. Ava in her late forties is married to a wonderful man and has two wonderful children. Her daughter is getting married to a great guy. Her son is a fantastic ... Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Martinusen Coloma

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4 Stars

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 7/30 EsoSweet wrote: I love to read fiction, but for my Booksneeze book, I didn't have any fiction options. I chose Call of a Coward because it sounded interesting. Boy, was I right! I read Call of a Coward over the weekend and I was so blown away! I really didn't want to put it down. This book was interesting, engaging, ... Call of a Coward by Marcia Moston

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5 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 5/1 EsoSweet wrote: Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission by Ronnie Floyd is a good book to help you get up and get evangelizing. The book is about living out the Great Commission: "Go and make disciples in Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth." Floyd moves through what Judea, Samaria, and the ends ... Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission by Ronnie Floyd

EsoSweet's Rating:

3 Stars

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