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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 10/20 mmbear wrote: I am sure that there are quite a bit of other people out and about that love reading Amish love stories because they are some of the what I call "purist love stories", because of their ways and their religion, it's hopefully one of the better role models we can all learn from to make our lives richer. ... An Unbroken Heart Book Review & Giveaway

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An Amish Year

An Amish Year

On 3/2 mmbear wrote: If you love reading about the Amish, then this book is perfect for you! It has 4 completely different romance stories that span a wide range of seasons within a year so that you get to experience how they live and cope with all the different weather and/or climate changes. As for me, I am a sucker ... An Amish Year Book Review & Giveaway

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Keeper of the Stars

Keeper of the Stars

On 3/2 mmbear wrote: I think we all love books that somehow give us hope that there is good things waiting for us if we could just get pass the negative things that have happened to us in our lives. There is nothing better than reading a really good, down to earth romance novel that shows us how to reach for love while ... Keeper of the Stars Book Review & Giveaway

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The Forgotten Recipe

The Forgotten Recipe

On 1/24 mmbear wrote: Gosh, I don't know why people get so caught up in things that they can't control and it's not their fault they survived something while someone else died. Yes, it's tragic, but to deny yourself happiness is just so crazy! I know for younger people they think their world will never be the same, but ... The Forgotten Recipe Book Review

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The Brontë Plot

The Brontë Plot

On 11/20 mmbear wrote: Sometimes you just don't know until you get into a book whether you have made a good choice or not, which I learned long time ago, just go with it and let the chips fall where they may. I am not often wrong about a book or find it boring, and thankfully, this one was neither of those! I have to admit ... The Bronte Plot Book Review

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 11/20 mmbear wrote: If you want a really good romance story steeped in war, then this will be the best one you have read in awhile! It has the drama and heartbreak from a young girl's perspective and also the promise that things will get better. She is rescued by a kind young man named Jakob and taken to a new land where ... The Girl From The Train Book Review

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An Amish Christmas Gift

An Amish Christmas Gift

On 10/24 mmbear wrote: If you love reading about how the Amish live, then this book is going to thrill you, especially since it's all about Christmas stories! This book has 3 separate stories about 3 different Amish women and how their holiday is shaping up. What makes these stories so great is that these Amish women think ... An Amish Christmas Gift Book Review

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The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

On 10/7 mmbear wrote: It looks like dating and falling in love is the same no matter which religion you practice. Yes, there are differences in some aspects, but the actual feelings are pretty much the same. I guess everyone is uncertain at some point in their life as to who and what they want. I think that is just part ... The Bishop's Son Book Review & Giveaway

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A Heart’s Home

A Heart’s Home

On 9/5 mmbear wrote: I have another sequel in the Journey of the Heart series called A Heart's Home. While it is a 6 novella type series and I only got to read 3 of them, it still made perfect sense, so even if you don't get the complete series, it will still make sense to you. Anything written by Colleen Coble is to be ... A Heart's Home Book Review & Giveaway

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 9/4 mmbear wrote: I have another awesome book I want to share with you called Shades of Doon. This is the third book in the series and I have already reviewed both of the other books here on my blog. The series is written by two friends, Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon. If you love YA Fantasy books, then this series is going ... Shades of Doon Book Review

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A Heart’s Betrayal

A Heart’s Betrayal

On 8/8 mmbear wrote: Although I did not read the earlier books, this short novella is actually a good stand alone book. It gave me enough of a background history that it didn't matter whether I had read the others or not. I got the basics of what happened to Emmie and was able to pick up the thread of the story quite well ... A Heart's Betrayal Book Review

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A Simple Prayer

A Simple Prayer

On 5/30 mmbear wrote: I thought as I was reading this story that it really doesn't matter what we believe in, because we all have suffered at one time or another and we all love and get hurt, so it's no different here in this Amish community. We are only human so we do end up making mistakes and like all mistakes, I think ... A Simple Prayer Book Review

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A Heart's Danger

A Heart's Danger

On 5/30 mmbear wrote: This was a great conclusion to a story that spanned over three books and took the reader on a trip worth spending every minute wondering if Sarah and Rand would ever get to be together with so much evil things going on and evil people trying to keep them apart. The new woman in Rand's life tried her ... A Heart's Danger Book Review

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 4/30 mmbear wrote: I really do love these books and I am sure you will too! Kenna gets a 2nd chance to right the wrong from the last book in which at the last moment, she backs out of staying in the kingdom and decides to return back here to regular Earth where she thinks it's more important that she finishes her quest ... Destined for Doon Book Review

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The Inn at Ocean's Edge

The Inn at Ocean's Edge

On 4/30 mmbear wrote: One thing is for sure, Colleen Coble really knows how to tell a compelling tale that makes you want to read the whole book in one day! This one is no different and once again, this is going to be a series and luckily for me, this is Book 1 in the Sunset Cove series. Wow, this is one big mess that the ... The Inn at Ocean's Edge Book Review

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A Heart's Obsession

A Heart's Obsession

On 4/30 mmbear wrote: This was a great book to read because it had a little bit of everything you could want in a book to keep you interested and to read until the end. I just wish I had known about the first book! I love reading series because it's so much more exciting to get to continue following your favorite characters. Besides ... A Heart's Obsession Book Review & Giveaway

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 3/22 mmbear wrote: This story is just as good as the one called Snow on the Tulips that I reviewed a little while back. The same author that wrote that one, also wrote this one. She can definitely write some of the most romantic love stories in the middle of a war better than anyone else I can think of right now. Irene ... Remember the Lilies Book Review

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The Beekeeper's Son

The Beekeeper's Son

On 2/8 mmbear wrote: I have a really interesting book to share with you today called The Beekeeper's Son written by Kelly Irvin that I thought you might like to hear about. Synopsis: Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God’s creation. Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock ... The Beekeeper's Son Book Review & Giveaway

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A Woodland Miracle

A Woodland Miracle

On 1/19 mmbear wrote: This story is a real tear jerker, so you better have your hanky near you while reading this tragic story. Grace actually believes that a doctor in Ohio can fix her but when she finally gets up the courage to go see him, he doesn't have very good news to share with her. It's a wonderful setting in an ... A Woodland Miracle Book Review & Giveaway

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 1/14 mmbear wrote: You will this romantic story if you are into romance with a side of mystery thrown in for good measure. It's a good thing I didn't live back in those days because I think all of these secrets that people keep are so funny! Gosh, what they considered a scandal is nothing these days! But, to them, especially ... A Lady at Willowgrove Hall Book Review & Giveaway

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A Dream of Home

A Dream of Home

On 12/18 mmbear wrote: This is another heartwarming story set in the Lancaster Grand Hotel where Madeline works after losing her fiancé. She used to live in California and wasn't Amish so this is an adjustment for her. Of course, Saul is not in the mood for courting either as his wife had left him, so Madeline doesn't have ... A Dream of Home Book Review

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 10/30 mmbear wrote: This book is filled with action from the moment you start reading! I don't know how Rosalind could even work in a place called Sloane's House, but she was bound and determined to find out what had happened to her missing sister, Miranda. Both sisters are from Wisconsin and being in Chicago is definitely ... Secrets of Sloane House Review

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Murder Simply Brewed

Murder Simply Brewed

On 4/5 mmbear wrote: Just because this is an Amish community doesn't mean nothing ever goes on there! They are human just like us and make mistakes and this particular case it is all about greed. Because the police don't think that foul play is involved in Ethan's murder, they rule it a heart attack but Amber and Hannah ... http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2014/04/murder-simply-brewed-book-review.html

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Doon

Doon

On 3/7 mmbear wrote: Oh, have I got an awesome YA Fantasy book to share with you today! I wasn't sure about this book at first but after reading it, I think it's one of my very favorite's, EVER! It's called Doon written by two friends, Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. This is a really awesome YA Fantasy that I think you and ... Doon Book Review

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Plain Peace

Plain Peace

On 11/15 mmbear wrote: I have another great Amish book to share with you called Plain Peace written by Beth Wiseman. Seems like it is hard for the Amish to come to terms with some things. In this book, it is hard for the grandparents, especially the grandfather to let go of his granddaughter, Anna. I think it's because her ... Plain Peace Book Review & Giveaway

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Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide

On 10/23 mmbear wrote: I wasn't sure where this book was going to go with this story, but it ended up being better than I had originally thought. It's told thru the eyes of Tommy, a former sports player and the people who are trying to help him fight a battle between the evil demons that have taken over a local school for ... Fatal Tide Book Review

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/25 mmbear wrote: Wow, Harriet takes on quite an adventure when she decides to leave Pennsylvania and move to California to be with her son, Henry and his wife, Prudence who is expecting twins! They are going to build Harriet a Grandmother Suite so she will have room for her collection and Humphries, her Basset Hound. She ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold Book Review

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

On 6/27 mmbear wrote: Ivy lost her job when her branch closed and then on top of that, her sister gets the most romantic marriage proposal and Ivy see's Elliot coming out of an apartment and realizes that he is having an affair. So, what does she do? She hightails it home and sulks for a little bit but slowly and surely, ... The Wishing Tree

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Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 2/15 mmbear wrote: Ken is married to Connie and they live in California. Ken was used to living in the fast lane. He knew the Beatles for goodness sake! When he was diagnosed the first time, he fought it as hard as he could. He and Connie loved living near the beach and would take long walks while he was fighting the ... Great Story On How Faith Can Sustain You

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Dear Deb

Dear Deb

On 11/2 mmbear wrote: Of all the books I have read, this one touched my heart as no other book has before. You see, my father died of lung cancer back in 2004, a week before Thanksgiving. When that happened I was dealing with some minor health issues and then him getting sick and being diagnosed within 4 weeks, he was gone. ... Totalling Awesome Miracle

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The River

The River

On 10/12 mmbear wrote: Gabriel Clarke is from a 3rd generation of White Water guides. His father always told him that the Clarke's were made for The River, but when Gabriel was 5 years old, his father drowned in The River trying to rescue a kayaker. He goes to live with his mother, Maggie, on a farm in Cairo, Kansas. He turns ... Good For The Soul

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The Reason

The Reason

On 9/7 mmbear wrote: The people revolve around the church in this story that tests everyone's faith and challenges them to believe. For the pastor, he is legally blind but has a wonderful wife named Shirley who never falters in her belief, their son, Charlie is over 7 feet tall and weighs over 300 pounds and can't talk. ... Religion at It's Best

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 7/22 mmbear wrote: At first, I don't think Navajo really "got" what the pastor was doing but after awhile it finally started to take hold and he would feel great when he left the older pastor and his wife. But, by midweek, he was back to the same indecision or feeling frustrated about some minor event. Every Monday, he ... Powerful Message thru Stories

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 5/7 mmbear wrote: Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it was Cassidy who was murdered because she got a tip from someone and went to meet them (she was the crime reporter) and the other two friends were the ones to find her. But, they have been told in no uncertain terms to stay away from the case. Come to find ... Great Crime Mystery Story

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/5 mmbear wrote: This book has mixed a little history in with fiction. There really was a Ben Hanby and he wrote the song, Darling Nelly Gray, which at the time was called the "Uncle Tom's Cabin of song". He also wrote "Up On The Rooftop", the famous Christmas song. Unfortunately for Ben, he took ill when he was only ... Sweeter Than Birdsong

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 1/6 mmbear wrote: Camille married Michael and although he was a criminal, she was devoted to God. Throughout the marriage, she tried to bring him over to the Lord's side and finally one day he follows. Today, he is a successful evangelist and has a growing ministry. He goes around the country speaking and finally in the ... Not For Me!

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 12/12 mmbear wrote: Jonathan Rush is a CEO of Advanced Data Systems but deep down is very troubled man because of his past. At the age of 4 he was left by his mother at the Kellner Children's Home, in Fairbanks, Alaska and then adopted by the Rush family from Miami. Because of this he would have bouts of deep anger and ... The Encounter

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Invasion (tpc)

Invasion (tpc)

On 11/9 mmbear wrote: I have another very interesting book to tell you about called Invasion. Now, at first I thought it was about aliens coming here to earth to take us over so I ordered it to read. Well, when it came and I started to read it, I discovered it was not what I thought it would be. This book would make an excellent ... Invasion Book Review

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More Lost Than Found

More Lost Than Found

On 9/29 mmbear wrote: Well, I finally got my first book review thanks to BookSneeze, More Lost Than Found by Jared Herd. Jared serves as the Creative Director for XP3, a division of the Rethink Group. For the past 10 years he has traveled alot speaking to hundreds of thousands of high school and college students. While doing ... More Lost Than Found Book Review

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