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Thrive Student Edition

Thrive Student Edition

On 8/29 Alicia wrote: You've probably heard the words 'Live out your faith' dozens, if not hundreds, of times, but what does that phrase really mean? And how do you really follow Jesus in today's world? In this student adaptation of his book Thrive, Casting Crowns' Mark Hall explores exactly what it means when your faith ... Book Review- Thrive

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5 Stars

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Life Behind the Wall

Life Behind the Wall

On 6/27 Alicia wrote: Behind the Wall is a three in one novel including: Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler's Treasure which effectively portrays life behind the Berlin Wall. Taken from the point of teenagers it proves to be a lot more relatable for the intended young reader. The author masterfully shows the danger, ... Book Review- Behind the Wall

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5 Stars

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Below the Surface

Below the Surface

On 4/14 Alicia wrote: Something is wrong with Cooper. He’s plagued by a fear he doesn’t understand and can’t control. Cooper just wants to escape, and a summer vacation aboard the restored cabin cruiser, The Getaway, with best friends Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk seems like the perfect way to do it. Two weeks of fun---with ... Book Review: Below the Surface

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4 Stars

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Firstborn: A Novel

Firstborn: A Novel

On 2/20 Alicia wrote: Where does a firstborn girl fit in a world dominated by men? When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, ... Book Review- Firstborn

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3 Stars

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Outcasts

Outcasts

On 1/15 Alicia wrote: Outcasts is the second installment to the Safe Lands Series written by Jill Williamson. Her love for working with teens is clearly evident in her writing. She writes Christian fiction for teens that deal with some prevalent issues all the while keeping it fun and way out of this world.  Continuing ... Book Review- Outcasts

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5 Stars

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Last Light

Last Light

On 12/17 Alicia wrote: I enjoyed the authors unique story line. I was immediately drawn to the many hardships the different characters faced. The book allowed for many thoughts of reflection. What would I do without electricity? How would I survive? I loved how the everything in the story tied together in the end. My only ... Unique Plot

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5 Stars

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Anomaly

Anomaly

On 7/31 Alicia wrote: Dystopian young adult novels are an upcoming new trend. I have read several and have enjoyed each one for their individual uniqueness. Though different they share many common factors such as controlling government, crazy scientists, low morals, and technological advance. Anomaly did include such factors, ... Teen Book Review: Anomaly

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5 Stars

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 6/3 Alicia wrote: Two years later, Brooke Holloway is still grieving the death of her beloved husband. Both God and her children have kept her from sinking into despair. Freshly divorced, Owen is bitter and has ruled God out of his life. When he makes a decision to buy a huge fixer- uper with rich history both paths cross. ... Book Review- The House That Love Built

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/27 Alicia wrote: Guest review by KarenLysa Terkeurst’s Unglued Devotional attempts to help women “live in the grace of making imperfect progress, be a more positive role model, and know with confidence how to resolve conflict.”This is a 60 day journey with a daily reading of a Bible verse, Thought for the Day, ... Guest Book Review- Unglued Devotional

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4 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/19 Alicia wrote: Welcome all to the romantic capital of the world, Smitten Vermont! In this small cozy town you'll find that love changes everything. We experience five romance, yes five tales of love and mystery!After reading the blurb of the book I was immediately drawn to it. Secrets in grandma's attic, a forgotten ... Book Review- Secretly Smitten

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4 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 11/5 Alicia wrote: Tracy has done it again! Having previously read Garden of Madness, I had high expectations for this book. Not to my surprise Tracy has crafted a wonderfully intricate story including a beautiful enslaved woman, an assassination plot, and true freedom and redemption found only in God! Isle ... Book Review: Isle of Shadows

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5 Stars

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The Choice

The Choice

On 8/11 Alicia wrote: The Choice- Robert WhitlowPublisher- Thomas NelsonGenre- Christianncontemporary Pages- 413Rating- 5 starsThe book begins shortly after the Roe vs. Wade court case that legalized abortion in America. Sandy the straight A student, perfect daughter, cheerleading captain, finds herself pregnant at the ... The Choice- Book Review

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5 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 7/3 Alicia wrote: Book Description:Within one of the Old Testament’s most famous battles lies one of its most tender love stories.Hidden within the battle of Jericho is the story of Rahab, a beautiful and brave young Canaanite woman who aided the Israelites by hanging a piece of scarlet cord from a window. This act ... Book Review- This Scarlet Cord

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3 Stars

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 6/4 Alicia wrote: As an avid Amish reader, I was excited to read this book for many reasons. First of all, Arms of Love is not your traditional Amish romance novel. The author based her time period during the Revolutionary War, which immediately set this book apart for me as well. It was most interesting to see the ... Book Review: Arms of Love

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5 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/14 Alicia wrote: Garden of Madness is based upon Tiamat, daughter of King Nebuchadnezzar, during the seven year period where he goes mad. There are sinister plots lurking in the realms of the palace. When recent deaths occurring and talk of killing her father arise, Princess Tiamat feels like she must hunt down ... Book Review- Garden of Madness

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/19 Alicia wrote: ViaCharlotte owns a bridal boutique in Birmingham. It is her job and passion to dress brides for their one special day. However, with her own wedding approaching, she is unsure about everything including her groom. Charlotte randomly purchases a battered trunk in a auction and finds a vintage wedding ... Book Review- The Wedding Dress

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5 Stars

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/11 Alicia wrote: Although in the midst of the Civil War, Shannon, a true southern belle at heart, knows what sacrifice means. Since the Civil War broke out, her life has been filled with hardships and daily sacrifices. Shannon spends her days nursing  wounded Confederate soldiers. When her father feels called from ... Book Review- Heart of Gold

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4 Stars

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 11/28 Alicia wrote: Photo Credit:Rose Bender is no ordinary Amish girl. She dreams of adventure and excitement in her life. She is happy to be engaged to her best friend Luke Lantz, but feels like something lacks. Luke and Rose have been best friends for many years that she already knows him so well. Her acceptance to his ... Book Review- An Amish Wedding

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5 Stars

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 10/31 Alicia wrote: Photo Credit:Amanda Belle is a sophisticated Southern woman. She happens to meet Captain Kent and after many meetings in her father's church, she is secretly attracted to him. After a promise she made to her  dying mother to take care of her siblings, she knows love for anyone is out of the question. ... Book Review- His Steadfast Love

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4 Stars

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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 10/3 Alicia wrote: Katie Ann Stoltzfus is a 40 year-old new mother who has recently been widowed. She has remade her life in Canaan, Colorado. Katie Ann does not want to raise baby Jonas alone. Prior to her husband's death, he had hurt and betrayed her causing her to loose all trust in men. With the possibilities so low ... Book Review- The Wonder of Your Love

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5 Stars

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