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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 9/6 Tammy Cook wrote: Kathleen Fuller has written several Amish Novels/Novellas that I have enjoyed. An Unbroken Heart is book two of her An Amish of Birch Creek Novels. She also writes Contemporary and Historical Romance. Learn more about Kathleen and her books here. An Unbroken Heart takes place at the same time as book ... BookReview An Unbroken Heart by Kathleen Fuller

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4 Stars

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Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

On 4/20 Tammy Cook wrote: Whitney Miller has been "inspired by the hospitality of her 97 year-old great-grandmother and creativity of her mother" when it comes to food. She was a winner on the show Masterchef. Whitney shares her faith and passion for family, hospitality, and cooking while doing the many aspects of her cooking ... BookReview/ReadAnExcerpt Whitney Miller's New Southern Table by Whitney Miller

Tammy Cook's Rating:

5 Stars

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NIV Bible for Women

NIV Bible for Women

On 4/20 Tammy Cook wrote: The New International Version of the Bible seems to be one the simplest versions to understand for me. What drew me to the NIV Bible For Women was the appealing look and color of the dust jacket. Upon cracking it open, I also enjoyed the design and drawings that are part of the Devotions and Myths. The ... BookReview/ReadAnExcerpt NIV Bible For Women From Zondervan

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4 Stars

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The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

On 10/19 Tammy Cook wrote: In 'The Bishop’s Son', Leila Lantz has to decide who to court. She confused by her feelings for two young men. Jesse Glick wants to court her. He is also struggling with a life changing choice to make. Will, Jesse’s cousin, also wants to court her but knows Jesse’s feelings for the outspoken young ... Blog Post Title Image BookReview/ReadAnExcerpt The Bishop's Son by Kelly Irvin

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5 Stars

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A Reluctant Bride

A Reluctant Bride

On 9/4 Tammy Cook wrote: Kathleen Fuller started writing in 2000. She has over 30 books under her belt. I have read a handful of her Novellas and enjoyed them. Her series set in Middlefield, Ohio are fan favorites. Learn more about Fuller and her books here. In A Reluctant Bride, marriage was never a thought for Sadie Shrock, ... BookReview/ReadAnExcerpt A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller

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5 Stars

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 9/1 Tammy Cook wrote: Tim Hawkins is a Christian comedian. His brand of comedy is family friendly, but can be edgy at times. Hawkins has released seven DVDs. Learn more at timhawkins.net. Diary of a Jackwagon is Hawkins’ first book. I have seen two of Hawkins’ DVDs and laughed my head off at his insanity. There have ... BookReview Diary of a Jackwagon by Tim Hawkins

Tammy Cook's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 8/25 Tammy Cook wrote: Harvest Festival shows the Bear family celebrating fall's arrival with members of their church. This book is about thanking God for his gifts. The illustrations are so colorful. I could see a younger child having fun picking out various items on each page. The descriptions of the season are real, they ... BookReview The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival by Mike Berenstain

Tammy Cook's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Plain Choice

The Plain Choice

On 8/17 Tammy Cook wrote: When I think about Sherry Gore, I picture a happy Amish woman who likes to cook. I know she is an author because I have read two of her books, Simply Delicious Amish Cooking and Made with Love. I assumed she was born Amish. Before I started reading A Plain Choice, what I did not know is the sad journey ... BookReview/ReadAnExcerpt The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore

Tammy Cook's Rating:

5 Stars

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NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

On 8/5 Tammy Cook wrote: The NIV Dad’s Devotional Bible is more than just the Bible with devotionals included. It can be used as a tool to grow in one’s Christian faith. I think that it is handy having a devotional and Bible all rolled into one. I know personally that it can be hard sometimes to do both but this Bible can ... NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

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5 Stars

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25,000 Mornings

25,000 Mornings

On 8/4 Tammy Cook wrote: The author, Fay Rowe, heard on television that we have only 25,000 mornings in our lives, She wrote this book of devotions as a way to have God be a part of those mornings. She feels, as do I, that we often miss what God has given us to enjoy. This book of devotions can help us focus on this very thing. ... 25,000 Mornings

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4 Stars

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Her Brother's Keeper

Her Brother's Keeper

On 7/9 Tammy Cook wrote: Beth Wiseman has written short stories in several Thomas Nelson Amish Novella Collections. A Recipe for Hope from An Amish Kitchen and Rooted in Love from An Amish Garden name a few. I have read several of these collections and enjoyed her stories in each. I have also read two of her novels and liked ... Her Brother's Keeper

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5 Stars

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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 6/9 Tammy Cook wrote: Vannetta Chapman has written two cozy mystery trilogies. The first one, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, was very enjoyable to read. Chapman created characters in that trilogy that I think would be great to have as friends. I was glad to see she had another series in the same genre. I read the first ... Murder Freshly Baked

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 5/14 Tammy Cook wrote: The Berenstain Bears have been around since 1962. I started liking the endearing bear family in the 90’s when I started having kids. Somehow I missed them during my childhood. My children enjoyed reading the books and watching the cartoons. I didn’t know until receiving this cookbook that there has ... The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

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5 Stars

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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

On 3/9 Tammy Cook wrote: Be The Dad She Needs You To Be points out to dads that they have a part in their daughter's self esteem, choices, behavior, character, and ideas about the person they will marry. While this book is geared towards dads, you don’t have to be a father to get something out of it. I am a woman and a ... BookReview Be the Dad She Needs You To Be by Dr. Kevin Leman

Tammy Cook's Rating:

4 Stars

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Murder Simply Brewed

Murder Simply Brewed

On 5/5 Tammy Cook wrote: This review gives more insight than just "it was/wasn't a good book" or "this is/isn't a must read". While I try not to give too much away, sometimes it's difficult to write about the story and have it not be revealing.   Murder Simply Brewed, by Vannetta Chapman, follows amateur sleuths, ... Murder Simply Brewed by Vannetta Chapman

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5 Stars

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Plain Peace

Plain Peace

On 12/18 Tammy Cook wrote: Anna Byler lives in Paradise, Pa with her strict grandfather, who is the Bishop and her grandmother, who is keeping many secrets from him. When Anna takes a romantic interest in Jacob Hostetler, whose family is new to the area, her grandfather forbids her to be with him. Anna struggles as she wants to ... Plain Peace by Beth Wiseman

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5 Stars

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 10/19 Tammy Cook wrote: Mary Engelbreit fans will enjoy the Christmas season a little more with the addition of her latest book Peace On Earth: A Christmas Collection. If you have never seen anything done by Mary Engelbreit, you’ll be drawn to her illustrations that have a vintage feel to them. They bring the book to life ... Peace On Earth: A Christmas Collection by Mary Engelbreit

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5 Stars

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 10/14 Tammy Cook wrote: Sherry Gore lives in Pinecraft, an Amish and Mennonite Community in Sarasota, Florida.  When she couldn’t find a local Amish cookbook to give to a friend, she set off on a mission to create one. Simply Delicious Amish Cooking is the second cookbook created as a result of her efforts. The recipes ... Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore

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4 Stars

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The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

On 6/3 Tammy Cook wrote: Erin MacPherson covers a lot of information in this book. She bases what she writes on "The Fifteen Factors". These factors are characteristics that her mother, an experienced school Principal, has found in children who thrive academically, socially, and spiritually. These characteristics are things ... The Christian Mama's Guide To The Grade School Years by Erin MacPherson

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4 Stars

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An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

On 3/18 Tammy Cook wrote:  From the Publisher:A Choice to Forgive by Beth WisemanAfter Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?A ... An Amish Christmas, expanded edition By Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Long, and Barbara Cameron

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4 Stars

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 2/11 Tammy Cook wrote: This book contains three novellas published in previous books. All three stories have the theme of first love and second chances running through them.A Perfect Secret - Rose Bender was going to marry her lifelong friend Luke Lantz. She thought she knew everything about him. Their relationship was too ... A Marriage Of The Heart by Kelly Long

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5 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 10/9 Tammy Cook wrote:  Matthew Lapp was planning on leaving the Amish faith. Nothing could stop him, not even the news that his English girlfriend, Danielle Kent, was pregnant. Matthew told her he didn't love her and wanted nothing to do with the her or the baby. Danielle was used to feeling of being abandoned and not ... His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman

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4 Stars

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 9/17 Tammy Cook wrote: Luci Swindoll begins her book by telling the reader that her mother would speak to her and her two brothers in five word sentences that began with a verb when she wanted her children to do something. I really like that. Kids can't remember a long list of things to do - keep it short and sweet!. One of ... Simple Secrets To A Happy Life by Luci Swindoll

Tammy Cook's Rating:

3 Stars

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I Love You to God and Back

I Love You to God and Back

On 5/21 Tammy Cook wrote: Author Amanda Lamb set out on a journey with her 6 year old daughter, Chloe, to record one hundred nighttime prayers. Amanda used a digital voice recorder to capture Chloe's prayers and later transcribed them for this book. We read Chloe's prayers and then her mother's journal-like response to them. ... I Love You To God And Back by Amanda Lamb

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3 Stars

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