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NIV My Journal Bible, Turquoise

NIV My Journal Bible, Turquoise

On 11/28 K.L.B wrote: Holy Bible for Girls, Journal Edition is a very pretty journaling Bible for girls, or young women, or any woman that likes pretty. Each page has the place to write your thoughts, verses, etc. down the length of the page. There is a nice elastic to keep the Bible closed, and a lovely bookmark that matches ... Lovely Journaling Bible, but Print is Too Small!

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3 Stars

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Devotions for Christmas

Devotions for Christmas

On 11/28 K.L.B wrote: Devotions for Christmas: A celebration to bring you joy and peace published by Zondervan, is a lovely Christmas and December devotions book that doesn't just center on advent like many books for this time of year do. Instead, it takes you through the crazy, busy holiday season with very nicely done devotions. ... Stunning Christmas Devotional

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5 Stars

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Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach

On 9/22 K.L.B wrote: Life is Better at the Beach by Christina Vinson, published by Thomas Nelson, is a beachy, devotional-y, inspirational-y charming book. Truly beach and nautically inspired, the book gives you fifteen rules for living life like the beach. Not so much as making sandcastles every day and picking up seashells, ... Life is Better at the Beach – A Review

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5 Stars

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Curio

Curio

On 9/1 K.L.B wrote: Curio by Evangeline Denmark is a new steampunk-esque, alternate universe, young adult novel set in a time period of late 1800s in Colorado in the wonderfully named Mercury City. A city of miners, rules, regulations, members of the opposite sex who are unable to touch each other if unmarried, curfews, ... Curio - A Review

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2 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 5/27 K.L.B wrote: That's Not Hay in My Hair by Juliette Turner takes you from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the wide open spaces of one of our largest states, Texas. Jules and her mom have made New York City their home, but that's all about to change for 12-year-old Jules. They are about to move back to her ... That's Not Hay in My Hair - A Review

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3 Stars

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I Said Yes

I Said Yes

On 3/8 K.L.B wrote: I Said Yes : My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love By Emily Maynard Johnson is Emily’s story of how she went from meeting the man of her dreams, losing him, having his child, being on the Bachelor, the Bachelorette, and finally finding ‘true love’. Let me preface by saying I have ... I Said Yes by Emily Maynard Johnson – A Review

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2 Stars

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Counting on a Cowboy

Counting on a Cowboy

On 1/7 K.L.B wrote: In the follow-up novel to Debra Clopton's Betting on Hope, comes Counting on a Cowboy, Bo Monahan's story. You have the somewhat confirmed bachelor, Bo, brother to Tru from Betting on Hope, suddenly saddled with a toddler. A little boy who supposedly came from an indiscretion Bo had with a woman a while ... Counting on a Cowboy – A Review

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3 Stars

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Waiting Here for You

Waiting Here for You

On 1/7 K.L.B wrote: During the holiday season, we are so focused on the holiday in general that we forget what the true season of Christmas is about. Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope by Louie Giglio is an advent devotion book meant to help us slow down, stop, and reflect what Christmas and the advent are ... Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope – A Review

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5 Stars

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Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

On 10/12 K.L.B wrote: Goodnight Manger by Laura Sassi is Laura’s sophomore picture book following her Goodnight Ark. The book is illustrated again by Jane Chapman and the story follows the singsong story rhymes that Goodnight Ark had within it’s pages. This time, it’s baby Jesus who can’t get to sleep. The animals ... A Sweet, Simple, Rhyming Christmas Story just like Goodnight Ark

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4 Stars

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Never Said

Never Said

On 9/8 K.L.B wrote: Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams is a novel about sisters; twin sisters to be exact. However, shouldn't twin sisters be the closest of friends? In this case, Sarah couldn't be further from Annie in personality. Sarah is quiet, shy , Social anxiety disorder would be how you describe her. She is the ... A Marvelous contemporary YA novel exploring sisters, secrecy, body image, abuse and redemption

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5 Stars

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

On 7/28 K.L.B wrote: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson is a ‘Medieval Fairy Tale” taking the themes of Robin Hood and the Swan Princess and weaving a story of intrigue, romance, deception, and redemption. Odette is a young woman bound and determined to help the poor orphans of Thornbeck, sneaking ... The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest - A Review

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2 Stars

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Whenever You Come Around

Whenever You Come Around

On 7/6 K.L.B wrote: Charity Anderson grew up in Kings Meadow having a crush on Buck Malone through high school, but then she went to college, partied, and made some big mistakes that she has kept from everyone, even herself. She grew up and became a semi famous author. A flood forces her to leave her Boise home in the hands ... Whenever You Come Around - A Review

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3 Stars

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Words to Dream On

Words to Dream On

On 4/15 K.L.B wrote: There is nothing better than going to bed with a wonderful story lulling you to sleep. With the children's book Words to Dream On: Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers by Diane Stortz , there are 52 wonderful and sweet bedtime stories from the Bible. Written for children ages 3 to 8 there are full page ... A Wonderfully sweet and charming Bible Bedtime Stories

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5 Stars

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Betting on Hope

Betting on Hope

On 4/5 K.L.B wrote: Take one klutzy advice columnist turned reporter with a secret past, mix her with a devilishly handsome, charming cowboy with a secret past, add in a bet gone wild and a touch of instant, explosive attraction, bake with a town that has about as much quirkiness as any romance novel can have, and you have ... Betting on Hope - A Review

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3 Stars

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Lizzy & Jane

Lizzy & Jane

On 2/10 K.L.B wrote: Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay; the sophomore novel by the author of Dear Mr. Knightley, is just as charming as her first. Lizzy and Jane, sisters, are nothing like their namesakes. In fact they are much more like Anne Elliot and Mrs. Musgrove from Persuasion if I had to pick two people from a Jane ... If you loved Dear Mr. Knightly, then don't miss this stunning novel of sisters, food and Austen...

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5 Stars

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Fierce Convictions

Fierce Convictions

On 2/3 K.L.B wrote: Fierce Convictions by Karen Swallow Prior is a marvelous biography of an almost unknown woman in our history. Hannah More, a British woman born during the mid 1700’s to rather humble beginnings, she grew up with four other sisters to become, like the Bronte sisters, teachers of their own school for ... Smart, sharp biography of an unknown and remarkable woman

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

On 11/26 K.L.B wrote: Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary New and Enhanced Edition By General Editor: Ronald F. Youngblood, is a marvelously exhaustive dictionary for the home reader. Filled with a wealth of images, enough even for the picture hog that I am, there is plenty of diagrams, maps and genealogy charts. The ... Amazing Illustrated Bible Dictionary for anyone

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5 Stars

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Love Letters from God

Love Letters from God

On 10/22 K.L.B wrote: Love Letters from God: Bible Stories by Glenys Nellist, illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, is a collection of short Bible stories for children published by Zonderkidz. Each of the 18 stories has a companion ‘love’ letter to the reader written by “God” hidden under a flap with a charming ‘stamp’ ... Too cute without enough content

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3 Stars

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The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

On 10/7 K.L.B wrote: Send in the pig! The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig by Chris Chamberlain is a marvelous guide on how to prepare pork , restaurant guide and cookbook. Cook it, roast it, fry it, smoke it, bake with it, sweets with it; there are millions of ways to use pork and he first part of the book covers the ... For pork fans, this is the guide, preparation, and cookbook for you

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5 Stars

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 8/19 K.L.B wrote: Goodnight, Ark By Laura Sassi, illustrated by Jane Chapman must be one of the best modern picture books I have read in quite a while. Laura Sassi tells the tale of Noah and the ark in a sing song rhyme that is incredibly pleasing and something that will charm a child. The ark is filling up with animals ... One of the best picture books I've read recently

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5 Stars

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NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

On 8/19 K.L.B wrote: “I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear falling on my ear The Son of God discloses,” are the words of a famous hymn that goes perfectly with the NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible Grow Your Faith While Growing Your Garden contributed by Shelley Cramm. ... Take a walk in the garden with God with this pretty Bible

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5 Stars

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 7/15 K.L.B wrote: The Loving Kitchen Downright Delicious Southern Recipes to Share with Family, Friends, and Neighbors By LeAnn Rice…… David Venable, come on down, you’d love this book! Hearty, healthy cooking with a touch of southern love, LeAnn Rice’s book is a joy to read and drool over. Seven chapters of ... David Venable, Come On Down

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5 Stars

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 7/7 K.L.B wrote: The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful By Myquillyn Smith. Have you ever wanted to put your stamp on a home? Wanted it to be ‘yours’ entirely, but just didn’t know how to go about getting there? Well then, this just might be the book for you. With insightful ideas about ... The Nesting Place - A Review

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4 Stars

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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

On 5/7 K.L.B wrote: Daisies Are Forever By Liz Tolsma. It’s 1945 and the Russians are invading Prussia and east Germany. Gisella is living with her Opa and cousin after being sent east to avoid the bombings in Berlin, but now a new danger is hovering on the horizon. For the Russians are brutal as they slowly encroach ... Daisies are Forever - A Review

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5 Stars

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Loveology

Loveology

On 4/16 K.L.B wrote: Loveology - God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female By John Mark Comer Let me start off by saying, any book that has a grey cover with bright pink writing, and the words, love, sex, marriage, and God, is going to catch my attention. Not to mention pink font inside, bright ... Insightful, but you should already know this

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5 Stars

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The Captive Maiden

The Captive Maiden

On 1/14 K.L.B wrote: Let me preface this book review with a bit of commentary regarding fairy tales. Right now, anything dealing with a fairy tale is my thing. I blame Once Upon a Time for making me focus on that. I also blame Once Upon a Time for ruining fairy tales for me. I will never be able to read another fairy tale ... The Captive Maiden - A Review

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4 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 12/3 K.L.B wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley; a novel by Katherine Reay is my new favorite read of 2013. Samantha Moore has always lost herself in the works of Austen, Dumas, Bronte, and various other writers, instead of really stepping into the real world. Escapism at its best. However, when an unknown benefactor offers her ... A must read if you love Austen

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5 Stars

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 10/15 K.L.B wrote: Gunpowder Tea By Margaret Brownley: A Review (The third book of the Brides of Last Chance Ranch) Heiress wanted: Inquire within… When Miranda Hunt, a Pinkerton detective, flubs on her latest case, she has one last chance to prove herself in an almost all male business. Out west The Phantom is an ... Gunpowder Tea - A Review

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2 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 9/17 K.L.B wrote: Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World By N. D. Wilson, is not a fast book to read. And honestly, I’m not even sure how to describe this book other than I love it. The author takes a broken down, humourous approach to what makes up this world, this world that is a spinning ... Thought Provoking, chill inducing, goodness of our amazing world

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5 Stars

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Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 6/25 K.L.B wrote: A prince and a common girl. Obviously this is a star-crossed lovers, fairytale of a story since Nathanial is a prince and Susanna is quite common. But hey, if William can marry Kate, then all shall be right with the world. But not before a pesky entail threatens to disrupt a country, and we all know ... Book Review of Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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The Woman's Study Bible, NIV

The Woman's Study Bible, NIV

On 4/23 K.L.B wrote: The Woman's Study Bible is a very informative, easy to read, and encouraging Bible. Written as the NIV version, the text is easy to understand compared to other versions of the Bible. One of the unique features of this Bible are the many areas of reference regarding our daily struggles. From the mundane ... Lovely Bible For a woman, girl, or even bride

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4 Stars

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Unexpected Love

Unexpected Love

On 2/20 K.L.B wrote: Unexpected Love God's Heart Revealed in Jesus' Conversations with Women By Julie Coleman takes a look at Jesus' interactions with women in the Bible. Breaking down what He said to these women and what it really means. Each of the nine chapters starts out with actual scripture of the story, taken mostly ... Some may say inspirational, I say tedious and boring

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1 Stars

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 1/3 K.L.B wrote: The Fantasy Fallacy Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts By Shannon Ethridge takes a look at the other side of the argument for the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. Delving into what some of our fantasies stem from and using Biblical references, Shannon explains some of the problems behind ... Book Review – The Fantasy Fallacy

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5 Stars

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 9/16 K.L.B wrote: The Scent of Rain By Kristen Billerbeck What do you do when your fiance dumps you at the alter, you end up working in a Podunk down town where you took a job because of your fiance, then you loose your sense of smell, which is quite important if you are a top perfumer? Well, you try to make the best ... What do you do when your fiance dumps you at the alter

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2 Stars

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Simply Grilling

Simply Grilling

On 7/9 K.L.B wrote: Simply Grilling by Jennifer Chandler relies on the premise of fast recipes for any type of grilling. Covering all types of flavors from mexican to asian inspired meals, the recipes are written in a concise manner. Colored pictures are included with each dish making the book visually appealing. Tips and ... Simply Grilling By Jennifer Chandler : A Review

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3 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/21 K.L.B wrote: A dress with a history; four women with a connection. The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck intertwines the lives of four women living in the south and the one dress that seems to have magic all on its own. Charlotte, a woman who runs a successful bridal shop has been jilted; Emily, a young woman with ... The Wedding Dress : A Review

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3 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 1/12 K.L.B wrote: Do you have a son, nephew, or young boy in your life that you want to bring direction to? Do you, as a woman, want to know what defines the ideal manhood? Then ‘The Book of Man’ by William J. Bennett is a book I highly recommend for you. How do you raise a boy to become a man who a woman will ... Review of The Book of Man By William J. Bennett

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5 Stars

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