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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

On 2/21 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: In this novel, Samson tells the story of Fiona Hume, who was a former child star in the Hollywood movie business. She deserted this lifestyle and her family and began a secluded life in Baltimore, where she bought a dilapidated old mansion and slowly began filling it with "treasures" she could use in ... A Thing of Beauty - By Lisa Samson

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4 Stars

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Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

On 12/20 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: I give this book four stars. It’s a story of second chances in love and life. Beth and Andrew are high school sweethearts and seemingly have everything going for them in life. But Andrew’s job as a literary agent begins to take over his life and Beth feels the neglect, even doubting Andrew’s love ... Forever Christmas - By Robert Tate Miller

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 11/9 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This is a debut novel in which Sera James seeks out the story behind a painting that she saw in a Paris art gallery. Her search leads her to William Hanover III and a story of Adele Von Bron during World War II. Von Bron is an exceptional violinist who finds herself sent to Auschwitz after helping ... The Butterfly and the Violin – By Kristy Cambron

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4 Stars

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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

On 9/13 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book addresses leadership from a perspective of what NOT to do by looking at the life, the struggles, and the failures of King Saul as a leader. In other words, the authors propose to show us how to be more effective leaders by demonstrating what NOT to do. They do this by introducing ten main pitfalls ... Leadership Lessons – By Ralph K. Hawkins & Richard Leslie Parrot

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4 Stars

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Seagrass Pier

Seagrass Pier

On 8/11 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: In this book, Coble tells the story of Elin, who received a heart transplant from a murder victim. Despite being lucky enough to receive a new heart, Elin begins having vivid dreams and flashbacks of a murder - that of her heart donor. Although the police are rather skeptical about her visions, she is ... Seagrass Pier – By Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Distortion

Distortion

On 6/12 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book tells the story of Juliet Cole after witnessing the seemingly random murder of her husband of 15 years. Juliet and her children quickly find themselves in the midst of more danger, all the while trying to unravel the mystery of who her husband really was. This book is book 2 in the Moonlighters ... Distortion - By Terri Blackstock

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5 Stars

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This Is Your Captain Speaking

This Is Your Captain Speaking

On 2/22 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This is the autobiography/biography of Gavin MacLeod (written with Mark Dagostino), most known for his long-lasting roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat. MacLeod was born into a home of very modest means and grew up amidst its challenges knowing just what he wanted to do. He lost his ... This is Your Captain Speaking – By Gavin MacLeod

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4 Stars

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Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread

On 11/30 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book tells the story of Liesl McNamara, a bread baker whose busy, yet calm and simple life is thrown into a state of chaos with the seemingly simultaneous events that begin occurring – a new deliveryman and his precocious and oh-so-adorable little girl, a surprise invitation to appear on a popular ... Stones for Bread - By Christa Parrish

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3 Stars

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 11/24 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This novella tells the story of the English town of Gladstone, where the mysterious Christmas candle has woven itself into the very history of the citizens. The candlemaker, Edward, and his wife Bea are the latest out of generations in a family of candlemakers to anticipate the arrival of a mysterious ... The Christmas Candle - By Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/23 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This is the story of Samantha Moore, told in letters written to Dr. Knightley, the mysterious benefactor fully funding her graduate education. His only request? That she write him a letter each week, detailing life as it happens. Samantha’s love for writing fuels her letters in the beginning, and ... Dear Mr. Knightley – By Katherine Reay

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5 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 11/13 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book is about Madison’s quest to win the town’s regatta in memory of her twin brother who drowned several years before. However, time is short and she doesn’t know how to sail – or swim. She seeks help from Beckett, and the chemistry begins. Between Beckett’s secret, the attraction between ... Barefoot Summer – By Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Runaway Emotions

Runaway Emotions

On 7/14 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book is based on a series of sermons by Jeff Schreve, pastor of First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas. In it, he explores eight different emotions and why they hit us so hard: embarrassment, loneliness, frustration, worry, anger, guilt, discontentment, and depression. Even more, he goes on to ... Runaway Emotions - By Jeff Schreve

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3 Stars

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Boundaries for Leaders

Boundaries for Leaders

On 6/24 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: In this book, Dr. Cloud endeavors to show leaders how to behave so that they can attain the results that they desire in their organization and on their teams. He does this by helping leaders understand and create boundaries, which are "structures that determine what will exist and what will not." Leaders ... Boundaries For Leaders – By Dr. Henry Cloud

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5 Stars

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Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

On 5/7 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This is a daily devotional written by Anne Graham Lotz. Organized by day of the year, Lotz first focuses our hearts with a verse from the Bible, and then digs more deeply into the thought from that first with her short devotional to follow, urging us to fix our eyes on Jesus in our daily lives. This ... Fixing My Eyes On Jesus - By Anne Graham Lotz

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5 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 4/29 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book tells the story of Beth, whose organized life is thrown into a tailspin almost overnight. Instead of spending his month-long sabbatical traveling with the family to the Florida beach, her minister husband decides to seclude himself in the backyard shed for the month waiting to hear from God. Dismayed ... The Sky Beneath My Feet - By Lisa Samson

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4 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 3/23 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book is a collection of four novellas by some of my favorite fiction authors. Set in Smitten, Vermont, the four stories tell the story of three young women – Tess, Clare, and Zoe – and their mother as they encounter both mystery and romance. The stories are intertwined, meaning that each author ... Secretly Smitten – By Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt

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5 Stars

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Silent Night

Silent Night

On 1/1 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This is an endearing story about Bree Matthews, her search-and-rescue dog Samson, her husband Kade, and her sister-in-law Lauri. Bree has recently lost her unborn child and is struggling with the loss as Christmas approaches. Lauri, a troubled college student, shows up unexpectedly early, even more ... Silent Night - By Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

On 12/3 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This book is a story about Annie Wilkerson, who lives in Moose Creek and works as a respected horse trainer. She’s also an equine columnist for a magazine, but soon becomes the unanticipated lovelorn columnist instead. Given that Annie’s never been in love, her mother fell in love with a cowboy ... The Trouble with Cowboys – By Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/23 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This is the updated edition of Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. The book’s purpose is to help you find answers to three important life questions: Why am I alive? (the question of existence), Does my life matter? (the question of significance), and What on earth am I here for? (the question ... The Purpose Driven Life (the expanded edition) – By Rick Warren

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5 Stars

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He Chose the Nails

He Chose the Nails

On 11/22 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: In this book, Lucado walks through the story of the cross – from the crown of thorns to the soldier’s spit to the lashes to the cross – and through each reveals the promises that God whispered to us about His love in that precise moment, the unconditional, overwhelming love Christ had for us in ... He Chose the Nails – By Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 11/10 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: Song of the Brokenhearted is the story of Ava, who has a wonderful family and home. She lives out her faith daily by ministering to those facing struggles like death, divorce, and illness – the brokenhearted. Suddenly, however, Ava’s life takes a turn and the security she’s known begins to slip ... Song of the Brokenhearted – by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Coloma

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3 Stars

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 11/4 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: Davis Bunn's book is the story of Amanda Vance and her journey to healing after the loss of her baby a year before. In an unexpected yet completely believable turn of events, Amanda joins her neighbor on a trip to the Holy Land shortly before the Christmas holidays. Upon embarking on the trip, Amanda's ... Prayers of a Stranger - By Davis Bunn

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5 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 11/3 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Cor. 12:9 (NIV) In this book, Max Lucado takes us on a journey to understanding grace. From its definition, to its impact on our lives, to its application in our lives, we walk alongside Lucado as he paints an unmistakably ... GRACE - By Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 10/31 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: Lonestar Angel This book is the story of Eden and Clay Larson, and their battle to save their marriage as they try to find their missing baby girl. It’s a story of perseverance and trust in God’s plan, as the twists and turns carry them into danger and unanticipated situations. I give this book ... Lonestar Angel - By Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/19 A Genuine Glimpse wrote: This seemingly innocent line is the catchphrase of this quick, 154 page read, and yet its story reveals the life-altering truth the phrase encompassed for the Burpo family: during a fierce battle to survive after an emergency appendectomy, their nearly 4-year-old son actually visited heaven. In this ... Heaven Is For Real – By Todd Burpo

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4 Stars

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