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Tell Her No Lies

Tell Her No Lies

On 1/3 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Tell Her No LiesAuthor:  Kelly IrvinPages:  352Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating:  5 out of 5 starsWhen I started the book, it reminded me of other novels that began with a similar type plot, but then the story took off in a direction I had not anticipated!  ... Tell Her No Lies

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5 Stars

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Chosen People

Chosen People

On 1/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Chosen PeopleAuthor:  Robert WhitlowPages:  448Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating:  5 out of 5 starsWow!  I have read this author’s many novels and enjoyed them, which keeps me always on the watch for his next release.  Here is his latest and ... Chosen People

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An Amish Homecoming

An Amish Homecoming

On 10/15 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  An Amish Homecoming:  Four StoriesAuthor:  Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Shelley Shepard Gray, Kathleen FullerPages:  416Year:  2018Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating:  5 out of 5 starsInside this novel are four stories that are fresh, new and written to captivate ... An Amish Homecoming: Four Stories

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5 Stars

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Catching Christmas

Catching Christmas

On 10/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Catching ChristmasAuthor:  Terri BlackstockPages:  304Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating:  4 out of 5 stars.If you are expecting the usual mystery from Terri, this novel isn’t like anything of hers I have read before.  It took me by surprise.  ... Catching Christmas

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4 Stars

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Freedom's Light

Freedom's Light

On 9/25 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Freedom’s LightAuthor:  Colleen CoblePages:  320Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 4 out of 5 stars.Hannah Thomas is a young, 18-year-old woman who has been married for a year to a man twenty years her senior.  She married him to escape the unwanted ... Freedom’s Light

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4 Stars

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Arms of Mercy

Arms of Mercy

On 8/28 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Arms of Mercy ( An Amish Mercies Novel #2)Author:  Ruth ReidPages:  352Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating:  5 out of 5Catherine Glick is the main female character in book two, which is the sequel to the first book, Abiding Mercy.  Catherine is an ... Arms of Mercy ( An Amish Mercies Novel #2)

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The House at Saltwater Point

The House at Saltwater Point

On 8/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The House at Saltwater Point (A Lavender Tides Novel #2)Author:  Colleen CoblePages:  352Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating:  5 out of 5 starsWhether you are familiar with Colleen Coble’s work or not, here is tale that you sure don’t wish to pass up. ... The House at Saltwater Point (A Lavender Tides Novel #2)

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5 Stars

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Formula of Deception

Formula of Deception

On 7/9 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Formula of DeceptionAuthor:  Carrie Stuart ParksPages:  310Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Murphy Anderson may have misled the detective as to her experience working with police as a forensic artist, but she needs the money.  She ... Formula of Deception

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5 Stars

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Room on the Porch Swing

Room on the Porch Swing

On 6/7 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Room on the Porch Swing (An Amish Homestead Novel)Author:  Amy ClipstonPages:  336Year:  2018Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating:  5 out of 5 stars.The first book in the series is titled, A Place at Our Table, and now the author has shared a good tale in the sequel, Room ... Room on the Porch Swing (An Amish Homestead Novel)

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4 Stars

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The Solace of Water

The Solace of Water

On 6/7 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Solace of WaterAuthor: Elizabeth Byler YountsPages:  368Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating:  4 out of 5 stars.If you are unfamiliar with this author, it has been awhile since she has shared her imaginative and heart-gripping stories with audiences.  ... The Solace of Water

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4 Stars

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Send Down the Rain

Send Down the Rain

On 5/23 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Send Down the Rain (A Novel)Author:  Charles MartinPages:  352Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5+ out of 5 stars.While this is a fictious story, there is some truth in how men were treated when they returned home from serving where their country sent them.  ... Send Down the Rain (A Novel)

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5 Stars

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An Amish Heirloom

An Amish Heirloom

On 4/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  An Amish Heirloom (A Legacy of Love, The Cedar Chest, The Treasured Book, A Midwife’s Dream)Author:  Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly IrwinPages:  400Year:  2018Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Each novella is written to tug the heart ... An Amish Heirloom (A Legacy of Love, The Cedar Chest, The Treasured Book, A Midwife’s Dream)

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5 Stars

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If I Live

If I Live

On 3/22 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  If I live (If I Run Series Book #3)Author:  Terri BlackstockPages:  352Year:  2018Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.In the third and final novel, audiences get a thrilling conclusion to the characters of Casey Cox, Dylan Roberts, and Detective Keegan ... If I live (If I Run Series Book #3)

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5 Stars

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The Lost Castle

The Lost Castle

On 2/15 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Lost CastleAuthor:  Kristy CambronPages:  371Year:  2018Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 out of 5.Ellie Carver is running out of time.  Her grandmother has dementia and her health is declining quickly.  She seems to be waiting for something though.  ... The Lost Castle

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The View from Rainshadow Bay

The View from Rainshadow Bay

On 2/7 Lisa Johnson wrote: If you have ever read any of Colleen’s novels, you know that she can write a story that grabs your heart, attention and interest from the first word. If you have never read any of Colleen’s books, you are missing out on some very engaging and riveting books. The difference I noticed with her new ... https://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-view-from-rainshadow-bay-lavender.html

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Amish Sweethearts

Amish Sweethearts

On 1/15 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Amish Sweethearts (4 Amish Novellas)Author:  Amy ClipstonPages:  432Year:  2018Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.Amy Clipston is just one of my favorite Amish authors because her stories are so well written that I feel as though I am there viewing the action ... Amish Sweethearts

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Perennials

Perennials

On 1/3 Lisa Johnson wrote: When I first read the synopsis of the book, I was really looking forward to reading Julie’s latest offering. It wasn’t too long into the book that I kind of wondered what I got myself into. Let me explain. There are some ideas mentioned in the story that I was uncomfortable with and unsure what ... Perennials

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3 Stars

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A Place at Our Table

A Place at Our Table

On 12/6 Lisa Johnson wrote: Amy Clipston is one of my favorite Amish authors as her stories have real substance to them! The author tells a tale that really at times caused me to inhale as I didn’t see where she was taking the characters. Some of the time it was heart-wrenching what the people were dealing with such as grief, ... A Place At Our Table (An Amish Homestead Novel)

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Love Held Captive

Love Held Captive

On 11/16 Lisa Johnson wrote: In this third book of the series, readers have the romances of Ethan Kelly and Devin Monroe presented. The story is set in Texas in the year 1867, just a couple of years after the end of the Civil War. All the main male characters in this series fought for the Confederacy. Ethan Kelly is now a gambler ... Love Held Captive (A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story #3)

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A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

On 10/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: This is a riveting page-turner that packs a punch of truth and faith set in a tale that could easily be taken from newspaper headlines of today! Robert Whitlow’s novels have been a favorite of mine for many years and I look forward to whatever he writes. This novel really puts the bar high, setting ... A Time to Stand

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Portrait of Vengeance

Portrait of Vengeance

On 9/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: Gwen Marcey has finally gotten a full-time job, although she is on probation for four weeks until she can earn her first paycheck. She volunteers to take a case that really doesn’t appear to need a forensic artist, but is eerily like events from Gwen’s past. She arrives in Idaho at the Nez Perce ... Portrait of Vengeance (Gwen Marcey #4)

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Beneath Copper Falls

Beneath Copper Falls

On 8/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: There are other books in the series, but this was my first. Colleen hasn’t lost her touch in writing a spell-binding mystery fraught with danger, twists and perhaps blooming romance. The main character is Dana Newell who is a 911 dispatcher. She returns to the area where she grew up in the hopes ... Beneath Copper Falls

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The Separatists

The Separatists

On 7/14 Lisa Johnson wrote: Erica Sparks is back in her third book of the Newsmakers series. This time a powerful woman from North Dakota is proposing secession from the United States. She plans to fight the local senator for his seat as he is up for re-election. If she wins, her public political agenda has avowed secession ... The Separatists (A Newsmakers Novel #3)

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An Amish Summer

An Amish Summer

On 6/20 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  An Amish SummerAuthor:  Shelley Shephard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelley IrvinPages:  400Year:  2017Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating 4 out of 5 stars.An Amish Summer is a collection of four novellas written by some of my favorite authors.  Each story ... An Amish Summer

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4 Stars

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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 5/25 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey #3)Author:  Sarah LaddPages:  328Year:  2017Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 3 out of 5 stars.Annabelle Thorsley is a pampered gentleman’s daughter who now lives with her brother after the death of her father.  ... A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey #3)

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3 Stars

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The Beloved Hope Chest

The Beloved Hope Chest

On 5/19 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Beloved Hope Chest (An Amish Heirloom Novel #4)Author:  Amy ClipstonPages:  320Year:  2017Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating 5 out of 5 stars!The end.  Those words are the hardest to read in this series as I have really enjoyed the characters and each one’s tale ... The Beloved Hope Chest (An Amish Heirloom Novel #4)

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5 Stars

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Beyond Justice

Beyond Justice

On 4/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Beyond JusticeAuthor:  Cara PutmanPages:  352Year:  2017Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating 5+ out of 5 stars.This is one of the most addicting and riveting novels I’ve read in 2017!  Cara Putman’s story has a plethora of various threads woven together to keep ... Beyond Justice

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If I'm Found

If I'm Found

On 4/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  If I’m Found (If I Run Series #2)Author:  Terri BlackstockPages:  384Year:  2017Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.If I Run is the first novel in the series and was published in 2016.  Now, If I’m found is out this year with the exciting conclusion, ... If I’m Found (If I Run Series #2)

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5 Stars

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/21 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  An Uncommon Protector (A Lone Star Love Story #2)Author:  Shelley Shepard GrayPages:  305Year:  2017Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 stars.This is a good, old-fashioned, Western romance set in 1867 for the most part with some flashbacks to 1865.  The main characters ... An Uncommon Protector (A Lone Star Love Story #2)

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An Amish Home

An Amish Home

On 2/21 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  An Amish Home (4 Novellas)Author:  Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid & Kathleen FullerPages:  400Year:  2017Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.Each novella in this collection is not only written by a different author, but is also a stand-alone ... An Amish Home (4 Novellas)

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 2/1 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Because You’re Mine Author:  Colleen CoblePages:  336Year:  2017Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.I just finished the book and my heart rate is still up!  Early on, I thought I had pretty much figured out what was happening; yet, the author ... Because You’re Mine

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The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt

On 1/20 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Cherished Quilt (AN Amish Heirloom Novel #3)Author:  Amy ClipstonPages:  320Year:  2016Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.The series starts with The Forgotten Recipe followed by The Courtship Basket with the final book to be released this year titled, ... The Cherished Quilt (AN Amish Heirloom Novel #3)

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Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

On 12/9 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Long Way GoneAuthor:  Charles MartinPages:  320Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Charles Martin has written a novel that moves the heart very deeply and engages the mind in wondering where he is taking readers.  The novel also moves ... Long Way Gone

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

On 11/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (Sunset Cove #3)Author:Colleen CoblePages:327Year:2016Publisher: Thomas NelsonMy rating is4 stars.Kate Mason is a survivor.  She has been cured of aplastic anemia and weathered her mother, uncle and father all going to prison.  However, she now faces ... Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (Sunset Cove #3)

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The Candidate

The Candidate

On 10/18 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Candidate (The Newsmakers #2)Author:  Lis Wiehl with Sebastian StuartPages:  335Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 4 stars.Erica Sparks is a tough, ambitious journalist who will stop at nothing to get to the truth.  She will risk offending people, ... The Candidate

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

On 9/13 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Long Journey to Jake PalmerAuthor:  James L. RubartPages:  400Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 stars.I just finished this novel and it is an exceptional book that really touched my heart and had a powerful spiritual message inside!  The main ... The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

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The Witnesses

The Witnesses

On 8/30 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The WitnessesAuthor:  Robert WhitlowPages:  400          Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 stars.I enjoy reading novels that include courtroom drama along with a smattering of mystery and suspense.  Robert ... The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow

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The Loyal Heart

The Loyal Heart

On 8/3 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Loyal Heart (A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story)Author:  Shelley Shepard GrayPages:  320Year:  2016Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 stars.The story begins with Confederate soldiers in prison on an island on Lake Erie.  While many are just trying to survive, a ... The Loyal Heart (A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story)

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There Will Be Stars

There Will Be Stars

On 6/16 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  There Will Be StarsAuthor:  Billy CoffeyPages:  416Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 4 stars.I have read most of the author’s novels to date with the exception of a couple.  In reading his stories, I have come to realize there is a spiritual message ... There Will Be Stars

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4 Stars

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 6/10 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Dawn at Emberwilde (Treasures of Surrey #2)Author:  Sarah E. LaddPages:  343Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 4 stars.While living and working a Fellsworth School, Isabel Creston has accepted her lot in life.  She is the guardian of her younger half-sister, ... Dawn at Emberwilde (Treasures of Surrey #2)

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Running On Red Dog Road

Running On Red Dog Road

On 5/1 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Running on Red Dog RoadAuthor:  Drema Hall BerkheimerPages:  208Year:  2016Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 stars.I must admit that it is the cover that first drew my attention to the book, then reading the summary I was intrigued.  Reading how life was for others ... Running on Red Dog Road Author: Drema Hall Berkheimer

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5 Stars

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Code 13

Code 13

On 5/1 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Code 13 (The Navy Jag Series)Author:  Don BrownPages:  400Year:  2016Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5+ stars.Sometimes when reading other reviews after I finish the novel myself can be confusing, exasperating or fun.  Don Brown’s latest novel for me was par ... Code 13 by Don Brown

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A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

On 3/30 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  A Daring SacrificeAuthor:  Jody HedlundPages:  224Year:  2016Publisher:  ZondervanThis is the second young adult novel from Jody Hedlund set in the time of knights and ladies.  The first novel is titled, An Uncertain Choice.  Both novels can stand alone, but ... A Daring Sacrifice

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The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

On 3/14 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Goodbye Bride (A Summer Harbor Novel #2)Author:  Denise HunterPages:  336Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 stars.The Callahan brothers are in a pickle with the ladies.  Mainly, it is Zach who is still in love with Lucy though she left seven months ... The Goodbye Bride (A Summer Harbor Novel #2)

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5 Stars

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Keeper of the Stars

Keeper of the Stars

On 3/1 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Keeper of the Stars (A Kings Meadow Romance #3)Author:  Robin HatcherPages:  304Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5+ stars.Typically one looks to the genre of romance once in awhile encountering emotions such as grief, anger, loss, and a host of other often ... Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher

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5 Stars

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 2/9 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Mermaid Moon (Sunset Cove #2)Author:  Colleen CoblePages:  337Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonI just love the setting for this series on the coastline of Maine!  The author’s vivid descriptions make me want to visit this part of the country.  This is a ... Mermaid Moon (Sunset Cove #2)

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4 Stars

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The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone

On 2/1 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Feathered BoneAuthor:  Julie CantrellPages:  384Year:  2016Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 stars.Life experiences are something we all acquire as we live life this side of heaven.  If we are truthful, we would say that some days just seem dark, full of ... The Feathered Bone

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The Mountain Midwife

The Mountain Midwife

On 12/15 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Mountain MidwifeAuthor:  Laurie Alice EakesPages:  352Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 stars.Laurie Alice Eakes is a new author to me and I loved the main characters, Ashley along with Hunter.  Ashley is a descendent of women in her family’s line ... The Mountain Midwife

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A Season to Wed

A Season to Wed

On 11/30 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  A Season to Wed (Three Winter Love Stories)Author:  Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, Cheryl WyattPages:  336Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5 stars.Love at Mistletoe InnIn this novella a wonderful, single, elderly woman named Verna has in her heart adopted two people, ... A Season to Wed

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Wicked Women of the Bible

Wicked Women of the Bible

On 11/13 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Wicked Women of the BibleAuthor:  Ann SpanglerPages:  224Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 4 stars.The first point Ann brings to light is both the negative definition of the word “wicked” and the way it is used as slang.  Such as “that movie was ... Wicked Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler

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The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

On 11/13 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Bishop’s SonAuthor:  Kelly IrwinPages:  368Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 3 stars.The Amish of Bee County series began with the novel, The Beekeeper’s Son; here is the sequel to that story, The Bishop’s Son.  Readers can look forward to the ... The Bishop's Son

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 11/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Girl from the TrainAuthor:  Irma JoubertPages:  370Year:  2015Publisher:  Thomas NelsonThis is an interesting story about a little girl who is on a transport train to the Auschwitz prison in 1944 Germany.  She escapes from the train along with her sister, but ... The Girl From the Train

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Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

On 9/17 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Falling Like Snowflakes ( A Summer Harbor Novel #1)Author:  Denise HunterPages:  352Year:  2015Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 stars.The cover surely doesn’t capture the really wonderful tale written inside.  I hope the sequel coming out in 2016 has a better ... Falling Like Snowflakes ( A Summer Harbor Novel #1)

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5 Stars

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Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

On 9/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Center of GravityAuthor:  Laura McNeillPages:  314Year:  2015Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAva Carson has married the man of her dreams, but he has turned into the man of her nightmares.  They have been married for about three years and have one child together.  ... Center of Gravity...very disappointing

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2 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 8/6 Lisa Johnson wrote:  Title: The Curiosity Keeper (A Treasures of Surrey Novel #1)Author: Sarah E. LaddPages: 341Year: 2015Publisher: Thomas NelsonCamille Iverness is a young woman who works in her father’s shop. She keeps the books and deals with any customers who visit the shop. Her father takes care of providing ... The Curiosity Keeper

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3 Stars

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A House Divided

A House Divided

On 8/3 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  A House DividedAuthor:  Robert WhitlowPages: 464 Year:  2015Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5+ out of 5 stars.A tale is shared with readers about a family entwined with a painful past while working in the same career field as lawyers.  The patriarch of the family, ... A House Divided

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5 Stars

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The Last Con

The Last Con

On 7/8 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Last ConAuthor:  Zachary BartelsPages:  400Year:  2015Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5 stars out of 5.Last year I read the author’s novel, Playing Saint, which quite exceptional and its tale unique.  Now readers are given a different type of story to ... The Last Con

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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 6/13 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title: Murder Freshly Baked (Amish Village Mystery #3)Author: Vannetta ChapmanPages: 340Year: 2015Publisher: ZondervanAmber and Hannah are back solving crime in this third book of the Amish Village Mystery series. Amber is still aglow as a newlywed and Hannah is busy planning her wedding. Then, Amber ... Murder Freshly Baked

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4 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/10 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title: When Mockingbirds SingAuthor: Billy CoffeyPages: 336Year: 2013Publisher: Thomas NelsonMy rating is 4 stars out of 5.Billy Coffey’s two novels titled, The Devil Walks in Mattingly, published in 2014 along with In The Heart of the Dark Wood. When Mockingbirds Sing is not ... When Mockingbirds Sing

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A Stranger's Secret

A Stranger's Secret

On 5/7 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  A Stranger’s Secret (Cliffs of Cornwall #2)Author:  Laurie Alice EakesPages:  327Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanDavid Chastain arrives in Cornwall in a most unconventional fashion…as the sole survivor of a ship wreck.  He is nursed back to health by Morwenna ... A Stranger’s Secret (Cliffs of Cornwall #2)

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The Case of the Sin City Sister

The Case of the Sin City Sister

On 5/4 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Case of the Sin City SisterAuthor:  Lynne HintonWebsite:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynne-Hinton-Books/136657626365278Pages:  336Year:  2015Publisher:  Thomas NelsonMy rating is 5+ out of 5 starsWhen I read the prior book, Sister Eve Private Eye, I knew ... The Case of the Sin City Sister

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5 Stars

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 4/27 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Deception on Sable Hill (A Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Book #2)Author:  Shelley GrayWebsite:  http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com/Pages:  336Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanMy Rating:  5+ out of 5Author Shelley Gray writes a variety of novels and series that ... Deception on Sable Hill

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Detained

Detained

On 4/27 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Detained (The Navy JAG Series)Author:  Don BrownWebsite:  http://donbrownbooks.com/Pages:  416Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanMy rating is 5+ stars out of 5A couple of months back I began reading novels written by Don Brown with expectations of truly riveting and ... Detained by Don Brown

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Wilderness Rising

Wilderness Rising

On 4/26 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Wilderness Rising (Church Builder #2)Author:  A.L. ShieldsPages:  329Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanWow!  If you like espionage, searching for ancient artifacts and action, this is the book for you.  This is book two of the Church Builder series, and I highly ... Wilderness Rising

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An Uncertain Choice

An Uncertain Choice

On 4/5 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  An Uncertain ChoiceAuthor:  Jody HedlundPages:  254Year:  2015Publisher:  ZondervanThe year is 1390 and Lady Rosemarie Montfort is about to turn eighteen.  Her parents made a binding vow that on her eighteenth birthday she would enter a convent for a life of service ... An Uncertain Choice by Jodi Hedlund

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Still Life

Still Life

On 3/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Still LifeAuthor:  Christa ParrishWebsite:  http://christaparrish.comPages:  352Year:  2015Publisher:  Thomas NelsonChrista Parrish’s novels are unique and very thought-provoking and heart tugging too.  The story kind of starts out in a way that made it hard ... Still Life

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In the Heart of the Dark Wood

In the Heart of the Dark Wood

On 2/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  In the Heart of the Dark WoodAuthor:  Billy CoffeyPages:  384Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonBilly Coffey once again has written a brilliant masterpiece which captures both the heart and mind of readers everywhere.  One never knows exactly what mystery waits ... In the Heart of The Dark Wood

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 1/9 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  A Lady at Willowgrove Hall (Whispers on the Moors #3)Author:  Sarah LaddPages:  344Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonCecily Faire is a teacher at a girls’ school and has been offered a position as a lady’s companion, an opportunity she cannot afford to pass up.  ... A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

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Sister Eve, Private Eye

Sister Eve, Private Eye

On 12/9 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Sister Eve, Private Eye (A Private Detective Agency Mystery Book #1)Author:  Lynne HintonPages:  336Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonSometimes I come across a book that is hard to know right offhand how to write a review, and this is one of those stories.  Sister ... Sister Eve *Private Eye*

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The Bracelet

The Bracelet

On 11/28 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The BraceletAuthor:  Dorothy LovePages:  336Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bracelet-Dorothy-Love/dp/1401687601/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417158169&sr=1-1&keywords=the+bracelet+loveAuthor Dorothy Love adds the aspect ... The Bracelet by Dorothy Love

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No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor

On 11/22 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  No Greater Valor (The Siege of Bastogne & the Miracle that sealed the Ally Victory)Author:  Jerome R. CorsiPages:  384Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/No-Greater-Valor-Bastogne-Miracle/dp/1595555218/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416556395&sr=1-1&keywords=no+greater+valorEach ... No Greater Valor (The Siege of Bastogne & the Miracle that sealed the Ally Victory)

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The Last Rescue

The Last Rescue

On 11/4 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Last Rescue (How Faith & Love Saved a Navy SEAL Sniper)Author:  Howard Wasdin with Jowl KilpatrickPages:  288Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAmazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Rescue-Faith-Saved-Sniper/dp/1595555943/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414871669&sr=1-1&keywords=the+last+rescue+howard+wasdinThere ... The Last Rescue

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 10/31 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Secrets of Sloane House (A Chicago World’s Fair Mystery #1)Author:  Shelley GrayStory Length:  316Year:  2014Publisher:  ZondervanReid Armstrong is trying to fit in to society as best he can.  His parents are middle class, but his father struck it rich with an ... Secrets of Sloane House

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Playing Saint

Playing Saint

On 10/23 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title: Playing SaintAuthor: Zachary BartelsPages:  352Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-Saint-Zachary-Bartels/dp/1401690556/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414000547&sr=1-1&keywords=playing+saintLet me introduce to you a new author ... Playing Saint

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NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

On 10/2 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  NIV Once a Day Bible (Chronological Edition)Pages:  1280Year:  2011Publisher:  TyndaleAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/NIV-Once---Day-Bible-Chronological/dp/0310950953/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411421807&sr=1-1&keywords=niv+once+a+day+bibleReading the Bible ... NIV Once a Day Bible (Chronological Edition)

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Into the Canyon

Into the Canyon

On 9/25 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Into the CanyonAuthor:  Michael NealePages:  304Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/Into-Canyon-River-Michael-Neale/dp/1401688500/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411285109&sr=1-1&keywords=into+the+canyon+nealeAs a very young ... Into the Canyon

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The Confession

The Confession

On 9/13 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The ConfessionAuthor:  Robert WhitlowPages:  416Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/Confession-Robert-Whitlow/dp/1401688861/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409157592&sr=1-1&keywords=the+confession+by+robert+whitlowUpon opening ... The Confession by Robert Whitlow

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 8/14 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Prelude for a LordAuthor:  Camille ElliotPages:  343Year:  2014Publisher:  ZondervanBayard Terralton, Lord Dommick, has returned from war against Napoleon, but the fighting inside him continues.  He suffers from what today is called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  ... Prelude for a Lord

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/13 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Butterfly and the Violin (A Hidden Masterpiece Novel)Author:  Kristy CambronStory Length:  323Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAdele Von Bron was born with an incredible God-given gift to play the violin masterfully.  She was also born into a wealthy family, ... Butterfly and the Violin

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Sidelined

Sidelined

On 7/9 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Sidelined (Overcoming Odds through Unity and Passion, Perseverance)Author:  Chuck Pagano with Bruce A. TollnerPages:  224Year:  2014Publisher:  ZondervanWhere were you or what were you doing when the Indianapolis Colts began their 2012 season with their new coach?  ... Colt's Coach Chuck Pagano: Sidelined

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Spirit Bridge

Spirit Bridge

On 6/26 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Spirit Bridge (Well Spring #3)Author:  James L. RubartPages:  375Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonOnce again the small group of Warriors Riding is attacked by Zennon and his demonic soldiers.  There are two new characters introduced in this book, Simon and Miyo.  ... Spirit Bridge by James L. Rubart

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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

On 5/23 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Daisies are ForeverAuthor:  Liz TolsmaPages:  333Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonThis is a stirring story set in 1945 near the end of WWII, beginning in East Prussia and ending in Berlin.  The main female character, Gisela Cramer, is a young, American woman born ... Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma

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Critical Condition

Critical Condition

On 4/23 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Critical ConditionAuthor:  Richard L. Mabry, M.D.Pages:  321Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonShannon Frasier witnesses the shooting of her college boyfriend, prays for him to live, but he dies.  Thereafter, she blames God and has a very distant relationship with ... Critical Condition

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Heaven is for Real Movie Edition

Heaven is for Real Movie Edition

On 4/7 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Heaven is for Real (Special Movie Edition)Author:  Todd Burpo with Lynn VincentPages:  240Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas NelsonAnytime a book comes out with a title such as this, I am cautious and in some ways skeptical.  In thinking about why, I realized how there ... Heaven is for Real

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Storming the Black Ice

Storming the Black Ice

On 3/20 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Storming the Black Ice (Pacific Rim Series #3)Author:  Don BrownPages:  368Year:  2014Publisher:  ZondervanWhen I requested to review Storming the Black Ice, imagine my surprise to learn it was the third book in the Pacific Rim series!  Therefore, I read and reviewed ... Storming the Black Ice

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InScribed Collection

InScribed Collection

On 3/20 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Inscribed a Collection of Studies by Women (4 Paperbacks sold separately)Author:  VariousPages:  Year:  2014Publisher:  Thomas Nelson*Each of these studies is designed for interactive participation in groups; however, they are perfectly suited for personal devotion time.Amazed ... InScribe Collection of Studies by Women

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Mark of Evil

Mark of Evil

On 3/20 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Mark of Evil (The End Series #4)Author:  Tim LaHaye & Craig ParshallPages:  416Year:  2014Publisher:  ZondervanThe first three novels in this series were extraordinary, beginning with Edge of Apocalypse, next Thunder of Heaven,followed by Brink of Chaos, concluding ... Mark of Evil

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

On 1/26 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Stranger ThingsAuthor:  Erin HealyPages:  368Year:  12/2013Publisher:  Thomas NelsonErin Healy is one of the most fascinating novelists whose books I read and keep a watch out for her latest publications because she writes with such depth of heart.  In this book, ... Stranger Things by Erin Healy

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Humility

Humility

On 12/13 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Humility:  An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest VirtueAuthor:  David J. BobbPages:  228 (including index)Year:  2013Publisher:  Nelson BooksHumility is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people:  ... Humility

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The Church Builder

The Church Builder

On 11/18 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Church BuilderAuthor:  A.L. ShieldsPages:  420Year:  2013Publisher:  ZondervanBethany Barclay is a lone lawyer, practicing in a small town in Virginia.  She has some family she sees fairly regularly and her mentor, a former judge, with whom she also stays in ... The Church Builder

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Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide

On 10/9 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Fatal Tide (East Salem #3)Author:  Lis Wiehl with Pete NelsonPages:  315Year:  2013Publisher:  Thomas NelsonFatal Tide continues the action and wild ride of Dani Harris and Tommy Gunderson began in the first two books, Waking Hoursand Darkness Rising.  I recommend ... Fatal Tide

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/30 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Harriet Beamer Strikes GoldAuthor:  Joyce Magnin             (http://joycemagnin.blogspot.com/)Pages:  320Year:  2013Publisher:  ZondervanReading this novel, which is the second in a series, was absolutely delightful!  ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 6/16 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  American Phoenix:  John Quincy Adams and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American IndependenceAuthor:  Jane Hampton CookPages:  450Year:  2013Publisher:  Thomas Nelson                ... American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 3/25 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  So Shines the NightAuthor:  Tracy HigleyPages:  395Year:  2013Publisher:  Thomas Nelson                Tracy Higley is one of my favorite authors, and with So Shines the Night, she remains in that ... So Shines the Night

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 1/15 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Waiting for MorningAuthor:  Margret BrownleyPages:  352Year:  2013Publisher:  Thomas Nelson                What do you usually expect when reading a novel?  Being a fan of the western genre, ... Waiting for Morning

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The River

The River

On 12/12 Lisa Johnson wrote: When was the last time you took a risk? The risk I am talking about is the one of facing the past head on in order to move forward in the journey of life. The River is a collection of various parts of the author’s life story, including conversations and events. Sometimes we forget to stop and really ... The River

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 8/31 Lisa Johnson wrote: The Searchers is a nonfiction book supposedly following the two men on the road to Emmaus after the crucifixion of Christ. The author has a background in journalism and history. He seems to have a wide variety of knowledge in history and modern entertainment that he puts to use in this book. Each chapter ... The Searchers

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The Truth About Grace

The Truth About Grace

On 6/11 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  The Truth about GraceAuthor:  John MacArthurPages:  128Year:  2012Publisher:  Thomas NelsonNote:  I received a complimentary copy as a reviewer for BookSneeze.  Follow this reviewer on Twitter @lcjohnson1988 or my blog http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/                ... Truth About Grace by John MacArthur

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 5/7 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Garden of MadnessAuthor:  Tracy L. HigleyPages:  400Year:  2012Publisher:  Thomas NelsonNote:  I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed therein are my own.  Other reviews can be read at ... Garden of Madness by Tracy Higley

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 4/30 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title:  Called to ControversyAuthor:  Ruth RosenPages:  320Year:  2012Publisher:  Thomas NelsonNote:  I received a complimentary copy of the book from BookSneeze for an honest review.  The opinions expressed are strictly my own.                ... Moishe Rosen's Life Testimony

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 3/16 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title: The Coming Revolution: Signs from America’s Past that Signal Our Nation’s FutureAuthor: Dr. Richard G. LeePages: 256 Publisher: Thomas NelsonYear: 2012Note: I was provided a copy for review by BookSneeze.com. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ How ... The Coming Revolution Review

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/8 Lisa Johnson wrote: Title: A Heart of Gold Author: Robin Lee Hatcher Year: February 14, 2012 Pages: 304 Publisher: Thomas Nelson What would a Southern Belle have to do with a gold mine in Idaho? Where does her faith lead her and in what ways is she tested? Robin Lee Hatcher’s book is a must for those who like ... A Robin Hatcher 5 Star Book

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