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Jesus Calling (Large Text Cloth Botanical Cover)

Jesus Calling (Large Text Cloth Botanical Cover)

On 4/9 Raechel K. wrote: This edition of the beloved devotional, Jesus Calling, is stunning! I am in love with the Jesus Calling devotionals, and I especially love the larger versions which include the whole verses at the end of each devo instead of just the verse references in the smaller sized devotionals. The content is fantastic, ... "A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh" by Carolyn Miller ~ Book Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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NKJV, Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible, Hardcover, Silver/Gold

NKJV, Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible, Hardcover, Silver/Gold

On 3/18 Raechel K. wrote: (Please note, I am reviewing the design and extra’s of this Bible, not the spiritual content, as obviously that is perfect. ^.^) I am a big fan of the sequins that change when you run your hand along them. I have several pillows in this design and I can’t get enough of them, so when I saw a Bible ... NKJV, Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible ~ Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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The Warrior Maiden

The Warrior Maiden

On 2/12 Raechel K. wrote: he Disney version of “Mulan” is a favorite of mine. So I was both excited and a little hesitant to read a retelling of this fun tale. The excitement was fulfilled – it had a lot of the elements of the Disney version while still remaining unique to its own story. I admit I kind of wanted her name ... “The Warrior Maiden” by Melanie Dickerson ~ Book review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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In the Shadow of Croft Towers

In the Shadow of Croft Towers

On 1/13 Raechel K. wrote: What a captivating read! Goodness. I didn’t want to put it down, especially as the plot got going. I loved that it was written in first person – that is one of my favorite styles, and it just draws me in immediately. The writing style itself was lovely too, fitting into that time period just beautifully. We ... “In the Shadow of Croft Towers” by Abigail Wilson ~ Book Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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Jesus Always Small Deluxe

Jesus Always Small Deluxe

On 12/24 Raechel K. wrote: I’ve actually already reviewed the content of this beautiful devotional, but this one is different in style – it is smaller, and the cover more intricate than the last. And oh-so beautiful! It is truly stunning to look at. As I said in my first review of this book, the devotionals are heart-touching ... “Jesus Always” Devotion ~ Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

On 11/4 Raechel K. wrote: Joy – the wife of C.S. Lewis. Before reading this book, I was barely familiar with this woman at all, which was why I was interested in requesting it for review. And while interesting at times, this wasn’t a novel I could really connect with unfortunately. I appreciate the research the author ... “Becoming Mrs.Lewis” by Patti Callahan ~ Book Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

2 Stars

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The Solace of Water

The Solace of Water

On 9/6 Raechel K. wrote: I feel a bit lost for words at how to review this one. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I found this to be in a good way. Every page was filled with tragidy, really. It was a heart-wrenching book. There was so much sorrow and so much brokenness between all of the characters, and yet the relationships ... "The Solace of Water" by Elizabeth Byler Younts ~ Book review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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Murder at the Flamingo

Murder at the Flamingo

On 7/14 Raechel K. wrote: I’ve got a lot of cover-love for this one. Not to mention the clever title. :) I liked the story itself alright, but to be honest it wasn’t my most favourite.I had a bit of a hard time getting into it, and sometimes it felt choppy and jumped around a bit to where I wasn’t sure I knew what was going ... “Murder at the Flamingo” by Rachel McMillan ~ Book Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

3 Stars

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The Orphan's Wish

The Orphan's Wish

On 6/22 Raechel K. wrote: I think this cover has to be one my favourites of Melanie Dickerson’s. :) The colors are very attractive and it’s just a very lovely cover. ^.^ The story itself is a light, sweet read. While normally I don’t so much mind or notice when reading YA if it is below my age level, I admit that I found ... “The Orphan’s Wish” by Melanie Dickerson ~ Book Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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Jesus Calling® 50 Devotions for Comfort

Jesus Calling® 50 Devotions for Comfort

On 6/5 Raechel K. wrote: I looooove the Jesus Calling devotionals. I may have more than two…or more than three…Okay, so I have four different ones. And I love them all. I was very excited to see this one come available for review, because who doesn’t need comfort from Jesus? I love how these devotionals are written, as ... “Jesus Calling: 50 Devotions for Comfort” – Sarah Young ~ Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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The Heart Between Us

The Heart Between Us

On 5/3 Raechel K. wrote: Prepare yourself for an excited review ;) I’d been eyeing this book for a while just because of the cover alone, so you better believe I snatched it up eagerly when it became available to review! I knew it was one of those books that even if I didn’t like it, the cover was enough for me to drool ... “The Heart Between Us” by Lindsay Harrel ~ Book Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition

Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition

On 2/10 Raechel K. wrote: This biography/autobiography is written in first person and reads slightly like a fiction title. Each chapter alternates between each man, Ron Hall and Denver Moore, as they tell their stories and how their life-paths entwined to form a strong bond of friendship. In the beginning, they are about as opposite ... “Same Kind of Different As Me” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore ~ Book Review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus Always Large Deluxe

Jesus Always Large Deluxe

On 12/13 Raechel K. wrote: I love these “Jesus…” devotionals. They’re so beautiful, and full of Biblical truth, spoken from Jesus. I can be kind of picky when it comes to daily devotional books, but these have been a blessing to me, each day feeling like it came right from Yahweh just for me. The Lord definitely uses them ... "Jesus Always: A Devotional" by Sarah Young

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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The Promise of a Letter

The Promise of a Letter

On 9/19 Raechel K. wrote: Surprisingly to me, I am enjoying this Amish series. Personally I am not a huge fan of Amish fiction, but the first two books of this newer series have been interesting reads that keep me occupied. I enjoy the characters, and the plots have been sweet. In “The Promise of a Letter”, we get to see ... Book Review: "The Promise of a Letter" by Kathleen Fuller

Raechel K.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

On 6/12 Raechel K. wrote: This book sounded good from the description, and with its added lovely cover, I requested it for review. And at first I thought maybe I’d enjoy it as a light fluffy read, but as I got even just a couple chapters in, I was disturbed by some of its content. There were a lot of innuendos, crudeness, and ... The Sweet Smell of Magnolia's and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale ~ book review

Raechel K.'s Rating:

2 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 5/14 Raechel K. wrote: A continuation to Melanie Dickerson’s Medieval FairyTale Series, “The Noble Servant” tells us the tale of Lady Magdalen whom we met in “The Beautiful Pretender”. While reading TBP, I was looking forward to reading Lady Magdalen’s tale, and so as soon as this came available for review, I grabbed ... BookLook Book Review: “The Noble Servant" by Melanie Dickerson

Raechel K.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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Written In Love

Written In Love

On 4/22 Raechel K. wrote: The idea of a book about letters immediately caught my attention – I love letter-writing. :) This was an incredibly sweet story. And actually my first Amish fiction. The genre isn’t really my taste, but this book surprised me. It was really good – the story was really good. I just loved how it ... BookLook Review: "Written in Love" by Kathleen Fuller

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 12/16 Raechel K. wrote: I really love the cover of this book. As usual for a Dickerson book, the cover is very beautiful and captivating, and represents the story inside very well. This was a retelling of The Little Mermaid – what I love best about Melanie Dickerson’s books is that they are Christian Fairy-Tale Retellings ... BookLook Review: "The Silent Songbird"

Raechel K.'s Rating:

3 Stars

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A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

On 4/12 Raechel K. wrote: Well, I have to be honest and say I did not – could not – finish this one. I made it over halfway through before giving up, though I did read the last chapter and skimmed bits and pieces of the end. I was nervous to start it because I had concerns from “An Uncertain Choice” but I wanted to carry ... BookLook Book Review: “A Daring Sacrifice" by Jody Hedlund

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1 Stars

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

On 7/8 Raechel K. wrote: I really enjoyed this book – more than I thought I would, actually. Being that my family and myself are Duck Dynasty fans, I was interested when I saw this book up for review – and knowing that my parents would want to read it as much as I would, I didn’t hesitate to request it. It was so interesting ... BookLook Book Review: “The Good, the Bad and the Grace of God” by Jep and Jessica Robertson

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

On 5/2 Raechel K. wrote: Spectacular. That’s what I think of this book. It knocked the socks off me ;) But truly, I was very impressed with this book and fell in love with it immediately. It was … ahhh!! So good, so sweet. The characters were just marvelous and the setting superb and the plot was magnificent, all working ... Booklook Review: “The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" by Melanie Dickerson

Raechel K.'s Rating:

5 Stars

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 3/3 Raechel K. wrote: Historical Fiction is one of my favourites, because I enjoy history, but I don’t always enjoy reading history books as so often they drone on and nothing really sinks in – but for me, historical fiction tells a great story, all the while weaving history into the plot. It is so beautiful, and often ... Booklook Book Review: “Remember the Lilies” by Liz Tolsma

Raechel K.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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Both of Me

Both of Me

On 1/15 Raechel K. wrote: This would’ve gotten a full-rounded 4 stars, very possibly 4.5/5 stars had it not been for the ending. I couldn’t do the ending. I mean, why? Maybe there was a reason, but I don’t think it was necessary. I can think of other ways to end it. In fact, I wrote a short ending of I how I wished it would’ve ... BookLook Review: "Both of Me" by Jonathan Friesen

Raechel K.'s Rating:

3 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 11/12 Raechel K. wrote: I haven’t read any of Miss Dickerson’s books previously, though I wanted to, and so when I saw this book available to be reviewed, I jumped at the possibility. It was very good, and I will most definitely continue to read books by this author. “The Princess Spy” has a light, fairy-tale feel to ... BookLook Book Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

Raechel K.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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