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The Beekeeper's Son

The Beekeeper's Son

On 4/3 Dawn Nichols wrote: "The Beekeeper's Son" by Kelly Irvin is a wonderful Amish Romance novel filled with suspense and drama. As you know from reading my other reviews, I am an admirer of Amish fiction. This book takes it to a whole new level to the point that I can't wait to read the rest of this new series. Kelly Irvin ... Reviewing "The Beekeeper's Son"

Dawn's Rating:

5 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged

On 4/3 Dawn Nichols wrote: "Bonhoeffer Abridged" by Eric Metaxas is an amazingly insightful and moving biography. The abridged version makes his story more accessible to the reader who might be overwhelmed by the extremely long original version. I don't normally pick biographies as my reading material of choice, but this one ... Reviewing "Bonhoeffer Abridged"

Dawn's Rating:

5 Stars

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All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

On 1/14 Dawn Nichols wrote: “All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes” by Betsy St. Amant, is a fun, light read filled with lots of romance, drama, and sweets. The main characters, Kat and Lucas, have been long time friends and from the beginning of the book it becomes quickly apparent that they are meant to be more than friends. ... Reviewing "All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes"

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Christmas Story for Children

The Christmas Story for Children

On 11/28 Dawn Nichols wrote: "The Christmas Story for Children" by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Davis Hill, and illustrated by Fausto Bianchi, is a neat children's book that can easily be used as a teaching tool in your household all year round. Even though it's called "The Christmas Story", it actually includes the story ... Reviewing "The Christmas Story for Children"

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

On 11/25 Dawn Nichols wrote: "The Legend of the Candy Cane", written by Lori Walburg and Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, is a beautifully illustrated board book with an inspirational tale about the symbolic meaning behind candy canes. The book begins with a stranger arriving into town and renovating a dilapidated store. All of ... Reviewing "The Legend of the Candy Cane"

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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Andi Under Pressure

Andi Under Pressure

On 10/13 Dawn Nichols wrote: "Andi Under Pressure" by Amanda Flower, is a great mystery novel for kids, based on cute, realistic characters and an intriguing plot. Twelve-year-old Andi Boggs and her friend Colin are thrilled to be attending a prestigious science camp at a university in Kildeer, Ohio. But from day one, the camp ... Reviewing "Andi Under Pressure" by Amanda Flower

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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Game Changer

Game Changer

On 9/29 Dawn Nichols wrote: Washington Redskins' Quarterback, Kirk Cousins, is a class act. Prior to reading this book, I admit I didn't know very much about him. After all, I come from a long line of Green Bay Packers fans. :) But after reading this, I think I may have just become an instant Washington Redskins fan. Cousins ... "Game Changer" by Kirk Cousins

Dawn's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Case for a Creator Student Edition

The Case for a Creator Student Edition

On 9/12 Dawn Nichols wrote: "The Case for a Creator: Student Edition" by Lee Strobel and Jane Vogel, is a wonderful tool for students to use in their investigation into where the universe came from. Having read the full edition years ago, I knew that the book would be full of fascinating and convincing scientific evidence for ... Reviewing "The Case for a Creator: Student Edition"

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 7/11 Dawn Nichols wrote: The "Teen Study Bible, NIV" was edited by Lawrence O. Richards and Sue W. Richards and would be a good resource for the older teens in your life. Containing many special features, I think this Study Bible would be a helpful supplement to your Teen's Bible collection. I am a fan of having several translations ... Reviewing "Teen Study Bible, NIV"

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love, Skip, Jump

Love, Skip, Jump

On 6/23 Dawn Nichols wrote: "Love Skip Jump" by Shelene Bryan is a great book that has the potential to be a catalyst for a great deal of change in your life. When I decided to read this book I had no idea that the author lives in the city next door and is involved in some of the same organizations I'm familiar with and have worked ... Reviewing "Love Skip Jump" by Shelene Bryan

Dawn's Rating:

5 Stars

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One God, One Plan, One Life

One God, One Plan, One Life

On 5/23 Dawn Nichols wrote: "One God, One Plan, One Life" is a one year devotional for teenagers written by Max Lucado. Each page is dated to keep the reader on track and the entire devotional for the day fits on that page. (It's very doable for the attention span of teenagers these days.) At the top of the page is a short Bible ... Reviewing "One God One Plan One Life" Teen Devotional

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 1/31 Dawn Nichols wrote: "Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl" by N.D. Wilson is a celebration of language . It is written in a format that combines stream of consciousness with poetry and drama. Wilson views the world as a work of art created by God, the Artist, and he delves deeply into various subjects and topics from the point ... Reviewing "Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl" by N.D. Wilson

Dawn's Rating:

3 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 7/14 Dawn Nichols wrote: "Secretly Smitten" by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt is a series of 4 romance novellas set in the town of Smitten, Vermont. Each novella is written by a different author but the stories all intertwine beautifully and include many of the same characters. Here's a synopsis ... The Perfect Beach Read

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 2/11 Dawn Nichols wrote: "An Amish Kitchen" is a collection of three charming novellas written by Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long, and Amy Clipston. The book also includes a reading group guide and a collection of 45 (very tasty looking) Old Order Amish recipes. Each story's main character is an Amish woman living in Paradise Pennsylvania. ... A Fun Read

Dawn's Rating:

5 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 1/3 Dawn Nichols wrote: John MacArthur's book "Twelve Unlikely Heroes" is comprised of in-depth character studies of 12 important biblical people. From Joseph to James, MacArthur takes a look at each of these unique people in a way that makes them even more real and human to the reader. None of them were perfect, all of ... "Twelve Unlikely Heroes" Book Review

Dawn's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 8/23 Dawn Nichols wrote: Does anyone really want to forgive? Or admit that we need forgiveness? Whether we’re giving or receiving, forgiveness is hard. It seems unfair. It feels unnatural. And as best-selling author and pastor John MacArthur demonstrates, forgiveness apart from Christ is unnatural. It is only as we understand ... A Worthwhile Read

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

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