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A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

On 9/14 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: “White cop shoots African-American youth” – racial tensions rise. Everyone reacts from their understanding of the situation. Hatred is fueled and things get heated. We see it in the news. This author takes readers on an unexpected journey as characters seek justice, reconciliation, and forgiveness. ... A TIME TO STAND BY ROBERT WHITLOW REVIEWED

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The Christmas Code Booklet

The Christmas Code Booklet

On 8/25 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is a pocket size paperback booklet that can be read anywhere. The author says in the introduction, “Advent offers a time of spiritual preparation. It provides a time of reflecting on the true joy, peace, hope, and love that the coming of the Christ child makes possible for each and every one of ... THE CHRISTMAS CODE by O.S. HAWKINS REVIEWED

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Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

On 8/24 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I googled this runner to find out more about this story. In an interview I found viewers meet Dion, his wife and the dog named Gobi. It was fun to hear of the adventure and learn that there is interest in bringing this story to the big screen. Now that I have some background about this brave little ... THE AMAZING STORY of GOBI - A BRAVE LITTLE DOG

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To Wager Her Heart

To Wager Her Heart

On 8/12 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The author pens a rich historical tale that gives readers a peek into the complex in a post-Civil War America Southern society where they meet Alexandra Jamison, daughter of a wealthy attorney who is part of Nashville’s elite upper-class social order. Her father demands she gets married soon. It’s ... TO WAGER HER HEART REVIEWED

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A Very Thankful Prayer

A Very Thankful Prayer

On 8/4 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is an adorable colorful board book that will get parents and children looking around them for things they can be thankful for. The book starts out with a sweet young rabbit waking up thankful for the day ahead. The author takes readers on this little one’s day and shows all the things the rabbit ... THERE'S SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR

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My Great Big God

My Great Big God

On 7/24 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I liked this colorful board book that has 20 bible story illustrations. The author says these are to build a Great Big Faith on; I think he’s right. I liked how he goes about telling amazing faith building stories which include bible references so you can go deeper – depending on the age of the child. Each ... MY GREAT BIG GOD - STORY BOOK REVIEWED

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Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train

On 7/24 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is a colorful, sweet padded Board book I just loved reading. It reminded me of a family favorite book by Margaret Wise Brown; called Good Night Moon. Unlike that book, this adventure takes place on a train. It opens with a train pulling up to Laurelwood station where a family and a few others wait ... NIGHT NIGHT TRAIN -ADORABLE BB REVIEWED

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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

On 7/3 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This hard-back book is lovely inside and out. I liked its scrapbook style layout that included love letters from God and beautiful illustrations. The author introduces fourteen women from the bible and their stories to young readers. There is the scripture reference on the top of page, the story retold ... ENCOURAGING LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD REVIEWED

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The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps and Gran

The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps and Gran

On 7/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: It’s summer time and the Berenstain Bears are bored. No holidays or fun insight. Things liven up when their parents tell them they are going to begin a new family tradition and start celebrating Grandparents day, which falls on the Sunday after Labor Day. Everyone is excited as they contemplate ways ... FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY

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I Am Devotional

I Am Devotional

On 6/28 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I was blown away by the hardback cover, how it glows and the fact that it’s textured and sparkles. I also thought the animated illustrations by Diane LeFeyer were inviting and beautiful. This devotional starts out with a short note to parents and kids letting them know how to use this devotional and ... I AM DEVOTIONAL REVIEWED

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God Bless My School

God Bless My School

On 6/26 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is a cuddly feel good adorable book to look at and read. This board book introduces little ones to the concept of leaving home and getting ready to go to school. The author shows little animal friends getting ready for school. They put on their new shoes, put supplies in their backpack for school, ... God Bless My School Reviewed

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The Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table

On 6/8 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Readers get a peek at how to create a throwback in time when everyone felt welcome to stop and chat because they were sitting on the front porch. Kristen has a refreshing transparency as she shares her thoughts, fears, anxiety, and failures of gathering family and others in making a heartfelt connection. Kristen ... BUILD AN INTIMATE COMMUNITY WITH THE TURQUOISE TABLE

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My Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories

My Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories

On 5/31 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This book quickly draws you in with its vibrant, colorful animated pictures, filled with action and fun. I love the excitement turning over the 30 flaps adds to the enjoyment of reading the story. Kids want to hurry up and flip the flap before I’ve finished reading the words on the page. It also helps ... My Life-the-Flap Bible Stories REVIEWED

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Let's Be Real

Let's Be Real

On 5/26 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Natasha has been on The View, The Voice, has her own YouTube channel and has done modeling. Natasha has wisdom and courage beyond her eighteen years. Raised by parents who have made family and faith more important than money and fame. The teen says, “I’m grateful for strong values my parents instilled ... LET'S BE REAL - INSPIRATIONAL READ

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

On 5/10 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is an adorable padded board book filled with cute and colorful pictures that grab your attention and drive home message on each page. What is so great about the pages is that they are textured. For example, on the first page there is a huge bright rainbow shooting out of an elephant’s trunk. When ... ALL THINGS BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL BOARD BOOK

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God Loves Mommy and Me

God Loves Mommy and Me

On 4/30 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The padded board book cover illustration first caught my eye. It peeked my interest. I had to take a look inside. The illustrations are beautiful and gave me a warm cozy feeling as I quickly fell into the sing-song rhythm of the writing. This story is a great reminder of how much God loves us individually ... GOD LOVES MOMMY AND ME REVIEWED

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God Loves Daddy and Me

God Loves Daddy and Me

On 4/23 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I enjoyed this delightful, cushioned board book that described how little ones can have fun with their daddy. The illustrations showed every day heartfelt moments that can be moments to celebrate like taking a walk, doing chores and silly times that make you giggle. I enjoyed this delightful, cushioned ... GOD LOVES DADDY AND ME REVIEWED

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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 3/20 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is an adorable board book I’m going to love reading to my grandchildren. The illustrations are bright, colorful and fun to look at. The message is encouraging and delightful. It shows little monkey’s having fun with their grandpa. They enjoy his hugs, they love to learn from him, play with him ... BOOK that CELEBRATES GRANDPAS

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The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Illusionist's Apprentice

On 3/20 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The opening scene is that of a famed medium named Horace Stapleton whose hosting a defying death ceremony for the public. At that event are two agents Elliot Mathews and his partner Connor Finnegan. They are there to discover the truth hidden behind the illusion. Another audience member is Wren Lockhard, ... LOVE A GOOD MYSTERY? FASCINATED BY ILLUSIONISTS? Check this out!

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The Dog Who Was There

The Dog Who Was There

On 2/8 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Barley has it rough at first, then he finds a good home with a couple who follow the man from Galilee. Thru an unexpected turn of events Barely finds himself alone on the outskirts of Jerusalem. There he sees “Jesus” up-close and personal. Barley calls him “The kind man.” He notices how people ... THE DOG WHO WAS THERE REVIEWED

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Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

On 1/27 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: : I first became acquainted with this writing team as we read this for book club. The story became more heart-rendering as we heard Debbie’s sister speak to our group. It was powerful and moving as she put together a moving slide show that had pictures of her sister, Ron and shared what she knew about ... SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME FOR KIDS REVIEWED

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Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

On 1/25 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: My kids and I enjoyed reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? when they were little. This book Noah, Noah, What Do You See is written by the same author that penned Brown Bear, Brown Bear and is written in a similar fashion. It was fun to see my kids turn the pages and read the words on the ... NOAH, NOAH WHAT DO YOU SEE? REVIEWED

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Lots of Love

Lots of Love

On 1/12 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is a beautifully illustrated book that is fun to read. The book begins with a little girl waking up in her bed, sun shining through the window of her room. She is grateful for the beaming sun and also for her happy heart. She says, “Good morning, happy heart! I feel your cheerful beat. Today I’m ... LOTS OF LOVE by KIM WASHBURN REVIEWED

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God Made You Nose to Toes

God Made You Nose to Toes

On 1/12 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Great colorful illustrations help bring the message of the story to life. This young boy learns about how God made all of us from our heads to our toes. The illustrations have this young boy running into different animals and talking about how they have the same things as he does but they may look different. ... GOD MADE YOU NOSE TO TOES by LESLIE PARROTT REVIEWED

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Prayers and Answered Prayers

Prayers and Answered Prayers

On 12/11 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I was pleasantly surprised at what was inside this special book. The size of the book from the outside is about 5 x 10 picture frame. When readers open the book it’s then broken down to two books. On the top is the book titled PRAYERS it says, “Whether you’re worried, excited, or just thankful ... PRAYERS and ANSWERED PRAYERS JOURNAL REVIEWED

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Read & Play Baby Bible

Read & Play Baby Bible

On 12/11 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: What makes this baby bible board book unique are the helpful instructions for parents found on the opposite page from the bible verse and paraphrase. For example Revelation 21:3-4 paraphrase is “Don’t cry, my little one. Wipe away your tears. Laugh and play and remember: There are no tears up in ... READ AND PLAY BABY BIBLE

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Say & Pray Devotions

Say & Pray Devotions

On 12/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This board book is geared for little ones on the go. There is a short window of opportunity for parents to grab their attention. This is a fun way for them to have a quick devotion time and learn about the world around them. The book starts out like this; “Good Morning! I’m ready for a Happy Day! ... SAY AND PRAY DEVOTIONS REVIEWED

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

On 12/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This book has beautiful vibrant color illustrations that brings scripture to life. Each page has a sentence taken from the Lord’s prayer, gives a brief explanation of the passage and then mentions something to be thankful for. For example the scripture passage, “Give us this day our daily bread.” ... THE LORD'S PRAYER by RICK WARREN REVIEWED

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Christmas Love Letters from God

Christmas Love Letters from God

On 10/20 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Christmas Love Letters From GodBy Glenys NellistIllustrated by Rachel ClowesPublished by: ZonderkidzISBN#978-0-310-74824-3PagesABOUT BOOK: Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book ... CHRISTMAS LOVE LETTERS REVIEWED

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God Bless My Friends

God Bless My Friends

On 10/20 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: God Bless My FriendsBy Hannah C. HallIllustrated by Steve WhitlowPublished by Tommy Nelson20 pagesABOUT BOOK: Hi, my friend! Come play with me—though we’re as different as can be!Big and small, short and tall, fluffy and prickly . . . these playmates of all shapes and sizes are the best of friends. ... GOD BLESS MY FRIENDS REVIEWED

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One Small Donkey for Little Ones

One Small Donkey for Little Ones

On 10/5 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: In the beginning of the book Little Donkey notices how big and strong the horses he sees are. He wishes he could run fast like them. Then there is a picture of Joseph helping Mary on the small donkey as they make their journey to Bethlehem. The reader is shown the view of a bright start over the stable ... ONE SMALL DONKEY by DANI DALEY MACKALL REVIEWED

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Ready, Set, Find Christmas

Ready, Set, Find Christmas

On 10/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: READY, SET, FIND CHRISTMASPublished by: ZonderkidsISBN#978-0-310-75768-812 Pages BBABOUT BOOK: Get ready to follow Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. They are in a hurry! Mary is expecting the baby Jesus and they need your help to find many things along the way. This holiday board book is perfect ... ADORABLE CHRISTMAS BOARD BOOK

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If He Had Not Come

If He Had Not Come

On 7/30 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Scarf display at Kohl'sIt’s it funny once you become aware of something you've never seen before; you'll discover it everywhere. I’ve been coloring out of a few coloring books now and I’ve noticed some of these coloring page patterns are everywhere.I did some shopping at Kohl’s the other day ... COLORING COLOR IDEAS

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One Big Turkey

One Big Turkey

On 7/28 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This book cover is beautiful and colorful. It’s sprinkled with glittery gold and says open me up and look inside. The illustrations are cheerful and bright. The story starts out with a cute and lovable young turkey. The turkey follows a squirrel that is having fun jumping through autumn leaves seeking ... ONE BIG TURKEY REVIEWED

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To Love a Stranger

To Love a Stranger

On 7/27 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The novel starts out in the year 1868 with Jasper Mendenhall in Fort Bridge, Utah Territory. He’s in the middle of telling his sister Jessie about the woman he’s going to marry and the fact that he’s been writing to her for months. Jessie and her husband Clay are concerned for Jasper and his new ... TO LOVE A STRANGER by COLLEEN COBLE REVIEWED

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A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

On 7/11 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This author has a fun spin on the tale of Robin Hood. I’m a Jodi Hedlund fan so I wanted to check out this YA novel. The story it told through both male and female leads alternating POV’s throughout the story. It took me a little while to connect with the setting, the characters and their situation. ... A Fun Spin on Robin Hood Tale

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The Captain Takes a Wife

The Captain Takes a Wife

On 7/4 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: “Robert had a bad feeling about the way things were working out.”…”How dare they threaten him?” ….. ”I told you to get rid of the girl,” the boss spoke to Robert. “She’s a danger to us. She knows too much.” This story quickly grabbed my attention. I instantly connected with these ... THE CAPTRAIN TAKES A WIFE REVIEWED

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I Love You Just Because

I Love You Just Because

On 6/17 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is a precious book you’ll enjoy reading with your kids and/or grandkids over and over again. The pictures are adorable, colorful and fun. The book starts out with the mother bear waking up her cub. It ends with Mother and Father Bear putting them to sleep. The middle illustrates daily activities. ... I LOVE YOU JUST BECAUSE REVIEWED

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Little One, God Made You Special

Little One, God Made You Special

On 5/6 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The cute and beautiful illustrations first caught my eye. They are beautiful, full of color and help bring the story to life. This book is written by Rick Warren’s daughter Amy. He says, “Even little ones can begin learning God has a unique purpose for their lives….” I like the message of the ... Beautiful Book Great Message

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The Newsmakers

The Newsmakers

On 4/6 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: THE NEWSMAKERSBy Lis WiehLWith Sebastian StuartPublished by Thomas NelsonISBN# 13-978-0718037673352 pagesBACK COVER: TV reporter Erica Sparks has become a superstar overnight. Is it due to her hard work and talent, or is she at the center of a spiraling conspiracy?Erica Sparks is a beautiful and ambitious ... THE NEWSMAKERS by LIS WIEHL REVIEWED

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The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone

On 2/12 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: What happens to a family and community when a child goes missing? A twelve year old is missing on a school trip. Sarah's been abducted. Her innocent voice and faith are heard in a journal she keeps, to help her cope and remember who she really is. Not Holly the name they call her and the things they ... Little Miracles Found in Horrific Circumstances

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 2/6 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The Girl From the TrainBy Irma JoubertPublished By Thomas NelsonISBN#978-0529102379384 PagesBack Cover: A sweeping international love story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over the inhumanities of war and prejudice.Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, ... I'D LIKE YOU TO MEET A SOUTH AFRICAN WRITER

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 1/10 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: : I was hooked to the story right from the start. I was instantly dropped into a library, hanging out with Lydia; a woman who is opinionated and adores books. There is a mysterious handsome nameless man who has frequented the reading room several times a week now for the past several months. He sits ... WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM BY SHELLY GRAY REVIEWED

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The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

On 12/6 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of UzBy Maryluz Guerrero Salas Published by WestBow PressAbout Book: The behemoth walks to the well to get water and sees his friend Job. Job becomes excited to see him and hugs him. Many villagers want the behemoth out of the village. But at the end, everything ... THE BEHEMOTH DINOSAUR IN THE LAND OF UZ by Maryluz Guerrero Salsa

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The Wedding Chapel

The Wedding Chapel

On 12/5 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The story begins in the year 1948, Heart’s Bend Tenn. Jimmy’s neighbor shows him a picture of his orphaned cousin who lived in England. She and her sister will be coming to America to live with them. Jimmy instantly loses his heart to the girl in the photo. Then the story switches to current time; ... THE WEDDING CHAPEL by RACHEL HAUCK REVIEWED

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Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

On 11/19 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Goodnight MangerBy Laura SassiIllustrated by Jane ChapmanPublished by ZonderkidsISBN# 978-0-310-74556-332 PagesBack Cover: Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus ... GOODNIGHT MANGER by LAURA SASSI REVIEWED

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Win or Lose, I Love You!

Win or Lose, I Love You!

On 10/26 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: : Lulu and Max are excited about the field day they have planned in the forest with six animal friends. They have a costume contest, then a stick toss, then an obstacle course and a pie eating contest. The race is on. Some animals get stuck, some fall only one wins each race. The author says in forward, ... WIN or LOSE I LOVE YOU by LYSA TERKEURST REVIEWED

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Thank You, Lord, For Everything

Thank You, Lord, For Everything

On 10/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: THANK YOU LORD FOR EVERYTHINGBy P.J. LionsIllustrated by Tim WarnesPublished by Zondervan KidsISBN# 978-031074812016 Pages BBREVIEW: Before little bear springs out of bed he thanks the Lord for everything, for a beautiful day. He observes his Mom and Dad. He’s thankful for what they do. Then he goes ... THANK YOU LORD, FOR EVERYTHING REVIEWED

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Thankful

Thankful

On 10/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: THANKFULBy Eileen SpinelliIllustrated by Archie PrestonPublished by ZonderKidzISBN#978-03-1000088429 Pages HBREVIEW: I had read an enjoyed another book by this author titled, “Nora’s Ark,” which made me want to read another book by them. This book is illustrated by Archie Preston who captures readers’ ... THANKFUL by EILEEN SPINELLI REVIEWED

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 9/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: It’s the beautiful and intriguing cover that grabbed my attention first. Then I noticed the name of the author. I’ve wanted to read one of her books for a while now. Up until now she’d written mostly Amish. The bonus for me was the story took place during the World’s Fair and I liked how it showed ... DECEPTION ON SABLE HILL by SHELLEY GRAY REVIEWED

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Two Renegade Realms

Two Renegade Realms

On 8/31 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I was first captured by the beautiful cover of this book. Second; I’ve read several of this authors books and loved reading them. This author usually writes for middle readers 5-8th graders. Her stories are dragon adventures filled with fun, and fantasy. It’s a great escape. I like that all of the ... Magical Dragon Tale

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One Last Thing

One Last Thing

On 4/9 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This dynamic writing team tackles hard issues head intertwined with well-timed humor and fun moments for readers. Tara Faulkner has been in love with Seth since she was 15 years old. Seth is her brothers’ best friend. Seth’s parents are good friends with her parents; they even vacation together. ... ONE LAST THING By Rebecca St.James and Nancy Rue REVIEWED

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Still Life

Still Life

On 3/9 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The thing I look forward to when I read this authors’ books is to expect the unexpected situation and unique cast of characters. Christa is a deep thinker; no fluff in her books, which usually include a full range of emotions and depth that have surprised me and touched me to the core of my being just ... Emotionally Charged Engaging Read

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The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

On 11/28 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: This is not your typical cookbook, it’s so much more. I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that had me look at a pig in a whole new way. The author states, “This book will take readers on several different journeys’. First an anatomic survey of the pig…will introduce readers to the ... THE SOUTHERN FOODIES GUIDE to the PIG by CHRIS CHAMBERLIN REVIEWED

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 11/12 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that introduced me to Kristy Cambron and her moving and brilliant debut novel. This book has two engaging story lines seamlessly interwoven to make a powerful read. I sure wish my history books in school were as riveting as this novel; I might have done better ... THE BUTTERFLY and the VIOLIN by KRISTY CAMBRON REVIEWED

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Palace of Darkness

Palace of Darkness

On 9/25 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that grabbed my heart and never let got! I’m a Tracy Higley Fan. I love how this author takes me on adventures that are fascinating and I learn a thing or two along the way! “The Behind the Story….and Beyond notes” (section at the back of the book); ... PLACE OF DARKNESS by TRACY L. HIGLEY REVIEWED

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Below the Surface

Below the Surface

On 7/22 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Below the SurfaceBy Tim ShoemakerPublished by:ISBN#978-0-310-73501-4387 Pages ABOUT BOOK: In the third book in the Code of Silence series, a coming-of-age story that both boys and girls will enjoy, from prolific author and speaker Tim Shoemaker.Buried fears don’t stay buried for long. Something ... BELOW THE SURFACE by TIME SHOEMAKER REVIEWED

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Spirit Bridge

Spirit Bridge

On 7/9 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I’m thankful for the review copy of a story that not only lifted the veil to the spiritual battle ragging around me but this book told readers how to fight the enemy and listen to the holy spirit guidance. The best part it was done in an engaging, non-preachy, enthralling way! Loved that! I was blown ... SPIRIT BRIDGE by James L. Rubart REVIEWED

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The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

On 5/6 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I’m thankful for a review copy that introduced me to this author and her amazing journey. I work at a bookstore and have seen the many fiction books this author has written. When I saw she wrote a non-fiction book I was curious to learn more about the woman behind the books she’d written. I was ... THE GIFT OF LOVE by AMY CLIPSTON REVIEWED

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One Lost Sheep

One Lost Sheep

On 3/20 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Based on scripture taken from Luke 15:3 which says, “Suppose on of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” This is a lovely illustrated story that quickly drew me in; first showing the Sheppard ... ONE LOST SHEEP by RHONDA GOWLER GREENE REVIEWED

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Aquifer

Aquifer

On 3/2 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: AquiferBy Jonathan FriesenPublished by Harper Collins PublishingISBN#978-0310731825272 PagesBook Cover: Only He Can Bring What They Needed to Survive.In 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. And they'll do anything to maintain their power---deceiving, dividing families, ... AQUIFER by Jonathan Friesen REVIEWED

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 1/28 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: If your child and/or grand child are fascinated with Jake the pirate cartoon on T.V. They will love this book. There are notes at the end for parents on how they can talk about what they just read with their kids. It’s a story recommended for ages 4-8. This is the first book in the Next Door Series;LOVED IT ... Showing How to Love Your Neighbor WWJD

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 12/9 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The Christmas CandleBy Max LucadoPublished byASIN# B006IEFT4478 PagesAbout Book: Glowing bright with a timeless message, The Christmas Candle will warm your heart. It’s 1864 in Gladstone, England, a tiny village in the Cotswolds. Nothing out of the ordinary ever happens here. Except at Christmas ... THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE by MAX LUCADO REVIEWED

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The Church Builder

The Church Builder

On 12/7 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: The Church Builder By A.L. ShieldsISBN#978-0-310-33214420 PagesAbout Book: One group focused on destroying all religion.One group struggling to preserve the church.One woman searching for the truth.The evidence is against her. The FBI is right behind her. A malevolent killer has her in his sights. And ... THE CHURCH BUILDER by A.L. SHIELDS REVIEWED

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Unglued

Unglued

On 10/4 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: I love the honest and transparent approach Lysa takes in this book. She gives examples from her own life where she came unglued. For example she shares this: "Why had I become completely unglued about bathroom towels? Towels, for heaven's sake. Towels! ...I hop out of the tub and reach for the freshly ... Hopeful

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 9/4 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: What I Think: I was excited to receive an e-book copy of this book from Thomas Nelson to review. I enjoyed Snow Day so much. It was a slice of life story I enjoyed very much. Couldn’t wait to see where this author would go next. I like what Billy says about his stories, “I write about what I see ... Enchanting

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Truth Stained Lies

Truth Stained Lies

On 7/28 The Book Club Network (TBCN) wrote: Terri Blackstock pens another eye opening thriller! This time she takes a look at blogging and how technology we use every day can be used against us, even ensnare us like a mouse in a trap. Our justice system is supposed to be one that says we are innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately in many ... CYBER SPACE THE NEW FRONTIER

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