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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 8/3 Anne wrote: Stella Varland is a former beauty queen who life has been turned upside down by divorce. For so long she relied on her appearance to make in her life, but after the divorce she doesn’t trust beauty anymore. She is jobless and living with her parents and nothing seems to be working right. Then in ... Good Read

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4 Stars

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A Stranger's Secret

A Stranger's Secret

On 4/9 Anne wrote: Morwenna has been widowed for 2 years and her one desire is to make a life for herself and her young son at her murdered husband’s estate. When an unconscious man washes up on her shore, she is entangled in a web of mysteries that threatens everything she holds dear. David is the unknown man who ... Wonderful!

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5 Stars

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A Heart's Obsession

A Heart's Obsession

On 4/9 Anne wrote: A Heart's Obsession follows the story of Sarah Montgomery after she leaves her home once her father passes away. Now she is free to run to the arms of her love Rand Campbell who is stationed at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. She travels to Wyoming with Rand's brother and his wife. But when they arrive, things ... ok book

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3 Stars

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 3/25 Anne wrote: Cecily Faire wants to keep her early life secret because of mistakes she has made. Finally she feel like she has left her past behind and is on to new and grand adventures, but then she is thrown face to face with the one person who knows everything. Arriving at Willowgrove Hall to begin her new life, ... Loved reading it!

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5 Stars

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A Heart's Disguise

A Heart's Disguise

On 3/3 Anne wrote: “I received this book through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. As always, opinions are my own” October 1865 in Wabash Indiana we find Sarah Montgomery mourning for her dying father and her fiancé, Rand Campbell, who was killed in the Civil War. Sarah’s father wants to ... Wonderful Story

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5 Stars

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The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season

On 1/30 Anne wrote: PJ McKinley has dreams of opening her own restaurant and Bed and Breakfast. Cole Evans wants to give back by opening a home for kids aging out of the foster system. Both of their dreams collide and have a chance to come true when the owner of a local historic home announces a contest in which the winner ... Great Plot

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5 Stars

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All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

On 1/30 Anne wrote: Kat Varland holds a secret desire to own her own bakery and use her great creativity to make amazing and unique cupcakes. However, she is stuck in a vanilla rut at working at her Aunt Maggie's bakery. She feels like her family doesn't support her in anything she does and she is afraid to break out ... Great read

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5 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 11/25 Anne wrote: Margaretha is heir to the throne and needs to marry. Her newest suitor seems to have all the qualifications necessary. However, when a stranger is brought wounded to the castle, all hopes for this marriage vanish. Lord Colin has come to warn Margaretha about the true character of her suitor, Lord ... Wonderful Adventure

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4 Stars

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 11/25 Anne wrote: Rosalind Perry is a girl from a rural farm in Wisconsin who has come to Chicago to look for her missing sister. Rosalind is able to obtain a job as a housemaid in the Sloane house, the same house her sister disappeared from. While she works, she tries to befriend the other household staff to try and ... Wonderful World's Fair Mystery

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5 Stars

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Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

On 10/15 Anne wrote: Magnolia Market place is a wonderful novel written by Judy Christie. The main character, Avery Broussard, has all her plans laid out. It is a year after her husband’s death and she is just about to buy the boutique she has been successfully running from her former mother-in-law. She was on the brink ... Wonderful Read

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5 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 10/1 Anne wrote: 52-Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch explores Bible-bases wisdom from the popular novel: Les Miserables. Welch directs the reader through different scenes from Victor Hugo’s remarkable novel adding commentary about faith and verses from the Bible. The main character Jean Valjean provides ... amazing and informative

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5 Stars

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Palace of Darkness

Palace of Darkness

On 9/17 Anne wrote: Palace of Darkness is written by Tracy L. Higley. It is set in the ancient stone city of Petra. The year is 106 AD and single mother Cassia flees to Petra hoping to be comforted in the loving arms of her late husband’s family. However, Petra is not the oasis that Cassia imagined. Here she finds ... Great read

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5 Stars

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 9/5 Anne wrote: Destined for Doon is the sequel to Doon written by Carey Corp. In this book we revisit Mackenna Reid who has realized she has made a horrible mistake in choosing her dream of a career on Broadway instead of remaining in the enchanted land of Doon with her love interest Prince Duncan. However, Duncan ... good read

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4 Stars

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 8/19 Anne wrote: This book was just an ok read for me. It jumps right off into the story without introducing the characters properly. There is a cast of Primary characters and their descriptions at the beginning. I referred to this often, because I often got confused about who was who. I prefer to be introduced to the ... ok

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3 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 8/4 Anne wrote: This book was incredible! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a book that I hated putting down. I was originally intrigued by the book because I have two daughters who play the violin, so I thought it might be interesting. Interesting it was. I cannot say enough about the brilliant writing of Kristy Cambron. ... Absolutely Amazing

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5 Stars

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Four Weddings and a Kiss

Four Weddings and a Kiss

On 7/2 Anne wrote: I enjoyed reading this book. When I first ordered it, I didn't realize that I would be reading 4 different stories so I was a little surprised. There is a short prologue and epilogue that I found a little confusing. I think it is supposed to set up and tie together the 4 stories, but I wasn't necessarily ... Lovely Surprise

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4 Stars

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The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

On 6/20 Anne wrote: The “Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook” is written by Nancy Vienneau who has worked as a professional caterer and now works to promote local farmers, urban gardens and healthy, affordable cooking. Nancy started her “Third Thursday Community Potluck” with a friend. They invite many and ... Great Gourmet Cookbook

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4 Stars

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Merlin's Nightmare

Merlin's Nightmare

On 5/22 Anne wrote: Merlin’s nightmare is the 3rd book in Robert Treskillard’s series: The Merlin Spiral. This book finds Merlin searching for Arthur while trying to keep the secret of Arthur’s birthright safe. They must face a pack of wolves, and Morgana before they can discover the true purpose of their journey. ... A good twist on a great legend

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3 Stars

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A Lady's Honor

A Lady's Honor

On 5/12 Anne wrote: "A Lady's Honor" written by Laurie Alice Eakes is a story about Elizabeth Trelawney. The setting is 19th century England. The story opens with Elizabeth fleeing London for her Grandparents manor, Bastian Point in Cornwall. Elizabeth is fleeing from being trapped in a loveless marriage. She feels she ... just so-so

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2 Stars

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 4/24 Anne wrote: I recently had the privilege of reading an e-book copy of “The Nesting Place: It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” by Myquillan Smith. Myquillan is a blogger, self-taught decorator, and stay-at-home mom who has learned the beauty of imperfection. She is working on perfecting the art of ... Did not disappoint

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5 Stars

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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 4/10 Anne wrote: This book for me was hard to get into initially. I found the descriptions hard to follow, and it seemed to jump right into the story without much background as to what was going on, how the society worked etc. Some sentences seemed out of place and I would have to read them a couple of time to determine ... Unique Story

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3 Stars

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Doon

Doon

On 3/11 Anne wrote: I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. At first I was a little worried that it was really written for teenage girls, and it would appeal to them, but it appealed to me also. It has enough mystery to keep you turning the pages and I can't wait until I have a moment to myself to sit down and crack ... Doon: A book review

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5 Stars

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Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive

On 2/12 Anne wrote: A recent read of mine was Sweet Olive written by Judy Christie. This is sweet story about Camille Gardner who comes to a small Louisiana town for her big corporate job. This is her last assignment before she heads onto her dream job at an art gallery. Along the way she makes friends with the people her ... Sweet Olive Book Review

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4 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 9/5 Anne wrote: Joyce Magnin continues the story of Harriet Beamer in this lighthearted fun book. The story revolves around Harriet Beamer learning the ins and outs of living with her son and daughter-in-law in Grass Valley, California. This new life is an adjustment from her old life on the East coast and Harriet finds ... Fun Adventure

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4 Stars

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 7/9 Anne wrote: A Hopeful Heart is a heartwarming story of a Amish Widow woman in her late thirties trying to raise her family the best of her ability,without her husband.  To help make ends meet she works at the beautiful Lancaster Grand Hotel as a maid.  It is there that she meets Trey Peterson, an Englisher, ... A Hopeful Heart: Review

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3 Stars

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 5/10 Anne wrote: I am such a sucker for a good book.  I love to curl up and indulge in a good read.  For me it is even better if I can throw some learning into the mix, especially when I can learn about history.  I was excited to dive into "American Phoenix", it looked like a well written book about John ... American Phoenix Review

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4 Stars

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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 4/17 Anne wrote: Recently I was given the opportunity to review "The Passionate Mom" written by Susan Merrill. I was very excited to begin reading this book. As a Mom I need a boost to my confidence and some encouragement to keep going every now and then. Susan Merrill did not disappoint. This book is filled with ... The Passionate Mom: Review

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4 Stars

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 3/21 Anne wrote: The House that Love Built by Beth Wiseman is a wonderful, uplifting novel that I simply could not put down.  I have been looking for a good book to read and I was thrilled as page by page this turned out to be the book that I was looking to read.  This story is set in the quaint little town ... The House that Love Built

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5 Stars

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