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A Seat by the Hearth

A Seat by the Hearth

On 12/2 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book: "Priscilla Allgyer knows she cannot leave the past behind. But can love lead her toward the promise of healing? Priscilla Allgyer left the community to escape the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to returnalong with her six-year-old sonto the place she thought ... Marriage of convenience plot...not my favorite by this talented author... :(

Lindsey Z's Rating:

1 Stars

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Fawkes

Fawkes

On 7/27 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.  Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. ... "Fawkes" by Nadine Brandes

Lindsey Z's Rating:

3 Stars

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Room on the Porch Swing

Room on the Porch Swing

On 7/24 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “When tragedy strikes, can two young Amish people find the hope that lies on the other side?   Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother’s death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died ... "Room on the Porch Swing" by Amy Clipston

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4 Stars

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Unraveling

Unraveling

On 7/12 Lindsey Z wrote: My personal Rating- One Star While this book has been on my anticipated books list for 2017, I wouldn’t say I’ve been highly waiting for this sequel like others have been. I just plain was curious. Unfortunately, I ended up disappointed. As I said in the Spoiler section of my final thoughts of the ... Unfortunate content...

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1 Stars

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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 6/4 Lindsey Z wrote: Pre Teens- One Star New Teens- One Star Early High School Teens- Two Stars Older High School Teens- Three Stars My personal Rating- Two Stars (and a half) While this third book had more faith content than the last one, I didn't find this one very interesting. The plot didn't keep my attention at most ... More faith content than the previous book, but a bit boring...

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3 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 5/16 Lindsey Z wrote: My personal Rating- Four Stars *sigh* It’s over already? Oh, what a perfect ending. Being a loose retelling on The Goose Girl (a story I wasn’t familiar with) and The Princess & the Pauper, I could see the elements of both worked into this plot. This was such another great Melanie Dickerson novel! ... Another great fairy tale novel by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

On 4/19 Lindsey Z wrote: Pre Teens- One Star New Teens- One Star (and a half) Early High School Teens- Three Stars Older High School Teens- Four Stars My personal Rating- Four Stars Adoption is a topic so near & dear to my heart, so after hearing some buzz about this book in my adoption circles I knew I had to check it out! ... Such an inspiring read!

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4 Stars

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Light Up New York

Light Up New York

On 3/10 Lindsey Z wrote: Pre Teens- Four Stars (and a half) New Teens- Three Stars (and a half) Early High School Teens- Three Stars Older High School Teens- Three Stars My personal Rating- Three Stars (and a half) {Add ½ for girls with (a) younger sibling(s).} This really was such a precious book—I love how the previous ... Very cute, clean & precious series for Preteens!

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4 Stars

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Whatever is Lovely

Whatever is Lovely

On 2/11 Lindsey Z wrote: Pre Teens- Three Stars New Teens- Three Stars (and a half) Early High School Teens- Three Stars Older High School Teens- Three Stars My personal Rating- Four Stars {Add 1-2 full stars for girls in Public School} Being that Philippians 4:8 is one of my favorite verses and the Scripture that this ... Best for Public School girls, ages 7-12; Very cute!

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4 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/17 Lindsey Z wrote: Ahh. That was so worth the wait! The Merchants Daughter has always been my favorite in this series because of Ranulf le Wyse and the whole plot. And let me just tell yall, his son is just as wonderful. Add in another heroine who wants to read the Bible for herself and Im so happy. *tears up* Really, ... Goes perfect with the rest of the series!

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4 Stars

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Unblemished

Unblemished

On 10/31 Lindsey Z wrote: Okay. Wow. Not sure what emotions I'm feeling. I'm actually pretty stunned at that ending. (#Thatlovetrianglethough) For some reason, I was thinking this was a standalone, but there's going to be a sequel. And while I can feel excited at the thought of seeing El again, I'm slightly worried that I'm going ... Not much Spiritual Content, but a good plot!

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4 Stars

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Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

On 10/14 Lindsey Z wrote: Pre Teens- Five Stars New Teens- Four Stars (and a half) Early High School Teens- Four Stars Older High School Teens- Four Stars My personal Rating- Four Stars Y'all, this is such a beautiful book. Its such a nice hardcopy with a ribbon bookmark built-inand its so pink! I just love it! This was my first ... BEAUTIFUL devotional for young girls!

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4 Stars

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Riley Unlikely

Riley Unlikely

On 9/28 Lindsey Z wrote: Pre Teens- One Star (and a half) New Teens- Two Stars (and a half) Early High School Teens- Three Stars (and a half) Older High School Teens- Four Stars (and a half) My personal Rating- Four Stars I don’t remember when or how I stumbled upon Generation Next on Facebook, but it’s been a year or two ... What an Inspiring story!

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4 Stars

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Miracle in Music City

Miracle in Music City

On 8/12 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book: “The Glimmer Girls are at it again—this time with a musical mystery to solve. Gloria wants her daughters to learn they are never too young to make a difference, so she gets them involved in her annual benefit and auction in their beloved hometown of Nashville. But as things ... "Miracle in Music City" by Natalie Grant

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4 Stars

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One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

On 6/29 Lindsey Z wrote: For a Christian book, this was not okay-- The hints, kissing, cussing and teen drinking. For a secular book, it was decent, I guess. But this is not a secular book review blog, now is it? One of my favorite shows is set in Paris, and that’s truly the only reason I was going to try this book out. Was ... "One Paris Summer" by Denise Grover Swank

Lindsey Z's Rating:

1 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/18 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?  The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who ... "The Beautiful Pretender" by Melanie Dickerson

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Glory

Remnants: Season of Glory

On 3/29 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “In the third and final volume of the Remnants series—Seasons of Glory—the power of the Remnants and their people are growing, threatening Pacifica’s careful plans for domination. Among the Trading Union, village after village, outpost after outpost, and city after city ... "Remnants: Season of Glory" by Lisa T. Bergren

Lindsey Z's Rating:

3 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 3/23 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “New York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, ... “That’s Not Hay in My Hair” by Juliette Turner

Lindsey Z's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Dolphin Wish

A Dolphin Wish

On 3/4 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “Join twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister, LuLu, as they travel the country finding adventure, mystery, and sometimes mischief along the way. Together with their famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their slightly wacky nanny Miss Julia, the sisters learn ... "A Dolphin Wish" by Natalie Grant

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson Without a Trace

Samantha Sanderson Without a Trace

On 2/19 Lindsey Z wrote: Okay, that was great! These Samantha Sanderson books keep getting better and better! Honestly, this was border-line phenomenal and border-line 5-star rating to me. While set in the Public School system & all about it, this homeschooler still found the plot really fascinating. Just an interesting thing ... "Samantha Sanderson Without a Trace" by Robin Caroll

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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London Art Chase

London Art Chase

On 2/5 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “In London Art Chase, the first title in the new Faithgirlz Glimmer Girls series, readers meet 10-year-old twins Mia and Maddie and their adorable little sister, LuLu. All the girls are smart, sassy, and unique in their own way, each with a special little something ... "London Art Chase" by Natalie Grant

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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Curio

Curio

On 1/22 Lindsey Z wrote: {{AGE WARNING on this review & book. There are lots of touches & detailed kisses in this book and listed in this review. This review should not be read by girls under 14.}}About this book:  “Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small ... "Curio" by Evangeline Denmark

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1 Stars

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An Amish Christmas Gift

An Amish Christmas Gift

On 12/17 Lindsey Z wrote: “Naomi’s Gift” by Amy Clipston About this book: “Naomi has started to think that she isn’t meant to find love, but she might receive more than she ever hoped for this Christmas. Twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love, has all but given up on marriage and children. ... "An Amish Christmas Gift" by Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid & Kelly Irvin

Lindsey Z's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 11/16 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.  Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she ... "The Golden Braid" by Melanie Dickerson

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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Best Hair Book Ever!

Best Hair Book Ever!

On 10/21 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “Buh-bye, bad hair days! This complete guide to care, cuts and cute styles makes it easy to have amazing hair each and every day of the week. With tons of tutorials for pretty ponies, bold braids and easy updos, you’ll go from school to sports to sleepovers with your loveliest-ever ... "Best Hair Book Ever" by Faithgirlz Editors

Lindsey Z's Rating:

3 Stars

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Andi Unstoppable

Andi Unstoppable

On 9/25 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “Andi Boggs and her best friend Colin Carter are at it again … in this third book of the Andi Boggs series, Andi Unstoppable, school has begun for the two Killdeer middle schoolers and the science teacher has a great idea! He is an expert birder and wants his class to share ... "Andi Unstoppable" by Amanda Flower

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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101 Things Every Girl Should Know

101 Things Every Girl Should Know

On 7/13 Lindsey Z wrote: {Welcome to Teen Week! Every quarter we're going to try and do a Teen Week! A week where every weekday has a new review of a Christian book written just for teens! This week will be a little different with a new review and an updated review on Friday! You’re reading the first one of this quarter's! ... "101 Things Every Girl Should Know" by Faithgirlz Editors {Teen Week!}

Lindsey Z's Rating:

3 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson Off the Record

Samantha Sanderson Off the Record

On 5/8 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, so she's always looking for articles to publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become chief editor). With a police ... "Samantha Sanderson Off the Record" by Robin Caroll

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

On 5/4 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “A Beautiful Maiden who Poaches to Feed the Poor.    A Handsome Forester on a Mission to Catch Her.    Danger and Love Are About To Unite in Thornbeck Forest.  The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and Odette Menkels ... "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" by Melanie Dickerson

Lindsey Z's Rating:

4 Stars

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Summer by Summer

Summer by Summer

On 4/13 Lindsey Z wrote: {I’m hoping I don’t scare off any new followers with this review...but it goes to show you that even Christian teen books have naughty stuff in them! This one has a lot! :( } About this book:  “When Summer took a job as a nanny for a couple vacationing in Belize, she imagined it would be a ... "Summer by Summer" by Heather Burch

Lindsey Z's Rating:

1 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Fire

Remnants: Season of Fire

On 3/11 Lindsey Z wrote: {Welcome to Teen Week! Every quarter we're going to try and do a Teen Week! A week where every weekday has a new review of a Christian book written just for teens! You’re reading the third one of this quarter's! :) {Day 1 here!} {Day 2 here!}}About this book:  “After tackling her first mission ... "Season of Fire" by Lisa T. Bergren {Teen Week!}

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3 Stars

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A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

On 2/11 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “It never was a fair fight.  Young James, the duke’s son, asks too many questions. At least that’s what everyone at Callander Castle thinks after all but the last of his tutors quit and his uncle ships him off to be educated at Cranford Abbey. Unfortunately, the once-beautiful ... "A Plague of Unicorns" by Jane Yolen

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4 Stars

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A Dream of Home

A Dream of Home

On 1/23 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “When she moves to Amish country to find peace and healing, Madeleine finds a special community and a special man who pull her out of her solitude into a new life.  Moving to Pennsylvania wasn’t in Madeleine s original plans. She should still be in California and should ... "A Dream of Home" by Amy Clipston

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4 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 11/4 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha---one ... "The Princess Spy" by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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Andi Under Pressure

Andi Under Pressure

On 10/13 Lindsey Z wrote:  About this book:  “Twelve-year-old Andora “Andi” Boggs and her new best friend Colin Carter couldn't be more excited to attend the prestigious science camp at the local university in Killdeer, Ohio. Unfortunately, Discovery Camp's curriculum appears to include much more than just chemistry ... "Andi Under Pressure" by Amanda Flower

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4 Stars

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 8/22 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:  “An awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?   Bath, England—1810   At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores ... "Prelude for a Lord" by Camille Elliot

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3 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

On 6/11 Lindsey Z wrote: { Follow us on Instagram ( @lindseyfrombfcg ) to see behind the scenes and seek peeks of BFCG! } About this book:  “As Samantha and the rest of the middle schoolers prepare for the upcoming Spring Fest, 'mean girl' Nikki faces the reality that her parents are getting divorced. It's hard for Samantha ... "Samantha Sanderson On the Scene" by Robin Caroll

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3 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

On 5/27 Lindsey Z wrote: { Did you hear? We're on Instagram ( @lindseyfrombfcg ) now! Follow to see behind the scenes and seek peeks of BFCG! } About this book:  “Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so she s always ... "Samantha Sanderson at the Movies" by Robin Caroll

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4 Stars

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The Kissing Bridge

The Kissing Bridge

On 4/10 Lindsey Z wrote: About this book:“Rebecca is an Amish woman whose pained past compels her to leave everything to become a nurse---abandoning her family and community. Caleb is an Amish man who is counting down the days until hunting season. At a crossroads in his own life, the excitement of hunting game is all he looks ... "The Kissing Bridge" by Tricia Goyer

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4 Stars

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