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With this Pledge

With this Pledge

On 3/19 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clouston's quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Cause--but when forty thousand soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee, the war demands an answer. The Carnton home, where she is governess, is converted into a Confederate ... With This Pledge- Tamera Alexander

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4 Stars

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On Magnolia Lane

On Magnolia Lane

On 12/24 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 2 StarsDescription:After two years of counseling sessions with Daisy Pendleton, Pastor Jack McReady has earned a permanent spot in her life as a spiritual leader—and nothing more. Jack would never risk losing her trust by exposing the depths of his heart, but he’s hopelessly in love ... On Magnolia Lane- Denise Hunter

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2 Stars

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Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

On 10/3 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4.5 StarsDescription: A tale of family, brotherhood, and the healing power of loveAfter the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of nineteenth-century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself ... Sons of Blackbird Mountain- Joanne Bischof

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5 Stars

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Fawkes

Fawkes

On 7/23 Bookishqueen wrote: So have you picked up a copy of Fawkes by Nadine Brandes yet? I know I have. And I dressed up as a woman with color powers for the Realm Makers Award dinner, where I was able to pose with the fantastic Nadine Brandes, who came as Trelawney.Nadine also signed my copy of Fawkes with a really sweet note, ... Fawkes Freak Out!!

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4 Stars

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Honeysuckle Dreams

Honeysuckle Dreams

On 6/11 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription: After Brady Collins’ ex-wife dies, he receives devastating news—his nine-month-old son Sam isn’t his son at all. And Sam’s wealthy maternal grandparents want custody of the child. Brady knows he’s in for the fight of his life. But regardless of what any blood ... Honeysuckle Dreams- Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Reclaiming Shilo Snow

On 4/9 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 2.5 StarsDescription: Trapped on the ice-planet of Delon, gamer girl Sofi and Ambassador Miguel have discovered that nothing is what it seems, including their friends. On a quest to rescue her brother, Shilo, a boy everyone believes is dead, they must now escape and warn Earth of Delon’s ... Reclaiming Shilo Snow- Mary Weber

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3 Stars

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The Crooked Path

The Crooked Path

On 2/6 Bookishqueen wrote:                                                                  My Rating: 4 StarsDescription: From the bestselling author of The Girl ... The Crooked Path- Irma Joubert

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4 Stars

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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 11/27 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription: There were seconds, when I woke, when the world felt unshrouded. Then memory returned.When Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But Patrick, the steadfast ... The Space Between Words- Michèle Phoenix

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4 Stars

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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

On 7/17 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 3 StarsDescription: Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi's dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth's corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, ... The Evaporation of Sofi Snow- Mary Weber

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3 Stars

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The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

On 5/1 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription:Some believed he was the second coming of Christ. William wasn’t so sure. But when that drifter was buried next to the family distillery, everything changed.Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the ... The Angels' Share- James Markert

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4 Stars

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 12/5 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 5 StarsDescription: Persomi’s dreams are much bigger than the world of poverty and deprivation that surround her in the Bushveld of the 1940s and 1950s in South Africa.Persomi is young, white and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm. Persomi’s ... Child of the River- Irma Joubert

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5 Stars

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Forever Doon

Forever Doon

On 10/17 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 3.5 StarsDescription: With the witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica has no choice but to put her grief aside and prepare her remaining followers for the impending battle against the false queen and her forces. But while ... Forever Doon- Carie Corp and Lorie Langdon

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3 Stars

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The Loyal Heart

The Loyal Heart

On 8/22 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 3.5 StarsDescription: Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything.After the ... The Loyal Heart- Shelley Shepard Gray

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4 Stars

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The Captain Takes a Wife

The Captain Takes a Wife

On 6/20 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription:Sarah Franklin, a young teacher escaping an arranged marriage to a corrupt man, runs straight into the arms of Captain Harry Richardson as he prepares to board a train leaving Macon, Georgia, in 1875. She begs him to help her, and the captain soon finds himself in the ... The Captain Takes a Bride- Doris Durbin

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4 Stars

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Curio

Curio

On 2/23 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 2 StarsDescription: Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like ... Curio- Evangeline Denmark

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2 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/23 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4.5 StarsDescription:  Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed ... Whispers in the Reading Room- Shelley Gray

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5 Stars

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 9/28 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 3 StarsDescription: After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic kingdom with both her true love and best friend by her side at last. At the same time, Mackenna Reid is enthusiastically building her new life and a theater with her prince. But ... Shades of Doon- Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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3 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Fire

Remnants: Season of Fire

On 6/6 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 3 StarsDescription: After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is ... Season of Fire- Lisa Bergren

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3 Stars

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Betting on Hope

Betting on Hope

On 3/27 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4.5 StarsDescription: A bet gone wrong. A small town's meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it's beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer ... Betting on Hope- Debra Clopton

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5 Stars

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 12/8 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription: The second book in the popular new Doon YA series that takes on a classic story, Brigadoon, and spins it in a new way to give readers a fresh, modern experience.In this sequel to Doon, Kenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake-choosing to follow her dreams of ... Destined for Doon- Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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4 Stars

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Storm Siren

Storm Siren

On 10/11 Bookishqueen wrote: Storm Siren deals heavily with self condemnation. Nym is a girl who believes that she is curse and destroys everyone around her. While her anger has killed people in the past, it was more do to having not been taught how to control her power, as well as not believing that she could. Because of this, ... Storm Siren- Mary Weber

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3 Stars

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Four Weddings and a Kiss

Four Weddings and a Kiss

On 6/23 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription: In 1885 five western preachers sit around a campfire talking about unlikely couples they've seen God bring together.“Spitfire Sweetheart” by Mary ConnealyMaizy MacGregor's reckless ways injured rancher Rylan Carstens, endangering his livelihood. So she signs on as ... Four Weddings and a Kiss

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4 Stars

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Doon

Doon

On 5/6 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 3 StarsDescription:Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated ... Doon- Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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3 Stars

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Outcasts

Outcasts

On 2/3 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription: The remnant from Glenrock is now living as rebels within the Safe Lands, looking for a way to find purpose in their lives. When a young rebel is murdered and his death points to a rebel leader, it's hard to know who to trust. Levi tries to organize a plan to free the ... Outcasts- Jill Williamson

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4 Stars

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Samson

Samson

On 1/11 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 4 StarsDescription:You are a man who has vowed to protect his family, even at the cost of your own life. So you have no other choice. . . . You must fight, Samson. You must. The year is 1941, and Samson Abrams makes a life-or-death decision that lands him, and his entire family, in ... Samson: A Savior Will Rise- Shawn Hoffman

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4 Stars

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The Living Room

The Living Room

On 9/30 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 3 StarsDescription: Amy Clarke’s dreams are coming true—and that’s the problem. Legal secretary by day, romance novelist by night, Amy Clarke lives with a precious secret. For years, she has traveled to a holy place in her dreams—a sublime place she calls the Living Room. When she ... The Living Room- Robert Whitlow

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3 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 6/28 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 2 StarsDescription: Pride goes before the fall . . . but what comes after?Darbury, England, 1814Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep ... The Heiress of Winterwood- Sarah Ladd

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2 Stars

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