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The Governess of Penwythe Hall

The Governess of Penwythe Hall

On 4/2 Elizabeth wrote: source- BookLook Bloggers"The Governess of Penwythe Hall" is the latest novel by author Sarah E. Ladd, and is the first in her new series entitled "The Cornwall Novels".This is a most delightful and well-written book about starting over and new beginnings. It is full of love and romance, mystery and ... The Governess of Penwythe Hall

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5 Stars

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Placemaker

Placemaker

On 3/26 Elizabeth wrote:  source- BookLook BloggersPlacemaker is Christie Purifoy's second book, and it is just as gorgeous and beautifully written as her first. She shares the story of all the places she and her family have called home, and woven throughout is a story of nature. A story of trees and gardens and flowers ... Placemaker

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The Secrets of Paper and Ink

The Secrets of Paper and Ink

On 3/1 Elizabeth wrote: source- BookLook BloggersIf there ever was a book where the title drew me in, this would be it. "The Secrets of Paper and Ink"...ah, what a marvellous book this is!Immediately upon reading the first few chapters I was engrossed with the story of three women...Emily, Sophia, and Ginny. Their stories had ... The Secrets of Paper and Ink

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5 Stars

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Taste and See

Taste and See

On 2/3 Elizabeth wrote: source- BookLook Bloggers"Taste and See" by Margaret Feinberg...the title drew me in. "Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers and Fresh Food Makers"...the subtitle spoke to me. And the cover sparked immediate interest...it's fresh and inviting! What I found within the pages, well, that didn't disappoint either!The ... Taste and See

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5 Stars

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Castle on the Rise

Castle on the Rise

On 1/22 Elizabeth wrote: source- BookLook Bloggers"Castle on the Rise" is the latest work by Kristy Cambron, and it is a jewel. In the pages of this story, you are transported to the lush green hills and wondrous beauty of the Emerald Isle, which if I'm being honest is what drew me to this book in the first place. Having been ... Castle on the Rise

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4 Stars

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Secrets at Cedar Cabin

Secrets at Cedar Cabin

On 1/14 Elizabeth wrote: source-GoodReads.comThe third book in the Lavender Tides series, "Secrets at Cedar Cabin" picks up right where the last two left off. Colleen Coble shares another exciting story, filled with drama, mystery, suspense and love. You will find yourself reading faster and faster wanting to turn the page just ... Secrets at Cedar Cabin

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5 Stars

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Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

On 12/19 Elizabeth wrote: source-Amazon.comIf you are looking to learn more about the history and meanings behind the what's, why's and how's of Christmas, look no further than this book! Written in an easy to understand way, this book really digs into the stories of all those traditions that we engage in each year at Christmas. ... Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

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5 Stars

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The Ministry of Ordinary Places

The Ministry of Ordinary Places

On 11/1 Elizabeth wrote: source- BookLook BloggersHoliness comes in small things. It is in the ordinary that we find Christ. Our most simplest of days hold Christ and holiness and all that is sacred as much as any big, extraordinary does. It just takes gifted eyes open to see the beauty of the ordinary. The ministry that is ... The Ministry of Ordinary Places

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5 Stars

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The Year of Happy Living

The Year of Happy Living

On 10/8 Elizabeth wrote: source- Amazon.comThis devotional book is a beautiful addition to anyone's quiet time rhythm. The first thing that caught my attention was the cover of this book. It is absolutely gorgeous and just invites you into the pages. Second, the title drew me..."the year of living happy: finding contentment ... The Year of Living Happy

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5 Stars

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

On 10/1 Elizabeth wrote: source- AmazonFor any fan of C.S. Lewis or his beloved "Narnia" books, this would be a read most welcome on any bookshelf or side table. This is a lovely retelling in story form of the friendship, and eventual love story, that blossomed between an American widow and an author of a well-known fiction ... Becoming Mrs. Lewis

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5 Stars

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The Hundred Story Home

The Hundred Story Home

On 8/20 Elizabeth wrote: source- Amazon.comThe Hundred Story House is one of the most inspiring and encouraging books you can read...one of the best of 2018, hands down. The honesty and genuine nature in which the book was written grabs the reader and truly takes you along as you read each page. Homelessness is a real thing, ... The Hundred Story House

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5 Stars

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The House at Saltwater Point

The House at Saltwater Point

On 8/5 Elizabeth wrote: source- Amazon.comIf you're looking for a summer read that will captivate you and keep your attention til the last page, this is the book for you.The second in a series written by the well-loved author, Colleen Coble, "The House at Saltwater Point" is a lovely continuation of a fantastic story. The characters ... The House at Saltwater Point

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5 Stars

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The Better Mom

The Better Mom

On 5/29 Elizabeth wrote: source- Amazon.comWhether you're a mom already or a gal wanting to be a mother someday, you will greatly benefit from this book. Written in a truly friendly, loving, warm fashion, you will find encouragement galore from the pages of this book. Ruth Schwenk is the founder of The Better Mom blog and ... The Better Mom

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5 Stars

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The Weaver's Daughter

The Weaver's Daughter

On 4/18 Elizabeth wrote: Kate's loyalties bind her to the past. Henry's loyalties compel him to strive for a better future. In a landscape torn between tradition and vision, can two souls find the strength to overcome their preconceptions? Loyalty has been at the heart of the Dearborne family for as long as Kate can remember, ... The Weaver's Daughter

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5 Stars

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So Much To Celebrate

So Much To Celebrate

On 3/19 Elizabeth wrote: An absolutely delightful and beautiful book, So Much to Celebrate, is a wonderful addition to any personal library!I just adore how this book is organized and put together according to the season: winter, spring, summer, autumn. For each season, there are ideas for parties and get-togethers, decoration ... So Much to Celebrate

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5 Stars

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NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Imitation Leather

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Imitation Leather

On 3/8 Elizabeth wrote: The Woman's Study Bible, New International Version has just been released, and it is a beauty!This Bible is one of the most gorgeous Bibles I've ever seen! It is a softcover Bible with a beautiful imitation leather design. The cover is a lovely combination of blue and brown with a soft floral design. ... NIV Women's Study Bible Review

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5 Stars

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NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

On 2/26 Elizabeth wrote: This Bible totally blew me away! It is truly a new favourite and here's why...The New King James Version Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible is an amazing study Bible, perhaps one of the best I've ever seen! And I've seen a good number of them, too. It has numerous illustrated family trees and timelines, ... NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

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5 Stars

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NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

On 1/27 Elizabeth wrote: source- Thomas NelsonThe Woman's Study Bible, New International Version has just been released, and it is a beauty!This Bible is one of the most gorgeous Bibles I've ever seen! It is a hardcover Bible with a beautiful floral design. Such a plus in my book! Immediately when you open the cover you are ... The NIV Women's Study Bible

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Unapologetic Study Bible, Hardcover

NKJV, Unapologetic Study Bible, Hardcover

On 1/18 Elizabeth wrote: source- Thomas NelsonI am admittedly one of those people who has a collection of Bibles because I love comparing translations and notes between the different versions. I have never looked at or owned an unapologetic Bible before, and so this was an exciting first for me.This Bible is a bit different ... NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible

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5 Stars

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NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teens

NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teens

On 1/8 Elizabeth wrote: source-Amazon.comThis journaling Bible is a lovely gift for any teen girl. Though I am not a teen girl, this Bible brought delight to my heart, even as a woman in my twenties. The design of the Bible is simple and yet very lovely. Throughout the Bible, verses are scattered throughout, as well as ample ... NIV Journal the Bible for Teen Girls

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5 Stars

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Hello Mornings

Hello Mornings

On 12/19 Elizabeth wrote: source- Amazon.com"Hello Mornings" is written by Kat Lee. Before I share my personal thoughts on this book, allow me to share with you what the back description of the book says..."Are you ready to wake up for your life and not just to your life?Don't worry; you don’t have to be ... Hello Mornings

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5 Stars

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Sacred Rest

Sacred Rest

On 11/21 Elizabeth wrote: source- Google.comIf you are looking for a delightful little book to keep handy on your coffee or bedside table for moments of easy, quick reading, this is the book for you! "Sacred Rest" is a lovely book of short devotions that call your heart to stop, be still, and rest in the presence of Christ. Each ... Sacred Rest

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5 Stars

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Devotions from the Mountains

Devotions from the Mountains

On 10/27 Elizabeth wrote: source- Amazon.comWhen I saw that this beautiful book was available, I jumped at the chance to read it! You see, there are several others like it that I own and greatly enjoy written with different themes. This theme of "mountains" spoke to me, as I simply love the mountains. So, reading devotions with ... Devotions from the Mountains

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5 Stars

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Redeeming the Feminine Soul

Redeeming the Feminine Soul

On 9/24 Elizabeth wrote: sourcec- Amazon.comToday's review is going to be a bit of a complicated one. You see, there were pieces of Redeeming the Feminine Soul that I loved, really appreciated and found extremely truth-filled. Then, there were other parts where I honestly felt apprehensive about reading, an uneasy feeling, ... Redeeming the Feminine Soul

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2 Stars

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Come and Eat

Come and Eat

On 9/12 Elizabeth wrote: image source- Google.comThe table. Gathering around the table with family, friends and even strangers. Eating a meal together. Lingering long after the meal is done to share, laugh and come together in the thing called life. These seem to be topics of great discussion these days. And for very good reason.It ... Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table

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5 Stars

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She's Still There

She's Still There

On 9/5 Elizabeth wrote: image source- Amazon.comThis is a gem of a book! And that's just the beginning....In "She's Still There" Chrystal Evans Hurst openly shared her struggles and stories with honesty, raw authenticness and with a genuine love to inspire and encourage the reader. Reading this book is like sitting across the ... She's Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You

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5 Stars

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Unseen

Unseen

On 8/21 Elizabeth wrote: source- BookLookBloggers.comUnseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World that Loves to be Noticed written by Sara Hagerty is perhaps one of the summer's best books!Upon opening the pages of this beautiful book (can we just take a minute to admire the gorgeous cover!), you will find peaceful encouragement, ... Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed

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5 Stars

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Cultivate

Cultivate

On 6/30 Elizabeth wrote: image source- LaraCasey.comLara Casey has written another stellar work in Cultivate. Immediately upon opening the pages of this book, I was drawn in by the loveliness it beheld....This is a book of beauty and joy and hope and purpose and of course, cultivation. Lara Casey writes in an honest, authentic ... Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life

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5 Stars

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The Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table

On 5/30 Elizabeth wrote: The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell is one of the most beautiful books I've seen in a long time! It is the perfect book to keep out on your coffee table for easy pick up to be inspired and encouraged. Beyond the cover beauty, the inside is a gem...Hospitality, community, and togetherness are the core ... The Turquoise Table || Book Review

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5 Stars

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Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

On 5/1 Elizabeth wrote: image source- Amazon.comReclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in Jesus is written by Robert J. Morgan. This is such a lovely little book! First of all, the cover photograph grabs you in and calls you to peacefulness, meditation, and serenity. It is a very inviting cover ... Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation || Book Review

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5 Stars

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Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

On 5/1 Elizabeth wrote: image source- Amazon.comReclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in Jesus is written by Robert J. Morgan. This is such a lovely little book! First of all, the cover photograph grabs you in and calls you to peacefulness, meditation, and serenity. It is a very inviting cover ... Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation || Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

On 4/18 Elizabeth wrote: The Woman's Study Bible, New King James Version has just been released, and it is a beauty!  This Bible is one of the most gorgeous Bibles I've ever seen! It is a hardcover Bible with a fabric covering the entire thing, and the fabric has flowers on it, too. Such a plus in my book! Immediately ... New King James Version ♥ The Woman's Study Bible || Review

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5 Stars

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Devotions from the Kitchen Table

Devotions from the Kitchen Table

On 4/10 Elizabeth wrote: photo source- Amazon.comDevotionals are not that hard to come by, and chances are when you go to a bookstore you will see dozens of choices. But which one do you pick out and actually use? Which one is a really good one? I don't know about you but I have several devotionals that I just never use or even ... Devotions from the Kitchen Table || Review

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5 Stars

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You Are Free

You Are Free

On 3/16 Elizabeth wrote: Have you bought the lie? Many of us do. We measure our worth by what others think of us. We compare and strive, existing mostly for the approval of others. Pressure rises, anxiety creeps in and we hustle to keep up.Jesus whispers, I gave my life to set you free. I gave you purpose. I called ... You Are Free || Book Review

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5 Stars

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Devotions for Easter

Devotions for Easter

On 1/1 Elizabeth wrote: Yes, I know, we just got through with Christmas festivities and the new year has barely begun. But there is a lovely new devotional book for Easter that I have to share with you....This little book is a lovely little gem. It is designed to be read once a day for the 40 days prior to Easter, basically ... Devotions for Easter || Review

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5 Stars

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Devotions for Christmas

Devotions for Christmas

On 10/13 Elizabeth wrote: image source- Zondervan BooksToday I'm back with another lovely Christmas devotional book. And this one is a beauty!This book contains a devotion for all 31 days in December. Each devotion is beautifully written and includes a sweet prayer and thoughts for the day. The photographs and graphics in this ... Devotions for Christmas || Review

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5 Stars

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Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach

On 7/23 Elizabeth wrote: image source- GoogleAre you looking for an inspirational book? Are you looking for a quick pick-me-up? Do you want something that is uplifting and encouraging? This is the book for you!As soon as you lay your eyes on this book you are immediately drawn to the beautiful cover...it says, "come and sit ... Life is Better at the Beach || Book Review

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Unstuffed

Unstuffed

On 4/26 Elizabeth wrote: "Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul" is written by well-known author, Ruth Soukup. The back of this book goes to share:"Clutter. It's everywhere. Lurking in corners and closets, spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere we look. And it's not just the physical clutter ... Unstuffed || Book Review

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2 Stars

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Rest Assured

Rest Assured

On 3/8 Elizabeth wrote: "Rest Assured" is written by Christian author, Vicki Courtney. While this was not the first time I'd heard of this author, it was my first time reading one of her books.This book was written with the goal of encouraging women to slow down, connect, and find true rest for their hearts and spirits. The ... Rest Assured Book Review

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4 Stars

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Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

On 11/8 Elizabeth wrote: source- Amazon.comWhitney Miller's New Southern Table: My Favorite Family Recipes with a Modern Twist is the newest cookbook in my collection. First let me give you a brief overview of the book itself, and then I will share my personal thoughts and opinions of the book. Let's get started...This ... Whitney Miller's New Southern Table || Review

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4 Stars

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Savor

Savor

On 9/28 Elizabeth wrote: image credit- AmazonSavor by Shauna Niequist is a devotional book. But really, it's more than that. The subtitle, "Living abundantly where you are, as you are", really says it all.The devotions in this book are easy to read, and will leave you feeling encouraged, uplifted and inspired. With one ... Savor || Book Review

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5 Stars

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Living Well, Spending Less

Living Well, Spending Less

On 2/13 Elizabeth wrote: "Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life" is written by blogger Ruth Souhup. This book is divided into 2 sections. The first being: "Living Well". In this section, the author shares 6 "secrets" including contentment is a choice and less stuff equals more joy. Teaching from a biblical perspective ... Living Well, Spending Less {book review}

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5 Stars

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 10/26 Elizabeth wrote: Messy Beautiful Love is written by Darlene Schacht, author of the Time Warp Wife blog. In this book, she opens up with her real life story about her marriage. She is real, open and honest. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to all ladies- whether you are already married, soon to ... Messy Beautiful Love {book review}

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5 Stars

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The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

On 6/18 Elizabeth wrote: I recently received the cookbook, "Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook" to review. This was a cookbook that I was really excited to receive and look through. However, unfortunately, this cookbook did not meet my expectations.I was not able to find that many recipes, maybe 6 in the whole book, to ... Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

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2 Stars

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 5/18 Elizabeth wrote:  Whenever I get a new cookbook, I always have very high expectations. I want family-friendly recipes that taste great and use ingredients that are easy to find. The Loving Kitchen (by food blogger, LeAnn Rice) has far surpassed all expectations that I had. The first thing that I loved about the ... The Loving Kitchen {cookbook review}

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5 Stars

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