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Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid

Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid

On 11/2 Brandee Holland wrote: Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid is a fun yet spiritually deep book, aimed at single women.  This book, according to the author, "is dedicated to all the ladies who may not feel as overjoyed to hear of yet another friend's recent engagement. This is for the young ladies who, as happy as they ... Help for single ladies

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4 Stars

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 10/21 Brandee Holland wrote: What if your fondest prayer was finally answered?  Would you really be as happy as you thought you'd be?In Sunrise on the Battery, Mary Lynn finds out the answer.  She's a typical society mom, totally devoted to her kids and husband, and experiencing something of a spiritual awakening.  This ... Careful what you wish for

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5 Stars

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Cherished

Cherished

On 10/19 Brandee Holland wrote: In Cherished, we meet two women, Kelli and Heather, who are going through difficult changes in their lives.  Kelli is moving to a new city to be closer to her family, and also seeing for the first time since high school her former boyfriend who broke her heart.  Heather is a church-goer and ... A fun read

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4 Stars

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 8/1 Brandee Holland wrote: I found this book to be extremely interesting.  I have long been a student of history, and the American Civil War has always been interesting to me, even as a child.  In this book are many anecdotes, about every aspect of life during the war.  This book includes information about subjects ... Curiosities of the Civil War

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Brandee Holland wrote:      I have been a long-time fan of Max Lucado's work, and this book lives up to the expectations I have of his works.  In Max On Life, Max answers many questions he has received on topics such as marriage, prayer, etc. whether by email, letter, or face-to-face, from a Biblically ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 2/2 Brandee Holland wrote: In Dining With Joy, we meet Joy Ballard, the host of a regional cooking show, who has a secret-she can't cook. She took over her father's cooking show when he died, but she cannot cook herself.  Her behind-the-scenes staff have helped her keep her secret, until she is challenged to a "throwdown" ... Dining With Joy

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Brandee Holland wrote: I have been a long-time fan of Max Lucado's, and this book once again reminds me of why.  In this book Lucado, through anecdotes, parables, and Scripture, encourages and pushes Christians to do more than just live an average life.  The whole premise of the book is reminding the reader that ... Outlive Your Life

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5 Stars

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Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

On 9/9 Brandee Holland wrote: In Resurrection in May, Lisa Samson once again weaves a tale about someone undergoing profound physical and emotional transformation.  At the center of this story is May Seymour, a young woman who is probably typical for women her age-she is a socialite, dating frequently, clubbing.  In the ... Resurrection in May

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4 Stars

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 7/6 Brandee Holland wrote: In Mystically Wired, author Ken Wilson explores the inner workings of the most mysterious of all organs: the human brain.  This book explains how we can calm down the busyness that defines most of our lives and thought processes and experience more peace and stillness before God, which results in ... Mystically Wired

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4 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 5/18 Brandee Holland wrote: The Map: The Way of All Great MenThe Map, by David Murrow, is a great book for men everywhere.  It reveals a long-ignored life pattern found in the Gospel of Matthew.  The first half of the book is a fictional journey in which the author spins a tale of intrigue concerning how he first discovered ... The Map: The Way of All Great Men

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4 Stars

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The King and Dr. Nick

The King and Dr. Nick

On 2/23 Brandee Holland wrote: The King And Dr. Nick by George Nichopoulos, M. D. The King and Dr. Nick was written by the doctor who cared for Elvis Presley during the busy, turbulent years that were ultimately the last decade of his life. In this book the reader is given an account of the relations Dr. Nichopoulos, called Dr. Nick, ... The King And Dr. Nick

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5 Stars

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 1/2 Brandee Holland wrote: The Gospel According to LOST by Chris SeayI truly loved this book. In this book, Chris Seay delves into the mysteries that surround LOST, and connects it and its main characters to Scripture. As anyone who has seen the series knows, Lost is truly more than just a television show. It is a drama about ... The Gospel According to LOST

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5 Stars

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The White Horse King

The White Horse King

On 12/7 Brandee Holland wrote: The White Horse King by Benjamin MerkleThe White Horse King is a compelling and interesting book about the only English monarch ever to be titled great: King Alfred the Great. Alfred was a great leader and a wise and learned man. Under his leadership the English people would band together to fight ... The White Horse King

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5 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 10/16 Brandee Holland wrote: The Search for God and Guinness, by Stephen Mansfield, is a very interesting, however brief history of the Guinness beer company and its founding family. It highlights the magnanimity of the founding fathers of Guinness, especially in the ways that they cared for their employees in an era and place ... The Search for God and Guinness

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4 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 Brandee Holland wrote: Marcus Buckingham has appeared on Oprah and conducted career workshops with her, and now he has written Find Your Strongest Life. This book, aimed specifically at women, is designed to help ladies find out which part of their lives strengthens them, as well as learning which parts weaken them.Buckingham ... Ladies, run out and buy this book

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5 Stars

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Green

Green

On 9/25 Brandee Holland wrote: I thoroughly enjoy all of Ted Dekker's work, and Green is no exception. This is book zero in The Circle series, which also consists of Black, Red and White, and also ties into the Paradise novels: Saint, Sinner and Showdown. This book is the beginning and the end of the series. In these novels, a ... Green

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Brandee Holland wrote: I really enjoyed Fearless, though this was no surprise to me. I have been an avid reader of all of Max Lucado's works for many years. Fearless really spoke to me in the place I am in my life. This book encourages us as believers to truly rely wholly on God, and look to Him instead of looking at our ... Fearless

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5 Stars

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Let Go

Let Go

On 8/17 Brandee Holland wrote: I really enjoyed Let Go. This book is written especially for those women who struggle within themselves, especially in thinking that they are not good enough for anything (and let's face it, that's ALL of us at one time or another). Walsh goes through many of the destructive and imprisoning thought patterns ... Let Go by Sheila Walsh

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5 Stars

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Everyday Greatness

Everyday Greatness

On 8/2 Brandee Holland wrote: Everyday Greatness, with commentary by Stephen R. Covey and compiled by David K. Hatch, is a wonderful and inspiring book. This is a collection of inspiring stories and quotations, some humorous, some serious. It contains stories by many of the great authors, celebrities, athletes, and leaders of our ... Great inspiration and encouragement

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5 Stars

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Real Church

Real Church

On 7/18 Brandee Holland wrote: I found Real Church by Larry Crabb to be interesting, challenging and thought provoking. At the beginning of the book he confesses that he has gotten to the point where he really feels no need to attend church. He goes on to describe at length the kind of church he would enjoy attending. The church Crabb ... Real Church

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4 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 6/29 Brandee Holland wrote: I really enjoyed Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson. From the beginning it draws you into it, with very descriptive language and random thoughts suprizingly strung together in a coherent manner. This book begins with the author comparing this world as we know it to a carnival. It goes on to explore ... Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl

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4 Stars

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