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Unexpected Places

Unexpected Places

On 9/22 Kara Linaburg wrote: Unexpected PlacesbyAnthony EvansPublisher: W Publishing GroupPublishing date: 2018Anthony Evans knows what it's like to be famous, he knows what it's like to have ADD, to have a father who's a pastor, to be shy..he's seen a lot and done a lot. And in his book Unexpected Places, he talks about that.Unexpected ... Unexpected Places |Book Review|

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4 Stars

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Murder at the Flamingo

Murder at the Flamingo

On 7/25 Kara Linaburg wrote: Hamish DeLuca runs away from home after battling with anxiety and feeling as though he's failed as a lawyer and son. He runs to Boston and straight to his ever confident cousin Luca who is opening a new nightclub, promising that Hamish can be himself here.It's here in Boston that he meets Reggie, a girl ... Murder At The Flamingo Book Review |The 1930s, Night Clubs, and Mystery|

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5 Stars

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The Love Letter

The Love Letter

On 6/13 Kara Linaburg wrote: Hola readers!I briefly stop my break from blogging to introduce two book reviews, because I have obligations to publishers and books need to be proclaimed.Sooo....here are two books for your Tuesday in two separate posts....Chloe has spent her entire career as a Hollywood actress dying...because apparently ... The Love Letter Book Review |sometimes love comes in ways Hollywood could never script|

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3 Stars

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Honeysuckle Dreams

Honeysuckle Dreams

On 5/23 Kara Linaburg wrote: Hola readers!I'm a bit obsessed with Denise Hunter because in romance fiction, she's my favorite author. She wrote some of my favorite books as well, so in general I was over the moon to receive this book from BookLook to review.So here we go....Brady's wife has died, leaving him caring for his small ... Honey Suckle Dreams |Book Review|

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5 Stars

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I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

On 4/11 Kara Linaburg wrote: Bart Millard grew up with an abusive father, a mother who wasn't around most of the time, and a life of insecurity, misconceptions and questions about who he was. Through his book he goes through his life as a little boy struggling for acceptance and into his life as a man trying to find the will to ... I Can Only Imagine book review |raw, real, honesty|

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5 Stars

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If I Live

If I Live

On 3/1 Kara Linaburg wrote: a quick photo of the book on my dresserHola readers!Casey Fox is still on the run, accused of a murder she didn't commit, and she's running out of places to find refuge. She's tried every disguise and now her face is all over the news.Dylan wants to help her, but the clock is ticking on both their lives. ... If I Live |one of the best series wrap ups possible|

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5 Stars

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Blessed Are the Misfits

Blessed Are the Misfits

On 2/1 Kara Linaburg wrote: Blessed are the Misfits  from Brant HansenPublishing date: 2017  Hola readers!I've been pumped to share with you one of my top favorite books of 2017 and one I highly recommend you check it out. *Major drum-roll*Note: If you are comfortable with today's culture, with today's modern church; ... Blessed are the Misfits [by-far a top fave of 2017]

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5 Stars

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Blue Ridge Sunrise

Blue Ridge Sunrise

On 11/28 Kara Linaburg wrote: Hola readers!I was beyond thrilled to get to review Denise Hunter's new book, "Blue Ridge Sunrise." She's my favorite contemporary author and her work is always so good!When Zoe returns to her hometown with her boyfriend and young daughter for her grandmother's funeral, she finds that now owns a Peach ... blue ridge sunrise |a book review|

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5 Stars

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Portrait of Vengeance

Portrait of Vengeance

On 10/4 Kara Linaburg wrote: Hola readers!I'm a horrible human - one of my favorite summer suspense books I FORGOT to review! It's been months and I randomly find out that, yes readers, I forgot to review it. *Major face palm* Let's begin shall we....An unsolved case. A tempest of memories. The future’s at stake—and time is ... Portrait of Vengeance book review

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5 Stars

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Goliath Must Fall

Goliath Must Fall

On 7/19 Kara Linaburg wrote: Louie Giglio is one of my favorite authors in the Christian Life genre and I found this book a beautiful companion to Comeback as well as a stand-alone for those who haven't had the privilege to read the first. I knew Goliath Must Fall would be a beautiful book before it even hit shelves due to reading ... Louie Giglio Is One Of My Favorite Authors

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4 Stars

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Sweetbriar Cottage

Sweetbriar Cottage

On 6/10 Kara Linaburg wrote: Hola readers!Today I'm going to share with you a book from one of my favorite authors. It's Denise Hunter's "Sweetbriar Cottage!"Noah's divorced...or so he thinks. When the IRS sends him a letter informing him that he's very-much attached to his (what he thought was his former) wife, Josephine, he's ... Sweetbriar Cottage Review |The Cover Doesn't Do The Story Justice

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5 Stars

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If I'm Found

If I'm Found

On 5/24 Kara Linaburg wrote: If I'm Found from Terri BlackstockPublisher: ZondervanRelease date: 2017Casey Fox is on the run - running from the lawmen who are accusing her of a murder she didn't commit. Dylan, a man who once promised to hunt her down, now insists that he wants to help her and she doesn't know whom she can trust.As ... The Book I've Been Long-Awaiting: If I'm Found Review

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5 Stars

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Courage To Soar

Courage To Soar

On 12/29 Kara Linaburg wrote: Courage to Soar from Olympian Simone Biles is her autobiography of how she's more then a girl with powerful physical abilities - she's the girl who began her career at a young age, soaring over obstacles as a foster child. She was a fighter and she still is today.Let me be honest - in the 2016 Olympics ... Courage to Soar from Simone Biles

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3 Stars

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A Royal Christmas Wedding

A Royal Christmas Wedding

On 10/25 Kara Linaburg wrote: A Royal Christmas Wedding from Rachel HaukPublisher: ZondervanPublication Date: 2016Hearts: ♥♥♥♥ FourCollege Volleyball Star, Avery Truitt, fell in love with Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom a few years ago when she was in school. It was a whirlwind romance, but one that left Avery's heart shattered. ... A Royal Christmas Wedding {A Book Review}

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4 Stars

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Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss

On 10/8 Kara Linaburg wrote: Just a Kiss from Denise HunterPages: 336Publisher: Thomas NelsonHearts: Five and then some! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Riley went off as a strong, handsome Marine and comes back broken and defeated. He doesn't feel whole with one leg, and the nightmares that plague him leave him dark and brooding.Paige, ... Just a Kiss |Book Review|

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5 Stars

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When Death Draws Near

When Death Draws Near

On 8/22 Kara Linaburg wrote: When Death Draws Near from Carrie Stuart ParksPublisher: Thomas NelsonPublishing Date: 2016Hearts: ♥♥♥♥♥Nothing like working in a small town with good country folk...until Pikeville Kentucky is the town your in and that certain town just so happens to be facing a serial rapist.Gwen went there ... When Death Draws Near {A Review}

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5 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/28 Kara Linaburg wrote: Author: Melanie DickersonPages: 312Publisher:Thomas NelsonPublication Date: 2016Hearts: ♥♥♥♥Avelina has been chosen as one of ten ladies to visit the Margrave of Thornbeck, who requested to see each one individually to choose a bride. It is his father's wish he marry fast (and someone of noble ... The Beautiful Pretender {A Book Review}

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5 Stars

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Remember To Forget, Revised And Expanded Edition

Remember To Forget, Revised And Expanded Edition

On 5/11 Kara Linaburg wrote: Remember to Forget from Ashlet Royer Publication date: 2016Stars: Three and a halfAustralian teenager Levi has had tragedy strike when he least expected it, his girlfriend dying in a horrible car accident, leaving him speechless and not speaking. It's been months and Levi has grown more sullen, ... Remember to Forget {Book Review}

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3 Stars

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Brave Girls: Beautiful You

Brave Girls: Beautiful You

On 3/8 Kara Linaburg wrote: I got this devotional with my sister in mind. Kailin is nine years old and enjoys me and our sister going over a book every night with her, and BookLOOK had this one up for grabs, so I took it. I felt iffy on if Kailin would enjoy it or not. She loves activities and fun things throughout instead of just ... Brave Girls, Beautiful You {A Book Review}

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4 Stars

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The Brontë Plot

The Brontë Plot

On 11/5 Kara Linaburg wrote: The Bronte Plot by Katherine ReayRelease date: 2015Publisher: ZondervanLucy's job is one filled with selling rare books (think classics), and it's a job she loves.  She has a great boyfriend and all seems to be going pretty well in her life until suddenly the suspicious liberties she takes with ... The Bronte Plot {A Book Review}

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4 Stars

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A Heart’s Home

A Heart’s Home

On 10/9 Kara Linaburg wrote: The sixth novella in the Journey of the Heart series concludes the story of Emmie. She and Isaac are keen on marrying each other, but Emmie has a secret she is too afraid to tell him. Just as she get's a chance to confide in him, a widower friend tells her she needs to fulfill an impossible promise she ... A Heart's Home |Book Review|

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4 Stars

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Never Said

Never Said

On 8/19 Kara Linaburg wrote: Who loves a good teenage fiction read? Can I see a few hands? OK great. So let's see if this is one of them (I've had my doubts from the beginning though)....Never Said is the story of twins, who though they may be sisters have never been farther apart or more opposite. Annie is the pretty one - the ... Never Said {A Book Review}

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3 Stars

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101 Things Every Girl Should Know

101 Things Every Girl Should Know

On 7/24 Kara Linaburg wrote: 101 Things Every Girl Should Know is one of those books many, many, young teens and tweens will probably find helpful. From picking out a signature sent, to making lip balm, to talking to your crush, to during a split, this book seems to have a lot covered! It's a book with 101 things to learn and read. Many ... 101 Things Every Girl Should Know {Book Review}

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4 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Student Edition

Bonhoeffer Student Edition

On 6/21 Kara Linaburg wrote: Would you stand up for what you believe in even if it would mean your life be taken? Dietrich Bonhoeffer faced this question and acted courageously. His goal in life no matter the cost - defend God's Truth and stand up for what is good and honorable. I've never read much or seen but a little about ... Bonhoeffer, Student Edition {Book Review}

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4 Stars

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 5/3 Kara Linaburg wrote: What would it be like for no one to hear your inward cry for help, to never walk again? I don't know, but Martin Pistorius certainly did! In 1988 he became imprisoned in his own body - never speaking and completely motionless. His family waited for him to die. However, Martin began to become aware ... Ghost Boy {a book review}

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3 Stars

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Summer by Summer

Summer by Summer

On 4/1 Kara Linaburg wrote: I have always been a fan of books where people are trapped in the middle of the wilderness with nothing but a few things to keep them alive. When I was younger I loved "Hatchet" from Gary Paulsen - his books kept me imagining what such an experience would be like, and so I was super excited to see what ... Summer by Summer {A Book Review}

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2 Stars

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How to Catch a Prince

How to Catch a Prince

On 3/3 Kara Linaburg wrote: I absolutely loved The Royal Wedding Series from Rachel Hauck, and was so excited when BookLook had this one up for grabs. As soon as it came in the mail I ripped it opened and instantly began reading.How to Catch a Prince is about an American heiress, Corina Del Rey - the girl who unknown to everyone ... How to Catch a Prince {a review}

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4 Stars

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Seagrass Pier

Seagrass Pier

On 10/21 Kara Linaburg wrote: So it's been awhile since I've done book reviews, so I decided to do one I've been meaning to do for awhile now. Seagrass Pier, by Colleen Coble About: Elin Summerall waas lucky - she got a heart transplant and it was a perfect fit, but when she begins to have violent flashbacks she knows something ... Seagrass Pier {A Book Review}

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5 Stars

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 6/11 Kara Linaburg wrote: I haven't done some boook reviews in awhile due to my lack of reading, but today I decided to do three book I've really enjoyed....30 Days to a More Beautiful You, by Kyle BisuttiThis book was one I was excited reading because I'd heard of this Christian woman who'd given up being a Victoria's Secret ... Books I've Read Of Late - Some Reviews

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5 Stars

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Gods at War Student Edition

Gods at War Student Edition

On 4/3 Kara Linaburg wrote: In this student edition of "gods at war" the author talks about the wars going on inside of us from idols and false gods (notice the lowercase 'g'). Things were talked about such as money, popularity, and like, while sending out the message that Jesus Christ in the only way we will ever truly ... gods at war, by Kyle Idleman {A Review}

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5 Stars

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 2/1 Kara Linaburg wrote: Hey everyone!I haven't have too much time for reading, but got threes books - two off Zondervan and one off booksneeze, and they found their way into my spare time. Below is just little reviews on them ☺About the book...It's her senior year in High School, and Whitney Richards is tired of the pressure ... Mini Book Reviews ( Carolina Gold, Realm Walkers, And Destination Unknown)

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3 Stars

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 10/25 Kara Linaburg wrote: Study BibleI have been wanting for awhile to get a Study Bible. They seem so cool, and something that would help me learn more about God. Plus, I love Bible maps (you know, the Bibles with lots of maps). For some reason maps have always fascinated me... anyway, so when I got the chance to get a free ... Gunpowder Tea Review and some Bible Reviews

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5 Stars

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The Merciful Scar

The Merciful Scar

On 9/17 Kara Linaburg wrote: The Merciful ScarRebecca ST. James & Nancy Rue  My rating: **** Four StarsWhen an accident strikes, fracturing her family, Kirsten turns to cutting herself to relieve the pain she feels. The cutting continues and eight years later she finds that her long-time boyfriend has been secretly ... The Merciful Scar, By Rebecca St. James and Nacy Rue

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4 Stars

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Unveiling Grace

Unveiling Grace

On 8/23 Kara Linaburg wrote: Everyone,does anyone remember my name that kitten contest? I'm guess you don't, so if I'm right go here, but if I'm wrong and you do, read and and find out the winner. ☺The winner of the name that kitten contest is.................................................................................... ... the winner for my naming contest and a review

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4 Stars

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What's Your Mark

What's Your Mark

On 7/3 Kara Linaburg wrote: Everyone,yes, this weeks summer picks is books. I am seriously a BIG book fan - I read constantly and love all types of books. I like classics, adult romance and westerns, contemporary teen fiction and devotionals.So here are my top 10 favorite books that I would recommend checking out this summer:1. ... Summer Picks #2: Books (Along with a review)

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5 Stars

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Undaunted

Undaunted

On 6/14 Kara Linaburg wrote:  I got this book free from BookSneeze.com and was a little unsure on how the book would be but actually really enjoyed it! Christine Caine openly shares her story and how we can overcome obstacles through God's help. I loved how in each chapter she would say a certain trial she had and then would ... Book Review: Undaunted by Christine Caine

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4 Stars

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