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A Heart’s Betrayal

A Heart’s Betrayal

On 6/2 Lucky4Jill wrote: This is the first book I’ve read from the Journey of the Heart series by Colleen Coble. The best thing about the book is that even though I have never read any of the other books in the series, I wasn’t lost at all with the characters. Obviously some of them had a backstory that was briefly mentioned ... A Heart's Betrayal by Colleen Coble

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3 Stars

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Summer by Summer

Summer by Summer

On 5/15 Lucky4Jill wrote: I have mixed opinions about this book. On one hand, the premise and a couple of twists made for an interesting book. On the other hand, the execution of the plot and characters were flawed in some ways, in my opinion. I also would have enjoyed the journey of the book if more time had been given to ... Summer by Summer by Heather Burch

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3 Stars

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 4/26 Lucky4Jill wrote: This is my must-read book of the year! It is an unbelievable story with a rare perspective of what it is like to be considered a vegetable, yet be fully aware. This is a compelling story on so many different levels. Certainly anyone who has worked with or is currently working with people with severe ... Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

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5 Stars

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A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin

On 4/1 Lucky4Jill wrote: Cambron delivers another book filled with great characters and a fast-paced plot. As with The Butterfly and the Violin, readers get the idea that Cambron did her job in conducting research, especially at the end. I have to admit that novels where the perspective shifts from present to past or between ... A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

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5 Stars

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 3/12 Lucky4Jill wrote: I loved the two previous books in this series, so I was super excited to read the latest installment of Tolsma’s WWII novels. I was particularly interested to read this because I had never read a book set in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. I looked forward to learning a little bit ... Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma

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3 Stars

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For the Right Reasons

For the Right Reasons

On 2/16 Lucky4Jill wrote: I didn’t really know what to expect from this book when I started reading it, but was interested in getting a “behind the scenes” look at the show. I don’t watch the show every season, but did watch Lowe’s season. I have mixed feelings about the book. On one hand, the information about how ... For the Right Reasons by Sean Lowe

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3 Stars

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Still Life

Still Life

On 1/31 Lucky4Jill wrote: It is very rare when a novel offers such an honest look at the best and worst of humanity in such a captivating way. There is so much beauty to be found in the pages of this book, not only in the heroic and self-sacrificing character of Julian, but in the courage of Ada, Will, and Katherine. Parrish ... Still Life by Christa Parrish

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5 Stars

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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

On 1/30 Lucky4Jill wrote: This book is filled to the brim, pressed down, overflowing with wisdom to help our girls. It doesn’t do the work of parental teaching, but serves as an encouraging voice that supports lessons parents should teach their daughters. Growing up is difficult in any time, but girls today face more challenges ... 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis

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5 Stars

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Dashing Dish

Dashing Dish

On 1/17 Lucky4Jill wrote: This is an excellent cookbook for anyone who is looking to clean up their eating without following a strict diet plan. I really appreciated the introduction to the book and Farrell explaining details and techniques about the recipes, especially with using oat flour and converting between oatmeal and ... Dashing Dish by Katie Farrell

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5 Stars

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Rebels

Rebels

On 12/10 Lucky4Jill wrote: I had already read the first two book in this series by Williamson, so I was excited to see what happened next to Levi, Mason, and the others from Glenrock. It took me a few pages to fully immerse myself into the story and remember all the slang terms that Williamson uses in the Safe Lands, but once ... Rebels by Jill Williamson

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4 Stars

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Motherless

Motherless

On 11/11 Lucky4Jill wrote: This book takes so many twists and turns that readers have no idea where it will go next. I tend to look more at characterization in books and how the author has developed the character, because so many books seem to have similar plot structure. It can become a little predictable. Sometimes, even ... Motherless by Erin Healy

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5 Stars

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Kidnapped by the Taliban

Kidnapped by the Taliban

On 10/31 Lucky4Jill wrote: Every day there are news reports of people being kidnapped or executed by extremists. Some days there are news reports of people being rescued after having been rescued. In this book, we get a first person perspective on both. I thought Dr. Joseph’s story of kidnapping, being held hostage for ransom, ... Kidnapped by the Taliban by Dilip Joseph, MD with James Lund

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5 Stars

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Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

On 10/14 Lucky4Jill wrote: When I started reading this book, I thought to myself – I’ve seen this movie. I was a little confused because usually books available for review are new books. I even checked the copyright date and saw it was copyrighted in 2014. Then I thought – perhaps it is just similar to the movie I saw. ... Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller

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5 Stars

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Weird and Wonderful Creations

Weird and Wonderful Creations

On 10/11 Lucky4Jill wrote: This book has everything: Colorful pictures, educational facts, and relates creation to God. I love the way the book offers snippets about each living thing. It is just enough information to engage a young reader’s curiosity and interest without getting them too bogged down in educational facts. ... Weird & Wonderful Creations by Zonderkidz

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5 Stars

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NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

On 9/24 Lucky4Jill wrote: I was a little nervous when I started traveling through the devotions in the book on my e-reader. I wasn’t quite sure how it would work switching back and forth from the devotional reading to the corresponding Scripture passage and then back again. I was thrilled to discover that it was effortless! ... NIV God's Word for Gardener's Bible

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5 Stars

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/11 Lucky4Jill wrote: This book has a lot of WOW factor! When it arrived in the mail, I was surprised at the size of it because a lot of these types of books are pocket-sized or novelty-sized. This one is a beautiful hardcover about 8 by 11 inches. When I showed my daughter, her first reaction was “Wow” too and she ... Beautiful Book

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/28 Lucky4Jill wrote: I couldn't put this book down and read it in about two hours. I don't particularly enjoy books that change perspectives between multiple characters. However, both Adele's and Sera's stories are so interesting that it didn't bother me. This is a very artistically written book and the description of life ... Great Book!

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5 Stars

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A Mother's Secret

A Mother's Secret

On 5/31 Lucky4Jill wrote: Carolyn Lapp loves her son, Benjamin, as much as any mother loves their son. However, she has never been married and some members of her community find it hard to forgive and forget the circumstances of Benjamin’s birth. Her brother, Amos, is one of these people. He is pressuring Carolyn to marry ... predictable, but nice

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4 Stars

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Life Behind the Wall

Life Behind the Wall

On 5/14 Lucky4Jill wrote: From the Amazon description: Cut off by the Iron Curtain This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow ... Held my interest from start to finish

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5 Stars

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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

On 5/1 Lucky4Jill wrote: Gisela Cramer is caught in Germany at the worst possible time; Germany is crumbling at the end of WWII and the Russians are approaching from the east. Caught in the tide of refugees fleeing the Red Army with her two young cousins, she befriends an escaped British POW and tries to make her way to Berlin. ... Non-stop Action

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5 Stars

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Critical Condition

Critical Condition

On 4/27 Lucky4Jill wrote: After experiencing the shooting death of her boyfriend/fiance, Dr. Shannon Frasier has moved forward. She is a successful doctor, has a loving boyfriend, and a circle of friends. However, when a stranger is shot on her front lawn, a series of events is set in motion that will put Shannon in danger ... Fast paced!

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5 Stars

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Outcasts

Outcasts

On 4/4 Lucky4Jill wrote: In Outcasts, book two of The Safe Lands series, Williamson keeps readers on the edge of their seats as the Glenrock captives work together to try to rescue the children that were taken from them and figure out a way to leave the Safe Lands. Although they all have similar goals, Mason, Levi, and Omar ... Slow start, but then I couldn't put it down!

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5 Stars

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Firstborn: A Novel

Firstborn: A Novel

On 3/17 Lucky4Jill wrote: Tiadone faced danger early in her life. When she was born, her father had to decide whether to allow the priest to take her to the wilderness to die, or to declare her a male. Unable to face losing his wife and child, he chooses life for Tiadone and she becomes the first ever declared male living in ... I wanted more!

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3 Stars

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Runaway Saint

Runaway Saint

On 2/18 Lucky4Jill wrote: Artist Sara Drexel is surprised when her long-lost missionary aunt returns from Eastern Europe. Sara’s mother asks if Aunt Bel can stay with Sara and her husband and Sara can not say no, even though she hardly remembers her. As Bel becomes a part of her life and reveals some of her painful secrets ... Mysterious

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4 Stars

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Mark of Evil

Mark of Evil

On 2/2 Lucky4Jill wrote: Mark of Evil is the fourth book in The End Series by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall. From the book flap: Economies have fallen, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant memory. The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan's protege Ethan March, along with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban have been ... Mark of Evil by Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall

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4 Stars

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Happy Wives Club

Happy Wives Club

On 1/19 Lucky4Jill wrote: Fawn Weaver shares the story of her mission to find the secrets to a great marriage. She traveled to twelve countries scattered across six continents to interview couples who are happy in their marriages. Weaver passes on the tales of her travels and the stories behind each couple, as well as their ... Happy Marriages Happen All Over the World

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4 Stars

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Captives

Captives

On 12/24 Lucky4Jill wrote: After a pandemic decimates the American population, people gather together in different areas: The Safe Lands, Glenrock, and Jack’s Peak. Glenrock is a small family community that has successfully avoided the virus. However, in the Safe Lands, nearly everyone is infected and is unable to bear children, ... Interesting Dystopian Book for Teens (and Adults)

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5 Stars

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The Aerobic House Cleaning Lifestyle

The Aerobic House Cleaning Lifestyle

On 12/9 Lucky4Jill wrote: Stevie Markovich shares how he has used his aerobic house cleaning lifestyle to stay in shape since 1995. He believes getting fit and staying fit is about attitude and physical activities done regularly. Markovich focuses on faith, positive attitude, making the most of everyday activities, and having ... Would Have Liked More Information

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2 Stars

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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 12/5 Lucky4Jill wrote: This is a collection of three novellas by three different authors set in the same Amish community: Always Beautiful, Always His Providence, and Always in My Heart. In Always Beautiful, Becky Byler struggles with her weight and the difference of inner and outer beauty and whether outward appearances matter ... I Enjoyed it Very Much!

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 11/18 Lucky4Jill wrote: Dr. Eggerichs shares how he turned his biblical insights into G.U.I.D.E.S. to help families break the “Family Crazy Cycle” of conflict by helping parents demonstrate love to their children to increase the respect they desire, and helping children respect their parents to increase the love they need. I ... Great Parenting Tool

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5 Stars

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Dateline Jerusalem

Dateline Jerusalem

On 10/30 Lucky4Jill wrote: Chris Mitchell, bureau chief for CBN, has traveled to the Middle East and has reported on recent events that have transpired. For example, he was present in Egypt when Mubarek was being overthrown. He has studied how biblical prophecy and current developments line up with each other with Jerusalem in ... Interesting

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4 Stars

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

On 10/12 Lucky4Jill wrote: Radio talk show host and money maestro Dave Ramsey shares his sure-fire baby step method to financial security. He also debunks money myths and explains how commonly held beliefs about money and debt actually enslave American consumers. At the end of the book, Ramsey offers worksheets to help readers ... Radio talk show host and money maestro Dave Ramsey

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5 Stars

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

On 9/27 Lucky4Jill wrote: Matthew West shares the story behind his song of the same name in addition to other stories of people asking for, needing, and offering forgiveness. Interspersed with the stories are scriptural references about forgiveness, Christ’s sacrifice for us, and God’s mercy and grace. West also offers ... Great Explanation of Forgiveness

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5 Stars

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 9/15 Lucky4Jill wrote: Elisa Morgan, former CEO of MOPS International, shares her story of brokenness, the brokenness of her first family and in her second as well. Her first family was plagued by divorce and alcoholism and she was determined that she could mother so well that her second family would not be broken. She failed ... Inspiring

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5 Stars

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 8/30 Lucky4Jill wrote: Pastor and Professor David Murray questioned the role of the Old Testament and the growing lack of sermons or teaching on the first 39 books of the Bible. Surely the books of the Old Testament were of more value than just a history lesson or a group of stories, he thought. So he began a search, by ... Jesus on Every Page by David Murray

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4 Stars

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Snow on the Tulips

Snow on the Tulips

On 8/2 Lucky4Jill wrote: WWII is coming to an end, but in a small town in the Netherlands, the rigors of war are still present. Cornelia, a young woman who lost her husband to the Nazis, is striving to protect her younger brother, Johan and survive the war. When Gerrit, a Dutch Resistance worker survives his own execution ... Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma

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5 Stars

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Runaway Emotions

Runaway Emotions

On 7/17 Lucky4Jill wrote: Schreve takes eight emotions that are typically viewed as negative emotions and uses the analogy of a fire alarm to reframe them as warnings to encourage readers to make changes in their lives. The emotions he discusses in this book are embarrassment, loneliness, frustration, worry, anger, guilt, discontentment, ... An Excellent Reference Book

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Fix by Force

Fix by Force

On 7/5 Lucky4Jill wrote: Fix by Force is a story of seventeen year old Spencer who bullied by classmates, neglected by his mother, and haunted by the death of his father. After his expulsion from his high school, he is forced to attend an alternative high school where he tries to fix himself through abusing steroids. He learns ... Makes Reader's Think

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4 Stars

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