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An October Bride

An October Bride

On 1/18 Fitzysmom wrote: After reading several of the novellas in this series I have to say that this one took me completely by surprise. Yes, it is a story about a wedding but it is also a story about an impending death. Emma Tate is heartbroken over her father's declining health and is desperate to do something for him. By ... An October Bride (Year of Weddings Novella) by Katie Ganshert {eBook Review}

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5 Stars

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The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

On 10/8 Fitzysmom wrote: There is just so much to salivate over in this book. The pictures, the descriptions, the recipes, every inch is just covered in some sort of deliciousness. In fact the only thing that could possibly make the book better would be to insert some scratch and sniff spots . . . but of course that would just ... The Southern Foodie's Guide To The Pig by Chris Chamberlain ~ A Culinary Book Review

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5 Stars

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An August Bride

An August Bride

On 9/26 Fitzysmom wrote: When you've been burned by someone you tend to stay away from that type of person. In Kelsey's case it is cowboys. She doesn't want anything at all to do with them. She's made a vow to herself that she will never ever fall for a cowboy. But then along comes Brent Corbin. He's everything she wants in ... An August Bride by Debra Clopton ~ A Year of Weddings Novella {eBook Review}

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4 Stars

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Snap Decision

Snap Decision

On 8/29 Fitzysmom wrote: It's football season in small town Lincoln, Florida. For Chase Clark and his best friend Tripp Stevens this is the time of year that they look forward to. Both boys are in junior high but Tripp has been called up to the varsity football team and it is looking like Chase may just get his chance at varsity ... Snap Decision by Nathan Whitaker ~ A Juvenile Fiction Review

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4 Stars

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A July Bride

A July Bride

On 7/29 Fitzysmom wrote: Of the eight novellas that I have read in the A Year of Weddings series, this one rates up towards the top. From the opening scene of Alyssa and Brendan's dream wedding I knew something had to go wrong. After all what would the rest of the story be about? I was expecting Alyssa to be the one to get cold ... A July Bride by Beth Wiseman ~ A Contemporary Fiction Review

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4 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

On 6/5 Fitzysmom wrote: I really like faiThGirLz! products for tween girls. This new series, The Good News Shoes, is perfect for your tween girl that is all into sports. In the first book, Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek, we meet the spunky Riley Mae Hart. To say that she is into sports is an understatement. She lives and ... Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek by Jill Osborne ~ A Juvenile Fiction Review

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5 Stars

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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 5/28 Fitzysmom wrote: Jade McKinley had big plans for her life. She had moved to Chicago to pursue her dreams. But one seemingly innocent evening changed everything. Now she's headed home to Chapel Springs with a secret she's not going to be able to keep for very long. The first person she turns to upon arriving in Chapel ... Dancing With Fireflies by Denise Hunter ~ A Contemporary Romance Review

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5 Stars

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A February Bride

A February Bride

On 2/21 Fitzysmom wrote: Even though this is a short novella, it contains so much! This is the beautiful telling of the story of Allie and Marcus. Match made in heaven, destined to live happily ever after . . . except Allie thinks that it just isn't possible. Allie comes from a long line of women with failed marriage after failed ... A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant ~ A Contemporary Fiction Book Review

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5 Stars

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A January Bride

A January Bride

On 1/30 Fitzysmom wrote: Novellas can be a bit tricky. Often they feel rushed or incomplete, but so far this series has had none of that. Deborah Raney is a talented author and she has once again put her skills to good use by allowing us to peek into the lives of some very adorable characters. While this is an updated version ... A January Bride by Deborah Raney ~ A Book Review

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4 Stars

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Happy Wives Club

Happy Wives Club

On 1/27 Fitzysmom wrote: In an age of seemingly constant attacks on marriage today, this book was a wonderful breath of fresh air. It was interesting to read through each individual woman's story and see her marriage through her words. The stories weren't all happy, happy, happy. In fact most of them had struggles, but the difference ... Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search For The Secrets Of A Great Marriage by Fawn Weaver ~ A Marriage Book Review

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5 Stars

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A December Bride

A December Bride

On 12/29 Fitzysmom wrote: One of my favorite things this time of year is Christmas novellas. Zondervan has put together a series of novellas called A Year of Weddings. Each book will have a different author but they all will center around a wedding. I think that will be a nice little treat each month of the year! Forget the jam ... Book Review ~ A December Bride by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

On 12/29 Fitzysmom wrote: The Prodigal is the last written work of Brennan Manning and as such it becomes an important legacy to his life work. I personally think it does him justice. Greg Garrett has done a masterful job of putting to paper the words that we have come to know and love from Brennan Manning. The book is obviously ... The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story by Brennan Manning & Greg Garrett ~ A Book Review

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5 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/4 Fitzysmom wrote: I am a big Jane Austen fan so when I saw the title of this book I immediately snatched it up. Imagine my surprise when I started reading and realized this was not a Jane Austen knock-off. Was I disappointed? Not in the least! In fact I think I have just added a book to my top ten list for the year. This ... Book Review ~ Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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5 Stars

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Last Light

Last Light

On 10/23 Fitzysmom wrote: This is a re-release but somehow I missed it the first go around. If you missed it you should pick it up as well. It is a page turner of a read that will leave you pondering how you would survive in a similar situation. Can you even imagine what it would be like if suddenly everything electric just ... Book Review ~ Last Light by Terri Blackstock

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5 Stars

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Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive

On 10/12 Fitzysmom wrote: Judy Christie is back with a new series! If you enjoyed her Green series you are sure to delight in this new tale. Judy's books are very character driven and the personalities that make up the town of Samford, Louisiana are a great mix. This is a story of a group of eccentric artists that take on a ... Book Review ~ Sweet Olive by Judy Christie

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4 Stars

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City on Fire

City on Fire

On 10/12 Fitzysmom wrote: The story of Pompeii has always fascinated me. In our modern world it is so hard to imagine being unaware of the impending eruption of a volcano. I can hardly imagine being caught unawares, but that is exactly what happened to most of the citizens of Pompeii. City on Fire is about so much more than ... Book Review ~ City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii by Tracy L. Higley

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4 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/9 Fitzysmom wrote: She’s baaa-aaack! The zany yet lovable Harriet Beamer is back in all her glory! She has completed her cross country move and is settling into her new place with her son and daughter-in-law. The problem is that it has been three months and she still feels like a visitor. Her room is tiny and her daughter-in-law ... Book Review ~ Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin

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4 Stars

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Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 7/22 Fitzysmom wrote: Once Upon a Prince is more than a story about the prince of Brighton. It is really a story about a relationship with the Prince of Peace. Rachel Hauck has once again carved out a tale that will not only entertain you but will also make you examine your relationship with the ultimate Prince. This is ... Book Review ~ Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 7/17 Fitzysmom wrote: If you can classify a novel as steamy without it crossing the line then this one is definitely putting off some vapors. The relationship between Madison and Beckett has been brewing for years and it finally comes to a point that they need to pursue it or move on. The problem is that neither one of them ... Book Review ~ Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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