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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 2/1 Courtney Clark wrote: Colleen Coble has always delivered interesting and thrilling romantic suspense stories both in contemporary and historical contexts. Her latest release, Because You’re Mine, was one I was instantly drawn to because of the striking cover. (Sometimes you just have to judge a book by its cover/author). Read on for ... Review: "Because You're Mine" by Colleen Coble

Courtney's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 11/21 Courtney Clark wrote: Once again, author Katherine Reay has penned a contemporary novel with a complexity of skill not many in the genre can achieve with her newest release, A Portrait of Emily Price. And what a picture its pages holds! I would describe this as a family drama with a whirlwind (though always realistic) romance ... Review: "A Portrait of Emily Price" by Katherine Reay

Courtney's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

On 9/26 Courtney Clark wrote: James L. Rubart is a master storyteller. This novel uses perhaps the most unique concept to deliver its message that I’ve read this year. At its heart is a message of HOPE. Of being enough. Finding freedom in faith and simple joy in everyday life, even when the outcome of your circumstances is not ... Review: "The Long Journey to Jake Palmer" by James L. Rubart

Courtney's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 7/7 Courtney Clark wrote: From the beginning, the reader is drawn in to a medieval world and sympathetic of the heroine, Avelina (don’t you love that name?!). Random side thought: Melanie was very creative with inventing names in this novel, both of places and people. Geitbart, Plimmwald, Fronicka, and more! These added to ... Review: "The Beautiful Pretender" by Melanie Dickerson

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 1/7 Courtney Clark wrote: Today’s review features a recent historical suspense/romance release from Shelley Gray: Whispers in the Reading Room. If you are intrigued by the Gilded age, the World’s fair in Chicago, or just a good old suspense with a bit of wit, this book might be for you! About the book: Lydia’s job.... Review: "Whispers in the Reading Room" by Shelley Gray

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Brontë Plot

The Brontë Plot

On 12/10 Courtney Clark wrote: It’s really, really hard for me to describe my love for anything Katherine Reay writes. She is just amazing. If I had to narrow it down to one sentence, I’d say her stories, 3 for 3, are fresh, unexpected, real, and relational. Beyond that, even. She really has her own genre or style. She pays homage to classic literature and... Review: "The Bronte Plot" by Katherine Reay

Courtney's Rating:

5 Stars

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Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

On 9/17 Courtney Clark wrote: Confession: Christmas is my favorite holiday. We get to celebrate the gift of Jesus' birth, spend extra time with family, and act like a kid when it comes to Christmas trees, stockings, and hot chocolate. I know it's not quite fall yet, but thinking about Christmas coming in a few months already has ... Review: Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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Married 'til Monday

Married 'til Monday

On 8/3 Courtney Clark wrote: When I had to opportunity to review another book by Denise Hunter, I jumped at the chance! Having previously LOVED getting to know the McKinley family through the other books in this series (Barefoot Summer, Dancing with Fireflies, The Wishing Season). This book, Married ’til Monday, is the last one ... Review: "Married 'til Monday" by Denise Hunter

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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Lizzy & Jane

Lizzy & Jane

On 6/3 Courtney Clark wrote: Lizzy and Jane was another excellent book by Katherine Reay! She has the uncanny ability to write deep characters in unique situations, delving into uncommon issues and insightful experiences. I’m sharing this review way later than I had intended. Like, 6 months late. Just because I waited forever ... Review: Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay

Courtney's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 3/29 Courtney Clark wrote: Regency Era stories are becoming some of my favorites! After two great books in Sarah E. Ladd’s “Whispers on the Moors” series, I was excited to read the conclusion, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall. Each of these stories has been captivating and unique, each being a complete story that stands alone ... Review: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season

On 1/5 Courtney Clark wrote: I’m kicking off reviews in 2015 with a sweet one by Denise Hunter: The Wishing Season, book 3 in her “Chapel Springs Romance” series featuring another McKinley sibling. (Do you remember how much I loved book 2, Dancing with Fireflies?!) "The Wishing Season" by Denise HunterThis is a contemporary ... Review: "The Wishing Season" by Denise Hunter

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 8/29 Courtney Clark wrote: The debut novel The Butterfly and the Violin (“Hidden Masterpiece” series #1) by Kristy Cambron uncovers the story behind a painting of a young German girl during the Holocaust. It does this both through the eyes of Adele, the girl in Auschwitz, and through the story of a contemporary art gallery ... Review: The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Courtney's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Red Sea Rules

The Red Sea Rules

On 7/21 Courtney Clark wrote: The Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan is a quick read that covers “10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times”. Using the Scriptural example of Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea, Robert Morgan outlines these logical points for anyone facing challenges, struggles, problems, and the day to day difficulties of life. Because we... Review: "The Red Sea Rules" by Robert J. Morgan

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 3/20 Courtney Clark wrote: Author Denise Hunter’s been around a while – but she’s new to me. Dancing with Fireflies is the first book I’ve read of hers. It’s the second in her “Chapel Springs Romance” series. Let’s just say I’m now a huge fan! I loved the setting, characters, storyline – basically everything ... Book Review: “Dancing with Fireflies” by Denise Hunter

Courtney's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Headmistress of Rosemere

The Headmistress of Rosemere

On 2/4 Courtney Clark wrote: Patience Creighton, filling the role of headmistress out of necessity, is a responsible spinster and sister, very capable of handling the school on her own. Her mother’s continual depression over her father’s death has not improved with her brother, Rawdon’s, absence. When she meets Eastmore estate ... Book Review: "The Headmistress of Rosemere" by Sarah Ladd

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/6 Courtney Clark wrote: Dear Mr. Knightley is a new drama/romance gem in the world of Christian fiction. The debut novel of author Katherine Reay, it tells the story of orphan Samantha Moore and her struggles and accomplishments during graduate school in Chicago. Unlike a typical novel, where the reader is afforded the perspectives ... Book Review: "Dear Mr. Knightley" by Katherine Reay

Courtney's Rating:

5 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 10/22 Courtney Clark wrote: The novel Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher is a dramatic tale set in Boise, Idaho at the turn of the 20th century. It follows Diana Brennan and her experiences with her estranged husband. After eight years, Tyson Applegate has returned requesting Diana give him a second chance and assist him in running for ... Book Review: "Beloved: by Robin Lee Hatcher

Courtney's Rating:

4 Stars

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