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Little Critter Little Blessings Collection

Little Critter Little Blessings Collection

On 8/18 J. Augustine wrote: I'm making a confession here, since I don't have kids of my own yet I picked up this book on pure nostalgia. You see, I grew up on the Little Critter, and similar, books, first sitting on my parents laps and then as some of the earliest books that I read myself. I even read my old ones again just for ... Book Review - Little Critter: Little Blessings Collection by Mercer Mayer

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5 Stars

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Hiding Places

Hiding Places

On 6/26 J. Augustine wrote: I'm going to be honest right off, I really had a hard time connecting with the characters and the story for the first half of the book and as a consequence it took me a LONG time to read it. The second half of Hiding Places, however, really took off and did quite a bit to make up for the slower start. ... Book Review - Hiding Places by Erin Healy

J. Augustine's Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus Calling Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

Jesus Calling Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

On 4/16 J. Augustine wrote: Bring your creativity and your faith together... Picture This Book received a 4.5 Bark rating. Picture Picture Picture Picture Picture Picture Sarah Young Website ​I've been a happy colorer, colorist, whatever the word is, since those first Crayola crayons when I was a little kid. I graduated ... Book Review - Jesus Calling Adult Coloring Book by Sarah Young

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5 Stars

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Staying Stylish

Staying Stylish

On 2/9 J. Augustine wrote: I'll be the first to admit that 'me' and 'stylish' just don't seem to fit in the same sentence. 'Comfortable' and 'simple' are much more like it. So, why did I pick up a book on fashion and style? Probably a mix of knowing I could probably use some advice on the subject and the fact that Candace Cameron ... Book Review - Staying Stylish by Candace Cameron Bure

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5 Stars

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Portrait of Vengeance

Portrait of Vengeance

On 9/27 J. Augustine wrote: Try to sleep. I DARE YOU. I honestly can't remember the last time this happened to me. I've stayed up late to finish a book or read that 'just one more chapter' thing that we all know actually means several. But this is the first time in ages that I started reading a 290+ page book late at night and ... Book Review - Portrait Of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

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5 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 6/30 J. Augustine wrote: Aaahhh, a total sigh of contentment. That's what you get when you read a Melanie Dickerson book. I know I've said it before, but it's totally true. Each new Melanie Dickerson book is my new favorite and The Noble Servant was no exception. I couldn't put it down. When I did have to actually leave the ... Book Review - The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Illusionist's Apprentice

On 4/23 J. Augustine wrote: Leave everything that you think you know at the door. Nothing is as it seems. And neither are the people as they first appear. Mystery, danger, and romance abound in the secretive, and often dark, worlds of the early FBI and that last days of real vaudeville. I have to admit that I didn't really connect ... The Illusionist's Apprentice

J. Augustine's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 9/15 J. Augustine wrote: What a wonderful story! I think The Beautiful Pretender is my new favorite Melanie Dickerson novel! I think I fell in love with Avelina's wit and candor even faster than the Margrave did. This was one of those rare stories that I became so totally immersed in that I felt like I was right there experiencing ... Book Review - The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

J. Augustine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Curio

Curio

On 2/15 J. Augustine wrote: The fates of 2 worlds rest on her... OK, I'll admit it. I've never read a Steampunk novel before and have only seen one or two kids/YA movies. Definitely not my normal genre. But there was something about that green cover with the model in the red dress just kept pulling at me. I was totally impressed ... Book Review - Curio by Evangeline Denmark

J. Augustine's Rating:

4 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/16 J. Augustine wrote: OK, so I've never read a Shelley Gray book before. But this one really caught my eye. First it was the delightfully mysterious cover, then it was the title, Whispers In The Reading Room, and the back cover blurb. It had everything I could want in a book; history, romance, mystery, and it featured a librarian ... Book Review - Whispers In The Reading Room by Shelley Gray

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5 Stars

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Twisted Innocence

Twisted Innocence

On 4/2 J. Augustine wrote: I've been a fan of Terri Blackstock for years. I graduated from Nancy Drew straight into Terri's Cape Refuge series, I remember reading the first couple and then waiting, waiting, waiting, for the library to get each successive title. I am a confirmed fan and get excited each time I hear about a new ... Book Review - Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock

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5 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 12/16 J. Augustine wrote: Genre: Historical/Fantasy The Princess Spy Fairytale Retellings by Melanie Dickerson -From the back cover- A NEW SUITOR. A SHOCKING DISCOVERY Margaretha has always been a romantic and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. ... Book Review - The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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Palace of Darkness

Palace of Darkness

On 10/14 J. Augustine wrote: Genre: Historical/Biblical Palace Of Darkness A Novel of Petra by Tracy L. Higley -From the back cover- IN AN ANCIENT CITY CARVED  FROM STONE, ONE DESPERATE YOUNG  WOMAN SEARCHES FOR PEACE– IN THE  CALM BEFORE THE ROMANS ATTACK. ... Book Review - Palace Of Darkness by Tracy L. Higley

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 8/13 J. Augustine wrote: Genre: Children's The Berenstain Bears: God Shows The Way by Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain -From Amazon- Now in a convenient 3 stories in one collection, young readers will learn from the Berenstain Bears just how important it is ... Book Review - The Berenstain Bears: God Shows The Way by Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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Distortion

Distortion

On 3/26 J. Augustine wrote: Genre: Suspense Distortion Moonlighters Series book 2 by Terri Blackstock -From the back cover- A HUSBAND'S LIES CAN HAVE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES When Juliet Cole's husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she ... Book Review - Distortion by Terri Blackstock

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5 Stars

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The Captive Maiden

The Captive Maiden

On 1/15 J. Augustine wrote: Genre: Historical/Fantasy The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson -From the back cover- HAPPILY EVER AFTER...OR HAPPILY NEVERMORE? Gisela's childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father's death, each ... Book Review - The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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