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The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

On 6/20 Shannah Mauney wrote: When I first picked this book up, I had the same thought some of you probably did: I really hope this isn’t a book about a flight female who can’t make up her mind! BOY, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Can you imagine losing 7 months of your life *just like that*! Denise Hunter captures your attention ... The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 5/13 Shannah Mauney wrote: I've never read a book by Colleen Coble that I didn't like. This is definitely no exception! Since she is one of my all time favorite authors, I've come to expect a lot from her stories. Suspense, mystery, intrigue, romance, and of course a strong Christian message. Mermaid Moon has it all. I enjoyed ... Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 3/26 Shannah Mauney wrote: When I first picked it up, I thought to myself "this book is utterly chaotic... in the best way possible!" I love Betsy St. Amant's writing style. This book is as chaotic as it's characters feelings and lives. I cannot even begin to describe how well I think this book is written. The more I read, the ... Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

On 3/17 Shannah Mauney wrote: I have really come to love Denise Hunter's books...especially when she chooses a family and writes about all of them! It's like revisiting old friends each and every time a new book comes out. The little bit I got to know about the Callahan brothers intrigued me, and I cannot wait to delve into each ... Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 8/20 Shannah Mauney wrote: This was an amazing story. Sarah E. Ladd is a new-to-me author, though I have several of her books on my TBR list, and this will definitely not be my last story by her. The plot was amazing. The puzzle pieces surrounding the missing Bevoy ruby didn't click for me until the very end. Sarah weaves an intriguing ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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Married 'til Monday

Married 'til Monday

On 7/1 Shannah Mauney wrote: It's been a while since I've read a book by Denise Hunter. I forgot this author has a knack for tugging at my heart strings. Married 'til Monday is an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end and I loved every minute of it! The story was well laid out. At times it was serious and other times I ... Married 'til Monday by Denise Hunter

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 6/29 Shannah Mauney wrote: I absolutely devoured this book. From the very beginning, I was hooked and I had a hard time putting it down. I think this is my favorite of the three books in the Amish Village Mystery Series because it has it all. Heartfelt romance, simple and sweet friendships, honest and humble faith, and loads of ... Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Lethal Beauty

Lethal Beauty

On 3/21 Shannah Mauney wrote: Lis Wiehl knows how to write a crime drama. The story, the plot, the characters, and everything in between had me yearning for more. The plot shed some light on a topic that few others have. Human trafficking and slaves in America, in modern day, is tough to read about. Lis Wiehl does a great job of ... Lethal Beauty by Lis Wiehl

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Woodland Miracle

A Woodland Miracle

On 2/9 Shannah Mauney wrote: I can't even describe how fantastic this book was! Ruth Reid has a knack for pulling you in to a story and not letting you go until the very end. The plot was engaging, thrilling, and so good! The trouble that comes to the small community at Badger Creek is completely unexpected. Even though the action ... A Woodland Miracle by Ruth Reid

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season

On 12/29 Shannah Mauney wrote: I absolutely enjoyed this story. I read the entire book in one day because I just couldn't put it down. The story was well written and completely engaging from start to finish. I loved the competition, growth, flirtation and banter woven into each character. The characters were amazing. I loved PJ. ... The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 12/18 Shannah Mauney wrote: When Christmas Comes Again by Beth Wiseman - Understanding that the author's intentions for this novella were to show the blessings of family, this story is wonderful. It also does a wonderful job of showing that everyone grieves differently. Each member in Katherine's family is struggling with the loss ... An Amish Second Christmas: Four Christmas Novellas

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love Without End

Love Without End

On 12/3 Shannah Mauney wrote: This was such a sweet story of love and hope. As an added bonus, the author included a story within a story! (I love when authors do that!). Not only do we get to follow the lives and romance between Chet and Kimberly and their families, but we also get to learn more about Nana Anna. Anna's story definitely ... Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 11/6 Shannah Mauney wrote: I loved this book. The author did an excellent job with every part of this book. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the music and how it affected the characters in the book. They lent an extra layer of interest to the story and allowed me to really connect with the characters, even though my interest ... Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 10/16 Shannah Mauney wrote: Lis Wiehl writes another thrilling crime drama that kept me turning pages! A Deadly Business is the second installment in the Mia Quinn Series. I couldn't put it down! The plot is fast moving and kept me up reading late into the night! With twists and turns, Lis Wiehl will keep you guessing until the ... A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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Seagrass Pier

Seagrass Pier

On 6/18 Shannah Mauney wrote: Every book in the the "Hope Beach" series was fantastic, but Seagrass Pier was the icing on the cake! I read this story every chance I could get! The story touches on some intense topics. Elin Summerall had a heart transplant. Since then, she is having strange dreams about the murder of the woman whose ... Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 6/5 Shannah Mauney wrote: Robin Lee Hatcher is a fantastic author. This book is no exception. In her note to readers, she says that this book is out of the norm for her. Since I've only read one other book by Robin, I wouldn't have known that. The story is written masterfully. It flows well. The descriptions of the characters, ... The Heart's Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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Bluebonnet Bride

Bluebonnet Bride

On 5/7 Shannah Mauney wrote: What a fantastic novella! I have not read one of Colleen's stories that I've not liked, and this little novella was no exception. I only wish it was a full length novel! The story line was not rushed, surprisingly. I have found in many novellas, the story seems rushed because they author tries to put ... Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 3/10 Shannah Mauney wrote: What a lovely story! I was intrigued and sucked in from the very first page. The prologue had me reeling. I can't imagine being in Jade's shoes. The plot is not very exciting or fast paced, but it doesn't need to be because the romance and character development takes it's place. Poor Jade! One tragedy ... Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Miracle of Hope

A Miracle of Hope

On 2/10 Shannah Mauney wrote: I have never read a book by Ruth Reid before, so I had no expectations about this book. The description aptly sums up the book. There is romance, mystery, and a good dose of a Christian message. Lindie's pregnancy is not as cut and dry as one might think. What really happened that night? Josiah and Lindie's ... A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Last Light

Last Light

On 12/23 Shannah Mauney wrote: I really struggled to get into this book. The first chapter was action packed and exciting! Then, I just kind of lost interest. Maybe it was the subject matter? Maybe I'm just not interested in reading about massive power outages and how we would survive in the face of a crisis like that, because the ... Last Light by Terri Blackstock

Shannah's Rating:

3 Stars

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 10/17 Shannah Mauney wrote: This is my favorite book of the whole series. Miranda Hunt (a.k.a. Annie Beckman) has been trying to prove herself her whole life. First, to her father. Second, to her superiors and other Pinkerton operatives. Third, to herself. She is strong-willed, determined, and is not afraid to question things. ... Gunpowder Tea

Shannah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 9/29 Shannah Mauney wrote: This was a fantastic book. I loved the characters. Tyson Applegate knows he messed up. He knows he made a lot of mistakes in his past, including deserting his wife, Diana. Seven years after leaving, Tyson shows back up a changed man. Diana Applegate thought she'd gotten over Tyson after he was declared ... Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher

Shannah's Rating:

4 Stars

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