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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

On 6/6 Ashar wrote: The Evaporation of Sofi SnowMary WeberPublisher: Thomas NelsonGenre:  Teen Fiction, YA Fiction, Sci-Fi, FantasyReleased:  June 6th, 2017{GoodReads}For fans of Ender’s Game and Blade Runner comes a story of video gaming, blood, and power.Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven ... Book Review | The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

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4 Stars

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The Hideaway

The Hideaway

On 5/19 Ashar wrote: Blogger glitch! Requested this book ages ago, but didn't receive it due to mailing issues (since resolved). Added it to my to-read list to find again! I hope it was good! It definitely caught my interest. When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home from New Orleans, she learns more about Margaret ... Blogger Glitch

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4 Stars

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/21 Ashar wrote: An Uncommon Protector(A Lone Star Hero's Love Story #1)Shelley Shephard GrayPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  Christian Fiction, Westerns, Historical FictionReleased:  February 7th, 2017{GoodReads}Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire ... Book Review | An Uncommon Protector

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4 Stars

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/24 Ashar wrote: Because You're MineColleen CoblePublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian Fiction, Faith, Romance, MusicReleased:  January 10th, 2017{GoodReads}Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.When ... Book Review | Because You're Mine

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3 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 12/11 Ashar wrote: The Silent Songbird(Hagenheim #7)Melanie DickersonPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian, Fantasy, Historical, FictionReleased:  November 8th, 2016{GoodReads}Evangeline longs to be free, to live in the world outside the castle walls. But freedom comes at a cost.Evangeline is the ward ... Book Review! | The Silent Songbird

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4 Stars

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Gilt Hollow

Gilt Hollow

On 11/14 Ashar wrote: Gilt HollowLorie Langdon{Goodreads}Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out ... Book Review | Gilt Hollow

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4 Stars

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When Mountains Move

When Mountains Move

On 8/24 Ashar wrote: Well, no worries, my lovelies!  This review will be rather short.  Simply because. . . I didn't finish the book.  AND THAT NEVER HAPPENS.  But this one, I dunno.  It was okay, but one of those that left a bad taste in the mouth.  And while I only made it halfway through, ... Book Review | When Mountains Move

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3 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/19 Ashar wrote: The Beautiful PretenderA Medieval Fairytale (#2)Melanie DickersonPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian, Medieval, Historical FictionReleased:  May 10th, 2016{GoodReads}What happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servant?The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find ... Book Review | The Beautiful Pretender

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5 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/19 Ashar wrote: The Beautiful PretenderA Medieval Fairytale (#2)Melanie DickersonPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian, Medieval, Historical FictionReleased:  May 10th, 2016{GoodReads}What happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servant?The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find ... Book Review | The Beautiful Pretender

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5 Stars

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Little One, God Made You Special

Little One, God Made You Special

On 5/10 Ashar wrote: Little One, God Made You SpecialAmy Warren HillikerPublisher:  ZonderKidzGenre:  Board Books, Children, ChristianReleased:  May 3rd, 2016{GoodReads}Little One, God Made You Special, written by Amy Warren Hilliker and inspired by the New York Times #1bestseller The Purpose-Driven ... Book Review | Little One, God Made You Special

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5 Stars

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Siren's Song

Siren's Song

On 4/14 Ashar wrote: Siren's SongStorm Siren Trilogy #3Mary WeberPublisher:  Genre:  Released:  {Goodreads}Nym and Draewulf prepare to face off in a battle destined to destroy more lives than it saves.With the loss of Tulla still fresh in mind, Rasha’s fate unknown, and Lord Myles taken over by the dark ... Book Review | Siren's Song

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5 Stars

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Sandcastle Kings

Sandcastle Kings

On 2/9 Ashar wrote: Sandcastle KingsMeeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt WorldRich Wilkerson, Jr.Publisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Nonfiction, ChristianReleased:  November 10th, 2015[GoodReads]Children aren't the only ones building castles out of sand.The world seems to have figured out the formula for ... Book Review | Sandcastle Kings

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5 Stars

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The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones

On 12/2 Ashar wrote: The Rhyme BibleStorybook for Little Ones (formerly titled "for Toddlers")L.J. Stattgast, with illustrations by Laurence Cleyet-MerlePublisher:  ZonderKidsGenre:  Children's, Christian, Religious, PoetryReleased:  October 6th, 2015[Goodreads]The fun-time, anytime, read-aloud Bible ... Book Review | The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones

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4 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/8 Ashar wrote: Whispers in the Reading RoomChicago World's Fair Mystery #3Shelley GrayPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  Christian Fiction, Mysteries, RomanceReleased:  November 10th, 2015{Goodreads}Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her ... Book Review | Whispers in the Reading Room

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4 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/30 Ashar wrote: The Curiosity KeeperSarah E. LaddPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, MysteriesReleased:  July 7th, 2015{Goodreads}“It is not just a ruby, as you say. It is large as a quail’s egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored to either bless ... Book Review | The Curiosity Keeper

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5 Stars

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 5/7 Ashar wrote: Deception on Sable HillChicago World's Fair Mystery #2Shelley GrayPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  Mysteries, Christian Fiction, HistoricalReleased:  April 7th, 2015{Goodreads}It's mid-September of 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders ... Book Review | Deception on Sable Hill

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5 Stars

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 2/18 Ashar wrote: Remember the LiliesLiz TolsmaPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian, Fiction, Historical, RomanceReleased:  2015{back cover}How will two very different people find love--and survive the impossible circumstances of war?In 1941, Rand Sterling was a wealthy, womanizing club owner and ... Book Review | Remember the Lilies

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4 Stars

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Two Renegade Realms

Two Renegade Realms

On 1/11 Ashar wrote: Two Renegade RealmsThe Realm Walkers #2Donita K. PaulPublisher: ZondervanGenre:  Christian, YA, Fiction, FantasyReleased:  2015{back cover}Three years have passed since the attack by the corrupt Realm Walkers Guild--years Cantor, Bixby, and Dukmee have spent searching for secrets that could ... Sunday Book Review | Two Renegade Realms

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5 Stars

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 11/11 Ashar wrote: Secrets of Sloane HouseChicago World's Fair Mystery #1Shelley GrayPublisher:  ZondervanGenre: Fiction, Historical, Christian, RomanceReleased:  July 2014{Goodreads}One woman's search for the truth of her sister's disappearance leads her to deceit and danger in 1893 Chicago.Rosalind Perry has ... Book Review | Secrets of Sloane House

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5 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 11/6 Ashar wrote: The Princess SpyMelanie DickersonPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  YA, Christian, Fiction, RomanceReleased:  2014{Goodreads}Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim ... Book Review | The Princess Spy

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5 Stars

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Storm Siren

Storm Siren

On 8/22 Ashar wrote: Storm SirenStorm Siren, #1Mary WeberPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Fantasy Fiction, YAReleased:  August 2014[Goodreads]“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes.  Look.You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.”In a world at war, a ... Book Review | Storm Siren

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5 Stars

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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 6/8 Ashar wrote: A Deadly BusinessA Mia Quinn MysteryLis Wiehl with April HenryPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian Adult Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerReleased:  2014[Goodreads]If the hours don't kill you, the accused just might.Mia Quinn is a Seattle prosecutor working on high profile cases in the ... Book Review | A Deadly Business

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4 Stars

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Life Behind the Wall

Life Behind the Wall

On 5/28 Ashar wrote: Life Behind the WallCandy Bombers | Beetle Bunker | Smuggler's TreasureRobert ElmerPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  YA, Historical FictionReleased:  2014[rear cover]Cut Off By The Iron CurtainThis epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War ... Book Review | Life Behind the Wall

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5 Stars

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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

On 4/28 Ashar wrote: Daisies Are ForeverLiz TolsmaPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Historical FictionReleased:  2014[Goodreads]Gisela must hold on to hope and love despite all odds in the midst of a war-torn country.Gisela Cramer is an American living in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt. When ... Book Review [Daisies Are Forever]

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5 Stars

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The Queen's Handmaid

The Queen's Handmaid

On 4/3 Ashar wrote: The Queen's HandmaidTracy L. HigleyPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  YA, Historical FictionReleased:  2014[rear cover]A jealous Egyptian queen.A lascivious Galilean governor.A beautiful servant girl.Theirs is a story of prophecy, self-discovery, and revelation.        ... Book Review [The Queen's Handmaid]

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5 Stars

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InScribed Collection

InScribed Collection

On 3/20 Ashar wrote: Living So ThatMaking Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy LifeWendy BlightPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Bible StudyReleased:  2014[rear cover]Living So That is a fresh approach to understanding God's Word, focusing on many of the powerful "so that" verses in Scripture, ... Book Review [Living So That]

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4 Stars

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Storming the Black Ice

Storming the Black Ice

On 3/3 Ashar wrote: Forewarning:  This is an adult, military fiction novel.  The following review may contain brief references of gore and bloodshed.  I do not recommend readers under the age of 18.Storming the Black IcePacific Rim Series (Book 3): A NovelDon BrownPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  Military ... Book Review [Storming the Black Ice]

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5 Stars

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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 2/10 Ashar wrote: One Realm BeYonD(Realm Walkers Trilogy, Book 1)Donita K. PaulPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  YAReleased:  2014[rear cover]Cantor D'Ahma waited his whole life for this day.  Born with a gift to walk between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and ... Book Review [One Realm Beyond]

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5 Stars

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Captives

Captives

On 1/8 Ashar wrote: Captives [The Safe Lands #1]Jill WilliamsonPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  YAReleased:  2013[Goodreads]One choice could destroy them all.When eighteen-year-old Levi returned from Denver City with his latest scavenged finds, he never imagined he’d find his village of Glenrock decimated, ... Book Review [Captives]

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3 Stars

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Aquifer

Aquifer

On 11/20 Ashar wrote: AquiferTruth Lies Just Below the Surface. . .Jonathan FriesenPublisher:  BlinkGenre:  YA (young adult)Christian[Goodreads]Only he can bring what they need to survive...In 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. And they’ll do anything to maintain their power – ... Book Review [Aquifer]

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4 Stars

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Last Light

Last Light

On 11/9 Ashar wrote: LAST LIGHT Terri Blackstock [description from Goodreads]In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, Deni Branning's career ambitions have vanished. She's not about to let her dream of marriage go as well. But keeping it alive will require extraordinary ... Book Review [Last Light]

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4 Stars

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