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Ten Little Night Stars

Ten Little Night Stars

On 4/11 Heather Buchanan wrote: Best children’s book I’ve read to my granddaughter in ages! A truly heartfelt message, each page is filled with fun, rhyming sentences, which help us establish our evening routine (including praying) all while teaching her to count to ten! Perfect for little ones of all ages. Plus gorgeous illustrations ... Ten Little Night Stars

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Live Fearless

Live Fearless

On 4/11 Heather Buchanan wrote: I originally wanted to read this book to see if it would be beneficial for my daughters to read once they enter their teen years. However, the more I read, the more I began to enjoy it and the message that Sadie pours out in it. Let me preface this review by saying I never really watched Duck Dynasty. ... Live Fearless

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NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

On 2/13 Heather Buchanan wrote: I have been a huge fan of the Woman's Study Bible since it first came out a few years ago. There is so much that I just love about it, that it has become my favorite bible and my go-to for connecting with God. There are so many wonderful features, but at the same time, there were things that I would ... NIV Woman Study Bible

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Hello Mornings

Hello Mornings

On 2/13 Heather Buchanan wrote: I have followed Kat Lee for several years now, in the beginning with her blog about blogging and then Inspired to Action and finally Hello Mornings. I've heard her speak a couple of times and I've always been impressed with her love of God and how she shows that in every aspect of her life. Hello Mornings ... Hello Mornings

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With Love, From Me to You

With Love, From Me to You

On 1/31 Heather Buchanan wrote: This lovely little board book presents the concept of being loved and showing love in a light-hearted, gentle, sweet, and fun method using the tried and true rhyming text that helps to imprint the ideas and words on the mind and heart of the young "reader" and listener. While the "mail-bear" appears ... With Love, From Me to You

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Never Look at the Empty Seats

Never Look at the Empty Seats

On 1/31 Heather Buchanan wrote: I am a fan of early CDB and saw them perform numerous times during their heyday of the late '70s with Marshall Tucker and Sea Level among others. I consider them to be an important part of the southern rock legacy. Knowing that the players of that era weren't exactly altar boys, I expected a tome which ... Never Look at the Empty Seats

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NKJV Study Bible for Kids

NKJV Study Bible for Kids

On 12/8 Heather Buchanan wrote: This is a very useful study Bible for children's classes. The historical timelines, maps, and character descriptions are great. My students, 8-12, like the colorful pages. The commentaries are easy to understand. I could not rate it a 5 for three main, ongoing, complaints from my students: 1) It doesn't ... Kids Study Bible

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Capital Gaines

Capital Gaines

On 12/8 Heather Buchanan wrote: Capital Gaines is a memoir and inspirational story about Chip Gaines and his life including details about the businesses he's run throughout the years. This is not my typical read but I knew I had to try it since I love their show Fixer Upper. The story explains a bit about Chip and Joanna Gaines past ... Capital Gaines

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Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

On 11/21 Heather Buchanan wrote: Really Woolly: Christmas Blessings is an adorable holiday-themed book that points readers to the reason behind the season. Bright colors on every page, cheerful illustrations of now and long ago celebrate the coming of Christ . The Scripture verses from the Bible and sweet rhyming readings to take ... Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

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100 Favorite Bible Verses for Children

100 Favorite Bible Verses for Children

On 11/21 Heather Buchanan wrote: God's promises from Scripture is about all you have to hold onto some days and it is never too early to begin building that toolbox of precious words to pull from. 100 Favorite Bible Verse for Children is an excellent tool to use with your children as soon as they are old enough to have any understanding. ... 100 Favorite Bible Verses for Children

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365 Devotions for Living Joyfully

365 Devotions for Living Joyfully

On 10/19 Heather Buchanan wrote: It's no surprise to you that we live in a rather dark world. News events and other happenings are hard, violent, stressful, scary. It is easy to forget that we have a Savior who is in charge of our lives and our destiny. Many times in the Bible we are reminded to trust God, cast our cares on Him, and ... Living Joyfully

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Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition

On 10/19 Heather Buchanan wrote: The boundaries concept is one that I can get my head around. Many self evaluation books may show character traits or behaviors but leave me with little to do about it other than understanding that I am far from perfect and need God's grace and forgiveness. This book is Bible based and sheds light on ... Boundaries

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4 Stars

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When Parenting Isn't Perfect

When Parenting Isn't Perfect

On 10/1 Heather Buchanan wrote: This parenting gig is hard. Can I get an "amen"? I read almost any parenting book (reputable) I can get my hands on, but I really appreciate the ones from people I trust. Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family, is one of those people I trust. I listen to the Focus on the Family podcast almost ... When parenting isn't perfect

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5 Stars

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Get Out of That Pit

Get Out of That Pit

On 10/1 Heather Buchanan wrote: Like many of her books, this work was filled with biblical truths, but above that I felt like she was talking specifically to me. I could imagine her hand reaching out to help me out of my pit. Please note, it was not that she was reaching DOWN to me. Beth shows herself to be much like me, and crawling ... Get out of that Pit

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Cultivate

Cultivate

On 8/15 Heather Buchanan wrote: This book is unlike most self-help books because it doesn’t give you a longer to-do list, but a shorter one; it doesn’t make you feel like you have to be strong and push through, it helps you realize you can be weak and let God handle it; it doesn’t force you to reframe your reality, but to accept ... Cultivate

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100 Favorite Bible Verses

100 Favorite Bible Verses

On 8/15 Heather Buchanan wrote: 100 Favorite Bible Verses is a beautiful book. It book me several minutes to even open the cover because I was just enjoying the beauty of the covers. The artwork is incredible. 100 Favorite Bible Verses includes just that, 100 bible verses that were submitted to be included in this book published by ... 100 Bible Verses

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My Great Big God

My Great Big God

On 7/20 Heather Buchanan wrote: Find Out Just How Great and Big God Really is in My Great Big God by Andy Holmes! My Great Big God by Andy Holmes is a new favorite in our house. My kids love listening to bible stories so this book is right up their alley. My Great Big God takes children on a special journey through 20 of the most loved ... My Great Big God

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My Bible Adventure Through God's Word

My Bible Adventure Through God's Word

On 7/20 Heather Buchanan wrote: My Bible Adventure Through God's Word- 52 Bible Stories for Kids By Johnny Hunt is a pretty thick hardcover book. It contains Bible stories that are tied into today's life. After each week's story is also a small prayer for the child to pray. There is blurb called "Take it with you" that is pretty much ... My Bible Adventure through Gods word !!

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Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

On 6/28 Heather Buchanan wrote: My husband and I have been doing weekly devotionals for years now. This is our third book and so far so good. At first, I was not too impressed. One night as we were getting ready to start, I mentioned that to my husband. And low and behold, God proved me wrong. I can't remember which week we were on, ... Devotions for a sacred marriage

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And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs

On 6/28 Heather Buchanan wrote: I first came to 'know' Kate Merrick when I stumbled across her husband, Britt, and their church in Carpinteria, California. Soon thereafter I became aware of their daughter, Daisy's, illness. And so I joined the global army of prayers that stood on the watchtower for dear little Daisy and this gorgeous ... And still she laughs

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Cherish

Cherish

On 4/18 Heather Buchanan wrote: In his new book, Cherish, Gary Thomas has once again raised the bar for what marriage can be. His picture of marriage is a picture of God’s heart. It is a picture that leaves one hungering to be cherished and to cherish. It is a picture that inspires and gives hope. It is a picture that wraps the warmth ... Cherish

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5 Minutes With Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul

5 Minutes With Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul

On 4/18 Heather Buchanan wrote: Love all 3 books I have in this 5 Minutes With Jesus series. Particularly the scripture verses which can take you deeper. Sheila Walsh has proven to me over and over in all her writings and books, to be sensitive as a writer and offer great wisdom in a thoughtful style. Love all 3 books I have in this ... Quiet time with Jesus

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For Better or for Kids

For Better or for Kids

On 3/8 Heather Buchanan wrote: Marriage can be difficult, but marriage with kids is a whole new dimension. Where one has learned to be an adult and do adult life, when one becomes a parent, their childhood visits not in a manner of controlling adult life, but rather influencing child-rearing. This can put a strain on the marriage ... For Better or for Kids

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 9/18 Heather Buchanan wrote: Given a chance to review this book, which just happens to be written by four of my favorite authors, was indeed an honor and a pleasure!! I must admit that any book of Amish Fiction is high on my list of "To Read" titles. Each of these authors has the unique ability to write Amish stories, each with ... An Amish Harvest

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The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket

On 9/18 Heather Buchanan wrote: The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston is the second book in An Amish Heirloom Novel series. Rachel Fisher has been dating her boyfriend, David Beiler for the last four years. She is hoping that he will propose soon. Rachel is standing on the front porch when she hears his voice nearby. Rachel goes to ... The Courtship Basket

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Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional

Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional

On 8/2 Heather Buchanan wrote: Just ONE example of how God spoke to me through this devotional: There is one devotional in particular that struck me to the core just today. Going back to day 3, On A Mission. "When we see someone sitting alone we ought to be the ones who go over and sit down beside them. We don't even have to say much. ... Celebrate Recovery

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5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories

5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories

On 7/6 Heather Buchanan wrote: This is the perfect thing for those kiddos that want you to read to them before bed. It is literally a five minute story and they are based on the Bible so that is definitely a plus. There are 26 stories both from the Old and New Testaments combined. There are a lot more stories from the Bible but this ... Bible Stories

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Little One, God Made You Special

Little One, God Made You Special

On 6/6 Heather Buchanan wrote: The first thing that drew me to this book was the beautiful illustrative style. The pictures are just stunning throughout this small board book. It is quite a small book, with only 7 board pages including the cover and back cover. The entire content reads: God made you special, little one. There's no ... Little One God Made You Special

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An Amish Market

An Amish Market

On 5/1 Heather Buchanan wrote: An Amish Market (Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Vannetta Chapman, and Kathleen Fuller) has four sweet, Amish romance stories by four great authors. Ellie Lapp is still dealing with the loss of her brother, Seth in Love Birds by Amy Clipston. Ellie’s mother, Margaret and Ellie no longer have Seth’s income ... An Amish Market

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 4/2 Heather Buchanan wrote: An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna’s world is changed forever. One minute, Joanna Schrock was arguing with her parents, and the next, her parents’ lives were claimed in a hit-and-run buggy accident. Her body is broken, but her heart is in even deeper pain— after all, how do you cope with ... An Unbroken Heart

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4 Stars

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Keeper of the Stars

Keeper of the Stars

On 4/2 Heather Buchanan wrote: I was drawn to the title of the book. I'm not sure if that's weird or not but that's how I roll. I guess I could blame that on all the times I would roam the aisles at the library while looking for books to read. I really love the cover of this book. I love the font and the silver is just perfect. You ... Keeper of the Stars

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An Amish Year

An Amish Year

On 3/18 Heather Buchanan wrote: Beth Wiseman’s book contains four novellas, each one better than the last. The four novellas: Rooted in Love, A Love for Irma Rose, Patchwork Perfect, and When Christmas Comes Again all tell stories that touch the reader’s heart and include characters that the reader empathizes with from beginning ... An Amish Year

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The Forgotten Recipe

The Forgotten Recipe

On 12/10 Heather Buchanan wrote: I am always excited upon hearing that a great author has begun a new series! Since Amy writes Amish fiction, one of my favorite genres, I knew I was in for a good read! "The Forgotten Recipe" is the first in the collection entitled, "Amish Heirloom ". Excitement reigned in our household upon finding ... The Forgotten Recipe

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Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage

On 11/25 Heather Buchanan wrote: God made marriage to make us holy, not to make us happy. In his compelling style, Gary Thomas consistently communicates that one marriage-altering message. As a marriage counselor, seminary professor, and writer of books on the spiritual life, I find far too many Christian books on marriage shallow, ... Sacred Marriage

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7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

On 9/28 Heather Buchanan wrote: I love marriage. I love being married. I love seeing marriages thrive. There's something so powerful about watching two people who love each other and love God. I even "let" God talk me into studying counseling with an emphasis on marriage and family while I was still single. Now, there are a lot of ... 7 Secrets to an awesome marriage

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4 Stars

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A Simple Prayer

A Simple Prayer

On 8/10 Heather Buchanan wrote: I think it could definitely be read as a stand alone novel, because the author does a good job of explaining the characters who have recurring roles from earlier books. I have read books one, two, and four in the series. I did not get a chance to read book three, but had no trouble following along in ... A Simple Prayer

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A Faith of Her Own

A Faith of Her Own

On 5/24 Heather Buchanan wrote: I love the fact that Kathleen Fuller has written another novel set in Middlefield, where she has set many of her other books. A Faith of Her Own actually contains characters who are from her Secrets of Middlefield series that was written for middle school aged readers. I have not read the books that ... A faith of her own

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An Amish Cradle

An Amish Cradle

On 4/2 Heather Buchanan wrote: An Amish Cradle, By: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Vannetta Chapman What an amazing collection of stories by some truly talented authors! All four of the stories touched me in one way or another. They put such heart and compassion into their stories. Their stories shined like stars they ... An Amish Cradle

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The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

On 4/2 Heather Buchanan wrote: The beginning of the year marks an important time for me in terms of seeking God and expecting to hear from Him supernaturally. I blogged about it not too long ago -- I wanted to go through a period of prayer and fasting when we jump-started a new season in our lives. There are many ways people fasted ... The Daniel Fast

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4 Stars

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It's a God Thing Volume 2

It's a God Thing Volume 2

On 1/14 Heather Buchanan wrote: I truly believe miracles still happen. In fact, miracles have happened in my life so I know they happen from first hand experience. People who don't believe in miracles are usually people who don't take the time, or have the time, to observe life around them. This book will take the reader on a journey ... Its Definitely a God thing

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 1/14 Heather Buchanan wrote: Some of you may be thinking "Why in the wide, wide world of publishing do we need another Bible?" Allow me to answer that (because the thought crossed my mind as well, and I am a well-known Bible junkie). First and foremost, whenever God's Word is made available, His people need to rejoice. But along ... Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 11/3 Heather Buchanan wrote: There is something about fall and the onset of cooler weather that makes me want to curl up with a blanket and a book. An Amish Second Christmas is the perfect book for doing just that. It consists of four novellas by some of the best Amish Fiction authors. Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, Kathleen Fuller and ... An Amish Second Christmas!!

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Move On

Move On

On 11/3 Heather Buchanan wrote: Move On was freeing and thought provoking. Freeing, by giving us women the permission to look into our messes and thought provoking, by showing us women there really isn’t any mess God doesn’t offer His Grace and Mercy for. Vicki Courtney’s transparency is triumphant in this book. While writing ... Moving On!!

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25,000 Mornings

25,000 Mornings

On 9/30 Heather Buchanan wrote: Did you know you only have about 25,000 Mornings to wake up to throughout your lifetime? At least one of those mornings should include reading of the newest offering from author Faye Rowe. 25,000 Mornings by word artist Faye Rowe is an invitation to enjoy a pleasant afternoon walk through her everyday ... 25,000 Mornings

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4 Stars

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 8/18 Heather Buchanan wrote: I have a passion for Bibles...and I had seen smaller versions of the NIV Teen Bible with smaller font, and I thought "what a great Bible" but at my age I thought the font was a little too small for me but what a great gift! When I saw this one, which is a little larger, I bought it for myself. The blue ... Teen Study Bible

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4 Stars

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Body and Soul

Body and Soul

On 7/2 Heather Buchanan wrote: Got a teen girl? If so, I have a great book recommendation for you. Body and Soul: A Girl’s Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life by Bethany Hamilton is an easy read full of pictures–and so much more. This book is about nutrition, exercise, and balance. The writers break down what it means to eat ... Body and Soul

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A Mother's Secret

A Mother's Secret

On 7/2 Heather Buchanan wrote: Joshua has experienced pain and loss, and immerses himself in his horse farm to cope. Carolyn has faced judgement from her community and has become cautious about who she shares her past with. The two cross paths at a livestock auction, and gradually move from acquaintances to friends to developing a ... A Mother's Secret

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Plain Faith

Plain Faith

On 5/31 Heather Buchanan wrote: There have been times when I wondered if the Amish life would be good to live. With the lack of electrical devices and things of that nature, your free to think of God all of the time. But what if your salvation counts on the good deeds you do, rather than your belief in Christ? The Amish are very worried ... Plain Faith

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The Kissing Bridge

The Kissing Bridge

On 5/20 Heather Buchanan wrote: When her sister died in childbirth, Rebecca--a young Amish woman--felt helpless because medical help did not arrive in time and she was not able to save her sister. That day she determined to be a nurse in order to help give her Amish community better access to health care. At the start of the book, ... The Kissing Bridge

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Heaven is for Real Movie Edition

Heaven is for Real Movie Edition

On 5/20 Heather Buchanan wrote: It's a terrible thing to be young and jaded. I confess that, despite my belief that there is a real and dynamic spiritual world interwoven with material reality, I approached Heaven Is For Real with a high degree of skepticism. I have a hard time getting past the logical-critical methods which have been ... Heaven is for real

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Daughters in Danger

Daughters in Danger

On 3/10 Heather Buchanan wrote: Daughters in Danger: Helping Our Girls Thrive in Today's Culture by Elayne Bennett explains the threats that girls face from today's culture. These threats include peer pressure, sexualization, body image, bullying, substance abuse, violence and more. The book describes groups that are typically blamed ... Daughters in Danger

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4 Stars

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Happy Wives Club

Happy Wives Club

On 2/13 Heather Buchanan wrote: Fawn Weaver shares the story of her mission to find the secrets to a great marriage. She traveled to twelve countries scattered across six continents to interview couples who are happy in their marriages. Weaver passes on the tales of her travels and the stories behind each couple, as well as their thoughts ... Happy Wives Club

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The Promise Box

The Promise Box

On 1/27 Heather Buchanan wrote: Author Tricia Goyer is back with the second installment in the Seven Brides For Seven Bachelors series, which I received a free copy from Litfuse Publicity and Zondervan in exchange for my honest review. The Promise Book takes place in the Amish community of West Kootenai, Montana, where single Amish ... Wonderful Story

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