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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 11/3 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: This book was not what I expected. I definitely thought it would have more focus on World War II, but while that was not the case, I got sucked into this story in ways I didn’t expect. Child of the River is a break from what I normally read. The story did not have a strong Christian story line. It ... Child of the River

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4 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 6/1 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: Familiar characters from Melanie’s Robin Hood/Swan Lake retelling The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest make appearances in The Beautiful Pretender, the most interesting, I think, being the Margrave himself. The Beautiful Pretender is a mix of The Princess and the Pea and Beauty and the Beast. Elements ... The Beautiful Pretender

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4 Stars

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A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

On 4/18 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: In contrast to the heroine of An Uncertain Choice, Juliana is a fiery young woman with a lot of anger to deal with. She made for a very interesting main character, and one that I really enjoyed reading about, especially for this time period. At times I got a little frustrated with her, but I liked the ... A Daring Sacrifice

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4 Stars

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Keeper of the Stars

Keeper of the Stars

On 2/19 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: Penny and Trevor are both broken people carrying around a good deal of baggage. And who wouldn’t, after the losses they’ve both suffered in their lives. Yet God has a way of using the broken, weary people of this world for His great purposes. I truly enjoyed reading this story. The romance was played ... Keeper of the Stars

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5 Stars

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 12/9 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: I have been a huge fan of Melanie Dickerson and her books since I first read The Healer's Apprentice when I was a teenager. I have always loved fairytales, and Melanie has a way of taking well-known stories and twisting them into a new, beautiful tale. The Golden Braid was so much fun to read, from ... The Golden Braid

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5 Stars

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 11/19 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: So at first I really wasn’t that in to Shades of Doon. Honestly, it felt like I was reading a rehashed version of the previous two books in the series. They think their problems are over, they’re angsting about whether or not to marry the two handsome princes because they’re still only teens, and ... Shades of Doon

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3 Stars

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Among the Fair Magnolias

Among the Fair Magnolias

On 8/6 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: Of all four of these authors, I'd previously read novels by a grand total of...one. But reading about the Old South before, after, and during the Civil War has always been fascinating for me. I think it's because of how transitional the time was, how it took great courage to stand true to what you believed ... Among the Fair Magnolias

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4 Stars

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Summer by Summer

Summer by Summer

On 6/15 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: Summer by Summer is the first book I've read from Heather Burch, and I fell in love with this author's writing style, the characters, and the setting. This novel is a YA adventure/romance. Heather did a magnificent job of pulling off both adventure and romance, keeping my attention throughout the entire ... Summer By Summer

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5 Stars

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To Win Her Favor

To Win Her Favor

On 6/2 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: To Win Her Favor is a novel steeped in history, with great attention to detail. If you pick up this book, you will without a doubt learn something about history you didn't know before. It was interesting for me to read about Thoroughbred racing and training and all that entailed in post-Civil War Nashville. ... To Win Her Favor

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3 Stars

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An Uncertain Choice

An Uncertain Choice

On 4/28 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: An Uncertain Choice is a different type of book from what Jody usually writes. Rather than a novel set during the 1800s, this book plays out during medieval times. Also, instead of featuring a hero and heroine in their 20s or 30s, this book features young adult characters. Though An Uncertain Choice ... An Uncertain Choice

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3 Stars

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A Heart's Disguise

A Heart's Disguise

On 3/3 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: Colleen Coble has been a favorite author of mine for some time, with her Mercy Falls series being the books that originally hooked me on her writing. When I requested this book, there were a couple things I didn't realize at the time that I feel I should inform you of. 1. A Heart's Disguise is only 90 ... A Heart's Disguise

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4 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 12/23 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: Margaretha isn't your average princess. She talks too much, she's over curious, and she's strong willed. When a stranger shows up at Hagenheim half-dead and babbling nonsense, she simply can't resist. Especially when she realizes he is speaking English, and she is the only one in Hagenheim who can understand ... The Princess Spy

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4 Stars

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 10/15 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: If you read the first book in the Doon Series, then you should remember that it ends on a cliff hanger. Destined for Doon picks up shortly after that, depending on which time you're in, Doon or World time. Mackenna's life isn't exactly as she thought it would be. The theater world is not nearly as shiny—or ... Destined for Doon

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4 Stars

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 6/5 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: I'm sure I'll be given strange looks when I say I believe this is the first book I've read and finished by Robin Lee Hatcher. I know, I know, what rock have I been hiding under all this time? I believe I started one or two of her novels, but didn't finish them. Probably more from lack of time than lack ... The Heart's Pursuit

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4 Stars

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Doon

Doon

On 2/28 Onto Her Bookshelf wrote: I hadn't originally intended to review this book. Not really. But when I signed up to participate in the Book Look Blogger program, it was the only book that caught my attention at the time. I had heard/seen a lot of hype for this book, so I thought, “Hey, why not?” Since my expectations were at ... Doon

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4 Stars

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