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The Teacher's Bride

The Teacher's Bride

On 12/15 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Christian Ropp is hoping to court Martha Detweiler. Ruby Glick is hoping to court Seth Yoder. Neither of them seem to have any luck when it comes to attracting Martha and Seth. On the contrary, both Christian and Ruby experience one disaster after another. I was entertained from beginning to end, as ... The Teacher's Bride | Kathleen Fuller

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A Seat by the Hearth

A Seat by the Hearth

On 12/6 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I can’t recall a book written by Amy Clipston that I didn’t enjoy! And this one is no exception. It’s the third book in the Amish Homestead series and a powerful story of love, abuse and forgiveness. Although heart-breaking in places, A Seat by the Hearth is one of the author's best stories yet! Happy ... A Seat by the Hearth | Amy Clipston

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Catching Christmas

Catching Christmas

On 12/6 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I loved reading about Finn Parrish, a taxi driver who picks up Miss Callie, a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. This strikes close to home for me, since I’ve been a part-time caretaker for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease. Finn, who was previously a gourmet chef, is now concerned most ... Catching Christmas | Terri Blackstock

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An Amish Homecoming

An Amish Homecoming

On 11/2 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I enjoyed this collection of novellas; the authors always entertain me with interesting themes, colorful characters, and each story fits perfectly in the book. In Amy Clipston’s No Place Like Home, young Simeon provides the perfect excuse for Eva to visit her family. I love Ian’s character… and ... An Amish Homecoming

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Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

On 10/30 Donna's BookShelf wrote: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… If you’re looking for a Christmas book full of traditions, stories and information, this is the one to pick! I was very impressed with this wonderful book. First, it’s a beautiful, hard-bound, book that’s small enough to tuck into your bookcase among ... Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas | Ace Collins

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On This Christmas

On This Christmas

On 10/16 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I was very impressed with this 5-year journal. First, it's a beautiful, hard-bound, book that's small enough to tuck into your bookcase among your other favorite Christmas books. And it's the perfect keepsake... a special place to preserve all your memories of each Christmas season, beginning on the ... On This Christmas | 5-year Journal

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Once Upon a Farm

Once Upon a Farm

On 8/17 Donna's BookShelf wrote: “A man famous for loving his wife is challenged to rise to an even greater love as a father.” This is such a sweet, touching story. . . one that begins with Rory Feel and his teenage daughters moving into a run-down house on a farm in Tennessee. At the time, he had no idea that he would meet and ... Once Upon a Farm | Rory Feel

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Through the Autumn Air

Through the Autumn Air

On 8/10 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Through the Autumn Air is an awesome read! I love the interaction between Mary Katherine and Ezekiel; they’re like teenagers again. And I hate to admit it, but I for sure didn’t like how Thomas felt like he could boss her mother around. Even if he’s a wonderful husband and father, he’s not a ... Through the Autumn Air | Kelly Irvin

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Arms of Mercy

Arms of Mercy

On 7/26 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Ruth Reid has been a favorite Amish fiction author of mine since I picked up her first book and Arms of Mercy didn’t disappoint. . . on the contrary, it has become one of my favorite books! Catherine Glick runs away from home when she makes a rash decision. Elijah Graber, her old boyfriend who recently ... Arms of Mercy | Ruth Reid

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Amish Celebrations

Amish Celebrations

On 7/26 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Amish Celebrations by Beth Wiseman is a wonderful book. . . I thoroughly enjoyed the four novellas and how the characters interact with each other. Each story is so good that it’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite! I really felt for Hannah and Elizabeth, who had no idea what was really happening ... Amish Celebrations | Beth Wiseman

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An Amish Family

An Amish Family

On 7/20 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Kathleen Fuller has been a favorite author of mine for many years and I was thrilled to receive a copy of An Amish Family to read and review. I enjoyed these stories so much that I barely put down the book down until I reached the end. Fuller writes wonderful Amish fiction and she doesn’t disappoint ... An Amish Family | Kathleen Fuller

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Upon A Spring Breeze

Upon A Spring Breeze

On 6/25 Donna's BookShelf wrote: What an amazing author! I felt like I was in the midst of the story myself when Aiden came into the house to give the news to Bess and her mother-in-law Mattie. And Kelly Irvin did a wonderful job at showing how different people deal with bad news. . . and how difficult it can be for those who take ... Upon A Spring Breeze / Kelly Irwin

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Unblemished

Unblemished

On 3/10 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I love the cover on this book . . . and I couldn't wait to read it. Unblemished was described as an inspirational novel, and even as a Christian fiction novel, so I dove into it with high expectations. Uh. . . no. I can't honestly recommend this book to my readers. I have nothing against fairy tales, ... Unblemished | Sara Ella

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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

On 10/25 Donna's BookShelf wrote: My grandchildren were delighted to view the new Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional . . . it’s the perfect addition to our family library — and a perfect choice for my granddaughter to read from each evening before she hops into bed (like brother and sister bear). As a Christian family, we have ... Donna's BookShelf

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Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

On 10/10 Donna's BookShelf wrote: My family was thrilled to discover a new Christmas story to add to the other stories we have. Living Lights Berenstain Bear books are a way of introducing – and encouraging – good character qualities. And in today’s world, good character qualities are unfortunately not the norm. As a Christian ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 10/1 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Rachel Hauck is one of the few authors who inspires me to read historical fiction… this story begins in the 1930’s with Cora Scott – in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee (my favorite state). More than 80 years later, Haley Morgan returns to Heart’s Bend, where the wedding shop has since been abandoned. Rachel ... Donna's BookShelf

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 10/1 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I am glad to review four novellas by four of my favorite Amish fiction authors! Under the Harvest Moon, by Beth Wiseman Love and Buggy Rides, by Amy Clipston A Quite Love, by Kathleen Fuller Mischief in the Autumn Air, by Vannetta Chapman Although two of the stories deal with serious issues, the authors, ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket

On 7/21 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Wow! Another amazing, beautiful story from Amy Clipston! Amy’s stories are thought-provoking in the best ways possible . . . I carry them with me for weeks after reading one—hesitant to let go of the characters I’ve come to love. These stories pull at my heartstrings and mess with my emotions, ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 7/12 Donna's BookShelf wrote: My family LOVES the Berenstain Bear stories . . . even though my grandchildren are growing up, they still collect new stories — and special collections. They assure me that they are saving them for their own children — and grandchildren. And I can’t argue with stories that endorse — and encourage ... Donna's BookShelf

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A Dream of Miracles

A Dream of Miracles

On 6/15 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Ruth Reid is one of my favorite authors, and I am never disappointed when I read her novels! Mattie Diener is in over her head when she takes her son to the doctor . . . a doctor who suspects the mother is a danger to her child. Anyone who watches the news, knows it is a very good thing when social ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 6/15 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Melanie Dickerson has been a favorite author of mine — since the first time I read one of her books! And she continues to bless me with her stories! If you not a fan of Melanie Dickerson, I would suggest you give her a try… her books are spiritual (without being preachy), romantic (without being ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

On 5/5 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I had absolutely NO idea that this story would touch my heart the way it did. I laughed, cried, laughed, and cried some more. I’m glad I didn’t start it at bedtime, because I refused to put it down until I was finished. Carrigan, Ella Rae and Laine. Three of the best characters I have enjoyed knowing. ... Donna's BookShelf

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Kissed by a Cowboy

Kissed by a Cowboy

On 5/5 Donna's BookShelf wrote: This is a great series! Cassidy Starr has had a rough time and is determined to avoid another relationship. Jarrod Monahan has been pretty successful avoiding a serious relationship, but when he has another chance with Cassidy, he’s determined to not miss it—this time. After reading this third ... Donna's BookShelf

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Siren's Song

Siren's Song

On 3/12 Donna's BookShelf wrote: This is not my first choice of genre. Actually, my daughter is the one who reads YA fantasy -- and books by Mary Weber -- so I thought I'd check out one of her books for myself... If you read the synopsis above, you may or may not agree with me, that it's somewhat difficult to get into a story when ... Donna's BookShelf

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A Dolphin Wish

A Dolphin Wish

On 3/12 Donna's BookShelf wrote: When I saw the cover for this book, I was excited. My granddaughter loves dolphins - and I was certain she would enjoy this cute story. Upon reading over the story myself, I have decided not to pass the book along to her, for several reasons. I am not comfortable with the premise of a young girl making ... Donna's BookShelf

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An Amish Market

An Amish Market

On 2/14 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I have read – an enjoyed – each collection of novellas in the Amish compilations published over the past few years! The authors always entertain me with a featured subject, and each story fits perfectly in the book. An Amish Market is another great compilation. I was blessed by each story, as I’m ... Donna's BookShelf

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Waiting Here for You

Waiting Here for You

On 1/13 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I love Christmas devotionals! Christmas devotionals are a special part of the season. The first time I heard Louie Giglio was during the “How Great Is Our God” tour, where Louie spoke about the greatness of the universe. When I received an email, telling me this book was to offered on Booklook, ... Donna's BookShelf

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An Amish Year

An Amish Year

On 1/13 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I don’t think I’ve met a Beth Wiseman book that I haven’t loved… and this one is no exception. Beth draws your attention at the start, and if you’re like me, you won’t stop reading until you’ve reached the end. She writes wonderful Amish fiction novels – and her novellas are just as ... An Amish Year | Beth Wiseman

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Strong and Kind

Strong and Kind

On 11/30 Donna's BookShelf wrote: What America needs today are parents who don’t just say they value these virtues but who live them and passionately and boldly teach them to their children. It’s up to me and you and every parent in America to make the necessary changes to give our children the opportunity to change the world. We ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Wedding Chapel

The Wedding Chapel

On 11/30 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Rachel Hauck is such an amazing storyteller! This book begins in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee. Since I was born and raised in East Tennessee, I felt a kinship right from the start. The Wedding Chapel follows several people… Colette and Jimmy; as well as Taylor and Jack. It moves back and forth in time ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 11/14 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I never believed in fairy tales… And I never, ever, read fairy tales . . . until my daughter asked me to read one by Melanie Dickerson. WOW! Melanie doesn’t write fairy tales; she writes real, true-to-life fairy tales (or as close to what seems like true life as anything I’ve ever read) in medieval ... Donna's BookShelf

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A Season to Wed

A Season to Wed

On 11/14 Donna's BookShelf wrote: This is a fantastic collection of stories! 1) Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk Hope Prentiss discovers ten years after a wedding that she thought wasn’t legal, that it really did. When the groom, John Burke shows up, Hope has some tough decisions to make… What will happen to Hope and John? Read ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

On 11/4 Donna's BookShelf wrote: My family was delighted to discover that the Berenstain Bear stories are a way of introducing – and encouraging – good character qualities. And in today’s world, good character qualities are unfortunately not the norm. As a Christian family, we have a special appreciation for the Christian faith-based ... Donna's Bookshelf

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An Amish Christmas Gift

An Amish Christmas Gift

On 10/6 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Naomi’s Gift by Amy Clipston If you’ve read Amy’s books, you’ve met Naomi…who has done everything to try to gain a boyfriend (or husband) but it never works out… finally she stops trying altogether! And then she meets Caleb. I like Naomi so much in Naomi’s Gift… and when Caleb and Susie ... Donna's Bookshelf

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Andi Unstoppable

Andi Unstoppable

On 10/6 Donna's BookShelf wrote: “I have news… super news. Fall migration is here!” When Mr. McCone, Andi’s Life Science teacher, announced to the class that their assignment was changing, so they could search for a rare bird – a Kirtland’s Warbler – in their small hometown of Killdeer, he never dreamed what it would ... Donna's Bookshelf

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The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

On 9/18 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I would imagine that being the son of a bishop would be about as difficult as being the son of a preacher. I was the daughter of a preacher – and my dad took his role very seriously. Jesse is the son of a bishop. But Jesse is sneaking around – and sneaking around usually means trouble! Kelly Irvin ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Perfect Arrangement

The Perfect Arrangement

On 9/16 Donna's BookShelf wrote: What a fun story! It reminds me of a favorite movie, when two people meet in a chat room and begin emailing one another. After watching the movie, I tried this a few times, but the people I met didn’t want a “pen pal” – so while I still enjoyed watching the movie, I stopped looking for pen pals. Amelia ... Donna's BookShelf

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Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

On 9/6 Donna's BookShelf wrote: A September Bride – by Kathryn Springer I loved this story… when Jesse learns who Annie is – well, it’s priceless! Of course, his mom is keeping several secrets from Jesse. What will he do when he discovers the other secrets? A truly inspiring story… one I think you’ll love, but you’ll ... Donna's BookShelf

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The Plain Choice

The Plain Choice

On 9/3 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I have to admit, I am a bit disappointed that the book cover implies that Sherry Gore is living an Amish life -- if there are Amish who are allowed to use laptops, own and drive vehicles, and pose for pictures, I have never met or seen them. I don't believe Sherry became one of the few people on earth ... Donna's Bookshelf

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The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

On 8/9 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I love the Berenstain Bears books -- especially the Living Lights books. Mike Berenstain does a tremendous job of teaching good habits in his Living Lights books. This book is especially for little ones... with specially-chosen stories from the Bible, including the Creation, Noah and the Ark, David ... Donna's BookShelf

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Her Brother's Keeper

Her Brother's Keeper

On 7/20 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Wow! What an amazing book! I can honestly say I didn’t really expect – well, what I got. From the very first words I read – to the last page of the book… I couldn’t put it down. It was SO GOOD! Please don’t get me wrong; Beth Wiseman has been a favorite author of mine for several years, ... Donna's Bookshelf

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 7/1 Donna's BookShelf wrote: What a wonderful story… I’ve been divorced and it’s an event I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Betsy handles the telling of how it affects people – especially the one who tried to hold things together. Now I was never a beauty queen, nor in a pageant, so I can’t really identify with Stella’s ... Donna's Bookshelf

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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 6/22 Donna's BookShelf wrote: After reading Murder Freshly Baked, my first thought was… “I have got to read this again." My next thought was… "I have got to read all three books in the series again… one right after another!" They’re that good – they’re <strong>really</strong> that good! The characters in this series ... Donna's Bookshelf

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Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book

On 6/12 Donna's BookShelf wrote: “Did you know that you are a princess, too? It’s true. You are a daughter of the King.” This is the idea from the amazing Princess Parables… young storybooks, chock-full of stickers and activities your young princess will love! The Princess Parables come to life through age-appropriate puzzles, ... Donna's Bookshelf

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Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

On 6/5 Donna's BookShelf wrote: “Did you know that you are a princess, too? It’s true. You are a daughter of the King.” This is the idea from the amazing Princess Parables… young storybooks, chock-full of stickers and activities your young princess will love! Every night, the king tells his five daughters, Charity, Joy, ... Donna's Bookshelf

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Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book

On 6/5 Donna's BookShelf wrote: “Did you know that you are a princess, too? It’s true. You are a daughter of the King.” This is the idea from the amazing Princess Parables… young storybooks, chock-full of stickers and activities your young princess will love! Every night, the king tells his five daughters, Charity, Joy, ... Donna's Bookshelf

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

On 5/10 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Melanie Dickerson re-tells fairy tales better than anyone else… I’ve never read another fairy tale I’ve enjoyed as much as her Medieval Fairy Tale Retellings. This is a wonderful adaptation of two such fairy tales — Swan Lake meets Robin Hood. This book is a perfect blend of stories, in my opinion. ... https://donnasbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/the-huntress-of-thornbeck-forest-melanie-dickerson-marathon/

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A Simple Prayer

A Simple Prayer

On 5/10 Donna's BookShelf wrote: The final book in this series is every bit as wonderful as the other three… and true to the Plain lifestyle. I have always appreciated how Amy holds true to the strict, uncompromising ways – yet they are also a loving, caring people. The stories that Amy writes bring out the worst – and best – ... A Simple Prayer

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Fairy Tale Romance Collection

Fairy Tale Romance Collection

On 4/29 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Melanie is such an awesome writer! It is amazing how she weaves stories from classic fairy tales, creating her own stories – believable stories – and uses them to tell a story of hope, love and faith. She excels at creating realistic characters, even in her retelling of fairy tales that far surpass ... Fairy Tale Romance Collection | Melanie Dickerson

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Whatever the Cost

Whatever the Cost

On 4/29 Donna's BookShelf wrote: “Kingdom men are hard to find. A Kingdom man is a male who consistently functions under the comprehensive rule of God.” ~Dr. Tony Evans This is a wonderful book, telling you everything you’d ever want to know about David and Jason, the amazing, talented, competitive Benham twin brothers… and ... Whatever the Cost | David Benham, Jason Benham

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Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect

Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect

On 3/31 Donna's BookShelf wrote: My daughter asked me to request this series for my granddaughter… I had no idea what a terrific idea it would be! …Brave Girls is a series of 90-day devotionals for girls — and a new devotional is available — Better Than Perfect! There are special prayer pointers, word searches, quizzes, ... Bettery Thank Perfect | Brave Girls

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Brave Girls: Faithful Friends

Brave Girls: Faithful Friends

On 3/31 Donna's BookShelf wrote: What a terrific idea! …Brave Girls is a series of 90-day devotionals for girls — for “brave girls like you” as quoted from the cover. Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson, is publishing this series… with awesome scriptures, prayers, and activities in each chapter. Special friends — ... Donna's Bookshelf

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 3/18 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I plan to give this wonderful little cookbook to my granddaughter in a couple of months on her 9th birthday! She loves to cook -- with help from mommy -- and she already has a few cookbooks. I predict this will be one of her favorite gifts! My family has discovered that the Berenstain Bear stories ... What a TREAT!

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The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

On 3/18 Donna's BookShelf wrote: This Bible verse says it all… "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." ~Matthew 5:8 My family has discovered that the Berenstain Bear stories are a great way of introducing – and encouraging – good character qualities. And in today’s world, good character qualities are ... God Made You Special

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 2/4 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Wow! This is the first book by Sarah Ladd that I’ve read… but it definitely won’t be the last! And I plan to find the first two books in this series and re-read A Lady at Willowgrove Hall again, just to get the full story. I don’t find myself reading a lot of historical romance, but this series ... Adventures and brave characters!

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The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season

On 2/4 Donna's BookShelf wrote: This is the first book I have read (and reviewed) in the Chapel Springs series… and it’s awesome! … but I can assure you — it won’t be the last! I’m already compiling a list of Chapel Springs books… I can’t wait to read Barefoot Summer and Dancing With Fireflies. Once I’m done, I ... I love reading the Chapel Springs series!

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All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

On 12/31 Donna's BookShelf wrote: All’s Fair In Love And Cupcakes was a fun book to read! For the past few years, I have been following a series where the main character owns a cookie shop; however, I finally tired of the same old drama – with lots of relationships, but no closure. And I’m not talking about three or four sequels… ... What a DELICIOUS TREAT!

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 12/22 Donna's BookShelf wrote: The Princess Spy is a fantastic story! And there is even more exciting news for her fans… Melanie has at least two more books that will follow these beloved characters and will be coming to us soon! It’s so exciting! Margaretha’s story is a wonderful version of the fairy tale… it just might ... The Princess Spy | Melanie Dickerson

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The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

On 12/22 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Grizzly Gramps teaches Brother and Sister a valuable lesson about bragging and boasting in this narrative of The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag. When Gramps happens to overhear the cubs bickering about who can see the most unusual cloud formations, he puts a stop to the argument by reminding ... The Biggest Brag!

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A Woodland Miracle

A Woodland Miracle

On 12/17 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Ruth Reid is so much more than just amazing… she’s awe-inspiring! I was absolutely astounded by the degree of pain that Grace had to endure in this story – yet that makes the story what it is… an amazing account of not one, but two lives that have had more than their share of pain, sorrow, fear ... A Woodland Miracle | Ruth Reid

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Andi Under Pressure

Andi Under Pressure

On 12/6 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Andi Under Pressure is the second book in the Andi Boggs series by Amanda Flower. It isn't easy for an almost retired grandma to put herself in the role of a middle-school student, but that is exactly what it took to read -- and enjoy -- Andi Under Pressure! And it was fun, too! The writing style not ... Andi Under Pressure | Amanda Flower Marathon

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 12/6 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Although the Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible might not be for everyone… it is, in my opinion, a great study Bible… and if you are a fan of the Duck Dynasty family, you will most certainly appreciate this Bible! Duck Commander Phil Robertson and his eldest son Al Robertson share their faith ... Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible - NKJV | Phil and Al Robertson

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 11/25 Donna's BookShelf wrote: WOW!… I don't think I can do these authors justice... they're truly amazing! Celebrate an Amish Second Christmas... this is a treasured, lighthearted time of community, with four Amish romances! Each story in this book is a wonderful look at how the Amish celebrate Christmas… and even more important, ... An Amish Second Christmas | Wiseman/Fuller/Reid/Goyer

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A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity

A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity

On 11/21 Donna's BookShelf wrote: I began reading... and immediately began laughing... This is such a funny story! It's plain that Pastor William Sanders -- otherwise known as Bill -- has a lot of figurative growing up to do, when he becomes pastor of Holy Nativity Lutheran Church. Filled with warmth, laughter, romance and the magic ... A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity | Ken Regan

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 10/31 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Previously, all the books I’ve read by Shelley have been her Amish series. But she’s definitely broadening her horizon. This seems like a HUGE change to me! Yet one that she obviously excels at! Wow! It isn’t difficult to picture myself at the Chicago’s World Fair… the crowds… the smells… ... Secrets of Sloane House | Shelley Gray

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Jesus

Jesus

On 8/12 Donna's BookShelf wrote: This book is a special book… not only does it give many interesting facts about Jesus, but it also follows the Common Core Standards! The author did an amazing job including many beautiful 4-color maps and photos, along with relative scripture references and lots of fun facts. For children, I would ... Jesus by Nancy I. Sanders

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Apostle Paul

Apostle Paul

On 7/30 Donna's BookShelf wrote: This book is special because it makes the story of Paul interesting to children. When I brought this book home, I showed it to my grandchildren. I asked if they wanted to read it, and I got replies like, “not right now” and “I guess”. So I opened the book and began to read it to them, showing ... Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders

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The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

On 7/18 Donna's BookShelf wrote: MY THOUGHTS: “I need to talk to Joe. I’ve been hit.” Wow! Amy sure knows how to grab your attention! Just when I opened the book, thinking I’m going to begin reading about how she donated one of her kidneys so her husband could receive a donated kidney from another source, instead I’m drawn ... The Gift of Love: One Woman’s Journey to Save a Life by Amy Clipston

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5 Stars

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Murder Simply Brewed

Murder Simply Brewed

On 4/9 Donna's BookShelf wrote: Wow! It began so quietly… for a moment or two I thought it might not be as exciting and “mysterious” as Vannetta’s Shipshewana Amish Mystery series… au contraire! I have never, to my knowledge, finished a book, only to pick it up again almost immediately to read through again, but that is ... Murder Simply Brewed by Vannetta Chapman (Amish Village Mystery #1)

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