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God Bless Our Baby

God Bless Our Baby

On 4/9 Heidi Reads... wrote: Absolutely adorable! I love how each spread focuses on an animal family and highlights in rhyme what is special and fun about a new baby, as well as how the older child can be of help and welcome them. I think it gives them something wonderful to look forward to and helps them feel special as well. The ... Review: God Bless Our Baby by Hannah C. Hall, illustrated by Steve Whitlow

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5 Stars

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Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

On 2/14 Heidi Reads... wrote: This is a wonderful book of Bible rhymes telling the stories we love in a way that will appeal to young children. I loved the colorful and whimsical illustrations and they did a good job depicting what the sweet words were sharing. While I only counted 68 stories rather than the 90 it says in the synopsis ... Review: Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, Robert Dunn

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5 Stars

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A Love Made New

A Love Made New

On 11/3 Heidi Reads... wrote: Each of the books in the Amish of Birch Creek series can be read alone- the author does a good job of catching the reader up without too much info dump- but I recommend reading them in order, especially since the first book, A Reluctant Bride, is my favorite! Each book has its own main story revolving ... Review: A Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller

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4 Stars

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The Loyal Heart

The Loyal Heart

On 11/3 Heidi Reads... wrote: This was an enjoyable historical novel set during Reconstruction, with some flashbacks to memories of the Civil War. The pace was slow but steady for the first part of the book, then picked up in the latter half when more things began to happen. There was a lot of telling of the characters' thoughts ... Review: The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray

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3 Stars

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I Love You Just Because

I Love You Just Because

On 7/4 Heidi Reads... wrote: I absolutely love this book series! The illustrations are whimsical, with a subtle painterly quality. The different bears are just too cute!!! Even better, the messages they portray are wonderful for children of all ages as well as parents. As a family who has adopted our children, I'm always on the ... Review: I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith, illustrated by Allison Edgson

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5 Stars

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 5/22 Heidi Reads... wrote: I enjoyed the continuing story of the Schrock family and the Birch Creek community. This book is written so it can be a stand alone, but the first book, A Reluctant Bride, is also excellent so I highly recommend reading it as well. An Unbroken Heart focuses on the aftermath of Joanna's accident- her ... Review: An Unbroken Heart by Kathleen Fuller

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4 Stars

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A Reluctant Bride

A Reluctant Bride

On 5/20 Heidi Reads... wrote: This is an excellent marriage of convenience story! The circumstances leading to Sadie and Aden's union are tragic, and the author did a wonderful job endearing the characters to us in the beginning so that when the shift occurred, I was completely immersed and connected to the high emotion. The complexities ... Review: A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller

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5 Stars

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Love Takes the Cake

Love Takes the Cake

On 12/4 Heidi Reads... wrote: Charlotte's secret crush on her handsome customer is completely natural, but when he asks her out, she automatically assumes he is a cheater like the man who left her single and pregnant. Will is confused since he thought the attraction was mutual, but because he is ashamed of his past, he has a hard ... Review: Love Takes the Cake by Betsy St. Amant

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3 Stars

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The Perfect Arrangement

The Perfect Arrangement

On 10/19 Heidi Reads... wrote: My favorite thing about this novella is the letters Amelia and Nick exchange online- they are full of honesty, quirkiness and a love for classic films. The cuteness totally reminded me of the movie You've Got Mail (except they are not enemies in real life) and they even reference The Shop Around the ... Review: The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert

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5 Stars

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Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

On 9/30 Heidi Reads... wrote: Such a great story! I seriously don't know how Eden kept it together in her dire circumstances. She is the consummate survivor and mama bear, doing whatever it takes to keep her son safe. Her past is revealed in bits and pieces so there is a feeling of suspense involved. Beau has a lot on his plate with ... Review: Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

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Counting on a Cowboy

Counting on a Cowboy

On 8/21 Heidi Reads... wrote: I was fully engaged in the story the entire time I was reading this book. Abby portrays a wide range of emotions as she daily struggles with her feelings of guilt, grief and ultimate desire to feel happy again. She is a perfect example of how our perceptions of self and situation can be distorted while ... Review: Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

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5 Stars

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I Hope You Dance

I Hope You Dance

On 8/11 Heidi Reads... wrote: This is a sweet, pleasant story where the characters are nice and fall in love quickly. It's cute how they get along so well, but I missed the sparks that some romantic tension can bring. The plot climaxes when they finally realize they have different plans for children in their future family and it ... Review: I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher

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3 Stars

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 7/19 Heidi Reads... wrote: I had mixed feelings about this book. It's definitely well-written, but it was hard for me to relate to and feel the chemistry between the main characters. In the beginning the history between Stella and Chase was alluded to as scandalous, but details were not shared which kept me guessing... and then ... Review: Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

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3 Stars

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Picture Perfect Love

Picture Perfect Love

On 7/19 Heidi Reads... wrote: As a photographer who used to work weddings, this book was right up my alley! I totally connected to Jenna and her creative outlet. I didn't have much sympathy for Ashton in the beginning, but as their relationship began to rekindle I could see how much he missed her and still cared for her. There is ... Review: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

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4 Stars

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A Simple Prayer

A Simple Prayer

On 5/7 Heidi Reads... wrote: I completely enjoyed the growing friendship and budding romance between Linda and Aaron! Even though they were both raised Amish, they had completely different life experiences. Each has had a lifetime of heartache, but through their conversations encourage and support each other in overcoming their ... Review: A Simple Prayer by Amy Clipston

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4 Stars

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To Win Her Favor

To Win Her Favor

On 5/4 Heidi Reads... wrote: This book captivated me from the beginning. The setting is not one I would normally be interested in- post-Civil War South, however the author brings the characters and landscape to life in a way that I can't help but be fascinated. I definitely enjoyed the marriage of convenience theme, and this story ... Review: To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

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5 Stars

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Serving Up a Sweetheart

Serving Up a Sweetheart

On 4/22 Heidi Reads... wrote: I liked the idea behind this story, but the first part of the book only hinted at some of the misdeeds from Colin's past, which made the extent and intensity of Meadow's bitterness seem unequal to what was revealed. I think I would have enjoyed the story more if her vulnerabilities were shown rather ... Review: Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

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3 Stars

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Betting on Hope

Betting on Hope

On 4/9 Heidi Reads... wrote: At first look, it seems like beautiful Maggie and heartthrob Tru have everything going for them- in the career department at least. But under the surface they each have tragic backgrounds and current struggles that run deep. It was the harder themes that got to me with this book rather than the romance. ... Review: Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton

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4 Stars

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All Dressed Up in Love

All Dressed Up in Love

On 4/7 Heidi Reads... wrote: From this book I learned several behind the scenes details of bridal fashion sales and shops. I was really impressed by the author's research of the industry and how she weaved it into the story. Saving Greg's mother's upscale bridal boutique was a compelling plot, but I wasn't able to fully connect ... Review: All Dressed Up in Love by Ruth Logan Herne

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3 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 3/10 Heidi Reads... wrote: What a great adventure! I felt like the spying was only the first part, and then the journey Margaretha goes on is where the story really picks up. For an easy-going princess who has never been challenged in her priveleged life, she is likeable with characteristics of loyalty and compassion and even ... Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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The Promise

The Promise

On 2/23 Heidi Reads... wrote: Intense. Frustrating. Eye-opening. The author Beth Wiseman personally knows the young woman whose experience this story is based on and does an amazing job bringing the realities of the other side of the world to the page. Told from multiple points of view, the reader is able to sense that not all is ... Review: The Promise by Beth Wiseman

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4 Stars

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 2/23 Heidi Reads... wrote: This book not only has a beautiful cover, but it is a beautiful story. I loved so much about it, but especially Cecily's insights and perspective. She is a strong character in unfortunate circumstances, but that does not hinder her compassion, courage, and loyalty. I think that is why she is a perfect ... Review: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

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5 Stars

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 2/23 Heidi Reads... wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the flawed yet endearing characters that worked their way into my heart! Alethea and Dommick are both prejudiced against the other due to an unfortunate meeting in their younger days, but as they work together to solve the mystery they are alternately attracted and ... Review and e-book sale! Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot

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Four Weddings and a Kiss

Four Weddings and a Kiss

On 6/24 Heidi Reads... wrote: I love a well-written novella! All of these stories gave me a good sense of the characters and connected me to their emotions. The premise of unlikely couples let me know that things were going to get interesting... and they sure did! Mary Connealy is an expert at infusing natural humor into her characters' ... Review: FOUR WEDDINGS AND A KISS – Win an iPad Mini & rip-roarin’ Facebook Party!

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5 Stars

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