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Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

On 1/11 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: I love getting books like this for my son to practice recognizing letters and beginning reading. I love that its an easy Bible storybook which makes it perfect to bring to church with us for quiet reading. My 6 year old loved the pictures and was able to pick out lots of words that he recognized. The ... Read and Share Look, I’m Reading! Bible by Thomas Nelson

Rachel's Rating:

4 Stars

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Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

On 10/31 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: My son is 6 and loves when we read books together. He is also a beginner reader so he loves trying to read some of the Berenstain Bear books on his own. We especially love holiday books so we were both really excited to get this new Christmas book! Honey, Brother and Sister can’t decide on what type ... “The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel” by Mike Berenstain

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 10/31 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This sticker book centers around Christmas of course and includes activities like counting, patterns, finding objects, matches, connect the dotes, mazes, and crossword puzzles to name a few. It even comes with stickers! The crossword puzzles were too hard for my 6 year old to do alone, but I was able ... “The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book” by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

On 10/3 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (A Sunset Cove Novel) by Colleen Coble is book 3 in the Sunset Cove Series. I really enjoyed the other 2 books in this series and this story was just as good!! “Twilight at Blueberry Barrens”is a good, clean, suspenseful romance! This was a book I couldn’t put down ... “Twilight at Blueberry Barrens” by Colleen Coble *book review*

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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To Love a Stranger

To Love a Stranger

On 10/3 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: “To Love a Stranger” by Colleen Coble is book 4 in the Wyoming Series and was released in July 2016. I am a huge fan of Colleen Coble so I was very excited to read this book although I haven’t read the other books in the Wyoming series. In order to preserve her family’s good name; Bessie moves ... “To Love a Stranger” by Colleen Coble *western romance* book review

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 7/31 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This collection is called the “Caring and Sharing Treasury” collection of 5 stories. It’s a great price for $10.99 (or lower right now on Amazon) when each story typically retails for $3.99 each. This collection is part of the “Living Lights” Berenstain Bear books which help children learn ... “The Berenstain Bears’ Caring and Sharing Treasury” (5 books in 1) by Jan and Mike Berenstain *review*

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5 Stars

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Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage

On 6/22 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This book cover immediately stood out to me because of the words “holy more than happy”. That thought had never occurred to me before. The “worldly” selfish view is to make sure we are always happy and if our spouse or significant other doesn’t make us happy anymore, its time to move on to ... “Sacred Marriage” By Gary Thomas *christian marriage book review*

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

On 6/22 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: My son is 5 years old (almost 6) and LOVES The Berenstain Bears books! New and old-doesn’t matter! I really like the newer books by the son, Mike Berenstain the best. They are more “christian” and teach values and the importance of church and scriptures. I also like that the last page includes ... The Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)

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5 Stars

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Kissed by a Cowboy

Kissed by a Cowboy

On 3/2 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This clean series is filled with laughter, tears, romance, and life lessons. I love that this series takes place in the same town and focuses on family members from the Monahan Family, who own the Four of Hearts Ranch. Although it would be best to read these books in order so the character development ... Kissed by a Cowboy (A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance #3) by Debra Clopton *book review*

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Easter Sunday

The Berenstain Bears' Easter Sunday

On 2/10 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This new Easter Berenstain Bears book was released last month. If you do an Amazon search for “Berenstain Bears Easter” you will find at least 6 different books written by them, however, this Easter book is different from the other ones. This story covers one day in the life of the Bear family so ... “The Berenstain Bears Easter Sunday” by Mike Berenstain *book review*

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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All Is Bright

All Is Bright

On 1/5 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This was a quick read because its a “Novella” short story (89 pages). Although it was short, the story plot didn’t feel rushed to me. Delilah is the manager of the Tidewater Inn (which is mentioned in previous Colleen Coble books) and is preparing for an upcoming wedding of a friend. She starts ... “All Is Bright” (A Hope Beach Christmas Novella) by Colleen Coble *book review*

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas

On 11/17 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: My 5 year old is obsessed with reading Berenstain Bear books. We have TONS of Berenstain Bear books at home (books that I even grew up with!) but he still gets excited when he gets new ones in the mail! My son loved reading this book out loud with me as we discussed the Christmas story and the true ... “The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas” by Jan & Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

On 8/12 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: We received this book in the mail yesterday and my son has already looked at it all the way through and we’ve read most of the stories out loud together. Although this book is a board book and designed for toddlers, my 5 year old loves it! The pictures and easy words make it simple for him to understand ... *The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones* by Jan & Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 7/24 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: I love that the son of Jan and Stan Berenstain-Mike-has continued to write Berenstain Bear stories! I especially love that they are more of a religious nature. This book, Harvest Festival, is part of the Living Lights Faith Story series. This book talks about mother nature changing seasons to Fall and ... The Berenstain Bears’ Harvest Festival by Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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Noah's Voyage

Noah's Voyage

On 7/8 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: My 5 year old loved reading this book with me! We have read it several times before bed and have also brought it to church as one of our “sunday quiet books” to read. The words are big enough for smaller readers with pictures on every page which kept my sons interest. I am so glad that they make ... Noah’s Voyage (I Can Read! / Adventure Bible) by David Miles

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5 Stars

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Whenever You Come Around

Whenever You Come Around

On 5/29 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This story line is about Charity’s visit back to her hometown in Kings Meadow. She is house sitting for her parents for the summer while she tries to get inspiration for her upcoming book. She rekindles a friendship with her parents next-door neighbor Buck, who she knew in high school. This story ... Whenever You Come Around (A King’s Meadow Romance) by Robin Lee Hatcher

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5 Stars

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Beyond Championships Teen Edition

Beyond Championships Teen Edition

On 5/6 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: I gave this book to my 13 year old so he could read it and review it for me. These are his comments: I learned about Coach Dru’s coaching abilities and the seasons he coached Lebron James and his son Dru 3. He teaches morals about the game of basketball. Lebron James looks back on his seasons with ... Beyond Championships-Teen Edition book review

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

On 4/12 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: This book is fantastic with explaining about our Country’s “birthday” and the purpose of the 4th of July. At the end of the book are some questions you can ask your child and two activities. My son was able to answer the first 2 questions without help, so he did learn something from this book! ... The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country Series: Berenstain Bears/Living Lights By Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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Lethal Beauty

Lethal Beauty

On 4/11 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: WOW I could not put this book down! At first I had a hard time distinguishing between some of the characters because they were Chinese names, but it got easier to tell them apart as the book progressed. This story was high paced, riveting, tragic and intense. I really like the main character Mia which ... Lethal Beauty Series: A Mia Quinn Mystery By Lis Wiehl

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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Serving Up a Sweetheart

Serving Up a Sweetheart

On 4/6 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: I enjoyed this clean, romantic novella with the main characters Meadow and Colin. Meadow and Colin knew each other from high school, but didn’t have very good memories of the other person. Many years later, they find themselves working side by side, but can they let go of the past, in hopes of having ... “Serving Up a Sweetheart” A February Wedding Story by Cheryl Wyatt

Rachel's Rating:

4 Stars

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Spring Brides

Spring Brides

On 3/31 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: I love reading romantic novellas-they are so fun and quick to read! My favorite of these 3 stories, was the first one by Rachel Hauck. “A March Bride” picked up where the story “Once upon a Prince” ended. I have not read that book yet, but I didn’t feel too lost by reading this novella first. ... Spring Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection. by Rachel Hauck, Lenora Worth & Meg Moseley

Rachel's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love at Mistletoe Inn

Love at Mistletoe Inn

On 1/31 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: I really enjoyed this short romantic christian story by Cindy Kirk. The characters Hope and John realize they are legally married after living separate lives for 10 years. I enjoyed that the characters put thought and prayers into their future and deciding what to do. Hope’s friend Amity is hilarious-I ... Love at Mistletoe Inn: A December Wedding Story (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 1) by Cindy Kirk

Rachel's Rating:

4 Stars

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Critical Condition

Critical Condition

On 1/26 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: Sisters, Shannon and Megan go through alot in this book not knowing who to trust and wondering what catastrophe is going to happen to them next. Shannon is a surgeon who keeps experiencing traumatic deaths and has a hard time trusting God and relationships. Megan is recovering from addictions and trying ... Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry M.D.

Rachel's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season

On 1/18 Rachel DeVaughn wrote: The main character PJ has lived in the same town her whole life and has the dream of opening up her own Bed and Breakfast/fancy restaurant because she loves to cook and wants to benefit her community. She meets Cole who has the dream of opening a house to take care of older foster children but who wants ... The Wishing Season (A Chapel Springs Romance) by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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