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Home All Along

Home All Along

On 10/19 Danielle Urban wrote: Home All Along by Beth Wiseman is sweet. The characters and their circumstances show what life brings and takes away. Struggles are hard to handle. A little faith, patience, and love can lead them where they should be. The entire story was believable. A young woman lost her brother. Somehow finding her ... Home All Along

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Love Held Captive

Love Held Captive

On 10/19 Danielle Urban wrote: Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray is a beautiful confederate tale. A story full of loss, grief, trouble, and regrets. But somehow, through it all, there is also hope. That built trust between characters. In that something more came between them. Something called love. Love bears all. Troubles, ... Love Held Captive

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4 Stars

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Christmas at Carnton

Christmas at Carnton

On 9/22 Danielle Urban wrote: Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander is a story of great loss and of great hope. The engaging historical tale was easy to read. I enjoyed following the characters. A woman lost her husband due to war. She's carrying their second child. The first child is eager for Christmas. But all hope for a good ... Christmas at Carnton

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An Amish Christmas Love

An Amish Christmas Love

On 9/17 Danielle Urban wrote: An Amish Christmas Love is a perfect blend of Christmas tales by four outstanding writers. Each writer has her own unique flavor that only added to this collection of novellas. In Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman, was about each woman finding courage to love for the first time or to find love again. A granddaughter ... An Amish Christmas Love

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A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

On 9/3 Danielle Urban wrote: A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow is an interesting yet significant piece of literature. Here, readers explore the toughest of racial tensions by white versus black. A white officer shoots an unarmed black teen. The lawyer in this case is Adisa Johnson. An African American attorney in a man's world. ... A Time to Stand

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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 8/23 Danielle Urban wrote: The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix is a stunning read. The themes explored are loss, grief, and fear. As the characters go through their journey, it was hard not to relate to them. I felt as though I were in their shoes instead of my chair at home. Readers, like myself, got a taste of reality. ... The Space Between Words

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4 Stars

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The Promise of a Letter

The Promise of a Letter

On 8/23 Danielle Urban wrote: The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller is an exciting adventure. A book with meaning and purpose. Two protagonists feel trapped, lost, and hurt. But with some time, hope, and faith they will be able to heal and move forward with happiness. The title is exactly what the story is about and shows that ... The Promise of a Letter

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Portrait of Vengeance

Portrait of Vengeance

On 7/30 Danielle Urban wrote: The Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks is another brilliant mystery in this exciting series. Gwen Marcey is the main protagonist who is dealing with a lot. She lost her parents at a young age. Now, as an adult she will come close to the killer. The one who killed her parents is trying to kill ... The Portrait of Vengeance

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To Wager Her Heart

To Wager Her Heart

On 7/28 Danielle Urban wrote: To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander is a brilliant historical romance. Full of emotions. Both protagonists find themselves in a world of hurt that binds them together. Each one seeking something with the help of the other. Tamera Alexander brought me back into the era of railroads and their danger. ... To Wager Her Heart

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Unraveling

Unraveling

On 7/19 Danielle Urban wrote: Unraveling by Sara Ella is an unforgettable fantasy. The second book in the trilogy set. I was hooked. A magical place full of action, suspense, and intrigue. It was an epic emotional journey. One that swept me off my seat and pulled me directly into its world. The main character El is quite interesting. ... Unraveling

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Abiding Mercy

Abiding Mercy

On 6/30 Danielle Urban wrote: Abiding Mercy by Ruth Reid is amazing. The protagonist had a journey that weighed heavy on the heart and the mind. I fell into the story. The emotions were everywhere.  I  felt everything the main character felt. Sadness, confusion, and difficult choices ahead. Loss, faith, and hope were major themes ... Abiding Mercy

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Beneath Copper Falls

Beneath Copper Falls

On 6/28 Danielle Urban wrote: Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble is another stunning book! This author is another one of my all-time favorites. Her writing has a way of pulling me deeper into the plot. Heart pounding, thrilling, and dangerous. Beneath Copper Falls has it all. Mystery of a friend's death. As that investigation ... Beneath Copper Falls

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The Separatists

The Separatists

On 6/21 Danielle Urban wrote: The Separatists by Lis Wiehl  is another fascinating read. One full of danger, action, and politics. Every page added excitement to the tale. The plot was fast-paced. I was instantly pulled into the drama that lied ahead for the protagonist. Her family is barely holding it together and then someone ... The Separatists

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It Started with Goodbye

It Started with Goodbye

On 6/14 Danielle Urban wrote: It Started with Goodbye is an interesting summer read. The book blurb caught my attention. I instantly wanted to know more. Christina June has created a  fun YA novel. A promise of excitement just beyond my reach. It starts with a false arrest, trouble with BFFs, and a possible romance. The main character ... It Started with Goodbye

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Ascension of Larks

Ascension of Larks

On 6/7 Danielle Urban wrote: Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden is a captivating read. Talk about an adventure! The main character, Maggie has her hands full. A past lover marries her best friend. From there things get more complicated, messy, and mysterious. When Maggie's past love dies, she rushes to the aid of his family. Trying ... Ascension of Larks

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Sweetbriar Cottage

Sweetbriar Cottage

On 6/1 Danielle Urban wrote: Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter is a beautifully written novel. Inside, I met a couple that resemble today's couples everywhere. Divorce. It's a messy and complicated monster that takes over the lives of couples. Here, I got to watch two people once happily married wanting a divorce. However, the ... Sweetbriar Cottage

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An Amish Summer

An Amish Summer

On 5/31 Danielle Urban wrote: An Amish Summer is a collection of novellas from four of my favorite Christian writers. These writers are beyond talented. When I read each novella, I felt like I was only reading five pages...the plot flew by that fast. I was deeply engaged. Entertaining from the beginning to end. The endings for each ... An Amish Summer

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The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

On 5/24 Danielle Urban wrote: The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale is an enchanting tale. Love is a powerful thing, if we leapt it into our lives. Jacey isn't sure about love. Yet life has offered her the opportunity to take it. First, she must find courage in herself. Or else lose what could have ... The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

On 5/18 Danielle Urban wrote: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber is a fascinating YA book. The race to find answers is thrilling. A young girl loses her brother and a young man is worried he lost her, Sofi. Sofi isn't sure if her brother is really gone or not. Miguel may know something...only now, he's being blackmailed. ... The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

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The Beloved Hope Chest

The Beloved Hope Chest

On 5/4 Danielle Urban wrote: The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston was a wonderful Amish heirloom read. This novel, was a journey down memory lane for Mattie. Memories that might change the present. Doubt, fear, and worry fill Mattie's mind. Her daughters know something...but not enough. Imagine keeping a secret for so long...and ... The Beoved Hope Chest

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Upon A Spring Breeze

Upon A Spring Breeze

On 5/4 Danielle Urban wrote: Upon A Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin is a Christian tale full of tragedy, loss, and new beginnings. A young woman loses her husband and faces life as a single mother. Beth buries herself into work. Keeping busy. Aidan is facing internal struggles over his friend's death and the growing attraction towards ... Upon A Spring Breeze

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4 Stars

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The Hideaway

The Hideaway

On 4/23 Danielle Urban wrote: The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton is a great read for women everywhere. The tale is easy to relate to and connect with the main characters. The writing was well-done. Readers like me will travel to New Orleans. There the story takes place. This book was an eye opener. It laid out choices. Choices that ... The Hideaway

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Beyond Justice

Beyond Justice

On 4/10 Danielle Urban wrote: Beyond Justice by Cara Putman has brilliantly spun a romantic suspense read. One that brings forth legal matter that could make or break the heroine's life career. I loved the fact that despite what pressure there was...the heroine went digging for the truth. That alone made this novel a winner. Cara ... Beyond Justice

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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 4/7 Danielle Urban wrote: You'll Think of Me by Robin Hatcher is a heartfelt yet a good Christian tale. I loved how the characters spoke to God in prayer. Life is difficult and never easy. Praying helps lift the burdens, doubts, and fears off their shoulders. Another great part of this wonderfully woven novel, was how the writer ... Review: You'll Think of Me

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The Memory of You

The Memory of You

On 4/1 Danielle Urban wrote: The Memory of You by Catherine West is a haunting read. One that breaks my heart. Losing a sister is like losing half of oneself. Readers can easily relate to the main character's pain. Now, that same character has to return home. It is there that I followed Natalie Mitchell to where she grew up...her ... The Memory of You

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For Love and Honor

For Love and Honor

On 3/27 Danielle Urban wrote: For Love & Honor by Jody Hedlund is like a fairy tale. Inside, readers will find a rich noblewoman with a secret. A secret that could keep her from marrying and one that might lead her to a disastrous life. Then, there's a knight. He needs protection for his family. By marrying, Lady Sabine, he can do ... For Love & Honor

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Some Small Magic

Some Small Magic

On 3/18 Danielle Urban wrote: Some Small Magic by Billy Coffey is a heart breaking read. I wanted to cry and hug the characters. I felt the need to help, sympathize, and care. The entire read was an emotionally deep story. One that takes readers into its core and never lets go. Captivating, well-written, and stunning. Each character ... Some Small Magic

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Written In Love

Written In Love

On 3/15 Danielle Urban wrote: Written in Love by Kathleen Fuller is a sweet yet heartfelt story. The characters are easy to relate to and the plot is engaging. Kathleen Fuller is a talented writer. She clearly knows how to enchant her reders like myself into her books. Having read previous books by her, I still can't decide which ... Written in Love

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An Amish Home

An Amish Home

On 3/7 Danielle Urban wrote: An Amish Home is a collection of novellas written by the following writers: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kathleen Fuller. I loved how the stories brought themes of love, hope, and faith. Each piece was beautifully told. Captured my heart and soul as the charcaters and plots felt so real. ... An Amish Home

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/25 Danielle Urban wrote: An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray is a stunning tale. One that will captivate readers from the start. It hooked me. I love a good romance tale and this one proved to be just what I was looking for... A young woman lost her family and needs help to protect her property. One woman can't do ... An Uncommon Protector

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The Dog Who Was There

The Dog Who Was There

On 1/30 Danielle Urban wrote: The Dog Who Was There by Ron Marasco is one of the most interesting biblical stories I have read. It is told through the eyes and ears of a dog, named Barley. Barley takes readers on a wonderful journey. The emotional tugs at one's heart is hard to ignore. This story wasn't to be about, Jesus, the Kind ... The Dog Who Was There

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Unfolding

Unfolding

On 1/30 Danielle Urban wrote: Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen is one of the best suspenseful tales I have read. Education, dark, and intriguing. Every page lured me further into the world of chaos. A young guy suffering from scoliosis and seizures is the leading caharacter. One that made me fall deeper into the story. His life is a ... Unfolding

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 1/22 Danielle Urban wrote: A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison is an amazing book. It captures the reality and fear of corruption. From CEOs to the slave trade, readers will get the experience as thought they were actually there or a part of it. The frightening discovery leads a strong willed battle to a company stationed back ... A Harvest of Thorns

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/14 Danielle Urban wrote: Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble is an exciting tale. Her latest novel, full of dark and haunting pages. Sadness too. I was instantly hooked. The drama between the leading female character and her husband's friend creeped me out a lot. There were times someone I thought was the bad guy wasn't. Colleen ... Because You're Mine

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Of Stillness and Storm

Of Stillness and Storm

On 12/16 Danielle Urban wrote: Of Stillness and Storm by Michele Phoenix is a stunning tale. The emotional journey is like a strong current taking readers deeper into the characters' lives. Sad, heartbreaking, and silent. The pages bring to life one family's struggles. They started out as one unit and then...into broken pieces. Only ... Of Stillness and Storm

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The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt

On 12/10 Danielle Urban wrote: Amy Clipston has done it again with her latest novel, The Cherished Quilt. An Amish romance that readers will instantly love and never forget. This tale is heart melting, sweet, and awe inspiring. The emotional tugs will surely keep readers glued into the plot. A young Amish woman meets a man of her ... The Cherished Quilt

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/26 Danielle Urban wrote: The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson is a brilliant tale full of danger, mystery, and romance. For adults who love a fairy tale this is indeed one that I would recommend to all. Melanie Dickerson's writing is superb. Keeps readers guessing with every page. The intrigue is great. Evangeline is a unique ... The Silent Songbird

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 11/26 Danielle Urban wrote: A Protriat of Emily Price by Katherine Reay is one that readers don't want to miss. It's vibrant and full of life. Life isn't perfect and neither is the main character's life. Drama and choices go hand-in-hand in both reality and fiction. I loved how Katherine Reay made her characters real. She portrayed ... A Portrait of Emily Price

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Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

On 10/29 Danielle Urban wrote: Long Way Gone by Charles Martin is truly a phenomenal story. I couldn't believe the writer's talent. I kept asking myself why or how I haven't read any of his previous books until now...absolutely amazing. The tale instantly hooks readers into the plot. It was memorizing. The heart and soul can be felt ... Long Way Gone

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 10/24 Danielle Urban wrote: Child of the River by Irma Joubert was a remarkable read. The talent of the writer was phenomenal. I couldn't stop reading the novel. The tale inside was so captivating...that I kept on turning the pages. I had to know what happened and how and the why. A young girl grows up in South Africa. Her family ... Child of the River

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Love Bears All Things

Love Bears All Things

On 10/12 Danielle Urban wrote: Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman is an Amish Secrets Novel. Beth Wiseman's novels and short stories are amazing. Heartwarming and addictive. This novel was sweet and beautifully told. I found myself instantly lost, within its plot. The story introduces several characters. The first is Charlotte ... Love Bears All Things

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The Candidate

The Candidate

On 10/6 Danielle Urban wrote: The Candidate by Lis Wiehl is the latest new novel in the Newsmakers series. Lis Wiehl couldn't have planned her novel better... in time when the presidential campaigns are happening. No one trusts the government. Exactly what one would do to become the next president is a dark thought. With the technology ... The Candidate

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Gilt Hollow

Gilt Hollow

On 10/4 Danielle Urban wrote: Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon is by far a marvelous read. It is full of dark sinister things. Lorie Langdon's novel is brilliantly woven in a way that captured my attention from the beginning to end. Fast-paced and exciting. Suspenseful, edgy, and intriguing. Imagine being a young man and wrongly accused ... Gilt Hollow

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

On 9/24 Danielle Urban wrote: Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble is another masterfully woven novel. Colleen Coble writes the best books. Her characters have the right amount of magic to bait, lure, and hook readers. Twilight at Blueberry Barrens is a romantic suspense read. One that captivated me from beginning to end. ... Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

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A Love Made New

A Love Made New

On 9/19 Danielle Urban wrote: A Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller is an extraordinary novel. This story is full of wisdom, patience, and love. The emotional journeys were so strong it was hard not to be sucked into them. The characters were beyond believable. Once again, I found myself drawn into Kathleen Fuller's writing. Her talent ... A Love Made New

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To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

On 9/7 Danielle Urban wrote: To Have and To Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories is a heartwarming collection that all will love. Three talented writers put together a book that holds a story that will knock readers off their feet and drag them to the altar. The first story, Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story, is superb. ... To Have and To Hold

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 8/28 Danielle Urban wrote: An Amish Harvest by four talented writers is an amazing book for all. Inside are four beautifully written novellas for everyone to enjoy. Clean, emotional and heart melting reads. I love reading anything Amish fictional piece because they are truly an enjoyable story of hard work, family, and inspiring ... An Amish Harvest

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

On 8/18 Danielle Urban wrote: The Long Journey to Jake Palmer is indeed a journey to behold. Readers will be enticed from the first page to the last. I found myself lost within James L. Rubart's words. The character's journey is a realistic one that we all can relate to at one point in time. We have all felt like we have failed or ... The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

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When Death Draws Near

When Death Draws Near

On 8/9 Danielle Urban wrote: When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks is a fascinating read. There's major politics involved. Murders and one determined woman set on solving the murder cases. The only issues at hand are the facts that her cancer has come back...and nobody believes her "theories". A serial rapist is out there ... When Death Draws Near

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Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

On 7/25 Danielle Urban wrote: Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton is the first novel that I have read in the series. It instantly intrigued my interest. A motorcycle nun who has the habit and skills to solve murders. That sentence alone popped up an image that I couldn't fathom. Yet...inside this mystery I was soon able to ... Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 7/14 Danielle Urban wrote: When Christmas Comes Again by Beth Wiseman is an Amish tale that will leave readers laughing, crying and falling in love. Christmas is a time for family. For the Amish, they have an event where it's just for family and their memories. I found it quite peaceful and enjoyable to read. A grandfather once ... An Amish Second Christmas

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Mirror Images

Mirror Images

On 10/16 Danielle Urban wrote: Mirror Images is an exciting thriller murder mystery novel! I feel in love with it instantly! The conflicts are surprising and leave you guessing as to what will be happening next! The novel’s theme was believing in your faith. The main female character would keep placing more focus in her doubts than ... Mirror Images

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/8 Danielle Urban wrote: I am currently reading a book from BookLook Bloggers, which is called The Butterfly and the Violin. This novel is written by Kristy Cambron. Her novel is a historical novel written about a young woman who plays the violin. She helps hide Jews from the Nazis. Until one day she is discovered. The Nazis ... The Butterfly and the Violin

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Seagrass Pier

Seagrass Pier

On 7/3 Danielle Urban wrote: Seagrass Pier, is an outstanding historical romance novel. I enjoyed reading Colleen’s intriguing yet well written plot. Her characters come to life from the very first page until the very last. One of her main characters suffered from a bad heart. She underwent surgery after receiving a donor’s ... Book Review: Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble

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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 6/27 Danielle Urban wrote: A Deadly Business, is a stunning legal fiction novel to read. Right from the beginning readers are lured in with the main character’s problem with balancing her new cases, her children, and the discovery that her husband has been murdered. While at work, she works on a new case involving teens. Two ... A Deadly Business

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 6/18 Danielle Urban wrote: Silver Matlock is a strong woman seeking revenge from a man who left her behind. Jared Newman is a rugged bounty hunter out for revenge. Both must learn to set aside their difference and learn to trust each other. They both have to work together to get what they want. Soon, both Silver and Jared find ... The Heart's Pursuit

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