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Catching Christmas

Catching Christmas

On 11/13 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: To catch the real meaningof the Spirit of Christmas,we need only drop the last syllableand it becomesthe Spirit of Christ.- - Thomas Monson - -A very happy day to you, my friends!The holidays are quickly approachingand what better way to bring them inthan to curl up with a sweet Christmas novel.I have ... Catching Christmas & An Ornament Swap

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5 Stars

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The House at Saltwater Point

The House at Saltwater Point

On 8/11 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can't focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain ... The House At Saltwater Point - Book Review

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3 Stars

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A Memory a Day for Moms

A Memory a Day for Moms

On 4/17 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.- Psalm 127:3 -Hello, friends!Today I have a lovely little bookthat I'm excited to share with you.And it's just in time for Mother's Day next month.Life is a collection of moments.A Memory a Day for Momsis an inspiring ... A Memory A Day For Moms

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5 Stars

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If I Live

If I Live

On 3/3 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Casey Cox is still on the run after being indicted for murder. The hunt that began with her bloody footprints escalates, and she's running out of places to hide. Her face is all over the news, and her disguises are no longer enough. It's only a matter of time before someone recognizes ... If I Live - Book Review

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5 Stars

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The View from Rainshadow Bay

The View from Rainshadow Bay

On 1/19 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Colleen Coble is another author you can't go wrong with. Time and time again she takes readers on an epic journey through words. . . words that wrap around your heart and grab your attention from the very first line you read. The View From Rainshadow Bay does that, captures the readers interest and doesn't ... The View From Rainshadow Bay-Book Review

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5 Stars

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Imperfect Justice

Imperfect Justice

On 12/16 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Cara Putman is a new author for me and after reading her book Imperfect Justice I fell for her writing, hook, line, and sinker. Cara's latest book takes you behind the scenes where domestic abuse/violence is brought to light. This is not a pretty subject and sadly, it's one that is often pushed to ... Imperfect Justice - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Love Held Captive

Love Held Captive

On 11/18 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: After the War Between the States, a Confederate officer longs to heal the heart of a beautiful woman—but first he’ll have to right the wrongs that were done to her.Major Ethan Kelly has never been able to absolve himself of the guilt he feels for raiding a woman’s home shortly before ... Love Held Captive - Book Review

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2 Stars

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To Wager Her Heart

To Wager Her Heart

On 9/2 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Can a railroad man and a Southern Belle turned teacher find a way to work together to achieve their dreams in the new reality of the post-Civil War South?Sylas Rutledge, former gambler and new owner of the East Line Railway, invests everything he has into this venture, partly to see if ... To Wager Her Heart - Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

On 5/21 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.- Matthew 24:35 -There’s a dear and precious Book,Though it’s worn and faded now,Which recalls those happy days of long ago,When I stood at mother’s knee,With her hand upon my brow,And I heard her voice in gentle tones and ... Blessed Book, Precious Book

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5 Stars

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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 5/20 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiance has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often cruel brother. Annabelle soon faces the fact that her only hope for a better ... A Stranger At Fellsworth - Book Review

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4 Stars

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For Love and Honor

For Love and Honor

On 4/27 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger,and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from ... For Love & Honor - Book Review

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4 Stars

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If I'm Found

If I'm Found

On 4/14 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, ... If I'm Found - Book Review

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5 Stars

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KJV Word Study Bible

KJV Word Study Bible

On 3/12 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Holy Bible, Book divine,Precious treasure, thou art mine;Mine to tell me whence I came;Mine to teach me what I am.Mine to chide me when I rove;Mine to show a Savior’s love;Mine thou art to guide and guard;Mine to punish or reward.Mine to comfort in distress;Suffering in this wilderness;Mine to show, ... The Precious Word of God

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5 Stars

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/18 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict—a man who’s just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post.The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both ... An Uncommon Protector - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 11/11 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: The Berenstain Bears come to life this holiday season with puzzles, activity pages, and more than 50 reusable stickers in The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book.Featuring Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey and the rest of the Bear Country gang, kids are ... The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun - Book Review

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5 Stars

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A Love Made New

A Love Made New

On 10/15 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Abigail Schrock knows God can make all things new, but does that include her broken heart?It seems as if everyone is falling in love in Birch Creek, including Abigail Schrock. But when heartbreak descends on her already fragile world, she can’t help but feel that if she’d only been ... A Love Made New - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Loyal Heart

The Loyal Heart

On 9/3 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places.Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything ... The Loyal Heart - Book Review

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3 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/28 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Hello, my lovely and kind friends!I am just popping in to share another book review with you while on my blogging break.Yes, I am still taking a break {{smiles}}I must confess that it's been quite the break as my darling husband came down with a nasty bug that lasted 6 days.After that ... The Beautiful Pretender - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 5/21 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Hello, sweet friends of mine!Long time no post, eh? :)As many of you know I have been taking a break from bloggingand that break is still taking place.While on my break I've been sent lots of books to readfrom several publishing companiesand at the moment I am getting buried in literature. . .which really ... Dawn at Emberwilde - 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 3/19 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Mama Bear is the best mama in all of Bear Country and Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear know just what to do for her on Mother’s Day. In this newest title in the Berenstain Bears Living Lights, The Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings, join the Bear family and all of Bear Country ... The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings - Book Review

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4 Stars

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 3/19 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna’s world is changed forever.One minute, Joanna Schrock was arguing with her parents, and the next, her parents’ lives were claimed in a hit-and-run buggy accident. Her body is broken, but her heart is in even deeper pain— after all, ... An Unbroken Heart - Book Review

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3 Stars

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If I Run

If I Run

On 2/27 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Casey knows the truth.But it won't set her free.Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene.There's no use talking to police;they've failed her abysmally before.She has to flee before she's arrested. . .or worse.The truth doesn't matter anymore.But what is the truth?That's the question haunting Dylan ... If I Run - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 1/30 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Mallory's mother died fifteen years ago.But her father's last words on the phone were unmistakable:"Find. . .Mother."Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her homefor the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dieson his mail boat route, she doesn't have any choice but to go back ... Mermaid Moon - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Forgotten Recipe

The Forgotten Recipe

On 1/23 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend.Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome-but mostly, he loves Veronica.When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her,a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love - or be loved - again.Yet when she discovers a batch ... The Forgotten Recipe - Book Review and A Giveaway!

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4 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/7 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: A cheery good day to you, friends!I hope November is treating you well - we have been enjoying cold weather and SNOW! :)I simply love it!'Tis perfect weather for sitting by the fire while enjoying a good book and a cup of coffee.I am popping in to share another book review.I am greatly appreciative ... Whispers In The Reading Room - Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

On 10/17 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Two men offer Leila two very different futures.Will she choose with her heart or with her faith?Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw himat his father's store, but she can't make sense of his intentions.One day he wants to come courting, the next he seems to be putting ... The Bishop's Son - Book Review

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4 Stars

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A Reluctant Bride

A Reluctant Bride

On 9/26 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: She never wanted to marry.He hopes to make amends for past wrongs.Can love find a way to heal both of their hearts?Sadie Shrock swore she would never marry.All of her other Amish friends could court and marry-she was content to manage the family business and eventually take it over when her parents ... A Reluctant Bride - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 8/29 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: "It is not just a ruby, as you say.It is large as a quail's egg, still untouched and unpolished.And it is rumored to either bless or curse whoever possesses it."Camille Iverness can take care of herself.She's done so since the day her mother abandoned the familyand left Camille to run their shabby curiosity ... The Curiosity Keeper - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Among the Fair Magnolias

Among the Fair Magnolias

On 8/15 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: During the most turbulent decade of our nation's history,four Southern women - their destinies forged by birth and heritage -face nearly impossible choices on their journeys in life. . .and in loveTo Mend a Dream by Tamera AlexanderSavannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home.So ... Among The Fair Magnolias - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Detained

Detained

On 6/26 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: A man and his son dreamed of America's freedom,but the dream became a nightmarewhen they ended up at Guantanamo Bay.Hasan Makari and his son, Najib, both Lebanese nationals, have dreamed of the day they would experience the shining freedom of America. But when they arrive in the US, they are arrested, ... Detained - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 5/11 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: The World’s Fair has introduced many new ideas to Chicago society—but can two individuals from very different backgrounds find love together?It’s mid-September 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning debutant of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa ... Deception On Sable Hill - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Devotions from the Garden

Devotions from the Garden

On 5/6 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Come to the garden aloneand fill your soul with His presence.There's nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a beautiful garden.It's the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God,and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic worldand enter into a place of serenity and peace.Devotions ... Devotions From The Garden - Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Inn at Ocean's Edge

The Inn at Ocean's Edge

On 4/18 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Claire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, threatening all she holds dear.In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a ... The Inn At Ocean's Edge - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies

On 3/21 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: How will two very different people find love -and survive the impossible circumstances of war?In 1941 Rand Sterling was a wealthy, womanizing club ownerand an American of note among ex-pats and locals alike.Now two years later, Rand is just another civilian prisoner of war -one whose planned escape from ... Remember The Lilies - Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Beekeeper's Son

The Beekeeper's Son

On 1/31 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Sometimes it takes a barren landscapeto see the beauty of God's creation.Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pitywherever he shows his face.Horribly scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother's life,he chooses to keep his distance from everyone,focusing his time ... The Beekeeper's Son - Book Review

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5 Stars

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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

On 1/30 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: It's a wonder to behold what happenswhen love moves in. . .Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago-right after she left rehab.She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown,and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece,complete with a studio for herself.She ... A Thing Of Beauty - Book Review

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1 Stars

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The Bracelet

The Bracelet

On 12/29 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: There will be several book reviews appearing on my blogduring the next few days.My usual weekly postings will resume in the New Year.* * * * *"There are no secrets that time does not reveal."- Jean Racine -Celia Browning dreams of the day when her childhood sweetheartSutton Mackay comes home to Savannah ... The Bracelet - Book Review

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3 Stars

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The Promise

The Promise

On 12/28 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: There will be several book reviews appearing on my blogduring the next few days.My usual weekly postings will resume in the New Year.Looking forward to catching up with you, friends!* * * * *Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a faraway place.There she finds heartache, betrayal - and danger.Mallory ... The Promise - Book Review

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1 Stars

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Motherless

Motherless

On 11/26 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: A whispering voice at the back of my mindreminds me that I've been this way for some times.Dead, that is. . .The dead have a very broad view of the living, of actions performed out of sight,of thoughts believed to be private.I would know.Losing both parents is a trial no child should endure,and ... Motherless by Erin Healy - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 11/10 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: My dear readers,I posted another book review earlier this morningChristmas at Rose Hill Farm written by Suzanne Woods Fisher.You can read it by clicking here.* * * * *Secrets of Sloane HouseAgainst the backdrop of the 1893 World's Fair,a young woman finds employment with an illustrious Chicago family-a ... Secrets of Sloane House - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 10/29 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: A new suitor.A shocking discovery.Margaretha has always been a romantic and hopes her newest suitor,Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love.But then an injured man is brought to the castle,claiming to be an English lord who was left for dead by Claybrook's men.She convinces herself "Lord ... The Princess Spy - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 10/29 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: A new suitor.A shocking discovery.Margaretha has always been a romantic and hopes her newest suitor,Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love.But then an injured man is brought to the castle,claiming to be an English lord who was left for dead by Claybrook's men.She convinces herself "Lord ... The Princess Spy - Book Review

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4 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 10/4 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: "There is one spectacle greater than the sea;that is the sky;there is one spectacle greater than the sky;that is the interior of the soul."- Les Miserbles -Whether on stage, page, or screen, few stories engage the heartquite the way Les Miserables does.From the agony of Fantine's sorrow to the beauty ... 52 Little Lessons From Les Miserables - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Palace of Darkness

Palace of Darkness

On 9/28 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: In an ancient city carved from stone, one desperate young woman searches for peace—in the calm before the deadly clash of empires. In 106 AD, a single mother can be certain of one thing—destitution. So Cassia and her six-year-old son flee to Petra, her late husband's birth city, in hopes ... Palace Of Darkness - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 9/5 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: Most of the cubs at Bear Country School get along most of the time.But when rivals are cast opposite each other in the school play,Romeo and Grizzliet, Brother and Sister Bear have to decideif they should mind their own business or get involved as peacemakersto save the performance.My ThoughtsI grew ... The Berenstain Bears Blessed Are The Peacemakers - Book Review

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5 Stars

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King David

King David

On 8/22 Stephanie Dunsdon wrote: A Shepherd and A KingDavid lived an adventurous life. He protected his family’s sheep from lions and bears. He fought a giant with just a sling and stone. He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him. And eventually, David became a great king. But David was also a man of God. Learn ... Get To Know King David - Book Review

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5 Stars

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