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The Hideaway

The Hideaway

On 6/14 Ms M wrote: Today's Cozy Read selection is The Hideaway.  Set in the southern US, it features family relationships, romance, renovations, and the antique business.  Throw in some legal shenanigans from a shifty developer who has had his eye on the waterfront B & B Sara has just inherited from her grandmother and ... Cozy Read Wednesday: The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/25 Ms M wrote: Today's Cozy Read is the latest Colleen Coble novel, Because You're Mine. The setting is mostly Charleston, South Carolina and features a Celtic band/singing group called Ceol, named after a sixth century king of Wessex in Britain. The band organizer/lead singer is an Irish beauty named Alanna Connolly. ... Cozy Read Wednesday: Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble

Ms M's Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 1/13 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Jesus, a 365-Day Devotional is published by Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan Press. Each message, whether from the Old or New Testament, shows how all things point to Him — who Jesus was, and His purpose in coming to earth. Targeting ... Jesus, a 365-Day Devotional by Zonderkidz

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Captain Takes a Wife

The Captain Takes a Wife

On 12/31 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. The Captain Takes a Wife is the first book I've read by Doris Durbin and is the first of a series called The Captain Chronicles, 1875 about the Reverend Harry Richardson, known by most folks as Captain Richardson. ... The Captain Takes a Wife by Doris Durbin

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 12/16 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. Honestly? I loved it! This is the first book by Irma Joubert I've read and I'm hooked. The Child of the River is Pérsomi Pieterse, middle child of a bywoner (sharecropper) family in South Africa's Bushveld. ... Child of the River by Irma Joubert

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Stone of Ebenezer

The Stone of Ebenezer

On 12/7 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. This is historical fiction based on the biblical account of the time of Samuel when the Israelites were harried by the Philistines, a nation of giants that thought of the Jewish nation as dogs to be ruled over ... The Stone of Ebenezer by Susan Van Volkenburgh

Ms M's Rating:

3 Stars

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When Mountains Move

When Mountains Move

On 10/20 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. When Mountains Move is the sequel to Julie Cantrell's first novel, Into the Free. I have not read the debut novel but found there was enough backstory in the 2nd book that I wasn't missing any pertinent information. This ... When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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If I Run

If I Run

On 7/6 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. Casey Cox has never believed that her father committed suicide when she was 12 years old and now, her best friend Brent, was helping her research to prove that it was murder. Suddenly, Brent is killed. Casey ... If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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Kissed by a Cowboy

Kissed by a Cowboy

On 4/23 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. Kissed by a Cowboy is the third and final book in the Four of Hearts Ranch Romance trilogy about the three Monahan boys, Jarrod, Tru, and Bo. This book features Jarrod, the ... Romance Comes to the Third Monahan Cowboy

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

On 1/1 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. Carol Cook's exploration of women in the Bible in preparation for a ladies' study at her church led her to find 418 women named in the Bible although many were perhaps unfamiliar or had very little said about ... Bathsheba Bathed in Grace by Carol Cook

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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God's Book of Prayers

God's Book of Prayers

On 12/11 Ms M wrote: I received a free ebook copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. God's Book of Prayers is an organized collection of all the prayers in the Bible with only a few exceptions. M.A.R. states that only those prayers prayed to God in the first or second person are included ... God's Book of Prayers by M.A.R.

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/30 Ms M wrote: Whispers in the Reading Room is the third book in the Chicago World's Fair series by Shelley Shepard Gray. I received an ecopy of this novel from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. It is the only book in this series or by this author that I have read to date. Whispers in the Reading ... Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Shepard Gray

Ms M's Rating:

3 Stars

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Horse in the Wilderness

Horse in the Wilderness

On 11/25 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. Horse in the Wilderness is a Christian Romance story filled with horses, music, teachers, and revenge! Autumn Parker is a young lady who loves horses and dogs, has a large family, and is struggling with the ... Horse in the Wilderness by Debbie Eckles

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Listening to the Voice of God

Listening to the Voice of God

On 11/18 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. In Listening to the Voice of God, Christian author Shirley Smith is setting forth a spiritual growth plan based on her personal experiences, and some that others have shared with her. She outlines a path of ... Listening to the Voice of God by Shirley Smith

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Whisper Theory

The Whisper Theory

On 9/16 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book courtesy of Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. The Whisper Theory is intended as a book to help late teens/young adults struggle against peer pressure that might lead them into paths they don't really want to go. The title is taken from a David ... The Whisper Theory by Amber Albee Swenson

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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12 Days in Africa

12 Days in Africa

On 9/5 Ms M wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. Anticipating the "empty nest syndrome" with son, Trent, away at university and son, Blake, heading off the following year, Lisa Sanders begins praying about what she might do by way of serving God and making ... 12 Days in Africa by Lisa Sanders

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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Counting on a Cowboy

Counting on a Cowboy

On 8/11 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. Counting on a Cowboy is the second book in the Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series by Debra Clopton. The ranch is just outside the town of Wishing Springs, Texas and is run by three brothers: Jarrod, Tru, ... Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/21 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. The Curiosity Keeper is a young woman, Camille Iverness, who grew up on her grandfather's estate in England. She was extremely happy there, and her grandfather delighted in her, spent time with her, taught her ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah Ladd

Ms M's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Heart’s Betrayal

A Heart’s Betrayal

On 6/11 Ms M wrote: I received this book free from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. This is a story of a young wife, Emmie, whose husband, Monroe, is killed in a carriage accident after only 3 months of marriage. She has no sooner buried him, than she learns he was a bigamist and she has no legal claim ... A Heart's Betrayal by Colleen Coble

Ms M's Rating:

2 Stars

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And the Light Shines

And the Light Shines

On 5/27 Ms M wrote: I received a free ebook copy of this novel from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. This is a futuristic novel which seems to be set in the tribulation, a time of testing and torment before final days according to scripture. Wallace's story centers around Chris and Mark, who, as children, ... And the Light Shines by Terri Wallace

Ms M's Rating:

2 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 5/13 Ms M wrote: Leah Norcross is a rather unlikely hero. Nine years old, painfully shy, usually shunned by other children because of her stammer, and she would rather watch her birthday party from atop the hill, sitting hidden by the two pine trees than come down and have to talk to people. She also has a nervous ... When Mockingbirds Sing

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Simple Prayer

A Simple Prayer

On 4/27 Ms M wrote: A Simple Prayer is book four in Amy Clipston's Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series. I received a free copy of this novel from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. Aaron Ebersol was 15 years old when he left his family and the Amish settlement in Pennsylvania where he grew up in ... A Simple Prayer: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel by Amy Clipston

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Inn at Ocean's Edge

The Inn at Ocean's Edge

On 4/15 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this novel from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. This novel has a lot of aspects that interest me: seaside, romance, mystery, and just a bit of chilling fear. Claire Dellamare has a panic attack when she suddenly and unexpectedly shows up to meet her father ... The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Betting on Hope

Betting on Hope

On 3/18 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this novel from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. Maggie Hope is working at her dream job in Houston, Texas. She writes an advice column for a newspaper owned by the same people who own the television station where her best friend, Amanda, hosts a live morning ... Betting on Hope, by Debra Clopton

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Search For The Shadow Key

Search For The Shadow Key

On 3/3 Ms M wrote: I received this book free from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. Search For The Shadow Key, 2nd in Wayne Thomas Batson's Dreamtreaders series, is a fast and thrilling ride through the two separate worlds of the Waking and the Dream. The hero of the story is Archer ... Search for the Shadow Key, by Wayne Thomas Batson

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding at Cana

On 2/10 Ms M wrote: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. Liew is looking at the miracle of Christ changing the water into wine at the wedding at Cana, at its signs and symbols that confirm that the kingdom of God has arrived and also points to its consummation ... The Wedding at Cana by V.M. Liew

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Breaker's Reef

Breaker's Reef

On 2/3 Ms M wrote: Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock is the 4th in a series of mysteries in a Christian vein that take place in Cape Refuge. I received a free eCopy of this novel from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. The mystery here revolves around the murder of a bright, bubbly, teenaged girl whose ... Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

On 1/28 Ms M wrote: I have a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. This is a delightful, new fairy tale by author Jane Yolen, full of medieval castles and abbeys, knights and monks, bravery and foolery, and of course, a plague of unicorns. There is a lot of solid reality surrounding ... A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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Fear Not

Fear Not

On 12/22 Ms M wrote: BookLook Bloggers has provided me with a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. Fear Not is the first of a trilogy of novels by April Joy Spring. The main character in her story, like herself, is a Texan transplanted to Michigan, but unlike Spring, Christina moves back to Texas after ... Fear Not by April Joy Spring

Ms M's Rating:

4 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 12/16 Ms M wrote: I own a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In Lean On Me, Anne Marie Miller tells a very personal story of her struggle to find an "intentional, vulnerable, and consistent community" through which to heal and change her life to one which would be open to leaning ... Lean on Me by Anne Marie Miller

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

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