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NKJV, Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible, Hardcover, Silver/Gold

NKJV, Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible, Hardcover, Silver/Gold

On 4/10 Jaina wrote: The pink Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible is sure to be a hit with girls! This fabulous material is on everything from pillows to t-shirts. The "mermaid" sequins change color right before your eyes. Girls will love the design and will want to carry the Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible everywhere!This Sequin ... Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: Silver/Gold from Thomas Nelson, 2018

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: Pink

Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: Pink

On 2/2 Jaina wrote: The pink Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible is sure to be a hit with girls This fabulous material is on everything from pillows to t-shirts. The "mermaid" sequins change color right before your eyes. Girls will love the design and will want to carry the Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible everywhere This Sequin ... Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: Pink from Tommy Nelson, 2018

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Murder at the Flamingo

Murder at the Flamingo

On 11/28 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads “Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure…”Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times -- including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above ... Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan, 2018

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4 Stars

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A Light So Lovely

A Light So Lovely

On 11/28 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads Bestselling and beloved author Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery winner for A Wrinkle in Time, was known the world round for her imaginative spirit and stories. She was also known to spark controversy - too Christian for some, too unorthodox for others. Somewhere in the middle ... A Light So Lovely by Sarah Arthur, 2018

Jaina's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Orphan's Wish

The Orphan's Wish

On 8/7 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful family ... The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson, 2018

Jaina's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

On 6/6 Jaina wrote: I alternated between loving this book and heavily rolling my eyes at it. I think the basic scenario of a young couple who were brought together and then torn apart by a flood is a very interesting one, and McHale to a large part does it credit. She also, however, adds a lot more plot elements and devices ... The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale, 2017

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3 Stars

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Outlaw Christian

Outlaw Christian

On 7/4 Jaina wrote: I moved eight times over the course of my childhood, which means I've attended nine churches (plus visiting dozens more). We've found several good permanent churches over the years, but they've been in a variety of denominations. Over the past 18 years, I have been a part of Presbyterian, Church of Christ, ... Outlaw Christian by Jacqueline A. Bussie, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 5/23 Jaina wrote: First, let's just acknowledge that the premise of You'll Think of Me is slightly creepy. Brooklyn's husband dumped her penniless ten years ago when he found out she was pregnant, but he decided to track her down and leave her his family land to raise their daughter Alycia. He then proceeds to write to ... You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher, 2017

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3 Stars

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KJV Word Study Bible

KJV Word Study Bible

On 4/6 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads Imitation Leather, Brown, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the BibleThe KJV Word Study Bible includes in-text subheadings and 1,700 easy-to-use word studies with select Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek words explained in every chapter from Genesis ... KJV Word Study Bible from Thomas Nelson, 2017

Jaina's Rating:

5 Stars

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 12/31 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads Persomi’s dreams are much bigger than the world of poverty and deprivation that surround her in the Bushveld of the 1940s and 1950s in South Africa.Persomi is young, white and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm. Persomi’s ... Child of the River by Irma Joubert, 2016 (DNF Review)

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2 Stars

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NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

On 10/6 Jaina wrote: From time to time, I see a Bible available for review on BookLook Bloggers. Normally this isn't a big issue for me, because I only get two credits for requesting at a time so I don't feel the slightest desire to spend one on a Bible (especially since I already have about six here at home!). A few months ... NKJV Study Bible from Thomas Nelson, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Pug List

The Pug List

On 5/12 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads In the fire’s aftermath of insurance battles royal, rebuilding plans, parenting in the face of life’s hard questions and a scorching case of post-traumatic stress, now is absolutely theworst possible time to adopt a dog. But to Alison’s seven-year-old daughter, Eden, ... The Pug List by Alison Hodgson, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 5/3 Jaina wrote: When I found out that this was written by a seventeen-year-old, I got it just on principle - as a seventeen-year-old girl who used to dream of writing novels, I thought it would be great to read one by a girl my own age. Now that I have, I can honestly say that I can understand the advantage in waiting ... That's Not Hay in my Hair by Juliette Turner, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

2 Stars

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NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

On 4/29 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times. It is ... NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible from Zondervan, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

5 Stars

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Unstuffed

Unstuffed

On 4/23 Jaina wrote: This book reminds me of another self-help guide I read lately, Gretchen Ruben's habit-formation guidebook Better Than Before. With all due respect to what was a pretty good book, I have to say that I like this one a lot more. And it's not even that the tips are so much better (to be honest, there's ... Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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101 Ways to Have Fun

101 Ways to Have Fun

On 4/6 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads In today’s world, a girl’s free time is precious, but figuring out how to make the most of those spare moments can sometimes be difficult. Faithgirlz! is here to help, with over one hundred unique ideas, activities, and time maximizers you can do by yourself or with ... 101 Ways to Have Fun from Faithgirlz! and "Girls' Life" Magazine, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

On 3/7 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads The Apply the Word Study Bible brings you to an intimate understanding of the Bible's message, helps you think about it and apply it to your lives. People of all ages and walks of life will enjoy the fresh style of the feature articles, which are directed at helping you ... NKJV Apply the Word Study Bible from Thomas Nelson, 2016

Jaina's Rating:

5 Stars

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Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

On 2/8 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads Following her great-grandmothers examples of creatively stretching meals during the Great Depression, Whitney Miller transforms recipes from her Southern roots, preserving flavors of traditional family dishes while offering the excitement of her own special touches. She ... Whitney Miller's New Southern Table by Whitney Miller, 2015

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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NIV Understand the Faith Study Bible

NIV Understand the Faith Study Bible

On 12/26 Jaina wrote: Merry Christmas! It's a complete coincidence that I'm posting a review of a Bible on Christmas - or is it? Who knows, maybe this is God's hand at work. Whatever the case, I hope you have a blessed holiday full of friends, family, presents, and fun. Tell me below what your favorite holiday tradition is!The ... NIV Understand the Faith Bible from Zondervan, 2015

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Looney Experiment

The Looney Experiment

On 10/9 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads Atticus Hobart couldn't feel lower. He s in love with a girl who doesn't know he exists, he is the class bully's personal punching bag, and to top it all off, his dad has just left the family. Into this drama steps Mr. Looney, a 77-year-old substitute English teacher with ... The Looney Experiment by Luke Reynolds, 2015

Jaina's Rating:

2 Stars

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 10/5 Jaina wrote: I feel like my dad would like this book a lot more than I did. Not that Tim Hawkins isn't funny - he is, of course. He's one of the funniest Christian comedians out there! But a lot of his jokes revolve around things I really can't relate to. I mean, I can relate to a Taylor Swift song by using my imagination. ... Diary of a Jackwagon by Tim Hawkins and John Driver, 2015

Jaina's Rating:

3 Stars

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Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

On 8/17 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads Nicole Weider is on a mission: to help young girls avoid the traps that culture sets. The trap that baits you into thinking you must sacrifice your self-worth in order to be beautiful and popular. Nicole launched Project Inspired in 2010 (www.projectinspired.com), a website ... Project Inspired by Nicole Weider, 2015

Jaina's Rating:

3 Stars

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Sorry I'm Not Sorry

Sorry I'm Not Sorry

On 6/15 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon GoodreadsAccording to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, one out of every four students is bullied--and 85% of these situations never receive intervention. Parents, students, and teachers have amped up solving the bullying problem for a networked generation of kids.Written by bestselling author ... Sorry I'm Not Sorry by Nancy Rue, 2015

Jaina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Beyond Championships

Beyond Championships

On 6/8 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon GoodreadsAs the coach of one of high school basketball s greatest programs, Coach Dru Joyce has been mentor and motivator to some of the nation s best young players, including basketball legend LeBron James. Despite having virtually no experience in the sport, in less than ten years Dru ... Beyond Championships by Coach Dru Joyce II, 2014

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3 Stars

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All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

On 4/20 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon GoodreadsSomehow, it's hard to picture pop culture and Christianity going hand-in-hand, but maybe we simply aren't looking at things the right way. "All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture" reveals places where readers may be surprised to find redeeming values and gospel messages ... All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture by Kevin Harvey, 2015

Jaina's Rating:

2 Stars

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Redo Your Room

Redo Your Room

On 3/13 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon GoodreadsWhether you re looking for an all-out room redo or a few new tricks to brighten up your space, Faithgirlz! has tons easy how-tos and quick DIYs that'll morph your room into a true expression of y-o-u. Give your walls a burst of color (even without a bucket of paint!) and turn ... Redo Your Room by Karen Bokram, 2015

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5 Stars

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Two Renegade Realms

Two Renegade Realms

On 2/18 Jaina wrote: From bestselling author, Donita K Paul, the second installment in a fantasy series that follows Cantor, a Realm Walker, chosen to battle the corrupt Guild.In Two Renegade Realms, the second installment in Donita K. Paul's Realm Walkers Series, Cantor, Bixby, and Dukmee must band together to find the ... Two Renegade Realms by Donita K. Paul, 2014

Jaina's Rating:

3 Stars

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You Have a Brain

You Have a Brain

On 2/7 Jaina wrote: Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: His father leaving the family; being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school; growing up in inner-city Detroit; and having a violent temper. But Dr. Carson didn't let his circumstances control ... You Have a Brain: A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. by Ben Carson, 2015

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4 Stars

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A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

On 1/22 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon GoodreadsFrom bestselling and award-winning author Jane Yolen, this new middle-grade fiction reminds us that heroes come in all sizes.Young James, an earl's son, is a bit bothersome and always asking the oddest questions. When the last of his tutors quits, his mother sends him away to ... A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen, 2014

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3 Stars

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You Can't Sit With Us

You Can't Sit With Us

On 1/10 Jaina wrote: Synopsis (from Goodreads): According to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, one out of every four students is bullied-and 85% of these situations never receive intervention. Parents, students, and teachers alike have amped up discussions on how to solve the bullying problem for a networked generation of kids.Written ... You Can't Sit Here by Nancy Rue, 2014

Jaina's Rating:

2 Stars

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