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Samantha Sanderson Without a Trace

Samantha Sanderson Without a Trace

On 4/15 Sarah Scheele wrote: This middle-grade mystery (the fourth in a series about the tween amateur sleuth Samantha Sanderson) wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Overall, I’d call it a disappointment. The characters were a little stylized. Samantha is the typical pronounced over-achiever presented as a role model, with up-tempo ... Samantha Sanderson: Without A Trace by Robin Caroll

Sarah's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Annunciation

The Annunciation

On 2/2 Sarah Scheele wrote: This exciting and unusual novel is based on true events from the late 1990’s. The book centers around an assassination attempt on the Pope by underground radicals, which closely involved a group of foreign students participating in an art restoration program in Italy. Two of the students, Olivia Gianetti, ... The Annunciation by Ron Teachworth

Sarah's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas

On 12/21 Sarah Scheele wrote: I’ve loved to collect Christmas music for years. Everyone has their favorite carol—and their favorite rendition of their favorite carol. The carols come to us from every phase of Christian history, and from many languages. Sometimes we can tell how ancient they are just by their structure. Christmas ... The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Gant

Sarah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Mirror Images

Mirror Images

On 11/16 Sarah Scheele wrote: When I received this book for review, I was expecting a typical contemporary mystery. Unfortunately, this book did not have much of a plot and what existed of the storyline was very foolish. The intriguing blurb lured me into a disappointing, silly story. The heroine, Madison Kowalski, a photojournalist ... Mirror Images by Laurie Norlander

Sarah's Rating:

2 Stars

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A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity

A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity

On 10/15 Sarah Scheele wrote: When I chose this off-beat Westbow release, I wasn't sure what to expect. The truth was, I've almost never laughed so much in my life as I did reading this book. Tears streamed from my eyes. I tremendously enjoyed this lighthearted Christmas tale about a bumbling Lutheran pastor with a church to reinvent--so ... A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity by Ken Regan

Sarah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

On 10/1 Sarah Scheele wrote: It’s always hard to review a novella collection fairly, because the stories are designed to appeal to a diversity of audiences, unlike a novel by only one author. It’s common to read/review only one story in a collection (the story tailored for you, of course!) I did read all of this weddings-through-the-year ... Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection by Kathryn Springer, Katie Ganshert, and Beth Vogt

Sarah's Rating:

3 Stars

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Among the Fair Magnolias

Among the Fair Magnolias

On 9/10 Sarah Scheele wrote: This is an anthology of four "southern" historical romance stories. I'd give it a four overall because I liked all the stories except the first one. The four authors are acclaimed for their bestselling previous titles and the mature quality of their writing made this collection easy and pleasant to read. "A ... Among the Fair Magnolias by Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love and Elizabeth Musser

Sarah's Rating:

4 Stars

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