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To Best the Boys

To Best the Boys

On 4/26 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~The task is simple:Don a disguise.Survive the labyrinth.Best the boys.In a thrilling new fantasy from the bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, one girl makes a stand against society and enters a world made exclusively for boys.Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents ... Review of To Best The Boys by Mary Weber

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5 Stars

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The Warrior Maiden

The Warrior Maiden

On 2/13 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~She knew a woman was expected to marry, cook, and have children, not go to war. Can she manage to stay alive, save her mother, and keep the handsome son of a duke from discovering her secret?When Mulan decides to take her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, ... Review of The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

On 11/20 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice.From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman the woman C. S. Lews called "my whole world." When poet and writer Joy Davidman began ... Review of Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

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3 Stars

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Fawkes

Fawkes

On 9/8 V. Joy Palmer wrote:  About the Book ~Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father's plot to assassinate the king of England. Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where ... Review of Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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5 Stars

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Becoming the Talbot Sisters

Becoming the Talbot Sisters

On 6/6 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~ Twin sisters Waverly and Charlie Talbot have drifted far apart as they pursue opposite dreams of stardom and service to the poor. On an astonishing journey across Central Europe, they must come together to face their fears, find their courage and fight for what they love.Celebrity chef ... Review of Becoming the Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden

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3 Stars

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Unbreakable

Unbreakable

On 5/1 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~ Eliyana Ember is a reluctant queen. As vessel of the Verity—the purest of souls—only she can lead the fight against the wicked magnetism of the Void. If she fails, the paths between Reflections will cease to exist, and those she loves will remain plagued by darkness.After falling ... Review of Unbreakable by Sara Ella

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5 Stars

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Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Reclaiming Shilo Snow

On 4/6 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~Known as a brilliant mind that could hack her world’s darkest secrets, seventeen-year-old Sofi Snow is the most wanted teenager alive. She found her way to the icy, technologically brilliant planet of Delon to find Shilo, the brother everyone but Sofi believes is dead.But as she and ... Review of Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber

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5 Stars

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The Heart Between Us

The Heart Between Us

On 3/5 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister Crystal played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun. But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn’t enough to ... Review of The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel

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5 Stars

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The Lost Castle

The Lost Castle

On 2/9 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~ Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance in World War II. ... Review of The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

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4 Stars

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The Austen Escape

The Austen Escape

On 11/27 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~ Falling into the past will change their futures forever.Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues—particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary’s ... Review of The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

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5 Stars

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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 9/22 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~"There were seconds, when I woke, when the world felt unshrouded. Then memory returned."When Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But Patrick, the steadfast friend ... Review of The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix

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4 Stars

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NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print

NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print

On 8/12 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About this Bible ~Easy to color and easy to read! Reflect on the precious truths of Scripture with the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible, Large Print, featuring beautiful line art for coloring and a large type size. Perfect for all ages, this Bible’s thick white paper with lightly ruled lines in ... Review of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print

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5 Stars

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Unraveling

Unraveling

On 7/5 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book ~What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After defeating her grandfather and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what’s right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity ... Review of Unraveling by Sara Ella

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5 Stars

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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

On 5/18 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Description ~For fans of Ender's Game, The Hunger Games, and Blade Runner comes a story of video gaming, blood, and power.Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi's dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth's corporations rule in place of governments ... Review of The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

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5 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 5/2 V. Joy Palmer wrote:   Description ~  She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant.But she might just gain what she’s always wanted . . .if she makes it in time. The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ... Review of The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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For Love and Honor

For Love and Honor

On 3/30 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Description: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 ... Review of For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund

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5 Stars

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The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Illusionist's Apprentice

On 3/16 V. Joy Palmer wrote: From the Back Cover:Not all illusions happen on the stage.Wren Lockhart, apprentice to master illusionist Harry Houdini, uses life on a vaudeville stage toescape the pain of her past. She continues her career of illusion after her mentor’s death, intent on burying her true identity.But when a rival ... Review of The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

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4 Stars

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Unfolding

Unfolding

On 2/7 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Description:Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he’s an outcast and she’s the most perfect girl he knows.And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah’s physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, ... Review of Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen

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4 Stars

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NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

On 12/17 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Product Description:The NKJV Journal the Word™ Bible allows you to express yourself creatively every day with plenty of room for notes or verse art journaling next to your treasured verses. With a selection of unique and sophisticated covers, this single-column edition features thick, cream-colored ... Review of NKJV Journal the Word Bible

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4 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/10 V. Joy Palmer wrote: About the Book:Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again?Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest ... Review of The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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Unblemished

Unblemished

On 10/18 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Back Cover Description:Eliyana can’t bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength? Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate ... Review of Unblemished by Sara Ella

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5 Stars

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Gilt Hollow

Gilt Hollow

On 10/8 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Product Description:Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and ... Review of Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

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5 Stars

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To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

On 9/4 V. Joy Palmer wrote: From the Back Cover:They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story by Betsy St. AmantCharlotte Cantrell is always ... Review of To Have and to Hold by Betsy St. Amant, Becky Wade, and Katie Ganshert

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4 Stars

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Forever Doon

Forever Doon

On 8/10 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Book Description:With the witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica has no choice but to put her grief aside and prepare her remaining followers for the impending battle against the false queen and her forces. But while on a covert mission ... Review of Forever Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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5 Stars

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One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

On 7/5 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Book description:Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren't betrayal enough, ... Review of One Paris Summer

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4 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 6/1 V. Joy Palmer wrote: From the back cover:After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s ... Review of The Beautiful Pretender

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5 Stars

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Remember To Forget, Revised And Expanded Edition

Remember To Forget, Revised And Expanded Edition

On 5/1 V. Joy Palmer wrote: Description:In Remember to Forget from Watty Award-winning author Ashley Royer, Levi has refused to speak since the tragic death of his girlfriend, Delia, and can't seem to come out of his depression and hindering self-doubt. Desperate to make some positive change in Levi’s life, his mother sends him ... Review of Remember to Forget

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5 Stars

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A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

On 3/21 V. Joy Palmer wrote:  From the back cover:The only thing harder than fighting for what's right... is fighting their feelings for each other. For three year, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little does anyone know, this bandit is in fact Juliana ... Review of A Daring Sacrifice

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5 Stars

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 3/1 V. Joy Palmer wrote:  From the back cover: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 home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she ... Review of Mermaid Moon

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4 Stars

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A Season to Wed

A Season to Wed

On 12/10 V. Joy Palmer wrote: From the back cover:They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy KirkSometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful ... Review of A Season to Wed

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4 Stars

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