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The Hideaway

The Hideaway

On 4/18 The Avid Reader wrote: Greetings!  I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.  If you enjoy suspense/thriller novels, I would like to suggest you check out Angela Marsons and M.J. Arlidge.  They both write wonderful novels that will keep you riveted.  Angela Marsons writes the D.I. Kim Stone Novels and ... The Hideaway: Lauren K. Denton's Debut Novel

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Beautiful Word Devotional

The Beautiful Word Devotional

On 4/18 The Avid Reader wrote: Hello!  I wanted to share my review of this lovely devotional with you. The Beautiful Word 365 Devotionalhas a page for each day of the year.  It is a lovely hardcover book (slightly padded cover) with a decorative cover (which is what captured my attention).  The book measures 8 ¼” ... The Beautiful Word 365 Devotional

The Avid Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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Written In Love

Written In Love

On 3/14 The Avid Reader wrote: Thank you for visiting this lovely March Sunday.  Did you remember to change your clocks?  I will be glad for the extra daylight in the evenings. I miss that in the winter when it gets dark so early.  Written in Love by Kathleen Fuller is An Amish Letters Novel.  One day Phoebe Bontrager ... Written in Love: An Amish Letters Novel

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4 Stars

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The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Illusionist's Apprentice

On 3/9 The Avid Reader wrote: Welcome!  I wanted to share some new cozy mysteries that are available for pre-order on Amazon.  A Fatal Collection by Mary Ellen Hughes, A Christmas Peril by J.A. Hennrikus, Death on Tap by Ellie Alexander, Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James, The Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns, Death in ... The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Avid Reader's Rating:

3 Stars

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An Amish Home

An Amish Home

On 2/15 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Book Release Day!  Some of the new releases are Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis, An Amish Home by Amy Clipson (and Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Kathleen Fuller), War and Peach by Susan Furlong, Blown Away by Clover Tate, Death in Advertising by Laura Bradford, Bookman Dead Style by Paige ... An Amish Home

The Avid Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/14 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope all of you are having a very special day. A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody was released today.  It is the seventh book in A Kate Shackleton Mystery series.  It is a historical mystery novel (can be read alone). I will be reviewing it this week.An Uncommon ... An Uncommon Protector: A Lone Star Hero's Love Story

The Avid Reader's Rating:

3 Stars

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/25 The Avid Reader wrote: Salutations!  Angie Fox's latest The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries comes out January 26.  It is titled Dog Gone Ghost (book 4.5 in the series).  It will be available for purchase on Amazon on that date.  It is a cute and humorous story.  Now is the perfect time to see if this ... Because You're Mine

The Avid Reader's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

On 1/15 The Avid Reader wrote: Good Afternoon.  I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday.  I am spending the day enjoying the women of mystery marathon on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel and reading A Fatal Romance by June Shaw.  The Jesus Bible is the NIV (New International Version) translation of the Bible.  ... The Jesus Bible

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt

On 11/28 The Avid Reader wrote: Welcome back!  I hope everyone is having a delightful Cyber Monday (as delightful as a Monday can get)! I am sharing Amy Clipston's latest novel The Cherished Quilt with you today.  I have been a fan of her novels for many years.  She writes such lovely, heartwarming Christian novels. ... The Cherished Quilt

The Avid Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Royal Christmas Wedding

A Royal Christmas Wedding

On 10/29 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Saturday!  I hope all of you are having a lovely fall Saturday.  If you are looking for Halloween cozy mysteries to read (to get in the mood), I have found a list for you.  Just click here.  I would like to suggest Krista Davis' Murder Most Howl and The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer as ... A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love Bears All Things

Love Bears All Things

On 10/16 The Avid Reader wrote: Welcome.  I hope everyone is having a fun Sunday (or relaxing). I discovered a new site last night that I wanted to tell you about.  I do not know about you, but money is always tight.  Finding extra money for books can be difficult (and I love to get new books).  I found a site that ... Love Bears All Things

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4 Stars

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A Love Made New

A Love Made New

On 9/24 The Avid Reader wrote: It is another sunny and hot day in Florida.  Fall is the season I miss most living in Florida. The beautiful turning leaves, the cooler weather, the smell of fires (indoor and outdoor), the return of Halloween candy (yum). We will start to get cooler weather in late October (if we are lucky).  It ... A Love Made New

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 8/22 The Avid Reader wrote: I hope all of you are having a delightful Monday.  It is a nice sunny day in my area (and hot).  I spent the majority of my afternoon going through emails.  I had over 300 emails (just ridiculous). They are all gone now (thank goodness).  If you are looking for a Christian historical ... The Wedding Shop

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 8/21 The Avid Reader wrote: Thank you for stopping by!  I hope all of you are having a nice, relaxing Sunday.  I have a roast chicken in the oven for dinner (we do a family dinner on Sunday's).  I will be making an apple crisp to go with it (my mother loves dessert).  Does you family have any Sunday traditions? ... An Amish Harvest

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4 Stars

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When Death Draws Near

When Death Draws Near

On 8/7 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Sunday!  I hope all of you are having a superb Sunday.  It has continued to rain in my area (all night).  Soon I will need a boat to navigate my front yard.  If you enjoy suspense novels, I highly recommend Angela Marsons' Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller series.  There ... When Death Draws Near

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket

On 7/11 The Avid Reader wrote: I hope all of you are having a fabulous Sunday.  I was posting a review last night on the various book sites (I post my review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Indigo, BAM, etc.).  One of the sites said it would not accept my review because I used the word "fudge".  I have yet to figure ... The Courtship Basket

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV, American Woman's Bible

NKJV, American Woman's Bible

On 7/9 The Avid Reader wrote: I wanted to share something different with you today.  When I saw this Bible, I knew I wanted to check it out.  There are so many different Bibles on the market and it can be hard to pick one.  There seems to be a Bible for every individual (there are even Bible's for creative people).The ... NKJV American Woman's Bible

The Avid Reader's Rating:

5 Stars

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Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

On 5/23 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Lucky Penny Day!  Do you have a lucky penny?  I have a unique penny (not necessarily lucky).  It was flattened and embossed with a design.  They make great charms (for jewelry).  It is also National Escargot Day (yuck).  You cannot pay me to eat snails (you can put ... Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

The Avid Reader's Rating:

2 Stars

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 5/11 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Eat What You Want Day!  Isn't that wonderful?  If you are on a diet, take a day off.  I am currently enjoying pink Sweetarts (I only like the pink ones).  I have been having plumbing problems for days.  I tried everything to clear the blockage.  I used Draino (the ... Dawn at Emberwilde

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Dream of Miracles

A Dream of Miracles

On 4/12 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Tuesday!  I had to run a few errands today (grocery store, Jo-Ann, drug store).  They just wear me out.  Some interesting historical facts for you . . . the Union Jack unites the flags of Scotland and Great Britain by combining English St. George's Cross and Scotland's St. Andrew's ... A Dream of Miracles

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 3/15 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Make sure to wear green today so you do not get pinched (only your children or spouse are likely to do this)! March 15 is also referred to as the Ides of March.  It is the first day of the Roman New Year on the Roman calendar (which no longer exists).  Events ... An Unbroken Heart

The Avid Reader's Rating:

3 Stars

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An Amish Market

An Amish Market

On 2/2 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Groundhog Day!  Do you think the little fellow will see his shadow today?  I would not mind six weeks more winter (What can I say!  I like cold weather).  The film Making  a Living premiered on this day in 1914. It was Charlie Chaplin's first film appearance. Other events ... An Amish Market

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Forgotten Recipe

The Forgotten Recipe

On 1/7 The Avid Reader wrote: The Forgotten Recipe is the latest book by Amy Clipston. Veronica Fisher is devastated over the loss of her fiancé, Seth Lapp. He died in an accident at work. She has been unable to move forward nor is she grieving properly. Veronica has kept herself busy cleaning. She sets out to clean the families’ ... The Forgotten Recipe

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4 Stars

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A Pretty Age

A Pretty Age

On 1/5 The Avid Reader wrote: Happy Book Release Tuesday!  Just after midnight new books started showing up on my Kindle!  Some of the new releases are: To Helvetica and Back by Paige Shelton, One Foot in the Grove by Kelly Lane, Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinlay (I just love this series), The Cakes of Monte Cristo by Jacklyn ... A Pretty Age

The Avid Reader's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Bones Will Speak

The Bones Will Speak

On 10/17 The Avid Reader wrote: Welcome back!  I am late getting started today.  I actually had a good nights sleep (first one in quite a while).  It is Sweetest Day! Do something nice for your sweetie (if he/she loves books, give them a gift card to their favorite bookseller).  In my case, I will give Doozy (my ... The Bones Will Speak

The Avid Reader's Rating:

4 Stars

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