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The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

On 2/28 Bookworlder wrote: There's just something about a 1930's setting, in the depths of the post-prohibition Great Depression, and The Angels' Share has that something in spades. It is a coming of age novel and a family drama, filled with secrets, discoveries, prejudice, legacies and first love all in a dying Southern town. William ... The Angels' Share by James Markert (review)

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4 Stars

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A Love Made New

A Love Made New

On 10/27 Bookworlder wrote: This is the most recent entry in The Amish of Birch Creek series, and the first Amish novel I've read. I'm happy to say that for a first novel in a sub-genre, this was a good choice. Abigail is a truly likable heroine, full of insecurities stemming from weight gain and rejection. She's skeptical ... A Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller (review)

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3 Stars

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The Things We Knew

The Things We Knew

On 9/4 Bookworlder wrote: Occasionally I read a book that I need to wait to review, to put some distance between the story and the emotions it evoked in me so that I can talk about it coherently (read: not tear up thinking about it). I read mainly for enjoyment and partly as an escape. I read books that amuse, touch or inspire, ... The Things We Knew by Catherine West (review)

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5 Stars

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Beautiful Uncertainty

Beautiful Uncertainty

On 3/14 Bookworlder wrote: Over the years, I've read a few books aimed at single women and living the single christian life. Generally, I've found them to be well intentioned, not that helpful, and not quite aimed at me. Perhaps I read them all a bit too late, as they seemed to be about stages of life I had already passed through ... Beautiful Uncertainty

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4 Stars

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Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

On 11/29 Bookworlder wrote: Take the story of the birth of Jesus and skip to the evening when Mary is attempting to lull her (in this version) fussy baby to sleep while animals and visitors are causing various levels of chaos, and you have the premise of this hardback picture book. Written in verse and illustrated in earthy tones, ... Picture Book Review: Goodnight, Manger by Laura Sassi and Jane Chapman (illus.)

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3 Stars

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