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An Amish Christmas Love

An Amish Christmas Love

On 6/28 Baker Kella wrote: What a sweet, Christmas-y read you’ll find in the four novellas that make up An Amish Christmas Love! Each story bursts with holiday themes, and gives different aspects of how people enjoy Christmas. I think fans of Amish fiction are truly going to like this novella compilation. As I read each story, ... AN AMISH CHRISTMAS LOVE

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3 Stars

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Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

On 6/26 Baker Kella wrote: This is SUCH a cute board book!! Really Woolly Christmas Blessings is full of cheerful illustrations, adorable characters, and sweet talking points on finding God’s blessings in everything. Its a perfect read for ages 2-5 years old, walking readers through the story of Jesus with verses, stories, and ... Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

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5 Stars

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Love Held Captive

Love Held Captive

On 11/9 Baker Kella wrote: The Civil War has taken its tole on America, including Major Ethan Kelly who is on a raid for anything that could support the troops, even if it means taking from woman and children. It’s not something he’s proud of, and one woman in particular lingers in his memory years after the war has ended. When ... Love Held Captive

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4 Stars

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Unraveling

Unraveling

On 9/19 Baker Kella wrote: Having captured the Void and saved the Second Reflection, El is more than ready to settle down, relax, and prepare to take on her new role as Queen. But when the Callings begin to lose their power, El must search through the Reflections to find the source of what is dissolving everything she loves. And ... Unraveling

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2 Stars

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Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train

On 9/5 Baker Kella wrote: Looking for a way to get those adorably cute kids of yours to sleep? Pick up a copy of Amy Parker’s Night Night, Train and let the train sweep them off to dreamland! Amy’s newest book is a sweet story, full of vivid illustrations, that takes a family aboard a train to Sleepytown. Along the way, children ... Night Night, Train

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5 Stars

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Upon A Spring Breeze

Upon A Spring Breeze

On 6/21 Baker Kella wrote: Kelly Irvin brings to life a more serious note in her latest novel, Upon a Spring Breeze. Eagerly anticipating the birth of her first child, Bess Weaver feels like she’s floating on Gott’s goodness. But all that quickly changes when her young husband is tragically killed. Barely trudging through ... Upon a Spring Breeze

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3 Stars

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 3/2 Baker Kella wrote: When squatters begin to take over her homestead, Laurel Tracey realizes she needs help. But who can she turn to in order to save her land? Certainly not her spoiled step-siblings who are pressuring her to sell the land her father left her. But when Laurel sets her sights on a handsome prisoner outside ... An Uncommon Protector

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4 Stars

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 12/23 Baker Kella wrote: While this wasn’t my favorite of Reay’s, I do love that she stayed true to her writing style, realistic characters, and the novels she’s somewhat parodying…this just wasn’t the book for me and that’s okay. I can re-read Lizzy and Jane as often as my heart desires.🙂 I’m also super excited ... A Portrait of Emily Price

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3 Stars

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A Royal Christmas Wedding

A Royal Christmas Wedding

On 12/16 Baker Kella wrote: If you grew up watching Mia Thermopiles in The Princess Diaries on her zany, bumbling adventures to find true love, you’re going to adore Rachel Hauck’s latest novel, A Royal Christmas Wedding!! With modern whimsy delighting each page, Hauck brings the best holiday season to life in this latest Royal ... A Royal Christmas Wedding

Baker Kella's Rating:

4 Stars

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Forever Doon

Forever Doon

On 9/30 Baker Kella wrote: I did not realize that Forever Doon was the final book in a series and as a result, found myself completely lost throughout most of the novel. This is definitely not one of those stand-alone novels in a series that you can read by itself and still know exactly what is going on. I can’t stress enough ... Forever Doon

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1 Stars

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Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss

On 9/29 Baker Kella wrote: Wowwww!! What a way to end the Summer Harbor series!! Just A Kiss is mesmerizing. I loved everything about this novel – the characters, plot, setting – everything!! Denise Hunter’s writing makes me want to pack up everything and head straight to Maine. Or at least go there on vacation! Its hard ... Just A Kiss

Baker Kella's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Loyal Heart

The Loyal Heart

On 8/17 Baker Kella wrote: If you love history and all things post-Civil War, than The Loyal Heart is a must read for you!! After a vicious rumor spreads about Miranda Markham’s husband, Phillip, being a traitor to his country, Miranda loses hope at life ever being good again. Reeling with the loss of her husband at war, her ... The Loyal Heart

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5 Stars

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To Love a Stranger

To Love a Stranger

On 7/18 Baker Kella wrote: Boasting a stunning new cover, Colleen Coble’s reprint of To Love a Stranger is a delightful historical tale, just shy of 200 pages, making for a quick and easy read. Be warned though – don’t start reading this right before bed, otherwise you’ll be like me and stay up until 2am in order to finish ... To Love a Stranger

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4 Stars

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The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket

On 7/8 Baker Kella wrote: The Courtship Basket is a sweet tale of Rachel Fisher, a young woman who gets her heart broken by a scoundrel. In order to get her mind off her heartbreak, she takes a job as teacher at a local Amish school for children with learning disabilities. While teaching, she meets one of her student’s handsome ... The Courtship Basket

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4 Stars

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Kiss the Bride

Kiss the Bride

On 6/15 Baker Kella wrote: I am so smitten with these 3 novellas in Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories! They are absolutely adorable! It makes me almost want an outdoor June wedding…until I remember that North Carolina is already in the 90s and way too humid for my taste! …I think I’ll stick with another season:) Picture ... Kiss the Bride

Baker Kella's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/25 Baker Kella wrote: That’s it – I’m done! I don’t think any fairy-tale will ever top Melanie Dickerson’s The Beautiful Pretender. It is one of the most beautifully written fairy-tales I’ve ever read. Love is too weak a word to describe how much I enjoyed reading this book! Soon after beginning this book I got ... The Beautiful Pretender

Baker Kella's Rating:

5 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 4/7 Baker Kella wrote: Moving across the country from the bright lights of New York City to a small, very rural 300-acre longhorn ranch in Texas has Jules Turner upside down in adventures. Smog verses fresh air, friends living nearby to no cell phone service anywhere, cabs verses steers, the Met and museums fading away to ... Book Review: That's Not Hair in My Hair

Baker Kella's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Hearts We Mend

The Hearts We Mend

On 4/1 Baker Kella wrote: I started reading The Hearts We Mend not realizing it is actually the second book in the Banister Falls series. But Kathryn Springer did such an excellent job of re-introducing characters and story-lines that I wasn’t confused while reading the sequel. The Hearts We Mend is an excellent read as a stand-alone ... Book Review: The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

Baker Kella's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

On 2/26 Baker Kella wrote: Have you ever looked at a book cover and just knew in your heart that the book was going to be a good one? The without-a-doubt, one hundred percent feeling that the book held in your hands was going to sweep you off your feet and you would be hard-pressed to put it down until you’d devoured it from ... Book Review: The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

Baker Kella's Rating:

5 Stars

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An Amish Market

An Amish Market

On 2/23 Baker Kella wrote: A year ago I was living in York, Pennsylvania, the gateway to Amish country, as I so lovingly called it. York is a mid-sized city resting slightly to the right of the Blue Ridge Mountains and not quite as north as the Poconos. Being the adventurous, somewhat lonely, single that I was (and at times still ... Book Review: An Amish Market

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5 Stars

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Keeper of the Stars

Keeper of the Stars

On 2/17 Baker Kella wrote: Keeper of the Stars is the first novel I’ve read by Robin Lee Hatcher and I rather enjoyed this story-line set in the quaint, snowy town of Kings Meadow, Idaho. Unknowingly to me at the time, this is the final book in Hatcher’s Kings Meadow Romance Series, but the novel fully stands on its own and ... Book Review: Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher

Baker Kella's Rating:

3 Stars

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 1/20 Baker Kella wrote: As the 2nd book in Coble's Sunset Cove series, I found Mermaid Moon to be very easy to follow; especially since I had never read book one! The romantic tension between Mallory and Kevin was great. The angst between Mallory and her teenage daughter was completely relatable (this coming from someone who ... Book Review: Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Baker Kella's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 1/12 Baker Kella wrote: Late one night when the clock chimed ten, I began to read the tale of fair-headed princess in a far off land. As the pages turned over, I was swept up in the story, as this was not the normal tale of Rapunzel’s golden hair of glory. The story starts out in dead winter, year 1413, with a proposal that ... Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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A Season to Wed

A Season to Wed

On 11/23 Baker Kella wrote: If you want to be swept away in the romantic magic of winter, A Season To Wed: Three Winter Love Stories is about to become your go-to read this holiday season. Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, and Cheryl Wyatt do a remarkable job in bringing these three novellas to life. The characters are well invested ... Book Review: A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories

Baker Kella's Rating:

4 Stars

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