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Sweetbriar Cottage

Sweetbriar Cottage

On 6/5 Daphne Self wrote: Sweetbriar CottagebyDenise Hunter(Thomas Nelson 2017)This book struck a balance between the pros and cons. In my opinion, although the writing was solid, there were instances where delivery of the art was lacking.Denise Hunter, in the vein of Song of Solomon, portrayed the sensuality and physical attraction ... Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter

Daphne's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

On 5/21 Daphne Self wrote: The Evaporation of Sofi SnowbyMary Weber(Thomas Nelson 2017)So rare it is that I come across a book that I am obligated to review, and at the same time WARN readers about. But with many Thomas Nelson books I am seeing more and more of what is marketed as Christian books actually being mainstream, secular ... The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

Daphne's Rating:

2 Stars

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KJV, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Cloth Over Board, Black/Gray, Red Letter Edition

KJV, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Cloth Over Board, Black/Gray, Red Letter Edition

On 5/9 Daphne Self wrote: KJV, Thinline BibleLarge Print, Red Letter Edition(Thomas Nelson 2017)I normally do not review Bibles, but sometimes I come across one that seems as though it may be interesting to see how it was printed and how well it is constructed.With this one, I found the print to be amazingly easy to read and ... KJV Thinline Bible

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 4/18 Daphne Self wrote: You'll Think of MebyRobin Lee Hatcher (Thomas Nelson 2017) While I normally have books that I really enjoyed reading, there are times when I am honor-bound to write a review about a book that I only liked a little bit compared to others. This is one of those books. To me, this wasn't my "cup ... You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

Daphne's Rating:

3 Stars

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If I'm Found

If I'm Found

On 4/12 Daphne Self wrote: If I'm FoundbyTerri Blackstock (Zondervan 2017)If you haven't read If I Run, that's okay, but you would lose a little bit of the story and some parts of this book wouldn't make sense.  I like books that run in a trilogy where book two picks up where book one left off, and book three picks up ... If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book

Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 2/15 Daphne Self wrote: The Berenstain BearsEaster FunSticker & Activity BookbyJan & Mike Berenstain(Zonderkidz 2017)On a whim I decided to choose this book for review. Figured it would be a simple place-and-play sticker book.Boy was I wrong! And gladly so.Word finds, mazes, math problems, color by number, matching, ... The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Dog Who Was There

The Dog Who Was There

On 2/4 Daphne Self wrote: The Dog Who Was TherebyRon Masaco(Thomas Nelson 2017) For anyone who love pets, we know that these creatures can be the most innocent of all. They love unconditionally and trust without measure. Pets can be like little children. In this book it begins with Barley, the little pup that was ripped ... The Dog Who Was There by Ron Marasco

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/15 Daphne Self wrote: Because You're MinebyColleen Coble(Thomas Nelson 2017) In this latest book by Colleen Coble, I found that I could picture and almost hear the Irish brogue of the characters. Even though Coble pulled in an apparent favorite plot catalyst, I didn't find anything truly remarkable.The plot is a well ... Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble

Daphne's Rating:

3 Stars

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NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

On 11/17 Daphne Self wrote: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible(Thomas Nelson 2016)To keep on my track of reading and reviewing Bible versions and styles for a range of ages, I really loved the look, feel, and layout of the NJKV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible. This is a perfect Bible for that young man, particularly ages 9 to 13.The ... NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

On 10/26 Daphne Self wrote: Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible StoriesbyBonnie Rickner Jensen(Thomas Nelson 2016) I'm still on my kick about reviewing books for children. I have come across some great titles, and books that will make exceptional Christmas presents. This book by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Robert Dunn ... Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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KJV The Beginner's Bible Holy Bible

KJV The Beginner's Bible Holy Bible

On 10/12 Daphne Self wrote: KJV Beginner's Holy Bible(Zondervan 2016)I've been on a kick where I've been reviewing Bibles lately. Mainly to see how well suited they are for children and teenagers. Most of the Bibles I have read (perused) have been wonderfully made and had a surprisingly good layout.This one is no exception. Instead ... KJV Beginner's Holy Bible

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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God's Little Lambs Bible Stories

God's Little Lambs Bible Stories

On 10/5 Daphne Self wrote: God's Little Lambs Bible StoriesbyJulie Stiegemeyer(Zonderkidz 2016) I don't often write reviews on children books or children Bible storybooks. Usually because those book are open to interpretation and artistic flair. Children's minds are not like adults so the stories would have to be severely ... God's Little Lambs Bible Stories by Julie Stiegemeyer

Daphne's Rating:

4 Stars

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To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

On 8/27 Daphne Self wrote: To Have and to HoldbyBetsy St. Amant, Becky Wade, & Katie Ganshert(Zondervan 2016) I enjoy love stories set during fall and winter seasons. To me they bring a fresh and hopeful feel as the air changes, the days grow cooler, and the leaves rustle as they fall.To Have and to Hold held promise. ... To Have and To Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories

Daphne's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

On 8/20 Daphne Self wrote: The Long Journey to Jake PalmerbyJames L. Rubart(Thomas Nelson 2016) Was this book good enough? If the book had a soul, it would ask the same question that burned inside Jake Palmer's heart.It's a fantastical story. One that pushes the boundary of this world and gives a glimpse into another.Scarred. ... The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. Rubart

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

On 7/24 Daphne Self wrote: NKJV: Teen Study Bible(Zondervan 2016)I found this study bible to be informative with its maps, Q&A sections, and the many inserts throughout.There are a host of features that will help and strengthen a teen's study of God's word:We Believe: this feature is found periodically throughout and helps ... NKJV: Teen Study Bible

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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VIP

VIP

On 5/26 Daphne Self wrote: VIPVery Influential PersonbyO.S. Hawkins(Thomas Nelson 2016)  I was interested and curious about this little book when I saw it Thomas Nelson's website. So I took a chance, and it was a good call.VIP: How to Influence with Vision, Integrity, and Purpose is not a quick read. It is a book that is ... VIP by O.S. Hawkins

Daphne's Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

On 5/12 Daphne Self wrote: New King James VersionStudy BiblePersonal Size, Softcover(Thomas Nelson 2016)I normally would not review a Bible for my blog, but I have to say, I really enjoy this one.I've only had one study Bible in my life, and that was a student study Bible ASV. Eventually it fell apart, as in Acts kept acting up ... NKJV Study Bible

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 5/4 Daphne Self wrote: Through the eyes of a teen. This was a really enjoyable read. From city girl to country gal, the ups and downs, and the hilarity really gave this book a light-hearted read with a message. Perfect for the pre-teen and younger teen. With an unexpected maturity combined with a fresh innocence, this book ... Through the eyes of a teen

Daphne's Rating:

4 Stars

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If I Run

If I Run

On 4/8 Daphne Self wrote: If I Runby Terri Blackstock(Zondervan 2016)You don't trust law enforcement and haven't since you were 12. You never let go of your control. You have only one best friend...and he's dead. Your DNA is all over the scene. Do you stay and explain that you found him and hope they believe you or do you ... If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Daphne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Kissed by a Cowboy

Kissed by a Cowboy

On 2/7 Daphne Self wrote: Kissed by a CowboybyDebra Clopton(Thomas Nelson 2016)As I began to read this book I began to have mixed feelings. What made this a Christian fiction book? Yes, it is very clean and highly entertaining. Cassidy is a true high spirited redhead that is immediately likable. Jarrod was a little harder ... Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Daphne's Rating:

3 Stars

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