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NIV, Journal the Word Bible for Women, Comfort Print

NIV, Journal the Word Bible for Women, Comfort Print

On 10/22 amandainpa wrote: This is a lovely Bible. I own a Journal the Word Bible but the cover is plain black. This one has a beautiful navy cover with gold and coppery red flowers and text that says, “my soul finds rest in God. Psalm 62:1”. The spine is also very pretty with decorations. The material of the cover is cloth ... NIV Journal the Word Bible for Women Review

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4 Stars

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NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine Leather

NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine Leather

On 10/1 amandainpa wrote: First of all, I was giddy to receive this Bible because I have never owned a genuine leather Bible. It is exquisite. The leather feels very nice and the page edges are gold. I was surprised to see that it has a thumb index for an easy way to find the books of the Bible. It also includes THREE ribbon ... NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine Leather Review

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5 Stars

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Auschwitz Lullaby

Auschwitz Lullaby

On 9/20 amandainpa wrote: This book tells the story of Helen Hannemann, a German woman married to a man of Romani heritage, who goes with her husband and children to Auschwitz by her own choosing and is asked to organize a school and nursery in the camp. Based on a true person in history, this story was full of chilling details ... Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar Review

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5 Stars

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Fawkes

Fawkes

On 8/8 amandainpa wrote: Fantasy is a genre that I visit the least but I was very intrigued by the synopsis of this book. The use of masks and color powers is very interesting and I also found the stone plague to be unique. Nadine is a very talented writer. She is very good at showing the reader the world without having to ... Fawkes by Nadine Brandes Review

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4 Stars

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The Orphan's Wish

The Orphan's Wish

On 6/13 amandainpa wrote: I have been eager to pick up a fairy tale retelling for a long time and have heard amazing things about Melanie’s writing so I couldn’t wait to dig into this book. Unfortunately, this probably wasn’t the best one to start with. The story is supposed to be based on Aladdin, but there are very few ... The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson Review

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3 Stars

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Honeysuckle Dreams

Honeysuckle Dreams

On 5/2 amandainpa wrote: This is the second book in the Blue Ridge Romance series but it worked great as a standalone novel. I have not read the first book in the series but the author explained everything in a way that I never felt confused or as if I was missing information. The story follows Hope and Brady as Brady finds ... Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter Review

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4 Stars

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Create!

Create!

On 4/22 amandainpa wrote: I have an 11 year old daughter who is a crafting princess…she is creating something just about every day and never ceases to surprise me with her creativity. So when I saw this book up for review, I knew that I had to request it for my crafty girl….she loves it! This book is filled with over 50 ... Create! A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design Review

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4 Stars

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BibleForce

BibleForce

On 4/15 amandainpa wrote: I am really impressed with this book! It’s marketed towards kids but I think teenagers and adults would also love it. Graphic novels are very popular right now and what’s better than a graphic novel Bible? I am a very visual person and I find that seeing a picture with a story really helps me remember ... Bibleforce Review

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5 Stars

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Embraced

Embraced

On 4/4 amandainpa wrote: I quickly became a fan of Lysa Terkeurst when I discovered her book, Made to Crave…there is something about the way she writes that feels very down to earth and friendly. I feel as though I am hearing from a friend when I read her writing. I also love that she is a woman that isn’t afraid to admit ... Embraced by Lysa Terkeurst Review

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5 Stars

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NIV, Journal the Word Reference Bible, Hardcover

NIV, Journal the Word Reference Bible, Hardcover

On 3/27 amandainpa wrote: This Bible is great for almost anyone. The design is very gender neutral…the black cover is of very good quality, with a slightly textured spine. It feels very durable and seems like it will last the test of time. The end papers have an attractive gray diamond design. I really like the addition of ... NIV Journal the Word Reference Bible by Zondervan Review

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5 Stars

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NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

On 3/10 amandainpa wrote: This Bible is just amazing! I am amazed at the vast amount of information that is included in this book. I have never owned a study Bible geared towards women and I am very happy to own one now. It highlights many of the women of the Bible, describing them further. It also includes articles on many topics ... NIV The Woman's Study Bible

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5 Stars

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If I Live

If I Live

On 3/2 amandainpa wrote: This was a terrific finale to an excellent series! I’ve read many thrillers/suspense books in the Christian fiction subset and this series is by far, my favorite. Often I’ve found that Christian thrillers can be a bit too tame for my liking…Terri Blackstock knows how to keep it clean but also keep ... If I Live by Terri Blackstock Review

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The Lost Castle

The Lost Castle

On 2/6 amandainpa wrote: Based on the synopsis, I wasn’t sure if this was a book I would enjoy but because I’ve read 2 books by Kristy Cambron and loved them, I decided to give this a try….I’m very glad I did. This story follows 3 women in 3 different time periods and centers on a castle in France. I enjoyed the storyline ... The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron Review

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5 Stars

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NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teens

NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teens

On 1/12 amandainpa wrote: I started journaling when I was about 13 or 14…it was a time in my life when I had so many thoughts and a roller coaster of emotions. I wish this Bible would have been around back then. What is unique to this Bible are the journaling prompts that are directed specifically to teenage girls. The prompts ... NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teen Girls Review

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365 Devotions for Living Joyfully

365 Devotions for Living Joyfully

On 12/22 amandainpa wrote: First of all, this book is adorable, definitely the cutest devotional book I’ve owned. It’s a nice, compact size with a ribbon bookmark, bright colors, and bicycles on the end pages. It even has yellow flowers on each page. Each devotion is dated, which helps the reader to easily keep track and read ... 365 Devotions for Living Joyfully by Victoria York Review

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5 Stars

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Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential

Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential

On 11/30 amandainpa wrote: There are so many things to love about this book. It has a very inviting cover with sweet illustrations. The characters are delightful, each one different with their own unique personality and challenge to face. Broken down into several stories, it follows the 5 “Brave Girls”, a group of friends ... Brave Girls Confidential Review

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5 Stars

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Christmas at Carnton

Christmas at Carnton

On 10/23 amandainpa wrote: I believe this is the first Civil-War era Historical Fiction book that I’ve read and I found it very enjoyable. This book follows Aletta, who is a recent widow, following her husband Warren’s death as a Confederate soldier. She is facing dire straights, as are many women in the community, and receives ... Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander Review

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5 Stars

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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 9/10 amandainpa wrote: I almost didn’t read this book as I am not a fan of sad books…I’m so glad I gave it a chance. The story is definitely a tear-jerker but it’s also hopeful. Jessica, the main character, is recovering from the traumatic events of the Paris attacks and through a series of events, works to solve ... The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix Review

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4 Stars

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Abiding Mercy

Abiding Mercy

On 8/28 amandainpa wrote: I was an avid reader of Amish fiction in the early 2000s…I would eagerly check books out of my church library and devour them that afternoon. After reading most of the Amish books that the library had in stock, I became burned out on Amish fiction. I went through a big reading slump and stopped reading ... Abiding Mercy by Ruth Reid Review

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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 8/9 amandainpa wrote: I was delighted when I received this Bible, it is beautiful! I love the cover, it’s a cloth cover with a very pretty floral design. The size of the Bible is also perfect, in my opinion…I used it in church and it sits open in my lap nicely without closing, as smaller Bibles sometimes do. The text ... NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible review

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5 Stars

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Beneath Copper Falls

Beneath Copper Falls

On 7/6 amandainpa wrote: This book kept me guessing. The story was fast paced and intense. It follows Dana, who has just left an abusive relationship and returns to her hometown for refuge. A series of murders of women are occurring that are all similar in nature and the suspense continues throughout the book until the final ... Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble Review

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4 Stars

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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

On 5/15 amandainpa wrote: I was very impressed with how beautiful this book was when I received it. The illustrations are whimsical and fun and the colors are very pleasing to the eye. Because it’s such an inviting cover, I think many girls, young and old alike, will gravitate towards this book. The stories are longer than ... Love Letters from God:Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart by Glenys Nellist Review

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5 Stars

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Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

On 4/27 amandainpa wrote: I grew up reading and loving the Berenstain Bears books. I remember checking many of them out of my library and sounding out the words as I was just learning to read. Recently I have rediscovered these books, which have been taken over by the late Stan and Jan’s son, Mike Berenstain and I have purchased ... The Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection Review

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5 Stars

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The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Illusionist's Apprentice

On 3/19 amandainpa wrote: This book contains a lot of things that I love…Vaudeville, mystery, illusionists, and a surprising twist. The story revolves around Wren Lockhart, a famous illusionist who was an apprentice for Harry Houdini. After a magician performs an illusion that results in the death of a man, the FBI gets the ... The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron Review

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4 Stars

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 1/30 amandainpa wrote: This book took me some time to get through as it was more of a cerebral read. It was an extremely important book for Americans to read and very interesting, but it wasn’t an enjoyable book for me. This was difficult at times as I tend to read more for pleasure and to escape. The subject matter was ... A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison Review

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4 Stars

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 1/11 amandainpa wrote: I had never read a book by Colleen Coble but she’s a popular author in the Christian Fiction world so I was excited to request and read this book. I was a bit hesitant about it as I’m not a fan of romance but this book was light on the romance and heavy on the suspense (which is what I love). The ... Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble Review

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4 Stars

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The Daniel Code

The Daniel Code

On 11/24 amandainpa wrote: It’s no secret that this world can be a scary place to live in. As a Christian, I’ve noticed the divide growing wider and wider between Christians and non-Christians and it is becoming more and more difficult to stand up for what I believe in as it seems like everything is turning upside down. This ... The Daniel Code by O.S. Hawkins Review

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5 Stars

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

On 10/28 amandainpa wrote: When I was about 10 years old, I had a devotional called Angel in my Attic by Mary Lou Carney…it was my favorite devotional because it was so relevant to my life.The main character was facing a lot of the same issues that I was facing and I read it at least 5 times during my middle school/ Junior High ... Girl Talk: 52 Weekly Devotions by Lois Walfrid Johnson Review

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Prayers and Answered Prayers

Prayers and Answered Prayers

On 10/21 amandainpa wrote: This is a very unique book, it’s actually 2 books that you can keep in a clear folder or take them out and use them separately. The design is very appealing to young girls (according to my 10 year old daughter, who loves it). The clear folder is decorated with colored flowers and each book is glittery ... Prayers and Answered Prayers by Thomas Nelson Review

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Study Bible

NKJV, Study Bible

On 10/15 amandainpa wrote: I have been on the search of a nice study Bible for several years. I have always hesitated to buy one because I wasn’t sure which one to get and never could find one that appealed to me. I was initially attracted to the cover of this Bible and then found the features to be what I was looking for. The ... NKJV Study Bible

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5 Stars

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With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

On 8/29 amandainpa wrote: This book came to me at the perfect time. I’m the mother of a 13 year old son and there are days when I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to this parenting thing. Parenting babies and toddlers was a lot less cerebral…you just love them and teach them and guide them and keep ... With All Due Respect By Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock Review

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When Death Draws Near

When Death Draws Near

On 8/15 amandainpa wrote: This book provided some very interesting insight into some unusual practices involving snakes in church. I had never heard of this practice and was fascinated and kind of horrified to read about this. I despise snakes, they are my least favorite animal and the thought of them makes me cringe, so this ... When Death Draws Near

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3 Stars

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The Things We Knew

The Things We Knew

On 7/17 amandainpa wrote: This book had mystery and romance as well as some coming of age aspects to it. Set on Nantucket, the story centers around a family with secrets and some skeletons that are coming out of the closet. I connected a lot to the main character, Lynette…she is the youngest sibling and is treated as such…her ... The Things We Knew by Catherine West Review

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4 Stars

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There Will Be Stars

There Will Be Stars

On 7/3 amandainpa wrote: I wasn’t sure if I would like this book because the plot seemed a bit “out there”…the parallel world or alternate heaven story line isn’t something I’ve read much about and haven’t had much interest in. But this book was impossible for me to put down. This was a very deep story that delves ... There Will Be Stars by Billy Coffey Review

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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 4/30 amandainpa wrote: This book was sweet. One thing that makes it unique is the fact that it is told in a first person narrative by Levi, a male, and Delilah. I haven’t read many books that are narrated from a male perspective, so I enjoyed that. I really disliked Levi for the first half of the book. He has selective mutism, ... Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer Review

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3 Stars

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 4/10 amandainpa wrote: As a Christian who struggles with generalized and social anxiety, I was eager to pick this book up. In my experience, mental health disorders are not often mentioned in the church. This has always bothered me on some level as so many people struggle with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. ... How to Live in Fear by Lance Hahn

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4 Stars

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The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone

On 3/22 amandainpa wrote: I generally am not the type of person who cries when reading a book. It’s rare for me to feel a deep connection with a character, so deep that I have a physical response to what they are experiencing. This book caused me to gasp, cry, and feel sickness in my stomach. The story is a beautiful, gritty ... The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell

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5 Stars

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Brave Girls: Beautiful You

Brave Girls: Beautiful You

On 3/16 amandainpa wrote: I’ve been on the lookout for a good devotional for my 9 year old daughter…something that would be age appropriate and enjoyable for her to read. When I was about 9 or 10, I had a devotional (Angel in My Attic by Mary Lou Carney) that made a very big impact on me and was something I looked forward ... Brave Girls: Beautiful You

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