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Tale of the Penitent Thief

Tale of the Penitent Thief

On 9/17 stacey schneller wrote: I wasn’t thrilled about the book. However, into the fifth chapter it picked up a little bit in the middle. I am pretty sure there is no reference in the Bible to Jesus having blue eyes…unless I missed something. Tale of the Penitent Thief" is the fictionalized historical account of one thief who ... Tale of the Penitent Thief

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3 Stars

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Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss

On 9/17 stacey schneller wrote: I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book I have read by Denise Hunter, and I will be back for more. Paige Warren is a strong independent women. She runs the local Animal shelter. Paige does not really have any family to call her own and is grateful for her best friend Riley Callahan who has ... Just A Kiss

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5 Stars

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The Hungering Dark

The Hungering Dark

On 8/30 stacey schneller wrote: This book is about a secret puzzle box that groups have been trying to find so they can destroy it or use the power for revenge. Now that it’s in the hands of a Christian family they need to keep the puzzle box safe and there community. Wow. If you want a page turner this book kept me on my toes. ... The Hungering Dark

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4 Stars

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Forever Doon

Forever Doon

On 8/28 stacey schneller wrote: Forever Doon” begins with the Witch of Doon in power. Queen Veronica is hiding from the witch in the countryside while trying to rebuild her life. Believing her beloved, Jamie has been killed, and trying to keep the citizens of Doon safe from the wrath of the witch is not an easy task, but Veronica ... The Doon

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4 Stars

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The Tallest Watchtower

The Tallest Watchtower

On 8/22 stacey schneller wrote: There is 2 short stories. The first is titles, Lucy. It is about a couple who can not have children of their own. They decide they want to adopt a young boy. They arrive and actually pick a 3 year girl (for a very special reason, that i won’t spoil in here). The ending is slightly sad but kind of happy ... The Tallest Watchtower

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4 Stars

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 8/22 stacey schneller wrote: Beth Wiseman brings together the Amish and English world together in Under the Harvest Moon. She is able to show that despite many differences, there are also many similarities. Will Brock and Naomi be able to curb their attraction? In Love and Buggy Rides, Amy Clipston shows how even in the Amish culture ... A Amish Harvest

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5 Stars

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Beneath the Pines

Beneath the Pines

On 8/10 stacey schneller wrote: Sandra Gowan has a good story idea with Beneath the Pines. However, I felt that if she would have given it one more edit, she may have noticed that the plot was rushed, the characters, with the exception of Amanda Jane, were not well developed, and she needs to review the rule of “show, don’t tell”. ... Beneath The Pines

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3 Stars

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The Things We Knew

The Things We Knew

On 8/10 stacey schneller wrote: Character development is spot on, the plot is tight, and I didn’t want to put the book down. There are a lot of characters and side plots in the book, and it was impressive how the author kept them all straight and wrapped things up by the end. This is a read that will touch your heart, open your ... The Things we Knew

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5 Stars

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The Big House on Adams Street

The Big House on Adams Street

On 7/29 stacey schneller wrote: The Big House on Adams Street by Alberta Sparks is a wonderful book about one man’s dream. There are many characters in the book who are easy to love and care about, many who have experienced hardships, some who have cause hardships for others. Fritz, whose birth could have been considered an abomination, ... The Big House On Adams Street

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5 Stars

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The Witnesses

The Witnesses

On 7/29 stacey schneller wrote: The Witnesses is a fabulous read. It is full of suspense and mystery. I could not put it down. A wonderful fast paced thriller. This story is all about a fresh.faced.new.lawyer. Parker House is gaining ground as a wonderful lawyer....And then it all seems to unravel around the edges. Is it because ... The Witnesses

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5 Stars

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To Love a Stranger

To Love a Stranger

On 7/11 stacey schneller wrote: Romance, Clean, period. This was a mail order bride novel with some complications. A sister uses her older sister’s name for a mail-order bride service. Bessie is informed by her sister that Bessie is married by proxy to Jasper, a soldier. Jasper is surprised to see her instead of her sister, but Bessie ... To Love A Stranger

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4 Stars

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The 11th Demon

The 11th Demon

On 7/1 stacey schneller wrote: WHOA! This book is GREAT! It’s face paced, it’s gripping, it’s….great! This is the 3rd book in this series, but it’s not necessary to have read the first two. With that said, I’m now looking to get the first two because this one was so good. The plot centers around a demon hunter by the name ... The 11th Demon Review

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4 Stars

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The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket

On 7/1 stacey schneller wrote: The Courtship Basket is the second book in this series. I had not read the first one and while I could tell there were references to what happened in the first book, I didn’t feel like I was missing any important information in order to really enjoy this book. The characters were wonderful. Michael ... The Courtship Basket Review

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5 Stars

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There Will Be Stars

There Will Be Stars

On 6/28 stacey schneller wrote: This novel pulled me in from the first page. In Mattingly VA, a group of people are reliving their last day in an endless cycle. What happens when you go through life not making changes, not striving to be better? You end up like Bobby Barnes, Dorothea, Tommy, George, Laura Beth, Junior, and Juliet. ... There will be Stars

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5 Stars

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Destiny Maker

Destiny Maker

On 6/23 stacey schneller wrote: I found this book quite interesting in the beginning. The first few initial chapters do a wonderful job of pulling you in and catching your attention. However, as the book progresses, I find that it becomes a bit of a spiral, as well as a bit predictable. I feel like the author of this particular story ... Destiney Maker

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5 Stars

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One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

On 6/23 stacey schneller wrote: I simply relished the deliciously sweet ache that lingered after finishing One Paris Summer. This YA romance firmly planted itself in my heart and will always have a special place. One of my favorite aspects of this book is watching Sophie evolve from uncertainty and insecurity to one of assertive confidence ... One Paris Summer

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5 Stars

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The Captain Takes a Wife

The Captain Takes a Wife

On 6/13 stacey schneller wrote: To me the story was fast paced. Actually the entire story covers only a few days. The story seemed authentic to me. The details of the period seemed to work and the author wove a pleasantly heart warming story in the middle of mayhem! I am looking forward to reading more in this series. I liked ... The Captain Takes A Wife

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5 Stars

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The Whisper Theory

The Whisper Theory

On 6/8 stacey schneller wrote: I received a free ecopy of this book courtesy of Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This book appears to just be a nonfiction story about college kids but at the end of each chapter there is a Bible study – Scripture passages to read as well as thought-provoking questions. The topics ... The Whisper Theroy

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3 Stars

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Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde

On 6/1 stacey schneller wrote: This was a well done Regency novel. It is the second in the Treasures of Surrey series. I was swept away with the characters, time period and setting right away through the author's descriptive writing. I enjoyed the inclusion of a couple of mysteries into the plot. The only downside is one of the ... Dawn at Emberwilde

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5 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 5/22 stacey schneller wrote: My love for books extends far and wide. When I get the opportunity to read a book by a young author who is still growing and learning their craft... I jump on it. Juliette Turner is a young, beautiful, and insanely talented 18-year-old girl who has now released her debut fiction novel "That's Not Hay ... That's Not Hay In My Hair

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4 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 5/17 stacey schneller wrote: Once upon a time in a not so distant land, there dwelt a writer who reigned as 'the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance'. Although she started out writing for the younger generation, she soon began to see that her books also brought much pleasure to those who were forever young. I believe that most ... the beautiful pretender

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5 Stars

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Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

On 5/14 stacey schneller wrote: My Review: I really didn't care for this book. I realize that the book is supposed to appeal to middle/high school kids, but honestly, every middle/high school kid can read far more complexly written books than this was. The characters have little to no depth to them at all. There are typos throughout ... Catch Me If You Can

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2 Stars

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A Dream of Miracles

A Dream of Miracles

On 5/12 stacey schneller wrote: A Dream of Miracles was another enjoyable addition to the Amish Wonders series. I have really enjoyed this series. However, if you have not read books one and two, don’t worry, A Dream of Miracles stands alone very nicely. In some ways, this was a tough book to read. I didn’t want to set it down ... A Dream Of Miricles

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5 Stars

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 5/10 stacey schneller wrote: She’d decided to spend her lunch recess alone on this warm spring day, reading under the cool shade of a huge oak tree in the school yard. Then less than a minute after she’d become engrossed in the book she started last night, Thomas approached her and asked if she wanted to play a game. She should ... An Unbroken Heart

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5 Stars

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