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An Amish Reunion

An Amish Reunion

On 4/17 Cathy wrote: I am a huge fan of the four authors in this collection and have read most everything they have written so I knew I would enjoy each of the four stories. I normally don't have a favorite in these collections but in this one my absolute favorite was penned by Beth Wiseman. I absolutely adored Elizabeth ... An Amish Reunion

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4 Stars

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Daughters of Northern Shores

Daughters of Northern Shores

On 3/30 Cathy wrote: About the book Aven Norgaard understands courage. Orphaned within an Irish workhouse, then widowed at just nineteen, she voyaged to America where she was wooed and wed by Thor Norgaard, a Deaf man in rural Appalachia. That the Lord saw her along the winding journey and that Aven now carries Thor’s ... Daughter's of Northern Shores (Blackbird Mountain#2) by Joanne Bischof

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4 Stars

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With Winter's First Frost

With Winter's First Frost

On 2/9 Cathy wrote: As sad as I am to see this series come to an end, I believe the author ended it on a high and positive note. I've been a fan of, An Every Amish Season since the beginning and have come to love the characters and their stories. I was drawn into the lives of Laura Kaufman and Zechariah Stutzman the ... With Winter's First Frost (Every Amish Season #4) by Kelly Irvin

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4 Stars

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The Teacher's Bride

The Teacher's Bride

On 1/21 Cathy wrote: This book was such a heartwarming, sweet and maddening read! I adored Ruby and could easily imagine myself spending time with her because she has an easy-going nature that I appreciate. She’s also prone to making some not so wise decisions. Christian is the complete opposite as he carefully plans ... The Teacher's Bride

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4 Stars

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Indivisible

Indivisible

On 12/7 Cathy wrote: This is a pretty emotional read which given the subject matter, I fully expected it to be. What I didn’t expect was being choked up almost immediately but I was. Heather and Darren Turner are a wonderful couple with a young family and they both are loving, unselfish people who love the Lord and are ... Indivisible

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4 Stars

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A Seat by the Hearth

A Seat by the Hearth

On 11/5 Cathy wrote: Ms. Clipston continues to impress me with her ability to tap into so many of my emotions not only throughout this series but with this book in particular. The characters in this book managed to take a piece of my heart and I was more than willing to give it to them. Priscilla and her son, Ethan were ... A Seat by the Hearth

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5 Stars

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

On 10/8 Cathy wrote: First I fell in love with the cover then I fell in love with the amazing story of Joy Davidman, a woman who I sadly knew nothing about until I started reading this book. I was unfamiliar with her writing but will look for her work after learning of her fascinating but troubled life. Joy was a strong ... Becoming Mrs. Lewis

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5 Stars

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Through the Autumn Air

Through the Autumn Air

On 9/12 Cathy wrote: This is one of my favorite books penned by Ms. Irvin. The characters in, Through the Autumn Air are older and have experienced love, marriage and for some, raising families. They also have the unfortunate experience of losing a beloved spouse and moving on with their lives as best they can. I liked ... Through the Autumn Air

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4 Stars

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The Solace of Water

The Solace of Water

On 8/6 Cathy wrote: The Solace of Water is the compelling and powerful story of an African-American woman, her daughter, and an Amish woman. Set in the 1950’s, the unexpected friendship of Delilah and Emma is beautifully told by the author. I loved the Evans family and had such empathy for Delilah as she made a new ... The Solace of Water

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5 Stars

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When Hope Begins

When Hope Begins

On 6/25 Cathy wrote: This is one of those books that will stay with me for a very long time. I felt the emotions that Savannah felt and her overwhelming loss and sadness. I loved her and strongly disliked her husband, Ken. Now, keep in mind that the story begins with Ken leaving Savannah, so I had no idea what had happened ... Where Hope Begins

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5 Stars

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The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

On 6/30 Cathy wrote: I had been eagerly anticipating this book after having read, The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by this author. I was thrilled when I saw the cover of The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories and couldn't wait to start reading it once I had it in my hands. I have to say that it took awhile for me to ... The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

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4 Stars

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/19 Cathy wrote: This is the second book in the Lone Star Hero series. It’s a great follow up to the first book with some great and some not so great characters. Thomas and Laurel are obviously ones I considered great and their story was enjoyable. Some of the characters that were not so great are Laurels’ stepsiblings. ... An Uncommon Protector

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4 Stars

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 11/27 Cathy wrote: I loved the premise of this book. The career paths of both Emily with her art restoration and Ben being a chef. That appealed to me and what drew my interest. The fact that I like the authors writing was another deciding factor. I didn’t connect with either Emily or Ben unfortunately. I was surprised ... A Portrait of Emily Price

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4 Stars

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A Royal Christmas Wedding

A Royal Christmas Wedding

On 10/30 Cathy wrote: The cover caught my eye as soon as I saw it. I've read a couple of the other books in this series and was curious about this one. I've always liked Madeline and Hyacinth and find they add just the right amount of humor to the story. I liked this storyline probably a bit better than the others I've ... A Royal Christmas Wedding

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4 Stars

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Love Bears All Things

Love Bears All Things

On 10/13 Cathy wrote: What a truly wonderful book. Strong character development and an emotional storyline kept me reading the entire day! I had been eagerly anticipating this book. I really liked the first one in the series, but I absolutely loved this one. Charlotte is going through some pretty difficult times with both ... Love Bears All Things

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 8/30 Cathy wrote: This is my absolute favorite book by Rachel Hauck. The characters are wonderful and the storyline held my attention throughout. Cora was my favorite character and I looked forward to when the dual time periods and story focused on her and her family. Her love for her wedding shop and the brides- to- ... The Wedding Shop

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5 Stars

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