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The Teacher's Bride

The Teacher's Bride

On 12/14 Kristi wrote: I don’t think I’ve ever read a story about two more awkward people before. Ruby is a bit accident-prone. Christian, or Chris, as he’s known, is so uptight that at times I wanted to reach in the book and give him a shaking. Add in his standoffish sister, Selah, and at times I thought I was going ... The Teacher's Bride by Kathleen Fuller (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Seat by the Hearth

A Seat by the Hearth

On 11/14 Kristi wrote: I LOVED this story!!!!!!!! I think the author has written her best work ever with a compelling story and characters it is impossible to dislike (ok, with the exception of a couple). I found this book heartbreaking and heartstopping at the same time. This book is just magnificent!!!!!! I instantly fell ... A Seat by the Hearth by Amy Clipston

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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Room on the Porch Swing

Room on the Porch Swing

On 5/20 Kristi wrote: I started reading this book on my lunch break and the opening scene was so intense and I was so interested in it I was almost late going back to work. (That's not really a bad thing though, right?) I couldn't wait to get home to dive into the story again. However, once I was able to get back to the story ... Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston

Kristi's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Heart Between Us

The Heart Between Us

On 3/24 Kristi wrote: I discovered this book when the publisher sent me an email suggesting I request it via NetGalley. I was intrigued by the cover as it was cute and had a bit of a chic-lit feel to it. I read the description of the story and was even more intrigued. A woman who has a heart transplant decides to travel and ... The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

4 Stars

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Words from the Heart

Words from the Heart

On 2/13 Kristi wrote: While nosy, cantankerous older ladies may not be my cup of tea in real life I found Cevilla Schlabach endearing. She really made this book fun to read with her meddling ways. For me, she was the glue that held this story together and the star of the show. Ivy and Noah were great characters but there ... Words from the Heart by Kathleen Fuller

Kristi's Rating:

4 Stars

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Beneath the Summer Sun

Beneath the Summer Sun

On 1/18 Kristi wrote: Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres. However, sometimes I feel like the genre becomes a bit stale or cookie cutter. That’s why I find books like Beneath the Summer Sun refreshing. This book has complex characters with real problems. I was entranced in the story from the first page and found ... Beneath The Summer Sun by Kelly Irvin (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Crooked Path

The Crooked Path

On 12/17 Kristi wrote: After reading The Girl From the Train I knew I wanted to read more from this author. I was happy to get this book and start reading it. Little did I know it was going to take me on a journey that I probably wasn’t prepared for but glad I got to experience. This story will have you feeling sad, tired, ... The Crooked Path

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Place at Our Table

A Place at Our Table

On 11/29 Kristi wrote: There are some authors that you just know you are going to enjoy their books. For me, Amy Clipston tops the list. I'm always excited to read her latest story and be introduced to characters who I will soon think of as friends. This book was everything I expected. Even though there is a heart-stopping ... A Place at Our Table by Amy Clipston

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Writing Desk

The Writing Desk

On 8/19 Kristi wrote: Rachel Hauck instantly grabbed my attention with this story. I was engrossed by the end of the first page. I love stories about books and authors and how they write their stories. Tenley and Birdie are both interesting characters and while Birdie seems to have it together Tenley seems to be holding on ... The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Separatists

The Separatists

On 7/30 Kristi wrote: Erica Sparks is back! Not only is she reporting the story but she’s part of it. The Separatists is a modern day political thriller that will have you reading long into the night while on the edge of your seat. I found this book thought-provoking and very modern day and edgy. I loved how journalism ... The Separatists by Lis Wiehl (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

4 Stars

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An Amish Summer

An Amish Summer

On 6/22 Kristi wrote: Four wonderful authors with four uniquely great stories make up An Amish Summer. Grab a cold beverage and a comfy spot and sit back, relax, and enjoy! I liked Shelley Shepard Gray's story because it seemed real. I could see this as something that could happen easily and especially with the sisters having ... An Amish Summer by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 3/19 Kristi wrote: What I was hoping to be a "pull-me-in-and-don't-let-go" read from Collen Coble ended up being a bit of a flop. Collen's books are known to be quick reads with stories that have enough scare factor to them that I feel the need to get up and close the blinds. This book lacked this quality. In fact, there ... Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/8 Kristi wrote: I instantly became a fan of Melanie Dickerson's writing when I read The Golden Braid (Hagenheim #6). I found the story to be well-written and have the perfect balance of romance and action and an independent female heroine that was fun to read about. I immediately jumped at the chance to read The Silent ... The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson (review by Kristi)

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Candidate

The Candidate

On 11/2 Kristi wrote: Wow! What an entertaining read from Lis Wiehl. This book was a quick read for me and had me turning pages as fast as I could to find out what would happen next. Politics and the news combine perfectly for an edge of your seat, must-read book. This book made me feel as if I was getting a behind the scenes ... The Candidate

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

On 9/25 Kristi wrote: If you're looking for a romance novel this is not the book for you. If you're looking for a book so full of suspense and moments that make you want to get up and close all the curtains in your house, then this IS the book for you! Colleen Coble has written, in my opinion, her best book yet! Twilight ... Twilight at Blueberry Barrens~ A Suspense-filled 5-star read

Kristi's Rating:

5 Stars

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