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Put on Your PJs, Piggies!

Put on Your PJs, Piggies!

On 4/6 Simply Kelina wrote: Put on Your PJs, Piggies! by Laura Neutzling5 out of 5 StarsMy best friend has a one and a half year old and another one on the way. Since I am such a big reader, I love giving books as gifts. I also know her son is loving books. I thought Put on Your PJs, Piggies! was adorable, and would make the prefect ... Put on Your PJs, Piggies! by Laura Neutzling

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5 Stars

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To Best the Boys

To Best the Boys

On 3/31 Simply Kelina wrote: To Best the Boys by Mary WeberI was sent an early copy of this through Booklook Bloggers. I look to be the unpopular opinion on this one. I was really in the mood for a fantasy, so I decided to pick this up. I really liked that this was a standalone, so I could jump in without feeling overwhelmed with ... To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

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2 Stars

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The Secrets of Paper and Ink

The Secrets of Paper and Ink

On 2/28 Simply Kelina wrote: The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay HarrelDNF-No RatingThis cover is gorgeous, and the synopsis was intriguing. I was excited to jump into this one day when I was on a long car ride for work. Chapter one starts off with the story around Sophie. I was instantly brought into the story and thought this ... The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

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2 Stars

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Secrets at Cedar Cabin

Secrets at Cedar Cabin

On 1/27 Simply Kelina wrote: Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen CobleMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI read my first Colleen Coble a year ago, and I just did not love it. I was hesitant to jump into Secrets at Cedar Cabin but knew I wanted to give her work another chance.I ended up really enjoying this one. It was fast paced, and I found ... Secrets at Cedar Cabin Review

Simply Kelina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Indivisible

Indivisible

On 12/16 Simply Kelina wrote: Indivisible by Travis ThrasherI have not seen anybody talking about this book, and I only found out about it after I saw the movie trailer which included two past characters from Greys Anatomy. When I saw it was a book, I knew I wanted to pick it up before jumping into the movie.The book was ok. I had ... Indivisible by Travis Thrasher

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3 Stars

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On Magnolia Lane

On Magnolia Lane

On 11/23 Simply Kelina wrote: On Magnolia Lane by Denise HunterMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI am in love with Denise Hunter and the Blue Ridge series. I was excited to get an advance copy of On Magnolia Lane, but when it was running behind on getting to me I went ahead and bought my own copy of this as well since I could not wait to read ... On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Delayed Justice

Delayed Justice

On 10/5 Simply Kelina wrote: Delayed Justice by Cara C. PutmanMy rating: 3 of 5 starsI was lucky enough to read the second book in this series through the Booklook Bloggers program, and I ended up really loving it. When I saw the next book in the series, I knew I had to read it. I started this the day it arrived in the mail and ... Delayed Justice by Cara C. Putman: Review

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3 Stars

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White as Silence, Red as Song

White as Silence, Red as Song

On 9/9 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"Hailed as Italy’s The Fault in Our Stars, this Italian bestseller is now available for the first ... White As Silence, Red As Song by Alessandro D'Avenia: Review

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2 Stars

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The Solace of Water

The Solace of Water

On 8/1 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"In a time of grief and heartache, an unlikely friendship provides strength and solace.After ... The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts: Review

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3 Stars

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Fawkes

Fawkes

On 7/14 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from Book Look Bloggers.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.  Synopsis:"Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join ... Fawkes by Nadine Brandes: New Release Spotlight

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2 Stars

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The Love Letter

The Love Letter

On 6/24 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"With the colonies at war and his country divided, Hamilton Lightfoot must choose sides: ... The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck: New Release

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2 Stars

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When Hope Begins

When Hope Begins

On 6/9 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"In the aftermath of her husband’s act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face ... Where Hope Begins by Catherine West: New Release with Review

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3 Stars

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Becoming the Talbot Sisters

Becoming the Talbot Sisters

On 5/14 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"Twin sisters Waverly and Charlie Talbot have drifted far apart as they pursue opposite ... Becoming The Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden: New Release with Review

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4 Stars

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Send Down the Rain

Send Down the Rain

On 5/1 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"Allie's second husband is killed tragically when his 18-wheeler crashes into the rocks ... Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin: Upcoming New Release with REVIEW

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4 Stars

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Honeysuckle Dreams

Honeysuckle Dreams

On 4/18 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"After Brady Collins’ ex-wife dies, he receives devastating news—his nine-month-old ... Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter: Upcoming Release with Review

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5 Stars

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If I Live

If I Live

On 3/27 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"THE HUNT IS ALMOST OVER. Casey Cox is still on the run after being indicted for murder. ... If I Live by Terri Blackstock: Review

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5 Stars

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The Heart Between Us

The Heart Between Us

On 3/11 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. Synopsis:"Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, ... The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel: Review

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4 Stars

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Steal Away Home

Steal Away Home

On 1/20 Simply Kelina wrote: I love a good sports romance, and this was not the exception. This started off with Owen headed to play the game he loves. The story will take some twists and turns along the way. This is an amazing story involving love, grief, and forgiveness. I felt the story was very powerful, and I ended up really ... Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey: Review

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4 Stars

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You're Gonna Love Me

You're Gonna Love Me

On 12/21 Simply Kelina wrote: I was lucky enough to review book one in the Thunder Creek series, so when I saw the second book I knew I wanted to give it a chance. I am just recently getting into Robin Lee Hatcher, so I was excited to give another one of her books a chance. Let’s talk about this cover! It is stunning!! Book ... You're Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher: REVIEW

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3 Stars

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Blue Ridge Sunrise

Blue Ridge Sunrise

On 11/17 Simply Kelina wrote: This was beautifully written. I started this at night thinking I was only going to read a few pages. Next thing I knew I was over 50 pages in. I was lost in the story and wanted to learn more about the characters. This is written in parts and does goes between past and present (only once). I am just ... Blue Ridge Sunrise by Denise Hunter: Review

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4 Stars

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A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

On 10/21 Simply Kelina wrote: I was excited to read this since it was dealing with issues that we have been facing as a country, and I was hoping it was going to be one of those books everyone needed to read.  This book deals with police brutality, prejudices, inequality and racism. I really wanted to love this, but I just could ... A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow: Review

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3 Stars

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Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

On 9/1 Simply Kelina wrote: I was a huge Precious Moments fan when I was a little girl.  When I saw this book, I knew I needed it for my own child or to give as a gift. I love the stories in this book, as each is broken down into a different story.  I like that there are several small stories instead of just one longer one. The ... Little Book of Bible Stories by Jean Fischer: Book Review

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5 Stars

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Portrait of Vengeance

Portrait of Vengeance

On 8/20 Simply Kelina wrote: I did not even realize that this was the fourth book in the series when I requested to review it.  After reading it, it can be read as a standalone, but there as most series, I do wish I would have read the other books prior to reading this one. I am not usually a fan of investigative reads, but this ... Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks: Book Review

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3 Stars

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Beneath Copper Falls

Beneath Copper Falls

On 8/1 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.Summary:"Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor?As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged ... Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble: Spotlight

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2 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark

The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark

On 7/1 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.Summary:The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold.It’s time for Noah’s big adventure! A rainstorm is coming, and Noah ... The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark By Zondervan

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5 Stars

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

On 6/6 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.Summary:This padded board book with plastic handle sparkles with its eye-catching cover and colorful, fun illustrations. With glitter on every page, your little one will be engaged with the lyrics from the classic hymn “All ... All Things Bright and Beautiful: Make Believe Ideas by Thomas Nelson: REVIEW

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5 Stars

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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 5/30 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.Summary:"Her mother abandoned her, her father disowned her, and her husband left her. Can Brooklyn be convinced that it is possible to forgive the greatest of betrayals?Brooklyn Myers escaped her broken home and her embittered, ... You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher: Book Review

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3 Stars

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Thank You, God, for Grandma

Thank You, God, for Grandma

On 4/4 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.Summary:No matter what you call her, there is nothing like the love between a grandma and her grandchild! With sweet, rhyming text and adorable illustrations, Thank You, God, for Grandma encourages little ones to treasure God’s ... Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker: Review

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5 Stars

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God Bless Our Baby

God Bless Our Baby

On 3/7 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.Summary:A new baby means more love to go around. Look forward to your family’s new arrival with your little one, who will get to be Mom and Dad’s big helper and have lots of fun with a new brother or sister!MY REVIEW:My ... God Bless Our Baby by Hannah C. Hall: Review

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5 Stars

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After the Cheering Stops

After the Cheering Stops

On 2/7 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.After the Cheering Stops: An NFL Wife’s Story of Concussions, Loss, and the Faith that Saw Her ThroughBy Cyndy Feasel with Mike Yorkey Published by Thomas NelsonSummary:Former NFL wife Cyndy Feasel tells the tragic story ... After The Cheering Stops by Cyndy Feasel with Mike Yorkey: Book Review

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3 Stars

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Whatever is Lovely

Whatever is Lovely

On 1/14 Simply Kelina wrote: I was sent this devotional journal from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.WOW!  Just WOW!  I have had a few different devotional journals in the past, but this was blew them all away.  I think the design itself sets it apart from others I have seen.First off, this is a ... Whatever Is Lovely by Allia Zobel Nolan Review

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5 Stars

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