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Perfectly Unfinished

Perfectly Unfinished

On 10/6 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Andrea's story was touching and relatable. We all feel the need to be perfect. I loved how open and honest this read was and that it really made you look at your own life. It was a steady read that kept me involved. It definitely makes you realize that even those that seem to be perfect are struggling ... Perfectly Unfinished By Andrea Logan White with Cindy Lambert {Book review}

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One Christmas Bear

One Christmas Bear

On 10/1 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This was such an adorable read that's perfect for Christmas time. I loved how the pages were brightly illustrated and grabbed my little one's attention. The words rhymed and it also helped with counting, number recognition, and sounds. She reads it each night before bed now. It's a great book that is ... One Christmas Bear By Anne Vittur Kennedy {Book Review}

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Come and Eat

Come and Eat

On 9/17 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This was my first read from Bri McKoy. I wasn't familiar with her before this read, but she definitely has a talent. This book was remarkable. I love how inspiring and down to Earth it was. It was a steady paced read that reminded me just how important  it is to step away from busy day to day life and ... Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table By Bri McKoy {Book Review}

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An Amish Christmas Love

An Amish Christmas Love

On 9/8 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I've recently fell in love with Amish reads and this one combined my new love with an all time favorite--- Christmas! Of course, I had to dive into it the moment it arrived.  This great read is made up of 4 novellas that are fast paced and easy to read. I love that each one contains a glossary of terms ... great fast paced read!

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A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

On 9/1 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This was my first read from Whitlow, which thoroughly impressed me. I love his ability to draw readers in, keep them entertained, and inspire them all at the same time.  This was a fast paced read that I couldn't put down and  left me wanting more as I finished it.  Whitlow took current headlines ... What An Amazing Read!

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Abiding Mercy

Abiding Mercy

On 8/26 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I've recently found a new love for Amish reads, but this is unlike any other I've read! This is book 1 in the Amish Mercies series and offers well developed, complex characters. I love that it's well written and draws readers in to the edge of their seats with unexpected twists and turns. This book ... Abiding Mercy By Ruth Reid {Book Review}

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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 8/26 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This was my first read from Phoenix, but it definitely won't be my last! Phoenix has a wonderful and unique way of writing that draws the readers in and brings them to the edge. Full of emotion, relatable characters, and a well developed story- this book is a must read. I love how each character has ... The Space Between Words By Michele Phoenix {Book Review}

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The Promise of a Letter

The Promise of a Letter

On 8/20 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This is the 2nd book in the series, but it stands on its own quite well. I loved that I didn't feel left behind or as if information was missing since I hadn't read the first book in the series yet. The book is well written and draws readers in. The characters are well developed and relatable. This book ... The Promise of a Letter By Kathleen Fuller {Book Review}

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When Parenting Isn't Perfect

When Parenting Isn't Perfect

On 8/18 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Parenting is a hard job and we always feel like we have to be the perfect parent. This book  is beautifully written and provides tons of insight, motivation,  and guidance. I love that it's raw and presents the bare truths about parenting. We have to accept that we aren't perfect and that parenting ... When Parenting Isn't Perfect By Jim Daly with Paul Asay {Book Review}

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Before You Hit Send

Before You Hit Send

On 8/11 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Social media is an addiction like no other. We all find ourselves glued to the time lines and interacting with people we've never met on a daily basis. Sure, it has the potential to enrich your life. You can stay in contact with family, share pictures and videos, and even learn about new recipes. However, ... Before You Hit Send By Emerson Eggerichs {Book Review}

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Portrait of Vengeance

Portrait of Vengeance

On 8/5 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This was my first read from parker, but I was blown away at how amazing it was! Parker did  an amazing job at interacting with readers on an emotional and intellectual level. I love how well written this book was and how relatable the characters were. The plot thickened with each page turn and I couldn't ... Portrait of Vengeance By Carrie Stuart Parks {Book Review}

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Ascension of Larks

Ascension of Larks

On 8/1 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This book was well written, has deep well developed characters that are relatable, and was a fast read.  I really wasn't sure what to expect, but was surprised. There were parts that really  took me back that I loved and there were parts that I wasn't really sure how to feel about.  It took a few ... Ascension of Larks By Rachel Linden

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As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets

On 7/24 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I'm southern born and raised, but was clueless about quite a few things in this book. There were several that really hit home and some that my mom really enjoyed and remembered from her childhood. This book was fun to enjoy with someone and share memories, search for the ones we didn't know, and wrinkle ... As Southern As It Gets By H. Jackson Brown {Book Review}

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Unraveling

Unraveling

On 7/16 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Everyone knows the old saying "Don't judge a book by its cover"...Yeah, well sometimes it's hard not to. I'll admit, the cover alone draws readers in.   The book is well written, has a steady pace, and has good characters. The characters are well developed, important to the story, and relatable. This ... Unraveling By Sara Ella {Book Review}

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The Writing Desk

The Writing Desk

On 7/16 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This book really drew me in and took me on an adventure. Hauck is an amazing writer and really engages the reader. This book was well written and hard to put down. The characters well  developed, relatable, and so different from one another. The story does ping between two time settings. While this ... The Writing Desk By Rachel Hauck {Book Review}

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Beneath Copper Falls

Beneath Copper Falls

On 7/2 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I've never been a fan of jumping into the middle of a series because I always feel like I'm missing something. However,  this book did an amazing job at standing alone. I didn't feel like I was missing out nor did I feel like I needed to go back and read  the previous 5 books to get a better understanding. ... Beneath Copper Falls By Colleen Coble {Book Review}

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The Separatists

The Separatists

On 6/25 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Wiehl is one of my favorites! Her writing style is unique and intriguing. She draws the reader in, leaves them on the edge of their seat, and takes them on a ride of a lifetime. This book is full of twists and turns at every corner, developed characters, and a story that will leave you wanting more! This ... The Separatists: A Newsmakers Novel By Lis Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart

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Don't Settle For Safe

Don't Settle For Safe

On 6/25 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: As women we often feel drained, overwhelmed, and under valued.  Sarah Jakes Roberts knows that all too well and shares her story in this beautifully written book. I love the truth and honesty behind it. Roberts does a wonderful job at engaging with the reader and being open. I love that I felt connected ... Don't Settle For Safe By Sarah Jakes Roberts

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It Started with Goodbye

It Started with Goodbye

On 6/11 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: What a debut that June has made with this amazing read! The cover is really what drew me in, but the story did not disappoint. It's well written, full of surprises, and moving. I love that the characters are well developed and relatable. I think it's a story that the teenage version of ourselves could ... A Story That's Upbeat and Fun!

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The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories

On 6/4 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I've read many books lately, but this has to be among my top 3 favorites- if not my absolute favorite! It's well written and relatable. It draws the reader in and keeps them on the edge of their seat. I love that there are twists and turns that aren't predictable.   The books stands alone and isn't ... AMAZING READ!

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Hello Stars

Hello Stars

On 6/1 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: My 8 year old daughter loves to read and I love that about her. She read this book in no time at all. I was taken back by how quick she finished and asked if there was another one. (Luckily for her, there is) As a mom, I'm concerned with the pressure that the spotlight, society, and all the stars put ... Hello Stars By Alena Pitts with Wynter Pitts {Book Review}

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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 5/21 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This is my first read from Sarah E. Ladd. I found her writing style to be unique, intriguing, and developed.  The characters were relatable, but could offer more development. However, there was enough development and suspense to engage the reader. I found it quite easy to relate to Annabelle. She has ... Great Read!

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Beyond Justice

Beyond Justice

On 5/2 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This book was a page tuner. I was addicted from the first page! This was my first read from Putman, but I'll definitely be looking for more from her. The story is well written, offers a fast pace, and plenty of twists and turns. It's suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat as you turn ... A must read!

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The Hideaway

The Hideaway

On 4/24 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Lauren Denton is a wonderful writer, so much so that I never would have known that this is her first book. It was well written, developed, and realistic. The characters are well developed and relatable.  The book is told from two different points of view and two different time frames. One of Sara and ... Great Read!

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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 4/17 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Robin Lee Hatcher has a way with words! She lures her readers in and sucks them so deep into the story that it's hard to put the book down, even just for a moment.  I fell in love with You'll think of me from the very beginning.  It's well written, developed, and unpredictable. The story offers a steady ... You'll Think of Me By Robin Lee Hatcher {Book Review}

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The Memory of You

The Memory of You

On 3/31 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: This was my first read by Catherine West, but was pleasantly surprised by her unique writing style, creative twists and turns, and realistic feel.  The characters are well developed and have an edge. The pace was perfect. It left me wanting to know more and flipping pages, but didn't go fast that I ... The Memory of You By Catherine West {Book Review}

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The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets

The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets

On 3/13 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I grew up watching and reading Berenstain Bears so I love that my kiddo gets to experience all the wonders they have to offer as well. Each one always has a meaning that really makes it stand out from other kid books/shows.  This one is particularly fun because it combines two important factors- faith ... A Great Read with beautiful illustrations and meaning!

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Hope for Each Day

Hope for Each Day

On 3/7 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I’ve always loved devotional books- especially those centered on faith. I love the way they take one verse or one story and break it down into terms that we can understand and relate to. This book is no different- except it’s made with kids In mind! The book offers a bright and bold cover that is ... Hope for Each Day: 365 Devotions for Kids By Billy Graham {Book Review}

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Talk Yourself Happy

Talk Yourself Happy

On 2/20 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: Everyone deals with moments of self doubt, emotional turmoil, and obstacles that stand in the way. However, Kristi Watts does a wonderful job at showing us that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I love how she shares her personal story of struggles. The good, bad, and pure ugly- she exposed ... Captivating read!

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After the Cheering Stops

After the Cheering Stops

On 1/27 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: It's not often you don't catch my TV/surround sound blaring some sort of ball. My husband is a die hard fan, and in return, I cheer and support too! However, after reading this book- I'm not sure I will ever look at the game the same again. I wasn't familiar with Grant Feasel before reading this book, ... After the Cheering Stops By Cyndy Feasel with Mike Yorkey {Book Review}

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Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage

On 1/11 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I was quite disappointed to find that I needed to pay to do the Clifton Strenthsfinder assessment, which is quite expensive considering both of us would need to take it. Of course, I didn't do that.. However, the book still offers some insight and gives you some great things to think about. It covers ... Strengths Based Marriage By Jimmy Evans & Allan Kelsey {Book Review}

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The I Factor

The I Factor

On 1/2 thischattanoogamommysaves wrote: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt like I keep running into the same problem, much like a hamster on a wheel. Constantly moving, but going nowhere at all. This always frustrates me, but thanks to this amazing read- I now understand it’s not about the wheel. Resolving the never ending wheel ... An Excellent Read That's Full Of Insight and Purpose!

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