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Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 1/31 Linda Wagner wrote: In Beyond Molasses Creek, by Nicole Seitz, Ally Green is now close to sixty years old. She’s returned to bury her dad; build her own Garden of Dreams with the statues of gods and goddesses bought from other countries; and hopefully stop running. Her old friend, Vesey Washington, is still in his old ... Pursuing Peace in all the Wrong Places

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3 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 12/7 Linda Wagner wrote: Craig Shirley’s book, December 1941, based on his introduction, is the only book based solely on the 31 days of December, 1941. Craig’s research went beyond just books about WWII; he went through multiple newspaper clippings, magazines and other publications from that time frame. His goal was to ... 31 Days that Changed America...

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4 Stars

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 10/31 Linda Wagner wrote: A malicious scandal ousts Geoff and Audrey Bofingers from the church he was pastoring, so they opened the Rise and Shine bakery, something they had been doing on a small scale from their home. A vengeful police detective and church member, Jack Mansfield, takes it to a higher lever after the pastor’s ... Secrets Hold Power

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4 Stars

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Life Support

Life Support

On 9/7 Linda Wagner wrote: This book, Life Support, has all the tentacles of the Terri Sciavo case, only with differing medical conditions. The emotional upheavals and shenanigans of Baxter Richardson’s father, Ezra; the inexplicable behaviors and comments of Baxter’s wife, Rena; the calculating and mysterious behaviors of ... Power of Attorney Clash

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5 Stars

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Please Stop Laughing at Me

Please Stop Laughing at Me

On 7/13 Linda Wagner wrote: Jodee's book hit a raw nerve when I read her story. I've seen bullying taking place and felt the fear of reaching out and helping, and I've also been involved in a specific time of bullying-for which I have asked forgiveness and pray about. It was hard for me to watch, and it was shameful to be involved ... Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational True Story Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational True Story

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4 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

On 2/16 Linda Wagner wrote: Softly and Tenderly, by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck, is anything but soft and tender as the story first unfolds. Secrets and betrayal open with painful harshness. You find your heart bleeding all over the pages with the characters. There’s no sugar-coating on the raw emotions felt and displayed. ... Betrayal: Termination or Opportunity

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5 Stars

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I Lift Up My Soul

I Lift Up My Soul

On 12/8 Linda Wagner wrote: My first introduction to Dr. Charles Stanley was in 2007, while recuperating at home from back surgeries. Unable to go to church, I turned to TV to ‘go to church.’ I found Dr. Stanley’s In Touch service. He has the kindest, gentlest voice for a pastor I’ve ever heard. But don’t that fool ... Devotions to Start Your Day With God

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/19 Linda Wagner wrote: Ron Hall came from humble beginnings, with a father who had black and white people working for him on his Texas ranch. Ron saw the unfair practices and privileges between his father’s white and black workers, but was too young to do anything about it. He himself, eventually worked from rags to riches, ... "Same Kind of Different as Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Smith

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5 Stars

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 6/11 Linda Wagner wrote: “Heart-pounding suspense and unrelenting hope that will steal your breath” – Ted Dekker (Photo from http://www.erinhealy.com/) The Irish girl in me has long been fascinated by the concept of thin places, a Celtic name for locations where the veil between physical and spiritual realities ... “Never Let You Go” by Erin Healy

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4 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 4/6 Linda Wagner wrote: This book is my first introduction to Patsy Clairmont, but it won't be my last book! Patsy starts each chapter with a short Proverb, and draws you in by relating a story either about herself or others that intrigues you (usually hilariously). By this time, you are hooked to see how it turns out. She ... "Kaleidoscope" by Patsy Clairmont

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5 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Linda Wagner wrote: 4.0 out of 5 stars "The Sweet By and By" by Sara Evans w/Rachel Hauck, January 5, 2010 By L. Wagner "newdesertrose" (MN) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) "The Sweet By and By" is a poignant story of love, dysfunction, wrong choices, anger, abandonment, heartbreak, bitterness, and multiple secrets ... "The Sweet By and By" by Sara Evans w/Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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An Amish Christmas

An Amish Christmas

On 12/1 Linda Wagner wrote: By L. Wagner "newdesertrose" (MN) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) An Amish Christmas is a collection of three Amish Christmas novellas. All three author brought out the rich traditions of the Christmas season, as celebrated by the Amish, the First Christmas and the Second Christmas. This tradition ... "An Amish Christmas" by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Barbara Cameron

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Linda Wagner wrote: Fearless is an all-inclusive book on the definition of fear and all it entails in the arenas of your life. Fear is a belligerent bully that won’t share your heart with happiness in any area of your life, be it financial, being overwhelmed with life, calamities, violence, death, does God care about ... "Fearless" by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 9/8 Linda Wagner wrote: Dr. Eggerichs gets down to the basic issues of love and respect that are different for men than for women. They are the basic building stones of every marriage, next to Christ, and basic blocks if not incorporated. Learn how to grow together in your marriage through the principles in Love & Respect. ... "Love & Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Linda's Rating:

5 Stars

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