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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 8/1 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: When I picked this book I thought it would be a good book for my life. It was as the title suggested, simple. Some of the "secrets" were just common sense. But, then again, maybe I'm already living "a happy life" and understand the simplicity. Some of the secrets are: Write down important things. ... Simple Book

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

3 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 12/2 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: I was excited to read another book from Colleen Coble. She has a way of keeping me interested and they are usually fun stories. Sadly, this book was not one of my favorites from her. It lacked substance. I felt the characters were just silly at times. (Leaving with a ex-husband when you are about ... Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

1 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 10/2 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: I almost didn't review this book. I don't normally have an interest in sport stars or their home lives. But, something about the cover and the mother of 7 children caught my attention. Seriously, I felt like I was actually sitting on the sofa with Brenda Warner and her telling me her testimony of ... One Call Away by Brenda Warner and Jennifer Schuchmann Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 8/22 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: When I received this book - I was really excited about learning little unknown tidbits that the Amish had been keeping to themselves. I was not disappointed. Of course, it is the simple method of "save more - spend less" but there is also how to do it. Practical living! The author spends ... Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

4 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 6/22 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: When I was on bed rest in the hospital for weeks (with my youngest), I got sick of television. The drugs they had me on (to prevent labor) made me shake, so I couldn't read without getting a severe headache. I would turn to music. Many people who came in my hospital room remarked how my room was ... Made my kids quiet...

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

4 Stars

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 4/28 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: A lot of people think that Princesses are just fairy tales. I would so disagree! As daughters of the King of Kings, Jesus, we are Princesses as well. From the beginning, my hubby and I have called both our daughters Princesses. We want them to know how much we cherish them. We want to know that ... How to be God's Little Princess

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beginning Reader's Bible

The Beginning Reader's Bible

On 2/4 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: When I first received this Beginning Reader's Bible in the mail - I was amazed at the large size and the beautiful colors in this book. It is not the type of book that would be easy to transport to Sunday School. It is more of a story time book. Also, if you are looking for the 23rd Psalm ... It is a storybook more than a Bible...

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

3 Stars

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Love on Assignment

Love on Assignment

On 1/17 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: If you enjoy a romance then you would love this book. The author tells an exciting tell of a reporter and a Professor, who also writes for a local paper. The reporter then has to go undercover and tries to find evidence that goes against his "Christian" column. From the beginning of the book, ... Love On Assignment by Cara Lynn James Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

4 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 12/15 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: This is one of those books - you are supposed to read one day at a time but I can't. Ever since I was a little girl - missionary stories were and are the best! Missionaries have a goal - to tell others about Jesus. Pretty simple? Not in this book...time after time - you will read how they felt ... Voices of the Faithful Book 2 Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 12/5 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: his has been a delightful read! I enjoyed every minute of it. The entire time I was reading, the author made me feel like I was a fly on the wall learning secrets about the characters. I will tell you not to read this book when you are hungry. The references made my stomach growl with jealous pains. ... Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauck Book Review

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4 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/17 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: When I saw this book, I wanted it! Really Woolly cards have been around for a long time and they always make me laugh! This is not a “true” Bible! It is more like a board book of rhymes. My 4 year old enjoyed sitting down, looking at the pictures and reading the sweet poems. I was hoping for ... Really Woolly Bible Stories Book Review

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3 Stars

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Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

On 9/28 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote:   ISBN: 1400316340 Retail Price:  $14.99 From the publisher: Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child's heart. Based on her original Jesus Calling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives. ... Jesus Calling 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/21 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote:               The Least Among You ISBN: 1400316944 Retail Price:  $21.99 From the publisher: Leaders are not chosen, they are called. Inspired by a true story. Arrested in the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly (Cedric Sanders) must serve probation ... The Least Among You DVD Review

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1 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 9/9 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: Sarah’s Garden by Kelly Long Retail Price: $14.99 ISBN: 159554870X From the publisher: When Sarah realizes that she has fallen in love with an Englisch doctor, she must choose between her family and her forbidden love. Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah ... Sarah’s Garden by Kelly Long Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

3 Stars

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A Summer Secret

A Summer Secret

On 6/12 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote:       A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller Page Count: 288 Retail Price: $9.99 ISBN: 140031593X   This book is about a 13 year old Amish girl named Mary Beth.  Having younger brothers she must find a place of her own.  She decides on a old abandoned barn.  ... A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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Lonestar Homecoming

Lonestar Homecoming

On 4/8 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble Retail Price: $14.99 ISBN: 1595547347         The story starts off in California.  Gracie Lister is about to get married when trouble starts.  After a series of events she ends up in Texas in a wedding dress and penniless. ... Book Review: Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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Rick and Bubba’s Big Honkin’ Book of Grub

Rick and Bubba’s Big Honkin’ Book of Grub

On 3/24 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: Rick and Bubba’s Big Honkin’ Book of Grub by Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey Retail Price: $16.99 ISBN: 1401604021 This book is written by two radio personalities.  On their radio, they are probably really funny but honestly I just didn’t get most of the humor.  I love ... A Grub Book…

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

1 Stars

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The Clouds Roll Away

The Clouds Roll Away

On 3/15 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: Retail Price: $14.99 ISBN: 1595545344This fiction piece is about a woman named Raleigh Harmon.  She is a FBI agent who is investigating a celebrity’s “hate” crime.  As in many mysteries, there are twists and turns a person would not expect.Her faith and not “luck” is what comes ... the clouds roll away by Sibella Giorello

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2 Stars

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Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

On 2/9 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: What a precious book! When I saw this book on the Thomas Nelson’s website, I thought what a precious gift for my own girls. I was not disappointed. The little girl Katie, who is full of life, has a choice to make, what is she going to do in her school talent show. Her Daddy gives wise counsel ... Love your heart by Tim McGraw

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 2/3 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: I jumped at the chance to read an Amish fiction book by Thomas Nelson. The Amish have always intrigued me and I thought this would be a great chance to learn even more. Carley Marek, the main character hails from Houston, Texas. (Immediately, I knew I was going to like that girl – I’m also from ... This book is to stay in my personal library!

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

5 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/4 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: Written about a girl named Jade who is about to get married. She is a lady who loves antiques and like them she has a past of her own. Before she gets married, she has to clean up some of her own cobwebs. After reading a few chapters, I thought to myself, why am I still reading this? There were ... The Sweet By and By...Book Review

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2 Stars

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Healing Sands

Healing Sands

On 12/20 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: The main character is Ryan Coe. She is photographer who has been divorced and chose a career instead of fighting for custody of her children. Then she decides to get back in her kids life. It is harder than she thinks. When she is out photographing one day, she finds her son is at the scene and ... Healing Sands - Book Review

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

4 Stars

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The Busy People's Fast and Frugal Cookbook

The Busy People's Fast and Frugal Cookbook

On 10/12 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: The name of the book caught this busy mom's eye. Cookbooks that say that they are for fast and busy people seem to be something that I just can't be without. It had recipes that were with 7 or less ingredients, the nutritional information, and easy instructions all in less than 30 minutes. Wouldn't that ... The Busy People's Fast and Frugal Cookbook by Dawn Hall

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

3 Stars

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Seaside Letters

Seaside Letters

On 9/23 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: Sabrina, a waitress with a past, falls in love with a man who has been sending her emails. Then she realizes the writer is someone she knows. He can NEVER find out who she is because of a major secret. Now he has approached her to hire her to find the “secret lady.” Both of them have no idea what ... Book Review: Seaside Letters

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2 Stars

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Lonestar Secrets

Lonestar Secrets

On 9/6 Lana @ ilovemy5kids wrote: Shannon leaves San Antonio for the country life, the home she left 5 years ago. Now as a veterinarian, she is hoping to begin a new life. From the get go – she runs into trials and misfortunes. As a single mom – she has to overcome and succeed not only for her sake but her daughter’s future. I ... Lonestar Secrets

Lana @ ilovemy5kids' Rating:

4 Stars

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