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When Hope Begins

When Hope Begins

On 9/11 Renee' wrote: Where Hope Begins by Catherine West is one of the most endearingly heart-wrenching books I've read in quite awhile. I am not ashamed to write that I sobbed through a good portion of this book. It's that good of a book! (Yes, I really like the books that make me cry - I have no ideal why but I do!) The ... Where Hope Begins: A Novel by Catherine West

Renee''s Rating:

5 Stars

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The Orphan's Wish

The Orphan's Wish

On 7/12 Renee' wrote: The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson is a beautiful re-telling of the folk tale, Aladdin that highlights two friends falling in love. It is a delightful, faith based, clean romance that is charming, romantic, engaging and a wonderful read! 5 Stars I received this book for free. A favorable review ... The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Glory

Remnants: Season of Glory

On 6/8 Renee' wrote: Season of Glory is the third and final book in the Remnant series. It's full of faith, action and overall? A wonderful ending to a great series! While each book in this series can each be read as a stand alone story, I recommend reading them in order, if at all possible as it really enhances the reading ... Season of Glory by Lisa T. Bergren {Book 3 in the Remnants Series}

Renee''s Rating:

4 Stars

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The Hearts We Mend

The Hearts We Mend

On 6/4 Renee' wrote: The Heart's We Mend by Kathryn Springer is the first book I've read from this author and I will be most assuredly be checking out more of her books in the future! I found this story to be heartwarming, engaging and very well written. The characters were realistic, believable and well developed. ... The Hearts We Mend: A Banister Falls Novel by Kathryn Springer

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4 Stars

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 2/20 Renee' wrote: Shades of Doon is the third book in the Doon series and this book is just as good if not better than the prior 2 books. It has it all ... friendship, romance, mystery, suspense, betrayal and yes, plenty of action. It's a fairy tale like story that is delightful to read and I am truly enjoying this series! ... Shades of Doon by Cary Corp and Lori Langdon

Renee''s Rating:

4 Stars

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Doon

Doon

On 10/21 Renee' wrote: Doon by Lorie Langdon and Cary Corp swept me away to a mystical Scottish island. This fantasy tale kept me turning the pages as fast as I could read them. What an excellent story! I can't imagine a better way of spending a rainy afternoon listening to the rain on our roof, reading Doon and sipping ... Mystery, Magic and Romance ~ Doon by Lorie Langdon and Cary Corp

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4 Stars

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Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

On 9/2 Renee' wrote: I am not usually drawn to suspense/thriller type books but this one just drew me in and wouldn't let me go. The story starts out with Ava believing she has an an idyllic life of domestic bliss but soon the cracks begin to show and as they widen, it all starts to spiral out of control. The narrative ... Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill

Renee''s Rating:

5 Stars

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A Reluctant Bride

A Reluctant Bride

On 9/1 Renee' wrote: I enjoy reading Amish romances and A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller was just the ticket! The story grabbed me from the first paragraph and I couldn't stop reading till I finished the book. Heartache, drama, romance, faith - all the ingredients for a really good book! The only thing I really didn't ... A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller

Renee''s Rating:

4 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 8/21 Renee' wrote: I enjoyed reading The Curiosity Keeper by Sara E. Ladd. The story is a nice blend of romance and mystery with a tiny bit of thriller in there too. The characters are well developed with just the right amount of goodness vs flaws to make them believable but still lovable. Well, most of them. What ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

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5 Stars

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The House on Moody Avenue

The House on Moody Avenue

On 8/12 Renee' wrote: I was intrigued with the concept of The House on Moody Avenue when I read the book description. It was an interesting plot that was rather thought provoking. Reminded me of Amy Grant's song, If These Walls Could Speak. There are five stories within this one book; each an incarnation of family and ... The House on Moody Avenue by Cellestine Hannemann

Renee''s Rating:

2 Stars

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Never Said

Never Said

On 8/11 Renee' wrote: Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams is a story that revolves around secrets, shame, fear, anger and words left unsaid. The story itself is told from the perspective of two twin sisters, Annie and Sarah. Each has their own story to tell and the chapters alternate with their individual perspectives until ... Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams

Renee''s Rating:

4 Stars

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The Plain Choice

The Plain Choice

On 8/8 Renee' wrote: I read mostly fiction yet every once in awhile a non-fiction book catches my eye. The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore with Jeff Hoagland is one such book! What drew me to this book? I am not really sure. I found the cover and the title interesting. I found myself glancing at this book again and again. ... The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore with Jeff Hoagland

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5 Stars

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 8/7 Renee' wrote: I read Love Arrives in Pieces over a relaxing afternoon when I tried to beat the heat by staying inside reading and sipping homemade iced coffee. Triple digit heat has a tendency to make me a bit grouchy so I probably wasn't in the best frame of mind when I started reading this book. By the end ... Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

Renee''s Rating:

4 Stars

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Her Brother's Keeper

Her Brother's Keeper

On 8/6 Renee' wrote: Charlotte's brother, Ethan has died leaving her with no family and a belief that something isn't right. Ethan committed suicide and she is positive that there is more to his death than she has been told. She believes that the Amish community he was living in is hiding something and she plans to find ... Her Brother's Keeper by Beth Wiseman

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4 Stars

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Come to the Table

Come to the Table

On 7/17 Renee' wrote: Come To the Table by Neta Jackson is the second book in the SouledOut Sister series. The first book of this series is Stand By Me. The books can each be read individually as stand alone stories but I would recommend reading the books in order as the first book brings more history and understanding to ... Come to the Table by Neta Jackson

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

On 1/17 Renee' wrote: With all that is happening in the world today, I find myself reading more books on the Rapture and the signs of the end times. I have read several excellent Christian Fiction Books regarding this topic - The Left Behind Series, The Dead Rise First Rapture Countdown and Seven Years to Eternity. All three ... Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Faithful

Faithful

On 9/25 Renee' wrote: The first thing that captivated me about Faithful: A Novel by Kim Cash Tate was the beautiful, beautiful book cover! I think I just sat and gazed at the cover for a full two minutes before opening the book to read it. Well, let me assure you that the story is just as beautiful and inspiring as it's ... Faithful by Kim Cash Tate

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5 Stars

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The Edge of the Divine

The Edge of the Divine

On 8/5 Renee' wrote: I've enjoyed Sandi Patty's music since I was a teenager. I've always loved listening to her sing ~ she has such a wonderful voice so when I was offered a chance by Thomas Nelson Publishing to review The Edge of the Divine, I was pretty excited! In Sandy's open, up front and humorous style she talks ... The Edge of the Divine by Sandi Patty

Renee''s Rating:

4 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 7/8 Renee' wrote: I normally only do reviews for books on this blog but when Thomas Nelson sent my family and I this dvd to review, I wanted to post it both here and on my family blog. My kids grew up watching Hermie and Friends on dvd; they're a bit older now but it sure did bring back memories while we were watching ... Hermie and Friends ~ Who is in Charge Anyway?

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5 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 6/2 Renee' wrote: I really, really enjoyed reading Kaleidoscope! It is a wonderful devotional based on the book of Proverbs. It is easy to read, easy to fit into your daily routine and oh, so worth it! The author, Patsy Clairmont is VERY FUNNY and most of the discussions include her own life experiences. Studying Proverbs ... Kaleidoscope: Seeing God's Wit and Wisom in a Whole New Light by Patsy Clairmont

Renee''s Rating:

4 Stars

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Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

On 2/18 Renee' wrote: This was a really interesting book! I have always enjoyed Diamond Rio's music but I had no ideal of the history and all they went through to get where they are now. This book is a well written and chock full of tales regarding the groups highlights and challenges as well as each of the members individual ... Beautiful Mess ~ The Story of Diamond Rio by Diamond Rio with Tom Roland

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 12/12 Renee' wrote: The book centers around the concept that we each have a choice of how to view our lives and it encourages us to choose our perspective wisely. I found this book to be a nice story but it was rather hard for me to get into this book and finish it. The story is full of good, common ideals and thoughts ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Renee''s Rating:

2 Stars

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Take Your Best Shot

Take Your Best Shot

On 10/20 Renee' wrote: I have to say, I found Take Your Best Shot to be one of the most inspirational books I have read in a long time. It is well written, to the point and I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it. I found Austin's journey to be quite amazing! I also really enjoyed the interactive sections at ... A Wonderful Inspirational Book!

Renee''s Rating:

5 Stars

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