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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/28 Mary G wrote: I haven’t read much fiction lately, but this thriller, A Matter of Trust, sounded interesting. The basic story-line is that Mia Quinn, recently widowed with two children (a 14yo son and a 4yo daughter), has to go back to work at the King County (Seattle) Prosecutor’s office full-time for financial ... Review: A Matter of Trust

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5 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 4/18 Mary G wrote: Disclaimer: I rec’d a review copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. I rec’d no other compensation and the only requirement was that I post an honest review of the text. Dr. Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, has given a great gift to our Country — The Founders’ Key! The book’s ... Review: The Founders’ Key

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5 Stars

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 12/6 Mary G wrote: Disclaimer: I rec’d a review copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. I rec’d no other compensation and the only requirement was that I post an honest review of the text. If you look at the state of the American economy, you might realize that we’ve lost sight of what we should be ... Review: Three Cups

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3 Stars

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The Future Door

The Future Door

On 12/4 Mary G wrote: Disclaimer: I rec’d a review copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. I rec’d no other compensation and I was only required to post an honest review of this work of fiction. Once upon a time, approximately 108 years ago, a teen-aged Bostonian with highly developed powers of observation and logical analysis skills ... Review: The Future Door by Jason Lethcoe

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5 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 10/26 Mary G wrote: Disclaimer: I rec’d a copy of this book for review as part of the publisher’s BookSneeze program. I rec’d no other compensation and am only required to write an honest review of this work of fiction. Wow … this book was a great read! I spent yesterday reading instead of knitting; yes, it’s that good. ... Review: Lonestar Angel

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5 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 10/25 Mary G wrote: Disclaimer: I rec’d a review copy of this book from the publisher as part of their BookSneeze review program. I rec’d no other compensation and am only required to write an honest review. The following is my honest view of this book, The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood. I was fortunate. ... Review: The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood

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5 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 9/8 Mary G wrote: Disclaimer: I rec’d the book, The Realms Thereunder, from the publisher in return for posting an honest review. I rec’d no other compensation other than the book. There is a famous, almost trite expression that says “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Of course this ... Review: The Realms Thereunder

Mary G's Rating:

2 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/25 Mary G wrote: DISCLAIMER: I rec’d a review copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers thru their Book Sneeze program. I rec’d no other compensation and the review below is my honest assessment of this work of non-fiction. First, I need to start this review by saying that I am an active Catholic who believes in God. ... Review: Why God Won’t Go Away — Is the New Atheism Running on Empty?

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/14 Mary G wrote: disclaimer: I rec’d a copy of this book as part of the publisher’s Book Sneeze program. I rec’d no other compensation and attest that the following review is based on my honest reaction to this work of fiction. As the 21st century unfolds, the number of apocalyptic novels has radically increased — due no doubt ... Review: The Seraph Seal … apocalyptic fiction at its best

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5 Stars

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Knitting Knee-Highs

Knitting Knee-Highs

On 5/4 Mary G wrote: First, let me just say how THRILLED I was when I saw Knitting Knee Highs as a possible review book on the Book Sneeze page. How cool is it to be able to receive a review copy of a book about my favorite subject: knitting? Needless to say, I jumped on the chance (before Book ... Review: Knitting Knee-Highs: Sock styles from classic to contemporary

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5 Stars

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 4/19 Mary G wrote: Disclaimer:  I rec'd a review copy of this book through the publisher's Book Sneeze review program.  The review below is my honest reaction to No He Can't: How Barack Obama is dismantling hope and change.I've been to many places in my almost-50 years of life and I have to say I love our country ... Review: No He Can't: How Barack Obama is dismantling hope and change

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5 Stars

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The Mountains Bow Down

The Mountains Bow Down

On 2/10 Mary G wrote: Well, this was a disppointment!  I'd only give this one 2 stars, maybe 3 if I was feeling extra-generous.The Mountains Bow Down: A Raleigh Harmon Novel is the first Raleigh Harmon book I've read (seems there are three before this one). So what I have to say may not be true if you've read the previous ... Review: The Mountains Bow Down

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2 Stars

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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy

On 1/17 Mary G wrote: I love reading GKC ... he's always provocative, often humorous, and always spot-on with truths that transcend his time.  He is as pertinent today as when he was writing in the early 20th century.  He had an impact on many of his contemporaries -- not least of which, C.S. Lewis who credits GKC's ... Review: Defiant Joy -- The Remarkable Life and Impact of GK Chesterton

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

On 1/2 Mary G wrote: Maybe it's because Sara Evans (the co-author of Softly and Tenderly) is a country singer ... but this book sure starts out like the stereotypical CW song:  cheatin' men, illegitimate babies, cheatin' women, even the ubiquitous old pickup (actually there are TWO in the book!).  Seriously, ... Review: Softly and Tenderly

Mary G's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Secrets Beneath

The Secrets Beneath

On 11/19 Mary G wrote: Hmm ... this is one of those books that kind of left me ... cold, dissatisfied, hanging, ... what?  I don't know ... something is missing.The basic plot of The Secrets Beneath is that a very inquisitive 13-year-old Amish girl, a fan of Nancy Drew stories, begins to notice odd goings-on next door ... Review: The Secrets Beneath

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1 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 11/2 Mary G wrote: .As I've mentioned in past book reviews, occasionally I enjoy reading fluff -- books that are not high-brow, usually fiction and either romance or mystery ... books that I can lose myself in for the time while I'm reading.  With fluff reading, I don't expect much ... deep, provocative truths are ... Review: Dining with Joy

Mary G's Rating:

3 Stars

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Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

On 10/4 Mary G wrote: First, I have to say that I think this dvd would sell better if it was set somewhere else than "Booga Booga Land" ... it's just too goofy of a name.  But, that aside, this is a pretty good cartoon for the kids. The Adventures in Booga Booga Land is an animated series made in Canada based ... Review: Adventures in Booga Booga Land

Mary G's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Leader's Heart

A Leader's Heart

On 9/23 Mary G wrote: I love books.  I love books that are thought-provoking.  I love books that let me journal.  So when I got the chance to review John Maxwell's  devotional-journal that promised to nurture "a leader's heart" ... I jumped at the chance.  A Leader's Heart: 365-Day Devotional ... Review: A Leader's Heart

Mary G's Rating:

1 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 9/9 Mary G wrote: Wow ... whether you're affiliated with the Democrats, Republicans, Tea-Party, or Independant parties you should read Star Parker's book, Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can Do About It.  This book is a riveting read proving that the Federal Government's ... Review: Uncle Sam's Plantation

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Patton (The Generals)

Patton (The Generals)

On 8/21 Mary G wrote: "Patton".The name conjures up George C. Scott's rendition of the brawling braggart whose fame became infamy when he slapped and scolded a wounded soldier in Italy.  A man who was loud, brash, uncouth and even a bit sadistic. But, is this the true Patton? According to a new biography, ... Review: Patton: The Pursuit of Destiny

Mary G's Rating:

4 Stars

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William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley

On 8/4 Mary G wrote: I've always been fascinated by William F. Buckley ... his was an interesting (charmed, some would say) existence. A wealthy, large family upbringing at the very best of schools (including boarding school in England and Yale for undergrad), a stint with the CIA "back in the day", and a prolific writing ... Review: William F. Buckley by Jeremy Lott

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Angel Song

Angel Song

On 7/23 Mary G wrote: Have you ever heard a snippet of song ... a haunting melody in a time of stress or joy ... a tune that you just can't shake?  That's the problem (which becomes a gift) for interior designer Anne Fletcher, the heroine of the latest summer fiction book I've read:  Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & ... Review: Angel Song

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 6/25 Mary G wrote: I have a certain fascination with the Amish lifestyle -- I love their work-ethic, their simplicity, their community-lifestyle, their handcrafts.  I love reading about them, watching documentaries about them and even have visited some of their towns ... and gazed longingly on their work (can't ... Review: Sarah's Garden

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 6/15 Mary G wrote: God is the ultimate lover and therefore the ultimate example of forgiveness.  If you don't understand this very simple concept, than you just won't "get" Andy Andrews book, The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances. Written by a New York Times bestselling author, this book is a reprint of the ... Review: The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances

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5 Stars

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Wonders Never Cease

Wonders Never Cease

On 4/22 Mary G wrote: Let's face it: I'm a sucker for a book where the good guys triumph, the bad guys get their comeuppance, and all is right with the world again. I love the type of book where the author has the bad guys when each campaign ... each little battle ... but ultimately losing the war! Wonders Never Cease by ... Review: Wonders Never Cease

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Lonestar Homecoming

Lonestar Homecoming

On 4/4 Mary G wrote: Reading is a lot like eating.  As I get older, I try and eat (and read) mostly the good stuff ... the kind that will nourish both my body and soul; the superfoods of life.  But occasionally, I like to eat (and read!) the junk food -- the light, fluffy stuff that is pleasant for the moment ... Review: Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble

Mary G's Rating:

4 Stars

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What's in a Word?

What's in a Word?

On 3/17 Mary G wrote: I love words.I love how the English language has so many words to describe a myriad of objects, thoughts and feelings.  I love how good authors can use the English language to create a "play on words", puns or subtle jokes that take the reader by surprise; I'm not talking highbrow academicians but ... Review: What's in a Word? Read it and find out!

Mary G's Rating:

4 Stars

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

On 3/4 Mary G wrote: Part of a new series from Thomas Nelson called "Christian Encounters", John Perry's quick-read biography of the amazing Winston Churchill is fabulous!  Detailing the great-man's life from birth at Blenheim to death 91 years later, Perry awakens an interest in the reader to pursue further information ... Review: Winston Churchill by John Perry

Mary G's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 2/22 Mary G wrote: So, what were you doing in 1989?  I was a newly hired Delta Air Lines corporate ladder-climber, wielding a recent MBA, marriage license and a brand-new baby boy.  I was (and still am) a Catholic, conservative and Republican (in that order). It was the dawn of a new decade, the last of the 20th ... Review: A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

On 2/8 Mary G wrote: Are you studying Bible history? Are you studying the Old or New Testament? Are you doing Ancient and early Christian history? Have I got a supplement for you!Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts is an amazing resource that is a must-have for anyone doing research or learning about the Biblical ... Review: "Bible Maps and Charts" is a must-have resource!

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 1/13 Mary G wrote: Since we moved back to Virginia last year, I've been interested in reading anything I can about the founding fathers, especially books about their faith and how that faith translated into the government we have now.  Where did we go wrong?The founding fathers wanted separation of Church and State ... Review: Rediscovering God in America

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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From Peanuts to the Pressbox

From Peanuts to the Pressbox

On 11/18 Mary G wrote: Eli Gold, a veteran of some 30+ years at sports broadcasting, has written a wonderful book on his life from literally selling peanuts at Madison Square Garden (not for the financial benefits of sales, but just to get into the games) to being the voice of the Crimson Tide and NASCAR Today. Titled, From ... Review: From Peanuts to the Pressbox by Eli Gold

Mary G's Rating:

5 Stars

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