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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 3/14 Linda Adams wrote: Disclaimer:  I received this book free from Thomas Nelson in exchange for this review. Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano identifies 17 lies–not just recent ones, but over the history of the United States.  The lies he identifies includes gun control, social security, ... Lies the Government Told You by Andrew P. Napolitano

Linda's Rating:

3 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 2/5 Linda Adams wrote: Buried Alive is Roy Hallums’ personal account of being held prisoner by Iraqis for a year before being rescued by American troops.  He endured terrible hardships and treatment, surviving by taking one day at a time. Usually when I see a book like this, it’s written with the help of a co-author who has written other ... Review: Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

Linda's Rating:

2 Stars

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The King and Dr. Nick

The King and Dr. Nick

On 1/9 Linda Adams wrote: Disclaimer: I received the book The King and Dr. Nick from the Thomas Nelson Blogger Review Program in exchange for a review. I remember when Elvis Presley died, as well as all the hype and excitement afterward–tabloid headlines claiming he had died of drugs.  The King and Dr. Nick, by George ... Review: The King and Dr. Nick

Linda's Rating:

4 Stars

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The White Horse King

The White Horse King

On 12/5 Linda Adams wrote: The White Horse King, by Benjamin Merkle, is the story of Alfred the Great, the king who fought against the Vikings and introduced other significant changes that are still present today. One of the things I particularly noticed–as a former solder–was that he restructured the military into an “army ... The White Horse King

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2 Stars

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Derailed

Derailed

On 11/8 Linda Adams wrote: Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership, by Tim Irwin, PhD discusses the principles of leadership and where some of the high level CEOs have failed and why.  Six CEOs are profiled, and the author identifies the lessons learned, thendescribes how to avoid the failures. Derailed ... Review of Derailed

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2 Stars

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Seaside Letters

Seaside Letters

On 9/26 Linda Adams wrote:  Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter is a romance novel set in Nantucket.  Tucker McCabe has been emailing a woman named Sweetpea for a year and has fallen in love with her.  But Sweetpea refuses to meet with him, so Tucker asks Sabrina Kincaid–known for her research skills–to find the woman.  The problem is that Sabrina ... Seaside Letters

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2 Stars

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Lonestar Secrets

Lonestar Secrets

On 9/13 Linda Adams wrote: Lonestar Secrets is a romance novel by Colleen Coble.  Veternarian Shannon Astor returns to her home town in Texas to for a fresh start and a better life for her daughter.  She discovers  Jack MacGowan’s daughter is a twin to Shannon’s daughter–switched at birth for Jack’s ... Lonestar Secrets – Review

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1 Stars

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A Man of His Word

A Man of His Word

On 8/10 Linda Adams wrote: A Man of His Word, by Kathleen Fuller, is a romance with the “Plain People”–the Amish.  Moriah marries Levi and starts her life as a new wife.  But things are not well for the newlyweds.  On the day Moriah learns she is pregnant, Levi decides to leave the Amish and his wife.  Under Amish law, ... A Man of His Word

Linda's Rating:

2 Stars

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The X and Y of Buy

The X and Y of Buy

On 8/2 Linda Adams wrote: The X and Y of Buy by Elizabeth is a book for people who have to sell or market products to both men and women.  Both genders think differently, and it’s easy to misunderstand cues and lose the sale.  Ms. Pace gives examples of how marketing appeals to the genders, like when you go inside ... The X and Y of Buy

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2 Stars

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Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 5/2 Linda Adams wrote: In Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiel and April Henry, a Senate page disappears, resulting in a media storm because a politican may be involved.  Reporter Cassidy Shaw, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges quickly get involved to try to find the missing girl.  Then the disappearance turns to murder. The book ... Face of Betrayal

Linda's Rating:

3 Stars

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Higher Hope

Higher Hope

On 4/24 Linda Adams wrote: In Higher Hope, by Robert Witlow, summer law clerk Tami Taylor is assigned to a libel case against an abrasive preacher with amazing prophetic abilities.  A local businessman wants to buy the church’s land, and the preacher refuses, spreading allegedly libelous statements about the businessman.  ... Higher Hope by Robert Witlow

Linda's Rating:

1 Stars

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The Rivers Run Dry

The Rivers Run Dry

On 4/4 Linda Adams wrote: The Rivers Run Dry, by Sibella Giorello is a FBI crime novel.  Special Agent Raleigh Harmon, a forensic geologist, is assisting local police on the disappearance of the daughter of rich parents.  When they receive a ransom note with a finger, Raleigh doesn’t have much time to find the missing girl.  The story is pretty standard ... The Rivers Run Dry

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1 Stars

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In the Footsteps of Paul

In the Footsteps of Paul

On 3/29 Linda Adams wrote: In the Footsteps of Paul, by Ken Duncan, is a photo book following the travels of the Apostle Paul.  The book is laid out with color photos, accompanied by Biblical passages, quotes from people, and text about Paul in relation to the photos. Photos:  The photography is spectacular.  We’re treated to photos of places Paul probably ... In the Footsteps of Paul

Linda's Rating:

3 Stars

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Collapse of Distinction

Collapse of Distinction

On 3/21 Linda Adams wrote: When I saw the summary of Scott McKain’s book, Collapse of Distinction, the first thing I thought of was Hollywood.  Every time there’s a big success in Hollywood, everyone rushes in to do the same thing, of course with less successful results. The book is for businesses who want to stand out and stay in business.  ... Collapse of Distinction

Linda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Kiss

Kiss

On 1/26 Linda Adams wrote: Kiss, a suspense novel by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy, is a pretty standard amnesia story.  Victim is in an auto accident, suffers from a six month memory loss, and is accused of doing something she didn’t.  Growing up in abusive household, Shuana is estranged from her father, a politician who is planning on being the ... Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

Linda's Rating:

1 Stars

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Rex

Rex

On 12/29 Linda Adams wrote: Rex, by Cathleen Lewis, is the story of a mother who has to learn how cope with the myrid of difficulties raising her blind and autistic son.  Soon after Rex’s birth, it’s discovered that he is blind and autistic.  Barely a few months old, he’s sent to a school for blind children to learn the things that ... Rex by Cathleen Lewis

Linda's Rating:

2 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 12/20 Linda Adams wrote: The American Patriot’s Alamanac: Daily Readings on America by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Gribb is like a meditation book.  Each page is a new day, featuring a different story about an event or a person in history, along with a list of other significant events that occurred on that date.  But it’s not ... The American Patriot’s Alamanac

Linda's Rating:

3 Stars

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House of Dark Shadows

House of Dark Shadows

On 12/1 Linda Adams wrote: My first foray into Christian fiction is the Young Adult/Action-Adventure novels House of Dark Shadows.  I read a lot of Young Adult novels and love any kind of action-adventure.  And a touch of magic, supernatural, or spooky doesn’t hurt, either. Xander is a teenager uprooted from his home ... House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo

Linda's Rating:

1 Stars

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Holding Fast

Holding Fast

On 11/9 Linda Adams wrote: Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy By Karen James I’m not a Christian reader, but if I saw this book at the library, I probably would have picked it up.  It’s about the rescue effort that was mounted to search for mountain climber Kelly James and his two buddies.  They decided to do an ... Book Review: Holding Fast

Linda's Rating:

4 Stars

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