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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 5/9 Pamelamo wrote: “You’ll Think of Me” is another emotionally charged contemporary novels by Robin Lee Hatcher. Whether one of her contemporary novels or a historical one, the author never fails to delve deep into the emotions of her characters. I know I can usually expect plenty of tension between the primary characters ... Emotionally Charged Christian Romance

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 3/4 Pamelamo wrote: “An Uncommon Protector” is the second book in Gray’s Lone Star Hero’s Love Story series. During their imprisonment in a Yankee camp on an island in Lake Erie, several Southern officers promised to always be there for each other. Since this volume features Thomas Baker, the second of those officers, ... I Love This Series!

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 11/18 Pamelamo wrote: “The Silent Songbird” is Melanie Dickerson’s retelling of The Little Mermaid in a medieval English setting. Because my children are now grown and have not blessed me with grandchildren, I am out-of-the-loop when it comes to stories like The Little Mermaid so I am unable to share whether the story ... Entertaining With a Firm Foundation of Faith

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4 Stars

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Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

On 10/29 Pamelamo wrote: As many have said, “Long Way Gone” is a contemporary story of a prodigal. It is a tale that will bring most readers to tears at one point and have them laughing at another. Then there are those Holy Ghost moments where you just want to throw up your hands and praise God. I pretty much loved everything ... Best Book I've Read in Some Time

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The Witnesses

The Witnesses

On 8/3 Pamelamo wrote: Over and over I have found Robert Whitlow’s books to live up to the promotions that compare them to those of John Grisham. Personally, I prefer Robert Whitlow. He is a wonderful storyteller who is able to mix legal details, suspense, faith, and even romance in such a way that I look for excuses to ... Powerful Story of Redemption and Second Chances

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The Newsmakers

The Newsmakers

On 4/20 Pamelamo wrote: Overall I enjoyed “The Newsmakers” although at times I found myself distracted by the unusual (to me) tense in which it was written. The plot was one that could easily have come from today’s news and I believe the author’s familiarity with that community helped immensely. It was so easy to imagine ... The Newsmakers

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4 Stars

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The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone

On 3/15 Pamelamo wrote: “The Feathered Bone” is one of the most difficult to read books I have ever encountered but not because it was poorly written. The book itself is very well written but at times the subject matter is painful. This story illustrates all too well the lasting and devastating effect that a few minutes ... The Feathered Bone

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The Mountain Midwife

The Mountain Midwife

On 1/13 Pamelamo wrote: Well past my child-bearing years and never interested in any type medical career, I was uncertain if I would find “The Mountain Midwife” to be a book I would enjoy. I need not have been concerned. This book was an enthralling romantic suspense with an Appalachian mountain setting that held my interest ... Intriguing Appalachian Romantic Suspense

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The Wedding Chapel

The Wedding Chapel

On 12/12 Pamelamo wrote: “The Wedding Chapel” is just another confirmation of why Rachel Hauck has remained among my top ten favorite authors for several years. There is no such thing as missing one of her books. In fact I usually have them on my Amazon wish list far in advance of publication. I am often offered a review ... The Wedding Chapel

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5 Stars

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A Season to Wed

A Season to Wed

On 11/11 Pamelamo wrote: “A Season to Wed” is a collection of three romantic novellas with winter settings. Each novella was penned by a different author and the plots are not related. However each book has similarities. In each story, the heroine encounters a man who meant something to her in the past but for one reason ... Second Chance at Love in the Winter

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Hiding Places

Hiding Places

On 9/16 Pamelamo wrote: I have read and enjoyed several of Erin Healy’s novels in the past. Her stories often take an entirely different direction from what is usually the norm but that is part of what makes them so interesting. I will admit that at first I had a difficult time getting into “Hiding Places” and actually ... Hiding Places

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4 Stars

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The Bones Will Speak

The Bones Will Speak

On 8/15 Pamelamo wrote: Now that I have read both “A Cry From the Dust” and “The Bones Will Speak” I am certain that I will have a place on my bookshelves for any forthcoming novel by Carrie Stuart Parks. I have always enjoyed suspense novels but in the past few years have begun to shy away from those that have too ... A Real Page Turner

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5 Stars

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A House Divided

A House Divided

On 8/4 Pamelamo wrote: I have seen Robert Whitlow’s books compared to those by John Grisham but I personally prefer Whitlow’s. Their books are similar in that many of them focus on legal cases and trials but when I read Grisham’s novels, I found myself bogged down in too many legal details that detracted me from the ... A House Divided

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 7/16 Pamelamo wrote: From the cluttered and dusty curiosity shop of her father to the opulent London townhouse and Kettering Hall of the Gilchrist family, Camille Inverness finds herself alternately in danger or protected. A mysterious gemstone is missing, her father is suspected of stealing it, and Camille finds herself ... The Curiosity Keeper

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 6/22 Pamelamo wrote: “Love Arrives in Pieces” is one of those books that speaks to the reader on multiple levels. First of all it is an enjoyable and well-written romance with strong characters and excellent dialogue. On a deeper level, we are shown the reality that outer beauty and popularity does not necessarily make ... Brilliant Christian Romance

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Wilderness Rising

Wilderness Rising

On 6/6 Pamelamo wrote: When I elected to review “Wilderness Rising” I did not realize it was a sequel to “The Church Builder”. Since I had not read the first book, I decided to pick up a copy to read while I was waiting for this one to arrive. I am so thankful that I did. I would have been mostly lost if I had not ... Action Packed Suspense

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4 Stars

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Whenever You Come Around

Whenever You Come Around

On 5/20 Pamelamo wrote: Because of a devastating experience ten years earlier, Charity had avoided her hometown to escape the memories. She had also avoided any thought of romance, concentrating instead on her successful writing career. That is – until her publisher requested that she right a romance novel instead of her ... Hope and Healing in Smalltown Idaho

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A Stranger's Secret

A Stranger's Secret

On 4/17 Pamelamo wrote: In “A Stranger’s Secret” the rugged coast of Cornwall is the perfect backdrop for a story filled with mystery and intrigue. Between the dire deeds of the local wreckers, a mysterious stranger, and multiple attempts on his life, this novel held my attention and wouldn’t let go. The second novel ... Christian Gothic Mystery Romance

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 4/9 Pamelamo wrote: “Deception on Sable Hill” is the second book in Gray’s A Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series. Featuring Eloisa Carstairs whose story began in the first book of the series, “Secrets of Sloane House”, this book introduces some new characters but the reader will also recognize a few familiar ... Full of Surprises

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The Promise

The Promise

On 3/14 Pamelamo wrote: “The Promise” left me with somewhat mixed emotions. As expected, it was beautifully written and easy to read as are all books I have read by Beth Wiseman. Based on a true story, it depicts scenarios that should serve as warning to its readers. I did not particularly care for Mallory, the primary ... A Word of Warning

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4 Stars

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In the Heart of the Dark Wood

In the Heart of the Dark Wood

On 2/20 Pamelamo wrote: Allie Granderson has never found closure after her mother vanished except for one pink tennis shoe during the tornado that nearly destroyed their hometown of Mattingly. Obsessed with a toy compass and a Nativity yard figure, Allie is mostly lost with no one left but her father who regularly loses himself ... Haunting Yet Beautiful Coming of Age Story

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A Cry from the Dust

A Cry from the Dust

On 2/2 Pamelamo wrote: Unfamiliar with the author, I decided to take a chance and request this book to review. I am so glad I did! Carrie Stuart Parks can definitely write a story to hold my attention. The plot moved along at nearly breakneck pace with plenty of action, drama, danger, mystery, suspense, and touches of humor. ... A Suspense Filled Page-Turner

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The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season

On 1/13 Pamelamo wrote: From their very first somewhat explosive encounter, PJ McKinley and Cole Evans are destined to strike a few sparks but not only the romantic kind. They soon learn that they are in competition to be awarded a historic home and both of them are depending on winning because neither can afford to finance ... From Rivals to Love

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 11/26 Pamelamo wrote: “An Amish Second Christmas” is a compilation of four novellas by authors known for their Amish fiction. Each of the novellas stands alone with different settings and characters. The common thread is that each one highlights a way the Amish of that community celebrates the day after Christmas which ... Perfect Christmas Collection for Lovers of Amish Fiction

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Playing Saint

Playing Saint

On 11/1 Pamelamo wrote: I had no idea what to expect when I chose to review “Playing Saint” by new novelist Zachary Bartels. Shortly after I selected it, I began to see glowing recommendations for it by other authors, many of whose books I enjoy. I was encouraged to think I had made a good choice and was eager to find a ... Riveting New Supernatural Suspense

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Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

On 9/24 Pamelamo wrote: “Magnolia Market” took hold of my attention and imagination from the very first pages with a story that seemed to get more convoluted by the minute. It is a fact that Avery’s day took a turn she did not expect and everything got progressively worse as the week went on. But sometimes God takes our ... Contemporary Inspirational Romance With Heart

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Prelude for a Lord

Prelude for a Lord

On 8/18 Pamelamo wrote: Although it is frowned upon by proper society, Alethea Sutherton loves to play her violin and is actually a quite accomplished musician. Although its appearance is nothing special, someone wants her violin and it appears that nothing will stop him from acquiring it. With the reluctant help of Lord Bay ... Lovely Regency Romantic Suspense

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The Confession

The Confession

On 8/6 Pamelamo wrote: “The Confession” is another brilliantly written novel by Robert Whitlow whose legal suspense rivals those by John Grisham in my opinion. The characters are well-defined and natural. Dialogue is genuine and the plot advances at a good pace. Whitlow inserts just the right amount of legal facts so that ... Thought Provoking Legal Drama

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/16 Pamelamo wrote: “The Butterfly and the Violin” was one of those books that played with my emotions. While the story was so riveting it kept me thoroughly absorbed, I became so involved with the characters, particularly Adele, that at times I did not want to continue reading because of how I feared her story would ... Beautiful and Touching WW2 Novel

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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 6/17 Pamelamo wrote: Once more Lis Wiehl with the help of April Henry has penned a novel that kept me turning the pages until I reached the end. I was surprised at how quickly I breezed through this one. It really held my attention. The plot moved at a brisk but steady pace with plenty of danger, suspense and a few surprises. ... Fast Paced Suspense

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5 Stars

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Spirit Bridge

Spirit Bridge

On 6/16 Pamelamo wrote: What an exciting and eye-opening adventure Rubart’s Well Spring series has been! Each installment has been filled with fantastical exploits into the spiritual realm as the Warriors Riding have fought against the forces of spiritual darkness. With each mission some ground was gained and a bit more truth ... Powerful Conclusion to an Awesome Series

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A Lady's Honor

A Lady's Honor

On 5/5 Pamelamo wrote: On the very first page I was pulled directly into the action that paved the way for an exciting story filled with danger and suspense, secrets galore, forbidden romance, and a quest for the family treasure. Many elements of the story brought to mind the gothic novels I loved when I was much younger and ... Exciting Gothic Style Romance

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Bluebonnet Bride

Bluebonnet Bride

On 3/22 Pamelamo wrote: Having recently read “Butterfly Palace”, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Coble’s novella “Bluebonnet Bride” features Nathan White who had a minor role in the previous novel. Because of circumstances surrounding him in “Butterfly Palace”, Nathan mostly came across as gruff and distrustful ... Great Followup to Butterfly Palace

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Snapshot

Snapshot

On 1/10 Pamelamo wrote: Starting with a real life snapshot taken by her father when she was a child, Lis Wiehl has written an electrifying story about a murder for which the wrong man has been imprisoned for fifty years. His impending execution brings federal prosecutor Lisa Waldren and her estranged retired FBI father together ... Electrifying

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Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide

On 10/29 Pamelamo wrote: In the exciting conclusion of The East Salem Trilogy, Tommy Gunderson and Dani are joined by Quinn, Cassandra, and Reese as they race against time to help save the world from the forces of darkness which include both men and demons. The evil administrators of St. Adrian's Academy have groomed chosen ... Exciting Conclusion to the East Salem Trilogy

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4 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 7/3 Pamelamo wrote: When I read Billy Coffey’s first novel “Snow Day”, I had absolutely no expectations but was quickly pulled in by his straightforward conversational style. Since then I have been a semi-regular visitor to Billy’s blog and have enjoyed reading his honest and unique outlook on almost everything ... When Mockingbirds Sing

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 5/2 Pamelamo wrote: Recently widowed Mia Quinn is just barely managing to hold things together on her own. Between the two jobs she holds down to keep her head above water financially and two children who need more of her time than she can spare, she doesn’t need more responsibilities. When her friend and colleague Colleen ... Another Winner by Lis Wiehl

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 2/28 Pamelamo wrote: Eleanor Walker, owner of the Last Chance Ranch, is determined to find a suitable heir for it. She is certain that if she has been able to successfully manage the ranch without a husband, then there must me another young woman with the fortitude and determination to follow in her stead. Unfortunately ... Another Winner by Margaret Brownley

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Betrayal

Betrayal

On 12/12 Pamelamo wrote: I have always enjoyed Robin Lee Hatcher’s books, especially those with historical western settings so I was excited to have the opportunity to review “Betrayal”, the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series. Having recently read “Belonging”, the first of the series, I was primed and ... Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher

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Darkness Rising

Darkness Rising

On 11/14 Pamelamo wrote: Sequel to Wiehl’s “Waking Hours”, the first of the East Salem trilogy, “Darkness Rising” raises the stakes as the evil powers of darkness continue to escalate. Dani Harris and Tommy Gunderson find themselves in the fight of their lives as they attempt to find and stop who or what has released ... Darkness Rising

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 8/31 Pamelamo wrote: After being jilted by the important congressman she assumed she would marry, Sophia made plans to go to the mission field, fully expecting to be sent to China. To her surprise, she found herself on the way to a Ponca Indian reservation in the Dakota Territory. Descended from Russian nobility, Sophia ... Through Rushing Water by Catherine Richmond

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 5/26 Pamelamo wrote: I have read only one of the Triple Threat series before "Eyes of Justice" but it was enough for me to learn to love the three women and the special relationship they had. I was definitely not prepared for one of them to be murdered so early in this newest installment of the series. NOT a good thing! ... Eyes of Justice

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/25 Pamelamo wrote: When pastor Adair felt called by God to leave his Virginia home to minister to the western town of Grand Couer in the Idaho territory, his loving and obedient daughter accompanied him. Unhappy with leaving the comfortable and refined life she was accustomed to in her lifelong home, Shannon had some difficulty ... Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 1/7 Pamelamo wrote: I have long been a fan of the books of Rachel Hauck so I naturally was eager to read The Songbird series she co-authored with Sara Evans. I was not at all disappointed. The story moved along well with no disruptions or indication that it was written by two authors. The characters and setting are every ... Love Lifted Me

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/6 Pamelamo wrote: What could be more exciting than four of your favorite authors collaborating on an anthology with related stories? That is just what happened when Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt got together and came up with the idea for "Smitten". Each author penned the story of one ... Smitten by Smitten

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/16 Pamelamo wrote: ‘Lonestar Angel’ tells the story of Eden and Clay Larson whose marriage ended after the kidnapping and death of their infant daughter. Several years later, believing she is divorced, Eden is on the verge of accepting a proposal when Clay shows up declaring that he never signed the divorce papers ... Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble

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Waking Hours

Waking Hours

On 10/7 Pamelamo wrote: “Waking Hours” is one of those page-turners that are difficult to put down. I found myself up until the wee hours because I didn’t want to stop until I reached the end. Then to my surprise, I found that matters were only partially resolved. I have been left hanging high and dry until the sequel ... Waking Hours

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 9/14 Pamelamo wrote: I first became acquainted with the books of Stephen Lawhead over twenty years ago when a church friend loaned me a copy of Taliesin, the first book in The Pendragon Cycle. Since that time I have read and/or own almost all of his books. And I in turn have been privileged to introduce Mr. Lawhead's books ... The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 7/23 Pamelamo wrote: Enterprising young attorney Tom Crane feels like he has just had the rug pulled out from under him. Believing that he has a partnership in his law firm in his pocket, he is shocked to find that he not only didn’t get the partnership but no longer even has a job. To make matters worse, his girlfriend ... Another Winner from Robert Whitlow

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A Vision of Lucy

A Vision of Lucy

On 7/1 Pamelamo wrote: A Vision of Lucy was one of the most entertaining and fun books I have read in awhile. Lucy is an avid photographer determined to get a job doing what she loves most. Spunky and tenacious, Lucy seems to attract trouble wherever she goes and tends to run off at the mouth when she gets frazzled (and that ... Fun Western Romance - A Vision of Lucy

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 6/2 Pamelamo wrote: I am always on the lookout for books by new authors so I was glad for the chance to read Spring for Susannah, Catherine Richmond’s very first published novel. A historical romance set in Dakota territory, the story chronicles the experiences of a mail order bride and her new husband as they attempt ... Spring for Susannah

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Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure

On 5/22 Pamelamo wrote: When Ada Wentworth accepted a position as a lady's companion in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, she planned for it to be a stepping stone toward her dream of owning her own hat shop. To her surprise, not only was the climate much different than her Boston home, but anti-Yankee sentiments were still prevalent ... Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/5 Pamelamo wrote: I breezed through Nick of Time in record time. It was one of those 'can't put it down' novels. I had forgotten just how much I enjoy the bug man and his unique take on life. As usual, Nick Polchak is hard on the trail of a crime, using his expertise in forensic entomology to decipher the clues. Unfortunately, ... The Bug Man Does It Again

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Fairer than Morning

Fairer than Morning

On 4/20 Pamelamo wrote: I am always pleased when I get the chance to check out a new author so I quickly requested a copy of Fairer Than Morning when it was offered by BookSneeze. I am so glad I did - now I have another author to add to my 'watch' list. Fairer Than Morning takes place in the early nineteenth century, primarily ... Promising New Author

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Pamelamo wrote: While I found The Final Summit to be mildly interesting, particularly the historical facts, I found it to be mostly disappointing overall. I was never quite clear why David Ponder was given the responsibility to save mankind. And what about all the other 'travelers" who were elected to help him with ... Not What I Expected

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2 Stars

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A Cowboy's Touch

A Cowboy's Touch

On 3/18 Pamelamo wrote: Already a fan of Denise Hunter's novels, I was happy to receive a review copy of A Cowboy's Touch. As expected, it was a thoroughly enjoyable story that I didn't want to put down until I came to its end. The realistically portrayed characters, well described setting, and a believable plot kept it interesting. ... A Cowboy's Touch

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Seek Me with All Your Heart

Seek Me with All Your Heart

On 3/1 Pamelamo wrote: The Amish families of both Emily Detweiler and David Stoltzfus have recently relocated in a small Colorado community. The first meeting between David and Emily is a disaster but as they get to know each other, a close friendship develops. David discerns that something terrible has happened to Emily to ... Seek Me With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman

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Love on Assignment

Love on Assignment

On 1/28 Pamelamo wrote: MY REVIEW: Although she has some reservations, Charlotte  accepts an assignment to pose as a governess for Daniel Wilmot’s children in order to discover any information that will discredit him. Her desperate need to support her handicapped sister and aunt plus the opportunity to become an actual ... Love on Assignment by Cara James

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A Suitor for Jenny

A Suitor for Jenny

On 11/27 Pamelamo wrote: MY REVIEW: A Suitor for Jenny is a humorous and entertaining story set in Rocky Creek, Texas during the late 1800′s. Jenny Higgins has arrived in town with her two younger sisters with the intention of finding suitable husbands for them. Basing her criteria for appropriate husband material on “The ... A Suitor for Jenny By Margaret Brownley

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