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Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 6/8 Annette Irby wrote: I love Rachel’s way with modern-day fairy tales. Such delicious fun to follow a prince and a would-be princess on their adventures. The story is split into three parts, which I enjoyed in that it broke out of the romantic genre formula. She threw in some great twists and turns and the story never ... Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Annette's Rating:

5 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 3/14 Annette Irby wrote: I like novellas because they’re bite-sized stories. They read fast, they’re romantic, and they’re satisfying. I liked this sequel to Smitten! The "intrigue" the summary speaks of wasn't a huge aspect, just enough to keep readers engaged. Well done. The setting—small-town Smitten—is delightful. ... A Review of Secretly Smitten

Annette's Rating:

4 Stars

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Betrayal

Betrayal

On 1/10 Annette Irby wrote: live on 1/17/13 This was a gentle love story. Before I read the novel, I saw someone's mention about it being a tender love story, and I'd agree. The tender-hearted hero isn't an actual cowboy at the beginning of the story, which is unusual. Normally, the hero is a self-assured capable ranch hand. Not ... Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher

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4 Stars

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When God Whispers Your Name

When God Whispers Your Name

On 1/19 Annette Irby wrote: Nuggets. That’s why I read Max’s books. Nuggets of wisdom tucked into anecdotes full of delicious prose. Max covers multiple topics in his essay-type book. One of the insights that stuck out to me was about a people mover. He wrote of a delightfully exaggerated trip through Dallas-Fortworth’s ... Nuggets of Wisdom

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/19 Annette Irby wrote: I discovered this book online, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Q&A’s wasn’t quite it. But I found the same thing you always find with Max: plenty of heart, great word-smithing, wisdom, and God-glorifying prose. For years, I’ve loved Max’s writing. He has a way with words which makes reading ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Angel Song

Angel Song

On 2/7 Annette Irby wrote: Sometimes we humans crave the supernatural. I’m so grateful for God in my life as He fulfills that longing. The heroine of Angel Song didn’t want anything to do with the supernatural, with God or with angels. Fortunately for her, they weren’t listening. But she is listening, and she hears them. ... Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

Annette's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Lightkeeper's Daughter

The Lightkeeper's Daughter

On 7/14 Annette Irby wrote: This was my first Colleen Coble read and her first historical, so we’re both trying something new. Her romance thread is highly enjoyable. I liked how the hero and heroine were “allowed” to build their relationship throughout the story, rather than waiting for everything to come together at the ... The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Colleen Coble

Annette's Rating:

3 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Annette Irby wrote: Who doesn't want to live without fear? For years I’ve enjoyed Max Lucado’s books. I especially love his writing voice. He ties words together in delicious ways. One summer, I read chapter after chapter of God Came Near aloud outdoors, just for the pleasure of rolling the words off my tongue. So, ... Living Fearlessly

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5 Stars

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The Word of Promise The Gift of Psalms

The Word of Promise The Gift of Psalms

On 7/30 Annette Irby wrote: Devotions. Scripture. Psalms and CDs. Voice talent like: Gary Sinise, Malcolm MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander, Harry Hamlin and Jesse McCartney read the full Psalm (30 of 50 of the Psalms included). Then, the narrator reads a devotional. The presentation is, for the most part, ... Devotional Gift Book

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3 Stars

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Billy

Billy

On 1/20 Annette Irby wrote: “Billy” gives readers a peek into the life of a young Billy Graham as he made decisions regarding school and whom to marry. We see his response to his call, and how he overcame faith questions to become the iconic preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ for our generations. I already had great respect ... Billy by William Paul McKay and Ken Abraham

Annette's Rating:

3 Stars

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