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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 8/7 Casey Herringshaw wrote: There is something truly beautiful about this Auschwitz story. I know you are thinking what I was: how in the world can a book about a terrible German concentration camp be a beautiful story? But it was. And it surprised me, in a good, good way.Weaving present day and history is not always the easiest ... Recommended Most Definitely ~ The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron ~ Review

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4 Stars

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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

On 5/28 Casey Herringshaw wrote: A war torn landscape and a romance that has every single odd stacked against it. To think such a romance could come about in the midst of air raids, explosions, threats against your life and running away from the army that wants to imprison you, is near to impossible to believe. But it happens in this ... WWII Romance ~ Daisies are Forever by Liz Tolsma ~ Review

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3 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 12/18 Casey Herringshaw wrote: “Dear Mr. Knightly” is more than just the surface romance I expected. It was a very serious story with a heroine my heart craved to learn more about, to dig within her person and plumb her depths. This is certainly one of those books with so many layers and human emotional tangles that it could be ... Not a Cliche Romance ~ Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay ~ Review

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4 Stars

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Heart Failure

Heart Failure

On 11/27 Casey Herringshaw wrote: The title and back blurb was the first that caught my attention about this new Thomas Nelson publishers release. Medical drama/mysteries have become a new genre of choice for me and I wanted to know where the story would take me.            I have ... Heart Failure by Dr. Richard Mabry ~ Review

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3 Stars

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

On 7/3 Casey Herringshaw wrote: As a reader, I couldn’t help but feel great sympathy for Ivy and disregard for Elliott who has just committed an affair before the book starts. So often when I read these kinds of scenarios, I ponder what I would do. Would I become passive? Cold? Run away? Cut my spouse off? I certainly can’t judge ... What Would I Do? ~ The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen ~ Review

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3 Stars

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Truth Stained Lies

Truth Stained Lies

On 4/9 Casey Herringshaw wrote: A fantastic hook, great writing voice and quick pace through the entire book. I thought the suspense was right up there among a couple of my favorites of the genre.            To be critical, I thought the ending came a bit soon, or rather we found ... Great Story Depth ~ Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock ~ Review

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4 Stars

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 7/10 Casey Herringshaw wrote: At the prologue, I couldn’t help having sympathy for this main character. Being spurned by the guy who has made you think he wants to marry you in front of hundreds of people? People that all knew he was sure serious about our heroine. Yeah, I cringed more than a little bit for the poor woman.            After ... Through Rushing Water by Catherine Richmond ~ Review

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3 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 6/5 Casey Herringshaw wrote: From the way this novel was written, to the characters filling to the pages, to the story that grabbed my heart, “Covenant Child” is a novel to be cherished and shared.            I can’t honestly say I “enjoyed” this story as a means of ... Achingly Beautiful Story ~ Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock ~ Review

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4 Stars

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 3/21 Casey Herringshaw wrote: The latestaddition to the “Women of Faith” fiction line is a treasure, just as the titleassumes. I fell in love with the cover first, but the story quickly measured upto how lovely the outside promises.            A western romance, it brings ... A Treasure ~ Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher ~ Review

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4 Stars

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The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride

On 12/21 Casey Herringshaw wrote: 4.5 stars to a novel that completely charmed me!            I’ve gotta start this review off with props to the dialogue. It has some of the best dialogue to read and is fast-paced, quick and to the point and escalates the tension so quickly! Shay ... Swept Off My Feet in The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter ~ Review

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4 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/1 Casey Herringshaw wrote: “Lonestar Angel” is a blend of romance and suspense that surprised me on both counts. I really didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this novel, but what I got hidden between the pages was quite the ride.             I like to ... Quite the Ride ~ Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble ~ Review

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4 Stars

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There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me

On 10/1 Casey Herringshaw wrote: I love Jenny B. Jones. I love how she tackles tough issues with her usual snark and personality infused onto the page and within her characters. I couldn’t help sharing a tidbit with my family when I read something especially funny.            ... So Completely Relatable ~ There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones ~ Review

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4 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/28 Casey Herringshaw wrote: How often do we rush through life without taking time to stop and appreciate the places God has put us in? Often to teach us to grow and rely on Him more.“The Waiting Place” is not a lecture on how to recognize or look for the waiting places in our lives, but is rather a collection of stories (essays) ... Appreciating 'The Waiting Place' by Eileen Button ~ Review

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4 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 5/23 Casey Herringshaw wrote: Praise and worship music is a favorite of mine to immerse myself in. I love to turn it up loud and roll down the windows (either house or car!) and let the love of the Lord blast. And the new Women of Faith “Rejoice” is just such a cd.Many of the 10 songs have a great beat, the kind you want to sing ... Christian Music Review ~ Women of Faith Worship REJOICE

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4 Stars

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Fairer than Morning

Fairer than Morning

On 4/28 Casey Herringshaw wrote: “An author to watch” has become an oft-used and over-rated phrase and because of that I try to avoid using it my reviews. I am making an exception in this case, because Rosslyn Elliott is truly an author “to watch”.I was hooked from the very first line and the momentum didn’t end with that ... I Was Hooked! Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott Review

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4 Stars

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The Convenient Groom

The Convenient Groom

On 3/19 Casey Herringshaw wrote: This has to be one of my favorite books, a ‘top ten’ hit! What girl doesn’t like the idea of a handsome groom swooping in to the rescue?“The Convenient Groom” has an amazing premise. Talk about romance! The hero is simply delicious, talk about attraction- and I’m not necessarily referring ... A Favorite Among Favorites: The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter (review)

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5 Stars

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A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

On 1/20 Casey Herringshaw wrote: I had heard, but never read anything by the author of A Billion Reasons Why until picking up this book and was pleasantly surprised!Being an aspiring author I look for aspects of books that captivated me. The dialogue! It’s a lesson in precision, subtext, quick wit and emotion, giving the reader an ... Book Review: A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck

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4 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

On 1/4 Casey Herringshaw wrote: SOFTLY AND TENDERLY, the sequel to The Sweet By and By captivated my mind and heart from the first paragraph.I read my copy in just over a day. What I loved- among several things about this story- is the faith message. While most books shy away from a strong “come to Christ” message- this book tackled ... Book Review: Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 11/6 Casey Herringshaw wrote: Let me say right off that I LOVED this book! It will certainly not be the last one I read by the fantastic story teller, Rachel Hauck.The characters of Joy and Luke (along with the minors) are filled with depth and flaws, humor and charm that stand to life on the page. The story is well told with word ... Book Review: Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 10/9 Casey Herringshaw wrote: If you have been following my blog for any length of time, you know I generally stick to all things related to books. But I do enjoy the occasional movie, so when The Way Home came up for review, I decided to step outside the box and try something new. Here is my review. Enjoy. :-)Based on a true story ... Movie Review: The Way Home

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4 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 8/25 Casey Herringshaw wrote: While a fast read, I have to say that I enjoyed LOVE, CHARLESTON. The story took off right from the start and I was pulled in when likable characters were pushed into difficult situations. What followed was filled with dips and dives from valleys to mountain tops with the characters.There were several ... Book Review: Love, Charleston

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4 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 7/7 Casey Herringshaw wrote: It seems there are so many Amish novels on the Christian market. And most are clichéd, but SARAH’S GARDEN love story line intrigued me, though it still wasn’t my favorite of all Amish books. The love story kept me interested in the story. An Amish woman falling in love with an “English” veterinarian ... Book Review: Sarah's Garden

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3 Stars

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 6/6 Casey Herringshaw wrote: I really like the title of this novel, it sums up the book well.The story is of a secret dime novelist, a young woman who is writing dime novels behind her families’ back. With the advent of an old lover and a conniving man on her trail to expose her identity, will her secret be uncovered?Aside from ... Book Review: Love on a Dime

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3 Stars

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Plain Paradise

Plain Paradise

On 4/6 Casey Herringshaw wrote: Two mothers bound together by the daughter they both love. Can Linda’s love for two different mothers bind them together?I liked the story. One dying woman, who gave her daughter up for adoption, suddenly shows up on the doorstep of her Amish daughter’s home. Their lives are irreversibly changed. ... Book Review: Plain Paradise

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3 Stars

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The Clouds Roll Away

The Clouds Roll Away

On 2/27 Casey Herringshaw wrote: Book Description (from the publisher)Forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon unravels mysteries in her hometown of Richmond where things are never quite what they seem.Raleigh's exemplary service in Seattle opened the door for her disciplinary transfer to be lifted, allowing her to return to her home FBI field ... Book Review: The Clouds Roll Away

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3 Stars

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 1/30 Casey Herringshaw wrote: Carley Marek is forced to take a vacation by her boss, so she heads for Pennsylvania Dutch country and her Amish reformed friend. Entering the tranquil countryside and community of the Amish soon proves to be anything, but relaxing. From a shunning no one wants to forgive to a dying child in need of ... Book Review: Plain Pursuit

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5 Stars

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