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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 8/1 Kalyn Comings wrote: Ever since her twin drowned 10 years ago, Madison has wanted to reclaim Michael’s victory by sailing his boat in the town’s annual Regatta. But there’s just a slight problem. She can’t swim, and is deathly afraid of water. Watching Madison grieve over her brother, and struggle to find peace ... Full of Anticipation, Heartache, and Redeeming Moments

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4 Stars

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 4/30 Kalyn Comings wrote: While the relationship of Owen and Brooke is a major part of The House that Love Built, there are three complementary stories that demand almost as much attention. 1. Brooke’s unsteady relationship with her father. 2. A troubled teenager who finds refuge in Owen as a mentor, and as a friend. 3. The ... A Love Story Full of Second Chances

Kalyn's Rating:

5 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 3/21 Kalyn Comings wrote: It’s hard to make short stories seem complete without an abrupt, or quickly wrapped up ending. I think of all the authors, Beth Wiseman did this the best. Her story did not seem rushed, and the character development was spot on, all while being able to finish in a believable and timely manner. The ... Don't Sacrifice Quality over Quantity

Kalyn's Rating:

3 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 1/23 Kalyn Comings wrote: During the hard economic times of the past year, journalist Lorilee Craker figured it was time to divulge the financial secrets of the elusive Amish. She conducted her research among multiple Amish homes to discover their tips and tricks to saving cash. Money Secrets of the Amish concludes her findings. Although ... "Money Secrets...."

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3 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 5/29 Kalyn Comings wrote: The principle of the path is this: Direction, not intention, determines the path you pursue. We can intend on traveling down a particular road, whether it be relational, vocational, or financial, and find ourselves completely off course because we did not hold a proper view of the direction our choices ... "The Principle of the Path" by Andy Stanley

Kalyn's Rating:

4 Stars

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Where Hearts Are Free

Where Hearts Are Free

On 10/4 Kalyn Comings wrote: "Where Hearts Are Free" by Golden Keyes Parsons is a historical fiction set in the late 1600's. Bridget Barrington is a young girl born into high society and is expected to marry within her class. But Bridget has developed feelings for the family's indentured servant, Phillipe. As soon as her parents ... "Where Hearts Are Free" by Golden Keyes Parsons

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3 Stars

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 9/8 Kalyn Comings wrote: Judge Napolitano's political book, "Lies the Government Told You", outlines seventeen different lies the government has been feeding Americans over the course of history. Are all men created equal? Does every vote really count? Are you truly innocent until proven guilty? Many Americans are unfortunately ... "Lies the Government Told You" by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

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3 Stars

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 2/18 Kalyn Comings wrote: When reporter Carley Marek is forced to take a month's leave from work, she decides to go visit her long-time friend, Lillion, and Lillion's Amish family in Lancaster County. While visiting, Carley discovers that the simple life appeals to her and she becomes deeply involved with this tight-knit Amish ... Book Review: "Plain Pursuit" by Beth Wiseman

Kalyn's Rating:

5 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 1/30 Kalyn Comings wrote: "The true story of kidnapping, captivity,and a dramatic rescue""Buried Alive"follows food supply contractor Roy Hallums as he is kidnapped from his office in Baghdad, Iraq, and transported blindfolded and handcuffed to and from various Sunni safe houses. Roy eventually ended up in a four foot high cellar ... Book Review: "Buried Alive" by Roy Hallums

Kalyn's Rating:

4 Stars

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