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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 8/7 Lehrerin wrote: Although the main character is a mother and widow, roles that teens and young adults may not be able to identify with, she is presented first and foremost as a woman. She has friends, both male and female, she has issues with her dad and her son, she's forgetful. While I could definitely identify with ... Inspired Wednesday - "A Matter of Trust" by Liz Wiehl

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4 Stars

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Betrayal

Betrayal

On 1/9 Lehrerin wrote: Robin Lee Hatcher's latest romance is not just a fluffy read. Julia Grace has a tough row to hoe, and none of her options look good: should she give in to the threats for her land and sell out, losing everything, or should she trust her new hand Hugh and risk her heart? Most of us have been heart in ... "The Betrayal" by Robin Lee Hatcher

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4 Stars

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The Reason

The Reason

On 11/13 Lehrerin wrote: A storm decimates a large cross outside a local church. A young oncologist works with a beloved patient who doesn't respond to treatment, and his young mother fights to have faith in what she can't see. Meanwhile, the so-called construction worker who miraculously restored the cross has a hand in many ... "The Reason" by William Sirls

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4 Stars

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 9/29 Lehrerin wrote: Bunn has written an intense yet inspirational look at a couple's journey through the loss of a child. Walking through mourning with Amanda as she searches for healing is both educational and inspiring. It's all too easy to think that those who have suffered a loss should be ready to move on when we ... "Prayers of a Stranger" by Davis Bunn

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5 Stars

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 8/6 Lehrerin wrote: Starring Me is a fabulous, lighthearted read! This book sparks with perkiness the whole way through. Even though Kara is not a person of faith in the beginning, she is surrounded by them, and her openness to discuss new things is refreshing. Her kindness and compassion definitely make her the star ... Starring Me

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5 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 6/4 Lehrerin wrote: Rachel Hartzler is not your typical Amish maiden. With a less-than-excellent reputation in the kitchen and all thumbs with a needle, Rachel prefers more active pursuits outside, and her father accepts her help - until he hires Jordan, an Englischer with an Amish mother who's trying to find his way. ... Brush of Angel's Wings by Thomas Nelson, Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ruth...

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5 Stars

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/8 Lehrerin wrote: It's 1855 and Kate Winter is about to graduate from Otterbein College when she fails to pass the speaking requirement. Given a second chance, Kate is forced to obey her mother's edicts and entertain a wealthy suitor. Frustrated with her family and longing to live a meaningful life, Kate plans to run ... Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott (2012, Paperback)

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5 Stars

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 1/5 Lehrerin wrote: The Triple Threat Club is once again put to the test as they attempt so solve seemingly random crimes crimes across their home city of Portland. Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce works to solve the murder of a local news intern, while FBI agent Nicole Hedges works to prove that murder suspect Colton ... Heart of Ice by Lis W. Wiehl and April Henry (2012, Paperback)

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5 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/8 Lehrerin wrote: Smitten, Vermont, is a logging town with a threatened future when four best friends come up with a solution to save the town: renovate and Smitten's reputation into that of a honeymoon paradise. Not everyone is on board with this plan, however, and each woman faces conflicts of both the practical and ... Smitten

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4 Stars

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Invasion (tpc)

Invasion (tpc)

On 11/10 Lehrerin wrote: Colt McAlister moves in with his grandpa after his parents' fatal accident,, but he soon finds that life in Arizona is even different than he expects. Suddenly nothing is what it seems - from motorcycles that fly to supposed alien invasions. With his best friends in tow, he struggles to solve the mystery ... Invasion

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4 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/4 Lehrerin wrote: Tucker Mason and his brother Matthew didn't have it easy.  The sons of an alcoholic millionaire who sought total power, he fought back with both words and fists when life didn't go his way.  Housekeeper and nanny Ella Rain softened the edges where she could, however, and tried to teach them ... "Wrapped in Rain" by Charles Martin

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4 Stars

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 7/20 Lehrerin wrote: Tom Crane had it all - a success job in a law firm, the promise of a huge account that would surely make him partner, a girlfriend, pets ... until his father died in a tragic fishing accident.  Suddenly losing everything he holds dear, Crane returns to his small Georgian hometown to close down his ... "Water's Edge" by Robert Whitlow

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5 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/8 Lehrerin wrote: Lorilee Craker was your typical Michigan soccer mom until the recession hit - and it hit her family.  During a period of Extreme Thrift, as she calls it, she learned that the Amish were thriving financially despite the poor economy, and she determined to learn their secrets.  This book details ... "Money Secrets of the Amish" by Lorilee Craker

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5 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/19 Lehrerin wrote: Suddenly realizing that he was the lone male in a house with five women rapidly approaching the teenage years, Greg Wright determined to "not mess up" as a father.  Wright decided take a business-like approach an destablished both a mission statement and a plan to develop a close relationship with ... "Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright

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5 Stars

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 4/28 Lehrerin wrote: What do princesses need to know?  It's not all about the party dresses and tiaras.  In this princess-pink book, Sheila Walsh teaches girls the ins-and-outs of etiquette regarding clothing, dining, friendships, and hostessing.  While this may seem like any other Emily Post-like manner guide, ... "How to be God's Little Princess" by Sheila Walsh

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/28 Lehrerin wrote: David Ponder is old.  Having recently lost his wife after amassing a fortune, going bankrupt, and acquiring an even larger one, he no longer cares about his growing fortune or place on this earth.  It's while contemplating his purpose as a single man in his 70s that he's visited by the archangel ... "The Final Summit" by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Lehrerin wrote: What kind of questions do you have about your faith?  About who Jesus is?  Do you want to know why a good God allows bad things?  In this crazy world, who should we listen to?  How can we live out Bible values in  modern society?Max Lucado answers these and more than 150 other ... "Max on Life" by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 2/23 Lehrerin wrote: Promise, a young singer trying to make her mark on the world before succumbing to a terminal genetic disease, actively pursues her singing and modeling career - and isn't sure how she continues to survive the freak accidents that suddenly follow her.  Porta, an aging sorceress hears about these ... "The Promises She Keeps" by Erin Healy

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4 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 1/18 Lehrerin wrote: An Amish Love is actually three novellas in on book - and since all take place in one town with overlapping characters, it's easy to transition from one to the next.  Each story is about someone who has left and how they find their way home again.  Each story includes faith, love, and forgiveness ... "An Amish Love" by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long

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5 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 10/6 Lehrerin wrote: Randy Simpkins is a worksholic husband and father who's trying to appease his wife with a family vacation. Starting behind the eight ball by having gone in to work when he was supposed to be packing, the day gets worse when their youngest son, two-year-old Joe, disappears only minutes later. It is difficult ... 'The Way Home'

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4 Stars

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Faithful

Faithful

On 9/9 Lehrerin wrote: Cyd's world turns upside down on her fortieth birthday - and her friends aren't having such an easy time, either. Cedric, the best man at her sister's wedding, is attractive and smooth, but he doesn't share her faith. Dana caught her husband in bed with another woman, and Phillis wants her husband ... "Faithful" by Kim Cash Tate

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3 Stars

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Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

On 7/30 Lehrerin wrote: Claudius, an elderly Kentucky farmer, finds a drunken May lost along a country roadside and takes her home to care for her until she can find her way home. May, a recent college graduate searching for meaning in her life, becomes fascinated with his simple, purposeful lifestyle and embraces it until ... "Resurrection in May" by Lisa Samson

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5 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 7/3 Lehrerin wrote: Sarah is a quiet, shy Amish girl who has spent years caring for the family's garden when she's suddenly given a new responsibility: managing and manning the family's roadside produce stand. Thrust into contact with the unfamiliar English world, Sarah meets her new neighbor, Grant Williams, a handsome ... 'A Patch of Heaven' by Kelly Long

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4 Stars

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 6/11 Lehrerin wrote: Lilly Westbrook leads a seemingly charmed life. Part of the social elite, she spends her 22nd summer vacationing on the beach in Rhode Island, where the rich go to play. Lilly doesn't let her social position define her life, however, and covertly does the mission work she feels called to do. Her biggest ... "Love on a Dime" by Cara Lynn James

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4 Stars

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If I Could Ask God Anything

If I Could Ask God Anything

On 4/28 Lehrerin wrote: If I Could Ask God Anything is just that - a series of questions and answers divided by topic and geared for children. The questions are open and honest, and the answers are, too. When an answer isn't known, Slattery says that, as well as explaining how she knows the answers she does. She lists ... "If I Could Ask God Anything" by Kathryn Slattery

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4 Stars

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 3/19 Lehrerin wrote: The Chronological Guide to the Bible walks the reader through the Bible book by book. Each section contains historical information pertaining to the events of that book, as well as a timeline and summary of the book's individual background.The Chronological Guide to the Bible definitely adds a great ... "The Chronological Guide to the Bible" published by Thomas Nelson

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2 Stars

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The Clouds Roll Away

The Clouds Roll Away

On 3/2 Lehrerin wrote: Raleigh Harmon is a forensic geologist with a secret life as an FBI agent. Following her father's death and her return to her Richmond hometown, she works a civil rights case with a famous victim and a drug-running task force when her files begin to intersect. With a suspicious boss, the return of ... 'The Clouds Roll Away' by Sibella Giorello

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4 Stars

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Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

On 2/16 Lehrerin wrote: Katie McGraw is getting ready for her school talent show. Which of her many talents would best be suited for the show - and will her dog Palio agree to go along with her plans? Katie's daddy supports her every effort - funny and charming as they are. Who will win at the show - and is that what's most ... Tim McGraw's 'Love Your Heart'

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5 Stars

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 1/21 Lehrerin wrote: Carley Marek's world shatters when she survives a horrifying accident, and she doesn't know how to pick up the pieces. Trying to rejuvenate her career, she takes a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to stay with a friend in an Old Order Amish home and write an article about the Amish culture. Although ... Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman

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5 Stars

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