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Redemption

Redemption

On 7/27 Valerie Jones wrote: This book is the autobiography of Bryan Clay, a decathlete from Hawaii who has won silver and gold medals in the Olympics. I picked this book hoping to see him compete in the London 2012 Olympics. Unfortunately, he didn't make it through trials. Nevertheless, his story is fascinating and inspiring. He ... Inspired to Compete in Life and Faith

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5 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 6/20 Valerie Jones wrote: This is a sweet book based on the lessons we can learn from Mary, mother of Jesus, about living as a faith-filled woman. The chapters are short and focus on one trait at a time that Mary demonstrates in Scripture. The author also draws from her experience as a mother and counselor to relate Mary's wisdom ... Sweet and Refreshing Encouragement

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4 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/4 Valerie Jones wrote: I loved this book! Stories about bold, adventurous princesses always grip my attention. Garden of Madness is a fiction novel about King Nebuchadnezzar's daughter Tiamat. At the height of a turning point for her nation and her life, she is drawn to seeking the truth. The truth about recent deaths within ... Princess - Faith - Plot Twists - A GREAT Read!

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5 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 3/12 Valerie Jones wrote: Dawn Comes Early was a fun historical fiction novel about Kate Tenney who left her disgraced life in Boston for dreams of rebuilding a name for herself as an Arizona ranch heiress. It is a redemptive love story filled with action and adventure. Kate arrives thinking she knows a lot about working a ranch ... Book Review // Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

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4 Stars

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 2/13 Valerie Jones wrote: Heart of Ice is a thriller fiction novel that follows the dealings of lethal manipulator Elizabeth Avery. Using her beauty, charm and cunning, she sets up players in her "game" so that life plays out exactly as she desires it. Her crimes include theft, arson, fraud and murder. All remain undetectable ... Intriguing, Fast-Paced Crime Story

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4 Stars

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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

On 11/11 Valerie Jones wrote: This book is a handy little reference guide for girls learning basic social graces. Each of the 50 things is written concisely in two to three pages, with simple do's and don'ts as well as explanations behind them. Topics include saying "please" and "thank you", formal table settings, using social media, ... Concise Start to Etiquette

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4 Stars

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There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me

On 9/19 Valerie Jones wrote: This book follows Finley Sinclair, an American hotelheiress, to Ireland to study abroad and prepare for her upcoming audition for theNew York music conservancy. Since the recent death of her brother, Will, Finleyhas struggled to regain control and peace in her life. Following Will’s traveljournal from ... Review // There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

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4 Stars

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Life Support

Life Support

On 8/22 Valerie Jones wrote: This engaging story about Alexia Lindale, an up-and-coming lawyer in South Carolina, captivated me almost immediately as I “watched” her navigate the complexities of her life and career. Alexia mostly represents women in their divorce cases, working out of a passion fueled by matters within her own ... Life Support by Robert Whitlow

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5 Stars

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 6/28 Valerie Jones wrote: The Skin Map is a book that takes you on a multi-dimensional adventure as you follow Kit Livingstone through various times and places. Unaware that the ability to travel these other worlds runs in his family, he has a chance meeting with his great-grandfather who teaches him about the ley lines that ... The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

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4 Stars

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Lead. Serve. Love.

Lead. Serve. Love.

On 5/7 Valerie Jones wrote: Lead. Serve. Love is an inspirational book of “100 Three-word ways to live like Jesus.” It is easy to read, concise and attractive in design as well as content. It can easily be used as a morning devotional to set the theme for living your faith each day. The three-word lessons are all accompanied ... Lead. Serve. Love. by Gregory Lang

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5 Stars

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Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day

Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day

On 4/15 Valerie Jones wrote: I was a little surprised when I got this book from my book review program, as they usually supply Christian books from Thomas Nelson Publishers. The book is neither published by Thomas Nelson nor did the description or introduction mention anything about faith. For a book on ... Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day By Bonnie Jacobson, PhD and Alexia Paul

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1 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 3/6 Valerie Jones wrote: Using her own personal experiences coupled with relevant Scriptures, Sheila Walsh reminds readers that no matter what you are going through, you are not alone. Each chapter covers a different promise in God’s word that shelters us from life’s storms: love, hope, grace, confidence, provision, strength ... The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh

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4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 1/7 Valerie Jones wrote: This book is a compilation of hymns, from the 1600’s to present day, accompanied by short stories (devotionals) of how they originated. The devotionals describe the history of the songs, composers and lyricists. The author has also included the sheet music for each hymn making it a songbook as well. ... Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan

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3 Stars

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Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

On 9/30 Valerie Jones wrote: This book is simple, yet relevant and attractive to young audiences. The author has written one devotional for each day of the year. Each are only a few paragraphs in length, with a key Bible verse relating to the topic for the day, as well as supplemental Bible reading for kids who want to go further ... Jesus is Calling - 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young

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5 Stars

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

On 9/17 Valerie Jones wrote: A Christmas Prayer is an adorable children’s book that leads children in a sweet prayer modeled after the Christmas story of the Bible. The prayer draws attention away from the material aspects of Christmas, and turns children to the true Christmas Gift, Jesus. As children read the prayer, they can ... A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker

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4 Stars

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/13 Valerie Jones wrote: This book is a thrilling fiction novel that captivates readers with the passion of the story. It is a story with a basis of all things entertaining: suspense, action, romance, mystery. It is set in a time and place with a cast of characters that play upon the curiosity of the reader. Yet it is the unfolding ... Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker...and a GIVEAWAY!!

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Valerie Jones wrote: In this book, Lucado brings the idea of changing the world closer to home. Most of us are ordinary people and we often fall into thinking that we cannot make much of a difference…or that God only uses extraordinary people. Lucado reminds us that God has and still does use regular people to accomplish ... Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

On 9/6 Valerie Jones wrote: This is a beautiful book of images taken by the Hubble telescope of God’s creation in our universe. Images range from galaxies to planets, the birth of stars to their death, illustrating the vastness of God’s creation. Along with the images, the author used short facts to describe the photos to help ... The Heavens Proclaim His Glory by Lisa Stilwell

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5 Stars

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/9 Valerie Jones wrote: This is a fun book to help children learn how to pray about all kinds of things: thanking God for all He gives us, presenting Him with requests, praying for our families, our nation and so on. The book comes with two CDs of 100 total praise songs that correspond with the prayers in the book. This would ... 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear by Stephen Elkins

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4 Stars

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Angel Song

Angel Song

On 7/26 Valerie Jones wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but must preface by explaining that when I read a fiction novel that I enjoy…I don’t read very critically. I just allow it to entertain me. I was so swept up in Angel Song’s story that I finished the book in a weekend.Angel Song is about Ann Fletcher, a young woman ... Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

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5 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 7/12 Valerie Jones wrote: In this book, John & Stasi reveal some of the greatest mysteries of woman, leading the reader through an exploration of why God designed her heart as it is. Without disregarding the “individual”, the book delves into commonalities shared by women through God’s design. Topics include woman’s ... Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

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5 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 3/27 Valerie Jones wrote: It is not often I think of all 66 books of the Bible as love letters from God. Frankly, not all of them leave me with that warm-fuzzy feeling associated with love. However, the author of 66 Love Letters summarized the Bible book-by-book into a dialogue with God that reveals His love for us throughout ... 66 Love Letters by Larry Crabb

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3 Stars

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