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Bittersweet Surrender

Bittersweet Surrender

On 12/20 eilonwy wrote: Female business owner (Carly) has weight and body image insecurity, best friend Scott is a guy who helps her out. Sounds formulaic, but Hunt makes it work. Big, life issues like illness, desertion, adultery, teen angst, alcoholism, gambling addiction, with a side of snarky females-on-the-prowl make for ... Fun read, but where's God?

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3 Stars

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First Date

First Date

On 12/19 eilonwy wrote: Based on the book of Esther, I was predisposed positively towards the book... only to be let down by the lazy fall into cliches by McGee. Although the story's based on the book of Esther, I didn't expect it to be so formulaic: reluctant girl (Addy) gets conscripted into an amazing reality TV opportunity ... Could have been so much better without writing to cliches.

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2 Stars

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There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me

On 12/18 eilonwy wrote: While I'd love to primly announce that I'm reviewing this for my youth, in all honesty I can't - I grew up on hokey Sweet Dreams novels, and after trudging through more than a hundred of those paperback teen romance novels, I can smell a good story a mile away. Jenny B Jones' There You'll Find Me is ... Lovely story, excellent setting, wonderful writing - too bad about completely unrealistic guy

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4 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 12/17 eilonwy wrote: I picked this book out of a list that was available for free download at booksneeze.com, which gives free books in exchange for reviews (like this one, which I've also cross posted on Amazon). It seemed to address the problem of disappearing men from the church, so I thought, why not give it (and booksneeze) ... Summary: We need to market church to men better.

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3 Stars

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