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Month: February 2018

From the title: “Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List

From the title: “Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List

The Heart Between Us Thomas Nelson Publishers; 334 pages Book description from Amazon.com: Lindsay Harrel presents a powerful story of healing, adventure, and learning how to live life to the fullest. “Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister Crystal played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun. But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn’t…

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Encouragement When Faced With Adversity

Encouragement When Faced With Adversity

  Shaken: Discovering Your True Idenity in the Midst of Life’s Storms Tim Tebow Publisher: Waterbrook; 213 pages   Book description from Amazon.com: New York Times bestseller Who are you when life is steady? Who are you when storms come?   Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times. In this…

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You’ll Like “Why I Hate Green Beans”

You’ll Like “Why I Hate Green Beans”

  Why I Hate Green Beans Lincee Ray Revell, 210 pages Release date: February 6, 2018   Book Description from Amazon.com: “If there is one thing Lincee Ray has learned over the years, it’s that the majority of women on the planet struggle with insecurities. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our just-trying-to-help mothers are just driving us crazy. Our social media feeds taunt us with everyone else’s picture-perfect lives. It’s enough to send you on a gummy-bear bender while binge-watching Friends reruns…

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Review of “The Lost Castle”–This is a Must-Read Story!

Review of “The Lost Castle”–This is a Must-Read Story!

The Lost Castle Kristy Cambron 385 pages HarperCollins Publishing Book description from Amazon.com: “Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret . . . Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie…

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A Review of “The Mayflower Bride”

A Review of “The Mayflower Bride”

The Mayflower Bride Kimberley Woodhouse Barbour Books 256 pages I love it when I read a Christian historical book that gives me a “you are there” feeling. I experienced this as I followed the characters through their journey to the New World, and felt empathy with them for all they were experiencing during the voyage. The characters of  William and Mary Elizabeth were interesting and likable. They both faced uncertainty and hardship.  There is an encouraging theme of trusting in God that…

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A lovely story of love, mystery, and the early days of flight

A lovely story of love, mystery, and the early days of flight

Across the Blue Carrie Turansky Multnomah Publishing, 354 pages Release date:  February 20, 2018 There are times when I’m reading a book that the story plays out in my mind as a movie.  This is one of those books.  The setting of the story is Edwardian England.  I could envision the spectacular mansion; sweeping English cliffs and restless sea; ballrooms filled with young ladies experiencing their “first season”; and daring young pilots flying their newly-built experimental airplanes, soaring over the…

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Another good story from Suzanne Woods FIsher

Another good story from Suzanne Woods FIsher

  Phoebe’s Light Suzanne Woods Fisher Revell 352 pages Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite authors. I will read any book she writes. Her Amish fiction series are outstanding. In this latest book, she writes about a different time period and people. The setting goes back and forth between the 1600’s-1700’s, and the story centers around the Quakers in Nantucket. Phoebe and Mary are two Nantucket ladies who live almost a century apart.  Phoebe receives Mary’s diary as a gift from her father. The diary is…

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A Must-read Book for Every Christian Parent or Grandparent

A Must-read Book for Every Christian Parent or Grandparent

Set Free to Choose Right Josh McDowell Shiloh Run Press/Barbour Publishing 208 Pages This book was a wake-up call for me:  A quite startling view of our current American culture and mindset.  I knew that America had a problem with viewing porn. I truly didn’t comprehend the depth of it.  I had no idea how deeply it is affecting our Christian young people, even down to as young as age 8. Josh McDowell clearly makes these points in his book.  He has the research evidence to…

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A Light and Heatwarming Story from Wanda Brunstetter

A Light and Heatwarming Story from Wanda Brunstetter

  Amish Cooking Class-The Celebration (Book 3) Wanda E. Brunstetter Shiloh Run Press (February 201) 322 pages Book description from Amazon’s webpage: “Lyle and Heidi Troyer have taken in two children orphaned when their parents were killed in a car accident.  Hoping to help the children adapt and make friends, Heidi decides to hold a series of cooking classes for kids.  But kids are always accompanied by an adult–and that is where the troubles begin.” If you are a fan…

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An Amish Cooking Class Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Use in Any Kitchen

An Amish Cooking Class Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Use in Any Kitchen

  Amish Cooking Class Cookbook: Over 200 Practical Recipes for Use in Any Kitchen Wanda E. Brunstetter Shiloh Run Press, February, 2018 224 pages Spiral bound   This cookbook is not “just” a cookbook.  Besides the many different recipes, there are several articles about the Amish way of life that are respectful of their traditions and values. This cookbook is based on the “Amish Cooking Class” series by Wanda Brunstetter.  Those who have read that delightful series will appreciate many…

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