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Passionate Housewives Desperate for God: Fresh Vision for the Hopeful Homemaker
Very thought-provoking. I was challenged to re-address positions I once thought I held pretty firmly. I love how Scripture is used throughout the book ...more
Feb 2010
Mar 08, 2010
In the Grip of Grace: You Can't Fall Beyond His Love
A wonderful picture of grace and our own inability to save ourselves. A wonderful tool for any new Christian and a great reminder for the mature Chris ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 22, 2011
What Alice Forgot
This book was something completely different than what I usually read. And I was surprised to find it really interesting and thought-provoking. I read ...more
Mar 12, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night's Sleep
I would really like to give this book 3 1/2 stars, but in the absence of half-stars, I am choosing to round up because overall the book was an enjoyab ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 09, 2015
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love
First off, I don't recommend the book to my friends. The foul language is unnecessary most of the time and even seems forced. In fact, in order to fin ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
It's hard for me to rate this book--I am giving it 3 stars because I figure it's close to the average of my feelings about it. Some parts were great-- ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Faith and You
Once again, I wish I could add half a star to my rating. 3 1/2 is what I'd like to give it. I read this little book on the flight home to my parents' ...more
Jun 2011
Jul 22, 2011
The Lost Art of True Beauty
I pre-read this book for possible use in a teen Bible study. The author clearly has a heart for teen girls. She shares personal examples of personal f ...more
Feb 2010
Mar 08, 2010
The Kite Runner
This book made me examine my purposes for reading anything. I hadn't wanted to read it at all, but it was assigned to my daughter's AP class. I try to ...more
May 2010
May 03, 2010
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
I didn't finish this book but I am counting it as "read" because I read 270 pages of the approx. 380 page book. And I spent a good part of my week on ...more
Feb 22, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
Pursue the Intentional Life
I have one chapter left to go in this book but couldn't wait to review it. This book was everything I have ever wanted in regards to gleaning wisdom f ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 18, 2015
The 4 Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage
2.5 stars.

I really wanted to like this book. I like The Five Love Languages and several other books he's written. This one just didn't do it for me,
Mar 27, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
It took me a little while to get into this book. I felt disconnected by the author's style of jumping back and forth between her telling what Rena tol ...more
May 2011
May 16, 2011
Uncle Tom's Cabin
This book took me a long time to read. Not because it was difficult or not engaging--simply because my life has just been too busy to find time to sit ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
Anthem: Anniversary Edition
I read this on the recommendation of my daughter who read it for school last year. It definitely was thought-provoking, particularly in our current ec ...more
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Jul 02, 2009
Cold Sassy Tree
Grabbed this off the "classics" shelf at the library on my way to the beach---what a terrific find!
I was almost reluctant to start it at first, since
Aug 2010
Aug 14, 2010
Nothing to Fear
This is an absolutely wonderful book about a boy and his family living in New York City during the Depression. Told in the first person view of the so ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage
I read this book because my husband met the sister of the author. And honestly, the tv show is one of our guilty pleasures (that we try to hide from f ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 17, 2011
The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1 )
This is a little story about a group of women who meet at a knitting class and become unlikely friends. The story itself was cute and uplifting. The a ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 20, 2009
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
Great book, written in first person, detailing the account of one Japanese family who was interned during WWII. Not having read much about this before ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 30, 2009
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
I want to give this book fewer stars because of all the fundamental errors in it, but the story is just so compelling I can't. What I will say is that ...more
Feb 03, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
Stepping Heavenward
**am reading this one again. I always start a new year with this book. It helps me get back into the right frame of mind.**
One of the most challenging
Jan 2010
Jan 30, 2009
The Great Divorce
Picked up this book on a whim as I was looking for another title at Borders. Absolutely flawless writing-a book that I will return to again and again. ...more
Apr 2010
May 03, 2010
One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
Really liked this book. My only complaint is that she uses "The Message" as her Bible translation often, if not always. That modern translation is ina ...more
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Jul 23, 2011
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
This was the last of my "summer reading" and I am so glad I finished it before buckling back down to school books! The story follows 25 years of the l ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
absolutely captivating. I feel like the characters are good friends of mine. I wish they were real people so I could go visit them! I do agree with on ...more
Jun 26, 2009
Jun 25, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
Very fascinating book. Incredibly informative regarding the culture in the Middle East. Gerg Mortenson is certainly a man with a big heart. For me, pe ...more
Nov 2009
Sep 16, 2009
Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis's Chronicles
Recommended and purchased for me by my son, this book is a must-read for any Narnia "friends," as the author calls them. Like a comfortable conversati ...more
Feb 19, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
Pride and Prejudice
One of my all-time favorites, read again and again.
I don't have much to add to the other positive reviews of this book. I could only dream of being ab
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Jan 30, 2009
The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
Another choice off the Classics shelf at the library. Fascinating story of what happens to a man who begins thinking of what he "deserves"--in any cul ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 17, 2010
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