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The Encounter: Sometimes God Has to Intervene
4.05
Based on two true stories, The Encounter is a fictional account of a man's quest to find out about his real mother. Given up for adoption at the age o ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
How to Knit a Love Song (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #1)
3.60
I made the mistake of reading others’ reviews of this book before I read the book..but, in spite of that, I still really enjoyed this book. I have rea ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Courageous
4.51
I really loved everything about this book. The message, the storyline, the characters, and how it all played out! I think it is a powerful message to ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
Hardboiled and Hard Luck
3.63
I guess this was just not my kind of book....too depressing.
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
 
Stumbling Into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman
4.18
This is my favorite “devotional” book that I have read in a long time. There is a common organization to the topics and they are relevant, interesting ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
 
Building Stories (HB)
3.89
This a a beautiful picture book of buildings and their stories. There are so many historic markings featured in this book. I have a 4 year-old that is ...more
May 25, 2011
May 27, 2011
 
Tricky Coyote Tales (Tricky Journeys, #1)
4.00
Tricky Coyote Tales is a "choose your own ending" book by Chris Schweizer. It has been years since I have read one of these....but I thoroughly enjoye ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
Shared Friendship: Inspiration for a Woman's Heart
3.80
I have been reading this as my devotion book for the past couple of weeks. This book is really great for women that want to celebrate their friendship ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption
3.57
Although I did like this story, it was a bit harder to follow for Abbi. This is the story of four couples simultaneously...so she was a little confuse ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
Fish You Were Here
4.03
My four year-old and I really enjoyed reading this one together. The story line was interesting and the characters were vibrant and memorable (especia ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
Born Confused
3.78
As an ESL teacher, I have many students that can relate to the character's point of view. I loved the book...it gave unique insights to cultural acqui ...more
not set
May 13, 2010
 
Alice Ray and the Salem Witch Trials
3.00
This is a very good fictionalized version of the Salem witch trials. It is a fictionalized account of how people were accused, put in jail, and even p ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
The KJV Bible for Toddlers: Bible Stories for toddlers from the Old and New Testaments
3.00
Abbi (my 4-year-old) and I have been reading this one together. First of all, I really love the fact that this is KING JAMES....we are a KING JAMES Bi ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
One False Note (The 39 Clues, #2)
3.88
This is the second book in a series about a wealthy family whose matriarch has died. In lieu of bequeathing amounts to everyone in her family, she has ...more
Jun 24, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
The September Sisters
3.70
This book tells the story of a little girl who is abducted from her home. It is told from the point of view of her younger sister. The two girls did n ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
 
Fasting, Feasting
3.27
The first half of the book was really good; I loved the descriptions and the vivid imagery used. I could easily picture India. The second half, howeve ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2010
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
I loved the quotes: "The days are long, but the years are short." and "What you do everyday is more important than what you do every once in a while." ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
Two-Hour Crafting Treasures
2.50
This one has lots of crafts that are really "too crafty" for my taste (especially the wearable crafts)...but it did have some great things to do with ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 20, 2011
 
The Bonesetter's Daughter
3.96
Although I enjoyed this book, I just couldn't rate it higher because, in my opinion, it just doesn't compare to Amy Tan's other works that I have read ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Apr 15, 2010
 
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)
3.66
I loved every single part of this book! I was hooked from letter #1, and will read the sequel to see what happens in #13! As Ginny begins on an advent ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
 
Bound for Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery, #3)
3.81
I was glad that the main character finally grew a little backbone with respect to her estranged husband. (I didn't know if I could endure her "doormat ...more
May 31, 2011
May 30, 2011
 
Love Songs
4.20
(Disclaimer: I am not really a fan of poetry...I read this one as a part of a reading challenge..it really surprised me!) I really enjoyed it! Her poe ...more
May 25, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
Revolution in World Missions
3.95
While this was a really good book and I love the subject matter, it just seemed to repeat itself several chapters. This is a really good look at forei ...more
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
 
Small, Medium, Large (PB)
3.63
This is a very cute book mostly about synonyms for the word "big". Although the book is not really a "story," it does a great job illustrating the wor ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
 
Building Washington, D.C.: Measuring the Area of Rectangular Shapes
3.00
This book is not very exciting, but it does have a lot of information about the geography, development, and history of Washington, D.C. The mathematic ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak But Finds Her Voice
3.58
I really enjoyed this book. It is a very emotional journey of a young lady with Autism and how she finds her voice. I learned a lot about Autism and t ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Out of My Mind
4.36
I could not put this book down. I have a dear friend in the final stages of ALS....and she has a similar problem....trapped in her own mind, trying to ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
Double the Ducks
3.81
While the actual story in this book is a little lacking...very little in the way of plot. It was a cute concept and a wonderful way to introduce and p ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
Strawberry Shortcake's World of Friends [With Stickers and 4 Scented Punch Out Postcards]
3.65
Abbi loved this one! You can easily recognize the real countries where these friends live and Abbi loved finding the real countries on the map! (Peari ...more
not set
May 26, 2011
 
Journey of Dreams
3.85
This was a really heartfelt account of the massacres that have occurred in the Guatemala/El Salvador areas. It is told from the point of view of a thi ...more
Feb 08, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
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