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Blue Hole Back Home
I must say the writing in this book is fabulous; it is absolutely stunning in it's stark simplicity, perfect pacing, and superb character development. ...more
Feb 14, 2014
Mar 29, 2012
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
Sometimes I think that the measure of a good book is the change that it brings to your life: a change in perspective or a truth grasped, a new vigor f ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
Donal Grant
Donal Grant leaves the life of a simple country shepherd to move on from a deep sorrow and to make a new life for himself tutoring. He ends up in a po ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Nov 03, 2010
Except for Me and Thee
Sometimes when I read a book, I like to think about the impressions that it leaves on my soul, the "feel" of the book, more than the actual content. A ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
Safe Passage
The author of this book, Ida Cook, is an adorable, charming lady and you can't help be drawn into this book by her warmth and candidness. However, I f ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
The Kindness of Strangers
Mike McIntyre writes well, with honesty and humor. I found this book to be very compelling and wish that I did not have to put it down. Some of the pe ...more
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Feb 20, 2012
Martin Van Buren (American Presidents, #8)
This book is a brief account of the life of Martin Van Buren, our 8th US president. Martin Van Buren was not a particularly brilliant president, but h ...more
Mar 27, 2010
Dec 07, 2009
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
A lot of incredible events happen in this book - I was shocked, overcome, inspired, horrified, deeply touched, disturbed, sorrowed, and amazed in turn ...more
May 21, 2013
Jun 03, 2011
The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus
This is a life changing book. This is the story of Joni Eareckson Tada's walk with God and the development of her relationship with Him, starting with ...more
Aug 04, 2010
Jun 29, 2009
It seems like the perfect setting for reading this book would be sitting on a porch overhung with ivy on a warm summer evening, the sun setting and ca ...more
May 17, 2012
Jan 13, 2011
Warren G. Harding (The American Presidents, #29)
It’s been a couple of weeks since I finished this book and can’t really say that I remember anything notable about it. It read smoothly enough and it ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Jan 08, 2010
Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines
Since I am a novice dog trainer, I'm always fascinated with books that feature amazingly trained dogs, especially if their skills are benefiting human ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat
Expecting another cutesy kitty-cat story, I was pleasantly surprised to find Making Rounds full of depth and pathos. Oscar is a somewhat unusual cat i ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Life Of Andrew Johnson, Seventeenth President Of The United States
This is the most poorly written biography that I have ever read. The author obviously worshiped Andrew Johnson. He kept saying how wonderful Andrew Jo ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 23, 2011
I loved this book through and through. Richard Adams takes you into a horse's mind in a compelling and heart stirring way (sounds corny saying that). ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Aug 06, 2009
Arizona Redemption
This has got to be one of the ugliest book covers I have ever seen. From the wonky colors to the tilted homely font, this cover is sight to make the e ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
The first half of this book tells the story of Simon Wiesenthal's encounter with an SS man who took part in a horrifying massacre of Jews and on his d ...more
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, #1)
This book proved to me that you can't always judge a book by the first 30% of it. I was so close to dumping this book at that point - I was tired of t ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
The Winter Bride
This Jane Eyre knockoff, Gothic mystery wannabe is actually quite a riveting and deliciously creepy read. Even though the writing is a bit lavender on ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us
This was another one of those books that I couldn't put down and all other books were neglected (usually I have five or six books going). The writing ...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs
What I liked: I love learning more about how dogs think and behave, all the more so when the author uses words with skill and grace. Cat Warren's mix ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Oct 07, 2013
Spencer's Mountain
Claris ruined this book for me.

I didn't find her a very believable character and didn't like the influence she had on Clay-boy.

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Oct 28, 2009
Tevye's Daughters
I'm not sure, really, how to rate this book. The writing is absolutely awesome and worthy of five stars; the content, though, started out at five star ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Gerald R. Ford (The American Presidents, #38)
Ahhh....a nice, sensible, down-home, gentleman President - such a relief after reading Nixon's biography (these were my first thoughts upon beginning ...more
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
Herbert Hoover (The American Presidents, #31)
My hat's off to William Leuchtenburg for putting together a very readable, lucid, and interesting biography of an amazingly horrible president. Althou ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
Okay, I'm giving this one five stars because it so thoroughly and relentlessly kept my attention. I believe that Lois Lowry is a genius storyteller.

Jan 10, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Peace Like a River
I wish I could give this book six stars. It is definitely the best book I have read this year and has moved into my top five favorite books of all tim ...more
May 08, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Cast a Road Before Me (Bradleyville Series, #1)
This is an excellent book! I had almost given up on finding good Christian fiction before reading Cast a Road Before Me. Set in a small, charming Kent ...more
Mar 27, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
Into the Free (Into the Free #1)
First of all, I must say that Julie Cantrell is an amazing writer. Pretty much from the first paragraph I was stunned by this book's great beauty and ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
So Brave, Young and Handsome
Okay, first of all, I have to say that I would read anything that Leif Enger wrote, no matter the subject matter - he has a way with words that is abs ...more
May 21, 2011
May 12, 2011
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