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The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective.
I'm going to go against popular opinion and state that this wasn't a very good book. Sure, there were a few good life lessons included in its pages. H...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
There was something about this book that was hard to read. The story was interesting - an American writer in Iran getting arrested and accused of bein...more
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
The Courteous Cad (Miss Pickworth Series #3)
We were at the library on Friday and I recognized this cover on the new book shelf. I added it to my to-read list awhile ago at the recommendation of...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
Havah: The Story of Eve
Ack! This book was on my to-read list for SO long. My libraries in Arizona didn't carry it and I'm loathe to purchase books at full price. After movin...more
Jan 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Ramona the Pest
A few weeks ago, I made a list of books that my 8 year old niece might like based on books I read when I was her age. When I picked up the books from...more
Jul 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Dry as Rain
I chose this book because I really liked the author's first novel, Crossing Oceans. That book was a better story than this one, though this was a soli...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
The Redemption of Sarah Cain
This book intrigued me because of the movie trailer. If I know that a movie is based on a book, I have to read the book before watching the movie. I h...more
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
Love Finds You in Lahaina Hawaii
I have not read any of the "Love Finds You..." books but this was on the New Book Shelf at the library and was written by a Thoene. I love the Thoene'...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen
My husband spotted this book on the library shelf and handed it to me. When I read the inside cover, I was really intrigued - a novel that shows King...more
Jul 03, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
The Amish Midwife (The Women of Lancaster County, #1)
3.5 stars

There was something about this book that wouldn't let me set it down. The setting wasn't anything unusual for the genre. The plot wasn't that...more
Feb 02, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
The Trial
3.5 stars

Why did I choose this novel? It won a Christy award and I have an informal goal of reading all of the Christy winners.

I have two different op...more
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
For Such a Time
Next up on my stack of review books is For Such a Time by the new author Kate Breslin. This story is a loose WWII retelling of the story of Esther. By...more
May 2014
May 29, 2014
A Novel Bookstore
My favorite quote -

“My grandfather left me a great deal more – a passion for literature, and something additional, fundamental: the conviction that l...more
Mar 2014
Mar 17, 2014
The Picture of Dorian Gray
I really enjoy Wilde's writings because I feel he had so much great insight into human nature. Wilde's writing is witty and often makes me nod in agre...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
The Wedding Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts #18)
Initial thoughts (186 pages read) - I wonder why this novel was written almost entirely as a recap of the past 20 years. It is set in the future, with...more
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
The Accidental Bestseller
Thoughts as of page 123 - a bit of language, some foreplay between married couples, interesting story but hard to follow as there are several similar...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
The Sari Shop Widow
I signed up for the 2010 South Asian Author Challenge to expose myself to books and authors I would not ordinarily be exposed to. This book was on the...more
Nov 2010
Nov 01, 2010
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
I read so many good reviews of this book that I was expecting more. I'm not familiar with Dr. Laura, so I started this book with an open slate regardi...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
The Older Cat: Recognizing Decline & Extending Life
I picked this book from the library hoping for information about how to best take care of my 12 year old cat. This book was no help whatsoever. Most o...more
Dec 05, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
Full Disclosure
I finished reading this book, read reviews of the book, and now am not sure what to say that hasn't already been said.

I agree with other reviews who...more
Nov 2013
Nov 26, 2013
The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment
I didn't realize Jacobs had written and published another book. When I found mention of this book on his website, I immediately headed over to the lib...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
Wrong About Japan: A Father's Journey with His Son
Hmmmm... Well... I picked up this book because I'm interested in memoirs written by foreigners who visit Japan. In this case, the author is an Austral...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The Jesus You Can't Ignore: What You Must Learn from the Bold Confrontations of Christ
I received The Jesus You Can't Ignore (John MacArthur) awhile ago for review but it took me weeks to finish it. There is so much information packed in...more
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued
Blind Hope is the story of a broken woman who rescues a blind dog. At first, Laurie believes her dog Mia is the one being rescued. However, she slowly...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Though Waters Roar
Though Waters Roar is a bit of fresh air after a long run of mediocre historical Christian fiction books. The story had more depth than most and I rea...more
Dec 25, 2010
Dec 26, 2010
Slave: The Hidden Truth about Your Identity in Christ
Slave was offered for review on BookSneeze and I snatched it up. I loved John MacArthur's book The Jesus You Can't Ignore and Slave sounded like ano...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Love Is a Flame: Stories of What Happens When Love Is Rekindled
From the advertising blurb: If you want to improve or revive your marriage, you need more than just theories of marriage from experts. You need shared...more
Jul 28, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
Moon Over Tokyo
I had to double check the publisher's name to be sure this was Christian fiction. It was mostly clean but seemed to lack God. At least it didn't go ov...more
May 13, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Red Tent
I picked up The Red Tent because it was recommended as a better alternative to Michal: Wives of King David #1 (Jill Eileen Smith), a book I disliked b...more
Sep 07, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
Escaping the Devil's Bedroom: Sex Trafficking, Global Prostitution, and the Gospel's Transforming Power
An eye-opening book on some of the reasons behind prostitution and human trafficking. It definitely made me more aware of why some men and women becom...more
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
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