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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
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
Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement
First of all, I made the mistake of not reading very far into the description of this book. I saw Quiverfull pop up a few places on the internet and i ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 31, 2011
The Honorable Imposter (House of Winslow, Book 1)
I am really not sure what to think of this book! Morris is a very popular Christian author but I didn't really enjoy this first exposure to his writin ...more
Apr 30, 2011
May 26, 2011
Lady in Waiting
This was my first book by Susan Meissner and I enjoyed it. I was engrossed in the story quickly and couldn't wait to see how the book ended. Would the ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
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
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 Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All
I should have read the other reviews before borrowing this from the library. I thought it was about a woman losing "it all" but it wasn't. The book wa ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English
I really dislike giving negative reviews of books, especially when it's a book that has been "gifted" to me by a publisher. Unfortunately, I have to w ...more
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Oct 19, 2011
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
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
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
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
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
This was an interesting look at foster care in New York city. There was a lot of detail about the history of foster care in the United States and a de ...more
Jan 20, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
Forever Mom: What to Expect When You're Adopting
I loved this book so much I read it in less than two days. I just couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried, and I marked sections to go back and rerea ...more
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
All the Way Home
What a great book. I found this one browsing through the historical fiction section at my library. I'd never heard of the book nor the author, but I'm ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
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
The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, #1)
**spoiler alert** I can't decide if I want to give this book a 3 or 4 star rating. The Centurion's Wife was definitely a better book than most I've be ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Aug 10, 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
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
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Ruby's Slippers
I really don't know what to say about this book. I thought it was a modern day retelling of The Wizard of Oz but it's not. It has some similarities, c ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
The Things We Cherished
I had to wait on the library hold list for several weeks in order to borrow this book. I'm 147 pages in and dropping it.

1 - The characters are boring
Mar 03, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
The Boy: A Holocaust Story
Like another reviewer, I think the title is a bit misleading. The book isn't really about The Boy, but about one Jewish woman and several SS officers. ...more
May 10, 2011
May 09, 2011
Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege, #1)
I'm really not sure what to rate this book. I liked it but it drove me crazy. There were a number of things I really appreciated. The POV sticks with ...more
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
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
Mar 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
I do not think that my mother is a narcissist. I didn't even realize this book was about mothers when I picked it up at the library (the subtitle is u ...more
Jan 2015
Feb 25, 2015
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
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
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
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