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The Champion (Love Inspired Historical)
Until now, I assumed Love Inspired was synonymous with light romance (not that there's anything wrong with that) but thanks to Carla Capshaw I'll have ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Redeeming the Rogue
Redeeming the Rogue is a Regency by C.J. Chase whose plot propelled me forward.

Someone's trying to kill Mattie Fraser. I spent the entire book trying
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Secrets and Lies
Secrets and Lies is the emotional story of a marriage falling apart. Jonah Morgan is a pediatric cardiologist who works too hard, drinks too much, and ...more
Aug 27, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
Driftwood Lane (Nantucket, #4)
I wasn't three chapters into this book before I found myself browsing for vacation rentals in Nantucket. There is just something about The Nantucket L ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
Destiny's Dream
I was drawn to Destiny's Dream by the irreverant humor of the back cover blurb. But this didn't turn out to be the romantic comedy I was expecting. Th ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
Hatteras Girl (Heart of Carolina #3)
I love destination books, novels whose settings make you feel like you're on vacation. So when I saw Hatteras Girl advertised for the Christian Fictio ...more
Nov 06, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
Jane Austen Ruined My Life
Jane Austen Ruined My Life is the first in the Formidable Series (I reviewed the second, Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, last year).

I admire how Beth Patti
Jul 17, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
In All Things
In All Things is the sequel to Shawna K. Williams' No Other and continues the story of Meri and Jakob. Although it could stand alone, I suggest you re ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Nov 26, 2010
Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline: Where the Crew Lives, Eats, Wars, and Parties: One Crazy Year Working on Cruise Ships
I picked this up after my first Carnival cruise because I didn't pay for the behind the scenes tour of the ship and this looked interesting. Ugh! My f ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Oct 12, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
The Doctor's Lady
There is just something soooo romantic about marrying a complete stranger only to fall in love with him later-

Yeah...I guess when you type it out lik
Sep 16, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, #1)
I dare you to read the first two chapters of Doctor in Petticoats without chuckling, but if you're like me, you'll laugh out loud. Mary Connealy is kn ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is the memoir of a Chinese mother parenting Westernized children using supposedly (I don't know if she's representativ ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jun 18, 2011
Wrangler in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, #2)
Wrangler in Petticoats, the second book in the Sophie's Daughters series, is non stop action and romance- the book equivalent to a summer popcorn movi ...more
Oct 08, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
Softly and Tenderly (Songbird, #2)
Softly and Tenderly is the second in the Songbird series by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck, and my review is a little overdue. But lucky for me, there is ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Apr 02, 2011
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
First up, this is not a review. If you want to read how awesome the story is check one of the hundreds of other reviews here or on Amazon (and make no ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
Though I've read plenty of Jane Austen, before this Inspy Award nominee, I'd never read any Austen-inspired fiction. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is a qui ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
The Colonel's Lady
I'm a little late to the Laura Frantz party, my book blogging friends have been singing her praises for a while. But now I see the appeal. I found her ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
The language and the imagery in this book is truly amazing.

Tosca Lee describes the love and the passion of living with the mate God designed for you
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Aug 27, 2010
I am a sucker for juicy celebrity tell-all and since I had a poster of the two Coreys hanging in my bedroom throughout my middle school years, this bo ...more
Nov 13, 2013
May 25, 2013
The Green Veil (Empire in Pine, #1)
The Green Veil is an epic saga of people living and loving in the rugged forests of 18th century Wisconsin. With multiple points of view, It weaves th ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
The Seaside Letters (Nantucket, #3)
Seaside Letters was everything I want in a romance. It grabbed me from the first chapter with angst and emotion and kept me glued to my seat until the ...more
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Oct 08, 2010
Sons of Thunder
Inspy Award winning novels are books that possess exceptional literary qualities and respectfully grapple with some element of the Christian faith. Th ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
A Hope Undaunted (Winds of Change, #1)
One thing I adore about Julie Lessman books is there's always more than one story on stage. Some of her finest work is done in the subplots, and A Hop ...more
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Jul 25, 2010
Gone Girl
It took months for me to finish listening to the audio version of this book. Not because it was poorly narrated, it wasn't, but because I just didn't ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
I almost bought this book for my sons for Christmas and I'm glad I held off until after I read it. At first glance, the voice of this 13 year old blac ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
**spoiler alert** Book 2 in this series was full of just as much nail-biting, action packed adventure and book one. Even though I loved the story, eve ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I read this book because of all the hoopla it's gotten from book blogs I follow. For the first 1/3 of the book, I was intrigued, but I didn't think it ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
Please Stop Laughing at Me... One Woman's Inspirational Story
Not what I expected. I was looking for a book that teaches people how to help children confront bullying. This is one women's account of her childhood ...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Give the Lady a Ride
Give the Lady a Ride by Linda Yezak definitely charmed this city slicker. I've never been on a horse, but after Yezak's debut I'm thisclose to saddlin ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 05, 2011