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A Simple Amish Christmas
3.94
I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I loved writing it. I grew very close to the characters and the Amish community, and I found myself fall ...more
May 25, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.27
This may be the first "perfect" book I've read. It's so well done in the portrayal of the characters, the plot and pacing, the beautifully written lin ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
 
The Cat That God Sent
4.25
Since I have cats, I was very interested. We have grand-dogs, who visit. But our cats rule our lives it would seem. Again, Jim did a wonderful job on ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
 
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
4.07
Excellent book.
Well researched and well told.
It certainly helped me to understand a bit more about my father's generation--those who fought in WWII.
An
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Oct 21, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
 
Revival
3.78
As usual, SK writes a riveting tale.
The character was a bit too familiar in this one - however, SK writes about family and loss and hope in a way that
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Nov 27, 2014
Nov 29, 2014
 
Starry Night
3.80
This was a sweet Christmas story, and I was enjoying it a lot - when it ended.
69% on my kindle and the story was over.
I was so surprised!

Other than th
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Nov 29, 2014
Nov 29, 2014
 
The Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, #1)
4.15
Kristy Cambron beautifully describes the agony and suffering imposed on those in the German WWII camps.
The contemporary portion of the story helps to
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Feb 23, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
The Time Keeper
3.82
I haven't read a Mitch Albom book since "Five People You Meet in Heaven" and "Tuesdays with Morrie."
I loved both of those, and I adored this one.

It's
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Jun 10, 2013
May 25, 2013
 
Joyland
3.90
As usual, I have to give SK 5 stars.
He has written a lovely story about a boy who becomes a man and in the process learns compassion. It seems to me t
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Aug 02, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
Walking on Water (The Walk, #5)
4.26
I can highly recommend this entire series. I read all 5 books in a week. They're quick reads and they are also inspiriting! Kudos to Richard Paul Evan ...more
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
 
Going Home (Going Home, #1)
3.99
This is an interesting book, especially if you like dystopian literature. In this case an EMP has changed everything, and our main character is trying ...more
May 2014
May 01, 2014
 
Chosen by a Horse
4.04
I thought this was a lovely story of a woman's journey from a terrible childhood and disastrous marriage to healing.
It isn't "Christian" per se, but i
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Feb 08, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
3.97
I very much enjoyed this story.
It's unique and it very skillfully and creatively "plays" with the idea of books and love of books and authors and writ
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Feb 15, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
 
Shift (Silo, #2)
4.14
This was my first Hugh Howey book. VERY good sic-fi or dystopian or however you wish to categorize it.
My only complaint would be that I reached the la
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Jan 20, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
 
Don't Go
3.67
This was my first Lisa Scottoline book, and I did enjoy it.
Definitely, it kept me guessing about "Who did it" until the end.
I would prefer a lead char
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Jul 07, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
A Week in Winter
3.77
This was my first Maeve Binchy book, and I loved it. Excellent writing, fun characters, and the Irish setting made for a wonderful read. This book mig ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
 
The Walk (The Walk, #1)
4.10
I can whole-heartedly recommend this book.
I read it in a day, and I immediately went to the library to find book 2.
Very well done, and a thought-provo
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Jun 11, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
 
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
4.02
Wow. I feel like I took a class in endocrinology (sp?).
I found this book both interesting and amusing. I'm sure some people will find it dry, but I ke
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Jan 17, 2015
Dec 28, 2014
 
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
4.21
I decided to read this book because I thought it would be a good "history" lesson of England - and it was! Follett does a great job of describing the ...more
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
 
Killing Jesus: A History
3.84
This was a very well done story.
It was intersting to hear how the historical records coincide with the Biblical account of Christ's life and death.
I h
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Feb 27, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
 
The Girl You Left Behind
3.94
A very well told story of life in France during WWI, combined with a contemporary story line.
JoJo Moyes is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.

Di
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Dec 22, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
 
The Racketeer
3.74
This is a typical John Grisham legal thriller - which is to say it's very well done and keeps you guessing!
I enjoyed it very much.
Dec 09, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
 
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
4.14
Disclaimer: some offensive language.

Stephen King has done it again with another very well crafted story. I have a disclaimer at the top b/c I realize
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Jun 08, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
Lizzy and Jane
3.81
If you love books about cooking, this book is for you!
A sweet story about the relationship between sisters . . .
Mar 07, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
 
The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (New International Version)
4.74
What a wonderful study, and one I think will affect me for years to come. This is something that was on my "bucket list" to do - to read through the B ...more
May 10, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.35
What a fabulous book!

I will admit that I didn't like the "narrator" at the beginning (don't want to give anything away), but he grows on you.
Extremely
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Feb 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.45
I'm not a big nonfiction reader, but I had heard so much about this book that when I came across it at my library I decided to give it a try.

Wow.
It i
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Nov 19, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
I didn't want to read this book--the premise wasn't my "cup of tea." But after seeing it on the bestseller list for so long, and after having it highl ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
 
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
3.52
I had put off reading this one, b/c generally I don't read Stephen's FRIGHTENING books. Sounds crazy, right? But seriously, I don't consider his newer ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
 
An Amish Family Reunion
4.29
Well done! Mary Ellis portrays An Amish Family Reunion with skill, humor, and affection.

Although I hadn't read the previous stories in this series, i
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Jan 16, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
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