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Kinsale Kisses by Elizabeth Maddrey
Kinsale Kisses
by Elizabeth Maddrey (Goodreads Author)
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Plagues of Eden by Sharon Linnea
Plagues of Eden
by Sharon Linnea (Goodreads Author)
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I got an advanced copy for free. That said, it's not going to effect what I say in my review!

If you've read the Eden series, then I think you'll find that this fourth book (although it's the start of a second trilogy) is great. I enjoyed going back t
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Dying Unto Life by Arthur C. McGill
“Every action is a losing, a letting go, a passing away from oneself of some bit of one’s own reality into the existence of others and of the world. In Jesus Christ, this character of action is not resisted, by trying to use our action to assert ourselves, extend ourselves, to impose our will and being upon situations. In Jesus Christ, this self-expending character of action is joyfully affirmed. I receive myself constantly from God’s Parenting love. But so far as some aspects of myself are at my disposal, these I receive to give away. Those who would live as Jesus did—who would act and purpose themselves as Jesus did—mean to love, i.e., they mean to expend themselves for others unto death. Their being is meant to pass away from them to others, and they make that meaning the conscious direction of their existence.

Too often the love which is proclaimed in the churches suppresses this element of loss and need and death in activity. As a Christian, I often speak of love as helping others
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Faith Departed by Elizabeth Maddrey
Faith Departed
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Joint Venture by Elizabeth Maddrey
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Courage to Change by Elizabeth Maddrey
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Wisdom to Know by Elizabeth Maddrey
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Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
“You figured that the only way I'd be happy is if I did the things you thought would be best for me.”
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The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
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Serenity to Accept by Elizabeth Maddrey
Serenity to Accept (Grant Us Grace, #3)
by Elizabeth Maddrey (Goodreads Author)
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By this point, you know what the book is about and you are asking yourself should I read it? To be upfront, I got a free copy so I could review and be honest about it. That said, I had read the prior two books in the series because I chose to.

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Miguel Ruiz
“If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions.”
Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Abraham Maslow
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being

Chase Brooks
“When someone cries so hard that it hurts their throat, it is out of frustration or knowing that no matter what you can do or attempt to do can change the situation. When you feel like you need to cry, when you want to just get it out, relieve some of the pressure from the inside - that is true pain. Because no matter how hard you try or how bad you want to, you can't. That pain just stays in place. Then, if you are lucky, one small tear may escape from those eyes that water constantly. That one tear, that tiny, salty, droplet of moisture is a means of escape. Although it's just a small tear, it is the heaviest thing in the world. And it doesn't do a damn thing to fix anything.”
Chase Brooks, Hello, My Love 2: First Love Deserves a Second Chance

Muriel Barbery
“We never look beyond our assumptions and what's worse, we have given up trying to meet others; we just meet ourselves.”
Muriel Barbery

Haruki Murakami
“I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.”
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

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