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Joanne Otto

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Joanne is a lifelong student of the Bible who has taken four exciting tours of Bible lands and done extensive research, including numerous courses. She has taught foreign languages and English and more recently, as an academic language therapist, has helped dyslexic children strengthen their reading and writing skills. Also a music lover and amateur pianist, she especially enjoys accompanying singers.

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Joanne Otto For me it's watching an idea you love take tangible shape and then, once it has, hearing that it has blessed someone.
Joanne Otto Ideas come to me, and if they feel like something I'm being called to write, I can't really rest easy until I do so. In the case of my first two books…moreIdeas come to me, and if they feel like something I'm being called to write, I can't really rest easy until I do so. In the case of my first two books, I must admit it was a long gestation period! (less)
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Daughter of Jerusalem

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The You-Song

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Thank You, Fred Rogers!

Could there be a better time for a movie about Fred Rogers to be released than at what has sadly become the most stressful season of the year? Perhaps no one in modern times has dealt more successfully with what Fred referred to as “the mad that I feel”— an expression he’d once picked up from a child. He simply radiated kindness, patience, and understanding to the children on his television show a

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The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
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Humankind by Rutger Bregman
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Life at 400 Beacon Street Working in Mary Baker Eddy's Household by Heather Vogel Frederick
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Lavishly illustrated and well written, this book gives insights into daily life at the last home of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science movement and author of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." At the tim ...more
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
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Thoroughly researched and movingly written, this book holds one's interest in these women from beginning to end. Its descriptions of battle scenes are definitely not for the squeamish.
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The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
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This book was a serendipitous discovery in a tiny "free library" in front of a nearby school. It looked interesting, but I had no idea how insightful and well written it would turn out to be. In the first chapter it reveals the mysterious fact that i ...more
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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I thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully written book--a nature study, a character study, and a whodunit. It succeeds in all these ways, and often reads like sheer poetry. I'm still scratching my head over the ending--whether or not I find it believable ...more
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The Clergyman's Wife by Molly Greeley
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“You are a song like no other song God's ever sung. Let that song fill your part of His world with joy-sounds.”
Joanne Otto, The You-Song

“In the past, I would’ve listed things such as common interests, mutual attraction, worldliness, and higher education. My freedom above all else. If I had found love, it would have had to be the kind that overwhelmed and overpowered all else.

I passed a hand between Ray and Me. “Once you told me that this,” I said “is a beginning.” I searched his face. "But how do you know, Ray? How do you know it’s the beginning of something good?”

“I know.” His breath was warm on my face as he moved in closer.” Because someday, you’re bound to forgive yourself.”
Ann Howard Creel, The Magic of Ordinary Days




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