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Emmeline (Vintage Jane Austen)
it was amazing
I highly enjoyed this remarkable retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma. Ms. Holman did a wonderful job of transferring the story to 1930 America, when the d ...more
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Feb 10, 2017
The Coronation  (Tales of Tarsurella #1)
really liked it
I really enjoyed The Coronation. It took me a while to read, but that’s because it was on my laptop—I would have zipped through it in print. Despite i ...more
Nov 11, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
Les Misérables
it was amazing
Can't find any words to say right now ... this was one of those all-absorbing books to me that will take some time to digest. :)
May 31, 2015
Nov 07, 2014
Second Impressions (Vintage Jane Austen)
it was amazing
The stories in this short story anthology are extremely diverse and yet they are all sweet and uplifting. I think Hannah Scheele had a brilliant idea ...more
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May 04, 2017
Enjoy the Poodle Skirt
really liked it
A cute story told in a writing style with a lot of personality. I wish I could visit this '50s diner and know this delightful family. (Canary's name i ...more
Mar 15, 2018
Nov 09, 2017
it was amazing
This book is just what I appreciate—it’s about the little yet so big things in life. The things we all encounter and try to make sense of, especially ...more
Nov 20, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
The Little White Horse
it was amazing
One of the sweetest, most picturesque books I've ever read. It's a sentimental and happily-ever-after fairytale, but there is just enough realism for ...more
May 04, 2017
Dec 14, 2014
Adventures and Adversities (Tales of Taelis #1)
it was amazing
Sarah Holman’s Tales of Taelis has been intriguing me for a number of years, but I never actually read any until this summer. I read her fourth book i ...more
Jun 14, 2017
Apr 01, 2014
Grace Triumphant: A Tale of the Slave Trade
it was amazing
This is one powerful book. It totally immersed me in the lives of Russell, the young slave ship captain who denies God; Jack, the Christian cabin boy ...more
Oct 23, 2015
Apr 24, 2015
The Dean's Watch
it was amazing
I LOVED it! Elizabeth Goudge has done it again for me.

It’s hard to know where to start on a review. Maybe I could list the many things that made the
Oct 10, 2015
Dec 14, 2014
it was amazing
I had been wanting to read Julie ever since I'd heard about it after finishing Catherine Marshall's Christy. Since I also had determined to read books ...more
Jan 20, 2015
Apr 09, 2014
The Mystery at the Moss-covered Mansion (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #18)
liked it
I was excited to recently acquire a 1941 copy of a Nancy Drew mystery, Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion. For some time now (especially after readin ...more
Mar 26, 2016
Nov 21, 2013
The Wanderer: or, Female Difficulties
it was amazing
The Wanderer was Fanny Burney’s last novel, and, in my opinion, her magnum opus. It was published in 1814, years after her third novel, Camilla (1796) ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children
it was amazing
Having grown up “storyformed,” I knew reading was powerful … but I didn’t fully realize how powerful until I read Caught Up in a Story. “Storyformed” ...more
Jun 12, 2015
Dec 24, 2014
Christmas Smiles (Christmas Collection)
really liked it
“Christmas Smiles” is a heartwarming modern-day tale of family and belonging. All the characters are realistic, but I thought Laina, the main characte ...more
Nov 14, 2017
Nov 12, 2017
There Was Always Laughter In Our House
it was amazing
I always feel a special delight in reading real homeschool stories. I enjoy finding the similarities in my growing-up years, and it’s certainly fun to ...more
Oct 2017
Nov 15, 2017
Lost Lake House (Historical Fairytales #2)
really liked it
This novella had the charming vintage style of a story actually written in the 1920s. The writing, setting, characters, and dialogue felt authenticall ...more
Jun 15, 2016
Mar 16, 2016
Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships
it was amazing
I enjoyed hearing about their life from the four oldest Duggar girls. It helped me get to know them better, because I didn't keep up with their TV sho ...more
Apr 24, 2016
Mar 31, 2016
it was amazing
Brief and beautifully told, this allegory left me with a wistful yet warm feeling of appreciation for creativity, both others' and my own. I'll be rea ...more
not set
May 21, 2018
From the Dark to the Dawn: A Tale of Ancient Rome
it was amazing
Wow! I loved this book! I am not fond of stories about ancient Rome, so at first I had a slightly hard time getting into it; but when Christianity ent ...more
Sep 21, 2015
Apr 01, 2014
The Secret Slipper (Tales of Faith #2)
really liked it
More like 4.5 stars . . . Cinderella is my favorite fairy tale. The Secret Slipper is Cinderella with an intriguing twist it appears no one has ever w ...more
May 27, 2017
Feb 18, 2017
Green Dolphin Street
it was amazing
Green Dolphin Street was an emotional roller coaster. I found it hard to write a review that doesn't give anything away, because it would be better fo ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Dec 14, 2014
Promise's Prayer (Truth from Taerna, #1)
really liked it
4.5 stars. Set in the imaginary kingdom of Taerna, Promise's Prayer is a book that radiates with a poignant message: surrendering your life fully to t ...more
Dec 17, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Shalom, Golda
really liked it
Although this might not be the most extensive or well-known biography of this extraordinary woman, it's significant that it was published while she wa ...more
Feb 16, 2018
Feb 10, 2018
Father, Forgive Them
really liked it
Poignant and touching, this story presents a unique perspective on Yeshua's crucifixion. As another reviewer mentioned, it has a poetic feel to it. Th ...more
Mar 30, 2018
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Mar 30, 2018
First We Have Coffee
liked it
This collection of heart-warming family stories about an incredible Christian Norwegian-American woman held plenty of life lessons about trusting God ...more
May 07, 2016
Apr 15, 2016
Presumption and Partiality (Vintage Jane Austen, #5)
it was amazing
I knew the Pride and Prejudice retelling for the Vintage Jane Austen series was in capable hands, but Partiality and Presumption actually exceeded my ...more
Nov 16, 2017
Dec 04, 2017
Pat of Silver Bush (Pat, #1)
really liked it
It took me about a quarter of this book to really get into it, because at first I didn't particularly care for Judy Plum, Pat herself wasn't very inte ...more
Sep 04, 2016
Apr 01, 2014
The Word Changers
really liked it
“Sometimes reality was too solid and too hard, and … perhaps the clearest and straightest way to truth was through a fairytale.”

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Oct 19, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
The Mind of the Maker
really liked it
It's really amazing how Sayers makes us understand certain mysterious aspects of God through examining the creative process of the artist's mind. I wa ...more
Feb 04, 2017
Apr 03, 2014
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