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Just Give Me Jesus
4.36
liked it
I wanted to like this more. There was a lot of good stuff in the book, but also an overwhelming amount of AGL. Countless mentions of her Bible study o ...more
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
 
Girl Meets God
3.95
liked it
Not quite what I expected - a little more bookish and tradition-oriented than I was thinking - but I liked it. Honest, thoughtful, and personably real ...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
 
Janette Oke: A Heart for the Prairie
4.12
did not like it
I'm a big fan of Oke's books, but this biography - written by her daughter - fell flat. Too much family history, not enough interesting stories.
not set
Sep 10, 2012
 
My Greek Drama: Life, Love, and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country
3.35
it was ok
It was interesting to see all that goes into hosting the Olympic games. Angelopoulos leaves one wondering how any country manages to do it without her ...more
Aug 12, 2016
Aug 07, 2016
 
Though None Go with Me
4.10
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Aaarrrggghhh! This is why I avoid Christian fiction. I thought this would be different from the typical fare - sappy love stories ab ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
 
Afternoon of the Elves
3.60
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I spent the first two-thirds of this book wondering how Hillary could be so gullible. While I believe imagination and fantasy are a ...more
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 
The Spirit of St. Louis
4.12
liked it
It's interesting to read this through today's eyes. Charles Lindbergh had trouble getting people to fund his flight? But he's Charles Lindbergh! It's ...more
Jul 22, 2016
Jul 18, 2016
 
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (Mercy Watson #6)
4.22
really liked it
Once again, Mercy has made my little boy laugh. Is that a monster eating the popcorn? Who is on Francine's net? All of Mercy's friends are back for th ...more
not set
Apr 27, 2016
 
The Astronaut Wives Club
3.27
liked it
I wish I could have gone with 3.5 stars. I loved the subject matter. I'm fascinated with the Mercury 7 astronauts, and think it's about time somebody ...more
Apr 23, 2015
Apr 20, 2015
 
What Alice Forgot
4.06
liked it
**spoiler alert** Good, quick reading. For a brief moment I found myself rolling my eyes at the happy ending, thinking it was unrealistic. But as I th ...more
Oct 25, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
 
Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope
3.00
did not like it
Ugh. While the message of empathy and compassion is important for all of us to hear, in this case the delivery is poor. Prose would have been a better ...more
not set
Jan 28, 2016
 
After the Rain
3.62
it was ok
If this were written by a 15 year old, I'd say "Nice job! I like how you showed the progression in the relationship between Rachel and her grandfather ...more
Apr 27, 2016
Apr 24, 2016
 
Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far
3.74
really liked it
I really liked the format of this book. It wasn't written as a chronological, factual autobiography. It was more like snapshots of Grant's life. She c ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
 
Miracles on Maple Hill
3.81
liked it
This easily could have been yet another saccharine 1950s children's book about a good little girl and her happy family leaving the city to live in the ...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package (Tales from Deckawoo Drive #4)
4.29
really liked it
I'm so glad Kate DiCamillo has expanded the Mercy Watson series, and I love that this new set grows with its readers. Could Eugenia Lincoln possibly f ...more
not set
Jan 03, 2018
 
An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears
3.84
liked it
Interesting, rarely told history of the events and ideologies leading up to and following the Trail of Tears march. Little is mentioned, however, abou ...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
 
Miss Hickory
3.65
liked it
Very much not my style of book - I'm not into nature stories - but my grandmother would have loved it. Probably best read aloud to a 5 or 6 year old. ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
 
Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus
3.63
it was ok
Very much a cautionary tale. Toby Tyler meets nothing but heartache when he runs away to join the circus. Sounds like it will be light and sweet, but ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
In Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
Life lessons told with humor and tenderness, as a girl's grandmother tells stories of her pioneer life. Fans of the Little House series would enjoy th ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2012
 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
4.29
liked it
I'm glad I read this. Over the years I've heard many different things about Malcolm X; it was good for me to finally read about his life and his belie ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
 
A Little House Christmas: Holiday Stories From the Little House Books
4.36
it was amazing
Wonderful way to stop and appreciate the bare, simple things of the holiday season. A refreshing break from the consumerism of today.
not set
Nov 30, 2014
 
A Poem for Peter
4.47
it was amazing
As a white child growing up in the 1970s, I had no idea how significant Peter and "The Snowy Day" were. Yet I loved them. Oh, how I loved them. I was ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2017
 
Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder
4.10
it was ok
I am a huge Laura fan, and this book had interesting factual information about the Ingalls family, but it was dry. Oh, so dry.
not set
Sep 01, 2013
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
really liked it
This is hard to review without spoilers. I really don't want to influence anyone's opinion of the book. I will say, though, that I liked it.
The first
...more
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
Shane
3.81
liked it
Westerns aren't my thing, but this wasn't bad. It helped fill in some holes in the movie.
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
Book of Riddles (Beginner Series)
3.79
really liked it
Sure, to an adult the jokes might be stale, but for a kid, it's a great first joke book
not set
Aug 14, 2013
 
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
4.21
liked it
So many good, Biblically solid points. I learned a lot about the power of God through prayer.
It's a fine line, though, between praying big prayers bel
...more
Dec 03, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
Shadow of a Bull
3.52
liked it
Very well written, but I couldn't get past my distaste of killing animals for sport.
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 30, 2016
 
Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows
4.34
really liked it
I didn't know much about Zacharias before reading this, but I came to really admire him.
not set
Sep 05, 2012
 
Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
3.79
really liked it
A very interesting look into a culture of which most Americans know little
not set
Sep 05, 2012
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