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Drawing Near: A Life of Intimacy with God
4.39
it was ok
Generally I enjoy and profit from John Bevere's books. I found much in this book to be valuable; however, the chapter on speaking in tongues was not h ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #6)
3.76
liked it
I wondered if I would tired with Joanne Fluke's books after a while but I did enjoy this one except for two disappointments. One disappointment was th ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
Hitched (Regan Reilly Mystery, #9)
3.88
really liked it
I have always enjoyed books by Mary Higgins Clark and I am starting to like books by her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark as well.

"Hitched" tells about a
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Jan 22, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Batter Off Dead (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery, #17)
3.46
did not like it
This was one of the weirdest, most confusing, most frustrating books I have read in a long time. I only forced myself to read the entire book because ...more
Oct 29, 2015
Oct 30, 2015
 
Bookmarked For Death (Booktown Mystery, #2)
3.82
liked it
I think this is one series we should read in the correct order. This is one of the earlier books in the series and once I eliminated the characters wh ...more
Sep 06, 2015
Sep 06, 2015
 
The Liberty of Obedience
4.27
really liked it
I find it interesting that I was reading this book the week that Elizabeth Elliot died.

This is a very small book but the message stretches the mind an
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Jun 18, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
A Slice of Murder (Pizza Lovers,  #1)
3.60
really liked it
One of the better cozy mysteries I've read. The actual murderer is perhaps a bit obvious but there were enough red herrings to make it worthwhile read ...more
Oct 04, 2014
Oct 05, 2014
 
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
4.00
really liked it
This book really deserves a 4.5 rating. The only mark against it is that it is a bit unorganized at times.

The subject of this book is not about rape b
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Apr 25, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
 
Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery, #1)
3.58
really liked it
An interesting cozy mystery showing how secrets of the past can affect the present.

I would have liked a bit more information and background about the
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May 08, 2015
May 08, 2015
 
Murder, Plainly Read (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #4)
4.06
really liked it
This book probably rated a 3.5. I found it a bit slow in the middle and it did need a better editor.

The sheriff in this novel has the patience of Job.
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Feb 02, 2016
Feb 08, 2016
 
Staged to Death (Caprice De Luca Mystery #1)
3.86
really liked it
The heroine's career of a home stager for real estate sale is perfect for someone who is also a sleuth. This career gives someone a perfect excuse for ...more
Sep 03, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Invisible (Ivy Malone Mysteries, #1)
3.61
really liked it
This is a heroine for those of us who are seniors. Ivy is feeling invisible because of her age and stage (I've often felt that way myself) but this co ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
 
Bridge to Haven
4.08
really liked it
An enthralling story about choices, forgiveness and redemption.
Sep 14, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
 
Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows
4.35
really liked it
This was a fascinating auto-biography of a modern day and well-known Christian leader.

The book gives an interesting glimpse into the vast cultural di
...more
Nov 06, 2016
Nov 06, 2016
 
Motif for Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery, #4)
3.86
it was ok
Not a bad cozy mystery but the ending was a little disappointing.

The coarse language sprinkled throughout the book added nothing to the story and coul
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Jul 21, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
 
Playing Second Fiddle
3.50
liked it
I was both impressed and disappointed by this book. I had high expectations and perhaps this is where the disappointment comes in. Because this is a t ...more
Dec 23, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son
3.91
liked it
I hardly know how to rate this book. It made me mad and sad in equal measures and sometimes at the same time.

It is certainly a book that should be rea
...more
Mar 14, 2017
Mar 14, 2017
 
Stand by Me (A SouledOut Sisters Novel #1)
4.20
really liked it
This book follows the Yada Yada Prayer Group and The House of Hope series. A new series may be starting called the SouledOut Sisters. I don't believe ...more
Apr 09, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Grounded (Windy City Neighbors #1)
4.09
really liked it
This is the first book in a new series "Windy City Neighbors" by the Jacksons and I liked it much better than the last Souled Out Sisters book, "Come ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
 
Paper, Scissors, Death (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #1)
3.89
really liked it
This was one of the best cozy mysteries I have read lately - - - until the last line. I resent authors that leave the reader up in the air in hopes of ...more
Oct 15, 2015
Oct 15, 2015
 
Feta Attraction (Greek to Me Mystery #1)
3.72
it was ok
I realize this is a work of fiction but the story stretches my imagination to the limit at times.

Just one example: The main character receives several
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Aug 28, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
 
Come to the Table (A SouledOut Sisters Novel #2)
4.18
really liked it
I vacillated between a 3 or 4 star rating on this one. (I seldom, if ever, have given a 5). This is the second book in the SouledOut Sisters series bu ...more
Jan 09, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
No Time for Goodbye (No Time For Goodbye, #1)
4.00
really liked it
Too bad you can't give 1/2 a star. I would rate this book about a 3 1/2. I am probably being a bit unfair since it has already won a prestigious UK aw ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
 
Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
3.78
really liked it
The church has changed from the vibrant, sometimes messy event of the First Century where, according to 1 Corinthians 14, everyone came together with ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Murder, Served Simply (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #3)
3.92
liked it
Maybe worth a 3.5 but the story line dragged in the middle.

The contrived tension between two competing boyfriends is way too reminiscent of the Joanne
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Jan 21, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
 
Classic Christianity: Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing
4.30
really liked it
This is the type of book that you need to read more than once. Here are some quotes that make shake you up if you are a Christian.

" The Christian chur
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Apr 03, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
 
Lucy Come Home (A Yada Yada Journey of Hope)
4.26
really liked it
This is the most recent book in the Yada Yada Prayer Group/ House of Hope, Souled out Sisters series.

We finally learn more about Lucy, the 80 year-old
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Jul 18, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
 
When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over
4.02
liked it
This has to be one of the saddest books I have ever read.
I found myself wanting to yell at the author, "Danger! Don't go there! Don't do that!" over a
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Aug 09, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
 
Who Is My Shelter?
4.36
really liked it
This is the fourth book in the Yada Yada House of Hope series. Perhaps not quite as good as the first three and no hint as to whether there will be a ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5)
3.86
liked it
A good cozy mystery. I liked the idea of a "crafternooners" club. I also liked the idea of a woman rescuing a man with a little help from her friends. ...more
Jul 26, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
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