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Ours for a Season

This modern Mennonite story drew me in very quickly and kept my interest throughout. However, this inspirational story includes some very real-world issues; teenage runaways living on the street and human trafficking. These are not subjects...

4 Stars

As the Tide Comes In

"As the Tide Comes In" is a very emotional book that just gutted me, in both a good and bad way. Tara has been through so much and to feel her pain over her loss was truly just heartbreaking. Even though her friends tried to be there for he...

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Miriam - A Treasures of the Nile Novel, #2

I want to start this review by saying that I read book 1 in this series and I retained more information from it then I ever did from school or catechism. I in fact did not remember much of the old-testament at all and really enjoyed how the...

5 Stars

Luther and Katharina - A Novel of Love and Rebellion

Martin Luther started a fire that burned through the church during the sixteenth century. Monks left monasteries and nun fled abbeys, with the conviction that life in the church did not guarantee salvation. Katharina von Bora is one of thos...

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Amish Christmas at North Star - Four Stories of Love and Family

Amish Christmas at North Star is a collection of enthralling stories that I really enjoyed reading. Each story has characters, and journeys, that a reader can relate to. I especially loved the beginning of the collection where the special b...

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  • Authors: Cindy Woodsmall, Amanda Flower
  • Review by: Pamela Robinson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press

Reservations for Two - Two Blue Doors / A Novel of Fresh Flavors and New Horizons

Reservations for Two by Hillary Manton Lodge, was about Julietta and Nico with them opening up a new place, Two Blue Doors restaurant. There will be some problems with trying to find suppliers for the restaurant. Now, why was that? Along wi...

4 Stars

The Wood's Edge

THE WOOD'S EDGE is the first of two books in the Pathfinder's Series. The next book will be FLIGHT OF ARROWS. The author wrote a beautiful story and as the story progresses you will go back in time. The story is written so well that you bel...

5 Stars

When Grace Sings - The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, #2

When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. In this series, the family secrets keep coming out. Secrets from both the past and the present revolve around the novel’s characters. It seems tha...

3 Stars

When Mercy Rains - The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, #1

“When Mercy Rains” by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the first book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. The secrets of an Old Order Mennonite family threaten to destroy them. Suzanne, a 17 year old girl finds herself in trouble. Her mother sends her...

4 Stars

A Broken Kind of Beautiful

For me this novel wasn't as inspirational as I had hoped. I wasn't as fond of Ivy, the main character of the plot, as I would have hoped and often times she came off a bit too strong and unwilling to correct the errors that were considered...

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  • Author: Katie Ganshert
  • Review by: LWynters
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Women's Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press

A Table by the Window - A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes

I always wanted to find a secret about my ancestors. I thought that it would be so interesting to find out how they lived. I loved finding out about Juliette's grandmother, and it was an interesting story, to say the least. When I was littl...

5 Stars

Seasons of Tomorrow - Book Four in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series

Welcome to an Amish soap opera. Yes, it has all the elements of a good soap opera; betrayal, a secret child, near death, love and so much more. As this is the fourth book in this series, it is a really good thing that there is a section tha...

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The Quilted Heart Omnibus - Three Novellas in One

"The Quilted Heart" by Mona Hodgson is a collection of three novellas in one printed book. I enjoyed this collection very much. I have family who live in the St. Charles, Missouri area and I always enjoy reading about areas of interest to m...

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  • Author: Mona Hodgson
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

“The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn” by Lori Benton is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. The story takes place in Morganton, North Carolina, on the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains. Tamsen Littlejohn is basically on t...

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Emma of Aurora - The Complete Trilogy

I usually do not like to read trilogies, because I have to look and wait for the next part when I want to continue reading the story if I like it. I was very happy to be able to read Emma of Aurora because all three parts of the trilogy are...

4 Stars

Wishing on Willows

I enjoyed reading Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert, who also wrote Wildflowers from Winter. This story is about a young widow Robin Price and her son, three-year-old son, Caleb. She is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the...

4 Stars

Prairie Song - Hearts Seeking Home, #1

In particular, it is the story of Anna Goben, her mother and grandfather; and of Caroline Milburn, a young widow whose husband died in the war. Anna’s mother is an alcoholic and Anna thinks it would be good for her to have new adventures. H...

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One Glorious Ambition - The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix

The little bit I knew about Dorothea Dix was that she was head of nurses for Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. I never realized how much more there was to this fascinating woman until picking up One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick...

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Wildflowers from Winter - A Novel

Wildflowers from Winter broke my heart, and stomped on my emotions. I laughed, I cried, and in the end I loved. I loved the characters, I loved the farm, I loved the winter and its flowers, and I loved the meaning behind this book. Sometime...

4 Stars

Where Lilacs Still Bloom - A Novel

Jane Kirkpatrick has written a great novel. I just fiished "Where Lilacs Still Bloom" and was so sad that I had finished the book. I loved this characterization of Hulda Klager and her family's story. Hulda was an inspiration to all who hav...

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The Scroll - A Novel

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Scroll for several reasons, the primary one being that it was - for me - a good story to read with a good pace and plausible set up. Whether or not the setup is probable is, well, another story, but it reads...

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The Canary List - A Novel

If you're looking for a good book, here it is. I enjoyed this one very much. It's a fast-paced novel which will take you from the West Coast to Vatican City in a heartbeat. I will say there is a heavy influence of the Roman Catholic Church...

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The Daughter's Walk

All I can say is WOW! This book surprised! I have never read any of Jane Kirkpatrick's books and after reading this one I would LOVE to read some of her other books! The Daughter's Walk is based on a true story of a family trying to save a...

5 Stars

Breath of Angel - The Angelaeon Circle, #1

Melaia is content to spend her time as priestess in the temple. This changes when a man appears with a scroll containing a mysterious message. He is murdered in the courtyard of the temple by a man who changes into a hawk. Malaia finds out...

5 Stars
  • Author: Karyn Henley
  • Review by: Angibabi4
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press