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Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

“Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith” by Gabrielle Douglas is an autobiography that is inspirational in both secular and religious aspects. The unflinchingly honest look at the young gymnast’s life from her point of view provides tribu...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Publisher: Zondervan

For Love and Honor

I have enjoyed every book that I have read of Jody Hudlund. I loved “For Love and Honor” just as much! This medieval fantasy series is one of my absolute favorites! The author has a way of grabbing you and keeping you reading until the very...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jody Hedlund
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Wonders of Creation Coloring Book - Illustrations to Color and Inspire

This is fast becoming one of my all time favorite coloring books. I just love the style of all the intricate creatures and settings. The penguin was so much fun to scope out and choose colors for. Of course I didn't go with the traditional...

5 Stars

A Daring Sacrifice

I was super happy to find to A Daring Sacrifice on my list. So first off this is not really a book two. It’s a companion to book one, An Uncertain Choice. So if you haven't read book one don't worry about it, you won't be lost. That being s...

5 Stars

Miles from Nowhere

Miles From Nowhere starts out with Chelsea Morris who has dreams of the fashion world. That dream will start in the fall, when the responsible, and dependable Chelsea will leave for New York City to start college. She wants to live it up du...

4 Stars
  • Author: Amy Clipston
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Zondervan

An Uncertain Choice

Although this book was really good. The ending was very lacking. I wish it had more closure. I understand that this is a book one. But it would have been nice to have it wrapped up in the end. I saw another review that says that you should...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jody Hedlund
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Rom: Inspirational, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Zondervan

The Princess Spy

Margaretha yearned for someone to love her for whom she was instead of her title. So she looked forward to her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook. He was to be that man, but when an injured man was brought to the castle her life took a drastic t...

4 Stars

Thrive - Student Edition - Digging Deep, Reaching Out

“God didn’t put you and me here just so we can survive through hard times. He put us here to thrive, to dig deep and reach out,” explains Mark Hall, author and lead singer of Casting Crowns. Thrive is a very engaging read that will encourag...

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  • Authors: Mark Hall, Tim Luke
  • Review by: AugustBaby
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Destination Unknown

Whitney is everything that her mother wants her to be. Blonde, dating a football player, on the cheer-leading squad and going to her mother's alma mater for college next year. But when Whitney gets a D in calculus, she is forced to get a tu...

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The Broken Window - The Threshold Series, #3

The Broken Window is the third novel in a Christian-based series for young adults. Ms. Kinde does an excellent job of creating an intriguing story without talking down her audience. Also included in back of this novel is a Glossary and seri...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: Kittybooboo13
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

One Realm Beyond - Realm Walkers, #1

Canter is a well-known realm walker, or will be. His favorite passed time is fishing and he was enjoying it, that's until a dragon comes and lands on him. And that's when he knew that the time had come to receive his orientation. So he and...

5 Stars
  • Author: Donita K. Paul
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * SF: Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

The Garden Gate - The Threshold Series, #4

The Garden Gate is the fourth and final book in the Threshold series. I haven't been able to read the first 3 books yet, but I was able to read the prequel :). So when I first started the book it was a little confusing, but I picked up. Onc...

5 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

The Captive Maiden

Gisela doesn’t let herself care about anything. Her step mother and step sisters treat her like a common house slave, even though she is not. Her clothes look worse than that of a peasants and she has no prospects for a better life. After h...

Stars
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • Review by: Cute Writer
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Undaunted - Daring to do what God calls you to do

There are a lot of things holding teens back from going out there into the world to do something wonderful: Fear, peer pressure, abuse, anger, doubts, low self-esteem and an uncertainty of who they really are. But for every problem every te...

5 Stars

Finally and Forever - Katie Weldon Series, Final Title

Having read a previous book by Robin Jones Gunn I had to read this one when I saw it. I also have all of her Glenbrooke series. I love the way Robin brings her characters to life and they have the same issues that a lot of young women can r...

4 Stars

How to Make Friends and Monsters - Howard Boward

I would not want to be this kid (Howard Boward) and I don’t understand why people name their kids the way they do. We have Apple and 4-Real I mean what is up with that? Poor Howard Boward is called How-lame and How-weird and it’s just not r...

4 Stars

Avenger - A Halflings Novel

I wasn't a huge fan of the changes in POV. Some of the characters were annoying, and I didn't need to hear what they were thinking. It was honest, fast-paced, and great for believers of the Christian faith. (And a tad annoying to the rest o...

3 Stars
  • Author: Heather Burch
  • Review by: Mmperkins
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Merlin's Blade - The Merlin Spiral

If you’re interested in the beginning of the Legend of King Arthur, Merlin’s Blade is an excellent novel to start. Mr. Treskillard weaves a tale of danger and intrigue as he digs into the origins of King Arthur’s Court beginning with Merlin...

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Josiah for President

“Josiah for President” by Martha Bolton, who has authored over eighty books, is a wonderful story. I found myself hoping and praying that we in the United States could have such a man as a candidate for President. Although while reading thi...

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  • Author: Martha Bolton
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Amish, Religion & Spirituality
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Dead Man's Hand - The Caden Chronicles

Eddie Jones’ Dead Man's Hand is a really good read. This book deserves a Top Pick as it draws the reader in with great characters and the plot keeps the reader on track till the very end. Nick is our main male character. He is a smart teena...

Stars
  • Author: Eddie Jones
  • Review by: Silvermage
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Supernatural, Western, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

The Fairest Beauty

The Fairest Beauty is a mash-up of "Snow White and the Huntsman" meets TV series "Once Upon a Time", and I loved every page of it. It featured a villainous queen, dark magic, and a brilliant romance. I loved her twist on the "seven", not se...

4 Stars
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Chasing Jupiter

Peaches galore! Our main characters Scarlett and Cliff have this witty repertoire that any reader with a younger sibling is sure to recognize. Scarlett picks up on Cliff's quirks more than even their parents, and their relationship is the o...

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Falling to Pieces - A Shipshewana Amish Mystery, #1

In this first book of a 3 book series. Author Vannetta Chapman brings a somewhat fresh spin to the ever popular Amish fiction genre. She takes components people love in Amish books, faith that will leave the reader wondering right till the...

4 Stars

The Blue Door - The Threshold Series, #1

This book wasn’t what I expected it to be since having read the blurb provided to me. Ms. Kinde wrote the storyline that Prissie, the main female character, possessed a special ability of being able to see angels around her. The thing that...

3 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Like Moonlight at Low Tide - Sometimes the Current Is the Only Thing that Saves You

Like Moonlight at Low Tide - Sometimes The Current Is The Only Thing That Saves You is as peaceful and serene as the title implies. The Florida vacation town setting is a sensory overload. Readers can taste the cookie ice cream, smell the s...

4 Stars

Covenant of War - Lion of War Series

Covenant of War is, for me, a great read thanks to the author and the way he writes. It is a story that is told in vivid detail that brings the story alive through its setting, its characters, and its story. The reader, or at least this rea...

4 Stars

The Chase - Crime Scene: Houston

Kariss is a best selling author and former reporter who remembers a case from five years previous where a young girl was found starved to death. It's always bothered her and now it's turned into a cold case. As an author, she decides to swi...

5 Stars

The Merchant's Daughter

The Merchant's Daughter, by Melanie Dickerson, is a take on the classic "Beauty and the Beast" and an excellent one at that. From the beautiful girl to the grisly old grump, The Merchant's Daughter is a fairytale brought to life. A little s...

4 Stars

Flight of the Outcasts - The Aedyn Chronicles, #2

Peter and Julia are back from boarding school for the winter holidays. Now they must face their father's new wife and their awful stepsisters. Then one night angry and upset they run away. But they fall into a half frozen river and Peter an...

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  • Author: Alister E. McGrath
  • Review by: ReaderGirl
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

The Ambition - A Novel

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and you will too, if you like legal thrillers. It had a little bit of everything from mobsters, murder/mayhem, lawyer/law issues, and politics. This is a thinking person's book with action thrown in everywhe...

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The Fire in Ember - A Novel

The Fire in Ember was an absolutely great read. Once I started I couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a great romance. I loved the characters and started falling in love with John and Bert righ...

5 Stars