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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 11/19 Cindy Miller wrote: More Than A Bucket List by Toni Birdsong is a cute book that covers topics like Live with Strength, Watch Less TV, Rediscover what’s important, Live your dreams, Ignore your Critics, Live with Strength, Ask God First, and Be a Hero. Each section is a page or two, and it gives ideas of how to do the ... More Than A Bucket List

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4 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 10/16 Cindy Miller wrote: Danielle thought she had found the love of her life in Beth Wiseman’s newest book, His Love Endures Forever (A Land of Canaan Novel). 18 year old Danielle Kane was in a relationship with a young Amish man named Matthew who spoke about leaving his world behind. She thought his reason behind leaving ... His Love Endures Forever

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5 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 9/4 Cindy Miller wrote: Cruel Harvest has to be one of the saddest books I have ever read. This Memoir is written by Fran Elizabeth Grubb and it looks at the difficult life she experienced as well as her attempts to reconnect with her siblings and deal with her past. Fran’s father abused his children at every opportunity. ... Cruel Harvest

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4 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 7/19 Cindy Miller wrote: Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate tells the story of 3 cousins in the Saunders family who travel to their grandmother’s home to spend Christmas together but end up staying longer and learning about themselves and solving some of their problems. Janelle Evans’ husband died a few years earlier, and she ... Hope Springs

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3 Stars

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Swipe

Swipe

On 5/14 Cindy Miller wrote: Swipe, written by Evan Angler, follows the life of Logan as he nears his 13th birthday at some point in the future. Upon reaching the age of 13, each child is given a mark which enables them to take part in society. They can get a job, buy food, ride a hoverstick, and anything else you can think of. ... Swipe

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4 Stars

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The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride

On 1/15 Cindy Miller wrote: The Accidental Bride is a book written by Denise Hunter in the Big Sky Romance Series. I have read some books by Denise Hunter in the past, and I was very excited to have the opportunity to read the most recent of her books. Shay Brandenberger and Travis McCoy, high school sweethearts, have agreed to ... The Accidental Bride

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4 Stars

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Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

On 11/22 Cindy Miller wrote: Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks (The Confessions of April Grace) is a book by KD McCrite which I recently had the opportunity to read through the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Blog Program. Although I am older than the reading demographic for this book, I still found myself enjoying the book set in 1984. ... Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks (The Confessions of April Grace)

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4 Stars

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/7 Cindy Miller wrote: Recently I read Max Lucado: The Lucado Inspirational Reader, Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life. This book contains everything from short quotes to short stories. The book is broken into various chapters which look at the topics of Creation, Faith, Family, Forgiveness, Peace, Purpose, Worship, ... The Lucado Inspirational Reader

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 10/23 Cindy Miller wrote: Heaven is for Real for Kids tells the story of Colton Burpo, who at 4 years old went to Heaven during a surgery. Colton miraculously recovered, and when he talked to his family after the surgery he told them of the things he saw in Heaven, which would have been impossible for him to know unless he did, ... Heaven is for Real for Kids

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5 Stars

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Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

On 10/12 Cindy Miller wrote: Just In Case You Ever Wonder is a cute children's book written by Max Lucado and Illustrated by Toni Goffe which looks at how much God loves everyone. The book is written for young children, probably in the age range of 2nd-3rd grade. The book talks about how every part of us was created by God in a ... Just In Case You Ever Wonder

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4 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/19 Cindy Miller wrote: Night Night Blessings is a cute children’s book written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Marijan Ramljak. The book looks at all of the things God has given children for them to be happy about. Pets, toys, family, food, and starts are all mentioned in the book as things to thank God for. I thought this ... Night Night Blessings

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4 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 9/12 Cindy Miller wrote: With the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I was eager to read “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, & the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero” by Michael Hingson and Suzy Flory. The book tells the account of Michael Hingson, who was on the 78th floor when the World Trade Center was attacked. ... Thunder Dog

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4 Stars

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The Quotable Rogue

The Quotable Rogue

On 7/4 Cindy Miller wrote: The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words was edited by Matt Lewis, and the book is just what the title states: quotes and topics discussed by Sarah Palin. The book looks at quotes by Sarah Palin from interviews, newspaper, and other places. The topics were varied and included Abortion, ... The Quotable Rogue

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4 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 6/12 Cindy Miller wrote: Since most things related to topics like the CIA interest me, I was extremely excited to have the chance to read Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me written by Ian Cron. Ian talks about his childhood, and how growing up with an alcoholic, often absent, father affected his life. Throughout the book, Ian ... Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me

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4 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/7 Cindy Miller wrote: I was excited to read Nick of Time: A Bug Man Novel, by Tim Downs, and I liked the overall idea of the book, but I have some complaints about the main character, Nick Polchak. Throughout the book, Nick is attempting to solve a mysterious murder before his wedding, which is only a few days away. What ... Nick of Time

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3 Stars

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The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

On 4/18 Cindy Miller wrote: As soon as I heard the title, The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and American Kingdom, I knew I would love the book written by Susan Veness and I was not disappointed.The book is broken up into four sections which focus on ... The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

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5 Stars

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Unsinkable

Unsinkable

On 4/4 Cindy Miller wrote: I remember hearing of Abby Sunderland, a 16 year-old who was attempting to become the youngest individual to sail a solo trip around the world in 2010, as I am sure did many individuals who watched the news during that time. At the time of hearing about her solo-trip and her boat being de-masted in the ... Unsinkable

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4 Stars

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 3/14 Cindy Miller wrote: How to Be God’s Little Princess by Sheila Walsh gives Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty for young girls. The first thing I noticed upon receiving the book was the cute pink and purple cover with a tiara on the front. This book was clearly made with a young girl in mind, and I can’t ... How to be God's Little Princess

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4 Stars

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Seek Me with All Your Heart

Seek Me with All Your Heart

On 3/6 Cindy Miller wrote: Seek Me with All Your Heart, the first book in the Land of Canaan Novel, written by Beth Wiseman looks at Emily Detweiler and her family as they move from Ohio to Canaan, Colorado. In addition to the Detweiler family, the family of David Stoltzfus moves to Colorado from their home in Pennsylvania. Throughout ... Seek Me With All Your Heart

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4 Stars

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Izzy's Popstar Plan

Izzy's Popstar Plan

On 2/12 Cindy Miller wrote: I recently read Izzy’s Pop Star Plan by Alex Marestaing with the plan of giving it to my cousin to read since she loves to sing and play instruments. The book is written from Izzy Baxter’s point of view in the form of an Internet Blog which can be read as a daily devotional. Each day is about two ... Izzy's Pop Star Plan

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4 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 1/30 Cindy Miller wrote: I have always wanted to read a book by Sheila Walsh, as I have heard rave reviews of both her speaking and her books, and I was excited to read The Shelter of God’s Promises by Sheila Walsh. The book details God’s promises, and each promise is a chapter within the book. In addition to explaining ... The Shelter of God's Promises

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5 Stars

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Save the Date

Save the Date

On 1/14 Cindy Miller wrote: I recently read and completely enjoyed the book Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones. This is the first book I read by Jenny B. Jones, and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future. She makes very believable and likeable characters. I was really convinced of their relationship as I read the ... Save the Date

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5 Stars

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Love on Assignment

Love on Assignment

On 1/5 Cindy Miller wrote: Love on Assignment, a book by Cara Lynn James, was a great read over the Christmas Holiday Break! It focuses on Charlotte Hale, who is a secretary for the Rhode Island Reporter with dreams of becoming a real reporter. Her employer places her within a family under the guise of being a governess in order ... Love on Assignment

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5 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 12/15 Cindy Miller wrote: An Amish Love contains three stories which are all, as the title indicates, dealing with individuals who are Amish. A Marriage of the Heart is by Kelly Long, What the Heart Sees is written by Kathleen Fuller, and Healing Hearts is written by Beth Wiseman. All three stories are around 100 pages and focus ... An Amish Love

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5 Stars

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The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter

On 12/1 Cindy Miller wrote: The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan is the Third book in the Homelanders Series. The book again takes us into the mystery of Charlie West’s last year of life which he is unable to remember. His last moment of clarity is going to bed one night and waking up a year later being tortured. He does ... The Truth of the Matter

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5 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 11/18 Cindy Miller wrote: Although Dining with Joy was the first book I read by Rachel Hauch, I plan on reading many more of her books in the future. It was a very enjoyable read, that I found hard to put down, as I was brought into the romance between Joy and Luke.Joy finds herself hosting a cooking show on television after ... Dining with Joy

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5 Stars

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A Suitor for Jenny

A Suitor for Jenny

On 10/20 Cindy Miller wrote: A Suitor for Jenny, the second book in the Rocky Creek Romance books, by Margaret Brownley tells the story of Jenny and her two sisters as they travel to a new town with the hopes of finding suitable husbands. Although Jenny feels as if she is unlovable after her past mistakes, she is determined to find ... A Suitor for Jenny

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5 Stars

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Where Hearts Are Free

Where Hearts Are Free

On 9/23 Cindy Miller wrote: I was extremely excited to read the book Where Hearts are Free by Golden Keyes Parsons from the moment I set eyes on the cover which made me believe it would be a great romance book. Although this book concludes the Darkness to Light Novel series which I did not read in its entirety, I did not feel as ... Where Hearts are Free

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Cindy Miller wrote: Recently I had the opportunity to read one of the most recently published books by Max Lucado, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference. I was extremely excited to get this opportunity, as I have enjoyed all of the previous books I read which were authored by Max Lucado. He did not disappoint ... Outlive Your Life

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5 Stars

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The Skin Map

The Skin Map

On 9/8 Cindy Miller wrote: Recently I read The Skin Map, the first book in The Bright Empires Novels Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead. I have to admit, I was not familiar with this author before reading this book, but I was fairly surprised that I enjoyed it from start to finish. I typically don’t read suspense novels, but I found ... The Skin Map

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Cindy Miller wrote: They Boy who Changed the World by Andy Andrews is a great book for young children. It tells them that although they may not realize it now, the actions they are doing today will change the futures of others not just in the surrounding areas to where they live, but throughout the world. The book looks ... They Boy who Changed the World

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5 Stars

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The Edge of the Divine

The Edge of the Divine

On 7/21 Cindy Miller wrote: Any woman who has ever struggled with their weight and balancing work, motherhood, and attempting to diet has something in common with Sandi Patty as she explains the journey she went through after her weight loss surgery in her book The Edge of the Diving: Where Possibility Meets God’s Faithfulness.The ... The Edge of the Divine

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4 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/7 Cindy Miller wrote: Have you ever wondered what it would be like if some of your favorite Biblical stories were to happen today. How would Esther’s story be told in the current times...and that of the woman at the well? Throughout the book, Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God by Max Lucado, ... Cast of Characters

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5 Stars

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham

On 6/28 Cindy Miller wrote: After reading Storm Warning by Billy Graham (which my daughter loaned me after reviewing it for BookSneeze), I became interested in learning more about his life and what shaped his beliefs. Through the book, Billy Graham: His Life and Influence by David Aikman, I was able to learn more about one of the ... Billy Graham: His Life and Influence

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4 Stars

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Searching for God Knows What

Searching for God Knows What

On 5/13 Cindy Miller wrote: The book Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller was not at all what I expected when I chose to read this book in return for a review for Thomas Nelson publishing. Although I enjoy reading immensely, I found it very difficult to “get into” the book and found the overall tone of the book to ... Searching for God Knows What

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1 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/1 Cindy Miller wrote: The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews was the best book I have read in a long time. I read the book from start to finish in just one day, and I found it very difficult to put down. This book starts with a very common task, removing a dead tree from a home yard, and ended with a great historical story. The ... The Heart Mender

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5 Stars

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 4/19 Cindy Miller wrote: Never Let You Go by Erin Healy tells the story of Lexi and the turns in her life that brought her to where she is today. Her sister was brutally murdered. Her mother and husband abandoned her. Her father entered a mental hospital. She was left alone to deal with the wounds left by those around her. All ... Never Let You Go

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3 Stars

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Essentials for Life

Essentials for Life

On 4/6 Cindy Miller wrote: Essentials for Life by Marcia Ford serves as a book which details fifty of the essentials for life. They range from essentials such as spreading the good news, studying the Bible, holding on to hope, setting aside time for worship, and accept who you are, just to name a few. Within each of these "chapters" ... Essentials for Life

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4 Stars

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

On 3/3 Cindy Miller wrote: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart tells of the life and death of Jane Austen. The book delves into the most famous works of Jane Austen and looks at the personal correspondence between Austen’s family to create a picture of what kind of person Jane was. The book also looks at the Christian faith of Jane ... Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

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3 Stars

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