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Motherless

Motherless

On 11/19 Katrina Roets wrote: I'm not sure what drew me to this book. Honestly, it's not usually the sort of book I'd be drawn to, yet somehow I was. Then, I put off reading it because I couldn't figure out why I'd chosen it. Yesterday, bundled up in blankets against the cold, I decided I was going to give it a go. I'm glad that ... Book Review: Motherless

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4 Stars

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Love at Mistletoe Inn

Love at Mistletoe Inn

On 11/14 Katrina Roets wrote: Ahhh! Another year in the bride series, except they're calling it the wedding series. I love love love love love these novellas and this one wasn't the exception to the rule. Hope had her reasons for how she was and what she did. So did John. Imagine both their surprise when their pasts came back to ... Book Review: Love at Mistletoe Inn

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Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

On 11/13 Katrina Roets wrote: Another late night read when I couldn't fall asleep. As usual, I'd planned on only reading a chapter or two and yet didn't close it until I'd finished the last page. While the second book in a series, this book can easily stand on its own. I hadn't read the first book and it didn't make a lick of difference. ... Book Review: Magnolia Market

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5 Stars

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A Dream of Home

A Dream of Home

On 11/6 Katrina Roets wrote: Last night, I couldn't quite fall asleep so I thought I would read for just a little bit. Three hundred and two pages later, I closed the book with a soft sigh and a wish that the next book was already out. It's authors like Amy Clipston that keep my love for Amish fiction alive. Her characters come ... Book Review: A Dream of Home

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5 Stars

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 10/24 Katrina Roets wrote: Ahh Christmas...and Amish fiction...and novellas... What better way is there to get yourself in the mood for the upcoming holidays? None that I can think of. With two of my favorite authors in this book, I couldn't say no to reading and reviewing it. I'm happy to report that I have zero regrets. What ... Book Review: An Amish Second Christmas

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4 Stars

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The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

On 10/20 Katrina Roets wrote: If you're into pigs or pork, you'll be into this book. For me, it was a cookbook, so I had to check it out. Y'all know how I am about cookbooks. This one had some really unique recipes, some really interesting looking recipes and some recipes that will go on my try this out list. It was also filled with ... Book Review: The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

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4 Stars

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A February Bride

A February Bride

On 10/20 Katrina Roets wrote: I've read a number of the novellas in this series and still, the opening to this book had me going, "Woah..what just happened there?" At first, I loved the idea of a wedding dress being passed down through the generations, but it didn't take me long to realize just how it could make a girl feel if that ... Book Review: A February Bride

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4 Stars

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A January Bride

A January Bride

On 10/20 Katrina Roets wrote: It's no secret that I love this series of novellas. In fact, I've enjoyed them so much that I actually went to the publisher and asked if I could review the two earlier ones that I had missed. This was one of those and I loved it as much as I loved the others. I'm not really sure what to say that I haven't ... Book Review: A January Bride

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5 Stars

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A September Bride

A September Bride

On 10/1 Katrina Roets wrote: This novella caught me from page one, paragraph one. I loved Annie and Jessie, each with their own set of prejudices. Like all novellas, it ended too soon but it was perfect for a lazy day reading session before the real world snuck in and I had to get back to work. I had never read anything by Kathryn ... Book Review: A September Bride

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4 Stars

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An August Bride

An August Bride

On 10/1 Katrina Roets wrote: Y'all know that I have loved this series since the first novella that I got to read in it. This one is no different. I fell in love with Kelsey and felt Brent's frustration as the pair of them struggled with their own pasts to find a future. At this point, unless a tragedy happens, be prepared for me ... Book Review: An August Bride

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5 Stars

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Sidelined

Sidelined

On 10/1 Katrina Roets wrote: Ask my oldest and he'll tell you that unless it's his brother playing, mom doesn't care much about football. So, when this book came up as an option for review, I picked it up, not for me, but for him. After finishing it, I'm putting it on the family shelf, not his personal shelf. It has been a very ... Book Review: Sidelined

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5 Stars

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Game Changer

Game Changer

On 7/23 Katrina Roets wrote: My oldest son is a huge Kirk Cousins fan so when I saw this book, I got it more for him than I did for myself. We were blessed to actually attend Kirk's last game at MSU. It's something that Ben still talks about. He hasn't had a chance yet to read this book, but I know it's going to be his first choice ... Book Review: Game Changer

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4 Stars

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A July Bride

A July Bride

On 7/23 Katrina Roets wrote: A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed. Can she forgive the man who left her at the altar? Alyssa Pennington dated Brendan Myers for three years before she accepted his proposal. For almost a year, Alyssa's friends and family helped her plan ... Book Review: A July Bride

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 7/4 Katrina Roets wrote: If you know me, you know I love cookbooks. I can't seem to resist them. In fact, I have a 6' bookshelf that's nearly full! Luckily for my poor bookshelf, I had this one in ebook format. If I didn't have it in this format though, I'd be looking for a physical copy. This book starts out with the author ... The Loving Kitchen

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4 Stars

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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 5/19 Katrina Roets wrote: Cantor D Ahma waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift to jump between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his role as protector and defender of the realms. But mere hours after he steps through his first portal, Cantor discovers that his ... Book Review: One Realm Beyond

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5 Stars

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A December Bride

A December Bride

On 1/7 Katrina Roets wrote: What started as a whim turned into an accidental---and very public---engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs this holiday season---for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy - the best friend of Layla O’Reilly’s ex-fiancé - ... Book Review: December Bride

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5 Stars

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Andi Unexpected

Andi Unexpected

On 12/6 Katrina Roets wrote: "Twelve-year-old Andora 'Andi' Boggs and her fourteen-year-old sister Bethany move to rural Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt after the sudden death of their parents. While dealing with her grief, Andi discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree whose existence was ... Book Review: Andi Unexpected

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5 Stars

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Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread

On 11/8 Katrina Roets wrote: As someone with a love of baking and a desire to work with bread, I couldn't resist saying yes when the chance to review this book came along. I'm glad that I did. While parts of the book are entirely predictable, it was Liesl's past that made this book such an enjoyable read for me. I connected with ... Stones for Bread

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4 Stars

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 10/21 Katrina Roets wrote: I'm going to be honest here...I received this as an ebook today and I couldn't stop reading it. I paused for a phone call and then picked it right back up. As Rose struggles to discover who she really is, I thought of my own struggles over the course of the past year. While our stories aren't the same, ... Book Review: A Christmas Gift for Rose

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5 Stars

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The Promise Box

The Promise Box

On 10/21 Katrina Roets wrote: "Every year, young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive “resident” status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! In The Promise Box, the second book of ... Book Review: The Promise Box

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5 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 9/24 Katrina Roets wrote: Summer, fall, winter, spring—Smitten, Vermont, is the place for love . . . and mystery! There’s a secret in Grandma Rose’s attic—a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten. How did the dog tags end up in the ... Book Review: Secretly Smitten

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4 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 1/11 Katrina Roets wrote: Mondays with My Old Pastor is one of those books that you're going to pick up and just want to keep reading. It is a poignant memoir about the wisdom that an 83 year old pastor imparts to a younger pastor who is struggling with spiritual exhaustion. As the weekly visits with his old pastor continue, ... Book Review: Mondays with My Old Pastor

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4 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 7/21 Katrina Roets wrote: I received this book around the same time that I received the book in the previous review. Sadly, life got in the way and this really great book got set aside and forgotten..until now!"Ancient legend tells of an army of knights that will remain sleeping until the last days.The knights are waking up.A ... Book Review: The Realms Thereunder

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4 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/11 Katrina Roets wrote: Hey all, I'm back with another book review and seriously, this is one book you are going to want to get your fingers on. I fell in love with this book and I know that it's one that I'm going to read over and over again. This is the story of a blind man and his guide dog on the day that the twin towers ... Book Review: Thunder Dog

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5 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 7/14 Katrina Roets wrote: Hi all! I'm back with another book review and honestly, this is the first one that I just want to tell y'all to go out and buy. I devoured this book for so many reasons. The first is probably pretty obvious. Our little family is perpetually broke and learning how to save a few more dollars certainly ... Book Review: Money Secrets of the Amish

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5 Stars

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 6/9 Katrina Roets wrote: Hi all! I'm back with another book review. This time, it's for Curiosities of the Civil War by Webb Garrison. In this book, Mr. Garrison covers a variety of topics pertaining to the Civil War.Now, I have to say that this is not a history book in the way that most people think of history books. It's more ... Book Review: Curiosities of the Civil War

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4 Stars

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Why You Say It

Why You Say It

On 1/25 Katrina Roets wrote: Now here I went and said I wasn't going to post them all that often when I suddenly realized that I had never posted my review for this fun book!As some of you know, I love little bits of trivia, so this book was right up my ally. The author filled the book with the history/explanations of 600 words ... Book Review: Why You Say It

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4 Stars

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