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Bluebonnet Bride

Bluebonnet Bride

On 6/2 Krystal Russell wrote: Bluebonnet Bride A Butterfly Palace Story By Colleen Coble Book Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Elli Korpela boards The Baltic with hundreds of eager women, all seeking new beginnings and brighter futures in America . . . as mail order brides. Escaping a forced engagement, Elli seeks ... Book Review: Bluebonnet Bride

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4 Stars

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One Lost Sheep

One Lost Sheep

On 3/25 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: Classic Bible story with vibrant art and lyrical rhyming text from established and successful author Rhonda Gowler Greene. “Ninety-eight…ninety-nine…” The faithful shepherd realizes that one of his one hundred sheep is missing and sets out to find it. In playful rhyme, prolific ... Book Review: One Lost Sheep

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5 Stars

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Whatever You Grow Up to Be

Whatever You Grow Up to Be

On 3/5 Krystal Russell wrote: Whatever You Grow Up to Be By Karen Kingsbury, illustrated by Valeria Docampo Book Description: From New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, a new children’s book about a very special mother-son relationship. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, #1 New York Times bestselling author ... Book Review: Whatever you grow up to be

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5 Stars

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 2/5 Krystal Russell wrote: War time is confusing and hard for anyone. And it’s the same for the Amish. The who want to live by the faith choose to go to prison rather than fight but not Jonathan Fisher. Jonathan feels that God is calling him to serve so he signs up and goes off to war as a medic. Back home his betroved Rose, ... What makes Family

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4 Stars

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 Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 8/10 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale. Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess---just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life ... Book Review: Once upon a prince

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5 Stars

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 7/10 Krystal Russell wrote: The House that Love Built By Beth Wiseman Book Description: Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love? In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two ... Book Review: The House that Love Built

Krystal's Rating:

3 Stars

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 5/14 Krystal Russell wrote: Threads of Grace (A Patch of Heaven Novel) by Kelly Long Book Description: Grace’s beauty almost cost her everything. This new start is all she has left. When Grace Beiler was only a girl, she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her family’s farm. Years later, she finds herself ... loved this book

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4 Stars

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 2/5 Krystal Russell wrote: A Marriage of the Heart, By Kelly Long Book Description: Three Stories That Share the Adventures of First Love and Second Chances. A Perfect Secret—Rose Bender’s betrothed, Luke Lantz, is safe and dependable, maybe a little too much so. Or so she thinks until she sees him in the woods one night ... short but enjoyable!

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4 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 12/1 Krystal Russell wrote: His Love Endures Forever; By Beth Wiseman Book Description: An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things? Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. But as destiny would have it, she has fallen in love with an Amish man. Now she’s 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child’s ... Book Review: His Love Endures Forever

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5 Stars

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 8/6 Krystal Russell wrote: By Cara James Book Description: Katherine came home to forget her past. The last thing she expected is a hopeful future. Young widow Katherine Osborne returns to her family’s rustic camp on Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. She’s determined to live a quiet life, but her socialite mother ... What path would you choose

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4 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 8/2 Krystal Russell wrote: Description: Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and an incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake. Jake’s the new guy ... Book Review: Angel Eyes

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3 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 7/24 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love. The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes ... Book Review: Brush of Angel's Wings By Ruth Reid

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5 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/4 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description": She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home. After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, ... Book Review: Beauty for Ashes By Dorothy Love

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5 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 2/4 Krystal Russell wrote: The Voice™ Bible translation is a faithful dynamic translation of the Scriptures done as a collage of compelling narratives, poetry, song, truth, and wisdom. The Voice calls the reader to step into the whole story of Scripture and experience the joy and wonder of God's revelation. Created for and ... made me read my bible

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5 Stars

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 1/22 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: The Civil War - a defining time of great sacrifice, change, and betrayal which determined the fate of the Nation. It isn’t until it comes into her very home that Amanda Belle must face impossible choices of love, loss, and loyalty. It's the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. ... Book Review: His Steadfast Love By Golden Keyes Parsons

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4 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 10/26 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: Eden’s hope is rekindled when Clay delivers astounding news: their baby girl has been found. Five years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen. When they went to pay the ransom, what happened changed their lives forever—the kidnapper’s car with Baby Brianna inside sunk ... Book Review: Lonestar Angel By Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

On 10/26 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: There are certain words that every child longs to hear . . . affirmation of unconditional love, promises of support, and words of encouragement. Just in Case You Ever Wonder wraps your children in its tender message of love, comfort, and protection, showing them that as they grow and ... Book Review: Just in Case You Ever Wonder By Max Lucado

Krystal's Rating:

3 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/26 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: Meet Little Hermie—the cutest baby caterpillar in the garden! Little Hermie’s thankful heart shows toddlers how to be thankful for God’s blessings. Little Hermie is thankful for everything God has given him. He goes through his day thanking God for his many blessings in this adorable ... Book Review: Thank You, God, For Blessing Me By Max Lucado

Krystal's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 9/18 Krystal Russell wrote: The Wonder of Your Love By Beth Wiseman Book Description: Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado. Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know ... Book Review - The Wonder of Your Love

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4 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/16 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: Cuddle up with your little ones and count all the blessings God put in their day. This book is a precious way to put your little ones to bed at night and fill their thoughts with the many good things that have filled their day. It’s a great way to teach them gratitude and help them ... Book Review - Night Night Blessings By Amy Parker

Krystal's Rating:

5 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/16 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: "Life is a battle, but you can't fight it with your fists. You got to fight it with your heart." An internationally famous photographer, Tucker has traveled the world and seen both the serious and the strange. But when his brother escapes from a mental hospital and an old girlfriend ... Book Review - Wrapped in Rain

Krystal's Rating:

3 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 8/27 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description: Humorous yet poignant stories from Lisa's life help readers relate to spiritual truths found in the life and ministry of Christ. Stumbling Into Grace is the diary-devotional of one woman's honest, ongoing, bumbling journey of faith and how she finds encouragement through a deeper ... loved it

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5 Stars

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Cherished

Cherished

On 8/16 Krystal Russell wrote: About the Book: How can she believe God cherishes her when she can't forgive herself? Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared would be a forever ... good book

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4 Stars

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 8/16 Krystal Russell wrote: About the book: In Mescota County, Michigan, an angelic visitor's words inspire Judith to a future she never imagined. After a barn raising accident, Judith Fischer's convinced she's met an angel. However, her attempts to convince others end up frustrating her Old-Order Amish community. Only Andrew Lapp ... loved this book

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5 Stars

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Who Is My Shelter?

Who Is My Shelter?

On 2/7 Krystal Russell wrote: Who Is My Shelter? By Neta Jackson Published by Thomas Nelson Every woman needs a safe shelter. The tables have turned and Gabby's estranged husband--who threw her out when she didn't live up to his image of a "corporate wife"--needs her in a way neither ever expected. He's begging for reconciliation, ... Heartwarming,

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4 Stars

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A Summer Secret

A Summer Secret

On 1/5 Krystal Russell wrote: This is another great story by Kathleen Fuller. If you have yet to read anything written by her trust me, you should! A Summer Secret is about an Amish girl, Mary Beth, who finds a Yankee boy, Sawyer, in an abandoned barn—which is where she escapes to when she needs time alone. Mary Beth, and her ... Book Review: A Summer Secret

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4 Stars

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An Honest Love

An Honest Love

On 4/21 Krystal Russell wrote: An Honest Love Hearts of Middlefield Series, Book 2 By Kathleen Fuller Book Description: Anna must find the courage to tell Lukas the truth. Will he find the courage to forgive her? ........... My Review: I really enjoyed this book. Wonderful read for everyone who loves a light, Amish fiction story. ... A New Favorite!

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5 Stars

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Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate

On 4/5 Krystal Russell wrote: Book Description The second installment in a New York Times best-selling series featuring three professional female crime fighters. Fox News legal correspondent Lis Wiehl teams up with veteran mystery novelist April Henry for this compelling new mystery. Warning: this one’s not for the faint of heart. ... Hand of Fate Book Review

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5 Stars

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