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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/7 Shondaet wrote:     Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson is a lifeline for a young mom like me.  Both Sarah Mae and Sally share their experience and what they have learned in honest and encouraging dialogue.  Sarah Mae was a mom drowning in young motherhood ... Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson Book Review

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5 Stars

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Faithful to Laura

Faithful to Laura

On 8/14 Shondaet wrote: Faithful to Laura by Kathleen Fuller is the second book in the Middlefield Family Novel series.  Laura has been in a serious accident caused by her ex-fiance and now lives life bearing scars on her face.  She has run away from home and lives with another Amish family in Middlefield, Ohio so ... Faithful to Laura by Kathleen Fuller Book Review

Shondaet's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 12/7 Shondaet wrote: Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo is the riveting story of the agony of parents of a small child with a life threatening illness and the awesome revelation of that young boy and his trip to heaven.  Told with an honest heart of a father and pastor, Todd shares a story so fascinating, yet real.  ... Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo Book Review

Shondaet's Rating:

5 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 9/10 Shondaet wrote: Isn't this the cutest book cover you have ever seen? Stumbling Into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman by Lisa Harper is a compilation of personal and funny stories of how God taught Lisa about concepts of grace: forgiveness, honesty, and gratefulness (just to name a few).  ... Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper Book Review

Shondaet's Rating:

4 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 6/4 Shondaet wrote: Rejoice (Women of Faith Worship) is an uplifting and refreshing worship CD that will fill your home with God's presence.  The voices of these women are truly angelic and bring you to a wonderful place of worship.  There are contemporary Christian, gospel, church worship and classics included ... Rejoice (Women of Faith) CD Review/Giveaway

Shondaet's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/16 Shondaet wrote: In The Lightkeeper's Ball (A Mercy Falls Novel) by Colleen Coble, Olivia Stewart travels west to California to uncover the mysterious death of her sister who was engaged to Harrison Bennett.  Olivia, who comes from an elite family, is expected to marry well and possibly entertain a marriage to Harrison ... The Lightkeeper's Ball Book Review/Giveaway

Shondaet's Rating:

3 Stars

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FamilyLife Marriage Bible

FamilyLife Marriage Bible

On 3/22 Shondaet wrote: I was so pleased to be able to review the Family Life Marriage Bible.  This Bible is designed especially for couples who desire a deeper intimacy with God and with each other.  This Bible is written in the New King James Version.  Included in this translation are unique devotions for couples ... Family Life Marriage Bible Review

Shondaet's Rating:

5 Stars

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 3/13 Shondaet wrote: Regret Free Parenting: Raise Good Kids and Know You're Doing It Right by Catherine Hickem has one main theme weaved throughout this book: Be an intentional mom.  Catherine's conversational flow and rich nuggets of wisdom made this a great book for busy moms to devour.  The way to be intentional ... Regret Free Parenting by Catherine Hickem Book Review

Shondaet's Rating:

5 Stars

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Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Precious Moments Storybook Bible

On 12/31 Shondaet wrote: The Precious Moments Storybook Bible by Sam Butcher is a beautiful children's Bible with selected Bible stories and passages especially written for children.  The Precious Moments characters are depicted throughout in subtle pastel colors.  The beginning of the Bible has pages for a family ... Precious Moments Storybook Bible Review/Giveaway

Shondaet's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 11/9 Shondaet wrote: Dining With Joy by Rachel Hauck is a story about Joy Ballard who is the host and star of a cooking show she inherited from her father. Dining With Joy has all the elements of an entertaining cooking show except that Joy has a huge secret: she can't cook! Luke Redmond appears and sweeps Joy off her ... Dining With Joy Book Review

Shondaet's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 9/29 Shondaet wrote: Love, Charleston is the story of three related women going through different situations.  Anne is looking for love, Della is tired of her love and Lish is losing her love.  It all begins when widower, Roy Summerall moves to Charleston to become the new priest at St. Michael's, but he's not ... Love, Charleston Book Review and Giveaway!

Shondaet's Rating:

3 Stars

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 7/15 Shondaet wrote: Anonymous authoress, blackmail, love triangle, sordid pasts, and Newport high society social circles are all combined in Cara Lynn James' debut novel Love on a Dime set in the late 1800's.  Lilly Westbrook is none other than the famed dime novelist under the pen name of Fannie Cole.  She hides ... Love on a Dime Book Review and Giveaway!!

Shondaet's Rating:

3 Stars

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God's Promises for Boys

God's Promises for Boys

On 5/18 Shondaet wrote: God's Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker is a short gift book full of treasures for boys. Each two page layout has a promise from God, a short poem to think about the promise and 3-4 related Bible verses from the International Children's Bible as well as illustrations to accompany each ... God's Promises for Boys

Shondaet's Rating:

4 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/5 Shondaet wrote: I just finished reading Captivating co-authored by John and Stasi Eldredge. This book used very descriptive language and immediately had my attention to find out why we as women have a desire to be captivating. This book was about discovering who you are a woman and explored this by diving into many ... Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge

Shondaet's Rating:

3 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Shondaet wrote: Plan B was written by Pete Wilson, a young pastor in Tennessee who has a deep desire to see people grow in faith in God. Throughout the book, he weaved dozens of stories in a casual yet fresh retelling of Biblical examples of men and women in circumstances gone south with present day stories of difficult ... Plan B by Pete Wilson

Shondaet's Rating:

4 Stars

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Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

On 4/10 Shondaet wrote: This book is about an African-American woman who is very proud of her roots, went through many joys and heartaches and came out on top because of her faith in God. She started with “mental welfare” as her son describes and emerged with mental health. This woman is Lucille O’Neal, mother of the ... Book Review: Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go by Lucille O'Neal

Shondaet's Rating:

4 Stars

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