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Nashville Sweetheart

Nashville Sweetheart

On 4/17 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Rachel Hauck Published by Thomas Nelson Average Blogger Rating: 4.25 Stars It was a good book about a woman (Aubrey James) who is from Nashville. Her parents (Ray and Myra James) were famous for gospel singing and she is a famous country singer. Her parents died when she was 16. Aubrey is always ... Nashville Sweetheart

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Distortion

Distortion

On 3/23 arayasunshine20 wrote: This was the second book in the series. I hadn't known that when I decided to read it, but I was still able to understand the storyline. It was an interesting book. I had read one of Terri's books before and thought it was good so thought I would read this one and I was not disappointed in it. I loved ... Distortion

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Firstborn: A Novel

Firstborn: A Novel

On 2/22 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a very interesting story. It is about how if your first child is born male, he is fine, but if you are a female, you are left by the cliffs to die and be killed and eaten OR your parents have to declare you a male and raise you to be a male. As a female (who was declared male) while you grow ... Firstborn: A Novel

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Outcasts

Outcasts

On 2/9 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Jill Williamson Published by Zondervan Average Blogger Rating: 5 Stars I was happy to receive this second book in the series of three. The first book told of how a village was taken into the Safe lands so that they can produce babies that are uninfected by the thin plague. This book continues to ... Outcasts - The Safe Lands Series

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Captives

Captives

On 1/27 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Jill Williamson Published by Zondervan Average Blogger Rating: 4.38 Stars This novel is set in the future, it's about how in the Safe Lands, they can't have healthy children, they all have this disease. In a village by the Safe Lands they are all healthy and can have healthy children but are forced ... Captives - The Safe Lands Series

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Doon

Doon

On 1/20 arayasunshine20 wrote: Veronica keeps seeing and hearing this blond boy around her age who is wearing a kilt, but no one else seems to see him when they go to look he is gone. She goes to Scotland with her friend Mackenna, where she sees the boy there again a few different times. Mackenna Aunt Gracie has left Mackenna some ... Doon - (A Doon Novel 1)

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Like Moonlight at Low Tide

Like Moonlight at Low Tide

On 12/30 arayasunshine20 wrote: This was a great read. I was quite surprised and happy at the way it ended. I thought it was going one way and it took me in a different direction, for which I am glad. Once I began to read it was hard to put the book down so I could get things done. Melissa Keiser is 16 and she is returning to her ... Like Moonlight at Low Tide

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Merlin's Shadow

Merlin's Shadow

On 12/19 arayasunshine20 wrote: I have read the first book in this series, and wanted to continue reading of Merlin's life. It did not disappoint me. I loved reading it through and will continue to find the other book(s) and read them as I find them and they come out. The book continues to follow Merlin and his sister through their ... Merlin's Shadow (The Merlin Spiral #2)

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Merlin's Blade

Merlin's Blade

On 11/28 arayasunshine20 wrote: I first thought to pick this book, because pretty much everyone knows the name Merlin. So I thought this would be a great read, to see what this could be about him as a child, and not the most famous part of his life as an adult. I was not disappointed, it was very detailed writing and of course I really ... Merlin's Blade

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Nightmare City

Nightmare City

On 11/17 arayasunshine20 wrote: I have been reading this all day today, I started last night (i got it yesterday afternoon), and had a hard time putting it down. This was a very well written book from Tom's perspective. He always has to get to the bottom of the truth no matter the cost. It starts out he thinks he is dreaming about ... Nightmare City

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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 10/30 arayasunshine20 wrote: Dark Halo Book #3 in the Angel Eyes series By Shannon Dittemore Published by Thomas Nelson I read the first two in the series and was so happy that I was able to get a copy of the third book. In the beginning of the book it does give an update on what happened in the first two books. This book did not ... Dark Halo (Angel Eyes, #3)

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Last Light

Last Light

On 10/25 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Terri Blackstock Published by Zondervan (Restoration #1) I didn't realize this would be the first of a series until i was done and looking up the book in Goodreads. So I will definitely be on the lookout for the next one in the series. This is a very nice read. Once I started, I didn't want to put ... Last Light (Restoration #1)

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 Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 7/31 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Rachel Hauck Published by Zondervan Susanna is on the beach, hoping to hear a proposal from her military man that she has spent years waiting for. Instead, he says I found the right ring to give to my future fiance, but it is not her. "Right ring, wrong woman." In the just a few days, Susanna loses ... Once Upon a Prince (#1 Royal Wedding)

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Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation

Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation

On 6/22 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Elaine Beachy Published by WestBow Press Me and my daughter loved reading this together. It was a great reading experience. There are awesome black and white pictures to go with the words every few pages or so. Very well written story. This teaches many lessons on life for the young ones to learn ... Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation

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Love's Complete

Love's Complete

On 6/22 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Teresa Hull Published by WestBow Press This is a cute book, with nicely illustrated pictures to go with the words, that form a poem. This is such a nice story to read to the little ones. It shows how parents who are adopting a Russian baby, and their long journey to do so. It is not a long story, ... Love's Complete A Russian Adoption Journey

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/22 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Billy Coffey Published by Thomas Nelson This is the first book by Billy Coffey, and I am very happy to have picked this one to read. This is a great book. It draws you in from the beginning. It tells of young Leah who is very withdrawn. It has a chapter countdown to the town carnival which tells ... When Mockingbirds Sing

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Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

On 5/11 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Colleen Coble Published by Thomas Nelson It starts out: Emily wants her own search and rescue dog and must save up half of the discounted price. She is very happy and gets up close to her goal when disaster strikes. A very expensive necklace made by Mrs. Dancer goes missing while Emily and Olivia ... Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 5/11 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Kathleen Fuller Published by Thomas Nelson This is the third book in the Middlefield Family series. The first two are: Treasuring Emma, Faithful to Laura. I didn't know this when I decided to read it. It is a very well written story but I wish I had read the first two so I could understand this one ... Letters to Katie

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Horse in the Wilderness

Horse in the Wilderness

On 5/5 arayasunshine20 wrote: Really nice story. Starts off with Dub a little boy, who wants to ride a horse and takes one without asking or telling anyone early in the morning, and he falls off and the horse keeps going. Autumn is sad that her horse is now missing and continues to search for him, refusing to get another horse even ... Horse in the Wilderness

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The Rainbow Egg

The Rainbow Egg

On 5/1 arayasunshine20 wrote: Very cute short story for a child to read. Really heart warming. The drawings were almost childlike and will appeal to the younger children. It is mostly about love at the end. Any child will enjoy reading this, I know my daughter liked it and so did I. Disclosure of Material Connection: I ... The Rainbow Egg

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Domination

Domination

On 4/7 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a great series to read. This is the third novel in the series and it follows the storyline in deeper. The Thule has begun to invade the earth. Colt McAlister who was successfully injected with Thule blood is part of a Thule legend about a Betrayer, who can is believed to be one who will destroy ... Domination (C.H.A.O.S., #3)

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Broken Wings

Broken Wings

On 2/27 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Shannon Dittemore Published by Thomas Nelson Average Blogger Rating: 4.5 Awesome book, love the series so far. The ending leaves you in suspense for the next novel. I can't wait to read it. I could not put the book down, and the few times i did, it took a lot of effort to drag me away and during ... Broken Wings (Angel Eyes, #2)

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Fire Prophet

Fire Prophet

On 2/3 arayasunshine20 wrote: I read the first book in the series and was real glad to be able to review the second book as well. This book continues on with the adventures of Jonah and Eliza who are quarter angels, they are joined by their younger brother Jeremiah this time (who is also a quarter angel). They and their parents ... Son of Angels 2: Fire Prophet

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/5 arayasunshine20 wrote: These are the stories and their authors Love Between the Lines by Colleen Coble Make Me a Match by Kristin Billerbeck Knit One, Love Two by Diann Hunt Love Blooms by Denise Hunter I didn't know this was a second in the series till i looked it up in amazon. You definately do not need to read the first ... Secretly Smitten

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Silent Night

Silent Night

On 12/31 arayasunshine20 wrote: A Rock Harbor Christmas Novella By Colleen Coble Published by Thomas Nelson This is a great heart-warming story. I just adored reading this today and it only took a few hours to complete (and that was with eating and everything getting in my way lol). I couldn't stop reading this, when I began, and ... Silent Night

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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

On 12/31 arayasunshine20 wrote: Heartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope By Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson This was a great collection of short Christmas Stories. Anyone who loves reading about Christmas will love these short stories. These stories are not for children. With the first one being about ... Christmas Stories

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If We Survive

If We Survive

On 11/22 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Andrew Klavan Published by Thomas Nelson This is a story of how 5 Americans went to help Santiago re-build a wall for their school, and how they get caught in the "revolution". The prologue really draws you into what is going to start to happen. The first chapter is all about introducing the characters ... If We Survive

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Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

On 11/11 arayasunshine20 wrote: Third book in the series. You don't really need to read the first two books in the series to get what is going on. This is a great story. This story could just happen and has happened to others, so reading it like this with such a good ending is great too. I would recommend this to teens and adults, ... Confessions of April Grace 3: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 11/5 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Tracy Higley Published by Thomas Nelson This book speaks of a courtesan, Tessa of Delos. She is "owned" by Glaucas, and she wants to be free of this ownership problems so she decides that she must commit suicide to rid herself of him and even figures out where she should open up her wrists. Glaucas ... Isle of Shadows

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 10/18 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Kelly Long Published by Thomas Nelson A PERFECT SECRET It a great story. There is some one steals from others in the Amish community. Though no one knows who or why at first, the reasoning is heart filling. Luke and Rose are to be married, now that Rose accepted his proposal. They were best friends ... A Marriage of the Heart

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Sneak

Sneak

On 9/9 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is the second book in the series of Swipe By Evan Angler Published by Thomas Nelson When I first requested this book, I didn't know it second in a series. I got this book and didn't wanna put it down, i loved reading this book. It could be read without reading the first, but if you read both it ... Sneak (Swipe #2)

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The Reason

The Reason

On 8/29 arayasunshine20 wrote: By William Sirls Published by Thomas Nelson This was a great read. It helps to explain christian faith to all believers and non-believers. I really enjoyed reading this book. I got to know the characters and their lives and feelings of what was happening. I would recommend this book to all adults ... The Reason

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 8/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Kristin Billerbeck Published by Thomas Nelson This is an awesome read, I really enjoyed reading this. It gives great insight into the characters emotions and it helps you get a feel for them as well as sympathize with them. This is a good clean book, and has some romance in it as well. I would ... The Scent of Rain

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 7/15 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Krista McGee Published by Thomas Nelson This is the second book, the first one being First Date. I didn't know know prior to reading this, and you didn't need to read it to enjoy (/understand) reading this book. This book is about a new hit tv show for teens who will star a male and female teen ... Starring Me

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Catherine Richmond Published by Thomas Nelson Sophia had her heart set on being married to the US Congressman, but he ended up getting engaged to her roommate. She is heartbroken and signs up to be a missionary. She ends up being sent a Ponca Indian Agency in the Dakota Territory. She believes this ... Through Rushing Water

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The Resurrected Ones

The Resurrected Ones

On 6/8 arayasunshine20 wrote: The Resurrected Ones A Story of Life, Death, and Resurrection By Richard K. Thomas, Ed.D. Published by WestBow Press This book has 13 Chapters and 178 pages. Chapter 1 (The Roman Soldier Dikmari)= Dikmari among 3 others are chasing 3 armed (with blades) and violent criminals. He has a chestnut stallion ... The Resurrected Ones

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/1 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book tells 3 women's stories (Janelle, Stephanie, Becca) that are interlinked with each others lives. Grandma Geraldine (Geri) is very sick and so when the family and friends learn of this they all show up for the family reunion for Christmas (all but one daughter that is). The grandmother won't ... Hope Springs

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 5/9 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Shannon Dittemore Published by Thomas Nelson (Angel Eyes Trilogy #1) 1st book by this author I really enjoyed reading this book. It is written in the first person for each chapter (For who ever's name is at the beginning of the chapter, it alternate between 3, but mostly it is Brille) Brille went ... ANGEL EYES

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 5/3 arayasunshine20 wrote: This was an interesting read about the Amish life. It starts out about an Amish family (Yoder) who loses a mother in the birthing of another baby. Lena (the oldest daughter) must try and work out a way to keep her family together and safe, even if she has to marry for convenience instead of love. Her ... Arms of Love

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Crater

Crater

On 4/23 arayasunshine20 wrote: I love reading Science Fiction novels and this one seemed to be a neat idea. A colony of people living on the moon (Earth is over-populated). They all have a job up there doing something, and the suit colors match what they do. There are scragline pickers, who have grey uniforms. Scrapper, loader, shuttle ... Crater

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/21 arayasunshine20 wrote: I found this book was very interesting to read. It took me a bit to kind of get into the plot but once it did, i loved to continue to read it. I would recommend this book for a nice little read to anyone. Tia at a young age, had to do a treaty marriage,m and she went through with it for her father. Her ... Garden of Madness

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 4/16 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a very touching story to read. it is about 2 children who lost their mom at a real early age (so they'd never remember her). Their father remarries and they call her (Amanda) mom, they then lose their dad, and get wrenched away from Amanda to live with their other grandparents (on their moms ... Covenant Child

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 4/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: ily has a best friend named Reni. Lily is always polite even when people are making fun of her looks. In her head she is always saying how Reni is so cute. She complains in her head about her looks, like her frizzy red hair and how she bites her nails. That is in part due to the other kids saying mean ... Here's Lily

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 4/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: his is a great read for all ages. It helps show you that God loves us no matter what we look like, or what the "IN" look is. It gives great quotes from the bible proving their points in this book. My daughter wants to re-read this already and I thought it was a good read. It tells of many different ... The Beauty Book

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 4/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a great read, i can really feel the pressure he is getting from the other children. This book is a great read for young adult and adults. I throuhgly enjoyed reading this book and hope to read more like it. This book is about how Sam Hopkins (a preachers kid) is sick of being treated differently ... Crazy Dangerous

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Spirit Fighter

Spirit Fighter

On 4/8 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a great read for young kids (like my daughter), to teens, to even adults (like me). Jonah is 13 (his brother Jeremiah is 7, & his sister Eliza is 11). Their mother is Eleanor Stone. They are all part angel (from one who is a fallen angel). Jonah has a hard time in basketball practice. Afterwards ... Spirit Fighter

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Behemoth

Behemoth

On 4/7 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a great book to read. It is about two different groups (who don't know each other and don't know that the other group is doing the same thing) who are going out to prove that dinosaurs are still living. I am going to call them into 2 different groups since they are indeed that. The first group ... Behemoth

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 4/6 arayasunshine20 wrote: Great book about a family who moved from the city into the home of (the mom's, Darlene) late grandparents. She meets up with her next door neighbor, Layla, (who helps her kill a snake in her bedroom) and is a formal movie star with some problems of her own and who doesn't believe in god. The mom has ... Need You Now

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 4/2 arayasunshine20 wrote: I finished the book a while ago, but couldn't get near the computer for a bit, till today. I kept my notes on the book in my cell, so i wouldn't forget what to write about from within the novel. So the book has a Dutch glossary in the beginning which really helps out with certain words, though most ... Brush of Angel's Wings

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The Tallest Watchtower

The Tallest Watchtower

On 3/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: I found that this is a good (but very short) book to read, it only took me about 10 minutes to finish it, it is a great read. I adored the first story, and the second one was enlightening.I have to say though i liked the stories, i think that maybe there could've been a few more stories in this book ... The Tallest Watchtower

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/13 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Rachel HauckPublished by Thomas Nelson Charlotte is an owner of her own bridal shop, and loves helping brides find their perfect dress, is getting married herself (to a man named Tim). She has yet to buy her dress, as she just can't seem to find the "right" dress, and doesn't feel compelled to do ... The Wedding Dress

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 2/29 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book give a very interesting start, i couldn't seem to put the book down. Kate answers an ad that is looking for an Heiress whom will inherit a ranch, but is not allowed to get married. When she first arrives there, she get caught up in the middle of a small problem (which is kind of funny). She ... Dawn Comes Early

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/3 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book is a Christian romance novel with none of the adult type content, which is a great thing. This book is a great read for people who love reading about romance with Christianity thrown in. I loved reading this story and had a hard time putting it down.The story is about Carrie Daly who is living ... Beauty for Ashes

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/2 arayasunshine20 wrote: I love this book, it was a great read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys some real romance. Book is a Christian romance novel. It is based in a historical type of time period. This book is a great read, in my opinion. Shannon Adair and Matthew Dubois are the main characters in the story ... Heart of Gold

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A Sound Like Fire

A Sound Like Fire

On 1/23 arayasunshine20 wrote: The story (for me) starts out kind of slow, but then you can really get into the story. But for the most part when the guy is talking, i found myself having to re-read the words to try and absorb them, and even then in certain areas, i still can't remember certain things/names. The story is a great read, ... A Sound Like Fire

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Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 1/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: After reading this book, I have to say, for the first while, it certainly didn't grab my attention, i didn't think that I would like it. By the end of the book, I did like reading it and glad i stuck with it.The story talk about three girls, Ally, Sunila, and Vesey. It tell a story of Civil Rights movements, ... Beyond Molasses Creek

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First Date

First Date

On 1/5 arayasunshine20 wrote: At the time I picked this book, there were no reviews and being sick kind of took away from me being at the computer to read it. I have no read it and this is a good book to read. If you like clean romance, with some religion thrown in, this is the book for you.I picked this book, cause it seemed to ... First Date

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Bittersweet Surrender

Bittersweet Surrender

On 12/25 arayasunshine20 wrote: Carly Westlake who owns her own chocolate spa, decides she wants to lose some weight, because Jake Mitchell who is someone she has had a crush on for years, is moving back into town with his teenage daughter. Her best guy friend (which was her late best friend, Ivy's, husband) Scott is asked by her to ... Bittersweet Surrender

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 12/18 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is the third book in a series. I am not sure what really happened in those first books, but this book has enough info that you can get into the story. Part of the book talks of Elizabeth who uses anyone she feels will suit her needs, and doesn't care what happens to them. She calls this "The Game". ... Heart of Ice

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Alienation

Alienation

On 12/16 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is the second book in the series. The first book is called Invasion.This is a great book. It starts off pretty much where the last book left off. It describes what Colt, Oz, Danielle are doing, how they are training for the academy. When they get to the academy it describes the adventures they have ... Alienation (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)

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Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

On 12/8 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a good book to read. It speaks of April Grace who is 11 and all the trials she is going through, with school and family. She has Isabel who took over her big sister's room (Myra Sue). Myra Sue is now rooming with April Grace and never keeps the room room clean. Her one friend turned snobby on ... Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 11/16 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book has 3 different stories in it. 1st one is: A Perfect Secret2nd one is: A Perfect Match3rd one is: A Perfect PlanFirst story:Luke and Rose are to be married, now that Rose accepted his proposal. They were best friends since they were kids. Rose finds out Luke is hiding something and you could ... An Amish Wedding

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Invasion (tpc)

Invasion (tpc)

On 11/2 arayasunshine20 wrote: By Jon LewisPublished by Thomas Nelson This book is about.....It starts out with Colt visiting a Military academy that he can't join until he is 18, but that he was invited to tour it. Only he can get the tour (meaning his father nor any other family/friends can be with him). But his 7 brothers before ... Invasion (tpc)

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 10/31 arayasunshine20 wrote: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and BackBy Todd & Sonja BurpoPublished by Thomas Nelson This book talks about a little boy who was very sick and how he went to heaven for a visit.This is a very well illustrated book. My daughter loved the story and loved seeing all the pictures. ... Heaven is for Real for Kids

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Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

On 10/16 arayasunshine20 wrote: I think this book was great. This was well written, and doesn't overdo the descriptions. It explains some of the back stories as you go along and meet with each of the characters. I got really into the book in the first 3 pages.Here are some extra tidbits to get you interested, hope you like them. :DJade ... Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 10/5 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is a good story. I liked it. I would recommend this book for people to read.This book is about a young woman named Amanda, she is the pastor daughter, the fathers temporary position as pastor has lasted 2 years. Her father's name is Ezekiel. She has a brother named Daniel. She has 3 younger sisters ... His Steadfast Love

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 10/5 arayasunshine20 wrote: I know this a childrens version of the bible events, but I think that anyone would enjoy reading this book. My daughter having a somewhat short attention span, did like the book but I have to say with only a few pictures, it didn't completely captivate her. But she said it has some nice pictures, like ... Heroes and Villains of the Bible

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Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

On 10/5 arayasunshine20 wrote: Daughter loved this book. It tells of how He makes everyone in a unique and special way, just as He made the earth. And how God picks where you live. Max Lucado writes good children books, that i think that all children would enjoy.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas ... Just in Case You Ever Wonder

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 10/4 arayasunshine20 wrote: I started reading this, and have to say it started off sort of slow. It didn't really draw me into the book. I have to say out of 5 stars this one gets a 3. It does make tells of thing that does happen in real life. One parent has faith in god and the other doesn't.Mary Lynn tries to help her husband ... Sunrise on the Battery‏

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3 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/30 arayasunshine20 wrote: Daughter thought this book was ok but kind of short. The book talks about the different blessings you can have. It is mostly like a small little prayer. Which when i told my daughter she then understood.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading to and with the child.Disclosure of Material ... Night Night Blessings

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5 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/7 arayasunshine20 wrote: My daughter really enjoyed this book. She looked around to "call to her angel, and say thanks". This is a really great story and it quotes the bible in one spot."The Lord is your protection. . . . He has put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go.—Psalm 91:9, 11"I would ... Gabby, God's Little Angel

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 9/7 arayasunshine20 wrote: Read this to my daughter tonight as a bedtime story, and she really enjoyed it. One of the things she wanted to know was if Hermie's God was the same as ours. She liked seeing how Hermie turned out and was a little upset that she didn't get to see Wormie's transformation. This is a great children's book. ... Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/7 arayasunshine20 wrote: Great read. Good story line. Loved the descriptions in this book. This is not a fantasy type book, where a prayer will save you no matter what. This book writes of people who have issues, that need solving. After I started reading this, it took me only a day to finish (and less than that actually). I ... Wrapped in Rain

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 8/26 arayasunshine20 wrote: I loved his fathers books (Stephen R. Lawhead), so thought I would try out a book of his and see if it is as good, and I loved it. He writes just as well as his father does, and I for one, am glad to read his work as well. I can't wait to read the next two books of the series. This book has a very great ... The Realms Thereunder

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 8/25 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book has a small summery in the beginning to remind you of what had recently happened in the last book (The Skin Map), but if you never read the last book, it is advised you do not read this, as it is a sequential series (means it must be read in order). I have to say that the beginning of the ... The Bone House

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 8/9 arayasunshine20 wrote: I like this book and how it put the bible into the book, but not too much that you would get fed up with it. I would suggest anyone read this book. It starts out with the grandmother/mother arriving at her daughter/grandsons home and telling them that she is going to stay there for a while and that ... Sweet Sanctuary

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5 Stars

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 7/26 arayasunshine20 wrote: PART ONE:1. EARTH IN OUR UNIVERSEIt is possible to count the amount of stars in the sky, and it tells you the amount you count with the naked eye, and if you had a telescope you could count a higher amount of stars in the sky. This section explains a lot of areas about the universe and the stars. It ... It Couldn't Just Happen - Knowing the Truth About God's Awesome Creation

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4 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 6/6 arayasunshine20 wrote: There is a city girl named, Susannah, who gets married to a man named, Jesse, whom she has never laid eyes on, but has been talking to each other through the mail. The priest who married them was the Jesse's brother. He is a farmer of his own making. He would never buy things on a loan, as that is how ... Spring for Susannah

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 5/18 arayasunshine20 wrote: I have to say that the first couple paragraphs in the prologue didn't draw me in like a lot of other books do, made me wonder for a bit if i was going to be bored reading this book in entirety, but the next few drew me in pretty well. Griffin is a genius but is humble, not something you usually hear ... No Place Like Holmes

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 5/13 arayasunshine20 wrote: Book starts out with Judith getting ready to tell a story, and the children are picking names to go in the story and pick hers and Andrew (which makes Judith blush, and who is Levi's cousin). Her sister Martha shows off in front of the guys a little (by sashaying) and laughs with Levi, which in turn ... The Promise of an Angel (Heaven On Earth #1)

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 5/13 arayasunshine20 wrote: Kit Livingstone happens to find a portal, that can and will take him to many different places, it is here that he meets up with his grandfather who tells him about it, and how others can do it as well. He is told of a map that is tattooed on someone who traveled all over the different portals. It is ... The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 4/30 arayasunshine20 wrote: This is the first time i have ever read a Bug Man novel. It starts off as Nick and Alena go into a shop called "WEDDINGS 'N' SUCH: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE YOU SPECIAL DAY UNFORGETTABLE", he is very uncomfortable in this ship. He also finds out the woman he is marrying has thought of this day since ... Nick of Time

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 4/20 arayasunshine20 wrote: The story has a little bit of religion and a little of supernatural. This is a great read for fiction lovers.A girl named Promise wants to be remembered for having a fantastic voice, she has cystic fibrosis.Chase is an autistic artist whom loves to draw trees and he becomes attracted to Promise.Zack ... The Promises She Keeps

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Left at the Altar

Left at the Altar

On 1/28 arayasunshine20 wrote: Kimberly Kennedy takes her tragic experience of being left at the alter and offers hope to all who have experienced rejection in any area of life. She takes us through the 5 stages of rejection: Denial and Isolation, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. She uses Bible verses as a way to show women ... Left at the Alter

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3 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 12/29 arayasunshine20 wrote: There is a page in front of the book the tells what some Amish words are that are found in the book, they are in alphabetical order. While reading the book those words are italicized. There are 3 different stories in the book. Healing Hearts, A Marriage of the Heart, and What the Heart Says.First ... An Amish Love

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5 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 10/1 arayasunshine20 wrote: A family is leaving for vacation, the father doesn't put the 2 year old boy (there is 3 children in total, but the 2 oldest are in school) in the van as asked by his wife, he lets him play as he goes back in to look at his computer. The son then disappears and the parents start to look, they go and ... The Way Home (DVD)

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/8 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book is much like the children's book, except it has more details that are suited towards the adult readers.This book is about how one choice can change the world we live in, there are many stories in here that link one person's choice to another person's choice who makes the one choice that ... The Butterfly Effect - How Your Life Matters

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book has awesome pictures, i got this book as a pdf file for my computer due to all the books being requested before me.This book is about how one choice can change the world, there are many stories in here that are linked to the one person who made the one choice that lead to the story previous ... The Boy Who Changed the World

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/9 arayasunshine20 wrote: This book has wonderful pictures to look at, my daughter loved them. It has many different prayers in it some are ones we knew and others are ones we never seen before. The book is a hard cover. It comes with 2 cds for you to listen to. The songs on those cds are pretty short. My daughter didn't mind ... 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

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Venom and Song

Venom and Song

On 6/23 arayasunshine20 wrote: To start with, I didn't read the first book in the series, this is the first I have heard of it, I read this book in two days.It starts out with with a list and description of the Principal Cast and Principal Locations. It is a great way to help with understanding the book before reading it.The characters ... Venom and Song (The Berinfell Prophecies Series - Book Two)

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A Summer Secret

A Summer Secret

On 5/14 arayasunshine20 wrote: I began reading this recently. It gives you the info on certain Amish terms that are in the book, that are different than we would be used to seeing. (example: boppli means baby). It starts out in the barn, she is not supposed to be in. She is expected to drop whatever she is doing to help out her family. ... A Summer Secret

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/20 arayasunshine20 wrote: In this book the author researches 10 different possible end of the world scenarios. They are: The Mayan Factor, Solar Storms, CERN and the Large Hadron Collider, The Predictions of Nostradamus, The Coming Reversal of the North and South Magnetic Poles, Collision with "Planet X", Earth's Alignment with ... Will The World End In 2012?

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2 Stars

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