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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 6/12 Elizabeth W. wrote: I started to read this book yesterday and spent pretty much the whole day just reading, unable to put it down. We are introduced to a group of characters who quickly take on real faces and lives, so much so that one point I really wanted to give one of the teenage daughters a stiff talking-to about her ... Dilemmas abound!

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5 Stars

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Accidental Pharisees

Accidental Pharisees

On 6/3 Elizabeth W. wrote: If somebody called me a Pharisee, I would be upset, offended and secretly, pretty sure that it was an accurate observation. Is it actually an insult or something of a compliment? Who were the Pharisees and how did they get their reputation for zealotry among the Jewish people in Jesus' time? This is ... Prepare to be surprised.

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5 Stars

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 3/8 Elizabeth W. wrote: The author has always been very aware of the unpredictability and brevity of life, since a friend of his died at the age of 14 in a tragic accident. One day, Robert Smith calculated that he had lived for 20,000 days and did not feel he had achieved many of the things he still very much wanted to do. He ... Short and to the point advice on making the most of living your life.

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4 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 1/12 Elizabeth W. wrote: This is another collection of novellas based around the experiences of the members of one Amish community in Paradise, Pennsylvania. It is a tried and tested format, and once again, it is both successful and enjoyable. A welcome bonus in this particular book is the welcome inclusion of 31 recipes for ... Short, sweet and to be savoured.....

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4 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 11/29 Elizabeth W. wrote: In this book, the normally harmonious relationships between the Amish and English families in Canaan are disrupted when Danielle, Martha and Arnold's semi-adopted teenage daughter, falls pregnant by her Amish boyfriend who promptly abandons her and runs away from hs family too. Danielle's best friend, ... Heartbreak to Hope

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5 Stars

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Need You Now, Pt. 1

Need You Now, Pt. 1

On 8/1 Elizabeth W. wrote: Darlene Henderson and her family have moved to the country, to the small farm previously owned by her grandparents. Her children find the move from their old friends and lifestyle hard, but gradually they all begin to make new friends. One of their biggest surprises is when they find their nearest neighbour ... Out of the frying -pan and into the fire....

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5 Stars

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 3/20 Elizabeth W. wrote: I wasn't sure how well having a trio of established Amish fiction writers writing on the same theme would work, but to my pleasure, it did indeed work pretty well ! Beth Wiseman is probably by far the best known of the authors, and I must admit that her story was definitely my favourite as I really like ... A Fun Quick Read!

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4 Stars

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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 1/31 Elizabeth W. wrote: The Wonder Of Your Love by Beth WisemanPublished by Thomas Nelson.I really wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book by Beth Wiseman.  I'm not a fan of modern romances, though I must admit to enjoying Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer,  and I simply couldn't imagine what ... The Wonder Of Your Love

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5 Stars

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Proverbs Reconstructed

Proverbs Reconstructed

On 12/20 Elizabeth W. wrote: The Book of Proverbs has always been one of my favourite Bible books. It is chock full of wisdom and advice relating to just about any everyday situation you can imagine and remains as relevant to us in the twenty-first century as it was when originally written down. Most people from even a nominally ... Useful Reference Book !

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4 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 12/3 Elizabeth W. wrote:    The Band that Played On The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the TitanicBy Steve Turner Published by Thomas NelsonLike so many other people, I have always been fascinated by the tragic and doomed first voyage of the magnificent Titanic. So much has been written about ... The Band that Played On

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Elizabeth W. wrote: Max On Life   Answers and Inspiration for Today's QuestionsBy Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson This thoughtful book provides a question and answer format covering a wide variety of topics in the 172 questions. Some of the questions include coping with problems in marriage, being single, ... Max On Life

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Elizabeth W. wrote: The Final Summit: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save HumanityBy Andy Andrews Published by Thomas Nelson Although I have not read the preceding book, The Traveler's Gift, “The Final Summit” provides enough of an internal precis of the first book to be completely comprehensible as a stand-alone ... The Final Summit

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 2/23 Elizabeth W. wrote: “Outlive Your Life” by Max Lucado Published by Thomas NelsonIt is horrifyingly easy to insulate ourselves from the problems of those around us, and even easier to insulate ourselves from the global problems of poverty, hunger, disease. The early Church members did not insulate themselves; they ... "Outlive Your Life"

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4 Stars

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The Nativity Collection

The Nativity Collection

On 9/17 Elizabeth W. wrote: I opted to receive this as an e-book, and although there are many illustrations which do translate well into gray-scale for the e-reader, I am sure that my enjoyment of them would be considerably enhanced if I had opted to see them in a hard copy of the book. That said, the 59 page text is well laid ... The Nativity Collection

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/15 Elizabeth W. wrote: The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy AndrewsPublished by Thomas NelsonI was initially inspired to request this book by the illustrations as much as by the author and the subject matter, and when the book arrived, I was definitely not disappointed ! My children and I absolutely loved the truly wonderful ... The Boy Who Changed The World

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5 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/28 Elizabeth W. wrote: “I am Hutterite” : The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to reclaim Her HeritageBy Mary-Ann Kirkby, published by Thomas Nelson.I really don’t know what I can say about this book which will do it justice. When I chose it from BookSneeze, I knew absolutely nothing about the Hutterites, ... "I Am Hutterite" - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

On 5/1 Elizabeth W. wrote: BuyReada.widgetLink, a.widgetLink:visited {text-decoration: none;font: 10px/10px arial;color:#ffffff}a.widgetLink:hover {text-decoration: underline;}div.widgetDiv {width: 100%;line-height: 22px;cursor: pointer}div.widgetDiv:hover {text-decoration: underline;cursor: pointer}Winston Churchill Christian ... Winston Churchill - A Review

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1 Stars

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Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook, Volume 1

Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook, Volume 1

On 1/19 Elizabeth W. wrote: Jack Daniel's Spirit Of Tennessee CookbookBy Lynne Tolley and Pat Mitchamore Published by Thomas NelsonI am a passionate devotee of cookbooks. I have a whole bookcase devoted to them, in fact !There was no doubt in my mind that I simply had to review a copy of Jack Daniel’s Spirit of Tennessee ... Jack Daniel's Spirit Of Tennessee Cookbook

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5 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 9/29 Elizabeth W. wrote: Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect MarriageBy Rick Burgess and Bill "Bubba" BusseyLiving on the other side of The Pond, I had never before heard of "Rick and Bubba", but the book looked rip-roaringly funny and I decided I simply had to read it. I wondered what their take on marriage ... Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

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4 Stars

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 9/29 Elizabeth W. wrote: A Million Miles in a Thousand YearsWhat I Learned While Editing My LifeBy Donald MillerThis is a *fascinating* book.The author, Donald Miller , was invited to collaborate in adapting his best-selling memoir into a screenplay for a film. The adaptation rapidly took on a very different slant to the life ... A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Elizabeth W. wrote: "Fearless" by Max Lucado.I settled to read "Fearless" with keen interest. Fear can lead to reliance on drink, drugs or rage to numb the fear. Left unchecked, fear can dominate our lives instead of faith. Just about everything that can cause us to be fearful is mentioned: violence, illness, death, fear ... "Fearless" by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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It Happened In Italy

It Happened In Italy

On 7/4 Elizabeth W. wrote: "It Happened In Italy" by Elizabeth Bettina In Poland, 90% of the Jewish population died, yet only 20% of Italian Jewry died. Why ?At a chance meeting, the author was given a copy of a doctoral thesis containing photos of Jews in her ancestral village. This was the start of an amazing trail of serendipitous ... "It Happened In Italy" by Elizabeth Bettina

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Elizabeth W. wrote: How would you react if an elderly gentleman walked up to you, called you by your name, and told you things about yourself that it was impossible for him to know ?Would you regard him as a weirdo, a con-artist, a saint, an angel sent by God? I certainly don’t know how I would react.In Andy Andrews’ ... "The Noticer" by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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The Great Eight

The Great Eight

On 4/22 Elizabeth W. wrote: “The Great Eight” by Scott Hamilton.I remember watching Scott Hamilton winning his Olympic gold medal for skating back in 1984.His book, “The Great Eight” shares some of his skating secrets as well as his "attitude to life" secrets.His childhood was plagued by illness. His discovery of skating ... “The Great Eight” by Scott Hamilton

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4 Stars

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Boomtown

Boomtown

On 2/5 Elizabeth W. wrote: Boomtown, by Nowen N. ParticularThis is a superb, good-humoured, rollicking older children's adventure story of a preacher and his family moving to an unusual town which has a fireworks factory. Within minutes of their arrival, they cause chaos, but are accepted whole-heartedly by the inhabitants, some ... A Must-Read !

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5 Stars

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