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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 9/16 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I was able to download an copy of The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron on my e-reader.What's it about?  This historical fiction novel has two interwoven story lines.  In one story line, we have follow Sera James, an art dealer, as she tries to uncover ... Book Review: The Butterfly and the Violin

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/12 Patricia L wrote: Through BookLook Bloggers, I was given the opportunity to read and review this  book illustrated by Mary Engelbreit. What is it about?  This beautiful picture book shares a collection of sayings, bible verses. poems and short stories about friendship.  It's hardback and includes LOTS ... Book Review: Blessings of Friendship Treasury

Patricia L's Rating:

5 Stars

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Distortion

Distortion

On 7/30 Patricia L wrote: With a hankering for mystery, I loaded Distortion onto my e-reader thanks to Book Look Bloggers.What is it about? Distortion starts out with a real bang as Juliette Cole's husband is murdered before her eyes.  It seems like a random, isolated incident, but it wouldn't be a mystery/thriller if that ... Summer Reading: Distortion by Terri Blackstock

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

On 3/20 Patricia L wrote: Well, the timing of this e-book selection from BookLook Bloggers certainly was spot-on!  I read the entire thing on my flight from the Midwest to Las Vegas (with a little detour to San Francisco).  I'm happy to report that both I AND my luggage made it! :)What's it about?  I've Never Been ... Book Review: I've Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Happy Wives Club

Happy Wives Club

On 3/5 Patricia L wrote: {BookSneeze has a new name: Book Look Bloggers.... check it out if you're a blogger interested in providing book reviews for HarperCollins Christian Publishing!}When I saw Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver, I thought it just seemed like something I should read.  After all, don't all married women ... Book Review: Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver

Patricia L's Rating:

3 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 12/23 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I have had the chance to read and review the book Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay. My Rating: **** (out of 5)What's it about?  This novel told mostly through letters, is an updated take on Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster (Aside: My stepmother put Daddy Long Legs in ... Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 10/16 Patricia L wrote: When I saw, on BookSneeze, that Elisa Morgan had written a book, I knew I wanted to check it out.  Elisa Morgan is the former CEO of MOPS International, a group that I've been involved with for 9 years now.  I saw her speak via a live feed a few times and found her to be quite charismatic.  My ... Book Review: The Beauty of Broken

Patricia L's Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 8/23 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I had the opportunity to read Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me: a Memoir... of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron.   What's it about?  Weaving together stories from his upbringing and his current-day life, we learn about Ian Morgan Cron. His journey isn't always pretty, ... Book Review: Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me: a Memoir... of sorts

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 6/29 Patricia L wrote: Sometimes I have a Scrooge-like attitude when it comes to parenting books, however, after reading the description of Susan Merrill's The Passionate Mom, I thought it was worth a read.   As a reader of iMOM, I was familiar with Susan Merrill prior to reading this book.  I enjoy her ... Book Review: The Passionate Mom: Dare to Parent In Today's World

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 5/6 Patricia L wrote: Figuring a little encouragement is always nice to have, I opted to review When God Makes Lemonade: True Stories That Amaze and Encourage by Don Jacobson. What is it about?  When God Makes Lemonade is a collection of short, non-fiction stories that all follow the same arc--- people are ... Book Review: When God Makes Lemonade

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Days Like These

Days Like These

On 3/13 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I was able to read and review Days Like These: Even in the Darkest Moments, Light Can Shine Through by Kristian & Rachel Anderson.  My Rating: ***** (out of 5) What's it about? Days Like These is the account of Kristian Anderson's battle with cancer.  It ... Book Review: Days Like These

Patricia L's Rating:

5 Stars

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 2/27 Patricia L wrote:  Thanks to BookSneeze, I had the opportunity to read and review Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart. My Rating: **** What is it about? Told through multiple points of view, Moon Over Edisto centers around a young woman named Julia and her strained relationship with her former best friend, ... Book Review: Moon Over Edisto

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 1/14 Patricia L wrote: Let's just say the New Year, cold weather and blanket of snow had me feeling a little "blah" and I was in need of a pick-me-up.  That's why, when I saw the e-book 20,000 Days and Counting available at BookSneeze, I didn't hesitate to check it out. My Rating: **** What's it about? 20,000 ... E-Book Review: 20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D Smith

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Rudy

Rudy

On 1/7 Patricia L wrote: When I saw the book Rudy: My Story by Daniel Ruettiger available on BookSneeze, I knew I needed to review it.  My husband's hands-down, all-time favorite movie is Rudy.  We own the DVD and, yet, if he's clicking through the channels and happens to land on the movie, he'll watch it every single ... Book Review- Rudy: My Story

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Dear Deb

Dear Deb

On 12/2 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I recently received a copy of Dear Deb by Margaret Terry to read and review. My Rating: **** What is it about?  Essentially, Dear Deb is Margaret Terry's memoir in the form of letters she had written to a woman in her church with cancer.  When Margaret joined ... Book Review: Dear Deb

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 10/24 Patricia L wrote: The last couple of weeks, while resting my back, I had plenty of time to read.  One of the books I read was One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do by Phil Cooke.  Thanks to BookSneeze, I had a complimentary copy to read & review. My Rating: **** (out of 5) What is ... Book Review: One Big Thing

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 9/9 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I was given a copy of Cruel Harvest by Fran Elizabeth Grubb with Bryan Reardon to read & review.What is it about?  Cruel Harvest is Fran Elizabeth Grubb's memoir.  In it, Grubb chronicles the abuse her family endured at the hands of her father and how she overcame ... Book Review: Cruel Harvest

Patricia L's Rating:

5 Stars

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 8/22 Patricia L wrote: In a world that exchanges less real money and more plastic & virtual money, it seems more important than ever to teach children the value of money and how to handle it.  That's why, when I saw  The MoneySmart Family System by Steve and Annette Econmides available on BookSneeze, I knew I ... Book Review: The MoneySmart Family System

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 8/4 Patricia L wrote: There was not a question in my mind whether or not I should request this book when I saw it available on BookSneeze.  A book about navigating the teenage years with your children? Yes, please!Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen Years by Mark Gregston answers ... Book Review: Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Patricia L's Rating:

5 Stars

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 6/1 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I received a copy of All Pro Dad by Mark Merrill to read and review.My Rating: ****I know, I know, I'm clearly NOT a dad but I was still looking forward to reading All Pro Dad.  I've mentioned before that I subscribe to iMOM's Espresso Minute newsletter.  Well, Mark Merrill's ... Book Review: All Pro Dad

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 4/11 Patricia L wrote: I'm all for getting more "happy" into my life so when I saw this book available through BookSneeze, I knew I wanted to review it.Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll is part advice book, part reflection, and part slice-of-life.  Swindoll has divided her book into 5 sections that ... Book Review: Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 3/8 Patricia L wrote: My second book review for this week is Todd Hunter's book Our Favorite Sins: The Sins We Commit and How You Can Quit.  I was offered a free copy of this book to read and review thanks to BookSneeze.My Rating: ** (out of 5)What's it about?  Okay, the title pretty much sums it up, but I'll re-cap ... Book Review: Our Favorite Sins

Patricia L's Rating:

2 Stars

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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

On 12/5 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I was provided a copy of 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know by Kay West. My Rating: **I really wanted to like this book. I liked the hip Chevron cover, I liked the idea of a modernized Miss Manners... and I thought it'd be good for my daughter to get some pointers from ... Book Review: 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

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2 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 8/31 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I had the chance to read a copy of One Call Away by Brenda Warner.  Before I get into the actual review, I feel that I absolutely must start with a little bit of background.  When I logged onto BookSneeze to peruse the selections, I saw Brenda Warner's face on the cover ... Book Review: One Call Away by Brenda Warner

Patricia L's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 8/10 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, A Place Called Blessing by John Trent & Elizabeth Smith was one of the books on my to-read list this summer.My Rating: *** {out of a possible 5}What's it about?  A Place Called Blessing is a sort of follow-up or companion piece to The Blessing.  The book is about a ... Book Review: A Place Called Blessing

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3 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 6/16 Patricia L wrote: Just in time for Father's Day, I have had the opportunity to read and review Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts: The Road Map for Any Dad to Raise a Strong and Confident Daughter by Greg Wright {which might just qualify for the longest title ever for a book}.My ... Book Review: Daddy Dates by Greg Wright

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Pujols

Pujols

On 4/7 Patricia L wrote: Thanks to BookSneeze, I was provided a copy of Pujols: More Than the Game by Scott Lamb & Tim Ellisworth to read & review.Okay, before I even get into the review, let's just get the obvious out of the way... this looks like a realy weird book choice for me. Let me explain. My hometown is in Illinois, ... Book Review: Pujols: More Than the Game

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 1/31 Patricia L wrote: I received a copy of An Amish Love a little while back to read and review. With the craziness of the holidays {followed by the general laziness that set in post-holidays}, it took me awhile to actually sit down and start reading.My Rating: **** (out of 5)What's it about? An Amish Love is a collection ... Book Review: An Amish Love

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 11/21 Patricia L wrote: I recently received a copy of Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado to read and review. The timing was perfect because the women's group at my church had just decided to make this their book for discussion. My Rating: *** 1/2 (out of 5) What's it about? Outlive Your Life is a sort of call to action. Max ... Book Review: Outlive Your Life

Patricia L's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Nativity Collection

The Nativity Collection

On 10/8 Patricia L wrote: It seems a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but thanks to BookSneeze, I recently received a copy of The Nativity Collection: Six Stories That Share the Smiles, the Heart, and the Hope of Christmas by Robert J. Morgan to read and review.I love Christmas books and have quite an extensive collection. ... Book Review: The Nativity Collection

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 9/3 Patricia L wrote: I recently received a copy of One Hand, Two Hands: Oh the ways we can help with our hands! by Max Lucado to read and review.  My Rating: ***1/2 {out of 5}This sweet picture book tells little ones good ways in which they can use their hands.  With rhyming, sing-song words, a little girl ... Children's Book Review: One Hand, Two Hands

Patricia L's Rating:

3 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/17 Patricia L wrote: I was recently provided a copy of the book Let's Do Lunch! by Roger Troy Wilson to read and review. I was intrigued by the book because Wilson maintains (on the book's cover) that you can lose weight without cutting carbs or calories. He also lost loads of weight and kept it off for over 15 years.  ... Book Review: Let's Do Lunch!

Patricia L's Rating:

2 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/28 Patricia L wrote: I recently received a copy of Ron Hall & Denver Moore's book Same Kind of Different as Me to read and review.  I was pretty psyched to get a chance to read it because one of my book club gals has had it on her list of must-reads for a few months now.My Rating: ***** (out of 5)What's it about?  ... Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me

Patricia L's Rating:

5 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/29 Patricia L wrote: Right around the time I got home from the hospital with the Caboose, I received a copy of I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby to read and review.  It's a memoir (I've been on quite a non-fiction kick lately).My Rating: **** (out of 5)What's it about?  I Am Hutterite is Mary-Ann Kirkby's memoir of ... Book Review: I Am Hutterite

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Money Answer Book

The Money Answer Book

On 5/1 Patricia L wrote: Recently, I received a copy of Dave Ramsey's book The Money Answer Book to read and review.  I've heard of Dave Ramsey and seen his face on posters & fliers at many of the churches in my area advertising his Financial Peace University.  I'd also listened to his talk radio program ... Book Review: The Money Answer Book

Patricia L's Rating:

4 Stars

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