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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 12/7 dgottreu wrote: Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley is a most delightful story that begins in New Orleans in 1897 and then moves to the Arizona Territory. Miranda Hunt is the only female operative working for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. She is being sent to the Arizona Territory to capture the Phantom, a very elusive outlaw who ... Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 11/6 dgottreu wrote: A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer is a touching and emotional story that deals with war, love, and Amish life versus life as an Englischer. Rose grew up during The Great Depression in a loving Amish family in Berlin, Ohio. She is engaged to Jonathan but she breaks the engagement when he enlists ... A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 9/12 dgottreu wrote: Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin is a most delightful story about a seventy plus widow and all the adventures she has and all the scrapes she gets into. Harriet is living in Pennsylvania but her son, Henry, convinces her to move to Grass Valley, California to live with him and his wife, Prudence. ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 7/24 dgottreu wrote: A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston is a wonderful Amish story with a different twist than most Amish novels. Hannah Glick has been widowed for four years and has sixteen year old twin daughters and a six year old son. She works as a housekeeper at the local hotel and in an embarrassing situation, she ... A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 4/10 dgottreu wrote: So Shines the Night by Tracy Higley is her latest novel in the Seven Wonders of the World series and deals with the Temple of Artemis. The main theme for the story is based on Biblical scripture found in the nineteenth chapter of Acts. Tracy has a unique gift for writing historical, Biblical novels and ... So Shines the Night by Tracy Higley

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 2/27 dgottreu wrote: Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt is a collection of four novellas about three generations of women living in Smitten, Vermont. The mystery of the story begins when the young daughter of a cousin finds a pair of dog tags in Grandma Rose’s attic. The dog tags belonged to ... Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt

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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

On 2/12 dgottreu wrote:   Christmas Stories by Max Lucado is one more great book by this author. This book is a collection of Christmas stories both old and new with the stories taking place in Bethlehem, England, Texas, and Heaven. The first story covers two hundred years in the life of a candle making family in England. Every twenty-five ... Christmas Stories by Max Lucado

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 1/29 dgottreu wrote: Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love is an excellent story and I enjoyed every word from the first page to the last. Sophie Caldwell had a very unhappy childhood growing up in the orphanage in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee. Now an adult and a gifted writer, she has returned to the town determined to make a ... Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 1/17 dgottreu wrote: Isle of Shadows by Tracy L. Higley is a wonderful book and I greatly enjoyed reading it since historical Biblical fiction is one of my favorite genre of books. Tessa of Delos has been trained as a courtesan to powerful and wealthy men and her current master is the politician, Glaucus. She has been with ... Isle of Shadows by Tracy L. Higley

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 11/4 dgottreu wrote: A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long is made up of three novellas entitled A Perfect Secret, Christmas Cradles, and A Marriage of the Heart. All three were about first love and second chances and were a delight to read. In A Perfect Secret Rose Bender and Luke Lantz have been best friends all their ... A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long

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Lovelier Than Daylight

Lovelier Than Daylight

On 11/1 dgottreu wrote: Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott is an excellent book that combines historical facts and fiction in an easy to read and very enjoyable manner. Soon after Susanna Hanby arrives in Westerville, Ohio in 1875 to attend college she learns that her sister Rachel has disappeared and her six nieces ... Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

On 10/11 dgottreu wrote: The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter is a delightful book and gave me a lot of laughs. Annie Wilkerson is a horse trainer who can work wonders with horses and a part time columnist answering questions about horses. The paper decides to cancel the column and gives Annie first choice at a love advice ... The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 9/18 dgottreu wrote: His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman is an excellent blending of Amish and Englisch life brought together in a story that touches the heart, gives inspiration, and makes one think. Danielle is an eighteen year old English girl in love with an Amish boy who is also eighteen. When Danielle learns ... His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman

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The River

The River

On 9/12 dgottreu wrote: The River by Michael Neale is the story of Gabriel Clarke and at the beginning of the book he is in his fifties and is stranded in the Denver airport due to the cancellation of his flight. He starts talking to another passenger in the same situation and over the next three hours he tells his story. When ... The River by Michael Neale

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 8/24 dgottreu wrote: Prayers of a Stranger A Christmas Story by Davis Bunn is one of the best books that I have read in a while and I have read quite a few. Of course any book by Davis Bunn is a winner. Amanda has just gone through the hardest year in her life and as the Christmas holidays approach, things get even worse. ... Prayers of a Stranger A Christmas Story by Davis Bunn

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 8/15 dgottreu wrote: Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You by John MacArthur is the story of twelve different people in the Bible that we would not normally expect to be called heroes. The twelve individuals are Enoch, Joseph, Miriam, Gideon, Samson, ... Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 8/8 dgottreu wrote: Arms of Love by Kelly Long was a very enjoyable book and gave a look into the life of the Amish in early America which was very different than it is today. In an area known as William Penn’s Woods lived people of several different religions and they all lived in peace until the war in 1777 disrupted ... Arms of Love by Kelly Long

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 8/1 dgottreu wrote: The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck was a most delightful book to read and I thoroughly enjoyed every page. Daphne worked as a “nose” in the perfume industry in Paris but left her job and came home to San Francisco to marry the man of her dreams. Mark turned out to be the man of her nightmares ... The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 7/25 dgottreu wrote: A Path Toward Love by Cara James is one of the best books I have read in a while. Katherine eloped with Charles Osborne who was the owner of a fairly large citrus grove in Florida but that did not make him of the same social status as Katherine’s family. The family was shocked and shamed by her marriage, ... A Path Toward Love by Cara James

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Faithful to Laura

Faithful to Laura

On 7/17 dgottreu wrote: Faithful to Laura by Kathleen Fuller is a most enjoyable book about the life of the Amish. When Laura Stutzman leaves her home in Tennessee to travel to Ohio, she has only one thought on her mind and that is to find Mark King and learn why he had treated her in such a way that now all she can think ... Faithful to Laura by Kathleen Fuller

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 7/10 dgottreu wrote: Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock was an excellent book. I downloaded the book about six o’clock last night and at two o’clock this morning I had finished. I just could not put the book down once I started reading. Kara and Lizzie became known as the Billionaire Babies when their dad and paternal ... covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 7/9 dgottreu wrote: Through Rushing Water by Catherine Richmond was an outstanding book in my opinion. Sophia Makinoff had her life all planned out but the plans took an abrupt turn when the man she thought she would marry jilted her. To get away from her heartache, she applied to the Board of Foreign Missions dreaming ... Through Rushing Waters by Catherine Richmond

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 7/6 dgottreu wrote: Brush of Angel’s Wings by Ruth Reid is an Amish story with a twist for good and bad angels are also part of the story. Rachel is very happy helping her dad with chores and farming for she has no talent for or interest in cooking or sewing. In her own way she is also trying to take the place of her ... Brush of Angel's Wings by Ruth Reid

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/4 dgottreu wrote: Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble was a most enjoyable book. Libby, a restorer of historical buildings inherits an inn on Hope Island from her father. She never knew him for she had been told by her mother that he died when she was five. When Libby arrives on Hope Island she learns that she has family ... Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 7/1 dgottreu wrote: This Scarlet Cord by Joan Wolf is the story of Rahab a beautiful young Canaanite woman who also happened to be a prostitute. When Joshua sent two spies to Canaan to gather information to help in the conquer of Jericho they went to Rahab’s home where she hid them from the authorities and later helped ... This Scarlet Cord by Joan wolf

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The Voice Bible

The Voice Bible

On 6/21 dgottreu wrote: The Table of Contents contains an enormous amount of information that makes The Voice Bible in eBook format easy to use and understand. One of the first items is “How to Get the Most Out of The Voice.” Another feature of The Voice in eBook form is that the Table of Contents, Topical Guides, Textual ... The Voice Bible by Ecclesia Bible Society eBook Version

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 5/31 dgottreu wrote: When I saw 1000 Days The Ministry of Christ by Jonathan Falwell I knew that it was a book that I wanted to read. Each chapter of the book covers a different time period from the beginning of the ministry of Jesus to His resurrection. Falwell explains how we can apply the teachings of Jesus to our own ... 1000 Days The Ministry of Christ by Jonathan Falwell

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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/21 dgottreu wrote: Love Does by Bob Goff was quite an enjoyable book and when finished it gave me a world of things to think about, all of them concerning LOVE. In this book the author relates stories of his life and of friends showing the many ways that one can give love without investing millions of dollars, or even ... Love Does by Bob Goff

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 5/17 dgottreu wrote: Garden of Madness by Tracy L. Higley was quite an enjoyable book and I would recommend to anyone who likes Biblical fiction. The research for this time period in Babylon was very well done and was true to the facts as found in the Bible. The first of the book was somewhat slow but by the time I was ... Garden of Madness by Tracy L. Higley

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 4/26 dgottreu wrote: Babylon’s Falling by William G. Collins is historical and Biblical fiction that I found to be well written and very enjoyable reading. In the introduction, the author stated that he based the fictional story of Daniel on the first six chapters of the book of Daniel. I found the book to follow the ... Babylon's Falling by William G. Collins

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 4/20 dgottreu wrote: Moments of Truth: Unleashing God’s Word One Day at a Time by John MacArthur is one of the best devotional books that I have ever read and I have read a lot of them. It is different from many devotional books in that it is makes for challenging reading. One has to think about what is written and not ... Moments of Truth by John MacArthur

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/20 dgottreu wrote: Nearing Home by Billy Graham is well written, is inspirational, and offers many good suggestions for those of us that are aging and therefore nearing home. The book has abundant scripture references for almost every suggestion that he gives to make aging easier and more rewarding. He also shares stories ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 10/23 dgottreu wrote: A Year with Jesus by R.P. Nettelhorst is a daily devotional book that is based entirely on the words of Jesus that are recorded in the Bible. The words of Jesus from a chosen scripture begin the page for each day and that is followed by the words of the author as he gives his insight and explanation ... A Year With Jesus by R. P. Nettelhorst

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 10/4 dgottreu wrote: Close Enough to Hear God Breathe by Greg Paul was somewhat of a disappointment for in my opinion I do not think that the author really told me how to be close enough to God to hear him breathe. The sub title of the book is The Great Story of Divine Intimacy but I felt that the author never managed to ... Close Enough to Hear God Breathe by Greg Paul

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 9/13 dgottreu wrote: Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney is a wonderful book for anyone to read from the newest Christian to a retired minister and everyone in between. When I saw that the book contained the words of Billy Graham I had to read it for I have the greatest respect for him and his ... Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 7/21 dgottreu wrote: Jolt ! By Phil Cooke is a very good book abounding with good advice for those who want to change their lives and is definitely worth reading. One thing that I really like is that all the changes that Phil Cooke mentions include God in the equation. I thought that the book was aimed more for people ... Jolt! by Phil Cooke

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Take Action Bible, NKJV

Take Action Bible, NKJV

On 5/1 dgottreu wrote: The Take Action Bible NKJV is definitely a different Bible. It is not the words of the Bible that make it different but the “take action” pages that are inserted throughout the book. There are fifteen stories of ordinary people who have done one of the five actions—go, serve, give, heal, or teach. ... The Take Action Bible NKJV

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 dgottreu wrote: Max On Life by Max Lucado is a book that can help anyone who has questions about some of the most important things in life. The book is well written, organized, and easy to read and understand. The book is comprised of 172 spiritual questions that are divided into seven different categories including ... Max On Life by Max Lucado

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 4/11 dgottreu wrote: A Conversation With God For Women by Marcia Ford is quite an interesting book with fifty-five different questions about spiritual issues that women would like to ask God. The questions were divided into seven different sections that were titled, God, Jesus, The Bible, Life, Prayer, Relationships, and ... A Conversation With God For Women by Marcia Ford

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 dgottreu wrote: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is a well written and very easy to read book that held my interest from the first page to the final page even though I have never been a fan of books of the time travel genre. This book was well worth the read. The Final Summit is the sequel to The Traveler’s Gift ... he Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 2/23 dgottreu wrote: When I saw that the author of Unto The Hills A Daily Devotional was Billy Graham I knew that it had to be a good book. When I first received the book, I read the entries for New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. After reading just those four days of devotionals, I knew that ... Unto The Hills A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 12/10 dgottreu wrote: Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo is a most delightful, well-written, and thought provoking book. I am inclined to believe that little four-year-old Colton Burpo did go to heaven for three minutes as he said. There were just too many things that he told his parents that he had no way of knowing. The ... Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 dgottreu wrote: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley is well written, easy to read and understand, and offers lots of food for thought. We all know that grace is receiving what we do not deserve instead of what we do deserve and Andy Stanley writes in such a way that we are given new and deeper meanings for grace. I ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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The Nativity Collection

The Nativity Collection

On 9/30 dgottreu wrote: The Nativity Collection by Robert J. Morgan is one of the most delightful books that I have read in quite some time. Each year, Robert Morgan who is a pastor in Nashville, Tennessee, writes a short story involving the Nativity and reads it to his congregation on Christmas Eve. This book contains six ... The Nativity Collection by Robert J. Morgan

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 9/19 dgottreu wrote: Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater is well written and easy to read but was not quite what I was expecting the book to be. I think that I was expecting the author to give cut and dried information that would help everyone no matter what the financial situation. I was pleasantly surprised as I ... Your Money God's Way

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 dgottreu wrote: Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado was a most enjoyable book to read and was well written. Many times the author used humor to stress a point and that helped me remember the point he was making. Each chapter title grabbed my interest and kept me reading chapter after chapter. Through out the book the ... Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 dgottreu wrote: The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews is one of the most delightful children’s books that I have ever read. The colorful illustrations by Philip Hurst are beautiful and add visual enjoyment to the book. Even though I am a senior citizen I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The author ... The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/18 dgottreu wrote: I must say that when I first saw the title I thought now that is the diet for me. However, I do think that the subtitle is a little misleading. When you read the book you learn that you are NOT permitted to eat ALL carbs but must leave out bread, potatoes, pasta, and rice. The book was very easy to ... Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 8/3 dgottreu wrote: When I received the book Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge I was eager to start reading.  I enjoyed the first of the book where the authors wrote of the importance of women to God and also how the Devil is out to try to destroy our relationship with God, but the more I read ... Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 6/21 dgottreu wrote: If you are a woman over the age of forty and want more passion and purpose in the last half of your life then you should read Embracing Your Second Calling by Dale Hanson Bourke. When I first opened the book I thought it was going to be just another how-to improve your life book but in just a few pages ... Embracing Your Second Calling

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