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Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide

On 10/17 Ellen wrote: Fatal Tide East Salem Trilogy, #3   by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson   Thomas Nelson Publisher   Christian fiction / Mystery & Detective   ISBN 978-1-59554-946-4   Available: September 2013 So sad to come to the end of a trilogy.  Great book!  Great ... Fatal Tide... a book review

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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Boundaries for Leaders

Boundaries for Leaders

On 7/10 Ellen wrote: ISBN: 978-0-06-220633-6 $28.99 Hardback April 2013 Book Description An expert on the psychology of business and a co-author of the classic bestseller Boundaries explains how the best leaders set expectations and limits to get the results they want from their employees and from themselves. In ... Boundaries for Leaders... a book review

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2 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 5/2 Ellen wrote: Series: A Mia Quinn Mystery   by Lis Wiehl with April Henry   Available: March 19, 2013   Thomas Nelson Publishing   ISBN-13: 978-1401688066   Genre: Christian fiction / Mystery / Detective / Legal Thriller Book Description: When life is murder, who can you trust?   One ... A Matter of Trust... a book review

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/21 Ellen wrote:   Thomas Nelson Publisher 356 pages with reading group guide Available: NOW! By: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, and Kelly Long Includes 45 Old Order Amish Recipes     Book Description The Amish Kitchen is the Heart of the Home – and the Ideal Setting for Stories of Love and Hope. Fall ... An Amish Kitchen... a book review

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4 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 11/22 Ellen wrote:   ISBN:  9781595548887 Series: Land of Canaan by Beth Wiseman   Book Description An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things? Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. But as destiny would have it, she has fallen in love with an Amish man. Now ... His Love Endures Forever... a book review

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4 Stars

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Darkness Rising

Darkness Rising

On 11/11 Ellen wrote:   Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson the East Salem Trilogy  # 2 ISBN: 978-1595549433 Available: October 2, 2012   Publisher Description:   The evil in East Salem is no longer content to hide in the shadows. The stakes—and the darkness—are rising. Dani Harris thought ... Darkness Rising... a book review

Ellen's Rating:

3 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 8/18 Ellen wrote: Available: August 21, 2012 ISBN: 9781595546876 Christian Fiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson Ava has risen above the poverty of her youth and her dysfunctional family.  Now, in her late 40's, she has a wonderful family, a picture-perfect home, and a few secrets in her closet.  ... Song of the Brokenhearted... a book review

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/11 Ellen wrote: ISBN: 9781595547811 Available: ebook 7/17/12, paperback 7/29/12 The Hope Beach Series #1 Christian fiction / Romantic Suspense Thomas Nelson Publisher Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane. Inheriting a beautiful old hotel ... Tidewater Inn... a book review

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5 Stars

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 3/26 Ellen wrote: Lis Wiehl with April HenryISBN: 9781595547088 Thomas Nelson PublisherAvailable: April 3, 2012 Eyes of Justice is the fourth novel in the Triple Threat Series from Lis Wiehl with April Henry.  In the first novel Face of Betrayal, we meet the ladies who make-up the 'Triple Threat':' Nicole - an FBI ... Eyes of Justice: A Triple Threat Novel... a book review AND Giveaway

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5 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/9 Ellen wrote: Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese are close girlfriends helping each other through the good and the bad times.  When their town of Smitten loses its biggest employer, Smitten Lumber, the girls put their heads together and brainstorm a way to keep their town alive.  Why not capitalize on the ... Smitten... a book review

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5 Stars

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 11/30 Ellen wrote: Based on the best-selling book Heaven is for Real, this conversation kit is a tool for churches, small groups, and families to dig deeper into the Word of God and what it says about God and heaven.  The kit includes the DVD curriculum and a Conversation Guide.  The guide easily walks the ... Heaven is for Real... a book/DVD review

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 10/22 Ellen wrote: I just finished my first book of the Christmas season, The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere.  What a wonderful, uplifting story to usher in the Advent season! Gretchen Daniels and her two young children have just moved into a condo near her mother to build a new life for her and her family.  ... The Christmas Note... a book review

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5 Stars

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Waking Hours

Waking Hours

On 10/3 Ellen wrote: Salem, Massachussetts, has never been known to be a quiet, sleepy town.  With its history of witch hunting and trials, it seems forever shrouded in the supernatural.  Is there more to Salem than we know? Scene 1: the night of the full moonA nongenarian - Abbie Gardener, a former town librarian ... Waking Hours... a book review

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5 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 9/10 Ellen wrote: "Humorous yet poignant stories from Lisa's life help readers relate to spiritual truths found in the life and ministry of Christ. Stumbling Into Grace is the diary-devotional of one woman's honest, ongoing, bumbling journey of faith and how she finds encouragement through a deeper understanding of Christ's ... stumbling into grace... a book review

Ellen's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 7/31 Ellen wrote: In our world of fast everything, do we really have the time to bless our children, spouses, families and friends?  I know my own time management is stretched to the limit with keeping our home, educating our children, being an involved wife, and so much more.  So, how do we bless others?  ... The Blessing... a book review

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5 Stars

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 6/30 Ellen wrote: A fantastic story! John Trent invites you into the life of Josh and his brothers.  Josh is an orphaned boy whose story of "loss, love, and eventual acceptance by the most unlikely people" brings him to A Place Called Blessing. a dysfunctional family ~absentee parents; poor providers drunk ... A Place Called Blessing... a book review

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/1 Ellen wrote:  Book Description from the publisher - "An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in Revelation. Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet ... The Seraph Seal... a book review

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2 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/14 Ellen wrote: The Bug Man is getting married on Saturday... if his fiancée can find him. Forensic entomologist Nick Polchak lives in a world of maggots and blow flies and decomposing bodies.  No wonder he is still single. But Nick has finally found a woman as strange as he is - dog trainer Alena Savard, a woman ... Nick of Time... a book review

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/21 Ellen wrote: by Cherise Grifoni How many cookbooks does one person need?  That is a loaded question!  The Part-Time Vegan: 201 Yummy Recipes That Put the FUN in Flexitarian is not your (grand)mother's cookbook.  Written in a very informal voice, Cherise shares the recipes with a mix of humor and sarcasm. Whether ... The Part-Time Vegan... a book review

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2 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Ellen wrote: What do you do when you don’t know what to do? How would you answer the following question? "What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?"  What if you had advisors from all of history to help you answer this puzzle?  ... The Final Summit... a book review

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 4/3 Ellen wrote:  If you could ask God any question, what would it be?  Who would you like to answer the question - God, Jesus, other Biblical characters?  Some of the questions included are: God, are we really living in the end times?How can we believe that You created us?If You love us, why do we suffer?Can ... A Conversation with God - a book review

Ellen's Rating:

3 Stars

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Eat Your Peas, Mom

Eat Your Peas, Mom

On 3/20 Ellen wrote: With Mother's Day just around the corner, why not give your special mom a special card?  Eat Your Peas for Mom by Cheryl Karpen is a gift book filled with "simple truths and happy insights." Written from the perspective of a grown child, this "3 minute-forever book" includes scripture, ... Eat Your Peas for Mom - A Book Review

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 3/6 Ellen wrote: Where do you go when life's storms are raging all around you?  You run to God and His promises.  In Sheila Walsh's book, The Shelter of God's Promises, she reminds us of many of them - God's promises of provision, peace, confidence, love, grace, hop, strength, and more! Throughout the book, ... The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 1/14 Ellen wrote: Voices of the Faithful - Book 2, Inspiring stories of courage from Christians serving around the world published by Thomas Nelson and compiled by Kim P Davis.This is not your ordinary book of daily devotions.  Yes, each day begins with Scripture and ends with a prayer, but then the similarities ... Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

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5 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 1/2 Ellen wrote: The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt is written to help Christians discover what God created them to be and the work they were designed to do. Learning from his own life, he writes to help the reader "realize your life's goals and dreams by strengthening your body, mind, and spirit. He incorporates 12 strategies ... The Power Based Life

Ellen's Rating:

3 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 12/16 Ellen wrote: An Amish Love includes three novellas written by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long. Each story stands on its own, yet each is set in the same place and time. Because of this, the three novellas are tied together by a thread including references to other characters, especially the Bishop.Healing ... An Amish Love

Ellen's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

On 11/27 Ellen wrote: A Time to Embrace by Karen KingsburyA Time to Embrace is a beautifully woven story about forgiveness and love. Abby and John Reynolds have just survived 3 years of an unhappy marriage which almost ended in divorce. A Time to Embrace picks up just after they have forgiven each other’s transgressions ... A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury

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5 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/4 Ellen wrote: The American Patriot's Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb, published by Thomas Nelson, was everything I expected and more!  This newly revised, updated and expanded almanac includes a slice of our great country's history alongside the daily "American History Parade." I enjoyed reading ... The American Patriot's Almanac

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5 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 10/24 Ellen wrote: The Least Among You from Lionsgate is a film that teaches about history, racism, religion, self-worth, and hope. It's an inspiring story about destiny.  Through the acting talents of Cedric Sanders (Richard Kelly), William Devane (Alan Beckett), Louis Gossett, Jr. (Samuel Benton), and Lauren Holly ... The Least Among You

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5 Stars

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The Falling Away

The Falling Away

On 9/21 Ellen wrote: The Falling Away by T.L. HinesThe Falling Away draws us into the life of Dylan Runs Ahead, a member of Montana's Crow Indian tribe, after returning home from serving in Iraq disarming IED's.  He is running, as his name suggests, but not ahead.  He is running away - from his family, his ... Book Review

Ellen's Rating:

3 Stars

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