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Storm Siren

Storm Siren

On 8/22 Sojourner wrote: My Thoughts: Storm Siren portrays a fascinating world caught up in the midst of war. The descriptive writing and creative storytelling keeps the reader engaged. The characters’ lives display multiple layers and depth of thought in their creation. I found the novel more violent and bloody than what ... Book Review: Storm Siren

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3 Stars

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The Carnelian Legacy

The Carnelian Legacy

On 7/11 Sojourner wrote: While I generally hesitate to read an author’s debut novel, I found The Carnelian Legacy a fair balance between skill and imagination. The novel did not draw me in to the point where I became the character, yet it did keep my attention. While the story’s twists could be predicted, I still enjoyed ... Carnelian Legacy

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3 Stars

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 5/14 Sojourner wrote: The Heart's Pursuit was a quick read and a fun western adventure/romance. I'll warn you that you have to suspend reality just a bit and let your imagination lead. It's not practical to imagine that in the day and age of the story that a single woman would spend months traveling across the country with ... An engaging western adventure

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4 Stars

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The Queen's Handmaid

The Queen's Handmaid

On 4/25 Sojourner wrote: Tracy Higley writes novels that I simply can not put down and The Queen's Handmaid was no exception. Not only was the plot interesting and the characters well developed, but the history was masterfully presented. The intrigue of the era, the wars and rulers and murder and intrigue have always left ... Page Turner

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5 Stars

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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 2/10 Sojourner wrote: I always find Donita's novels wildly inventive; full of creativity, adventure and charm. This first installment in the Realm Walkers series was no exception: it was exceptional. The characters are endearing. The storyline compelling. The imagination stunning. Donita manages to present evil without ... Imaginative New Series

Sojourner's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

On 1/22 Sojourner wrote: Book Review: The Prodigal About the Book: From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Jack Chisholm is “the people’s pastor.” He leads a devoted and growing megachurch, has several best-selling books, and a ... Book Review: The Prodigal

Sojourner's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 11/20 Sojourner wrote: ...While Broken Wings remains my favorite in the series (when is a middle book EVER a favorite), but following the trend of the previous books the themes of worship, redemption and the goodness of God in and through all things weave their way through this novel. The temptations are real and the choices ... Dark Halo is a captivating tale and a fitting end to a fabulous series.

Sojourner's Rating:

5 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 9/3 Sojourner wrote: When I first read N.D. Wilson's children's book, 100 Cupboards, I added him to my list of favorite authors. In this non-fiction work, following on the heels and thoughts of Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl, I found myself once again swept away by the power of Wilson's writing. For those among us who eschew ... Book Review and Found Poem

Sojourner's Rating:

5 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 7/8 Sojourner wrote: Memoirs are interesting things, as are memories. They are seen through the perspective not of the moment in which they exist, but through the eyes of the present. Cron calls this a memoir “of sorts.” He states: “No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t tell the whole truth about my childhood ... Review: Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me

Sojourner's Rating:

4 Stars

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Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis

On 6/18 Sojourner wrote: This is the journey of Pastor Chase Falcon. Disappointed and disillusioned Pastor Chase sets out to find himself and to see God and life and faith with new eyes. He takes a pilgrimage, “a way of praying with your feet.” Beyond the beauty of the spiritual journey presented within these pages, Ian ... A Spiritual Journey

Sojourner's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 4/15 Sojourner wrote: An enjoyable Regency romance, The Heiress of Winterwood, drew me into a story of faith and surrender. Sheltered and willing to go along with her uncle's plans for her future, Ameila experiences a wake up call when her selfless promise to care for a dying friend's child leads to tension, surprising discoveries ... Book Review: The Heiress of Winterwood

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5 Stars

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Broken Wings

Broken Wings

On 4/9 Sojourner wrote: ...When I read the synopsis for Broken Wings it sounded dark, but like Angel Eyes, I found this book packed full of hope. In fact, I'm not sure I've read anything else recently that has stirred my heart like this series. The battle is real. The battle is present. Worship, love, truth, the testimony of ... Book Review: Broken Wings

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5 Stars

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 3/5 Sojourner wrote: While I have yet to read a Tracy Higley book that I didn’t like, I believe that So Shines the Night may be my favorite. The characterization of both Daria and Lucas was multifaceted, insightful and realistic. I lived Daria’s confusion as at every turn she was both drawn and repelled by the spiritual ... A New Favorite

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5 Stars

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A Hero's Throne

A Hero's Throne

On 2/4 Sojourner wrote: First, I must say that this is NOT a stand alone novel. If you haven’t yet read The Realms Thereunder, book one in the series, then you can read my review at http://landofmysojourn.net/blog/?p=9178. If you have read The Realms Thereunder, then prepare to be reunited with its cast of characters as ... An excellent continuation of a fascinating tale

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5 Stars

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 12/18 Sojourner wrote: I've long been a fan a Davis Bunn. In Prayers of a Stranger he deals honestly with grief, loss, pain, struggle and hope. This tale, poised at the brink of the Advent season, is beautifully crafted and exhibits both honesty and expectation. The novel drew me along on a journey of the heart and encouraged ... My Thoughts: Prayers of a Stranger

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5 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 11/24 Sojourner wrote: Angel Eyes is a story of one author's imagination building on the principle that there is a spiritual realm just beyond our sight that is very, very real. "The Celestial is every bit as real as the world we walk around in every day, and as I stare around this room of horrors, it occurs to me that the ... Insightful Imagination

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5 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 10/20 Sojourner wrote: Tracy Higley is an accomplished author and I always look forward to her new book releases. I saw Isle of Shadows up for review and agreed to review it before I realized that it was a re-release of Shadow of Colossus. Since I have a stack of review books waiting to be read I am not going to take the ... Re-release of Shadow of Colossus

Sojourner's Rating:

4 Stars

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The 13th Tribe

The 13th Tribe

On 8/9 Sojourner wrote: I’d seen the press releases for this book floating around for a while, but I wasn’t really all that interested. It didn’t sound like a genre I would really appreciate. I don’t enjoy reading books that include a focus on violence (war settings, murder mysteries, terrorism, etc.) Then I was given ... Five Star Reading

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5 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 5/12 Sojourner wrote: In The Realms Thereunder Ross Lawhead weaves a fascinating tale of knights and valor, myth and mythology, black and white and shades of gray. Follow main characters, Daniel and Freya, as they live an adventure and recount their tale of a journey begun, but not yet ended. Eight years ago Daniel and Freya ... Book 1 - Ancient Earth Trilogy

Sojourner's Rating:

5 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/8 Sojourner wrote: The Untold Story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Daughter: For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted away from the world. Since ... Book Review: Garden of Madness

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5 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 2/27 Sojourner wrote: HEIRESS WANTED Looking for hardworking, professional woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona Territory. Must be single and prepared to remain so now and forevermore. The advertisement at the beginning of the book interested me, but if I'd ... 3.5 stars - I liked it OK

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3 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/13 Sojourner wrote: Overall, I enjoyed reading Beauty for Ashes. I wasn't aware that the book was the second in a series and while I didn't have any trouble with the storyline it was clear that the narrative would have been richer if I had read the first novel, Beyond All Measure. The thing I enjoyed most was the character ... Enjoyable

Sojourner's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/6 Sojourner wrote: About the Book: Against Shannon’s wishes, love stakes its claim in her heart. Will she discover treasure or treachery? When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she’s certain she’ll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, ... Book Review: Heart of Gold

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4 Stars

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 2/1 Sojourner wrote: About the Book: One piece of the skin map has been found. Now the race to unravel the future turns deadly. Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities. Now he’s on the run-and on a quest-trying to understand the impossible mission he ... Book Review: The Bone House

Sojourner's Rating:

5 Stars

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