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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 2/4 Erin Shepherd wrote: Ahhhh, Smitten. Let’s journey back, shall we? Last year, I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the first novel by the four writing buddies, so I jumped at the chance to do it again this year with the second in the series, Secretly Smitten. And I finished it in two days flat… On days that ... "Secretly Smitten"

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5 Stars

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Lovelier Than Daylight

Lovelier Than Daylight

On 12/11 Erin Shepherd wrote: Rosslyn Elliott concludes her debut Saddler’s Legacy series with Lovelier than Daylight. I am a big fan of Book One: Fairer Than Morning so of course I snagged the next two in the series to see where Elliott decided to take us. You can tell from her writing that Rosslyn Elliott is a lover of ... "Lovelier Than Daylight"

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3 Stars

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 8/6 Erin Shepherd wrote: I really did enjoy this novel, but I wouldn’t say it was any different than any other historical romance. It’s sweet, easy to read and has a predictable ending. BUT I did enjoy it. I would have enjoyed it more if she would have had more “distance” between Andrew and Katherine. Perhaps Katherine ... "A Path Towards Love" by Cara Lynn James

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4 Stars

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/18 Erin Shepherd wrote: When you pick up a Colleen Coble novel, you’re guaranteed a read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, turning each page as if your life depends on it. “Tidewater Inn” was no exception. If you judge the book by its cover, you couldn’t help but think that it is a peaceful, uneventful ... "Tidewater Inn" by Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/23 Erin Shepherd wrote: Through Rushing Water is a story about finding your true purpose in life, searching and grasping on to God, the one true stronghold in even the most turbulent rapids. Sophia Makinoff, a Russian born teacher with a bad case of wanderlust, recklessly volunteers as a missionary. She lands in the middle ... 'Through Rushing Water' by Catherine Richmond

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5 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 6/5 Erin Shepherd wrote: Although plausible, this particular situation has most likely never happened. But the situations that the teenage girls find themselves in happen EVERYDAY around the world and my heart breaks: for the girl that is fed the continuous lies by a self-serving boyfriend. For the girl that feels that she ... "Covenant Child" by Terri Blackstock

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/27 Erin Shepherd wrote: I’ve been a faithful Rachel Hauck reader for quite a few years and “The Wedding Dress” is by far her best book yet. Hauck’s storytelling keeps you on your toes and wanting more from the moment that you flip open the first page until you regretfully turn the last. You will find yourself swept ... "The Wedding Dress" by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 3/7 Erin Shepherd wrote: Margaret Brownley is such a fun writer I just want to hug her. I loved her Rocky Creek series and was so excited to when I heard about her new Last Chance series. Brownley has a way of adding little zingers and snippets of hilarity into all of her books, so you know when you pick up one of her novels, ... "Dawn Comes Early" by Margaret Brownley

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5 Stars

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/8 Erin Shepherd wrote: Sometimes it is nice to read a novel that doesn’t have any tricky plots, hidden metaphors or creepy characters. Every now and then, I like to get back to the basics, and “Heart of Gold” by Robin Lee Hatcher did just that. “Heart of Gold” is a breath of fresh air: simple, good, Christian historical ... "Heart of Gold" by Robin Lee Hatcher

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4 Stars

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/1 Erin Shepherd wrote: One of Rosslyn Elliott’s gifts is being able to write historical fiction based on real events, and she does it well! It did take at least a few chapters to get into the novel, so be patient if you experience the same thing! When you finish, be sure to read the Afterword, as it explains the true ... "Sweeter Than Birdsong" by Rosslyn Elliott

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5 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 1/10 Erin Shepherd wrote: “Smitten” was a really fun book to read. It’s easy reading and you can take it one novella at a time. The book is divided up into the four novellas, about 100 pages each, and each author developed their character to reflect their real life personalities. I loved that we got an idea of what the ... "Smitten" - a fun, romantic read!

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5 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/21 Erin Shepherd wrote: I am not one to read books that are in a series out of order, so when I learned that “Lonestar Angel” was book #4 in the Colleen Coble’s Lonestar series, I knew I had to somehow devour the first three titles in a very short amount of time. Thankfully, Colleen Coble’s writing made that pretty ... "Lonestar Angel" by Colleen Coble

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5 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

On 10/12 Erin Shepherd wrote: I love Rachel Hauck, so when I heard that she was collaborating with Sara Evans on a new series, I was really excited. The first novel of this series by this dynamic duo is called “The Sweet By & By” which I also reviewed for Thomas Nelson. I really enjoyed the book, but it wasn’t one that grabbed ... “Softly and Tenderly” by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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Cherished

Cherished

On 10/4 Erin Shepherd wrote: I do agree with another reviewer when she says “The only thing that threw me a bit from time to time was some of the conversational language. Slang words and phrases (that are quite natural when spoken) seemed a bit forced when written in the dialogue.” Even though I’m sure it’s true to the ... "Cherished" by Kim Cash Tate

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3 Stars

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A Vision of Lucy

A Vision of Lucy

On 7/28 Erin Shepherd wrote: “A Vision of Lucy” centers around Lucy Fairbanks, a girl full of adventure and passion for a new fangled thing called “photography”, which she does for Rocky Creek’s newspaper. While on assignment, she encounters Rocky Creek’s famed “wild man”, but she finds the only thing wild about ... "A Vision of Lucy" by Margaret Brownley

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5 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 5/31 Erin Shepherd wrote: All her life, Susannah Underhill had been told or shown that she was not good enough; that she did not deserve attention or compliments from others. Could you imagine living your life that way? Being constantly pushed down and stomped on to the point where you didn’t even know how to grow if you ... "Spring for Susannah" by Catherine Richmond

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4 Stars

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Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure

On 5/17 Erin Shepherd wrote: I read a lot of Christian fiction. A LOT. And I’m picky. But I have to say that I really enjoyed Dorothy Love’s debut novel “Beyond All Measure”. I’m always a little leery when I pick up a novel by a new artist, but Dorothy Love did a fine job with her first novel and I’m looking forward ... "Beyond All Measure" by Dorothy Love

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4 Stars

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A Cowboy's Touch

A Cowboy's Touch

On 5/3 Erin Shepherd wrote: I have to say... I LOVED THIS BOOK! If you want a fun, light and romantic read, please pick this novel up. You will not be disappointed! Abigail Jones is an over-zealous work-a-holic who is working herself into the ground. Her mother demands that she takes a leave of absence for the sake of her health ... "A Cowboy's Touch" by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

On 3/2 Erin Shepherd wrote: “A Billion Reasons Why” is another fine read from Kristin Billerbeck. I received this novel free to review from Thomas Nelson through their Book Blogging program, call BookSneeze. Kristin Billerbeck is the master of Christian chick-lit, and this novel proves again why. I do have to say that ... "A Billion Reasons Why" - Kristen Billerbeck

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4 Stars

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Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 1/7 Erin Shepherd wrote: I believe that "Dining with Joy" is truly about giving up your own will (and other's will for you) and letting God choose your destiny and future. It's something that Joy wrestles with throughout the entire book. Joy is one of those selfless individuals who gives and gives of themselves until they are ... "Dining with Joy" by Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 10/20 Erin Shepherd wrote: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”   Matthew 18:3 This verse is the scripture that opens up the book and defines the book.   We have all at one point wondered and/or been fascinated about heaven: Is it real?  What is it ... “Heaven is For Real” by Todd Burpo

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5 Stars

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 10/13 Erin Shepherd wrote: Rediscovering God in America by Newt Gengrich is a very good read.  Newt essentially gives us a walking tour through thirteen of the famous landmarks in our nation’s capital, taking time to look at the people and situations behind them and looking at what they stood for and the faith that guided them.  He also ... Rediscovering God in America by Newt Gingrich

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5 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 12/30 Erin Shepherd wrote: As you curl up on your sofa under a blanket to read The Sweet By and By, don’t forget your chocolate milkshake. The Sweet By and By, written by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck is a wonderful, heart-tugging story of a woman who is ultimately fighting who she is and her past decisions and choices. This ... The Sweet By and By, written by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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The Rivers Run Dry

The Rivers Run Dry

On 12/7 Erin Shepherd wrote: I really enjoyed Sibella Giorello’s book, The Rivers Run Dry. She is a very talented author, and she has a way of bring the characters alive on the page. The Rivers Run Dry is actually the second book that features the same character, Raleigh Harmon. I personally like to read books in chronological ... The Rivers Run Dry

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4 Stars

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Kiss

Kiss

On 2/10 Erin Shepherd wrote: Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy is a novel that will hold your attention and keep you guessing until the very end. It’s a suspenseful novel about a woman named Shauna who loses her memory due to an auto accident. After six weeks in a coma that the doctors can’t explain, she awakes to ... “Kiss” by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

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