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Bluebonnet Bride

Bluebonnet Bride

On 3/31 ecc1012 wrote: Bluebonnet Bride is another excellent story by Colleen Coble. A Love Across the Sea novella, the story is set in Austin, Texas in 1907. Nathan White has sent for a mail-order bride, and Elli Korpela arrives from Finland to marry him with bluebonnets she has picked to put on her straw hat. Elli marries ... Book Review, "Bluebonnet Bride," Colleen Coble author

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Murder Simply Brewed

Murder Simply Brewed

On 3/11 ecc1012 wrote: Murder Simply Brewed: An Amish Village Mystery, by Vannetta Chapman, is a fascinating story. Set in Middlebury, Indiana, at the Amish Artisan Village, the tale begins with the death of Ethan Gray. It intertwines the lives of both Amish and non-Amish to solve the mystery. Amber Wright, general manager ... Book Review, "Murder Simply Brewed," Vannetta Chapman author

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Distortion

Distortion

On 3/10 ecc1012 wrote: Distortion, by Terri Blackstock, is another incredible suspense novel to add to her long list of Christian suspense books. The second in the Moonlighters series, sequel to Truth-Stained Lies, readers will quickly recognize many characters and become reacquainted with them. Juliet is helping her sister ... Book Review, "Distortion," Terri Blackstock author

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A December Bride

A December Bride

On 2/18 ecc1012 wrote: A December Bride: A Year of Weddings Novella, by Denise Hunter is the perfect story to launch this series. Addressing a multitude of issues, this story captures one’s attention and holds it until the end. Layla O’Reilly is working part-time waiting tables until she can get her staging business ... Book Review, "A December Bride," Denise Hunter author

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A February Bride

A February Bride

On 2/18 ecc1012 wrote: A February Bride: A Year of Weddings Novella, by Betsy St. Amant, is a wonderful story. It tells of a situation in which someone feels bound to their family’s history, unable to shed their reputation and attitudes. Allie Andrews loves Marcus Hall and is about to marry him when she notices a tear ... Book Review, "A February Bride," Betsy St. Amant author

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A January Bride

A January Bride

On 2/18 ecc1012 wrote: A January Bride: A Year of Weddings Novella, by Deborah Raney, is a charming story. A short story set in modern times, this book tells of two people who never expected to fall in love, but find themselves hopelessly drawn to each other. Madeleine Houser finds it difficult to write her latest novel ... Book Review, "A January Bride," Deborah Raney author

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Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

On 2/18 ecc1012 wrote: The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers, published by Zonderkidz, is delightful. As noted in the title, the stories are written in poetical form. Author Linda Sattgast has done a fantastic job of simplifying these ten stories for young children with rhyming words that they will remember. There are ... Book Review, "The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers," Linda Sattgast author

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 2/5 ecc1012 wrote: The Jesus Bible, published by Zonderkidz, is written to help children discover Jesus in every book of the Bible. It is presented in the New International Version, making it easy to understand. In each book, the introduction page includes “Where is Jesus in this book?” as well as the author, key ... Book Review, "The Jesus Bible," Zonderkidz publishers

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A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept

On 1/24 ecc1012 wrote: A Promise Kept, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is an amazing story. It tells of Allison Kavanagh’s struggle with God. She is sure that she heard His promise to save her marriage, and her heart is torn apart upon her divorce. Moving in to her great-aunt’s cabin in Idaho, she soon discovers several journals ... Book Review, "A Promise Kept," Robin Lee Hatcher author

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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 12/30 ecc1012 wrote: An Amish Miracle, by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis, includes three Amish novellas: Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis, Always His Provision by Ruth Reid, and Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman. Each of these charming stories was a pleasure to read. The first novella told the story of the Bowman ... Book Review, "An Amish Miracle," Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis authors

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 12/28 ecc1012 wrote: The NIV Essentials Study Bible, published by Zondervan, is an incredible resource for any Bible student. It combines resources from six other NIV resources or Bibles: the NIV Study Bible, the NIV Quest Study Bible, the NIV Archaeological Study Bible, the NIV Student Bible, the Great Rescue Bible, and ... Book Review "NIV Essentials Study Bible," Zondervan publishers

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NIV Ragamuffin Bible

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

On 11/26 ecc1012 wrote: The NIV Ragamuffin Bible is an impressive hardcover Bible published by Zondervan. In addition to the full Old and New Testaments, it includes devotions for the "bedraggled, beat-up, and brokenhearted." It's one hundred four devotions, two hundred fifty reflections, and one hundred fifty quotes feature ... Book Review, "The NIV Ragamuffin Bible," Zondervan publishers

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Plain Peace

Plain Peace

On 11/16 ecc1012 wrote: Plain Peace, by Beth Wiseman, is the sixth book in the Daughters of the Promise series. Those who regularly read Wiseman’s novels will also recognize many characters from the Land of Canaan series. As always, it is wonderfully written and keeps one’s attention to the very end. Anna Byler, a beautiful ... Book Review, "Plain Peace," Beth Wiseman author

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

On 10/17 ecc1012 wrote: The Adventure Bible Storybook, Deluxe Edition, by Catherine DeVries, is incredible. Beautifully illustrated by Jim Madsen, it includes fifty Bible stories written in a simple, yet exciting, manner for young children. Each story begins with the Bible reference, so one could read the actual story from ... Book Review, "Adventure Bible Storybook, Deluxe Edition," Catherine Devries author

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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

On 10/8 ecc1012 wrote: Gunpowder Tea, by Margaret Brownley, is the third book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. It is refreshing and fun to read! Having read the first two books in this series, I had high expectations for this one and was not disappointed. In book three, Eleanor Walker is still looking for an ... Book Review, "Gunpowder Tea," Margaret Brownley author

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NIV Pink Bible

NIV Pink Bible

On 9/16 ecc1012 wrote: The NIV Pink Bible: An Invitation to Hope is written for any woman whose life has been touched by breast cancer. Its purpose is to bring hope and encouragement to those in need of comfort. This edition includes the complete text of the NIV version of the Bible, with the words of Jesus in red text ... Book Review, "The NIV Pink Bible: An Invitation to Hope," Zondervan

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NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

On 9/2 ecc1012 wrote: The NIV Homeschool Mom’s Bible is written specifically to encourage homeschooling mothers, inspiring and energizing them from God’s Word. It includes 365 daily devotions written by Janet Tatman, a homeschooling mom with 25 years of experience. It also includes a topical index to help locate passages ... Book Review, "NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible," Zondervan

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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 7/27 ecc1012 wrote: A Bride for All Seasons: A Mail-Order Bride Collection, by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher, is a charming book. In this group of four stories, one for each season, each couple has written to The Hitching Post magazine in search of a spouse. But the owner and editor, ... Book Review, "A Bride for All Seasons," by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 7/19 ecc1012 wrote: Rosemary Cottage, a Hope Beach Novel, by Colleen Coble, is a great mystery! From the very beginning, the story holds your attention and makes you reluctant to put it down. Since her brother’s accidental death while surfing, Rosemary Cottage belongs solely to Amy Lang. But Amy isn’t convinced that ... Book Review, "Rosemary Cottage," Colleen Coble author

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 6/18 ecc1012 wrote: A Hopeful Heart, by Amy Clipston, is the first book in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series. It focuses on two people who have previously lost their spouses in sudden, unexpected ways. Hannah Glick is working at the hotel in order to help pay for hired help at the horse farm she shares with ... Book Review, "A Hopeful Heart," Amy Clipston author

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 5/3 ecc1012 wrote: Letters to Katie: A Middlefield Family Novel, by Kathleen Fuller, is the third book in the Middlefield Family Series. It continues the story of Sawyer and Laura, from Faithful to Laura, as well as telling the story of Johnny and Katherine. It also includes Adam and Emma from Treasuring Emma. The stories ... Book Review, "Letters to Katie," Kathleen Fuller author

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 4/6 ecc1012 wrote: When God Makes Lemonade, by Don Jacobson, is a book of true stories intended to “Amaze and Encourage” the reader. Each chapter involves a real person’s story, and each one reveals the manner in which God has worked in the situation. The book begins with Don’s personal story of accidentally ... Book Review, "When God Makes Lemonade," Don Jacobson author

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The Survivor

The Survivor

On 3/9 ecc1012 wrote: The Survivor, by DiAnn Mills, is a riveting story that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. It is book two in the Crime Scene: Houston Series, following The Chase. Kariss Walker, an award-winning author, decides to take on a new novel based on the true story of Dr. Amy Garrett, ... Book Review, "The Survivor," DiAnn Mills author

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 2/4 ecc1012 wrote: Secretly Smitten: Love Changes Everything, by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter, is a collection of four stories, all set in the town of Smitten, Vermont. While the town of Smitten is attempting to make a name for itself, the members of the Thomas family find themselves ... Book Review, "Secretly Smitten," Colleen Coble, Kristen Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter authors

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 1/21 ecc1012 wrote: Threads of Grace, by Kelly Long, is the third book in the A Patch of Heaven series. Even though I had not read the first two books, this story was easy to read as a stand-alone novel. Long also incorporates some of the characters from the previous stories into this one, making it enjoyable as a series ... Book Review, "Threads of Grace," Kelly Long author

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 1/12 ecc1012 wrote: Waiting for Morning, by Margaret Brownley, is the second book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. It is refreshing and fun to read! Having read the first book in this series, I had high expectations for this one and was not disappointed. In book two, Eleanor Walker is still looking for an ... Book Review, "Waiting for Morning," Margaret Brownley author

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An Angel by Her Side

An Angel by Her Side

On 1/2 ecc1012 wrote: An Angel by Her Side, by Ruth Reid, is the third book in her Heaven on Earth series. It tells the story of Katie Bender, the woman who has lost her fiancé, and now loses the schoolhouse and her job in a powerful tornado. The novel begins with Katie teaching at the school, then suddenly hurrying ... Book Review, "An Angel by Her Side," Ruth Reid author

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/4 ecc1012 wrote: An Amish Kitchen, by Kelly Long, Amy Clipston, and Beth Wiseman, is a compilation of three stories. All of them are wonderful tales of women in the same community going through difficult situations. In the first, A Taste of Faith, by Kelly Long, Fern Zook tries to help the next door neighbor care for ... Book Review, "An Amish Kitchen," Kelly Long, Amy Clipston, and Beth Wiseman authors

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Lovelier Than Daylight

Lovelier Than Daylight

On 11/7 ecc1012 wrote: Lovelier Than Daylight, by Rosslyn Elliott, is the third book in The Saddler’s Legacy series. It tells the story of Susanna Hanby and Johann Giere in the Columbus, Ohio area in 1875. Some of the characters in this story are based on real people of the time, while others are purely fictional. Susanna ... Book Review, "Lovelier Than Daylight," Rosslyn Elliott author

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

On 10/2 ecc1012 wrote: The Trouble with Cowboys, by Denise Hunter, is the third book in the Big Sky Romance series. Just like the previous two books in the series, A Cowboy’s Touch and The Accidental Bride, this story brings the residents of Moose Creek to life in a way that makes the reader feel as though he’s known them ... Book Review, "The Trouble with Cowboys," Denise Hunter author

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 9/26 ecc1012 wrote: His Love Endures Forever, by Beth Wiseman, is her latest installment in the Land of Canaan series. It addresses a myriad of both spiritual and social issues, as it tells the beautiful story of two young people caught up in difficult circumstances. Danielle Kent, an 18-year-old previously abused girl, ... Book review, "His Love Endures Forever," Beth Wiseman author

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52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

On 8/29 ecc1012 wrote: 52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life, by Bob Welch, presents a view of the characters and themes that shape the story in the famous movie. It assists the reader in digging deeper into the life lessons and faith in the classic 1946 film. Each chapter begins with a simple title that presents ... Book Review, "52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life," Bob Welch author

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 8/11 ecc1012 wrote: House of Mercy, by Erin Healy, teaches the reader to extend mercy to those around them, even if it is undeserved, just as God extends mercy toward us when we do not deserve it. Beth Borzoi begins the story with a huge mistake, stealing a valuable saddle. She has good intentions, thinking the saddle ... Book Review, "House of Mercy," Erin Healy author

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The Choice

The Choice

On 8/6 ecc1012 wrote: The Choice, by Robert Whitlow, is an excellent novel. It is a suspenseful story that presents many different sides of the unplanned pregnancy issue, from the mother and her family to the adoptive parents and the community reactions. It also addresses such issues as teacher-student interaction and obedience ... Book Review, "The Choice," Robert Whitlow author

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 8/2 ecc1012 wrote: A Path Toward Love, by Cara Lynn James, is a wonderful tale. It addresses many issues, including social class differences, obeying parents, and following God’s will over everyone else’s will. Katherine Osborne is a high society girl who defies her parents and elopes with a man, only to regret ... Book Review, "A Path Towards Love," Cara Lynn James author

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Faithful to Laura

Faithful to Laura

On 7/28 ecc1012 wrote: Faithful to Laura: A Middlefield Family Novel, by Kathleen Fuller, is the second in the Middlefield Family Series. It continues the story of Adam and Emma, from the first book, Treasuring Emma, as well as introducing the story of Sawyer and Laura. The two accounts are interwoven, just as our lives ... Book Review, "Faithful to Laura," Kathleen Fuller author

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/8 ecc1012 wrote: Tidewater Inn, a Hope Beach Novel, by Colleen Coble, is a great mystery! From the very beginning, the story holds your attention and makes you reluctant to put it down. Libby, who restores historical buildings, receives a phone call from her business partner, Nicole, and then watches via web cam as ... Book Review, "Tidewater Inn," Colleen Coble author

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/12 ecc1012 wrote: Through Rushing Water, Catherine Richmond’s second novel, is a wonderful story. I enjoyed reading her first novel, Spring For Susannah, and was just as pleased with this one. Sophia Makinoff begins the story teaching at a prominent college and awaiting a marriage proposal from a Congressman. But ... Book Review, "Through Rushing Water," Catherine Richmond author

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 5/3 ecc1012 wrote: Arms of Love, by Kelly Long, is the touching story of two young Amish people during the Revolutionary War and their families. Lena and Adam have loved each other since childhood. But as Lena’s mother lay near her deathbed, she asks Adam to give up Lena until he frees himself from a darkness she ... Book Review, "Arms of Love," Kelly Long author

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 4/30 ecc1012 wrote: Covenant Child, by Terri Blackstock, is an excellent book! It is the story of a broken family whose only hope is the faith and persistence of one member. It reminds us that God is bigger than our circumstances and in control if we allow Him to be. Amanda and Jack Holbrooke marry when his twin daughters ... Book Review, "Covenant Child," Terri Blackstock author

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 4/7 ecc1012 wrote: Brush of Angel’s Wings, by Ruth Reid, is the second Heaven on Earth novel. It is just as magnificent as the first. Set in the same Amish community, some of the characters are familiar right from the beginning if you have read the first book. If not, this book is still a great read as a stand-alone ... Book Review, "Brush of Angel's Wings," Ruth Reid author

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/10 ecc1012 wrote: The Wedding Dress, by Rachel Hauck, is a charming story. It is set in Birmingham, Alabama, in the present day, but it includes the stories of four different brides beginning in 1912. I found it an original approach to including history in the story. Charlotte Malone is engaged to marry Tim Rose, but ... Book Review, "The Wedding Dress," Rachel Hauck author

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 2/27 ecc1012 wrote: Dawn Comes Early, by Margaret Brownley, is the first book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. It is refreshing and fun to read! As I had not read any of Ms. Brownley's previous stories, I was not sure what to expect, but I found that I enjoyed this book very much. Kate Tenney comes to Arizona ... Book Review, "Dawn Comes Early," Margaret Brownley author

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/13 ecc1012 wrote: Heart of Gold, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is an outstanding book. Set in Grand Coeur, Idaho, in 1864, this book is a historical romance that deals with issues surrounding the Civil War and how they effected those who lived in the West. Shannon Adair and her father move from war ravished Virginia to Idaho ... Book Review, "Heart of Gold," Robin Lee Hatcher author

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 2/2 ecc1012 wrote: Blue Moon Promise, by Colleen Coble, is a charming story. It is the first book in the Under Texas Stars series, and it definitely leaves the reader anticipating the next book. The book begins with Lucy Marsh, living in the city in Indiana, trying to care for her two siblings, a difficult job after ... Book Review, "Blue Moon Promise," Colleen Coble author

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Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 1/10 ecc1012 wrote: Beyond Molasses Creek, by Nicole Seitz, is a novel that deals with several social issues. Divided into four parts, not including the prologue or epilogue, it tell the story of three individuals whose lives touch each other in the end. This book touches on the issue of equal rights from the very beginning, ... Book Review, "Beyond Molasses Creek," Nicole Seitz, author

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The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride

On 12/19 ecc1012 wrote: The Accidental Bride, by Denise Hunter, is a wonderful book. The second book in the series, A Big Sky Romance, it is the sequel to A Cowboy’s Touch. Shay Brandenberger is a single mother, raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana. No matter how hard she works, she still struggles to keep her ... Book Review, "The Accidental Bride," Denise Hunter author

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 11/13 ecc1012 wrote: An Amish Wedding is a charming book consisting of three novellas. It includes A Perfect Secret, by Kelly Long, A Perfect Match, by Kathleen Fuller, and A Perfect Plan, by Beth Wiseman. They are stories of Amish couples and the struggles they endure. In the first story, Rose and Luke have been best ... Book Review, "An Amish Wedding," Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long authors

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 10/30 ecc1012 wrote: Sunrise on the Battery, by Beth Webb Hart, was a wonderful story. The story is set in Charleston, South Carolina, a city rich in history and long genealogies, where the Scovilles are attempting to climb the social ladder of success. Mary Lynn and her husband, Jackson, began life in a small town and ... Book Review, "Sunrise on the Battery," Beth Webb Hart, author

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 10/24 ecc1012 wrote: Lonestar Angel, by Colleen Coble, is a fantastic novel. Coble keeps the reader in suspense until the very end. Eden Larson begins the book just about to accept a marriage proposal, but her plans change when ex-husband, Clay Larson, walks into the situation and informs her that they are still married. ... Book Review, "Lonestar Angel," Colleen Coble author

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 10/19 ecc1012 wrote: The Voice New Testament: Step Into the Story of Scripture, by Ecclesia Bible Society, is an interesting interpretation of the Bible. It is the result of a collaborative effort of artists, musicians, editors, writers, and scholars. The writers of this version of the Bible have attempted to present ... Book Review, "The Voice New Testament:Step Into the Story of Scripture," by Ecclesia Bible Society

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 10/10 ecc1012 wrote: His Steadfast Love, by Golden Keys Parsons, is the magnificent story of Amanda Belle and her family. Set during the Civil War, it certainly depicts family life and difficult situations occurring in that period. Amanda and her Texan family welcome Kent Littlefield, a Union Army Captain, to their home ... Book Review, "His Steadfast Love," Golden Keys Parsons author

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/5 ecc1012 wrote: Thank You, God, for Blessing Me, written by Max Lucado and illustrated by Frank Endersby, is absolutely adorable! Written in the form of a poem, it flows naturally throughout. It is very short, the perfect length for very young toddlers. I received the book in e-book form, but apparently it is a ... book review, "Thank You, God, for Blessing Me," Max Lucado author

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 10/5 ecc1012 wrote: Heroes & Villains of the Bible, by Tama Fortner, is a collection of Bible stories compiled of actual Bible text from the International Children’s Bible. Its purpose is to teach children about being heroes for God, as well as to warn them of tricks that the villains use to prevent this. I was impressed ... Book Review, "Heroes & Villains of the Bible," Tama Fortner author

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 9/27 ecc1012 wrote: The Baker’s Wife, by Erin Healy, is a spectacular book. It keeps you in suspense until the very end. You won’t be able to put it down! The baker’s wife and her family, who used to be the pastor’s wife and family, begin the day like any other. But on the way to the bakery, she and her son hit ... Book Review, "The Baker's Wife," Erin Healy author

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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 9/22 ecc1012 wrote: The Wonder of Your Love, by Beth Wiseman, is a charming book. It is the second book in the “Land of Canaan” series, and although I have not read the first book, I had no trouble following the story. The simple, sweet love story kept my attention right to the last page! Katie Ann is an unusual ... Book Review, "The Wonder of Your Love," Beth Wiseman author

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/8 ecc1012 wrote: Gabby, God’s Little Angel, by Sheila Walsh, is an adorable book. It is a durable, hardcover book with sparkles on the dust jacket that will appeal to most young girls. Marina Fedotova has created some wonderful illustrations that help readers clearly picture the events of the story. In the story, ... Book Review, "Gabby, God's Little Angel," Sheila Walsh author

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100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

On 8/24 ecc1012 wrote: 100 Read & Sing Devotions, 100 Bible Songs, created by Stephen Elkins and illustrated by Tim O’Connor, is an excellent tool for younger children. It comes with two CDs that include 100 songs, one for each devotion. The padded hardback cover and thick pages make it sturdy for little hands to maneuver. ... Book review, "100 Read & Sing Devotions, 100 Bible Songs," Stephen Elkins author

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 8/15 ecc1012 wrote: It Couldn’t Just Happen, by Lawrence O. Richards, is a children’s book about creation as opposed to evolution. Since children are continually exposed to the theory of evolution in public schools and in the media, it is important to have a resource such as this that discusses the creation model ... Book Review, "It Couldn't Just Happen"

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Life Everlasting

Life Everlasting

On 8/9 ecc1012 wrote: Life Everlasting, by Robert Whitlow, is the continuation of Life Support. It finishes the story of Baxter and Rena Richardson as well as Alexia “Alex” Lindale and Ted Morgan in a dramatic tale with several twists and turns throughout. Rena’s legal issues persist as she tries to maintain her innocence ... Book Review, "Life Everlasting," Author Robert Whitlow

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Life Support

Life Support

On 7/22 ecc1012 wrote: Life Support, by Robert Whitlow, is an amazing novel. The story begins innocently enough, with a young married couple ending a hike with a picnic and a scenic view. The scene quickly changes, however, when the wife pushes the husband off the cliff and leaves him for dead. Later, she discovers that ... Book Review, "Life Support," Robert Whitlow, Author

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 7/21 ecc1012 wrote: Water’s Edge, by Robert Whitlow, is an amazing legal mystery. The story begins with the main character, Tom Crane, having had an extremely bad day. He has been fired from a prestigious law firm and his girlfriend leaves him, taking his cat with her. Tom takes his drooling dog and returns to his ... Book Review, "Water's Edge," Robert Whitlow, Author

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 7/14 ecc1012 wrote: Treasuring Emma (A Middlefield Family Novel), by Kathleen Fuller, is an enchanting story set in Middlefied, Ohio. It begins with Emma Shetler mourning for her newly deceased mother and unsure of how to support herself and her grandmother. Emma’s troubles are complicated by her sister, Clara, whose ... Book Review, "Treasuring Emma," Kathleen Fuller, Author

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 6/1 ecc1012 wrote: Spring for Susannah, Catherine Richmond’s first novel, is a wonderful book. It begins with Susannah’s arrival in Dakota in the middle of nowhere. She is not, however, the typical mail order bride. She has married Jesse by proxy through his brother, her minister. Upon her arrival, the two of them ... Book Review, "Spring For Susannah"

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 5/27 ecc1012 wrote: In The Promise of an Angel, Ruth Reid puts an unusual twist on the typical Amish novel. The story opens with Judith Fischer watching over her younger brother and sister at a barn raising for her family. When her brother is seriously injured, Judith rushes to him only to find an angel by his side. ... Book Review – “The Promise Of An Angel,” Ruth Reid, Author

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Fairer than Morning

Fairer than Morning

On 5/3 ecc1012 wrote: Fairer Than Morning, by Rosslyn Elliott, is an outstanding beginning for The Saddler’s Legacy series. The book begins with fifteen-year-old Ann Miller, certain she is destined to marry Eli, with whom she has much in common. Her father, Samuel Miller, feels she is too young and forbids the marriage, ... Book Review, ” Fairer Than Morning,” Rosslyn Elliott

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 ecc1012 wrote: Max On Life, written by Max Lucado, is a book intended to answer the many questions the people, Christians and non-Christians, tend to ask themselves. Max, through his previous books, has demonstrated an immense command of Biblical teaching as well as the ability to apply it to the Christian life. ... Book Review, “Max On Life,” Max Lucado Author

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/5 ecc1012 wrote: The Lightkeeper's Ball, A Mercy Falls Novel, by Colleen Coble, is an incredible story! Although it is book three in the series, it is a complete story unto itself. When Olivia is informed of her sister's death, she immediately suspects foul play. She doesn't believe that her sister, who was deathly ... Book Review, "The Lightkeeper's Ball," Colleen Coble, Author

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What the Heart Sees

What the Heart Sees

On 3/7 ecc1012 wrote: What the Heart Sees is a collection of Amish charming romances by Kathleen Fuller. The three stories included were previously published under the titles An Amish Christmas, An Amish Gathering, and An Amish Love, but in this book were entitled A Miracle for Miriam, A Place of His Own, and What the Heart ... What The Heart Sees

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The Beginning Reader's Bible

The Beginning Reader's Bible

On 2/2 ecc1012 wrote: The Beginning Reader’s Bible, illustrated by Marijke ten Cate and compiled by Tama Fortner, is a delightful children’s Bible that uses actual text from the International Children’s Bible. It includes thirteen stories from the Old Testament and thirteen stories from the New Testament, as well as ... Book Review - "The Beginning Reader's Bible"

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