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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 12/6 Carol Benedict wrote: The Wonder of Your Love, by Beth Wiseman, is a sweet story of a 40-year-old Amish widow named Katie Ann who is struggling to raise her baby son alone. She meets an Amish widower, Eli, who has raised his 6 children and is looking forward to spending time travelling and enjoying a life with fewer responsibilities. ... Book Review: The Wonder of Your Love

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars

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Knock em Dead 2011

Knock em Dead 2011

On 9/13 Carol Benedict wrote: Knock ‘em Dead, the Ultimate Job Search Guide 2011 by Martin Yate, CPC, is an excellent resource book for anyone interested in applying for a job. It provides detailed information about writing resumes, networking, appropriate attire, what to expect at an interview, and how to handle a job offer. The ... Book Review: Knock ‘em Dead

Carol's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Suitor for Jenny

A Suitor for Jenny

On 1/29 Carol Benedict wrote: A light-hearted romance story with a message of hope for a better life, A Suitor for Jenny, by Margaret Brownley, wins a 5-star rating from me. This is a book I read straight through, without noticing the hours passing as I waited for a good place to stop reading. I loved the characters, and the plot ... Book Review: A Suitor for Jenny

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5 Stars

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Where Hearts Are Free

Where Hearts Are Free

On 9/21 Carol Benedict wrote: This is a historical romance set in America in the 1600s. Bridget and Philippe come from different backgrounds, including different religions. Bridget can’t convince her parents or Philippe that the differences can be overcome, and she caves in to their pressure to choose a more suitable suitor. Philippe, ... Where Hearts are Free

Carol's Rating:

4 Stars

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 7/19 Carol Benedict wrote: In Storm Warnings, Reverend Graham gives insights into the Bible’s prophecies concerning God’s final judgment of the world. He analyzes the vision of the 4 horsemen sent as messengers to warn of impending disaster, correlating them to events we face now. He explains the significance of the white ... Storm Warning

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5 Stars

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Plain Paradise

Plain Paradise

On 4/3 Carol Benedict wrote: Plain Paradise, by Beth Wiseman is another book in the Daughters of the Promise series. Although I’ve enjoyed all of them, this one is my favorite so far. Josie returns to Lancaster County hoping to get to know the daughter she gave up for adoption 17 years earlier. Her arrival is a shock to the Amish ... Plain Paradise

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 3/3 Carol Benedict wrote: In Kaleidoscope, Patsy Clairmont examines some of the verses in the book of Proverbs, giving her personal, humorous interpretation of what they mean. She draws on her own experiences and relationships for examples of how specific proverbs apply to the lives of Christians today. This author's writing ... Kaleidoscope

Carol's Rating:

4 Stars

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Face of Betrayal (Trade Paperback)

Face of Betrayal (Trade Paperback)

On 2/11 Carol Benedict wrote: This is a suspenseful story of 3 women whose jobs thrust them into the seamy side of life on a daily basis. Allison is an attorney, Nic is an FBI agent, and Cassidy is a news reporter. They are friends, and work together to solve the mystery regarding the disappearance of a 17 year-old girl. Each of ... Face of Betrayal

Carol's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Carol Benedict wrote: Though Jade and Mac are getting married, they have agreed not to share the skeletons in their closets. Both have secrets that they are ashamed of and don’t want to discuss. Some of Jade’s problems revolve around her relationship with her parents. She can’t forgive her mom, Beryl, for being a selfish, ... The Sweet By and By

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3 Stars

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 12/28 Carol Benedict wrote: In Rediscovering God in America, Newt Gingrich provides an overview of historical evidence in Washington, D.C. that shows America was founded by people with a strong belief in God. He gives a brief account of some of the most famous landmarks, including the National Archives, the Capitol Building, and ... Rediscovering God in America

Carol's Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 12/2 Carol Benedict wrote: This compilation of stories includes many of the better-known scenes from the Bible, organized chronologically from the book of Genesis through Revelation. The New King James Version of the Bible is similar in style to the original translation, but without the archaic (yet poetic) language. As a result, ... NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 11/10 Carol Benedict wrote: The Sacred Meal, by Nora Gallagher, discusses the meaning behind the practice of sharing in the body and blood of Christ through the sacrament of Communion. She shares stories from her own life and her role in the Episcopal church in order to illustrate the points she makes about the significance of ... Sharing Insights Into Holy Communion

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5 Stars

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Plain Promise

Plain Promise

On 9/17 Carol Benedict wrote: Sadie and Kade come from two different backgrounds. She's an Amish widow living in a farmhouse with no electricity, and he's a rich business executive from Los Angeles. When Kade rents a cottage from Sadie, the course of both their lives changes forever. Kade's autistic son, Tyler, causes him to re-evaluate ... Loved this Book

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5 Stars

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Lonestar Secrets

Lonestar Secrets

On 9/4 Carol Benedict wrote: Lonestar Secrets hooked me in the first chapter by introducing a mother and daughter I could care about, and a mystery that intrigued me. Shannon and her daughter Kylie are struggling to start a new life in Shannon’s old hometown, and secrets from the past threaten to destroy their lives. Despite the ... Lonestar Secrets

Carol's Rating:

4 Stars

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Faces in the Fire

Faces in the Fire

On 8/15 Carol Benedict wrote: I enjoyed Faces in the Fire, by T. L. Hines, and was impressed with this author's writing style. He did a great job of weaving together the characters' stories and events. The description of their jobs—artist/truck driver, computer hacker, tattoo artist, and hitman--seemed authentic and made the scenes ... Faces in the Fire

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5 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 7/17 Carol Benedict wrote: Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is a light-hearted look at the lives of two married men who also work together doing a radio show. The men, Rick and Bubba, take turns talking about their marriages, and give tongue-in-cheek advice to others on how to get along with their spouse. ... Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Carol's Rating:

4 Stars

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Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

On 5/16 Carol Benedict wrote: I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the different religious philosophies of the modern world, including not only Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Mormons and other major religions, but less known ones as well. The author provides a clear explanation of the major beliefs ... Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Carol Benedict wrote: Jones, the noticer, is an old man who touches the lives of the other people in a small southern town, revealing things about them that they hadn’t given much thought to. He seems to have special powers of observation, or perhaps he was supposed to be an angel, I’m not really sure. He tells people ... The Noticer

Carol's Rating:

3 Stars

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In the Footsteps of Paul

In the Footsteps of Paul

On 4/4 Carol Benedict wrote: In the Footsteps of Paul, by Ken Duncan, contains amazing photos of the area where Paul lived and traveled during his ministry. This isn’t a typical biography. Most of the information simply quotes the Bible’s story of Saul’s conversion to the missionary Paul, and his life afterwards. There are ... In the Footsteps of Paul

Carol's Rating:

4 Stars

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His Name is Jesus

His Name is Jesus

On 3/24 Carol Benedict wrote: The life Jesus led, other than what is mentioned in the Bible, isn’t something I’ve thought much about. I never wondered why he didn’t choose to work as a carpenter and stay in the village where he grew up rather than throwing away the security and comfort of his life there in order to fulfill ... His Name is Jesus

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Great Eight

The Great Eight

On 3/7 Carol Benedict wrote: This book gives some fascinating information about the sport of skating, and also reveals the serious problems Scott Hamilton dealt with behind his public façade. I certainly never imagined that the young man I admired as a skater had chronic health issues. He has dealt with more than many people who ... The Great Eight, by Scott Hamilton (Publisher: Thomas Nelson)

Carol's Rating:

3 Stars

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This Is Your Brain On Joy

This Is Your Brain On Joy

On 2/18 Carol Benedict wrote: Dr. Henslin explains how the brain should function in easy to understand terms, and describes the symptoms seen in people whose brains are not working properly. He discusses each section of the brain, and explains which areas are involved in mental health problems--including attention deficit disorders, ... Book Review--This is Your Brain on Joy

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars

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