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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 10/22 DesertJules wrote: A girl learns to become invisible, to look the other way, to say nothing when a curious stranger asks if she's okay. To lie. To expect nothing, not even from relatives. To cry without tears. To pray silently. When she is fourteen, and weary, a girl begins to wish she were dead. Reading this description ... Cruel Harvest by Fran Elizabeth Grubb

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4 Stars

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The River

The River

On 9/25 DesertJules wrote: The River  by Michael Neale Published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. For a first novel, this one is well done; to a point. Michael Neale's format is that of a biography, and he certainly convinced me. In fact, I had to (repeatedly) refer back to the tagline on the cover: The River: A Novel.The story begins ... The River by Michael Neale

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4 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 8/25 DesertJules wrote: This is the second book I've read by Tracy Higley and, just like the first, the minute I opened the cover (or the reader) I was hooked. The characters are so vivid, so alive on the page. And the writing draws me in from the first paragraph. How can you not want to know what follows: "My name is Nebuchadnezzar. ... Garden of Madness by Tracy L. Higley

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4 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 4/2 DesertJules wrote: The Book of Man   by William J. Bennett Published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. What is a real man? What qualities, beliefs, behaviors does he demonstrate? And how, exactly, is such a man formed? A monumental task, this collection of essays, biographies, stories, and literature seeks to describe ... The Book of Man by William Bennett

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4 Stars

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 9/17 DesertJules wrote: Sweet Sanctuary   by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Martinusen Coloma Published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Wren Evans is raising her son, Charlie, in the caretaker's house on her family's property in Cottage Cove, Maine. Estranged from that family and divorced from Charlie's father, she is trying to ... Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Coloma

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5 Stars

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 7/13 DesertJules wrote: It is the time of the great migration. Led by the wildebeest, millions of animals cross the Serengeti each year in search of water and food. They struggle to survive the unforgiving climate and the predators that travel with them; struggle to survive long enough to simply turn around and migrate back. Sean ... Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel

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4 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/4 DesertJules wrote: This is a work of fiction. Although it doesn't always feel like it. And, perhaps, that is the point. The concept, around which this book is formed, is called scenario thinking or semiotics : the theory that the choices, beliefs, and habits of humans build paths to probable and possible futures. And ... The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet & Lori Wagner

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/21 DesertJules wrote: Life is, in the whole scheme of things, quite short and loaded with questions. Not all of them are difficult: fried or mashed; heels or flats; chicken or fish; is there a purgatory? Okay, maybe that last one is a bit difficult. In this book, Max Lucado has taken on the task of answering frequently ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

DesertJules' Rating:

3 Stars

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 4/18 DesertJules wrote: Part of the Christian Encounters series, this book explores Johann Sebastian Bach, a man born into a family, a region (Eisenbach, Thuringia), and a time (the Baroque) that celebrated learning and music. In fact, Bach and Baroque are so intertwined that most timelines end the period in 1750, the year ... Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/12 DesertJules wrote: The Travelers Gift introduced David Ponder to the world. In the few minutes between losing his job and nearly losing his life, he was transported through history and changed forever. Now, he's back. It's twenty-eight years later and David, a man in his seventies, is lost. His wife of almost fifty years ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 3/14 DesertJules wrote: The fate of the Titanic is well-known. Shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. In less than three hours, she and more than two-thirds of her passengers and crew were gone. This is not that story. Sources disagree on many details, including how many were aboard and ... The Band That Played On by Steve Turner

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3 Stars

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Who Is My Shelter?

Who Is My Shelter?

On 2/18 DesertJules wrote: With no warning, Gabrielle Fairbanks' husband locked her out of their Chicago penthouse and took their sons. Completely cut off, she is forced to move into the shelter where she works. Within this refuge, she begins to heal herself, build a new life, and rediscover her relationship with God. Almost ... Who Is My Shelter? by Neta Jackson

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4 Stars

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