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An August Bride

An August Bride

On 9/9 Carrie wrote: Kelsey hates weddings after her fiance left her at the alter. And because he was a cowboy she’s decided all cowboys are rotten to the core. No way she’ll ever fall for that type of man again. Until she finds herself drowning in the ocean trying to save her aunt’s little dog and a cowboy dives in ... An August Bride

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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A July Bride

A July Bride

On 8/16 Carrie wrote: Alyssa Pennington is the saddest bride I have ever read about. Her dream wedding comes to a crashing halt when her groom bolts, leaving her at the altar. And if that isn’t enough, he then starts pestering her to take him back. It bothered me that we never had a full picture as to why he left Alyssa. ... A July Bride

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Nashville Sweetheart

Nashville Sweetheart

On 6/11 Carrie wrote: To an outside observer, Aubrey James has it all. Success, riches, fame, and a sexy boyfriend. Nashville’s Country Diva seems to be perfect but this perfection is only a façade. When her boyfriend proposes in front of her audience at a festival and her former “friend” sells a tell-all story to ... Nashville Sweetheart Review

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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A February Bride

A February Bride

On 3/6 Carrie wrote: Allie is on the brink of marriage when fears of repeating her mother’s (and grandmother’s and aunt’s) mistakes forces her to bolt from the ceremony. She never explains her reasons to Marcus, her fiance, and just keeps living her life. Alone and miserable. Marcus’s sister is also Allie’s friend ... Cute story, frustrating heroine

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars

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A January Bride

A January Bride

On 2/20 Carrie wrote: I’ve been reading a love of short novellas lately, many of them about weddings. A January Bride is the second in a series of wedding themed novellas written by well-known authors. Maddie is a best selling novelist who agrees to help out her sister by living in her sister’s home while it is being ... A January Bride - okay, not great

Carrie's Rating:

2 Stars

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A December Bride

A December Bride

On 1/29 Carrie wrote: A December Bride is the first in a series of novellas featuring romances and weddings in that particular month. Layla O’Reilly unwillingly attends her cousin’s wedding with her ex-fiance’s best friend as her date. Adding to the complexity of the situation it’s Layla’s ex who is marrying her ... A December Bride

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

On 1/20 Carrie wrote: Stranger Things is another example of Healy’s amazing ability to weave mystery and suspense with the supernatural. The opening grabbed my attention and despite feeling confused by what was going on in the plot it worked. The main character, Serena Diaz, reflected the confusion and uncertainty I felt. ... Stranger Things

Carrie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Mirror Images

Mirror Images

On 10/24 Carrie wrote: This novel was a continuous roller coaster as you questioned what was the truth. Madison arrives in Churchill, Wisconsin with one goal: to pay her respects to a man she loved and then convince his family to repay the $51,000 he stole from her three years ago. Maddy desperately needs this money to make ... Mirror Images Review

Carrie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 9/29 Carrie wrote: Dark Halo is the thrilling conclusion to Dittemore’s series. It picks up immediately where Broken Wings leaves off, setting the reader immediately into the action. Brielle is devastated by Jake’s kidnapping and she deals with her frustration the only way she can: she dances and worships to the celestial ... Review of Dark Halo

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Survivor

The Survivor

On 8/28 Carrie wrote: The Survivor is a fast paced, action packed, suspense filled mystery with a touch of romance. Kariss Walker is a bestselling novelist looking for her next story when she is contacted by Amy Garrett, a woman who survived a near death attack as a child and who used her second chance to counsel individuals ... The Survivor {Book Review}

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Broken Wings

Broken Wings

On 2/14 Carrie wrote: Broken Wings continues on shortly after Angel Eyes ends (see here for my review). Brielle is trying to come to terms with her new found abilities and her relationship with Jake. Her ability to see the Celestial with the aid of the halo changes and soon Brielle realizes she can see glimpses of the Celestial ... Broken Wings Review

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Silent Night

Silent Night

On 12/9 Carrie wrote: Silent Night is a wonderful novella about family and recognizing what is important in your life. I’ve read a book by Colleen Coble previously Tidewater Inn and I enjoyed it so I thought I would give this a try. To my surprise, familiar characters popped up. Bree and her search-and-rescue dog Samson ... Silent Night by Colleen Coble

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 12/5 Carrie wrote: Every Perfect Gift is the third book in Dorothy Love’s Hickory Ridge series. You can read my review of book 2 here. This book focuses on the story of Sophie Caldwell, an orphan adopted by characters featured in the first book of this series. Sophie has been away from Hickory Ridge and returns to run ... Every Perfect Gift

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 11/7 Carrie wrote: Starring Me is an entertaining YA novel that looks at the pressures of celebrity status and staying true to what is important to you. While this particular novel has strong Christian overtones and a bit of preaching the message applies no matter your beliefs or lack thereof. Kara McKornick has big dreams ... Starring Me

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 10/10 Carrie wrote: Tidewater Inn is a simple yet entertaining romance with a bit of mystery thrown in. Libby is a restorer and with her business partner she travels the country finding projects to add to the historical registry. By a weird stroke of fate she ends up at Hope Beach for a job and discovers everything she ... Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 8/14 Carrie wrote: House of Mercy is an interesting blend of magic and mystery as the heroine, Bethesda Borzoi, searches to fix the tragic mistake she makes. Beth only wants to help, be it people or animals, just like her father. She has a gift for healing and decides to become a vet and work on the family ranch. One night ... House of Mercy by Erin Healy

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 5/28 Carrie wrote: I find I’ve been drawn to a lot of YA lately. When I saw the cover of Angel Eyes I was instantly intrigued. The story, happily, didn’t disappoint. Brielle Matthews returns home a shattered, broken version of herself. She struggles to move forward in a world that seems pointless after the tragic ... Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/14 Carrie wrote: It’s been a long time since I read a book that grabbed my attention and didn’t let it go. Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Dress is pure magic. From the way Charlotte discovers the dress to how the search to locate the previous owners every element of the story weaves together in a magnificent tapestry ... The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Carrie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/29 Carrie wrote: I love historical fiction. There is something magical about reading of a world that seems so far removed from our modern world. Beauty for Ashes is a beautiful story of finding love despite obstacles. When we meet the heroine, Carrie Daly, she is getting fitted for an extravagant dress that is made ... Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 1/12 Carrie wrote: This is the third book in Sara Evans’ Songbird series. I previously reviewed book two Softly & Tenderly (you can read that review here) and this book picks up directly after the second one ends. Max and Jade are making an effort to move past the secrets and let go of the anger. Max has taken his addiction ... Book Review - Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

On 10/27 Carrie wrote: Softly & Tenderly is the second book in Sara Evans’ “Songbird Series”. Throughout this novel there are references to events that the reader would be familiar with if they had read the first book. The fact I hadn’t read the first book didn’t affect my enjoyment of the overall story. I could ... Book Review: Softly & Tenderly

Carrie's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 10/4 Carrie wrote: This book opens with an intriguing mystery: Audrey has sensitivities to those feeling pain. She is drawn to these people and in her capacity as a pastor’s wife, helps them as best she can. Even when she is no longer “The Pastor’s Wife” and simply “The Baker’s Wife” she still uses her ability ... The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy {Review}

Carrie's Rating:

4 Stars

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