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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 8/22 candyastra wrote: Thirteen states, 100 chefs, and 134 recipes later, one thing is clear: the food of the American South tells a story that spans the distance from New Orleans to Louisville, Little Rock to Charleston, Nashville to Dallas, and every city in between. The Southern Foodie explores a hearty swath of the South’s ... MMM!!!!

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5 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 8/22 candyastra wrote: "Get out here, now, or I'm gonna kill you!" he hollered. Little girls are hardwired to hold their daddies in high esteem, so it comes as a shock the first time a daughter feels the back of her daddy's hand across her face . . . or watches him punch and kick her mother to within an inch of her life. How ... Cruel Harvest A Memoir By Fran Grubb

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5 Stars

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 8/14 candyastra wrote: I don't know that this was really my kind of book. I didn't even finish it. A girl who gets a healing power from a grey wolf that attacked and then run off? Stealing a saddle with no consequence of the action? In a Christian novel? Really? I guess it's for some, but not me. I found itto be too mythical ... House of mercy

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3 Stars

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Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's Way

On 7/10 candyastra wrote: A 90-day devotional healing experience for the grieving spirit. The death of a family member or friend is devastating. In fact, it can take five years or more for a person to adequately work through his or her grief, but because we live in a fast-paced society, we often sweep it under the rug or ignore ... Grieving Gods Way

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5 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/4 candyastra wrote: This book tells the story of about 6 people, I know some people find it confusing when there are more than one main character but I found it interesting to see how their lives intertwined. This book tells the story of an ailing Grandma who brings her family closer together and the trials and troubles ... Hope Springs

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4 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 5/16 candyastra wrote: I always wondered how God chose Mary to raise his son, Jesus, and this book offers some great insight! Motherhood is often pushed aside and unappreciated, this book made me feel more content with my decision to be a stay at home Mom to my 19 month old son. This book would be a great discussion piece ... heaven in her arms

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5 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 4/25 candyastra wrote: I love fiction, it totally draws me in, this book was no different. This is a story of twin girls who were taken from their loving Stepmother and placed in the care of their Grandparents when their Father suddenly passes. The grandparents are greedy and deceptive toward the girls and their inheritance ... Covenant Child

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5 Stars

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He Chose the Nails

He Chose the Nails

On 4/11 candyastra wrote: I've always loved Max's biblical sound writings and this was no exception. This book leads me back to the song lyrics "When He was on the cross, I was on his mind..." How much Christ has done for us that we don't even realize? Sure he died on the cross for our sins, but what about the nails in his hands, ... He chose the nails

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5 Stars

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Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 3/27 candyastra wrote: When you find the divine promise of each day, you can face whatever it brings. Speed bumps and speeding tickets won’t derail you. Hiccups and hard times don’t have to ruin your day. In fact those days can become great days. Whatever you face, you can have a great day every day. Very powerful and ... Great day every day

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5 Stars

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 2/29 candyastra wrote: Book DescriptionSometimes the person you most need is the one least like you.Kathryn Davies is a bright young woman from a prominent Phoenix family. But after making a leap of faith at a Christian music fest, dropping out of med school, and moving to inner city Chicago, her family has all but disowned ... Stand By Me By Neta Jackson

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5 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/24 candyastra wrote: Real stories by real people. Loved this book right from the first story. People tell their stories of how God broke them and made them realize that they need to live for him, not themselves or someone else. Drugs, Sex, Alcohol, Pornography. There are no holds barred, no sugar coating it. Addictions, ... Great Read!

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 12/21 candyastra wrote: This is the first time I’ve ever read a book by Mark & Grace Driscoll that I can recall and let me say, it probably won’t be the last! The author is blunt, non sugar coated not beating around the bush, and is clear is what he is trying to accomplish. He is telling us, as followers of Jesus Christ, ... Real Marriage The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark & Grace Driscoll

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/21 candyastra wrote: Heaven is for RealI truly believe this is a book I could read again & again. “Heaven is for real” is about 4 year old Colton Burpo who, while on the operating table, has an out of body experience and gets to visit Heaven. Now, I know this story has a lot of questions and people wondering did this ... Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 11/21 candyastra wrote: This is the first time I have read a book by this author, now I did hear of the Christmas Shoes but never picked it up, when Booksneeze was offering this follow up book I decided to snag it! Such a heartwarming tale of 2 very different ladies who’s lives intertwine, told from both points of view. Here ... The Christmas Note Donna VanLiere

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5 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 10/31 candyastra wrote: Well recently, due to a distribution centre mixup, I got to review "Why men hate going to church" by David Murrow. I was upset at first, but then thought, how can I be upset with a free book program. I contacted Booksneeze to get the correct book. They apologized and told me to keep this one too, and ... Why Men Hate Going To Church

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4 Stars

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More Lost Than Found

More Lost Than Found

On 10/5 candyastra wrote: The book "More lost than found" by Jared Heard tells a story of how a young boy who came to know God and serve him and lose Faith in the same place he found it, the church. The writer tended to use humor to give this book a more lighthearted approach to Christian wrongdoings and what Christians should ... More Lost Than Found

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4 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 9/22 candyastra wrote: One of the most amazing testimonies I have ever heard of how God intervened and provided hope and light in the darkest of hours. This book is about a man who made a pact with Satan that caused a 20 year downward spiral that ends in triumph. Leehan was given a specific task by Satan, which caused a group ... Ascent from the darkness

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5 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/11 candyastra wrote: In this children's book, Gabby is a guardian angel sent from Heaven to protect a little girl named Sophie. Gabby is a little clumsy and inattentive until she realizes just how important her role really is. This is also a great book to use for a Sunday School lesson along with the memory verse included ... Gabby, God's Little Angel (Sheila Walsh) Review

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3 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 9/11 candyastra wrote: The Grace of God review by Andy StanleyAndy Stanley did a great job putting into perspective that while we are not perfect, God’s grace is sufficient for us. Not one of us is deserving of the reward of an eternal life beyond death but the author goes on to tell us that because of God’s grace the ... The Grace of God (Andy Stanley) Review

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3 Stars

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