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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 6/23 SusanneLS wrote: I like a mystery once in awhile so when this book came up for review I ordered it in spite of the fact that it is actually the 2nd in a series, the first of which I hadn't read. But I thought I'd give it a go because I really enjoyed the last book I read from this author. The story hit the floor ... "A Deadly Business" by Lis Wiehl

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4 Stars

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 5/9 SusanneLS wrote: he Heart's Pursuit is a historical romance of the inspirational genre with some mystery thrown in. After a life time of never meeting her step mother's expectations Silver Matlock yet again has disappointed her by choosing the wrong man. After being jilted at the alter the family also finds out that ... "The Heart's Pursuit" by Robin Lee Hatcher ~ A Review

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4 Stars

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Unquenchable

Unquenchable

On 3/27 SusanneLS wrote: Sometimes this life is just plain hard and there are times when things turn out very disappointingly different than what we would plan. How do we not just not lose faith in but actually grow our faith in these times? This book endeavours to show us how. There are plenty of stories of women who have ... Unquechable by Carol Kent - A Book Tour Review

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4 Stars

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Butterfly Palace

Butterfly Palace

On 1/30 SusanneLS wrote: This was only my second ever Colleen Coble novel and I have to say I did enjoy it. It fit the bill for the type of read I was wanting at the time: easy reading, historical setting, bit of a romance, bit of mystery. While it probably would be labeled historical fiction because of the time period it ... Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble ~ A Review

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4 Stars

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A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept

On 1/8 SusanneLS wrote: Robin Lee Hatcher is one of my favorite authors in the Christian genre so I was excited to see something new in the contemporary style from her. For this story she draws from her experience of divorce and alcoholism to tell us the story of the main character, Allison. As Allison tries to put her life ... Book Review - A Promise Kept

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4 Stars

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Heart Failure

Heart Failure

On 12/17 SusanneLS wrote: A little suspense, a little mystery, a little romance, a little about faith and medicine is what this book presented to me. When Dr. Carrie Markham becomes engaged to paralegal Adam Davidson, she has finally come to a place in her life where she can move on from her past. But at a time when they should ... Heart Failure by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

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3 Stars

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The Merciful Scar

The Merciful Scar

On 11/21 SusanneLS wrote: I loved this story. Right from the beginning I was drawn into Kirsten's story. It tells a very powerful story that stuck with me for days afterward. Through the assortment of characters, the reader is shown a variety of attempts they use at hiding deep pain within their lives. The main character ... The Merciful Scar ~ A review

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5 Stars

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 8/8 SusanneLS wrote: This was my first read by this author and for the most part, I really enjoyed it. I would categorize it into the contemporary suspense/mystery/romance category. The mystery and the suspense part of the novel drew me in and the end was a surprise. I actually didn't figure it out until the author revealed ... Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 7/16 SusanneLS wrote: I have never read a Sherlock Holmes mystery but the premise of this book caught my attention. I mean, the world's greatest detective, travelling back in time to solve biblical mysteries? I love searching out little details in the bible and gleaning new insights or thoughts from familiar stories that ... Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

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4 Stars

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Joni and Ken

Joni and Ken

On 4/30 SusanneLS wrote: I remember when I first became a Christian in the '80's and attending Joni's movie. It deeply afffected and inspired me. She and Ken were married around the same time my husband and I so I was excited to read their love story because let's face it, 30 years married to the same person is becoming more ... Book Review ~ Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story

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4 Stars

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 2/20 SusanneLS wrote: I had read this author's last book and remember really enjoying it and it's very relatable characters. In Moon Over Edisto I really feel the author has once again developed a story with characters who's feelings I really related to. I enjoyed the character development of Julia, who in all regards, ... Book Review ~ Moon Over Edisto

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5 Stars

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Betrayal

Betrayal

On 1/2 SusanneLS wrote: I was due for a good read by this author. After reading quite a few more secular stories this fall, I was just ready for a really good faith based story. And Robin Lee Hatcher always delivers that for me, this book included. She always takes real characters and puts them into real situations which ... Last Book of 2012 ~ Book Review of "Betrayal"

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4 Stars

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Everything

Everything

On 10/9 SusanneLS wrote: When this book came up for review, I requested it right away. It went right along with something we'd been talking about at bible study: giving every bit of ourselves, not just pieces of ourselves or certain areas to the Lord. Mary DeMuth speaks from her heart and shares stories that have brought ... Book Review ~ Everything

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4 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

On 9/3 SusanneLS wrote: "It' a Wonderful Life" is not just one of my favorite Christmas movies but it's one of my favorite movies of all time. So I jumped at the chance to get this book when it was offered. I am so glad I did. Because it was for a book tour and review I had to read it quickly but I will sure be going back ... Book Review ~ 52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

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5 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 8/14 SusanneLS wrote: They were living the dream. She was doing everything right. Until one thing at a time her world started to crash down around her. It culminated with a very difficult decision to return to her childhood home which she had left at 17 and never looked back. The story was about trusting God even when everything ... Song of the Brokenhearted

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5 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 7/4 SusanneLS wrote: The story takes on two generations and two churches in a small town. It revolves mainly around Grandma Geri Sanders and her family and the family of fellow neighbor and pastor of one of the churches, Pastor Jim. The families are gathering in Hope Springs to attend the funeral of Pastor Jim who died ... Hope Springs

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3 Stars

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 3/22 SusanneLS wrote: I was looking forward to reading this book by Sheila Walsh. I've followed her background from singer to tv host to admittance to a psychiatric ward for severe depression. So I knew she would be coming from a very personal place in writing this book. And she does write honestly about her places of ... God Loves Broken People

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2 Stars

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/22 SusanneLS wrote: "Sweeter Than Birdsong" by Rosslyn ElliotKate Winters is a young lady from a fairly well off family in 1855 Westerville, Ohio.  She is one of a very small group of young ladies who are the first women to attend Otterbein College and with graduating comes the first step towards her secret dreams ... Book Tour~ Sweeter Than Birdsong

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5 Stars

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 1/10 SusanneLS wrote: "Love Lifted Me" by Sara Evans with Rachel HauckPublisher's Summary:Jade never knew happily-ever-after would be this messy, loud . . . delicious.Jade Benson embraces unexpected motherhood when her husband Max gains custody of his young son. As she and Max work out their newly formed family, an invitation ... Book Tour ~ Loved Lifted Me

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5 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 12/1 SusanneLS wrote: "The Encounter" by Stephen ArterburnPublisher's Summary:  A wealthy businessman travels to Fairbanks, Alaska, to learn why his mother abandoned him when he was a child, and in the process learns that not everything is as it appears to be.The Encounter, the unique new book from best-selling author ... Book Review ~ The Encounter

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4 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

On 11/21 SusanneLS wrote: "Softly & Tenderly" by Sara Evans with Rachel HauckPublisher's Summary:  Maybe out there in the country she could catch her breath, learn to breathe again.Happily married and owner of two successful boutiques, Jade longs to begin a family with her husband, Max. But when she discovers that Max ... Book Review ~ Softly & Tenderly

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4 Stars

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