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I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

On 3/11 truebluebrenda wrote: Mandy Hale has been on the scene for a while with her blog and book, The Single Woman. With her new inspirational memoir, I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After, Hale moves past doling out advice to telling the personal stories of how she ... The Voice of Single Women

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4 Stars

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 2/26 truebluebrenda wrote: I don’t follow Tsh’s very popular blog, The Art of Simple, but I’d seen Notes From A Blue Bike around the blogosphere and knew it was at least partially an expat story (which I love!). The book holds plenty of stories about her young family’s years in Turkey, with such vivid description that ... Notes From A Blue Bike

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4 Stars

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 9/14 truebluebrenda wrote: Starring Me by Krista McGee is a Christian YA novel. The titular "me" is Kara McKormick, a spunky New Yorker and aspiring actress who recently had her big break on a dating reality show. After making it to the final auditions for an exciting new SNL-type sketch comedy, Kara goes to Orlando to live with ... Starring Me by Krista McGee

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3 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 7/23 truebluebrenda wrote: Isn't this cover pretty?Several years ago, Brielle left her small Oregon hometown and her widowed dad to pursue ballet stardom. Now, after the murder of her best friend, she's come home to await the murderer's trial. Although she feels disengaged from most of her old friends, a newcomer, Jake, makes ... Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

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3 Stars

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 5/14 truebluebrenda wrote: Half a decade ago, I read Sheila Walsh's excellent book on depression, The Heartache No One Sees. I had never heard of Sheila before (despite her fame as a singer, speaker, and writer), but I was quickly taken in by her transparency, hard-knocks wisdom, and obvious heart for ... God Loves Broken People

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3 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 2/9 truebluebrenda wrote: Surprised by Oxford, a memoir by Carolyn Weber, is a relatable and inspiring account of a journey to faith. A Canadian academic, Carolyn comes to Oxford for a graduate degree in Romantic-era literature, dragging heavy baggage both literal and metaphorical. She grew up poverty-stricken, with an erratic ... Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

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4 Stars

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