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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 10/26 Gale wrote: Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent  So many books, so little time – and this one sat on my to be read shelf far too long. When I finally picked it up and started ... Same Kind of Different As Me

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5 Stars

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A Girl's Guide to Life

A Girl's Guide to Life

On 7/10 Gale wrote: As a mother, grandmother and former teenager, I can attest that growing up is hard to do. And in today’s society it’s harder than ever. Peer pressure is constant. Who and what is popular is not. Music, clothes, what’s in today will be out tomorrow. It’s a struggle to look cool and be popular. ... A Girl's Guide to Life - The Truth on Growing Up, Being Real, and Making Your Teen Years Fabulous!

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4 Stars

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Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

On 6/2 Gale wrote: Lucille O'Neal is the mother of NBA legend, Shaquille O'Neal. In Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go, Lucille relates her life story in her own words. She talks about her hardships and struggles including a traumatic childhood, teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, an unhappy marriage and low self-esteem. Her ... Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go by Lucille O'Neal

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3 Stars

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Face of Betrayal (Trade Paperback)

Face of Betrayal (Trade Paperback)

On 4/5 Gale wrote: Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl with April Henry is the first in a new series, a political thriller ripped from the headlines. The story seems to be loosely based on the 2001 Chandra Levy case. Lis Wiehl is well equipped to write in this genre. She graduated from Harvard Law School. She's a former federal ... A Good, Solid Whodunit!

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4 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 2/25 Gale wrote: Buried Alive - The True Story of Kidnapping, Captivity, and a Dramatic Rescue by Roy Hallums is the compelling story of a man's will to survive. It's a white knuckle ride as you follow the author's unrelenting physical and psychological torment at the hands of Iraqi insurgents. Roy Hallums book provides ... Amazing Story of One Man's Will to Survive

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5 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Gale wrote: I'm a long time fan of Sara Evans. I love her music and I enjoyed watching her dance on the TV show "Dancing with the Stars," but I had no idea she could write - and write so well. The Sweet By and By is a collaborative effort by Sara Evans and Christian romance writer, Rachel Hauck so I don't know how ... The Sweet By and By written by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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Obstacles Welcome

Obstacles Welcome

On 12/18 Gale wrote: Obstacles Welcome is Ralph de la Vega's story. Part biography and part self-help book, it's all about his inspiring journey to achieve the American Dream. He opens up his life to readers and grants them access to his experiences. He willingly shares what he's learned as he faced and overcame life's challenges ... Obstacles Welcome by Ralph de la Vega

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4 Stars

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Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

On 12/6 Gale wrote: Beautiful Mess is a song that was recorded by the country music band Diamond Rio in 2002. It's also the title of their new book. I'm a fan of their music and I was excited to get a review copy of the book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. Diamond Rio is a very successful band and I loved getting a look ... Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio

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4 Stars

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Kabul 24

Kabul 24

On 10/30 Gale wrote: The reports of arrests and kidnappings of Westerners in the Middle East are truly horrifying. I've often wondered why people travel to areas of unrest and put themselves in jeopardy. After reading Kabul 24 I have a better understanding of the dedication and faith of those who choose to answer a call ... Kabul24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson

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5 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 Gale wrote: Many women, myself included, have bought into the Superwoman myth, the idea that you can have it all. Yes, women today have more options than ever before, so why are we less happy than at any other time in history? We're stressed because the demands of juggling job, home and family leads to feeling unfulfilled ... Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham

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5 Stars

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A Man of His Word

A Man of His Word

On 9/14 Gale wrote: Kathleen Fuller's A Man of His Word is a light read about love, relationships and betrayal in an Amish community. The author skillfully depicts life in the village of Middlefield, Ohio, the fourth largest Amish settlement. Moriah Byler is looking forward to marrying her childhood sweetheart, Levi Miller, ... Love and Betrayal in an Amish Community

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3 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Gale wrote: Fear begins in infancy with separation anxiety. A few years later and we are afraid of the dark and the monster under the bed. When we become teenagers, our biggest fears are rejection, being different and doing poorly in school. As adults, we fear responsibility, unsatisfied ambitions and death. Unfettered ... Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 8/4 Gale wrote: One week ago my husband and I were packing for a vacation at the beach. I have so many books on my "to be read" list I was having trouble deciding which ones to bring. It turned out to be an eclectic mix - science fiction, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and "Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly ... Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage by Rick Burgess and Bill "Bubba" Bussey

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4 Stars

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I Believe Bunny

I Believe Bunny

On 7/1 Gale wrote: "The I Believe Bunny" written by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Frank Endersby is part of a new series for young children. Boys and girls can identify with the adorable bunny who will teach them how to put their faith into action. In this book Bunny teaches about the power of prayer.Bunny comes across ... The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe

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5 Stars

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It Happened In Italy

It Happened In Italy

On 6/22 Gale wrote: The destructive legacy of the Holocaust affected not only those who lived through the persecution, evacuations and internments but their future generations as well. Memoirs written by the children of survivors relate stories of how the atrocities suffered by their parents fractured family relationships ... It Happened In Italy by Elizabeth Bettina

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3 Stars

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Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

On 5/28 Gale wrote: Have you ever wondered about the roots of Islamic Militancy, the schism in the Anglican Communion or the history of Kabbalah? What are the teachings of the Satanic Bible? Who is the founder of the Scientology religious philosophy? What are the rules for Sikh living? James A. Beverley has left few stones ... Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Religions of the World by James A. Beverley

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5 Stars

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