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The Living Room

The Living Room

On 8/13 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: Amy Clarke is a dreamer. Since childhood, she has frequently experienced what could only be described as a heavenly visitation while sleeping. But lately, her dreams have taken a different turn. Snapshots of past and/or future events appear without explanation. Meanwhile, her career as a novelist has ... Book Review: The Living Room by Robert Whitlow

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3 Stars

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The Judgment Stone

The Judgment Stone

On 8/3 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: It was bad enough having to fight The Tribe, but now Jagger must contend with The Clan, a separate group of immortals who are ruthless killers. While the Tribe kills because they believe they are doing God's will, the Clan kills and maims for fun. After the Judgment Stone is discovered at the monastery, ... Book Review: The Judgment Stone by Robert Liparulo

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4 Stars

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 6/27 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence By Jane Cook Published by Thomas Nelson  Book DescriptionAmerican Phoenix tells the gripping story of John Quincy ... BOOK REVIEW: AMERICAN PHOENIX by JANE HAMPTON COOK

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3 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 4/4 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: Beth doesn't know what went wrong. Her husband, the Men's Pastor at the local mega-church, has locked himself in a shed in the backyard, saying he'll come out when he hears from God. Meanwhile, her youngest son is on drugs, her Marxist brother needs help kidnapping a teenage runaway, and Beth has somehow ... BOOK REVIEW: THE SKY BENEATH MY FEET by LISA SAMSON

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5 Stars

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 2/17 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: Julia Bennett's family fell apart twenty years ago when she brought her friend home from college. Julia left it all behind her and forged a new life as a Manhattan artist. Her sister Meg lives in deep denial, raising the perfect family and posting it on Facebook; and her mother, Mary Ellen, is still ... BOOK REVIEW: MOON OVER EDISTO by BETH WEBB HART

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5 Stars

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An Angel by Her Side

An Angel by Her Side

On 1/4 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: An Angel by Her SidebyRuth ReidPaperback: 368 pagesPublisher: Thomas Nelson (January 1, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1595547908ISBN-13: 978-1595547903About the Book . . .Please note that this is Book 3 in the A Heaven on Earth seriesKatie has lived through tragedy and heartache. But with the angel ... BOOK REVIEW: AN ANGEL BY HER SIDE by RUTH REID

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4 Stars

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The Reason

The Reason

On 12/5 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: THE REASONBy William Sirls Published by Thomas Nelson Publish Date:  September 4, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4016-8737-3About the book . . . When Facing the Impossible, Can You Only Believe?Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. ... BOOK REVIEW: THE REASON by WILLIAM SIRLS

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Faithful to Laura

Faithful to Laura

On 11/19 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: Faithful to Laura By Kathleen Fuller Length 304 Pages Series A Middlefield Family Novel     Publication Date ... BOOK REVIEW: FAITHFUL TO LAURA by KATHLEEN FULLER

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 6/20 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: GARDEN OF MADNESSbyTRACY L. HIGLEYPublisher:  Thomas NelsonBook DescriptionThe Untold Story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Daughter.For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as ... BOOK REVIEW: GARDEN OF MADNESS by TRACY L. HIGLEY

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 5/6 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: Kelly Long's latest novel, "Arms of Love", is set in Revolutionary Era Pennsylvania. The Amish theology does not allow for bearing arms, whether in anger or in an act of war. Adam is torn between his love for Lena Yoder and his desire to defend his freedom. Lena's mother has exacted a promise from ... ARMS OF LOVE by KELLY LONG

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/29 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: The Final SummitA Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity By Andy AndrewsPublished by Thomas Nelson                 The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is a sequel to his previous novel, The Traveler's Gift.  While it would help ... SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW: THE FINAL SUMMIT by Andy Andrews-BOOK GIVEAWAYS

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The God Whom Moses Knew

The God Whom Moses Knew

On 4/8 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: BECKON by Tom PawlikList Price:  12.99 ISBN:          978-1-4143-3873-6Binding:     SoftcoverRelease:    April 2012 People are missing.  Jack Kendrick, a 21-year old anthropologist, is searching for his father.  Elina Gutierrez, on ... SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW: BECKON, MAKING PIECE & GIVEAWAY LINK

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3 Stars

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The 13th Tribe

The 13th Tribe

On 4/1 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: SUNDAY BOOK REVIEWTHE 13th  TRIBE by Robert Liparulo     Immortality....it sounds like a good idea, like a gift, not a curse.  But as the 13th Tribe can tell you, living for centuries is a punishment.  The Tribe is made up of forty Israelites who participated in worshipping ... SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW: THE 13TH TRIBE & GIVEAWAY LINKS

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 3/2 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: Babylon's Falling is a fictionalized account of the prophet Daniel's life in Babylon during Nebuchadnezzer's rule. The story begins as Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are being led into captivity, along with thousands of their fellow Judeans, by the Chaldean army. The storyline continues as ... BABYLON'S FALLING

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The Jesus We Missed

The Jesus We Missed

On 2/15 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: n his latest work, Pastor Patrick Reardon, noted theologian and scholar, examines the humanity of Christ. By an exhaustive study of the Gospels, narrated by those who knew Him best, Reardon discovers for us the human, earthly Jesus who walked the shores of Galilee with his disciples. While in no way ... BOOK REVIEW

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/26 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: This book is the last installment in Morgan's Then Sings My Soul trilogy. Along with individual histories of more than fifty of the great hymns of the Church, the author offers a comprehensive history of hymnody, from Biblical times to today's contemporary hymns. Although I was aware of this series, ... THEN SINGS MY SOUL - THE STORY OF OUR SONGS: DRAWING STRENGTH FROM THE GREAT HYMNS OF OUR FAITH-BOOK 3 by ROBERT J. MORGAN

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 1/5 THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK wrote: This Thing of Ours by Cammy Franzese is a story of God's grace in a turbulent marriage. Camille Garcia was a naive, twenty-year old dancer when she met and fell in love with Michael Franzese on the set of Knights of the City, which he produced. She had no idea the man she would soon marry had ties to ... THIS THING OF OURS by Cammy Franzese

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