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A Lady's Honor

A Lady's Honor

On 4/17 Michelle Marble wrote:  via About the BookSociety is concerned about her honor, but Elizabeth must realize her worth doesn't lie in her inheritance.In order to avoid a forced marriage to a dangerous man, Elizabeth Trelawney flees London. An unexpected stranger arrives to help her, and as they elude her pursuers across ... A Lady's Honor Book Review

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3 Stars

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The Passion Principles

The Passion Principles

On 3/25 Michelle Marble wrote: via About the BookMove beyond the mechanics of sex to a rich and rewarding connection!God's desire is for couples to enjoy vibrant sexual relationships without inhibition, awkwardness, fear, resentment, guilt, or shame. With honesty and frankness, life coach and best-selling author Shannon Ethridge ... The Passion Principles Book Review

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5 Stars

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Twirl

Twirl

On 2/26 Michelle Marble wrote:  via   About the Book Is life making you so dizzy that you're forgetting what's most important?Patsy Clairmont loves a good twirl. The kind that will make a child fall to the ground, squeal with laughter, and then want to get up and spin in circles some more! However, there is ... Twirl Book Review

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5 Stars

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Runaway Saint

Runaway Saint

On 2/12 Michelle Marble wrote: About the Book When her aunt shows up homeless on her doorstep, Sara suspects anything but a miracle. Sara's an artist with a supportive husband and a house that folks on her block admire outright. But she's restless and bored with life. Then her legendary Aunt Bel shows up, wearing a smile after years ... Runaway Saint Book Review

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4 Stars

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Butterfly Palace

Butterfly Palace

On 1/18 Michelle Marble wrote: viaAbout the Book Lilly secures a job as lady's maid in a grand manor in Austin, Texas. But even far from home, her past lurks around every corner.When Lilly Donnelly arrives at the Cutlers' famed Butterfly Mansion in 1899, the massive house and unfamiliar duties threaten to overwhelm her. Victorian ... Butterfly Palace Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

3 Stars

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Smitten Book Club

Smitten Book Club

On 1/7 Michelle Marble wrote:  About the Book"Consider that your beau is like a coveted novel whose compelling first lines you’ve just begun to read.” —A Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship At a rummage sale, Heather, a member of the Fireside Book Club, discovers a turn-of-the-century romantic advice book written ... Smitten Book Club Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love Does Study Guide with DVD

Love Does Study Guide with DVD

On 1/1 Michelle Marble wrote: via  About the StudyIn Love Does, a five-session, video-based small group study, you will discover the whimsy of New York Times bes-tselling author Bob Goff through a sometimes humorous, thought-provoking, meaningful lesson that makes faith in God simple and real. You will discover the paradigm ... Love Does Bible Study Review

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4 Stars

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Lean Body, Fat Wallet

Lean Body, Fat Wallet

On 12/11 Michelle Marble wrote: via About the BookWhat’s good for the wallet is good for the body—an innovative approach to improving both your wealth and your health. What would you do if you finally lost that weight and had energy to burn? How different would your life be if you were completely out of debt and in control ... Lean Body Fat Wallet Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Once-A-Day Country Faith

Once-A-Day Country Faith

On 11/26 Michelle Marble wrote: via About the BookPour yourself a fresh, cold glass of sweet tea and ease into your favorite chair with a copy of the Once-A-Day Country Faith. You'll enjoy a front row seat to an intimate look at your favorite country stars as they discuss the personal significance of their favorite Bible passage. ... Country Faith Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

5 Stars

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Andi Unexpected

Andi Unexpected

On 11/15 Michelle Marble wrote: via About the BookTwelve-year-old Andora 'Andi' Boggs and her fourteen-year-old sister Bethany move to rural Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt after the sudden death of their parents. While dealing with her grief, Andi discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family ... Andi Unexpected Book Review

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5 Stars

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One Light Still Shines

One Light Still Shines

On 10/28 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture Credit About the Book'My story is not about my past, but about your future.' In the startling tragedy of the Amish schoolhouse shooting at Nickel Mines, one story has never been told. Marie Roberts Monville, the wife of the man who created such horror, tells her story for the very first ... One Light Still Shines Book Review

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5 Stars

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 10/18 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture Credit About the Book I surely wish with all my heart, This day of Jesus’ birth, That peace and love and happiness Soon cover all the earth. Mary Engelbreit rings in the holiday with a Christmas collection that includes many of her favorite carols, the story of Jesus' birth, and ... Peace on Earth Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 10/11 Michelle Marble wrote: The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado is a sweet simple reprint from the original book in 2006. I didn't realize this until I received the book but I had not read it previously so it was still new to me! I really loved the setting in England and how Edward promoted good thoughts, while the minister did ... The Christmas Candle Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

On 9/27 Michelle Marble wrote: Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach. Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one ... The Total Money Makeover

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5 Stars

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The Merciful Scar

The Merciful Scar

On 9/12 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture Credit About the BookKirsten has spent her life trying to forget. But mercy begs her to remember.When she was in high school, a terrible accident fractured her family, and the only relief Kirsten could find was carving tiny lines into her skin, burying her pain in her flesh. The pain ... The Merciful Scar Book Review

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5 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 8/19 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture Credit  About the BookA note from Franklin Graham: "My father, Billy Graham, is known for speaking out about the one and only thing that matters in this world: the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He remembers the call of God seven decades ago to preach the Word of God to all those who ... Billy Graham in Quotes Book Review

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5 Stars

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Downside Up

Downside Up

On 8/8 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture Credit  About the BookA harsh reality of life is that it’s not always enjoyable. Everyone has experienced rejection. Whether in the form of hash words, unreciprocated love, loss or betrayal. Most people perceive rejection as a negative occurrence, when, in reality, rejection can be ... Downside Up Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Homeless at Harvard

Homeless at Harvard

On 7/27 Michelle Marble wrote:  Picture Credit Book Description Socially conscious consumers interested in social justice issues, and readers looking for a different kind of book, have found it—one that blends the voice of the author with those of his homeless friends. Harvard Square is at the center of Cambridge, ... Homeless at Harvard Book Review

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5 Stars

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Lead Me Home

Lead Me Home

On 7/19 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture CreditAbout the BookA compelling novel of truth and a search for identity by bestselling author Stacy Hawkins Adams. Stacy Hawkins Adams first touched on love and belief with her Jubilant Soul series. Coming Home, the first novel in her Winds of Change series, let her look deeper into the same ... Lead Me Home Book Review

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5 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/27 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture CreditAbout the Book What marks the boundary between a miracle of God and the imagination of a child?Nine-year-old Leah’s invisible friend seems harmless enough until he aids her in upsetting the tranquility of her new town, a place where her parents desperately hoped she’d finally be ... When Mockingbirds Sing Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 5/7 Michelle Marble wrote: Simply Delicious: Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore has some unique recipes that make me excited about cooking again. Unbeknownst to many folks outside the Amish Mennonite population in America, Pinecraft, Florida---a village tucked away in the heart of Sarasota---is the vacation paradise ... Simply Delicious Amish Cookbook Review

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5 Stars

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Persecuted

Persecuted

On 4/22 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture CreditPersecuted is an informative book that showed me how much I really don't know.   Christians are the world s most widely persecuted religious group, according to studies by the Pew Research Center, "Newsweek," and the "Economist," among others.A woman is caught with a Bible and ... Persecuted Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 3/27 Michelle Marble wrote:  Picture Credit The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd is a delightful romance set in England. Darbury, England, 1814Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything ... The Heiress of Winterwood Book Review

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5 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/20 Michelle Marble wrote:  Picture Credit A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl is a thriller murder mystery that I could not put down. One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor's office. The next minute there's a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as ... A Matter of Trust Book Review

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/14 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture CreditUnglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst is set up as a sixty day short read devotional. Lysa writes on many topics such as marriage, deary days, kids, family, disappointments, and self control. I do not have kids yet, so some of the topics I couldn't relate to. Lysa includes different verses ... Unglued Devotional Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 2/1 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture CreditThreads of Grace by Kelly Long is part of the Patch of Heaven Novels. I have not read anything by Kelly Long before, and this is not the first book to the series but it can be read alone. "Grace's autistic son needs a life that is safe and consistent. Seth wants to leave his flirting ... Threads of Grace Book Review

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4 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/1 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture CreditSecretly Smitten is written by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter. This book is unique because of the multiple authors and how they tie four different "books" into one main story. The setting is in Smitten, Vermont, which is the romantic destination. The book ... Secretly Smitten Book Review

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4 Stars

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Betrayal

Betrayal

On 12/1 Michelle Marble wrote: Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher is a historical western novel set in a ranch in Wyoming. Julia Grace has had a rough past with memories that seem to creep into her mind every day. Being a widow with a ranch and cattle to take care of hasn't been easy for her over the winter and the cattle will need to ... Betrayal Book Review

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4 Stars

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 11/13 Michelle Marble wrote: Picture CreditEvery Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love is a historical novel set in 1886 Tennessee. Sophie Caldwell returns to the town she grew up in while living in an orphanage. Sophie is quite the writer and after working for a newspaper in Texas she decides to start one in Hickory Ridge in order to prove ... Every Perfect Gift Book Review

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4 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 10/31 Michelle Marble wrote: Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur is about twelve people in the Bible and why God chose them to do His will. The twelve people are:EnochJosephMiriamGideon and SamsonJonathanJonahEstherJohn the BaptistJamesMark and Onesimus I liked the history behind Enoch because I really haven't read much ... Twelve Unlikely Heroes Review

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4 Stars

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 10/21 Michelle Marble wrote: Call of a Coward: The God of Mose and the Middle-Class Housewife by Marcia Moston is a very realistic read about following God even when it seems crazy.I chose this book because I am interested in everything missions and real stories that go along with the experiences. The book takes the Moston family ... Call of a Coward Book Review

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5 Stars

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The River

The River

On 10/9 Michelle Marble wrote: The River by Michael Neale was a pleasant surprise for me to read. This book has been so popular and I honestly had no idea what the book was about when I ordered it. Neale has quite a way of writing a story that anyone can relate to and understand.The start of the book grabbed my attention and sucked ... The River Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 9/29 Michelle Marble wrote: A Cruel Harvest by Fran Grubb is an extremely difficult book to read. When I requested this book I knew it was going to be sad by reading the back cover. I really am not sure how to put this story into words."Get out here, now, or I'm gonna kill you!" he hollered.Little girls are hardwired to hold ... A Cruel Harvest Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

On 9/17 Michelle Marble wrote: The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter is part of the Big Sky Romance series. Denise Hunter is a new author to me and I really enjoyed this book! Yes, the story line was predictable, as it usually is with a romance, but the characters and setting were wonderful.I liked this book because it really ... The Trouble with Cowboys Book Review

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5 Stars

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