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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 8/5 Vickyg wrote: Rosemary Cottage is the second book in the Hope Beach series by Colleen Coble. Since I am a serious Colleen Coble book lover, I snatched this book quickly. There is something about her storytelling that I just absolutely love. She has such a gift for great story lines, interesting characters and plots ... Rosemary Cottage

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5 Stars

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Afloat

Afloat

On 5/23 Vickyg wrote: This review of Afloat by Erin Healy is a hard one to write. She has been one of my top favorite writers and I have read everything she has written and loved them until now. The teaser to the book really tweaked my curiosity and requested this book. I don't really know where to start this review since ... Afloat

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3 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 4/9 Vickyg wrote: There are your favorite authors that can't write fast enough. Lis Wiehl is one of my favorites and was thrilled to see she had written a new book. She keeps getting better and better with each book. This is one of the best suspense books I have read. This is a Mia Quinn mystery. The storyline starts ... Matter of Trust

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5 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 12/15 Vickyg wrote: Grace by Max Lucado is his latest book and it is another winner. There are many books on this subject, but Max makes this topic so much more understandable with his unique writing style. I am a huge Max fan and this book was "over the top" good. He has enough grace to pardon every sin, solve every ... Grace

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5 Stars

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Darkness Rising

Darkness Rising

On 10/3 Vickyg wrote: Darkness Rising is the second book of the East Salem Trilogy and as the title suggests, it is truly a supernatural suspense book. I am still trying to figure out if I liked it or not. It was good is spots and in spots I felt lost. This book continues the evil that lurks in East Salem except with a ... Darkness Rising

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4 Stars

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The Reason

The Reason

On 9/2 Vickyg wrote: "Only Believe" has a new meaning for me after reading this astounding debut book by William Sirls. I was not prepared for what was to happen to me while reading this book. I found myself identifying with some of the characters, their flaws, misgivings, doubts and just genuine questions. What surprised ... The Reason

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5 Stars

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 8/6 Vickyg wrote: House of Mercy is Erin Healy's latest book and it is very unique!. I have read all of her books and each one is so different. She is truly a gifted storyteller and this book fits into that category. The story centers around Beth who has a gift of healing and she wants to be a vet. She lives on a cattle ... House of Mercy

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5 Stars

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/9 Vickyg wrote: Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble is the first in her new HopeBeach series. The setting is the Outer Banks and she has written another winner. Libby inherits an old hotel from her father,that she thought had died when she was 5, and soon finds she has a brother and sister that she didn't know she had. ... Tidewater Inn

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5 Stars

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 4/16 Vickyg wrote: Another winner from Lis Wiehl. She has become one of my very favorite authors mainly because she really knows how to put a suspense novel together. This is the last of the Triple Threat books and it did not disappoint me at all. Well, maybe it did-I read it way too quickly and now I must wait for her ... Eyes of Justice

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5 Stars

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 2/27 Vickyg wrote: Another winner for Colleen Coble with Blue Moon Promise! She consistently writes books that never disappoints her readers and that is why she is my "all time favorite" Christian writer. This storyline was really different from her other books. Lucy Marsh is caring for her brother and sister, just lost ... Blue Moon Promise

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5 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/16 Vickyg wrote: Very few books will hit me square between the eyes, but I Am Second did just that. This book stayed with me long after the last page was turned. I have seen the video with Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy and was favoribly impressed with the concept of I Am Second. This book reminded me that is just where I ... I Am Second

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5 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/20 Vickyg wrote: What do you get when you put four talented authors together to write a book? A wonderful read called Smitten. This was a clever idea to set Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter in fictional Smitten, Vermont to weave their own stories and characters. Colleen writes about Natalie ... Smitten

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4 Stars

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/22 Vickyg wrote: It is always a good day when I get to read a "new" Max Lucado book. He is my all time favorite author and my bookcase is filled with all his books. He has such a gift with the written word that makes sense and puts a new slant on just what the bible is telling us. His latest book is the "best of the ... Tfhe Lucado Inspirational Reader

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5 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/7 Vickyg wrote: I love Colleen Coble's writing-let me count the ways. First, she is the only author I would stay up till one in the morning on the day her book came out to ensure I got a copy!!. Second, she always writes a fantastic story with lots of twists and turns. Her books just flow and before you know it you ... Lonestar Angel

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5 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 8/24 Vickyg wrote: When I worked at a Christian Book store many customers would tell me how great an author Charles Martin was. I actually bought two of his books that are in my bookcase still waiting to be read. I picked this from Booksneeze to review and knew it was a repackaging but it sounded so good. My, oh my, oh ... Wrapped in Rain

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5 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/4 Vickyg wrote: What a blessing the Booksneeze program is. This book is one of the examples of getting to read a wonderful book for free. It does not get any better than that!!. This was a book when I saw it up for review I knew I had to read it. I was not disappointed at all. This is one of those "heartwarming" books ... Thunder Dog

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4 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 7/6 Vickyg wrote: I must confess-I am a devotional-holic!!!. I love devotionals and usually read 10 different ones each morning before my bible reading. Love insights by different authors. When I saw this one on booksneeze I jumped at the chance to review it. I have Larry Crabbs 66 Love Letters and loved it so I knew ... God's Love Letters to You

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5 Stars

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Live Loved

Live Loved

On 4/27 Vickyg wrote: Life is so good!!! I had the wonderful opportunity to review two new Max Lucado books in the same month!!. I am a HUGE Max fan so this was like Christmas to me. Live Loved is his latest devotional and different in many ways. This devotional is not dated so you can start and stop anytime. This book also ... Live Loved

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Vickyg wrote: I am thrilled to review Max Lucado's newest book-Max on Life. I am a huge Max fan-I own everything he has ever written and he is my all time favorite non fiction writer. This book is a new concept for him and he has written a winner. The subtitle is-Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions. ... Max on Life

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5 Stars

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God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

On 4/15 Vickyg wrote: Absolutely love the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson. I received this book by Dr Richard G. Lee and Jack Countryman to read and review. This is my second book by them. I reviewed In God We Trust devotional earlier and loved it so I requested this book and was not disappointed. It is a small gift ... God's Promises for the American Patriot

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Vickyg wrote: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews was excellent!!!. I knew it would be since I have read all his other books. He is a writer than inspires me to dig deeper into history with the characters he researches in these books. Each of his books are a little different and this was not exception. The concept of ... The Final Summit

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5 Stars

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 1/27 Vickyg wrote: This is the latest book by Erin Healy. I read her first suspense and fell in love with her as an author. I was so excited when this showed up on Booksneeze to order. I think I was expecting this book to be more like her first one so I was disappointed to some extent. This was a storyline I had a hard ... The Promises She Keeps

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4 Stars

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The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

On 12/26 Vickyg wrote: I just received the new Max Lucado Study Bible in NKJV from Booksneeze and it is certainly a winner. I have his devotional study bible in the NCV version from a few years ago. I was interested to see how different this one would be from that bible. Some features are the same but a lot of new life lessons ... The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible

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5 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/9 Vickyg wrote: What fun to receive books from Thomas Nelson for free just for an honest review. I have received books that I probably would never have bought in the store and this is one of them. But I am so thankful I requested this book-it is a wowieeeeeeee!!!. First of all, it is a beautiful book with rough cut ... American Patriot's Almanac

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 Vickyg wrote: The Grace of God is Andy Stanley's latest book and it is a winner. I have always liked how he writes-simple and very understandable. He tackles a topic that is written about a lot-grace. I was curious to see just what he would say that would be new and different. He states "Grace, it's what we crave ... The Grace of God

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4 Stars

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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

On 9/30 Vickyg wrote: I was excited to see this as a book we could review since I love "saving money". Thank you Thomas Nelson for this insightful book to read and review. I lost my job last year when the Christian Book store I worked for closed. That put a whole new outlook on how to shop and save money. I started coupon ... Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

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4 Stars

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The Falling Away

The Falling Away

On 9/18 Vickyg wrote: This is a hard review to write because I usually LOVE Christian Fiction books, but this book by T.L. Hines left me glad I did not pay for this book. Thank you Thomas Nelson for this free book for my honest opinion and review. Dylan Runs Ahead has been running from his calling, his troubles, and his demons. ... The Falling Away

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2 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Vickyg wrote: I am reviewing Max Lucado's newest book Out Live Your Life which I received from Thomas Nelson for my honest review of this book. What a joy to read Max!!!. He is such a gifted storyteller that always packs a punch. This book especially made me examine myself and see if I was making a difference in ... Out Live Your Life

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Vickyg wrote: Thank you Thomas Nelson for another wonderful book from Booksneeze. I absolutely love Andy Andrews and his writing. I have read everything by him and was so excited to see a new one to read. This is in the form of a gift book which is good but I wanted a bigger book and that was the only downfall I could ... Butterfly Effect

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5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/15 Vickyg wrote: This is what I love about the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson-books that I might never have picked up to read but am able to read for free. This is one of those books-so glad I picked this one to review. I expected a big book and was so surprised-only 122 pages of reading material and 50 pages ... Let's Do Lunch

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4 Stars

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Angel Song

Angel Song

On 7/31 Vickyg wrote: This book exceeded my expectations. I was not going to request it from Thomas Nelson and kept going back to it. Since I love fiction and I knew Kathryn Cushman was a good writer I decided to go for it. This book did not disappoint me-not in a page turning kind of a way-but a genuine, good storyline. ... Angel Song

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4 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/6 Vickyg wrote: I received The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews from Thomas Nelson free for my review of this book. This was a FANTASTIC read!!!. I was able to read The Noticer by him earlier from Nelson also and was hooked on him as an author. Picked up everything he has written so I was really excited when this came up ... The Heart Mender

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5 Stars

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 4/17 Vickyg wrote: I love suspense books so I was thrilled to get this book from Thomas Nelson for reviewing it. This book hooked me from the first chapter-so much to digest and where was the story going from here. Needless to say, Erin Healy hit a home run with this book. Captivating to read with a storyline that keeps ... Never Let You Go

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5 Stars

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Greater Love

Greater Love

On 3/25 Vickyg wrote: I am reviewing Greater Love by Robert Whitlow after receiving this book from Thomas Nelson's booksneeze. I love, love,love suspense and this book was fantastic. I read the first book in the Tides of Truth series and somehow did not read number two so I knew this would be good. This was one of the ... Greater Love

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5 Stars

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The Clouds Roll Away

The Clouds Roll Away

On 3/11 Vickyg wrote: I received this book from the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program for bloggers. I was really excited to get a fiction book since I really love fiction and this was a suspense which I love also. Raleigh Harmon is a forensic geologist that goes back to her hometown and ends up investigating a hate crime, ... The Clouds Roll Away

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3 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 2/17 Vickyg wrote: 66 Love Letters I received this book from Booksneeze for review. I was so excited to read this since I looked at this book at our local Christian book store. This book by Larry Crabb is absolutely superb and so unique. Each book of the bible is a letter from God to you and what He wants you to know from ... 66 Love Letters

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5 Stars

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 1/21 Vickyg wrote: I am reviewing this book from Thomas Nelson booksneeze program. This book by Dr. Charles Stanley is truly a great book of interesting new ideas-many I had never thought of. I almost did not get this book because a lot of books have this concept and I was afraid this would be a cookie cutter. I enjoy ...

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4 Stars

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Jesus Lives

Jesus Lives

On 12/30 Vickyg wrote: Jesus Lives I received Jesus Lives by Sarah Young through Thomas Nelson as part of the blogging reviews. This is actually my third book by Sarah-I think she is a superb writer with amazing insight as an author. I use her first two books as daily devotionals and will use this daily also. She writes in ... Jesus Lives

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5 Stars

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 11/27 Vickyg wrote: I want to tell you about a new, really cool bible that Thomas Nelson put together. I received this from the publisher and it is so good and so different. What impressed me the most was the unique way it is put together. They picked 250 of the Bible's best know stories which also can be used as a daily ... NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

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5 Stars

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Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

On 11/17 Vickyg wrote: I just received Story of Christmas from Nelson this afternoon and was sooooooo excited to sit down and read it. It was really cute and perfect for my 4 year old granddaughter. I loved the artwork, loved the short story on each page. My favorite was the questions on the bottom of each page and the unique ... Story of Christmas

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5 Stars

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What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make?

On 9/29 Vickyg wrote: I was super excited to be able to read this book as part of the blogger's reviews. Their first book Same Kind of Different As Me was one of my top ten favorite books ever read. I was so glad to see they wrote another book that takes off after their other finished. It was just as good as the first one. ... What Difference Do It Make

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5 Stars

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I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

On 9/14 Vickyg wrote: I absolutely loved Michael Franzeses first book Blood Covenant. So I was excited to see he had another book out. This book deals with business tips which is not what I expected but I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It is a quick read with only 150 pages with some very interesting ideas-he ... I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/9 Vickyg wrote: Well everyone this is my first ever blog so bear with me. It is fitting that my first blog should be a book by my favorite author-Max Lucado. I have everyone of his books and always look forward to a new one. This one did not let me down either. His topic of this new book deals with fear-we all have ... Fearless Book review

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5 Stars

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