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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 4/26 Donna Vandygriff wrote: The Southern Foodie 100 Places to Eat in the South Before You Die (and the Recipes That Made Them Famous) By Chris Chamberlain This is much more than a cookbook! It is almost a cookbook/guide book! This books lets you travel to 13 states and has 134 recipes. You will definitely want to do some road ... BOOK REVIEW: The Southern Foodie

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5 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 8/22 Donna Vandygriff wrote: Hope Springs is a small town in North Carolina. The living is easy...family and friends blend into one, as everyone knows everyone else. Three women make serious life changes. You will soon learn about Janelle, the young widow, Stephanie, whose doctor husband is on another mission trip, and dear Libby, ... Hope Springs by: Kim Cash Tate

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 6/7 Donna Vandygriff wrote: I have read several books by Beth Wiseman, but never has a book hit so very close to home. In the book, Need You Now, Beth introduces us to a family in crisis. A crisis that I have experienced with both my teenage sons. "Cutting" is a word that you may or may not be familiar with, but I have! It is a ... Need You Now By: Beth Wiseman

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5 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/20 Donna Vandygriff wrote: Smitten is a collection of 4 stories by 4 different authors that all take place in the same place, Smitten, Vermont. Four friends try to help this small town come back from a devastation to their economy. These friends endeavor to have their town become the most romantic town in America. Getting the ... Smitten By: Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt & Denise Hunter

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 11/23 Donna Vandygriff wrote: Annie Weaver felt she was not a good fit for the Amish community into which she was born. After losing several jobs, her parents decide she may need a break. So, they sent her to the city to live with her aunt. Having always had a great interest in taking care of people and healing, she pursues her education ... A Simple Amish Christmas

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 11/7 Donna Vandygriff wrote: Who knew baking bread for strangers would end like this? Audrey goes from a pastor's wife to a baker's wife because of a terrible lie that hurts everyone and causes unimaginable consequences. The descriptions of the characters and the town are exceptional. The pace of the story is just right and keeps ... The Baker's Wife By: Erin Healy

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 9/12 Donna Vandygriff wrote: All Wren wanted to do was raise her son Charlie and give him all the opportunities possible. Charlie’s dad was not in the picture, as they had divorced when Charlie was a baby, and they had not heard from him since Charlie was a toddler. Wren worked at the local library and loved her job. She enjoyed ... Sweet Sanctuary By: Shelia Walsh and Cindy Coloma

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5 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 8/11 Donna Vandygriff wrote: Lisa Harper is one of the most “real” authors I have ever read. She writes from personal experience, her heart, and doesn’t mind to get intimate with readers about her own life. She has an excellent understanding of scriptures and writes in such a way that even the most “young in Christ” ... Stumbling into Grace Confessions of a sometimes spiritually clumsy woman By: Lisa Harper

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4 Stars

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/25 Donna Vandygriff wrote: I have read many great Christian books throughout my life, but this book touched me like no other. Being a retired teacher with a heart for any child, especially those having difficulties in life, I was immediately taken by the story of these 3 young boys. As I got more into the book, I saw many children ... A Place Called Blessing By: John Trent

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5 Stars

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 6/26 Donna Vandygriff wrote:

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/18 Donna Vandygriff wrote: Have questions? Max has answers!! This book has various sections that will answer some of Life's most important and difficult questions. Of course, like all of Max's books, he writes from the heart-from scripture, and from personal experiences. I especially enjoyed the Topical Index in the back of ... Max On Life

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Lilly's Wedding Quilt

Lilly's Wedding Quilt

On 3/22 Donna Vandygriff wrote: As you can probably tell from my many review posts, I enjoy reading Amish life-style fiction. Lilly Lapp loved teaching the Amish children of her community-yet something was missing to make her lonely life complete. When Lilly's father passes away of cancer, Lily was left with the task of taking care ... Lilly's Wedding Quilt By: Kelly Long

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Seek Me with All Your Heart

Seek Me with All Your Heart

On 2/28 Donna Vandygriff wrote: This book will truly touch your heart - renew your faith - and lift your spirits! Sometimes, we read books that we hate to see come to an end - this is that type of book. I did not want this book to end, yet I couldn't wait to read what was going to happen next! The story begins with an introduction ... Seek Me With All Your Heart By: Beth Wiseman

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Who Is My Shelter?

Who Is My Shelter?

On 2/16 Donna Vandygriff wrote: First, I must say I am a HUGE fan of The Yada Yada Prayer Group and House of Hope series. I have read every book and cannot wait until the next one is published. Neta's characters are so alive and realistic. They are the type of characters that you care about and root for! In this book, Gabby continues ... Who is my shelter?

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4 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/1 Donna Vandygriff wrote: What do we all look for on a cold winter's night, or a stormy, rainy spring night? SHELTER In Sheila Walsh's book, The Shelter of God's Promises, she illustrates the power of God and His infinite power of being our very present shelter from life's storms. I love the fact that throughout the book - ... The Shelter of God's Promises

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5 Stars

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/11 Donna Vandygriff wrote: To be able to start each day in God's word is glorious - add in this great man of God and that is priceless! This is THE best daily devotional I have ever read. It gives scripture-a lesson/real life experience, and a beautiful prayer. I do not think anyone will be dissappointed reading this in the ... Unto the Hills A Dalily Devotional

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5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 12/16 Donna Vandygriff wrote: You'll be amazed and encouraged by this book, the stories told, and the entire process the author uses to lose weight. The book also includes recipes to help with your daily menus. I do suggest reading the chapters 3 times as the author suggested. I did this and each time I discovered new information ... Let's Do Lunch

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5 Stars

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

On 8/4 Donna Vandygriff wrote: This review is for the book Jane Austen by Peter Leithart. I have always read biographies throughout my life because I feel like you learn a lot about life through the lives of others. I have always enjoyed living vicariously by reading about others. The family of Jane Austen was a lively and spirited ... Jane Austen

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 2/15 Donna Vandygriff wrote: I think no matter what our religious beliefs, we all have envisioned a simpler life as the Amish live. Carley is feeling a real discontient with life in general as she much face some difficult truths. When a visit to a friend, who has joined the Amish lifestyle,Carley's life goes through many changes. ... Plain Pursuit

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What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make?

On 1/12 Donna Vandygriff wrote: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 What Difference Do It Make - Book Review When I first picked up this book, I didn't know what to expect. The title was somewhat awkward and the cover photo was elusive. They say don't judge a book by its cover and that is very true of this book. As I began my journey, I ... What Difference Do It Make?

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