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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

On 1/6 Jody Gossert wrote: Christmas Stories by Max Lucado is a heartwarming collection of short stories based on how God demonstrated His love for us over the Christmas season.These stories—like your favorite Christmas ornaments—come in all shapes and sizes. They unfold in a variety of settings, from ancient Bethlehem to ... Christmas Stories

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4 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/8 Jody Gossert wrote: These three stories are a wonderful way to spend a few hours taking a break from a busy life. Stories of love and redemption with characters that overlap in small ways through the other stories. Nothing here to give away what happens in the other stories so they can be read in any order. I enjoyed all ... Three great stories and recipes too!

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4 Stars

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 10/20 Jody Gossert wrote: Three Stories That Share the Adventures of First Love and Second Chances. A Perfect Secret—Rose Bender’s betrothed, Luke Lantz, is safe and dependable, maybe a little too much so. Or so she thinks until she sees him in the woods one night and discovers a secret he’s been keeping. Now his secret ... Three great stories in one book

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5 Stars

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 4/20 Jody Gossert wrote: Tammy Algood’s Farm Fresh Southern Cooking celebrates this experience with delicious recipes that will enhance the natural flavors of your latest market haul and stories of the South’s most dedicated growers and culinary producers. This great cookbook is chock full of delicious recipes and little ... Cooking With A Southern Flair

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4 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 3/25 Jody Gossert wrote: Dorothy Love takes us back to Hickory Ridge for the second book in the series. As the story opens, Carrie is picking up her dress for the wedding of her only brother (only family for that matter, as their parents have been long dead) Henry to Mary Stanhope. Carrie has misgivings. Mary treats Carrie ... Great Second Book In Series

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5 Stars

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 1/8 Jody Gossert wrote: The Civil War - a defining time of great sacrifice, change, and betrayal which determined the fate of the Nation. It isn’t until it comes into her very home that Amanda Belle must face impossible choices of love, loss, and loyalty. It's the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Although Amanda ... Great Civil War Era Book

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4 Stars

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 10/31 Jody Gossert wrote: The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere is a sweet tale of have and have not. Gretchen McCray has recently moved into an apartment with her two children to be closer to her mother, Miriam. She and her children are building a life together in a new community when a mysterious young woman, Melissa Summit, ... A Sweet Christmas Story

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5 Stars

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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 10/3 Jody Gossert wrote: Beth Wiseman's The Wonder Of Your Love is the second book of a series. Although I did not read the first book in the series, I had no problem at all following this book. There were slight references to the previous book but nothing cryptic that made this book confusing. This book focuses on Katie Ann ... Is is possible to just be friends?

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4 Stars

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Healing Hearts

Healing Hearts

On 7/23 Jody Gossert wrote: This collection of three novellas by Beth Wiseman is a sampling of wonderful Amish romances. These stories are wonderful if you want to sample Beth's writing before diving into a full length book or if you want a quick read that you can finish in a short period of time. But have no fear, these are ... A great sampling of Amish romances

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4 Stars

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 7/16 Jody Gossert wrote: Emma is a 25 year old Amish woman who has spent her life taking care of others. As the story opens, she is mourning the death of her mother, who she nursed through her battle with cancer. Now Emma and her grandmother are left to take care of the family home. Emma's sister Carla and her husband Peter ... A great start to a new series

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4 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 5/29 Jody Gossert wrote: Catherine Richmond's debut novel is set in the Dakota Territory following the Civil War. Susannah's parents have passed away and with no income and no prospects she begins writing letters to her pastor's brother who is living in the Dakota Territory. She becomes his mail order bride and boards a train ... A Good Start

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3 Stars

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Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure

On 5/15 Jody Gossert wrote: Dorothy Love's Christian Fiction debut novel is a page turner. Set in the post Civil War era, we follow Ada as she moves from Boston to the back woods of Tennessee. A Northerner moving to the South so shortly after the end of the War faces unique challenges. We follow Ada as she makes friends and plans ... A Great Historical Romance

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4 Stars

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Plain Proposal

Plain Proposal

On 3/18 Jody Gossert wrote: Beth Wiseman has written a wonderful story about a young Amish woman named Miriam who is in love with a young Amish man named Saul and is willing to follow him wherever he leads her. During the later teen years, Amish men and women go through a time called rumspringa. It's basically a "running around" ... A wonderful read

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4 Stars

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What the Heart Sees

What the Heart Sees

On 2/27 Jody Gossert wrote: This delightful collection of three stories is wonderful when you don't have a lot of time to invest in reading a long novel. There are three stories and each is around 150 pages long. Because the stories aren't terribly long, there aren't a lot of characters to have to keep straight. A couple of the ... Quick Easy Read

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4 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 11/11 Jody Gossert wrote: Max Lucado's Cast of Character follows common people, people just like you and me, in the Bible. In his unique style of story telling, Max shows us how God uses "ordinary" people to accomplish extraordinary tasks. Come revisit some of your favorite Bible characters and see what new lessons you can learn ... Another Winner By Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Jody Gossert wrote: Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado is a story of living in difficult times. In his signature style Max shows us how as much as things chance, they stay the same. Max brings the Bible alive in simple human terms. He explains things that have mystified me in ways that I can understand. I have been enjoying ... Out Live Your Life

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5 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 6/27 Jody Gossert wrote: Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long is the enchanting beginning of a new series.Sarah King has tended a garden for as long as she can remember. She comes alive when she is planting and tending to the delicate rows of plants. But now she must accept a new duty that takes her out of her comfort zone and away ... Sarah's Garden

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 5/13 Jody Gossert wrote: Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs addresses the need of women to be loved and men to be respected along the way to a successful marriage.With lots of personal examples and scriptural back up Dr. Eggerichs takes the theory that men's needs differ from women's needs and attempts to teach us how ... Love and Respect

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4 Stars

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