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The Choice

The Choice

On 7/31 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Only one year after the fated Roe vs. Wade trial, Sandy Lincoln makes a decision that will change her life forever. When the love of her life, the baby's father, refuses to marry her if she will not have an abortion, she leaves her hometown to stay in Atlanta with her Aunt Linda.Weekdays she attends ... The Choice

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5 Stars

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/19 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Libby fell in love with Tidewater Inn the moment she saw it. She dreamed of restoring the run-down inn, her inheritance, to its former beauty, if she only had the funding. So she decides to sell. But until that happens, Libby finds she has a lot to learn about the father she never knew, the siblings ... Tidewater Inn

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/25 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Sophia has big plans. She wants to make a difference in the world and from her perspective the path is clear. She is going to marry a congressman and fulfill her destiny by working alongside him. But her perspective changes when the congressman proposes to another young lady.Instead, Sophia finds herself ... Through Rushing Water

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5 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 6/19 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Raised as paupers, Lizzie and Kara had no idea they could have been raised as wealthy princesses. When Amanda, their stepmother and widow of their late father, reaches out to them, they cower in fear, following the advice and stories their maternal grandparents have taught them their entire lives. Amanda ... Covenant Child

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5 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 5/22 Cynthia Dyer wrote: As a child I heard the stories of Daniel in the lion's den. And of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace. I knew who Nebuchadnezzar was, but didn't pay much attention to much more than the popular Bible stories.The Bible tells of Nebuchadnezzar being driven away from people and living ... Garden of Madness

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 5/1 Cynthia Dyer wrote: The death of a loved one causes people to react in many different ways. When his mother dies, ten-year-old John Yoder reacted in the only way his young mind could fathom, anger. His little sister Abby looked for comfort. Their father, who was in jail when his wife died, accepted the loss as God's will.But ... Arms of Love

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 4/24 Cynthia Dyer wrote: I review books for Thomas Nelson Publishers. In exchange for each review, they let me keep the book, free of charge. Sometimes I pick books that I think my kids will enjoy. This time, I had my nine-year-old daughter in mind when I picked The Beauty Book.Girls are starting to develop earlier and earlier. ... The Beauty Book

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5 Stars

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Spirit Fighter

Spirit Fighter

On 4/10 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Jonah is just an ordinary thirteen year old kid. He likes basketball, video games, and hanging out with his friends. But, as in most great stories, his life completely changes one day. And he finds out that he isn't so 'ordinary' after all.Jonah's mom is a nephilim, half human and half angel ...

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/27 Cynthia Dyer wrote: The dress might as well have just appeared on her doorstep. It would have been just as much of a surprise that way. But it didn't. She bought the dress, in an old trunk, one that had been welded shut. No one knew the contents. The trunk wasn't even on the list of items to be auctioned. And yet it was. ... The Wedding Dress

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Need You Now, Pt. 1

Need You Now, Pt. 1

On 3/27 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Beth Wiseman's break from Amish fiction was a surprise, but she has not failed to draw the reader into the story, making them feel a part of the character's lives.Darlene's kids are growing up. Her husband works full time. And she feels that it is time for her to get a job. It isn't about the money; ... Need You Now, Part One

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 3/6 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Melissa's mother dies, leaving her with a messy apartment to clean, a life full of rotten memories, and a note. That single note leads her to find that she is not alone, as she once thought. Instead, her life, her existence, her thread in the tapestry of life is connected to two others, a brother ... The Christmas Note

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4 Stars

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The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love

On 9/29 Cynthia Dyer wrote: As a fan of Beth Wiseman, I was thrilled to be able to review this book. I review books for Thomas Nelson through their book review program at booksneeze.com, receiving complementary books in return for my honest review.I enjoyed the first in the Land of Canaan Series, Seek Me with All ... The Wonder of Your Love

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5 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 9/13 Cynthia Dyer wrote: This delightful children's book takes place in Mexico. Willie Juan and Ana can't have children. But that's ok, because all the neighborhood children liked to gather around them, especially when Ana made sopapillas.If you have never had a sopapilla, I recommend that you try one. I've made theses myself. ... Smack dab in the middle of God's love

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 8/3 Cynthia Dyer wrote: In this book, Author Lawrence Richards scientifically and biblically explains many of the wonders of the universe. The book is divided into 5 parts:Part One: Earth in Our UniversePart Two: How Life BeganPart Three: Evidence from Living ThingsPart Four: Humanity in God’s NaturePart ... It Couldn't Just Happen

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 7/25 Cynthia Dyer wrote: About the book:   Emma is having a hard time seeing the positive around her. Two years ago Adam, the man she fell in love with, left her to be a "Yankee" rather than staying Amish. Since then, her father died. And now, her mother has just died from cancer. She is at a loss. Why doesn't God ... Treasuring Emma

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4 Stars

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A Vision of Lucy

A Vision of Lucy

On 6/13 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Lucy is an inquisitive young woman with a pension for getting herself in trouble. While trying to photograph the elusive white stallion outside of town, she falls out of a tree and lands on a stagecoach, causing the horses to bolt. While trying to help an injured man, she startles her friend, who then ... A Vision of Lucy

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5 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 5/31 Cynthia Dyer wrote: The first thing I noticed about Spring for Susannah is the fact that it is not your ordinary mail-order bride novel. Instead, Susannah hears about Jesse from his sister-in-law Ellen. She begins writing him, getting to know him before making the trip to the Dakota Territory. Jesse's brother, a minister, ... Spring for Susannah

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 5/24 Cynthia Dyer wrote: I love the story of Esther. In fact, it is one of my favorite Bible stories. And to know that Esther really existed, that this isn't just a story, but a bit of history.... well, that just makes it more fascinating! Here you have a girl, a young Jewish girl, who is chosen over all the other maidens to ... A Reluctant Queen

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 5/17 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Kit is just an ordinary person, nothing unique. He lives alone, has a boring job, and dates a girl he doesn't really think he will marry. But all of this changes in one afternoon. Had he but known that before the day was over he would discover the hidden dimensions of the universe, Kit might have ... The Skin Map

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5 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 4/25 Cynthia Dyer wrote: What a delightful mystery for young readers! Griffin is an intelligent boy with a photographic memory. His classmates find him annoying and call him teacher's pet, since he usually knows the answer to the question before it is even asked. He notices tiny details and can deduce where a person has been, ... No Place Like Holmes

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/11 Cynthia Dyer wrote: The Lightkeeper's Ball is book number three in the Mercy Falls Series by Colleen Coble. But, you can't really tell. Unlike most books in a series, this one makes a great stand-alone book. Olivia Stewart's family is among the Four Hundred, the wealthiest in America. But Olivia wants more. ... The Lightkeeper's Ball

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Lilly's Wedding Quilt

Lilly's Wedding Quilt

On 3/14 Cynthia Dyer wrote: I enjoyed my copy of Lilly's Wedding Quilt. Until now, I had not read any books by Kelly Long. And I am impressed. She is a very good author. In fact, I would rank her up there with Wanda Brunstetter and Beth Wiseman.In this book, Lilly is a schoolteacher. Her daed passed away some time before, and her ... Lilly's Wedding Quilt

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What the Heart Sees

What the Heart Sees

On 2/23 Cynthia Dyer wrote: "What the Heart Sees" by Kathleen Fuller is actually three stories in one. Each story is also published in 3 different books, along with other Amish-fiction authors. If you have already read "An Amish Christmas", "An Amish Gathering", or "An Amish Love" then you will recognize the stories in this one. ... Another great Amish story!

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The Beginning Reader's Bible

The Beginning Reader's Bible

On 1/27 Cynthia Dyer wrote: I was very impressed by "The Beginning Reader's Bible". Each page has a colorful picture. The stories are taken from the International Children's Bible, which I really like. Each story has the verses, so you can follow along in another Bible. The back of the Bible has a section with favorite verses, ... The Beginning Reader's Bible

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A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

On 1/17 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Katie McKenna was headed back home. But the trip would be more than a simple flight from California to Louisiana. Katie would discover more about herself, and her friends. She would be faced with her own insecurities, the ones she had hidden so well she hadn’t seen them in a long while. Katie would ... A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerback

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 12/14 Cynthia Dyer wrote: Wow! I just received my copy of the International Children's Bible "Big Red" Holy Bible. This Bible is translated especially for children. It contains a dictionary/index and colorful maps. The "Where do I find it?" section makes it easier to find the Bible story you are looking for. "What God promises ... ICB Big Red Holy Bible

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 11/30 Cynthia Dyer wrote: This book dives into scientific reasons for our actions based on our relationship with our spouses. From the "can't stop thinking about them" feelings to the frustrations with intimacy, Dr Henslin has an answer. He breaks down 5 different types of lovers:* Scattered Lover* Over-focused ... This is your brain in love by Dr Earl Henslin

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4 Stars

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Jesus Lives

Jesus Lives

On 12/29 Cynthia Dyer wrote: I am really enjoying "Jesus Lives" by Sarah Young. I've honestly never really been a devotional book reader. In fact, I am still working on trying to fit it into my daily routine. But this book is great. This book is a companion to the previously released "Jesus Calling", also by Sarah Young.For each ... "Seeing His Love in Your Life"

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5 Stars

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