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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 5/8 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: 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 to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Graham, ... Review - The Heiress of Winterwood

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4 Stars

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 3/21 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: In a city teetering at the brink of anarchy, Daria finds hope among people of The Way.She escaped a past of danger and found respite in beautiful Ephesus, a trading center on the Aegean coast, serving as tutor to Lucas, the wealthy merchant who rescued her.But the darkness she fled has caught ... So Shines The Night

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 2/21 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: Sophie has spent a lifetime guarding her heart and a long-held secret. It will take all of her courage to speak the truth and embrace the future God has planned for her.The year is 1886, and Sophie Robillard returns to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after living in Texas for 15 years as the ward ... Every Perfect Gift

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4 Stars

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 1/13 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: When the life she planned for herself is snatched away, Sophia's eyes open to the life God has planned for her.Sophia Makinoff is sure that 1876 is the year she's going to become the wife of an up-and-coming congressman. But when the congressman humiliates her by proposing to her mousy roommate,Sophia ... Through Rushing Water

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4 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 6/21 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .ANGEL EYESBrielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her ... Angel Eyes

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5 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 5/22 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: "Three princes who would all have me. One as a means to peace, one as means to power, and the other—the other to set me free."For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has kept her family's secret, waiting for her father, the mad king Nebuchadnezzar, to return to his family and his kingdom. ... Garden of Madness

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5 Stars

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The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

On 5/17 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: "Becoming a Christian means being sick of your sin, longing for forgiveness and rescue from present evil and future hell, and affirming your commitment to the Lordship of Christ to the point where you are willing to forsake everything. I've said it before and I'll say it again: it isn't ... The Lordship of Christ

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4 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 4/25 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be "heiress" to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels. But what awaits ... Dawn Comes Early

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4 Stars

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First Date

First Date

On 2/16 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she's selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son's prom date-a show she didn't audition for-she's suddenly in America's spotlight. The ... First Date

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 1/1 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: The Triple Threat Club novels follow three fiercely intelligent women-a TV reporter, a Federal prosecutor and an FBI agent-as they investigate crimes as current as today's headlines.The Triple Threat women have faced intense situations before…but never such a cunningly ... Heart of Ice

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4 Stars

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The Soul Reader

The Soul Reader

On 12/9 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary:  The two people Ward McNulty most wished he could forget were the woman he once loved and the man he still hated. He succeeded sometimes by smothering their memory under mounds of activity-his physical rehabilitation, looking for a job, and staving off foreclosure. But try as he might, ... The Soul Reader

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4 Stars

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 11/13 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: In one of the most heartbreaking times in American history, a Southern preacher's daughter makes a tragic error that pits her against the very people she loves most. It's the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Although Amanda Belle never thought she would marry, her attraction to ... His Steadfast Love

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3 Stars

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 10/13 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, so why is Audrey weakening day by day? It's been a tough year for Audrey's family. Her husband Geoff, a pastor, lost his job after a scandal rocked their congregation.Audrey hasn't lost faith. She's held her family together. Their attempt to resurrect ... The Baker's Wife

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4 Stars

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Has God Spoken?

Has God Spoken?

On 9/26 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: Using the memorable acronym MAPS, radio host and Bible scholar Hank Hanegraaff masterfully reveals four proofs that confirm the divine origin of the Bible:M represents the strength of the manuscript itself as many actual fragments have been locatedA stands for the archaeological proofs that ... Has God Spoken

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4 Stars

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Life Support

Life Support

On 8/9 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: A tragic accident in the Carolina mountains leaves a young man paralyzed and in a coma. Soon, a fierce legal battle erupts between the man's wife who wants to terminate life support and the young man's father who wants to keep his son alive at all costs.  Caught up in the turmoil ... Life Support

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4 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 7/12 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in the book of Revelation.Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet and Wagner weave ... The Seraph Seal

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2 Stars

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A Vision of Lucy

A Vision of Lucy

On 6/23 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: Lucy Bradshaw dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. If she can earn money making photographs, then maybe her father will see that what she does is worthy, more than just a distraction. And her deepest hope is that he'll see her as an artist, the way he thought ... A Vision of Lucy

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5 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 6/11 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary:With no prospects for marriage and her parents recently deceased, Susannah Underhill agrees to go west to the Dakota territory to marry her minister's homesteading brother, Jesse. But Susannah is painfully shy, doesn't see herself as worthy of love from either a husband or from God, and lives ... Spring for Susannah

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/4 Margaret Metz wrote: Summary: We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful ... Max on Life

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5 Stars

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The Convenient Groom

The Convenient Groom

On 3/16 Margaret Metz wrote: From Goodreads:She wrote the book--literally--on finding the right mate. But does she really understand what love's about? Five hours before her Nantucket beach wedding--and on the eve of her big book launch--celebrity marriage counselor Kate Lawrence has everything in place. Everything, that is, ... The Convenient Groom

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4 Stars

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 3/2 Margaret Metz wrote: First I want to apologize for not posting for the last few days. I've been sick. I'm still not feeling very well, but hopefully I'm on on the mend. I think it's some kind of stomach bug. I guess it's just that time of year. Thanks for your patience. :o)Title: The Promises She KeepsAuthor: Erin HealyGoodreads ... The Promises She Keeps

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3 Stars

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 1/22 Margaret Metz wrote: Title: An Amish LoveAuthors: Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, & Kelly LongTwo of today's most popular genres--Romance and Amish fiction--together in one volume."Healing Hearts" by Beth Wiseman: Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman are alone for the first time in 30 years. When Naaman left to visit ... An Amish Love

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 11/20 Margaret Metz wrote: Title: Out Live Your LifeAuthor: Max LucadoBook Description:These are difficult days in our world's history. 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, natural disasters are gouging entire nations, and economic uncertainty still reigns across the globe. But you and I have been given an opportunity ... Out Live Your Life

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 10/6 Margaret Metz wrote: Title: The Butterfly EffectAuthor: Andy AndrewsBlurb from Goodreads:The decisions you make and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever realize.Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over ... The Butterfly Effect

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4 Stars

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NCV Dad's Bible

NCV Dad's Bible

On 6/7 Margaret Metz wrote: Looking for a Father's Day present for your Dad or husband? This might be just the thing. This Bible is full of features that make it very useful.The Bible is hardcover and has a nice cover design. It's done in the New Century Version which is one of the easier translations to understand. That makes ... Dad's Bible

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4 Stars

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Lonestar Homecoming

Lonestar Homecoming

On 5/14 Margaret Metz wrote: Title: Lonestar HomecomingAuthor: Colleen CobleISBN: 978-1-59554-734-7From Goodreads:"Gracie has spent her life running from her problems. This time, it's a matter of life and death. With nothing but five dollars, a train ticket, and the wedding dress she's wearing, Gracie Lister escapes with her ... Lonestar Homecoming

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 3/23 Margaret Metz wrote: Title: From God to You 66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God that Invites you Into His StoryAuthor: Dr. Larry CrabbISBN: 978-0-84999-1966-4From Goodreads:Dr. Larry Crabb knows that if we could see the larger story of God and humanity, our world would never be the same. That story is found in large ... 66 Love Letters

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1 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 1/25 Margaret Metz wrote: Title: The NoticerAuthor Andy AndrewsISBN: 978-0-7852-2921-6From the back cover:Poverty. A Failing marriage. Old Age. Lost dreams. A failing business. An unsure future. To the residents of Orange Beach, Alabama, these desperations are dead ends. Hopeless, barren places with no chance of change.But to ... The Noticer

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3 Stars

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