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Critical Condition

Critical Condition

On 6/28 Teddy G wrote: Shannon Frasier has spent 10 years trying to overcome the tragedy of her almost-fiance dying in her arms after a gunshot.  Now, on her front lawn, another man dies in her arms, leaving a cryptic message and a trail of danger to her door.  While Shannon works through the ramifications on her ... Critical Condition - Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

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2 Stars

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Bluebonnet Bride

Bluebonnet Bride

On 5/26 Teddy G wrote: Elli Korpela has come from Finland to America to find a husband, and to escape the man most benefits from her being gone.  When she arrives, she finds her husband, Nathan White, to be more than she anticipated and hopes that the marriage may become one of more than just convenience for both of them. ... Bluebonnet Bride - Colleen Coble

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3 Stars

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Nashville Sweetheart

Nashville Sweetheart

On 4/3 Teddy G wrote: The orphaned daughter of famous gospel singers Ray and Myra James, Aubrey James never set out to become a multi-platinum, award-winning, country singer.  Yet, here she is, hounded by the paparazzi, trashed in the tabloids, betrayed by a personal friend within her crew, and surprisingly engaged to ... Nashville Sweetheart - by Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

On 1/6 Teddy G wrote: Handcrafted and brought to America from Norway in the early 20th century, the table that stood in Josephine's childhood home served as refuge from dangers both within and without her home.  As she grew, the memories attached to the table seemed to filter into her broken mind and create a strange ... The Painted Table - by Suzanne Field

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4 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/17 Teddy G wrote: Due to a past where the only characters she could trust were fictional, Samantha Moore has developed a habit of retreating from reality when things get tough.  Her life is peppered with "she does not relate" comments and rejections. Now, faced with one last chance for a better future, she is not ... Dear Mr. Knightley - by Katherine Reay

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3 Stars

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Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread

On 11/11 Teddy G wrote: Liesl McNamara's life revolves around bread and the bakery she has opened to follow her passion for the bread.  Her memories of her mother and grandmother are wrapped up in the bread and she has sacrificed her dreams of travel for the bread.  When it comes down to it, will the bread be more ... Stones for Bread - by Christa Parrish

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5 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 10/17 Teddy G wrote: Beloved is the third book in Robin Lee Hatcher's Where the Heart Lives series.  Dianna Brennan has been living in Idaho with her adoptive mother, waiting for her husband Tyson to be declared dead so that she may move on with her life and marry Brooke Calhoun.  However, on the evening of their ... Beloved - by Robin Lee Hatcher

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4 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 7/22 Teddy G wrote: Leah and her parents have moved from the city to the small town of Mattingly to reunite as a family.  Tom and Ellen even invite the whole town to Leah's birthday party, in an attempt to connect to the people of this outsider-averse community.  Things start out well, with Leah befriending a ... When Mockingbirds Sing - by Billy Coffey

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3 Stars

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Anomaly

Anomaly

On 7/15 Teddy G wrote: Within the State, productivity is paramount.  To this end, emotions, curiosity, and relationships are not only frowned upon, but they have been mostly eradicated through DNA manipulation of the generations.  However, Thalli is considered an Anomaly; created to be her pod's musician, she pours ... Anomaly - by Krista McGee

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4 Stars

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

On 6/23 Teddy G wrote: Ivy Marshall left Sunset Beach, North Carolina, five years ago, turning her back on everything that her family expected of her, and assuming they slammed the doors behind her.  Now, the husband she left everything behind for has cheated on her, and so Ivy decides to use the excuse of helping her ... The Wishing Tree - by Marybeth Whalen

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2 Stars

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 6/3 Teddy G wrote: Madison is determined to put her twin brother's death, and the resulting nightmares, behind her, and she thinks that fulfilling Michael's dream of winning the town's annual regatta before their 27th birthday will accomplish both.  Only two things stand in her way: her terror of water, and her fear ... Barefoot Summer - by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Afloat

Afloat

On 4/28 Teddy G wrote: Danielle Clement isn't completely satisfied with the choices she's made in allowing Tony Dean to become more than just protector and provider for her and her son, Simeon, but she figures as long as Simeon is taken care of, then it must be okay.  Until she and Simeon become stranded in the condo ... afloat - by Erin Healy

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3 Stars

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The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

On 4/10 Teddy G wrote: It's 1814, and Amelia Barrett has promised her friend Katherine that she will care for Katherine's daughter, Lucy, as her very own, as Katherine is dying.  However, her fiance Edward Littleton is deadset against raising a child who isn't his.  Amelia is committed to keeping Lucy, to the point ... The Heiress of Winterwood - by Sarah E. Ladd

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4 Stars

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Stress Test

Stress Test

On 3/24 Teddy G wrote: Dr, Matt Newman is trying to make some positive changes in his life.  He thinks he's met the woman he wants to marry, and he is adjusting his career to make marriage possible.  However, one last, late-night, on-call visit to the hospital where he's been working results in his kidnapping and ... Stress Test - by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

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4 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/14 Teddy G wrote: Mia Quinn has a lot of troubles on her plate already: her husband has died, she's struggling financially, and now she's being asked to investigate the death of her friend and fellow prosecutor, Colleen.  While Mia is trying to keep her family afloat, and trying to keep her son Gabe from traveling ... A Matter of Trust - by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

Teddy G's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 2/25 Teddy G wrote: When Beth hears that her husband is being told to take a month-long sabbatical from his position of Men's Pastor at The Community church, she first doesn't know what to make of it.  As she begins to dream of a Florida beach house, however, she finds that her husband, Rick, has instead decided to ... The Sky Beneath My Feet - by Lisa Samson

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4 Stars

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Right Where I Belong

Right Where I Belong

On 1/15 Teddy G wrote: Right Where I Belong, by Krista McGee, follows Natalia Lopez as she makes the decision to leave Spain and follow her ex-stepmother, Maureen, to Tampa, Florida, after her father's divorce.  Maureen has led Natalia to a faith in Jesus, and Natalia has no other Christian support system remaining in ... Right Where I Belong - by Krista McGee

Teddy G's Rating:

3 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 1/14 Teddy G wrote: Moishe Rosen did not grow up in a home that believed in Jesus as Messiah.  He originally scoffed at his wife when she introduced the idea as truth to him.  And yet, he was let to a belief so full of passion that he could not keep it to himself, but felt called to bring this truth to his people, ... Called to Controversy - by Ruth Rosen

Teddy G's Rating:

3 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/9 Teddy G wrote: The subtitle of Pete Wilson's book, Plan B, is "What do you do when God doesn't show up the way you thought that he would?"  Throughout the book, Wilson thoroughly examines dozens of situations, both Biblical and of modern-day people, to see what a Plan B looks like, and how we should handle it. ... Plan B - by Pete Wilson

Teddy G's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 2/23 Teddy G wrote: Dawn Comes Early tells the story of two women: Miss Walker, the owner of Last Chance Ranch, who has chosen a solitary life on the ranch, and Kate Tenney, a woman responding to a advertisement seeking an heiress to the Last Chance Ranch. Miss Walker is seeking a strong, independent woman to run the ranch ... Dawn Comes Early - by Margaret Brownley

Teddy G's Rating:

3 Stars

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 2/16 Teddy G wrote: I never thought I would post a review on a book I didn't finish. This book is my first. I tried several times to just get through it, but every time I had to put it down. I waited and tried again, and the same. I finally give up.I was excited to read this book - closer intimacy with God? Yes, please! ... Close Enough to Hear God Breathe - Greg Paul

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1 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

On 1/5 Teddy G wrote: Jade Fitzgerald Benson is married to a prominent lawyer with a powerful family name in a small town. She has admitted her past to her husband, but feels like she is continuing to pay the price as she waits month after month for a successful pregnancy. Max, her husband, has struggled with pill addictions ... Softly and Tenderly - by Sara Evans, with Rachel Hauck

Teddy G's Rating:

3 Stars

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First Date

First Date

On 12/31 Teddy G wrote: First Date is a fun, lighthearted book about Addy Davidson, a high-school student at a small Christian school, who is chosen to be one of one hundred girls vying for a chance to win a date to prom with the President's son. Addy resists the idea from the very beginning, not even wanting to participate, ... First Date - by Krista McGee

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3 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/30 Teddy G wrote: Renowned evangelist Billy Graham was approaching the age of 93 as he wrote Nearing Home. In his own words, he says that "growing old has been the greatest surprise of [his] life." He speaks of how he's been told how to die, but not of how to prepare for death. Mr. Graham writes of both practical and ... Nearing Home - by Billy Graham

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 11/16 Teddy G wrote: Same Kind of Different as Me is a non-fiction book that shows us both the relationship of the three main characters and their individual journeys of faith.Ron Hall is a wealthy white man who grew up in the lower middle class, helping his grandfather on a cotton farm and observing that, even while his ... Same Kind of Different As Me - by Ron Hall & Denver Moore

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4 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 6/27 Teddy G wrote: Who's in Charge Anyway, by Max Lucado is a video in the series about Hermie and Friends. With flashbacks to how his friends have learned God's lessons and are growing into the insects God wants them to be, Freddie the Flea learns that God cares about him personally. He also learns that his friends ... Who's in Charge, Anyway? - by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Money Answer Book

The Money Answer Book

On 6/3 Teddy G wrote: By the author of Financial Peace and Total Money Makeover, The Money Answer Book includes some of the most popular questions from Dave Ramsey's radio show and his answers regarding the path to becoming debt-free and financially secure.Having read Total Money Makeover, I think that this book contained ... The Money Answer Book by Dave Ramsey

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3 Stars

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 4/20 Teddy G wrote: Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God, by Sheila Walsh takes the reader through both the author's experience with trusting God, and through several Biblical character's journeys. We read about how the familiar face of a famous speaker and author has traveled what may be to us an unfamiliar ... Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh

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3 Stars

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