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Shadows of Swanford Abbey

by Julie Klassen “The part of the abbey you inhabit is undoubtedly haunted.” Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey Murder. Mystery. Love. Haunted Abbey. Personally, I have never been one to read murder mystery novels. Although I do love intrigue, I just didn’t enjoy the stress of trying to figure out “whodunit” in the length of a …

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A Heart Adrift

by Laura Frantz “Did she realize she held his heart? Not just a piece of it. The entire whole of it.” A Heart Adrift Four years ago, I came across an audiobook that I honestly could not stop. I was finishing my senior year of college. I had classes all day except for a short …

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Never Leave Me (Waters of Time Book 2)

by Jody Hedlund “Whatever might lie ahead, they wouldn’t walk around the hardships and aim only for the wellsprings. Instead, they’d walk hand in hand through the difficulties, growing stronger together.” Never Leave Me I have long revered the writings of Jody Hedlund for years and have devoured every book of hers that I could …

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A Lady in Attendance

by Rachel Fordham “I believe if you love him, and I know you do, then you choose not to worry. You wake up each day and embrace your own story. And whatever the day holds, you make it wonderful. And the bad days you laugh about and put behind you. Besides, if you only ever …

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Come Back to Me (Waters of Time Book 1)

by Jody Hedlund “Come back to me.” The soft words floated in Marian’s consciousness. “I have loved you, Marian, as I have loved no other.” Come Back to Me Growing up, I hated reading. Truly being forced to read a particular book for school was my least favorite thing. Really being forced to do anything, …

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Miriam’s Song

by Jill Eileen Smith One of my favorite genres that I have recently discovered over this year of reviewing books is Biblical Fiction. Prior to reading my first Connilyn Cossette novel, I would have said I would not have enjoyed a book written during Biblical times as I would have worried over an author’s differing …

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A Dance in Donegal

by Jennifer Deibel I know you want what’s best for the lass, but I think y’er confusin’ the idea of best with the idea of safe. A Dance in Donegal One of my favorite aspects of reviewing novels is being apart of someone’s dream. If my review somehow inspires someone to read a book they …

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When Twilight Breaks

by Sarah Sundin “But there’s a mob. A violent mob.” His expression managed to be gentle and firm at the same time. “Yes, you can handle yourself. But you don’t have to handle it alone.” When Twilight Breaks About a year ago, I discovered Sarah Sundin when I came across The Land Beneath Us and …

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A Castaway in Cornwall

by Julie Klassen “The news of the wreck it soon spread along shore, And women and men ran for gain; Thus numbers they harden each other the more, That love of curst money may reign.” Religious tract by an anonymous clergyman, A Castaway in Cornwall Back at it again with another instant favorite, Julie Klassen’s …

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Court of Swans (Dericott Tales Book 1)

by Melanie Dickerson “You are honest and sincere and very brave.” He leaned closer to her. What was she thinking? But she said nothing. So he went on. “And you are very beautiful. I wonder if you could ever think of me…” “Think of you? Of course.” She sounded breathless. Court of Swans As a …

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A Cowboy for Keeps (Colorado Cowboys Book 1)

by Jody Hedlund Had he expected the good Lord to take away his problems and make everything work out? What if he’d been pulling away from God and blaming Him when things didn’t go the way he wanted? A Cowboy for Keeps Ever since a trusted friend recommended An Uncertain Choice over six years ago, …

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Tidewater Bride

by Laura Frantz “‘Verily, there’s no relief for so fatal a malady but this…” Standing on tiptoe, she brushed his lips with her own, so fleeting it was less kiss and more maddening tickle.” Tidewater Bride Since I first heard about Laura Frantz’s upcoming release this past summer, I have been hungrily and expectantly waiting. …

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Breaking Point

by Lisa Renfrow The trouble that Worfner foresaw was the government’s overhaul of the religious system and its literature. The leaders of Centre Pointe removed what they didn’t care for and kept what was profitable, non-controversial, and pleasing to the ear. The original text was never printed again, and in time it was forgotten. Breaking …

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Shopkeeper’s Widow

by Izzy James She could not stop the inclination of her soul to blend with his anymore than she could willfully change the color of her hair or the shape of her feet. Shopkeeper’s Widow Unrequited Young Love. Dashed Hopes. Broken Dreams. Family. Belonging.  Delany Fleet, a widowed former indentured servant living in the colonial …

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Vying for the Viscount (Hearts on the Heath Book 1)

by Kristi Ann Hunter “Such honesty requires boldness. You have to look at what you really want and articulate it. Sometimes in doing that we learn what we actually want isn’t what we initially thought.” Vying for the Viscount The queen of Regency, Kristi Ann Hunter, is back at it again with a brand new …

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The Yielding (Age of Faith Book 2)

by Tamara Leigh “Brandishing death beat of steel and honed to slaughter, the brigands swept toward them, and not even the absence of sunlight off blades could detract from the terrible sight. And Michael was at the center of it. The Yielding I have absolutely loved this series. With every new book I finish, a …

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A Life Once Dreamed

by Rachel Fordham “She wouldn’t love faith – not now, not ever. Faith was the only way to make any sense of the pain. She clung to the unwavering belief that the good Lord had a plan so big and profound and beautiful that it could explain even the most exquisite pain. That His love …

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The Unveiling (Age of Faith Book 1)

by Tamara Leigh “Whoever loves instruction, loves knowledge,” he said, voice so level it sent a tremor of fear through her. “He who hates correction is brutish. And a fool, Squire Jame.” The Unveiling – One Seeks Truth | The Other Forgiveness –  Reminiscent of the Disney classic, Mulan, The Unveiling tells the tale of …

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An Appalachian Summer

by Ann H. Gabhart “She’d gone to chapel at the Big House on Sundays, but a person could quietly listen to Scripture and bend ones head in prayer without letting anything change inside.” An Appalachian Summer Before I begin, I just want to bring to your attention the beauty of this cover. From the moment …

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A Reluctant Belle (The Daughtry House Series Book 2)

by Beth White There was not another human being in his life who had the temerity or the insight to insist that he needed to bring his sorrow to God. And she was right. Those few minutes had broken him and seared him and set him on a path to healing. A Reluctant Belle The …

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A Rebel Heart (The Daughtry House Series Book 1)

by Beth White “I have found the woman I’m going to marry.” A Rebel Heart As we have read in books and watched displayed on the big screen, love can sometimes come softly, while other times it is but a moment to make itself known. In two ways do I make this statement. One, while …

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A Reckless Love (The Daughtry House Series Book 3)

by Beth White “Just remember that what you want and what you deserve are not always the same thing. And what God has planned for those who love him is on another level entirely.” A Reckless Love While traveling to Branson for a family vacation, I started A Reckless Love and sadly, was not able …

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The Peasant’s Dream (Hagenheim Fairytale Series Book 11)

by Melanie Dickerson Evil could never defeat good. Though evil could lie and steal and destroy for a time, it was only for a time; God always had the final say. The Peasant’s Dream The summer following my sophomore year of college, I needed a break. I needed to get lost in the written word …

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Under Scottish Stars (MacDonald Family Trilogy Book 3)

by Carla Laureano As I have previously expressed, I am not normally a contemporary enthusiast. However, I greatly enjoyed reading the latest and last installment to the MacDonald Family Trilogy. For one, you can’t go wrong when the story takes place on a breathtaking Scottish island. I could feel my ancestral Scottish brogue coming through …

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Line by Line (Love Along the Wires Book #1)

by Jennifer Delamere “She might not know exactly where she was going, but she had to believe the right path was out there and that she would find it.” Line by Line A seasoned telegrapher, Alice McNeil has recently acquired a coveted position at an important trading firm, but when the company’s ambitious junior director …

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Set the Stars Alight

by Amanda Dykes “But one thing I do know. Made-up tales that stand through time… they are echoes.” “Echoes of what?” He thought for a moment. “Truth.” Set the Stars Alight A beautiful work full of intrigue, loss, hope, truth, and the impossible.  Normally, I am not a big fan of split-time novels as I …

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Love’s Mountain Quest (Hearts of Montana Book #2)

by Misty M. Beller “Once more, she screamed her son’s name into the air, tasting her desperation with the cry. Still no answer.” Love’s Mountain Quest Sweet. Inspiring. Heart Warming. Engaging.  First of all, the cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous. I know they say “Don’t judge a book by the cover”, but in …

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Isaiah’s Daughter (Prophets and Kings Book 1)

by Mesu Andrews “I’m simply saying perhaps we could spend more time in the evenings, reading and studying the sacred writings – the Law, David’s psalms, Solomon’s wisdom, and poetry, and all the prophets. You’ll become familiar with how Yahweh’s voice echoed in the hearts of others, and perhaps that same echo will become discernible …

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Luther and Katharina

by Jody Hedlund “Our Lord always gives us more than we pray for. If we pray properly for a piece of bread, He gives us an entire field. Yet we rarely begin anything with genuine prayer and this miss out on so much of His blessing.“ Luther and Katharina This book has been sitting on …

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The Woman in the Green Dress

by Tea Cooper Green – the color of envy, the color deep within an opal, the color of poison… The Woman in the Green Dress As a book reviewer, I have always tried to be honest with my reviews. Books that may appeal to me may not to another, as it should. Everyone is unique. …

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A Bride of Convenience (Bride Ships Book 3)

by Jody Hedlund “What other surprises await me here in British Columbia?” “The beauty of the wilderness never ceases to amaze me.” “You’ll have to introduce me to more. Perhaps another surprise?” “What kind of surprise would you like next?” “Surprise me with your surprise.” Her answer was playful. He was learning that when she …

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Of Literature and Lattes

by Katherine Reay “It felt like the previous night’s glow was spilling into the morning and Alyssa had been right all along. Everything would turn out okay.” Of Literature and Lattes As you may have noticed, contemporary novels are not typically my cup of tea (or coffee in my case). I absolutely love history and …

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A Reluctant Bride (Bride Ships Book 1)

by Jody Hedlund “I may not be able to help everyone… but I help those God places in my path each day. One life at a time, one small difference at a time. My methods are not revolutionary. But I’m doing the small part God’s called me to, and when I obey Him, He gives …

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The Land Beneath Us (Sunrise at Normandy Book 3)

by Sarah Sundin “No matter what happened in my life, I could always find one good thing to enjoy — a beautiful word, a sunset, a song.” The Land beneath us I came across The Land Beneath Us a few months ago and absolutely fell in love with the cover. If you were to judge …

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Dunstable Park House – A Victorian Time Travel Romance

by Therese Stenzel “The door closed behind her with a thud like the final gong of a clock… The sense of countless days gone by seemed engraved into the space. If only these walls could talks…” Dunstable Park House I first heard of Therese Stenzel years ago when I attended Oral Roberts University. Her husband …

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A Gilded Lady (Hope and Glory Book 2)

by Elizabeth Camden “We can’t control the seasons in our lives, only how we respond to them. God planted eternity in our hearts, a longing to find meaning in the world.” A Gilded lady Well, like I mentioned in my previous post… it did not take me long to read this book! I could not …

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The Spice King (Hope and Glory Book 1)

by Elizabeth Camden “It was impossible for mere mortals to understand the tapestry of blessings and the tragedies God wove into their lives, but there had to be a meaning in it somewhere, and it was her duty to help Elaine find it.” The Spice king Since starting The Red Review, I have been challenging …

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Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey

by Abigail Wilson “Beauty of the rarest form, Hair like a golden flame; A man could bear most anything If she would but speak his name. So call to me, my angel, Quench my never-ending thirst. Yet a captured heart can be a fickle demon The highest pleasure, the deepest curse.” Masquerade at middlecrest abbey …

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A Single Spark

by Judith Miller “God hears our prayers. They aren’t always answered the way we’d like, but He hears and knows our hearts. If you want to place blame, you need to condemn man, not God.” A SIngle Spark Set in the beginning of the civil war, A Single Spark is told through the perspective of …

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A Mosaic of Wings

by Kimberly Duffy “Her father often said nature displayed the artistry of God. She couldn’t disagree. She didn’t think any museum held a more beautiful display of creativity. Every insect she studied, every bug she duplicated in watercolor and pencil, pointed her toward a God who loved beauty. And she loved being outside admiring it.” …

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To Whisper Her Name (A Belle Meade Plantation Novel)

by Tamera Alexander “I learned long ago, Livvy, that a wife must love her husband’s dreams as much as she loves him. Because the two are inseparable. If a wife can’t embrace the desires of her husband’s heart, he will never become the man he could have been, if only she had.” To whisper her …

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The Way of Love (Willamette Brides Book #2)

by Tracie Peterson “I do know that hate is a powerful adversary. It poses as a friend, or at least a sympathizer, but it always leads to destruction.” The Way of Love Full of rich historical detail, The Way of Love tells the story of a brave, intellectual woman, pursuing her doctorate in 1880 Oregon. …

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Deluge (River of Time Series Book 5)

by Lisa T. Bergren “Thank you, Evangelia. For the greatest honor anyone has ever bestowed upon me. Thank you for trusting me.” Deluge Welcome back for fifth and final day of my favorite series!  Deluge : Severe Flooding The title of this book holds many meanings, at least in my own interpretation (forgive me, Lisa …

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Bourne & Tributary (River of Time Series Book 4)

by Lisa T. Bergren “And in that moment, I glimpsed hope again, like a shaft of light piercing the darkness of my soul. Felt a lifting deep within, as if I’d been turned from the end of a bottomless cave, back toward the exit.” Bourne Welcome back for day four of my favorite series!  Written …

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Torrent (River of Time Series Book 3)

by Lisa T. Bergren “My eyes shifted to the trickling river. Come spring, it would be ten times as wide and just as deep. On and on it went, rushing toward the distant horizon. Like time. Like life. Sometimes gently falling from one pool into the other, other times fast and cascading, and still other …

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Cascade (River of Time Series Book 2)

by Lisa T. Bergren “He moved to kiss my forehead, my eyes, my cheeks, my lips for several long, searching moments. Right then, I wished we could stay together. Forever.” Cascade Welcome back for day two of my favorite series! I absolutely love the second installment of the River of Time Series, but I could …

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Waterfall (River of Time Series Book 1)

by Lisa T. Bergren “I am here for a reason. This is no haphazard mistake. What good can I do with what I have?” Waterfall I had the greatest pleasure of re-reading one of my all time favorite series last week. I know that I have already reviewed the series as a whole, but I …

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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

by Julie Klassen “Yet never have I longed to kiss any woman’s hands as I long to kiss these.” The Maid of Fairbourne Hall I am a great admirer of Julie Klassen’s work. Her books are incredibly compelling and painfully hard to put down. When I find a book by her, I automatically put it …

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A Most Inconvenient Marriage

by Regina Jennings Honor. Dreams. Promises. Forgiveness. Misunderstandings. Married to the Wrong Man (literally). A Most inconvenient Marriage A Most Inconvenient Marriage is a fun, easy, light read that will satisfy your historical romance fiction itch!  Set during the Civil War, Abigail Stuart marries a dying soldier with the promise of caring for his land …

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Lineage of Grace

by Francine Rivers Easter is just one day away and I wanted to recommend a book that is not only well-written, full of incredible characters, a book you will not want to put down, and will want to reread once you finish… but also a book that will hoenstly encourage and inspire you own walk …

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The Chisholm Trail Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower Book 12)

by Kathleen Y’Barbo I love discovering new authors and series so finding the Daughters of the Mayflower series has been a real delight. Over time, I have randomly collected several books in the series but honestly didn’t know they were connected until recently. You may be thinking, “Why wouldn’t I of known that?” Well, the …

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Selah (Sugar Baron’s Daughter Book #3)

by Lisa T. Bergren Without sorrow, ’tis difficult to know the full threshold of joy. Selah Reminiscent of my favorite series, River of Time Series, The Sugar Baron’s Daughter Series centers around three sisters, Keturah (book 1), Verity (book 2), and Selah (book 3). I just finished the third book and wanted to write a …

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The Remnants Series

by Lisa T. Bergren As I have expressed previously, I am a big fan of Lisa T. Bergren’s writing! Each series varies so differently than the rest. From time traveling to medieval Italy to plantations in the West Indies to Dystopian… you will never be bored with her novels! To add variety to my typical …

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A Refuge Assured

by Jocelyn Green “God is the Creator, is He not?” she had said with a smile. “So when we create, even if it is a mere length of lace and not the stars in the heavens, we honor Him. We bear His likeness when we work.” A Refuge Assured I absolutely loved this book! While …

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The Runaway Bride (Bride Ships Book #2)

by Jody Hedlund “This man was … a man who could see past disappointment and lost dreams in order to still find hope and joy in living.” The Runaway Bride The newest release from one of my favorite authors, Jody Hedlund explores the reasons why women from England sail to an unknown and rather dangerous …

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Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge Book #4)

by Connilyn Cossette The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord; they forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs. The anger of the Lord burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, to whom the Israelites were subject for …

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The Beautiful Pretender

by Melanie Dickerson “When she was with Lord Thornbeck, it was so difficult to keep from talking to him. She was so drawn to him, to his opinions, his deep-brown eyes, and his rich, rumbly voice—which was exactly why she needed to stay away.” The beautiful pretender Yes… another Melanie Dickerson novel in a row …

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The Golden Braid

by Melanie Dickerson Broken Expectations. False Pretenses. Truth. Identity. Love. Family. Golden Braid Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the story of Rapunzel. In 2010 when Tangled was released, I was immediately in love. I babysat a little girl once that made me watch it over and over and over… and …

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An Inconvenient Beauty

by Kristi Ann Hunter “What if he wasn’t actually in love with her? What if he was only infatuated with her incredible beauty? What if his logical brain was obsessed with figuring out the intrigue around her, and once the mystery was solved she would lose the grip she appeared to have on him?” An …

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A Bound Heart

by Laura Frantz “He felt a wee bit like the biblical Joseph. Sold into slavery by his own kinsmen, then placed in a position of authority in a strange land. But ’twas the prophet Isaiah who held him captive and gave him courage.” – A Bound Heart – By now, you have probably guessed that …

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The House at the End of the Moor

by Michelle Griep Escaped Convict. Woman in Hiding. Stolen Jewelry. Treachery. False Accusations. Revenge. Justice. Trust. I was hooked from page one. Reminiscent of Jane Eyre, The House at the End of the Moor is full of intrigue and suspense… nothing is as it appears. I honestly had a hard time putting it down! The …

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The Princess

by Lori Wick Sweet. Romance. Clean. Forgiveness. Loneliness. Duty. Honor. Faith. Marriage. What to do when you are to marry someone out of duty, but you are not in love with him and he still in love with his late wife? I enjoyed reading Princess Shelby and Prince Nikolai navigate their marriage of convenience. I …

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The Painter’s Daughter

by Julie Klassen “This is real life, Master Stephen. Happily ever after takes effort.” – The Painter’s Daughter The Painter’s Daughter Every author has a unique style, themes, depth, and settings that make their writing interesting and enjoyable. Melanie Dickerson and Karen Witemeyer are two authors that I can always bank on to write light …

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Once Upon A Prince

by Rachel Hauck “We make our plans, but God directs our steps.” – Once Upon A Prince AN uncommon woman I have a terrible habit of reading not the first book in the series, well first, but rather the second or third book before any other. I think it is due to my lack of …

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An Uncommon Woman

by Laura Frantz “A heart is a fine thing to have in a cold world.” – An Uncommon Woman AN uncommon woman About a year ago, I discovered an author who has filled my heart with such joy and love, and my mind with a deeper understanding and appreciation for history. She has transported me …

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Between Two Shores

by Jocelyn Green What is courage, but moving forward in the face of fear? If there was nothing to be afraid of, we would have no need to be brave. – Between Two Shores – Jocelyn Green – Over the last few days, I have hungrily read Between Two Shores, having given up a few …

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Never Forget

by Jody Hedlund When I first read Never Forget, I had the hardest time putting it down. I was still in college and I remember carrying it with me around campus and anytime I had a moment, I would pull it out and read it, even in class! When I was nearing the end, I …

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Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

by Melanie Dickerson Specializing in Medieval Fairytales, Melanie Dickerson’s novels are full of adventure and sweet romance. Her novels will leave you happy and satisfied. They are a good read when you are needing a little lift to your spirit. 🥰 • A beautiful mashup of Robin Hood and Swan Princess, this book will provide …

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A Touch of Gold

by Annie Sullivan During one of my many bargain hunts at Mardels Bookstore, I came across this unique and wonderful retelling of King Midas’ daughter who as a young girl was turned to gold. I don’t typically read fantasy/adventure novels, but was captivated by the beautiful design of the cover and the book did not …

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River of Time Series

by Lisa T. Bergren Courage is not the absence of fear, but the decision that something is more important than fear. – Waterfall WATERFALL, RIVER OF TIME SERIES 1 Check out other reviews in the series: Waterfall (Book 1) Cascade (Book 2) Torrent (Book 3) Bourne & Tributary (Book 4) Deluge (Book 5)

Redeeming Love

by Francine Rivers My love isn’t a weapon, it’s a lifeline, reach out and take hold, and don’t let go! – Redeeming Love – Redeeming Love – I can think of no other way to launch Red Review than with this masterpiece! If you are new to Christian Fiction or are a veteran to the …

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