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So Many Books… So Little Time!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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