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    Canyon of Danger – review

    Book 3 of Susan K. Marlow’s Goldtown Adventures series has just come out! Canyon of Danger continues the adventures of 12-year-old Jem Coulter and his sister Ellie during the waning days of the California gold rush. Pa has to be gone for a few days and leaves Jem in charge of the ranch. Jem is excited about this new responsibility……

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    The Bargain – review

    The Bargain by Stephanie Reed is not your typical Amish romance story. The heroine of the novel, Betsie Troyer, is indeed a young Amish woman, but the setting is primarily outside of the Amish community… and the time period is 1971 (during the Vietnam War) which adds some historical interest to the story. I loved getting to know the characters,…

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    On Distant Shores – review

    I have thoroughly been enjoying the World War II romances by Sarah Sundin. Her most recent book is On Distant Shores which is the second book in her Wings of the Nightingale series. The main characters of On Distant Shores are Georgie and Hutch, a flight nurse and a pharmacist, both working on the front lines of the war. It…

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    Anomaly – review

    Anomaly by Krista McGee is a fascinating sci-fi young adult novel. The publisher’s synopsis (below) drew me in, so I was happy to have an opportunity to review this book. Stories like this stretch my imagination with all sorts of “what if” scenarios. How would you share the gospel with someone who had never even heard of God? The plot…

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    Small Town Girl – review

    Small Town Girl by Ann H. Gabhart is a gripping love story set in, as you might assume from the title, a small American town during the early days of World War II. While it probably would be considered a romance novel, the story had a little more depth to it than your typical romance. I loved the characters and…

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    Captives – review

    If you’ve been following my blog for very long you will know I read a wide variety of fiction genres. Some I enjoy more than others, but primarily I just enjoy a well-told story, regardless of the category. Dystopian* stories seem to be particularly popular with young adults readers lately. My main criteria for a dystopian novel, besides being well-written,…

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    Tunnel of Gold – review

    Tunnel of Gold is the second installment in Susan K. Marlow’s Goldtown Adventure series for tweens. Twelve-year-old Jem is caught in the thick of things when trouble erupts in Goldtown with a disagreement between the rich mine owner and the Chinese immigrants over the rights to a previously abandoned mine. Jem, his younger sister Ellie, and greenhorn cousin Nathan, are…

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    Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska – review

    Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss is a great curl-up-by-the-fire winter read! It is actually two stories in one, with one being set in the present and the other in the 1920s, told through a box of old letters. I loved this format of storytelling and got caught up in both story-lines as…

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    Then Sings My Soul: Book 3 – review

    When it comes to worship style, I am very much a traditionalist. I love the old hymns (and newer ones as well) sung in parts with a piano. I like holding a hymnal so I can see the notes as well as the words. I also enjoy knowing the stories behind the hymns, so I have enjoy Robert J. Morgan’s…

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    The New Recruit – review

    The New Recruit is Book 1 in Jill Williamson’s Mission League series about a spy organization made up of Christian teens who fight the supernatural. It’s a little bit espionage, a little bit sci-fi, and a whole lot of excitement! The main character is Spencer Garmond who is decidedly not a Christian. However, his Grandma is. And when Spencer gets into…