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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…

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    Goldtown Adventures – review

    Fellow homeschool-mom Susan K. Marlow’s new book series for kids, Goldtown Adventures, has launched! Badge of Honor  is an exciting historical novel for kids. It takes place in the waning days of the California gold rush, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Jem. There is still gold to be found (small amounts, anyway) if one is willing to work…

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    American Tapestries – review

     Today I get to participate in the blog tour for the first two books in the new American Tapestries series from Summerside: Queen of the Waves and Where the Trail Ends. The time periods of both novels intrigued me, so I was happy for the opportunity to read them. Thank you to Litfuse Group for providing me with review copies…

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    With Every Letter – review

    I thoroughly enjoyed Sarah Sundin’s Wings of Glory trilogy about brothers who fought in World War II. I was very excited when I heard about her new series, Wings of the Nightingale, featuring World War II nurses. I was even more excited when I had the chance to review the first one: With Every Letter. And it didn’t disappoint! You…

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    Interview with Ocieanna (and book giveaway)

    In May when I got to go to the writers’ conference one of the authors I was excited to meet was Ocieanna Fleiss. I had read and enjoyed Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington  and Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana (which she wrote with Tricia Goyer), so I recognized her name on the schedule. Ocieanna taught a…

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    Sue Ellen’s Girl – Review

    “Where are you from?” he asked as he scanned my groceries at the local WalMart. “Why, I live here in Post Falls,” I answered innocently, even though I knew what he was getting at. In spite of having lived in Idaho for 13 years, and Kansas for 12+ years before that, people seem to think I still have a southern…

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    How Huge the Night – review

    When I post book reviews on Amazon I am asked to assign a star rating to each title, from 1 to 5 stars. I don’t give very many books 5 stars simply because I like to reserve the 5-star rating for those which are real stand-outs. How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn is such a stand-out.…

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    Circle C Beginnings – review

    I recently got to read the third and fourth books in the Circle C Beginnings series… a spin-off of Susan K. Marlow’s Circle C Adventures for older readers. The Circle C Beginnings series is based on the same characters, but at a younger age. They are perfect for children who are just beginning to read chapter books. The stories are…

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    Purity and Holiness

    The girls and I have been reading When God Writes Your Love Story together. It is an excellent book on preparing for marriage. I especially appreciated this insight: “Several generations back, Christianity in this country began to swing in an unhealthy direction, focusing on the holiness and righteous standard of God while excluding the crucial elements of love and grace.…