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This Could Change Everything (Jill Mansell)

This Could Change Everything (Jill Mansell)

A fun, lighthearted read.  Each of the characters at some point in the book realizes how one event or action can (and in these cases) does totally change the course of their lives.  I listened to the audio version available via Hoopla — the narrator was awesome! Title: This Could Change Everything Author: Jill Mansell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Headline Review (Audiobook published by Tantor Audio) Release Date: January 25, 2018 (Audiobook released June 5, 2018) Format: Available in hardcover, paperback,…

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Christian Fiction

Christian Fiction

Many people think Christian Fiction is a genre full of Amish stories and historical romances, but the genre has grown by leaps and bounds and is so much more.  The Christian Fiction genre includes something for just about everyone these days, it’s just a matter of matching up your tastes with the correct author.  Many authors who write in the Christian Fiction genre write in series, but there are also many books that stand alone, and many times books that…

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The Library at the Edge of the World (Felicity Hayes-McCoy)

The Library at the Edge of the World (Felicity Hayes-McCoy)

This book was good, but not great. I for the most part enjoyed it, but not as much as I wanted too. Of course the title was what first drew me to this title, and then when I read some of the reviews and they said things like “reminiscent of Maeve Binchy” I thought I would love it …. I really like Maeve Binchy’s books. Aside from the fact that it was set in Ireland and Maeve Binchy was mentioned…

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Masquerade (Moser)

Masquerade (Moser)

The ending and how each of the two main characters decided to live out their lives in America seemed rather abrupt and rushed, but overall a good story.  The author includes some extra information about some of the people, places and fashion at the end of the book that was rather interesting. Title: Masquerade Author: Nancy Moser Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Release Date: August 1, 2010 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 400 1886, New York City: Charlotte Gleason,…

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Weddings at Promise Lodge (Hubbard)

Weddings at Promise Lodge (Hubbard)

Another enjoyable story about our friends from Promise Lodge … I anticipate a 4th book in this series, as one of the characters who was supposed to get married in this book calls off her wedding, but by the end has reconciled with her intended. Title: Weddings at Promise Lodge Series: Promise Lodge #3 Author: Charlotte Hubbard Genre: Christian Fiction (Amish) Publisher: Zebra Release Date: June 27, 2017 Format: Audiobook (Hoopla) Pages: 368 pages (9 hours, 3 minutes) Founded by…

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The Christmas Cradle (Hubbard)

The Christmas Cradle (Hubbard)

The last of the Seasons of the Heart series by Charlotte Hubbard introduces some new residents to Willow Ridge … a nice story based during the Christmas season. Title: The Christmas Cradle Series: Season of the Heart #6 Author: Charlotte Hubbard Genre: Christian Fiction (Amish) Publisher: Zebra Release Date: September 15, 2015 Format: Audiobook (Hoopla) Pages: 368 pages (9 hours, 30 minutes) For the peaceful town of Willow Ridge, November presents an early holiday surprise. Stranded in the snow, 18-year-old…

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A Simple Vow (Hubbard)

A Simple Vow (Hubbard)

Charlotte Hubbard writes Amish stories not like any others.  The Amish communities in her stories are usually a bit more on the liberal side than what you typically read about.  They always seem to have lots of money, but they aren’t without their trials and troubles.  I enjoy her stories … they are different. A Simple Vow is book one in a new series for Hubbard, but I would recommend reading the Seasons of the Heart series first.  That series…

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Amish Millionaire Series (Brunstetter/Brunstetter)

Amish Millionaire Series (Brunstetter/Brunstetter)

I feel like this series was a marketing ploy.  They could have easily (and better) told the story in one regular novel.  I feel like they were trying to force people to buy multiple books, and for someone like me trying to listen to them on Hoopla, it ate up an entire month’s of checkouts! I have decided I am not a fan of books written by Wanda AND her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.  I really wonder if Jean isn’t doing…

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Julie (Marshall)

Julie (Marshall)

I enjoyed this story … if readers have read and enjoyed the author’s more popular title “Christy”, I think they will enjoy this one. Title: Julie Author: Catherine Marshall Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Zondervan Release Date: December 31, 2001 Format: Audiobook (Hoopla) Pages: 381 pages (14 hours, 43 minutes) Inspired like Christy, by Catherine Marshall’s own life, Julie explores the miracle of faith against a background of small-town America coming of age, with a story and a heroine who is…

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The Queen of the Tearling (Johansen)

The Queen of the Tearling (Johansen)

I enjoyed this story, although it is not for the faint of heart.  There are several scenes that include graphic violence and the language is at times rather foul.  The premise of the story is good and interesting though. Title: The Queen of the Tearling Series: Queen of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen Genre: YA/Dystopian Publisher: Harper Release Date: July 8, 2014 Format: Audiobook (Overdrive) Pages: 448 pages (14 hours, 30 minutes) An untested young princess must claim her throne,…

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