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By Book or By Crook (Gates)

By Book or By Crook (Gates)

I enjoyed this cozy mystery.  There were a few parts of the story that were a little stretchy in terms of what I think could realistically happen but I could overlook them for the sake of the story.  For example: the library staff decide to start hosting talks about Jane Austen … first of all, working here in the library I have seen our programming team in action, and I know they spend months planning programs, it doesn’t happen over…

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Princess Ever After (Hauck)

Princess Ever After (Hauck)

Although the story was a bit unbelievable at times (but then again, aren’t most fairy tales somewhat unbelievable), I really enjoyed it. Title: Princess Ever After Series: Royal Wedding #2 Author: Rachel Hauck Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Zondervan Release Date: February 4, 2014 Format: eAudio (Hoopla) Pages: 360

This Road We Traveled (Kirkpatrick)

This Road We Traveled (Kirkpatrick)

This book was interesting, but I had a hard time getting into it.  It wasn’t until the last few chapters that I really started to enjoy the book.  I don’t know why, but it felt like very dry reading throughout most of it, when I really expected a good story about a family on the trek west. Title: This Road We Traveled Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Genre: Historical (Christian) Fiction Publisher: Revell Release Date: September 6, 2016 Format: Trade Paperback Pages:…

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A Miracle of Hope (Reid)

A Miracle of Hope (Reid)

This was the first book by Ruth Reid I had read and I look forward to reading more.  I really enjoyed this story, the author incorporated some modern day dilemmas not often talked about in Amish fiction.  The audio (via Hoopla) was very well done and made me want to listen non-stop until I had finished the story. Title: A Miracle of Hope Series: Amish Wonders #1 Author: Ruth Reid Genre: Christian Fiction (Amish) Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: December…

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When Mercy Rains (Sawyer)

When Mercy Rains (Sawyer)

I always enjoy Kim Vogel Sawyer’s books.  They are similar to Beverly Lewis’ books, but not necessarily Amish.  This particular book/series is based on a Mennonite family.  There were some twists to the story that made it interesting.  I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the rest of the titles in this series. Title: When Mercy Rains Series: Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy #1 Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Waterbrook Release Date: January 1, 2014 Format: Trade…

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How to Catch a Prince (Hauck)

How to Catch a Prince (Hauck)

This was my least favorite of this series.  This was the first time the author included some supernatural elements in the story and they just made it a little too strange and unbelievable.  I listened to the unabridged audio version of this book Title: How to Catch a Prince (Hauck) Series: Royal Wedding #3 Author: Rachel Hauck Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Zondervan Release Date: February 24, 2015 Format: eAudio (Hoopla) Pages: 355 Pages Find this title in the CRDL Catalog

From Here to Home (Bostwick)

From Here to Home (Bostwick)

“From Here to Home” is the first book in a new series by Marie Bostwick, but its main character will be familiar to those who have read her Cobbled Quilt series.  Mary Dell Templeton, the main character in this new series is the best friend of Evelyn Dixon, the main character from the Cobbled Quilts series.  Mary Dell is talked about and makes some appearances in that series, but a reader does not have to have read that series to…

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The Sea Keeper’s Daughters (Wingate)

The Sea Keeper’s Daughters (Wingate)

I really enjoyed this book, although at first it took me a bit to get into the story. I think I was thrown off at the beginning by the fact that it switched back and forth between modern day and the Depression Era … for some reason I wasn’t expecting that.  Although this book is classified as Christian fiction, I think it would be enjoyed by anyone as there isn’t really anything “religious” about this book.  I’d classify this more…

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The Nest (Sweeney)

The Nest (Sweeney)

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is a story about why you shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch and the dysfunctional lives of four siblings who have been doing just that.  As their youngest sibling’s 40th birthday draws near, and they find out their mother used some of “The Nest” to get their oldest brother out of a jam, each of the Plumb siblings must face the scary reality that the inheritance (“The Nest”) they have been counting on…

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Light Summer Reading

Light Summer Reading

Wishing to read a story with mystery and a little lighthearted romance, I turned to one of my favorite authors, Jayne Ann Krentz, and her book Lost & Found.  It fit the bill and was an enjoyable read.  Cady Briggs has an eye for detecting forgeries in decorative arts and is free-lancing with a small business, Lost & Found, whose owner Mack Easton traces and recovers missing art.  Cady’s great aunt Vera dies with her business, Gallery Chatelaine, in the…

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