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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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Wonder – R. J. Palacio

Wonder – R. J. Palacio

Auggie Pullman’s year is going to get a LOT different. For a kid with a pretty rare facial deformity, going to middle school is the last thing he wants to do. Told by the perspective of Auggie, his sister Via, her boyfriend, and a few of Auggie’s classmates, Wonder is a story about how hard it can be to fit in middle school—whether you’re the one who looks differently than your peers or you’re the normal kid befriending the kid…

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An Enchantment of Ravens – Margaret Rogerson

An Enchantment of Ravens – Margaret Rogerson

Okayyyy I came away with this with a few different thoughts and feelings, all of which were good. I think the first and foremost of these is that Margaret Rogerson can write. Every single page was so beautifully crafted! Seriously, the way she described Isobel’s paintings and the fairy world was so rich and lovely. I had such clear and vivid pictures in my mind of what everything and everyone looked like. Sighhhh. Also the story was good and the…

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A Man Called Ove (Backman)

A Man Called Ove (Backman)

I LOVED this book …. this story about a crotchety old man had me at times laughing out loud and smiling to myself, but at the end had me in tears.  This is one of those books that I’m not sure I would enjoy quite so much in print.  I really felt as though the narrator was making the book even better than it already was!  You can find it on both  Hoopla and Overdrive  if you are interested in…

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Roar – Cora Carmack

Roar – Cora Carmack

This was an amazing start to a series that I am already really excited about!! Full, honest review below. Thanks to NetGalley and Tor Teen for giving me a chance to read this eARC! ♥ Okay, on to the goods. When I saw that Cora Carmack had written a YA Fantasy novel I was PUMPED. I’ve read–more like devoured–her Rusk University novels already and was dying for more. The fact that the “more” was a genre that I am especially obsessed…

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Will & Whit – Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit – Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit is a graphic novel based on the daily life of a young girl named Wilhelmina (Will for short). She builds lamps made of old and new things, is scared of the dark and her shadows, and lives with her Aunt Ella. The story is focused around Will and her two friends as they deal with a power outage in their small town due to a huge storm named Whitney (Whit). In that time a group of young…

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