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The Tattered Quilt

The Tattered Quilt Wanda Brunstetter tells an engaging tale in Book 2 of the Quilting Club series.  Brunstetter mixes Amish with English, rough with genteel, as the Quilting Club opens for a second class session to new students as well as old favorites.  As the members of the patchwork group gather to work on quilt…

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Rock Harbor Search And Rescue

Search And Rescue Colleen Coble delights readers of all ages with her Rock Harbor series which is based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “Rock Harbor Search and Rescue,” is a middle grade fiction novel, but adults will enjoy the suspense and mystery, just as well.  Readers will follow Emily who dreams of being trained…

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The Road From Gap Creek

The Road From Gap Creek Robert Morgan revisits Gap Creek, in this wonderful story, set during World War II and the Great Depression.  He tells the tale of Annie and her family struggles in the Appalachian landscape.  American history is told through the ordinary family making their way through an extraordinary time.  Fact and fiction…

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The Queen Of The Big Time

The Queen Of The Big Time Adriana Trigiani draws reader into the small-town life of an Italian-American family, through three generations with The Queen of the Big Time.   Drawing from Adriana’s grandmother’s experience in owning and operating a factory, a beautiful story is told of the Castellucas who have settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania, with the…

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Stay Close

Stay Close Harlen Coben is another “favorite” of mine.  In Stay Close, Megan is a soccer mom who at one time was quite wild.  Now she is settled, with two children, a husband, a lovely home and a growing sense of unease.  Ray and Jack make up the other parts of the story.  Three people…

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The First Phone Call From Heaven

The First Phone Call From Heaven Would you like to pick up the phone and hear the voice of a loved one after they have died?  That is what might have happened in this small town of Coldwater, Michigan in this fabulous story by Mitch Albom.  In the tradition of Albom’s “Tuesdays With Morrie” and…

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Walking On Water

Walking On Water Richard Paul Evans finishes up his “Walking” series with this fifth book.  If you have been following Alan Christoffersen through his walk, you know that a year has gone by, since he lost everything; his wife was killed in a terrible accident; his partner has stolen his business; and he has lost…

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The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion Fannie Flagg, keeps you laughing in this comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-discover who they are.  Fun-filled, spanning decades and generations The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another wonderful novel by the fantastic storyteller, Flagg.  Unforgettable characters, side-splitting hilarity and of course those deeply touching…

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Those We Love Most

Those We Love Most In this engaging novel, Lee Woodruff explores the results on a family of an unimaginable tragedy.  Can this family make it through and be whole?   What would happen to your family if your child were hit by a car driven by a teenage neighbor?  Can the driver be forgiven? Can the…

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Thunder And Rain

Thunder And Rain Loved this great story by Charles Martin, and I thought I would remind you about him as he has a new book coming out in September.  In this novel Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is a modern day cowboy raising his son without his troubled wife.  Along comes Sam and Hope, in need…

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