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One Light Still Shines

One Light Still Shines Many will not forget the morning in October of 2006, when 32 year-old Charlie Roberts walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, killed five girls, injuring 5 others, then turned the gun on himself.  This is the story of Marie Monville, the then-wife of Charlie Roberts.  Monville talks about the tragedy…

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The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress

The Wife, The Maid, And The Mistress A re-visit to a 30′s missing person’s case out of New York City has all the pieces of a well-executed mystery and it is a crime that has never been solved.  Joseph Crater was a well-known judge with alleged ties to the gangster crowd, and “disappeared”.  Lawhon takes…

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My Amish Boyfriend

My Amish Boyfriend Young and mature readers alike will enjoy the story “My Amish Boyfriend”.  Readers will find Melody Carson’s depiction of the Amish life to be informative and interesting.   Carson allows the reader to see the conflicted emotions young Shannon faces as she wishes to “enjoy teen adventures”, but must take responsibility and…

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The Dead Don’t Dance

The Dead Don’t Dance From the first Charles Martin book I picked up, I knew I had found another “favorite” author.  Within a few weeks I devoured all his writings and we’ll start off with talking about “The Dead Don’t Dance”.  A story of unexpected tragedy, heartbreak, love, and loss.  Add to that a rugged…

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Bridge Of Scarlet Leaves

I have now read all the novels Kristina McMorris has authored.  Each one is a jewel, and readers will thoroughly enjoy the love story and history in the Bridge of Scarlet Leaves.  When we remember Pearl Harbor, we often forget about the treatment given to people of Japanese descent who were living in the United…

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The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride I have to admit, I enjoy romance novels…but what I really find engaging is a great “love” story, and there is a difference.  Nicholas Sparks writes about love, and “The Longest Ride” definitely defines “love”.  The story revolves around an older couple, and their long-time love and a young couple just beginning…

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Small Town Girl

Small Town Girl Following the characters in “Angel Sister,” “ Small Town Girl” picks up with the Merritt family just prior to the United States entering World War II.  Kate is wondering if being a small town girl is her destiny, and if she might find a love to share that future.  You will love…

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The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks Every once in a while, I like to pick up a book that young people (my grandsons) are reading.  This gives me an idea of what children are finding entertaining.  The Penderwicks are a delightful family that has experienced great loss.  They have their own peculiar ways and have a deep love for…

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Butterfly Palace

Butterfly Palace History, mystery, romance and intrigue, Colleen Coble supplies it all in her latest tale of a young woman living in the early 1900’s who finds herself in servitude at a beautiful mansion in which a wealthy man collects butterflies of many species.   A serial killer is on the loose in a small Texas…

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The Four Doors

The Four Doors Richard Paul Evans’ writing is remarkable, especially so when he speaks with the intention of inspiring and encouraging the reader.  The Four Doors began as a quick talk he gave and evolved over ten years into a message that gives hope in every circumstance.  Having struggled through a childhood of undiagnosed Tourette’s…

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