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Summer Of Joy

Summer Of Joy Ann Gabhart revisits Hollyhill in Summer of Joy.  The lively characters make you smile and in their troubles, remind you to look for the joy in all situations.   Stand beside Josie as she looks at the possibility of seeing her father remarry, and feel her pain as she deals with school issues…

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Summer Of Joy

Ann Gabhart revisits Hollyhill in Summer of Joy.  The lively characters make you smile and in their troubles, remind you to look for the joy in all situations.   Stand beside Josie as she looks at the possibility of seeing her father remarry, and feel her pain as she deals with school issues and jealously because she might lose the love of the man she thinks of as Grandpa.  Hollyhill is a small town we might all want to visit again and again.

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The Discovery Series Saga

Goodbye To Yesterday – #1 Discovery Series Stories about the Amish interest me because their lives are so different from my own.  Wanda Brunstetter has a number of Amish friends and uses her knowledge of their beliefs and way of life to bring fascinating insights into what their homes, families and churches might be like.…

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Goodbye To Yesterday – #1 Discovery Series

Stories about the Amish interest me because their lives are so different from my own.  Wanda Brunstetter has a number of Amish friends and uses her knowledge of their beliefs and way of life to bring fascinating insights into what their homes, families and churches might be like. The Discovery series consists of six books, following main characters Luke and Meredith Stoltzfus through six seasons.  You will love the characters and enjoy the story of hardship and faith.  www.wandabrunstetter.com/

 

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The Aviator’s Wife

A historical fiction novel that blends actual events with a great story of what might have been true. Melanie Benjamin’s characters have such a strong voice, you forget that it is a novel. As you get a glimpse of what Anne Lindberg’s life was like, how she dealt with the fame of her husband and…

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The Aviator's Wife

A historical fiction novel that blends actual events with a great story of what might have been true. Melanie Benjamin’s characters have such a strong voice, you forget that it is a novel. As you get a glimpse of what Anne Lindberg’s life was like, how she dealt with the fame of her husband and the misfortune of losing a child you join her as she worked to shape her life as an individual, not, simply Lindberg’s wife.

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Orphan Train

Orphan Train The Orphan Train was a new term to me when I picked up this great read by Christina Baker Kline.  You will be transported back to a time in history when many children were on their own, and a large number were moved across the country to find new families when their own…

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Orphan Train

The Orphan Train was a new term to me when I picked up this great read by Christina Baker Kline.  You will be transported back to a time in history when many children were on their own, and a large number were moved across the country to find new families when their own family could no longer care for them.  You will meet an orphan train rider as well as a modern day orphan.  I believe you will shed a tear or two, but you will also cheer on the characters in this wonderful story.

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Thank You, Mr. Falker

Thank You, Mr. Falker We are back to a children’s book this week, with Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco.  I love this book, because it is a great reminder to young and old that words can and do hurt.   In her book, Patricia Polacco tells her own story of dealing with an…

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Thank You, Mr. Falker

We are back to a children’s book this week, with Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco.  I love this book, because it is a great reminder to young and old that words can and do hurt.   In her book, Patricia Polacco tells her own story of dealing with an undiagnosed learning block; the bully who made her want to run from school and the teacher who not only encouraged her with love, but was also able to get her the help she needed.  It may be a children’s book, but we can all benefit from the reading.

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