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My Favorite Halloween

My favorite Halloween happened twenty-five years ago when after many hours of exhausting labor, I delivered my oldest daughter. As I cuddled my newly swaddled baby and marveled over her cherubic face, the nurses gathered around and suggested appropriate Halloween names. “How about Samantha?” one said. “How about Wendy?” said another. But I just smiled… Continue reading My Favorite Halloween

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Book Reviews

Faking Grace

Book Review: Faking Grace - by Tamara Leigh Fleeing a botched attempt at investigative reporting, Mazie Grace Stewart moves to Nashville and applies for a job with a small newspaper, Steeple Side Christian Resources. But in order to get the job, Mazie must be an upstanding Christian. So Mazie buys the book, The Dumb Blonde’s… Continue reading Faking Grace

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Black Ice

Book Review: Black Ice -- Becca Fitzpatrick Seventeen-year-old Britt and her best friend, Korbie, head into the Teton Mountains of Wyoming for spring break, looking forward to a fun-filled week of backpacking, lounging at her friend’s family cabin, and staying out of the way of Korbie’s brother, Calvin, who is also her ex-boyfriend. But when… Continue reading Black Ice

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Little Mercies

Book Review: Little Mercies - by Heather Gudenkauf Ellen Moore is an experienced social worker who is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children. She is a devoted mother and wife, and life is good. But one terrible summer day, because of a miscommunication, her baby is left in her fatally hot car. Ellen is… Continue reading Little Mercies

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Choices of the Heart

Book Review: Choices of the Heart - by Laurie Alice Eakes I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. Esther Cherrett was trained as a midwife by her mother, and she is proud to follow in the family tradition. But then the worst happens, accusations fly, and scandal threatens to shame her family. Esther… Continue reading Choices of the Heart