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Book Review: Huckleberry Hearts

Book Review: Huckleberry Hearts - by Jennifer Beckstrand: What a beautiful story! I have enjoyed all of Jennifer Beckstrand's books, and I'm always glad to see Anna and Felty Helmuth up to their matchmaking tricks. This time their efforts are for their granddaughter Cassie, who has left the Amish way of life and is studying… Continue reading Book Review: Huckleberry Hearts

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The Language of Sparrows

Book Review:  The Language of Sparrows, by Rachel Pfifer - When artist April Wright and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Sierra, move to Houston, Texas, they are trying to escape a past neither of them can get over. But their pain follows them, and April has no idea how to help her brilliant daughter, who learns languages… Continue reading The Language of Sparrows

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Told You Twice

Told you Twice – Book Review - by Kristen Heitzmann:  Alexis (Exie) Murphy is engaged to the ‘perfect’ man and looks forward to a Grace Evangeline wedding and a happily-ever-after life. She’s willing to give up her talents and the essence of who she is in order to have the stability she craves and to… Continue reading Told You Twice

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Where the River Ends

Book Review:  Where the River Ends, by Charles Martin: Doss Michael's wife is dying of cancer. The only thing left on her bucket list is to take a trip down the St. Mary's River (where Doss spent his childhood) to the sea, and Doss will do anything to make her last days happy. So, the… Continue reading Where the River Ends

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Twilight (No, not the vampire story)

Book Review:  Twilight, by Kristen Heitzmann: Laurie Prelane returns to her hometown with her two small children, hoping to escape a dangerous situation and a husband who has lost his way.  There she is forced to confront personal issues that she never resolved as a child and teenager, including her old sweetheart, Cal.  Danger follows… Continue reading Twilight (No, not the vampire story)

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Told You So

Book Review:  Told You So, by Kristen Heitzmann.  Women's fiction, Romance. Grace Evangeline is a young, popular romance author who dreams of seeing one of her novels adapted for Broadway. So she meets with Devin Bressard, a successful playwright who writes literary, pessimistic plays. When he insults her writing, she throws her sweet tea in… Continue reading Told You So

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Kisses in the Rain

Book Review: Kisses in the Rain, by Krista Lynne Jensen: After a car accident claims her fiancé and her most recent memories, Georgie Tate moves in with her aunts, who live on a small island outside Seattle. She begins to reshape her life as she struggles with the knowledge that something bad happened, and she… Continue reading Kisses in the Rain

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Dont’ Go

Book Review:  Don't Go, by Lisa Scottoline: Dr. Mike Scanlon is deployed to Afghanistan, leaving his wife and a new baby behind. Amid brutal conditions he and his fellow doctors operate and save lives. Then he gets a call that his wife is dead from a knife wound, and he goes home to bury her… Continue reading Dont’ Go

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Painting Kisses

Book Review – Painting Kisses, by Melanie Jacobson After her divorce, famous artist Lia Carswell throws away her brushes, paints, and canvases, and she flees from New York to the mountains of Utah. There she invents a simpler life by changing her name, waitressing in a small diner, and helping to care for her sweet… Continue reading Painting Kisses

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Huckleberry Hill

Book Review – Huckleberry Hill, by Jennifer Beckstrand Anna Helmuth is an elderly Amish woman with a penchant for matchmaking. She tells her patient husband, Felty, that they need to do something to help their poor grandson, Moses, to find a wife. So Anna decides that she needs an assistant – after all, she’s getting… Continue reading Huckleberry Hill