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review 2019-01-15 23:34
Book Review: Fame
Fame - Karen Kingsbury

Title: Fame
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Series: Firstborn, #1; Baxters, #6
Format: paperback
Length: 346 pages
Rating: 4 stars


Synopsis: A Dream Come True
Dayne Matthews is at the top of the Hollywood list—a successful, popular actor with a bright future. He has everything a man could want—fame, fortune, and friends. But his heart is pulling him toward a woman and a family who have no idea how their lives are tied to his. . . .
A Wounded Past
Katy Hart, the director of Christian Kids Theater, is immersed in her new life. Glad to move on and forget her past, she finally feels at home in Bloomington, Indiana. With a successful community theater and the love of many friends, she thinks she is content. But that changes in an instant when she meets Dayne Matthews and he promises a future she left in her past.
A Painful Promise
As Elizabeth Baxter lay dying, John made a promise that he must keep. A promise to reconnect the entire family—including the one child they never spoke of.

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Favourite character: I just… I kind of love all them. I can’t pick a favourite.
Least favourite character: Kelly Parker


Mini-review: I’m such trash for the Baxters series. Honestly. I’m kind of addicted to this series, it’s bad. I cannot wait to read the next one. I am just so… I need to know what’s going to happen, if and how John and Dayne meet. If Dayne meets the rest of the Baxter clan. I can’t wait to read Bailey’s story understanding the rest of the characters, not being confused like I was two years ago when I read Leaving. I just love this series.


Dayne Matthews - Diego Klattenhoff
Katy Hart - Sophia Bush
Ashley Baxter Blake - Brittany Snow
Landon Blake - Scott Eastwood
Kari Baxter Taylor - Kate Mara
Ryan Taylor - Matt Lanter
John Baxter - Jeff Goldblum
Kelly Parker - Jaime King
Jenny Flanigan - Gabrielle Union
Jim Flanigan - Luke Wilson
Bailey Flanigan - Zendaya
Connor Flanigan - Cameron Boyce
Chloe Madden/Anna Madden - Leslie Mann
Heath Hudson - Jay Baruchel
Tim Reed - Nat Wolff
Cody Coleman - Brandon Larracuente
Alice Stryker - Drea de Matteo
Sarah Jo Stryker - Sabrina Carpenter
Marc David - Joel Kinnaman
Rhonda Sanders - Anna Paquin
Ashley Zarelli - Julia Garner
Mitch Henry - John C. Reilly
Luke Baxter - Cameron Monaghan
Brooke Baxter West - Bryce Dallas Howard
Peter West - John Krasinski


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review 2019-01-14 04:48
Book Review: Woman of Courage: Collector's Edition
Woman of Courage: Collector's Edition Continues the Story of Little Fawn - Wanda E. Brunstetter

I did not know that Wanda wrote historical fiction as well as Amish fiction. I do enjoy the story. I got the book woman of courage Collection edition. We get the full story of Woman of Courage along with Woman of Hope which is Little Fawn story.

We meet up with Amanda Person and we go along for her journey. That I really what this book is mostly about. We get a little bit more of Little Fawn's story in the story of Woman of Hope. Wanda does a wonderful job with her writing that she does take you back in time.

Go along with Amanda as she travels you go along as she goes though some of trails and learns about where she is going. Will she find love? Will she be able to spread God word to the Indians? To find out and to read Little Fawns story you should pick up this book.

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/book-review-woman-of-courage-collectors.html
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review 2019-01-14 01:12
Book Review: Accidentally Amish
Accidentally Amish - Olivia Newport

Title: Accidentally Amish
Author: Olivia Newport
Series: Valley of Choice, #1
Format: ebook
Length: 788 pages (iPhone)
Rating: 2.5 stars


Synopsis: Escape the helter-skelter of the modern culture and join software creator Annie Friesen, hiding at the home of an Amishman. With her high-tech career in jeopardy, Annie runs from fast-paced Colorado Springs—and straight into the hospitality of San Luis Valley’s Amish community. There she meets cabinetmaker Rufus Beiler, and the more time she spends with him, the more attracted she becomes. When Annie finds she shares a common ancestor with Rufus, she feels both cultures colliding within her. But is her love for Rufus strong enough for her to give up the only life she’s ever known?


Favourite character: Ruth
Least favourite character: N/A


Mini-review: This felt confusing, not gonna lie. It’s four stories combined into one and the only thing really holding it together is their family tree, one of the stories taking place in the 1700s, which made it feel a bit…I don’t really know what the word is, but longer than necessary, I suppose. Then there was the fourteen different ways of spelling Beiler. It was also very stilted in writing, kind of like like the British or a robot or a British robot. Except for “I’m” there were no contractions, which you could expect from the Amish, but it’s everywhere and everyone, from the Amish, to the English, to the descriptions. It was “do not” instead of “don’t.” Which is fine, but when there’s one on every page, you start to pick up on it. It just doesn’t feel natural. Despite all of those things, I enjoyed it. I will most likely be finishing the series.


Annie Friesen - Jennifer Lawrence
Rufus Beiler - Kendall Schmidt
Rick Stebbins - Alan Ritchison
Franey Beiler - Brooke Shields
Myra Friesen - Laura Dern
Lee Solano - Stanley Tucci
Ruth Beiler - Billie Lourd

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review 2019-01-11 00:28
Camp Club Girls on the Case!
Camp Club Girls: Elizabeth - Green, Renae Brumbaugh

This four-book collection includes “Camp Club Girls and the Mystery at Discovery Lake”, “Elizabeth’s Armadillo Adventure”, “Elizabeth’s San Antonio Sleuthing”, and “Elizabeth and the Music City Mayhem.” As someone who grew up reading Nancy Drew and Lois Gladys Leppard’s “Mandie” series, I was eager to see what the genre is offering twenty-first century girls. Despite having a modern setting and making use of current technology, these stories had an old-fashioned, reassuring feel to them. There is a strong Christian thread throughout each of the stories, but it is not over-the-top. The girls are very respectful toward their elders, addressing them as sir or ma’am, and this was not only refreshing but also sets a good example for readers. The girls are well-mannered and courteous but not saccharine-sweet, nor are they perfect, and they do make mistakes; as such, they are definitely relatable while also being good role models. The inclusion of all the Camp Club Girls in each story, even if the main focus was only on a couple of them, was fun and added different perspectives to each situation. I loved that Alex (Alexis) always made references to classic detectives and TV shows, and Kate’s affinity for gadgets provided an interesting angle. The two stories in which Biscuit the dog was featured were my favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection, and although it is recommended for ages 10-12, I think that older girls (and even adults!) will find it appealing.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

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review 2019-01-03 23:04
Review: A Christmas Story of Light
A Christmas Story of Light - Ora Smith

A Christmas Story of Light is really a new way to look at the story of Jesus. Though it tell you the meaning of the authors point about the Light. In a way we are all born of light. Jesus is our savor and that we would follow him if we do good and be kind.

The pictures are done wonderful. It keep me wanting to read the the story. I was more into the pictures. For me that is. Young readers could read this a bit but they need help. It picture can tell you the story by going page by page.

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