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A SECRET COURAGE book review

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A Secret Courage (The London Chronicles #1) by  Tricia Goyer
Book Description: A Mystery Brought Them Together.
Will Secrets Destroy Their Love?


Dive into WWII history in this well-researched story of international intrigue, heartwarming romance, and profound courage.

American Emma Hanson is one of a dozen women sent to work in London as a cryptographer—decoding German secrets at the height of World War II. Her job as a member of the Women's Army Corps gives her a way to fight back against those who killed her brother. The only distraction she needs is a good book for the long nights of bombing that threaten her fragile peace.

Englishman William Brandt's mind is full of the secrets he knows and the spies he must keep tabs on to ensure the safety of the people and nation he loves. But there might just be room in his heart for a pretty WAC worker with a sweet spirit—and a curiosity that could threaten all his plans.

Emma's and William's paths cross in the aisle of a London booksto…

A SECOND CHANCE AT HEAVEN book review

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As her body lay dying, her spirit began to travel As a troubled teenager, Tamara Laroux saw no way out. Desperate for her pain to end, crying out to God for forgiveness, Tamara does the unthinkable and embarks on a supernatural journey that will forever change the way she views God and the value of life on earth. As she plummets from her body to a place of vast darkness, torment, and agony, Tamara’s senses become heightened. She instantly realizes the finality of her rash decision. As she mulls this terrible new reality, she begs God to save her. What she experiences on the other side shocks and surprises her, but the unfailing love of God ultimately delivers her from an unwelcome fate. A Second Chance at Heaven is a remarkable memoir of the afterlife that will challenge each of us to ponder the reality of heaven and hell. Her supernatural experience convinces Tamara that the only knowledge that matters in this life is that Jesus Christ is Lord. Since then, Tamara has embarked on a won…

WELL DONE, BILLY GRAHAM book review

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Well Done, BILLY GRAHAM 
BY Jerushah Armfield, Aram Tchividjian, & Boz Tchividjian 

A Centennial Celebration in Personal Recollections
Book Description:Billy Graham influenced millions for Christ—perhaps even you or someone you love. 

Here, to honor the centennial of his birth, are scores of grateful recollections. Compiled from the website ThankYouBilly.com, organized by three of his grandchildren, Well Done, Billy Graham will encourage you with real-life stories of the gospel’s power. He had preached the good news of salvation in Jesus before an estimated 215 million people—and to hundreds of millions more by way of radio, television, movies, newspapers, and books. Now, in honor of the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, this book celebrates the legacy of Billy Graham through the personal reminiscences of more than three hundred people whose lives were changed. Whether he was planting spiritual seeds, leading individuals or their loved ones to Jesus, or simply setting a powerfu…

A SEAT BY THE HEARTH book review

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A Seat by the Hearth
by Amy Clipston



Book Description:
Priscilla Allgyer knows she cannot leave the past behind. But can love lead her toward the promise of healing? 

Priscilla Allgyer left the community to escape the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to return—along with her six-year-old son—to the place she thought she’d left behind forever. Though once estranged from her family, Priscilla is welcomed by her mother, but her father is cold and strict. He allows Priscilla to stay with them provided she dresses plainly, confesses her sins, and agrees to marry within the community. Once again, she feels suffocated, trapped, and alone.

As Priscilla reluctantly completes her shunning, she catches the eye of Mark Riehl, a farmer with a playboy reputation. Wary of Mark, Priscilla barely gives him the time of day—while Mark, unused to being ignored by the women of Bird-in-Hand, won’t give up the pursuit of her friendship. Priscilla desperately needs a friend in Mark, ev…

"The Water Tower Club" Book review

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The Water Tower Club
by BK Mayo


Book Description: 

From the author of the award-winning novel "Tamara’s Child," comes a story crackling with mystery and suspense.
The day after graduating from high school, Darryl Coombs fled his hometown of Grotin, Kansas, hoping to put the memories of his nightmarish childhood behind him forever. Now, ten years later, his sister’s arrest on a charge of attempted murder has Darryl reluctantly returning to his childhood home. He is desperate to save his sister from prison, but his unwitting actions lead to deadly consequences that tear apart the fabric of a community and send him on a personal journey the end of which he could never have imagined.

MY REVIEW:  Exploring themes of dysfunctional homes and past trauma, B K Mayo takes an approach of present day combined with flashbacks to explore Darryl and his sister's past and present.  This book definitely had my attention, but the ending seemed to come out of nowhere and to be very far-fetched…

"40 Days of Christmas" Book Review

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40 Days of Christmas : Celebrating the Glory of Our Savior
by Joseph Castleberry





Book description:

Who wants Christmas just one day a year?
Celebrate for forty days!

Do you find your attention consumed by the pressures of the Christmas season—capturing the perfect Christmas card photo, finding the perfect gift, serving the perfect meal, or creating the perfect experience for your family? It’s all too easy to lose sight of what is important.

With daily Scriptures, inspirational readings, and uplifting prayers, 40 Days of Christmas is a devotional designed to help you enjoy three of the traditional church calendar seasons. Prepare your heart during Advent, rejoice in His birth at Christmas, and reveal the light of Christ on Epiphany.

Focus on the richness of God’s presence during this period of fuss and feasting as you celebrate the glory of the Savior. Every good thing you associate with Christmas flows from God’s Spirit, and the Spirit of Christmas can remain with you and your family all ye…