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A Letter from Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd

I really enjoyed reading this book and seeing the interaction between the two sisters.  It gave me a feeling of how they were able to become closer even though they found out things that they did not previously know about their family. I really like books that have a sense of family and like seeing how the families deal with problems and use their faith to work through what they are faced with.
     This book tells the story of Angela who is unhappy in her marriage and does not have the best relationship with her sister Rose.  Rose is not married, but would like to be, but does feel a bit wary as she sees how her sister is fairing in her marriage.  When given the opportunity to visit an aunt in Pennsylvania, they both jump at the chance to get away from home and hopefully work out some things that are going on in their lives.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, but the review is entirely my own.

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Naomi's Hope by Jan Drexler

I liked reading this book and learning more about the Amish in the 1800's.  Many things have not changed for them in this time, but it was interesting to see them in this context.  Naomi had tried to get things back together and start a live with her adopted son Davey.   She is doing what she can to make things work, but that gets changed when Cap enters her life and takes a liking to Davey.  She must now decide what she wants to happen and trust that she will make the right choices.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Do Baby Bears Have Mommies? (I've Got Questions) by Crystal Bowman (Author), Teri McKinley (Author), Ailie Busby (Illustrator)

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This book answers many questions in a way that a child can understand.  It gives answers that can be understood, but in a child like way.  The pictures are great as the cover a variety of animals and children.  They help the child to relate the animal relationship to one they can understand of their own.
     I really enjoyed this story. The pictures were great and they really helped the story as a child can relate to the pictures as much as they can relate to the words.  It helped that a variety of animals were used as some children may not know a lot of animals.  A great book to read over and over to any child.

Light of Dawn by Vannetta Chapman

I have really enjoyed reading this series and this book was just as good.  I would find it hard to go through what Shelby, Carter, and Max have been going through and then to leave what is comfortable to try to find what is needed would be even worse.  This book is a real page turner and will pull you in from the beginning.
     I received a copy from the publisher, but the review is my own.


Cement Stilettos by Diane Vallere

A quick paced mystery that will keep you reading.  Samantha finds herself trying to figure out what is going on when she finds a dead body in her finance's storeroom.  She decides that she has to figure out what is going on not only with the dead body but with her fiance as well.  Full of surprises a great read.
     I received a copy from the author, the review is entirely my own.


Distorted by Christ Barrett

Distorted is book that is not only suspenseful, but makes you really think as well.  Mallory was a victim of human trafficking and after being rescued, she goes out speaking out about what has happened.  When she starts to get some threats and it becomes apparent that everything is not as it seems, Tennyson is brought in to help protect her.
     This book really kept me reading and things were not always as they seemed.  It was a book that really make me want to guess what would happen next and then was quite pleased when I guessed right and pleasantly surprised when I wasn't.
    I also liked how Mallory was a survivor and did not let things get to her and stop her even when she was afraid.  She was not afraid to keep on living.
    I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is entirely my own.


The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

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As an enjoyer of national parks, I was excited to see this book.  It gives you a feel of what Mount Rainer park was like as the park was getting started and some of the things that had to be work out with our national park system.  I think I would have liked to have been Margie and had the chance to work at Mount Rainer.  The story also has the point of view of one of the rangers, Ford Brayden.  He is still working out how to best do his job and working with Margie is not one of the things on his list.   They both love the simplicity and beauty of the parks though and will do all they can to preserve it.  I also loved the cover of the book as it reminded me of postcards that I had purchased at some of national parks.
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     I received my book from blogging for books, the review is entirely my own.