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When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer

I enjoyed this book about Alexa and how she has come to try to start anew in Arborville, Kansas.  She has to work hard to be accepted by the Mennonites there and it is made even harder by a misconception.
     Things become even harder with the addition of her cousin and a reporter.   She finds herself having to deal with things that she never dreamed of.  She has to learn to trust in God and in others to make it all work out.
     More about the book can be found here  http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=221710 and about the author here http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=162648

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."
I became introduced to this series though a set of emails where the writer introduced a book and its author and gave you a sneak peek into the story.  This set caught my attention even more as it was about a pet sitter who lives in the Florida Keys.  While I would not like getting up as early as Dixie does or the trouble she seems to find, I wouldn't mind the napping midday part.
     I was saddened to hear though the same set of emails that the author had passed away.  I didn't know what I would do with out my yearly fix of Dixie, but was excited to hear that her son was carrying on in her stead and he hasn't disappointed.
      In the latest tale, Dixie finds herself again tied up in a mystery that she cannot explain.  It all starts out innocently as she goes to a client's house to feed their cat and while checking around to make sure that the cat hasn't been up to mischief, she finds herself knocked out and wondering what happened.  When she tries to figure…

Double Cross by Diann Mills

This book is full of twists and turns as it carries you through the life of Agent Laurel Evertson.  She does not feel like she is worth much, so she does things undercover that she does not always feel comfortable with.  Because of her passion for the elderly, she is willing to go back undercover and back to the one person who betrayed her in the first place.  While doing this , she meets Officer Daniel Hilton.  She finds herself drawn to him even though he is the opposite of her in every way.       I really enjoyed reading this book and was blown away as to how Laurel was able to go back and forth between the person she wanted to be and the person she felt she had to be.  I don't think that I could put myself in that kind of situation and feel comfortable with it.  It surprised me to see though that she did have problems the second time around even though her overall convictions had not changed.      I have enjoyed this series and look forward to more. oBook cover image oBook…

Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

An enjoyable book that I liked reading.  I liked seeing how things did not go exactly as planned for Katie, but how things turned out for the better.  Katie felt that she knew exactly how her life was going to go from an early age, but a change of events made her realize different.
     This is a lighthearted book that still leaves you thinking.  While we got the see the fun that Katie got herself into and out of, we also go to see how she was able to get through it all.
     I received this book free to review from the publisher.

The Legacy by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

A great story to end a great series.  The Restoration series has been a great set of book about hope and redemption.  This last book is one that is great to read to finish the series, but not necessary to enjoy.  I have read one of the other books and still could follow and understand this one without having read them all.
     This is a great book to read to gain advice on living and working together as a family.  The story of Doug and his interactions with his family give advice to take to heart when dealing with other and enduring life's ups and downs.
     I received this book free to review.

The Creole Princess by Beth White

A wonderfully well researched book that gave not only a good story of Lyse, but also gave insight as to what Mobile, AL was like during the time of the American Revolution.  I was intrigued to learn about the culture of the time and some history as well.
     The characters had to learn who to trust and what to trust in as there were so many changes going on.  I would recommend reading this book if you like a tale of intrigue as well as learning a bit of history as well.
     I received this book free to review.

Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon

I enjoyed this suspenseful tale by Hannon.  It was one that will keep you guessing who is behind it all and why.  I liked the interaction between the characters and how well they wound up working together.  I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
I received this book free from the publisher to review.