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To Be Read Challenge Book Reviews

This page contains an archive of book reviews submitted by participants of the To Be Read Challenge.

Still Life

By Louise Penny

I started reading the Inspector Gamache series midway through, so was delighted to go back and pick up the initial installment. “Still Life” did not disappoint. While the mystery part was great, I most enjoyed seeing how Penny introduced the villagers of Three Pines for the first time. Her writing exceeds what one typically finds […]

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A Lineage of Grace

By Francine Rivers

Interesting retelling of the stories of five famous women of the Bible, all who were in the family line leading up to the birth of Jesus. From Tamar to Rahab to Ruth to Bathsheba to Mary the mother of Jesus, these women demonstrated their faith in what was to come. Rivers tells these stories in […]

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The Union Street Bakery

By Mary Ellen Taylor

This was an easy read which I enjoyed for the most past. Daisy’s mother left her at the Union Street Bakery in Alexandria, VA when she was 3 years old and never came back. She was adopted by the owners of the bakery and raised as one of their 3 daughters, but was left with […]

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The Orphan Train

By Christina Baker Kline

This book appears on so many book club lists that I needed to see what it was about. It toggles between the story of a 1930s orphan and a modern-day foster child. Years ago, Children’s Aid Societies put orphans on a trains and attempted to place them in mid-western farm communities. The children were seen […]

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