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Fifteen Minutes

This is one of Karen’s newer works and I enjoyed it a lot. It reminded me a bit of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride which I had recently read. Again, a story of temptation, redemption, fame, and the love of Christ amidst struggle. It was a quick, compelling, and engaging read, though relatively predictable like […]

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Angels Walking

One of Kingsbury’s newest novels, the start to a new series, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed this book more than I have much of her newer works and would definitely recommend the story to others. Brings up interesting ideas of the possibility of angels among us! Catalog link

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As a teacher, we have our students read this book so I figured it was about time I took a look at it! Truthfully, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped I would and found it difficult to get into. I might need to go back and read it again sometime. Not as […]

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Johnny Tremain

I teach middle school and this is a novel we have had our students read in the past, so I wanted to read it myself. I found it a little dull in the middle, difficult to keep going, but once I got to the end it was so worth it. Johnny is a likable character […]

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My Antonia

The book was told from the perspective of a man named Jim Burden who told about his life on the prairie of Nebraska in the late 1800’s. His relationship with the title character, Antonia, was central to his story. Apparently, the author, Willa Cather, was nostalgic for her early prairie life and this was evident […]

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The Perfumed Sleeve

This is one in a series of mystery novels set in 17th century Japan. The main character is Sano Ichiro, who is the chief investigator for the shogun. He is tasked with investigating the murder of one of the shogun’s advisers while being observed by representatives of 2 competing factions. I no virtually nothing about […]

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