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Book Review: Polar Bear Plunge

Title: Polar Bear Plunge Author: Linda S. Glaz Publisher: White Rose Publishing Date: November 2011 ASIN: B006G40ZZE Genre: Romance Reviewed by: Lisa J Lickel Angry with God over the death of her active-duty military husband, nurse Aleni Callan finds herself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nick of Time

Title: Nick of Time A Bug Man Novel Author: Tim Downs Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: May 2011 ISBN: 978-1595543103 Genre: Suspense Reviewed by: Darlo Gemeinhardt It’s maggots, murder, and marriage in the latest Bug Man novel, Nick of Time, by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treasuring Emma

Title: Treasuring Emma Author: Kathleen Fuller Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: August 2011 ISBN: 978-1-59554-775-0 Genre: Inspirational/Amish Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Emma Shetler has just lost her mamm to a long battle with cancer. The funeral is happening, yet Emma, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Homesteader’s Sweetheart

Title: The Homesteader’s Sweetheart Author: Lacy Williams Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals Date: May 2012 ASIN: B007BBVDJS Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Cara Putman The Homesteader’s Sweetheart, the latest Love Inspired Historical novel from Lacy Williams, is a sweet story connecting … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Replication”

Title: Replication: The Jason Experiment Author: Jill Williamson Publisher: Zonderkids Date: December 2011 ISBN: 978-0310727583 Genre: YA Reviewed by: Lisa J. Lickel In Fishhook, Alaska, Jason Farms doesn’t grow your typical crops. Seventeen-year-old Abby Goyer is half-orphaned; though with a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trauma Plan

Title: Trauma Plan Author: Candace Calvert Publisher: Tyndale House Date: April 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4143-6111-6 Genre: Suspense Reviewed by: Holly Wolfe Killer opening. Maybe because I read this after focusing on contest entries and those first pages, but I was wowed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Over the Edge

Title: Over the Edge Author: Brandilyn Collins Publisher: B&H Books Date: May 2011 ISBN: 978-1433671623 Genre: Christian Suspense Reviewed by: Lisa Lickel I live and play in rural Wisconsin where ticks are a nuisance. After reading this book, I will … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skip Rock Shallows

Title: Skip Rock Shallows Author: Jan Watson Publisher: Tyndale House Date: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1414339146 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Lisa Lickel Coalmine country in early 20th century rural America is no place for a single woman. Certainly not for … Continue reading

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May 2012 New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar — The prophet Nehemiah’s cousin, Sarah, has come to two conclusions about life: that God does not love her, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heart Echoes

Title: Heart Echoes Author: Sally John Publisher: Tyndale House Date: Feb 2012 ISBN: 978-1414327870 Genre: Women’s Fiction Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside Secrets drive this story about a female attorney, wife and mother, who will do whatever is necessary to help … Continue reading

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How to Eat a Book Review

by Crystal Laine Miller The title is a rip-off from a poem I vaguely remember from grade school by Eve Merriam called “How to Eat a Poem.” It starts off like this: “Don’t be polite. Bite in. Pick it up … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deception

Title: Deception Author: Lillian Duncan Publisher: Harbourlight Books Date: Dec 2011 ISBN: 978-1611161479 Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside Just how tight is the bond between twins? How far should one twin go to save the twin who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shadow of Your Smile

Title: The Shadow of Your Smile Author: Susan May Warren Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Date: December 2011 ISBN: 978-1414334837 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Noelle Hueston, on her way home Deep Haven after talking to admissions about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Moon Bay

Title: Blue Moon Bay Author: Lisa Wingate Publisher: Bethany House Date: February 2012 ISBN: 978-0764208225 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Heather Hampton is a Seattle architect looking for a Valentine’s Day engagement to her boyfriend, Richard. Yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Most Unsuitable Match”

Title: A Most Unsuitable Match Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson Publisher: Bethany House Date: Aug 2011 ISBN: 978-0764208812 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Lena Nelson Dooley I’ve read several of Stephanie Grace Whitson’s books and loved each one. Her newest release … Continue reading

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