At Loves Bidding – A Book Review

At Loves Bidding – A Book Review

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At Loves Bidding was one of those books that I picked up at a book sale.  I had never heard of the author but it looked kind of Danielle Steel -ish.  Perfect for a quick easy read over the school holidays. I stuck it on the shelf and promptly forgot about it, until last week.  School Holidays! Yay! Got to love being a school teacher! And I wasn't wrong.  This book was an easy read.   A perfect love story for anybody wanting a bit of light holiday reading. Miranda Wimplegate accompanies her ageing grandfather to the Missouri Ozarks to find a misplaced painting that is worth a small fortune.  They hop on a train expecting a quick recovery trip but instead she finds herself far removed from her life…
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Kisses from Katie – A Book Review

Kisses from Katie – A Book Review

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Oh my! This book!  I read Kisses from Katie for the first time about three years ago.  My husband came out to where I was reading on the veranda, looked at the book in  my hands and my tear stained cheeks and said 'Why are you reading something that makes you so sad?" I had only just started reading. I was barely through the first chapter but Kisses from Katie was working it's magic on my life.  This book had an incredible impact on me from the very first page and now,three years later, I still think about and talk about it often. I so want you to read this book.  And yes, it may make you cry, and it may make you sad, but to know that there are people…
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On This Foundation by Lynn Austin- A Book Review

On This Foundation by Lynn Austin- A Book Review

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Lynn Austin has long been one of my favourite authors.  Her books never disappoint and this third book of the Restoration Chronicles was no exception. On this Foundation by Lynn Austin captures the essence of Biblical times and from the very first page I was immersed in the life and times of Nehemiah and his counterparts. It revolves around Nehemiah who is living in Persia and serving as royal cup bearer to King Artaxerxes.  When a delegation of Jewish leaders ask for his advice on approaching the king he learns that Jerusalem, the temple and it's city wall is in ruins. He is distraught and dreams of returning to Jerusalem to rebuild it. Although Nehemiah is in the presence of the king every day, royal protocol states that he may only speak…
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Return To Me by Lynn Austin – A Book Review

Return To Me by Lynn Austin – A Book Review

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Return to Me by Lynn Austin is one of many books that I have read by this author.  What you will love  most about her writing is that she carefully studies scripture and other commentaries before fictionalising the events as recorded in the Bible.  In other words, she weaves her magic and makes Biblical characters come alive. Her writing is personable and believable and  you will find yourself riveted from the very first page! This story follows the lives of Iddo and his family,  Jewish exiles who are, after 70 years, allowed by King Cyrus to return to Jerusalem, the Promised Land.  Many have become accustomed to life in Babylon and so only a few undertake the daunting journey back to  their land and their God. When Iddo and his family arrive…
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Sarah’s Orphans – A Book Review

Sarah’s Orphans – A Book Review

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  I love reading books about the Plain folk.  To me Amish communities just have an old-world, intimate, Christ-following feel about them and I often wish I was born Amish.  (My husband would say that's weird, but I can see myself wearing a Capp and tending the chickens.. :)) This book review is on the book Sarah's Orphans by Vannetta Chapman and it is about Sarah Yoder, who is left to care for her siblings after a series of tragic events unfold. In this story we get to journey with Sarah as she comes to terms with her dads death and her mum's sudden departure.  She is left to care for her four brothers and her ageing Gran and she does so with steely determination. Then, after following some tiny footsteps…
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Not all Roads Lead to Heaven – A Christian Book Review

Not all Roads Lead to Heaven – A Christian Book Review

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I try really hard to limit my visits to Koorong, our local Christian book shop.  At least until I have a little money saved.  Because, try as I might, I can NEVER buy just one book!  I'll be like, "Oh, I'll just pop in a buy a gift for my friend quickly.  Just one book! Won't take me long!", and 2 hours later I leave with an armload of Christian books and an empty wallet. On this occasion I really was intending to run in and out.  My family was waiting in the car, motor running while I ran in to collect a book that my daughter had on order.  While the kind cashier went into the back room to retrieve the book, I picked up Not All Roads Lead…
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