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The Songs That Could Have Been by Amanda Wen

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. These are my honest thoughts. It shouldn’t have taken me nearly a month to get to page 114. Every time I picked up this book, I quickly lost interest. I couldn’t really figure out why at first. It took chatting it out with a friend… Continue reading The Songs That Could Have Been by Amanda Wen

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Shadows in the Mind’s Eye by Janyre Tromp

Theme Chatter Post-traumatic stress disorder was a main theme in the early chapters of this book (it likely was through the whole book, but I only made it to twenty percent). While I have not been diagnosed with PTSD, I have experienced it. A tough thing, that. It has wild symptoms and is disruptive to… Continue reading Shadows in the Mind’s Eye by Janyre Tromp

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The Master Craftsman by Kelli Stuart

Theme Chatter I didn’t really connect with any themes in the first 101 pages of this book, and I stopped reading it at that point. So the chatter today is about DNFing a book. Not every book is for every reader (though every book usually does find its readers), and since there are so many… Continue reading The Master Craftsman by Kelli Stuart

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Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill

Theme Chatter Trusting God even if the worst should happen was a strong theme in this book. It isn’t always an easy thing to do, but it’s worth every ounce of fight we have in us to surrender to His will. I’ve been on the brink of death several times in my lifetime, and every… Continue reading Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill

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The Lady of Galway Manor by Jennifer Deibel

Theme Chatter One theme prevalent in The Lady of Galway Manor was that characters made assumptions about others, which led to misunderstandings and hurt feelings. I’ve found in my own life that it’s much better to ask questions in order to learn about a person rather than assume I know them, which requires little to… Continue reading The Lady of Galway Manor by Jennifer Deibel

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The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water by Erin Bartels

Theme Chatter Lost friendship was a strong theme in this novel. I can't help but think of my best friend in Kindergarten. I loved playing with Mandy and taking turns riding her pony, and we even dressed alike for Twinkie Day at school that year, making sure we brought along our matching Rainbow Bright dolls,… Continue reading The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water by Erin Bartels

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Why We Fought by Jerry Borrowman

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. These are my honest thoughts. This is a really great WWII resource. I enjoyed every chapter, because they taught me things I didn’t already know in a way that was easy to absorb the information. The author voice was great and easy to understand. Overall,… Continue reading Why We Fought by Jerry Borrowman

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A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. These are my honest thoughts. This was my most-anticipated book of 2021. I’m not sure yet what I think about it. In one way, I feel very misled by a couple of things. The back blurb and meet-cute both indicated a certain romance was going… Continue reading A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano

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The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. These are my honest thoughts. The atmosphere was superb in this one. That was the most mesmerizing thing for me while I was reading this book. I also thought the author nailed the dialect of small-town Southern United States. The way these characters spoke and… Continue reading The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox