February--My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland , by Liz Curtis Higgs--"After finishing the book, the images and impressions remain, hovering over me like a gentle Scottish mist. One of the dreams of my life is to see Scotland in person, but surely this book is the next best thing."
May--Remember to Forget, by Deborah Raney--"...grabs you from paragraph one and doesn't let you go until you've put the book down. In my case, that included some major sleep deprivation, so absorbed was I in the story of Maggie Anderson."
June--The Song Weaver, by B. J. Hoff--"Like a warm visit with a good friend over a hot cup of tea, The Song Weaver offers comfort and satisfaction...and you don't want the visit to come to an end.
Into the Deep, by Robert Rogers--"Both extremely painful and unrelentingly hopeful...as you agonize with Robert Rogers over the loss of his family, you will also rejoice over a faith that is able to sustain a person over the most catastrophic and horrifically painful times."
Return to Me, by Robin Lee Hatcher--"Robin Lee Hatcher has taken the essential elements of the age-old tale [the prodigal son] to spin a modern story of two sisters. And under her skillful pen, the result is an enjoyable and absorbing read."
July--The Restorer, by Sharon Hinck--"...an unusual book, and one that, frankly, I wasn't sure I was going to like. It's a unique blend of fantasy and faith--pretty hard to describe. But as I told Sharon, she grabbed me from the first paragraph. I had a really, really hard time putting the book down--I LOVED it..."
Deception, by Randy Alcorn--"The story begins grippingly, as Ollie arrives on the scene of a murder that portends a lot of troubling questions for him personally. From that point on, the story doesn't let you go. As a reviewer once said about a book, and I'm paraphrasing, 'Don't plan on doing much else while you're reading this book.'"
September--Let Them Eat Cake, by Sandra Byrd--"I liked this book so much, I scarfed in down almost as fast as I would a piece of my mom's legendary brownie chocolate cake...While I've enjoyed some Christian 'chick lit' lately, some of it can veer into the self-consciously cute and trying a little too hard to be funny zone. Not this book. Sandra Byrd's humor is wryly amusing instead of broadly slapstick, her protagonist's interaction with God believable instead of goofy. "
November--Magic Foods for Better Blood Sugar, by Marianne Wait--"The book is so reader-friendly and informative, I find myself consulting it frequently. ..Best of all, I can see the results in my blood sugar, which has improved so much, I am down to one diabetes pill a day. I guess the proof is in the pudding--or many other recipes in this very helpful book. "
Auralia's Colors, by Jeffrey Overstreet "Even in conversation, Overstreet is a wordsmith, words flowing eloquently and effortlessly to articulate the thought he wants to get across.The book hooked me immediately, and throughout the book I marveled at Overstreet's gift for weaving a story as compellingly as his heroine weaves her magical colors."
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