2011 Book Reviews

  1. When Sparrows Fall: A Novel Christian fiction about a women involved with and trying to break free from a patriarchal fundamentalist Christian sect.  Grade:  A-.  My Review.
  2. Dancing with Gravity Literary fiction about a Catholic priest who gets involved with a circus.  DNF.  My post.
  3. Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail Memoir that gave interesting perspective on retail from an employee's point of view but which grew whiny at the end.  Grade: C.  My review
  4. .A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street) Typical Macomber.  Grade:  B.  My review.
  5. When You Believe What should a teacher do when a student tell her that she is being abused by a teacher--and that teacher is your fiancee?  Grade:  B.  My Review
  6. Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes An Irish woman's life and loves during the year she opens a gourmet cupcake shop.  Grade:  B.  My review.
  7. Bumped In the not too distant future teenaged pregnancy is encouraged because those over eighteen are often sterile.  No real ending, another book to come.  Grade:  C-.  My review.
  8. Understanding Jesus: Cultural Insights into the Words and Deeds of Christ Historically interesting, though I question some of his conclusions.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  9. The Midwife's Confession Why did a women who seemed to have so much life decide to kill herself?  Grade:  B.  My review.
  10. Mommy Whispers Though told in a girls voice, it is really her life through her mother's eyes.  I liked it but my six year old didn't.  My review.
  11. Moonlight Cove (Chesapeake Shores) Can she fall in love with the guy who has always been her friend?  Grade B.  My Review.
  12. Lilly's Wedding Quilt (A Patch of Heaven Novel) Amish romance.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  13. The Goodbye Quilt Story of a mother and daughter.  Grade:  A.  My Review.
  14. The Lightkeeper's Ball (A Mercy Falls Novel)Christian romance.  My Review.  Grade:  B-
  15. In Name Only Catholic romance.  Grade:  C.  My review
  16. The Mountains Bow Down (A Raleigh Harmon Novel) Murder mystery/Christian romance.  Grade A-.  My review
  17. .Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift A couple undergoes IVF and is accidentally impregnated with someone else's child.  Grade:  C.  My review.
  18. Mine Is the Night: A Novel A re-telling of the Book of Ruth, set in Jacobite Scotland.  Grade:  B  My Review.
  19. The Welcome Home Garden Club: A Twilight, Texas Novel Improbable premise, nice romantic story.  Grade:  B.  My review.
  20. Bridge To Happiness A widow learns that life goes on.  Grade:  B.  My review.
  21. The Dashwood Sisters Tell All: A Modern Day Novel of Jane Austen Two sisters are sent to England by their mother, as a condition for receiving their inheritance.  Of course it is life changing.  Grade:  B+.  My review
  22. .Bless This Mouse Cute children's story about the rodents who live in a church.  Grade:  B+.  My Review.
  23. Diagnosis Death - Prescription for Trouble Series #3 Christian medical romantic thriller.  Grade:  B+.  My Review.
  24. Welcome to Last Chance Contemporary romance.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  25. The Caregiver: Families of Honor, Book One Amish romance.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  26. Thank You God For Mommy Very simple children's book.  Grade:  B+.  My Review.
  27. Who Is My Shelter? (Yada Yada House of Hope, Book 4) Should the lady get back with her ex?  Grade:  B-  My review
  28. .Moonlight Road (Virgin River) Typical Virgin River book.  Grade B.  My review
  29. .Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores) Heather wants Colin to marry her, especially since they now have a son.  Grade:  B-.  My review.
  30. Plain Proposal (A Daughters of the Promise Novel) Amish fiction.  Grade:  B.  My Review
  31. The Knitting Diaries: The Twenty-First Wish\Coming Unraveled\Return to Summer Island Three short romances.  My Review  Grade:  B-
  32. Already Home While opening a new business, a women also meets her biological parents.  Grade B.  My Review.
  33. Cowboy, Take Me Away (Harlequin Special Edition) Short romance.  Grade:  B.  My review.
  34. A Cowboy's Touch (A Big Sky Romance) Christian romance.  Grade:  B+  My Review.
  35. A Creed in Stone Creek (Hqn) Mass-market romance between two lawyers.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  36. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe Wonderful memoir regarding an Afghani woman.  Grade:  A.  My Review.
  37. God Gave Us the World Children's book.  My review.
  38. The Bridge of Peace (Ada's House, Book 2) Amish fiction.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  39. A Time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #1) A war correspondent visits her Amish grandmother.  Grade:  B-  My Review.
  40. A Time to Heal - Quilts of Lancaster County Series #2 A soldier travels to Amish country to see a married woman he met once, and decides to say.  Grade C.  My Review
  41. Lady in the Mist: A Novel (The Midwives) Story of an 18th century midwife.  DNF.  My Review.
  42. Love Me Back to Life (Circle of Friends (Barbour)) Rather religious Christian fiction.  Grade:  B-  My Review
  43. .Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper Jewish history as it relates to the Eucharist.  Grade:  A.  My Review.
  44. The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari Children's story.  My Review.
  45. Softly and Tenderly (A Songbird Novel) Family relationships form the basis of this Christian novel.  Grade:  B+.  My Review
  46. Harvest Moon (Virgin River) Romance.  She's a chef, he's a screenwriter with a hurting stepdaughter. Grade:  B+.  My Review.
  47. Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line Riveting memoir of a woman who crossed the street from Planned Parenthood to the Pro-life center.  Grade:  A+  My Review.
  48. Medical Error (Prescription for Trouble Series #2) Christian medical thriller/romance.  Grade:  B+.  My review.
  49. Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, Book 1)Christian thriller, romance.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  50. The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor's Journey In and Out of Medicine Memoir of a pediatrician.  My Review.  Grade:  B
  51. Veil of Fire: A Novel Christian novel.  A town recovers from a fire.  Grade:  B.  My review.
  52. The Power of the Sacraments Short and sweet.  My Review.
  53. Wrangler in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters) Christian  western melodrama.  My Review.
  54. His Other Wife: A Novel The relationship between a man, his wife, his ex-wife and his son.  My Review.  Grade:  B.
  55. Marrying Daisy Bellamy (The Lakeshore Chronicles) Her high school love returns from the dead.  My Review.  Grade:  B-
  56. Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble Series #1) Christian medical thriller romance.  My Review  Grade B-
  57. Search, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets) Amish fiction.  Grade:  B+  My Review.
  58. A Place of Peace (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series #3) Amish fiction.  Grade:  B.  My review
  59. Pearl in the Sand Story of Rahab the Biblical harlot.  Grade:  B.  My Review.
  60. The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: From Combat to Camelot to Katrina -- A Memoir of an Extraordinary Life Memoir of the retired archbishop of New Orleans.  Grade:  B.  My review.
  61. Second Chance Brides (Texas Boardinghouse Brides, Book 2) Fun western Christian romance.  Grade:  B.  My Review
  62. The Book of Peach A recently divorced woman takes a look at the relationships in her life.  Grade:  B+.  My Review.

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