May 2006

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Why is it that we pack holiday weekends so darned full? It’s the illusion of “so much more time” to do all those little projects with a three-day weekend! Am I the only one who does this? The week before I have all these great plans of everything I am going to get done, but

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Enough of the book reviews. (I’m done for now anyway). I’m in the middle of reading a few of the books on my list so it will be at least another week before I have anything to say on them. Actual reading takes time… I have discovered that Blue’s Clues is J5’s favorite show. It’s

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Secrets, by Kristen Heitzmann Ok, so these reviews are getting shorter and less helpful, I know. It’s what I get for trying to “catch up” with all the books I’ve read so far. This was another good book. It’s the first of two, the second is Unforgotten, in the series. You do not have to

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Unforgotten, by Kristen Heitzmann This is the second of two books (Secrets is the prequel) that tell a great story that spans two generations. I really enjoy stories that are like puzzles, telling you bits and pieces. There’s spiritual development, romance, and mystery all in one story. I enjoyed both of these books. There are

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The Atonement Child, by Francine Rivers This book was very, very good. Perhaps recently having a baby made me more sensitive to the storyline. Probably. I’d say this book is almost a 4 1/2 out of 5. I won’t read it again and again, but I will definitely read it at least one more time.

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The Scarlet Thread, by Francine Rivers This book was pretty good. I like Francine’s style of writing, and the way she develops her characters, but in this book, I just didn’t like the characters. I have a hard time reading fiction where the main characters make really stupid choices. Women who allow themselves to be

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The Still of Night, by Kristen Heitzmann Though I didn’t realize it at the time I started reading it, The Still of Night is actually a sequel or sister-book to A Rush of Wings. I recommend reading that book first, if you intend to read this one. I like Kristen Heitzmann’s style of writing. She

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I haven’t done a book review in a very, very long time. Don’t even know what to say really. Maybe I should find a set of good questions to answer for each book that I review so there is some sort of consistency in these reviews. BRB.. . . I think I will use this

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20 10 books that I want to read this year (idea blatantly stolen from a good friend): [Finished January 2006] The Scarlet Thread, Francine Rivers – Review [Finished January 2006] The Atonement Child, Francine Rivers – Review [Finished February/March 2006] Secrets, Kristen Heitzmann – Review [Finished March/April 2006] Unforgotten, Kristen Heitzmann – Review– Sequel to