Love Walked In

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos My life - my real life- started when a man walked into it, a handsome stranger in a perfectly cut suit and, yes, I know how that sounds. When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. Charming and debonair, the spitting image of Cary Grant, Martin sweeps Cornelia off her feet, but, as it turns out, Martin Grace is more the harbinger of change than the change itself. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, eleven year-old Clare Hobbes must learn to fend for herself after her increasingly unstable mother has a breakdown and disappears. Taking inspiration from famous orphans (Anne Shirley, Sara Crewe, Mary Lennox and even Harry Potter) Clare musters the courage to seek out her estranged father. When the two of them show up at Cornelia's cafe, Cornelia and Clare form a bond as unlikely as it is deep. Together, they face difficult choices...
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Surprise Island

Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children #2) by Gertrude Chandler Warner From the Cover: The Alden children have a home with their grandfather now - but their adventures are just beginning! Their first surprise comes when they learn they'll be spending the summer on their own private island. The kind stranger who lives there is always happy to help the children out, but does this new friend have a secret? My thoughts: I can see why Amber likes this series. The kids have little to no adult supervision, but they manage quite well on their own, cooking, cleaning and exploring, always helping each other out. There are adults on the island, the handyman, Joe, and Captain Daniel, but they only provide assistance or guidance when the children ask them to.  And of course Joe's secret is a good one; that 's the kind of stories these are. For me, the books seem kind of bland. I would not read them, if Amber didn't enjoy them so much, but...
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The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitler's concentration camps. But she survived and was released--as a result of a clerical error--and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil. Corrie's dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepares readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God's love to overcome, heal, and restore. The Hiding Place tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. This is an incredibly touching story about faith and love in the midst of the Holocaust. It truly is...
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Tuesday Teaser

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! Please avoid spoilers! My teaser: "Then quickly, boy," Rolf said. "You must leave immediately." pg. 116, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom To get a glimpse of what others are reading, visit Should Be Reading....
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Chunkster Challenge

Okay, one more challenge and it's a big one. I'm going to attempt the Chunkster Challenge Option 2, Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? Here are some of the rules. *A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) *No Audio books in the chunkster. * You may start any time after signing up. You must complete your reads before or on Nov 15th. *Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted. *Books may crossover with other challenges Those are the basics. Here are your options: *Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 3-5 Chunksters over the next ten months.<br> I will be listing my books here. If you want to sign up too, head over to Feelin' Chunky....
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What Kind of Reader Am I?

What Kind of Reader Are You? Your Result: Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm   You're probably in the final stages of a Ph.D. or otherwise finding a way to make your living out of reading. You are one of the literati. Other people's grammatical mistakes make you insane. Dedicated Reader   Literate Good Citizen   Book Snob   Fad Reader   Non-Reader   What Kind of Reader Are You? Quiz Created on GoToQuiz ...
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