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    First Book is a Free Clean Read plus January Best-Sellers Still on Sale

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    2019 ALA Youth Media Awards: the Redeemed Reader Team Reacts

    This morning, the American Library Association (ALA) announced its Youth Media Awards. The ALA also welcomed awards announcements for titles awarded by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association and the Association of Jewish Libraries. It will include announcements from the American Indian Library Association on even years when those awards are traditionally awarded. The Redeemed Reader team all watched the awards announcements live this morning and had a hopping Slack channel chat going while we also frantically put books on hold at our respective libraries. We’re thrilled to report that all but one of our Newbery Buzz titles this year got some awards love, even though only one garnered Newbery attention.…

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    Abigail (2019) — Release Day

    Abigail (2019) by Jess Heileman is a well-done debut. This book comes in eBook form, and is roughly a couple hundred pages in length. With a full-time job and a busy six-year old, this book took me two days to read. I received a copy of this novel in eBook form from the author via Kathy at Clean Wholesome Romance/ I Am a Reader. In no way has this influenced my opinion of the story. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. I give Abigail 4.5 STARS. This book is a Clean Historical Romance. About the Book For Abigail Blakeslee, becoming a debutante and entering Society is happening far too quickly. But now, foregoing…

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    Memorable Monday #25

    Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files. This week, I am featuring: The Mark of the King by: Jocelyn Green Amazon The Mark of the King was the first book I read written by Jocelyn Green. I LOVED this book and knew immediately that I had found a new Christian Historical author to follow. As with all her books — I’ve since read several more — the research in The Mark of the King is stunning, and the way she creates…

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    Who I Am with You (2018): An I Read With Audra Blog Tour and Giveaway

    About the Book For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith. Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows. Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with…

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    First-Line Friday #73

    Between Two Shores by: Jocelyn Green About the Book Lachine, Island of Montreal, Quebec Late August 1759 Catherine Duval was used to waiting. I just started reading this book and I already love it! It is so engaging, and the writing is so stellar I feel like I am walking right next to Catherine as she goes about her adventure. I can already say that I highly recommend this book. Check back on release day, February 5th, for my review of this fantastic novel! NOW IT IS YOUR TURN! GRAB THE BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING, OPEN TO CHAPTER ONE, AND POST THE FIRST SENTENCE (OR SECOND SENTENCE) IN THE…

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    His Encouragement #64

    Good morning, and welcome to His Encouragement Thursday! I don’t know about you, but Thursdays are my struggle day of the week. By Thursday, I have already been working hard at school and at home, and I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday already. LOL! I definitely need a little extra Jesus time on Thursdays. Trisha, my blogger friend at Joy of Reading, and I decided on calling this post “His Encouragement” because our real source of peace, strength, and security can only come from Jesus Christ. He, and He alone, is our constant! We pray and hope that these Thursday posts become a real encouragement to you and…

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    First Line Fridays: “How the Light Gets In”

    Happy Friday! It’s bitterly cold here—January is definitely acting like January—and I can’t wait to spend tomorrow curled up with a blanket and a good book!The book I’m currently reading, which I’m spotlighting today, definitely qualifies as a good book. Jolina Petersheim’s How the Light Gets In is the story of a young widow who goes to stay with her deceased husband’s Old Order Mennonite cousin, and it’s completely fascinating so far.The caskets were closed, of course.How’s that for a first line? I’ve loved what I’ve read of this novel, and I can’t wait for some time to really dive into it! My review will go up on Monday, so be…

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    Review: “Beauty and the Baron” by Joanna Barker

    It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings! I’ve read many retellings of Beauty and the Beast, and even though some have been horrifically terrible, I just can’t seem to resist picking up another. So when one of the bookstagrammers I follow posted about Beauty and the Baron, I snapped it up on Kindle Unlimited!A penniless maid determined to save her father, a broken baron bent on isolation, and the undeniable draw between them that will lead to happiness—or disaster. Rose Sinclair has run out of options. With her father in prison and their bookshop sold to pay his debts, she has no choice but to turn to…

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    Review: “Who I Am With You” by Robin Lee Hatcher

    Robin Lee Hatcher has become one of my go-to romance writers. The lowest star rating I’ve ever given any of her books is 3-1/2, and I’ve rated most of her books 4-1/2 or 5 stars. They’re always excellent! Who I Am with You is different from the other Hatcher books I’ve read in that it’s a split time (dual timeline) novel; those are often hit or miss for me, so of course I was hopeful that this one would be a hit!For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith.Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she…