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  • So Over My Head

  • By: Jenny B Jones
  • Narrated by: Brooke Heldman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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Newly single, stalked by a killer, and in desperate need of some chic clown shoes - Bella is one skinny mocha frapp away from a total meltdown. When the Fritz Family Carnival makes its annual appearance in Truman, Bella’s keen reporter instincts tell her the bright lights hide more than they reveal. Her suspicions are confirmed when one of the stars is murdered. Though the police make an immediate arrest, Bella doubts this case is quite that simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So over my expectation! Simply great!

  • By Michelle Trew on 12-08-2018

So over my expectation! Simply great!

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Reviewed: 12-08-2018

So brilliant! It's hilarious and charming. An excellent christian teen book. Suitable for 15 + in my opinion as there's a mystery plot which is pretty full on.

  • I'm So Sure

  • By: Jenny B Jones
  • Narrated by: Brooke Heldman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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Think you're having a rough week? Bella's stepdad, a semi-pro wrestler, just signed the entire family up for a reality TV show. Bella's first thought: "Kill. Me. Now." Living in Truman, Oklahoma wasn't 100% miserable for Bella. Sure, she misses Manhattan, couture clothes, and her dad. But she was making new friends at Truman High and almost enjoying her work at the school newspaper. Then the whole stepdad-wrestler-reality-show issue hit and her life is now being splashed across weekly tabloids and broadcast news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant writing

  • By Michelle Trew on 10-08-2018

Brilliant writing

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Reviewed: 10-08-2018

Hilarious and charming. This series is probably the best teen fiction books i've read. Don't miss out!

  • Anomaly

  • By: Krista McGee
  • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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Thalli has 15 minutes and 23 seconds to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid. Decades before Thalli's birth, the world was decimated by a nuclear war. But life continued deep underground, thanks to a handful of scientists known as The Ten. There they created genetically engineered human beings who are free of emotions in the hope that war won't threaten the world again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So creative and quite intense! Well done!

  • By Michelle Trew on 07-08-2018

So creative and quite intense! Well done!

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Reviewed: 07-08-2018

I absolutely loved this christian dystopian novel. What a great read for teens (and mums)

  • My Name Is River

  • By: Wendy Dunham
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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It's 1983, and 12-year-old River Starling's life is anything but normal. She was adopted on a whim and came without a birth certificate. Her adoptive parents gave her up to her grandmother when she was only two, but River is certain her parents will come back. River's hopes fall apart when Gram uproots them from their farmhouse and decides to move to Birdsong, West Virginia, the most miserable town River has ever seen. There she makes an unlikely friendship with an unusual boy and learns about acceptance, hard work, forgiveness, and the love of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book!

  • By Michelle Trew on 05-06-2018

What an amazing book!

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Reviewed: 05-06-2018

As the librarian for our church's children's library, I wanted to review this book. It is a lovely story but very intense and emotionally draining in parts. I cried. I wonder how a 12 year old reader would respond? I do pray that many young girls read this book and are touched by the gospel message and all the wonderful Christian themes. I'm looking forward to listening the sequel to this book. Thanks Wendy and thanks Christian Audio!

  • The Elusive Miss Ellison

  • Legacy of Grace Series, Book 1
  • By: Carolyn Miller
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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Hampton Hall's new owner has the villagers of St. Hampton Heath all aflutter - all except Lavinia Ellison. The reverend's daughter cares for those who are poor and sick, and the seventh Earl of Hawkesbury definitely does not meet that criteria. His refusal to take his responsibilities seriously, or even darken the door of the church, leave her convinced he is as arrogant and reckless as his brother - his brother who stole the most important person in Lavinia's world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible first book by this amazing author

  • By Michelle Trew on 04-04-2018

Incredible first book by this amazing author

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Reviewed: 04-04-2018

I absolutely loved this book. It's better than Jane Austen in my opinion. The 2 main characters must overcome their pride to find true love. They must also learn to love as God does to be able to love each other. Can't wait for more by this author.

  • With You Always

  • Orphan Train, Book 1
  • By: Jody Hedlund
  • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn't want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational, interesting and most enjoyable

  • By Michelle Trew on 04-04-2018

Educational, interesting and most enjoyable

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Reviewed: 04-04-2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this book about the clash of classes and different life goals and dreams of both. I liked both of the main characters immediately and enjoyed see them develop over the course of the book. I lovely romance with some unexpected drama at the end.

  • The Rise of Miss Notley

  • Tanglewood, Book 2
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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When Miss Coralynn Notley's father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow. The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fluffy romance

  • By Michelle Trew on 22-03-2018

fluffy romance

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Reviewed: 22-03-2018

I really enjoyed this shortish romance. There is no violence. There are no references to Christian living. But i enjoyed The Fall Of Lord Dryson so wished to read book 2 in the series. I'm now looking forward to seeing what happens to Harriot in book 3.

  • The Lost Heiress

  • Ladies of the Manor, Book 1
  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she's British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook's friend, Justin, uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea, to the estate of her supposed family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Michelle Trew on 08-03-2018

Fantastic read

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Reviewed: 08-03-2018

Love that it started in Monaco before moving to England. Love that Brook likes to ride horses and can shoot a gun and likes to drive cars fast! Also enjoyed the character of Justin. Looking forward to reading the other 2 books in the trilogy.

  • The Reluctant Duchess

  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena's father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision. Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she's reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she's about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable

  • By Michelle Trew on 08-03-2018

Most enjoyable

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Reviewed: 08-03-2018

Fantastic read. Perfect middle book in trilogy. Looking forward to read the last book in the three

  • All Things New

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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Fans of inspirational fiction eagerly devour historical novels from Christy Award winner Lynn Austin. In All Things New, the acclaimed author weaves a tale set in the aftermath of the Civil War. Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, return to their Virginia plantation, but their once-grand home has lost its lustre. Jo’s father and brother are dead, and the war has left her remaining brother broken and embittered. Bonding with Lizzie, one of the few remaining servants, Jo struggles to rebuild her life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book has a little bit of everything!

  • By Michelle Trew on 14-02-2018

This book has a little bit of everything!

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Reviewed: 14-02-2018

This book has a little bit of everything. A graphic look at post civil war America. Get ready to be shocked and challenged in your own prejudices.