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(Book Review) Before We Were Yours

Reviewed by: Mary Clapp, former Church Librarian and Co-president, ECLA   Introduction Title: Before We Were Yours Author: Lisa Wingate Publisher: Random House Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Format: Print book, review copy Length: 352 pages OVERVIEW This story begins in 1939 on a Mississippi River shanty boat where a family of seven try to eke out a living during the […]

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(Book review) Land of Silence

Reviewed by: Elizabeth Hartmann, a professional writing major at Taylor University   Introduction Title: Land of Silence Author: Tessa Afshar Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Publication Date: May 2016 Format: Print book Length: 390 pages OVERVIEW     Ever since her brother died because of her thoughtlessness, Elianna, the daughter of a merchant in ancient Jerusalem, yearns for forgiveness and healing. When her […]

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(Book review) Anna’s healing

A tornado rips through Cody’s Creek, Oklahoma and changes Anna Schwartz’s life forever.

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(Book Review) The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Jillian Slater is asked to travel to New Orleans from California for her father’s funeral, although there has been a long estrangement from that side of her family. She stays at the boarding house run by her frosty grandmother, with its interesting residents and housekeeper, and the ambience of being a former church (St. Silvanus). After returning to California, her job and living situation fall apart, and she flees to her grandmother’s house as a last resort, while hoping to reestablish herself elsewhere. When her father’s death turns out to be suspicious, and strange things start happening around the house, her life becomes even more unsettled.

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