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The Melody of the Soul Book Review

The Melody of the Soul Book Review

What Nazi officer Horst Engel reveals might stop Anna Zadok’s music forever – meet them both in this new novel, Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma set during WWII. About The Melody of the Soul Anna has one chance for survival-and it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy. It’s 1943 and Anna(…)

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Seeds of Hope Book Review

Seeds of Hope Book Review

Seeds of Hope is the first book in the Harvest of Hope Series by Barbara Cameron. While I don’t read a ton of Amish fiction, I find I am most drawn to the ones that bring in English life too. There is something about the contrast between the two that I enjoy. About Seeds of(…)

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Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

While I don’t like to put things in boy and girl categories, the reality is that this naturally occurs in our everyday lives. We often view boys as the tough, rugged, adventurous ones (and often read adventure stories featuring boys), and girls are viewed as more dainty –  having tea parties and playing with dolls.(…)

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Teaching History through the Women in History

Teaching History through the Women in History

I have two daughters. I want them to know they can do or be anything they set their minds to. We have tried many ways in which to teach history in our homeschool. I suddenly realized it might be cool (and relevant) to teach history via Women in History. This offers me the chance to(…)

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True to You Book Review

True to You Book Review

True to You is the first book in Becky Wade’s new Bradford Sisters Romance Series. I was so excited to get my hands on this one as I LOVED her Porter series so much! About True to You After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that(…)

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Review of Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher

Review of Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher

I have the distinct pleasure of knowing Kendra Fletcher in real life, as an acquaintance at the very least. Both she and husband Fletch are refreshingly open and real, with tons of real life experience to share with the world. Lost and Found is the true story of their lives, a very trying period in(…)

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Homeschooling High School with College in Mind – Book Review

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind – Book Review

Homeschooling High School instills fear in many who even thing about tackling it. Having already graduated one of my children, I can tell you it is possible. You can even plan on homeschooling high school with college in mind! Yes college! Your homeschoolers have just as much of a chance at college (maybe even more(…)

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Growing Peace & Learning About African Culture ~ A Unit Study

Growing Peace & Learning About African Culture ~ A Unit Study

While we are limited in our travel resources, we have found ways to journey to different places from inside our home. Through books, videos, websites, and projects we are able to peek into, and experience a little bit of various cultures from all over the world. We are currently Learning About African Culture in our(…)

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents

Given that I have been a parent for over seventeen years now you might think this book comes a little late for me, alas it does not. While I think Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents is a must read for ALL expecting parents, there is also value to be had from those(…)

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The 10 Myths of Teen Dating ~ Practical Advice for Parents

The 10 Myths of Teen Dating ~ Practical Advice for Parents

I remember the trepidation in me when my oldest daughter was nearing dating age. When they leave our house, we lose control. One of the things I have found to be most important is to foster relationships with our children that include an open line of communication. If you build a relationship from the ground(…)

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Starving Hearts Book Review

Starving Hearts Book Review

His foundation is eternal. Her world is crumbling, but a chance encounter leads to love. From England to Jamaica and back, will they be able to accept God’s plan, even if they are forever separated by the triangular trade? Or will faith be enough to satisfy their . . . Starving Hearts? About Starving Hearts:(…)

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The Things We Knew Book Review

The Things We Knew Book Review

The Things We Knew by Catherine West is a work of contemporary fiction involving the ties that bind a family together. Through old secrets, individual trials, and new obstacles, they find their way through to become stronger and closer, but not without scars. About The Things We Knew: A tragedy from the past resurfaces in(…)

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