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Gina Holmes writes an inspirational, insightful look at spousal abuse

I want to say, "Wings of Glass" by Gina Holmes is a great book. It looks at abuse from several perspectives, truly depicts the predicament of an abused woman and allows the reader to watch her take control of her situation. Penny Taylor realizes the problem, but fears taking action to free herself from her husband Trent.

New found friends Callie Mae and Fatimah have walked that road.

What will the oputcome be once Penny discovers she is pregnant?



Added by Mary Shipman on April 24, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

The Cat that God Sent - Jim Kraus

Years ago, I learned this adage: If you don’t feel close to God, who moved? Can a cat, sent by God, help bring people back into God’s grace and appreciate His mercy?

In ‘The Cat That God Sent’, author Jim Kraus brings Petey, a stray cat, into the lives of the Church of the Open Door in the small town of Coudersport PA. to help answer that.  Pastor Jake Wilkerson, homeless young woman, Tassie, Dr. Emma, the local vet, Speedy Davis, the local hermit, as well as many others are reached…


Added by Mary Shipman on April 12, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

Unbreakable, by Nancy Mehl

The citizens of the small Mennonite community of Kingdom, Kansas are being plagued. Fear is growing.

After receiving a warning to be ‘careful’, quilt shop owner, Hope Kauffman is run off the road. Shaken and scared, she is relieved when neighbor Jonathon Wiese arrives on the scene in his truck to help her home.

Her attraction to Jonathon grows and she begins to question her engagement to pacifist Ebbie Miller.

Jonathon is trying to promote the church elders into taking a…


Added by Mary Shipman on January 21, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Who are YOU?. Then, WHO am I?

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer has taken an old plot and given it a new personality. Published by Tyndale, Brandmeyer’s new book, “Mind of her Own”, almost makes amnesia sound like it could be fun.

Louisa Copeland is a ‘perfect’ wife for lawyer Collin, despite three young children, their home is spotless, the car pool is run, dinner is ready when/if he arrives home. Something is missing, maybe her life is too perfect and too bland, she certainly feels lost. What is the secret she is…


Added by Mary Shipman on December 26, 2012 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Here's my thoughts on With Every Letter by Susan Sudlin

Sudlin has done a great job, bringing her characters to life, describing situations and places I have never seen until they were as real as if I were there!

This was a gerat read. I can't say a lot about it without spoiling for tohers, but I assure you if you are interested in history, WWII,  the North African campaign, and of course a little roamance, you will likethis book!

Added by Mary Shipman on September 13, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

New Member Orientation

We are posting videos here in the this group to help all of our members figure out how to use this site :-)


We will be posting videos all the time now, basically going through the entire site. 



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