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Sunset Over Montana by Andrea Kate Pearson

When Jim meets Wendy, he just knows she’s the one. Unfortunately, her mother is determined that he is definitely not going to marry her daughter and insists Wendy go to Boston to complete a two-year commitment playing in a string quartet.

Sunset Over Montana is a freebie short story that goes along with the Shadow Valley series. It’s a sweet, clean romance telling the story of how the parents at the Shadow Valley Ranch got together. I highly recommend it to people who enjoy the Shadow Valley series.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 173 (this book is not counted toward annual total)
Pages Read in 2017: 46,035
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I like the series

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Richard III by William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare’s histories, Richard III tells of King Richard III’s rise to power and reign. The Dover Thrift Edition includes extremely useful explanatory footnotes. I highly recommend reading this version.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 173
Pages Read in 2017: 45,997
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Pre-reading for Cameron for This School Year

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The Black Masquerade by Andrea Pearson

It is time for Lizzie to lead the effigy back to the manor in England causing the Hounds to be drawn to her. In between hunting Hounds, she has to worry about the Fire Vampires and the men in her life, too.

The Black Masquerade, the second of the Koven Chronicles, is absolutely amazing. Lizzie is a really fun character. There is so much action and the ending was a complete shock. I very highly recommend reading it to people who like fantasy and awesomely strong female characters (but read the first book first)!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 171
Pages Read in 2017: 45,789
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I love the series

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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Jacob places an advertisement for a new wife and a mother for his children. Sarah responds that she will come for a month to see if she will fit their family.

I first read Sarah, Plain and Tall when I was in third grade. I loved it then and I still love it today. It was lovely to introduce it to my boys. The story is slow and gentle and beautiful. I highly recommend it to people of all ages!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 169
Pages Read in 2017: 45,261
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Bedtime Story for the Boys

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Nikki Powergloves: A Hero is Born by David Estes

When a Weeble gives Nikki a magical treasure chest filled with special gloves, she becomes a superhero dedicated to combating evil in her little town of Cragglyville.

Nikki Powergloves: A Hero is Born is a very cute story. My 9-year-old especially enjoyed it. It sets up the rest of the series, but can be read as a standalone. It’s a great book for elementary aged kids and makes a great read-aloud!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 167
Pages Read in 2017: 44,904
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Bedtime Story for the Boys

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Sunrise Over Montana by Andrea Kate Pearson

Kennedy has not had the best luck with men. When a new and very talented ranch hand is hired to work on her parents’ ranch, her life (and his, too) is turned upside-down.

Sunrise Over Montana is a very sweet, clean (nothing graphic, no bad language) romance. The characters are believable and the ending was exactly what I wanted it to be. It is extremely well-edited and reads fast. I highly recommend it to people who enjoy a nice, gentle love story!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 165
Pages Read in 2017: 44,450
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I’ve liked everything I’ve read by this author

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Robin Hood by Bob Blaisdell

Consisting of twelve stories, this is a book of Robin Hood tales aimed at young readers. The stories are short and simple. I highly recommend it to those who would like an introduction to Robin Hood.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 164 (this book is not counted toward annual total)
Pages Read in 2017: 44,346
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Pre-reading for Adrian for This School Year

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