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Shelly's Book Journal

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The Civil War, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian
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Progress: 380/976 pages
March 2014
reviewed: New Christian Fiction By Lisa Samson
Runaway Saint by Lisa Samson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. Thank you Thomas Ne...
reviewed: A Book that Will Rock How You Feel About Sugar. Coming April 8. 2014
Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub My rating: 4 of 5 stars After watching a Youtube video, Eve digs into research about...
Year of No Sugar: A Memoir - Eve Schaub
November 2013
reviewed: Book Reviews: Glorious War by Thom Hatch
Thom Hatch is releasing Glorious War:The Civil War Service of George Armstrong Custer on December 10, 2013. There is more to...
September 2013
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reviewed: A Forgotten Piece of American History
Title: Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Author: Bill Dedman...
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune - Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman
August 2013
reviewed: Civil War Diary: "All for the Union" by Elisha Hunt Rhodes
This book is the diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers which served during the Civil War. Rhodes kee...
All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes - Elisha Hunt Rhodes, Robert Hunt Rhodes
reviewed: Susanna Kearsley's "Named of the Dragon"
Named the Dragon is one of Susana Kearsley's first books, and while she is still mastering her style in this tale, it still d...
Named of the Dragon - Susanna Kearsley
August 2013
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reviewed: "Gunner with Stonewall" - Civil War Memoir of a Confederate Artillery Man
W.T. Poague was a Confederate officer during the Civil War who not only served under Stonewall Jackson, but also for the dura...
Gunner with Stonewall: Reminiscences of William Thomas Poague - William Thomas Poague, Bell Irvin Wiley, Robert K. Krick, Monroe F. Cockrell
July 2013
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reviewed: "I Rode With Stonewall" by Henry Kyd Douglas - Excellent Civil War Memoir
This it the Civil War Memoir of Henry Kyd Douglas - who served the CSA for the entire war. He shares his recollections of St...
I Rode with Stonewall - Henry Kyd Douglas
July 2013
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reviewed: Book Review: Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble
Title: Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach #2) Author: Colleen Coble Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson Avai...
Rosemary Cottage (The Hope Beach Series) - Colleen Coble