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About me: Just someone who likes reading and sharing what she reads with others. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've pretty much have the books organized, however many of them still need comments/descriptions. I hope to do that somewhat soon, but overall, all of the books are really good reads.
Reading Interests: I'm willing to try just about anything once.

bookworm283's Book Lists
Katie Weldon Series (3 titles)
The Katie Weldon series is a spin off from the Christy Miller Series. The books start after Christy's wedding while Katie is still in college, and run through her college graduation and beyond. If you loved the Christy Miller series, you will definitely like learning what her best friend has been up too!
Lauraine Snelling Series (3 titles)
Book list for Snelling's books that are not about Blessing North Dakota and its residents. If you are interested in those, please see my other list.
Christy and Todd Series (8 titles)
Christy and Todd series from Robin Jones Gunn. It is a great Christian girl series and I highly recommend it. I'm currently working on reading my way through the series. There are 12 books in the series and I will add them as I finish them, so please check back!
Lauraine Snelling Blessing Series (13 titles)
Lauraine Snelling has several series out that are very good historical fiction. They all interconnect and are sure to keep one entertained. The three series listed below are all about Blessing North Dakota and its residents. She has several other series and books that are not about North Dakota as well.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series (4 titles)
I'm not too much into science fiction or fantasy, however there have been a few books I enjoy. This list is for series in particular.
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Cover ArtComing attractions
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
The third and final book in the series follows Katie as she completes her college degree and graduates! But what will happen in her life now that college is over?   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 4:39PM

Cover ArtOn a whim
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Rick and Katie's relationship deepens, but has many problems. With Katie wrapped up in completing her last year of college, and her beloved baby hummer dying, and Rick long distance opening cafe's, Katie develops a bond with Rick's roomate Eli. Will Rick and Katie be able to work all of their problems out?   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 4:38PM

Cover ArtPeculiar treasures
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
This first book in the series follows Katie through her senior year of college. After Christy and Todd wed, Katie is offered an RA position on campus and starts to date Rick. Read on to find out how the first part of the semester goes!   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 4:37PM

Cover ArtTrue friends
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Christy and Katie join the ski club and go on a weekend get away over Thanksgiving. But will the girls friendship end when they are divided over how to deal with a problem?   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 4:33PM

Cover ArtA heart full of hope
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Christry turns sixteen which means she can finally date, and drive! But with each new adventure comes responsibilities. Read as Christy navigates her new relationship with Rick, her new job, as well as school and friends!   posted Sep 10, 2009 at 4:33PM

Cover ArtYours forever
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Christy gets to spend Christmas break with her Aunt and Uncle! Excited to see all her old friends-especially Todd- Christy is excited about Christmas break. So why then does everything seem to go wrong? Soon Christy and her aunt aren't speaking, and her friends are mad at her. Will they resolve things before Christy has to go home?   posted Jul 27, 2009 at 4:55PM

Cover ArtIsland dreamer
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Christy and Paula have been planning their summer together for a long time! And Aunt Marti surprises them and David with a week in Maui. So why then is Christy not feeling connected with her old childhood friend? And why is she suddenly feeling insecure and jealous of her relationship wit h Todd? Will all be lost or will Christy be able to maintain her friendships with Paula and Todd?   posted Jul 27, 2009 at 4:53PM

Cover ArtSurprise endings
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
The end of the school year is near. And with it come prom and cheerleader tryouts. Christy desperately wants to become a cheerleader, but will she make the squad? And will Christy's parents bend their rules and let Christy go to prom with Rick or Todd?   posted Jul 27, 2009 at 4:51PM

Cover ArtA Measure of Mercy
by Snelling, Lauraine
The first book in the new Home to Blessing Series follows Astrid. The book is yet to be released, but I'm looking forward to reading it!   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:19PM

Cover ArtAmethyst
by Snelling, Lauraine
The fourth and final book in the Dakota Treasure's series is about Amethyst. Going west, she discovers shocking news about her brother, and is forced to work as a maid, but is soon finding herself drawn to the Major. Will he return her feelings?   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:16PM

Cover ArtOpal
by Snelling, Lauraine
Opal is Ruby's younger sister. Now growing up, Opal is starting to face some very adult choices.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:15PM

Cover ArtPearl
by Snelling, Lauraine
This is the second book in the Dakotah Treasures Series. The first book is Ruby, but Hennepin County does not appear to have it which is why it is not on the list. The series is about a young woman, her sister, and the property they inherit from their father. It just doesn't turn out to be the property they were expecting....Pearl is about a school teacher who has fled to Dakotah Territory to escape a forced and loveless marriage. Will teaching school fulfill Pearl or will she find someone who she loves in Dakotah Territory?   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:13PM

Cover ArtRebecca's reward
by Snelling, Lauraine
Fourth and final book in the Daughter of Blessings Series. This book about Rebbecca is about a courageous and spunky young woman, and also about the love that was right in front of her the whole time.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:04PM

Cover ArtA touch of grace
by Snelling, Lauraine
Third book in the Daughter of Blessings series and personal favorite out of the four. The story of deaf Grace and hardworking, accepting and loving Jonathan. Lauraine weaves a story you will not soon forget   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:03PM

Cover ArtSophie's dilemma
by Snelling, Lauraine
Second book in the Daughters of Blessing series tells about Shopie and Hamre. Will they live happily ever after?   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:02PM

Cover ArtA promise for Ellie
by Snelling, Lauraine
First book in the Daughters of Blessing series. Each book in the series tells the story of one of Blessing's daughters. The first book here is about Ellie. Ellie and Andrew have long been known to wed. When hardship comes their way, they begin to wonder if they will ever be together.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 2:01PM

Cover ArtMore than a dream
by Snelling, Lauraine
Third and final Return to Red River series.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:57PM

Cover ArtBelieving the dream
by Snelling, Lauraine
Second book in the Return to Red River series   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:57PM

Cover ArtA Dream to follow
by Snelling, Lauraine
First book in the Return to Red River series. This series is mainly about Thorliff and follows him to college and back home.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:57PM

Cover ArtBlessing in disguise
by Snelling, Lauraine
Sixth and final book in the Red River of the North Series. This one is my personal favorite about a mix up with a mail order bride. Who knew she wasn't the one he was expecting?   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:55PM

Cover ArtTender mercies
by Snelling, Lauraine
Fifth title in the Red River of the North Series. There is a fourth book called The Reaper's Song, but it was not located in Hennepin's Catalog and so is not on this list.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:54PM

Cover ArtA land to call home
by Snelling, Lauraine
Third Title in the Red River of the North Series   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:53PM

Cover ArtA new day rising
by Snelling, Lauraine
Second title in the Red River of the North Series   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:53PM

Cover ArtAn untamed land
by Snelling, Lauraine
First title in the Red River of the North Series about a young woman who immigrates from Norway to America. The series is absolutely marvelous and is wonderful Christian Historical Fiction.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:52PM

Cover ArtA whisper and a wish
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Christy finds herself back in California for the school year and the attention of Rick. But what about Todd?   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:46PM

Cover ArtSummer promise
by Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
The first book in the series, this book tells us how it all got started. Great Read.   posted Jul 5, 2009 at 1:46PM

Cover ArtThe puritans
by Cavanaugh, Jack, 1952-
First book in the series. It is about a young man named Drew Morgan who finds out what life is truly all about.   posted Jan 13, 2009 at 4:39PM

Cover ArtExtras
by Westerfeld, Scott
This fourth book in the Uglies Series doesn't focus much on Talley, however she does make an appearance and helps to save the day.   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 12:07PM

Cover ArtSpecials
by Westerfeld, Scott
This was supposed to be the last book in the series, before Westerfeld decided to write a fourth. What happens to Talley and her friends, as well as who they become, is very interesting.   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 12:07PM

Cover ArtPretties
by Westerfeld, Scott
The second book in the series. If you liked Uglies, be sure to check out Pretties   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 12:06PM

Cover ArtUglies
by Westerfeld, Scott
- I read this book and couldn’t put it down! It is really great. It is about a girl named Talley, her friends Peris, and Shay, as well as the Smokies she meets. It is set in the future, so it has many inventions, such as hoverboards, that we don’t have, but portrays the characters in a realistic way. The ending will surprise you.   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 12:06PM

Cover ArtThe boy in the striped pajamas : a fable
by Boyne, John, 1971-
Another historical fiction novel with Nazi Germany. This story is about two naive boys, one German, and one Jew, who meet and the friendship they devlop. The ending will surprise you. A movie was recently released based upon this book. I haven't seen it yet, but hope it is as good as the book was.   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 12:02PM

Cover ArtThreads of silk
by Chaikin, L. L., 1943-
Third book in the Silk House series   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 11:58AM

Cover ArtWritten on silk
by Chaikin, L. L., 1943-
Second book in the Silk House series   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 11:58AM

Cover ArtDaughter of silk
by Chaikin, L. L., 1943-
First book in the Silk House series. It is a wonderful series, full of suspense, danger, history and romance. A fourth book is supposed to be coming out soon.   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 11:58AM

Cover ArtAs sure as the dawn
by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
Third book in the Mark of the Lion series   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 11:56AM

Cover ArtAn echo in the darkness
by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
Second book in the Mark of the Lion series   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 11:56AM

Cover ArtA voice in the wind
by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
First of three books in the Mark of the Lion series, it is an excellant read.   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 11:56AM

Cover ArtSincerely yours
by Lacy, Al
A book placed in Montana in post Civil War era. It is about a doctor who adopts his late brothers three children. The children want a mother, and a wife for the doctor, so they place an ad in a newspaper (without their Uncles knowledge) advertising for a mail order bride. What happens after the mail order bride arrives and meets the doctor…you’ll have to read the book to find out.   posted Dec 6, 2008 at 11:51AM

Cover ArtArtemis Fowl
by Colfer, Eoin
Story about a genius 10 year old boy (Artemis Fowl), faries he encounters, and the story that unfolds, complete with advanced technologies and weapons. There is a lot of action, and will be sure to pull you in. The five subsequent books continue to tell the story of Artemis and his new found friends and enemies.   posted Oct 2, 2008 at 9:02PM

Cover ArtArtemis Fowl : the graphic novel
by Colfer, Eoin
I haven't read the graphic novel version, but it is pretty much like the regular books, just with drawings/pictures.   posted Oct 2, 2008 at 9:00PM

Cover ArtThe Artemis Fowl files
by Colfer, Eoin
While not officially part of the series, it is more of a side story. Interesting to read though.   posted Oct 2, 2008 at 8:59PM

Cover ArtRomeo and Juliet
by Appignanesi, Richard
A manga style version of Shakespeare's famous Romeo and Juliet. The language is easy to understand, and the pictures help to enhance the story. Great book!   posted Aug 10, 2008 at 3:22PM

Cover ArtA walk to remember
by Sparks, Nicholas
A touching story about first love, and commitment to that love, as well as how that love affected one man's life. The ending makes the story great.   posted Jul 17, 2008 at 4:53PM

Cover ArtThe pull of the ocean
by Mourlevat, Jean-Claude
An interesting tale, translated from French. The book is told in varying points of view, helping to add to the interest of the story. The book ends in a way you won't expect.   posted Jun 20, 2008 at 6:20PM

Cover ArtThe new policeman
by Thompson, Kate, 1956-
A wonderfully wrtten novel, that kept me interested the whole way through. I definitly love this book, and consider to be one of my favorites! A must read for anybody who likes books that are different than most, with a hint of magic and fantasy.   posted Jun 19, 2008 at 4:09PM

Cover ArtThe gifted sophomores
by Blackstock, Terri, 1957-
A great story, with a Christian theme. Definitly a great read!   posted Jun 17, 2008 at 9:36PM

Cover ArtWeedflower
by Cynthia Kadohata
This book is about a young girl and her family post WW2 bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is a very good read. I have enjoyed it a lot, and recommend it.   posted Feb 28, 2008 at 5:26PM


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