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Denise Gruzensky

Paradise, CA
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  • Smart Girl

  • The Girl's Series, Book 3
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

Brilliant designer Miko Jin is a hopeless romantic. She's spent most of her life falling in love over and over again...with the men she finds in the pages of her favorite novels. When Miko meets Liam Ashton, it's love at first sight. At least, for her. Sure, the two of them are polar opposites, and yes, he seems to be dating someone new each week. But Miko knows what true love is and that you can't rush it - after all, what she lacks in real-world experience, she makes up for in book smarts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first two

  • By Jennifer on 09-03-16

Love this series! 💙

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-18

If you are looking for something fun to read you'll find it in "Party Girl", "Sweet Girl" and "Smart Girl". The stories continue through each book so read them in order (this book is last).
Party Girl is based on author Rachel Hollis' life. I heard her say each event is based on one she helped with only thre names are changed. I wonder about ehr other two as we'll. Regardless, they are so much fun I read all three in ONE WEEK! Do yourself a favor and get them all!

  • A Treasury of Adoption Miracles

  • True Stories of God's Presence Today
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hurst
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

CBA best-selling author Karen Kingsbury - herself an adoptive mother - offers an inspiring collection of true stories to remind readers that God is present in every adoption. Providing the perspectives of people from a diverse set of backgrounds and age ranges, Treasury of Adoption Miracles features stories of inspiration and hope that will appeal to adoptive parents, their children, and lovers of nonfiction alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Denise Gruzensky on 04-13-18

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-13-18

Love listening while we are waiting to Fost-Adopt a sibling group domestically. Great reminders God is in control.

  • Stray Magic

  • By: Jackie Bouchard
  • Narrated by: Aisling Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone — other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events. Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don't exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical and sweet modern fairy tale.

  • By Staci D Black on 04-13-18

Fun Fido Friendly Fiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

If you have not read Jackie Bouchard before, you love stories of humans struggling then overcoming and you love dogs. Her books are MUST READS. Stray Magic has all of the usual charm in Cinderella style.

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  • Egypt's Sister

  • A Novel of Cleopatra
  • By: Angela Hunt
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what - but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story with God woven in beautifully

  • By Ingrid Manz, CRNA on 01-25-18

History & Mystery Combine

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-17

Fascination with Cleopatra rains and this is a wonderful book of historical fiction. Really enjoyed it!

  • The Negotiator

  • The O'Malley Series, Book 1
  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

Best-selling author Dee Henderson's acclaimed novels are an irresistible blend of suspense, romance and spirituality. More than a million copies of Henderson's books are in print, and she has won many prizes, including the Christy, the RITA and the National Reader's Choice Award. FBI special agent Dave Richman loves hostage negotiator Kate O'Malley. But keeping her safe is another matter entirely, one that requires deep trust in God.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not let this book fool you!

  • By AudioAddict on 05-19-13

Faith meets mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-17

I love investigation mysteries and Dee Henderson does a wonderful job of combining them with Faith.

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

another great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I can hardly wait for each new book in this series. This was another great one with another great reading aa well!

  • Dog Crazy

  • A Novel of Love Lost and Found
  • By: Meg Donohue
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love

  • By Mrs Mommy Booknerd (Mrs Mommy Booknerds Book Reviews) #MMBBR on 02-20-16

wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I wish I had this book when I lost my 1st dog! The story is wonderful and it allows those of us grieving for a precious furry family member to know we are not alone.💔🐶💙

  • No-Drama Discipline

  • The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will change the way you parent!

  • By Mark Anderson on 05-15-15

Amazing, Every Parent Must Have

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Our friends with kids recommended this book, she is also a teacher. We bought it and then our adoption agency also recommended it. Truly amazing concepts and we feel it should be a must have for all parents!

  • Threads of Suspicion

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

With the public eye fixed on the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, are under pressure to produce results. While they investigate two missing persons cases in Chicago, Evie and David's conviction that justice is truly possible for all will be tested to the limit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book christian book

  • By Martha on 05-08-17

Great mix

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

since I love murder mysteries and am also a believer I really enjoy how Dee Henderson weaves them together

  • Traces of Guilt

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois state police detective...mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration! Enjoyed ~ Thoroughly.

  • By GigiD. on 05-11-16

Enjoy Cold Case Solves?

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

This was my 1st time reading a Dee Henderson book and I want disappointed. I look forward to starting the next book right away.