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Important Messages
Adult Winter Reading Contest

For Readers Ages 17 & Up

The Contest Begins January 6th, 2017

The Contest Ends March 17th, 2017


Enter your reviews between January 6th and March 17th, 2017

RULES and GUIDELINES

Book Reviews

Winter reading participants are asked to write brief book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing. The more reviews you submit, the more chances you have to win!

Submissions can be Adult or Young-Adult, Fiction or Non-Fiction. No children’s titles, please!

What MUST be included:

* A brief description of the book….…What’s it about?
* Did you like the book?.........Why or why not? Would you recommend it to others?
* You may also include: Are there similar authors or titles others might like? Have you liked other works by the author?

What NOT to include:
* Spoilers! Please do not reveal crucial plot elements.
* Children’s books.
* Profanity, obscenities, or spiteful remarks.
* Phone numbers, mail addresses, or URLs.

If you participated in our Summer Reading Contest you will have to create a new profile with a new user name and password for the Winter Reading Contest. All participants’ records are deleted shortly after the conclusion of the contests each season.

The library reserves the right to edit or remove reviews that do not follow these guidelines.
You could be the lucky winner of one of many prizes including the

Grand Prize…

an AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HDX
or a $25 Amazon Gift Card
Winners will be notified by email or telephone after March 27th.
Reviews
Review
I love Ruthie Knox's writing, and I loved this book with its fantastic characters, wonderful dialogue, and truly beautiful romance. It's connected to two other Ruthie Knox books (hero and heroine's siblings--his brother, her sister--star in "About Last Night" and "Truly," respectively) but worked fine as a standalone.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
Title
Madly
Author
Ruthie Knox
Rating
5
Review
"Agoraphobic: Inside Out" is a novella that gives a fairly intense look into the mind of a man who hasn't gone more than 15 steps from his front door in years. I really connected with the main character Kade--Ms. Secora did a great job of making us see and feel things as he saw and felt them. Actually, at one point I was a tad bit concerned about just how much I started to identify with him...I had to take a quick walk outside, just to prove I could!

This is a very short story, but based on its impact I would definitely pick up a longer work from the author!

Rating: 4 stars / B
Title
Agoraphobic
Author
Sara Secora
Rating
4
Review
I love Lee Child novels with Jack Reacher in them. Once you start the book, you don't put it down until it's finished. I spend many late nights up reading his books just to see what is going to happen in the next chapter. Jack gets called back into the service because of a murder he was supposed to have committed 16 years ago. He is arrested but breaks out with a woman in jail who was supposed to have committed treason. They are now on the run and now trying to clear themselves.
Title
Never Go Back
Author
Lee Child
Rating
5
Review
In this book, Mr. McGrath explains how a Christian should view the idea of war. One who is a Christian, shouldn't participate in war. We are to love our enemies and to kill them would be to send them to hell. Matthew 5:44: " But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." We are to pray for those who mistreat us and hope that they will come to the knowledge of their need of Salvation in Christ.
Title
Why We Are Conscientious
Author
William R. McGrath
Rating
5
Review

This book recalls the Christians who are called Anabaptists (That is they believed in getting baptized only after one became a Christian and they didn't believe in the doctrine that the Catholic Church taught). The book contains the stories of Anabaptist who were killed for their faith.
Though we may never be persecuted for our faith here in America, this book is a must read. It has encouraged me to stay faithful to God and his word though many are not standing with me for its truth.
Title
In the Whales Belly and other Martyr Stories
Author
James W. Lowry
Rating
5