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LesleaWahl

LesleaWahl

Joined November 2020

Author of faith-based mysteries for teens. www.MinistryThruMystery.com
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
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A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer
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The Boys Upstairs by Jane Lebak
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Enchanted Sonata by Heather Louise Wallwork
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Beckoning | Claudia Cangilla McAdam
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Fascinating biblical fiction for teens!

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A Reluctant Assassin | J. C. Morrows
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A Cinderella retelling with a big twist.

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Under the Watchful Sky | Roger Thomas
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I really enjoyed this faith-based, slightly futuristic, story about the dangers of government control.

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Amazing memoir!! This bad boy to priest story kept me turning the pages!

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Playing by Heart | Carmela Martino
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This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their extraordinary talents. The book is set in 18th Century Milan, Italy and focuses on their relationships with their father, as well as their struggle to follow the paths they believe God wants them to take.

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I Am Margaret | Corinna Turner
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Catholic dystopian at it‘s best! The teen protagonists, Margo and Bane, are fabulous! This page-turner really makes you think!

cmastfalk I‘d like to re-read this series. My daughter recently read this one and loved it! 13mo
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The Perfect Blindside | Leslea Wahl
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I must start this review with a warning. If you‘re planning on reading this book – hold on for a wild ride. This book for older teens is a fast-paced, edge of your seat, page-turner.

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Circumstances meld the lives of these three characters as they each deal with painful family issues. This story is mostly told from the young teen‘s perspective which will connect with teen readers. But I loved the inner thoughts and personal feelings of the elderly gentleman and the mom as well.

cmastfalk So pretty together! 1y
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Battle for His Soul | Theresa A Linden
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Battle for His Soul is the third book in the West brother‘s series by Theresa Linden.

This novel has a very interesting twist that the first two books in the series do not. We actually experience the fight between angels and demons that surrounds not only Jarret and his decisions but all the characters. It‘s a fascinating concept to think about what could be happening around us as we go about our lives.

cmastfalk Sich a great book! 1y
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Sketchy Behavior | Erynn Mangum
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One of my favorites!! Humor, mystery and faith combined in a fun story.

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The author did a wonderful job of keeping me guessing by throwing some great twists and turns into the story. I wish I could tell you more, but I don‘t want to give anything away. If you‘re intrigued, you‘ll just have to pick up your own copy to find out more about Annabelle of Anchony.

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Cooper and his two friends witness a crime. Afraid that the perpetrators will track them down they make a pact—the Code of Silence. They believe by keeping silent, they will stay safe and protect those that are suddenly in danger. But as they continue this agreement, the lies they must tell, continue to grow ultimately threatening their friendships.

This book has so many amazing discussion topics.

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I'll Be Yours | Jenny B. Jones
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I don‘t know what it says about me, but I‘m a total sucker for the whole Romantic Comedy genre. And that is how I‘d describe this book, the kind of romance that I love – great characters, a sweet innocent romance and humor galore. Top it off with a heroine who saves dogs, and a positive message and you‘ve got a winning recipe.

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6 Dates to Disaster | Cynthia T. Toney
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Wendy is a good kid whose seemingly innocent decisions lead to some trouble in her life. I found her predicament in this novel to be quite relatable. Often teens don‘t purposely make bad choices but instead get into trouble as good intentions somehow spiral out of control.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo ❤️ 1y
cmastfalk Great series for girls! 1y
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Fire on the Mountain | H. Michael Brewer
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This create-your-own adventure is fantastic! It‘s a fun story full of historical facts, puzzles, and elements of faith. Will keep kids busy for hours!

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The Mentor | Ryan M. Shelton
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Vincent doesn‘t have much in life. An abusive father, a disinterested mother, no friends. He has finished high school with less than impressive grades and has no promising prospects for the future. But he does have determination and a love of baseball which provide him an opportunity to play for the state championship team.

Unfortunately, the coach and his all-star son resent Vincent and nearly destroy his one opportunity to better himself.

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Evermore | Jody Hedlund
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Great fairytale type story about three princesses hidden away for their safety.

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Launch | Jason C. Joyner
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If your teen enjoys superhero movies and stories, this might be a great book for them. When my kids were teens, they loved movies about heroes with incredible powers who protected the world from the evil villains. Launch is such a story—a Christian teen version of Avengers or X-men.

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Jenna's Journey | Karen Kelly Boyce
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What a delightful, heart-breaking, thought-provoking, and surprising read!

This middle-grade book might be small, but it has a lot of depth to it. As I finished the last page, I wished I had someone to chat with about the story. Jenna‘s Journey would make an excellent discussion book for a classroom or youth group.

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Aka Genius | Marilee Haynes
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I loved this book! What a delightful middle grade book about finding yourself and fitting in. The story follows Gabe, a middle school student - smack dab in the middle of those difficult awkward years. Oh, and he just found out he‘s a genius. I highly recommend this funny and touching book.

cmastfalk I have to read this one. 1y
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Exciting story about St. Dymphna. The author takes the fascinating facts of this real Irish princess who must escape her deranged father, adds two estranged brother, and creates a novel that is hard to put down!

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The Poppy and the Rose | Ashlee Cowles
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So excited to start this one!

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This was such a great book about all the possibilities of life. It was a little reminiscent of It‘s a Wonderful Life.

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Under the Watchful Sky | Roger Thomas
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What a fantastic Christian dystopian story! Set in the not too distant future - thus story seems a little too possible! Really makes you think!!!

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Cinder Allia | Karen Ullo
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Great Christian book - what happens when the prince dies in battle before rescuing the fair maiden? Well, she has to change her destiny by herself of course!

cmastfalk Love that cover too! 2y
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Beneath Wandering Stars | Ashlee Cowles
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This is one of my all time favorite YA novels. An army brat coming to terms with a tragic event, a journey on the el camino trail, fabulous insights and dialogue - what more could you want?

cmastfalk Lived this one too! 2y
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I really loved this faith-based historical romance. Lauer did a great job showing the harsh realities of war through these wonderful characters.

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Rightfully Ours | Carolyn Astfalk
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I can‘t agree more with this review. Author Carolyn Astfalk creates a heartfelt story filled with romance, mystery, and faith.

cmastfalk Thank you! 2y
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This is a delightful book about a little mouse who witnesses the amazing life of Mary. The illustrations are absolutely adorable.

cmastfalk That mouse is so cute! 2y
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Single Bead | Stephanie Engelman, Stephanie Engleman
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This is such a great fictional book for teens about overcoming loss and the power of prayer.

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Extreme Blindside | Leslea Wahl
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Just a few snippets from Catholic Library World‘s review.

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Closure | Lindsey Todd
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I enjoyed this book about recognizing a toxic relationship and having the courage to end it.

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3 Things to Forget | Cynthia T. Toney
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Sweet Christian YA series.

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Guarding Aaron | T. M. Gaouette
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Great book! Great series!

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Extreme Blindside | Leslea Wahl
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cmastfalk I can‘t believe this book is a year old already! Such a great story. 2y
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7 Riddles to Nowhere | A J Cattapan
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Got my reading list ready to go!

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All in Good Time | Carolyn Astfalk
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Isn't this such a beautiful cover? Can't wait to read this one. I loved Carolyn Astfalk's Ornamental Graces.

cmastfalk Thanks, Leslea! I do so still love that cover. 2y
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Cinder Allia | Karen Ullo
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I thoroughly enjoyed this Christian YA fairy-tale retelling. And what a fabulous cover!

cmastfalk Great book! She uses such beautiful imagery. 2y
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For Eden's Sake | T. M. Gaouette
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This was such a great book. I loved the message - our faith can get us through any situation.

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An Unexpected Role | Leslea Wahl
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Where You Lead | Leslea Wahl
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The Perfect Blindside | Leslea Wahl
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The Perfect Blindside | Leslea Wahl
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YA mysteries full of adventure, humor, innocent romance, and faith.

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An Unexpected Role | Leslea Wahl
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A fun, romantic YA mystery with humor and faith!