Saturday, February 18, 2017

"The Amish Wanderer" Book Tour and Giveaway

The Amish Wanderer Book Tour & Giveaway

About the Book:  The Amish Wanderer

by Laura V. Hilton

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Desperate for a Ticket Out
Bethany Weiss is ready to leave town. Tongues haven't stopped clacking in Jamesport, MO, since her daed, the bishop, was admitted to a mental hospital after hurting their small Amish community. But her sharpest wounds Bethany hides from prying eyes, quietly biding her time until she can take a chance at a new life away from Jamesport and away from God.

Searching for a Home
Silas Beiler was kicked out of his own family's home. Dogged by a rough childhood and a family who blames him for each new disaster, he begins hitchhiking across the country, sleeping in barns where he can, working for food when possible; headed for Pennsylvania, in the hope of some stability. 

A Memory of Lemonade
When Bethany spies a man asleep in the hayloft, she first fears the return of an unwelcome suitor. But when it is Silas who turns and speaks, the memories flood back: a happy summer six years ago full of lemonade, long walks, and budding courtship. Now, however, those months of bliss seem naive and idyllic. Will their old love overcome new pain? Or will hurt and rejection continue to haunt their path?

MY REVIEW:  Bethany and Silas both want to move on to a new place where they aren't known by everyone.   They each have a reputation and heartache hanging over their heads.   Dysfunctional families lie at the center of both of their families painful reactions to the very things that have brought them to this turning road in their lives.   Bethany sees Silas as her ticket out of town when he wanders on to their farm on his way to his uncle's home in Pennsylvania.
         I was very excited to read this new book by Laura V. Hilton.  I think we've all had dreams of "running away from it all".    I know there were certainly times of great pain in my life which caused me to want to run far, far away where no one knew me.   I was very impressed that Bethany continued on in a positive manner.  I certainly don't always put my best face on when calamity hits.  In fact, I've been known to crawl in the bed and pull the covers over my head.   Bethany does not do this though.  I applaud her and Silas both for seeking new ways and places to heal their wounds.   Seeking the wise counsel to elders is one example that all of us can take from their situation and apply it to our own lives.  
         The only thing I found that I didn't particularly like in this book was that the last section of book seemed to add a number of events to the mix that seemed to be too much.  It seemed as if the plot continued when it seemed an ending should have already been resolved.       
         I give this book a 4-star rating and think that readers who enjoy Amish and Christian fiction will enjoy it as well.
          I received a copy of this book from the author and publishers through Celebrate Lit Bloggers.  A favorable review was not required nor expected.

About the Author:
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Amish fiction lovers responded positively and immediately to Laura V. Hilton’s debut novel, Patchwork Dreams, when she burst on the scene in 2009 with her unique series, The Amish of Seymour, set in the tiny town of Seymour, in Webster County, Missouri. Fans of the genre immediately recognized Hilton’s insider knowledge, not only of the Webster County community, but Amish culture in general. Her natural speech and writing patterns, she says, are uniquely “Amish,” acquired from her Amish maternal grandparents. The Amish of Seymour, includes Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. Her second series, The Amish of Webster County, is comprised of Healing Love, Surrendered Love, and Awakened Love. A stand-alone title, A White Christmas in Webster County, was released in September 2014. The Amish of Jamesport includes The Snow Globe, The Postcard and The Birdhouse. In spring 2016 she released The Amish Firefighter with the setting in Jamesport, MO, the same as for The Amish Wanderer.
Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away Amish Wanderer, Patchwork Dreams (Amish of Seymour #1), Snow Globe (Amish of Jamesport #1), a 10 x 17” canvas banner: “Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly” (Micah 6:8), and Abba Scripture Candle (3” natural, clean-burning wax, scented) – “With God All Things Are Possible”! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


Guest Post from Laura Hilton

I didn’t intentionally set out to write an Amish story loosely based on a true story. If fact, when people asked me if I would write my maternal grandparents’ story, I told them no.

But when time came to write Bethany’s story, all I knew was a short paragraph blurb about it. Bethany and her once-upon-a-time boyfriend Silas who left that particular Amish district and her before their relationship became serious. I didn’t know their backstories, really, and had no idea how the story would proceed. And since I don’t plot, I spend a lot of time praying about the story, because really, I want to write what He says to write. He knows who He wants it to reach.

So I sat down to pray about it. And God gave me a verse. Which is unusual at the beginning of the story. Usually, for me, it’s at the middle when God reveals His theme for the book. But this time, it was at the beginning. The verse is:

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)

And the verses caused more prayer. What am I supposed to do with it?

I was driving to Melbourne (Arkansas, not Australia) to pay property taxes and get my vehicle tags renewed, listening to the radio as we (my three daughters and I) drove down Larkin Road (that’s not the real name, just what everyone calls it—we have a lot of those around here: Day Road, Moko Road, etc—because there are ghost towns on these roads so they are called by the name of the ghost town). A song came on the radio and I don’t remember the name of it, or even who the singer was, but when I arrived in Melbourne, I had the opening line to my story.  

The sky is falling and I’m searching for somewhere to hide. 

I’m sure the people at the county clerk’s office might have been a little concerned about the state of my mental health when they saw the words scribbled at the top of my bill. I did get a strange look. I didn’t offer an explanation. And they didn’t ask.

When I got home, I started writing and paying close attention to Bethany’s mental clues (and Silas’s) to figure out what their stories were. And how they tied into the verse God had given me.

And then, without even realizing it until it hit, I knew who’s story I was writing.

My grandmother’s. My grandfather’s.

Except they are different. My grandmother wasn’t date raped. It was a member of her own family. And she wasn’t in love with my grandfather. She just discovered he was leaving the Amish and she wanted—needed—to escape.

Neither were Christians at the time. My grandfather was saved on his death bed. My grandmother’s youngest child was a teenager when she was saved. My mother, her sister, and all their girlfriends went to a tent meeting for a United Brethren Church and my grandmother attended one of the meetings with her daughters and was saved as a result. And their testimonies ultimately led to the salvation of my uncle and my grandfather.

Both of my grandparents had a lot of issues to work through as to why God allowed the bad things in their lives to happen. That they eventually came to Christ is a miracle but I’m glad they did, as I was raised in a Christian home.

Why does God allow bad things to happen to people? The short, pat answer is: because sin entered the world. Yes, God could stop them. But what if He uses the bad thing to refine a person’s faith, to draw them closer to Him as a result?

How a person reacts to the bad things directly ties in to how they affect them. In my story, Silas chose to trust God even though he feared for his life. No, he didn’t like what had happened, but even though he didn’t see how, he trusted God was working behind the scenes to bring Silas to where he needed to be, spiritually and physically. On the other hand, Bethany believed God had rejected her. Pushed her away and didn’t care about her. If He didn’t care for her, why should she care about Him? So she went into a stand-off with God.

The lessons ultimately learned, for both my grandparents and my characters, brought them to their knees before the living and holy God who was, and is, and is to come. And I trust God will use this story to help a reader out there who might be questioning something terrible that happened in their life.

You might not see how now and may not know why until eternity, but God has this. Keep praying. Keep trusting. Keep believing.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

5-Star Review of "The Newcomer"




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Review of The Newcomer

 Amish Begginings, Book #2 

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

 In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom. 

But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World--isolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering father--his enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him? 
When Henrik Newman joins the church just as it makes its way to the frontier, Anna is torn. He seems to be everything Bairn is not--bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And the most dramatic difference? He is here; Bairn is not. 
Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves together the lives of Bairn, Anna, and Henrik. When a secret is revealed, which true love will emerge?

          As I read the book, I was fascinated.  I imagined the sheer excitement AND the sheer terror the Bauer family felt.   To inhabit a land that is so markedly different from their homeland and so barren of other people and homes.  They started out with one cabin built by Jacob Bauer and his unlikely Indian (Native American) friend.   I wondered what it would be like to work alongside an Indian, neither of us able to verbally communicate and yet, working in harmony.  Wow!  just Wow!  I don't think I'm adventuresome enough to handle the New World as this group of church members did.  The most adventuresome I've been in that regard was to move from Virginia to Texas for my husband to attend seminary along with our two little daughters in tow.  We traveled on land in motor vehicles and didn't have to rely on horses and carts to move our belongings.  We moved into a small apartment, granted we had never seen so much as a picture of said apartement.  We were fortunate to be surrounded by other seminary students and their families and a large seminary with eager professors and administrators to point us in the right direction.   I have great admiration for these settlers of Pennsylvania, and after reading Suzanne's novel, my admiration has grown.  


About the Author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher has a specialty: she writes about real people living in faith-based communities. With over 750,000 copies of books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, ranging from children's books ('The Adventures of Lily Lapp' series) to novels ("The Choice") to non-fiction books ("Amish Peace: Simple Living for a Complicated World"). 

When Suzanne isn't writing, she's probably playing with puppies. She's been involved with Guide Dogs for the Blind for over fifteen years. Raising puppies, she says, is like eating a potato chip. You just can't stop at one. 

Readers are invited to stop by Suzanne's website at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com



Giveaway


 

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Guest Post from Suzanne Woods Fisher


Pennsylvania of 1737, the setting for The Newcomer, is like a foreign country. Parts of it might seem familiar—the same hills and creeks and blue sky, but we’d hardly recognize the settlers. People like Anna, or Bairn, or the mysterious Newcomer. We wouldn’t be able to understand their language, their customs and traditions. Their world was that different from our modern one.


The first group of Amish immigrants (first written about in Anna’s Crossing and followed up in The Newcomer) settled northwest of Philadelphia, then a vast wilderness, and relied on each other for safety, security, building projects, and church. In nearby Germantown, settlers were tradesmen, so they clustered houses together in small knots. The Amish farmers took out land warrants for sizeable properties and lived considerable distances from each other.

In The Newcomer, Anna cooked food in a cauldron over a large hearth. One-pot meals can trace their beginnings to open-hearth cooking when ingredients for a meal went into a large kettle suspended over the fire. Traditional dishes—ham and beans, pork and sauerkraut—used sturdy, available, and simple ingredients that improved with long, slow cooking. The dishes could be easily expanded when the need arose to set a few more places at the table. And it did, often. Large families and unannounced company inspired Amish cooks to find ways to “stretch the stew.”

Noodles (including dumplings and rivvels) could be tossed into a simmering broth to make a meal stretch. Most farms had a flock of chickens, so eggs were easily at hand. Today, homemade noodles are still a favorite dish.

Another “stew stretcher” was cornmeal mush, originally eaten as a bread substitute. Early German settlers who made their home in eastern Pennsylvania roasted the yellow field corn in a bake oven before it was shelled and ground at the mill. The roasting process gave a nutty rich flavor to the cornmeal. Mush is still part of the diet the Old Order Amish—cooked and fried, baked, added into scrapple, smothered in ketchup. Dress it up and you’ve got polenta.

Now here’s one thing we do have in common with 1737 Pennsylvania immigrants…a love of good food and a shortage of time! Here’s one of my favorite one-pot recipes—probably not the kind of stew Anna might have made for ship carpenter Bairn or the mysterious Newcomer (ah, which man one stole her heart?)…but definitely delicious. Enjoy!

Lentil Chili

Here’s one of my favorite “stew stretchers.” You can expand it even more by serving over rice.

Ingredients:
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
10 c. water
1 lb. dry lentils
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt (season to your taste)
½ tsp. pepper 2 c. salsa (your favorite variety)
29 oz. canned tomatoes, crushed


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Friday, February 10, 2017

5-Star Review of "His Amish Teacher"

Review of His Amish Teacher

Series:  The Amish Bachelors #3

by Patricia Davids


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The Teacher's Choice 

For Lillian Keim, instructing children in her one-room schoolhouse is as close to being a mother as she'll ever get. Lillian has a calling to be a teacher, and she won't give it up to marry. But her plans--and her heart--are at risk when she begins to feel more than friendship for lifelong pal Timothy Bowman. When Tim rescues Lillian and her class from a fire, the volunteer firefighter suddenly sees what he's been blind to all his life: he wants his friend as his wife. But something beyond her professional goals is holding Lillian back. He's got to unlock her secret before he loses his friend--and his forever love.

MY REVIEW:  This lovely, sweet novel covers so many issues, such as being barren, romantic relationships beginning as lifelong friends, and the Amish rule of teachers being unmarried.  Lillian teaches and doesn't ever want to give up what is more than a job to her.   Lillian loves children and longs to have them, but she can't and never will.  Timothy wants a wife and large family. Timothy wants his Amish wife to remain at home to raise their large brood of children as all Amish mothers do.   Lillian and Timothy have been friends since they were very very young and now, they find themselves falling in love.  How can these two ever form a lasting relationship when their plans and desires differ so completely?
       This is a really sweet novel.  I immediately felt a positive vibe from Lillian and Timothy.  They were such loving, caring young people.   Their loyalty to their families was admirable.  Their loyalty to their Amish faith almost tears them apart.  I greatly admire the Amish but I don't agree with many of their practices.  I was a mother of three and wife and taught school for many y ears. So I don't agree with not allowing married women to teach, although I did remain home with all of mine until my youngest was four.  I can imagine it being difficult with a baby or two or three at a time as the Amish do.  But the Amish are so close-knit that family members always help each other out.  They wouldn't have the expense of a child-care giver.  I also wanted a large family like Timothy and Lillian.  But, through no fault of her own, Lillian is unable to bear children.  I would also have felt devastated to be unable to have children, but fostering or adopting children would have been a wonderful option for my husband and I. We even discussed it in case we found we weren't able to reproduce our own children.  So it is not hard for me to imagine the heartache an Amish couple would feel since large families are almost expected among them.  They feel that children are a blessing from God.  But I have never experienced it, so I know that I do not know the full despair that many barren women feel.  
        I am a rating this novel 5 stars.
        I received a copy of this book from netgalley. A positive review was not expected.

About the Author:

Patricia Davids

Patricia Davids USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.

An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn't until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

5-Star Review of "The Seekers"

The Seekers Review

The Amish Cooking Class Book #1

by Wanda Brunstetter


The Seekers (Amish Cooking Class #1)

Join a class of unlikely Ohioans who take cooking lessons at Lyle and Heidi Troyer’s Amish farm. A woman engaged to marry, an expectant mother estranged from her family, a widowed mom seeking to simplify, a Vietnam vet who camps on the Troyer’s farm, and an Amish widower make up the mismatched lot of students. But Heidi’s cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as they each share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?

MY REVIEW:  Can't cook? Looking for friends?  Just want to have some fun?  Bored?  Hungry?  Heidi Troyer is ready and willing to take a risk and teach some Amish meals and share a few scripture verses along the way.  Come join, she invites and several do just that.
         This book was very fun to read and emotional as well.  I think readers will enjoy the Amish recipes and learning ways of the Amish as well as shedding a few tears and laughing too.   Many people will relate. I personally find great enjoyment in cooking and remember when I was first married, I bought many many many cookbooks and loved trying new recipes on friends and family.  I got a wok and a fondue pot and enjoyed trying some new adventures with food, ones that my "good 'ole southern mom and grandma" had never cooked.  I even made some big mistakes in cooking, just as some of Heidi's students.  Teaching a cooking class also seems a wonderful way to have some fun and earn some money for folks like Heidi.
           I am giving this book a 5-star rating and encourage those who enjoy reading Christian and Amish books to give this one a try.
            This book was a gift from Barbour Publishing and netgalley.  No review was required.

About the Author:
Wanda E. Brunstetter

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 70 books with more than 9 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith. You can visit Wanda's blog at www.wandabrunstetter.com


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Kari Jobe - The Garden CD & GIVEAWAY



THE GARDEN by Kari Jobe

GIVEAWAY:  TO ENTER, leave comment here on blog or on facebook or instagram (Rhonda Nash Hall) 

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MY REVIEW OF "THE GARDEN":

What a blessing indeed!  I already am a fan of Kari Jobe so I was so excited to get this cd through a gift.   I was anxious to put it into my cd player to listen.  

I cried tears of joy as I heard the words.  I especially related to these words 

Love is lifting me from sorrow
Catching every tear
Dispelling every lie and torment
Crushing all my fears

I am currently experiencing a family crisis and shedding many tears, so it means so much to mean to know that he is catching every tear that I and my family members shed.  This is Biblical, taken straight from God's word:  

Psalm 56:8New Living Translation (NLT)

You keep track of all my sorrows.[a]

    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.

    You have recorded each one in your book.

Thank you, Kari Jobe, for sending a blessing as you use your calling to sing, and you do sing just like an angel.  God bless  you as you continue to minister with your beautiful voice.   


Don't forget to enter the giveaway ! You will receive a blessing and perhaps shed a few tears as  you experience the peace that passes understanding and the hope that only God can give.

I am giving this cd a 5 star rating.
#TheGarden #FlyBy
I received this cd as a gift and no favorable review was required.  

Kari Jobe - The Garden (Lyric Video)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Review of "Summer on Sunset Ridge" and Giveaway

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About the Book


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Book: Summer on Sunset Ridge, Freedom Series Book 1
Author: Sharlene MacLaren
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Brought up on a Quaker farm near Philadelphia at the brink of the Civil War, plainspoken Rebecca Albright is charitable, peace-loving, submissive—and a feisty abolitionist. Determined to aid the Underground Railroad no matter what the cost, her path collides with that of formidable slave-catcher Clay Dalton. When Rebecca is assigned to nurse Clay back to health following a near-fatal gunshot wound, her uneasiness around him and the questions surrounding his mysterious past complicate their strained but developing relationship.
RSherriff Clay Dalton is grimly fighting several battles of his own as he stays on at the Albright farm to work off his debt to the family that has saved his life and taken him in. He is torn between his past commitments in the South and his unlikely present among this quiet Quaker community in the North. Almost against his will, he begins to ponder the impossible idea of a future with Rebecca.…
When tensions between North and South escalate, Rebecca and Clay find themselves propelled on a journey to discover just who God has called them to be, and they soon realize that each holds a key to the other’s answer.

Book Review:

This was my first book by Sharlene MacLaren.  I have read reviews and seen posts on social media about her work and I've just been dying to read one of her books.  Yay!  I finally got the opportunity to be amazed.  Just as Sharlene finds Quakers fascinating, I do as well.  They are such an interesting group of people.   

Rebecca and Clay just drew me in....following them along the Underground Railroad.  This book has danger, romance, religion, farming, law enforcement, history, Underground Railroad, adventure, and more.   Who could resist the promise of all that in one novel?  Readers will begin to read this book and not want to put it down.   Grab a comfy pillow, a soft blanket, a cup of coffee or tea, and Summer on Sunset Ridge for the perfect time of enjoyment.

I rated this novel 5 stars but I would have rated it 10 if that were allowed.  
I received a free copy of this book.  A favorable review was not required.


About the Author

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Sharlene MacLaren Born and raised in western Michigan, award-winning, bestselling author Sharlene MacLaren attended Spring Arbor University. After graduating, she traveled with a nationally touring Christian vocal ensemble, returning home to Spring Arbor to marry her husband, Cecil, whom she’d known since childhood. Together they raised two daughters. Now happily retired after teaching elementary school for 31 years, “Shar” enjoys reading, singing in the church choir and worship teams, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her novels include the contemporary romances Through Every StormLong Journey Home, and Tender Vow; the beloved Little Hickman Creek series (Loving Liza JaneSarah, My BelovedCourting Emma, and  Christmas Comes to Little Hickman Creek, a novella), and three historic romance trilogies: The Daughters of Jacob Kane (Hannah GraceMaggie Rose, and Abbie Ann); River of Hope (Livvie’s SongEllie’s Haven, and Sofia’s Secret); Tennessee Dreams:  Heart of Mercy, Threads of Joy, and Gift of Grace.

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To celebrate Sharlene’s tour, Whitaker House is giving away:
Grand Prize
Brown and tan fashion purse with cross, multiple interior and exterior pocketsand
and
Five Sharlene MacLaren titles: Summer on Sunset Ridge (Forever Freedom #1); Heart of Mercy (Tennessee Dreams #1); Livvie’s Song (River of Hope #1); Hannah Grace (Daughters of Jacob Kane #1); Loving Liza Jane (Little Hickman Creek #1)
Second Prize
“Keepers of the Light” Orange/Cinnamon/Clove candle from www.acheerfulgiver.com and
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Third Prize
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