Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Saul by Jerry B Jenkins BOOK REVIEW

A MURDERER who would change the WORLD

From multi-million copy best-selling novelist Jerry Jenkins comes a compelling international thriller that conveys you from present-day Texas to a dank Roman dungeon in A.D. 67, then down the dusty roads of ancient Israel, Asia, and back to Rome.

A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two- thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, Saul consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.

Filled with political intrigue, romance, and rich historical detail, I, Saul is a thrilling tale of loyal friendships tested by life-or-death quests, set two millennia apart, told by a master storyteller.

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Worthy Publishing (August 27, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617950068
ISBN-13: 978-1617950063
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series, Jerry B. Jenkins is former vice president for publishing and currently chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

Jerry's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Twenty of his books have reached The New York Times best-seller list (seven debuting number one). The Breakthrough, the final book in Jerry's Precinct 11 trilogy, released from Tyndale House Publishers in September 2012.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Chicago, and the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers. Each student is personally mentored by a seasoned professional.

In January 2013, Jerry launched Christian Writers Guild Publishing (CWGP). Students take a six-month mentored course to guide them in writing their manuscripts, then CWGP publishes their books.

  I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins is a fascinating novel. It goes back and forth from modern day Augustine Knox to Saul of Tarsus when he was in prison right before he died. They are connected by Saul’s writings from two-thousand years ago.
  This book is full of suspense and intrigue.
I never really thought to much about Saul’s time in prison and how it might have been for him or how his friends might have felt.
  Also it shows you how some people will do anything and harm anyone who gets in their way when they find and think they have something priceless’
  Jerry B. Jenkins is a master teller of tales, he really gets to the meat of the story and doesn’t add a bunch of nonsense.
  Really enjoyed this book and glad I get to review it. Very good and I recommend you to read this fascinating novel.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013



Memory's Door By James Rubart A REVIEW

The prophecy brought them together. But the Wolf has risen, and now their greatest battle begins.

The four members of Warriors Riding have learned to wage war in the supernatural, to send their spirits inside people’s souls, to battle demonic forces, and to bring deep healing to those around them.

But their leader Reece is struggling with the loss of his sight. Brandon is being stalked at his concerts by a man in the shadows. Dana’s career is threatening to bury her. And Marcus questions his sanity as he seems to be slipping in and out of alternate realities.

And now the second part of the prophecy has come true. The Wolf is hunting them and has set his trap. He circles, feeding on his supernatural hate of all they stand for. And he won’t stop until he brings utter destruction to their bodies . . . and their souls.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401686079
ISBN-13: 978-1401686079

I've been a professional marketer since 1994 through my company Barefoot Marketing, but my passion is writing fiction.

I'm also a photographer, guitarist, professional speaker, golfer, and semi-pro magician. I live in the Northwest with the world's most perfect wife and my two almost-perfect sons. No, I don't sleep much. You can catch up more with me at or

  Memory’s Door by James L. Rubart is book two in A Well Spring Novel series. I can’t really explain how much I love this series. It is so full of life, hope, peace, but also has the darker side that will make you think that life isn’t about what we do every day it’s about the spiritual world.
  As Christians we are fighting a fight here on earth that is for all eternity.
  The Warriors Riding group of four have wars in the supernatural, going inside people’s souls to bring them peace and for them to heal.
  All of the Warriors are attacked by something that is very important to them. How the demons try to infiltrate their lives. The demons hit them where it matters the most.
If you never read any other books this year, read the Well Spring Novels by James L. Rubart. They are so very intriguing and suspenseful. Some parts I just don’t know how they will turn out and then James Rubart comes through with an amazing escape. These books are totally worth buying and reading. They will stay on my bookshelf for always. Highly recommended. I hated coming to the end of this book. I wanted it to last for a very long time. This book Memory’s Door is one of my favorites for 2013. One more thing I love the title and how it was displayed in the book. Fantastic!

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Critical Pursuit by Janice Cantore A Review


Officer Brinna Caruso has built a reputation at the precinct as the cop to call when a child goes missing. For Brinna, it’s personal because she was once one of them. Brinna and her K-9 search and rescue dog, Hero, will stop at nothing to find a missing child, no matter the stakes.

Detective Jack O’Reilly isn’t ready to return to his homicide duties, after losing his wife to a drunk driver. He’s on the downside of his career, and bent on revenge, when he’s assigned as Brinna’s partner. While on patrol, Jack struggles between his quest for personal justice and his responsibility to those around him, especially his partner.

Skeptical of Jack’s motives, Brinna isn’t sure she can rely on her new partner, whose reckless abandon endangers the safety of those around him. But when a man surfaces with an MO similar to the criminal who abducted Brinna twenty years earlier, Brinna and Jack must cast aside previous judgments and combine efforts to catch the kidnapper, and finally allow Brinna the peace stolen from her as a child.

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414375530
ISBN-13: 978-1414375533
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces

A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She's always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today's Christian Woman before tackling novels. A few years ago, she retired to a house in the mountains of Southern California, where she lives with three Labrador retrievers, Jake, Maggie, and Abbie.
Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Accused is the first book in the Pacific Coast Justice series, featuring Carly Edwards.
Visit Janice's website at and connect with her on Facebook.

  This is the first book I’ve read written by  Janice Cantore and it won‘t be the last.  I love to read novels written by former police officers, doctors, lawyers etc… The information is so accurate and full of life and adventure.
  In this book Jack and Brinna both are mad at God or don’t believe He exists.  Twenty years ago Brinna was abducted and left to die. So she wonders why do bad things happen if there is a God. Jack had it all and then a drunk driver took it away. He can’t love a God who destroys the innocent.
  They are thrown together as partners for a two week period and in that time many things happen and wake them both up.  Brinna is a crusader for the helpless children who get abducted and Jack is just trying to forget everything.
  I really liked this book and especially the ending.  Usually in a book like this when people are thrown together and have been through great loss they always fall in love with each other right away. I find that very hard to believe. How can you really be torn up about your past and then fall in love with the first person who comes along. This ending is superb and I enjoyed this book very much. I recommend Critical Pursuit for very good suspense, edge of your seat ride and a fantastic ending. Police stories are fantastic.

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Wake the Dawn by Lauraine Snelling Book Review

National bestselling author Lauraine Snelling brings a small mountain town to thrilling life when a natural disaster threatens to destroy lives.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben's canine partner Bo finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.
Esther Hanson runs a second-rate clinic in the small community of Pineville, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. Though she has fought for years to get the equipment she needs, the town refuses to approve the funding. When the unprecedented storm ravishes the area, cutting them off from all outside help, Esther struggles to help her patients without giving in to overwhelming emotions. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face to face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself.
Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (August 20, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0892969016
ISBN-13: 978-0892969012

Lauraine Snelling, an award-winning author of fifty-plus books with sales of over 2 million copies, also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.

  Any book by Lauraine Snelling is fantastic and a pleasure to read, but this one Wake the Dawn is just intriguing to read and review.
  The characters are so real and full of life and they become so very special to you. I just hate when I finish reading a good book.
  Ben James is having so many problems and can’t seem to get interested in life again after the love of his life is ripped away from him, but then a natural disaster rushes in and what can he do but keep on going.
  Esther Hanson also has some things to work out in her life and she keeps trying to hide her troubles and keep working, but will that keep the troubles back?
  Ben and Esther are thrown together to try to get through this storm. Read this intriguing book and find out what happens.
  I really, really loved the storm and am so very glad to have read it. Lauraine Snelling is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book and anything she writes.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

I Am Second internet site review

I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to

live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business

leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you.

The authentic stories on provide insight into

dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories

that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive

lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people

who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace,

and fulfillment they found. Be Second.

Faith Questions
Does God care about me?
How do I become Second?
How to talk to God?

Abortion, guilt and shame and low self worth, Abuse, The people I looked up to were gangstas.
 Anger, I have never known such freedom., Affluence, Cancer, Child Abuse, Contentment
Death, Disabilities, Divorce, Eating, Fatherlessness, Forgiveness, Grief, Identity, Marriage, Meaning
Molestation ,Overcoming, Prison, Pride, Prostitution, Purpose in Life, Racism, Relationships, Satisfaction
Self-esteem, Sex Addiction, Substance Abuse, Success, Transformation, Trauma, War, Work

Some of the people who have a film on I am Second
Josh Canales ,Albert Pujols, RA Dickey, Josh Turner , Duche Bradley , Trevor Bayne , Rod Bayron
Baron Batch , Sam Bradford , James Calenderer , Lecrae , Tommy Bowden , Doug Bender , Rudy Kalis
Sean Little , Alex Kendrick ,Brian Birdwell ,Lee Yih ,Annie Lobert ,Shane Kampe ,David Rodenberg
Brant Hansen ,Chris Coghlan ,Matt Elrod ,CeCe Sims ,Matt Barkley ,Remi Adeleke ,Jason Castro
Michelle Aguilar ,Stephen Baldwin ,Vitor Belfort ,Trevor Brazile ,Pete Briscoe ,Victoria Childress
Shannon Culpepper ,Greg Ellis ,Tony Dungy ,Richard Ellis,Tony Evans ,Tyrone Flowers .Joe Gibbs
Whispering Danny ,Jack Graham ,Karen Green ,Janelle Hail ,Bethany Hamilton ,Josh Hamilton
Christian Hosoi ,Mike Huckabee ,Wayne Huizinga ,Myrka Dellanos ,Ken Hutcherson
Bradie James ,Sujo John ,Tamara Jolee ,Landry Jones ,Clayton Kershaw,Scott Hamilton , Laura Klock
 Nate Larkin , Lee Lucas ,Bailee Madison ,Blake Mankin ,Colt McCoy ,David McKenna
 John Meador ,Kathy Ireland , Randy Moore , David Murphy , Priscilla Nicoara , Josue Padilla
 The Parks ,Jim Munroe ,Christine Petric , Irma Ramirez , Ashley Rawls , Anne Rice
 David Ring , Tim Ross , The Scruggs ,Chris Plekenpol , Natalie Sebastian , Daniel Sepulveda
 Wayne Simien, Michael W.Smith ,Jarrett Stephens ,Shana ,Lauren Scruggs, Brian Sumner
 Janine Turner ,Darrell Waltrip, Jason Witten ,Jerry Zucha

About: Seconds Change
Give Change, Make Change- Many more stories are waiting to be told.  You can help.  Commit $2 every Tuesday to build film funds, and your contribution will be used to develop, produce and promote new films. Join the project and become an I am Second insider with access to exclusive content via Facebook.




  I really love this website. It is full of such love and hope and all because those who were troubled or broken called out to God and He lifted them up and provides for them daily. As He does for each one of us. It is so wonderful to see people who have struggled with hardships to see them full and whole because of Jesus. Just watching some of the videos is so uplifting. If you have troubles and don’t know where to turn this site will give you hope to go to Jesus. He is the only one who cares and will help you.
 The website wants to make more videos, but they need the money to do it. So if you feel lead to help they have something called Give Change, Make Change. Here are a few of the videos I watched. If you don’t want to watch all of them at least watch the first two I listed. It will bless you and cause you to see that no matter what happens God is there.
  I highly recommend this beautiful website!
Hope. Peace, Joy. Everyone wants these qualities in our lives. When they are absent, it is sad. When you never had them, life is hell.
From the time he was born until high school, David Ring experienced one setback after another. Stillborn, he was left for dead, yet he lived. Born broken, and “walking and talking funny” he could not fit in. Both his parents died while he was young.
A popular Kansas City tattoo artist, “Whispering Danny” has an impactful story that he should shout for all to hear. But he can’t. His medical condition requires him to have tumors on his larynx and vocal cords removed every three or so months. It leaves his voice at a level just louder than a whisper.
However, the weight of his story speaks volumes anyway
At age thirteen Bethany Hamilton was a rising surfing star. From her home in Hawaii she had everyday access to some of the world’s best waves and basked in the warmth of a loving family. But her tranquil beach surf life was shattered one morning when a shark completely bit off her arm. Only the immediate help of her friends, heroic work by doctors and an overwhelming peace kept her alive in the critical moments after the attack. The fact that she survived was a miracle.
December, 2011 will always be a chilling memory for the Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs family. Their daughter, Lauren Scruggs won’t remember it all. One minute the family was enjoying a dinner out with friends. A few minutes later Cheryl was staring at the the horrific sight of Lauren lying face down in blood on an airport tarmac.
“I could’ve been dead.” Racing at unprecedented speeds to win was the singular focus of Darrell Waltrip. At the peak of his career, he won two consecutive championships. “I was at the top of my game. We were unbeatable.” And while he may have been the best on the track, NASCAR fans hated his ego and it bothered him.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Return of Cassandra Todd by Darrel Nelson A REVIEW

When the popular girl whose friends bullied him in high school suddenly reenters his life, little son in tow, Turner Caldwell must put the past behind him if they are to survive.

Turner Caldwell works at a local motel as a handyman while attending college full-time. On his way to class one day, he is shocked to see Cassandra Todd and her young son in town. The sight of her brings back powerful memories of being bullied in high school—she was the popular head cheerleader and he the target of her friends’ mean-spirited pranks.

When Cassandra and her son check into the motel where he works and she asks for his help in eluding her abusive husband, he finds himself entangled in a dangerous drama that will require him to forgive and draw on every skill he has if they are to survive.

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Realms (February 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1621360210
ISBN-13: 978-1621360216
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

Darrel Nelson is the author of The Anniversary Waltz and ateacher. He writes novels, articles, plays, and music. He has bachelor’s degrees in English and education from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

  The Return of Cassandra Todd by Darrel Nelson has some interesting parts, but parts of it I didn’t care for.
  It’s a story about a woman Cassandra who left her husband because he beat her. I believe she should have done that, but should have sought help from other people beside a man she went to school with. That would have been O.K. but they started to have feelings for each other. Since she just left her husband and is a Christian, she should haven’t had fell for another man so fast. I think being a Christian author he shouldn’t have put his characters in this situation. How will people who aren’t Christians see the difference between Christians and non Christians.
  The parts I really, I mean really, really loved was the way Turner escaped capture so many times and the ways that he got away. I think that part of the story was the best and I could see many more ideas for stories coming from the escapes. I found those parts quite fascinating. If you do read this book I think the escape parts would be well worth it.
  The story line was fine, but did drag in several parts. The ending was O.K., but not what I really liked.

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Sea Scribe by D.I. Telbat A REVIEW

In Sea Scribe by D.I. Telbat, a modern-day action-adventure set in the Pacific and the Sea of Japan, we meet Troy Forge who has been stabbed 47 times. Once a correctional officer, Troy knows how to survive and trust God, but every ounce of his faith is tested as he lives to hate the man who scarred and damaged him for life.

As a storm brews on and across the high seas, Troy, though still suffering from pain and loss, sets sail in his customized catamaran on a dangerous smuggling mission. Just days after leaving California's West Coast, the voyage proves to be anything but a smooth trip across the Pacific. Facing many risks and dangers, Troy makes discoveries that change his life forever. And then finally, Troy is presented with the opportunity to harm his attacker.

Contraband smuggler Merrick Jolan is hot after Troy's catamaran to destroy it, or to kill the Christian sailor by way of Jolan's Russian bodyguard, Dmitri Volkov. Even pirates boldly test their greed against Troy's determination, but if Troy cannot meet the Elephant on time, the Christian network may crumble.

Ho Kichun—cut off from the outside world—is a networker for the Christian underground inside North Korea. As he travels secretly through the mountainsides serving the persecuted, he prays to meet a covert contact—if Kichun isn't killed by an assassin first!

Laura Zisk leaves in her wake a broken past that she refuses to face. A professed atheist, this alcoholic tries to run as far from her life as she can, only to be confronted with the hardest test of her being.

Sea Scribe—a 67,000 word stand-alone suspense novel by D.I. Telbat, with cover art by Sean Johnson—reveals the high-octane boldness of Christians who risk everything to assist their foreign brothers and sisters in underground danger and suspense! This high seas adventure will leave you gasping for air as the stormy deep threatens to drown God's people on a new frontier: the forbidden waters off North Korea's east coast. And once again, we see that without sacrifice, there is no redemption.

Included: A Glossary of Terms, FREE downloads, and Bonus Chapter 1 of Dark Liaison, a Christian Suspense Novel, Book One in the C.O.I.L. Series by D.I. Telbat.

File Size: 412 KB
Print Length: 236 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Telbat's Tablet; 1 edition (June 11, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

D. I. Telbat is a Christian author who writes in many genres, but especially Christian action-adventure, and suspense. He wrote his first novel at age 14, and hasn't stopped since!

Telbat's Tablet, David's website (, offers free weekly Christian adventure and suspense short stories, or serialized novels, to entertain, but also to bring attention to the Christian Persecuted Church. Because of his interest in the Persecuted Church and missions, many of D.I. Telbat's stories are about persecuted Christians, their hardships, their sacrifices, and their rescues. Several of his novels include espionage, as well as spiritual warfare.

On his site, he also shares his author reflections, writing experiences, and occasional challenges to the Christian church, and there is a complete biography, testimonials, and publishing credits and honors. The credits include both print and digital publications, anthologies, and a 2nd place People's Choice Award with print magazine, The Storyteller. (Also, you can now follow David Telbat on Twitter @DITelbat.)

D.I. Telbat's e-novels--Dark Liaison, A Christian Suspense Novel, Book One in the COIL Series, Dark Hearted, Book Two in the COIL Series, Dark Rule, Book Three, Sea Scribe, a High Seas Suspense, and Jaguar Dusk, a Special Forces Christian Novel--are available from and, as well as other retailers. Book Four in the COIL Series will be out late 2013.

Getting into trouble with the law as a young man became a turning point in David's life. The Lord used that experience to draw David into a personal relationship with Him. Re-focusing his life for Christ, David now seeks to honor God with his life and his writing.

David studied writing in college, and worked in the newspaper field, but now he is doing what he loves: writing and ministry. He is involved with several ministries, which includes writing and directing Christian plays. When not busy with ministry, he focuses on writing novels, short stories, blog posts, and prison ministry newsletters.

He has kept his home office in the Northwest U.S. where his assistant, Dee, lives and helps with his writing and editing needs.

There is no redemption without sacrifice.

  Sea Scribe by D.I. Telbat is a fantastic read. It seems with each of D.I. Telbat’s books I read he is becoming one of my favorite authors.
  In each book there are several stories in one. I loved all of the different people and stories involved in Sea Scribe, but the part I really did love is the story of Ho Kichun. How he sacrifices and survives on his own, with only the Lords help. It’s amazing the miracles that happens and how he makes it day by day.
  Troy and Laura are so different, but when tragedies happen it brings people together. They are really good for each other and learn to depend on each other.
  I really like how at the beginning of this story Troy starts out alone, but before the book is over he has a whole host of friends and helpers.
  I really love this story it is so full of adventure and suspense. I couldn’t stop reading because it was that good. Even though I couldn’t read it fast enough I didn’t want it to end. What a fantastic author D.I. Telbat is. I highly recommend Sea Scribe. Also I simply LOVED the ending.

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Courting Emma by Sharlene MacLaren A REVIEW

Twenty-eight-year-old Emma Browning has experienced a good deal of life in her young age. Proprietor of Emma s Boardinghouse, she is mother to an array of beefy, unkempt, often rowdy characters. Though many men would like to get to know the steely, hard-edged, yet surprisingly lovely proprietor, none has truly succeeded. That is, not until the town s new pastor, Jonathan Atkins, takes up residence in the boardinghouse, affecting not only her with his devout faith and strong convictions, but her clientele as well. Emma clings desperately to her stubborn ways, refusing to acknowledge God s love until all of Little Hickman witnesses a miracle the conversion of her abusive and alcoholic father, Ezra! Only then will Emma begin to experience God s transforming power at work.

Paperback: 382 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House (April 8, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603740201
ISBN-13: 978-1603740203
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren attended Spring Arbor University.
Upon graduating with an education degree, she married one of her childhood friends.
Together they raised two lovely daughters. Now happily retired after teaching elementary school for thirty-five years, Shar enjoys reading, writing, singing in the church choir
and worship teams, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and precious grandchildren.
Shar is a regular speaker for her local MOPS organization, is involved in KIDS HOPE USA, a mentoring program for at-risk children, counsels young women in the Apples of Gold program, and is active in two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan, with their beautiful white collie, Peyton.

  Courting Emma is book three in the Little Hickman Creek Series by Sharlene MacLaren. I really did enjoy this book. It was full of very nice surprises, twists and turns. I was intrigued by how Emma and the Pastor Jonathan became friends and how they see each other. I was also really involved in finding out what happened between Emma and her father. Also finding out Emma’s fathers background was an eye opener.
  The love story between Emma and Jonathan was very sweet and enduring. Not really what I expected.
  This story shows us how hard it is to forgive some people in our lives and also to think we aren’t worthy of God’s love. Many life lessons to be learned in Courting Emma.
  It is sad, happy, exciting, full of suspense and loads of fun that can be found in this book. I highly recommend this series Little Hickman Creek and this wonderful book of Courting Emma.

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