Book Review: The Copper Witch by Jessica Dall

3-12-2014 9-50-24 PMTitle: The Copper Witch

Author: Jessica Dall

Genre: Historical Romance

Publication Date: Today!

Description (from jessicadall.com):

Adela Tilden has always been more ambitious than her station in life might allow. A minor nobleman’s daughter on a failing barony, Adela’s prospects seem dire outside of marrying well-off. When Adela catches the eye of the crown prince, Edward, however, well-off doesn’t seem to be a problem. Thrown into a world of politics and intrigue, Adela might have found all the excitement she ever wanted—if she can manage to leave her past behind.

Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

The Copper Witch is about Adela, a beautiful young lady who easily gets what she wants because of her beauty and charm. At 16 years old, she’s already a sly seductress even though she grew up in a secluded area of the country.

The story takes you from Adele’s original home with her grandmother to the city of her fiance to the court where she meets the prince. It seems that all men are enamored with the beautiful young woman.

By the end of the novel, Adela is only 17 years old but has had a lot of loss in her life as well as her share of lovers. There were times I wanted to shake some sense into her (as did her closest servant) but she does have some endearing qualities. The other characters in the story are more sensible than Adele but those poor men just seemed to fall under her spell. 

I liked how the book ended and I’m looking forward to seeing what is in store for Adela and Antony. If you like historical romance, I definitely recommend The Copper Witch.

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Book Review: The Shift by M. Ann Ricks

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3-11-2014 6-37-58 PMTitle: The Shift

Author: M. Ann Ricks

Publication Date: December 9, 2013

Description:

There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable. Don’t be alarmed by the “sudden” moves of God.

Pastor Douglass and his family have been positioned for such a move but because of the dense fog of deception that seems to surround them, some in the Douglass family have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth, God’s truth, even when truth is staring them in the face.  They, like many, are living lives devoid of the knowledge of who they really are and robbing themselves and those they love of their true identity and freedom. Deeply embedded lies from enemy have blinded eyes, impaired hearing and hardened hearts, and Angels from the army of God have been deployed. The assignment: the execution of God’s divine design.  Dreams, supernatural revelation and actual attacks from man’s ultimate foe will expose all and confirm God’s plan for Xion, Veronica, Zeborah, Bo and Pastor Douglas. Can they handle the truth and surrender? Will the infrastructure of unbelief crumble?  The lives of the Douglass family will never be the same and neither will you, because of THE SHIFT !

Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

The Shift is a well written novel that would appeal to the specific audience of conservative Christians. Some readers might take offense to some of the content. For example, a woman who is a lesbian accepts Jesus as her Savior and now she won’t live that sinful way any more. As her mother put it, “…Your belief that you can do all things; like really love a man the way a woman should love a man, mind, body and soul after being a lesbian for most of your adult life is implausible but simply put, daughter, you relinquished that sin nature when he bid you to come and you repented and accepted him…”

M. Ann Ricks’ style of writing is easy to read for the most part. There was a lot of jumping around at times between demons, angels, and people, which was a little confusing at the beginning, but as the book progressed I got used to it.

The characters were well developed. By the end of the story it was easy to see why they turned out the way they did but, after all they’d been through, it still had a “feel good” ending.

If you enjoy conservative Christian fiction and you like a lot of quotes from the Bible in the fiction you read, then you will like The Shift.

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About the Author:

3-11-2014 6-38-23 PMM. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive. Using Jesus Christ as her example,  as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer.  M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be.   She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the insight that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him. She is the author Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance, The Son and THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.

Email Address: godsauthor@mannricks.net

Website: www.mannricks.net

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Book Review: Deluge by Daniel Diehl

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3-10-2014 7-54-00 PMBOOK TITLE: Deluge

AUTHOR: Daniel Diehl

 RELEASE DATE: Dec 20, 2013

 BOOK GENRE: Historical Fiction/ Family Saga/ Inspirational

DESCRIPTION:

The story of Noah and the Great Flood is unquestionably one of the most beloved and uplifting tales from the Old Testament. Its story of spiritual awakening, family oriented values, good versus evil and the redemption of mankind has warmed the hearts of people of faith for thousands of years. While Deluge is a novelized adaptation of the scriptural story of the Great Flood, it adheres closely to the Biblical text and should find a ready market among all Christian denominations as well as the Jewish community.

‘Deluge’ deals not only with the story of the Great Flood itself, but also with the relationship between Noah’s family, who are presented here as fully-rounded human beings who find themselves caught in the unprecedented nightmare of a world-destroying flood brought on by a God whose existence they had never suspected. In counterpoint to the story’s main theme is the evolving relationship between the members of Noah’s extended family and their collective relations with a world so hostile and dangerous that God has decided to destroy human life.
Deluge is designed as a ‘family’ book and should be accessible and acceptable to all readers over the age of 14 or 15 years and will make ideal family reading for all peoples with a faith in God’s grace.
Considering that virtually every major culture has told the story of a great, all engulfing flood which took place at some time in the distant past, Deluge will be embraced by both conservative and liberal Christians, as well as Jews and will find a ready market among all faiths and denominations as well as those interested in ancient history in general.

REVIEW:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

In Deluge, Noah is presented in a way that I hadn’t pictured him and it opened my eyes to the struggles that he most likely did go through when God came to him. 

I am normally not one to enjoy reading long, detailed descriptions but this book is an exception. The details of wine-making interested me because my son is a winemaker. And the building of the ark was fascinating. I always knew a lot went into it but reading the detail made me stop and think what a huge undertaking it actually was.

The author did a lot of research for this book and it’s obvious. At the end of the book he explained the research he did and included copies of the documents he used for his research. I found this part information as interesting as the book itself. He also explained some of the liberties he took to make a better story and to make it an easier read. 

Daniel Diehl is also good at describing human interaction. There were a couple times I caught myself with my mouth hanging open.

I definitely recommend Deluge, especially if you like historical and/or Christian fiction.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

3-10-2014 7-54-25 PMDaniel Diehl is an author and investigative historian with more than thirty years experience in his field.  He has authored three novels and co-authored 20 historical based, non-fiction books (see below), written more than 170 hours of documentary television and contributed to numerous periodicals.  Mr. Diehl’s lifetime book sales exceed 200,000 English language units and his work has been translated into nine foreign languages.  He has served as historical consultant on such films as The Color Purple (Amblin Entertainment, 1986), and Darrow (PBS Television Theatre, 1991) and Baskin’s Run (Finnegan’s Wake Productions, 1994).   

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Book Review & Giveaway: On the Inside by Kim Cano

On the InsideWhen Kristen is sentenced to seventeen years for committing a white collar crime, she’s forced to leave her husband and two sons behind.

Life in prison is a shock. She discovers that people aren’t always what they seem, love wears many faces, and friendship can make life worth living.

But as she struggles to survive on the inside, Kristen must face something even more frightening than her fellow inmates. . . herself.

On the Inside is based on true events, written from the authors own family tragedy.

Review:

Since I’ve never been in prison (thank goodness), I don’t know how realistic On the Inside is but it sure could be as described by Kim Cano. She tells a good story and it kept my interest throughout.

The characters were diverse and interesting. After learning their complete stories, it was easy to empathize with them. Ironically, the one person who it was most difficult to empathize with was Kristen, whose crime wasn’t violent or heinous like some of them. The one thing that was disappointing about the characters was that, even though their stories were interesting, I didn’t get invested in them for the most part. There were times (no details because of spoilers) that, as the reader, I could have been heartbroken but the events were told matter-of-factly and it was more like I was on the outside looking in. That did change during the last couple of chapters when I finally did “connect” with Kristen.

I definitely recommend On the Inside. It’s one of those books that is difficult to put down because you want to know what is going to happen to the characters.

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About the Author

Kim Cano debut novel was A Widow Redefined, which tells the story of a young woman’s journey through grief and the transformational power of friendship.

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Book Review: Southern Heat by David Burnsworth

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3-3-2014 5-36-02 PMTitle: Southern Heat
Author: David Burnsworth
Publisher: Five Star/Gale
Pages: 304
Language: English
Genre: Southern Noir/Mystery
Format: Paperback & eBook

Description:

Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-racecar driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie’s murder and targets Brack.

The sole heir of his uncle’s estate, Brack receives a rundown bar called the Pirate’s Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the AshleyRiver. A member of Charleston’s wealthiest and oldest families offers Brack four million dollars for the land. All Brack wants is his uncle’s killer.

 From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, Southern Heat is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.

Review:

I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book for an honest review.

Southern Heat is a good old fashioned mystery that starts immediately with Brack Pelton witnessing his uncle’s murder. The story is told from Brack’s perspective and is full of action.

David Burnsworth’s writing style is easy to read and flows well. His descriptions are full of imagery but not too wordy–just like I like it! I enjoyed his cast of characters. From the main character, Brack, who is still getting over his late wife, to Brother Thomas (mm-hmm), they’re well developed and colorful.

There aren’t a lot of surprises in this book but it is a great mystery and I definitely recommend it.

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About the Author:

3-3-2014 5-35-38 PMDavid Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife along with their dog call South Carolina home.

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Book Review: Across Great Divides by Monique Roy

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3-3-2014 5-06-11 PMTitle: Across Great Divides
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: Monique Roy
Publisher: Monique Roy
Pages: 222
Language: English
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Description:

Across Great Divides is a timeless story of the upheavals of war, the power of family, and the resiliency of human spirit. When Hitler came to power in 1933, one Jewish family refused to be destroyed and defied the Nazis only to come up against another struggle—apartheid in South Africa.

Sixteen-year-old twins, Eva and Inge, witness their lives in Berlin change before their eyes. Their best friend, Trudy, betrays them when she becomes a member of the Hitler Youth. A valuable family heirloom, a beautiful emerald and diamond necklace, is confiscated by the Nazis as they harass Jewish families and businesses.

Their younger brother, Max, a member of the underground resistance, sees great danger ahead. Their father, Oskar, a successful diamond merchant, refuses to leave his beloved Germany and believes Hitler will fail. Their mother, Helene, holds her family together under dire circumstances.

After the devastation of Kristallnacht in 1938, the family flees Germany with the help of the underground resistance after hiding many diamonds. They seek refuge in Antwerp, but war follows them as Belgium is occupied by the Germans.

A German man, a nun, a countess, and a winegrower help the family escape Europe. They hike over the Pyrenees Mountains while eluding German patrols and Spanish informers. Then, they spend agonizing days on a ship bound for Rio de Janeiro that is targeted by a German U-boat. As Rio’s diamond business is corrupt, they decide to go to South Africa, another diamond market.

In Cape Town, Eva encounters an impoverished colored woman, Zoe, who is in need of work. The family hires Zoe as their maid. They shield her and her daughter from the dangers they face in the slums of District Six and from the horrors of apartheid, which are all too reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

But, when Max gets into trouble with the South African police over his participation in an anti-apartheid march, will he be subject to imprisonment?

In a thrilling conclusion, the family comes to terms with the evils of society, both in their memories and current situation in South Africa.

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review. 

If you like historical fiction then you’ll like this book. It is easy to read and full of 20th Century history. It deals with the Nazi occupation in Europe as well as Apartheid in South Africa.

The main characters in Across Great Divides are members of a Jewish family whose lives start out normal but, as the Nazis take power, they find their world falling apart. I found their story interesting as they dealt with the Nazis, their subsequent flight to Rio, and the again to South Africa where they encountered Apartheid. The fact that the family was able to stick together throughout all of this and the fact that it was inspired by the author’s grandparents made it even more interesting.

I definitely recommend Across Great Divides if you are at all interested in 20th Century history.

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About the Author:

3-3-2014 5-06-29 PMMonique Roy loves writing that twitches her smiling muscles or transports her to another time or place. Her passion for writing began as a young girl while penning stories in a journal. Now she looks forward to deepening her passion by creating many unique stories that do nothing less than intrigue her readers.

Monique holds a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is the author of a middle-grade book Once Upon a Time in Venice. Monique loves to travel, play tennis, pursue her passion for writing, and read historical fiction. In 2008, she was chosen by the American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS program to travel to Berlin, Germany, on the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, to explore German and Israeli relations along with 20 other Jewish professionals from across the U.S.

Monique was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and her grandparents were European Jews who fled their home as Hitler rose to power. It’s their story that inspired her to write Across Great Divides, her newest novel.

What attracts Monique to historical fiction is taking the factual record as a structure and letting imagination run wild to fill it all in. Historical fiction lets you escape to another time and place; and Monique likes to explore the past so that we can potentially better understand the future.

Visit her website at www.monique-roy.com.

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Book Review: Tempus by Holly Lauren

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3-1-2014 7-29-04 PMTitle: Tempus

Author: Holly Lauren

Genre: New Adult Fantasy

Description

Chapel Ryan isn’t crazy. At least, that’s what she’s been trying to convince herself of for most of her life. But after being hallucination-free for three years, Chapel finds herself face down on her English classroom’s gritty linoleum floor. When she looks up, everyone around her is suspended in animation. Mouths hang open mid-yawn, feet hover mid-cross, Ms. Freeman’s arm flexes mid-sentence diagram. It’s another hallucination. Or, is it?

Chapel prepares to tear herself back to reality when something happens. Something that has never happened before in any of her hallucinations–someone moves. And not just any someone—it’s the new guy with a scar over his lip and a reputation as black as his perfectly styled hair. And all of the sudden Chapel’s white-knuckle grip on her life has slipped, and with it, her assurance that what she’s experiencing isn’t real.

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Tempus is about two teens falling in love but that’s just a small part of this story. There is a love story here and it is the kind of love we all dream about but I was impressed when Zay told Chapel that she couldn’t be his top priority. That’s pretty mature for an 18 year old.

The characters are well developed and the author presents them in such as way  that you either like or dislike them. They are complex enough, however, that there are a couple of surprises here and there.  

The author’s fantasy world is well presented in Tempus. Sometimes authors have some interesting ideas but they’re hard to follow. Holly Lauren, though, does a great job of explaining Chapel’s “hallucinations” as well as what is really happening to her and around her. 

Even though there was a good conclusion to this book there were some questions left unanswered so I’m hoping there’s another book to follow. Actually, I hope there are many books to follow. Holly Lauren is a great storyteller!

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About the Author:

3-1-2014 7-29-40 PMHolly was born and raised in a small town in North Georgia. The third of four children, Holly grew up telling stories to get herself out of—and her siblings into—trouble. When she was eight years old, she penned her first publication: a newspaper called Sunny Dayz News. While she didn’t sell any actual copies, her sympathetic grandmother did peruse through the edition at least once.

When Holly isn’t dreaming up new plotlines for her next book, she enjoys breakfasting at Picnic Café in Dahlonega, Georgia with her (handsome) husband and their two (adorable) daughters.

Book Review & Giveaway: Muse Unexpected by V.C. Birlidis

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“We’re Muses. Not vampires, not fairies, not werewolves. We’re Muses.” Sophie was sure her mother had reached an epic level of crazy. ‘We’re Muses?’ She thought Muses were lame, not to mention she found the idea ridiculous. However, Sophie couldn’t explain away her physical transformation that made Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries look like a bad Walmart make-over, not to mention why her mood swings triggered an uncontrollable ability to shoot powerful bursts of energy out of her hands.

Sophie soon realizes modern day Muses have evolved into powerful guardians of humankind, tasked with keeping mortals on the right path and the original Olympians locked away from the world. But old hatreds don’t die easily, especially for immortal enemies that have an eternity to plot and gather their forces. Well aware of the Fates’ foretelling of another Olympian war, and a young Muse that would rise up as a warrior and defeat them, the Olympians have vowed to either possess Sophie or destroy her. Either way, they will make sure everyone associated with their imprisonment will reap an eternal damnation in the Underworld, leaving the Olympians to restore Mount Olympus and force humankind into a future of never-ending servitude and misery.

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Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Muse Unexpected is a young adult fantasy full of mythology. It has some interestingly different twists on Greek mythology.

The characters are all well developed and complex. There was definitely a good vs. evil theme although, Georgia was not someone I would consider “good” at all. She was all about power. Her daughter and granddaughter, on the other hand, were both easy to  like.

Just about the time I thought to myself that there were only female characters in the book and that there needed to be a male, Bennett appeared and that made the story even more interesting.

Some of the scenes, such as Georgia at the beginning or Sophie in the woods by the cemetery, were very descriptive but to me they ended up being confusing and too wordy and actually slowed down the story. For the most part, though, Muse Unexpected kept me interested and wanting to know what was going to happen. It also had some good twists at the end. I look forward to reading the next book in the Muse series.

Author V.C. Birlidis

V.C. Birlidis was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has always been involved in the arts. He attended the New World School of the Arts and was a member of The Miami Ballet.

Mr. Birlidis moved to Ohio to attend college where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Capital University. He currently is the Director of Marketing at one of the top midwest advertising agencies, SBC Advertising. He has freelanced as a writer for Outlook News and Tickled Pink Magazine, where he wrote a comical advice column named Ask V.

Five years in the making and inspired by the numerous Greek myths his father would utilize as demented bed time stories, Muse, Unexpected is Mr. Birlidis’ first novel. It is the first book in his Muse series.

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Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves & Emily Clawson

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In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her home in West Valley City, Utah. As law enforcement tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, her husband, Josh Powell, became the only person of interest in the case.

For Jennifer Graves, Josh’s sister, the nightmare started long before Susan’s disappearance. From her experiences growing up in the Powell family to the terrifying moment when she first started to believe her brother was a killer, she relied on her faith to stay strong. She devoted herself to the safety of Susan’s boys, Charlie and Braden, whom she hoped to be able to raise as her own. When the boys were murdered by their father in February, 2012, Jennifer was more than devastated, but she had to believe there was a reason for it all—including the deaths of her beloved nephews.

In A Light In Dark Places, Jennifer shares her struggles and her triumphs. In coming to terms with such tragedy she finally was able to embrace the truth that we all have the power to choose our own path—and there is always hope, no matter how dark things may seem.

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Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I remember hearing about this tragic story off and on over the past few years. When I first heard the story my reaction was the same as most people: camping in January? Yeah, right. He had to be guilty. And, of course, after Josh killed his boys, the reaction was one of horror. How could a father kill his own children? I jumped at the chance to read about it and possibly learn how in the world this could have happened.

A Light in Dark Places is well written and Jennifer makes the reader understand what she went through. I felt her pain and frustration although I still can’t imagine going through all she went through and keeping my sanity. She is a strong woman.

This isn’t just the story of Josh and the disappearance of Susan but also about the cycle of abuse and how it tends to get worse with each generation unless the cycle is broken. It’s about the abuse Jennifer and her siblings endured at the hands of their father and how it affected each child in a different way. Jennifer has proven that with faith and a strong support system, it is possible to break that cycle and be a loving, non-abusive parent.

I definitely recommend A Light in Dark Places. I found it interesting, heart breaking, and easy to read.

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Blog Tour Book Review: Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan

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Title: Eden Forest

Author: Aoife Marie Sheridan

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publisher: The Universal Publishing Group 

Published: September 28, 2012

Description:

Sarajane Anderson is your regular twenty one year old. With family, friends and a normal job. She also happens to be the only person who can save Saskia, a world parallel to earth.

When Sarajane is taken to Saskia, she could never have imagined the reality of the world she steps into, a world where magical abilities are in everyone’s possession.

She must face a father she never knew, a world that is beyond her belief. A guardian who captures her heart, and a darkness that wants to take it.
On this journey Sarajane discovers her magical abilities and realizes they come with a price. Sarajane is truly tested, as her loved ones are put at risk. The question she must ask herself is, how do you choose who lives and who dies?

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Eden Forest is the first book in the Saskia trilogy. It is full of myth, magic, adventure, and love. I was hooked from the first chapter and didn’t want the story to end, so I’m glad there are 2 more books after this one.

The characters are interesting. Sarajane is the main character and most of the story is told from her perspective. She’s strong-willed and independent with a good heart. Most of the characters are good or evil with no in between but each one is unique and well described.

I really enjoyed Eden Forest. The only problem I had with it was the formatting. There were no paragraphs, words ran together, and there were spaces where they didn’t belong. It took me twice as long to read as it should have. 

I highly recommend Eden Forest if you can get it with the correct formatting.

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