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A Trail of Ink by MEL STARR

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It makes me more than happy to know that A Trail of Ink by MEL STARR is a series. This novel is the third book in the series involving Hugh de Singleton, a surgeon. In this Medieval mystery Hugh de Singleton becomes wrapped up in a world of intrigue and also, jealousy. The surgeon learns of a friend's lost books. There are twenty-two books missing. Just imagine what this meant in the world at that time. During this era books were truly treasures to own. The missing books belong to John Wyclif. Hugh who reminds me of a gallant gentleman agrees to hunt for the books. To help him along the way he takes his loyal groom, Arthur.

The romp through the streets of England is more than exciting. Men jump out out windows, ears are cut from the head and ladies go undercover on the streets where unreputable women go to sell their wares. Mel Starr is a gifted author. All of my senses were brought alive with the splash of mud, the sight of an ear hanging from a head, a man hanging upside down f…

how to Be Perfect by Daniel M. Harrell

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In How to be Perfect by Daniel Harrell, I opened myself to read a book about Leviticus. Ever since I glimpsed the book of Leviticus in the Holy Bible I have felt afraid to go near that book in God's Holy Word. To me Leviticus seemed more than difficult to read and drier than hay on a farm floor. In church I would cringe if we had to turn to that book in the Bible. Thank goodness Daniel Harrell owns a good sense of humor. It made his book so easy to read. Secondly, he had nineteen church members along with him who were willing to talk about their anxieties and questions about Leviticus. They were willing to become risk takers in a new Biblical experiment.

He and the brave nineteen people chose to seriously put their hearts and bodies to the effort of putting Leviticus in to practice for a whole month. I thought one lady had a very good idea. She immediately bought a child's version of the Bible. That way Leviticus would become much easier to read. Each person in a unique way d…

SABBATH by dan b. allender

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Dan B. Allender's SABBATH is an inspiring book about a journey you can take one day every week for the rest of your life. This day is the SABBATH. This one day chosen by GOD for man is not to be filled with legalisms. The Sabbath is like a fine dessert eaten after other heavy meals. The other heavy meals are activities done during the other days of the week. During the week trash is taken out, clothes are washed, school papers are graded, homework is scrutinized and moaned over, drivers try our patience by slowing down instead of speeding up on the highway.  Fun activities are just plain boring. The fatigue is so heavy inside like the honey in a bee that it is impossible not to yawn through television and sleep while we read a book. This means sitting in a  favorite chair at home and zonking out. Family and friends think this is relaxation. Really, a class is needed on how to relax because the world  is spinning faster and faster. The only way to survive is to hold …