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The Shattered Tree

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The Shattered Tree: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries #8) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062386274
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Published: William Morrow - August 30th, 2016

Another in the Bess Crawford mystery series, Nurse Sleuth from a multi-generation British military family finds herself at the front lines triaging WW I French wounded soldiers. One provides puzzling clues as to his allegiance when he is found in the remnants of a French uniform, yet speaks fluent German in his delirium. His feet have been torn up from his long travail with no boots. When she is shot intervening on behalf of a another soldier in a trench, she finds herself in Paris recuperating, and sees this soldier again on the streets with the American uniform he had been given to replace his torn one.. She has this nagging feeling that his true allegiance must be discovered. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward


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Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061686160
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Published: HarperOne - March 10th, 2015

Author Nouwen valued the discipline of listening to the 'still small voice within' and this is part of what allowed him to be so helpful to so many folks. Discernment allows us to break through the veil of existence and be led by a vision that becomes real to ourself. This process also allows us to know when to act, when to wait, and when to be led by others. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward

Listening to Your Life

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Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060698645
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Published: HarperOne - May 8th, 1992

If you are seeking refreshment from a daily Christian perspective, this author is one to consider. Mr. Buechner, of nearby Rupert Vermont, offers thoughtful access. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward

Surprised by Joy

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Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156870115
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Published: Mariner Books -

This author who became known as a Christian later in his life describes his journey from early years of an unsatisfying intellectual through many identifiable changes. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward


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Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143108580
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Published: Penguin Books - January 26th, 2016

The author successfully bridges the theologic, devotional and practical aspects of prayer in current language. Prayer is the transfer of theology into direct experience. It often begins as duty and discipline before it becomes peace, delight, clarity. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward

Espalier Fruit Trees for Wall, Hedge, and Pergola

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Espalier Fruit Trees for Wall, Hedge, and Pergola: Installation, Shaping, Care Cover Image
ISBN: 9780764344886
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - June 28th, 2014

The use of espalier technique is associated with regions other than the US. If you have admired the elegance of this style, it can be created in the US. This lovely book details the 'how to', varieties, disease prevention and strategies to treat disease. ~ Reviewed by Vicki Ward


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