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Let’s Read – September 6, 2017

By Mary Barrett Invitation (Harbingers Cycle One) By Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt & Alton Gansky Published by Bethany House Publishers, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55438 352 pages, paperback, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-1974-0 Four strangers consisting of a tattoo artist, an atheist ex-priest professor, his geeky assistant, and a big-hearted athlete, are drawn

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Let’s Read – August 30, 2017

By Mary Barrett Threads of Suspicion (An Evie Blackwell Cold Case #2) By Dee Henderson Published by Bethany House Publishers, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55438 400 pages, hardback, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-1998-6 Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David Marshall, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago. Both involve persons

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Let’s Read – June 7, 2017

By Mary Barrett Sewn With Joy (The Pinecraft Pie Shop Series #3) By Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore Published by Harvest House Publishers, 990 Owen Loop North, Eugene, Oregon 97402 352 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-6134-9     Lovina’s bakery shop becomes so popular that Joy starts creating much-in-demand souvenirs. When the television crew hires her

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Let’s Read – May 31, 2017

By Mary Barrett The Cottage (Secrets of the Shetlands Book #2) By Michael Phillips Published by Bethany House Publishers, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55438 400 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-1749-4     When Alonah “Loni” Ford arrives in Whales Reef, she is stunned by the wild  beauty of the remote North Sea enclave and

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Let’s Read – May 24, 2017

By Mary Barrett Sandpiper Cove (A Hope Harbor Novel #3) By Irene Hannon Published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516 350 pages, paperback, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2768-0      Hope Harbor police chief and single mom Lexie Graham has zero time or extracurricular activities. When Lexie enlists

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Column: Seeking Voices Of Faith, People Of Faith

Dear Readers: You may have noticed something different on this page over the last few weeks. The “Ask A Pastor” column is no more, but it has not disappeared so much as undergone a renovation – in its place is “Faith Perspectives.” See Page A10 for this week’s edition, online here. Voices of Faith Needed

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“The Heroin Project” Part I: A Call To Action

    Public defender Dennis Hatch, who previously served as both Judge and Prosecutor in Washington County, speaks to the audience at a screening of “The Heroin Project” on April 20 at the Nashville Community Center. By Alex Haglund     “The Heroin Project” is a film documenting the deadly effects of the abuse of heroin and

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Column: Seeking Solutions To The Heroin Problem

Dear Readers: There comes a time when a newspaper person, particularly those of us at small town papers, but really, anywhere, feels the need to abandon some of their impartiality and put their own voice into things. Usually it’s in a column, but in the opening of the article related to the heroin project (Here,

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Let’s Read – May 3, 2017

By Mary Barrett The Newcomer (An Amish Beginnings Novel #2) By Suzanne Woods Fisher Published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516 350 pages, paperback, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2749-9     Though everybody faces a new life in a new land, Bairn’s challenges seem nearly insurmountable. Kidnapped as

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