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Simon Crane Crane itibaren Jhingerpur, हरियाणा 136119, Hindistan itibaren Jhingerpur, हरियाणा 136119, Hindistan

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Simon Crane Crane itibaren Jhingerpur, हरियाणा 136119, Hindistan

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This was a difficult read. I only was able to get through the diary because the missions committee that I serve in at my church read it together. I remember getting ticked off and legalistic when he kept on saying "He was the vilest of sinners." I would think, "how does he know he's the vilest? Paul says he's the worst. How can two people be the worst.. blah blah blah" but that just reflects my hardened spirit at that time. Ultimately, Brainerd is a testimony that God uses anyone and everyone and through the weak He is shown to be mighty! I liked weepy David Brainerd. :-) There is no way I could be like him, but he is an inspiration for me to be me, and be whatever instrument I can be. Also, Brainerd reminds me to count every day as new- to not count on successes of yesterday nor be bogged down by yesterday's sorrows.

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Hilde Higgins, hairstylist to the dead, is getting used to a lot of things: the fact that she was a murder suspect then cleared, a new man in her life and the fact that this man is part of a clown ministry and she hates clowns. She can deal with the first two, the last one, it’s not as easy, but she’s working on it. And low and behold two more people in Hilde’s life die, both clowns. There’s no way getting around it. Luckily for Hilde, she’s not a suspect in this murder. Unluckily for Hilde, her new bf is the prime suspect, accused of killing a clown buddy. And was it really an electrical accident or was the death of clown #1 a murder too? So, no clowning around for Hilde as she figures out if she can trust the man she’s starting to love and help him out of this pickle… or should I say water spraying rose? Too much? Yep, even for me. I absolutely love this series! The first book, Missing Mable, was one of the first I read through NetGalley and as soon as I saw this one, I requested it. It’s no secret one of my favorite characters in fiction, if not my favorite, is Stephanie Plum. Well, Hilde Higgins reminds me of Stephanie. She doesn’t beat people up like Stephanie does, but she makes up for it with her love for books. These books are quick, fun mystery reads. Mehl does a great job of getting the mystery out there and hooking you from the beginning then adding shenanigans throughout the rest of the book that keep you wanting more. Now there is a little religion mixed in. I know that some readers don’t like that and like to know beforehand so they don’t get to it and immediately stop. I have never been one to enjoy religion weaved into books just because religion is interpreted in so many different ways and everyone has different beliefs. It’s not very likely that a random book with religion in it will have the same beliefs and values that you do. Religion isn’t a big part of this series, but it’s no secret that Hilde is a Christian and in this book she helps bring a friend out of a not-so-happy place with God. I fortunately think Hilde and I are on the same page (or I guess it would be Nancy Mehl, and not the character she is writing about) so I find myself nodding a lot and agreeing. I really hope Nancy Keeps up with this series. I am really starting to love Hilde and her cooky neighbors and her mysterious, but uber smart neighbor across the street. I give Blown Away 5 bookmarks