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Nancy's Notes - January 15, 2015

“The Divorce Diet" by Ellen Hawley, “Esther: Royal Beauty” by Angela Hunt

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Ellen Hawley’s “The Divorce Diet” should provide good entertainment for those who like a light read. Abigail loves her baby Rosie, her husband Thad, and food. She takes great joy making culinary delights to show her love and commitment to her family. She is taken by surprise when Thad announces, ''this whole marriage thing just doesn't work for me.'' Abigail can't believe he really means what he's said, but he does. Abigail and Rosie move back in to her parents' house where she regresses into her adolescent role. She diets, finds work, and begins to discover the life she really wants.

Have you ever read a story in the “Bible” and thought it would make good reading as a romance or adventure story. We just purchased “Esther: Royal Beauty” by Angela Hunt. When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and becomes queen.  She keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews.   Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people.
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