Monday, 16 February 2015

The Secret of Pembrooke Park By Julie Klassen Spotlight and Giveaway!


Welcome fellow readers! I am delighted to be shining the spotlight/candelabra! On Julie Klassen's new novel The Secret of Pembrooke Park. Having enjoyed Klassen's previous works 'The Tutor's Daughter' and 'The Dancing Master', Klassen's latest novel with its mystery and enchantment is sure to appeal to Regency Romance fans alike.

Book Description

In the spring of 1818, twenty-four-year-old Abigail Foster fears she is destined to become a spinster. Her family’s finances are in ruins and the one young man she truly esteems has fallen for another woman — her younger, prettier sister Louisa.

Forced to retrench after the bank failure of Austen, Gray & Vincent, the Foster family optimistically pool their resources for another London Season for her sister in hopes of an advantageous alliance. While searching for more affordable lodgings, a surprising offer is presented: the use of a country manor house in Berkshire abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to the imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left, the tight-lipped locals offering only rumors of a secret room, hidden treasure and a murder in its mysterious past.

Eager to restore her family fortune, Abigail, with the help of the handsome local curate William Chapman and his sister Leah, begins her search into the heavily veiled past aided by unsigned journal pages from a previous resident and her own spirited determination. As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?

        Giveaway!
Win One of Four Fabulous Prizes

In celebration of the release of The Secret of Pembrooke Park, four chances to win copies of Julie’s books and other Jane Austen-inspired items are being offered.

Three lucky winners will receive one trade paperback or eBook copy of The Secret of Pembrooke Park, and one grand prize winner will receive one copy of all eight of Julie’s novels: Lady of Milkweed Manor, The Apothecary's Daughter, The Silent Governess, The Girl in the Gatehouse, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Tutor’s Daughter, The Dancing Master, and The Secret of Pembrooke Park, one DVD of Northanger Abbey (2007) and a Jane Austen Action Figure. Please leave a comment below or on any of the blog tour stops for a chance to win!

THE SECRET OF PEMBROOK PARK BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:

February 16              My Jane Austen Book Club (Guest Blog)
February 16              vvb32 Reads (Excerpt)                             
February 17              Psychotic State Book Reviews (Review)
February 17              My Kids Led Me Back to Pride and Prejudice (Spotlight)    
February 18              Addicted to Jane Austen (Review)                                
February 18              Peeking Between the Pages (Review)                                     
February 19              Jane Austen in Vermont (Interview)                                          
February 19              Living Read Girl (Review)                                                
February 20              My Love for Jane Austen (Excerpt)                                           
February 20              Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books (Review)                            
February 20              Laura's Reviews (Guest Blog)                                        
February 21              A Bookish Way of Life (Review)                                    
February 21              Romantic Historical Reviews (Excerpt)
February 21              Confessions of a Book Addict (Review)                                   
February 22              Reflections of a Book Addict (Review)                                    
February 23              Austenesque Reviews (Guest Blog)                                         
February 23              Peace, Love, Books (Review)                                        
February 24              vvb32 Reads (Review)                                         
February 24              Poof Books (Excerpt)
February 25              Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)                                         
February 25              Austenesque Reviews (Review)                                    
February 25              Luxury Reading (Review)
February 26              So Little Time…So Much to Read (Review)
February 26              More Agreeably Engaged (Excerpt)
February 27              Psychotic State Book Reviews (Interview)                             
February 27              Booktalk & More (Review)
February 28              Laughing with Lizzie (Spotlight)
February 28              The Calico Critic (Review)
March 01                   Leatherbound Reviews (Excerpt)                                              
March 01                   Delighted Reader (Review)
March 02                   CozyNookBks (Review)                                       
March 02                   Laura's Reviews (Review)  

         
Links to buy this delightful Book!    

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Pembrooke-Park-Julie-Klassen/dp/0764210718
Barnes & Noble Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-of-pembrooke-park-julie-klassen/1118484795?ean=9780764210716
ChristianBook.com: http://www.christianbook.com/the-secret-of-pembrooke-park/julie-klassen/9780764212789/pd/212780
Book Depository Link: http://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=the+secret+of+pembrooke+park&search=Find+book
Indie Bound Link: http://www.indiebound.org/hybrid?filter0=the+secret+of+pembrooke&x=29&y=5                              

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

To enter the giveaway contest, simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on The Secret of Pembrooke Park Blog Tour starting February 16, 2015 through 11:59 pm PT, March 9, 2015. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the comments and announced on Julie Klassen’s website on March 16, 2015. Winners have until March 22, 2015 to claim their prize. The giveaway contest is open to residents of the US, UK, and Canada. Digital books will be sent through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Good readers!

As always I delight in hearing your thoughts!

106 comments:

  1. I loved this book and can't wait for Julie's next one!

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    1. Wow already! Lovely to hear you liked it! Good luck

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  2. Thanks for hosting me here, Tamara. I love the look of your blog and your charming photos!

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    1. Thank you Julie I've had a sneak peek and can't wait to read it! Congrats on another great book!

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  3. I would love to enter the wonderful giveaway!

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    1. Me too Rebecca :) & Julie's are great. Good luck!

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  5. I love Julie's books and Regency era stories in general. Would love to win bc I'm currently on a book buying break due to too many books and too little money and time. Lol

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    1. Snap! Although my book breaks still involve a few purchases :) good luck!

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  6. Julie Klassen is one of my favorite authors! I always look forward to her new releases.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read it soon, from what I've read so far it won't disappoint, good luck

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  7. Julie Klassen is a new-to-me author. This blog hop and giveaway is a great introduction. I look forward to reading her stories.

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    1. I agree they are a great way to find out more about an author and their work. Hope you get a chance to read some of Klassen's books. Good luck!

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  8. I Love Julie Klassen!! I always look forward to her novels coming out! I loved the the Secret of Pembroke Park wonderful work!!

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    1. Indeed! It seems you are not alone:) Good luck!

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  9. very excited about the blog tour for this book and love the opportunity to visit other bloggers sites who also love all things Austen

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    1. It's a pleasure to meet fellow Janeites thanks for stopping by Donna. Good luck!

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  10. Oh my gosh. That Jane Austen doll is so awesome.I wonder if I can glue it on my dashboard like a bobble-head. My husband would LOVE that. I will do that and add the eyelashes on my front lights. ha ha (:

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    1. You sound just as obsessed as me, however there is only so much my family are willing to tolerate good luck! I'm sure your hubby will be delighted if you win the doll lol

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  11. This was a fabulous book! It makes me want to immediately go read her earlier books I haven't yet!

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    1. I hope you get to read them very soon they're worth it, good luck!

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  12. I always enjoy Julie Klassen & I'm enjoying this tour, too. Several blogs I've never visited before!

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    1. Hello! Yes the blog tours are great for seeing other blogs, I certainly enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by, Good luck!

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  13. I absolutely love Julie Klassen and am always looking forward to her new releases! Can't wait to read this one!

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    1. I agree her books are great, hope you get to read this one soon :) Good Luck!

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  14. I'm so excited about the blog tour! Julie Klassen is one of my all-time favorites!

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    1. Yes and its only just started ;) Enjoy the rest of the tour and good luck!

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  15. Love Julie's books! Can't wait to read this one!

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    1. Good luck in the giveaway! I hope it isn't too long before you get to read it.

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  16. Love Jane Austen and can't wait to read any books with suspense!!!!!! So excited!!!!

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    1. Hello fellow Janeite! If you love suspense and Regency you will not be disappointed. Good Luck!

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  17. Aside from this book sounding very interesting to read, this blog tour is tons of fun. ...finding ones I never knew existed. I love this one's name!

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    1. Thank you Theresa, I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog tour, thanks for stopping by its always nice to hear from fellow readers. Good luck!

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  18. I love all of Julie Klassen's books and would be overjoyed to win a prize!

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    1. Yes the book looks lovely and so do the prizes. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. Your bookshelf looks awesome, like the blog. thanks for comments on this book, I loved the story and the author always makes me want to find the next book she writes. ahh Darcy so cool.
    Paula O

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    1. Hello Paula, thanks, I should update the photo as you can imagine it has grown :) Klassen's books are enchanting and I hope you get your hands on this on soon. Thanks for stopping by, good luck in the giveaway!

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  20. I just LOVED this book and I'm dying to read and review more of Julie's books! :)

    Awesome giveaway!!!!!

    ~Amada (a.m.a.th.a)

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    1. Indeed Amada a great giveaway and blog tour, I cannot wait to visit the others. Good Luck!

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  21. I love anything and everything Jane Austen. Excited to read more about Julie Klassen and her books.

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    1. Hello fellow Janeite it is lovely to have you stop by, enjoy the tour and good luck in the giveaway!

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  22. I seem to be in good company as all of us are major Jane Austen fans and love Julie Klassen's books. It's good to be among friends. May I just say thank you for hosting Julie on your page, Tamara. I would be honored to win, but if it's all the same to you, I'm just as content in participating as it gives me a chance to visit other bloggers sites. Blessings, Juli
    emeraldelena@hotmail.com

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    1. Blessings fellow Janeite, you are indeed among friends. Thank you for stopping by I love Austen and Regency romance, so it is lovely to meet others that feel the same way. Good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. Julie's prizes are great , enjoy the tour, good luck!

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  24. I just finished reading The Tutor's Daughter and I loved it. I can't wait to read this new one too! Thanks for the giveaway!!:)

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    1. Yes kelli isn't it great I must read it again and do a review :) thanks for stopping by good luck!

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  25. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

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    1. I enjoyed being part of the tour, enjoy the rest of the stops! Good luck!

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  26. I can't wait until I read this new book! I have read all of Julie's other books. I am also having fun checking out the blogs along the way:)

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    1. Yes Susan blog tours are great for finding out about books and other blogs. Continue having fun and good luck in the giveaway!

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  27. I am a HUGE Julie Klassen fan so this giveaway would be wonderful to win!! She has instilled the love of everything Regency & the pursuit of other authors who write in this time period. I would love to see these on my bookshelf & pass them on to friends to enjoy. I am really enjoying this blog tour & really appreciate all the bloggers who are featuring Julie. I've read several of her books & always look forward to new ones :-) Thank you for a chance to win a great prize package!

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    1. Hello Trixi, I am glad Julie's work, not only gave you enjoyment but introduced to such a wonderful period of authors and a wonderful period for modern authors to write about. Good Luck in the giveaway I hope you enjoy the rest of the tour!

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  28. Very excited for this new book - love Julie Klassen's other books!

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    1. Hope you get to add this to your collection soon. good luck!

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  29. I'm looking forward to reading Julie's latest book since I thoroughly enjoyed all her other ones.

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    1. I thinks there's no doubt you will enjoy this one! Good Luck!

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  30. I am looking forward to this book a lot - I haven't read any of Julie's books but they come highly recommended :).

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    tiffanyannbutton[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Tiffany If you win your're in for a treat, great reads. Good Luck!

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  31. This would make a great addition to our church library! librarybooks at religious dot com

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    1. Good luck fellow reader, it would be a great addition to any library:)

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  32. Julie Klassen is one of my very favorite authors! I don't even bother to read the book blurb for her books before reading them anymore. ;)

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    1. I hear you Aerykah, isn't it great to have authors like that. Thankfully there are many in this genre of books, Klassen being one of them. Good Luck!

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  33. I haven't been disappointed when reading a book by Julie. She's on my list of "must read" authors. The Secret of Pembrooke Park sounds like one I'll really enjoy reading.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Don't you love "must read" authors, it should be a category in the book store! Good Luck in the giveaway!

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  34. This sounds like an intriguing read.

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  35. Oh how I love every single one of her books!! Thanks for the chance!
    Dezi A
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  36. I couldn't put this book down! Love it.

    Blessings,
    Andrea
    Proofreader/Editor/Writer
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  37. nice blurb and cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  38. Love all of Julie's books
    denise at the colbys dot net

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  39. Definitely added to my TBR. Hope I win. I just read something Austen-esque.
    http://ebogie.blogspot.com/2015/02/searching-for-captain-wentworth.html

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    1. Oh Elizabeth, I have Searching for Captain Wentworth on my Kindle just trying to find time to read it lol! Good Luck in the giveaway

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  40. I am very excited about the giveaway, and I love this book!! Also, I love this blog :)

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    1. Thank you Fallon, thanks for stopping by. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  41. This is a wonderful book and a great giveaway!

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  42. wonderful giveaway I would love to read them all :)

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  43. I've only read one of Julie Klassen, it looks like I need to add the rest of them to my TBR pile! I ca't wait to read The Secret of Pembrooke Park.

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  44. What a great giveaway! I loved reading The Secret of Pembrooke Park and cannot wait to read Julie Klassen's other books!

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  45. I'm reading one of Julie Klassen's books right now, and it is SO good! I'd love to win some more!

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  46. Great giveaway! Would love to read this amazing looking book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  47. I'm so excited about this giveaway, and would definitely love to win! I'm having fun following this tour!

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  48. So excited for the giveaway! I'll enjoy reading all the blogs on the tour!

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    Message: I love Julie Klassen's books and would like to participate in this blog tour.

    betstro2(at)verizon.net

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  50. Julie Klassen is my favorite author! Love reading her books.

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  51. great giveaway and sounds like a great book to giveaway.

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  52. Just looking at the cover of this book makes me want to read it. I'm weird, I know but that's how I usually choose my books.

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  53. I look forward to reading this book!

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  54. Who introduced you to Jane Austen?

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    1. hello Jennifer, thanks for stopping by, good luck in the giveaway! I'm not sure if this is directed at me or Julie however I will answer. I discovered Pride & Prejudice on my mothers book shelf.! :) I am stopping by Austenesque Reviews at the end of the month where I will be answering questions on JAFF if you would like to know a bit more about my Austen obsession. Who introduced you?

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  55. Great book! I love the setting & mystery!

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  56. I very much want to read this latest of Julie's novels. I loved the description of it. I've read her other works and they are incredible.

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  57. I love Julie's books and really want to read this latest one too :)

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  58. sounds like a wonderful book. lovely cover.

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  59. I love Julie Klassen's books and look forward to reading this one!

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  60. Always a fan of Julie's books - can't wait to read it! truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Thanks for being part of the blog tour. I can't wait to read this newest book of Julie's!

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  62. I have been a fan of your books for a very long time, I cant wait to read your book.

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  63. I love Julie and historical fiction. They make me giddy!

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  64. Great new read and a storyline to anticipate - thanks for the giveaway - can't wait to read more JK !

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  65. After a very long time came across a classic novel Pembroke park and i could not put it down and i have started reading the other novels of julie klassen very interesting. Love her books,the way she describe the places,also the wayshe narrates the characters,sudden twists and turns and I also enjoy the authors note.

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