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2014 Releases

 

An April Bride

Zondervan
April 2014

War changed everything . . . even their love.

Bride-to-be Stella Carson cannot wait another day to marry her longtime sweetheart, Marshall Henderson. But her plans fall to pieces when she receives the terrible news that Marshall has suffered a near-fatal head wound while serving overseas. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, he asks to recover privately in a D.C. hospital, and Stella gives him space to heal. But when Marshall returns home to Louisiana, it becomes clear to them both that he is not the man he used to be.

Marshall's memories of home have disappeared, and he suffers from violent, vivid nightmares night after night. Struggling to regain their life together, Stella reintroduces him to their town, reminding him of his history and their love story and watching glimpses of recognition dance in his eyes. But there is one dark corner in his memory, one important part he can’t remember: his life with Stella.

With only weeks until the wedding, Stella and Marshall must choose between a marriage built on the past and faith in long-ago love or a very different future than the one Stella imagined.

An April Bride

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That Wild Cowboy

Harlequin Feature Author
April 2014

It was just a kiss

Producer Victoria Calhoun couldn't care less that famous strut-his-stuff cowboy Clint Griffin doesn't remember her. Or the kiss they shared. And she really doesn't care that he didn't call her afterward. Seriously, the kiss meant that much to her, too.

Still, all that history makes working with him awkward—if you call it work, watching him parade around on her reality TV show. Clint seems to be trying to convince her he's much more than his swagger. But she definitely won't be falling for his charms again…even if the way he looks at her makes her want to believe him. She'll do her job and get out with her heart firmly in hand. Too bad her heart seems to have its own ideas….

That Wild Cowboy

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Bayou Sweetheart

Harlequin Love Inspired
January 2014

Love In Bloom

For landscaper Callie Moreau, working in the gardens of Fleur House is a dream come true. Then she meets the owner, a mysterious millionaire with rumors following him wherever he goes. Callie finds herself drawn to Tomas Delacorte in spite of the darkness in his eyes. And Tomas can't resist the joy that Callie brings to his days. He could be the man Callie's always prayed for. But when Tomas's secrets come to light, and the people she's known all her life are threatened, Callie must decide if she can stand by the man who's stealing her heart.


2013 Releases

 

In Pursuit of a Princess

Love Inspired Suspense
September 2013

A PICTURE-PERFECT CRIME

Princess Lara Kincade returned home to New Orleans to continue her late husband's humanitarian work. She also hopes to force his killer out of hiding. But a priceless painting has put her plans—and life—at risk. Embroiled in a deadly art scandal, Lara must depend on handsome photojournalist Gabriel Murdock to help her expose a murderer. Gabriel's determination to keep her safe has softened her heart to love's possibilities again. Somewhere among his photos lies the identity of the murderer, but can they uncover the killer before this heist turns deadly?


Lone Star Protector

Love Inspired Suspense
June 2013

Keeping Watch

When dog trainer Kaitlin Mathers is attacked, Texas K-9 Unit captain Slade McNeal is determined to keep her—and what's left of his family—safe from harm. But soon Slade realizes nothing's safe, including his dogs, his son or the beautiful woman who's opening his heart. When Slade realizes the enemy might be closer than he ever dreamed possible, he vows to see justice served. But can he save Kaitlin before it's too late to tell her he loves her?

Lone Star Protector


Sweetheart Bride

Harlequin Love Inspired
February 2013

Saying goodbye to Fleur, Louisiana, was all part of Brenna Blanchard's grand plan. Coming back to the quaint tiny town after a failed art career and broken wedding engagement, however, was not. When architect Nick Santiago recruits her to help restore a beautiful old mansion, it's just the distraction she needs—and growing close to handsome Nick is an unexpected bonus. Except, he has a heart in need of restoration, too. All business, the only thing Nick can't manage to construct is a life outside work. Unless Brenna can finally help him arrange his priorities—with love as number one.

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2012 Releases

 

The Life of Riley

Harlequin SuperRomance
November 2012

Georgia socialite Riley Sinclair is finally embracing the life she wants. But the news of her successful embryo implant pregnancy—her second chance at motherhood—brings her face-to-face with her ex-husband, Jackson. Fine. She knows how to handle him…most of the time. Too bad the unresolved passion is complicating matters. Worse, the problems that pulled them apart are back, too!

Sure, he seems to be handling their relationship differently. But with all that's gone on between them, can Riley really believe he's changed his run-when-things-get-tough habits? Some impressive proof is certainly required. And when Jackson delivers exactly that…well, Riley might have to say yes!


The Diamond Secret

Love Inspired Suspense
August 2012

He's a pirate, an adventurer—and Esther Carlisle has just let him into her New Orleans antiques shop. Cullen Murphy claims he knew Esther's late father…and that her wild-dreaming daddy discovered the true location of the legendary chocolate diamond. Esther knows she should show the handsome treasure hunter the door. And she will. In a minute. Everything changes when gun-wielding thugs barge in and start shooting. Esther may not trust Cullen, yet staying at his side is the only way for her to find the diamond first—and stay alive.

But some treasures can be found only with the heart….


Sweetheart Reunion

Harlequin Love Inspired
April 2012

The last person Alma Blanchard expects to waltz into her bayou café is Julien LeBlanc.

If seeing him again weren't painful enough, her handsome ex-beau announces that he aims to settle down with her. The boy she broke up with in high school was not the settling-down type! As his courting continues, though, Julien softens her heart with his devotion and faith. But how can she ever forgive him and put aside her fear that he'll break her heart again?

Alma has always believed a happily-ever-after just wasn't meant for her. What will it take for Julien to prove her wrong?


2011 Releases

 

A Southern Reunion

Harlequin SuperRomance
December 2011

The story was for her own good.

No matter how many times Cal Collins repeats this he still regrets breaking Cassandra Brennan's heart. Yet what choice did he have all those years ago? The truth would have destroyed her family.

But Cassie is back in her South Georgia home once more, and Cal is rethinking that decision. From the moment they meet again all those intense feelings reignite and he wants another chance. First, he'll have to win her trust, which means revealing the truth. Then he can prove that a future with him is for her own good now.


The Doctor's Family

Harlequin Love Inspired
September 2011

Family, Clayton Style

Raising four–year–old triplets and an abandoned teenager, single mother Arabella Clayton Michaels has her hands full. She loves everything about her big family in tiny Clayton, Colorado. But when a Denver surgeon arrives with the news that her beloved teenager is his long–lost niece, Arabella worries she'll lose the girl—and much more. Jonathan Turner's harrowing past makes her want to open her heart to him. But will the handsome doctor accept a bigger ready–made family than either dreamed was possible?


Hometown Sweetheart

Harlequin Love Inspired
April 2011

Seven unruly kids have moved next door to Simon Adams's mountain cabin. On a church retreat, these rambunctious rascals and their perky teacher, Shanna White, prove to be too much for one reclusive craftsman to handle. Plus, they're a big reminder of everything Simon lost, especially his chance for marriage and family. All he wants is to be left alone, but soon he's drawn in by the kids' shenanigans—and by Shanna herself. Can a brooding mountain man and a sweet lady live happily ever after?


Body of Evidence

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
February 2011

When Texas Ranger Anderson Michaels goes undercover at an animal rescue farm in Texas Hill Country, he lands right in owner Jennifer Rodgers's path. Before long, he realizes that tracking down his target—a deadly drug-trafficking ring that was responsible for the murder of his captain—may be easier than winning this jaded woman's trust. Experience has taught Jennifer to keep her distance from adventure seekers. But her life will depend on her ability to push aside her fears—and trust Anderson to keep her safe.

Body of Evidence hit the NY Times bestseller list for Mass Market Paperbacks!


Because of Jane

Harlequin SuperRomance
January 2011

Jane Harper has landed the job of a lifetime. The supporting team around Lenny Paxton is desperate to get the star quarterback on the gridiron again. If she can convince him where everyone else has failed, this life coach will finally get the recognition she deserves.

But a high-profile case like this isn't without its pitfalls. The biggest being Lenny. He's stubbornly refusing her efforts, and since they're on his turf, he has home-field advantage. Worse, the spark of attraction between them is very distracting. Good thing Jane is as determined to succeed as he is to resist. Her plan is business first, then pleasure…lots and lots of pleasure!

Because of Jane


2010 Releases

 

The Soldier's Mission

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
December 2010

Counseling is more than Laura Walton's job—it's her calling. So when Luke Martinez hangs up abruptly after calling the hotline where she works, Laura won't let it go. She tracks Luke to the Grand Canyon, little knowing she's walking into a heap of trouble. Laura's not the only one tracking Luke, and while she came to help him heal, his other pursuer has murder in mind. Luke thinks he has nothing left to lose until Laura makes him believe—and love—again. Just in time, too, since he'll need all his faith to face this last enemy.


Assignment: Bodyguard

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
September 2010

Her father will accept only the best for Kit Atkins's protection. So when Kit is threatened, he calls on Shane Warwick, a CHAIM agent. Shane is calm, capable, protective—and way too charming for Kit's peace of mind. Yet despite her protests, Shane refuses to leave her side. As they hide out at a remote Texas ranch, a powerful bond grows between them, even as danger rises. Connections to the mysterious death of Kit's late husband reveal old betrayals. Suddenly, Kit's assigned bodyguard is the only person she can trust.


Risky Reunion

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Protecting the Witnesses
June 2010

As a novice FBI agent, Jackson McGraw was deeply touched by the young single mother—a murder witness—in his protective custody. When her baby girl was almost killed, Eloise fled—selflessly leaving her child in his care with a note to find her a good Christian home. Now, twenty years later, the mob is obsessed with retaliation against the woman whose testimony imprisoned their late don. Jackson is determined to track Eloise down to protect her—and reclaim two decades' worth of love.

Risky Reunion


The Carpenter's Wife and Heart of Stone

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
June 2010

Stories of faithful love from Lenora Worth

The Carpenter's Wife
Tearoom owner Ana Hanson enjoys independence—until she's put in charge of her nieces. When local preacher and carpenter Rock Dempsey offers to help, she can't refuse. Ana can depend on Rock…but can she learn to love him?

Heart of Stone
Work is widowed mother Tara Parnell's refuge. And with a major real-estate venture in the works, she won't let competitor Stanton "Stone" Dempsey get in her way! Yet the more their paths cross, the more they realize that despite their opposing sides in business, they might be matched for happily ever after.

The Carpenter's Wife and Heart of Stone


Hometown Princess

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
May 2010

All Cari Duncan has ever wanted is family. Yet her late father chose his new young wife's children over Cari. Surprised—and hopeful—when he bequeaths her the old house she grew up in, Cari moves to Knotwood Mountain, Georgia. But she and her stepmother clash the minute she arrives. How can Cari make a fresh start in the small town? The handsome businessman next door, who happens to be the most eligible bachelor, claims to know exactly how. But following Rick Adams's time-tested advice means opening her heart…to faith, family and her very own Prince Charming!

Hometown Princess


2009 Releases

 

The Perfect Gift

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
October 2009

"Daddy, can we keep her?"

So asks widowed rancher Rory Branagan's six-year-old when they find a pretty stranger sleeping on their sofa. Disoriented after a car accident, Goldie Rios is definitely not staying. It might be Rory's job to rescue wildlife like armadillos and alligators, but damsels in distress are another story. Yet when Goldie's family heirloom locket goes missing, the Branagans spend the holiday season helping her search for it on the farm. And in the process they all find the perfect gift: a family that feels just right.

The Perfect Gift


Gift of Wonder

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
August 2009

A church full of guests--

But where was Alice Bryson's Fiance? He was hightailing it out of the Louisiana bayou, with Alice's heart and the townspeople's trust. So how could she believe in another handsome stranger who vows to rebuild their hurricane-battered community? Yet developer Jonah Sheridan promises to do just that. His motive: a secret about his infamous biological family, folks Jonah never knew. As a reporter, Alice is determined to uncover it. Until Jonah risks everything by opening up ... the first of many gifts of wonder in store for Alice, Jonah and their beloved bayou.

Gift of Wonder


Code of Honor

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secret Agent Series #3
April 2009

Mission of Mercy

Get in, save the girl and get back out. That was CHAIM agent Brice Whelan's mission. But saving missionary/nurse Selena Carter might be more difficult than expected. Selena's run-in with a drug cartel put the people in her care in danger. Yet the danger doesn't end when Brice brings her home. The counterfeit drugs have entered Georgia, and this time Selena isn't about to run away. Brice's mission hasn't changed; he still needs to keep her safe. And that means staying by her side--whether she wants him there or not.

Code of Honor


Heart of the Night

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secret Agent Series #2
January 2009

Secret agent Eli Trudeau grieved the loss of his wife and baby. Then he discovers his son is alive—and living with an adoptive mother, Gena Malone. Despite the secrets and lies, Eli can't deny the truth: Gena loves the boy. Yet Eli grew up without a father and won't do that to his own child. When someone dangerous comes after them, Eli takes Gena and his son deep into hiding. As he grows closer to them, he discovers that he's more than just a maverick operative. After his dark, troubled past, he's finally found faith and family. And he'll do anything to protect both.

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Heart of the Night


2008 Releases

 

Lone Star Secret

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Homecoming Heroes
August 2008

David Ryland's final mission is to fly a Middle Eastern orphan to Texas for lifesaving surgery. Yet, the secret awaiting the brave pilot at home requires courage of a new kind. The father David never knew suddenly has a name. A late war hero confessed his parentage in a deathbed letter—a letter that beautiful charity worker Anna Terenkov knows all about. If David can open his heart to the truth, will he also find room there for Anna?

Lone Star Secret


A Face in the Shadows

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Reunion Revelations
May 2008

Did he kill Josie Skerritt?

Everyone—including the police—suspected Parker Buchanan of the ten-year-old murder. But Kate Brooks knew the brooding loner couldn't have done it. He was her young son's hero, and Kate had fallen hard for the reclusive author. Town gossips demanded Parker explain the incriminating evidence police found with his initials on it. But Parker couldn't. Kate knew proving his innocence would take all their faith—and fast thinking—combined. Because the real killer was setting them up for a double murder—their own.

A Face in the Shadows


Something Beautiful and Lacey's Retreat: Reissue

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Classics
April 2008

Something Beautiful

She was the kind of woman who could make Lucas Dorsette change his wild ways. But Willa O'Connor had a life-threatening secret and trust wasn't easy. She needed something more— and Lucas hoped his love was the answer to her prayers.

Lacey's Retreat

Running, bleeding and desperate, Gavin Prescott found sanctuary in a New Orleans church and hope in Lacey Dorsette York. Lacey was willing to risk everything, but was Gavin's love a path to danger...or to God's plan.

Something Beautiful and Lacey's Retreat: Reissue


Mountain Sanctuary

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
March 2008

A Fresh Start. Sometimes Stella Forsythe's shaky faith held her back and made her doubt herself...and second chances. Stella ran a B&B in rural Arkansas. That and raising her precious son alone kept her busy. She wasn't looking for romance--then a stranger came to town. The rustic inn was the perfect getaway for world-weary cop Adam Callahan. And when he discovered its beautiful owner in distress, he offered his services as Good Samaritan. Everyone needed a helping hand. With a little prayer he hoped they could find solace in their budding love and realize the sanctuary of God's loving arms.

Mountain Sanctuary


Deadly Texas Rose

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
January 2008

A thug attempted to abduct Julia Daniels at gunpoint in broad daylight. In the very diner where the waitress worked--and across from the sheriff's office. Which meant that whoever was after the widowed mother would stop at nothing. Including shooting a police officer. The handsome deputy sheriff who'd taken a bullet for Julia and saved her life vowed to protect her and her traumatized daughter. First, though, Eric Butler needed the truth about why she'd sought refuge in Wildflower, Texas. But how could Julia tell him when it meant putting all their lives in grave danger?

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Deadly Texas Rose


2007 Releases

 

Secret Agent Minister

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secret Agent Series #1
September 2007

The minister of Lydia Cantrell's dreams had another calling. As his secretary, she knew the church members adored him. But she was shocked to discover Pastor Malone's past as a Christian secret agent. Her shock turned to disbelief when he revealed he'd made some enemies -- and that he and Lydia were in danger.

As the kind, gentle pastor started leading her around corners and through dark alleys, Lydia wondered how she'd get through this. Sure, the stakes were high -- and then there was the fact that she was head over heels in love with her secret agent minister.

Secret Agent Minister


Fatal Image

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secrets of Stoneley
January 2007

From the desk of Bianca Blanchard

Everything I was raised to believe has been a lie! The photo Leo Santiago gave me of our mothers together--dated a week after my mother's death--and my father's evasions set my legal mind racing, so I hired a detective to investigate my mother's long-ago accident. Turns out she's alive! I've been so thankful for Leo, who has been incredibly supportive. He works for my father, so catering to the boss's daughter is part of his job, but the looks this handsome man gives me make me think there's more to our relationship than business.

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Fatal Image


2006 Releases

 

Christmas Homecoming

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Davis Landing
December 2006

The Gossip Guru

hears wealthy newspaper tycoon Wallace Hamilton may finally be released from the hospital, after recurring visits following his bone-marrow transplant.

But the juiciest Hamilton news is that Jeremy--who is not Wallace's son--has been in contact with his family again…and he might rejoin Hamilton Media. A certain lovely single mom has been spotted doing holiday volunteer work with the former business tycoon. Perhaps the charms and strong spiritual life of Gabi Valencia helped create this Christmas homecoming for Jeremy.

Christmas Homecoming


Once Upon a Christmas: Reissue

Steeple Hill Christmas 2-in-1
November 2006

'Twas the Week Before Christmas by Lenora Worth

Upon arrival at her grandmother's Louisiana plantation for the holidays, socialite Elise Melancon is confronted with a shocking request--her grandmother wants her to "reform" a handsome man so he can date another woman! Perhaps Elise will discover that life's greatest gifts don't always come in a box.

Once Upon a Christmas: Reissue


One Golden Christmas: Reissue

Love Inspired Christmas Classic
November 2006

A world-weary and commitment-phobic heroine and a widowed hero find their faith in God and learn that love can happen twice in a lifetime.

"Lenora Worth's ONE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS is another jewel shining like the brightest star atop the Christmas tree."

~ (4 1/2 star) Romantic Times, December 2000

One Golden Christmas: Reissue


Once in a Blue Moon

Harlequin NEXT
October 2006

Who said life is a beach?

Certainly not Lola Nelson. Her neighbors might be fooled by her not-a-hair-out-of-place appearance.

But alone in bed at night, Lola believes she's lost all the passion in her life since her husband's death. Hoping to rekindle a sense of purpose, Lola resurrects a childhood dream and buys a blue beach house. And then drags three of her fun-loving, margarita-sipping friends out to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for some gossip and good times.

But even a day at the beach can be disrupted by real life. As Lola's friends discover the missing spark in their relationships, Lola develops feelings for her handsome new neighbor. At his hands, Lola discovers the true meaning of passion. And she finally begins to see that life may not always be a day at the beach--sometimes it's paradise....

Once in a Blue Moon


Ben's Bundle of Joy & When Love Came to Town: Reissue

Love Inspired Classics
July 2006

Ben's Bundle of Joy

When small-town minister Ben Hunter discovered a baby abandoned in his church, he needed help desperately. He found it in beautiful day-care worker Sara Conroy. And the caring heart she showed this helpless child made him wonder if three perfect strangers could somehow become a family.

When Love Came to Town

Rugged handyman Mick Love was the answer to Lorna Dorsette's prayers. He'd come to the Louisiana bayou country to rebuild her family's storm-ravaged plantation. And it seemed to cause another storm -- in her innocent young heart.

Ben's Bundle of Joy & When Love Came to Town: Reissue


A Leap of Faith

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Texas Hearts #3
April 2006

An Unexpected Boss

When her father suffered a heart attack, urban sophisticate Autumn Clancy decided to come home. As she tried to take the reins of her family's firm, she discovered that dear old Dad had hired someone else to handle business — sweet-talking Campbell Dupree — who brought out the worst in Autumn…and made her wonder if true love really did exist.

He'd never met a woman more headstrong than Autumn, or more likely to get under his skin. While Campbell tried to charm her, he knew deep down that this was one special lady who deserved the best. Would the good Lord deem him worthy enough to win her heart?

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A Leap of Faith


2005 Releases

 

A Perfect Love

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Texas Hearts #2
December 2005

Down to Her Last Straw

When city gal Summer Maxwell came to visit her family's Texas small town, her car broke down nine miles from her destination. World-weary and lagging in her faith, Summer didn't think things could get worse . . . until a handsome stranger came to her rescue and opened her eyes to the joy she'd long been missing.

Landscaper Mack Riley's heart ached to see someone as caring and beautiful as Summer so confused about her life. He wanted to admit his growing feelings for her. But would she trust him after a secret from his past came back to haunt him -- or would their love pass every possible test?

A Perfect Love


Wedding at Wildwood: Reissue

Ever After Love Inspired Collection
November 2005

Isabel Landry grew up resenting the excessive wealth of her neighbors so after college she set out to make a name for herself as a photographer. But due to a promise she made to her grandmother, Isabel finds herself back in her hometown. Upon her return, she is forced to come to terms with her past and deal with the intolerance that had forced her to abandon dreams of being with the man she has always loved.

"Lenora Worth orchestrates ...romance in her classical, emotionally rich style."

(4 stars) Romantic Times, February 1999

Wedding at Wildwood: Reissue


Echoes of Danger

Steeple Hill Women's Fiction
October 2005

What could Dana do to safeguard herself and everything she loved? Mysterious Irish businessman "Bren" offered her a wealth of possibilities, protection and love. Was he the best of Good Samaritans...or a foe with dangerous secrets?

Echoes of Danger


A Certain Hope

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Texas Hearts #1
August 2005

The road to redemption

When tragedy loomed near, April Maxwell left life in a big city and came home to tend to her father. Her faith and belief in happy endings all but destroyed, April threw herself into working her father's ranch. But as she struggled with this new life, she found herself headlong in a romantic attachment she never thought possible. Rancher Reed Garrison resented April's leaving Texas so long ago, but he loved her still. Now Reed wanted her to suceed, to recapture her joy and love of God. He hoped the tender feelings between them would grow - and that this time, April would be willing to put down roots ... with him.

A Certain Hope


His Brother's Wife: Reissue

Ever After Love Inspired Collection
August 2005

"Lenora Worth creates another gem--a great, easy, entertaining read for everyone, inspirational or not."

(4 1/2 stars) Romantic Times, December 1999

His Brother's Wife: Reissue


After the Storm: Reissue

Steeple Hill Reader's Choice
March 2005

In the beautiful North Georgia mountains, blue spruce reach up to heaven. A sense of healing and communion draws Alisha Emerson there. She hopes that, her unborn child can grow up in the promising new world she's begun for them both in the village of Dover Mountain. Then her labor begins unexpectedly, and only with the help of a stranger -- entrepreneur Jared Murdock -- is her son delivered safely.

But is Dover Mountain really the sylvan sanctuary of Alisha's daydreams? For although Alisha and Jared appreciate the love of God and neighbor that village life embodies, Dover Mountain incorporates darker elements, as well. Elements such as unwanted pregnancy, drug abuse, violence and blackmail. Together, Alisha and Jared must brave the storm and seek the rainbow that follows, in this captivating story of love, loss and faith regained.

After the Storm: Reissue


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