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The Final Sacrament by James Forrester

The Final Sacrament

  • Title: The Final Sacrament
  • Author: James Forrester
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402272723
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402272721


The Final Sacrament presents the gripping conclusion to this Elizabethan adventure, where religious tensions, political intrigue, and personal vendettas collide.

1566. William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, has risked his life to protect a secret document, which could endanger Queen Elizabeth’s place on the throne and plunge the country into civil war. But when his family goes missing, Clarenceux is put to the final test.

Will he abandon queen and country to save the ones he loves, or sacrifice everything for the good of the nation?

Filled with Mortimer’s signature historical detail and vivid characters, The Final Sacrament delivers a dramatic close to the Clarenceux saga that highlights the adventure and spiritual struggles of Elizabethan England. Read more

Sponsored: Move to the “Head” of the Class – Visit for Head Lice Resources

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.



Unfortunately, head lice are common in elementary schools – about one out of every 100 elementary school children becomes infested.

Most parents would agree, the letter home informing of a head lice outbreak is not a welcome sight. The question of “What do I do?” is common. Knowing the facts beforehand can help you resolve the situation quickly.

The Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice website aims to help you do just that. Created by head lice experts (and moms) for other moms, families and communities to learn about head lice—what they are, what they look like and how to treat them.

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Netflix Free Trial

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had Netflix service at home. Since we got DirectTV service, we decided it was redundant to keep the Netflix subscription on top of that so we cancelled.

However, the rates for the satellite TV service has been getting higher and really, we don’t watch that much TV. I do like watching movies, and the girls usually watch stuff online from their computers rather than watching TV. That’s why I have been considering cutting off some of the premier channels and going back to Netflix instead.

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The Roots of Betrayal by James Forrester

Roots of Betrayal


1564, and Clarenceux has been entrusted to protect a dangerous document, containing a secret so powerful that it could challenge Queen Elizabeth’s legitimacy on the throne.

When the document goes missing, Clarenceux suspects an underground society known as the Knights of the Round Table. With England on the verge of a bloody conflict, Clarenceux’s determination to protect the Queen (and his own life) takes him from the dungeons in the Tower of London to the high seas (with a roguish captain inspired by the real Elizabethan adventurer Peter Carew).

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Filipino-American Authors Celebrate Author’s Night and the L.A. Times Festival of Books


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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA– To celebrate the Printed and Spoken Words, Philippine Expressions Bookshop is hosting its annual Filipino American Authors Night and present eight authors and their new works to the community on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Traditionally, Authors Night is held on the eve of the LA Times Festival of Books when authors gather in Los Angeles for the Festival. This year, Authors Night will be held on Friday, April 19 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Community Hall of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) which is located at 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. The building is on the corner of Lucas Street and Wilshire, next to the Good Samaritan Hospital. Visit http:/// the map site.

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Isabel Allende on Writing, Women and Passion

Aclaimed author, Isabel Allende, talks about the passion for writing, being a feminist, issues concerning women and children in the same knack that she uses in telling the stories in her books. Such an interesting lady and great story teller.