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By Catherine McKenzie

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From the across the world bestselling writer Catherine McKenzie comes an evocative story of 2 ladies navigating the secrets and techniques and lies on the center of a wildfire threatening their town.

After a decadelong profession fighting wildfires, Elizabeth has traded in her former lifestyles for a quieter one together with her husband. Now she works because the neighborhood arson investigator in a gorgeous, old fashioned city within the Rockies. yet that tranquil existence vanishes while she and her husband comply with divorce and a fireplace in within reach Cooper Basin starts to unfold swiftly. For Elizabeth, containing a raging wildfire is less complicated than accepting that her marriage has failed.

For Elizabeth’s ex-friend Mindy, who feels disconnected from her husband and teen little ones, the fireplace represents an opportunity to discover a brand new function: aiding a guy who has misplaced his domestic to the blaze. yet her religion is shattered through a stunning accusation.

As the encroaching inferno threatens the town’s citizens, Elizabeth and Mindy needs to become aware of what is going to be misplaced within the hearth, and what's going to be kept.

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Cnut seized Northumbria and prepared a campaign to take the rest of England. Aethelred died in April 1016 and his son, Edmund Ironside, succeeded to the throne. Edmund fought a largely successful campaign against Cnut all through that year until he was betrayed to Cnut by his own people at the battle of Ashingdon. Shortly after that, he and Cnut agreed a treaty that divided the country between them. Edmund retained Wessex, while Cnut got the rest of the country. Edmund lived only until November 1016, after which Cnut gained the whole of England and ruled it until his death in 1035.

Erful, Edwin McCon was not all-po w d he at th co urtiers an h ac seat on the be no wi ng Canute set hi s ves to retreat, k wa e th d co mman not. that they wo uld Olaf’s voyage was not the irst in the resurgence of raiding, but it is certainly one of the best documented, not least because it culminated in his baptism and conversion to Christianity. This raiding voyage was part of a new era of raiding that was to cause signiicant political problems for England. The second series of Viking raids on Britain was probably partially a result of increasing centralization of power in Scandinavia and partially a result of the exhausting of silver reserves in the Middle East.

Some towns, like the rich Frisian trading town of Dorestad, were raided almost annually for a while. With the death of Louis the Pious in ad 840, matters in the Frankish Empire worsened as civil war ensued, which further played into the hands of the Viking raiders. They even allied with Frankish nobles, as at the raid on Nantes in AD 843, where a rebel Frankish count aided them. To combat Viking raids, the Frankish kingdoms sought to settle Vikings in the coastal areas. These settlers were supposed to prevent new raids but often proved unreliable.

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