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Effort Like This Should be Recognized

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I received a lovely card by snail mail today from Carol McKitrick of Findlay, Ohio. Her card reads:

Dear Friends,
I have no computer but I believe I have the best ending to your new book "Ends of the Earth." It should be Alena he has asked to marry him. He is not cut out for the snobby life with Kathryn. Alena offers a more challenging life & that is what Nick wants, a more knowledge-seeking life, plus she has taught her dogs to relax & be loving & that's what Nick needs to learn how to do.
Sincerely,
Carol McKitrick
P.S. This book gave me more science than I wanted to learn. Sorry. :)

I entered your vote myself, Carol. Thanks for going the extra mile.

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  1. SPOILER ALERT! THIS COMMENT DISCUSSES THE SURPRISE ENDING OF ENDS OF THE EARTH! READER BEWARE!
    Personally, I don’t think the book should have ended with the proposal. I don’t think that Nick would have reacted so quickly. The challenge between the two women would have been good for at least two more books…

    Farming note: Truett would have been anxious to get the corn out before the high winds hit. Blown down corn is devastating. But you are dead wrong on the water weight. Based on info from the farming community here in Western Missouri: Grain elevators penalize farmers for any moisture count over 15%-17%. Farmers either have to wait for it to dry down in the field or store the corn in grain bins with either dryers with heat or simply fans to dry to get the moisture levels down. The grain elevators would not be fooled by the excess water weight.

    • I’ll have to look into that, Christopher. I based what I wrote on an interview with a corn farmer in Peoria, IL. He told me that once the moisture content of his corn falls below 20% he’s in a big hurry to harvest it so it doesn’t lose too much moisture before it can reach the grain elevator. Is it possible that the moisture content could drop below the desired 15% if the farmer waits too long? I’ll have to ask about that.

  2. Both were good, it was hard to pick. But I think I know what to do now.

  3. Just picked up the book yesterday. Can not wait to read it! And very excited to have you at ACFW next September!!! We’re already spreading the word about you and your keynotes.


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