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“You know it’s a bad sign when the theme song from Titanic describes your relationship.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh
“It never ceases to amaze me how many folks jump right over "I'll try" to "I can't.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, To Darkness and to Death
“He stomped away like a pint-sized Godzilla looking for Tokyo.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, I Shall Not Want
“I believe that God hears our prayers, and cherishes them. I believe He answers by sending us His spirit, giving us strenght, and peace, and insight. I don't think He responds by turning away bullets and curing cancer. Though sometimes that does happen."

Harlene frowned. "In other words, sometimes, the answer is no?"

"No. Sometimes the answer is "This is life, in all its variety. Make your way through it with grace, and never forget that I love you.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
“Russ decided the best defense was a good offense. "I'm Russell Van Alstyne, Millers Kill chrief of police." He held out his hand. She shook firm, like a guy.

"Clare Fergusson," she said. "I'm the new priest at Saint Alban's. That's the Episcopal Church. At the corner of Elm and Church." there was a faint testiness in her voice. Russ relaxed a fraction. A woman priest. If that didn't beat all.

"I know which it is. There are only four churches in town." He saw the fog creeping along the edges of his glasses again and snatched them off, fishing for a tissue in his pocket. "Can you tell me what happened, um..." What was he supposed to call her? "Mother?"

"I go by Reverend, Chief. Ms. is fine, too."

"Oh. Sorry. I never met a woman priest before."

"We're just like the men priests, except we're willing to pull over and ask directions.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
“Maybe they were back to not talking. That's what she missed the most: talking. Serious, silly, bone-deep, flippant, all their words and thoughts like gifts to each other, the only gifts they, with their hobbled hearts, could give.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, I Shall Not Want
tags: love
“The only other person attending who was close to her age was Father St. Laurent, a devastatingly good-looking Roman Catholic priest who made the RC's vows of celibacy seem like a crime against the human gene pool.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, I Shall Not Want
“She wondered what it said about her spiritual fitness that her clearest messages from the Almighty seemed to come from the alternative rock station.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh
“Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, A Fountain Filled With Blood
“So I can be the girl from Titanic who stays high and dry while you, the guy, vanish beneath the icy waves? I don’t think so.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Out of the Deep I Cry
“And as for people shunning us because of our known association with homosexuals”—here she wiggled her eyebrows, because she sounded ridiculously like Joseph McCarthy—“I say we don’t want new members who would think like that. We want people who will admire us for taking a stand and who will say, ‘Yes, that’s Christianity; that’s how I want to live it and that’s the church I want to belong to.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, A Fountain Filled With Blood
“She was pretty, yeah, but pretty like hundreds of other girls. You," he dabbed the bread in the air as if sketching her, "you're...memorable. Who you are just shines through your face.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
“If you know a person’s history, you can use it to help predict what that person might do. A person’s history can be the key to understanding his motivation for committing a crime.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
“Karen sighed. "I know. I could never fall for the easy guys either." She looked at Clare. "It's always the difficult ones that get under your skin, isn't it?”
Julia Spencer-Fleming
“What has been seen cannot be unseen”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Through the Evil Days
“Because the things you have, and the neighborhood you live in, doesn’t have anything to do with what kind of human being you are.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
“he were a young man, he might believe he would never forget her skin, or her smile, or the strength of her. But he had learned that the mind didn’t always hold on to what the heart demanded. Remember, he told his hands. Remember this.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh
“He tells them he and his wife are keeping the baby, because it’s the last link to their little girl or some cowpuckie like that.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
“I'm not. Certain. About lots of things. I just know where I belong.”
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Out of the Deep I Cry


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In the Bleak Midwinter (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #1) In the Bleak Midwinter
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I Shall Not Want (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #6) I Shall Not Want
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One Was a Soldier (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #7) One Was a Soldier
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A Fountain Filled With Blood (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #2) A Fountain Filled With Blood
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