A Wedding at Sandy Cove: Part 1

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Pub Date 25 May 2022 | Archive Date 28 May 2022

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This is the first part in a brand new four-part serial from Bella Osborne.

This will be Ella’s eighth time down the aisle…

Ella has made it her mission in life to find every bride in their dream dress.

But every time she sends one of her happy customers off to the altar with a perfect, ivory silk gown, she thinks of those seven, hideous bridesmaid dresses hanging in her own closet.

She’s about to add another one, too, because her best friend’s wedding is now only months away. And this one, in a muddy shade of brown, might be the worst dress yet.

Ella is excited for her friend to have the perfect seaside wedding, but every discussion about flowers and centrepieces makes her feel more alone than ever.

So, Ella finally accepts her friends’ pleas to set her up on a blind date.

Ella is set to meet a handsome, gym-going estate agent. But a mix up on the night throws her into the path of Kit, instead.

Kit is most definitely not the man she was supposed to meet, but he could end up changing her life in ways she never thought possible…

Laugh-out-loud funny and full of romance, friendship and yards of white tulle, this is the perfect read to escape with! Fans of Cathy Bramley, Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson will be totally hooked from the very first page.

Readers adore Bella Osborne:

‘Lovely heartwarming story! I smiled a lot and laughed… Loved every minute of it!… If you are looking for a light read about friends and romance and with a cute overexcited dog look no further!’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fantastic read! A hilarious and heart-warming read that I couldn’t have loved anymore!… Perfect, feel good, summer read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I loved this book! It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside… A perfect summer read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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‘As sweet as summer pudding, this book brims with fun, romance and friendship.’ Milly Johnson

‘It’s been a long time since the love story in a book has given me butterflies in my tummy and a lump in my throat, but this wonderful book delivered.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is the first part in a brand new four-part serial from Bella Osborne.

This will be Ella’s eighth time down the aisle…

Ella has made it her mission in life to find every...


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Such a great story! I recently found this author, Bella Osborne and she has fast become one of my favorites. Each book I read by her is different and I am amazed by her creativity!

Recently, she has released two more serious books, but this one is back to her “lighter” romance style. I love her quirky characters and their interactions. In this book, Ella, who is kindness to a fault, has her life in a definite change pattern. She is a seamstress, which is a career she loves, but is working for an unappreciative boss. Her recent romantic relationship has ended and she also has family issues which have popped up.

I have total faith that Ella will come through at the end of this tale a heroine. This is Part 1, and it does end with a cliffhanger. If you are like me, and cannot wait for the total book to be released, then you can read the book in four parts, and have the enjoyment linger. I know I will be thinking of Ella and trying to figure out the rest of the story while I wait for Part 2 to be released. (Release dates: Part 1 May 25, 2022, Part 2 June 8, 2022, Part 3 June 22, 22, Part 4 July 6, 2022 and the Full Book on October 11, 2022)

I want to thank Avon Books UK and NetGalley for giving me the immense pleasure of reading the advance reader copy, with no obligation to write a review. My review is written freely as a hobby, and is totally my own opinion, not influenced by receiving the ARC.

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Thank you to Avon Books, Netgalley, and Bella Osborne for a gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.

As per usual, I got completely sucked into this first part of this story and finished it in one sitting. When I reached the end I was gutted because I am so incredibly curious as to what was going to happen next (nothing like a cliffhanger haha.)

The characters in this story are just normal people. There are three girlfriends (FINALLY A BOOK WITH A VETERINARY NURSE IN IT!!!!) who have vastly different occupations and life paths, and their bond is tight, fun, and one to strive for. I think each are relatable on one way or another, and they’re really likeable characters. Pirate is, of course, my favourite character in this book (you’ll have to read it to figure out who/what he is!!!)

I will most definitely read the other parts of this story and cannot wait to do so!!!!

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This is part one of a four-part (I assume!) serialisation. As it’s a serialisation, the parts are only short reads, so be prepared for cliff-hangers at the end of each part. I have read many of this author’s books before, and have loved them all, and this one looked and sounded right up my street! We get to meet Ella, who’s a seamstress in a Bridal shop. She’s so good at what she does, but she works for Wanda, who is the worst boss ever! Her love life is lacking somewhat also, and when a blind date ends up in mistaken identity, she meets Kit who mysteriously shares a common bond with her!

My lips are sealed as to what else happens in the book! Even though it’s such a short read, there is a lot packed into those pages and I wouldn’t want to accidentally reveal any surprises! Ella is a lovely character however and I really connected with her from the very beginning! I was in awe of her skills as a seamstress and how easy she made it look altering styles and shapes of the beautiful dresses in Wanda’s shop. Ella’s best friends Lucy and Brittany are as equally likeable as Ella is and I found myself laughing out loud at their antics throughout the book! The author’s writing is so clever, with so much humour in it that you can’t help but be hooked into the storyline very quickly!

Being the first part of Ella’s story, the author has done a fabulous job setting the scene for what looks to be a wonderful series. I love a storyline which is easy and fun to read, captures perfectly the essence of what it’s all about and leaves me wanting more at the end. As with these serialisations, you do get left with a cliff-hanger, and I was a tiny little bit disappointed that I had to leave Ella’s story there when I just wanted to carry on to the end! BUT…it gives me something to look forward to when part two is released and I will just have to learn to be patient!! This was such a delightful read, which I absolutely loved! Would definitely recommend!

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A Wedding at Sandy Cove: Part 1 by Bella Osborne

I received an advance review copy for free thanks to NetGalley and Avon and I am leaving this review voluntarily

This will be Ella’s eighth time down the aisle…

Ella has made it her mission in life to find every bride in their dream dress.

But every time she sends one of her happy customers off to the altar with a perfect, ivory silk gown, she thinks of those seven, hideous bridesmaid dresses hanging in her own closet.

She’s about to add another one, too, because her best friend’s wedding is now only months away. And this one, in a muddy shade of brown, might be the worst dress yet.

Bella is releasing this book in four bite size chunks, so this is a review of just the first part. It is a light-hearted read making for an ideal summer holiday read. A lovely introduction which showing great promise for the rest of the book as it is slowly released. This is only a short novella and is easy to read in less than hour. I am now patiently awaiting Part 2.

I am only marking this down from 5 stars as I don't like how the book is released in four parts - for me it feels strange finishing the 'book' but not knowing the ending.

Rating 4/5

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While I love the concept of this 4-part series, how am I going to wait for each to come out? After reading this first one, I'm completely in love with it and need more. There are so many delightful characters in this, some sticky situations, and at least one villain. Bella Osborne has become one of my favourite go-to authors. Looking forward to more instalments!!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book.

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I really want to read all of this book, as it is so good!

Ella works at Frills, Frocks and Fairy Tails, which is a wedding shop. Her boss, Wanda is a nightmare and keeps bossing Ella around and putting her down. Apart from that, she loves her job as a seamstress, adjusting and fitting wedding dresses. She has lovely friends called Lucy and Brittany, who help her, and who are always by her side when she needs them. Through her Dad, she meets a man called Kit, who she gets on well with. I am excited to see what happens with him. She has a cute cat called Pirate, who is adorable, and who loves Kit, so hopefully Kit turns out to be a good guy.

I was only given the first part of this book, which is about 25 percent of it, and I loved it a lot. I can't wait to read part 2! I am intrigued to find out what happens next! Highly recommended!

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A lovely quick lighthearted read featuring an out of luck regarding love wedding seamstress Ella, Ella works at a bridal shop for her awful boss Wanda, her friends are constantly telling her that she needs to stick up for herself as she is being taken advantage off, they also try to fix her up on dates with varying success!
Would love to see how the book continues, how Brittany’s wedding goes, what becomes of kit and Ella’s investigations and if Ella decides to branch out on her own!
Thank you netgalley for this early read.

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This book was sent to me by Netgalley electronically for review…it is part of a book…a quick read with quirky characters…I am not sure when the next part comes out, but it is evidently a novel in several parts…this is the beginning…enjoy…

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A quick, easy and adorable read that I read in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. I am really looking forward to the rest of the novel.,

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A delightful quick read (this is part one of the book) - I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this book and finding out what happens to Ella, Lucy and Brittany, whether Wanda gets her just desserts, how Kit and Ella's relationship goes, and will the bridesmaids really have to wear brown?!?! - I don't want to say too much because of spoilers but Bella Osbourne never disappoints - her books are always wonderful with fabulous, believable characters that bring a smile to my face.

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Aarrgh. I was really engrossed in part one, waiting and hoping Ella was going to take control of her life when part 1 abruptly ended. When is part 2 going to come along? I can’t wait to find out what happens.
I love the characters.(except the horrific Wanda of course ) and think that Pirate the cat can see what Ella clearly can’t. Please release part 2 soon !!

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You cannot go wrong with a Bella Osborne read!

Ella always the bridesmaid never the bride, who also works in a wedding dress shop with awful boss Wanda.

This is part one only and full of dramas already looking foward to reading the rest of the book.

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This is the perfect summer fun read. I could not put it down.
A light,read full of friends,fun,romance and oh my, the unexpected!
I can't wait to pick up the next part . I recommend this to all!

25 May 2022
I was given a complimentary copy of this book.
All opinions expressed are my own.

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This was my first read by this author and certainly won’t be my last. Loved the first part of a wedding at Sandy cove was perfect escapism to read this novella in the garden on a sunny Easter weekend.

Loved the characters and the humour in the book and Ella was a brilliant leading character and one I can’t wait to see how it develops in the next instalment as she was just coming out of her shell at the end of this one. Would love to see where her next chapter takes her and if anything blossoms between her and Kit and kit and what happens with her delectable boss Wanda and the transformation of the bridesmaid dresses from hell.

I am definitely going to look for more books by this author

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I really enjoyed this book! It had me hooked from the first chapter, and kept me on my toes the entire time! I fell in love with the characters and the romance!

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I'm a recent convert to Bella Osborne's work and I was delighted to have received this ARC of Part 1 of her new book which I really enjoyed. I instantly warmed to the character of Ella and the setting - a bridal shop - made it all the more enticing. I don't usually read books that are written in 'parts' and have to admit that I don't like the idea of having to wait for the next part so will probably wait until the full book is released to conclude what has begun as a fabulous book. My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this pre release copy.

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This was a light summer read which just makes me want Part 2 now. It was interesting and paced well, I like the characters too.

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More, more I want more!
Thank you netgalley for this sneaky peak of a book. It’s great and now I’m desperate to read more. I suppose finding out whilst on an internet date that your dad is seeing another woman potentially would up end you. Working for a dire boss who walks all over you would also be the main problem in Kats life.
I can’t wait to carry on.

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I enjoyed this book, even though it left me wanting more. It was nice just to get into Ella story but the now we have for wait for the second book.

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This was just what I needed right now-light, summer fun read loaded with romance, friendships, and self discovery.
Ella works as a seamstress at a bridal store and her boss is a monster. Ella is very passive and non confrontational so people tend to take advantage of her, even her own friend who wants her to wear a hideous bridesmaid dress. So one day while they’re having a meeting about wedding details she happens to spy her father with someone who isn’t her mother, and a man at another table notices her noticing them and that sparks a whole different situation she needs to deal with. The bright side of it all is her rescue cat, Pirate, who is blind and three legged and adorable!
I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.
Thanks to Avon Books UK and NetGalley for this eArc in exchange for my review.

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Thank you Netgalley for this ARC for an exchange for an honest review.

Lovely book, interesting. I recommend it.

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I love Bella Osborne’s novels and I really enjoyed A Wedding at Sandy Cove, Part One: Always the Bridesmaid. There’s certainly a lot packed into this first part. We’re introduced to some great characters who I look forward to getting to know over the rest of the parts and seeing how the playoff resets, Thank you to NetGalley, Avon Books UK and the author for the chance to review.

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Thank you NetGalley, Bella Osborne, and Avon Books for the ARC of A Wedding at Sandy Cove. This is my personal review.
This was part one of the book series and I can not wait to read the rest of it!
Part one is about Ella and her story. She is a woman who knows what she wants to do but just needs to find the way to it.
This is a wonderful start to the story. Without giving anything away I will just say you are going to want to read this book. You will be so glad you did.
Bella Osbourne has the magnificent skill of telling a story and drawing a reader in from the first page.

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Im a great fan of Bella Osborne but not of the four part format of book release. I will gladly return to this story after the final instalment has been released.

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This is Part 1 of a story. Here we are introduced to the various characters and get some insight into what they do and how they think .
Ella is a talented seamstress who has a horrible boss. Her BFF sets her up on a blind date, and while waiting for him to show up, she spots her father leaving the restaurant with a woman who is not her mother. This leads to a meeting with Kit, the son of the woman who was seen with Ella's dad. The two decide to work together to unravel the mystery behind their relationship, and end the affair.
This is a fast paced, great story. All the characters are relatable, and each so different. Really enjoyed this Part 1 and cannot wait for Part 2.
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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This is a review for part one. Wow . Wow . Wow.. I am going to pre order all the other parts. It is a story of 3 friends, a wedding shop, a father behaving strangely and a love element.. I was so sad it ended with a cliff hanger. Roll on part 2

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Loved it!! As soon as I started reading this, I knew I would love it. I'm surprised Ella didn't kill Angel. I would have tied her up with some tulle and stuffed her in a dressing room. Her mom's bridal book of dresses was ridiculous. Ella needs to stand up to Wanda. She is the worst boss. I love Lucy and Ella. Everything that comes out of Lucy's mouth makes me laugh. It's clear that Brittany has no fashion style. There is nothing good about that hideous latte bridesmaid dress. Hopefully Ella can use her magic and turn them into something less ugly. Kit is perfect for Ella. Why don't they just confront them instead of concocting crazy stories to keep them apart. I can't wait to find out what is going on with the mom and dad. I'm guessing/hoping it's not what they think. Love Pirate. Who doesn't love a blind, three-legged cat missing part of a lip???

Definitely recommend the book. Loved the characters, writing style and story. I was smiling and laughing constantly while reading this. Can't wait to see what happens next!!!! Look forward to reading more books by the author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Avon Books UK through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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I have always been a fan of bellas books and part 1 of this new story did not disappoint.
Ella has a dream job as seamstress of wedding dresses, gaining huge satisfaction from making brides look amazing for their big day. The only snitch is her awful boss Wanda. Ella is considering setting up her own business and may be forced into a rapid decision after suddenly being fired.
To add complication further, it would appear that her beloved dad is having an affair, whilst her best friend is getting married, requiring Ella and her friend Lucy into wearing brown bridesmaid dresses...
A really easy, fun read. Cant wait to see how this story unfolds.

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I already can’t wait for part 2! I got to the last page and kept pressing my kindle for more. Love following Ella’s story and what is happening with her dad resonates with me as I experienced the same with my parents when I was in my early twenties. I’m can’t wait to see what happens next and really hope Ella tells Wanda what she really thinks!

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What a gorgeous book. This is the first part in a brand new four-part serial from Bella Osborne. Absolutely brilliant… I just wish I could give it more than five stars! Got me from page one and I couldn’t stop reading till I found out how it would end!

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I loved it! I’m sitting here with a big smile on my face!
From seeing the cover of this book I instantly loved A Wedding at Sandy Cove.
Ella is a seamstress and she works in Frills, Frocks and Fairytales with her tiresome boss Wonda! Where she seems to do everything from Selling Wedding dresses to altering them to running the shop.
When Ella sets out to meet Stuart on a blind date everything changes. Kit comes into her life and everything in her life is turned upside down.
I laughed out loud lots of times reading part one and I’m still chuckling at the unicorn head.
High praise indeed for Bella and I can’t wait to read part 2.
Thanks to Avon and NetGalley for an ARC of part one of this very enjoyable book.

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A brilliant read yet again by Bella Osborne.
It follows the story of Ella who works for Wanda a ‘taskmaster’ as a seamstress in a wedding dress shop. She has recently been dumped by her boyfriend so relies on her friends to pick her up and socialise but one of them has an imminent wedding which doesn’t help Ella’s feelings of being on her own. Her life takes a sudden turn when she meets Kit with his revelations!
I loved every page and cannot wait for part two of this book.

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Ella loves her job in a bridal shop. She is a seamstress who ensures that the brides' chosen dress fits perfectly and is exactly what they dreamed of.
What Ella isn't so keen on is her boss, Wanda, who is rude and selfish and treats Ella badly. When her friend sets her up with a blind date, Ella isn't sure what to expect but she gets a bigger shock than she could ever have imagined.
This funny, warm story is a brilliant start to the series, the only problem is waiting for the next instalment. Perfect for fans of Holly Hepburn and Cressida McLaughlin.

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Noooooo! I need the next part. The scene has been set, the characters introduced and many questions asked…. but I need the answers. What is Ella’s dad up to? Is Kit a good guy? Will Wanda get her comeuppance? Will Lucy survive the hen party?
This is set to be a real page turner and I wish I didn’t have to wait to read more. Part two can’t come fast enough.

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Ella works in a wedding dress shop as a seamstress. Her boss Wanda is an absolutely horrible woman who belittles Ella at every turn.
Ella and Lucy are going to be bridesmaids for their best friend Brittany. Both agree that Ella has been bullied throughout her life.
Ella thinks her parents have the perfect marriage but after spotting her dad having dinner with a mystery woman while waiting for her blind date to turn up she is not so sure.
Enter Kit whose mother is the mystery woman. Can they come up with a solution to end the relationship? Can Ella stand up to her boss and strike out on her own?
What a fabulous read this was. I was gutted when it ended as I wanted to read on.
Wanda sounds a total nightmare boss and I really hope Ella stands up to her in the next part.
Thanks to Netgalley and Avon books for the ARC in return for an honest review.

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Another brilliant book by Bella Osborne, absolutely loved it and was gutted it was only part one and didn't end. Lots of stories going on friendship, infidelity, work place bullying. Lots to keep you turning the page. Totally recommend

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This is part one of a series of books which will make up A wedding in sandy cove so is only 84 pages long but, Bella Osbourne packs a lot into those pages. Ella is the central character in the story- a seamstress/dressmaker in a bridal shop, Her boss Wanda is an absolute witch, her dad is keeping secrets from her mum and all her friends are getting married - she is about to be a bridesmaid for the eighth time. She is a soft and gentle sole who is taken advantage of and needs to start saying no. In between working long hours and altering her friends choice of bridesmaid dress for her and another friend she is trying to find out why her dad is keeping secrets. The novella ends on a brilliant cliff-hanger ensuring the reader will want to read the next instalment.

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A great start to the 4 part series! Can't wait to read the others!
I loved the character of Ella and am suitably intrigued to see where her story goes but not more so than Lucy's, one of her best friends.
I read this in an evening, perfect light entertainment which left me wanting more.

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Part one of this four part book has set the scene for another lovely book by Bella. After all, we all love a wedding.

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I enjoyed the beginning of Ella’s story and it was a very easy, quick read. Ella’s boss Wanda is a particularly unliveable character and the story is set up nicely for Ella to start her own business with the help of handsome Kit. Ella’s friends are also introduced in a way that I’m sure we’ll find out more about them in the next parts of the story. I was disappointed with how abruptly the part of the story ended and feel that to be a book it needed to be fuller or include more parts.

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loved this book, I read it in one afternoon, it was hard to put down. it is the first part of a four part series, waiting impatiently for the next book

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A good story, but note this is part 1 of 3. Wish it was all in one, as I want to see more. Three friends: Brittany, Ella and Lucy. This one focuses on Ella, who works as a seamstress for a mean bridal shop owner. A cliffhanger at the end, which cost a star in my rating, but eager to read the next part to see what comes next. Highly recommend this book and author.

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A great start to the new Bella Osborne Sandy cove book. It is part 1 of the story. So you don't always get too much. But it really does leave you wanting more. It is so far really well written and enjoyable I already love the characters and can't wait for the next part.

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