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Firefly Lane: Firefly Lane 1
Firefly Lane: Firefly Lane 1 | Kristin Hannah
It is 1974 and the summer of love is finally drawing to a close. Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the secondary school social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the 'coolest girl in the world', Tully Hart moves in across the street and wants to be her best friend. Tully and Kate became inseparable and by summer's end they made a pact to be 'best friends forever'. For thirty years Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship, jealousy, anger, hurt and resentment. Tully will follow her ambition to find fame and success. Kate knows that all she wants is to fall in love and have a family. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and a mother will change her.
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Julz422
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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I enjoyed reading this book. I‘ve loved some of Hannah‘s other novels and enjoyed the Netflix series of this. The book was touching and made me cry, much like Hannah‘s other books!

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Julz422
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Continuing to make headway with books this week! 🙌

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Sleepswithbooks
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Predictable. Was disappointed 😞

AmyG I am just dropping in to say hi. 😘 (I read this years ago and barely remember it.) 9mo
ManyWordsLater Shame. I just bought it for my mom. 9mo
Sleepswithbooks Hi @AmyG 🙋🏻‍♀️ 9mo
Sleepswithbooks @ManyWordsLater I hope she likes it. It had a vibe of another well known book/movie. But then again… it was outside my usual genre - psychological suspense.. 9mo
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HollyBolly
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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#12booksof2021 #August

This was a book club read and I loved it!! It made me cry like no book this year did.

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BarbaraBB
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Panpan

To finish the #52Booksin52Weeks challenge I needed to read a book by Hannah. I thought I‘d skip the prompt but the control freak in me made me pick up this one on audio. Pooh. Way too chick lit for me.
Two girls promise to stay friends forever but it‘s hard when the beauty gets a glamorous career and no one to love, and the insecure one becomes a stay at home mother surrounded by love. Too cliche. And yes I cried at the end. Cheap emotions.

TrishB I didn‘t think you‘d like this at all. 11mo
jenniferw88 I did this one for that prompt, which I enjoyed but does have tw for domestic violence. I'm on my final prompt for this challenge too - using Betty for deckled edge. 11mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB You were right! I think your choice is a better one @jenniferw88 , it gets much Litsy love. Kudos to us for finishing the challenge and on to next year 💪🏽 11mo
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youneverarrived I loved the tv series! But not sure I‘d enjoy the book so much. 11mo
Suet624 Well at least you finished your challenge!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Reggie I love the end of this review. We‘re all susceptible to the cheap emotions. 11mo
BarbaraBB @Reggie we are. But it‘s so annoying when I find myself in tears after fi fishing a book I didn‘t care for in the first place. 😹 (edited) 11mo
Amiable I‘m not a fan of this author, either —too much chick lit for me, too. 11mo
BkClubCare I, too, hate it when I feel a book manipulates 🤣 but I love a good book cry 😭 11mo
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Bec_lectic
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Get your tissues ready!! I waited before diving into the Netflix series to read the book. Just started the series this evening and see they already butchered the storyline 😡. I guess I‘ll continue watching to see where they take it but as always…the book is better!

TrishB The book is waaaaay better! 12mo
Bec_lectic @TrishB absolutely! Always the case in my opinion lol 12mo
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Wonderwoman89
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This really was a great book by Kristin Hannah. As with her other books you know something major is about to happen but it still feels like a rollercoaster of emotions. This story was about the 30 year friendship of Tula and Katie and the ups and downs of the friendship. Even though I knew how it would end, it left me in tears. Definitely a must read book but not on your lunch break when you have to answer coworkers questions why you are crying.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 14mo
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Maallen
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Actually watched a few episodes of the Netflix series but really didn‘t like it, then a friend gave me the book and that was a game changer. Completely loved the way she writes about women and friendships.

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LiterallyLiterary
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Heart wrenching. An emotional rollercoaster of a decades-long friendship and truth about love. A devastating look at how life throws curveballs without warning or reason.

Trigger warning: this story does have instances of sexual abuse and drug & alcohol abuse/addiction

#pageturner #heartwrenching #friendship #lifelongfriends #emotional #relationships

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LiterallyLiterary
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Here we go with Firefly Lane!

#friendship #netflix #booktoscreen #tvseries

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Coleen_Nieto

Hi everyone,
As so many of you may know, my family and I have been devastated by COVID over the last couple of months. I was hospitalized and my husband passed away from COVID related Pneumonia on May 11th. So I've been MIA for a while. The amazing thing about this group is that even though I've been MIA, they have made sure I knew I was not alone. The #litsylove group has been absolutely wonderful and I cannot express how much I appreciate you

SamAnne Oh Colleen, sending condolences and strength. 1y
TrishB I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔 1y
Sparklemn Sending warm thoughts to you and your loved ones 💙 1y
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squirrelbrain So sorry to hear this - sending love. 1y
AmyK1 I‘m so sorry 😞 1y
Bookgoil Sending you all the love hon ❤️ 1y
Tamra Take care of yourself! 💜 1y
marleed Oh my gosh, I am so terribly sorry. You are in my thoughts as you move through this. 1y
Megabooks Sending lots of love and support. I am incredibly sorry for your loss. 💕 1y
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no, I‘m so sorry! Sending healing energy to you! 💖 1y
UwannaPublishme Sending healing hugs and 🙏🏻 1y
Coleen_Nieto Thank you so much everyone! I hope to get back into reading and posting on Litsy very soon!! 1y
CBee Thinking of you, @Coleen_Nieto ♥️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Always thinking of you ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Coleen_Nieto we are here when you get ready, take care of you 🙏🏻 1y
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Jody3
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Wow! This book emotionally wrecked me. I was warned that I was going to need tissues, but I did not anticipate sobbing for a straight hour as I finished the book. I love watching books on the big screen and was excited to read this before I could binge watch the Netflix series. I just could not put this book down. I wanted more of “TullyandKate”. There was something so natural about the way their lives progressed and I adored reading about them.

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Read4life
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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#NutsinMay #Readathon is coming soon. I‘m joining @Andrew65 and hope you will, too.
My goals are to start and finish the tagged book which is my #DoubleSpin for #BookSpinBingo and to get 2 bingos. Choose your own goals and jump in. 💙

Andrew65 Thanks for sharing 😍 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 2y
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michellelav
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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I started a 2nd job and stopped reading for about a month and a half.. but then after being 56th on hold at the library I finally got Firefly Lane! This book is soooo good!! I loved every moment of it ❤ I laughed, cried and felt like I was with the girls the whole time 💕 This book takes you on their journey of self discovery 📖 I suggest reading the book even if you've watched the show 😊❤

Betty_Boa I loved this one ❤ Had me needing all the tissues 😢 11mo
michellelav @Betty_Boa sooo good! And I definitely shed some tears too ❤😭 11mo
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GloVerdino
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My husband caught me crying at the end. It was a little long in my opinion but the story was good. Now to go watch the Netflix series

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InkintheMargins
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"That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours."

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KristenDuck
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Writing this review through tear filled eyes...

Firefly Lane surpassed my expectations, and I loved both main characters, Tully and Kate so much.

They had a friendship that lasted decades and even through the worst of times, they had each other to lean on.

While I saw the ending coming, right down to how Hannah would even lay out the final scene, I loved it. It ended the best way possible.

Some friendships really can withstand anything.

Victoriahoperose This book hurt my feelings lol. I cried so much. But I loved it and still am thinking about it weeks later. 2y
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. I have!!! Now though I listen on audible. I'm currently listening to the tagged book.
2. I often do! I feel like I need background noise to when I read.

@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 💙🎧💜📖 2y
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Kris10H
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Sorry, can't write a review right now. Too busy bawling my eyes out 😭😭😭.

MySharonaK 😘🌷 2y
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Kris10H
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I'm not crying...you're crying!

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Kris10H
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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*Trying* to read...🙄

Darklunarose “Trying” 😻 2y
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ZoeJane620
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Such a lovely book! I reread it since it‘s been so many years and I want to now read the sequel and watch the new Netflix series. It was just as good, if not better than I remembered. 💕

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Mdonald
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is one of my favorites and once again, she doesn‘t disappoint! #LitsyAtoZ #F✔️

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fictionaddictbooks
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Two young girls build a friendship that spans over 30years. First they walk the same path and then both travel different paths. One chooses to build a family and the other chooses her career but the bond they share is strong and takes them through the years. Kate & Tully forever.

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QuietMornings
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Two things about this book: 1. Do NOT finish this book on an airplane. You will ugly cry. 2. After finishing this book today, I watched exactly 8 minutes of the Netflix series before I realized they are 2 completely different stories. How are they *SO* different?! And WHY?!

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Curly_Reader
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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What to read next..?

shellleigh33 Love Firefly Lane or Night Road. Two of my all time favorite books!! 2y
Curly_Reader @shellleigh33 yes I will. I started the great alone already. Firefly lane is probably next 2y
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Ashchristensen
Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Wow, what a wild ride for my emotions. Felt everything from nostalgia;l, to frustration, to utter heartbreak. Really saw a lot of myself in Kate, making many scenes really powerful. Beautifully written dialogue, enchanting from start to finish.

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fictionaddictbooks
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"But things changed fast. She knew that now. A horse could get old overnight and go lame. A friend could become a stranger just as quickly". - Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah

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carolpharmd
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Beautiful story of friendship, family and love ~~~~ but so SAD!! Have tissues ready.

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KaylaD
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So I watched the show first. Loved it then read the book!! Now I can see why everyone was so upset about the show!! It‘s nothing and I mean nothing like the book!! What an amazing book!!!

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natalieebloom
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I was reading this at work and had to stop because I didn‘t want to weep. Then, 20 minutes later, I decided that weeping at work was fine and finished it. This book just had such a magical quality from beginning to end. I absolutely loved it! Just be ready for an emotional rollercoaster.

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ZoeJane620
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Re-reading this one before I watch the new Netflix series. I read it years ago and loved it. 💕

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Victoriahoperose
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This book ripped my heart out. I haven‘t cried during a book as much as this in a long time. This is a beautiful story about friendship, but it was so real. I felt so invested in Tully and Kate and I think it‘s because we got to see them grow up in this book. We really got to care about the characters and feel like they were a part of our family and our lives. I don‘t have anything bad to say about this one. I can‘t wait to watch the show!

Annie1215 I haven‘t read the book but just binged the show this weekend and really enjoyed it! 2y
Victoriahoperose @Annie1215 I‘m so happy you said that because I‘m so afraid I‘m going to watch the show and it‘s going to ruin it for me lol. I may start tonight! 2y
BookishMarginalia What a gorgeous kitty! #CatsofLitsy 2y
Victoriahoperose @BookishMarginalia thank you!!! One in the front is Bull and the sleepy one in the back is Gatsby 🥰 2y
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Oryx
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Tea, book, bag of pastries. Perfect Sunday activity? Someone needs to take the bag of pastries away from me.

Cathythoughts Enjoy ❤️ someone needs to take away my chocolate 🙄... it‘s Sunday , let‘s indulge 😁 2y
Amiable Sounds like the perfect Sunday to me! 😍 2y
squirrelbrain I‘ll have them instead of you - I really don‘t mind! 2y
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MsMelissa Did @squirrelbrain give you that mug? 😂 2y
squirrelbrain Do you know, I didn‘t even notice the mug! 🤦‍♀️ @MsMelissa 2y
LeahBergen Perfect! 👌🏻 2y
rabbitprincess @MsMelissa Haha I had a similar thought about the mug, that it would be perfect for @squirrelbrain ! It is super cute 🐿☕️ 2y
Caroline2 Oh how you getting on with the book? I‘ve just finished the TV series and the ending.....??? 😶 2y
Oryx @Caroline2 It's ok, the story engaging enough, but finding the writing a bit clunky. Not watched the series yet, thought I'd try the book first as it was 99p. Only at 31% so I can't shed any light on ending yet. Is the series worth watching? 2y
Caroline2 Apparently the books is quite different to the series so we‘ll see what you think. I liked it but it was a bit long winded. 2y
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Eggs
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Tully and Kate 🥰

#bestfriends #loveprevails

Mjm1 Loved the book and show. 2y
Eggs @Mjm1 Haven‘t seen show yet 2y
Mjm1 It‘s on Netflix. Not one I could watch with kids but I liked it. Stayed up too late watching it. 2y
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veebib
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"That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours."

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Barbie.Hudson
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This book carried me away and brought me into a universe of a friendship only few people probably experience. There are some challenges and feelings in their lifetime that may not get resolved but when things get hard they are always there for each other. A heartwarming and emotional read for sure.

Makes you wonder... Could you have had a Tully if you wouldn‘t have walked away? Do you have a Tully? 🤔

🌟🌟🌟🌟

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KaylaD

So firefly lane is a three part book series?? Nothing like reading the last book first!!🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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Butterfinger
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I rarely cry when I read. With this ending, I will be sobbing for awhile. What a beautiful and challenging friendship. I think I enjoyed it more than Beaches. The references to the music, TV, and movies make it even more memorable. I am literally a wreck right now.

TrishB I gave this to a friend after I‘d read and she rang me sobbing at the end and said what had I done to her! I think it‘s a good cathartic cry! ❤️ 2y
Butterfinger @TrishB are you watching the show on Netflix? It started on the 3rd. 2y
TrishB I haven‘t started, have you? I don‘t watch a lot of telly so I‘m really picky when I do and I‘ve seen mixed reviews. 2y
Butterfinger @TrishB no I haven't started. I like both actresses so I think I will start it, but I'm like you, I don't watch a lot. 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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It‘s #24in48 this weekend! Is anyone else playing along? This is my “hopefuls” list that I want to pull from, but knowing myself I might read zero of these. 🤷🏻‍♀️

candority I am! And I feel the same way about my tentative TBR 😂 We‘ll see what happens! 2y
MicheleinPhilly I‘ve never participated officially but I always seem to find myself reading a ton during them. 2y
Soubhiville I love this readathon! I always set the entire weekend aside for it. Good luck! 2y
vivastory Hi, Ashley 👋 11mo
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LazyLibrary
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Me while watching Netflix: “Why do I feel like I‘ve seen this before?” Me while digging through the library that is slowly beginning to infest an entire spare room: “oh...that‘s why” I really need to do inventory 😂#mypersonallibrary What‘s your home “library” look like?

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I've been meaning to read this for ages. I love the author and I have heard such good things.

Hopefully I'll finish it in time for the Netflix series being released on 3 Feb. 😊

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shaeleinfaye
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started my year off laughing & crying. not sure how I‘ll top this read🤍

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JHSiess
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╰☆☆ 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐞 ☆☆╮⁣⁣
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⁣𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐞 by 𝐊𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐡 has been adapted into a ten-part miniseries premiering on Netflix Feb. 3rd.⁣

𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐬 permitted me to preview the first 2 episodes! 👍👍 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐥 as Tully is a revelation &, as Kate, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞 is endearing & believable.⁣ I also enjoyed the virtual Q & A at which the 2 stars appeared, along with the author.

j9brown Oooh, great casting, looking forward to this! 2y
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JHSiess
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⁣⁣╰☆☆ 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐞 ☆☆╮⁣
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Have you read 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐞 by 𝐊𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐡? You still have time before the miniseries adaptation premieres on Netflix on Feb. 3.

I was chosen by Booksparks to screen the first 2 episodes in advance.

For 30 yrs, Tully & Kate buoy each other. They think they‘ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart & puts their courage and friendship to the test.⁣ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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meglynn86
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It took me longer than expected to finish this. Life has been crazy. However this book was great.
Two best friends who meet when they are young, going through life's adventures with them. The good bad and the ugly as I say. It was a Rollercoaster but I enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait to watch the new series on Netflix next week!!

#bookspinbingo

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I am SO excited to have gotten early access to the first two episodes of Firefly Lane.

A huge thanks to #Booksparks and #Netflix for this special invite! I am now on a behind-the-scene Zoom look at the newest book-to-screen series with stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke and show runner Maggie Friedman.