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Into the Wilderness
Into the Wilderness: #1 in the Wilderness series | Sara Donati
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The first in Sara Donati's bestselling Wilderness series, this epic novel of love and adventure interweaves the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two outsiders from different worlds. When Elizabeth Middleton leaves England to join her father and brother in a remote mountain village on the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to establish a school. It is December 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced and meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered - a white man dressed like a Native American, tall and lean and unsettling in his honesty. He is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as 'Between-Two-Lives'. Determined to provide schooling for all the village children - white, black and Native American - Elizabeth is soon at odds with the slave owners, as well as her own father, who insists she marry local doctor Richard Todd. Such an alliance could save her father from financial ruin, but would call into question the ownership of Hidden Wolf, the mountain where Nathaniel, his father, and a small group of Native Americans live and hunt . . . 'One of those rare stories that lets you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place' Diana Gabaldon
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Chrissyreadit
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@MicrobeMom in honor of your birthday and shopping spree courtesy of husband, here are my picks for you- also I skimmed your read list and did not see any of these on it but I May have overlooked a few. I will create a tag for each 🎂🥳😘

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Chrissyreadit
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@MicrobeMom is choosing litsy recommendations to create her own bookish challenge and asking anyone inclined to recommend a favorite read to her.
Stacey I did not realize how similar our taste is (or I did and forgot) so am recommending 4 books I absolutely love but did not see on your have read list.

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MicrobeMom Thanks you Chrissy!! I have read Graceling but I will check out the other three! We have very similar taste! 3mo
BookHoarder32 @MicrobeMom if you haven‘t read Fire (in the Graceling series) I highly recommend it :) 3mo
MicrobeMom @BookHoarder32 thank you but I did read that one too! 3mo
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annahenke
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Glad to participate in the #deweyoct #readathon!

1. Minneapolis, Minnesota
2. Fire by Kristin Cashore - rereading in anticipation of new series release!
3. Hot cocoa
4. I love to sing!!
5. Read more!!

Maria514626 👋 Hi from Alexandria, MN! (edited) 5mo
annahenke @Maria514626 well hello neighbor! 5mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#favoritesettings
old New York- both City and Upstate
Magical Gardens
Magical Castles
New Orleans
Fae strongholds

sblbooks 💚 old New York 2y
AmyG Yes to New York!!!! 2y
megnews I love Old New York too! 2y
HOTPock3tt Fae strongholds! 🙌🏽🎉💖 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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Congratulations to @TheLudicReader and thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!
This was hard- because my answer is often genre based. I‘ve read Into The Wilderness, Pawn of Prophecy and Betsy Tacy more times than I can count- because they are amazing.
2. I recommend all of the above as well as The Color Of Water and lately Spillover because they are all great books.

TheLudicReader Awesome selections. The only one I am familiar with is Into the Wilderness. Thanks for participating. 2y
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rachaich
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Pickpick

Wow! What a tale. It chronicles a year of Elizabeth's life, her falling in love with a guy, their subsequent life... full of history and love and fighting and alsorts!
An epic saga!

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rachaich
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Cor, it's a page turner!

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rachaich
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Blimey. This is a chunkster of a book! 876 pages to be exact 🤔😱😳
Chosen by a book club and we've allowed 6 weeks for this one! Plus she's promised it's got some saucy love in it! 😆😜.
We shall see...

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Chrissyreadit
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Congratulations @LaurenAshley on your 50k milestone! Thanks for offering the #la50k giveaway! Here are some of my favorite things- my family on the last night of Frozen jr- last day before shutdown, two loved books and pets!

keys_on_fire Omg Pawn of Prophecy (really, the whole series) is one of my absolute favs! Can‘t go too long without rereading and visiting with those old friends! 3y
blank I've never heard of those books, but I'm loving the Frozen costume and your fur babies! 3y
Reggie Do ya‘ll break into random singing of Let it Go? Nice post. 3y
Chrissyreadit @Reggie so funny! We do occasionally! 3y
Chrissyreadit @keys_on_fire in my house too!! It‘s my sons favorite series also. 3y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Easing into the day with some quiet reading time on the patio...

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TracyReadsBooks
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Starting the new month with a book by a new-to-me author. I don‘t remember how I came across it but it certainly sounds intriguing and once I start, I should find myself transported to 1792 New York.

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Chrissyreadit
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@Lizpixie I love your giveaway idea!!! Here are my 3 favorite books in my 3 favorite genres. It was not easy to choose! #lizpixies3X3giveaway Congratulations on 300K! Here‘s to 300 more!

Crazeedi I loved donati's series! 3y
Lizpixie Thanks for entering!🙌 Pawn of Prophecy is a popular choice already, it‘s one of my favourites too❤️ 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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#bookbasketgiveaway I changed this twice... but if I wanted a theme it would be warm socks, warm blanket, fire starters, bug repellant, first aid kit, hiking boots, a fun basket to carry supplies in, nuts, water, and of course a book to read. I love your idea @LaraReads !

LaraReads Great idea! I love this! Such a good theme! Thank you so much for entering. Happy New Year! 💕🥂🎉 (edited) 3y
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teainthelibrary
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Pickpick

I really, really enjoyed this epic romance! Similar to Outlander, it‘s sprawling, rich, and dramatic with a strong love story. Sara Donati has created amazing and well written characters, within a beautiful setting. I savored this story. I‘m excited for the second book!

Kimberlone Did you notice the Outlander connection in this book? I also really liked this book, but for some reason haven‘t been inclined to continue with the series. 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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#7days7covers day 3

Feel free to join in! Post a cover each day- no explanation.

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Kboltz
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Mehso-so

I read this book because Claire and Jaime from Outlander are mentioned. This novel takes place in New York with the fight for land with the Mohawks and the people of Paradise. Problem with this book is that it has no action other than a hidden gold supply and angry men fighting over money and land. The lead character Elizabeth has a backbone but this book is too long and after page 500 I just needed it to end. Elizabeth is NOT Claire!:)

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Q84
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These are some of my favorite books but not a complete list of in any particular order. That would just be way to difficult. This was hard enough.

@brit91 #top5

brit91 💖💖💖💖💖 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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1. Does depend on genre though...
2. Avengers
3. Corn and cucumbers (grilled corn, cucumbers in vegan sour cream with salt and pepper)
4. 12 first cousins.
5. Everyone screenshot and share!
#friyayintro

Bookzombie Your cucumber dish sounds yummy. Our family does cucumber and onions in a vinegar solution. Not really pickled but sort of. 4y
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EmilieGR
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Last of the Mohicans meets outlander!

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Chrissyreadit
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1. Into the Wilderness
2. Pawn of Prophecy, Betsy Tacy
3. Goodreads and Litsy
4. My daughter going to Prom
5. Everyone join in!!!
#wonderouswednesday

Eggs Lovely 😊 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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1. Sara Donati
2. David Eddings
3. Jane Austen
4. Truman Capote
5. Ann Bishop

britt_brooke Nice choices! 4y
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margreads
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Taking advantage of the #popuppark to catch up on a #reread of an old favourite #summer #summerdays

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margreads
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Over at Sara Donati's Facebook page they are just starting a series reading. This series bought together a group of my most enduring online friendships and I will see most of them again in May
#readalong

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Chrissyreadit
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The book includes travel by #sleighride in Upstate NY during the late 1700‘s- Definitely a #winterwonderland This is one of my all time favorite books, book series and authors. Rosina Lippi is very friendly and has great real life conversations via social media.

TrishB Stacked because this looks good 👍🏻 4y
Chrissyreadit @TrishB yay! I hope you LOVE it too! 4y
Cinfhen Oh God!!!! You‘re getting @TrishB involved in another series😂😂😂 4y
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Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen this series is so good! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
TEArificbooks Love this series, especially the Outlander cross over 4y
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s on the list! 4y
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Kalalalatja
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Birthday mail pt. 1/3

First of all, I‘m overwhelmed and full of gratitude for all the wonderful and thoughtful gifts and messages I have received today!

This is from the generous @Cinfhen aka my Litsy mom ❤️ thank you! I excited by all the books! And while I don‘t understand Niki‘s aversion to books, I do understand er wish to go to Arizona 😄

All the love to you Cindy ❤️

Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️so nice 4y
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 🥂 4y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Happy birthday & many many more 🥳😘🥰 4y
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Avanders ♥️♥️♥️ Happy birthday!! 🎂🎊 4y
llwheeler Happy birthday! 4y
BarbaraBB Great gifts! 4y
vamp Great 📚 4y
mrp27 Happy Birthday!! May your day be filled with lots of love and books! 🎉📚🎂 4y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚😘📚😘📚😘 4y
KirstieE Happy birthday !!!✨🎉 4y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen thank you again my sweet friend 💕 @MicheleinPhilly @Avanders @llwheeler @mrp27 @LeahBergen @KirstieE thank you all! I had a great day ☺️ 4y
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Saknicole
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Some of you may remember my horror at realizing my copy of Into the Wilderness was missing 30 pages. What to do with such a book? 🔥 Well it's been sitting in my kindling pile for months! Tonight we had a power outage and in honor of #bannedbookweek I figured I'd snap a shot of the burn. Don't burn books y'all, except of course in times like these. Don't worry I own the ebook now 😉

Kimberlone Yes! Alaska status!! 5y
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Saknicole
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Thank you @DebbieGrillo for the lovely box (can't wait to see what's inside!!), it was delivered ages ago while I was gone this summer, but I have neglected the litsy posting, sorry! #TCPS #teachersoflitsy

DebbieGrillo Glad it has arrived and I hope it makes your start up a bit brighter! 5y
Kimberlone What did you get?!! 5y
Saknicole @Kimberlone I don't know yet... Oh the mystery! It's a teacher's swap for the beginning of the year and we are all supposed to open them on Sept. 3rd! So I'll know soon! 5y
DebbieGrillo Hey!!! It is opening day! 5y
Saknicole @DebbieGrillo I know! I can't wait to get home from my labor day trip tonight to open it! 😍 5y
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Saknicole
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It may be hard to see, but please share my horror in discovering that there are 30 missing pages in my paperback! I was reading in a tent in Glennallen at the time of this horror and was so thankful to be in cell service to download the ebook right away! #readinghorrorstory #wtf #missingpages #thatpartwasimportant #printingmistakes

CaliforniaCay This happened to me before! I was flabbergasted and devastated. I waited for months before buying another copy of the book. But luckily, the one with the missing pages is now repourposed and used for bookish art 🤗 5y
RaimeyGallant Oh no! 5y
Saknicole @CaliforniaCay good idea to use it for book art! 5y
BiblioLitten Has happened to me too...very frustrating. But bookish art is a good idea! 5y
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Saknicole
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@Murphytall and I hiked the 33 mile Chilkoot trail this week! We stayed 5 night on the historic trail, leaving lots of time for reading! Along for the miles were Canery Row and the first half of Into the Wilderness (sorry @Kimberlone ). Megan lugged the weighty House of Spirits on the trail! This is at Happy Camp, the morning after we summited 🏔 #hiking #backpacking #nature #alaska #canada #chilkoot

Kimberlone Now you need to finish that book! 5y
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Ellebeekay
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Having surgery on Tuesday and I‘m a little nervous so I had to get my kindle loaded with some comfort reads and a couple of new ones. I‘ll probably read for 5 minutes but I feel better being prepared. 😂

TrishB Hope all goes well . 5y
Jas16 How everything goes smoothly. I will be thinking of you 5y
rubyslippersreads Good luck—books are very therapeutic. 😊 5y
readordierachel Looks like you're well prepared. Sending good thoughts. 5y
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inthegreensandblues
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I was reading Into the Wilderness while I was on vacation the past couple of weeks. It was fun to be in a mountain setting along with the characters; I imagined some of the ponds described in the book, where the main character learns to swim and bathes (brr!) to be something like this. 😊

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Chrissyreadit
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1. Into The Wilderness
2. Miso Soup and veggie fried rice
3. Psyche reruns
4. Tuesday‘s over but anyone else who likes these questions....

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Chrissyreadit
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2. Jo and Professor Bhaer 3. Sunflowers 4. Vegan dark chocolate truffles 5. Red

Clare-Dragonfly Professor Bhaer 😍 5y
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Chrissyreadit
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Wondering what some favorite Love Stories are in honor of Valentine‘s Day? Or favorite couples? One of my all time favorite couples are Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. My favorite books would be Outlander and Into The Wilderness.

cathysaid Favorite couple would be Hepburn and Tracy. Favorite love story would be in 5y
Chrissyreadit @cathysaid I do not know that book. Will need to check it out. 5y
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CocoReads Such a good book. And #truth 6y
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Hazel0303
Pickpick

I wish that the last 200-250 pages could have been cut, but overall I thought this was a great read. This was a little outside my comfort zone and had some very large similarities to Outlander, but different enough to recommend to all Outlander fans. I won't be carrying on with the remaining books in the series as the first was good enough for me.

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AcrossMisselMoor
Mehso-so

A decent book. I enjoyed it enough to finish it, but just not enough to be interested in the sequel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Book #7 in 2017!

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Hazel0303
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31.5 weeks pregnant and only one comfortable position available. Doing a lot of reading today. About 200 pages into 'into the wilderness' and re-reading #ACOTAR before #ACOWAR comes out. 👍🏻

Bakingbookworm I'm thinking of rereading Into the Wilderness. I was hoping to wait and start the series in the summer while on holiday. I don't think I can wait that long though! 6y
Hazel0303 I know what you mean @Bakingbookworm I know I won't get much reading in once the baby is born so I'm trying to finish it before then! I find it very interesting that Diana Gabaldon gave it a rave review and then you see her review in Goodreads and it's two stars. It's impossible not to compare this with Outlander. It's different enough to keep my interest though. 6y
Bakingbookworm @Hazel0303 That's odd that she gave it a low rating on GR. Sara and Diana are friends apparently. While I love Claire and Jamie Gabaldon is too wordy. I loved Donati's writing style much more. And Claire & Jamie are mentioned in the 1st book too which is kind of cool. :) 6y
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Hazel0303 I could not agree more about Outlander's wordiness @Bakingbookworm and how Donati's book moves with a much better pace. I guess her GR review is how she personally feels and her review for the book cover and insert is more of how she sees the book professionally. That bad review being public knowledge though has to be weird for Donati. 6y
Bakingbookworm I guess I just don't get why she wouldn't like it. It's a great story with strong characters and adventure. Kind of like her own series. Hmmm. 6y
krismac Two awesome books you got there! 6y
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Hazel0303
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Just me, my baby bump, 4 pillows and a heating pad. #31weekspregnant #yay

britt_brooke Cute bump! 6y
krismac And a great book! Love that series! 6y
Bakingbookworm I adore that series!!!! And your 'bump' is pretty darn adorable too. Enjoy the book. I want to buy trade paperbacks of that series but can't seem to find all the books in print. Grr. 6y
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annahenke Great series!! 6y
Bookish_B I have this but am a little afraid to tackle it because of its size 😳 6y
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Ellebeekay
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#17booklove
Often recommended by me for lovers of historical fiction

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Karenlovesbooks
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Mehso-so

This book was ok. I was disappointed I didn't enjoy it more, because it had many elements that I like, especially the strong female characters. At some point, I will try the next in the series. I thought Donati's The Gilded Hour was much more interesting. On a fun note, I was so excited this morning to collect Jeeves and Sapphire in my kitten collector game! 😻😻
#LRC8 #over400pages #LitsyReadingChallenge #historicalfiction

LindaGrace812 I used to play that game! It was such fun! Maybe I'll download it again. 💕 6y
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sarielizbeth
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Thank you @RestingBodiceFace for the awesome package! I have not read either of these books and I love all of the little notes! I can't wait to get started on these!

@BookishMarginalia
#cupidgoespostal
#valentinesgiftexchange

RestingBodiceFace Yay! We seem to have a lot of interests I common so I hope you love them too. 😊 6y
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TheGretchenShow
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Audiobook-in'! I'll admit that when I saw this cover art, I thought it was going to be a light romance set in early America. It is not. It is a wonderfully complex story of many people with so much more depth than I hoped for!!

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RestingBodiceFace
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Pickpick

Sometimes you open the pages of a book and it's like coming home. You know the feeling… the one where you want to get comfortable, settle in, and stay awhile. This is that kind of book.
Great writing, satisfying storylines, and interesting characters. Along with my love for #Outlander, who would have ever guessed that historical romances would be at the top of my list?
#historicalromance #romance #IntoTheWilderness

Foragingfantasy Lovely. Adding to my list. 6y
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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Good read. A bit disjointed in some areas but didn't take away the fun of reading. Plus there was a reference to Claire, Jamie, and Ian. That's automatically a win for me.
#readeverydayeverywhere
#nslittens
#paramediclitten

Meg11726 I never finished this series. But mom did and she really enjoyed them. And I agree, she won me over when she referenced my favorite book and characters. Also, great picture! 6y
KVanRead Pretty photo!🍂 6y
Shemac77 Thanks! @KVanRead @Meg11726 I'll definitely read the next one solely because they referenced Outlander. And it makes me want to reread them again!! 6y
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Shemac77
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"....Blessed are those wise in the ways of books, for theirs is the kingdom of righteousness and fair play...."

Indeed.

#readeverydayeverywhere
#nslittens
#paramediclitten

annahenke Such a good book! I need to start the next one in the series! 7y
Shemac77 @Meg11726 recommended it to me based on my love for the Outlander series. It's pretty good so far. Not Outlander but still a good read. @annahenke 7y
annahenke Agreed 7y
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Hazel0303 I bought this bc of the Outlander connection also @Shemac77 and @annahenke I hope it doesn't disappoint! 7y
Shemac77 And Claire, Jamie, and Ian were just referenced. I almost burst into tears. Makes me think I should read the series again (for the 4th or 5th time, I'm losing count). @Hazel0303 @annahenke 7y
annahenke Yes, there's a cameo! I've really enjoyed this series for what it is. You've just got to go into it from that viewpoint. @Hazel0303 7y
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Shemac77
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When you're trying to read in bed but land shark has a different idea.
#readeverydayeverywhere
#nslittens

Eyelit 😸😂 7y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha! Been there! They are incorrigible aren't they! 7y
kspenmoll A constant battle in my house too! 7y
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Texreader 😂😂😂 7y
Dragon Cute cat 🐱 7y
LauraBeth 😻😻 7y
Bette Shark-kitty! 🐱❤️ 7y
cant_remove_my_account 😁 Yep, definitely been there 7y
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