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Mrs. Saint and the Defectives
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
Critically acclaimed author Julie Lawson Timmer returns with a tale of how community can heal the brokenness in all of us. Markie, a fortysomething divorc?e who has suffered a humiliating and very public fall from marital, financial, and professional grace, moves, along with her teenage son, Jesse, to a new town, hoping to lick her wounds in private. But Markie and Jesse are unable to escape the attention of their new neighbor Mrs. Saint, an irascible, elderly New European woman who takes it upon herself, along with her ragtag group of defectives, to identify and fix the flaws in those around her, whether they want her to or not. What Markie doesnt realize is that Mrs. Saint has big plans for the divorc?es broken spirit. Soon, the quirky yet endearing woman recruits Markie to join her eccentric community, a world where both hidden truths and hope unite them. But when Mrs. Saints own secrets threaten to unravel their fragile web of healing, its up to Markie to mend these wounds and usher in a new era for the defectivesone full of second chances and happiness.
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Maria514626
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Pickpick

Mrs. Saint is pushy, nosy and bossy. She also has a big heart. The MC, Markie, did annoy me at times.

The author explains physical characteristics just enough to flesh out the characters. #2019favorite

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Maria514626
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F, J, O and X are left. Now to check by TBR pile. 😁 #litsyatoz

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Maria514626
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
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Just starting this one for #24b4monday.

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jenniferajanes
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I love this #quote !

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jenniferajanes
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Mehso-so

The storyline wasn‘t gripping throughout, but the “mysteries” were wrapped up nicely at the end. I also felt better about the characters when the book ended than I did during most of the book. I went back and forth from liking it to wanting to abandon it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

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jenniferajanes
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This is the book I started at the end of the weekend. I‘m disappointed in my progress since the holiday ended and real life started again. What are your best tips for getting more reading done during the work week? #readinglife

Melismatic I commute on a train 1 hr so each way so that‘s where most of reading happens. And the walking to/from/on lunch are for audiobooks. 12mo
saltwaterlit Audiobooks are a lifesaver for me - I listen in the car, when I‘m exercising or walking somewhere, and during slow moments at work 🙊. Otherwise I really only have time to read before bed! 12mo
jenniferajanes @Melismatic Awesome! I‘m jealous of your commute. 😂 I work from home, so I need to see how I can squeeze “commute” time in! 12mo
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jenniferajanes @saltwaterlit That‘s me! I read before bed, but I‘m often so tired it doesn‘t last long. I do listen to audiobooks, but I need to see where I can squeeze more listening (and/or reading time) in. I need exercise too, so that‘s a thought. 🤔 Thank you! 12mo
SassyBrit Thanks for your warm welcome! 💕 i listen to audiobooks when I‘m doing housework lol 12mo
jenniferajanes @SassyBrit You‘re welcome! Yes, audiobooks make it more fun, don‘t they? 12mo
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Beckys_Books
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
Mehso-so

After years of accepting her husband's bad behavior Markie's marriage is over because the money is all gone. She and her son Jesse move into a bungalow with the nosy Mrs. Saint as a neighbor. Markie is frustrated by Mrs Saint's meddling into the lives of others while being so secretive about her own. This should be a feel good book, but it left me disappointed.

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Beckys_Books
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Starting a new book while we drive to dinner. It so annoys my husband that I never go anywhere without reading material.

LoverofLit I'm the same way. Book or kindle in my purse always! I rant to my husband all the time that it's perfectly acceptable to play on your phone at social events so why can't I read?! 😊 1y
BiblioLitten @LoverofLit I know, right! 😏 14mo
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Pelican71
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I truly enjoyed reading this book. We should all have a Mrs. Saint in our lives.

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Lcsmcat
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“To start over in a place where she could stop at the gas station without worrying that people would see what she was driving now. Run to the grocery store without suffering the pitying looks from across the produce aisle, the whispers in the deli aisle.” #needgroceries #scenefromabook @JoeStalksBeck

JoeStalksBeck Omg this great!👏👏👏👏 2y
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lisbeth1982
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At first, funny and heartwarming then by chapter 6 it gets sad, repetitive, and boring. Hopefully it gets better. More Mrs. Saint please!

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Constantly_AG
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Pickpick

Just wrapped this one up. It was so good!😍

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Laura317
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I loved this book of of Defectives, misfits, unwanted and the Mrs. Saint that brings them together. It's a feel goo story of second chances, redemption and love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 stars.

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Laura317
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Sitting in a hotel room in Alabama getting my #LitsyParttofOne on! This is also another #litsytbr book for Kindle.

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Eggs
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Halfway through, I felt like it was veering off into tangents. But the last few chapters brought it all together nicely 👌🏻

Megabooks I have this on audio. 2y
Eggs @Booksandcooks Did you enjoy it and the narrator? Are your audios from library or another source? 2y
Megabooks @Eggs I've listened to a bit. The narrator is good so far. It was inexplicably on audible, so I got it there. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Pickpick

I thought this was going to be a light read when I started it, and in some ways it is. But it's deeper than that, and yet also flawed. The twist and all the information dump at the end seemed awkward. But overall a good story and a reminder not to judge others by our standards. Between pick and so-so, but going with pick.

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Lea
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
Bailedbailed

I bailed. It wasn't very interesting and Markie wasn't very likable.

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BookishMarginalia
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Current #commuteread

Lcsmcat I'm reading this on my kindle. How is it as audio? I can hear Mes. Saint's voice in my ear as I read. 2y
Lea My current commute listen too! 2y
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Elizabeth2
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this book. It had such potential. I didn't like the main character though and that was hard to get past. I found her to be inconsistent. She put up with a lot from her husband, blaming herself for too many of their problems (which made me want to shake her), but then stood up to Mrs. Saint, to the point of being rude, with no problem. Her parenting style made me cringe. Overall, the rest of the quirky characters redeem the story.

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Lcsmcat
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I'm at a choir conference this weekend so not much time to read. But a got a few minutes in on this one.

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Elizabeth2
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Time for some fun! This was a Kindle deal that looked light. Trying to cram in a few more summer reads. The craziness of fall sports and back to school is upon our household and my reading time is so very limited.

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Samwise_Gamgee
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Sunday morning calls for homemade iced lattes. #currentlyreading

Jess7 Is this good? 2y
Samwise_Gamgee @Jess7 I'm about halfway through, it's a bit slow going but I'm enjoying the characters so I'm still reading. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Started this on my lunch break today, and so far it's meeting my need for something light.

batsy Love the cover! 2y
Lcsmcat @batsy That's the eBook cover. I like it too. 2y
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elleinadarat
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
Pickpick

This book was so great. I really liked it a lot.

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webhau1
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
Pickpick

Overall I thought this was a good book. I had some issues with how much was crammed into the very last chapters. There are some nice people to meet in the story and inspired thoughts of how people can make a difference for others. This was a book I read on the Kindle through the Kindle first option and somehow I thought the title said Detectives rather than Defectives. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to catch my error😩

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mskbp
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Mrs. Saint and the Defectives is the story of Markie, a recently divorced mother. From the moment she moves into her rented house, nosy Mrs. Saint is making suggestions and sending her employees to help Markie, despite her protests. Markie views Mrs. Saint as bossy and intrusive, and is determined to stand on her own. Mrs. Saint and her defectives have a few secrets and Markie's curiosity inches her closer to becoming a member of this community.

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MedaReadsAlot
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
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Loved- heart warming story about the healing power of community and our responsibility to others. Will definitely be looking for more books by this author.

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Smashlee
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Oh Amazon, you are a wiley mynx...you lure me in with a monthly free book and I end up buying 3 more. #sorry #notsorry

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Samwise_Gamgee
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#kindlefirst choice for July

Laura317 I picked the same book! 2y
Eyelit Same! 2y
sprainedbrain Mine too! 2y
webhau1 Me too! 2y
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Bakingbookworm
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Happy Canada Day, eh! Let's celebrate with a book from an author who originally hails from Stratford, Ontario. Mrs Saint and the Defectives has been chosen as a Kindle First Pick which means for the next month it's only $1.99 for people who sign up for the Kindle First newsletter and free for Prime members. It's a story about family and second chances told with humour and heart. My review: http://bit.ly/2t2vFGI

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Bakingbookworm
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
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I'm so excited to get this advanced copy from one of my favourite authors!! I love that she switches things up but still has the focus on family connections. If you haven't read her yet start with Five Days Left. *sigh*. It was so good.