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The Bookshop at Water's End
The Bookshop at Water's End | Patti Callahan Henry
The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it... Bonny Blankenships most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Laineys mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
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smilingshelves
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And here are the spoils from my library bibliotherapy. I got more books than I can read before they're due (especially since I'm always trying to read my own books, too). But what's bibliotherapy without getting a lot of books??
#bookhaul #libraryhaul

Linsy Love Lab Girl! 💚💚💚 1mo
smilingshelves @Linsy It was checked out last time I went to the library, so I was happy to see it on the shelf today! 1mo
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Clwojick
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Flew through another quick audiobook while I was studying and finishing up my #MakersSwap gift. It‘ll be sent out no later than Thursday, just as soon as I can pick up one last thing that I just thought of ☺️ I hope my swapee likes what I put together! @LibrarianRyan

Audiobook 4/30

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 5mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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A nice little summer story, one I didn't have to think too hard on. Light with female friendships and relationships between mother and daughter plus a little bit of romance. I think the #bookclub will have some positive things to say about it tomorrow. 🌊

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Chelsea.Poole
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Had a sweet little lunch all to myself today. Shopped around and ate in a cute bakery following a doctor appointment this afternoon. Still whittling away at this one for #bookclub on Monday. #readandeat #bookishlunch

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Chelsea.Poole
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#bookclub is on Monday and I'm just now starting the selection for June. Seems like it will be a pretty quick read though. Perfect #summervibes so far! 🌊 #ebook #librarybook

Mamashep Henry‘s books are quick reads. 5mo
Chelsea.Poole @Mamashep I am finding this to be true! Thanks 😊 5mo
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SilversReviews
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#ReadingResolutions
@Jess7

SUMMERTIME READ

THE BOOK SHOP AT WATER'S END was a warm, inviting read bringing women together for what we do best - support each other.

This book was a delightful, summer treat.

And who doesn‘t love SUMMER and books about BOOKSHOPS?

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-bookshop-at-waters-end-by-patti.ht...

Crazeedi Oooohhhh, I have to read! I've been on a " reading books with *book* in the title" thank you for this one! 1y
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Bostonmomx2
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A little overwhelmed at the number of Library check outs I have right now. I‘ll probably finish the tagged book today but that still leaves 8, and some are due in just a few days. Good thing I can simply put them back on hold.

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Bostonmomx2
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Starting this today as it‘s due soonest.

SilversReviews Loved it. 1y
C.Perone So enjoyable!! 1y
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“I wanted to be done with the crying and the needing and the wanting and the disasters. But something told me that I would never be done with those things. They were right there mixed up the good and the laughter and the beauty and the magic.”

#QuotsyApril18 Day 10 #Laughter

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MicrobeMom
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Just finished listening to this one while knitting. I liked it not perfect but good. It had a slow lazy feel like a hot South Carolina day. It is all about mistakes and trying to over come them and finding yourself again.

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MicrobeMom
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Started listening to this I e a couple of days ago. Cute, fun, relaxing, and interesting so far! Makes me want summer! And we are getting snow her on Saturday. #readyforsummer

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Bookishthoughts I can't wait to read this book! How are you liking it so far? 2y
C.Perone @LazyDays I really liked it! 2y
Bookishthoughts @C.Perone 🙌 2y
peacegypsy @C.Perone beautiful! 😊🌸💐🌺🌼 2y
C.Perone @peacegypsy I thought so, too💫 2y
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JoScho Sadly that is very true 2y
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C.Perone
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“...sharing one book had allowed us to understand a bit about each other and form friendships.”

There‘s nothing like bonding over a book☺️

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😁

TrishB 😂😂 2y
Purrfectpages Love this! 2y
RaimeyGallant My dad needs to read this lol. 2y
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C.Perone
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GatheringBooks sad truth. but hopefully that won‘t be the case in the near future. 2y
C.Perone @GatheringBooks would be a dream job, for sure 😊 2y
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GatheringBooks i am loving the quotes you are sharing about this book. i am sufficiently intrigued. 🧐 2y
C.Perone @GatheringBooks Glad to hear that ☺️ It was a good read about 3 women at pivotal stages of their lives so the quotes abound! 2y
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LizzieChantree Love this quote as it's so true! 2y
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“Books. They were the only place in the world where I could be Piper and not Piper at the same time. I didn‘t have to leave myself, but I could be someone else entirely, without the hangover. ... I wanted to unzip myself and let the real Piper out to go find another life. And I could do that in a story—a good one, anyway.”

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“So glad to be in a cozy bookshop, in air-conditioned comfort, surrounded by stories...to find that in the chaos of the world there was still a place like this. A place where books were piled to the ceiling and tables were crowded with the paraphernalia of reading: bookmarks, reading lights, stationary, pens and framed quotes to inspire.”

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C.Perone
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“We are defined by the moods and whims of a wild tidal river surrounding our small town, cradling us in its curved basin.”

I ‘cheated‘ a little here and edited the post now that I‘ve been hooked by #LitsyChallenges so apologies if you seen this post before

#MarchInBooks #OpeningLine

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C.Perone
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Thwarted plans, connections to people, to places; these are the ways the universe guides us with impeccable timing to where we need to be.

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Sapphire
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I listened to this on audio. It's a sweet relationship book. It's a great book about small towns. It's a classic coming of age tale. It makes the reader long for place. I read it at the right time for me. The alternating perspectives of the mother and college age teen daughter gave voice to my fears and hopes. It touched me in reminding me many loving mom's and daughters don't understand each other.

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I was beginning to think I was going to have to give up reading chick-lit altogether as I‘ve either been underwhelmed by or loathed almost every book I‘ve read in this genre this year. Not so with this story of three women who come together at a river house to try to change their lives and reconcile their pasts. I liked the characters and cared about what happened to them.

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Kimiam
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This book was what I needed after my last read. I did not expect it to be as good as it was. A light easy story and book. The author writes well, can really turn a phrase, but.... I was looking for the "hook" and did not find it. I often do this after reading a really good book, the next one isn't great. I still thought the story was good, the characters well written and relatable. I wish I liked it more.

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Debiw781
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#bookhaul to help take my mind off the nasty #hurricane #irma coming this way. All of this stress makes for a #wildwednesday

#awesomeautumnbooks
@Jess7

Cinfhen Stay safe! Great books to keep you occupied 2y
RaimeyGallant My thoughts are with you. 2y
Nonaroo Be safe! 2y
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Bostonmomx2 Ooohhhh I want that one from pch. Been waiting on the library for forever. 2y
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 I can send it to you once I'm done if you haven't gotten it by then 2y
Debiw781 @Cinfhen @RaimeyGallant @Nonaroo thanks! It's been a nightmarish week but I finally read a book so things are getting better 2y
Bostonmomx2 @Debiw781 for reallys????? I would be THRILLED!!! 2y
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 ok then it's yours once I read it 😊 2y
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"The soul needs story and meaning to help us endure this life."

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What a wonderful end-of-summer read! Small beach-town setting. Multiple perspectives. Mother and daughters. Best friends. Older women befriending younger women. A mysterious event from the past. New and old romances. And a bookshop right in the center of it all. Lots of bookish references, although I could have used even more. And lyrical, thoughtful writing. Just right...

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Trying to squeeze in a couple more summer-y reads before September is here! This is one of them. Good so far!

Soubhiville Love that cover! 2y
Cinfhen Pretty pairing 💚💙 2y
christineandbooks @Soubhiville Me too! I love a great cover design. @Cinfhen Thanks! I have a thing for matching my bookmark to my book... 2y
Laura317 I try to pair my books and bookmarks too! It's a thing. 2y
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Eggs
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Great characters, liked the mystery aspects; but resolution left me Meh

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tammysue
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A juicy southern novel, and another fantastic summer read. It's main setting is a river||ocean cottage in Watersend, South Carolina which reunites the Summer Sisters for one heck of a 'sentimental' girls vacation before the cottage is put up for sale. The storyline is sizzling' with shocking family secrets, lifelong friendships, love.. and books, of course. 📚👓🎨🌻🌊🌾☀️

#thebookshopatwatersend #patticallahanhenry #southern #summer

SilversReviews Loved this book. 2y
tammysue Yes, very entertaining @SilversReviews!! One of the best I've read this year😊 2y
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mdm139
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Only managed to read 4 this month, but been very busy with the move #julyfaves #sizzlinsummerbooks #bestofjuly #jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

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heikemarie
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SilversReviews You are welcome. Enjoy!! 2y
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#bookshopbooks #summerread #porchreading #blameMrBook #TBRtemtationpost5
...I waited, not wanting to yank myself from the story I was reading and back into the real world. It took me a minute sometimes, the moving from one world to the next so quickly.
Yes😍📚👏

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heikemarie
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Hurray!! Thanks @SilversReviews !! Looking forward to this one after reading your review.

MrBook WOOHOO!!! Congratulations 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! 2y
Foragingfantasy Congrats, Go Heike!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Debiw781 Congrats!! 2y
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SilversReviews
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Review on my blog today. THE BOOK SHOP AT WATER'S END was a warm, inviting read bringing women together for what we do best - support each other. https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-bookshop-at-waters-end-by-patti.ht...

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BethFishReads
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Apparently few ppl are as anxiously waiting for the coffee shop to open as I am. Listening to this book. To get me through

Bette How is it? I just got mine from the library. 2y
BethFishReads @Bette enjoying it so far but I haven't had much listening time 2y
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specklife
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Read this one based on Joshilyn Jackson's recommendation. Love getting a peek at writers' reading lives!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Just released. Bonny's most treasured memories are of summers spent with her best friend, Lainey, in Watersend, SC. They'd always visit the local bookshop. Then Lainey's mom disappeared & everything changed. Fast-forward: Bonny's ER doctor career is threatened & her marriage crumbles. With troubled daughter, Piper, she heads home & is joined by Lainey, where they unite with bookshop owner Mimi. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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SilversReviews
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Giveaway and spotlight until July 20. Giveaway courtesy of Penguin Random House. GOOD LUCK. Enter at this link. https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/07/giveaway-and-spotlight-of-bookshop-at....

charissharpe US entries only 😔 looks good! 2y
SilversReviews Thanks for adding about the USA entries ONLY, thechroniclesofCarrie. I am reading it now and am LOVING it. 2y
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