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The Family Next Door
The Family Next Door | Sally Hepworth
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A novel about desperate mothers, secrets among neighbors, and things women keep hidden in a suburban drama from the author of The Mother's Promise. Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie and her family. Essie is a new mother, but few of her friends know that in a moment of maternal despair: she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better. But she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby. When a new woman moves next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in this neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married, with kids? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essies friends disapprove, it starts to become clear that Isabelles choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence might bring even more secrets to light.
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LiteraryinLititz
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An engaging and satisfying read! This is my second book by Hepworth and I like her style. She sort of reminds me of Liane Moriarty. At first it was hard keeping the characters straight but then later I had no problem. I was surprised by how everything turned out. Overall, I recommend it!

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Readswithcoffee
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I enjoyed this story about a neighborhood full of people with secrets. It reminded me of Big Little Lies, which I liked immensely. This is my second Sally Hepworth novel and I have reserved more of her books at my library.

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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saguarosally
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I‘m amused by Ange‘s perspectives on social media and her addiction to it. Therefore I will use social media to say something boring and post a picture taken in front of a Dumpster while waiting for someone to photograph a brick wall. (This post fueled by way too much social media and Cafe Bustelo.)

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Madison91
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Amazing. Would recommend! And will forever buy whatever book sally Hepworth releases

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TheCuriousHousecat
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This book had so much promise and just turned into a suburban melodrama. There was little reality and lots of overblown plot. Like I said it hooked me in the beginning but quickly disappointed. ⭐️⭐️🌛 for trying.

AntoinetteBuchanan I didn‘t enjoy it either. Have read 3 of hers now and they were all underwhelming 10mo
TheCuriousHousecat @AntoinetteBuchanan oh in that case I don‘t think I‘ll bother with any more of her books. I need more from a story than what this book has to offer. 9mo
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Jemgirl2014
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I really enjoyed this one! Each character has such an intriguing story that I couldn't help but be drawn in. The twist at the end...All I can say is that I did not see it coming. Not a complete mind bender but still a satisfying conclusion to the book.

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SilversReviews
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#manicmonday
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@JoScho

1. (The) Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth.

2. F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. Passing on the TV or Movie.

4. French Fries.

Thanks for the fun.

JoScho Yay fries 🍟❤️ 1y
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Ashley85
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Well, this took an unexpected turn! It reminded me a little of The Perfect Mother with the multiple storylines, but I enjoyed this one better. This was my second Sally Hepworth book and I‘m liking her writing so far. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JennyM
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5 | #ABBAInAugust

#IDoIDoIDoIDoIDo think this reads very Liane Moriarty-esq. I needed a simple palate cleanser and this is just that.

Cinfhen Nice photo 🌸🌷🌺didn‘t love this book, I know I read it but I don‘t remember it at all😞 (edited) 2y
JennyM @Cinfhen it‘s not overly memorable, and I‘m sure I‘ll have no clue in a month what it was about. However, right now, it is easy reading for my tired little brain 😊 2y
Cinfhen Exactly!! I‘ve read PLENTY of books like that👍🏻 2y
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Meredith3 Easy reading is always nice! 2y
emilyhaldi It scares me sometimes how many books I remember so little of... 😳 2y
Mdargusch I love Moriarty so this one appeals to me. 👍🏼 2y
Reviewsbylola Sometimes palate cleansers are just what I need! 2y
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kellock
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I started off thinking i wasnt going to like this but I ended up loving it. Not the most challenging of reads but definitely had enough gasp inducing twists to make it a page turner

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kellock
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Not my usual kinda read but I thought I'd give it a try. Also enjoying my photo which makes my kindle look like it's floating.

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elliebatey
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Don't know why this book has mixed reviews I loved it and finished it within 2 days 📚 loved the chapters from different characters but was still easy to follow the story line with twists and turns along the way 👌🏼

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elliebatey
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Starting this and hoping it is as amazing as big little lies 📚

rather_be_reading cute lights and banner 2y
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Jeanne_S
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Good summer read.

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MyNamesParadise
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I absolutely loved this book!! It‘s #BigLittleLies without the murder mystery. The main plot didn‘t go where I thought it would, but it was pleasantly surprising, in that it wasn‘t totally out of left field. These women really had a lot of drama going on in their lives. I will definitely be reading (or listening) to more Sally Hepworth!!

saresmoore 🤗 I haven‘t caught a post from you in a while! 2y
MyNamesParadise @saresmoore I honestly haven‘t been posting as much. I‘ve been so busy and keep forgetting to post when I finish something. :( I miss Litsy a lot 2y
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crazyspine
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My reading spot for the weekend
The Family Next Door reminds me a little of Big Little Lies. I guess because they're both Australian and about keeping secrets. Good read!

readordierachel Lovely spot! 2y
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Lkm
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It was just ok to me

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Bostonmomx2
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I give this 3 - 3-1/2 Stars. It was a good read but not great. I wasn‘t expecting the twist in Essie‘s story at all. Overall I enjoyed it and it was a pretty quick read.

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ShellBell1021
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An obvious choice for those who liked Big Little Lies!

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Lkm
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I‘m just starting this book.

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Bostonmomx2
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Starting this one next. Have lots to do today so may not get much of it read but hope to get a good start.

rather_be_reading added to tbr 2y
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RadicalReader
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Looking forward to getting into my library haul tomorrow this book grabbed me in the beginning but unfortunately fell after the first couple of chapters willing to try her other books to see if I enjoy them more #SallyHepworth #Suspense #Books #Library

RadicalReader @saguarosally I will definitely check it out thanks for the recommendation!! This is why I love Litsy because of all the wonderful books that are discovered because of Littens 2y
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RadicalReader
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Just picked this up from the inter library loan can‘t wait to share this Thrilling Adventure with the lovely Littens of Litsy #Thriller #Suspense #Book #Library #SallyHepworth

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Jerdencon
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Today's ice skating lesson read.... thanks to netgalley.
Of course it's the first nice warm day we've had in months and im sitting in a cold ice arena!

CSeydel ⛸😍 2y
LiteraryinLititz Oh, the irony. 😋 2y
RadicalReader @Jerdencon gotta love it nice day and enjoying the ice rink weather 2y
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thereadingowlvina
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Bailedbailed

Soooo boring! I just couldn't continue reading this anymore. I bailed at page 120. Waiting for the suspense that never came.

❔ How many pages will you read before you decided to bail a book?

Swe_Eva I don't have a specific number of pages, but when I feel it's a chore to pick up and continue a book, it gets booted. There are too many books in the world that I DO want to read to spend time on ones that don't give me anything back. 2y
thereadingowlvina @LT_eva Thanks for sharing! Yes, you're right. There are too many books in this world and I sure do not want to waste time on those that aren't good 😁 2y
ReadZenRites I have a family friend who says I should give a book 50 pages before bailing. If it‘s really bad that‘s more than enough.🙄 2y
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JenFowler Its soo hard to give up! But it is such a relief when you do. Reading isn't supposed to be a chore, its supposed to be something you enjoy. When I start to forget that I know I'm wasting time on the wrong books. 2y
thereadingowlvina @ReadZenRites 50 pages is fair enough especially when it comes to suspense/ thriller. Things should get intense by then 😅 2y
thereadingowlvina @JenFowler Yes, you're right! I used to finish books that I don't like. But I felt so crappy after that. Wasted so much on lousy books. I had to force myself to quit books that are wasting my time 😐 2y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This was a 4⭐ popular fiction read for me! I wasn't crazy about the writing in the beginning but then the plot developed and it got stronger. I really liked how the author wrote realistically about motherhood/parenthood and its all-consuming demands. She had me imagining the worst about everyone at various intervals and I enjoyed all the twists! A fast, enjoyable and relaxing book.

RadicalReader @MommyWantsToReadHerBook what book are you most looking forward to reading this year? 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @RadicalReader I'll probably put The Heart's Invisible Furies on my birthday list after everything I've read on Litsy about it! But there are so many others I'm dying to read too, like Idaho, Tangerine, The Great Alone... 2y
RadicalReader @MommyWantsToReadHerBook the great alone from just the title sounds absolutely wonderful 2y
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thereadingowlvina
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So true! I have so many fond memories of my grandparents! They were awesome 💕💕💕

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thereadingowlvina
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Yup! That's how we do it here in Calgary. We have winter weather for Spring season 🌨🌻🌨🌻
Started my current read yesterday. It's ok so far.

Happy Weekend everyone!!! 🙋💕💖

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Poor Mr Biswas is falling apart and first needs to be glued, and I'm about 70% done with Kristin Lavransdatter and was feeling pretty motivated to finish, but then I distracted myself with Kindle books on sale... At first I was a bit critical of the same-ey-ness of popular fiction and didn't feel the writing was great, but now I've come to appreciate her realistic take on motherhood, plus I'm really into the intrigue!

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ChristinaStephanieReads6
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I really enjoyed this book and read it in just a few days! The story had me hooked from the very first chapter. I enjoyed reading from each characters perspective, as they each had an important role to play within the story. It was very easy to follow along with each character which I thought allowed the story to progress nicely. Thank you again @stmartinspress @sallyhepworth @netgalley for this digital copy.

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ChrisM
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This keeps you guessing about who is telling the truth.
Things are not as pleasant as outward impressions would have you believe on Pleasant Court. All of the women are keeping secrets & when a single woman moves in to this family neighborhood everyone wonders why. When Essie becomes obsessed with the new neighbor everything begins to unravel.

Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for providing an ARC for my honest review.

RadicalReader @ChrisM gotta love the irony. Things aren‘t pleasant in Pleasant Court 2y
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Mrscastro
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Sunday Vibes! @StMartinsPress

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JenReadsAlot
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I enjoyed this book once it got going. 2nd book I've read by the author and not disappointed.

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DebReads4fun
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A well written, character driven, suburban drama and mystery. How well do any of us know our neighbors? What goes on behind closed doors? You are invited to spend some time in Pleasant Court and get to know a cul-de-sac full of neighbors who are trying to hide a variety of secrets and imperfections from each other. The storyline was filled with secrets and lies, choices and consequences, second chances and new beginnings. Well done!

corycatelyn This is on my TBR...glad you liked it...can't wait to read it 🤗 2y
tammysue Stacking :) 2y
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SilversReviews
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Review of The Family Next Door.

The link to the full Review is below.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-family-next-door-by-sally-hepworth...

At the beginning it seems like a soap opera, but don't be fooled. It is wonderful and heartwarming.

The ending is a marvelous revelation of a lot of secrets and a lot of love.

ENJOY when you read Ms. Hepworth's newest gem. 4/5

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LaceyDoesLit
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Check out my latest #bookreview at LaceyDoesLit.com! #books #booknerd #bookworm #bookish #reading #reader

RadicalReader @LaceyDoesLit adore the wonderful cover on this book truly stunning in every way 2y
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Bakingbookworm
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3 STARS - While it had a good premise and I applaud Hepworth for stepping out of her Women‘s Fiction comfort zone, this wasn‘t my favourite book by her. It had good bones but too thin on characters and plot. A decent read, just not what I expected from her. It‘s Big Little Lies - Light. My full review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca/2018/03/the-family-next-door.html?m=1

RadicalReader @Bakingbookworm what is your favorite book by Sally Hepworth? (edited) 2y
Bakingbookworm @RadicalReader The Mother‘s Promise followed by The Things We Keep. 😊 2y
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ReadingisMyPassion
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There sure is a lot of drama in the suburb of Pleasant Court. Fran, Ange, and Essie, all married with children, are all surface level friends. Everyone thinks the family next door is so perfect. Then Isabelle moves in – single, no children. But behind closed doors, all have their secrets.

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My February 2018 reads and ratings!

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DebReads4fun
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Bookmail and all the way from Australia! Thank-you Sally Hepworth! Love her books and can‘t wait to get started on this one.

SilversReviews It was pretty good. ENJOY!! 2y
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howjessreads
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I‘m on a roll today! Finished this one, and loved it. It‘s basically a Liane Moriarty readalike. Comes out 3/6, get those library holds in now! 🙂 #jesshowreads2018

SilversReviews IT was pretty good. 2y
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howjessreads
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Awesomely, I got both print and e-galleys for this one, so I can read the print in the day, and make the font on my kindle super big in the evenings when I‘m sleepy. 🙂

I read another Sally Hepworth book a few years ago and it made me 😭😭 - this one feels a lot more like a Liane Moriarty book. We‘ll see where it ends up! #currentlyreading

RadicalReader @jesshowbooks do you prefer hardcover physical books or ebooks and why? 2y
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Cinfhen
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WHOA....That went in a totally different direction....This book isn‘t winning any literary awards but it was certainly entertaining. A tad trite, with some pretty common plot devices but I was still rapidly turning the pages. #BorrowNOTbuy
#BrainCandy 🧠🍬#BananaPants🍌 👖

SilversReviews 😍 It was different. 😍 2y
ChasingOm Love the emoji usage! 😂 2y
Captivatedbybooks Awww that kitty!!! 2y
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Cinfhen Did u like it @SilversReviews ?!? I'm not sure I'm a fan of this author🙄 2y
Captivatedbybooks Jajjaja im rooting for the Vikings 💜 2y
RadicalReader @Cinfhen they seriously should have a pph ( pages per hour) to show how good and quickly a book propelled the reader through it 2y
Cinfhen That would be interesting @RadicalReader 🤓👍🏻 2y
Reviewsbylola Sounds like a good one if you just need a break. 2y
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Forgetmenot
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This book is riveting I was totally transfixed. The book shows you really don‘t know what is going on behind the doors of others. This book follows three families in a close as they navigate life. I will be looking out for other books by this author

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Cinfhen
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#NowReading This was sent to me compliments of @StMartinsPress Thanks, friends! I'm sensing Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes vibes 🤓 #ARC

JenReadsAlot I'm looking forward to this one. I loved a Mother's Promise! 2y
Mdargusch Oooh, sounds good! 2y
Reviewsbylola Love Moyes so I‘m anxious to hear your final thoughts. 2y
SilversReviews This is different from her other books, but it is good. 2y
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SilversReviews
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Finished this book a few nights ago. An enjoyable read. Full review will be on my blog on March 13. ENJOY if you read Ms. Hepworth's newest gem.

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SilversReviews
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What are you reading? Here is my current read.

Louise Still working my way through 2y
RebelReader An ARC of White Chrysanthemum 2y
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SilversReviews @RebelReader ooooooo...how is White Chrysanthemum? 2y
RebelReader @SilversReviews I'm only 40 pages in, but so far I'm enjoying it! 😀 2y
daydreamin_star Oooh, looks good! I'm reading Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris :) 2y
SilversReviews @daydreamin_star How is it compared to her other two? 2y
Eggs Last night I started I am not your perfect Mexican daughter 2y
SilversReviews @Eggs sounds good. 2y
Eggs It's odd. But I'm still going to finish it 2y
daydreamin_star @SilversReviews it is just as good so far! Only 10% read thus far! 2y
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