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The Summer Wives
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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SarahHarts_books
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Reading poolside 😎

brit91 Sounds like a great day!!🤩😎😀😁 2d
SarahHarts_books @brit91 Yes it really was!! It's the first time I've done it this year and I really needed it! I love the water! 😊 2d
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Eggs
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HufflepuffGirl90
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@Mynameisacolour this is finally headed back to you tomorrow with my apologies for the lateness.

#LMPBC #Round5 #GroupB

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Brewychock48
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I loved this book. A great summer read. Well written, highly entertaining. Sad that is finished. I loved the characters

SarahHarts_books I really want to read this one! It looks so good! It's on my TBR. 3w
Brewychock48 @SarahHarts_books ,it is so good. 3w
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CoffeeNBooks
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OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶❤️ 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 4w
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Kimberlone
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#Riotgrams #Day15 #Freebie

These three are all freebies I won from giveaways on Litsy!

hermyknee Litsy is the best!! ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Brewychock48 I am reading The Summer Wives. A great book,love Beatriz Williams. Enjoy your books. Congratulations on winning them😍 1mo
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Valink
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Between a pick and a so-so for me. By the end of the book I was bored and ready for it to end, but I did enjoy the story. The fictional Winthrop Island that‘s the setting for this book is based on Fisher‘s Island, which is a location my husband and I have sailed to. I enjoy connections like that so that part was a bonus for me.

Crazeedi Her books were so good at the beginning , but the last one I read before this was meh... I had hoped this one would be good. Still going to check it out 1mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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Finally home from vacation and everyone is so exhausted. @HufflepuffGirl90 this will be coming your way tomorrow. @Mynameisacolour I feel bad about the fudgesicle that my 2 year old got on he book. While I was reading on the beach he ran up to me to show me the fudgesicle his friend on the beach gave him. I didn‘t see him coming and he touched the book with it. I can send you a new one if you would like, sending this one out tomorrow.

Mynameisacolour @Littlestbookshelf Fudgecicles are awesome, I'd be excited to! Ha ha. No worries, it's not a problem at all. 1mo
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Austink1
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A little summer fun #happykidsmakeahappymom 😀❤️🏊‍♀️☀️😎

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Summerof69
#SongsofSummer

I‘m reusing this picture because I love it and I love Beatriz!!

Set in 1951 and 1969 💚💚💚

Johanna414 Beautiful Picture! I've been meaning to try one of her books.
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OriginalCyn620 💚💚💚 1mo
BiblioLitten 💚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Johanna414 thank you!! I hope you do!!! 1mo
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BornReadChicago
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Thank you so much for the complimentary book @WilliamMorrowBooks 🎉🎉🎉🙏🙏🙏

WilliamMorrowBooks Welcome! 2mo
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Valink
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It‘s that time of year when I lounge out in the harbor reading on a boat. My favorite time of year!

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Littlestbookshelf
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Finishing this up at the beach today! #lmpbc

Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! ❤️ 2mo
Jenken1998 It was a great read! 2mo
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Kimberlone
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Pleasantly surprised to come home from my trip to some #bookmail from @WilliamMorrowBooks

Thank you!

WilliamMorrowBooks Fabulous photo! 2mo
Kimberlone @WilliamMorrowBooks thank you 😊 2mo
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cobwebmoth
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Thank you so much for the book @WilliamMorrowBooks !💙

AmyG It‘s a good read. 2mo
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beccamlvn
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
I wasn't sure what I was reading for a while, which made it difficult to get into. The story is one we've all heard before of the drama from the upper and working classes mingling. I enjoyed the story overall but the writing could have been less choppy, and it contained odd descriptions... sometimes too many flowery adjectives, going on for most of the page, to sometimes not enough adjectives to tell what was happening.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“You must find whatever ugliness there exists within him and have the courage to extract it, like a bad tooth, or if it cannot be extracted to actually journey inside him and gather the ugliness in your arms for metamorphosis, by the strength and the purity of your love to make him #beautiful again.”

All of her covers are so #Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

#AMonthofSongs

Crazeedi I've read almost every one! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 They are! 2mo
SilversReviews LOVE this collage and love Beatriz Williams. 2mo
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alisonrose
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I gave this a good try, but tonight I just couldn‘t get myself to pick this up for more than about 5 minutes at a time because it was so boring. The characters were all flat and formulaic, I didn‘t care about any of them because there was nothing THERE to care about. I wasn‘t going to read another 200+ pages when I gave no fucks at all about what happens to any of these people. DNF

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alisonrose
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TBH I don‘t have very high hopes for this one, based on the synopsis and reviews, but I‘m trying to clear out the books that have been on my TBR shelves the longest (got this in July of last year) so it‘s getting a shot. We‘ll see! 🤷🏻‍♀️

Crazeedi I liked it! 2mo
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WilliamMorrowBooks
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Giveaway! Littens, just for you - everyone who registers my May 8th will receive a trade paperback copy of THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatris Williams. This New York Times bestseller was all over Litsy last year when it burst onto the scene in hardcover - if you have had it on your wish list since then, now‘s your chance! https://forms.gle/ud65beZbjmhJ7akh8

AmyG It‘s a wonderful book. 3mo
llwheeler Is this US only? 3mo
LibrarianRyan Very Cool. thank you ! 3mo
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WilliamMorrowBooks @llwheeler yes i am sorry! 3mo
cobwebmoth Thank you! 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled THANK YOU!! I‘m so excited to read this! 3mo
BornReadChicago 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
BornReadChicago Also, do you have a newsletter or something similar for book bloggers to be given consideration for ARCs? Would love to throw my hat in the ring 😊 2mo
Tameeka This is a great summer 🏖 read! 2mo
TheLibrarian That‘s very nice of you! I own it in hardcover and plan to dig into it this summer. 2mo
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Webmd says the best way to get rid of the pain in my foot is to elevate it, so I spent a lazy afternoon reading my #lmbc book. Great pick @Mynameisacolour !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! I LOVE to see people reading Beatriz 💚💚💚 3mo
Mynameisacolour I'm glad that you're enjoying it & I hope your foot feels better! I can't wait to read everyone's thoughts on this one. 3mo
Crazeedi Love beatriz too!! 3mo
Crazeedi And get well soon!💞 3mo
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rainbowdarling
Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams

I can't figure out why I keep coming back to this author. I'm consistently slightly disappointed with the stories, but then I borrow another one anyway. 🤷‍♀️

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tammysue
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4.5 ☆ 👍🏻 This is now my 2nd Beatriz Williams novel I‘ve read (enjoyed more than Cocoa Beach) w/another on my home bookshelf that I‘m MOST definitely adding to my April reading list. TSW has 3 storylines spanning the 30‘s, 50‘s and 60‘s full of mystery, family drama + romance and centers around Miranda who arrives back on the island in 1969-18yrs later. 🌊⛵️

#24B4Monday
next Every Breath (I‘m 1/4 through) + The Last Time I Lied #botm

TheReadingMermaid You're doing good sweetheart just keep it up! 4mo
Andrew65 Brilliant. Well done. 👍 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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A great day for #bookmail. #litsylove from @IndoorDame and @kspenmoll plus month 2 of #lmbc from @Mynameisacolour

@Littlestbookshelf I‘m mailing your #lmbc book this afternoon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! Beatriz Williams 💚💚💚 4mo
Mynameisacolour Good deal! I'm glad it made it to you. 4mo
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JenlovesJT47
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This started out a little slow, and the multiple timelines got a bit confusing at times, but eventually I got sucked in and had to finish it today. It had its schmaltzy moments for sure, but I look at this more like a good summer/beach read and a well-done soap opera. I enjoyed it! 4⭐️

#historicalfiction
#catsoflitsy
#Scarlett
#botm

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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There were certainly many women and young ladies #charmed by the handsome Hugh Fisher...

#LiteraryLuck

maich Great picture👍 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @maich thank you!! 💚💚 4mo
gradcat I agree with @maich ! My eye went right to (and into) this post! 💕 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @gradcat thank you 😘 I try to be creative especially with the weather being more cooperative 💗💗 4mo
vkois88 💚 beautiful 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you 💚💚 4mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Here is my #botm stack that I‘m way behind on! I‘m going to be doing a marathon of sorts starting next Monday to see how many of these I can read in the next 3 weeks. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome! #marathon

P.S. Please tell me I‘m not the only one who has a stack like this! 😱 #ihaveaproblem

SaturnDoo 😐😐I have a library stack, a books I own stack, an overdrive stack, and an epub stack. I will attempt to get a list together by Monday and try to join you. I need the motivation and encouragement 😂 4mo
JenlovesJT47 @SaturnDoo lol I feel your pain!! 😂 Not pictured above: books I own stack (both physical and digital), library stack (both physical and digital), and my Litsy required reading stack for my book clubs. I definitely have a problem! Glad you‘ll be joining me, we can motivate each other! 😁 4mo
SaturnDoo I have a problem too!!! I have plenty to read between my own physical and epub books, but can't stay away from Overdrive or the library. 😁I guess it's a good problem, it could be something worse🤔 Absolutely!!! Happy to join in and see what we can conquer 💪💪 4mo
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Kappadeemom Nope! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 4mo
kristincatastrophic I don't really have this problem. However, I've had The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock sitting around since it came as well. 4mo
TheLibrarian I have the same problem. However my stack is at least twice that size. 4mo
JenlovesJT47 @TheLibrarian oh I have more botm books! They are just in boxes from my move where I can‘t get to them at the moment! 😆 4mo
TheLibrarian @JenlovesJT47 😂 Glad I‘m not the only one so far behind on BOTM books! 4mo
irre Same problem. 4mo
Hooked_on_books You are definitely NOT the only one. 4mo
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Mynameisacolour
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OoOoO...!! This is good so far! Going to spend this gloriously sunny afternoon curled up by the window with this one.💚🌞😎 #lmpbc

Laura317 I‘ve got this book at home on my tbr. Glad to hear it‘s a good one. 😀 4mo
LoverofLit I'm so glad you're enjoying this as much as I did! 😍 4mo
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Jerdencon
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Reading this one on a cloudy day before I go back to work tomorrow 🙁 and trying to immerse myself in the world of summer. My last book also took place during summer so guessing that is on my mind!

Mdargusch I really enjoyed this one! 5mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Getting started on my #lmpbc pick tonight! Really excited for this one 💚🤓💚

Crazeedi Good book (edited) 5mo
Littlestbookshelf I‘m so excited! Did I tell you I am reading The Glass Ocean (also written by Beatriz) and I am absolutely loving it! I can‘t wait for this one! What color pen are you using? (edited) 5mo
Mynameisacolour @Littlestbookshelf No, you did not mention that. How is it? I planned on using purple but these pens are horrible and bleed through the paper badly so I'm putting this read on hold for a few days. 5mo
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whatsthEStorey
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”...you never do suspect what inconsequential event will change the course of your life.”

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Mynameisacolour
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A few options for #LMPBC they are a little all over the place but do you ladies see any that you would like to read? If not, don't be shy there are more to choose from😅 @Littlestbookshelf @Bookwormjillk @HufflepuffGirl90

Littlestbookshelf I‘ve been wanting to read that one for a while, but they all sound interesting! (edited) 5mo
Bookwormjillk Summer Wives has been on my list for a while, but Bootstrapper looks good too 5mo
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HufflepuffGirl90 I‘ve been wanting to read Summer Wives 😉 I love that we all have the same idea 5mo
Mynameisacolour Perfect! Summer wives was my first pick too.😊 All the other historical fiction on my TBR is well over 400 pages😳 Should we share emails to get mailing addresses or do you know if we should expect an email from the signup? @HufflepuffGirl90 @Bookwormjillk @Littlestbookshelf 5mo
Littlestbookshelf I think we will be getting an email after signups are done but we can do either! 5mo
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UnabridgedPod
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I liked this romantic mystery MUCH more than I expected. The novel is told in alternating times and by focusing on alternating characters' experiences. We see Miranda, the protagonist, arrive on the isolated New England island where (in 1951) her relationship with her mother ended, where she fell in love, where she gained and almost immediately lost a stepfather. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod The alternation of the narrative creates a mystery, and at its center is Joseph Vargas, who has been in prison since that summer. What we learn reveals much about the impact of class distinction, religion, and tradition in a novel with moments that reminded me of The Great Gatsby. While it's no Gatsby, The Summer Wives is compelling and well told. 5mo
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whatsthEStorey
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This book has been on my TBR since summer! I‘m enjoying the beachy, summery scenes. I‘m trying to decide whether I prefer it in print or audio. The leaps in time & occasional shifts of perspective are a little hard to follow because I tend to zone out when listening. Side note: Mabbie is actually fervently licking the spine of the book for some mysterious reason, I just chose a pic where her eyes are closed so she looks cuddly, not crazed!

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Mynameisacolour
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It's here!!!🎉🎉🎉
Thank you so much Bri!!! @LoverofLit . I've really been wanting to read this one and the card is lovely! 💛💛💛
Thank you to @TheBookKeepers as well for putting on this swap! 💖💖💖
#justabookswap

TheBookKeepers Yay!!! That book looks lovely!!! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I loved this book! Hope you'll enjoy it too! 5mo
LoverofLit Yay! I'm so glad you like it 💚 I really enjoyed it and when I saw it on your TBR, I thought it would be a good pick 😊 Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 5mo
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mom2bugnbee
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Riveting! I will read more of hers. Warning: there is some graphic content & quite a bit of language.

⭐⭐⭐✨/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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BibliOphelia
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There were holes in the plot and problems with the narrative and it was still completely delightful. It was a soap opera of a book. Having grown up in New England, the island and its culture were wholly familiar and that added to the fun. An enchanting setting, complicated people and relationships, and a trip back in time combined to make this great fun. The problems are there but on the whole didn‘t detract too much from the experience for me.

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Kdgordon88
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1) the tagged book and The Address by Fiona Davis and Shadow Play by Barbara Ismail. All new to me authors.
2) Non fat latte
3) Cinnamon shortbread Frappuccino

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Debra, thank you for your lovely card which I received yesterday. Will write to you again. 🤗 6mo
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sudi
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The book seemed like a promising read, with the premise being filled with lots of drama, Miranda Schuyler returns to Winthrop Island, after an incident had caused her to leave the island behind.
It kept me interested in parts, but at times i felt like DNF'ing this book. The writing felt slow and none of the characters were impactful, you feel interested enough to finish the book, but it's not a memorable book.
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sudi This was my first book by Beatriz Williams, i might not read a book by her again, but mostly cause it's not a genre i read much of, also because this one just failed to impress. 6mo
Redwritinghood I felt the same about it. Almost a pan for me. 6mo
sudi @Redwritinghood same, i gave it a so-so because the end was better, but yeah i was close to quitting it 6mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Finally cracking the cover on this BOTM tonight and I‘m pretty excited about it! 😍

Jee_HookedOnBookz I enjoyed this! Hope you will too! 😊 6mo
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j9brown
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This was really good! (Though it felt like an odd read in the middle of the winter. Silly me.) Mystery, murder, romance, betrayal, a whole stack of secrets, and a beautiful setting. It could have been a bit shorter. But overall it was well-written and I enjoyed it.

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LoverofLit
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I almost forgot to post my November reads. 15 books total. 9 paper and 6 audio. My favorites were The Summer Wives, Kingdom of Ash and The Royal We. Least favorites were (sadly) A Connecticut Yankee and Calypso. But overall a great month!

#novemberwrapup #novemberecap

Nessavamusic I loved the Kingdom of Ash! 7mo
LoverofLit @Nessavamusic It was such a great ending to one of my favorite series! 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved the Summer Wives too! 7mo
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LoverofLit
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I absolutely LOVED this book. Following three generations' storylines on an island where the locals cater to the rich who vacation there during the summer, a tragedy strikes and the fallout resonates for years to come. Williams brings all the storylines together so perfectly and makes you painfully feel what the characters are going through. I was so surprised and satisfied by the ending, which can be hard to accomplish realistically. Great read!

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LoverofLit
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Starting this one finally. Had to stop for coffee to get me through this day! Thanks again @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for sending this book to me. I'm so excited go read my first by her since I know you love her so much!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! I hope you love it!! 💚💚💚 8mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love this book! 7mo
LoverofLit @Jee_HookedOnBookz I really thoroughly enjoyed it! 7mo
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Jenken1998
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Excellent! Wonderful richly detailed writing and characters. Great plot. Multiple timeline jumps done well. Kind of figured out the little mystery part before it was revealed but it was still a great read. ⛵⛵⛵⛵

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throwmeabook
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Bedtime reading for tonight. ❤️

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C.Perone
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Pickpick

Not her best, but a solid read

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 9mo
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C.Perone
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Weekend plans!

#CurrentRead

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EKonrad
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Was hoping to love this one but it definitely left me disappointed. The story moved very slowly with way too many confusing time jumps. Plus, it was pretty predictable. Probably won‘t be checking out any of her other books. Sad face. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 #botm

Tomigirl44 I received this as an ARC a week ago and it‘s at the top of my TBR list - sorry to hear it was disappointing but appreciate your review. 10mo
EKonrad @Tomigirl44 I have seen a bunch of really positive reviews, so it might just be me! 🤷🏽‍♀️ 10mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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An enjoyable historical fiction. A small community with issues of class is full of secrets.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 10mo
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