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Mrs. Houdini
Mrs. Houdini: A Novel | Victoria Kelly
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Kellys mesmerizing reimagining shines a light on the kind of love that burns strong even after death. People A richly lyrical and thought-provoking novel with closing twists that feel as impossible, inevitable, and satisfyingas magical, in shortas one of Houdini's own illusions. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Before escape artist Harry Houdini died, he vowed he would find a way to speak to his beloved wife Bess from beyond the grave using a coded message known only to the two of them. When a widowed Bess begins seeing this code in seemingly impossible places, it becomes clear that Harry has an urgent message to convey. Unlocking the puzzle will set Bess on a course back through the pairs extraordinary romance, which swept the illusionist and his bride from the beaches of Coney Island, to the palaces of Budapest, to the back lots of Hollywood. When the mystery finally leads Bess to the doorstep of a mysterious young photographer, she realizes that her husbands magic may have been more than just illusion. In surprising turns that weave through the uncertain days of the dawn of the twentieth century and continue into the dazzling 1920s, Mrs. Houdini is a thrilling tale that will take you deep into the heart of one of historys greatest love storiesasking what drives people to believe in something bigger than themselveseven as it reveals the famous magicians most remarkable feat of all.
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MrBook
Mrs. Houdini: A Novel | Victoria Kelly
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#TBRtemptation post 3! This debut novel is meticulously researched about the marriage between Harry and Bess Houdini. Before he died, he vowed he would communicate with her from beyond the grave. Which he does, setting her up to unlock an urgent puzzle that will take her back through their past, from Coney Island to Hollywood to Budapest's palaces. The magician will be revealed and the 1920s will be brought to life. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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JenniferSBrown
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What a magical story! Love how historical Bess Houdini is interwoven with a more fanciful storyline. Terrifically interesting and fun to read.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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My 53rd finished book of 2016! I had to cut off the top of my review but it says I loved this book and I had tears at the end. It was a very fun read. 📖🔮📚

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GidgetsTreasures75
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10-22-16: New book, nice weather, pumpkin spiced coffee AND I'm totally alone! 📚📖☕️

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Mimi28
Mrs. Houdini: A Novel | Victoria Kelly
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Yep! You're seeing that right! Adult coloring books at the Dollar Store! Ya know I jumped on it! That's also my cat Nikie's tail. She's already in position to interrupt my future masterpieces at work, lol.

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Mimi28
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@ Bree.Hill I finally got this from the library! I am on the first chapter now. Sorry it took so long. Did you finish it?

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Bree.Hill
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I really enjoyed this book. If historical fiction isn't your thing it may read a little slow to you but it's well worth it. We follow the widow of Harry Houdini, Bess who was promised before her husband passed away that he would try and reach her from the other side. It's one hell of a journey.

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Bree.Hill
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What has she been doing? She had betrayed every moral code she believed in; she had spit in the face of the God she'd been taught to worship. She wondered if the girl she'd been a year go would ever have imagined she would stoop so low.

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Mimi28
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Cancelled my date with The Simpsons on FXX this Friday night to read this. Great story :)

Bree.Hill Finally I've found someone else reading it! How far into it are you 4y
Mimi28 I had downloaded it from the library and didn't get interested in reading it till 3 days before it expired! I only got about 10 pages into it. I'm sorry. I put the physical copy on hold I should be getting it soon and can catch up. How far are you? 4y
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