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The Precious One
The Precious One | Marisa de los Santos
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary—professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once. Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister—a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir? Told in alternating voices—Taisy’s strong, unsparing observations and Willow’s naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings—The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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@suvata recommended this book so of course I'd have to check it out! And look at my luck! 🎉😁 Check it out if you haven't! 😊

Thank you @suvata! ❤️

Soubhiville I enjoy this author! 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Soubhiville I haven't heard of her until now! Shame on me 😞 3w
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suvata
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In a twist, this book features an unlikeable, helicopter dad rather than a snarky helicopter mom. Dad‘s got everyone under his thumb. Who will be brave enough to break away for good? I love the way de los Santos writes.

Jee_HookedOnBookz This sounds interesting! 3w
CarolynM I'm a fan of hers too. I've got a copy of this but I haven't got around to it yet. 3w
suvata @Jee_HookedOnBookz @CarolynM her characters are so realistic. 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @suvata yayyy the book is free on Prime Reading! Downloading it! Thank you! 3w
suvata @Jee_HookedOnBookz All the much better 3w
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akckitty
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I'm extremely blessed. This entire creek area is literally a couple steps from my door to my house. (It's what sold us, really) With the nice weather I come out with a blanket and sit on the grass and read and it's very convenient for my nature fill.

Also, nothing like enjoying a romantic book with the sun out!

Tanisha_A Oh how beautiful! Enjoy! 😍 3mo
RadicalReader The beautiful creek in the picture really adds to the photo 3mo
tammysue How nice! 3mo
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CarolynM
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#ReadingResolutions #Blue

Some blue covers

rohit-sawant Lovely picture! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙 1y
britt_brooke Gosh, this is beautiful! 1y
niha923 That's beautifil! 💙 1y
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mommamatch
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Another enjoyable story from Marisa de los Santos.

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valeriegeary
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"The truth is, though, that he had no use for fiction and even less for poetry, never had, not even as a child."

What kind of monster...?! ???

But seriously. I'm rather loving this book about a father who quits his first family after they disappoint him & starts a second one with high hopes. Quirky characters, plenty of secrets...I think fans of Joshilyn Jackson will love this one!

irre I love Marisa de los Santos‘s books! 2y
valeriegeary @irre this is my first one but so far I'd give it a big 👍👍👍 2y
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TorieStorieS
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I think this is the fastest audiobook I've listened to! I loved this family drama! #audiobook #AudioColoring

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wanderlustywriter
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This was really lovely and sweet as her books always tend to be. But it was flawed. It was a little slow, especially at the beginning, and then I felt as though none of the romance was fully developed. And for a book ostensibly about the father, he wasn't in it all that much. The ending dragged; the teenage dialogue was not always believable. However the writing and lovable characters made it worth the read. 6/10 ⭐️

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wanderlustywriter
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My antidote. I love this writer, her imagery is just so lovely

christineandbooks Love her books... 2y
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Eggs
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A story of interconnected families and second chances, this novel has smart characters. The theme of George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' is a background motif.

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irre
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RealLifeReading And you've got so many good ones in the back too 3y
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Jeszimsmi
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I liked the book. Until the end. I think she wanted some twists and turns but they were too convenient and forced. If the book had ended 50 pages earlier I would have really enjoyed this it. It is still worth reading but no one will blame you if you skip the end :)

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itstimeana
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There's nothing like a Marisa de los Santos book to keep you warm in a stormy Saturday morning. I loved her then, and I still love her now. This book perfectly captures families, love, and all its messes and triumphs in all its glory. 💙

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SarahRotenberry
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5:30am is too early to wake up. First morning of vacation and I was SO looking forward to sleeping in! Back to my current kindle book to keep my mind busy while I hope to fall back asleep. Books are such reliable companions. And when they talk to you like this....

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itstimeana
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I've been reading on my Kindle for the past few months and after marathon-reading The Raven Cycle books, I want something more contemporary and in print. Just the right time to read a Marisa de los Santos, I think! Bringing this to the beach this weekend. ☀️

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Bethanychaseauthor
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The opening paragraph of this book is, like the entire novel, superb. This is exactly the kind of opener I love: the kind that says "Sit back, settle in, for I am about to tell you a story. Are you ready? Let's begin."

kathryncraft Yes! Marisa's writing is always so assured and subtly poetic. 3y
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Oonarch
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The ending was a bit too stretched out, given that this is not really a suspenseful book. I loved how the book parallels the relationships between the older couple in their thirties who were once high school sweethearts and the awkward escapades of Willow and her suitors.

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Oonarch
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This book gives sibling rivalry a whole new definition. Does every family have a black sheep and a golden child?!