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Craven Manor
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper's position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion's front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It's clear no one has lived there in a long time. But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money, and promises more. Daniel is desperate. Against his better judgement, he moves into the groundskeeper's cottage behind the crypt. He's determined to ignore the strange occurrences that plague the estate. But when a candle flickers to life in the abandoned tower window, Daniel realises Craven Manor is hiding a terrible secret... one that threatens to bury him with it.
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Jess_Franzino
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My first Darcy Coates book & and definitely won‘t be my last ❤️ I‘m a sucker for gothic ghost stories, & this doesn‘t disappoint! It wasn‘t particularly scary, but great ghostly fun & definitely atmospheric with a lot of twists & turns I didn‘t expect. Also, loved the characters! Daniel is dumb AF, but he‘s young, so I forgive him. Total heart of gold. And I would die for Annalise and Bran. I actually wish there was a whole book about Bran.

Literary_Siren My first book from her I read was Ghost Camera, I loved it! I then binged all her books. 5d
Jess_Franzino @Literary_Siren It‘s soooo tempting for me to binge all her books now, but my current TBR is HUGE. I‘m thinking of doing a giant Darcy Coates binge for October. 5d
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BiblioLitten
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Pouring rain and gusty wind calls for a horror read. I‘m glad I took a quick trip to the library yesterday and got this book. Excited to see what secrets could an abandoned mansion be hiding? 💨🌧

I was planning to give it a ‘so-so‘ but I really liked the MC and the living-dead people in it. So it‘s a soft Pick from me.
#currentlyreading

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BookishMadHatter
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Forgot to post my #littlechristmasswap package on opening day. I even took the pic, then promptly was distracted by my little monsters and it left my mind

Thank you so much @BiblioLitten ! I hid the treats from the kids and the book is amazing!

Also, thanks to @bookish_wookish for organizing! My package ended up getting caught up in some bad weather we had just as I sent it, but I checked and it is on the move still. Sorry it's arriving late

BiblioLitten I‘m glad that you like the book. I enjoyed this swap very much.♥️ 7mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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For down on his luck Daniel, opportunity knocks at the perfect time . . . but will it take him to an imperfect place? This creepy little cozy horror tale is more atmospheric than scary, but more than just a ghost story, too. You have the old, abandoned house, a set of mysteries as to what happened & who's behind the MC's sudden good fortune, & a whole host of the otherworldly to keep you guessing friend from foe. Good but not great.

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Twainy
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🎧 Daniel is the dumbest protagonist I‘ve read in awhile. Never learns & doesn‘t listen when he should.

The house & its inhabitants are what makes this book a 4 star read. His friend/cousin is an ass & he doesn‘t learn this fact very quickly which really adds to his unbelievable stupidity? I enjoyed the book once I overlooked Dan‘s behavior & focused on the everything else that was happening.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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KateReadsYA
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⭐⭐⭐ Having mixed emotions about this book. When I purchased it I was thinking it was going to be really creepy after reading reviews on this authors writing style. I was pretty disappointed to say the least regarding the atmosphere of it but I did think it had a good story line and I did feel like I was actually at Craven Manor throughout reading it.

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Phelangies
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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The book is fairly simply written. No grand analogies, quizzical expressions. The scary stuff I felt weren‘t scary but I imagine reading versus audio might be better. The reason I say pick is that I do look forward to reading others of hers. It is a simple, fun story.

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IamIamIam
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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🚀 Escape reads - always a good ghost story
🍪 Favorite comfort foods - Cadbury eggs
📚 A Shelfie - My favorite shelf of my living room bookcase. Lots of genres going on here!

New followers: @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Erinreadsthebooks
Thanks to @Eggs for the fun diversion!
#wondorouswednesday #quarantinereads

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I am just realizing I didn't eat one Cadbury egg this year. Damn Coronavirus! 🤣 Great shelf! 2y
IamIamIam @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Oh no!!! As soon as I see them in, like, February, I start stocking up!! At least you can look forward to them around Halloween now! Have you seen the ones with green goo in the center. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick They make Halloween eggs?! And eggs with green goo?! What rock have I been living under? 2y
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IamIamIam @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick HAHA, they're great but they're only out for a very short period of time. They're called Screme Eggs! 2y
Eggs Love it❣️ so colorful 👍🏼 2y
Meeko93 Your edition of The Jungle Book looks beautiful 💜 2y
IamIamIam @Meeko93 Thanks! It's one of those bargain editions from Barnes & Noble! Every so often they issue collections I can't pass up! Lol 2y
IamIamIam @Eggs 🤗💓 Thank you! 2y
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Nu-Bibliophile
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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There's a list of her books being published and re-published in 2020. Here are just a few of them.

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IamIamIam
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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I love a good ghost story and Darcy Coates doesn't disappoint!! Daniel is in a dead end situation and is contacted by a mysterious person to become the groundskeeper for a decrepit, abandoned mansion. The Myricks family has enough secrets to fill the whole house and then some. On my 3rd Litsyversary, I'm happy to give this review!!

mrp27 Happy Litsyversary ! 🎉📚🎉 3y
IamIamIam @mrp27 Thank you!! 💜🤗 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 3y
IamIamIam @NeedsMoreBooks Thank you!! ❤🤗 3y
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JoScho
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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I love all of the ghost books written by Darcy Coates! 🖤👻
#ghost #screamathonphotochallenge

4thhouseontheleft Oh, wow! I've never heard of this author, but will definitely check them out! 3y
JoScho @4thhouseontheleft she is one of my faves! 3y
IamIamIam I was so impressed with The Folcroft Ghosts!!! I really need to read more of her stuff! 3y
JoScho @IamIamIam I have read almost all of her books and they are all great. Some are spookier than others but I love her writing style. She is my adult version of RL Stine. 3y
dragondrool I just bought a small handful of these, just to see what the fuss was for this author. I picked Craven Manor, Hunted, Ghost Camera, The Haunting of Rookward House, and Parasite. Just finished Craven Manor this morning. All I wanted was a decent setting and a gothic feel. I got both, so that's a win. Fun escapism. 1y
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JoScho
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A new Darcy Coates book is coming November 18th! I can‘t wait! Also it isn‘t in the database yet so I tagged another one by her.

Reveurs I've loaded a few books that weren't in here yet 🙂 3y
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AngieWade
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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I like Darcy Coates books a lot.

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JessClark78
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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This was a pretty good ghost story. Every chapter ends with you wanting to know what happens next. Can‘t wait to read more from this author.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JoScho Yes! I know you enjoy horror as well and while I don‘t find her books very scary they are very fun creepy reads. She is one of my favorites. 3y
LeticiaToraci The cover is great. 3y
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annkuch13
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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This was excellent as expected. Darcy Coates always delivers. This is probably one of my favorites. The characters are great and I got pretty invested in them.

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annkuch13
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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I'm continuing on my horror kick with some Darcy Coates. I'm ready for some spooky house goodness.

MaleficentBookDragon 🖤🖤🖤 Darcy Coates! 3y
annkuch13 @MaleficentBookDragon She's the best! 3y
JoScho Love her! 3y
ericarobynreads Love your book photo!! 3y
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reema
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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This was a sweet ghost story that I felt read more YA than adult, but that didn‘t hinder my enjoyment of it at all.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Mehso-so

This was my second Darcy Coates book after Hunted, which I loved. This one wasn't as great for me, but it was a pretty quick, fun read with a likeable main character. It read more like a fairy tale than a horror novel, so if you're looking for scares this is probably not where to find them. I'm glad I read Hunted first, I'll still try some of her other work based on the strength of that book.

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Ivey_Lee24
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Just the vacation I needed! 🖤

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Ivey_Lee24
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates

“Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you‘ll die horribly in the void of space.”

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 3y
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Literary_Siren
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I am absolutely in love with this author! She‘s extremely talented with her world building and making you fall in love with her characters. This wasn‘t a scary read but it was quite suspenseful at some points.

This took me way longer to read than it should have because my long distance boyfriend just moved in and I‘ve been spending time with him.

JoScho I feel like you and I are in the Darcy Coates fan club together! 4y
tracey38 Sounds good. 4y
Literary_Siren @tracey38 I believe this is my fourth or fifth Darcy Coates and I have not been disappointed yet! 4y
Trashcanman 😶 4y
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JoScho
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A ghost story with a great setting, likeable main character, and a few twists. I won‘t say this was a scary read but it was enjoyable.

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sparrowssavvy
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Another fun haunted house tale. These are very fun to listen to, although sometimes the characters can be very frustrating and stupid. I wanted more scares and creepiness in this one but it was still a good read.

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Chrissyreadit
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Mehso-so

I‘m still pretty sick, so needed a light, easy sweet book. I chose this as my read. It ended up being just right. It‘s not a fabulous book. Sort of cliche. Not really scary. But a little creepy at times. Kind of reminds me of Scooby Doo in an odd unrelated way.

Soubhiville Oh no! I hope you‘re feeling better soon! 4y
larah17 This looks so so so just my cup of tea 😁😁😁 4y
Laru79 Hope you feel better soon. I love the Scooby Doo likening though! 4y
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cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon! 4y
LeahBergen Feel better soon! 😘 4y
Chrissyreadit @Soubhiville @Laru79 @cobwebmoth @LeahBergen Thank you! I haven‘t been this sick in a while. And need to be back to work Tuesday. 😫 4y
minkyb Feel better. 4y
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Sungirl79
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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This book was a pretty good ghost story. There were some twist in the book I wasn‘t expecting. I liked the main character and the way he interacted with everyone. Would recommend if you are looking for a good ghost story that is not too scary.

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PirateJenny
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Mehso-so

A pretty good story. I thought I had it figured out and it took a few unexpected turns. I did fall a bit behind on this for the #spookyfriendsbookclub thanks to heavy duty migraine

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BookwormAHN
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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I loved Craven Manor. I've never read anything from Darcy Coates before, but after this I will definitely be reading more.
This was the first pick for #spookyfriendsbookclub 🖤 I can't waite to see what we pick next.
@TheGhastlyGrimoire

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LadyGrimm420
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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Voting will begin later this evening for our next selection! What‘s everyone‘s thoughts so far on this book!? I found it very hard to put down after today‘s chapter! Even more so now that we‘ve learned who the real villain is! So many twists and turns. Anyone else going to be looking forward to more books from this author? #spookyfriendsbookclub

BookwormAHN I'm loving this book. It is really hard not to read ahead 🖤 4y
LauraJ I didn‘t get a chance to join in for this book, but hope to catch future picks. 4y
Sungirl79 This book is great! 4y
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BookwormAHN
Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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🌻Hey @TricksyTails here is Druzy and Jezzy for you. Druzy is being naughty and climbing in closet where she knows she isn't allowed and Jezzy is showing off her new sweater.
🌻Android
🌻No nuts in cookies.
🌻Craven Manor: man finds job as a grounds keeper in a haunted mansion to a creepy man.
🌻Does speed reading count?
#humpdaypost @MinDea

SilversReviews LOL on your sport. 5y
HotMessJess That sweater though! 😍 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Your cat is so busted! 😂😂 5y
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tammysue Pure cuteness!! 😂 5y
Vbrrgirl I believe speed reading does count!😁 4y
TricksyTails Druzy and Jezzy are too adorable! 😍 Thank you for sharing their photos! 🤗♥️🐶😽 4y
RadicalReader @BookwormAHN both ADORABLE ANIMALS!!! Awe and heart eye emoji doesn‘t even begin to sum up their cuteness 4y
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LadyGrimm420
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Today‘s chapter was 21. How about the description of the abandoned town?

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LadyGrimm420
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JessClark78
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This book is good so far. I have some catching up to do.

#spookyfriendsbookclub

LadyGrimm420 You‘re almost there and today‘s chapter‘s cliffhanger is a difficult place to stop! 5y
JessClark78 @TheGhastlyGrimoire Honestly, it‘s a struggle to stop after every chapter. Every chapter ends in a way that makes me want to keep reading! 😂 5y
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AnansiGirl
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One hour before sunrise and I‘m exhausted and finally can muster up the willpower to bookmark at chapter 19.

#spookyfriendsbookclub

LadyGrimm420 Haha. I‘m the only one on the current chapter I think! 5y
AnansiGirl @TheGhastlyGrimoire Craven Manor storyline is making it difficult to behave that‘s for sure! 😁 5y
LadyGrimm420 @anansigirl 😹😹😹 5y
RadicalReader @anansigirl so hard to find a stopping point when reading a book when you feel sucked down the rabbit hole for the awesome content 4y
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LadyGrimm420
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Sungirl79 I am trying to catch up, stupid adulting lol 😢 5y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I can‘t stop myself. I‘m too interested to stop at a chapter a day. #sorrynotsorry #spookyfriendsbookclub

LadyGrimm420 Trying soooo hard to be good. XS 5y
MaleficentBookDragon @TheGhastlyGrimoire I‘m putting it down now. I can‘t promise I won‘t pick it up again tomorrow.😁 5y
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I am really enjoying this book. I discovered Coates last year and really like her work. The ones I have read are like good, old-fashioned, gothic ghost stories that I read as a tween.
#spookyfriendsbookclub

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LadyGrimm420
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Anyone else almost read ahead?! #spookyfriendsbookclub

DeeLew Can't wait until you guys finish this one! It's so good!! 5y
LadyGrimm420 @DeeLew I didn‘t even realize I had read two chapters last night so I‘m over here like gaaaaahhhhh. 5y
FlowerFairy Staring this one tomorrow. Excited! 5y
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AnansiGirl Guilty! 🙈🙉🙊 I‘ve read two more before realizing I‘m read up until Tuesday‘s chapter! 5y
MaleficentBookDragon Yes. I‘m 54% done. Football is on and I couldn‘t help myself. 5y
RadicalReader @TheGhastlyGrimoire so challenging not to do that when enjoying a wonderful read 4y
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DeeLew
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I'm a huge fan of Darcy Coates but it took a minute to get into this one. I think it was just my mood when I started it though because I set it aside for a few days then picked it back up and blazed right through it. This is by far my favorite of her books. More than just a ghost story or haunted house tale, it is a wonderful gothic fantasy with ghosts, villains, fairy tale style monsters, and a creepy manor. Loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LadyGrimm420
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Just now getting today‘s chapter in for #spookyfriendsbookclub! Got a new cuppa for my tea! Relaxing with some detox blend, a few jolly ranchers, and books!

BookwormAHN So far I'm really enjoying it. I typically love haunted house books 🖤 5y
LadyGrimm420 @BookwormAHN How about that description of the manor! It‘s Friday here too but I plan to read chapter 3 in the am 5y
BookwormAHN I love the description of the house and the fact that Daniel almost couldn't find a way onto the property was great. 5y
MaleficentBookDragon I got a late start and read the first three chapters last night. I loved that Dan put the letter back, said no way, and then went home. He‘s not dumb, just desperate. 5y
RadicalReader @TheGhastlyGrimoire nothing better than Jolly Ranchers guilty pleasure as well as I tend to enjoy sour gummy bears never had them growing up but love them now!! 4y
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AnansiGirl
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TricksyTails Great photo!! 5y
LadyGrimm420 Beautiful photo!! 5y
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AnansiGirl @TheGhastlyGrimoire thank you! I‘ve never read Darcy Coates before, but three chapters in and I‘m intrigued by this story! 5y
BellaBookNook I love your photo! Sounds like an interesting book. Would be great to read here today because it‘s gray and raining!! 5y
AnansiGirl @BellaBookNook Thank you! It‘s a first time for me reading a Darcy Coates story. The chapters I‘ve read so far are suspenseful enough for me to keep turning those pages to find out what happens next regardless of this being a chapter a day challenge! 5y
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LadyGrimm420
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UglyOldBat I felt sorry for him. He seems like a sympathetic character 5y
Sungirl79 I feel sorry for him too! 5y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I started a 30 day trial of #kindleunlimited so I could do the read along of Craven Manor. I really like Darcy Coates. I find her book nice and spooky.
#spookyfriendsbookclub
Reading starts today do there is still time me to join.

Plus Steamdrunks. I may have to buy that one.

LadyGrimm420 KindleUnlimited is soooooo worth it. :D I have a post about Craven Manor later today. 5y
Mommamanzi Steam Drunks?! Oh I‘ll have to try that one 5y
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LadyGrimm420
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#spookyfriendsbookclub

And thank you for all the well wishes!

BookwormAHN Just downloaded my copy 😈 5y
UglyOldBat Ready! 5y
AnansiGirl Downloaded in the kindle app 👍🏻 5y
MaleficentBookDragon I just downloaded it. Ready to go! 5y
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LadyGrimm420
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It‘s been more than 24 hours since any vote was cast so our first selection is up! This includes votes from FB and Litsy! Reading starts Wednesday.
#spookyfriendsbookclub

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DeeLew
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My resolution to not buy books this year is not going well. 🤣📚📚💀🖤 I swear, I'm going to read more of what I have and buy less. 😉🤓 @Booksnchill Look at my newest skull. It's kinda creepy but so cool! 💀

LadyGrimm420 This is one of the selections in the first #spookyfriendsbookclub read that I‘ll be posting later! 5y
Booksnchill Oh man I love that- what‘s his name?? 5y
DeeLew @Booksnchill I think I'll call him Charlie. 😃💀 5y
Booksnchill 💀👍 5y
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