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Digging in
Digging in | Loretta Nyhan
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In author Loretta Nyhan's warm, witty, and wonderful novel, a widow discovers an unexpected chance to start over--right in her own backyard.Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade--and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she's been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she's at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she's hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig.As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. The neighbors in her tidy gated community are more than a little alarmed. Paige knows nothing about gardening, and she's boldly flouting neighborhood-association bylaws. But with the help of new friends, a charming local cop, and the transformative power of the soil, Paige starts to see potential in the chaos of her life. Something big is beginning to take root--both in her garden and in herself.
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webhau1
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I really enjoyed this book. Give it a chance! It is lighthearted in some ways and also deals with some harder topics as well. Grief, motherhood, trying to keep your job when new people take over and trying to find yourself. There are nosy neighbors, gardens and exercise ball office chairs. My first read from this author, I will read more.

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GypsyKat
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I was pleasantly surprised by this. It‘s about dealing with loss and change, but it‘s actually very sweet and not as heavy as I was expecting. It had some colorful characters, and a solid plot. (Pardon the gardening pun).

Angitron I liked this one too! Surprised the heck out of me because it‘s not my normal read, but I really enjoyed it! 4mo
cariashley Solid plot, ahaha 😆 4mo
GypsyKat @cariashley 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
GypsyKat @Angitron It‘s not normally something I would pick up either, but I‘m glad I did! 4mo
webhau1 I really liked it! 4mo
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GypsyKat
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This is the result of my #AudioHairColoring today for anyone who was interested. My hair definitely came out purple and silvery purple. I like it, but I‘ll probably do a color rinse soon to try to even it out a bit. 💜

hermyknee I love it! You look great!!! 4mo
juliegumdrop Lovely! 4mo
Crazeedi I love your hair, your glasses , your eyebrows and your lips!❤ 4mo
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GypsyKat @Crazeedi Awe! Thank you so much! I had some fun with makeup today, too. 🥰❤️ 4mo
GypsyKat @hermyknee @juliegumdrop Thank you! 🥰❤️ 4mo
BooknerdsLife Awww love your hair!!! 💜💜 What a gorgeous photo! 4mo
Soubhiville I love it! 4mo
IamIamIam 😍😍😍 Deja vu! 😂 Love it!!! 4mo
AkashaVampie Love it sweetie! Purple is the best color!!! 4mo
jchawkins GORGEOUS. I've been itching recently to make my hair blue again...this picture is not helping that urge go away! ;) 4mo
GypsyKat @IamIamIam Haha! Thank you again! 😘❤️ 4mo
GypsyKat @jchawkins Thank you! ❤️ And DO IT!!!! 😁 4mo
SaturnDoo I wish I was brave enough to do something like that with my hair. It looks so good on you💜💜💜💜👍👍👍 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love it! Looking good in the colour 💜 4mo
Cathythoughts I love the colour 👍🏻✨ 4mo
AkashaVampie @GypsyKat ur welcome hun 4mo
DaveGreen7777 That hair is beautiful! 😍 Just like the lady it belongs to! 😊 4mo
GypsyKat @SaturnDoo Thank you! I wanted to do fun colors with my hair basically my whole life. Used to be that I couldn‘t because of work, and then I just wasn‘t brave enough I guess. But at some point after 30 I just decided that I didn‘t care what other people thought about my hair and just did it. 💜 If you don‘t have any dress code restraints holding you back, give it a try! You can always start small like with highlights or lowlights. 😊 4mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘m listening to the tagged audiobook while I‘m mixing up some magic... hopefully. 🤷🏻‍♀️💜💙 #AudioHairColoring

Sweetkokoro I love that brand of hair dye, my current hair is a mixture of Poison and Wrath. I have those exact colors under my sink though waiting their turn haha. I hope your mixture comes out gorgeous! 4mo
GypsyKat @Sweetkokoro Thank you! It‘s a really great brand! 😁 4mo
Meaw_catlady 💙💜 4mo
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Reviewsbylola Looks like it will be beautiful! 4mo
Hufflepuffle Those colours 😍 4mo
AlaMich Yikes!! 💜 4mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Serious climb up Spring Mt TBR! 9 Books including whopping big Middlemarch. Juliet Stevenson Audiobook was perfection. 3 more #readwhatyouloveproject2019 with Chronicles of St Mary's. Read my first Neil Gaiman for #booksandbrewsclub and promptly read another. Sprinkle in a few friend's recommendations and kept up with Readalongs. 🧗‍♂️📚🤓
#springstacks #mounttbr
#readmyshelves #march
#stats #mymonthinbooks
#2019parasolversereadalongadalong

Crinoline_Laphroaig I might have time tonight to finish 7mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 7mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Deeply disappointed that main character Paige never wears anything remotely like the gorgeous cove. It's all dowdy outdated business wear, cut offs & stained tshirts. Pet Peeve of mine when cover doesn't match character. Aside from that it's a great story on dealing with grief, the suburban obsession with turfgrass, crazy office politics & gardening as therapy. I personally work out my worries with weeding.👩‍🌾
#coverisnotthebook #springstacks

Crinoline_Laphroaig To bad Paige didn't discover how cute Garden wellies make you smile. 8mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Oh and if Gardening is your hobby: buy yourself some good fitting garden gloves so your hands aren't off putting at your job. 8mo
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Follow.my.read
Digging in | Loretta Nyhan
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Happy National Plant a Seed Day🌿🍃🌱

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jdenslow
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Paige Moresco has lost her beloved husband, her boss, and may be about to lose her job. Amid her struggles to help her son overcome the fear his father's death has left him with, Paige finds a diversion that means more in its randomness than she could have ever expected.

This novel was genuinely funny and genuinely touching without being the least bit sappy.

Ingerella Welcome to Litsy! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 2y
jdenslow @Ingerella @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for rolling out the welcome mat! 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
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Angitron
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This was surprisingly charming! I typically avoid books like this, but after reading a few reviews, and noticing a few people who usually read my genre of choice (sci-fi) say they enjoyed it, I decided to select it as my Amazon First read for March. It was light and funny and sweet!

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Angitron
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Not my typical type of read, but right now I‘m in the middle of a lot of heavy sci-fi and I needed something light and fun. This book, about a woman who finds herself through gardening after her husband dies, has been a lovely palate cleanser so far!

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BookswithB
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🌧 Rainy Sunday morning got me like...
Since I‘m too lazy to actually go to the gardening center, how bout I just make a cuppa and read about someone else‘s adventures? 🤔

I‘m excited to have received the ARC for Digging In!

#socksunday

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Rachel.Rencher
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This is the book I chose for March's #AmazonFirstReads . The others just didn't sound very good, so I hope this one is decent! What did everyone else choose?

Jess7 I havent even looked at them yet! 2y
Jess7 Thanks for the reminder! I chose #TheFeast! I‘m in love with the cover and I could use a good #Memoir to break up my usual onslaught of psychological thrillers 🤗🤗🤗 (edited) 2y
Bookquilter This is the one I choose too. The others just weren‘t fitting my frame of mind. 2y
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Rachel.Rencher @Jess7 I almost chose that one! Let me know what you think of it 😊 2y
Halechr This is the one that I picked also! Hoping it is a good read 🤗 2y
Bkwurm I chose The Feast, but this one was a close second. Looking forward to hearing what you think. 2y
jmtrivera I almost chose this one too. Looking forward to your review. 2y
Kimzey My choice also. Hope it‘s good! ☀️ 2y
Lucas.Rencher Good choice I'm excited to see what you think of it! 😀 2y
atenelli Chose this one as well. Haven‘t started reading it yet. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @atenelli I haven't either! 2y
Realreader I‘m reading this now, about half way through, it‘s a fun read! (edited) 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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How could I resist one more for #marchtbr from Amazon First Reads? She's wearing green polkadot wellies and yellow sun hat.
#coverlove #gardenstyle 💚💛💚💛💚

dariazeoli I picked this one, too! 2y
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Felso
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March Kindle First pick. I can‘t believe it‘s March already!