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Patience | John Coates
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BarbaraBB
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‘Patience. A proper girl, improperly in love‘

Patience is a devout Roman Catholic, trying to live a life without Sin. She‘s married to Edward, but then she meets Philip, falls in love and Sin becomes suddenly all she‘s ever wanted. Coates (a man!) writes tenderly and with humor of Patience‘s discovery of love and sexuality and of her losing her innocence and naivity.

#AllMyLove for this book ❤️❤️. #AnglophileApril
(Picture: Girona, Spain 🇪🇸)

Cinfhen How beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Eyelit I love #PersephoneBooks 😍 great review and pic! 3w
TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 3w
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Mdargusch Lovely! I already have this stacked or I would stack it. 👌🏼 3w
Kalalalatja Oh, what a view and what a review 😍 3w
Reviewsbylola I need to read this ASAP. I‘m so pissed I didn‘t buy it! 3w
LeahBergen I‘m definitely getting this one in my next Persephone order! 3w
emilyhaldi Yayyyyy!!!! So happy you liked it... Let's keep spreading the Patience love 🥰 ps. I must know, did you BAWL reading the last page or was it just me?!?! 3w
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BarbaraBB
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‘As the door shut behind him Patience knelt down and waited to be sick. And she couldn‘t, as usual, help thinking that if Catholic women weren‘t on their knees for one reason, they were probably on them for another‘

Thanks @emilyhaldi for bringing this gem to my attention 💜

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! What a sentence 🙌🏻❣️ 3w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen it‘s great, isn‘t it!! 😂 3w
emilyhaldi Yes!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 I could have quoted this book SO many times! 3w
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Kalalalatja This and the tagged books are the books that‘ll make me break my book buying ban 3w
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I understand! I am starting Cassandra now too, so excited to! 💕 3w
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Me too, so many great great quotes!! 😍 3w
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Kalalalatja
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Yesterday was a day. Today was a day. And now I‘m a day behind on #AnglophileApril, so let‘s catch up!

My bank account would be a #SuperMassiveBlackHole, if I bought all the books I want to. The ones above are some of the books highest on my wish list, but as I‘m still trying to keep my book buying ban, I‘ll have to leave them in my online basket for a while longer. 💸💸💸

GatheringBooks well played! 1mo
Cinfhen Sorry you‘re having days!!!! I own the Obioma book and I‘m happy to gift it to you after I read it ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen It was gifted to me by @LibrarianRyan and I‘m happy to keep the generosity moving 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️ 1mo
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Kalalalatja @Cinfhen that is so sweet of ypu to offer, thank you! ❤️ I would love to get a chance to read it, once you finish it, but don‘t stress about getting to it soon 😘 1mo
Cinfhen You got it!!! 1mo
Mdargusch You have some great books waiting for you! Way to be steadfast in your resolution! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
emilyhaldi Let me help you prioritize: 1) Persephone 2) NYRB 😉😉 (edited) 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great titles! A few on my list too! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Patience is one I want to buy now too after @emilyhaldi ‘s review. 4w
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KarenUK
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#blameitonlitsy or should I say #blameitonemily .... Book Depository had a copy! After reading your review I cannot wait to read this! @emilyhaldi 💕😊

emilyhaldi Omg I love this!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 and #blameitonemily 😂 I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1mo
JennyM 😂😆😂 1mo
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emilyhaldi
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Ok, I have held off on writing this review for a while because I can‘t do this book justice. Patience is 28 and in her 7th year of marriage to Edward when she finds out he has been cheating. Instead of feeling mad or betrayed, Patience can only wonder why any woman would willingly sleep with any man if she doesn‘t have to! (For pleasure?! What‘s that!) and then she meets Philip and discovers that her marriage has been a void 👇🏻

emilyhaldi ...of life‘s true joys and pleasures. As she tries to break things off with her husband, he can‘t bear the thought, asking her to #letmeloveyou But how can she go back to the life she now realizes wasn‘t at all fulfilling?? I laughed at this fabulously witty book and BAWLED as I read the last page. This is absolutely in my top 3 books of all time. ❤️ #anglophileapril 1mo
KarenUK Totally sold by your review... off to buy a copy 💕 1mo
Mdargusch Wow! This is now a must read for me! 1mo
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CarolynM What @Mdargusch said. Stacked. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Nice review! 1mo
Soubhiville Yeah you sold me too! 📚 1mo
Reviewsbylola I hope I bought this one!! 1mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! Top 3 #ThoseAreSeriousWords 🤩😀🙌🏻💕gotta give it a try 1mo
BarbaraBB Top 3 of all time? You totally sold it. I‘m off to BookDepository! 1mo
BarbaraBB Done 😉😘 1mo
batsy What a fabulous review! 1mo
Kalalalatja Damn my book buying ban, I want this SO MUCH based on your review 😫 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, damn you, Emily!! 😆😆 I need this RIGHT NOW. Maybe we should have a Persephone club alongside our NYRB one. 😂 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘m joining the stackers ! Great review 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
emilyhaldi @KarenUK @Mdargusch @CarolynM @Soubhiville @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I absolutely recommend this to everyone!! I hope you enjoy it as much as i did... for me, it was one of those serendipitous moments when I read the right book at the right time and it ✨magic✨ ps. I believe this is the only Persephone written by a man!! 😱 and you wouldn‘t know it 1mo
emilyhaldi Pps. @LeahBergen you KNOW I would be there in a second for a Persephone bookclub!! 🙌🏻 1mo
Mdargusch @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi I‘m in a GR Persephone Book read along 👍🏼 1mo
mklong Sounds amazing! I gave myself a Persephone subscription for my birthday, but was so overwhelmed for choice that I just picked the first 6 that they published. 1mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi I‘m in 🙋🏻‍♀️😘 1mo
Reviewsbylola I absolutely agree we need to have a Persephone book group too! If you start one, I will join! @leahbergen 1mo
Reviewsbylola There‘s at least one other male authored Persephone. I know because I own it. And sadly I checked and I don‘t own this one. 1mo
LeahBergen @Mdargusch Oh, I‘ll have to check that out! 1mo
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraBB Let‘s see how well we do with our NYRB one. 😆😆 Actually, a Persephone one would probably work really well with the brilliant model that @vivastory created for the NYRB club! 🤔 1mo
Reviewsbylola I agree. 😁😁 @LeahBergen 1mo
emilyhaldi Agreed @LeahBergen suppose we should try and handle our nyrb club first and go from there 😆 1mo
vivastory I would definitely be interested in a Persephone book club. 🙌 1mo
rohit-sawant Brilliant review! 1mo
Reggie I‘m totally in for this book after reading your review! 1mo
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