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The Lake House
The Lake House | Kate Morton
The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper.A missing child...June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.An abandoned house...Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.An unsolved mystery...Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...
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Rachel52
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I'm loving my new e-reader, I've finished two books so far. The Lake House was brilliant, I couldn't put it down and A Vintage Summer was a nice summery feel good book.

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suvata
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The Lake House was just a little bit more special to me then the other books that I read by her. I don‘t know if it‘s because I related so well to the characters or because it‘s just the kind of mystery story I like. A 70-year-old cold case about a missing child finally gets solved and what twisted loop of evidence that had to be untangled before the solution could be revealed. It had me on my toes the entire time.

SilversReviews It was very good. Recommending it to my book club. They loved THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN so they should LOVE this one too. 2mo
LauraBeth I‘ve only read one of her books - The Forgotten Garden - and keep meaning to read more by her. I‘m going to pick this up! 2mo
suvata @SilversReviews @LauraBeth I think it‘s a great choice for both of you 2mo
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TheSpineView
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💙 2mo
tdrosebud I really liked this book. 2mo
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TheSpineView @tdrosebud It had been on my TBR list forever! Maybe I should move or up!. 2mo
tdrosebud @TheSpineView It had a few twists to it. Everytime I thought I had something figured out, something happened to make me question my thoughts. 2mo
TheSpineView @tdrosebud Good... I like books that keep me guessing! 2mo
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inthegreensandblues
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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LaGuardia Airport, waiting to board for the flight home after working in NYC all week. It's been amazing but I cannot wait to get home! 😴💤💤💤

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nicoleyosick
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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The description Loanneth, this beautiful estate full of enchanted gardens had me enthralled from the beginning. Full of twists & mystery.

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MandellaL
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Actually finished this one a few days ago, but just getting around to posting. I really enjoyed it! I didn't figure the mystery out until almost the very end, which I appreciate. There were a lot of different emotions and complex characters, too.

SilversReviews LOVED this book...I didn‘t figure it out at all. LOL!! Thanks for commenting. 3mo
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MandellaL
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The upside to waiting rooms is time to read.

Lynnsoprano And that‘s the truth 😂 3mo
Ruthiella True! A good use of time!😀 3mo
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MandellaL
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Summer backyard reading 😎☀️

GondorGirl Ooo- I love Kate Morton! 😍 4mo
MandellaL @GondorGirl this is my first by her, but I am really enjoying it. Will likely read more! 4mo
GondorGirl @MandellaL Forgotten Garden is my favorite. 😉 4mo
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MandellaL
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Today's library pick up. Can't wait to start it!

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MaureenMc
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Morton follows her typical back-and-forth-in-time formula in this mystery surrounding the disappearance of a baby. Even though I didn‘t really like one of the main protagonists, I still couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough, and I adored many of the other characters. Also, the majority of the book takes place during the summer, & I love when my season matches that of the book I‘m reading.

Cathythoughts Lovely picture 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
RaimeyGallant That mug! :) 3mo
Centique Love the mug SO much! 😍🦉🦉🦉 3mo
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HannahPolly
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Gripping and addictive, although the ending was slightly unbelievable. But good characters and lots of twists.

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LapReader
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I‘ve signed up for this swap. I need some fellow Aussies to sign up too. Europe is my favourite place. Present or something like the tagged book would be my favourite time wise. #staycationintimeswap

Chrissyreadit Thanks for posting! 5mo
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Llanphear
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I just adore this author. Her love of old houses, secrets, and gardens. ❤️ I loved the ending of this one—less grim than some of her other novels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Buechersuechtling
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Some days ago, I accidentally found this in my library and put it on my wish list. So it‘s ➕ 1️⃣ and #BookishGoal 48 again. 🤷🏽‍♀️😄

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Jas16
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Sometimes the journey is better than the destination and for me that was the case with this book. I really liked everything about it until the ending.

Djspens One of those unmemorable books. I have it in my bookcase but honestly couldn't tell you what it's about.... 7mo
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LeafingThroughLife
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When you go to the little free library to drop off (not pick up, for crying out loud) some books because you have alarmingly too many books and find the only Kate Morton you don‘t have on your shelves already (well, that wasn‘t released about a minute ago). Please note: I haven‘t read any of said Kate Morton books. Please also note: I have a PROBLEM. Will no one stop me???

BookishMarginalia Nope — 1) it‘s a good problem to have 2) most of us have it too 3) embrace it! 💜 8mo
sprainedbrain Well I‘m not going to stop you! Love Kate Morton‘s books! ❤️ 8mo
LeafingThroughLife @sprainedbrain Glad to hear from a Kate Morton fan. Here‘s hoping I‘m one, too. I seem to have a lot of her books! 🤣 8mo
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MrBook
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Stack 1/12 for the #BlindDateWithABook Display @BookBabe and I are working on. 😁

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

cobwebmoth I've read The Lake House. It was very good. 9mo
kylienoele I Am Legend and Mr. Penumbra‘s are great books! 9mo
Littlestbookshelf I loved The Lake House 9mo
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KarynGood Loved The Lake House! 9mo
wanderinglynn I did not care for I Am Legend. I enjoyed Mr. Penumbra‘s. Inferno was okay. The Plague is a classic must-read! 9mo
bookaholic1 ❤ The lake house 9mo
Susanita I really enjoyed Mr. Penumbra‘s Bookstore. 9mo
SilversReviews I LOVED The Other Typist and The Lake House...ENJOY all of your books. 9mo
BookBabe I read Penumbra and The Lake House. The former was okay, got a little weird. The latter was fabulous!! 9mo
corycatelyn Inferno 🤗 9mo
Gissy Mr. Penumbra 24 hour bookstore 9mo
Chelsey Inferno! I am an unapologetic Dan Brown lover! He writes a great thriller! I really want to read Penumbra 9mo
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tdrosebud
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1. Ohio
2. Susannah Kearsley
3. In the hundreds
4. Bed
5. Tagged

#littenintro @tessavi

Littlestbookshelf Oh my I love Susanna Kearsley! And I absolutely love the tagged book. 2 of my favorite authors. 9mo
tessavi Thank you for posting 🙌 9mo
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Suelizbeth
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I love Kate Morton novels and this one has the added benefit of incorporating a mystery. My only criticism is that it goes on longer than feels necessary and the ending is just a little too pat. Given all of that, I love the writing and the characters and the setting. I like the back and forth between the 1930s and the early 2000s. This is a captivating read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LoverofLit
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My first of hers and I had a tough time deciding whether I liked it or not. It hit all the right notes of historical fiction, mystery, multiple POVs, and likeable characters. But it was about 150 pages longer than it needed to be, by the end I was just sad and ready for it to end, and all the loose ends conveniently tied up a little too neatly for me. I loved her writing overall and will definitely try another of hers in the future. 3.5 out of 5!

Slajaunie Don‘t judge her books on this one. I loved her other books but this one was just meh. 11mo
LoverofLit @Slajaunie She still struck me as a writer I would like. I'm also very end-of-year reading slumpish right now so I'm gonna definitely her again! 11mo
Slajaunie Good! 11mo
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LoverofLit
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Finishing this beauty this evening. It has taken me a bit longer to get through than expected even though I'm thoroughly enjoying my first foray into her writing. I think I'm just feeling a bit slumpy right now. TGIF guys!

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LoverofLit
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Classes are officially over. I have a couple of hours to kill before I head to the airport so I'm soaking up the sunshine and 80 degree weather before heading home to gray, snowy Kansas City.

LiteraryinLititz Congrats on finishing classes! 11mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I have to admit, in the first few pages I wondered what I had gotten myself into... The writing didn't seem like my thing. But of course she drew me in soon enough and I loved every minute after that!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Can someone tell me what genre this is though? 😂😂 11mo
SilversReviews This was very good. 11mo
SilversReviews @MommyWantsToReadHerBook A bit of mystery and women‘s fiction?? 11mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @SilversReviews ah women's fiction, that helps! 11mo
SilversReviews @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I would consider it women‘s fiction. 11mo
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LoverofLit
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Before tonight I have never ordered room service, with the exception of my honeymoon as a splurge with my husband. But when you're on conference away from your tiny humans, you treat yoself! Thanks @sammisho for encouraging me to GET THE CHEESCAKE! 😘😘

sammisho Yaaaaaassss! You deserve it! Enjoy! ❤❤❤ 11mo
AmyG Yum. I love cheesecake. 11mo
monalyisha It looks so good! 😍🤤 11mo
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LoverofLit
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Because when you're on a business conference, after a long day of classes, you lay in bed with Italian, wine, and a good book.

Nute The evening looks nice! 11mo
RadicalReader @LoverofLit nothing more nostalgic than incredible Italian food 11mo
LoverofLit @Nute It is! Very recharging 😊 11mo
LoverofLit @RadicalReader It is one of my comforts 🍝 ❤ 11mo
Samplergal Looks perfect. 11mo
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LoverofLit
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In Orlando on a yearly conference and just found out classes don't start for another hour so I'm going to crack into my first Kate Morton while eating my breakfast!

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I'm enjoying this book so far but Kate Morton doesn't seem to know a lot about breastfed babies... First this bit I read last night, where it's a miracle Eleanor didn't die as an infant, and now a few pages on where an 11-month-old has apparently been weaned off the breast but not onto anything else and isn't ravenously hungry first thing in the morning?

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Oh and he also doesn't need a nappy change! 12mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve heard of people in more ignorant times feeding babies sweetened condensed milk, but not straight cow‘s milk! 12mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Clare-Dragonfly I've definitely heard about it before, but in the context of orphan babies before there was formula. A baby simply won't thrive on it. 12mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Ugh, my eldest daughter's ballet concert is an introvert's nightmare.

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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A little bit of reading, and coffee! Had a horrible night with my youngest and anxiously waiting for news on my twin sister who was in early labour last night - nobody's answering my texts!

laurenbescoby Hope everyone is well! Xx 12mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @miralunasbooknook finally got a reply slightly later! Baby was born at 6:45, all well! My labour with my natural birth was soooooo long and my sister's pretty short - not fair! 😊 12mo
BarbaraJean Wait—I hadn‘t known Jac was expecting—that‘s wonderful!! Please send them my congratulations!!! 12mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean will do! Baby had to go to NICU yesterday 😢 but hopefully not for too long 12mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Decided to get my first Kate Morton from the library. I'm pretty much forcing myself to read my other print book... Hoping I enjoy this one!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled You can‘t go wrong with Kate Morton! 👍 12mo
BridgetteM This is a great book! Hope you enjoy it! 12mo
Slajaunie Hope you like it. Love Kate Morton myself! 12mo
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Reecaspieces Love this book 12mo
LoverofLit I just picked this one up at Half Price Books a few weeks back and it's on my TBR for next month. I'm curious to see what you think! 12mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @LoverofLit I had never even heard of Kate Morton before Litsy so kind of feel like I've been living under a rock! Really hoping I find in her a new author to love. 12mo
LoverofLit @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I haven't ever read her either and also #blameitonlitsy 😅 12mo
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HeatherBlue
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Finally starting this beauty. I have a thing with Kate Morton where I can‘t read her most recent book until a new one comes out. I always have to have a book of hers in my TBR. 🤷🏻‍♀️

PenguinInFlight I LOVE her books! 🤗❤️ 13mo
Jess7 🤗🤗🤗🤗 13mo
MayJasper I like your thing. 13mo
SilversReviews Loved it!! 13mo
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tdrosebud
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1. The Lake House
2. C. S. Lewis
3. Land Before Time
4. Lemon desserts
#manicmonday #letterL @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💜 13mo
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Slajaunie
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I really enjoyed this tale of a missing child. Kate Morton is a favorite of mine. I had several theories throughout the book but was wrong each time. I loved the way it wrapped up.

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Meglet
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This is the kind of mystery I love. Fantastic setting and character descriptions - I felt immersed. I avoid suspense because I dislike gore and cruelty, so this, lacking both, satisfied me. Just the right level of mystery, suspense, and frustrating, disagreeable, but still empathetic characters for me. I will go back for more of Morton‘s work.

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Slajaunie
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1. My reading buddies
2. Duran Duran, at least 5 years ago
3. Interrupting people during conversation
4. Nothing right now
5. Just started the tagged book.
#HumptyDayPost
@MinDea

This is now the daily post I do. I‘m swamped and stressed with life and the others require way too much thought.

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Crystal_Storms
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Four books I'm currently reading:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“The Lake House" is from the #mmdreadingchallenge2018 #lovedit #bestending
I read one of the 55 "Writing Tools" most every night and one of of the "Secrets of the Secret Place" every week.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And "Writing Picture Books" is a dream of mine. ?

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ferskner
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Really, this was too long, but I will always happily go on whatever Gothic-tinged family-secret-filled trip that Kate Morton takes me on. (But srsly did we need the Sadie backstory?)

#idratherbereading #morethan500pages

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BucklingBookshelves
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When your birthday card from your aunt has a note in it about the book you recommended and lent her 🙌

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LapReader
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Little late with this but it‘s amazing what you can get done when you are home from school for 2 days with conjunctivitis! #makemereadit. Theses are all books friends have loaned me that are way passed their due by date. Help me return them to their rightful owners.

Soubhiville You want votes? This one is well written and I love the main character, but emotionally really tough to read. If you know what you‘re getting into and still want to read it, 1y
LeeRHarry No brainer 😏 1y
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pgh.femme
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A solid three stars. A good summer read that holds your interest without taxing your heart or your brain. I never try to solve a mystery or plot line. I‘m much more interested in going on the ride an author wants me to take. However, at 80% of the way through this I‘d figured out the upcoming plot twist and outcome. Weird.

Prairiegirl_reading I also don‘t try to figure it out. I can‘t stand it when I do figure it in advance. 1y
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pgh.femme
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I‘m not a big fan of historical novels, but that some of the narrative is contemporary and the descriptions of the Cornwall setting have propelled me forward.

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emwank25
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The lake house

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Amiable
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Friday afternoon traffic on I-95 in Massachusetts heading north to New Hampshire. Hubby is driving. Good thing I brought extra books. 😬

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Pamwurtzler
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1. On the couch with the all-star game in the background
2. Just finished The Lake House. So good!
3. Normally I just browse my kindles & see what strikes me. There‘s plenty choose from.
#Tuesdaytidbits

SilversReviews The Lake House by Kate Morton? Loved it. Thanks for playing. 😊 1y
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BucklingBookshelves
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Library Summer Reading stack!

✔️Children‘s Book (Heartbeat)
✔️Book About Music (1000 Perfect Notes)
✔️Play (Wilde)
✔️Historical Fiction (The Lake House)
✔️Audiobook (Outlandish Companion)
Essay (Tell Me How It Ends)
Book Made Into a Movie (Book Thief)
Musician Biography (Walk to Beautiful)
Published in 2018 (Summer Wives)
Set in the Mountains (Those Who Wish Me Dead)
Natural History (Planet Earth)

Tagged book lent to my aunt ✔️Recommend a Book!

BucklingBookshelves P.S. Also not shown because still TBD: Ebook + Book of Choice! Can I read them all by the end of August? We shall see! 1y
smilingshelves The Book Thief!! ❤️❤️ 1y
BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves I think I will read that one next! I just put a hold on the movie bc for the category we are supposed to do both versions — I‘ve been meaning to read it FOREVER so it‘s good to have an excuse to finally bump it to the top of my TBR! 1y
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BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves so maybe it was too late when I picked it up last night, but I‘m unexpectedly struggling with The Book Thief 😬 Did it take you a bit to get used to the style and Death as narrator? I‘m feeling detached from the story and I think the way it‘s written is why and it‘s bumming me out! 1y
smilingshelves The narrator definitely does make this an unusual read! It did take some getting used to. The writing is what I love about this book. This is the only book (outside of school assignments) that I've highlighted passages in. If I still kept up my quotes journal, this book would take up about ten pages! I have a feeling it will suck you in eventually. ☺️ 1y
BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves ok thank you — that makes me feel better about it! 1y
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Amiable
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Having a hard time getting into this one. I've heard great things about it from others, so I'm hoping it picks up and piques my interest.

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KimM
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Kate Morton writes beautifully evocative cozy mysteries usually involving old houses, lush gardens and family secrets. Perfect vacation read. 💚🦋💚

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KimM
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Spending the week at a lovely lake house on Lake Keowee with appropriate reading material. 😊

shaynarae 🙌🏼❣️ 1y
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