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Through a Glass Darkly
Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel | Karleen Koen
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"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal. * Sold 130,000 hardcover and 600,000 mass paperback * New York Times bestseller for five consecutive months * A former Book of the Month Club Main Selection PRAISE FOR THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY: "A completely involving story...power, greed, family conflict, burning ambition and passion kindle the plot. Readers will be captivated!" - Publishers Weekly "Fast-paced and fun to read!" - Glamour "Engaging, elegant, chock full of sex and gossip." - Philadelphia Inquirer
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Books on the bottom are #over500pages and read, books on the top are the same, but TBR. #GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 3mo
Kdgordon88 Love Koen‘s books! 3mo
Crazeedi Irving stones books were always chunksters!!!! Loved his books 3mo
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An oldie but a goodie

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#Nuyear #weareglass THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY written by Ingmar Bergen , starring Harriet Andersson & Max von Sydow 1961. Through A Glass Darkly. I think Numan must like this one. I just realized Its the last day of Jan. Thankyou @Cinfhen & @TrishB you are 2 mighty women 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻what a pleasure to start the Nuyear with you ❤️loved this Nuyear challenge & loved your pics yesterday Trish 👍🏻

Reggie Hear, hear!!! 2y
TrishB Awww @Reggie and Cathy - thank you - you‘ve both been brilliant ❤️ 2y
TrishB BTW - I loved the tagged book! 2y
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Cathythoughts Oh that‘s good to know about the book 👍🏻✨👍🏻 2y
batsy Love this post...completely agree 💜 2y
Cinfhen Thanks so much Cathy & @Reggie LOVED seeing your posts❣️❣️❣️ excited for @batsy #FierceFeb Reggie, you should host a month.... I think November is up for grabs!!!! 2y
Cinfhen And you should take December, Cathy❣️❣️❣️ 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes very excited for @batsy 🎉. ThNkyou for inviting me , but if it‘s ok , I‘ll wait till sometime in 2019 😬when I know the ropes better. See you tomorrow for #FierceFeb wooooohooooo🎉🎉 2y
Reggie I‘m down for November @Cinfhen. 2y
Cathythoughts Go @Reggie I think you will be great 🎉. Looking forward to it already (edited) 2y
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I had a hard time with #historicalfiction for #reindeerreads because probably about 75% of the books I own fall in the category. So here is a picture of my entire #tbr shelves.

TrishB 👍🏻 2y
Gissy So you perfectly know what that phrase means: so many books so little time but I bet that you continue buying books 😉 2y
tracy_anne8 @Gissy Always! I know that saying much too well. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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Someone recommended this to me at some point so I bought a copy at a book sale. Another one I will get to someday. #dark #noteworthynovember

LeahBergen I read this years ago! Hmm... I remember liking it and that's about it. 😂 (edited) 2y
Leftcoastzen It was crazy popular when it first came out 2y
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Booksale 😍

Libby1 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
litmuggle Thats one of my all time favorite books. Im afriad to read the third book I just dont want it to ruin anything for me. 2y
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This is what happens when I go to HPB without my husband. @WendyL #hpbhaul #sorrynotsorry

britt_brooke 😱👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Bookcation74 Ohhh I loved Through a Glass Darkly!! 3y
WendyL So awful 😉 3y
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Reagan Broken Monsters! So bizarre, so excellent. 3y
Hooked_on_books Nice! Presumably you get even more when he comes because you have help carrying them, right? 😉 3y
SaraFair Have heard so many good things about this book and love the Bible verse. 3y
Karli @Hooked_on_books - he would help carry, but he doesn't understand that I'd rather have books than money. (Or perhaps he understands that entirely too well?) 3y
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History. Romance. Characters with depth. If you love stories like Gone with the Wind you'll also love Karleen Koen's historical novels. I've read this book in my teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s. It gets richer with time as my own life experience deepens. One of my all time favorites!


Fantastic epic indeed. Richly imagined characters and an engrossing story line. Not to be missed!

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Fantastically epic. I sobbed through the last couple hundred pages.#80s

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