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The Summer Country
The Summer Country: A Novel | Lauren Willig
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Librarybelle
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We‘re scheduled to start the fourth week of this book today. I just finished the third week‘s reading...all the feels for this one, though I think Ashford Affair may still be my favorite of hers. More of the #literarycrew finished the story up this past week...how is everyone else doing? I have a comment that I‘ll place as a spoiler below... #buddyread

Librarybelle Does anyone else feel their heart breaking for Charles and Jenny at this point? It is such a horrible situation, and I feel so drawn to their love story. I also have such a sense of foreboding with this...I‘m up to Chapter 19, so still a lot of story left. 13h
catebutler I definitely do! The odds seem to be against them. 😩 And I‘ve learned with this author that not all endings are happy for her characters. I‘m anxious to find out what happens. 😬 13h
Jerdencon I agree - I‘m thinking something bad happens to Jenny. 11h
MellieAntoinette All I can say is Wait for It, Aaron Burr style. There is much heart left in Jenny/Charles‘ story!!! 10h
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Jerdencon
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Caught up with part 3 of #theliterarycrew read along.

Trying to figure out who Carlota is??? And thinking I‘m probably wrong (don‘t want to write any spoilers!)

Going to read ahead for part 4!
@Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver

Librarybelle Hooray! I‘m going to post later on today, as soon as I finish part 3! 17h
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Melissa_J
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I‘m getting a late start on #thesummercountry buddy read with #theliterarycrew but I don‘t imagine it will take me long to catch up.

Amor4Libros Love your mug! 3d
MellieAntoinette Sooooo good! 3d
Librarybelle Hooray! 3d
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 3d
Melissa_J @Amor4Libros thank you! I just bought it earlier this week at the M&M‘s store in Time‘s Square. 2d
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kspenmoll
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#literarycrew #buddyread #selfreflection #spongybits

Thank you both @Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver for yet again, hosting another #buddyread. This is a gem!

Librarybelle Thank you for joining us! 5d
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5d
Crazeedi It was a great book!! 5d
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kspenmoll
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#literarycrew #buddyread #thesummercountry

Unfortunately still relevant question in the US today.

CouronneDhiver 💙💙💙 5d
Librarybelle 💙💙💙 5d
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kspenmoll
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#hydrate #thesummercountry #literarycrew #buddyread
My first steps outside the house since Saturday evening. Got as far as the porch. But I am hydrating...cannot put down the tagged book.So immersed in the 2 time periods(1812, slavery exits;1854, 20 yrs post emancipation)the lush,hot setting of Barbados with its slaves, white plantation owners,Redlegs (white poorest of poor, living in”inhospitable terrain”,& the city dwellers of Bridgetown.❤️📚

Crazeedi Glad you are enjoying this, I did too!! #buddyread 5d
kspenmoll @Crazeedi I just finished the book tonight. Could not help myself. So much to think about- learned so much about Barbados, etc. really loved the book.#buddyread #literarycrew (edited) 5d
Pamwurtzler I look fed it too! 5d
Librarybelle Yay! 5d
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Pamwurtzler
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I was really not ready for that book to end! It was so good! #literarycrew #thesummercountry

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you liked it! 7d
kspenmoll I so agree! Cannot put it down; will finish tonight! 5d
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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

Holding a slight edge, The Ashford Affair is still my favorite of Willig favorites (excluding the Ladies W Of course!). This comes with a little fire of controversy due to subject matter, so a slight cautionary tale there. But a most enjoyable 4.5 ⭐️.

#BuddyRead #LiteraryCrew #TheSummerCountry

@Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver @Crazeedi @kspenmoll @Jerdencon @Pamwurtzler @catebutler @Tamra @Melissa_J @lele1432 @Mollyanna @Allylu

Librarybelle Thank you for joining us again for the buddy read! 1w
Crazeedi I totally enjoyed! 7d
MellieAntoinette @Librarybelle Thank you for hosting! 🥂 6d
MellieAntoinette @Crazeedi I can‘t wait to see what Willig comes up with next! 6d
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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

As my 4th Willigian tome, I have to say this is an incredibly good story. The characters fit the stage, the stage outfitted the scene in beautiful tropical tones and the story swept you from beginning to end with the graceful ease of a windswept breeze.

#BuddyRead #LiteraryCrew #TheSummerCountry #Barbados

@Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver @Crazeedi @kspenmoll @Jerdencon @Pamwurtzler @catebutler @Tamra @Melissa_J @lele1432 @Mollyanna @Allylu

kspenmoll Lovely review. Admire your way with words.💚 1w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
MellieAntoinette @kspenmoll @librarybelle This was such a good book! I loved that it didn‘t focus on the romance as much as her other novels! 6d
kspenmoll @MellieAntoinette So much on slavery & its ramifications to relationships,social, class, economic & cultural issues, with European wars & history thrown in. I am really immersed in this book! #buddyread #literarycrew (edited) 6d
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kspenmoll
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#TheSummerCountry #LiteraryCrew #buddyread #Barbados #slavery #sugarcane

The Colonel dressed his slave daughter Jenny up like one of MaryAnne‘s french dolls and gave her as a gift to Mary Anne.

Crazeedi 💔 1w
Librarybelle So heartbreaking 1w
Pamwurtzler Sad. 1w
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Librarybelle
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Today marks the end of week two of the suggested reading schedule - any thought for this week?

I admit - I‘m behind! Hopefully I can catch up either tonight or tomorrow. I know at least one of the group has finished, which is great! I‘m also loving the quotes being posted!

lele1432 I'm behind too. 😩 But I'm in the midst of catching up right now! Taking advantage of baby's nap time lol. 1w
Jerdencon I read ahead last week so I finished this section. I am liking it a lot so far - and want to read further to see what happens to Mary Ann and to Jenny. 1w
catebutler Just finished the section last night, and I‘m really enjoying this read! I‘m starting to have the characters and storylines make sense, (the back and forth in time and figuring out who‘s who). I‘m particularly loving how strong willed and abled the female characters are in this book. They‘re feisty and fun! 1w
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Librarybelle @lele1432 🙂❤️👍 1w
Librarybelle @Jerdencon @catebutler So glad you‘re liking it so far! 1w
CouronneDhiver I‘ve been sooo busy lately. Super failing as a hostess here. I will make good progress tomorrow though. I have a quiet afternoon planned 1w
Crazeedi So much happening, the mystery deepens as the book goes on 1w
MellieAntoinette I‘m on Ch26. So far, feeling like this battling it out with The Ashford Affair for best Willig yet. 1w
Pamwurtzler I‘m catching up today! Loving this so far, but I‘m really intrigued to see where it goes. 1w
kspenmoll After the first two chapters I was not sure how the book would go but now I cannot put it down! 7d
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Crazeedi I loved her the best!!❤ she was a wise courageous woman 2w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
kspenmoll @Crazeedi I am inly on ch9 but she is all that you said so far- she just told Charles to marry. 2w
Crazeedi @kspenmoll it gets better ❤ 2w
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Crazeedi
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4.5⭐ very much recommend! @Librarybelle and @CouronneDhiver I'm ready to discuss any time!! Who else is doing #literarycrew #buddyread?

CouronneDhiver Oh my goodness! You killed it 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2w
Crazeedi @CouronneDhiver I couldn't stop, lol!😍 2w
Librarybelle Awesome! 2w
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MellieAntoinette I have 9 chapters left! 2w
kspenmoll I am reading it but only on ch9. 2w
Crazeedi @kspenmoll @MellieAntoinette I had to finish and return to library, it was a good book! 2w
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Librarybelle
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The #LiteraryCrew is traveling to Barbados in the latest Willig #buddyread . There‘s a lot of set up in both timelines, and I am captivated. It also has a slightly different feel from the other books by Willig. Maybe it‘s the subject matter? Or, maybe it‘s because neither timeline is contemporary?

How is everyone else doing?

Crazeedi I'm on chapter 9, the back and forth between chapters is fine. Are we going to have any discussion after everyone is finished. Im very interested in what happens to Charles, and Jenny for sure. We see Mary Anne is still there. 2w
Librarybelle @Crazeedi We can have some discussion at the end, for sure. In past buddy reads, participants posted questions for one another, or posted thoughts about characters. I can also post something at the end as a way to start some discussion! 2w
Crazeedi @Librarybelle ok I just didnt know how much to post here without giving away to participants who may not be where I am! I guess I can just hide my comments and not spoil!! I'm enjoying! 2w
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Librarybelle @Crazeedi Spoilers are good...feel free to post whatever you like with the spoiler. So glad you‘re enjoying! 😁❤️ 2w
Crazeedi @Librarybelle so will Charles marry Mary Anne or Jenny???? I'm so intrigued! 2w
Allylu I am on target and really enjoying it! I love books that go back and forth between times. I did have to write down which characters went with which time to keep them straight. 2w
Crazeedi @Allylu good idea!! 2w
Jerdencon Finished chapter 4 and hoping to finish the next one tonight - so far really enjoying it and want to visit Barbados!! 2w
Librarybelle @Crazeedi It‘s an interesting set up so far! I finished the first section, so not quite sure. But, Charles does seem more interested in Jenny by the end of chapter 6! 2w
Librarybelle @Allylu Good idea! 2w
Librarybelle @Jerdencon Barbados sounds amazing! 2w
Crazeedi I had to finish the book! Anyone who want to discuss let me know!! 2w
MellieAntoinette @Crazeedi 9ch to go and much of the meat left to resolve, but I can‘t help feeling like Charles and Jenny have created a bit of a mess for themselves. That being said, what a fascinating book! Maybe Willig‘s best yet!! 2w
Crazeedi @MellieAntoinette definitely agree with the predicament they have begun 2w
Crazeedi @Jerdencon it would be a great place to explore 2w
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kspenmoll
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#LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead #Barbados #Ithaca #Nostos #Homecoming #TheCountrySummer #Odyssey #CharlesDavenant #Odysseus

Charles compares his homecoming after years away in London, to Odysseus‘s homecoming when he first landed on Ithaca‘s shores.

Librarybelle Nice quote! 2w
CouronneDhiver Beautiful 👍🏽 2w
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Crazeedi
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#buddyread #literarycrew @Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver
The first 6 chapters completed. Lots of intrigue and mystery. I'm hooked!

robinb I still need to read this one. I have it, just haven't got to it yet!
2w
Crazeedi @robinb so far its very interesting!! 2w
robinb @Crazeedi 👍😊 2w
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Librarybelle She really does hook you into the story! 2w
brit91 Happy reading!!🙂📚 2w
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 I haven‘t gotten a chance to dive in yet but I‘m super intrigued 2w
Crazeedi @CouronneDhiver I am on chapter 9 so far. Lots of questions to be answered in my mind already! We need to do a conversation maybe when everyone has finished!!! 2w
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catebutler
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First up on my August TBR, ‘The Summer Country‘ by Lauren Willig. I‘m excited to read this beautiful book (look at that cover 😍) for the #LiteraryCrew #buddyread, this month. Weekly sections are marked with flags and I‘m already caught up on the first section being discussed tomorrow 8/3. It‘s going to be quite difficult for me to stick to reading a section at a time with this one, I‘m already hooked!

Librarybelle Awesome! 2w
catebutler @Librarybelle Thanks for hosting this!! 🥰 2w
kspenmoll I just finished the first section-it is hard not to keep on reading! Your photo is beautiful! 2w
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catebutler @kspenmoll It‘s really hard! I‘m going to have to try to pace my reading somehow over the next few weeks to make it stretch, ha! And thank you! 💓 2w
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2w
BookBabe What a stunning photo! And the cover of the book is so beautiful it makes me want to read it. 😃 I just looked it up on Goodreads and it sounds awesome! #stacked 😁 2w
catebutler @BookBabe Thank you! 🥰 So far it‘s very good! Love to hear what you think of it, once you pick it up. 1w
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Crazeedi
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#BuddyRead #LiteraryCrew @Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver
Litsy has made me think it's ok to read more than one book at a time!! I never EVER did that before I joined this community. Unless it was a book for school and one for pleasure. Never 2 pleasure books at a time!!! Now I'm reading 2 or 3 and listening to one!! Lol😉❣

Librarybelle 😁 2w
squirrelbrain Go you! 😘 2w
AmyK1 I still can‘t do that though I have considered it. Maybe someday 😊 2w
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Crazeedi @AmyK1 I didn't think I could either!! 🙂 2w
brit91 Go you!!🎊🎉🎊🎉📚📚 2w
SamanthaMarie I have 4 or 5 going on at a time 😳😬🤣💕 2w
Crazeedi @SamanthaMarie 👍😉❤ 2w
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kspenmoll
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#literarycrew #buddyread
Next up. Just love the cover.

Mynameisacolour Pretty! 3w
Meeko93 Beautiful set up 3w
Librarybelle So pretty! 3w
kspenmoll @Mynameisacolour @Meeko93 @Librarybelle Thank you! I think the cover is beautiful! 3w
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Jerdencon
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Today‘s #libraryhaul for me and my son while he is at the kids book club here in the library. #raisingreaders

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MellieAntoinette
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Wow! That was a powerhouse first chapter! #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

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Librarybelle
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One more reminder for the #LiteraryCrew #buddyread starting tomorrow! Feel free to join us as we read through Willig‘s latest book...read at your own pace, so don‘t worry if you can‘t read the listed sections by each date (they‘re just a suggested guideline!).

I‘m tagging you too, @Tamra , in case you‘re able to join in!

Crazeedi I'm on the list at library, book hasn't come in yet, but I'm next up, so should be soon!! 3w
Mollyanna Just seeing this... I‘ll try and get the book next week from the library. 3w
Librarybelle Sounds good, @Crazeedi ! 3w
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Librarybelle Awesome, @Mollyanna ! Hope you‘ll be able to join us! 3w
Mollyanna Just put a hold on the book. There are books available in the system, so I should have it next week. Love Willig so am looking forward to another of her novels. 3w
Melissa_J I‘m so excited for this one! 3w
Allylu I‘m ready! 3w
Jerdencon Ooh - just picked this up from the library - can I join you? 3w
Librarybelle Of course! We‘d love to have you join, @Jerdencon ! 3w
Crazeedi @Librarybelle I got book today, I'll be starting tonight! 2w
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lele1432
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I love my library. Look what hold came in just in time for the #LiteraryCrew #buddyread! 😊 I should be able to start this tomorrow as I finish up #24b4Monday #readathon! #librarylove #coverlove

Librarybelle Hooray!! 3w
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Librarybelle
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The #LiteraryCrew ‘s latest #buddyread begins Sunday! Join us as we read Willig‘s latest book (she‘s a definite favorite author of the group). Use the timeline above as a suggestion, but feel free to set your own pace. Post any quotes, thoughts, feelings throughout, using #LiteraryCrew and tagging @CouronneDhiver and @Librarybelle . Who‘s ready??

Tamra Oh I wish I was going to be around for this one! My internet access will be limited, but maybe I will download and just post once in awhile. (edited) 4w
catebutler Yay! Can‘t wait!! 4w
Librarybelle @Tamra Hope you‘re able to download and post once in awhile! 4w
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CouronneDhiver Meeeee!!!!! 4w
Crazeedi 👍💗 4w
lele1432 Yay, thanks for tagging me! I'm excited! 4w
Librarybelle I‘m so glad you can join us, @lele1432 ! 4w
MellieAntoinette Ready, Freddie! 4w
Pamwurtzler Hope my library hold hurries up! 4w
kspenmoll I am all set‘ 4w
Librarybelle Terrific, @MellieAntoinette @kspenmoll ! And, I hope your hold comes in soon, @Pamwurtzler ! 4w
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Allylu
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This beautiful book came in the mail this week! I‘m getting ready to join my first #buddyread with CouronneDhiver and LibraryBelle! I have enjoyed several of Lauren Willig‘s books in the past, so I‘m really looking forward to reading this one!

Librarybelle So happy you can join us! 1mo
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JSW
Bailedbailed

Bailing. This book is not for me. I like Willig‘s writing and pacing and characterizations, but I find I can‘t read multiple pages of a white dude coming to terms with his father forcing a relationship with his black Caribbean slave which resulted in siblings that he (the white son) must now “deal with.” (My words.)

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kspenmoll
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#LiteraryCrew #buddyread #bookmail
Look what came in the mail today! I am ready for our #buddyread!

Librarybelle I‘m excited too! 1mo
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CouronneDhiver
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Upcoming #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead with the newest Willig release.

🌺 Starts July 28

🌺 Read at your own pace or follow the schedule

🌺 Blurb, Quote and Review as you go. Tag your hostesses

🌺 All welcome

Who‘s in? 🙋🏽‍♀️

Librarybelle @Melissa_J and @kspenmoll ...are you still able to join us? We also have @catebutler and @Crazeedi joining us this time! 1mo
catebutler So looking forward to this! 🤗 1mo
MellieAntoinette You read my mind! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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lele1432 Oooh sounds fun! 🙋🏽‍♀️ 1mo
Melissa_J Oh, I‘m totally in on this one 😊 1mo
Crazeedi Yay! Cant wait!! 1mo
Allylu What a lovely book. I received it in the mail this week. I‘m in! I‘ve never done a #buddyread before, so let me know what to do! 1mo
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Librarybelle
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As we‘re finishing our most recent #buddyread , @CouronneDhiver and I are gearing up for our next read, scheduled to begin in a couple weeks.

Read at your own pace - use the timeline as a suggested reading timeline. Any time you post, just tag us, and we‘ll use a new hashtag for all our buddy reads. For now, I have #LiteraryCrew , but that can be changed!

Let us know if you would like to join us as we read the tagged book!

catebutler I‘d like to join you, please and thank you! 1mo
Librarybelle @catebutler That‘s awesome! Welcome! 1mo
Crazeedi Yes please!! 1mo
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Librarybelle Of course, @Crazeedi ! Thanks for joining us! 1mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle 😉👍😍 1mo
Pamwurtzler I‘m in!! Just waiting for the library hold ! 1mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
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sprainedbrain
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This book was just perfect for me: historical fiction, dual timelines, exotic setting, just the right amount of tension and romance, and strong female characters. Beautifully written, and a good mystery that honestly surprised me right up to the end.

So glad that I saw a great review from @intothehallofbooks and was able to grab this from the library. 😃

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

intothehallofbooks Yessss!! I‘m so happy you grabbed it and liked it so much!! Thanks a bazillion for tagging me and letting me know. This really makes my day 🙌🏻👏🏻 1mo
Cortg Sounds good! 1mo
Melissa_J I can‘t wait to read this one! 1mo
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intothehallofbooks
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SO GOOD. I‘ve read this twice in less than three weeks! This is a dual timeline story set among the sugar plantations of Barbados in the 1800‘s. There is love and longing and betrayal threaded throughout almost all of the relationships. The characters are robust. The setting is alive. Perfect for fans of big, sweeping historical fiction family saga stories. I felt like I was THERE.

Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for sending this copy for review!

sprainedbrain Well, that sounds awesome! Stacked😃 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Pickpick

This was my first book by this author, and I enjoyed it. It might not be everyone‘s cup of tea, however. It draws strongly on the history of Barbados and the slave culture of its sugar plantations. It may have been the sugar connection that drew me in, since I live near cane fields. Interesting characters, a plot line that surprised me at the end. Thanks to William Morrow and #LibraryThing for this #earlyreviewer ARC.

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MKbookworm
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Day trip to Kinsale #bookanddrink

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AmyG
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@robinb Thank you, my friend. You are just so sweet. I really look forward to reading this...so...a wonderful surprise. 😘

robinb Enjoy! 🤗 Glad you‘re home safe and sound and that you had a wonderful time! 💕💕 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I‘ve had very little reading time so far on this vacation. Now we‘ve reached our cabin, and have this beautiful deck in the trees. I think my book and I are going to spend lots of time here😄

LauraBeth This looks lovely! 2mo
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Reecaspieces
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Mehso-so

🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/06/17/the-summer-country-by-laura-willig/

Crazeedi I was afraid of this...sometimes as author just can't stay fresh. I really liked some of the other books... 2mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the review, following! 2mo
Reecaspieces @Crazeedi thank you so much! Makes my day! 2mo
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Melissa_J
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Super excited about today‘s book mail 📬

Andrew65 I need to try this author. 2mo
CouronneDhiver Ooo! ❤️😍😍 2mo
Melissa_J @Andrew65 yes, you do 😉 I started with her Pink Carnation series. 2mo
Melissa_J @CouronneDhiver I knew you‘d like this one 😊 2mo
Andrew65 @Melissa_J That‘s good enough for me to stack it. 😊 2mo
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SilversReviews
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A run-down sugar plantation was the last thing Emily thought her uncle would leave to her, but Emily was thrilled about it even though her cousin
wasn't for more than one reason.

If you enjoy learning about past cultures, delving into life in another country and century, and finding out family secrets that were kept for years, THE SUMMER COUNTRY should be on your summer reading list.

https://tinyurl.com/yyvzowt2

@WilliamMorrowBooks

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BookNAround
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Next up. Summer comes to the South quite early. At least we‘re not have the 90+ F days we had last week!

AmyG I love this cover! 2mo
Crazeedi On my list!!! 2mo
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SilversReviews
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HAPPY PUB DAY!!

🎉CONGRATULATIONS, LAUREN WILLIG!! 🎉

@WilliamMorrowBooks

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robinb
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Thanks to @HarperCollins and @WilliamMorrowBooks for their wonderful giveaway! This gorgeous book came in the mail today, and I‘m looking forward to reading it! ❤️💙❤️💙

#coverlove
#bookmail

Crazeedi Cant wait to read! 2mo
robinb @Crazeedi 👍😊💕Isn‘t it beautiful?! 2mo
Crazeedi @robinb yes!!!❤ 2mo
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bookandcat
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Went to the special Book Club Girl event and met (clockwise from top left) Meg Cabot, Jean Kwok, Joshilyn Jackson, Christina Baker Kline, and Lauren Willig! 😍😍😍😍😍😍 #bookcon

tpixie Christina Baker Kline!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Schlinkles I have such a girl crush on Joshilyn Jackson. She‘s funny as hell. 2mo
bookandcat @Schlinkles she had so much personality when I met her! 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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#bookmail This #earlyreviewer book arrived yesterday. This is the first hardcover I‘ve received. It hardly looks like an ARC. I‘m debating: should I start it now, or should I use this as my vacation read when we leave in two weeks?

CouronneDhiver Excited for this one! 3mo
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amie
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I enjoyed this book for the most part, especially certain parts of the ending, but the first half dragged a bit and the emotional connections between characters were not developed enough for me to really feel invested in them.

#librarythingearlyreviewers

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amie
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Yikes, a pretty significant error on the flap... This story is taking place in 1854 not 1954! At first I thought maybe it alternates between 1854 and 1954, but it alternates between 1854 and 1812. I got this in a giveaway so hopefully the copies for sale will have a corrected dust jacket 😳

But all that aside, I've enjoyed 3 chapters so far.

callielafleur Wow, that's crazy! 3mo
Birdsong28 @julesG Look at this 🤦🤷🙆 3mo
julesG @Birdsong28 Gaaaaaah! 🙈🙈🙈 3mo
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amie
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I'm thrilled with this #bookmail from @WilliamMorrowBooks ! I won The Summer Country from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and was expecting an arc, but they sent a finished hardcover and it's gorgeous! And I'm always excited for a Beatriz Williams book!

tpixie Great covers! Congrats! 🎈🎉 🥳📚 3mo
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SilversReviews
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FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 6.

A run-down sugar plantation was the last thing Emily thought her uncle would leave to her, but Emily was thrilled about it even though her cousin wasn't.

If you enjoy learning about past cultures, delving into life in another country and century, and finding out family secrets that spanned years, THE SUMMER COUNTRY should be on your summer reading list.

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Maude
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My favorite read of the year so far, it gets all the stars!!! I highly recommend for historical fiction fans, I believe it will be out in June 😍 I received mine in a #goodreadsgiveaway

Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver I scored a copy awhile ago on NetGalley! Can‘t wait to read it! 4mo
CouronneDhiver Wait for me! Lol 😂 @Librarybelle (jk - I know you probably owe them a pre-publication review) 4mo
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver 😂 I‘m so far behind on my pre-publication reviews, you‘ll have a copy before I even get to this! We may be able to read it together this summer! 4mo
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robinb
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Don‘t you just LOVE getting surprises like this in your Inbox??!! So excited! And THAT COVER!! 💙💙💙

#coverlove

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theladygreer
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If you're not already a Lauren Willig fan, you will be after reading her #womenshistoryreads Q&Q&Q&A! As you might expect from a professional historian turned practical historian, she has a deep knowledge of the field, name-checking everyone from Lucy Percy Hay to Winnie the Pooh. Check it out at greermacallister.com/blog .

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