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The Golden Hour
The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II-era Nassau—a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires? Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. Then Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen. The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.
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Melwilk
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This is another of my #BOTM picks for June, and once again BOTM has totally delivered. I have loved every pick this year. I‘m so happy. This book wonderfully jumps between different characters, places, and eras. It‘s a method that Williams does so well. The settings and people are glamorous and still relatable. I don‘t normally enjoy romance, but when Williams writes it, I do.

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amie
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I enjoyed this book for the most part & always like Williams' writing style, but there are a couple of things about her books in general that are getting tiresome for me. The alternating timeline trend is getting really old & gimmicky for me. Also too much "I love you so I have to have your babies!" in her books especially in this one where it was dangerous & life-threatening for the character to have babies. Also some loose ends not tied up.

Crazeedi I'm looking forward to reading, but I get tired of same old same old writing from an author, that's too bad 1w
amie @Crazeedi sometimes I like it because then I know what to expect from that author and if that's what I'm in the mood for I know to pick up their book. I think I need to recalibrate my expectations of this author and accept that I'm not going to love all her books like I used to. I'm sure there are readers who love the things that I disliked about this book. 1w
Crazeedi @amie well I really enjoyed the first 3 I read of hers, but the last one (cant remember name)left me a bit disappointed 1w
Hollie I get annoyed when all books that have a romance element end in a pregnancy. Ugh. 6d
amie @Hollie Agreed. I'm realizing that this is a thing with this author and her characters almost always end up pregnant. 6d
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guinsgirlreads
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Here‘s the books.. kind of.. 😂 😂 #Catsoflitsy #kal #botm

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Hollie
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My #botm box has arrived and I‘m in love with the cover.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Always so beautiful 💛💛💛 4d
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CoffeeNBooks
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I enjoyed the two different storylines, but at some point I started to wonder where they were headed, and how they would connect. And then in the last 50 pages, it all came together and made sense. Even if it hadn't, this is a well-written, interesting story.

whatshesreadingnow ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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Laughterhp
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This book would‘ve been good for yesterday‘s prompt for #JazzyJune - Gold is Good

Too bad I got it in the mail today!

#bookmail #botm #newbook

Eggs Agreed! Lucky you🤗 2w
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Mtroiano
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Double book mail! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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BriMae
The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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My #BOTM picks for June 💛
I‘m trying to utilize the library more and buy less books for a while but....BOTM editions are hard to resist sooo 🤷🏻‍♀️

Aswenson I‘m hoping to go an entire year with only botm, Audible and the library... haven‘t picked a start date yet though... 😬 1w
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amie
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I decided that it's a good time to start reading The Real Wallis Simpson because she is also a character in another book I'm currently reading: The Golden Hour.

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Chili
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Book mail!! I didn‘t even know this was coming. Nice surprise for a Monday. 😎

TheBookKeepers Those unexpected parcels are the best! 2w
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CoffeeNBooks
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Yes it will, Mr. T-Rex, yes it will! 🌞 #coffeeandabook

ReadosaurusText Obsessed with that mug!!!! 🦖 2w
AmyG Let us know how this book is! 2w
Nute Mug Love! 2w
amie I'm reading the same book today 😀 2w
CoffeeNBooks @amie I really like it so far!! 2w
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Laalaleighh
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#botm Golden Hour is one of my 7 most anticipated of 2019. The man who abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee (and may or may not have been a nazi spy) and the woman frustrated by how she came so close to royalty but never managed to grasp it- the way they weave in and out of the Royal story- and how indelibly they changed the royal family- fascinate me. Not least for the abundance of conspiracies and dearth of fact about their lives.

catiewithac You won't regret Upheaval! 2w
Laalaleighh @catiewithac oooh yay!! That‘s exciting! Thank you! 1w
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whatshesreadingnow
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My June #BOTM picks 📚 I clicked on and was shocked to see The Golden Hour and Summer of 69 whoop whoop!!! 🥳

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CoffeeNBooks
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#30JuneBooks #CurrentRead I'm enjoying reading this historical fiction this morning!
@howjessreads

Velvetfur Such a gorgeous photo! That beautiful sunshine and the lovely leaves.. *sigh * 😊 2w
howjessreads I love Beatriz Williams! 2w
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CoffeeNBooks
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#SongsOfSummer I'm so glad school is out and it's finally #Summertime! This is my June TBR stack so far- I'm sure I'll add more books soon. 😂 Starting with The Golden Hour this morning.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Nice pic! 👌🏻😎 2w
AmyG Nice tbr! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! Beatriz!! 💛💛💛 2w
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lesliemarie
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#botm pick
I'm looking forward to this one!

NikkiRobson73 I also picked that one ! 2w
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candc320
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For the first time ever I‘ve filled my #botm box! I picked these two plus A Nearly Normal Family....I couldn‘t decide on just one!

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amie
The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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#bookmail from @WilliamMorrowBooks just in time for weekend reading! Looks great next to all my other Beatriz Williams books!

SilversReviews Love Beatriz Williams....what a GREAT photo. 2w
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Laughterhp
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Decided on my June pick! Only 1 book for me this time.

I‘ve never read any books by Beatriz William, but I‘m assuming her books are kind of like Fiona Davis, which I liked her 1 book I read! 😊

I was curious in the Blake Crouch book, but I think I‘ll wait to see reviews before I decide on it.

I‘ve been doing really good and actually reading my picks since I joined back up! I‘m proud of myself! 😄

#BOTM

Andrew65 I loved the 2 Fiona Davis books I read, heard good things about Beatriz Williams but yet to read one. 2w
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Could it have been any easier this month?? An obvious pick for me.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Golden Hour | Beatriz Williams
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What is everyone choosing?! #Botm

catiewithac Skipped this month. I liked the extra books but none of the main 5 bit me 🤷‍♀️ 2w
BookwormAHN Recursion, I loved Dark Matter. 2w
rjsthumbelina I have ARCs of Recursion and Ask Again, Yes, so I'm going with the Beatriz Williams, since I've never read her and always wanted to. 2w
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Hollie Golden Hour! 2w
MoonWitch94 I chose Ask Again too! 2w
Reviewsbylola I got the last 3. I was tempted by ‘69 but since I only have one BOTM account currently, I went the library route. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @rjsthumbelina yes!!!!! Love her!!!💛💛💛💛 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie yes!!!! 💛💛💛 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have heard A Nearly Normal Family is good!! 2w
mrsthilkey I may skip. But I'm intrigued by The Golden Hour and I've never read that author.... 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Can't wait to know what you all think of the golden hour! 2w
thebluestocking I went with Ask Again, Yes. I‘ve seen some good reviews. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz I tend to save hers like I‘m scared I‘m going to not have one to read one day.... I‘m crazy like that 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally get that! 😁 2w
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MoniqueReads305
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My picks for #BOTM I have one more credit and then I think I'm going to cancel my membership. I'm not sure yet. 🤷🏿‍♀️

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KatieDid927
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Tagged book is my official “pick”. Yay! #BotM

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CoffeeNBooks
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I'm so excited that I was selected to receive this ARC!

AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
cbowlin1921 Such a pretty cover! 1mo
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crhealey
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Bklover
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Thank you so much @WilliamMorrowBooks for this ARC! I loved it- a definite ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Three time periods, with the largest portion taking place in the Bahamas during WWII. Loved the characters and found the story fascinating. I did find all the cigarette smoking distracting a bit, but that‘s my only complaint. Looking forward to her next book!

C.Perone Ooooo a new Beatriz Williams 👏👏 When is it due to come out? 2mo
Bklover @C.Perone It‘s out July 9th. 2mo
C.Perone @Bklover Thanks! 2mo
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Bklover
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Slept with the windows open last night and woke up to 40 degrees this morning! Dogs are all huddled up and it‘s freezing in here!!!! It may be a while before I crawl out of here, but I am thoroughly enjoying this lovely book I received from @WilliamMorrowBooks ❤️❤️❤️

AlaMich Pupsicles! Ha! *pats self on back for hilarious joke* 😉 2mo
Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Bklover @AlaMich Yes!😁🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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AlaMich @Bklover @TheLibrarian Thank you. I‘ll be here all week! 2mo
WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy the read - it‘s so good. 2mo
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Litpixie
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I haven't been feeling well lately and test results are starting to scare me. I came home from work tonight to find this. There really should be a song for book mail.

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Judybskt
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Pickpick

Thanks again @WilliamMorrowBooks for this ARC. I loved it!! #beatrizwilliams is one of my favorite authors and once again she did not disappoint! Another amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book from her!!

WilliamMorrowBooks Fast reader! 3mo
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Bklover
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1. The Golden Hour and The Punishment She Deserves
2. Captain Marvel. And it was marvelous!!! 😉😁
3. Hot tea in a carefully selected mug that matches both the tea and my mood.
#weekendreads

CBee We saw Captain Marvel last weekend! It was awesome!!!! 3mo
RadicalReader Captain Marvel being Marvelous I see what you did there!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟😂😂 3mo
Camicrue8 Im currently reading: When day breaks from Mary Jane Clark, the last movie I saw was The Dirt about Montley Crue band 🤟🏻 and a rainy day drinking is coffee ♥️😊 3mo
Bklover @RadicalReader 😉😉😉❤️ 3mo
Bklover @Camicrue8 I‘m a coffee fan as well as tea! I hadn‘t heard of the book you‘re reading so I looked it up and it sounds really good. You‘ll have to post a review when you finish it. Hope you‘re enjoying Litsy❤️❤️ 3mo
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Pamwurtzler
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This book and basketball on tv has been much of my day. Beatriz Williams delivers another great read full of secrets, mystery and romance, and adds the bonus of the Windsors in the Bahamas. I love the way she includes tidbits from her earlier books - those connections are so fun! Thanks again to @WilliamMorrowBooks for the opportunity to read this ARC. #beatrizbinge #goldenhour

WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy!! 3mo
Mdargusch Sounds like another good one! 3mo
Pamwurtzler @Mdargusch It was!! 3mo
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rubyslippersreads
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Sadie thinks both of these ARCs look quite interesting, as well as coordinating beautifully with her fur. 😸 Thank you, @WilliamMorrowBooks and @BerkleyPub #arcs #catsoflitsy

Mynameisacolour Gorgeous tortie 😻 3mo
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LeahBergen Pretty Sadie! 😘😘 3mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Sadie sends 😽 3mo
DebinHawaii Max 🐱says 'hi' to Sadie and to Nicky too, of course. 🐱❤️🐱 3mo
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Preciouz29
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I love coming home to a beautiful book!!! Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for this sure to be a bestseller!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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THIS was on my doorstep when I came home!!! 🎉🎊🎈Those of you who know me know how happy I am right now!!! 💛💛💛 Thank you @HarperCollins I can‘t wait to start this one!!!

Lovesbooks87 Yay! I got it too!! 3mo
Pamwurtzler Same here!! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87 @Pamwurtzler @rubyslippersreads yay!!!!! 🙌🏻💛🙌🏻💛🙌🏻💛 3mo
whatshesreadingnow Woohoo!! 🙌🏻 3mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 3mo
GripLitGrl Awesome❣ 3mo
BoundBooks Love Beatriz! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Woot woot!!! Can't wait to know your thoughts! Also I'm curious how do you all get ARCs from publishers? Request via email or the publishers approach you? So far I've only been requesting on NetGalley.. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘ve won all three of mine on goodreads!!! 3mo
Judybskt @Jee_HookedOnBookz follow publishers here. They often offer free books. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz there‘s a giveaway option and you just click on it and click on the books you would like to win!! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oooh!!! I didn't know that!!! Must go check it out! Thank you!! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Judybskt thank you! 🙏 3mo
Mdargusch Lucky you! 🍀 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch for sure!!! 💗💗💗 3mo
Hollie Ooooh so exciting! 3mo
JaclynW So exciting! Her covers are always eye catching! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW the best!! 💛 3mo
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Judybskt
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I‘m trying to thaw out. Just spent 1.5 hours watching my son play lacrosse. It‘s windy and 30 degrees colder than yesterday. #bookandcoffee
📖☕️

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Bklover
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Oh, happy day! Thanks @WilliamMorrowBooks for the #bookmail! Looking forward to it!

whatshesreadingnow 💛😍 3mo
WilliamMorrowBooks You will looooooove it! 3mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I got #bookmail today! Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks !

annahenke Oh excited for this! 3mo
whatshesreadingnow Yay! 💛 3mo
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Pamwurtzler
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Look!! I got #bookmail today! Thanks @WilliamMorrowBooks !!

Kate.Braithwaite Lucky you!! 📚❤️ 3mo
Lovesbooks87 I got mine yesterday! 3mo
WilliamMorrowBooks Woot woot! 3mo
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Judybskt
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🍀 ✅
🍀 Not really
🍀 Nope
🍀 No - but it is on my list. My husband has family there.
🍀 @CasualChloe 🍀🌈💰🍀🌈💰

#hellothursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 3mo
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Librarybelle
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Just leaving this here that, as a reminder, this one comes out in July! I already have an ARC, but there is an ARC giveaway on Goodreads right now... #HeartOfGold #MarchIntoThe70s

Cinfhen I‘m sure u know this @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks but just in case.... 3mo
Lizpixie 💛💛💛 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!!! I‘m already entered!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 3mo
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GloVerdino
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What a day for books! My library hold came in, BOTM box delivered, and got an ARC in the mail courtesy of @WilliamMorrowBooks ! The cover of The Golden Hour is GORGEOUS!

WilliamMorrowBooks Isn‘t it though?! 3mo
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Judybskt
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Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks I can‘t wait to start this!! Yay!! #beatrizbinge 👍🏻📖💛

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Judybskt
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Thank you for the chance to win The Golden Hour @WilliamMorrowBooks

#beatrizbinge

WilliamMorrowBooks You‘re welcome! Thank you! 3mo
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WilliamMorrowBooks
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💛Calling all Beatriz Williams fans! 💛We‘re giving away Advance Reader‘s Editions of her new novel, THE GOLDEN HOUR, on sale 7/9. 💛Join our #beatrizbinge - first come first served! 💛 https://goo.gl/forms/ks2QpFmwsvhNvB652

GripLitGrl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks i thought of you when i saw this post! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GripLitGrl thank you Marianne!!!! I entered!!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻💛💛💛💛💛 3mo
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Lovesbooks87 Just got mine! Thanks so much! 3mo
WilliamMorrowBooks @lovesbooks87 right on! Enjoy. 3mo
Pamwurtzler I just got mine too! Thanks so much, @WilliamMorrowBooks !! 💛💛💛 3mo
Bklover Just got mine!! Thank you SO much!! 3mo
WilliamMorrowBooks @Bklover enjoy the read Missy! 3mo
SilversReviews Looking forward to reading this book!! 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Release date July 9th!!! 💛🙌🏻📚👏🏻

#MostAnticipatedRelease2019
#ANewChapter

AlaMich I‘ve yet to read Beatriz Williams, and I think this maybe my first!! Stacked! (edited) 5mo
C.Perone 🙌🙌🙌 5mo
Mdargusch 💛💛💛 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AlaMich yes!! She‘s awesome!! 💛💛💛💛 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @C.Perone 💛💛 4mo
kspenmoll Excited! 💛💛 4mo
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Librarybelle
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To be released in July 2019...squee!

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
Reecaspieces I know!! I can‘t wait! 6mo
amie I can't wait! 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Woot woot!!! A new one coming out in July!!! 🎉🎊📚💛

AmyG I just saw this on instagram! 6mo
C.Perone 🙌🙌 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG so beautiful!!! And sounds really good!!! 💛 6mo
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litenthusiast Hooray! 🎉 I love her books. 6mo
amie I'm always excited for a new Beatriz Williams book, and this cover is gorgeous! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @amie I still have to read Cocoa Beach!! 6mo
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