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Serpent & Dove
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Cazxxx
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Keep trying to get into this one but it‘s just not grabbing me at all. Might be a dnf as it‘s due back at the library soon
Have you read this?

StaceGhost I read this and Blood & Honey. They pick up once the action starts but both seemed to lag a little in the beginning and then a lot happens all at once. Audiobook would be hard for me on this one. 1w
Cazxxx @StaceGhost I am finding it very slow and the characters also seem very flat. Maybe it‘s the narration. Not sure if I‘ll try to finish this one! 1w
StaceGhost @Cazxxx the characters mostly remain flat. It gets a little better in the second book but I agree with that issue! It‘s like ToG but witches and less sex. If you‘re not feeling it, I say bail— life‘s too short haha— and it improves but only marginally 1w
Cazxxx @StaceGhost life is definitely too short to read books I‘m not enjoying! 1w
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SW-T
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Mehso-so

I thought I‘d like it more but it was just okay for me. Pacing and plot issues and at times the characters felt flat. Not bad overall, but the pieces just didn‘t come together enough to love it.

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AlizaApp
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Thank you so much @MaleficentBookDragon for this wonderfully witchy package of goodies for #basicwitchswap! I can‘t wait to read all these books, and the book sleeve you made is gorgeous! Already wearing the socks and lit the candle. Happy Halloween! 🖤🔮☠️📚

@mklong @sprainedbrain

mklong 😍😍 Happy Halloween!! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! It was so much fun to put together. 1mo
sprainedbrain What an awesome box! 😍 1mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

I really wasn‘t expecting how much I would enjoy this book as I did. I went into reading it just to be “in the know” about this TikTok YA famous book, and with no plans to finish the trilogy. Oh, how wrong I was. Other than not being a fan of the “enemies to lovers” and “one bed” tropes found in many YA books, this one so far is an exception. The rest of the review is on my Goodreads! 👍🏻 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4297838352

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IheartYA
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Mehso-so

I was very excited for this book. Based on the synopsis it should have been right up my alley. The writing was pretty good but the plot had major pacing issues and the story didn't become interesting until 3/4 through the book. If I hadn't already bought the rest of the series I probably wouldn't continue with it.

How cute is this booksleeve made by The Handmade Sales? 😍

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KristiAhlers
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

I forgot to post this one! So yeah, great world building and characters! I truly enjoyed this one, fast paced and easy read.

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kissmehardy
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

The end of this book continues to have one of my favorite relationship moments of all time. Also, where is the BTL recording we deserve??? #yafantasy

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Smellslikereaderspirit
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Mehso-so

La verdad es que no conecté con la historia. La autora nos presenta un mundo paranormal, y con sus descripciones pude imaginarme toda la ambientación. Pero no me atrapó del todo. Tenía muchas expectativas porque todo el mundo ama el libro, pero me desilusionó un poco.⠀

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Smellslikereaderspirit
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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🍃 What genre interests you most? Fantasy, historical, romance, etc.?

A: I used to love romance when I was a teenager, but now I don't read it that much. In the last five years I began to be interested in fantasy, terror and mystery.

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Branwen
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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The pavilion and park in the center of town has been completely decorated for Autumn! Pumpkins, haystacks, and cornstalks are everywhere! 😍🍁🍂🎃 Of course I had to take a picture of my current witchy read! 😁💕📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 🧡 2mo
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SpeculativeFemale
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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I finally went to check out one of the libraries near where I live now and wow! What an awesome place!

I didn't check out any physical books this time, but I did get my shiny new library card, got it entered in Libby, and checked out a digital copy of Serpent & Dove.

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Decided to do an audiobook. Taking this upon suggestion. Let's see how it goes.

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Lucy_Anywhere
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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#TBRPile 📚 “There‘s something haunting about a body touched by magic.”

BookDadGirlDad I really like that log(?) you have as the background. Where did you get it? 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere @BookDadGirlDad Thanks! I actually drew it - I did not realise how many unread books I had at the time 😂 colouring in books as I read them is very satisfying, however 3mo
BookDadGirlDad @Lucy_Anywhere "I actually drew it..." Me: ?????? 3mo
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Areader2
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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47 % in and it‘s just not grabbing me , learning to just stop if I am not feeling a story 📚

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IheartYA
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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@literally.bookish has recently announced its fall event, Falling for Fall Bingo. The prizes are pretty great! To see the list of prompts, head over to LiterALLy BOOKiSh on Facebook.

#bookbingo #bookgame #bookgroup #bookstagram #bookcommunity #bibliophile #booklife #bookishlifestyle #groupread #buddyread #bookmail #bookprizes #goodreads #bookaddict #bookpals #penpals #bookish #booksbooksbooks #tbrpile #bookswap #bookprompts #bookreview

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Hitchhikerbooks
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Panpan

This is what clickbait would look like if it were in bookform.

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bullbunny
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Rereading Serpent and Dove since book 3 came out at the end of last month.

The covers are sooo gorgeous!!

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bookiemonster_ph
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ꜱᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ & ᴅᴏᴠᴇ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ꜱʜᴇʟʙʏ ᴍᴀʜᴜʀɪɴ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ꜱᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ & ᴅᴏᴠᴇ

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BookishBelle
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

This ya fantasy was a soft pick for me. It seemed a little too predictable in places. Sometimes the characters did things that seemed out of character for them which made me feel like it was done just to move the plot along. But I did enjoy it. It kept my attention, kept me turning pages, and the world building was very good. I‘ll definitely be reading the next one!

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AJBowers
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one. I loved the world building, the characters, and the message about differences. 🥰

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Iszy
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin

“I never said it was your god. Your god hates women. We were an afterthought.”

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Iszy
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Just read the first chapter and already in love!

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BehindthePages
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

This is a book I picked up and put down time and time again. The story sounded interesting, but I was worried it would fall into the repetitive tropes. However, this is a well crafted story of enemies to lovers. There is a little bit of everything mixed in. Daring heists, action, friendship, sisterhood, proof that love can be a powerful magic and so much more.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/serpent-dove-by-shelby-mahurin-book-review

arkei Great review! 5mo
BehindthePages @arkei thank you! 5mo
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BookishBlonde12
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #fantasy #YA #romance

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Ast_Arslan
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 63th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 137.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Nalbuque
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Pickpick

Speedy listen while at work mixing paint! I expected little from a plot that has been extensively done, but it was a great story. I loved the bits of French in there, and the references to the church (as a catholic who is resentful of the way the church historically handled things - i.e fucked up everyone‘s lives), and the way the author worked magic into this whole new universe while making it so familiar! Diving into the second book soon!

#2021

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emmaturi
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Some new books I got yesterday! #tbr

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love new books! These look good! 📚👍🏻 8mo
emmaturi Yes am happy to read them @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 8mo
Smellslikereaderspirit Can‘t wait to read Lore! 2mo
emmaturi I really enjoyed Lore! @Smellslikereaderspirit 2mo
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Bookish_Gal
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Pickpick

Incredibly impressed with this book. Not only because I lost myself in the pages (read in pretty much 1 sitting) but because how the story seems so perfect for today‘s terms. Both side of a war saying they are god the other is evil, black and white. Period. This almost felt like a modern Romeo and Juliet flushed more. Lou and Reid. Except they are a slow burn enemies to lovers. I love Lou so much: brazen, wild teen who doesn‘t conform to the mold

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Bookish_Gal
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Alright. I‘m hooked line and sinker at this point. Just keeps going so well, can‘t even tell how fast I‘ve been reading.

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Bookish_Gal
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Alright. Gave in to picking up this highly sought after book when I saw it on the discount pile. So it‘s a fantasy romance between a church witch-hunter and a witch (hidden because, you know, the church hates witches) enemies to lovers, hopefully not just because of their forced marriage to each other. Not sure where I stand with it, as I‘m not a big romancer, but I‘ve been hearing just so much about it. Almost all good, so I‘m ready to try it

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emmaturi
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Pickpick

A witch and a witchhunter end up having to marry each other. Reid doesn't know that Lou is a witch but she tries to hid it. Basically the witches and the church have been against each other for centuries. This is an enemies to lovers and fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy. I enjoyed it and will read book 2nd! #books

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Clare-Dragonfly
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Bailedbailed

I just didn‘t care… about the characters, the world, anything. Disappointing, especially since the other #newyearwhodis picks I‘ve read from @AbigailJaneBlog have been great! Hmm… those had queer romances so maybe that‘s the difference. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️

monalyisha Surprising! Good on you for being able to bail, though. I‘m still not great at that. 🙈 9mo
radesilets @monalyisha I am also horrible at bailing! If I reach more than 50 pages in, I am always in permanently. 9mo
AbigailJaneBlog Yes I felt the same when I first opened it. I actually had to try twice, but once I got into it I was HOOKED. Good on you for bailing though, I am SO bad at that 9mo
Hitchhikerbooks I had been on the fence about it but didn't make up my mind until I was at about 60%. It was at that point that I had the awkward decision of bailing or persisting. I persisted and while I can say it got a little bit better it wasn't anything to tell about. 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Umm, the heck? A paragraph or at least a line is missing. I reread the last couple pages to make sure, and they don‘t encounter anyone else on their walk. Did anyone else have an issue with this book? I hope it doesn‘t happen again.

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emmaturi
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I hope to finish this tonight, I am really enjoying it. Second book it out already and third in August I believe! #currentread

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Saknicole
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On her Instagram, the author says that Serpent & Dove is 2.99 on all ebook platforms till the end of January! If you haven‘t read it, I highly recommend. NA/YA (Lou is 19? And there is sex), enemies to lovers situation, he is a church soldier trained to find witches, she is a witch in disguise (because back story), and all French in nature. Lots of fun. I haven‘t read the sequel yet, but I remember loving this one! #ebook #reccomendation

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StarDreams
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin

"...the flames come first with the Church. Questions second. It‘s a dangerous time to be female.”

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laurel.orourke
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
Pickpick

Okay so this ENDING!!! I am so glad it ended the way it did. It would have been very easy for Mahurin to wrap things up and just resolve all the issues with magic. For a YA fantasy romance, I‘d say the emphasis is more on the romance than the fantasy but I had so much fun! Overall, I‘d say the world building could be better but that is is a great escapist read. 4.5⭐️/5

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laurel.orourke
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I found this 10 hr ambient music and rain video featuring Breath of The Wild music and it‘s my absolute favorite to play while reading.

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laurel.orourke
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So... I was kinda joking when I said I wasn‘t going to leave my couch today... but then I couldn‘t put this down. I‘ve read many books that have been good, fun, and emotional but this book makes me GIDDY. Like squealing and kicking giddy. Wow. I‘m having so much fun.

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laurel.orourke
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A friend has joined me 🥰

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laurel.orourke
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It‘s a snowy Saturday so I‘ve lit all my candles, brewed my fave coffee, and have no intent of leaving the warmth of my couch.

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laurel.orourke
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AHHH I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO GET MARRIED BUT THIS SCENE IN THE THEATER IS SO PERFECT !!!!

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laurel.orourke
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There‘s nothing quite like crawling under my weighted blanket with a new book and knowing tomorrow is Friday. Has anyone else‘s week been crazy? I felt like I haven‘t been able to give this new book the attention I want to. I can‘t seem to focus for more than 20 pages at a time. Here‘s to relaxing weekend reading 💖

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laurel.orourke
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Time for a little fantasy 🪄 new book starts tonight!!!

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WriterAtHeart
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Mehso-so

Though it did take me a while to get into the story, ultmately I liked the storyline. I felt that Mahurin's pace at the beginning was fast. A lot was going on and I felt she rushed the characters marrying to get to the actual storyline. However, once we get passed the beginning, the story does not feel rushed and I was able to enjoy what I was reading.

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FantasyChick
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Pickpick

Decided to give a quick reread before finally moving on to the next book, foolishly thinking this was a duology NOT a trilogy 🤦‍♀️ At least the final book is out this year.

Still loved this as much as the first time. Quick to read, enemies pushed together, slow burn plus witches! Everything I need for a #CozyRead

#bookspinbingo #jumpstart2021 #seriesread2021
@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @Lizpixie @TheSpineView

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
TheSpineView 👍📖😍 11mo
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RinnsReads
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Pickpick

1. First book of 2021 and dragged me out of a reading slump. Can‘t wait to read the next in series.... #ya #january2021

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 6mo
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BGam
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3⭐️
Witches and witch hunters. Typical story of enemies turn lovers in a made up marriage. I was surprised by some revelations but I didn‘t care much for the story. Well written though, plot is ok, clean cut story. Told from the PoV of both male and the female protagonists. Ending is good enough to leave the book at that. I won‘t however be reading the next one in this series. But it was not bad at all.
@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks I've seen a lot of mixed reviews for this one. 11mo
BGam @TheAromaofBooks it‘s neither bad nor good.. i mean it‘s a story which has been written and read before. But very well written. 11mo
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BehindthePages
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Thank you @mynameisacolour! I can't wait to start Serpent & Dove! The card was wonderful and the chocolate is delicious! 😍 I hope your holidays are filled with love laughs and books as well! #JolabokaflodSwap

Mynameisacolour You're very welcome! Merry Christmas!🎄🌟🎅 11mo
BehindthePages @Mynameisacolour Merry Christmas 🙂🎄🎅 11mo
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