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Today We Go Home
Today We Go Home: A Novel | Kelli Estes
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Seattle, Washington Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasurethe diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deeply into Emily's life and the secrets she kept. Indiana, 1861 The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is the risk of her own comrades in the Union Army discovering her secret. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she thought she was fighting for.
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Recently back from Afghanistan, Larkin is struggling with PTSD and her best friend‘s death, which she feels she caused. I‘m Civil War days, circumstances lead Emily to enlist as a man and fight for the Union. I wasn‘t excited about this book because I hate the cover, but it‘s both a hoo-rah depiction of some badass women and an excellent exploration of the potential consequences of war. Highly recommend!

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Desiree.Reads
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“May we all grow up to be strong like her“

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I stayed up way too late last night to finish this one. It was completely worth it. It is a bit of a love letter to women veterans, and honestly to all women who want to be seen as equal in value to a man. I loved it and highly recommend this one. It is an emotional journey though for sure. I did appreciate the non-white washed history as well.

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bookishbitch
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This is a good book to read during Memorial Day. It is just one example of why we need to remember those who have given their lives in service to our country. I hope that one day humanity evolves beyond needing war to solve problems.

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An emotional look at women in the military, past and present. Emily is driven to disguise herself as a man to serve along side her brother during the Civil War. Larkin is a veteran learning to live again as a civilian after 2 deployments to Afghanistan. Through Emily's diary, Larkin begins to cope with her PTSD and finds a way to enjoy life again. Thoroughly researched, Estes brings to life some "badass" women whose stories deserve telling. ??

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"These women were badass. Women had always been badass, and it was time the world acknowledged that." (In reference to female soldiers in the American Civil War and even earlier.) #badass #strongwomen #womensoldiers #wartime #patriotism #honor #family #ptsd #onceuponabookclub

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My.heart.is.lit
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Getting set to read this one. 📚🙂

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
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TheShaggyShepherd
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Ghost just would not leave me and my laptop alone while I was catching up on NetGalley Reviews this morning. #netgalley #review

sblbooks I had a grey tabby, named Goast! 3y
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SilversReviews
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HAPPY PUB DAY!!

@Sourcebooks

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TheShaggyShepherd
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I have two ARCs due tomorrow and a library book due sometime this week. I try to finish all my ARCs before publication but I‘m cutting it real close with these. I may be able to finish one but I‘m not sure about the other. Hopefully spending some time in my favorite reading spot will help things along. I‘m really enjoying the tagged book. #netgalley

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TheShaggyShepherd
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I‘m not getting through the book as quickly as I had hoped this weekend but I‘m enjoying it. I was planning on spending the entire day today and tomorrow in my hammock but if it‘s as hot today as it was yesterday, then that‘s going to be a no. #netgalley #arc This handsome dude‘s ears are slowly starting to heal. I can‘t wait until he won‘t have to wear his cone anymore. #fosteradopt #adoptme

brit91 He's so cute!!! 3y
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TheShaggyShepherd
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My new foster Jack is on steroids for his skin and ear infection so he needs lots of potty breaks. The skeeters are eating me alive. I‘m enjoying this novel though. I like how it skips back and forth between two different time frames. #netgalley #reviewathon

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TheShaggyShepherd
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I got my first ever #litsylove today! Thank you so much! I will try my best to answer this weekend but sadly I won‘t have all those cute stickers.

TheAromaofBooks You'll find that #LitsyLove is a GREAT excuse for investing in things like adorable stickers, washi tape, and stationery :-D 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🎉💌❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wonder what happened to mine on the way there?! 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 3y
Sleepswithbooks 😀💌💛 3y
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TheShaggyShepherd
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Once again, I couldn‘t control myself and have way too many ARCs I‘m trying to finish before their publishing dates. Only one chapter in, but I‘m liking the writing style so far. While sometimes I love beautiful writing (like When Breath Becomes Air), for Stories like these I like it straightforward to not distract from the story. #netgalley #reviewathon Our new foster is adorable and I‘m glad we finally have one that plays with my dog. #foster 💕

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Better late than never, I hope! I completely forgot about this book in my #netgalley #arc section and it publishes September 3! Oops! Gotta get on it!

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SilversReviews
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Book Mail!!

Thank you, Sourcebooks, and Valerie Pierce.

I LOVED Ms. Estes first book, THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK.

Looking forward to reading this book.

@Sourcebooks