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The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldons new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her.In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S.The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743.Here, now, is The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Frasers wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy a time-travellers certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war.From the Hardcover edition.
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katiekat311
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Mehso-so

I absolutely, positively canNOT believe I almost forgot to post that I finally finished this long winded tale. Thank goodness I snagged a last pic as a final goodbye before I brought it back to the library. So far, this one has been the hardest in the series for me. The mundane, every day life descriptions were too much and far away from the normal historical and even romantic sides it usually has. A brutal one for me but I DID IT! 🤣👏🏼

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katiekat311
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July was a HUGE success. 9 books read; 7 of which got cleaned off my bookshelf 👏🏼 and 2 were 300 page sections of The Fiery Cross. One section left and that tome of a book is DONE. Both my #bookspin and #doublespin books were included! Woohoo!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous read!!! 4mo
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katiekat311
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Whilst The Fiery Cross is still my demise and I only completed one section of it, June was extremely successful! End of school chaos didn‘t keep me from getting 2, #bookspinbingos and reading 7 books, including my #doublespin book Reminders of Him. I‘ll take it as a big win and can‘t wait to crush July! 🤓📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 5mo
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katiekat311
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Disappointed in my May progress. Where did May even go? 🤷🏻‍♀️ not sure it‘ll happen with the chaos of school ending BUT hoping for a better month in June. Here is my #bookspin #doublespin in no particular order, yet. The tagged book his literally been the longest revolving book for me..EVER. Hoping to make more of a dent this month and clear some of my bookshelf. Happy almost June!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Outlander book #5. I‘m not even sure how to describe this. So much happens. It‘s a continuation of Claire & Jamie‘s life together. Homesteading, with tenants, in the back country of North Carolina in the 1770‘s. It‘s fascinating.

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aa_guer2021
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Pickpick

Where did February go?! And March?! 🙃🙃🥲 Anywho, I finally conquered this book. I am so glad that I did. Because unexpected things happened that I dared not hope for, and shocking things happened that left me in all the feels. Jamie, Claire, Brianna, Roger, little Jemmy, Ian, and the rest of Fraser‘s Ridge are ❤️❤️🥹😛🥲🥹 in the best of way. #outlander #timetravel #chunker #bigbook #done 🎉

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aa_guer2021
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Popping up to say that February was the slowest month for me for 2022. I am conquering this chunkster and I am officially into *new territory* for me in this series. 😬😱🤯😞🤣❤️🤦🏻‍♀️😁🙏🏻 covers about almost all the emotions. #currentlyreading #timetravel #outlander

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ValerieAndBooks
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My first finished fiction book of 2022! In between quilting projects & reading non-fiction, this chunkster took a while! Not my favorite in the series but I‘m still continuing! Have the next one by my elbow but will wait to start it. Wanted to point out a historical discrepancy here. In colonial America, people didn‘t piece together quilts using cut-up fabrics. Fabrics were too precious, so quilts were whole-cloth using one piece for the top! 👇

ValerieAndBooks Cont‘ it‘s possible scraps were sewn together using pieces of leftover whole cloth fabric but this story indicates it was pre-planned — and if it was in blues and creams, then the blue fabrics would have been dyed with indigo. Not an easy undertaking. 9mo
MeganAnn How interesting! Thanks for sharing! 9mo
aa_guer2021 Reading this one too, right now. I didn‘t know this, so thank you for sharing! 9mo
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aa_guer2021
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What is it about leftover Chinese food that always perks me up? 🥲🥰 My husband spoiled me over the weekend. We got to go to a park, Chinese food, and a bookstore (#bookhaul post coming)!! This is my currently read, and the final book I finished the first time around. The rest will be new territory. #currentlyreading #outlander #timetravel
P.S. I normally do not condone stickers on books 😬, but from what I remember this was a special occurrence

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Wife
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘ve been an Outlander fan through books 1-4, but I‘m about ready to give up on this book for at least the third time and for good! It‘s just a series of meandering vignettes. I‘ve tried it in print and audiobook. This time I made it through 34 1/2 of the 55 1/2 hours and it‘s been tedious and torturous. Anyone have any reason for me to continue? And BTW, I‘m not a fan of the TV series.

TheSpineView This is the same point I stopped in the series. I just couldn't make myself go any further. 10mo
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mandarchy
Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Pickpick

I am debating moving my 'read' date to December 31st. I feel like I'm cheating by finishing it today and adding it to my 2022 challenge. I've been working on it for 22 days and this snow really made the last several chapters possible. 🙃 I have not left my house in 8 days. 8 being an estimate. I don't really remember. The rain is finally washing it all away. Either way is done. Do I really want to read the next book? 🤔

Suet624 I couldn‘t get past the first one. 11mo
Prairiegirl_reading That‘s how I feel about outlander. 11mo
mandarchy @Suet624 the first book? I love the series. It just cuts into my other reading - which is mostly kid-lit. 11mo
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Suet624 Ahhh. I see. 🤣 11mo
BooksNBowls I am STRUGGLING with this one. It‘s taking me forever. I‘ve been working on this one for months and I‘m barely half way through. 11mo
mandarchy @BooksNBowls I get frustrated by how she splits ideas or conversations with long explanations or descriptions. Or she names so many people, you don't know if she's introducing a new character or just naming someone insignificant. In actually reading it for the 2nd time and it is making more sense. 11mo
mandarchy I just realized that the image is not the tagged book. December was a blur. I'm hesitating to jump into the next book. I need a break. But I can't stop wondering what Jamie and Claire are doing right now... 11mo
BooksNBowls @mandarchy im taking a break right now I‘m about 40% done but I‘ll probably pick it back up in a couple weeks 11mo
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ReadingSusan
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It was a good reading year in 2021. But that‘s about the only good thing about it. Sorry I have been absent on Litsy.

Clwojick Amazing! 11mo
sprainedbrain It‘s good to see you😃 11mo
readordierachel 💙 11mo
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mandarchy
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Just reached Christmas day on the Ridge. I think this is my least favorite book in the series, but the episode at the Beardsley is so creepy it makes up for it.

Mariposa_Bookworm It took me forever to get through this one. The last 200 pages made it worthwhile. 11mo
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LapReader
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Thursday night‘s book swap goodies!

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Angelwendymama
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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My elderly Maltese dog, Nessa, is my devoted buddy, whether I'm reading or not!
#mbcreadathon
#mbcbookfrogsreadathon8

MonthlyBookClub entered! 1y
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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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On to number six!! (Also, this picture doesn‘t show off the pretty shiny mirror-like cover!)

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon

“When the day shall come, that we do part,” he said softly, and turned to look at me, “if my last words are not ‘I love you‘-ye‘ll ken it was because I didn‘t have time.”

-Jamie Fraser

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
Pickpick

I have FINALLY finished this after a year and a month of reading on and off!! My least favorite so far in the series, but that‘s not to say I still didn‘t love it! Pretty slow and confusing with so many names at the beginning 200+ pages, and a bit boring throughout.

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danni0075
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Mehso-so

Book 5 in the Outlander series felt like an 18th century soap. I still enjoyed the familiarity of the characters, but the story feels far removed from where it started - a woman thrown back into time, Highlands, war with (let's be honest) the ultimate romatic hero. But characters are acclimatized to their living conditions, all getting on a bit and - I dunno, it just lacked a bit of fire in its belly! Second half much better than the first half.

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Miss Callie Sue 🥰

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Julz422
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
Bailedbailed

I‘ve been terrible at reading this year. I love the show but had to keep renewing this book as I‘ve had to do a lot this year. I never used to bail on books. I blame the pandemic or maybe the fact that I‘ve survived one as to why I allow myself to bail more 😂🤷‍♀️ Maybe I will finish this one day. It was just much slower than the others I‘ve read for some reason.

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Tonight on #weirdthingsyourbooksmellslike : the center of these two pages smells like a chocolate Tootsie Pop 😂🍭 and yes, I smell every page 😂

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon

“Because ye need me,” he said very softly.
“Not because you love me?”
He looked up then, with a shadow of a smile.
“Sassenach...I love ye now, and I will love ye always. Whether I am dead-or you-whether we are together or apart. You know it is true,” he said quietly, and touched my face. “I know it of you, and ye know it is me as well.”

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon

“You‘re beautiful to me, Jamie,” I said softly, at last. “So beautiful, you break my heart.”

-Claire

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ShannikaKim
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Pickpick

Its lengthy but its good!

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danni0075
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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New week, new book - don't disturb me, I'll resurface whem I'm done. Series is quite heavily criticised but it's pure unadulterated fantasy - not advised for those seeking authenticity - time travel, the Loch Ness Monster, continuity errors - that's not what it's about at all!
Outlander binge book 5 begins...... ☕🍰👌😁📖

RavenclawOwlCat Can you explain what you mean by the errors? 2y
danni0075 Dates not quite correct, bit of poetic licence used when depicting historical characters, fictional settings BUT not the reason I read these. I read them because I love the concept, the characterisation and am enthralled by the adventures. If I wanted historical fact I'd go for Simon Schama - A History of Britain 2y
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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon

“Turd-eating son of a flying tortoise.”
-Jamie

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon

“Egg-sucking son of a porcupine!”
-Jamie

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Julz422
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Spring break! Finally!

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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Halfway there! 😁

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SaraBeth_RN
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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘m a VERY slow and distracted reader. I‘m not like other people who read 462937492 books a year. But I‘m still proud of myself; I managed to read this many! Two I am still working on getting through, but I‘ll get there. There‘s no rush. I had many adventures while staying at home. 📚📖

Cupcake12 Well done... any reading is great in my opinion ❤️ Happy new year 2y
RavenclawOwlCat @Cupcake12 Thank you, Kerry! Happy 2021! I have a letter ready to be sent out to you! 2y
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Kimberlone
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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#12ColorsofDecember Day 4: Cranberry Red 🍷

This is the book with the deepest red cover I own. Still haven‘t read it although I love the TV series.

#WinterGames #TeamRedNosedReindeer @StayCurious

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Julz422
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I‘ve been missing Outlander

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BooksNBowls
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RavenclawOwlCat
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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#ForeverNovember challenge day 8: Writer
Here are my two favorites! ❤️

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RavenclawOwlCat
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“Into each life some rain must fall.” -Claire Fraser

Birdsong28 Good luck with this book. I have not long finished listening to the audiobook version of this and it took me forever!! 🙄😂📚📖 2y
RavenclawOwlCat @Birdsong28 it will definitely take me a very long time since I‘m taking my time with it and opening it up whenever I want to read a bit. 😁 2y
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Birdsong28
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Finally finished this book 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎊🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎊🎊🎉

Now onto The Monster Collection as I have done for the last few October's as it's my one Halloween tradition! Not really one for Halloween but I feel I have to mark it in my own little way.

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Birdsong28
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Good. I listened to the audiobook version of this. Even though I enjoyed this book there was times when I felt it went it got stuck on one subject far too long and I wondered if the author actually had editors! As it just didn't flow as good as the previous books.

#Audible

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Nitpickyabouttrains
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Pickpick

This volume of outlander was long. It felt like nothing happened and also like a lot of time was passed. There were sooooo many details, some of which were not important at all. Overall I enjoyed it but it probably didn‘t need to be 979 pages.

Bandrea I have been stuck on this book for so long. I felt like nothing was happening and I didn‘t know whether there would be a payoff for sticking with it. 2y
Nitpickyabouttrains @Bandrea barely anything happens and there is not exactly payoff? But things do pick up a little. 2y
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

It took me a while to get to book 5 of the Outlander series, but I wanted to read it before I watched season 5. The pacing is a bit meandering, so a lot happens but it happens slowly. Roger was more interesting for me here than in the last book, but it‘s still Jamie and Claire‘s story.

Traci1 I feel like from this one on they just get better. Book 8 was amazing. 2y
AlizaApp @Traci1 oooh yay good to know! 2y
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Sresendez12
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Pickpick

It may have taken me a whole, but I finally finished this one! I love all of the books on the Outlander series, but even on my reread this time, I still struggled getting through this one . Once I got back into, though, I realized I still love these characters and this book. This was my #bookspin pick and I‘m so glad it was!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad you enjoyed it!! 2y
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Sresendez12
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While I love my family, I do so love a quiet morning with coffee and an amazing book. People always think I‘m slightly crazy for getting up as early as I do, but it‘s the one truly calm time I have each day to do whatever I please. And yes I use our Last year‘s Christmas card as a bookmark! Happy Saturday!

Cortg I‘m always the first one up, by hours (kids, hubby AND dog.) It‘s my calm before starting the day. My book and coffee first thing is my happy place. 2y
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Jgotham
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I‘m making sausage links for my girlfriend and me for breakfast and I‘m trying to read this book for the THIRD time. I love the series but I just cannot get through this 5th book. Maybe some of it is Roger-god he‘s so insufferable here and maybe it‘s cuz it seems like pages go buy and nothing happens in the plot. But we will see.

Caroline2 Yes!! I bloody hate Roger! 🙄 2y
Birdsong28 I am currently listening to this and I just want to know when it will get going as it's 55 hours in total and currently have 23 hours left so I have made good progress but there has been chapters that aren't needed. I just wonder what her editors were thinking or she probably didn't have any 😂📚📖 2y
Jgotham @Birdsong28 yes! I‘m reading and going in my head “so?” about half the things I‘m reading about. I‘m half tempted to just skip this one and head to book 6 (edited) 2y
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Sresendez12
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Here‘s my bingo card for #bookspinbingo. Highly unlikely that I will get a bingo because my #bookspin pick is The Fiery Cross and that will take me a good minute to read, but I‘m up for the challenge! My #doublespin is Circe and I should definitely get to that one at least!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!!! 2y
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RavenclawOwlCat
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Back at it again! Or as Sweeney Todd would say, “Now my arm is complete again.”

writethelettervy I have the first book and still haven't read it! I need to get on it. 2y
RavenclawOwlCat @writethelettervy they are so great! And I‘m absolutely obsessed with the show! 2y
writethelettervy I am looking for an all-consuming romance... Would this be it? 2y
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