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The Velvet Hours
The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother's treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she'll ever return. An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. As Marthe's tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path. Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother's legacy behind to save all that she loved.
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#7days#covers

#Covercrush

#Day 3

I tag @Jee_HookedOnBookz ❤️❤️❤️

JaclynW Great cover! I want to be where she's standing! 4w
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#7days#7covers
#covercrush
Day 2

I tag @Birdsong28 💗💗

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will start tomorrow 😍😘📚📖 1mo
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Laughterhp
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Received the next/last book for #LMPBC today! However, I just started The Indigo Girl, so I won‘t be starting this one anytime soon.

I don‘t think I‘m behind, I think everyone else is just ahead 😂😂

suvata Not a problem. I mailed it way early. (edited) 5mo
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#LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast

@Laughterhp The Velvet Hours is on its way to you tomorrow morning. Enjoy!

Wife 🌹 5mo
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Read for #LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast

I‘m purposely being vague about this book because I want the other members of this group to be surprised when they read it. I would give this WWII novel 3.5 stars. I really like how it was told from two perspectives: a grandmother and her granddaughter.

Wife 🌹 5mo
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Yay! Look what came in the mail today.

#LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast

MidnightBookGirl That is a gorgeous cover!! 5mo
suvata @MidnightBookGirl I have heard that it‘s a very good book as well. 5mo
Wife 🌹 5mo
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litenthusiast Yay! Thrilled it got there. Enjoy! 💜 5mo
Eggs A fabulous read!!! 5mo
suvata @Eggs Can‘t wait 😊 5mo
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Coming up in May ...
#suvataPicks #MayTBR

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Just finished this book for #LMPBC. I don't want to go into my thoughts too much because I want the rest of my group to have a chance to read it. However, I did enjoy this historical fiction novel and am fascinated by the story that inspired it. #GroupJ @Wife @Laughterhp
@suvata I'm putting this in the mail to you tomorrow!

suvata Awesome 😎 6mo
Wife Just checking, did you get Hunted in the mail? My tracking says it arrived 4/22. 🌹 6mo
litenthusiast @Wife Yes, I have it! I'm so sorry. The day I tried to put it up Litsy was down, and it slipped my mind until last night. I'm sorry I didn't post it. 6mo
Wife 👍🏻 I remember that Litsy has been a bit funky recently. 6mo
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litenthusiast
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Starting this one tonight. I'm really looking forward to it. #LMPBC #GroupJ

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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As we continue to pray for Paris and the devastating loss of Norte Dame I came across this list of books set in Paris on Alyson Richman‘s Facebook page ❤️❤️ One of my favorite books...

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/thoughts-april-paris/

BooknerdsLife Beautiful photo 😍😍 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife thank you!! I save it on my phone and reuse it occasionally! ❤️🌹 6mo
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Eggs
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📚The Velvet Hours
🗺 Paris late 19th century
🐎 traveling by horse drawn carriage, poop and mud in the road
💕 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeAndABook @whatshesreadingnow @AmyG @Dragon @JoScho @Eggbeater @TrishB

#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

JoScho 💗😚💗 6mo
tammysue Good morning Sherri! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Poop and mud!! 🤣🤣 6mo
Dragon Thanks for the tag @Eggs , I‘m going to have to think 🤔 about this one 😀🐉 6mo
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Thank you @Wife . Received the #LMPBC #GroupJ book today. Looking forward to reading it. @suvata @Laughterhp

Wife Glad it made it! Enjoy🌹 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) ok I can‘t just choose one! The Velvet Hours, The Lost Wife, The Nightingale, and Tell The Wolves I‘m Home! Sorry 😐
2) YES!! Every day!!
3) 65 F
4) I can‘t think of anything!
5) @wordslinger42 @fandom_hellspawn99 @curiouserandcurioser

#friYayintro

JaclynW I haven't read all of those yet! Stacked! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW they are all so good!!! ❤️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW she also just released a new one!!! 7mo
JaclynW @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool! I will check it out! 7mo
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#LMPBC #GroupJ Just finished and am not going to review other than to give 3/5⭐️s so that I don‘t spoil it for the rest of the group. I‘m happy to have another read accomplished for my #StackAttack2019. This will be in the mail in the next couple days.

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#gigibookbox @GondorGirl
I'd want to be in late 19th century Paris, ala Alyson Richman's The Velvet Hours! Life was art, music, literature and architecture that still survives today.
Thank you for this lovely opportunity ❣️

GondorGirl Ooo! Good choice! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Eggs
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This portrait of Marthe de Florian was made in 1898 by Giovanni Boldini in Paris. The Velvet Hours is historical fiction based on Florian's life in La Belle Époque (pre WWI). Narrative alternates between then and WWII, when Marthe's granddaughter begins to visit her.

Hollie I loved this book. What a gorgeous image ♥️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗 7mo
Eggs @Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the hands, the fingers, the dress's shimmer 7mo
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Currently reading!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! I‘m so glad!! I was going to send it to you for your birthday 🎂❤️ 8mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I received a gift card to Half Price Books (do you have those?) and this was in clearance! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs no I usually use thriftbooks, goodwill or amazon ☺️ 8mo
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Maggie_Reads Such a good book!! Enjoy!! 8mo
Eggs Thank you❣️ @Maggie_Reads 8mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks P.S. I don't need any more birthdays! I am old enough!!! Gah!!! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs you are beautiful 😘❤️ 8mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are beautiful and you made my day 🌷🌷🌷🌷 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I just bought you something for your birthday and I hope you love it!! 💗 Being sick and bedbound has gotten me behind!! 8mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perhaps you just needed a peaceful break from the daily grind. Hope you're feeling much improved! Whatever you got I'm sure I will adore it😘😘😘 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs you‘re probably right 💗 8mo
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#LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ is all set.
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast

Looks like a good selection to me!

Wife Excited!🌹 8mo
litenthusiast What a wonderful selection of books! I'm looking forward to reading all of these! 8mo
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Historical fiction based on an apartment that was abandoned in 1940 in France when Germany was invading and not open until 2010. enjoyable.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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“Perspective is a tool used far too infrequently. If people had the courage to alternate their lens every now and then, the world would be a far more beautiful place.”

#Illalwayslovethisbook

This was one of the first historical fiction books that I read and I fell in love with it. It is based on the true events of a Paris apartment abandoned in the 1940‘s by a woman escaping the war and undiscovered for 70 years. Definitely a reread!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorite pictures also!! #ANewChapter 9mo
Littlestbookshelf That sounds interesting! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Littlestbookshelf it‘s sooo good! Another favorite by her is 9mo
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tracey38 Great quote. And love those red flowers! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 thank you!! This is an older pic when my roses were blooming 🌹❤️ 9mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks they are the perfect red rose. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 🌹❤️ When do you start your new job? 9mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks i find out Monday the actual start date. Probably the week of thd 21st 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 awesome!! I hope you love it Tracey 🙏🏻❤️ 9mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me, too. Thank you! ❤😘 9mo
tdrosebud Alyson Richman is amazing. I'm planning to read this one this year for #LitsyAtoZ. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud she is!! Have you read her others? 9mo
tdrosebud @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes, I've read The Lost Wife, The Last Van Gogh, and The Garden of Letters, which had been my favorite so far. I've got her other 3 on my shelf waiting to be read. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud I have The Garden Letters and I was iffy about getting The Last Van Gogh... I didn‘t know she had 3 more!!!!! 9mo
tdrosebud @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was including The Velvet Hours in that 3, the other 2 are The Mask Carvers Son and The Rhythm of Memory. She also has another coming out this year. I think I rated The Last Van Gogh a 4/5, but I liked it the least of the 3 I've read. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud I‘ll have to get the others!! 9mo
Eggs I added this to stack a long time ago but your post makes me want it soooon 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I love it soooo much!!! And The Lost Wife!!! 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love your pic! 😍😍And the flowers are so beautiful,! 9mo
vkois88 Beautiful photo, as always 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs did you read The Lost Wife? 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you!!!❤️❤️🌹🌹 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz thank you Jee 🌹😘 9mo
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#AdventRecommends

Love this book!! ❤️❤️ This author has another book coming out soon and I can‘t wait to read it!! The Secret of Clouds!

Lovesbooks87 You always take such pretty pictures! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87 awww thank you!! 😘❤️ 10mo
Andrew65 Not even heard of this one! 10mo
Andrew65 @Lovesbooks87 I second that! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 thank you!!! It‘s sooooo good!! Based on a true story about an abandoned apartment in Paris for over 70 years... ❤️❤️ (edited) 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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It was #thismoment that I fell in love with historical fiction ❤️❤️❤️ Reading this book has lead me to so many other wonderful authors that have become auto buy authors for me now 💗

#FallintoReading

SaturnDoo I ❤ historical fiction. Haven't read this so adding it to my stack!!! Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking 😊 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SaturnDoo The Lost Wife is another one of my favorites by her!!! 💗💗 11mo
vkois88 Such a beautiful photo ❤ As always! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you!! I save this one! It‘s one of my favorites!! 11mo
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GirlWellRead
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A must read! This book would be an excellent choice for a book club.

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#Paris #AugustIsATrip

LOVE this book!! 💗💗💗 I hope to travel to Paris one day!!

Reecaspieces Lovely photo. And love this cover 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reecaspieces thank you! 💗❤️ 1y
Hollie I love this book so much! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie 💗💗 Have you read any of her others?? 1y
vkois88 😍😍😍 1y
Hollie Just The Lost Wife, which I adored! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie love it too! I have a few others! If I ever can get to them!!! 1y
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HOTPock3tt
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Sounds like heaven!! 😻📚 #TheVelvetHours

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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One of my favorite books with a #womanonthecover ❤️🌹

#ReadingWomenMonth

Eggs Beautiful 🌷🌹🌼 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you!! 💗 1y
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I ❤️❤️❤️ this book. I listened to this book on a girls road trip and it was awesome! The story is inspired by the true account of an abandoned apartment in Paris that has just recently been discovered after 7 decades. Google “abandoned Paris apartment” for more information. Fascinating!!! I love the authors take on the events around this story and really want this to be the “real” story behind the story. #Book10of2018

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#wanttogotoparis YES!!!!
#Heartsandhardcovers

Today would be a great day to go!!! Goodness what a day!!
I hope everyone has had a great weekend 💕💕💕

2 of my all time favorites (The Velvet Hours and The Nightingale ) ❤️ The others are TBR!! This is one of my lovely bookshelves my husband got me!! #Husbandsoflitsy

JaclynW I really enjoyed reading The Paris Wife. What a great collection of Paris books you have! 2y
JaclynW I loved The Nightingale too! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW thank you!!!! 💞💞 2y
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This remarkable book is a fictional story based on the lives of real people and real events. It's set in 1940's Paris as the world is set to go to war. A young woman learns that she has a grandmother who‘s reputation is less than pure. As the story progresses both women begin to know one another on a deeper level and a true relationship soon blossoms. Alyson Richman has the ability to wrap her characters around your heart.

CAnne @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I absolutely loved this book!! 2y
Bookzombie Great review! 2y
CAnne @Bookzombie Thanks😊 2y
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you just inspired me to order this Alyson Richman novel.

Eggs Alyson Richman 👏🏻💕👏🏻💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh YAY!!!!! This and The Nightingale are my all time favorites!!! Let me know what you think!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CAnne @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will. My DIL @Bookzombie suggested Nightingale as well. I'm planning on reading that too. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CAnne 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Hollie
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In this beautiful book, Marthe de Florian rings a small bell to signal her maid, Giselle, to bring out her tea. #silverbells #decdays

@Cinfhen the fox slippers, per your request! 😘

SilversReviews Oooo...good read. 2y
Cinfhen Cute❣️❣️❣️❣️Foxy😉 2y
Centique A+++ slipper action! 2y
Hollie Thank you @Cinfhen @Centique they are super comfy! 2y
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This beautiful book is told from the perspective of two women in Paris: Solange, a young budding writer in 1939 as the Nazis advance and Marthe, a “kept” woman in 1889. Marthe hardly ever leaves her apartment filled with art. When Solange meets her, the older woman skillfully tells her story. This is about war, love, loss, art, beauty, books, and the lengths we will go to protect ourselves and the ones we love. It is simply captivating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Nice review!! 2y
Hollie Thanks @Reggie 😀 2y
kspenmoll Thanks for review. In my TBR stacks. 2y
Hollie @kspenmoll I look forward to hearing what you think of it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so happy you enjoyed it ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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While my family is playing a board game, I am hiding out with this gorgeous book. I am engrossed, and I may have to bring it to the table with me while I eat. This Thanksgiving season, I‘m #thankful for Litsy, and for @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for sending me this book I so wanted! #noteworthynovember

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Thanksgiving!! I‘m also thankful for Litsy and all of the wonderful friends I have met here! I‘m so happy you‘re enjoying it!! 💕 2y
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Hollie
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Since the university is on break for the week, I told my sister I‘d help her in her office today. But, #justfornow I‘m going to finish my coffee and sneak in the first few pages of this gorgeous book before I head to her work for the day. #tuneintonovember

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I got surprise #bookmail from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks today! Misty, I‘m seriously so excited I can hardly contain myself. After a long day it meant so much to come home to a sweet surprise. This is perfect timing because it is almost fall break and I‘ll actually have time to read it. I am lucky to have such a sweet friend on Litsy! 💜😘 thank you so much!!

minkyb Love everything about this! 2y
Hollie @minkyb it was in my top five most wanted and my five star predictions, so I could not be any more pumped! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I knew when I saw it who I was sending it to!!! I‘m sooo happy to surprise you!! I thought about telling you to be on the lookout, but then thought that a surprise would be better ❤️ I hope you like it!!! Love my Litsy friends ❤️😘❤️😘 2y
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Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m glad you kept it a surprise, it made my week. I love it! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie yay!!! 💗💗 2y
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#coverlovers #awesomeautumnbooks

I have posted this pic before, it's my favorite pic that I've posted on Litsy and it's one of my favorite books!!

LauraBeth Great Pic! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LauraBeth thank you!!! 🌹 2y
SilversReviews This is was a great read. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews when I finished it, I just wanted everyone to read it!! I didn't know about litsy at the time!! I don't read many books again, but I will this one! 2y
SilversReviews It was great. Have you read THE PARIS APARTMENT by MIchelle Gable - it is also about that apartment. LOVED it too. 2y
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These are #myfavoritebooks! Thank you for the chance to win!!! This is awesome!! 😊💕

Cinfhen Good luck! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼rooting for you! 2y
Hollie You have fantastic taste! 2y
Avanders Love it! 2 of those are on my shelves waiting to be read! 😄 Thanks for entering and good luck! (edited) 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen thank you!!!💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie thank you! I think our tastes are similar ❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders thank you!!! 😊💕🍀 2y
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#outofthisworldgiveaway
I loved this book so much!!! ❤️

valeriegeary That book... Those flowers... 😍😍💃💃 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @valeriegeary thank you!!! ❤️ congratulations on your new book!! It sounds really good!! 😊📚💕 2y
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#readthisnow
I know y'all are aware by now that these 2 are my favorite books!! ❤️❤️❤️ But I had to tell you again!!!

Oh and these are my favorite flowers from my flower garden 🌸

#sizzlinsummerbooks

LauraBeth Pretty flowers and 📚 2y
Sace Those flowers are gorgeous! I envy your garden! 2y
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peaknit I have read the Nightingale but the other, so added it! Thanks! 2y
eli620 Nice flowers!! I loveeee The Nightingale!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LauraBeth thank you!!! 💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoverToCoverGirl it's sooo good!!! ❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @peaknit great!! Let me know what you think!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eli620 thank you!!!! Me too!! 💕 2y
KarynGood I loved The Nightingale so will have to read the other! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KarynGood I'm going to read it again soon! ❤️❤️ 2y
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#setinFrance
#jubilantjuly
LOVE this book!!
This book started my addiction to historical fiction ❤️❤️❤️

Eggs Another's sterling presentation! Those from your garden? 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you 💕 yes mam!! 🌸❤️ 2y
Hollie Another that I hope to read very soon! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie I think you will love it ❤️ 2y
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One of my favorite books and my favorite sweet pup, Bentley 🐶🐾 I took this pic the other day and I just think it's so cute!!
#debsstack
#litsyversary

NatalieR He is adorable! 🐾 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @NatalieR thank you!!! He's a sweetie ❤️ 2y
Georgette73 Bentley's a heartbreaker. 😀 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Georgette73 😉😉 he sure thinks so!!! He sure loves me tho!! He goes crazy when I get home from work! And when I leave he looks out the kitchen door so sad 😢 unconditional love ❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii Ack! I could just eat him up! Love his name too! ❤️🐶❤️ Thanks for joining in the Litsyversary fun! 😀 2y
britt_brooke Oh, what a cutie! 2y
kspenmoll What a little cutie!!! 2y
EloisaJames Adorable! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DebinHawaii thank you!! He's spoiled and thank you for the chance to win!! 😘 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EloisaJames thank you!!! 🐶🐾 2y
JazzFeathers He's such a cutie ❤ 2y
Lmstraubie Adorable! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JazzFeathers thank you!! 😘❤️ 2y
Purrfectpages Cute pic! 2y
Cinfhen OMG!!! Sooooooo cute ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen thank you!!!! 😍😘 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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Someone borrowed this book months ago and I had given up on getting it back!!! So happy I did!!! One of my favorites!!

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Donna_sBookMinute
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They both seem like good reads, though.

LeahBergen 😂 3y
Dolly 💞 3y
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kspenmoll
The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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#MarchintoReading #thebacksofwomen @RealLifeReading Have not read either of these; both in my TBR. Feeling overwhelmed because I am seeing way too many books mentioned here in my TBR! Bet I am not alone in that....

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EmilyAnne
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Cam helped me finish this book late last night. It was a beautiful story, switching back and forth from a Belle Époque courtesan to her granddaughter at the beginning of wwii. Lovely writing and a sweet story, based on a piece of news that an apartment was left untouched for 70 years, full of Belle Époque art and discovered in the last 10 years ❤️

DebinHawaii Sweet kitty! 🐱❤️ 3y
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Branwen
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After weeks of freezing up with anxiety I finally got my application together and submitted for grad school! I'm applying for my Masters in library science so that I can achieve my dream and become a librarian! :-) I sent it in super early so I probably won't hear anything for awhile, but it felt really good to overcome my anxiety and take the next step in achieving my dream! ♡ So naturally on the way home I treated myself to two new books! ;)

EmilyChristine Awesome!! 3y
Desha Yay!!! Congratulations! You rock! So proud of you for overcoming your anxiety to do something that's GOOD for you and your life! How exciting!! ❤️🎉🎊🎉 3y
Joybishoptx Congratulations! Way to go! I'm so glad you were able to overcome the anxiety and can't wait to hear your grad school updates! 😻💕❤🎈😍🎉 3y
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BookishTrish Congratulations! What school? 3y
Branwen @EmilyChristine @Desha @Joybishoptx Thank you guys so much! You don't know how much that means to me! ♡ @BookishTrish Thank you! ♡ And I applied to Rutgers University! I currently go to Rider University (I graduate this May!) but they don't offer library science in their Master's program so I had to look elsewhere :-) 3y
NovelGirl82 Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!!! 3y
julesG Congratulations! You'll be a great librarian. 3y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉💞😊 3y
Branwen @NovelGirl82 @julesG @Cinfhen Thank you guys! SO MUCH ♡ That means the world to me, I can't even accurately describe it! 3y
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rachellake
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Loved the descriptions of the belle epoque fashion and art, but the WWII plot seemed unnecessary.

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Lucylovesreading
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I loved to find out that though this story is fictional it is in fact based on real people. There was a painter Giovanni Boldini who painted Marthe de Florian and you can look up the painting that they describe in the book. (Full review on goodreads/instagram)
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britt_brooke Nice photo. 📷👌🏻 3y
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AJH2215
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Mehso-so