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The House Girl
The House Girl | Tara Conklin
A stunning New York Times bestselling novel that intertwines the stories of an escaped slave in 1852 Virginia and an ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York and asks: is it ever too late to right a wrong? Lynnhurst, Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run away from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurse to her ailing mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell. New York City, 2004. Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that could make her career: finding the perfect plaintiff to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. It is through her father, the renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers Josephine Bell and a controversy rocking the art world: are the iconic paintings long ascribed to Lu Anne Bell really the work of her house slave, Josephine? A descendant of Josephinesif Lina can locate onewould be the perfect face for the reparations lawsuit. While following the runaway house girls faint trail through old letters and plantation records, Lina finds herself questioning her own family history and the secrets that her father has never revealed: how did Linas mother die? And why will he never speak about her?
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nichollinlove
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Mehso-so

I love the premise of this book. I love the writing and the characters. I was engaged and hungry for more from beginning to end.

However, that's also the downfall for me. I wanted more from the characters and their stories and in the end, I just didn't get it.

I would have rather seen two novels with more character depth than the one that only scraped their surfaces.

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Prairiegirl_reading I haven‘t read this but I did read another of her books and I felt the same about that one. 1w
nichollinlove I've wanted to pick up The Last Romantics by her and am now feeling pretty hesitant to. 1w
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canbku
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Pickpick

Loved it and loved Tara Conklin. I'll read whatever she writes!

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canbku
The House Girl | Tara Conklin
Pickpick

I loved this book. So completely different from 'the Last Romantics'. I loved the mix of time periods and how the art and art world were described

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SonyaBeatty
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I haven't posted in 4 months! 😳 I haven't stopped reading though. Currently reading: The House Girl. It's good so far. Can't wait to see how their stories intersect.

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SumisBooks
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Panpan

Can't say I will be recommending this book.

Please read my full review here:
https://thereadingmermaidsreviews.weebly.com/book-reviews/the-house-girl-by-tara...

Rachel_nyc I was disappointed with this one too. 5mo
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Librarybelle
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Pickpick

This slow burning debut novel takes readers into US slavery in the 1850s and the corporate lawyer world of 2004. It‘s good. The storytelling is so rich that there were times I burned through 30 pages without realizing it. Thanks @WilliamMorrowBooks for the copy!

I can finally (!) say I completed a prompt for #Booked2019 , #NewToYouAuthor . This is also book 4 for #14Books14Weeks and probably the last for that challenge before tomorrow.

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 I have a different book by this author that im looking forward to reading 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏻📚♥️ Great review! 6mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen I have that one too! 6mo
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PassionatelyCurious
The House Girl | Tara Conklin

“Let your heart lead you, do not be afraid, for there will be much to regret if reason and sense and fear are your only markers.”

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Hollie
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I ran home for lunch to find an early birthday surprise from my sweetest friend, Misty @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♥️. Thank you so much! I can‘t wait to read this book, I‘ve been dying to get my hands on it since I read The Last Romantics. Litsy friends are the best friends! Love it and you, Misty! 😘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so happy you haven‘t read it yet!!! I hope your birthday is the best ever!! Love you 😘❤️😘❤️ 9mo
SilversReviews Enjoyed this book. 9mo
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BookaholicNatty
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Picked this up today for $2 because I won Tara Conklins new book released in February from Goodreads yesterday and also because I just read Where‘d You Go Bernadette and loved it so I respect the author,Maria Semples opinion! (if you look at the top of the book you will see what Maria Semple said about this book)

Reviewsbylola I loved Conklin‘s new book but haven‘t read this one. 14mo
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Callemarie
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My book haul for saturday!!!

Crazeedi Have fun! 14mo
Gissy Five books? Wow! Happy Reading! 📚 14mo
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Parisbookworm Have fun! I thought House Girl was really good 😊 14mo
Hollie I just finished an ARC by Conklin and I loved it, so I‘m stacking The House Girl! 14mo
Callemarie @hollietthats why I got it too. I got the arc and already had the house girl on my tbr. 14mo
Pricel101 The Monster of Florence was very good! Happy reading! 14mo
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Jennick2004
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Mehso-so

This book took me so long to read 😞 There were times when I would really get into it, then it would switch and be boring for a while. It ended okay, not as satisfying as I would have liked. ⭐️⭐️1/2

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Jennick2004
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Having a heck of a time getting through this...anybody else read it?
#toughread

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Jennick2004
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Having a heck of a time getting through this...anybody else read it?

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Jennick2004
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This paragraph pretty much says it all 💙
#slavery

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mamareading
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This arrived in the mail the other day and I've enjoyed it so far. I made a cozy spot in the house with a lamp and a cozy blanket. In a houseful of family, you've got to carve out a space for yourself.

Tamra Totally! 1y
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Jas16
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This has been the best week for surprise #bookmail. Thank you so much @WilliamMorrowBooks for starting my weekend on such a high note!

intothehallofbooks I looooove this book!! 1y
Jas16 @intothehallofbooks Glad to hear that! It sounds really good. 1y
WilliamMorrowBooks Ooh nice! Surprise! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover too!! 1y
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The_Real_Nani
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TFW you get a book in the mail you weren‘t expecting! Thanks, @HarperCollins !

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Preciouz29
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Came home to find this waiting for me; what a perfect way to start off November! Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for this awesome surprise!

WilliamMorrowBooks Ah enjoy!! 1y
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JenReadsAlot
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#bookmail Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for this surprise!!!

WilliamMorrowBooks Our pleasure!! Enjoy the read. 1y
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Jennick2004
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Weird....I didn‘t order this book (came from Harper Collins) and there is no note saying I won a copy or anything lol...and it‘s not an ARC because it was published in 2013 🤷‍♀️
#mysterybook

Jee_HookedOnBookz Wowwww mysterious book appears on Halloween!!! Spooky or Splendid? 🎃💃 1y
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Caterina
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Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for this fantastic book mail!! I've been feeling pretty bad today with a migraine and fibromyalgia flare-up, and getting this gorgeous book in the mail totally made my day! I can't wait to read it! ❤️ #bookmail

Libby1 ❤️ 1y
WilliamMorrowBooks Feel better! 1y
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Amberdfoy
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Even my reading snuggle friends were excited about this surprise! Thank you, I never win anything!

WilliamMorrowBooks Happy to change that “never” to “rarely!” 1y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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#book mail today! Thank you @HarperCollins for this wonderful surprise!

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Mdargusch
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The best #bookmail is surprise bookmail. Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks ! I can‘t wait to dive into this one!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!! 1y
WilliamMorrowBooks Ah surprise!! 1y
Reviewsbylola Nice!!! 1y
emilyhaldi Lucky!!! 1y
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SumisBooks
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#BookMail today! Thank you to @WilliamMorrowBooks 💖💖💖

WilliamMorrowBooks 📘✉️ 1y
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Judybskt
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Thanks for this lovely book @WilliamMorrowBooks The cover is so pretty! Can‘t wait to read it.

WilliamMorrowBooks Ah enjoy!! So glad it arrived. 1y
SilversReviews Read this....EXCELLENT!! 1y
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Librarybelle
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I am really looking forward to reading this...thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks !

WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy enjoy enjoy!! 1y
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GloVerdino
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I must have won this on GoodReads and never got an email cause this just showed on my front porch today! I‘m not complaining!

Valink What?? That‘s awesome! 1y
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WilliamMorrowBooks
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We are giving away 25 copies. Enter here - 24 hour window. Closes Tuesday 10/23 at 9am ET. https://goo.gl/forms/L8aY7amhP2matVv72

The_Real_Nani Entered! Thanks! 1y
mkittysabibliokitty Thank you! 🤞 1y
Graciouswarriorprincess Entered. Thank you!😀 1y
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ErinSueMreads I won on Instagram! It is such a good book everyone! Good luck! 1y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Dang it! Missed my chance 😭😭 1y
Bklover A always seem to miss these @Jee_HookedOnBookz ! 1y
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Jess7
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Thanks William Morrow Books for sending me #TheHouseGirl ! It sounds really good.

Blurb: This “ #historicalfiction debut by #TaraConklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia... Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best...” #tbr #giveaway #giveawaywinner #bookmail

WilliamMorrowBooks Beautiful picture! 1y
Jess7 Thank you! You‘re welcome to use/repost if you want. I also tagged you in it on my bookstagram: www.instagram.com/thegreeneyedreader @WilliamMorrowBooks 1y
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GripLitGrl
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Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for my copy of The House Girl. I'm looking forward to reading this one. #bookmail 📮

BookNerd9906 Love this book! 1y
GripLitGrl @BookNerd9906 🤗💕 can't wait to read it 1y
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WilliamMorrowBooks
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GIVEAWAY! Tag a friend for a chance to win 1 of 6 copies of THE HOUSE GIRL by Tara Conklin, (1 for you, 1 for your tagged friend). Tara has a new novel coming in February, so it‘s a great time to try her books out.

LiteraryinLititz This looks like a fascinating book! @BennettBookworm 1y
BrittanyReads Been wanting to read this one!! @LindsayRipley 1y
zzz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sound great with an awesome giveaway too🤗 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jen_is_always_reading thank you for the tag ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This looks great @Hollie ❤️🤗 1y
glitterkitty459 Oooh really want to read this one! 📚😊 @dawn-pInk 1y
GripLitGrl Looks like a good read! @Jess7 1y
CrisRon I‘ve no friends on here to tag, but I‘d like to read this one! 1y
JenReadsAlot I've had this on my list!! @KLyn1 1y
SilversReviews LOVED The House Girl. I have The Last Romantics on my Kindle. 😊 (edited) 1y
absolutebookish Thanks for the chance! @Kontroversi 1y
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks for the tag, this does look great! 😘 1y
zzz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you bet👍😁 1y
britt_brooke Thanks - and tag you back @BornReadChicago ! 1y
Pamwurtzler Thanks! Tag you back, @Karkar ! 1y
Jess7 Awesome thanks! I‘ll tag you back @AmyG 1y
Jess7 Oh yay! Thanks for the tag @GripLitGrl I‘ll tag you back! ☺️ 1y
Preciouz29 @MrsRreads another one! 1y
WilliamMorrowBooks @LiteraryinLititz @BennettBookworm @glitterkitty459 @dawn-pInk @GripLitGrl @Jess7 please email your mailing address with book title and Litsy in subject line to morrowmarketing at HarperCollins dot com 1y
LiteraryinLititz @WilliamMorrowBooks Thanks so much!! This makes my day!! 1y
GripLitGrl @WilliamMorrowBooks Awesome I'm looking forward to reading this one! Thank you 😀 1y
dawn-pInk Thank you! And thank you @glitterkitty459 ! 1y
Jess7 Thanks!! Emailing you now! 1y
glitterkitty459 @WilliamMorrowBooks Wow! Thank you so much 😁😊 1y
BennettBookworm @WilliamMorrowBooks Thank you so much!! Wow!! And thank you @LiteraryinLititz !! 1y
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megnews
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Almost caught up.
📚The House Girl by Tara Conklin
📝hmmm...
📺How to Get Away with Murder (season 1 before it go too unbelievable)
Ham
#manicmonday #letterh

JoScho 🖤 1y
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ValChanelle
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Pickpick

This book took an interesting look at risks two young women take in two different time periods. It‘s framed by concepts of slavery, freedom, & reparations. Overall, a nice read. The ending felt a bit disappointing, but in truth, it was more realistic than any other outcome.

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Tav
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A book from several years ago.

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lahousewyfe
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Pickpick

"It is silver, a pure shining silver that glows heavenly in the moonlightand she does not question it, she knows it is silver she sees, for she is an artistwith the untethered eye of an artist and everywhere beauty lies down at her feet."

I'm on a bit of an exploration of the Underground Railroad. Combine that with an art mystery and I was flipping pages fervently!

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lahousewyfe
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This view of the Appalachians from my yard inspired me to write a blog post this morning - the first in a long, long time! - but all I can think of now is the yearning for freedom in Josephine's heart as she looks towards this mountain range.

rather_be_reading gorgeous!! 😍😍 2y
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angieinwonderland
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Mehso-so

Ibwanted to love this book because the summary screamed potential. I found it good but not great. There was alot to unpack in this story with all the complex storylines but felt like none of them got the full attention they deserved.

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I loved this book so much! If you enjoy historical fiction or contemporary fiction, I highly recommend "The House Girl". ❤

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Halfway through and 4 days left on the loan. I've already stayed up too late reading this tonight, but also I don't want to stop yet. The ultimate reader's delimma.

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Started this tonight while waiting on my son to get off work. I don't generally like historical fiction, but this one caught my eye. Also, the cover is gorgeous! #IJudgeBooksByTheirCovers

Tadams4 That cover is beautiful and such a great combination of colors! 2y
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Mcdailey
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Pickpick

I loved this book. I enjoy historical writing, fiction and non-fiction. Any recommendations similar to this book?

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ShariEstaLeando
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this!

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heikemarie
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When @Foragingfantasy calls for green, green she gets! We're playing #bookcolortag! Or is it #colorbooktag?! I can't keep track of these things!

I tag @NCNY and @BarbaraTheBibliophage to show us some 💟violet books!

Foragingfantasy I love it!! Green is my favorite! 🍃🌿 3y
heikemarie @Foragingfantasy I do love me some 💚💚💚 3y
kspenmoll 💚💚 3y
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JenFowler
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For day 1 of #AprilBookShowers🌦📚 - some of the books I have to read next. I'm going to try to focus on reading the books I have checked out from the library. I keep getting distracted by the ones I have on my kindle app. #AprilTBR

LaraReads Story of my life! 3y
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JenFowler
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Day 16! 🍀📚
#GreenCovers

Picked this up yesterday at the library! I've heard some great things about it, bonus is that it has a green cover for today's #MarchIntoReading post!

BibliophileMomma I've been wanting to read this. Excited to hear your review for it. 3y
intothehallofbooks Ooh I love this one! So discussable. 3y
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