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Vera | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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My current read (another Elizabeth von Arnim) is a 1921 novel which anticipates the plot of Du Maurier‘s masterpiece, Rebecca.

Young Lucy Entwhistle is on holiday in Cornwall with her beloved father when he suddenly dies. Enter Mr. Wemyss; a man whose wife, Vera, has recently and mysteriously died. They immediately fall in love and it isn‘t until after they marry that Lucy begins to worry: what really happened to Vera?

Vansa This sounds fascinating. 3w
Cathythoughts Sounds great ! Stacked. 3w
LeahBergen @Vansa I‘m liking it so far! 3w
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LeahBergen @Cathythoughts So far, so good! 👍 3w
batsy Nice! I want to read this, too. And that cover is just the best! 2w
tpixie Wow! Similar plot! 2w
ShelleyBooksie Love the cover. 2w
Tamra Perfect cover! 2w
LeahBergen @batsy @ShelleyBooksie @Tamra These Vintage von Arnim covers are all really pretty. 👍 2w
LeahBergen @tpixie Exactly! I‘m interested to see how close the storylines end up being. 2w
tpixie @LeahBergen 😊⭐️😊 2w
quietjenn I have some version of this on my Kindle, *but* that cover is fantastic and might sway me to get a paper copy. 2w
willaful @quietjenn The cover of my Virago Modern Classics edition has always been one of my favorites. https://hachette.imgix.net/books/9780349005218.jpg?auto=compress,format&w=440 2w
quietjenn @willaful it's lovely 🙂 2w
LeahBergen @quietjenn I always think a nice cover makes the book read better. 😆 2w
LeahBergen @willaful Yes! I‘ve always loved that Virago cover, too! 2w
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#192025 challenge I‘m up to picking out books until 1999… #joysofjune

Librarybelle Wow! I love your organization! 9mo
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle ♥️ It‘s been fun, some will be rereads and some Children‘s books, poetry- I‘m excited to clear some shelves and visit old favorites. (edited) 9mo
DivineDiana This looks fantastic! How did you create this? 9mo
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TheBookHippie @DivineDiana still working on it but it‘s a “to do list” in google doc. I can check the box and it puts a line through it. I am printing one out as well. It‘s fun! Plus I‘ll have it with me at book sales etc 9mo
Andrew65 Sounds an interesting challenge. 9mo
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 I‘ve found several really interesting books! Plus it‘s just fun between naps. I‘m more exhausted than I thought from the school year! 9mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Only when you stop you realise. Nap away. 9mo
DivineDiana Thank you! I‘m inspired! 9mo
TheBookHippie @DivineDiana 🎉♥️ I‘m very excited about this challenge. 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Your SO organized! 🤩. I‘ll probably just wing it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 9mo
TheBookHippie @CoverToCoverGirl Welcome to my life 🤣💯🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😝🙃☺️ 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick A few of these are on my short list, too. I tried to plug in books I have but also noted a few others that I should finally get around to reading, but I'm far from being this organized. I also don't want to just read 40 Agatha Christie novels, 15 Anne Rice novels, and 4 F Scott Fitzgerald, so I want to round it out a bit. We have 3.5 years, so I have a starting point and if I need to have a year of Christie to finish out 2025, so be it. 😂 9mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I‘ll gladly try to email this to you I‘ve finished it …well not 2024/5 🎉 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick If you could, that would be fantastic! Some years I have 4 or 5 options and others, nothing. 9mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick okay I think I sent it over 🤣 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It worked! Thank you! Lady Chatterley's Lover for 2023 Buddy Read and this challenge! 9mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I KNOW!!!! WOOT WOOT! 9mo
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Vera | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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A haunting story of what would now be termed as ‘coercive control‘. As Lucy mourns the death of her beloved father, she meets Wemyss, a man who seems to have all the answers; even the revelation that Wemyss‘ first wife, Vera, died only three months before in less than certain circumstances, can stop their engagement. When he takes his new bride home to The Willows, she begins to see a new side to him.

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LeahBergen I have this edition, too. Love it! 4y
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What starts as a comedy of manners accelerates at the midpoint into a gripping psychological-noir.

Written in 1921 Elizabeth Von Arnim‘s marital-chiller Vera predates Daphne Du Maurier‘s Rebecca by 16 years and makes for a fascinating comparison.

#vera #elizabethvonarnim #vintageclassics @penguinrandomhouse

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CarolynM I love Enchanted April and Elizabeth and her German Garden, but I don't know this one. Stacked 5y
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Pageturner.Cliffhanger @CarolynM I also loved The Enchanted April, but haven‘t read Elizabeth & Her German Garden yet. There‘s a nice new Vintage Classics cover for it though! 5y
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Wow, reading this book actually made me angry, but I couldn‘t put it down. What starts out as a dark-ish love story actually looks a lot like abuse by the end. And the ending—why can‘t I know just a bit more?!? I‘ve heard this was the inspiration for du Maurier‘s Rebecca and I could see some similarities for sure. Intense read!

Pageturner.Cliffhanger Just finished it! I‘m afraid the future does not look bright for Lucy...! 5y
HotCocoaReads @Pageturner.Cliffhanger Agreed! Poor thing 5y
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