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Because of You
Because of You | Dawn French
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twinkletoes74
Because of You | Dawn French
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A hospital, the night two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.
Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later the truth of that night comes rolling out.

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BookwormM
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This was a solid 3⭐️ all the way through until the ending ripped my heart out and stomped all over it boosting this to 4⭐️

While I enjoyed this I must add the caveat that with the exception of the “caricature baddy” all the characters are too good to be true and don‘t act in believable ways.

squirrelbrain I was really annoyed with this book. Trying not to be spoilerish but the central premise and the fact that it was OK to do something like that just ruined it for me. But I certainly didn‘t see that ending coming and it *almost* redeemed it. 9mo
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Frankie00
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This was such a bittersweet read. Touching upon such a sensitive topic in such a delicate way, Dawn French had me hooked from the very first chapter!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Because of You | Dawn French
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#womensprizelonglist2021 not a book I would have picked up otherwise. I don't know where to start here. Highly readable, I flew through this but it was messed up. Will say pick as long as you read it with someone so you can call them with "??" every 50 pgs.
The storyline is dark and could have been an emotional rollercoaster but she throws in humor and it doesn't match, maybe I don't understand her humor though because it wasn't LOL but WTF.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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While I am almost done with this book, and still cannot figure out my feelings on it, at least I know I am coming out of it with this great quote.

"Truly, I've met some pricks in my time, but you, sir, are the full cactus."

CoverToCoverGirl Lol! I really need to use that quote.. I‘ve stumbled across a few of those over the last couple of years. 12mo
IuliaC This is a quote to remember 😁 I also love the nails! 12mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @IuliaC thank you! And this quote was probably the best thing about this book 😂 12mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @CoverToCoverGirl we need to make a for keeps list so we can remember them and use them!! 12mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Because of You | Dawn French
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Have you ever read a highly readable book, but the storyline and content is...WTF???
I am breezing through this but am a bit horrified at it. It starts with 2 women giving birth one baby dies and that mother steals the other's baby... But French apparently is trying to add humor? With things like a character named Detective Cheese? The back is completely confusing. Why am I reading this, and why am I flying through it??

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BookishTrish
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Unpopular opinion here: I LOVED this book. I loved spending time with Anna and Min and Hope and Debbie and Isaac. #womensprize @LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain @thewallflower0707

squirrelbrain Glad you loved it! 2y
LeeRHarry I‘m hoping to get to this one at some point - good to know that you loved it 😊 2y
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squirrelbrain
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A really odd concept. Without giving any plotlines away, as the blurb doesn‘t even hint, there‘s a couple of very disturbing events at the start, then the rest of the book is bizarrely humorous but also incredibly unbelievable. There‘s a massive twist at the end that I really didn‘t see, but that also would *never* happen in that way IRL.

I may have enjoyed it more if I hadn‘t been trying to figure out how it made the #longlist - sorry Dawn!

AnneCecilie Then I think I shall wait and see if it makes it to the shortlist before deciding if I want to read or not. 2y
squirrelbrain @AnneCecilie - don‘t let me put you off! If you look on Goodreads it seems as though people love it or hate it - you might love it! 2y
AnneCecilie But if it‘s not longlist “material”, I‘m not sure I want to spend money on it. Neither my library nor Libby has it yet. 2y
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LeeRHarry I‘m pretty intrigued about this one - nice review 😊 I still have it on hold at the library, it‘s a very popular book! 2y
Gissy This one was in the long list and some readers in YouTube that used to participate as judges, don‘t understand why this book was on the list. Maybe I will read it just as a curiosity, to see what the judges saw in the book🧐I really don‘t understand sometimes judges selections😳Last year there were some books that won different prices and you say, whaaat? 2y
squirrelbrain I was glad I managed to get it on Libby @AnneCecilie. I‘d have been disappointed if I‘d have paid for it. @LeeRHarry - it‘s certainly popular - there were 8 people waiting when I returned my copy. (That‘s a lot for my library / Libby!) 2y
squirrelbrain That‘s really interesting @Gissy - I‘d be interested to hear your thoughts if you do read it. 2y
thewallflower0707 Oh dear, that does not sound promising 😳. I guess it wont end up on the shortlist though! 2y
Caroline2 Oh that‘s a shame. I just bought it on a kindle deal but it sounds rather odd...it might sit on there a while now. 😆 2y
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Caroline2
Because of You | Dawn French
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If anyone is reading the Women‘s Prize long list, this is only 99p today. 😀 #99ponkindle #kindledailydeals

rockpools That‘s tempting! 2y
Cathythoughts Great price 👍🏻 2y
Jeg Could not get into this book. 2y
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Jeg
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Almost bailed but instead did a speed read. A gift so I felt I had to give it a go. Is this what they call chic lit? I‘m not sure. If it is not my thing.
#joysbooks2021
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Icepop
Because of You | Dawn French
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Looking forward to reading this but I think my eyes might leak!!