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The Peach Keeper
The Peach Keeper: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.Look for special features inside.Join the Circle for author chats and more.RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
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thebluestocking
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Mehso-so

I always find Sarah Addison Allen‘s books to be comforting, easy reads and this was no exception. While not my favorite of hers, I enjoyed this town and its characters. I just wish there had been more about the grandmothers and club women and less about the romantic interests.

wanderinglynn I agree with your review. Love her books, but this wasn‘t my fave either. More about the grandmothers & club women would‘ve made it a better story in my opinion 3mo
thebluestocking @wanderinglynn Totally. It seemed like a story about women and their bonds that got sidetracked by romantic subplots. 3mo
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Krystle13
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Another delightful read from Sarah 🤗🍊

C.Perone I love her!! 3mo
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thea-block
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This one has been on my TBR shelves for a long time! Glad to have finally read some Sarah Addison Allen! Reminds me of Susanna Kearsley, who I really enjoy, because of the magical realism, the multiple timelines, and the tones of the stories. I‘ll definitely pick up another book by this author for something easy to read and enjoyable!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Krystle13
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My daughter has picked my next read, yet again. I love the titles of all her books and the magestical covers. 🤗😍

annahenke Liked this one. 4mo
Krystle13 @annahenke Her stories are always about fruit or food. Enchanting little books. I enjoy them, switches things up. 4mo
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La_Cori
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"We‘re connected, as women. It‘s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there‘s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we‘re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don‘t help each other, who will?"

#worldwomensday #internationalwomensday

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Carnett
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Really liked the book. The author is definitely a favorite of mine.

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bookwrm526
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I love some of this author‘s books, but this one was just not the same for me. I wanted more of the story of the grandmothers. The story of Pax and Willa was good, but I feel like there was a lot of possibility that was lost by bringing out the grandmother‘s story so slowly. And the Sebastian/Pax storyline made me very squidgy. This is my about a family book for #popsugarreadingchallenge

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Sresendez12
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I had every intention of reading this book slowly and finishing it on January 1st to kick off the #newyearwhodis event. However, @Laughterhp made such a good recommendation that I read this in less than 24 hours. I struggled with putting it down. Here‘s to reading more wonderful books next month!

monalyisha That‘s fantastic (& a good sign for the reading year to come)! 🍀📖🤞🏻 7mo
Laughterhp Yay! That‘s exactly how I felt while reading this book!! 7mo
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Sresendez12
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A perfect Sunday afternoon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Laughterhp
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Book: Tagged book
Author: Sarah Perry
Movie: Pitch Perfect 🎥 TV: Psych 💕
Food: potato anything 🥔

#manicmonday #letterP

nu-bibliophile Great book ! 9mo
JoScho I‘ve heard it both ways 😉 9mo
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EmilyM
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐/5: I was looking to read Garden Spells, but Barnes and Noble didn't have it, so I grabbed this one instead. I wasn't that impressed. I enjoyed the whimsical parts, wanted more of the mystery, and didn't care for the romance and happily ever after ending. I just don't like romances or "happy" books; tragedy, angst, turmoil, complexity and depth of characterization are what I like in my books. So, it wasn't "bad", just not for me.

Amandajoy This was my least favorite of her books. 9mo
EmilyM @Amandajoy Should I try Garden Spells or another one of hers? 9mo
Amandajoy This was my favorite 9mo
EmilyM @Amandajoy Looks good--I'll have to check it out! 9mo
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Dragon
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I didn‘t like this one as much as Garden Spells, but it is a magical story of love and friendship set in Walls of Water , North Carolina. There‘s an irresistible beta male character that I‘m crushing on. ( I read a lot of Georgette Heyer as a kid 😀)

wanderinglynn I agree, Garden Spells is my fave out of all her books. 12mo
Dragon Thanks @wanderinglynn Garden Spells is such a great book 💚💚💚 12mo
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Clwojick
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Tonight‘s audiobook. 🍑

Ddzmini Yum peach‘s 🍑😋 12mo
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Bookgirl
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The book was only okay. I enjoy Allen‘s use of what I think of as magical realism lite, but this particular story didn‘t have quite enough of the usual charm and whimsy. It felt a little uninspired. Not horrible, but not particularly interesting or memorable. The picture is unrelated - just a fun snap my daughter took at the Detroit Festival of Books this past weekend.

SilversReviews Love seeing photos of book fairs. Our library just finished their annual book sale. TONS of books to choose and TONS left over. 12mo
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Bookgirl
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Are any Mitten Littens going to the book fair in the D today??? I want to but I promised my daughter a beach trip to Lake Huron this weekend and I do love the beach also. Hard choices!! #cantdoitall #elvis #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

Slajaunie Your fur baby is beautiful! I have one that looks just like yours! Does yours have problems with weight gain? 12mo
Bookgirl @Slaujaunie Thank you! He gets big in winter but slims down every summer when he moves outside and lives on rodents! 😳 12mo
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I totally should have been reading for school. But I was feeling stressed. And tired. And just needed a guaranteed magical, happy read. And it was. I love The stories Sarah Addison Allen writes. They just feel good to read.

wanderinglynn 👍🏻 I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books too. ❤️ 13mo
wanderinglynn And sometimes you need to take a break. Take care of you. 🌈 13mo
minkyb Sometimes you need to reset! 13mo
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nu-bibliophile I love her books too💖 13mo
shellleigh33 I love her books! 13mo
tammysue ❤️🤗 13mo
Dragon I‘ve been reading this one at work but it‘s so good I‘m bringing it home to read. A half hour is just not enough time. 😀🐉 13mo
Crewgurl ❤️ her!! 13mo
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Rissa1
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Finished The Peach Keeper. Light and exactly what I needed for my night time read. 4🌟
Now into the wife between us.

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Rissa1
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Why not kill two birds with one stone. #13inThree #popsugarreadingchallenge #abookwithafruitinthetitle

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Laughterhp
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Wow wow wow! This book was so amazing! I love Sarah Addison Allen. She is definitely going on the must buy this authors book list!!

First book finished for #4in48Readathon

Now time to stretch and do some yard work on this gorgeous day!

Oh! Also, using this book for #booked2018 - book with flowers on cover

Andrew65 Well done 👏 1y
tammysue Loved this book! 1y
Cinfhen Pretty cover 🌻 1y
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Laughterhp
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Okay, here‘s my stack for this weekend. Hopefully I‘ll be able to get through them all. It‘s definitely a good way to knock some off my #mountTBR

#4in48Readathon

TheReadingMermaid Nice! ❤️ Don't forget to update us on your progress throughout the weekend 🤘🏻 1y
wanderinglynn I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books! 😀 I hope you enjoy 1y
emilyhaldi Sounds like a fun challenge!! 😅 1y
Laughterhp @wanderinglynn I loved Garden Spells! I‘m hoping I will like the rest of her book! This will be the 2nd one I read. 1y
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bunny
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#Memory plays a huge role in this book, as the two main characters find the past quite literally reaching forward to the present. This author is one of my favorites. ❤️🍑 #readingresolutions

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Laughterhp
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#BookHaul #LibraryBookSale - I tried my hardest to stick to books that were already on my TBR! I mostly succeeded...

My goal for the rest of March and potentially for the next few months (besides April for #FreakyFriday), is to only read the books I own! Good luck right?! 🤣

MinDea I have the same goal! We'll see how long it lasts! 1y
Laughterhp @MinDea I know! We want to try and buy a new house this year, so I‘m trying to read my books to lighten the moving load! 1y
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amandakl13
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I LOVE Sarah Addison Allen‘s books, and now I‘m finally reading the last one of hers I needed to catch up... and I‘m loving it as much as the others!

aprilpohren Loved this book! One of my favorite authors!! 1y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I decided to participate in @TK-421 ‘s daily challenge #QuotsyFeb18 looks like it will be lots of fun!

This is the first book that came to mind for today‘s prompt #Secret. The little town of Walls of Water, in North Carolina, is thick with secrets.

#GloryToTheGuild

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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This cozy ghost story seemed like an appropriate choice with Halloween around the corner. I love this book so much! The prose are beautiful. The use of small town folk lore as a means for both setting the scenes and adding depth to the story is so well done. The friendships in this book are amazing! Throw in the ghost of a traveling sales man, a twist or two, and an incident involving pepper spray and a midnight wine run, and you've got 5/5 ✨

Lizpixie I love Sarah Addison Allen! Her Garden Spells & First Frost series was so beautiful. I have The Sugar Queen & Lost Lake in my #MountTBR but I think I'll add this one too! 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Lizpixie definitely do! And don't miss out on (edited) 2y
Bookgirl Her books are always fun 2y
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howjessreads
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Finished up the last two hours of this while pricing a ton of books at work! Didn't like it quite as well as The Girl Who Chased the Moon, but still really good! #behindthescenesatBookmans

GondorGirl I ADORE everything she writes. 💟💟 2y
howjessreads @GondorGirl Just started Sugar Queen, and loving it too! 2y
GondorGirl @jess.how 'Sugar Queen' and 'Garden Flowers' are my favorites! 2y
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christineandbooks
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Started this on Kindle... looking forward to another magical story from Sarah Addison Allen..🌟

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Melli
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This one sounded like a good mystery/thriller/ drama

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intothehallofbooks
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One of my favorites! This book is delightful. I love the story. I especially love the way it is so Southern without making the characters caricatures, stereotypically shallow, or plain unintelligent.

I also love the shoutout to manners and etiquette.

I see some of myself in Willa, Paxton, Colin, and Sebastian-particularly with regard to their feelings of leaving home/coming home. Maybe that's why this is a comfort read for me.

APLitlife One of my favorite books. 2y
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intothehallofbooks
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*happy sigh* I love reading Sarah Addison Allen.

#currentlyreading

mom2bugnbee Love EVERYTHING she's ever written! 2y
kspenmoll ❤️💚 2y
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Chachic Her books are lovely 💖 2y
christineandbooks I think I have this one and one other by her left to read...💕 2y
Jess_Read_This 💕I love her. 2y
Gissy Nice cover! 2y
Angieville Such a good one. 2y
MrsMetcalfeReads She is seriously one of my absolute favorites! I've been rereading her books lately. 😃 2y
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ReadingMeagan
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Things were wrapped up a little too nicely in this book. I had never read anything by this author before. Are the rest of her books full of magic too?

Melissa_J Yes, all of her books are magical realism. I've read each of her novels, and this one is the weakest, I think. 2y
ReadingMeagan @Melissa_J Thanks for the heads up about all her books. I might give another one a try if this is the weakest of the bunch! 2y
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Jas16
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And of course after buying 7 books I come home to #bookmail. Wish I didn't have plans tonight so that I could stay home and read.

Christine SAA! ❤️ 2y
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Jess_Read_This
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All of Sarah Addison Allen's books involve #SomethingMagical. 💫This one starts with invitations to a society event being delayed/misdelivered during a record breaking rainstorm. Once they find their rightful recipient the invitations disappear and reappear in odd places.

#Riotgrams #Magic #SarahAddisonAllen #SouthernRead #Summer #Peachy

tpixie It sounds cute and fun 2y
Jess_Read_This @tpixie It really is! All of her books are that way. Her ability to create imagery and metaphors is really unique and quite original too. 2y
tpixie I'll try to read it!! 2y
SaraFair I am a new convert to her. 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I reread all of these books a few times a year. I can't help myself! And each time, one of these stories grabs me harder then the rest. This time, it was The Peach Keeper 🍑💕if Audible books had covers, they'd be lovingly worn and a bit dodgy around the edges! I read all of them in hardcover first (sometimes I still do), but then I started listening to the audiobooks and they've been in the repeat rotation ever since!

Moonpa I've never read her but always wanted to - is there a good one to start with? 2y
Sassy_Steph I started with sugar queen, her books are amazing!! 2y
LazyLimaLife I always see Garden Spells at the library but I haven't checked it out yet. I guess maybe I should! 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Sassy_Steph yes, they, really are! (edited) 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Moonpa Garden Spells! Though if you start elsewhere, it will still be magical! Also, although the rest are stand alones, (you get a very brief crossover from G.S. in Peach Keeper) be aware that First Frost is a sequel to 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LazyLimaLife You really should! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Moonpa Also, there is a short story only available as an ebook called Waking Kate which is a prequel for 2y
Gayan She is one of my favorites along with Joshilyn Jackson. Garden Spells is my favorite. 2y
peaknit She is one of my most favorite too. I have reread Sugar Queen and Garden Spells several times. 2y
LauraBeth She is one of those authors I know I'll love but for some reason haven't read her yet! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Gayan ooo! I haven't read anything by Joshilyn Jackson, yet! Where do you suggest I start?! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @peaknit is it just me, or does the story change, just a bit with each reread? 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LauraBeth I say go for it! She writes beautifully! 2y
peaknit It totally changed a little, could it be where I am at when I'm reading it or just more Addison Allen magic?😊 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @peaknit a little of both I think! 2y
Karen3 I love everything she writes! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Karen3 right?! She is the best! 2y
Gayan @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Gods in Alabama, for sure. I fell in love with her books at the same time as Sarah Addison Allen. They are amazing. 2y
Crewgurl The Girl Who Chased the Moon is my fav ❤ 2y
Jess_Read_This I love every single one of her books. She's such an original writer. 2y
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Eyelit
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Despite having 🍑 in the title, there isn't any #fruit on the cover... so I added some in the peripheral (cause why not?) 😄 #maybookflowers

RealLifeReading 👍👍 2y
Betty Clever! 2y
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Litterae
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Mehso-so

I didn't get along with the writing-style but it was an ok story.

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Litterae
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A little outside reading in the autumn sun.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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"People always say life is too short for regrets. But the truth is, it's too long."
- The Peach Keeper, Sarah Addison Allen

#GreatQuote #SeptPhotoChallenge #SomethingForSeptember

ValerieAndBooks Wow, great quote. 3y
Texreader True 3y
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olyvianne
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Small town, dark secrets! Ghosts! Murder! Women going to bat for one another! Non-gross romances! This book has it all. A+ audiobook.

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Elizabeth2
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Sweet, compelling, lovely. Descriptors of all of Sarah Addison Allen's books. Loved this novel. You won't be disappointed.

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Elizabeth2
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Sweet, compelling, lovely. Descriptors of all of Sarah Addison Allen's books. Loved this novel. You won't be disappointed.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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"There's no avoiding me now, you know," she said. "You know my secrets. You maced people for me. You've got me for life."
#AugustPhotoChallenge #FavBookishFriendships #AugustOfPages #BookishFriendships I love the friendship between Willa and Paxton! #FriendshipGoals

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niftytiffd
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😁 #neverendingcycle 📕📗📚📘📙

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mikalsenwriter
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Just started, but can't put it down, great characters, great setting, love the plot. Very well-written.

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Spetzie
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A great story with strong female ties.

Heyporkchop I love her books so much! 3y
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LaNahaul
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MrBook Nice! 3y
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