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Weyward
Weyward: A Novel | Emilia Hart
2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great aunt she barely remembers. With its tumbling ivy and overgrown garden, the cottage is worlds away from the abusive partner who tormented Kate. But she begins to suspect that her great aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century. 1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. As a girl, Althas mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence for witchcraft is set out against Altha, she knows it will take all of her powers to maintain her freedom. 1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family's grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receivesand for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom. Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, WEYWARD is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.
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LaraReads
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“Perhaps one day… there will be a safer time, when women could walk the Earth, shining bright with power, and yet live.”

I adored this witchy tale about the strength women can possess within when they allow themselves to find it. It weaves 3 stories over 4 centuries, and I loved the way it all came together, especially in the second half of the book.
#52bookclub23 #featuringaninheritance #booked2023 #newin2023

Bluebird Sounds great! I love the cover! 1d
Librarybelle I‘m excited to read this one! 1d
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LeeRHarry Yes! I loved this one! Picked up the US copy whilst I was over there on holiday 😊 it‘s gorgeous! 1d
LaraReads @LeeRHarry yes! So gorgeous! And it rarely happens that the US covers are better than the UK ones, but this one wins! 1d
Cinfhen I‘m so put off on witchy tales since reading When women could Fly but this book sounds & looks great!!!! I might have to #BorrowNotBuy (edited) 22h
Cinfhen LOVE your photo ♥️Hope you‘re feeling better!!! 22h
squirrelbrain @cinfhen - I read the two books almost at the same time, and this one is NOTHING like The Women Could Fly. (ie it‘s fabulous!) 🤣 9h
Cinfhen Ha 🤭 @squirrelbrain 🙌🏻✨Hopefully I‘ll borrow it next month on #Scribd 8h
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TracyReadsBooks
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Three timelines, three women displaying great resilience and perseverance in overcoming society‘s rules and expectations, imposed limitations, and dismissal of their worth as individuals. One is on trial for witchcraft, one has a father who doesn‘t appreciate her inquisitive mind, & one flees London hoping for something better. A solid debut about the female experience, knowing who you are, and trusting yourself.

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marleed
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While awaiting Book2 in the Wayward Pines trilogy to drop in my queue, I thought it would be fun to read this Weyward. It gave me Alice Hoffman vibes, and I loved the story every bit as much as the gorgeous cover. The stories of 3 skipped generations of Weyward women (1619, 1947, 2017) weave to a single cohesive story. As each chapter skipped time I found myself wanting to stay where I was until a paragraph in and then I was all there.

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Next.

RaeLovesToRead I love both the US and UK covers of this one, but I think the US version wins! (Just!) 1w
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emmaturi
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I absolutely adored this book, the three women are just amazing. I loved each of their stories and how it all tied up at the end.

BarbaraBB Sounds good!! 1w
Picking_Books I like the cover! 1w
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TorieStorieS
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With a gorgeous cover, three timelines within the same family- starting with a 17th century witch trial, including a WWII storyline and a modern one, this seems like an easy #BOTM choice and all around popular one for book clubs! I must admit this debut novel felt a little familiar and a bit slow to draw me in, but by the end, I found myself completely loving the characters and their storylines. I liked the way relationships & friendships unfold!

LaraReads Gorgeous photo! 💚🍄 I‘m in the midst of this one right now, and I really like it so far! 1w
ShelleyBooksie What a GORGEOUS photo 1w
Daisey Great photo!! 1w
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Sara_Planz
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Told from all three point of views, this debut novel is a masterpiece, weaving all three stories together to celebrate the power of women and the beauty of nature itself. Freedom, choice, and new life are the three overarching themes to this story, as you follow these women on their journeys, joys, and sadness. These are the kinds of books that I relish and I hope readers come away from this as inspired as I was.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! Great review! 2w
ErikasMindfulShelf Just got this from the library. Can‘t wait to read. 2w
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Twocougs
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What an wonderful story of the Weyward women. And so beautifully written. Loved every moment 🪳🦗🐝

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Palimpsest
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All three of my library holds came in this week! Currently reading Weyward.

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Mpcacher
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This is a wonderful story about three women in three different timelines who share some supernatural powers over the natural world. It is feminist fiction in the sense that they use these powers to protect themselves and others from the men that would harm them. The characters are great and the stories are woven together effectively, resulting in a book I had trouble putting down. This is a debut novel and I will watch for more from her. 4.5/5!

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GondorGirl
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-Spring or fall
-Candy canes
-Purple
-Hydrangeas or dandelions
-Any place modern with magic
- Coffee
-Animal Crossing

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-Weyward, which I'm listening to on audio while I sew some coats for an order.

Thanks for the tag @TheWolfbehindTheEyes !
#WonderousWednesday @eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Eggs Weyward is on the TBR shelf 🤗 2w
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bookandbedandtea
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My #botm arrived and the cover is soooo pretty! 🤩

Bklover My pick too- it‘s sooo pretty! 2w
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LaraReads
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#bookmail from #botm and I‘m super excited for both!

Every time I get away from Book of the Month, I somehow get sucked back in. What is a girl to do? 🤷🏻‍♀️

swishandflick I really loved Georgie! 2w
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Some Tuesdays are just built better. So many awesome books published today!

BookHoarder32 Yay! I love the Veronica Speedwell mysteries! 2w
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mdemanatee
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Happy first new release Tuesday of the month. What‘s everyone excited for in March? https://youtu.be/MH6PsZubq2U

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StellarDoc
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Reading companions.

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TheBookStacker
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1. Sweatshirt and either shorts or sweatpants. Comfort is number 1 priority.

2. Currently reading 3 books! 😅

Tag anyone who wants to play!

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Here, here to comfy! Thanks for playing! 2w
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ashw21
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A story of three women, set apart by centuries who are somehow connected by their bond to the natural world and their magical gift to use nature to heal, sustain and create. All incredibly powerful but they constantly faced abuse and were taken advantage of by men. Their stories are connected and this is part of the mystery of this book. I was invested in all three women equally and in their stories. A book on the power of women and nature!

jlhammar Pretty photo! Looking forward to this one. 3w
BkClubCare Interesting cover 3w
ashw21 @jlhammar it was a very engaging read..hope you like it!
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ashw21 @BkClubCare I agree!
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LazyLibrary
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March coming in strong with those gorgeous book of the month covers 🤩#botm

swishandflick Holy quick shipping! 3w
Clwojick They‘re all stunning! 3w
LazyLibrary Super quick!!!! 3w
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squirrelbrain
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I only picked this up from BorrowBox as it‘s featured on the new series of Between the Covers; I don‘t think I‘d have read it otherwise as it sounded a bit witchy and gothic to me - not my preferred genre.

It is a little bit witchy, not really that gothic, a little bit of magical realism and I absolutely loved it! I

This is what The Women Could Fly should have been.😬 @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB 🤣

BarbaraBB Ha! 🤣 3w
jenniferw88 This probably means I won't like it, as I enjoyed The Women Could Fly 😂 3w
LeeRHarry Yay! Glad you loved it 😊 - I wouldn‘t be surprised if this makes its way into my top 10 at the end of the year. 3w
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Cinfhen I was worried this was gonna be another Flying Women so I passed but now I‘m curious 3w
squirrelbrain It‘s completely different @jenniferw88 @Cinfhen -both in style and substance…. It‘s certainly worth giving it a go. 3w
squirrelbrain It‘s one of my favourites of the year so far @LeeRHarry certainly, but I‘m not sure it‘ll make my full-year favourites; there‘s a long way to go yet, but you just never know! 🤷‍♀️ 3w
TrishB Looking forward to this one 👍🏻 3w
Megabooks Interesting! I passed on this on BOTM, but you‘re making me wish I hadn‘t! 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll look for a #BorrowNotBuy - thanks Helen! I‘m not a fan of magical realism so that slightly puts me off. 3w
squirrelbrain I‘m not a fan of magical realism either @Cinfhen and wouldn‘t have bought this, but it came onto BorrowBox so I tried it out. I think you‘d like it too @Megabooks 3w
Cinfhen I‘m definitely willing to try!!! 3w
ashw21 Reading this at the moment and I agree with your review!!! 3w
Aimeesue I‘m reading this too, and your review is spot on! (I‘m also willing to admit I‘m biased in favor of any book that involves crows 😋) 3w
squirrelbrain I‘m glad you‘re both loving it too! @ashw21 @Aimeesue 3w
Caroline2 Oh brilliant! Im so glad you liked it as I used got the hardback from Waterstones. 😉 3w
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ErraticElle
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A well-written witchy debut told in three timelines. A page-turner with good atmosphere & interesting characters. A highly feminist novel with some good historical content. The characters are strong & resolute & I enjoyed following their character arcs. They were clever, smart, & resourceful women. The three storylines are very well timed & woven together. There is a lot of talent to the writing & the construction. Emilia Hart is one to watch.

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I was off Litsy all weekend due to being sick with food poisoning, but gonna catch up on some scrolling through my feed today.

I was pleasantly surprised to see an email in my inbox that the March picks were up! I debated adding on something, but decided to hold off.

BeeMagical Ooo this was my pick too!! 3w
Megabooks I hope you‘re feeling better. Food poisoning sucks! 3w
Kimberlone @Megabooks thank you! Yesterday was much better and I almost feel back to normal and today. My SO got it way worse and still feels like garbage today. It was an unpleasant Saturday night/Sunday 😩 3w
vivastory Sorry to hear about the food poisoning! 3w
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Johanna414
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My first BOTM box in months - I'm glad to finally have some books I'm excited about! Or maybe I just loved all the covers?!

swishandflick They are some beautiful covers! 3w
AlaMich I was just reading about the tagged book yesterday. It sounded intriguing! 3w
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Breanne1
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I am so excited for this month‘s #botm box. I have to admit I‘m kind of bummed I wasn‘t picked for the expanded box access as a BFF because I could definitely have added more this month 😬

Megabooks I wasn‘t either! Guess they‘re just missing out on my $$$ because I would‘ve gotten another. Money went to audible instead. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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Really looking forward to these March #BOTM picks! I‘ve had my eye on the add-on!

TheBookStacker Tbh I got Weyward for the cover, it wasn‘t even on my radar but sounds phenomenal and the cover is just 😍 3w
ICantImReading @TheBookStacker right?! It‘s a gorgeous cover! 😍 I love when BOTM introduces me to books I might not have known about otherwise! 3w
TheBookStacker Also I‘m halfway through I Have Some Questions For You and I love it! 3w
ICantImReading @TheBookStacker oh that‘s so good to hear! 😍 3w
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My #botm picks for March!🍀

swishandflick I'm looking forward to hearing what folks think about Weyward! I was tempted by it. And the cover is gorgeous! 😍 (edited) 3w
ashw21 I am reading weyward at the moment and loving it !!! 3w
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Just about to start Weyward, and saw this link to Macbeth. I‘m also reading Birnam Wood at the moment, the title of which is also taken from Macbeth.

I‘ve never read the play; perhaps the literary world is trying to tell me something?! 🤔

jenniferw88 I've studied Macbeth at least 3 times! 😂😂😂 4w
julesG You haven't read the Scottish Play??? 😳 4w
TrishB I‘ve seen it at the Globe a few years ago 😁 not read though. 4w
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dabbe MACBETH is my favorite Shakespeare play. It's also his shortest! I loved teaching it to the freshmen, and the adored it! But I've never read what you're reading, so this is now stacked! Thanks!❣️🤣😊 4w
BarbaraBB I read Macbeth in high school… I remember witches 😉. How is Birnam Wood? 4w
squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @julesG @TrishB @dabbe We did A Midsummer Night‘s Dream for GCSE, and I didn‘t do A-level English. 🤷‍♀️ 4w
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB - I wasn‘t sure, but only for 20 pages or so; now I‘m loving it! 4w
jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain this was years 7, 8 and 9! I did Romeo and Juliet and the Sonnets for GCSE, The Tempest and Hamlet for A-Level. 4w
squirrelbrain @dabbe Weyward is a newly published book, and Birnam Wood is out in the next few weeks. 4w
BarbaraBB Glad to hear that! Hope you are still having a great time in your campervan at the beach! 4w
squirrelbrain We‘re home again now @BarbaraBB - it was back to work today, unfortunately. We had a lovely time though! 4w
dabbe @squirrelbrain Thanks for the heads up! 😊 4w
Oryx Instagram keeps pushing Weyward on me, so I'm interested to hear what you think of it. 4w
Bookzombie I read Macbeth last year because I felt like I was seeing references everywhere. 🙂 4w
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TrishB
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Sansa is modelling today‘s #bookmail all @Birdsong28 fault for posting the new Between the Covers list 😁

Ruthiella She‘s an excellent model! ❤️🐶 1mo
LeahBergen She should be on a runway somewhere. 😉 1mo
dabbe Sensational Sansa! ❣️🐾❣️ 1mo
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Leftcoastzen Yay ,Sansa! 1mo
squirrelbrain Ha! Yes, I blame @Birdsong28 too. I just got Weyward on BorrowBox, and the other I can get on Scribd audio. Be interested to hear your thoughts on both. Hey Sansa! 👋 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Great pic ❤️ 1mo
LeeRHarry Hope you enjoy Weyward. I really enjoyed it. 😊 1mo
Birdsong28 Just doing my job as a good litten @squirrelbrain @TrishB 😊📚📖 1mo
Tamra Ace model! 😍 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Perfect model! 1mo
batsy She's a super model 😁 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Birdsong28 we are very grateful for more books! 1mo
TrishB @LeeRHarry that‘s good to hear 👍🏻 1mo
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Aimeesue
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Did I need to commit myself to another ARC? Oh, I so did not.
BUT THE CROW!!
I'm powerless when corvids are involved. Oh, dear.

US release date, March 7th

mcctrish I have this on my list to be on my TBR pile, like the pre TBR TBR #iykyk 1mo
Aimeesue @mcctrish I love that you have a waiting room for your TBR 😂 1mo
AllDebooks I LOVED this ❤️ 1mo
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batsy @mcctrish That's fantastic 😂 1mo
batsy Love the cover! 1mo
Aimeesue @AllDebooks Im enjoying it so far! 1mo
Aimeesue @batsy Right? It's gorgeous! 1mo
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BookwormM
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#ARC #Netgalley #Weyward

Loved this new exploration of wise women with a hint of feminism, a finger to the patriarchy and a twist of magical realism. The witches in this book are typical of those accused of witchcraft they have an affinity with nature and knowledge of healing which in a male dominated world is dangerous. They do not have broomsticks or cauldrons.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2023/02/02/weyward-by-emilia-hart/

DGRachel This sounds great! 2mo
LeeRHarry Really enjoyed this one too - think it‘s going to be one of this year‘s most popular reads that‘s for sure 😊 2mo
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Favourite quote from this book really makes you think about language, how it evolves and who it benefits.

Suet624 Did you like the book? 2mo
BookwormM @Suet624 I did it was a quick quirky read 2mo
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This one was a really good read! Three Weyward women‘s stories spanning centuries, finding power when faced with vicious and abusive men. It was an emotional rollercoaster. My only complaint is that it was tied up almost too nicely in the end. I wanted it to be a little rougher and open-ended.

PatriciaU I agree with you on the ending. Too neat, but the story arcs were interesting. 2mo
LeeRHarry Really enjoyed this one too 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts Such a beautiful cover 💫 2mo
BookwormM I am half way through and loving it so far 2mo
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AllDebooks
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#Weyward

This blistering debut by Emilia Hart delves into the history of three Weyward women over three different time periods. Altha in 1619; Violet in 1942 and finally Kate in 2019. The narrative flits between each woman's story with glimpses back to the past and the echos the previous Weyward women leave on the next generation. An utterly spellbinding, captivating story with exceptional characters.
*TW below*
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AllDebooks
On a separate note, the nature writing that forms the background to these women's lives is outstanding, very similar to Barbara Kingsolver's style of writing. Hart has an evocative style that heightens the senses. I imagine this would be a brilliant audiobook.
Trigger warning - there are some scenes of domestic abuse, coercive control and rape.

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AllDebooks

I would highly recommend this exciting debut and can't wait to read more from Emilia Hart.
Thank you for letting me read this advance copy #Netgalley and #HarperCollins
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Deblovestoread Great review…stacked!📚 2mo
LeeRHarry I thought this one was an excellent read too - especially for a debut and I agree definitely Kingsolver vibes 😊 nice review! 2mo
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The perks of being a bookseller is when you get to read ARC‘s of upcoming releases. This one was so good. Three timelines of women who are part of the Weyward family. It‘s a family saga, family mystery and family secret kinda read and I was there for every page. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeeRHarry Reading this one atm - it‘s definitely started out strong. 😊 3mo
KristiAhlers @LeeRHarry I hope you enjoy it. There were some parts that were a little draggy but not enough to take away from the overall story. For me anyhow. 3mo
Bklover I think I‘m going to pick this as my BOTM. Gorgeous cover too. 3w
KristiAhlers @Bklover oh you should! I'm going to buy a regular copy of this one I liked it that much! 3w
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Won this beautiful arc from Goodreads and St Martin's Press. It sounds absolutely amazing and I'm excited to read it. "Altha. Violet. Kate. They tried to cage us. But a Weyward woman belongs to the wild. We cannot be tamed."
#goodreads #stmartinspress

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