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Bless Your Heart
Bless Your Heart | Lindy Ryan
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A crackling mystery-horror novel with big-hearted characters and Southern charm with a bite, Bless Your Heart is a gasp-worthy delight from start to finish from debut author Lindy Ryan. Rise and shine. The Evans women have some undead to kill. Its 1999 in Southeast Texas and the Evans women, owners of the only funeral parlor in town, are keeping steady with...normal business. The dead die, you bury them. End of story. Thats how Ducey Evans has done it for the last eighty years, and her progenyLenore the experimenter and Grace, Lenores soft-hearted daughter, have run Evans Funeral Parlor for the last fifteen years without drama. Ever since That Godawful Mess that left two bodies in the ground and Grace raising her infant daughter Luna, alone. But when town gossip Mina Jean Murphys body is brought in for a regular burial and she rises from the dead instead, its clear that the Strigoithe original vampireare back. And the Evans women are the ones who need to fight back to protect their town. As more folks in town turn up dead and Deputy Roger Taylor begins asking way too many questions, Ducey, Lenore, Grace, and now Luna, must take up their blades and figure out who is behind the Strigois return. As the saying goes, what rises up, must go back down. But as unspoken secrets and revelations spill from the past into the present, the Evans family must face that sometimes, the dead arent the only things you want to keep buried. "A gloriously gruesome, compulsively readable debut that is as grizzly as it is clever and heartfelt." - Rachel Harrison
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Angeles
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Devoured this in one sitting. Horror story about ghouls attacking a Texas town with plenty of gore, a twist I did not see coming, and a family of women fighting the dead.
I am not into horror usually, but this was great because there was humor and a lot of dramatic tension mixed in.
I think the cover does the book a disservice. This has a lot of gore and horror mixed in with the banter. It is NOT some cute, sweet texas vampire story.

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kimmypete1
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Weird, quirky and fun!

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Reecaspieces
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ShyBookOwl Sounds right up my own dark alley, though 😌 stacked! 2w
Reecaspieces @ShyBookOwl 🤣👏👏👏 2w
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JoyBlue
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Horror isn‘t my usual fare, but this vampire/horror/mystery combo has me itching for a sequel. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#bless-your-heart

Publication is expected April 9.

#NetGalley #MacmillanAudio #BlessYourHeart

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kelli7990
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Here‘s my review for a book I just DNF‘d. I was on the Canva mobile app designing my book review and I was having trouble copying and pasting my book review from Goodreads so I decided to just take a screenshot of it from StoryGraph instead. I don‘t know why the copy and paste function stopped working on Canva but I liked using it.

Release date: 4/9/24

#netgalley #netgalleyarc #bookspinbingo

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kelli7990
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Here‘s my progress for this Netgalley ARC I‘m reading. I‘ve decided that I‘m going to DNF this one. I thought I would like this book because it‘s set in Southeast Texas in 1999. I‘ve lived in SE Texas my whole life and I was in 5th grade in 1999. This book has 90‘s references so I thought it would be nostalgic for me to read. I like the TX setting, the audiobook narrator and the 90‘s references but I can‘t get into this book.

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kelli7990
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TorieStorieS
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I really had high hopes for this one… I expected a light and fun vampire story, but this veers more towards gore and lacks humor (unless you get a kick out of butterscotch candies… those are mentioned on like every page!). Stiff characters, lack of answers regarding these “restless dead” and too many POVs, the pacing here just drags. Lots of redundant descriptions don‘t help and honestly, I wish I had DNF‘ed this one! I did like the 1999 setting.

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kelli7990
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kelli7990
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I started this book today when I was at the dog park with my dog. This is a Netgalley ARC being released this month. I don‘t know if I‘m going to like this book or not. I‘m not liking it so far but I‘m going to keep reading and see what I think.

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kelli7990
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Today, I‘m sharing my BookSpin and DoubleSpin picks. My #doublespin pick is a Netgalley ARC that is being released this month. This is a mystery/horror book set in Texas. I‘m looking forward to reading this book next. My #bookspin pick is a book about all of the women in the Bible. I think it will be interesting to read about.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 3w
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Clwojick
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I currently have SIX audiobooks on the go because I can‘t seem to stick to anything. 😅

Tbh, I‘ve mostly been binging The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and snuggling the fur babies while I take it easy. Puddles is still obsessed with my bump, and I love it. Anyways, all is well! Less than two months to go! 🥰

Jari-chan Aww, that picture is too cute! 😍 2mo
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maich So cute💕❤️ 2mo
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julesG ❤️😍 Such a cute picture. 2mo
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Ruthiella Thanks for the update. ❤️ Puddles is too cute! 🐶 2mo
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lil1inblue I love a good RHOBH binge. Such a cute pic! 2mo
LeahBergen What a cute photo! ❤️ 2mo
Gissy Aww lovely photo😍❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
marleed Oh I could look at this gorgeous photo all day! 2mo
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kelli7990
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Yay! I was approved for the audio for this. I was approved for the ebook of this book too.

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kelli7990
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I was approved for this book today from Minotaur Books. It comes out in April. I like the title and I like that it‘s set in Southeast Texas in 1999. I live in Southeast Texas and in 1999, I was 9 years old. This sounds like the perfect book for me.