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VioletMoonBooks
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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dabbe I love that idea! 😊 2d
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TheCruBoo
Dombey and Son | Charles Dickens
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Pickpick

I had read that 'Dombey and Son' is one of Dickens' underrated works, and this seems to be true. Although its main theme is sad and quite repetitive, as well as this being unnecessarily long (like most of his works), it is vintage Dickens with his characteristic satire and Victorian ethos.

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Roary47
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Mehso-so

3✨ I wish I could have given this more time than I did, but I really liked it. A young woman who is born on the wrong side of the tracks is at the wrong place at the wrong time. She hides by setting herself into a nursing school that she hates at first. She is out of her element, but sees things differently than her peers. Naturally, her past catches up to her and she gets in a sticky situation. Will likely re-read this one day.

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Littlewolf1
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Pickpick

5 ⭐️ A nursing student with a dark past, a serial killer on the loose, and multiple lives on the line. This book hooked me from page one and keep me hanging on to the last word. I love this authors ability to take some of the most unfortunate circumstances and turn them into such an endearing and captivating story. there were some points where I would‘ve enjoyed more information, but other than that, this book was excellently executed.

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BookNAround
Under a Veiled Moon | Karen Odden
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Pickpick

This is an intricately plotted read for historical mystery readers, especially those who like a heavy dose of the politics of the time (English attitudes towards the Irish and Irish Home Rule) with their stories, with a spot on sense of time and place and a sometimes troubling parallel to life, beliefs, and media today. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/12/review-under-veiled-moon-by-karen-odden....

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Vansa
Miss Marjoribanks | Mrs. Oliphant
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView just in time for this week!
1.Would have to be the delightful Lucilla from tagged book.Feisty,competent and kind.Also Lyra from His dark materials,Margaret Hale from North and South.
2.I would love for Lucilla to sort out the unbearable protagonists of Meg Mason's Sorrow and Bliss and Gabrielle Zevin's latest terrible book!

TheSpineView You can play anytime! 2w
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Leftcoastzen
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#JanuaryJazz #NationalHatDay If you read a book set in 1848-1850 , yes , there will be hats !

Eggs Great cover 👒💗🎩 2w
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JenniferP
Anne: A Novel | Constance Fenimore Woolson
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All the love for this little known woman American author who wrote in the late 19th century. Beautiful writing, a dramatic plot, fantastic cast of characters, and a well-drawn romance. This book deserves to be read with the other Victorians! I also thought it would be a great #persephone catalog addition

batsy This sounds good! 2w
Ruthiella I think there are a few American women authors who were very popular in their day but never got added to the “canon” and are now subsequently obscured. It‘d be wonderful if a publisher could reprint some of them. 2w
JenniferP @Ruthiella Woolson has a library of American collection of short stories that is still in print, but it doesn't look like any of her novels are (she wrote about 4). Woolson is also heavily featured in The Master by Colm Toibin, historical fiction about Henry James. I didn't connect her to that until I read a biography of Woolson last year. 2w
Tamra I will check it out! New to me! 2w
BarbaraBB This sounds very good! 2w
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psalva
Carmen and Other Stories | Prosper Merimee
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Bailedbailed

I came to this book for Carmen, which was the first story here, and I wasn‘t too impressed by it. Beyond its use of unreliable narrators, I didn‘t take away much else. I read two more stories and they felt cold/boring to me. Merimée‘s writing is just not that interesting. I‘m glad I read the original Carmen but I just don‘t care enough to read further. For once, Finn agrees with my assessment.
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Sophronisba
Adam Bede | George Eliot
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“The secret of our emotions never lies in the bare object, but in its subtle relations to our own past: no wonder the secret escapes the unsympathizing observer, who might as well put on his spectacles to discern odours.“