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psalva
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This was an absolutely stunning YA novel, which had me in tears twice. It tells the story of Jeremy Talbot, an 11-year-old, and his family, as they deal with his father‘s cancer and his eventual death. Unlike some YA, the serious topic is dealt with realistically and honestly, without a trace of saccharine. It doesn‘t shy away from dealing with complex emotions but it‘s also not depressing. This was my first by Little and it won‘t be my last.

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Lindy
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It‘s a cozy mystery with three butlers… and none of the butlers are responsible for the murder. Helen—a former Buddhist nun and recent graduate of butler school—investigates a murder at a fictional meditation retreat centre which is based on the real Hollyhock of Cortes Island off the coast of British Columbia. Amusing fluff with a really great central character. #ShadowGiller2022 #CanadianAuthor

KathyR Spoiler alert! 😉 1d
Lindy @KathyR 😁 All three butlers were far away at butler school when the death happens in the opening scene. Not a spoiler. But Susan Juby is obviously having fun with murder mystery tropes. 1d
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marleed
Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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I have a soft spot for books where famous 1900s creatives make cameo appearances in a story - Daphne du Muir, oh yes! …I entered the workforce in the 80s, and I‘m so grateful for the working women of each decade prior! ↓

marleed A couple times Evie defended why her position was not commensurate with her Cambridge education. I‘m wondering though if back in 1950 reality I think her defense would have been more about why she didn‘t snag a husband while attending university! 3d
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KristiAhlers
The Embroidered Book | Kate Heartfield
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Today has hurt my heart so I lost myself in a book. This was such a good read. I love all the historic details and the storyline woven between two sisters was so well done. This one has made it onto my keeper shelf. #blqsummerreadingchallenge #bluecover

TheBookHippie ♥️ 4d
Eggbeater I feel your pain. 3d
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TheAromaofBooks
Across the Miles | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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My #LitsyLoveSummerSwap package arrived safe and sound!! Super excited to open it - thanks so much @Hazel2019 !!

@kdgordon88 @rsteve388

Hazel2019 Yay! Glad it made it in one piece 😄 5d
Kdgordon88 Yay! 5d
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KristiAhlers
The Embroidered Book | Kate Heartfield
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Y‘all I‘ve been waiting for this book for weeks! I‘m so excited to be able to finally have my hands on it. And it‘s sooooo pretty. #goldsborobooks are beyond beautiful! Starting to read it tonight!

SayersLover That‘s gorgeous! Hope it‘s as good as it looks 😋 @KristiAhlers 5d
melmes Wow so many details🥰 5d
Clare-Dragonfly Ooooooh! 5d
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kspenmoll
Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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What‘s not to love about a book centered around an old, male run bookstore in post WWII London? Introduce 3 strong, but very different women, who work in the store & I am sold! Add a mix of mystery,rivalries,romance, book talk, and a crew of eccentric individuals, and I am hooked. The author‘s historical details are rich, accurate and authentic.

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psalva
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“Don‘t lean out too far,” he cautioned. He knew that she wouldn‘t but he said it anyway. It was like saying, “Don‘t forget to wish,” when someone was all set to blow out birthday candles or like Mum calling, “Get that light out,” just after the clock struck nine. It made the moment complete.

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JamieArc
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Current reading situation. Reading about deep waters while periodically gazing out over Lake Michigan. My favorite type of summer day.

SRWCF What a pretty view. Enjoy! 1w
Soubhiville That sounds like a fun and interesting read! 1w
DivineDiana Your setting looks like a dream come true! 💙 6d
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JamieArc @SRWCF Thank you! 6d
JamieArc @Soubhiville It‘s a pretty fascinating read so far! 6d
JamieArc @DivineDiana It literally is a dream come true! I‘ve been wanting to stay in a house right on Lake Michigan like this for as long as I can remember, so I‘m savoring every moment! 6d
DivineDiana Very happy for you! 👏🏻 6d
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charl08
Fight Night | Miriam Toews
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Book reviews are dangerous places...

#MonthofBookDeferral

jlhammar I love Fight Night! So good. 1w
charl08 @jlhammar I've had a mixed experience with her novels (I think I've read two or three only though). Hoping to get this from the library. 1w
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