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I Shall Be Near to You | Erin Lindsay McCabe
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#MarchIntoOz #IfYouLeaveMeCanIComeToo Newlywed Rosetta Wakefield wanted to be with her husband so much that when he went to war, she cut her hair, dressed as a man & joined the Union army as Private Ross Stone. I enjoyed this Civil War historical novel that was inspired by the letters of Rosetta Wakeman & other real life 'secret soldiers' during the Civil War.

Cinfhen So cool 🙌🏻great choice 5y
melbeautyandbooks Wow! That‘s some serious dedication to your spouse. 5y
pmldhkr1234 Wow!! great job. 5y
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After Griffin‘s first love dies, he keeps thinking about #ifyouleavemecanIcometoo? So far, it is very YA, and I‘m not sure I‘m in the right mindset for it at the moment. The fluff and feelings are a bit too much for me right now.


Cinfhen Too bad about the book, but it makes for a pretty picture 😊 5y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it does! I‘m giving it a bit more, but I‘m really feeling the #toomanybookstoolittletime itch 5y
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In the Field of Grace | Tessa Afshar
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#IfYouLeaveMeCanIComeToo #MarchIntoOz This was one of the first books I ever reviewed for NetGalley. It was a Christian Woman‘s fictionalization of the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi. As a Jewish reader, I enjoyed the author‘s take on this biblical narrative. It was a bit sappy and overly romanticized but still a pleasant read. I‘ve always admired the words of Ruth to her mother in law “Where you go, I will go & where you stay I will stay”

LauraBeth Ruth‘s MIL could be quite demanding 😂 5y
Cinfhen Understatement of the year @LauraBeth 💗😂😘 5y
Cinfhen Talk about devoted DIL 5y
Bourriquet76 Pearl in the Sand by her was quite good. 5y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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I really enjoyed this reimagined Jane Eyre. What if Jane was a serial killer ? Carried knives in her skirts? Swore colourfully? Drank spirits? Fell in love with a troubled soul? Ran away?This was a rollicking, irreverent story -Jane Steele is pure entertainment. #marchintooz #ifyouleavemecanicometoo

Tin Man | Sarah Winman
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This achingly beautiful novel.
#marchintooz #ifyouleavemecanicometoo

Cathythoughts Must read 💛 5y
Kalalalatja Good pick! 😢 5y
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i‘ve had this book for years and never knew it was a song (but just listened and i like it)! i‘ve read it but honestly don‘t remember anything 😬 #MarchIntoOz #IfYouLeaveMeCanIComeToo

Cinfhen WOW 🥇🏆 5y
Lizpixie Well done!👏👏👏👏 5y
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Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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Of you wanna read about a creepy stalker psychopath with no hold on reality - get yourself ahold of this book! Teo is a twisted student who becomes obsessed with Clarice, and he will do whatever is needed to make her his. There were parts of this book that disgusted me to the point where I almost had to quit... But it sure is an interesting ride!

Cinfhen I tried this one awhile back, but it was strange and I wasn‘t in the right mood...maybe another time🤷‍♀️ 5y
readordierachel So twisted. I loved it 😂 5y
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t seen this on around much. 5y
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Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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Ellen is blindsided when her husband of 20 years leaves her for his Mother‘s young French companion. #ifyouleavemecanIcometoo? #marchintooz #persephone

Cinfhen Lovely photo💕 5y
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Open Secrets | Alice Munro
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My first Munro, and I agree w/her reputation as short story master- I liked every single one in this collection, and 'The Albanian Virgin' & 'The Jack Randa Hotel' rank among the best stories I've ever read. The latter is perfect for today's #IfYouLeaveMeCanIComeToo prompt (I love this song title @Lizpixie !) and for the #MarchintoOz theme also. I loved how the story MC's act boldly to follow their desires, regardless of small town conventions.

saresmoore I like your photo creativity! I find myself running low on ideas of clever ways to photograph books... Oh, hey, @ReadingEnvy, have you read this collection, including “The Jack Randa Hotel”? 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm Yup, creative pic! 5y
Cinfhen Well done😃🙌🏻❤️ 5y
merelybookish Alice Munro ❤❤❤❤ 5y
Billypar Thanks @saresmoore @erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen ☺️ @saresmoore That's so funny because I was thinking sending word out about the jacaranda reference- @ReadingEnvy have those tapered off or does the word still haunt you? You should at least be safe in TTBEOTW - I don't think it grows in Alaska 😂 5y
Billypar @merelybookish Do you have a Munro recommendation ? I want to plan my next one, and I only chose this one because of the title. 5y
merelybookish @Billypar Honestly I don't think there's a dud. Lives of Girls and Women and A View from Castle Rock have linked stories and are more autobiographical. The others are filled with wise beautiful heartbreaking stories about the rich, complicated lives of ordinary people. 🙂 5y
saresmoore @merelybookish I‘m going to piggyback on those recommendations—they sound wonderful! 5y
Billypar @merelybookish Thanks for that info- I love linked stories in collections. And glad to hear she's one of those rare authors that you can't go wrong in whatever you choose: before I selected Open Secrets I was standing in front of the Alice Munro section for a long time scratching my head and trying to find some basis for choosing one over another 😋 5y
merelybookish @Billypar @saresmoore I haven't read all her work yet. I like time with her and need to be in a certain mood. But I think each of her collections are good. And within each one is at least one story that is exquisite. But Munro is my favourite writer. She speaks to me in ways no other writer ever has. So I'm totally biased 😀 5y
saresmoore @merelybookish I love a good, biased book opinion! 5y
ReadingEnvy @saresmoore @Billypar omgahhhhhhh there it is again 5y
Billypar @saresmoore @merelybookish Book recommendations follow a weird reverse logic for me where, I think I only trust the most biased of opinions ☺️ 5y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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#MarchIntoOz #day19 #IfYouLeaveMeCanIComeToo Today‘s Song is my favourite by Mental As Anything. A fun tune about a man who refuses to let his relationship go, it‘s a perfect match for Kepnes‘ novel about a man who becomes so obsessed with a writer who comes into his bookstore,he resorts to stalking & manipulation to insert himself into her life. I can‘t believe there‘s only 12 days left in this challenge. Spotify playlist is https://goo.gl/sZuCbs

Cinfhen Well played!!! Wow, this month is flying by😎 5y
CarolynM Love the Mentals 5y
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