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Librarybelle
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Nanreath Hall has its share of secrets. With a dual timeline, Rickloff looks at the inhabitants during the 1st and 2nd World Wars. A little long in parts, but the hint of mystery and the writing style kept me going. Overall, I liked this. It‘s a historical fiction that‘s a quick read.

Another successful #buddyread , @CouronneDhiver ! Thanks to everyone who joined us for #NanreathNovel . It‘s so much fun to read with fellow Littens!

Tamra I agree it is, even though I didn‘t finish this one. 2w
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 I‘m always happy to host together 😊 2w
Melissa_J Thanks for hosting again ladies @CouronneDhiver Sorry I sped ahead, but I was enjoying the book too much to pace myself 😊 2w
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Librarybelle I‘m so glad you could join us again in the buddy read, @Tamra and @Melissa_J ! 2w
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver It‘s always so fun! Any thoughts on our next read? 2w
CouronneDhiver Not a clue! I‘m on vacation at the moment, with spotty access... do you want to search your shelves and see if there‘s a few good candidates? 2w
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver 👍 I‘ll look tonight and post some possibilities. 2w
Melissa_J Wait, never mind I see @CouronneDhiver bailed on it. How about a Beatriz Williams book? 2w
Librarybelle @Melissa_J I like Beatriz Williams! I‘ve read The Secret Life Of Violet Grant but haven‘t had a chance to read others by her. What do you think, @CouronneDhiver ? I have many of her titles and could pull out a few to consider. 2w
CouronneDhiver Sure. 😊 2w
MellieAntoinette I‘m still enjoying our #nanreathnovel, hoping to finish up this week! Can‘t wait to see what you pick next! 2w
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BibliOphelia
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My first #BuddyRead completed and enjoyed. I admit I read ahead a bit, but since I annoyed all of my classmates doing that throughout school, I guess it‘s just par for the course. While not my typical read, I enjoyed this character-driven family drama, and the similarities and differences between the two historical eras (the two World Wars). Which character did you feel most sympathy toward, buddies? #NanreathNovel @Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver

Librarybelle Thanks for joining us! 3w
BibliOphelia @Librarybelle Thanks for leading the way! 3w
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CouronneDhiver
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An enjoyable dual timeline historical fiction novel... compelling and well paced with an especially strong first half.

Also:

✔️ Romance bits not too graphic
✔️ Best character: the suspicious and prickly Lady Boxley

✖️ Wanted more on Kitty‘s timeline
✖️ Writing not memorable

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#NanreathNovel

Tamra I love prickly characters! 3w
BibliOphelia I agree with all of this! I won‘t go out of my way to find more by this author, but it was a nice moderately paced diversion. I‘m a sucker for books set in other times and places. 3w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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CouronneDhiver
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(Minor spoilery part hidden)

#NanreathNovel
#BuddyRead

TheKidUpstairs I just found a book of yours on my shelf, all packaged up to send back to you! I thought I had sent it ages ago, I'm soo sorry! I'll get it in the mail tomorrow!!! 3w
CouronneDhiver Ha! I had no idea I was missing a book. 😂😂😂😂 @TheKidUpstairs 3w
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Librarybelle
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“‘No? I thought you girls were constantly sizing up men for our matrimonial potential.‘
She tried to remain stern, proof against his potent charm. ‘Not all of us line for a wedding ring.‘
‘The woman who says that is the woman I fear the most.‘” #NanreathNovel

kspenmoll 😄 3w
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CouronneDhiver
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CouronneDhiver
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Hubby went out with his coworkers, so I get some “me” time.

I‘m on Ch 22. How‘s everyone else doing?

☔️🌿🌷 #BuddyRead #NanreathNovel

Tamra Love your toes! 3w
Shibbyfruitfly That sounds like a lovely day! I finished it on the 18th 😬 3w
Librarybelle I‘m reading it tonight! I‘m at Chapter 15. 3w
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CouronneDhiver Good job! Did I miss your review? 👏🏽👏🏽 @Shibbyfruitfly 3w
Shibbyfruitfly No. I haven‘t been very good at posting lately. I really enjoyed it though. 3w
BibliOphelia I‘ve fallen behind after two crazy weeks, but will be caught up soon!! 3w
BeaG I'm in the same boat as @BibliOphelia . It's the end of the school year and things get crazy. I will jump back in tomorrow. 3w
CouronneDhiver Aw thanks! 👣🧡 @Tamra 3w
CouronneDhiver Not to worry... Totally understand! My job has been chaos for about a month now. Life happens. 😉 @BibliOphelia @BeaG 3w
CouronneDhiver All good. I‘m always pleased to see you join in, in whatever way works best. That time you had the subscription box was especially cool 😎 @Shibbyfruitfly 3w
Shibbyfruitfly I love reading the books you guys choose! And the subscription box is always fun. I actually just finished the March box and I think you might enjoy the book too 😊 3w
kspenmoll I couldn‘t help moving ahead to ch 25 but this weekend will be busy so I don‘t expect to read more. Enjoying it! 3w
Mollyanna Thoroughly enjoying it. Just finishing up Ch. 19! 3w
Pamwurtzler I‘m ready to start chapter 20. Really liking it so far! 3w
Lauram I‘ve made it to chapter 18. 3w
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cobwebmoth
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Finished this one last night. I liked it, but I felt like something was missing. I enjoyed the dual storylines/timelines. I think the book just wasn't long enough for the author to go deep with the different characters. Still a pick, though. Thanks for hosting the #NanreathNovel #BuddyRead @CouronneDhiver @Librarybelle !

CouronneDhiver Glad it‘s still a pick! Thanks for joining us. 😘😘 Feel welcome anytime 4w
Librarybelle Thank you for joining us! Glad it was still a pick for you! 4w
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CouronneDhiver
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Call me Canadian, but this is a new use of the word, and it made me giggle.

Here, “dickered” is an unsophisticated term for: 🍺🍺🍺🍺🥴

#NanreathNovel

wanderinglynn That‘s interesting. I‘ve not heard dickered used to mean sloshed. Word-use differences fascinates me. 4w
VanChocStrawberry @wanderinglynn It fascinates me, too! I‘ve only ever heard it used to mean argue...but I love having a new meaning for it! 🍻 🍺 🍻 4w
mdhughes72 I grew up listening to my mom use this word. 3w
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