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lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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@Beatlefan129 You are the winner of my secret #giveaway! I have an extra signed copy of Woman 99, so I decided that I would send it to whomever turned out to be my 999th follower. That's you! Just contact me with your address at lynneamch@gmail.com
I know you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Beatlefan129 No way! This is the best surprise on a Monday morning! 3d
TNbookworm Awesome idea👌 3d
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Moray_Reads
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I saw Sarah Wise give a talk on Victorian “madness“ diagnoses and incarcerations on Wednesday. It was fascinating and painted a picture quite different from what I (and she) had thought. Must read the book now! (She touched on famous literary examples from Wilkie Collins and Charlotte Bronte)

Kalalalatja Sounds great! 6d
JazzFeathers It does sound very interesting. Incidente, l've recently read two novels, both set in the 1910s, addressing this matter. It's quite upsetting thinking about it. 6d
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Paperback.Propensity
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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I do not read either thriller, or historical fiction very often. Woman 99 is a good historical thriller. I discovered it from an ad and thought it sounded like something my best friend would read. So we did a buddy read. We agree the main character is not very bright, but that doesn't taint the book too much. The ending was perfect.

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sparrowssavvy
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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Pickpick

A very fun and enjoyable book. I was curious where the author was planning to go with this one as I felt the first novel was quite complete by itself. However I felt this was a plausible story and didn‘t feel tacked on to the original. It was fast paced and had great visuals, which really enhanced the tale. Still not sure where the author goes with the third, but I‘ll be getting into that soon.

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sharonann
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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Sanctum

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SauerPatch
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A quick google search revealed that this quote actually comes from the tagged book and not from Alice in Wonderland, but all the same, I really like it.

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gradcat
The House of Dr. Edwardes | Francis Beeding
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#LilithJuly

(Day 10 - #DontDreamItsOver)

*One of my favorite Hitchcock movies, “Spellbound,” includes a dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali. The movie is adapted from the tagged book, written in 1927. “Spellbound” is full of Freudian psychology, i.e. dream interpretation, signs & symbols, and phobias & complexes. I love it! 😂

KarenUK Love that movie.... Hitchcock is so great 💕 1mo
Cinfhen Another awesome collage 1mo
gradcat @Cinfhen & @KarenUK Thank you very much, ladies...and I agree—I think I love ALL of Hitchcock‘s movies! ♥️ 1mo
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RiverKScottWrites
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Mehso-so

👻 Do you believe in ghosts? 🌙 I stayed up late to finish Some Can See. I liked it, if you're into paranormal mysteries with a dash horror and a good helping of characterization. It kind of reminded me of Anne Rice. However, I did have some trouble with the way it jumped chronologically, especially in the first half.

#paranormalmystery #asylum #ghoststories

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lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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"So, I set myself to a task of #deceit and trickery, though it went against everything I'd been taught, for the sake of my sister. After all, I had a duty to rescue Phoebe from the asylum. It was my fault she was there."
Bookish highlight of the holiday week: a visit to our local #library from the oh-so-charming and talented Greer Macallister. #QuotsyJuly19 @TK-421 #historicalfiction #histfic

SilversReviews I really enjoyed this book. 2mo
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AshleyHoss820
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Mehso-so

This was a tough one. I both liked it & was let down a little. The characters felt younger than they were supposed to be (I kept picturing 13/14-year-olds) Just when I started to get sucked in...meh... Maybe I need to read the rest of the books for it all to come together. I am aware this is YA, so that‘s why I‘m not being harsh. I REALLY dig the premise and I was just hoping for more a little more oomph. Dame Agatha has spoiled me...

mydearwatson These books look interesting, but how is its treatment of mental health? The description makes me a little wary, but I think the whole old photograph thing is really cool. 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @mydearwatson They don‘t really go into it. It‘s more of a focus on the former warden and two specific patients that were “criminally insane.” It‘s fairly lacking in details and the end leaves too many questions, for my tastes. 😕🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @mydearwatson I LOVE the found-photographs premise and find it really interesting, which is why loved the Peculiar Children series so much! Have you tried those? (edited) 2mo
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