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LaurenMags
A Sitting in St. James | Rita Williams-Garcia
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It took me a bit to get into this novel but once I got past a hundred pages or so I flew thru it. It takes place in 1860 in Louisiana and is about the Gilbert family and their plantation. It is a YA novel but I would only recommend it to older teens and adults.

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Cinfhen
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This was a lovely read, although a bit confusing at times. A women is taken from Africa to the Caribbean Island of Martinique, as a slave on a sugar plantation. She births two children and so the family saga begins. This book crosses many continents and centuries but not in chronological order, which is why I was sometimes out of sorts. I enjoyed the last half of the novel as it was easier to follow the family lines. #BorrowNotBuy

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I am not a fan of books that jump around in time. I read one not long ago that did that, plus many of the family members had the same names so it was very difficult to keep track of which Anne or George I was reading about! 1mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! Similar names or repeating names is definitely tricky @TheAromaofBooks 🤪 1mo
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Blueberry
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3.5 ⭐
This story follows many generations of a family and the surrounding town folk on a small island off of Sicily.

Texreader What a beautiful cover!! 1mo
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Cinfhen
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Switching to a different book with House in the title…I didn‘t realize how many there are!!! A multigenerational story, covering many decades & spanning many continents. Just started but so far it‘s good 💖Another Bahni Turpin audio #Audible #Bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Blueberry
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Currently reading for f2f bookclub.

LoverOfLearning What a stunning and creative cover 😍 2mo
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JillR
The Light Years | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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The first book in the Cazalet Chronicles introduces us to a huge cast of characters, but the beautifully written vignettes of each one means you feel you know them in no time. Perfect comfort reading with four more books awaiting me 📚

Cinfhen Sound like my type of book! #stacked 2mo
JillR @cinfhen a friend recommended this series and I enjoyed this first one, nice and easy! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m excited to give it a try 😄thanks for posting & sharing ♥️ 2mo
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TrishB I started this one this week! It‘s in hibernation at the moment as I wasn‘t feeling it because I was having a really bad week. I do intend to go back to it though. Timing! 2mo
LeeRHarry I read this series last year and loved it - hope you continue to enjoy it 😊 2mo
emmaturi I have this on my shelves, I will get to it eventually, but it does sound really interesting. 2mo
JillR @trishb I admit I felt I was dipping in and out at first and it seemed to take me ages to read unusually, but I think that was a combination of work distractions and a huge character list to figure out! Like you say, it can all be in the timing sometimes. Hope you‘re ok and next week is a better one x 2mo
JillR @LeeRHarry that‘s good to hear! A friend recommended the series and I was very lucky that my hints were noted and my husband bought me the set! 2mo
JillR @emmaturi I do love an epic family saga I have to say! 2mo
TrishB Thanks 😘 work is very distracting isn‘t it! 2mo
BookNAround I loved this series. 2mo
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Blueberry
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"He was woken by a scratching at the window shutters."

@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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janeycanuck
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The back cover makes this seem more like a mystery novel that focuses on the community after two women disappear. I don't think that does this justice - this is about Lulu & Doris and how their lives unfold after Bette Parsons & Alice McFee go missing. It follows them over 40-ish years and then flips to tell you the other side of the story, which was brilliant. A slow, methodical read that unfolds in a very deliberate way.

EvieBee Sounds fascinating! Great review. 2mo
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BookwormOfTheDamned
Whitefern | V C Andrews
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Here's our review for "Whitefern" by V.C. Andrews on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/3YjFY9PBy1U

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Roses | Leila Meacham

[with cruel disdain] 'You'll adjust to it, Mary. You'll adjust to all the losses in your life because you care only for the one thing that cannot leave you. Betray you? Most certainly. Let you down, suck you dry . . . absolutely, but it will never leave you. In a way, you're luckier than any of us.'