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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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I‘m agreeing with all the other #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub reviews. I enjoyed it ! Yes , the whole Scooby-Doo adventure @batsy 😂. I agree with some it was a bit slow to start , but the start was my favourite part. For a scooby- do , it caused a bit of uneasiness. I love the title of this book , it feels like the cosy blanket covering this cosy mystery with warmth and kindness.

EverydayImReading I love this review @Cathythoughts ❤️Im sold. Stacking 🎉 3d
Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading Thanks Sinead , I hope you will like it. ♥️ 3d
TrishB Lovely review ♥️ 3d
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Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish X 3d
batsy Nice review! Yes, an anxiety-inducing Scooby Doo caper 😆 3d
Ruthiella The whole plot is set in motion because of the kindness of Dr. Sandilands and I was very much worried he would be duped and taken advantage of! 3d
squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful! ❤️ 3d
Cathythoughts @batsy You nailed it with the ‘ Scooby - Doo ‘ ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Oh me too , Dr Sandilands ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s a good one 👍🏻❤️ 3d
jlhammar I agree, the title is just perfect. Great review! So glad you enjoyed it. 3d
Tamra I‘ve been missing you here! 🤗 3d
Cathythoughts @jlhammar It‘s a great title. X 3d
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thankyou X And I‘ve been missing you too ! ♥️ I havnt had as much time since I properly retired … that‘s either a good thing … or age 🙄😂. Either way , I hope to stay in touch more. (edited) 3d
Tamra @Cathythoughts I didn‘t know you fully retired - Yayyyyy🎉🥳🍾 I hear exactly that, people are busier after they “retire” so I‘m not at all surprised. 😉 3d
andrew61 Sounds like a fun read Cathy. Enjoy your retirement once the dust has settled. 3d
LeahBergen Lovely review, Cathy! I liked the first part the best, too (the discovery of what‘s in the trunk, etc). 2d
willaful Yes, I was afraid it was going to make me too anxious. I had to read a review to make sure everything would be okay. 😳 2d
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes it‘s funny. A friend of mine retired recently and says she doesn‘t know how she found the time to work 😂X (edited) 2d
Cathythoughts @andrew61 ThanksAndrew! I think I will. I hope all is well with you and yours. X 2d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes the first part was lovely before all the drama started 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @willaful I know !! And I love a full blown thriller , but this was such a cosy read and I wanted to warn these lovely people 2d
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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🥲 I‘m having trouble concentrating. 🤷🏾‍♀️ I am going to hit pause on this one and let it idle on my TBR.

I love Dr. George‘s character and can‘t bear the thought of him being cheated - nor old Mrs. Hovenden. 💙

“Why couldn‘t people see the pattern of life whole? Youth, maturity, and age, they were all equally entitled to the opportunities of happiness.”


batsy I highlighted that same quote! Love how it's expressed. 2w
jlhammar Great quote! The doctor really is a lovely man. Better to find something that is working for you right now. You can always return to this if/when the mood strikes. 2w
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Ruthiella I understand. @quietjenn expressed similar anxiety about beloved characters. I felt that too, but I promise you, one you get over that hump, the plot just rolls out. @batsy compared the underdogs to the Scooby gang, but an A-Team analogy works too with Hannibal‘s “I love it when a plan comes together “, 2w
LeahBergen Sometimes you just have to hit pause and move on to something more enjoyable to you. 🥰 2w
quietjenn Understandable! If it helps, I feel like Moore was equally fond of her characters. But, do what feels right. 2w
Cathythoughts I love your new profile pic , lovely ! Hitting pause is a good idea 👍🏻 I did enjoy this one , must put up a little review I‘m way behind. 😘 (edited) 3d
Tamra @Cathythoughts thank you! 😘 I went with a purple splash of color this time. This summer it was teal for a bit of fun. 3d
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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What‘s better than an art heist caper? A middlebrow art heist caper!

I‘m going to echo what the rest of you have already said in your reviews of this #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub pick; it was a thoroughly enjoyable and delightfully suspenseful read (and I enjoyed it even more than the last one we read by this author).

What do you all think of the illustration of the trunk on the cover of my edition? I can see several items that were mentioned! 😆

catebutler Love your vintage edition Leah! I‘m about half way through and really enjoying it! So happy this one was picked! 🩷 2w
jlhammar Absolutely love that cover!! Delightfully suspenseful indeed. And what a great ending 😆 2w
willaful Ah, love those old editions. Perfect #furrowedmiddlebrow 2w
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Kimzey Love the photo and the review! 2w
Tamra Perfect cover art! 2w
Leftcoastzen Wow loving that cover! 2w
quietjenn Love the cover. Everyone just forgets about the broken vase and the manuscript 😅 I like this one better too and am insanely curious about her others, which sounds totally different. 2w
Ruthiella Love that cover! 😍 I remember liking My Caravaggio but maybe because the main character was so annoying, I like this one better? 2w
batsy That's a fantastic cover! Suits the book so well. I preferred this to My Caravaggio, as well. 2w
elkeOriginal Gorgeous edition! Amazing bookshelves! You kill me, lady 📚💗 1w
kspenmoll Love the cover, even though I haven‘t read the book! 1w
Cathythoughts I love the trunk on your book cover. Treasures 💫 3d
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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What a terrific #furrowedmiddlebrowclub selection! Although I don't think I've ever felt so nervous reading a FMB book before! Everything was just so well done, with wonderful characters, inventive and sometimes very unexpected plotting, and just the right amount of romance. A very enthusiastic pick.

LeahBergen I was nervous, too! 😆😆 I was rooting for that family the whole time I was reading. 2w
jlhammar Same! I felt very invested and was so hoping for a happy and just outcome. It really was terrific. 2w
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Ruthiella So much that I did NOT see coming! I loved how it all wrapped up. 2w
batsy Yes, I felt somewhat anxious about how it was all going to pan out 😅 It was a well done ending! 2w
Cathythoughts Great review! Yes I felt the nerves too. I wanted justice 👍🏻❤️ 3d
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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This was such a treat, and it affirmed my belief that most things can be overcome if you assemble a little Scooby-Doo gang with which to do it! I liked the underdog elements of Stephanie and Arnold, and the good doctor at the cusp of being defrauded came off like a Trollope character. The romance angle made me root for the two in question—a rare feat, now that I'm old and cynical! Witty, but also sweet and tender. #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub

Kimzey Great review! Thanks! 2w
Tamra I‘m behind, but enjoying it nonetheless! Definitely love the underdog element. 😁 2w
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jlhammar Scooby-Doo gang 😂- love it. I, too, was surprised to find myself rooting for the romance. Fab review! 2w
batsy @Kimzey Thank you! 2w
batsy @Tamra That's my favourite bit! Enjoy the rest of the book 😁 2w
batsy @jlhammar 😆 Yes, the romance bit was sweet and mature, nothing too cloying. 2w
LeahBergen They ARE like a Scooby Doo gang! 😆 I should be finishing it today. 2w
Ruthiella Scooby Doo! 😂😂😂 He would have gotten away with it, if it weren‘t for those meddling kids. 😜 2w
Cathythoughts Lovely review 👍🏻❤️ The good doctor ❤️ I really enjoyed, must put up my review too X 2w
quietjenn Indeed - every underdog needs a gang of conspirators 😅 2w
Itchyfeetreader What a great review - stacking on principle ! 2w
Aimeesue Scooby Doo gang! Exactly! 😄 2w
elkeOriginal Love this review! 2w
batsy @LeahBergen @Ruthiella @quietjenn @Aimeesue I'm glad we're all on the same page re: the necessity of a Scooby gang 😁 2w
batsy @Cathythoughts Yes, the good doctor! Glad you enjoyed it too, Cathy. Look forward to your review ❤️ 2w
catebutler Love your review and tie to Trollope! I definitely agree!! 2w
batsy @catebutler Thank you! As @Cathythoughts said, the good doctor ... it feels so Trollopeian 😁 2w
Suet624 All of the reviews on this one make me want to read it! 1w
batsy @Suet624 It's a cute book. A bit slow to start but it gets going once it does. 1w
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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This was fun. 😃 It took a bit for the story to get set up but once it did, it was full speed ahead. A kindly GP financially aids one of his elderly patients and she insists on his taking a chest of old paintings in exchange. Is it a bunch of junk, as his daughter insists? Or could it be priceless Renaissance art as the local librarian suspects? Plots and counter plots ensue, with a little romance thrown in to the mix.

batsy Cute collage! I'm looking forward to spending some time with it tonight and seeing how it resolves. 2w
Kimzey Can‘t wait to get into it! 2w
jlhammar Love that collage! Such a fun read. 2w
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LeahBergen I like your collage! And I‘m enjoying the books so far, too. 😊 2w
Ruthiella @batsy I really liked how I had no idea how the story would pan out in the end. 2w
Ruthiella @Kimzey I think you will enjoy it! 2w
Ruthiella @jlhammar Thanks! This was really amusing! Love how it all came together at the end. 😂 2w
Ruthiella @LeahBergen Thanks! I think this one might be for me a top favorite of all the DSP so far. 2w
quietjenn Great collage! I am very much enjoying this, but it's also given me so much anxiety 😰 2w
Tamra I can‘t see where it‘s going or how it will end, which is fun! 2w
Ruthiella @quietjenn I know what you mean! It made me anxious too at first! 😂 2w
Ruthiella @Tamra I know, right? I loved that! 2w
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻❤️ I really enjoyed. 2w
Aimeesue Great review! The comic made me laugh. 😄 2w
Aimeesue @quietjenn Yes! I had to put it down last night because I was getting nervous and I was afraid it would keep me awake! 😄 2w
Ruthiella @Aimeesue It‘s such a perfect comic for this book! 😂 2w
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Thanks 😊 2w
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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Old trunks in an attic? Art? A plucky librarian researching the contents? I mean, how great does that sound? And it delivers!

Such a fun and pleasant read. Compelling plot, humor and fantastic characters. Definitely a pick!


LeahBergen I‘m just a couple of chapters in now and thoroughly enjoying it! 2w
catebutler A few chapters in and I‘m loving it!! 2w
Ruthiella Once the plot gets going, it is a fun ride! I still have 8 chapters left and anything could happen. 😀 2w
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Aimeesue It‘s a wild ride! 2w
julieclair Looking forward to starting this one! 2w
Kimzey Sounds good! 2w
batsy Nicely summed up! I'm a few chapters away from the end and it's been a lovely, chaotic ride 😁 2w
quietjenn So many good elements and it's all working! Although I had to stop reading last night because it was making me so nervous. Can't wait to get back to it though! 2w
jlhammar @quietjenn Yes, definitely nerve-racking! Hope you enjoy the rest! 2w
Cathythoughts Yes ! Definitely a pick. Great review X 2w
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore

“For a moment or two Quiller toyed dizzily with the idea of double-crossing the man who had made him wear running shorts.“

“He himself was so far from having any pretensions of being an amateur that he could not even claim to know what he liked.“


willaful What a hoot! It was like a more proper, British precursor to Donald Westlake.

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry over the meeting of DaVinci conspiracy theoriests. The more things change...
jlhammar 😂 A total hoot! Such a fun read. Just finished last night. Hope to post my review soon. 2w
Ruthiella Yes! I also thought about conspiracy theorists today when I read the chapter with the anti-da Vinci society! 😂 2w
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This is what I have on deck this weekend! 😃 One for #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade one for #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub and one library pick.


Tamra That looks like a great weekend. 😊 2w
Ruthiella @Tamra I hope it will be!🤞😃 2w
batsy Halfway through our FM read and really enjoying it! I'm already "shipping" a particular couple ? 2w
Ruthiella @batsy Ooh! Is it Stephanie du Plessis and Arnold Bailey? I at first wanted her to be the love interest for the doctor… 2w
batsy @Ruthiella Yes!! I'm just at the bit after their walk. I've kind of fallen for Arnold myself 😂 2w
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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Death mask of Lorenzo “the Magnificent” de‘Medici

So enjoying this book so far! About halfway through. Had to see for myself the death mask they were using as comparison. I feel very invested in the fate of the Hovenden collection. Loving librarian Stephanie du Plessis and her passionate research.


batsy Great pic, thanks for sharing. I was also looking it up because it's a fascinating topic. I'm only a few chapters in so far and enjoying it! 3w
Ruthiella I still need to start, but I do l love a book that sends me to the internet for research purposes! 👍 3w
willaful I'm also about halfway through and would love to keep going tonight, but tablet reading is too hard on my eyes. Very engrossing story. 3w
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LeahBergen I should be home from my summer travelling tomorrow and will be able to pluck this one off my shelves! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll start after I finished my current read. @Ruthiella I love that kind of books too! 3w
Cathythoughts I‘m really enjoying this one. Lovely characters. Loving Stephanie too. ❤️ 3w
Tamra Love the doctor - how he definitely knew he didn‘t like the “Victorian horror” that was Mrs. Hovenden‘s home. 3w
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