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Reviewsbylola
To Marry an English Lord | Gail MacColl, Carol Wallace
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Pickpick

This was a fascinating book with tons of pictures and accompanying blurbs/fun facts. The anglomania of the late 19th century/early 20th century included a lot of American heiresses marrying British aristocracy. It was a win win situation—the bankrupt Brits provided the titles and the Americans provided the cold hard cash. #paralondis

LauraBrook This sounds like it‘s right up my street! Great review. 3y
LeahBergen This is such a fun and informative book. 👍🏻 3y
StellaDz This looks so amazing!! Stacked! 3y
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emilyhaldi
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Thanks to everyone for your book recommendations! My pre-Euro trip stack keeps growing and shifting, with a heavy emphasis on Versailles 😆 Now if only Winky would stop gnawing and I could decide where to start...

ju.ca.no Winky💕 3y
Nute The CUTEST photo! 3y
ravenlee I think Winky votes for the top to start. 3y
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kspenmoll Winky is caught!!! Sweetie!!! 3y
Leftcoastzen 😻I need to read more Zola ! 3y
Cinfhen I just posted a recommendation in case you want to add one more to your pile...it‘s banana pants but pretty fascinating 3y
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi or if you fancy less magical realism and a more accurate portrayal of the French Revolution and Madame Tussaud's role, try 3y
Reviewsbylola Winky‘s such a little bitch. 😂 #paralondis 3y
TK-421 Adorable! 😹😻 3y
AmyG Awwwww. My cat loved to rub against book cover corners. ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen @jenniferw88 I think you suggested that book before...I‘m curious but I think it was a #chunky 🤔😰 3y
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen yeah, it is a #chunky! If you get on with Wolf Hall you should be ok - it actually has fewer pages! (Wolf has 604, Tussaud has 446!) 3y
LeahBergen Make sure you read The Queen‘s Confession BEFORE the Antoinette biography. The novel is quite “history light” but I found it really good for whetting my appetite for more French history. 😃 3y
emilyhaldi Little sounds good!!! @Cinfhen I put a request in at my library 🤗 3y
sumaiyya.books I love your cat 😹🖤 3y
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Reviewsbylola
To Marry an English Lord | Gail MacColl, Carol Wallace
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My favorite place to read is the dance studio parking lot. Every Saturday morning I get almost two hours to read in my car while my girls have their lessons. I love it because there are no household chores calling my name and no kids interrupting me. 😂

I‘m starting these two books in anticipation of our trip to London and Paris in two months! #paralondis (hashtag inspired by Flo 😆)

Reagan I love reading time while I wait during activities! 3y
intothehallofbooks Reading in the car during lessons and clubs is THE BEST. 3y
TrishB Best 2 hours ever! 3y
Mdargusch I‘ve read both and I loved Mrs. Bird! 3y
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Reviewsbylola
Villette | Charlotte Bront
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Panpan

What a slog. I could have cried from boredom reading this book. I usually love a good Bronte, and going by the synopsis, this sounds right up my alley. But holy hell, I can‘t think of a book in recent memory that was less preferable than watching paint dry. #newyearwhodis (sorry @emilyhaldi 😬) #classicschallenge2020 #paralondis

saresmoore Bahahaha! I so loved this book, but I‘ve also been known to sit patiently while paint dries. 🤷‍♀️ 3y
LeahBergen What the hell is wrong with you?? 😆😆 3y
Reviewsbylola I wish I knew! 🤪 @LeahBergen 3y
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Hooked_on_books At least it has a pretty cover! 3y
Biblionut This book started out great but lost me in the middle and I never recovered. 😂 I‘m right there with you. 3y
Kalalalatja Love your negative reviews 😂😂😂 3y
monalyisha Yikes! 💀 Lovely cover, though! (I‘m with @Hooked_on_books) 3y
emilyhaldi Thank you!! @saresmoore @LeahBergen for confirming my own thoughts on this one 😆 Sorry you didn't enjoy it Steph 😬 I really loved Lucy's story, and the end had me 😱 3y
Reviewsbylola Ok, so maybe I didn‘t even bother reading the last 100 pages. 🤪 @emilyhaldi 3y
staci.reads One of only a handful of books I've ever abandoned in my life. I got halfway through. It's still sitting on a shelf 3 years later because I keep telling myself I'll get back to it. 3y
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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