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Joined June 2016

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The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
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The Good Daughter: A Novel by Karin Slaughter
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Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
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Sen, Secluded by Kevin Hackett
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The Gloaming by Melanie Finn
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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
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This is the cutest rom-com ever! Ashleigh works for Sparkle cleaning houses when she discovers client, George has the same love of crosswords as she does and they begin leaving each other clues—even though they‘ve never met in person. George, recently fired by his boss—and now-ex-girlfriend‘s father—is heartbroken and plays along. Between them and her friends, Carlos and Oz who own a bakery, tensions rise and fall but it‘s ultimately hilarious!

Dragon Sounds fun , stacking 💚📚🐉 1mo
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The Switch: A Novel | Lily Samson
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This is a fun read about 2 women who decide to “switch” husbands for a night—without them knowing! In complete darkness, each woman will enter the bedroom and “seduce” the other husband and no one will be the wiser. Of course it‘s dark and creepy as there are always consequences for this kind of action! Head-spinning but a great read!

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This is a great novel for those of you who aren‘t squeamish as it details a woman‘s crusade to rid the world of “monsters” who prey on the vulnerable, especially young girls. Cordelia sees “smoke” behind the eyes of these men and very carefully “disposes” them, leaving no trace…until she starts dating a cop!

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Ladykiller: A Novel | Katherine Wood
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This is a great, fast-paced novel about 2 girlfriends who re-unite years after their meeting for Gia‘s 30th birthday. Gia‘s been married to Garrett for 3 months and things seem “odd” as Abby was in love with Gia‘s brother Benny but he turns up with a girlfriend. Wild and crazy, the book reveals secrets and lies from the past and present!
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This is a bittersweet look at a group of teen boys in high school who battle against the school‘s new motto, “Watch What You Say.” Intended to engage, instead it enrages the group of gay young men who want the world to know them. It‘s often funny but also heartbreaking as it delves into the criticism they face trying to be themselves and fit in as well!

Reggie This sounds fantastic and timely. Stacked! 3mo
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Bad Tourists: A Novel | Caro Carver
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Fun and engaging mystery about women who go to the Maldives for one of their “divorce parties.” But 22years ago, several of them lost loved ones to a heinous murder. They‘re grieving but one has “survivor‘s guilt” so things get dicey when a body turns up and everyone is a suspect!
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Sounds Like a Plan | Dwayne Alexander Smith, Pamela Samuels Young
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Fun meet-cute novel about 2 Private Investigators hired to find the same young woman. First jealous each isn‘t the only one hired, eventually they realize they must work together as each has skills the other doesn‘t. Of course their mutual attraction both hinders and helps the case. Enjoyed it from start to finish!

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This is an awesome (but convoluted) novel about Ruby who‘s out rowing one morning when she discovers a dead body floating in the lake. Both her daughter and abusive ex-husband are missing so…! And that‘s just the first page! Great page-turner and I love her others so don‘t miss this one!
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monkeygirlsmama I miss my Netgalley days. Maybe I'll catch up and get back over there sooner rather than later. This books sounds good! 4mo
Alfoster @monkeygirlsmama My mistake: this one was a Kindle Amazon monthly read and not NetGalley (though most of mine are as who doesn‘t love free books)! 4mo
monkeygirlsmama @Alfoster I know some people are anti-Amazon, but I love my Prime and Unlimited. ☺️ 4mo
Alfoster @monkeygirlsmama Agree! I seriously couldn‘t live without it! 4mo
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The Real Deal | Caitlin Devlin
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Fascinating look at a (fictional) reality tv show featuring six young girls determined to be stars in the entertainment field. Told in a past/present format, the book details the cutthroat environment, the backstabbing, and the manipulation by adults who will do anything to have these kids in the spotlight!

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Things We Didn't Know | Elba Iris Prez
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Sweet but evoked so much pathos that it was often hard to read. Two youngsters born in Puerto Rico are involved In familial drama that leaves them both overwhelmed and trying to find their place in the world. It‘s a tear-jerker but worth it!
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Wow! This is a great thriller about two friends, Mia and Carrie who are both deceivingly clever and manipulative! As roommates, they encourage one another and seem to be close but…yikes!! That‘s all you need: go in blind and prepare to have your head spinning before it‘s over!

Julsmarshall Ooh, great review! 5mo
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Expiration Dates | Rebecca Serle
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This one had me weeping at the end. What if you knew exactly how long each relationship in your life would last (2 years, 3 months or maybe just 7 months)? Daphne finds random notes that give her these details but should she trust them or just fall in love and trust the universe? Such a fascinating premise that kept me gasping for breath!
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Birdsong28 Thanks for the post good to know she has another one out soon. 📚📖 5mo
Alfoster @Birdsong28 Absolutely! Her books are so good! 5mo
janeycanuck Ooh, this sounds so interesting! Just added myself to the library holds list! 5mo
Alfoster @janeycanuck Yes, it‘s like nothing I‘ve ever read! 5mo
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Goodnight Beautiful | Aimee Molloy
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This is one of those fascinating books that keeps your head spinning until the bitter end! Therapist Sam goes missing and wife Annie is shocked and devastated as his car can‘t be found and he appears to have simply vanished. Of course there are twists and turns you couldn‘t predict, so get ready to be mystified!

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Favorite Daughters | Laurel Osterkamp
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Great book about female intuition, betrayal, blackmail, greed, and love all set in a political arena as the ERA is about to be passed! Fascinating novel I inhaled in a day!

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Great book about two teachers in a horrific car accident that leaves Hazel with amnesia and Vance on leave. But many secrets lurk and come to light as time wears on and Hazel begins to remember even as she continues to help her students who are being bullied. Such a compelling read!
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Finding Sophie | Imran Mahmood
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This is a great fast-paced thriller that opens with a trial for a husband and wife accused of killing their daughter‘s supposed abductor (even though she hasn‘t been found yet)! I raced through this as it‘s really compelling and has many twists and turns!
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If You Must Know | Jamie Beck
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Bittersweet story about two sisters betrayed by men and how they come together with their mother to exact revenge and reclaim themselves as a family who accepts each other with all their quirky foibles! Love her books and this was a winner! (On KU if you have it)!🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Long After We Are Gone | Terah Shelton Harris
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I‘m still crying over this lovely novel that is just as touching as her first! It revolves around a family who loses its patriarch and has many decisions to make about the land and house that are somehow being taken away from them. This review doesn‘t even come close to exposing the magnificent story and emotional journey you take reading it. Just trust me and prepare yourself!
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Faculty Lounge | Jennifer Mathieu
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Fascinating book about a retired teacher-turned substitute whose death impacts everyone there—especially as his ashes are accidentally wind-blown into peoples‘ faces at the Celebration of Life! Nice insights and cute humor as we see teachers doing what they do best (and sometimes not what‘s expected)!
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Behind A Closed Door | J.D. Barker
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If you‘re a thriller fan, this is for you! I love his books but they‘re creepy-dark and foreboding! A couple downloads an app called Sugar & Spice that gives them challenges involving sexual situations…and then things go wrong…! Yikes! I couldn‘t put it down but boy, was it a page-turner!
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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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Love his books and this one creepy-good! When Kate agrees to an apartment swap with distant cousin, Corbin she has no idea her panic attacks will lead to bigger panic and a psychopath who loves a pretty woman he can “love to death”! Fascinating yet dark, this book kept me up late!😱

Captivatedbybooks I am going to have to reread this book. I put that I liked it but I dont remember it. 6mo
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Love her books and this is a cute and hilarious one about Berkeley and Will who have been in a relationship since high school. Now suddenly trust-fund kid, Will is offered a reality show with his sibling and beautiful women start chasing him and of course things blow up!
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Love her books and this is a fascinating look at a closely-knit neighborhood of people guarding secrets, keeping family members safe, and healing from past mistakes that threaten to tear away at the fabric of their “perfect” lives!

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Missing White Woman | Kellye Garrett
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Crazy good story that points out the differences in how an investigation into a white woman‘s death takes precedence over a black woman. Bree‘s boyfriend, Ty surprises her with an Airbnb vacation that goes horribly wrong! Loved it!
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Really clever book about Mila, a pansexual attorney by day and comedian by night who desperately wants to be a mom. Unfortunately her sperm donor turns out to be related to the journalist who‘s investing some issues in her company. It‘s a meet-cute gone wrong…and then right!
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Fly with Me | Andie Burke
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Cute rom-com about a female pilot and the woman who saved a man‘s life on her flight. They meet, connect, disconnect, and eventually rediscover a love for each other on the ground as well as the sky. Clever and witty!
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Father She Went to Find | Carter Wilson
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I adore Carter Wilson‘s novels as each is so uniquely written that I will read everything he‘s written! In this one young Penny awakens from a coma after being pushed down the stairs. Now with extraordinary skills, she sets out to find her father who left under unusual circumstances. It‘s a crazy “Alice-went-down-the-rabbit hole” story with twists you don‘t foresee! Sooo good!
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The Split: A Novel | Kit Frick
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Brilliant novel about two sisters, Jane and Esme. In one scenario they are in the present and Esme calls Jane to rescue her; in the second Esme has been missing for 36 hours. When the two worlds collide we are in for great surprises and revelations that are shock-worthy! Love her books and this was a 5 🌟 for me!
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Love her books! Dark, edgy, and always full of surprises, this one revolves around a couples‘ swap: no questions asked! But of course there are then secrets, lies, murder, and revenge. And good luck trying to figure it out!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Just Stay Away | Tony Wirt
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Creepy but fun read about writer Craig and young daughter Alice whom he must entertain while his wife is at work and he‘s at home working on his novel. Enter neighbor boy Levi who is 9 but odd and doesn‘t speak directly to Craig. That‘s all you need! There are woods, croquet (if you‘re old enough to remember that game) and overall weirdness!

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Let Him in | William Friend
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Creepy, gothic vibes in this one about young twin daughters who have an imaginary friend, Black Mamba (yes, a snake)! Their mom had a tragic accident and now they live with dad and often Aunt Julia comes to help as she‘s a psychoanalyst. Lots to unpack here but I couldn‘t stop reading as it‘s spine-chilling and crazy-good!
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LiteraryinLawrence Even the cover is creeeeeepy! 😬 9mo
Alfoster @LiteraryinLawrence Yes, and it makes so much sense in different ways once you‘ve read it!😱 9mo
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The Girls from Hush Cabin | Marie Hoy-Kenny
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Awesome creepy book about the death of a camp counselor and the girls—now women—that she monitored. As they all gather for her funeral, secrets are revealed and all the craziness that occurred at camp—and now—leads to some devastating conclusions!
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American Girl | Wendy Walker
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Love her books and this is no exception! Charlie is a young autistic girl working in a sandwich shop when the owner and ruthless businessman, Coop is murdered one night. Many questions surface as the body was moved and there are plenty of suspects who wanted him dead. It‘s a wonderfully convoluted story of a town and what people will do to maintain it and keep its secrets intact!

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Fun sequel to Missing Clarissa (that can be read as a stand-alone) involving Cam and Blair as they‘ve abandoned their podcast but are drawn into Lola‘s disappearance (and reappearance after 5 years) by her little sister. Great twists and turns as they determine who is responsible and is this the “real” Lola or an imposter!
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The Handyman Method: A Story of Terror | Andrew F. Sullivan, Nick Cutter
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Not usually a fan of horror but I loved The Troop so knew I wanted this one! Trent, Rita, and young son Milo buy a new house and are excited as it borders a forest. But as strange, unexpected, and unexplainable things begin happening, we realize there is a sinister force at work here…and it‘s really creepy!😱
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The Trail | M. A. Hunter
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This one is creepy good! Jess is a journalist whose mother, Nora went missing on the Appalachian Trail 30 years ago. Now she‘s determined to find answers. But the answers she finds aren‘t exactly what she‘s searching for and involve all sorts of witchcraft, superstitions, and ghosts of the past! Love his novels!
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The Dark Room | Lisa Gray
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Great convoluted story about “forgotten” film, affairs, mysterious deaths, kidnappings, “honey-trapping,” mistaken identity, and more! What‘s not to like??
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I love books about girls in college and this was a good one! Margot lost her best friend to a tragic accident before going off to school but is grateful when popular Lucy invites her to live with her and a few other girls before sophomore year. And let the “fun” begin! Frat boys, beach parties, alcohol…what could be better? Um… murder?
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Billed as YA, this book is a cute rom com but there are some pretty explicit sex scenes so I‘d really advise it for “older” folks. Basically, “Bad Boy” Crew develops a mad crush on Wren but she‘s inexperienced and afraid, also viewed as a stuck-up friend when in reality she‘s just a virgin afraid of boys! Clever but saucy!

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The Mystery Writer | Sulari Gentill
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This is a fabulous book about so many things! Theo, a budding novelist meets Dan, a bestselling author. They connect and then wham! Things get dicey and the action never stops! Conspiracy theories, Doomsday Preppers, mysterious murders….I loved it!
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Cute and hilarious novel about Jade and River, two friends who must work through Jade‘s engagement to a new man and his subsequent departure for work in another city. River is secretly in love with her but he‘s been entrusted with “spying” on her for new fiancée Connor (who he calls “Corndog”!) So funny and endearing that I laughed and cried!
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One of Us is Back | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Love her books but it had been so long since I‘d read the first 2 in this series that I had to take notes as there are a LOT of characters! Jake is out of juvie after a horrible crime and “the gang” of kids is a little scared, but there‘s always more to the story than what‘s revealed on the surface! Intriguing, funny, and convoluted, the novel doesn‘t disappoint!
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Love her books and this one has it all: creepy basement, empty elevator shaft, tarot cards, con artists, and voices of the past. These all collide in a story reminiscent of Rosemary‘s Baby! Kept me up into the wee hours!
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The Beauty of Rain | Jamie Beck
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This book is truly heartbreaking and so lovely at the same time! It involves sisters, a suicide attempt, and many attempts at healing the past. Be warned that it‘s one of those that may leave you teary-eyed but it was worth it!

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The Guest | B.A. Paris
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Love her books and this one is great! Gabriel and Iris get a surprise visitor in the form of her old friend, Laure who has discovered her husband has a child with another woman. And we‘re off! It‘s a wonderfully convoluted story of deception, misdirection, and will have you gasping with, “what just happened?” So much fun!
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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Sally is a writer for TNO (The Night Owls), loosely based on SNL I assume. When rising star Noah is scheduled to be the guest host, things go crazy pretty quickly! If you read her others, you know Sittenfeld is hilarious and quick-witted so enjoy!

Allylu Yes, I liked it, too. I almost gave up on it until I got to the middle part with the emails. It sped up from there. Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club did an author talk with Sittenfeld and it made me want to read the book even more. It's a good one. 10mo
Alfoster @Allylu I so agree! I couldn‘t figure out where it was going until the emails! Those were needed! 10mo
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Day | Michael Cunningham
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Fascinating novel about one day during consecutive years as we see several family groupings in crisis as they fall out of love, find quirky traits in their children, and readjust to new circumstances. Couldn‘t predict where it was going!
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My Darling Girl | Jennifer McMahon
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Dark and creepy, this novel is compelling as are all of McMahon‘s! Ali‘s abusive (now dying) mother comes to live with her, the two girls, and her husband and all hell breaks loose (literally)! Old tales, demonic possession, and family secrets all collide in this crazy book!😱
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Saving Myles | Carl Vonderau
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Intense but fascinating look at a family in crisis when they send their son to a “camp” for drug abuse. A year later he is kidnapped and parents are drawn into a web of illicit banking, drug cartels, hit men, and FBI informants! Fast paced and heart-pounding, this novel made my head spin!
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Fun romp through the 1800‘s that has us looking at Lady Petra who loves horses and has decided not to marry (which of course is frowned upon). When she discovers an unusual and sinister plot against “misbehaving” wives, all hell breaks loose! Clever and sweet!
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