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AmyM43

AmyM43

Joined May 2019

Will read pretty much anything as long as it has a touch of romance somewhere in it. Goodreads: Amy A
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Maggie Moves on | Lucy Score
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This has been my favorite summer #audiobook. Lucy Score packs an engaging story full of romance, friendship, family, home renovation, small town and even a little mystery. The pacing is spot on and And Emma Wilder does awesome with narration, truly making each character stand out on their own. Highly recommend this one. #romance #lucystone #emmawilder #contemporary

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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Another compulsive read from #alicefeeney. Even though I guessed one of the twists fairly early on I still couldn't put down this book as I just needed to figure out the over-arching consequences. A wonderful example of the locked room mystery trope. #mystery #thriller

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I just couldn't get through this one. Very slow build up for something that I felt didn't give me the surprise or shock I was expecting. Both of the characters were unlikable which I think made the story lack that emotional connection with the suspense. The narrators both did a chillingly good job and I liked that we got dual narration. #Audiobook #mystery #suspense

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I think I liked this one better than the first! The enterprising Dashwood sisters take up the investigation after they suspect their father had been murdered. A wonderful and fresh retelling of a story/author that's had their fair share of retellings. #mystery #retelling #senseandsensibility

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How to Deceive a Duke | Samara Parish
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I loved the idea of these two people on seemingly different sides finding their common ground in their love for each other. Christy Woods did a great job conveying all the angst and love of each character. #Romance #audiobook #historicalromance # secondchanceromance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Finlay Donovan is navigating a sequel! This time trying to figure out who put a bit out on her ex husband. Of course Finlay gets pulled deeper and deeper into all the twists and turns but Elle Cosimano navigates everything really well leading up to a worthwhile conclusion. Angela Dawe is a great narrator and brings Finlay to life perfectly #arc #audiobook #mystery

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A steadily paced look through the stacks of a university library housing thousands of priceless tomes. Liesel is thrust into a position of authority when her boss falls ill. Unfortunately Liesel must also contend with fundraisers, donors, missing manuscripts and a possible thief in their midst. #fiction #arc #debut

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Loved this one more than the first! Caro and Val are the perfect match for one another. The sharp #mystery is paired with a #secondchanceromance which is always my cup of tea and balanced so well. Mary Jane Wells is a wonderful narrator really capturing the individuality of each character. And Manda Collins leaves a few bread crumbs to lead readers into the next book. #historical #audiobook

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First Love, Take Two | Sajni Patel
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I love a good second chance romance and this one pretty much says it all in the title but I love how #sajnipatel not only tackles love and relationships here but also family obligation and how much our culture/beliefs play into our own happiness. It's often a difficult road, but the journey is worth it! Oh, and that cover 😍 #audiobook #romance #secondchanceromance #family #coverlove

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The Dating Playbook | Farrah Rochon
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I loved this book. I caught myself multiple times just sitting and listening to it with a big smile on my face! Taylor and Jamar just click from the getgo. Seeing them continue to persevere through their struggles while connecting with each other was fabulous. #thedatingplaybook #romance #farrahrochon #audio #arc

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This one goes on my Best Of List for this year so far. Grady Hendrix hits the right spot with this meta commentary on the horror genre and the women you play the Final Girls. You will root for these characters. #horror #arc #gradyhendrix #bestof2021

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Six Crimson Cranes | Elizabeth Lim
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Can't begin until I point out this GORGEOUS cover! Elizabeth Lim drew me in from page 1 and while there were some fleeting moments where things dragged a little too much, I loved having such a strong heroine in Shiori. I loved seeing her grow into her own person and I cannot wait to see that continue in the next book. #arc #ya #coverlove #fantasy #elizabethlim

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This book completely threw me! I was not prepared for how quirky and fun this book was going to be. Once I had my bearings, this book about lady pirates and assassins of questionable loyalties has so far been one of my favorite reads of the year. I cannot wait to visit the Wisteria Society again to see what high-flying adventures come next! #historical #pirates #romance #debut #indiaholton #arc

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Victories Greater Than Death | Charlie Jane Anders
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I really have to give it to Charlie Jane Anders for creating such a popping sci-fi adventure. I love the commentary on identity and destiny that Tina has to decide who she wants to be on her own terms. See full review at http://vampirebookclub.net/review-victories-greater-than-death-by-charlie-jane-a...
#VBCreview #ya #lgbtq #scifi #coverlove

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Let us not forget that amongst all her fabulous novels for adults and YA Victoria (V.E.) Schwab has this great middle grade series. This time taking readers and heroine Cassidy Blake to New Orleans. I thought New Orleans has been center stage plenty of times, but leave it to Victoria Schwab to bring out some little-known gems about The Big Easy. #middlegrade #audio #ghosts #series

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The Last Goodbye | Fiona Lucas
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One of the best stories about grief and loss I've read in quite awhile. Not afraid to tackle those heavy topics but also leaving readers with so much hope. #arc #audio #fionalucas #thelastgoodbye

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A new author for me. Loved the balance of mystery, suspense, humor, and romance. I cannot wait to solve more mysteries with Finlay Donovan! #mystery #arc #humor #romance #ellecosimano

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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ A steady-paced, thought-provoking story about what it means to be human and how we are never as we seem on the surface. #scifi #coverlove #arc #fiction

mavey Wow! The gorgeous cover caught my eye! Riveting premise! 2y
AmyM43 I agree, this is an amazing cover! 2y
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Meet Me in Bombay | Jenny Ashcroft
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A compelling story that certainly made me very invested in the outcome for the central couple. But gets a bit bogged down towards the end with too many obstacles leading up to that outcome. #historical #romance #arc #jennyashcroft

Saknicole Definitely way too many obstacles at the end 2y
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An interesting, plausible spin on the real-life mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie. Focusing not on Agatha Christie one of the most well-known detective novelists ever, but on Agatha Christie the woman, mother, wife, daughter, and sister finding her own voice amongst all those labels. #historical #mystery #mariebenedict

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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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So far Greer Macallister has never failed to draw me in, in a completely immersive way within her stories. The Arctic Fury will make you feel the frigid cold air in your bones, will make you feel the dedication and commitment of these women. And speaks a lot about our will to survive. #historical #mystery

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I was highly anticipating this book and I'm so happy it lives up to it. I thought #mandacollins really balanced out the romance and the mystery really well. It's been awhile since I've read a good historical mystery. This one checks all the boxes. #mystery #historicalromance

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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After picking out my pumpkins yesterday, all I can think about is settling down for a reread of #pumpkinheads. This has ALL the feels of fall in one perfect package. #graphicnovel #rainbowrowell #faitherinhicks #fall

britt_brooke Such a cute story! 2y
AmyM43 @britt_brooke YES! Love it! 2y
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Home for the Holidays | Sara Richardson
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I fell hard into this book over the weekend. It gives me all the holiday feels. Snow, Christmas, family. I needed a book like this right now and it delivered. #contemporary #romance #holidays

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Fable (Fable #1) | Adrienne Young
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Adrienne Young does for the swashbuckling pirate story what she did for Vikings in her debut #skyinthedeep. So much heart, so much perseverance. Plus that cover!! See the full review at vampirebookclub.net #ya #vbc #adrienneyoung #coverlove

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐Where Dreams Descend is one of those debuts that just sparkles. The tantalizing magic and the world it inhabits draws you right into the story. See full review at vampirebookclub.net #ya #debut #vbc #magic

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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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Romina Garber takes the ideas of gender roles and identity, mixes them with South American Folklore, directly compares them with the issues many immigrants are facing today and delivers a masterfully put together book. See full review at VBC blog vampirebookclub.net #ya #folklore #vbc #arcreview

TheShaggyShepherd This book is awesome! 2y
AmyM43 @TheShaggyShepherd Agreed! I was so happily surprised by this book. 2y
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved this one more than the first book! I am a sucker for a second chance romance and Milla Vane delivers! Cannot wait to see how the overarching storyline continues. #romance #secondchanceromance #fantasy #vikings

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it's been awhile since a romance has 100% met every expectation I had set forth for it. But Sarah MacLean expertly built up Grace and Ewan's story from the beginning and wow does she give them the ending deserved. #historicalromance #romance #series #hea

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The Boyfriend Project | Farrah Rochon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A fresh and refreshing romance that also gives us wonderful female friendships! The pacing was on point. Every detail adds layers, representation, and gives voice without feeling like it's checking off a list.

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Guest List | Lucy Foley
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A slow-burn mystery that I read compulsively. Loved the remote island setting and the way Lucy Foley carefully unfolds each minute detail until it all converges in a whodunit reminiscent of the classics. #mystery #lucyfoley

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐Beach Read is one of those books that you finish and wish you could turn around and read it for the first time again. All the merits of the romance genre are on full display. I loved the journey, I loved the discoveries. Pretty much loved everything about it. Highly recommended. You won't be sorry. #5star #contemporaryromance #beachread

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Something to Talk About | Meryl Wilsner
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I really enjoyed this debut. I loved Meryl Wilsner's writing and I cannot wait to see what comes next. If you're looking for a slow burn romance that deals with the workplace dynamic in a genuine way, look no further than Something to Talk About. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ #debut #romance #lgbtq

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While I'm not typically one for non-fiction reads, I will always stop and listen when Tori Amos speaks #toriamos #nonfiction #resistance
And shout out to Piece by Piece as well from 2005

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A Bad Day for Sunshine | Darynda Jones
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Anyone who has a Charley-size hole in your heart, Sunshine is here to fill it and maybe create a space of her own. You'll be pulled into the mystery and want to become a resident of Del Sol before it's all over. I'm ready to solve more mysteries with Sunshine #mystery #daryndajones

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After finishing the latest in the series I wasn't quite ready to let the characters go so I decided to start from the beginning only this time in audio. Fantastic narration by Angele Masters. Loved hearing all the tiny clues in this first book that would continue to pop up in the other books in the series. #audiobook #reread #veronicaspeedwell #mystery

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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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Just finished this audiobook. Loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Loved seeing Susan's journey to motherhood and discovering new depths to herself. #audio #library #hoopla

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A Murderous Relation | Deanna Raybourn
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It's time. I can't wait any longer. Let's begin..... #mystery #veronicaspeedwell
Edit to add: Finished. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐While the mystery didn't go quite as expected, I'm happy any time I get to accompany Veronica and Stoker on an adventure. I think readers will enjoy seeing where this one leaves the pair at the end!!

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The Holdout: A Novel | Graham Moore
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An interesting and thought-provoking!read about the judicial system and the responsibility of the jury of peers

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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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I really liked this one. It brings an interesting perspective to the time travel trope plus so much more #arc #timetravel

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Absolutely love these new covers for #TheLunarChronicles. #coverlove

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The Unwilling | Kelly Braffet
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The Unwilling is a sprawling, winding story. Kelly Braffet‘s writing is engrossing. The careful planning of each little detail can be deftly felt. The magic, what is known in this fictitious world as the Work, is intriguing in the way it connects those with the talent. But The Unwilling is also not an easy read, but somehow I kept finding my way back to it again and again. For that, it wove some kind of spell over me. vampirebookclub.net

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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Highly Recommend this one! I took to Bridie Devine immediately and so will you! Full of the fantastical and the magical, the light and the dark and everything in between!

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Come Tumbling Down | Seanan McGuire
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You can‘t go wrong with the Wayward Children series ever. Come Tumbling Down is another quest entry in the series much like the lovely confection that is Beneath the Sugar Sky which, for me, means that it moves at a quicker pace than I‘ve found the prequel stories tend to be more languorous. See full review up at VampireBookClub.net #VBCreview #seananmcguire #portalstory

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I'm loving this second-chance romance!

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Followers | Megan Angelo
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐1/2 Followers is a very thought-provoking read about how we connect with each other, what we keep to ourselves, and what we decide to put out there for anyone to see, and the vulnerability in what people decide to do with that connection. #coverlove, #debut,

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Release day!! See full review at vampirebookclub.net #5starreview

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Forever Friends | Sarah Mackenzie
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⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐I like where this series has started. I enjoyed the tackling of big relationship issues but in an even-handed way that was really relatable and accessible. So many times throughout I found myself nodding in agreement or internally screaming “Yes!“ when something would occur that I could identify with. I look forward to exploring more of Cranberry Cove. #romance, #femalefriendship

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In Five Years: A Novel | Rebecca Serle
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐Be on the lookout for this one. Completely, heartbreakingly unexpected. If you liked Rebecca Serle's The Dinner List, In Five Years will hook you. Once I started I couldn't put it down. #arc, #march2020

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