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Margot0817

Margot0817

Joined August 2019

We aren't called to be like other Christians, we are called to be like Christ King Jesus. Psalm 40:1-4 👑🙌💕
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Loved it from page one!

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The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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Another 5 star read by Susan Meissner! I had never heard of the internment camps or repatriation in America during the war. I've read several WW2 books (maybe 12 or more?) and each one teaches me something new!🥰

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The Blue Bistro | Elin Hildebrand
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Loved this Nantucket story by Elin! 4.9 stars because either I missed it, or there was a small detail that wasn't answered clearly but doesn't at all affect the overall story arc. Highly recommend this author if you haven't read her before.

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Mehso-so

While I can see the book is well written, but definitely not life changing, this book is not for me because if it's topics. It's full of toxic feminism that says"I can do whatever I want while also never being wrong. I will also not accept any kind of constructive criticism whatsoever." The author also clearly has a hatred for God that's so repetitive it makes me what to scream "YEAH WE GET THE POINT." The book has good bones, but, overall, YUCK

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The Frozen River is a solid 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 in my opinion. This book is not fantasy, but her style of writing is so magical that sometimes I forget it's historical fiction. I deeply admire the love and bond between Martha and Ephraim. The book is full of rich history and well crafted characters. There is so much I could say about it, but I think you just need to read it for yourself.

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Big Lies in a Small Town | Diane Chamberlain
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Big Lies in a Small Town 4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Another wonderful book by Diane! She's definitely a favorite author of mine. This story has alternating dual story lines and features multiple characters with unique personalities.

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None of this is true 4.25 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is exactly as the title describes. I didn't read the summary before I started so I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I loved it! A wonderful suspense novel! I HIGHLY encourage that you listen to this book instead of read it because it's recorded like a true crime podcast and it makes it more real.

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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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2.5 stars. I was recommended this book because of how much I loved Vera Wong but this fell flat for me. Suspense? No. Romance? No. Humor? No. This book would have been awesome if it was written by Jesse Q. Sutanto, but sadly it was not.

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The Silent Sister | Diane Chamberlain
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4.25 stars. This book held my attention from page 1. I've never met a Diane Chamberlain book I didn't like! TW: suicide

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Heart Bones | Colleen Hoover
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Heart Bones: 3.75 stars. I'm having trouble describing how I feel about this book. I zoomed through it and loved the way it was written. It flowed easily and naturally. However, it's not the best or deepest Colleen Hoover book I've read, and it isn't one that will affect me for the long term like some other books have.

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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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4 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Several story lines perfectly woven together!
Topics: Murder Mystery, Infertility, desire for parental approval, loss of parent, Australia, ALS

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The Teacher | Freida McFadden
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I've been on a thriller/suspense kick this week and I remembered a friend recommended this author so I gave it a shot. OH.EM.GEE. YALL. This author is a mastermind.🤯🤯
Adding her to my list of favorite authors. Needless to say, 5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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This was INSANE. That's all I can think to say.

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4 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Themes: Affair, Missing child, Manipulation, Narcissist, Small town

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Please comment recommendations of similar books/ other cozy mysteries!

rwmg TBH I preferred the same author's Dial A For Aunties. 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence I think this one would fall into that category! 3mo
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Just finished this audio book and it continuously made me laugh out loud! A unique and funny story with well rounded characters about a murder in a Chinese tea shop and the unlikely friendships formed from it. I learned this genre is called "cozy mystery," and I'm on the hunt for more of these!
5 stars! ?????
If you have a library card, you can listen for free on the Libby app. ?

LiteraryinLawrence I‘ve been on hold for the audiobook from my library for a few weeks. Glad to hear it‘ll be worth the wait! 3mo
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Mo and B | Doan Phuong Nguyen
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Mehso-so

This book was unnecessarily sad. It's like the author kept asking,"How can I make this scene more depressing than it is?" It's like a Vietnamese Cinderella with no prince st the end. 3 stars cause the story was told well, but idk if I can recommend it.

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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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If you served or are close to someone who served or a fallen solider, PLEASE USE DISCRETION. SOME SCENES ARE VERY GRAPHIC
I can't describe how remarkable and heart breaking this book was, so I won't even try, because I know I won't do it justice. You'll just have to read it for yourself. Kristin Hannah 's best book yet! This one has deepened my perspective and it's one that will be with me for many many years to come.

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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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So far, amazing.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sweet kitty 🤍🐾 4mo
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Get Lucky: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Finished this book in 23 hours!
I've found it hard to not rate every good book five stars because it feels disloyal to the characters. I know it's silly. 😅
Topics: sisters, surrogacy, loss of a parent
I'm going to rate it a 3.5 🌟🌟🌟✨ because it was a good story but also a nice easy read.

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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I don't know why people watch TV when books like this exist!🤯

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Riverbend Gap | Denise Hunter
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This Christian fiction book is like an adorable Hallmark movie! I've read all the books in the series out of order and it still made sense. (I didn't know it was a series until it was too late.)
-Appalachian Trail
-Love Triangle
-Small town scandal
-Reuniting with family
-Making peace with grief

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Only the Beautiful | Susan Meissner
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First book of 2024! This book took me a few weeks to read but only because I am, unfortunately, easily distracted. However, I finished the whole second half of this book in the last 24 hours. At first I was going to give it 4.5 stars but by the ending I'm giving it 5. Susan Meissner never disappoints!
Topics in this book:
-Synthesia
-Eugenics
-Adoption
-WW2

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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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A very quick read about a tragic romance of mixed classes in 1953 Tehran. I really loved it and fly through it!

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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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Love it so far!

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I've probably read ten or so fiction books about WW2 and they all come from different perspectives. It is a story about two women on different sides of the war, switching between Germany and America. I learned so many things that I had never even heard of before, like Mittelwerk.
I learned about Project Paperclip, the Dust Bowl, & Kristallnacht. It wasn't violently graphic but it had me emotional at times because of how helpless things could be.

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Harvest Moon | Denise Hunter
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I really love this author. This is my second book by her and I was so excited to see how she had woven characters from her other book into this one and I think it's a testament to her talent. I'm giving it a solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟. It didn't get five because the other ones I recently read that were five stars had more complicated plots. This book is very reminiscent of a Hallmark movie. (probably because her books usually become hallmark movies lol)

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I think the idea for the book is a good one but I don't like the writing style. I think the author spent too much time describing things that didn't need to be described and not enough time where they needed to me. I ended up bailing at page 60. For me, if I don't enjoy a book I am not going to carry on to finish it if it's not fun.

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The Soulmate: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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Another five star read! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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About the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fires. Was a solid four star all the way through but by the time I hit the end it was definitely a five star! I loved all of the characters and learning about a "new to me" historical event.

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When We Were Young | Jaclyn Goldis
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I don't even know what to say besides this might be the best book I've ever read! Idk what's better, this or The Nightingale. 🥰😭🥰😭✨✨✨

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How Sweet It Is | Dylan Newton
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Omg how adorable! I read this in under 48 hours which is very fast for me. I love these giddy and unique romances. So much fun 🥰🥰❤️‍🔥

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Friends Like Us | Lauren Fox
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Mehso-so

I really wish I could have given this a pick but I can't. The characters were realistic and so we're there dynamics and inside jokes. However, it didn't build as much as most stories do and then the ending just hung there like a flat sour note in a song. Made me feel like "um ok? And then what?" part of me wishes I didn't finish it tbh.

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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I feel guilty for reading all the books with sexual content lately but, tbh, I love it. I love the tension and the "oh wow," factor of it all. This story has that but it is way more too. A story about forgiveness and forgiving yourself. I love Colleen Hoover's work. She is so so talented

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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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A lot of spice 🌶️🌶️and a lot of feels! 😍😍 Not a life changer but I enjoyed the story a lot. I listened to in instead of read and my only criticism is that I thought Ally's personality changed somewhat when told through the POV of Daniel. Was a lovely beach read.

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This author is hot or miss for me but I enjoyed this one. I listened to this one and after finishing I realized I wouldn't have kept going if I read it instead. Taylor did a really good job shaping and designing the characters.

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Hello Stranger: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Every book she writes is my new favorite!

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Absolutely loved it!

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I read this book in under two days I loved it so much. This is my first from this author and I look forward to reading more by her!

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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver

I am having SUCH a hard time understanding the wording of this book. Did anyone else struggle with it?

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Out of the Clear Blue Sky | Kristan Higgins
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I really enjoy her writing. The characters were well thought out and had a lot of personality. I didn't want this story to end but was satisfied when it did. I guessed somethings correctly, some not. The only thing that bothers me about this author is that she feels she needs to add "woke" things into it when it doesn't fit the characters overall personality at all. It makes me roll my eyes. Feels forced and out of place. But overall, I LOVE it!!

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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver

May is the first month of our Book Babes Virtual Book Club! The winner is Demon Copperhead. Here's the link if you want to join!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/753012996205213/?ref=share

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Paper Towns | Bestsellers - Books USA Press
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I really like the story but one of the main characters is such a narcissist and I'm not sure how I feel about that yet. 🤔

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Under the Magnolias | T. I. Lowe
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He's not this fat, it's the angle lol.
When I first started this book I wasn't sure how I was going to feel but the story wrapped up in a wonderful way.

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Under the Magnolias | T. I. Lowe
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My reading partner 💜

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I really enjoyed this story. I loved watching the main character grow and learn who she really is and why. My second book by this author and I'm loving her work. 💜

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We have a family friend who's husband is being put on hospice. I wanted to send her a "blind date with a book" box and was curious on a book(s) to send.
Being someone who's husband has had cancer myself, I don't want to send her a book about grieving or encouragement because that takes your mind back to the pain. Instead, I'm wondering what books made you laugh, that you got lost in, or got you through a tough time. TIA

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This story was the definition of creativity. It's about a young boy with Aspbergers and narrated by his imaginary friend. I may have cried once or twice. Sometimes I read stories like this to understand my brother better and it's always an emotional ride. 🥹🥲😭💜

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Maybe Someday | Colleen Hoover
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Great character development and story line. Got much spicier than I expected lol 🌶️🌶️🌶️

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This is my first time reading from this author and I loved it so much that halfway through the book I pre-ordered her newest release on Amazon! This book had be feeling all those girly feels!