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MrsBibliophile

MrsBibliophile

Joined May 2018

"Books are a uniquely portable magic" -Stephen King
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MrsBibliophile
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What a great book to kick off Fall! I also jump ahead of myself this time of year and decorate early, bringing out all of my Fall/Halloween decorations and books. This was a late year purchase before we moved and I loved finding it tucked away in the library.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in the history of witches or the Salem Witch Trials.

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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I'm always searching for the next great murder mystery/serial series. This book was quite intriguing, and kept me very engaged. I didn't feel it was too scary, though it wasn't boring either. I also feel like this would be the perfect winter horror read, because it's based in the dead of winter.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good thriller...

📚📚Happy Reading!📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
The Apothecary | Maile Meloy
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I purchased this book for an avid young reader, and wanted to make sure it was appropriate for her. She's reading at an 8th grade level already and only 10. I liked the plot, it was a fun book with enjoyable little twists. The $1 bin did not disappoint ♡

I recommend this to new readers, for Fall/Halloween reading.🍁🎃🍁🎃🍁

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Mehso-so

I felt a little deflated after reading this... It felt like a very "Negative Nancy" kind of story line and then got worse! It held my attention rather well, but it didn't leave me feeling anything but sad.

It has a very unique plot, and well formed characters. It's also very thoroughly researched for the time period. I just wish there were more cause for joy. A happier finish... It seemed, to me anyway, that in the end everyone loses.

Caroline2 I know what you mean, I was underwhelmed by this one too. 2mo
MrsBibliophile It just seemed so, apathetic. Which is disappointing because it had such potential. 2mo
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MrsBibliophile
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Truly heartbreaking, with a happy ending. To make matters worse, the story is based in fact. It's historical fiction, and I found it hauntingly tragic, beautifully written, and very well researched. I currently live in TN, not far from where the story is based. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

I also encourage readers to research the Tennessee Children's Home and learn the truth.

📚📚Happy Reading!📚📚

TheBookKeepers Loved this book, very well written. I grew up about an hour outside of Memphis, so I too found it very interesting. I hadn‘t heard of this bit of Memphis history. Haunting indeed 2mo
shellleigh33 This book was heartbreaking and so interesting. I have lived about an hour outside of Memphis my whole life and had never heard of this history until reading this book. It amazes me how this scandal was kept so quiet for so long with so many people being involved. (edited) 2mo
MrsBibliophile Allegedly, the house still stands though it's no longer open to the public. I am a huge history nut, in that, I feel it's essential to modern society to ensure mistakes aren't repeated. What a tragic thing to do to thousands of unexpected families. It actually made me cry to read the New York Times piece, after reading the book. 2mo
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MrsBibliophile
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I bought this book for my husband for his birthday. The sight of him reading it while smoking a pipe made my heart flutter. It's from 1910, and such a fun little read!

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in vintage novels

📚📚Happy Reading!📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
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Mehso-so

Nope! I did not love this book. I had such a hard time getting into it. It was alright, but it just wasn't for me.

I would recommend this book for huge W. Bruce Cameron fans.

📚🍁Happy Reading!🍁📚

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MrsBibliophile
Under Currents | Nora Roberts
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I really liked this story... Like much of Nora Robert's writing, there wasn't a lot of plot twists. But I felt like it was a good story, with a happy ending. I always love her male characters, they remind me of my family members or even my husband. Though often, I can't engage with her female leads. This one felt cold, and maybe too damaged? I'm not sure... Trigger Warning: Physical Abuse

I do recommend this book
📚🍁Happy Reading!🍁📚

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MrsBibliophile
Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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10/10 would read this again!
This was such a great thriller! I finished it very quickly, devouring every page... It's definitely not for the faint of heart, and it may trigger some because it does talk about sexual assault and abduction. I really loved the character development, and how the author brought to life their unique pain and mental torment.

I would recommend this for anyone who loves a good violent thriller.

📚🍁Happy Reading!🍁📚

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MrsBibliophile
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Mehso-so

I just finished reading, and I wanted to write my honest review while it's still fresh in my mind. I have mixed feelings about this book. Being an Army Wife myself, I don't understand infidelity. This book seems to attempt to normalize and justify it. It's very well written, and historically accurate. However, I am a little disappointed in the contents of the story. I would recommend this story to WWII history buffs.

📚📚 Happy Reading!📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
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Yay for new books! Had a great date night with my amazing husband. I miss Washington and all of the amazing little cafes, and little bookstores but Books-a-Million will do for now 📖

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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I recieved this book as a gift and I absolutely cherished it! It's a teen/young adult, but regardless the story is very intriguing. The writing is lovely. The characters are well developed, and likable. I loved how it's sort of time traveling Beauty and the Beast-ish.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in fantasy/romance.

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
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Mehso-so

This was a lovely book, and very well written. For some reason, I simply could not get into it. I would end up skipping through pages to try to find something interesting to me and a little less dull. The author's writing is beautiful, but the story seemed to drag on.

I would recommend this book for historians, or anyone interested in London in the late 1800's- early 1900's.

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
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This historical fiction is set in 1941. It shows the separation and unity of a small Hawaiian community, with a sprinkle of Marines. It's historically accurate, and follows the dates of the war well, allowing the reader a more involved role. From the newspaper headlines, to the military vehicles, this author did her homework! What a great read this has been!

I loved this book, and would recommend it to anyone!

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
Pretty Girls | Karin Slaughter
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Looking for a good horror? This book had me on the edge of my seat all day! It has several sad parts in it, but all in all it was a fantastic read.

The character's are well developed and mostly likable. The narrator changes from one person to the next and back, which I think gives the story depth. I truly enjoyed this journey, albeit a little creeped out.

I would recommend this book for anyone wanting a good thriller.

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering"

This book was tragic, and lovely. It was historic holocaust, and Jewish modern. I laughed, and I cried so hard. This isn't an easy, throw-in-your-bag kind of read. This is a cabin in the woods, cottage by the sea kind of alone read.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a deep read.

?? Happy Reading! ??

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MrsBibliophile
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I really loved this book! I wasn't expecting it at all. I bought it from a bargain bin for 50 cents, and finished it in 2 days. It is a completely different take on Beauty and the Beast, one which I found oddly refreshing, and a little bizarre.

I think if you're a little into fantasy/the classics, you'll really enjoy this book!

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
War Storm | Victoria Aveyard
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Survived my first tornado watch! Just read while it blew past!

Final book in the series! I really feel like this was the best book in the series. Without giving too much away, I really felt as though the characters had matured and evolved. I liked seeing them grow, but really enjoyed the character development in this final stage. If you liked the earlier books, you'll love this one!

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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King's Cage | Victoria Aveyard
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Mehso-so

Third book from my book club! I don't know what it was about this book, but I didn't like it as much as the first two. I realize this was necessary for the series, but I felt like it was a bit drawn out... It may be that I'm really homesick, being in Tennessee, I'm too far from the ocean. So I included a picture of my home.

I would recommend this book for anyone who loved the first two books.

📚📚 Happy Reading, Friends! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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This was our second book for book club... I may he starting a new Book Club, fingers crossed people will actually come! Here is another picture of our new baby Odin.

Much like the first book, I was intrigued with this book and it held my attention. Great fight scenes are expertly written out, without seeming repetitive or boring.

I would recommend this book (after the first) for a young adult, interested in fantasy.
📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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This was my first Book Club book for my new Tennessee book club. It wasn't too bad.

I enjoyed this book! I feel as though it may have been suited for a younger crowd, but it was intriguing and held my attention very well. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes fantasy, and romance with a twist...
📚📚 Happy Reading Friends! 📚📚

Clwojick 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍that little pup is adorable 5mo
MrsBibliophile He is my tiny demonic angel lol like a sour patch kid 5mo
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MrsBibliophile
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What a fascinating novel! I loved how the author followed the persecution through history of so many different people. Gypsies, witches, women, even Jews. She truly did a lot of research for this book to be so historically accurate. Starting in the early 1800s, it follows the lineage of a specific family, all the way to the second World War. I would definitely recommend this book!
📚📚Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite historical fiction authors. Her characters are very relatable, and her storylines are so delicately intertwined with actual history that I never realize I'm learning about real history. Truly engaging and always lovely ♡
📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
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This book is so hauntingly beautiful that it brought me to tears several times. It's the kind of book that stays with you even days after you've already put it down. I can't say much without giving it away, so I will say this... Read this book. You will not regret it!
📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
Look for Me | Lisa Gardner
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Mehso-so

This book was alright... I've come to expect a lot from Lisa Gardner, as her books have always kept me on the edge of my seat. This one seemed to drag on a bit, but it was interesting. I would recommend this book to someone who likes intrigue, police work, but not a fan of graphic violence.

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MrsBibliophile
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I could. Not. Put. This. DOWN! That kind of writing irritates me, but I wanted to get my point across lol

I devoured this book! I loved the first one, and read this one in two days. Every spare minute I had was spent absorbing every page. It's weird because I'm not a huge fantasy person, but this book was very well written. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Just read Year One first...
📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
The One I Left Behind | Jennifer McMahon
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What a thrill! There was a lot going on here, and it kept jumping from present to past, which I know some people don't like much. Though I felt the author did a wonderful job with the two intertwining timelines. It definitely has some wonderful plot twists! I recommend this book for anyone not squeamish/easily frightened by serial killer stories.
📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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MrsBibliophile
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Have you ever gotten so used to an author's writing, it's easy to anticipate what's coming next? Nora Roberts has always been my go to romance/easy reading author. Every trilogy starts out with three men and three women. We all know how it ends. NOT THIS ONE! I am so pleasantly surprised. I couldn't put this book down. It has everything; Witches, fairies, seers, prophets, oh and the apocalypse!? I am so excited to read book 2 📚📚
Happy Reading!

Bookworm_45 That book sounds amazing! 7mo
MrsBibliophile I loved it! I can't WAIT to read the second and the third. If you're into to fantasy/sci-fi check out The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. I couldn't put them down. 7mo
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Rare Objects: A Novel | Kathleen Tessaro
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the glimpse into history... I felt as though the author did thorough research into the era. I enjoyed the beginning of the story but wished for a better ending.
I would still recommend it.

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MrsBibliophile
the witch doesn't burn in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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Welcome to Nebraska!
♡ Poetry alert ♡
I had no clue what kind of book this was when I got it. It was a gift and I loved the title. The poems are wonderfully written. I would definitely recommend this.

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MrsBibliophile
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This was my Wyoming pick... I found it very powerful and moving. It was difficult to get absorbed in it because I could only read at rest stops and such. Though, I did enjoy it immensely and I would definitely recommend it to others. Nebraska here we come!

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The Lost Gate | Orson Scott Card
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Mehso-so

We're driving across country, and I had hoped to finish a book a state. This one is while we were in Idaho. I liked it okay... Just okay. It was entertaining enough after a day of driving, but I don't think I would recommend it to anyone over the age of, maybe 12? There are truly three stories here, and you have to pay attention to keep from missing any pertinent information. As I said, this was an alright story.

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A Dog's Way Home | W. Bruce Cameron
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What an amazing tale! No pun intended 🐾 I finished it in just a day because of this crazy snow storm! And what goes perfectly with a great book and snow? Chicken noodle soup... This book was beautifully written with humor, sadness, adventure, and victory. I loved it! I will say, it is a bit... Childish? Though, maybe the author meant to be since dogs are a bit simple in their thinking. I recommend this to anyone in need of a good win!

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MrsBibliophile
The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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Mehso-so

This is the second book that's left me feeling sort of blah. I was really hoping for a fairytale ending here. I enjoyed this story, though some parts made me very nervous. I will say that it kept me very engaged and entertained.
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Happy Reading!

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Mehso-so

I can definitely see why people are so taken by this book. It was enjoyable to read but it left me feeling sad and forlorn. I'm somewhat of a Hallmark girl, I enjoy happy endings to stories. I did feel a little connected to the author because of our Alaskan ties. I remember the dark days well. I enjoyed the beginning of this story very much. I would recommend this book for someone who doesn't mind lifes bitter truths.

Happy Reading!

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MrsBibliophile
The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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What a perfect book to enjoy during a lunar eclipse ♡ it was eerie and fun. It had a brilliant surprise ending and kept me on my toes the entire trip. If you're not faint of heart and looking for something to make you check the shadows of your room, this book's for you!
Happy Reading!

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MrsBibliophile
The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Following my winter theme, I picked this book up at the cutest bookstore off Park Ave in Tacoma. I read it very quickly and loved it! What a thrill! I spent some time in the writers cottage, not writing at all just reading and jumping at my own shadow. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a good spooky/mystery.

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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" All her life she had believed in something more, in the mystery that shape-shifted at the edge of her senses. It was the flutter of moth wings on glass and the promise of river nymphs in the dappled Creek beds. It was the smell of oak trees on the summer evening she fell in love, and the way dawn threw itself across the cow pond and turn the water to light."
-Eowyn Ivey

readingjedi I loved this ❤ 10mo
MrsBibliophile I just started this book, and already I can feel myself being lulled into the syrupy magic of it's tale. Often when we lived in Fairbanks, Alaska I felt the, all consuming, hopelessness of Winter. I'm VERY excited for this book ♡ 10mo
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MrsBibliophile
Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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Have you ever read a French/Canadian mystery? I have, and I really enjoyed it! It reminded me of Leavenworth, WA so I included some of our pictures. This story held my attention rather well. It had great character development, and even a duck ♡ I definitely recommend Glass Houses by Louise Penny for anyone wanting to read a mystery.

Happy Reading!

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The Yard | Alex Grecian
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I was very intrigued by this book. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of historical fiction. The Yard, (named after the Scotland Yard) takes place right after Jack the Ripper has just finished his vile rampage of London in the late 1800's. Whitechapel, is a place of caution and fear. Many blame the police, who failed to apprehend The Ripper... So, when this story blends perfectly with the facts of that era. I enjoyed it!

Happy Reading!

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MrsBibliophile
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I'm starting to truly enjoy this book

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MrsBibliophile
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Mehso-so

I decided to add some pics from our seafood bake :-) seemed fitting. Interesting plot. This book had a lot of things happening all at once. I ended up skipping parts just to stay motivated to read. It was an overly developed story, with amazing descriptions, well researched dialects and historical accuracy. It just felt very rushed and synthetic at times. Overall, it was okay :-/

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MrsBibliophile
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Mehso-so

I felt very sad by this book. I understand that being alone is often simply part of growing old. I've read the articles that claim loneliness is a silent killer, and just as toxic as illnesses. How it lowers our immune systems, and even makes it harder to cover from surgeries. This book was very tender, but also a bit bleak.

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Local Hero | Nora Roberts
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Mehso-so

This book made me giggle. I was born in the 80's so I remember the corduroy craze, early computers, the first cellphones etc. This book reminded me how fun the 80's were. It was an alright story with a happy ending. Nothing to write home about, though I will write to all of you :-) I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy read. Maybe a train/plane book?
Happy Reading!

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Mehso-so

Immediately when I read about the Uncle Jolley's Folley, I was reminded of Tennessee's Historic Mountview Manor. So, I included a picture of it during Christmas. I'm trying to read through all of the Christmas books I was given. I may need to wait till next year. This book was short, sweet and to the point. It was interesting enough to keep me reading, but I kind of expected more from Nora Roberts.

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The Murder House | James Patterson, David Ellis
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We are having some stormy weather here on the island. Which means, plenty of time for fires and reading ♡
I enjoyed this book. It had a couple of twists that kept me intrigued. I felt like it dragged on just a little, though it did have an interesting ending. I would suggest this book for someone looking for a medium suspense/thriller novel. It's not an edge-of-the-seat kind of book, though it is entertaining! Happy Reading!

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MrsBibliophile
The Love Poems of Rumi | Inc. The Book Laboratory
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I am so in love with this book! My mother gave it to me as a Christmas gift. I must've read it 3x already.

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MrsBibliophile
A Dog for Christmas | Linda Byler
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If you're ever looking for an extremely wholesome book, then look no further! This is an Amish Romance, if you can believe there is such a thing :-) and straight out of a Hallmark movie. Though with less physical contact or kissing. This is a very easy read, and I felt like I learned a little bit more about the Amish culture. I thought it was a great holiday book!

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MrsBibliophile
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If you're looking for a mild mystery, this is the book for you! I haven't read any other Agatha Raisin books, but a lady in my book club recommended I try one. And I have to say I did enjoy it! Paired with a big copper soaking tub, I was one happy girl! I enjoyed the characters, and their little quirks. I found them relatable and entertaining.

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The History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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Our first frost on the island was so beautiful. I thought this picture of the Sheep was ironic. I know I will probably catch a lot of flack for this. But I did not like this book at all. It came highly recommended by several friends, so I was surprised when I couldn't get into it. I ended up reading half of the book without enjoying it, then decided to move on.