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One of my teens asked me to #buddyread with her!! She chose the book. Great pick, kid!! 🙌🏻

Zelma Such a great choice. 2w
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The Fallen | David Baldacci
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Grabbed this from the library. I love Amos Decker! He‘s the Memory Man!!

I also grabbed the audio from the library so I can listen while I do some work in my house. We‘re moving into the house four houses down from where we currently live (😂) next month so there‘s lots of pre-packing stuff going on right now. Perfect time for audiobooking!!

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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I wondered throughout the entire story how these POVs would connect. I never saw this end coming! This one is a little different than other K Slaughter stories I‘ve read. Less of the OMG!!! and nail-biting that usually slaps me in the face in the beginning but a ton of mystery between the alternating timelines to keep me turning the pages. Her stories are so tightly written. And she writes women so darn well. Ms Slaughter is a top top favorite🙌🏻

ShyBookOwl My favourite of hers is 2w
intothehallofbooks @ShyBookOwl That‘s my favorite too!! I also love the Grant County series! 2w
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The Siren | Tiffany Reisz
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Tiffany Reisz writes boldly, outside of the box. This is not a regular romance story. The plot has plenty of weight and reads more like non-romance fiction, if you will. I don‘t like everything that happens here. In fact, I cringed a few times. But it is very good. This is Nora‘s story. Author Nora Sutherlin is powerful and intimidating and vulnerable. She is also intriguing and frustrating and difficult to get close to. Oh man, that ending!!

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I recently saw a video with Kelly Corrigan making rounds on social media where she talks freely about losing her dad and the big wave of grief that came with that loss, and it just resonated with me. I too lost my dad not quite a year ago and some of the things she said in that video were exactly what I have felt since that loss. That made me want to read her work so I grabbed this book and maybe I‘ll also connect with something she says in here.

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Queen Bee: A Novel | Dorothea Benton Frank
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I loved this! This one had so many surprises for me, and it made me smile often and laugh out loud a few times! I really didn‘t put this book down once I picked it up. I just flew right thru it. There are themes of love and acceptance and humanity throughout. Ms. Frank is one of my favorites for writing real family issues and family relationships sprinkled with humor. And I love love love that the bees played more of a role than I expected!! 🐝

WilliamMorrowBooks Great news! 3w
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Queen Bee: A Novel | Dorothea Benton Frank
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My husband is cooking dinner for my family tonight 🙌🏻 so I‘m hiding away with one of my FAVORITE authors. Ms Frank never disappoints and I‘m enjoying this one so far. The main character, Holly, is a beekeeper in the South Carolina Lowcountry. To cope with her zany family, she talks to her bees —> I love that!! 🐝🐝🐝

Thanks to William Morrow for sending this beautiful review copy!

WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy the read! 3w
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Honestly one of the best books I‘ve ever read. Ever.

I love that we hear from Northern and Southern officers throughout the Battle of Gettysburg. I feel like it gives more insight to their perspectives than school textbooks ever did and I appreciate this new empathy so much. I want to know more about Col. Chamberlain and Lt. Gen. Longstreet, and I‘m curious about some of Robert E. Lee‘s motivations and why he did some of the things he did.

Bookish_B I bought this at the festival of books and hope to get to it soon! 3w
intothehallofbooks @Bookish_B Ooh that was a good purchase!! It‘s so good! 3w
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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I‘m well-into this one and I still have so many unanswered questions!! I love Karin Slaughter‘s books so much. I‘m hoping to finish it up tonight during my kids‘ fencing practice 🙌🏻🤺

Thanks for sending the paperback my way, William Morrow!

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I‘m just starting the last part of this book, which is the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, and I just HAD to come tell y‘all that I‘m in tears over the thoughts that some of these Generals were having. On both sides. I cannot imagine what it was like to be in this place, at this time.

The audio is so good, so good. Stephen Hoye is narrating and I‘m just moved.

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Waisted: A Novel | Randy Susan Meyers
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A fascinating and thought-provoking look into how far some people are willing to go to lose weight. Seven women go to a weight loss retreat only to find it is more “boot camp” than they bargained for AND their struggles are being filmed for a documentary. Two POVs, both with body image issues but also big character growth across the story. The “retreat” is far fetched but I think it is supposed to be. Loved the friendships that emerged by the end!

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I looooved this book. I wish I had known about Alanna when I was a tween! I love her boldness and the way she makes a goal for herself and sticks with it, even though it is incredibly hard. And I can‘t tell you guys how much I appreciate that Ms. Pierce wrote some of Alanna‘s coming-of-age stuff into the story: how her body is changing as she grows into a teenager 🙌🏻

I‘m excited for more of this series-I want to see Alanna achieve her big goal!

MarriedtoMrT I finally read this a few years ago and fell in love as well! My goal is to make it through all the Tortall quartets. I loved the next set, too, about Daine. Enjoy! 4w
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I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this series before!!

Late last night, I wanted a great fantasy story, so I searched my shelves for something similar to Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn which I LOVED. This one is just a little bit different but I‘m flying thru it and oh man, I sooo wish I‘d read it as a tween.

Have any of you read the Song of the Lioness books?

Beachesnbooks Looove Tamora Pierce! Read these books over & over when I was younger. Alanna is such a great heroine. 4w
intothehallofbooks @Beachesnbooks This is my first Tamora Pierce story and I adored Alanna! I‘m glad I have the rest of this series on hand. I can‘t wait to recommend this to young people now, especially my own girls. 4w
Beachesnbooks @intothehallofbooks Yes! If you loved Alanna you will love the rest of Tamora Pierce‘s heroines too. The Kel and Daine quartets are also great! 4w
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By Invitation Only: A Novel | Dorothea Benton Frank
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A standalone featuring the families of an engaged couple. The families come from opposite parts of the US and they clash on everything because of differing backgrounds. There are humorous moments in most scenes involving the moms; there are also tough scenes when each family has to regroup after major setbacks. I LOVE that Ms Frank infuses humor with the weighty parts of her story. She is a favorite!

Thanks to William Morrow for the review copy!

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Resistance Women: A Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini
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This story features four women and their families as they resist from the inside.

Where Resistance Women differs from other WW2 fiction is: the slower pace helped me to really FEEL the stripping-away of individual freedoms as the Nazis continuously made new laws undermining Jewish people and Germans. There are few action scenes; still, the last third of the book had me glued to the pages. Immersive + very very good. Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks!

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“A short while after that he saw the enemy come out in the open, line after line, heard the guns open up, dozens of guns, watched his own line disappear in the smoke. The big attack had come.”

My heart has been racing since the first chapter. I keep realizing that I‘m holding by breath. Having the perspectives of the men issuing and carrying out orders on both sides is just WOW. So incredibly riveting.

PatienceFortitude I read it years ago. You are reminding me how well-written and vivid it was 1mo
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I‘ve been savoring this one slowly and it is so marvelous, a wonderfully delicious slow burn coming-of-age fantasy tale. I‘d call this a kingdom-type high fantasy in which the young female lead moves from an idealized view of life to a more realistic view as she grows older, and the reality and complexity of grown-up life breaks her heart. Those she always held in high esteem aren‘t perfect like she once thought. Fantastic story!! Love the ending.

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The Austen Playbook | Lucy Parker
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Super cute. Low angst. Features a slightly grumpy theater critic and a West End stage actor; he has historically given her negative reviews and yet they‘re able to develop a healthy, honest relationship and not let the work tension come between them. Delightful! There‘s also a mystery in here and a cool one-night-only Austen-inspired theater production too #romantsy

I‘d love to know more about Griff‘s brother Charlie and Freddy‘s sister Sabrina!

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SO SO GOOD! I‘ve had insane things going on lately at home and this was the exact story that I needed to keep me going. A time-travel historical #romantsy by one of THE BEST.

What I loved most was how the author detailed the 1500‘s foods, cleanliness, medical care, entertainment, hygiene. The narrative included what we *think* about the 1500‘s vs what her research actually suggested and it was fascinating! The audio with Steve West is perfection.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one is still a favorite of mine! 2mo
Christinak I was just discussing with a friend the other day what a great classic this is! An absolute favorite! ❤️ 2mo
stacybmartin This is one of my absolute favorite romances of all time! 2mo
Slajaunie I love this one as well! 💚 2mo
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“Different. A good story finally.
A wonderful ending - Do not peep ahead.”

This is scribbled in the front cover of my current read from the library (tagged above). So fun to find notes like this!! 📖🙌🏻😍

(I‘m also listening to the audio narrated by Steve West 💯✔️)

Slajaunie I read this book many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it! 2mo
intothehallofbooks @Slajaunie Yes!! I just finished and I loved every bit of it! So so good!!! 2mo
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You know, I‘m not sure I liked this one as much as the first one, but still a great, great read. Started slow-ish with lots of details and more details (love!). There is a point around the middle when huge stuff starts happening. I couldn‘t put the book and audio down in the second half. I never know what these characters are going to do! I despise some of them-they‘re so awful. And I really love others, which terrifies me because none are safe!

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Halfway thru A Clash of Kings and I wish I could read it much faster than I am. Alas, the end of the #homeschool year takes some time plus there is general adulting to do. Things are really starting to pick up-I‘m hoping to get a huge chunk read today. Last night just as I was stopping for the night, someone key was killed!!!! (Big shock)

I finished season one of the tv show and am ready to start the second! I think the books are better so far!

rretzler Big fan of this series - and not so patiently waiting for book 6 🤣. I‘ve watched the TV show up until the end of book 5/season 5, and finding it difficult not to watch more, but I agree the books are better (always!) One thing I learned quickly from the series was not to get too attached to any one character!🤣 2mo
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🙌🏻🗡🎧📖🙌🏻 GOSH REREADING THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST. I missed so many details the first time, I can‘t believe it. I got so wrapped up in a couple of character deaths that destroyed me that I missed how those deaths affected the families and enemies of those people!! This time, I paid better attention and **holy batman** the relationships and betrayal is where the story is, friends!! I know how to read this series going forward. AMAZING audiobook!

ReadWithWine I made serious mistakes - I started the books and made it to book 2 when I discovered the show (then at season 4) so I binge watched GoT and then struggled to get it o the books because I had to go so far back ! I‘m re reading them now, up to book 5 :) 2mo
Gissy I'm reading it! You are absolutely right! 2mo
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I‘ve just started watching this TV show-I know, I‘m late to it. My husband asked me to please catch up and watch the final season with him and then he decided he wanted to rewatch it while I watched for the first time. So, two episodes in: it was KILLING me not to reread the book. And OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE how many details I am just now noticing this second time around!!! I missed so much!! This is why I love rereading. #readwhatyouloveproject2019

Ingerella I'm currently in the middle of my biggest binge watch ever. 33 down, 44 episodes to go, 11.5 days left!! It's a rewatch for me but I'm loving it! I would love to reread book 1 too, but no time! 3mo
tracey38 I al also one who hasn't seen this show yet. But thinking of starting it soon. 3mo
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No Fear has made the difference in my high schoolers hating Shakespeare vs loving his work because “he‘s so awesome” (their words). Bought these in prep for next year #homeschool to read alongside “regular” editions and I tell you: I wish I‘d had these options when I was in high school!! Side-by-side modern translation and original translation. My teens and I LOVE using them; I have no issue if it means they enjoy the lit and respect Shakespeare!

JacqMac Thanks for that. I have a teen, that I just know, is going to hate Shakespeare. This will come in handy. 3mo
intothehallofbooks @JacqMac Absolutely! They‘re so cool. They have the same passage on each page spread-modern translation on one side, original translation on the other side. I‘ve also used these for The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, and Nathaniel Hawthorne and I‘ve seen that there is one for the Constitution, which is pretty cool but I haven‘t actually seen it other than online. 😊 3mo
MuddyPuddle Okay, I‘m sold - I‘ll try one! 3mo
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A book-within-a-book story!! This is Martha‘s journey from being a “yes” person and giving too much of herself away to other people. It‘s the story of coming to terms with family secrets and the undoing of a family‘s past. There is potential for the themes in here to be weighty but the author instead made the story heartwarming and charming with fun characters and scenes. The mystery surrounding the book and Martha‘s grandmother are wonderful.

SilversReviews LOVED this book and all of her books. 3mo
DebReads4fun Great review! 3mo
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A book, some coffee ☕️ and a nice, calm house = some of my favorite things for Sunday morning reading 🙌🏻

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This is the most popular book at my house right now among all of us-we all keep passing it around WHICH I LOVE. I wish I could show you all every cool thing inside, but I‘ve highlighted a few cool photos here. My girls love identifying birds, my son is obsessed with rock climber Alex Honnold, and we regularly use timelines to learn science, history, art etc because we‘re visual learners. (#homeschool) This book is so fun and makes nonfiction cool.

ItsAngel I have this book as well! It‘s fantastic! 3mo
intothehallofbooks @ItsAngel Yes! My family keeps passing it around, taking turns with it, and I can‘t see us getting tired of it any time soon! 3mo
ItsAngel @intothehallofbooks my littles (2 & 4) love looking at the pictures with me. 3mo
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Act Like It | Lucy Parker
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So cute! A fake relationship #romantsy set in the world of the London theater, which is a lot of fun. Richard is a broody actor who had been getting some negative press lately. Lainie is one of those perpetually happy types that is cast with him in a production that isn‘t selling very well. They‘re coerced into faking their relationship, and the story is basically as one would expect. Low angst! (Reviewers call Richard “Darcy-esque” and I agree😍)

ScientistSam I discovered Lucy Parker this past year and absolutely love her! This is my favorite but can't wait to read her new one coming out. Have you read any of her others? 3mo
intothehallofbooks @ScientistSam I haven‘t yet! But I have them and I think I may start the second one in the next few days. This one was really cute!! 3mo
Bianca Guh! Act Like It is one of my faves. 3mo
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California Girls | Susan Mallery
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GOSH I love Susan Mallery‘s books! Three sisters have been dumped at practically the same time, in different ways, for different reasons; all face huge life choices now. What I love most about this one is that their sibling relationship is plausible-genuine love for one another, a little bit of jealousy, and a need to maintain some privacy from one another and their parents. This is like women‘s fiction with humor and a little romance—I LOVED IT!!

Bklover This photo is so color coordinated! Pretty!! 3mo
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Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution | Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Heather Webb, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot
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COVER REVEAL, YESSS! 🙌🏻 A timely story of the power of women to start a revolution-and change the world...

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

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New York Dead | Stuart Woods
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Loved my first Stuart Woods detective story! This is the first of many Stone Barrington books. Great suspense mystery with lots of twists and plenty of suspects; I was guessing and re-guessing from start to finish. (It is clear that certain sexist words and phrases were more accepted in the writing and editing process twenty-ish years ago than they are today. Thankful for evolving standards and progress!)

Great audio narrated by Richard Ferrone!!

Bookladylinda I keep thinking that I should have started this series long ago. 🤔 3mo
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New York Dead | Stuart Woods
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I‘m outside the indoor trampoline park where my son and his friend are spending this beautiful 65-degree-and-sunny afternoon. It smells like feet inside, but they‘re having a great time.
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I couldn‘t resist sitting outside by these flowers with the first Stone Barrington book. Has anyone read these? It‘s a long series and I‘m just starting!

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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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Still thinking about this one after my “so-so” review yesterday; I dislike it more the more I think about it so switched to “pan”. Mostly I think the author manipulated the audience to support bad behavior and failed to support the ‘love story‘ which is really just an affair without any context before it or resolution after.

I left more complete thoughts on Goodreads. I know my thoughts are unpopular, but I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER getting them out.

KristenDuck I haven‘t read this one but I know that feeling of when most people love a book and you‘re left feeling like “what am I missing??” 3mo
intothehallofbooks @KristenDuck That‘s EXACTLY what I‘m feeling!! So many people on my Goodreads feed have this at 5 stars which is okay. I‘ve read some stories with affairs in them that were very good. But the author made some creative choices here that I just hated. And I could not suspend my disbelief either. Litsy doesn‘t give me enough space to give details but it just didn‘t work for me. But it did for so many others. I‘m the odd one here! 3mo
Dragon I read this one years ago and didn‘t like. I wasn‘t keen on the movie either. 3mo
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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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I read this because I love Clint Eastwood‘s legendary movies and I haven‘t seen this one. (He is THE BEST.) Yes, I know I should have suspended my disbelief. I agree, this author is talented. I appreciate that he didn‘t waste words here. Still, I have major conflicting feelings. It took me 19 days to finish its

LeeRHarry Bawled my eyes out in the movie 😭😭 3mo
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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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I see all the mixed reviews for this one and I‘m ok with being the odd person out: I loved it! I alternated reading + listening (brilliantly narrated by the fabs Fiona Hardingham 🙌🏻).

Yes, Fixie Farr is taken advantage of for part of the story, and yes, the other characters are sometimes jerks—but all of this leads to Fixie gaining the courage to step into her true self. Lots of complexity under the top layer of this story!

LOVE the meet cute!

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🙌🏻YESSS, SO GOOD!!🙌🏻

This was an absolute pageturner! With a cover this good, I just knew I would love it. I was HOOKED from the beginning and didn‘t want to stop until I finished. There are twists thrown in here and there and while I guessed the big one, I still loved every second of this ride! I recommend it!

Oh my gosh, why is this the first Peter Swanson story I‘ve read? WHY LITSY WHY?

swishandflick Check out The Kind Worth Killing next! 3mo
WilliamMorrowBooks Haha - I think a lot of readers haven‘t found him yet. We are so glad YOU have! 3mo
kyraleseberg I agree with @swishandflick - TKWK is fantastic also!! 3mo
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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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There is a lot of raw emotion in this little story. I felt a big range of emotions, but full disclosure: I had huge personal interest in how the spouses handled discovering this inappropriate relationship. So discussable! TJR‘s storytelling is so great, oh my gosh. I love her full-length books most, but I can appreciate this one for what it is.

A quick read/listen, available in both formats in Kindle Unlimited (115 pages in Kindle, 1:19 on audio)

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Low Country Hero | Lee Tobin McClain
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I picked this because of the coastal SC setting and the RaeAnne Thayne quote on the cover. This story takes place in a wonderful, warm community with great characters; the coastal setting felt alive to me. Anna is on the mend in Safe Haven after leaving a violent marriage. I love that Sean is so respectful as he falls for her—he has also had trauma in his past. The ending was quick, but I‘m eager to see the characters‘ stories continue. #romantsy

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The Sisters Hemingway: A Novel | Annie England Noblin
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I LOVED this tale of three very different sisters coming back together after the death of their aunt to sort thru the old home they grew up in with her-discovering old, buried secrets, learning about their family history, finding their way back to each other again. They‘d been hurt and gone their separate ways-as families sometimes do-and this story reads like a warm redemption tale with a mystery thrown in. Noblin‘s stories are so, so great.

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WOW!! Told by three different POVs, all connected to “the huntress” who is on the run after WW2 due to war crimes and her association with the Nazis. This looks like a long book but the suspense increases as the story progresses and I was super invested as I turned the pages. There was one lake scene near the end that was OH MY GOSH so good-you‘ll know it when you get there. I didn‘t see some of the details unfolding like they did! Just excellent.

Booknerd2 So good to hear!!! It‘s next on my TBR. Just got it from the library. 3mo
KarynGood I can‘t wait to read this one! 3mo
TNbookworm I loved The Alice Network and am so excited to read this one too! 3mo
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intothehallofbooks @Booknerd2 Yay! I tried to start another historical fiction after finishing but I just couldn‘t-I needed something completely different because this one is really hard to beat. Had to totally switch gears. I‘m excited for you to read it!! 3mo
intothehallofbooks @KarynGood It‘s SO GOOD. I can‘t wait until you read it too! Everything comes together SO well!! 3mo
Booknerd2 @intothehallofbooks Me too!!! So glad to get such a good review from you. 3mo
intothehallofbooks @TNbookworm I‘m not sure why I‘ve waited so long on The Alice Network 😳 but this one has definitely urged me to pick it up very soon. I‘m just astounded by how awesome it is. I can‘t wait for you to read it!!! 3mo
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Jende and Neni Jonga moved to the US to provide a better life for their two children than they had back home in Cameroon. I was knocked over by how much harder they had to work and live as immigrants for every single thing they earned than I likely ever will—still they felt extreme gratitude. The contrast between the Jonga family and their American employers is striking. We have so much here in America; the end was intensely emotional for me.

Reviewsbylola Such a poignant read. 💔 4mo
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Tell Me Lies: A Novel | Carola Lovering
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Lucy and Stephen have an instant attraction that both know they should not pursue. They do anyway and it is toxic for years. I‘ll tell you, I was surprised that I liked Stephen most between the two. It was because he was more honest about his bad behavior. We all know people like both of them, so being in their heads (alternating POVs) was eye-opening!! Not everyone will like this but many will find it engrossing 🙋🏻‍♀️ I COULD NOT put it down!!

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I‘m pushing this book to everyone, everywhere because it‘s so good. I love that it is true to the region and it‘s the perfect amount of gritty. Taylor Brown has superb talent for gorgeous prose; my favorite parts of the story are little details that he included seamlessly, often left out of other stories but beautifully described here. I can‘t get over how tough-as-nails, crass, and whip-smart Granny May is! Every character is perfect, really.

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You guys!! I can‘t get enough of this book. I started reading it days ago and I‘m not quite half thru because I read pages and then reread them and then heck I may reread them again. THESE SENTENCES ARE DELICIOUS. The details are precise and perfect. This book is just pure North Carolina: the mountains, the trees. It could be other places in the south but my gosh it feels so like home to me. And the character Granny May? Love her! Love. Her.

kyraleseberg I LOVED this book!! 4mo
DGRachel YES! This book is amazing. It‘s one of my favorites and Granny May is EVERYTHING!!! 4mo
intothehallofbooks @DGRachel I think Granny May HAS to be one of my all-time favorite characters now. She is so super fantastic. I just can‘t get over her!! 😂💪🏻 4mo
intothehallofbooks @kyraleseberg YES!! When I started it, I felt like I would really like it, but I‘m completely blown away by how great it is. I absolutely loved it and honestly I sort of want to read it again right away. 4mo
kyraleseberg @intothehallofbooks I completely understand- the writing is so strong and Granny May really is one of the best characters I've read in years!! Brown seriously wrote a love letter to Appalachia with this story. 4mo
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An excellent, searingly honest memoir.

Truth: Laymon‘s frank honesty made me so uncomfortable. I had to do some work and sit with hard truths that I hadn‘t necessarily been exposed to before. Some new perspectives. But it is not Laymon‘s job to educate me; this book was written to his mother. Anything I learned was extra.

It is so damn painful for me to hear that things I have participated in, enjoyed, or benefited from have harmed people. 👇🏻

intothehallofbooks I started this print-only but added the audio early on. Kiese Laymon narrates himself and it was a much richer, much more emotional experience hearing him read his own words. If you have access, consider listening to this one! 4mo
Cinfhen Beautiful review 4mo
CouronneDhiver Wow. 👌🏽 4mo
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Beauty and the Beast retold from Beast‘s POV. This is not really based on the Disney movie that most of us are used to, but rather the original fairytale-I loved that. Beast‘s POV allows for a ton of vulnerability and insight into his character that we haven‘t had before; I love that his insecurity over Isabeau‘s initial rejections made Beast take risks. His character before Isabeau comes to the mansion is interesting and I LOVE the magic system.

MrBook Great review! 4mo
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OMG SO GOOD!! I fell so hard for Darcy and Tom and their romance that I could barely put the book down to sleep halfway thru. Thorne has a cool way with Darcy‘s words; she turned regular words and phrases into romance and serious super-swoon 😍 I love the way Darcy worshipped everything about Tom, and I loved every single thing about Tom. Great relationships written in here—not just romantic, but the frustrating sibling-type too. LOVED! #romantsy

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A Little Too Far | Lisa Desrochers
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Forbidden romance in which the MC falls hard for her American stepbrother and an Italian almost-priest (he has taken his vow of celibacy but has not been ordained yet). The romance feels deliciously scandalous, not because of how racy it is, but because of these forbidden relationships (plus that cover!). I like both love interests and the Italian setting and art are TO DIE FOR. I wish the plot was more than it is, but it was a fun quick #romantsy

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A hardcover housing all three original novellas plus the new story, Sacred Fire (which is my favorite of them all). I started reading this via Netgalley, then got this in the mail as I was finishing. It is beautiful and I would say that anyone wanting to read the series now that it is complete, like I did, might enjoy this one volume. I loved reading each story in succession without the wait for publication. The world and characterization is 💯

MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
Gissy Beautiful convert! I want the hardcover version but still like the paperback edition too! 😱I think I will buy both, Am I a book hoarder?🤔 4mo
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