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Redy2trvl

Redy2trvl

Joined November 2016

Have book, will travel. www.goodreads.com/user/show/63310939-kimberly-lane
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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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I need a little Rainbow before work today! 🌈

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What took me so long? I finished this delightful treat last night. What a lovely story that is told entirely through a series of letters between a full cast of characters. I was leery of this format prior to reading the book which is what kept me from starting the book sooner. If you have the same apprehension, let it go. The story flows beautifully! All in all, I feel like I‘ve met a new friend... a friend that I will visit again.

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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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I think this will be the next #TBR stack I tackle. I need a ⛄️ day!!!!!

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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@Smarkies Thank you so much for this wonderful Valentine‘s Day package! I couldn‘t be more pleased and grateful! Your book selection is so spot on, and I cannot wait to start both!!!! I keep saying (out loud) I need more Rainbow Rowell in my life. 💜🌈 I think my favorite item is the handmade resin bookmark. It is so fun, and I love it. Thank you so much! I hope your Valentine‘s Day starts as lovely as mine has! #cupidgoespostal

bullbunny Love that Eleanor and Park cover 10mo
CouronneDhiver Yay! E&P is a fun one 👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
Smarkies 😘 am glad that you like the package I put together. 😁 10mo
Avanders L.O.L. That bookmark!! 🤣🤣 10mo
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In bed early and reading. Such a treat!

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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Out a couple of days later than I hoped, but it will arrive in the Midwest on Thursday!!! #cupidgoespostal

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My boss strikes again. He is killing my weekend reading buzz!!!!

julesG Love the mug! 10mo
Redy2trvl @julesG Thank you!! I received it from @Buddys_Momma in the #muglove swap. I‘ve loved it from the start! 10mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Look what I just picked up at the post office!!!! Thank you @Smarkies I am so excited for Valentine‘s Day!!! #cupidgoespostal

Smarkies Excellent! I hope the inside is still in good condition. 🤞 11mo
Redy2trvl @Smarkies It looks perfect. Thank you so much!!!! Can‘t wait to open. 11mo
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Chores are finished, dinner dishes are washed & I‘m ready to relax. After spending last week reading a work required management book 🤮, I am back to Flavia & her adventure. I am truly enjoying Alan Bradley‘s writing style. I see myself owning the entire series.

Anyone notice George in the background? Yes, he has decided my new lap desk is now his new pillow. 🤦🏻‍♀️ #catsoflitsy #crazycatgeorge

Lauram 😻 👑 11mo
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Loving Flavia!!!! She is the perfect companion on this rainy day! My sinus infection is in full swing, so I thought a little cinnamon toast would be great medicine while Flavia and I continue our adventure.

ElishaLovesBooks Feel better! 11mo
Bklover I‘m heading to the kitchen to make myself some cinnamon toast now! Looks so yummy I need some ! 11mo
rubyslippersreads Cinnamon toast is the best medicine I can think of. 😊 11mo
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Mimi28 Hope you feel better ❤️❤️ 11mo
Redy2trvl @ElishaLovesBooks Thank you! @Bklover @rubyslippersreads I wish I would have made more!!!! 11mo
Redy2trvl @Mimi28 Thank you! 11mo
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Just told my husband not to judge me as I‘m headed to bed. Excited to start my first #Flavia story. I think I can stay awake for a few more hours for this. 😉

BookishMarginalia I love that series 💜 11mo
rubyslippersreads I need to catch up on this series. I ❤️ what I‘ve read so far. 11mo
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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Time to tap out, and I‘m so disappointed! I had such high hopes for this book and the series, but i am so bored. While witty at times, I felt the story was jumpy and slow. Is it terrible that I kept thinking “this would be an amazing book if Neil Gaiman had written it?”😂

DGRachel Not every book is for every reader. I loved this book, but I have certainly bailed on my fair share of books loved by others. 11mo
Redy2trvl @DGRachel I think that is the most disappointing part... I expected to LOVE this book. I may still give book 2 a shot. You never know. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
DGRachel I understand. I‘ve had a few of those since joining Litsy - books that people I usually agree with LOVED and I was left scratching my head, wondering if I picked up the correct book. 11mo
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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A little 2019 virtual cleaning! I‘m cleaning up my shelves on Litsy and Goodreads to only reflect #TBRs that I don‘t own. Actually, on Goodreads, I also have a shelf for TBRs that I do own (forgot about that one 😂).

If you are participating in a swap like #cupidgoespostal help your match out by doing the same.

TrishB Just did this morning! 11mo
PatienceFortitude Are you doing the Mount TBR challenge on Goodreads? Nice bunch of people and good way to track exactly this goal 11mo
Redy2trvl @PatienceFortitude I am not. I will have to look into that. Thanks for the suggestion! 11mo
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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This is exactly how I plan to spend the first day of 2019! Happy New Year Littens!!!

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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While I didn‘t hit my reading challenge goal, I did read some great books in 2018. Here are my #topfive.

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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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Who cares if your #TBR stack is as tall as you are... when you have Barnes & Noble gift cards burning a hole in your pocket, you have to add to that pile! #canthelpmyself

julesG Gift cards always burn a hole into my pockets. 11mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣📚📚📚 love it 😊 11mo
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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My #bookhaul from Christmas Day. This is a tough choice, but I think i will start with Rivers of London. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Untitled | Unknown
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I haven‘t done a swap in forever! Can‘t wait!!! Thank you @BookishMarginalia #cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange

Chrissyreadit Yay! sounds like it has been a busy season for you! 12mo
Redy2trvl @Chrissyreadit Yes it has! Every time I think I have a handle on things and can get back to a normal routine something changes. I‘m not complaining though. The last few months have been full of blessings! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!!! 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Redy2trvl you too! Have a great Holiday! Hope to hear about your adventure! 12mo
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Anyone else so excited for this movie??? 🍿 🎥

Burghbookaddict I hope her husband dies in the film adaptation. 12mo
MicheleinPhilly 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ #fantasywife 12mo
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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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Happy Saturday!!! After what has felt like the longest hiatus, I am back!!!! I‘ve been in my new new job for almost 60 days, and finally feel like my routine is getting back to normal. With that said, the next 60 days are so exciting. Thanksgiving (my favorite), a European wine river cruise with @Vbrrgirl and Christmas! There will loads to share and of course I have a reading plan in place for the rest of 2018. What a way to end the year!

Vbrrgirl 🍷✔️ 13mo
tpixie Fun!!! 13mo
Bklover Welcome back! 13mo
LiteraryinLititz Good to see you again! Sounds like it‘s been a busy and fun time for you! 13mo
Redy2trvl @Bklover @LiteraryinLititz Thank you! I‘ve missed Litsy and my reading time. 13mo
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The Light of Paris | Eleanor Brown
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George is pretty pleased with my morning read! #crazycatgeorge #catsoflitsy

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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August and September have been a blur of activity, and my reading habit (and posting habit) has been the victim. This is it! This stack, minus 2 DNFs, is all I‘ve read for the last 2 months. A bit disappointed that I‘m behind in my reading challenge because of it, but what can you do. If not meeting my reading challenge number is the worst thing that happens this year, so be it! #stillwinning

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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5🌟 A wonderful sequel to Three Dark Crowns. I won‘t give you any real details, as I don‘t want to spoil the story for future readers.

The story picks up exactly where the first book leaves off. A very fast paced story with a few surprises along the way. Where the book ends, made me angry that I don‘t have book 3 in my hands yet. I could have easily kept going! Ready to continue this journey with 1 or 2... or maybe even 3 of the queens. 😉

Zelma You could read novella to tide you over, telling the story of the Queens as young girls. 1y
Redy2trvl You know @Zelma , that isn‘t a bad idea! 1y
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When you are in a bar on a beautiful Saturday because your husband has a work event. The crowd is random and not very interesting. Totally wish I brought a book!

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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Not bad for a Wednesday night. Glass of rosé, settling into the middle of a great book and a baseball game on in the background. My husband should go out after work more often. ?

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PSA: I am here to preach, to give you permission & to say it is ok! After a week of reading & only getting through 108 pages, I DNF‘d the book on the right. The book on the left, I started before bed last night & have already surpassed 108 pages. Here is the problem. I felt guilty for not enjoying & not finishing a book when I should have followed my gut & moved on. I can always go back & try again. Moral of my story? It is ok to #DNF 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Redy2trvl Btw, LOVING The Bookshop of Yesterdays!!!!! 1y
TheBookKeepers Yes! Agree 💯 1y
LiteraryinLititz So true!! 1y
Avanders I have the same problem ... 😒 1y
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Officially DNF‘d Duels and Deception this afternoon. Very excited to start this journey tonight!!!

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Duels & Deception | Cindy Anstey
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Having a difficult time staying interested. I may need to #DNF and move on if I‘m not finished by tomorrow night. Too many other books to get to.

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Besieged | Kevin Hearne
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Before leaving Richmond yesterday, I stopped by @FountainBookstore for the first time. So 👏 much 👏 fun!!!!! I picked up The Bookshop of Yesterdays which has been on my #TBR for a few months, but I also grabbed a “blind date” book. Besieged looks fun and has received great Litsy reviews. All in all, I totally won yesterday. It made the HORRIBLE traffic home bearable.

ralexist I've been putting off reading this because it's the final book in the series and I don't want it to end! 1y
wanderinglynn @ralexist Me too! I love the Iron Druid series. 1y
Redy2trvl @ralexist @wanderinglynn Excited to give it a whirl! 1y
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Starflight | Melissa Landers
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3.5🌟 This is between a pick and so-so for me. While I enjoyed the pace of the story, some additional “world building” details would have helped. In a previous post I wrote that I felt I was reading a Firefly-esque story. That sentiment rang true through the entire novel, but I‘m not sure the story was good enough to encourage me to read the sequel. We shall see.

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Starflight | Melissa Landers
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My read on this lazy, about to thunderstorm day. Definite #Firefly vibes which I TOTALLY dig. Let‘s see if it holds my interest for another 200 pages.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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3.5🌟 very entertaining for 75% of the book. The other 25% was fluff that could have gone away. I also had issues with the continuity of the story at times, but the overall storyline was enough to keep me engaged. I‘m going to take a breather with another book or two before jumping into the sequel.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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The husband left at 0:Dark-thirty, and I don‘t feel like starting my work day quite this early. I started this in bed last night, and needless to say, didn‘t get very far. Let‘s see how far an hour this morning will take me. ☕️

Chrissyreadit What did you think of it? I have to admit, I did not understand the hype about it. 1y
Redy2trvl @Chrissyreadit My mother-in-law has been here for the past few days, so I haven‘t touched the last 60 pages. I like it... a lot, BUT there were some portions that I felt like were drawn out. I have already ordered book 2 & 3, so I‘m in. The premise is totally in my wheelhouse, but the romance aspect got a little old. 1y
Chrissyreadit I look forward to your thoughts on other two. I finished 2, but not 3. 1y
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Well this is exciting!!! Two of my favorite things coming together- the Chrysler and the world of Harry Potter. @Vbrrgirl let‘s go!!!!!!

http://wtkr.com/2018/07/22/local-nonprofit-to-turn-the-chrysler-museum-into-hogw...

Vbrrgirl OMG - yes we are going! 1y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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4🌟

Very entertaining and fast paced story! I did wish for more backstory regarding Caraval, Legend and Scarlett & Tella‘s family as well as a bit more world building. Hopefully that all comes in Legendary and the final book in the trilogy.

Next up???? I really want to dive into A Discovery of Witches, but think I may need to cleanse my occult palette. Emily Price may be next. Thoughts?

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Friday Nights | Joanna Trollope
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1. Laying low on a rare nothing going on weekend. Beach day tomorrow.
2. Both. I live on a bay and can see a version of both on the beach.
3. See 1 &2. I live 5 blocks from the sand.
4. A shade above mousy brown.
5. Happy Friday #littens

#friyayintro

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Thankful for the reading light because the entire neighborhood‘s power just went out!!!!! #alsooutofbourbon

Slajaunie Excellent book! 1y
Redy2trvl @Slajaunie I‘m really enjoying it!!!! 1y
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Caraval | Garber
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Night number 3 with the windows open. It‘s hard to believe it is July right now. Also hard to believe that it took me so long to start Caraval. 😂

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It is a STUNNER of a day here in Virginia Beach! Yes it is windy, but oh my goodness it feels great!!!! All of the windows are open. We even slept with them open!! 😍😍

After reading around 50 pages of three other books this week, I finally got sucked into this. I‘ve often fantasized about living in one of London‘s private garden communities. I guess the closest we have in the States is living on a golf course. Not the same!!!!!

MicheleinPhilly This weekend has been such a breath of fresh air - literally. 1y
Redy2trvl @MicheleinPhilly I couldn‘t agree more!! Even Friday night‘s monsoon was welcomed. 1y
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Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Happy Independence Day!!!! This was the view on the beach last night. So lucky to live in this wonderful community surrounded by family and friends! You can‘t beat a 4 minute walk to the beach. Next up today... pool party at the parentals and an evening date with Robert Galbraith. 😉 Have fun and stay safe.

Tadams4 Beautiful photo! 1y
Redy2trvl @Tadams4 Thank you! I cannot take the credit. A friend from our group took it. 1y
megt Perfect fireworks view! 1y
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The Book Jumper | Mechthild Glaser
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This book was AMAZING until the last 100 pages. Honestly, I could have used an extra 100 pages for a little backstory and further character development. All in all an entertaining read, but could have been so much more.

Liatrek The book cover is amazing though❤️ 1y
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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I watched the trailer this afternoon, and it looks awesome. I‘M IN!!!!!!

cobwebmoth I'm so excited for this! 1y
PenguinInFlight Me toooooo! ❤️ 1y
Texreader Wait what?? There‘s going to be a tv series?? 1y
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The Book Jumper | Mechthild Glaser
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I‘ve been reading The Book Jumper since I finished work yesterday. It hasn‘t received very good reviews on Litsy, but I think it is super entertaining. I‘m at the halfway mark, give or take, and I‘m anxious to see how it turns out. Unfortunately, I have to get ready for a meeting, so the end will have to wait.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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5🌟 The jacket description says all that needs to be said about the plot. My review: If the multiverse theory freaks you out, DO NOT read. If you are subject to motion sickness, DO NOT read. If you are not into mind bending, thought provoking thrillers, DO NOT read. If none of the three previous statements pertain to you then you MUST READ!!!!

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Well I‘ve just taken the craziest ride ever. Wow!

ScientistSam I thought this was really well done - about halfway through it really takes a turn and becomes fantastic. 1y
MuddyPuddle Definitely a favorite read so far this year for me. 1y
Redy2trvl @ScientistSam I couldn‘t agree more!! On Friday night I shut the book around page 150, and went to bed with a ridiculous headache. After that point, the story shifts into high gear, and I devoured it. Very well done! 1y
Redy2trvl @MuddyPuddle Yes, it is definitely up there as a top read of 2018! 1y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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If the mere mention of the multiverse theory hurts your brain then do not, I repeat, DO NOT read this book. Currently questioning my entire existence. 🤣

Christyco125 Try to forget about the multiverse and concentrate on the family story. It should make the headache go away. 1y
Redy2trvl @Christyco125 You nailed it! I went to bed with a huge headache. 1y
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Oh Litsy, June has been too busy! I received a surprise #ARC earlier in the month, and I was finally able to really dive in yesterday. Fun mystery novel with a small insight into Amish life. Excited to see how this ties up.

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I really want to go get my book, but George is too comfy! #catsoflitsy #crazycatgeorge

Sorry for the grainy photo!

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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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5🌟 I could not put this down. Started around 10 last night and finished this afternoon. This is an easy, fast & heart warming book! You were right @Chrissyreadit

16 yr old Lina moves to Florence after her mother passes away. While there, she finds a new father, an unexpected best friend and a side of her beloved mother that she never knew. This story is about choices & the lingering impact of those choices. It‘s also about love & gelato. 😘

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! Just finished after prying a turn back from my daughter!!! 2y
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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Thank you to those that gave their life for our freedom. Their sacrifice has given me the opportunity to enjoy days like this. #MemorialDay