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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.
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GypsyKat
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I love this book! This was only my second Joshilyn Jackson that I‘ve read, but she‘s quickly becoming a favorite of mine. This had a bit of mystery, but it was mostly a story about family and how far one would go for their children. There were some heavy issues, but they were peppered with a sense of humor so that the overall feeling was just one of enjoyment. I definitely need to read more of her books! Four and a half stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

MrBook Nice review! 4mo
GypsyKat @MrBook Thanks! 4mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘m listening to this one, and loving it so far.

mom2bugnbee I love pretty much anything she writes. 4mo
SauerPatch The cover is so happy! 4mo
GypsyKat @mom2bugnbee This is only the second one I‘ve read of hers, but I‘ve loved both of them! 4mo
GypsyKat @SauerPatch I love the cover. 🍏 4mo
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pasiphae_reads
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Day 5: #greenbooks
I‘m in bed and totally forgot to do this earlier, hence the edit 😂 These are books I‘ve read in the past 1-2 years, and I‘ve gotta say - there really aren‘t that many green book covers. Lots of yellow covers WITH green, and lots of blue-green covers, but very few strictly green! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔
@howjessreads #30JuneBooks

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: I am just loving JJ on audio! She is a gifted narrator and her books are so fun! Three generations of Slocumb women have their challenges, and I can‘t get enough. Perfect for summer. ☀️

ItsAngel I LOVE her!!! She is indeed a very talented author and narrator! 7mo
BritanyA @ItsAngel she is amazing!! Super talented as a narrator. 😍 7mo
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pasiphae_reads
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Books # 29-32 that I‘ve read in 2019! 📚
29. “A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty” by Joshilyn Jackson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
30. “Rayne and Delilah‘s Midnite Matinee” by Jeff Zentner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
31. “Bloody Rose” (The Band # 2) by Nicholas Eames ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5
32. “Matefinder” (Matefinder # 1) by Leia Stone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
#books #reading #yalit #bloodyrose #matefinder #jeffzentner

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#currentlyreading
“A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty” by Joshilyn Jackson 😋🌳💝📖💋👗
Honestly this book is much better than I anticipated!! I‘ve had it on my bookshelf for 5 years, and I‘m glad I finally decided to read it!! 🙌🏻
#reading #books #agrownupkindofpretty #joshilynjackson

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Mrsann2000
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Oh my! Not what I expected and oh so much better!! First time reading this author and I loved it!

quietjenn That's how I felt when I read her Almost Sisters recently. Will have to give this one a go, too. 11mo
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Coleen
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It‘s been a while since I read a Joshilyn Jackson, but this one didn‘t disappoint. Hard to beat her for Southern fiction. Always a well-crafted and multi-layered story with some crazy thrown in. 🤪

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Jenny
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This author reminds me a bit of Sarah Addison Allen. I liked most of the characters and loved following them through the past and present to see how everything turned out.

thebluestocking You had me at SAA. 1y
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Jenny
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Listening to an audiobook by the pool. My reward for cleaning all morning.

thebluestocking Score!! 1y
Nute Right On! 1y
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Denisereads75
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This is the 2nd novel by Joshilyn Jackson that I have read and I am quickly becoming a fan. I actually listened to this as an audio book and she was the narrator of her book. She did a phenomenal job and I couldn‘t wait to finish listening!

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mskbp
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Just finished listening to A Grown-up Kind of Pretty and I'm having a hard time deciding which Joshilyn Jackson book is my favorite! This story is told through three voices, daughter, mother, and grandmother. It is full of surprises and will bring both tears to your eyes and smiles!

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Aseleener
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#readjanuary Some books I have read with a #dressoncover. @RealLifeReading

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LitHousewife
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This was my first Joshilyn Jackson audiobook and I loved it so much. Neil Gaiman and Jackson are some of the best author narrators out there. I read it along with a now defunct Twitter book club. Great memories. The battered box is a sign of how well it was loved, I promise.

Marla I listened to it too and really enjoyed it! 4y
susanw I've had this sitting on my shelf for way too long. I've never read her, but the title and cover pic are so sweet looking I had to own it. 4y
LitHousewife @Marla Have you read The Opposite of Everyone? I think that might just be my favorite yet. 4y
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LitHousewife @susanw You are going to love it! The cover alone is pretty enough to own. ☺️ 4y
Marla @LitHousewife not yet but it's on my to read list towards the top. 4y
InspirationClothesline Just added it to my audio library! Thanks for the referral. 4y
Jess_Read_This Gorgeous cover! 4y
missfarin Looooove! 4y
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Jerdencon
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A couple of books taking place in the south....
Back to the library they go... Both good reads.

Marla I enjoyed both those books. 4y
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Hollyg113
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Not my usual genre but I'm really enjoying it.