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The Day of the Duchess
The Day of the Duchess: Scandal & Scoundrel | Sarah MacLean
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The one woman he will never forget Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summers end. There is only one problemhe already has one. The one man she will never forgive After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goalto reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacementwhich requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist. A love that neither can deny The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day THE DAY OF THE DUCHESS
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KS1805
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Pickpick

Completely unrealistic, nothing about this would happen in real life considering all the trauma. But somehow beautiful non the less. I think we all want to believe broken things can be repaired and broken people can be redeemed.

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LaurenReads
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Pickpick

Book 1 of 2020! A great start to the new year. I am not a fan of the married/lost wife trope, but it‘s Sarah MacLean so of course I‘m reading it! And it‘s an amazing book. The pain these two went through and that satisfying ending made this book great. #romance #romantsy

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Taking inspiration from @DebinHawaii , here are a few romance book covers featuring alluring #overmyshoulder poses.

#ayupaugust

squirrelbrain I love all those dresses - not much call for them in modern-day Yorkshire though! 🤣 6mo
Cinfhen Very alluring, indeed 😝 6mo
DebinHawaii So many over the shoulder poses to choose from! 😉 5mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#24in48 #Hour18Challenge #Romance @24in48 📚💕
I average around 150 books a year, and I‘d say around 70 a 80% of my reading (dependsing on the year) is romance! I snuck a Harlequin romance off my mother‘s bookshelf at a very young (probably too young) age, and I was hooked! I started buying them for 10 cents a pop from my local library, and there was no stopping me!😂 #Romantsy #24in48ReadAThon #Romancelandia

LitDrivenGirl Can you tell me the name of the book behind the Kresley Cole book 🤗? 6mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LitDrivenGirl Yeah! It‘s a great graphic novel called 6mo
LitDrivenGirl Thank you! I added it 😁. 6mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LitDrivenGirl Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Volume 2 just came out earlier this month and volume 3 comes out in February! 6mo
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Verity
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So good. But surprisingly melancholic and with so much keeping the estranged couple apart that if it had been anything other than a romance I would not have expected it to have a happy ending. But it is and it does and it is very satisfying.

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Verity
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Bank holiday Monday afternoon (post run) treat!

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daniwithtea
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this! Excited for Bareknuckle Bastards.

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daniwithtea
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Heh. How very meta.

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Purplerosiepage
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Pickpick

Sarah MacLean is one of the best.

robinb Totally agree! 2y
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Purplerosiepage
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I was super in to my book.... (the Nook iPad app has an orange background to eliminate the blue light and I‘m obsessed) and then I got super distracted by the animated page turns. 🧙‍♀️

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Laughterhp
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I LOVE SARAH MACLEAN!! She‘s definitely my favorite Romance author, I‘ve now read all of her books in her 3 series! I can‘t wait for her new series to come out!

This book was really great. It was heartbreaking, funny, and there were some familiar faces in this book! Haven and Sera‘s love story was very difficult and they both had to fight for what they wanted. It was a lovely book. 💕

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EclecticBookLover
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This has been on my TBR for awhile now. I'm hoping I enjoy this as much as the previous books in the series! #tbr #librarybook

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TsundokuAleax
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Haven and Sera fell hard and fast for each other. They then make some poor choices that have terrible and lasting effects. This book is them learning and trying to move on from their past in very different ways. It was nice to see a romance where things went wrong and people grow from the events. I also enjoyed having Sera's sisters joining to keep her safe.

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TheRomantiCate
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So this happened actually a couple days ago(!); I had tweeted in response to Book Riot‘s post about what author you could read for the rest of your life and I chose Sarah MacLean because she‘s (my) queen of romance, and she responded!! She thinks I‘m lovely!! It was a definite fangirl moment!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩

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AmandaFields
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#riotgrams day 13: pink, red, and white 🌸❤️💭

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cariashley
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Book 4 of vacation done! Another gem from Sarah MacLean. She‘s just the best. Sera and Haven‘s personal journeys were definitely on the darker, deeper side of the emotional scale and I loved it. #romantsy

RealLifeReading Nice view! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yay!! A New Yorker!!! I live in Jersey but was born and raised LI (on border of Queens, and bc Queens was so much cooler, I‘d always say I was from Queens when I was a late teen/20 something) lol. Thanks for following me!! Happy to follow you! 2y
cariashley @JanuarieTimewalker13 no way!! I‘m the opposite, I was born in Queens but on the border of LI, in Bayside!! Agree that saying Queens is definitely more badass, but Bayside is basically LI 😂 I live in Manhattan now. Great to connect 😊 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s so funny!!! LOVE Bayside. Blast from the past (not sure if it‘s still there) Bay Terrace movie theater. Oh man, I can go all the way back when Adventures Inn was in Whitestone. Environs the disco, girl fight there, with me trying to calm both sides, to no avail. Lol...I have so many great Bayside memories!!! I met a cute guy who went to Bayside High, he didn‘t call me for 2 weeks and I said, “no thanks, You took too long” hahahaha 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Manhattan is great!! Had many many years working there!! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m actually thinking of moving back. We‘ll see! Haven‘t been to Avli in a long time, but that‘s more recent...good Greek resto! (edited) 2y
cariashley @JanuarieTimewalker13 oh man the movie theater is definitely still there! So is Avli and it‘s delicious! My dad owns the bar Maggie May‘s off Bell - it‘s a an old man bar but the food and prices are solid. I get back there a bunch for holidays but am definitely a Manhattan girl now ☺️ 2y
cariashley @JanuarieTimewalker13 also good for you on the bayside high guy, two weeks IS way too long 😂😂 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, I‘m old!! That guy could be your dad‘s age!! That happened back in 1980. Lol uhmm, hmmm, don‘t know that bar, but I was never a bar hopper, I like to dance!-that‘s a great name for a bar! My mother loved that song, awhh, Rod Stewart. Oh, wow, I‘m so happy the movie theatre is still there😀 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow, I used way too many !!! Lol 2y
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cariashley
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For the life of me I will never understand the Goodreads app search function. I mistyped a letter and the right title came up, but I automatically corrected it too quickly and some other random title appeared. Anyway, excited for this to be my next read!

Lcsmcat I‘ve had similar issues with their search. 2y
MarriedtoMrT Yup! Their search is awful. 2y
emtobiasz It's so bad! I don't understand it at all. 2y
cariashley @Lcsmcat @MarriedtoMrT @emtobiasz riiiiiiight???? And it‘s been like this for ages. Such a mild annoyance but annoying nonetheless! 2y
batsy Yes it's utterly without logic (to me, anyway). I'm so glad others feel the same! 😆 2y
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Verity
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I can‘t wait to read Sarah MacLean‘s latest - but I can‘t justify buying it at the moment because the tbr pile is huge and because I really want the US edition (to match the others I have and because I don‘t love the UK covers) and that makes it more complicated! Congratulations on your #50k1k Librarybelle - and how generous to do a #giveaway to celebrate.

Librarybelle Thank you! I know what you mean about the cover differences - sometimes I have to buy the UK version because I prefer it over the US version! 2y
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Beckys_Books
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Sarah MacLean is the queen of romance novels. That's all I need to say about this book.

Laughterhp I love her books! 2y
robinb She is amazing! ❤️ 2y
cariashley Oooh good, I just borrowed this from the library for my vacation next week! 2y
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Beckys_Books
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A nice, light palette cleanser and a lovely fire. We even had an unexpected bit of snow today. And now I'm feeling a bit sleepy. Maybe a nap to top off this lazy Sunday.

knittedgnome That looks so cozy! 2y
readordierachel Great setup! 2y
Beckys_Books @knittedgnome @ReadOrDieRachel I'm enjoying the hospitality of my sister @LizzyM 2y
Cathythoughts Very cosy looking where you are ❤️ 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Sarah MacLean is one of many amazing authors who appear in this fantastic article about the importance and impact of the romance genre. Everyone should read this! “While men weren‘t looking, women built a genre that tackles love, sex, pleasure, class, money, feminism, masculinity, and equality.” - Jaime Green
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jaimegreen/who-gets-a-happily-ever-after-in-2018-romanc...
#VaginalFantasy #GloryToTheGuild @thereadingwomen

Zenvicious This picture cracks me up! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Zenvicious Right?! It‘s pretty glorious! 😂 2y
LadyBrik I‘m reading MacLean‘s Rules of Scoundrels series now and they are SO. GOOD!!!!!! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LadyBrik They really are!!! 2y
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ElectricKatyLand
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Outstanding. I was skeptical of this love story based on what I knew of the hero from previous books, but it is a devastatingly beautiful novel of love and redemption and forgiveness and bravery. The premise: the duchess wants a divorce. The duke wants her. Against all odds, they find their HEA.

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dreabooksit
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I didn't think I would like this book. The duke of haven seemed like an asshole in the rogue not taken and I was glad of his embarrassment. But I liked the story of these two coming back together, it was very touching.

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dreabooksit

Romance reader from way back and I have been obsessed with Sarah Maclean. Her writing is good and the stories are entertaining. The steamy parts? Ooooo yea lol

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LittleQuail

"Why was it that men's rage came in a flurry of fists, while women's came on a flood of tears?"

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CocoReads
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While I didn't love it as much as the previous 2 books, it was still a pretty good story and I'm always happy to read about the Dangerous Daughters. I look forward to seeing how Sesily lands her American and the next series as well!

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CocoReads
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I'm trying to be good again (the struggle is real and constant) so instead of cookies or m&ms I shall #snack on apples and peanut butter #30daysofreadathon

StephBengtson I love those peanut butter cups. I take them to work with celery for a healthy snack. 2y
Mdargusch The struggle is real! 2y
CocoReads @StephBengtson in general I love everything peanut butter related. Those cups are great for work snacks! 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders The struggle is so sadly real! 😭 2y
tif This made me giggle because in Australia Jif is a cleaning product!! Glad you're not eating our Jif! 2y
CocoReads @tif I'm glad of that too! 2y
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CocoReads
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Reading and football. Hoping for a victory for my poor beleaguered Bears today. Although if I don't got to the store soon, we won't be eating tonight....

LaurenReads They're up (for now) I love my 🐻 too!!! 2y
Luv2readbookz I'll root for any team but the Steelers. Go Bears 😂 2y
Zelma Another Bears fan here too! 👋 though I don't get to see them as often since I canceled NFL Sunday Ticket. 2y
DGRachel Our poor Bears. 🐻 I'm scared to ask how they are doing today. I can't watch. 🙈 2y
CocoReads It was 7-0 Bears when I left but there's still plenty of time for them to screw it up.😬 2y
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WhatDeeReads
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Finally chose my #FiveStarPredictions. Tagged twice and it still took me two weeks to get my life together.

Morr_Books The Hate U Give is one of the best books I've read in a long time! ❤️ 2y
WhatDeeReads @srmorrison I know it‘s excellent. I haven‘t read it yet mostly because it‘s gonna make me ragey. 2y
8little_paws I need to rad THUG soon as well. 2y
WhatDeeReads @8little_paws maybe I‘ll get to it in October. 2y
Morr_Books @WhatDeeReads Totally get it, but trust me when I say that there are so many other emotions too that made it just amazing. Literally laughed and cried during read it. I was so sad when it was over. 2y
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CocoReads
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Good morning! Taking my daughters to see American Assassin this morning and then our library is having a local author fair that we're going to try to make as well. I'm over halfway through Uprooted but I'm taking a quick break for the newest scandal & scoundrel book!

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stargazerblue49
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I was supposed to get lots of sleep last night in preparation for my call weekend... Nope, thanks to Sarah MacLean. This book was a slow burn for me at first, but did not take long to worm its way into my heart. I love Sera as a heroine and Mal even more as our hero. I had a picture of him being played by Armie Hammer in my head, which made the banter that much more entertaining. Ugh. I just want more. Give me Ses and Caleb now, dammit!

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stargazerblue49
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Please tell me that the next book is all about Caleb Calhoun and Sesily Talbot?!?

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bookninja
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I finished this in a day. When I'm at work, I never stop working. I work till the last minute but because of this book I shut down my computer half an hour early and just read and read. I loved the strong female characters. The sisters are just 😍 my favourite romance novel up till now (I'm new to this genre)

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aizekj
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The hero in this book was completely unlikable (to put it mildly) earlier in the series and I wondered how she would get the reader on his side for this story. If anyone can do it, it's Sarah MacLean! She absolutely delivered! 💖

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heikemarie
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So I listed to another new song for day 3 of #riotgrrrl: #perfectillusion by Lady Gaga! It sounds like Ms Gaga feels that someone pretended to be in love with her. While Ms Gaga's complaint seems real, a common trope in romance novels such as the one tagged is the main character incorrectly believing the same has happened to them 😜

Cinfhen Nice, going with the lyrics!!!! 🎶🎵🎶 2y
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LauraReadsTheBooks
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Nevertheless, she persisted.

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heikemarie
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We got up to have 7:30 am breakfast with some friends who are leaving for a trip 😱so Puck and I decided we deserved to use those early morning hours afterward relaxing and reading a fun romance instead of my big stack of nonfiction. Scuse the boobs my husband calls Puck my push-up bra 😂

Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 2y
Foragingfantasy 😺 > underwire 2y
Foragingfantasy There is an August read of Watership happening on instagram starting Tuesday. With @RedStarReviews if you wanna join in!! 2y
heikemarie @Foragingfantasy I don't really rock Insta that much to be honest! I appreciate it though!! 2y
Foragingfantasy @inwhichHeikereadsharder I much prefer Litsy. But I have a few friends on there that just won't transfer over so I keep up with it a little too. 2y
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The_Literary_Jedi
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Bk 3 in the Scandal & Scoundrels series featuring the Dangerous Daughters. This deals with trust and grief in a marriage and how it can spiral uncontrollably if communication isn't used. Campy and the Talbot sister banter is snarky, fast paced fun.
- Why do we use the broken protagonist so often in this genre? What is the appeal of characters with a dark secret, depressing/abusive past, or inexperience?

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Jennie748
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I stayed up until midnight to finish this. So. Good. Lots of caffeine and yawning today, but #noregrets

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amckiereads
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I'm awake and starting book one for #24in48!

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Rabidgummibear
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This is probably my favorite in the series. It's the story of how something awful can change a relationship and then reshape it into something new and just as wonderful. Things aren't always what we assume them to be.

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Rabidgummibear
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Beautiful quote right there. One of my favorites in this book so far.

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RebeccaSpeas
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What a boss dedication.

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Jessicav
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AWWW YISSSSSS. Happy Sunday!

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MaidaMalby
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Five hankies, five stars ✨ Devoured it in four hours. Cried from p.2 to p.364. Laughed as well, especially with the suitresses. Was a monster and dog-eared pages of my favorite lines (at least 15). Groveling Haven redeemed. ❤️❤️❤️ all the Dangerous Daughters. Can't wait for Caleb and Sesily's novella. CanNOT wait for The Bareknuckle Bastards.

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CrinolineDream
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Ebooks from Amazon! #haul #romantsy #PrimeDay

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EloisaJames
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If you'd like to chat with Sarah, please join!! You can chime in or lurk. Sarah is always great fun--lots of free books to give away, too! Just join the Facebook group and you're in. #romantsy. #bookclub. @sarahmaclean

thereadingunicorn @EloisaJames what the Facebook link? 3y
EloisaJames @Abbymom www.facebook.com/groups/eloisajamesbookclub 3y
thereadingunicorn Thank you 3y
thereadingunicorn @EloisaJames dang I just realize I have class tonight and will miss it 🙁 3y
EloisaJames @Abbymom next time! 3y
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Owlizabeth
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This book made me cry! That never happens with romances, but there was some stuff that hit me right in the feels. If you like romance, I cannot recommend @sarahmaclean highly enough - her heroines are always strong and smart and funny. Even if you don't think you like romance, you should give her a shot. I don't read a ton of the genre, but when I do it's because Sarah MacLean wrote it. #romantsy

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