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The Summer Wives
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Laura317
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I‘ll admit I bought this because I loved the cover. Starting the one today.

rather_be_reading thats the trend for historical fiction rn 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Beatriz 💚💚💚 1w
Laura317 I‘m putting this aside for awhile. I need to read some other things right now, so until later, Summer Wives. I‘ll see you soon! 5d
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SheilaChew
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Pickpick

Stayed up past midnight to finish - loved the book!

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SheilaChew
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Next up - anyone read this? Thoughts?

Redwritinghood A little like a soap opera. I was so-so on it. 2mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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11-16-19: My 94th finished book of 2019! My partners in crime couldn‘t hang😻 but I couldn‘t put this one down! #thesummerwives #beatrizwilliams 👍🏼📖#️⃣9️⃣4️⃣

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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#7days#7covers #coverlover

Have you been tagged @LauraAndTaraAndBooks ? Post covers you love over the next 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day!! 📚❤️

LauraAndTaraAndBooks I have indeed! Tomorrow is my third day and I've promised my 9yo that he can help me choose...so we could end up with something... erm... unusual, shall we say? 😂 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LauraAndTaraAndBooks can‘t wait to see it!!! 💙💙💙 4mo
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Judybskt
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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🤦‍♀️I‘ve been looking for my copy of The Summer Wives for a while. My niece finally found it! She also has my copy of The Glass Ocean - it got wet. Ugh!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!!!!! 😫 5mo
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thea-block
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Pickpick

My first Beatriz Williams book! And I have to say, she‘s a good writer and has well developed storylines. Her historical accuracy is interesting and it doesn‘t dominate the storyline. This book reminds me of The Boston Girl, Susanna Kearsley, Sarah Addison Allen, Maeve Binchey, and Kate Morton.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Aswenson
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Struggling through this one for some reason... can‘t figure out if it‘s me or the book. 🤔 #botm

EKonrad Didn‘t care for this one. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 5mo
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Eggs
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Summer is for reading Summer Wives! Williams draws you into the story so gently, bewitchingly, and completely that time stops until it‘s hours later—you pop back into reality and realize you‘ve finished it in 1 sitting

A gift from the fabulous @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗 6mo
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EmilyM
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Pickpick

Had a hard time getting into this one and the multiple timelines threw me a bit, but it picked up enough for me to finish it. By the end I was totally engrossed. A good summer read and another one knocked off of my #MountTBR and botm backlog. ⭐⭐⭐.5/5

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mc916
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Pickpick

A good listen for this past week. I really enjoyed her writing however not a scandalous as i had thought. A little bit of Gray Gardens and a little bit of Gatsby.
Week 5 of #bfcr2 and I‘ve been busy trying to keep my commitment. @wanderinglynn @WriterAtHeart @Econaghan @BookishBelle @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl @laura311 @crazyspine

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Eggs
Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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kspenmoll So pretty!! 6mo
Tanisha_A Greeeeen! 💚 6mo
Eggs Thanks @kspenmoll @Tanisha_A 💚💚 6mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pickpick

Pick!! Entertaining story with twists, romance, danger. Read the entire book in one sitting on a long plane ride, which made the experience even better. Will definitely read more Beatriz Williams!!! Can‘t wait to get my hands on her latest.
Thanks, @WilliamMorrowBooks !

WilliamMorrowBooks Yay! It is so good, right?! 6mo
Mdargusch Fun! I loved this one too. 6mo
ValerieAndBooks I need to start my copy of this soon!! 6mo
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InnerSavvy
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Pickpick

This is classified as a historical fiction in most places but I would not call it that. To me it's more of a literary fiction family drama with a little bit of romance and mystery thrown in. It was entertaining to listen to. Note: language, explicit sexual scene, and violence

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SarahHarts_books
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Reading poolside 😎

brit91 Sounds like a great day!!🤩😎😀😁 6mo
SarahHarts_books @brit91 Yes it really was!! It's the first time I've done it this year and I really needed it! I love the water! 😊 6mo
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Eggs
Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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HufflepuffGirl90
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@Mynameisacolour this is finally headed back to you tomorrow with my apologies for the lateness.

#LMPBC #Round5 #GroupB

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Brewychock48
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I loved this book. A great summer read. Well written, highly entertaining. Sad that is finished. I loved the characters

SarahHarts_books I really want to read this one! It looks so good! It's on my TBR. 7mo
Brewychock48 @SarahHarts_books ,it is so good. 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶❤️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 7mo
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Kimberlone
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#Riotgrams #Day15 #Freebie

These three are all freebies I won from giveaways on Litsy!

hermyknee Litsy is the best!! ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
Brewychock48 I am reading The Summer Wives. A great book,love Beatriz Williams. Enjoy your books. Congratulations on winning them😍 7mo
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Valink
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Pickpick

Between a pick and a so-so for me. By the end of the book I was bored and ready for it to end, but I did enjoy the story. The fictional Winthrop Island that‘s the setting for this book is based on Fisher‘s Island, which is a location my husband and I have sailed to. I enjoy connections like that so that part was a bonus for me.

Crazeedi Her books were so good at the beginning , but the last one I read before this was meh... I had hoped this one would be good. Still going to check it out 8mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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Finally home from vacation and everyone is so exhausted. @HufflepuffGirl90 this will be coming your way tomorrow. @Mynameisacolour I feel bad about the fudgesicle that my 2 year old got on he book. While I was reading on the beach he ran up to me to show me the fudgesicle his friend on the beach gave him. I didn‘t see him coming and he touched the book with it. I can send you a new one if you would like, sending this one out tomorrow.

Mynameisacolour @Littlestbookshelf Fudgecicles are awesome, I'd be excited to! Ha ha. No worries, it's not a problem at all. 8mo
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Austink1
Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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A little summer fun #happykidsmakeahappymom 😀❤️🏊‍♀️☀️😎

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Summerof69
#SongsofSummer

I‘m reusing this picture because I love it and I love Beatriz!!

Set in 1951 and 1969 💚💚💚

Johanna414 Beautiful Picture! I've been meaning to try one of her books.
8mo
OriginalCyn620 💚💚💚 8mo
BiblioLitten 💚 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Johanna414 thank you!! I hope you do!!! 8mo
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BornReadChicago
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Thank you so much for the complimentary book @WilliamMorrowBooks 🎉🎉🎉🙏🙏🙏

WilliamMorrowBooks Welcome! 8mo
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Valink
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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It‘s that time of year when I lounge out in the harbor reading on a boat. My favorite time of year!

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Littlestbookshelf
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Finishing this up at the beach today! #lmpbc

Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! ❤️ 8mo
Jenken1998 It was a great read! 8mo
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Kimberlone
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Pleasantly surprised to come home from my trip to some #bookmail from @WilliamMorrowBooks

Thank you!

WilliamMorrowBooks Fabulous photo! 8mo
Kimberlone @WilliamMorrowBooks thank you 😊 8mo
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cobwebmoth
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Thank you so much for the book @WilliamMorrowBooks !💙

AmyG It‘s a good read. 8mo
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beccamlvn
The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
I wasn't sure what I was reading for a while, which made it difficult to get into. The story is one we've all heard before of the drama from the upper and working classes mingling. I enjoyed the story overall but the writing could have been less choppy, and it contained odd descriptions... sometimes too many flowery adjectives, going on for most of the page, to sometimes not enough adjectives to tell what was happening.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“You must find whatever ugliness there exists within him and have the courage to extract it, like a bad tooth, or if it cannot be extracted to actually journey inside him and gather the ugliness in your arms for metamorphosis, by the strength and the purity of your love to make him #beautiful again.”

All of her covers are so #Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

#AMonthofSongs

Crazeedi I've read almost every one! 9mo
OriginalCyn620 They are! 9mo
SilversReviews LOVE this collage and love Beatriz Williams. 8mo
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alisonrose
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I gave this a good try, but tonight I just couldn‘t get myself to pick this up for more than about 5 minutes at a time because it was so boring. The characters were all flat and formulaic, I didn‘t care about any of them because there was nothing THERE to care about. I wasn‘t going to read another 200+ pages when I gave no fucks at all about what happens to any of these people. DNF

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alisonrose
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TBH I don‘t have very high hopes for this one, based on the synopsis and reviews, but I‘m trying to clear out the books that have been on my TBR shelves the longest (got this in July of last year) so it‘s getting a shot. We‘ll see! 🤷🏻‍♀️

Crazeedi I liked it! 9mo
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WilliamMorrowBooks
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Giveaway! Littens, just for you - everyone who registers my May 8th will receive a trade paperback copy of THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatris Williams. This New York Times bestseller was all over Litsy last year when it burst onto the scene in hardcover - if you have had it on your wish list since then, now‘s your chance! https://forms.gle/ud65beZbjmhJ7akh8

AmyG It‘s a wonderful book. 9mo
llwheeler Is this US only? 9mo
LibrarianRyan Very Cool. thank you ! 9mo
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WilliamMorrowBooks @llwheeler yes i am sorry! 9mo
cobwebmoth Thank you! 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled THANK YOU!! I‘m so excited to read this! 9mo
BornReadChicago 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
BornReadChicago Also, do you have a newsletter or something similar for book bloggers to be given consideration for ARCs? Would love to throw my hat in the ring 😊 9mo
Tameeka This is a great summer 🏖 read! 9mo
TheLibrarian That‘s very nice of you! I own it in hardcover and plan to dig into it this summer. 9mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Webmd says the best way to get rid of the pain in my foot is to elevate it, so I spent a lazy afternoon reading my #lmbc book. Great pick @Mynameisacolour !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! I LOVE to see people reading Beatriz 💚💚💚 9mo
Mynameisacolour I'm glad that you're enjoying it & I hope your foot feels better! I can't wait to read everyone's thoughts on this one. 9mo
Crazeedi Love beatriz too!! 9mo
Crazeedi And get well soon!💞 9mo
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rainbowdarling
Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams

I can't figure out why I keep coming back to this author. I'm consistently slightly disappointed with the stories, but then I borrow another one anyway. 🤷‍♀️

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tammysue
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4.5 ☆ 👍🏻 This is now my 2nd Beatriz Williams novel I‘ve read (enjoyed more than Cocoa Beach) w/another on my home bookshelf that I‘m MOST definitely adding to my April reading list. TSW has 3 storylines spanning the 30‘s, 50‘s and 60‘s full of mystery, family drama + romance and centers around Miranda who arrives back on the island in 1969-18yrs later. 🌊⛵️

#24B4Monday
next Every Breath (I‘m 1/4 through) + The Last Time I Lied #botm

TheReadingMermaid You're doing good sweetheart just keep it up! 10mo
Andrew65 Brilliant. Well done. 👍 10mo
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Bookwormjillk
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A great day for #bookmail. #litsylove from @IndoorDame and @kspenmoll plus month 2 of #lmbc from @Mynameisacolour

@Littlestbookshelf I‘m mailing your #lmbc book this afternoon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! Beatriz Williams 💚💚💚 10mo
Mynameisacolour Good deal! I'm glad it made it to you. 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Pickpick

This started out a little slow, and the multiple timelines got a bit confusing at times, but eventually I got sucked in and had to finish it today. It had its schmaltzy moments for sure, but I look at this more like a good summer/beach read and a well-done soap opera. I enjoyed it! 4⭐️

#historicalfiction
#catsoflitsy
#Scarlett
#botm

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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There were certainly many women and young ladies #charmed by the handsome Hugh Fisher...

#LiteraryLuck

maich Great picture👍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @maich thank you!! 💚💚 10mo
gradcat I agree with @maich ! My eye went right to (and into) this post! 💕 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @gradcat thank you 😘 I try to be creative especially with the weather being more cooperative 💗💗 10mo
vkois88 💚 beautiful 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you 💚💚 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Here is my #botm stack that I‘m way behind on! I‘m going to be doing a marathon of sorts starting next Monday to see how many of these I can read in the next 3 weeks. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome! #marathon

P.S. Please tell me I‘m not the only one who has a stack like this! 😱 #ihaveaproblem

SaturnDoo 😐😐I have a library stack, a books I own stack, an overdrive stack, and an epub stack. I will attempt to get a list together by Monday and try to join you. I need the motivation and encouragement 😂 11mo
JenlovesJT47 @SaturnDoo lol I feel your pain!! 😂 Not pictured above: books I own stack (both physical and digital), library stack (both physical and digital), and my Litsy required reading stack for my book clubs. I definitely have a problem! Glad you‘ll be joining me, we can motivate each other! 😁 11mo
SaturnDoo I have a problem too!!! I have plenty to read between my own physical and epub books, but can't stay away from Overdrive or the library. 😁I guess it's a good problem, it could be something worse🤔 Absolutely!!! Happy to join in and see what we can conquer 💪💪 11mo
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Kappadeemom Nope! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 11mo
kristincatastrophic I don't really have this problem. However, I've had The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock sitting around since it came as well. 11mo
TheLibrarian I have the same problem. However my stack is at least twice that size. 11mo
JenlovesJT47 @TheLibrarian oh I have more botm books! They are just in boxes from my move where I can‘t get to them at the moment! 😆 11mo
TheLibrarian @JenlovesJT47 😂 Glad I‘m not the only one so far behind on BOTM books! 11mo
irre Same problem. 11mo
Hooked_on_books You are definitely NOT the only one. 10mo
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Mynameisacolour
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OoOoO...!! This is good so far! Going to spend this gloriously sunny afternoon curled up by the window with this one.💚🌞😎 #lmpbc

Laura317 I‘ve got this book at home on my tbr. Glad to hear it‘s a good one. 😀 11mo
LoverofLit I'm so glad you're enjoying this as much as I did! 😍 11mo
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Jerdencon
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Reading this one on a cloudy day before I go back to work tomorrow 🙁 and trying to immerse myself in the world of summer. My last book also took place during summer so guessing that is on my mind!

Mdargusch I really enjoyed this one! 11mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Getting started on my #lmpbc pick tonight! Really excited for this one 💚🤓💚

Crazeedi Good book (edited) 11mo
Littlestbookshelf I‘m so excited! Did I tell you I am reading The Glass Ocean (also written by Beatriz) and I am absolutely loving it! I can‘t wait for this one! What color pen are you using? (edited) 11mo
Mynameisacolour @Littlestbookshelf No, you did not mention that. How is it? I planned on using purple but these pens are horrible and bleed through the paper badly so I'm putting this read on hold for a few days. 11mo
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whatsthEStorey
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”...you never do suspect what inconsequential event will change the course of your life.”

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Mynameisacolour
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A few options for #LMPBC they are a little all over the place but do you ladies see any that you would like to read? If not, don't be shy there are more to choose from😅 @Littlestbookshelf @Bookwormjillk @HufflepuffGirl90

Littlestbookshelf I‘ve been wanting to read that one for a while, but they all sound interesting! (edited) 11mo
Bookwormjillk Summer Wives has been on my list for a while, but Bootstrapper looks good too 11mo
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HufflepuffGirl90 I‘ve been wanting to read Summer Wives 😉 I love that we all have the same idea 11mo
Mynameisacolour Perfect! Summer wives was my first pick too.😊 All the other historical fiction on my TBR is well over 400 pages😳 Should we share emails to get mailing addresses or do you know if we should expect an email from the signup? @HufflepuffGirl90 @Bookwormjillk @Littlestbookshelf 11mo
Littlestbookshelf I think we will be getting an email after signups are done but we can do either! 11mo
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UnabridgedPod
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I liked this romantic mystery MUCH more than I expected. The novel is told in alternating times and by focusing on alternating characters' experiences. We see Miranda, the protagonist, arrive on the isolated New England island where (in 1951) her relationship with her mother ended, where she fell in love, where she gained and almost immediately lost a stepfather. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod The alternation of the narrative creates a mystery, and at its center is Joseph Vargas, who has been in prison since that summer. What we learn reveals much about the impact of class distinction, religion, and tradition in a novel with moments that reminded me of The Great Gatsby. While it's no Gatsby, The Summer Wives is compelling and well told. 11mo
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whatsthEStorey
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This book has been on my TBR since summer! I‘m enjoying the beachy, summery scenes. I‘m trying to decide whether I prefer it in print or audio. The leaps in time & occasional shifts of perspective are a little hard to follow because I tend to zone out when listening. Side note: Mabbie is actually fervently licking the spine of the book for some mysterious reason, I just chose a pic where her eyes are closed so she looks cuddly, not crazed!

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Mynameisacolour
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It's here!!!🎉🎉🎉
Thank you so much Bri!!! @LoverofLit . I've really been wanting to read this one and the card is lovely! 💛💛💛
Thank you to @TheBookKeepers as well for putting on this swap! 💖💖💖
#justabookswap

TheBookKeepers Yay!!! That book looks lovely!!! 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I loved this book! Hope you'll enjoy it too! 12mo
LoverofLit Yay! I'm so glad you like it 💚 I really enjoyed it and when I saw it on your TBR, I thought it would be a good pick 😊 Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 12mo
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mom2bugnbee
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Riveting! I will read more of hers. Warning: there is some graphic content & quite a bit of language.

⭐⭐⭐✨/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A book with no chapters, unusual chapter headings, or unconventional numbered chapters - #pop19