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Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers | Sara Ackerman
Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman will be available Feb 13, 2018. Preorder your copy today!
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DebinHawaii
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#MOvember #catchup
Some books from my stacks featuring an #LaIslaBonita 🏝& an Island in the title. I stuck to the more tropical locations. Some of these I‘ve read, others are still #TBR

Cinfhen Pretty covers and potential prompt idea for #Booked2021 🤔 4w
BarbaraBB You don‘t even mention your own isla bonita?! 😉🏝 4w
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MrsBibliophile
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This historical fiction is set in 1941. It shows the separation and unity of a small Hawaiian community, with a sprinkle of Marines. It's historically accurate, and follows the dates of the war well, allowing the reader a more involved role. From the newspaper headlines, to the military vehicles, this author did her homework! What a great read this has been!

I loved this book, and would recommend it to anyone!

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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DebinHawaii
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I received this book last year for an Instagram review tour but barely started it then, so I picked it as the Dec/Jan book for the virtual foodie book club I co-host. I enjoyed the Big Island setting in a WWII historical novel as it's a glimpse of wartime life you don't see often in books. Mother Violet & Daughter Ella narrate the story with mystery, romance & pie. Paired with a Tropical Pineapple Pie with toasted coconut crust. Recipe link👇🏻

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Wife
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I made it halfway through the audiobook and I‘m going to bail. The reader performances are nothing special. I don‘t care about any of the characters, except maybe Brownie the chicken 🐓. I‘m a fan of historical fiction set in WWII, but this one isn‘t for me. I just cannot see wasting my time when my TBR awaits.

Melissa_J Interesting. I have this on my TBR pile. Hopefully it works for me (but if it doesn‘t I‘ll bail, too). 11mo
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Suzan
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. Loved the writing style, characters, and the story.

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peacegypsy
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Going to try to lose myself here for a bit after a terribly stressful week. 😢

cobwebmoth *hugs* 2y
readordierachel Sorry things have been stressful! Hope you're able to relax and turn it off. 2y
LiteraryinLititz Sending hugs! 2y
blondie I'm sorry. I hope it gets better! 2y
peacegypsy @cobwebmoth @ReadOrDieRachel @LiteraryinLititz @blondie Thanks so much for your sweet thoughts, Litsy friends! I cherish your kindness! 💗💗💗 2y
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Booknerd2
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Such a great book. You definitely feel good reading it. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor this book talks about a Hawaiian Island and a small group of friends who must deal with rising tensions toward people of Japanese descent. These women laugh, cry, love, bake, worry, dance, and anything they can to make it through the days. When you read it, you‘ll fall in love with Roscoe, the adorable Marine hero. 💜💜💜

Mdargusch I just bought this at a library sale so I‘m glad you liked it! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Ran my errands & settling in to finish up these two books in the month of March. (I've got about 13 hours to midnight here!) What else does this (gray & rainy) Saturday before Easter hold? It includes green juice to counter the effects of a Russell Stover Marshmallow Egg (in honor of my mom who loved them💙) & lavender-hued toes.

Can purple toes make someone #FallAtYourFeet ? (I'm sorry but I'm catching up on #MarchIntoOz & I had to be lame!) 💜

Cinfhen I love that u made it work 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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ReadingMeagan
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I stayed up to 1:30am finishing up this book last night! I am a sucker for historical fiction that takes place during World War 2, but I am trying to branch out and read books that don‘t take place in Europe. This fit the bill, and I will be dreaming about living (and teaching in Hawaii) now! Interesting mystery, with a sweet love stories.

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Lydia_sBookies
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Great story of Hawaii during WWII, with some suspense and a pet lion thrown in for good measure. Fairly light reading.

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ReadingMeagan
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Starting this book today with my late lunch. I have no idea what this is about. So hopefully I will enjoy it!

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DebinHawaii
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#MarchIntoOz #sunshine 🌞We finally had sunshine today after lots of grey & rainy days. I managed to read out back for a bit this afternoon while watching Mr. Max 🐱who takes any opportunity to prowl his backyard territory. I took a bag of trash out front & my neighborhood cattle egret was the enjoying the sunshine on top of a neighbor's truck. I had to go back in & grab my camera-but it didn't seem like he was planning on going anywhere soon.😆

Bookzombie Max on the prowl! 💕🐱 2y
kathedron I've only seen a cattle egret once, here in the UK, at a Wetlands centre that we visit. Not close enough for a photo. Don't worry, though, Max, you haven't been upstaged: you're as fabulous as ever! 😺 2y
wanderinglynn Max is super cute! ❤️🐱 My cat Teddy loves to sit out on my deck & watch the birds. 2y
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rehtaehwashere He looks so happy to be out! My kitty is eagerly waiting for the snow to melt. She loves sitting on the front porch under the bird feeder, watching the birds eat 2y
DebinHawaii @Bookzombie He is quite the prowler! 😹 2y
DebinHawaii @River_Voice I have a fascination with them. They were brought in and released here in 1959 to manage agricultural pests & now are becoming a threat to native birds but I love seeing them. 2y
DebinHawaii @rehtaehwashere @wanderinglynn Max is obsessed with a bird nest & mama bird on her eggs in a bush out back so I have to watch him closely! 😻🐦 2y
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DebinHawaii
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It's been just grey and cool enough to make this Potato Soup with White Cheddar & Chives leftover from Sunday, a pretty perfect dinner. 📚💙🍲Picking this Hawaii-set WWII historical novel up again. I had to set it aside for other books with deadlines but I'm happy to get back to the story tonight. 🌺
Does anyone else use two bookmarks to set chapter and/or page reading goals?

Cinfhen Yup, when I‘m participating in read alongs.... 2y
Jcunning Me too. So that I know how many pages I‘ve read that day. 2y
Dogearedcopy Yep! I look over a book before starting it, break it into chapters or sections or page counts, and then set up the dual bookmarks 🤚 2y
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BarbaraJean Yes! I use tabs for readalong sections, but will often use the little library checkout receipt as a second bookmark to mark how far I want to get in a day (or to mark my place in the endnotes). 2y
RachelO Yes. For readalongs and books that have a scary number of pages. The soup looks gooood! 2y
Chelsea.Poole Yess!! It‘s usually an unattainable goal I set with bookmark number two, but I do it often! Also—yum! 😋 2y
Jinjer No I don‘t but GIVE ME THAT SOUP! 2y
kspenmoll Looks yummy! 2y
BookBabe I need this soup! 😍😍😍 2y
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Rhondareads
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Love the cover historical fiction set in Hawaii perfect for my weekend reading 📚💕👏

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DebinHawaii
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Do you love WWII historical fiction and books set in Hawaii? If so and you are in the U.S., stop by my Instagram post and enter to win an #ARC copy of this novel of love & friendship, set on The Big Island. (I'm DebinHawaii there too!) Here's a link to the giveaway post: https://instagram.com/p/Bf_gpVeHKht/ 🌺🌴🍍

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ooooh, I‘ve never heard of this one!! I love books set in Hawai‘i and historical fiction! 2y
DebinHawaii @JanuarieTimewalker13 I'm really enjoying it! 🌴📚 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #MarchTBR My #TBR stack for March, minus e-books, audiobooks, a couple more #ARCs for book tour reviews that have not arrived yet & anything else I stumble across & *need* to read. 📚📚😬📚📚📚 The 🐔🐔🐔haven't made an appearance for a while so I had to throw them in. 🐔❤️😆

Jess7 🤗🤗 2y
rubyslippersreads Glad to see the 🐔🐔 again! 2y
LauraBeth Missed the 🐔🐔! 2y
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readvoraciously
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Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested.

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DebinHawaii
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First #bookmail that has arrived since I got home yesterday. Book mail is always a good thing & I'm excited for this WW2 Hawaii-set, novel of female friendship for review next month. Missing from the picture is 🐱Max who says that he is still 'jury is out' on his Mom.😼There were some late night snuggles but I am letting him drive things. Poor boy has been through a lot of stress this month-so pics to come for his Litsy friends🙀#catsoflitsy 😽❤️

Leftcoastzen I get it , if Max could put his hands on his hips and give you s cross look he would.😃 2y
Laylafinn I may have to read this! That may be our new home soon! 2y
TricksyTails I‘m a sucker for WWII books and the fact that this is based in Hawaii, well...I‘m dying to read it! Looking forward to your thoughts! So happy you‘re home! 😁♥️ 2y
rubyslippersreads Kitties hate change. I'm sure he'll come around. 😸 2y
readinginthedark My son is the same way when I‘m sick. Poor babies! He‘ll get there! 2y
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