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Bellewether
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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From the bestselling author of A Desperate Fortune and The Firebird, comes an entrancing new novel of love, war, and historical intrigue. Some houses seem to want to hold their secrets. Its 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. The times are complicated, as are the loyalties of many New York merchants who have secretly been trading with the French for years, defying Britains colonial laws in a game growing ever more treacherous. When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes on their parole of honour, it upends the lives of the Wilde familydeeply involved in the treasonous trade and already divided by war. Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mothers death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests. And Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran has little desire to be there. But by the wars end theyll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that are not broken easily. Their doomed romance becomes a local legend, told and re-told through the years until the present day, when conflict of a different kind brings Charley Van Hoek to Long Island to be the new curator of the Wilde House Museum. Charley doesnt believe in ghosts. But as she starts to delve into the history of Lydia and her French officer, it becomes clear that the Wilde House holds more than just secrets, and Charley discovers the legend might not have been telling the whole story...or the whole truth.
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BookBosomed1
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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I‘ve been reading in my book nook. How long has he been staring at me like that? 😬😬😬

Avanders Lol amazing 3mo
BookBosomed1 @Avanders If he had a social media profile, his handle would be MrJudgyMcJudgerson. He knows how to throw shade. 3mo
Avanders 😂😂 that‘s awesome — I love a furry friend with real personality 😁😁 3mo
BookBosomed1 @Avanders He has *so* much personality, and he has one eye. He sure knows how to use it! I also call him “Eeyore” because if he doesn‘t get his way, he literally (and noticeably) pouts or turns his back to me. 3mo
Avanders Lol awwww so cute 🥰 3mo
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JamieArc
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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September #Bookspin complete. I didn‘t think I would like this one as much as I did. My favorite aspect of Kearsley‘s books is the setting, and I didn‘t care to be in this setting. But my mind changed when I began reading. Kearsley does dual timelines so well. I wanted to know how both storylines were going to play out. A perfect fall read.

TheAromaofBooks Despite the fact that it had a lot of elements I don't usually like, I loved this one!! 4mo
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MeganAnn
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Spent the week in San Antonio, TX celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary 🎉❤️✨It was a wonderful trip!

This was the book I brought to read on the plane and it was also my April #bookspin choice - Books from Mom category.

A great story following Kearsley‘s typical style which I always enjoy. Probably my second favorite of hers so far. I love the way she combines a modern day story with one in the past and brings them together by the end.

samanthagutt Congrats on your anniversary! 10mo
IuliaC Happy anniversary! 10mo
AmyG Happy Anniversary ❤️ 10mo
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LeahBergen Congrats! I ❤️ San Antonio. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I really enjoyed this one so I'm glad you liked it, too! I've always wanted to visit San Antonio but haven't made it that far yet!! 10mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉 🎉 10mo
CaffeineAndCandy So springy 🌸 congratulations 🎈🎉 10mo
candority Happy anniversary! 🎉 10mo
charl08 Sunshine! Fabulous. Congratulations. 10mo
MeganAnn @TheAromaofBooks it‘s a very cool place to visit!! 10mo
MeganAnn @charl08 all the sunshine!! ☀️ It was in the 80s and 90s all week and felt amazing after a cold winter. And thank you! 🥰 10mo
Reggie Happy Anniversary! 10mo
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MeganAnn
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Both categories this month!

#bookspin is the Books from Mom category. My mom has borrowed me lots of books that have been sitting in my shelves so it‘s good I have to get one of them read now. I‘ve chosen the tagged book.

#doublespin is a Middle Grade Book off my son‘s shelves. This one yet to be determined.

I finished both for March but have to post a review for the second one yet. And I‘ll probably do the #bookspinbingo board next weekend

TheAromaofBooks Oh, I loved Bellewether when I read it a few months ago! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts!! 10mo
cwarnier Good choice. 10mo
MeganAnn @TheAromaofBooks @cwarnier that‘s good to hear! Started it this morning and so far it‘s pretty good. I loved some of her other books. 10mo
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cwarnier
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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#lmpbc @hes7 Sent off. Expected delivery is Thursday. I will believe that when I see it. 😜
 @TheAromaofBooks @Readergrrl

hes7 Got it! 🙌🏻 12mo
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cwarnier
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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#lmpbc @hes7 @TheAromaofBooks @Readergrrl
I will get it sent off early this week.
#20in4 @andrew65

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Glad you enjoyed this one!! I'm not always a big fan of the dual timeline thing, but I really thought Kearsley tied these together so well. 12mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 A favourite author for me. If you haven‘t read it I recommend strongly 12mo
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cwarnier
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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#20in4
Day 2 is in the books, 7 hours 40 minutes today!

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cwarnier
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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#20in4 @Andrew65
Day one, yesterday total 1.5 hours. Not bad for a full day of teaching.
I am audio listening today as I clean and do other things around my house today.

Andrew65 Great for a work day. Love this author, (edited) 12mo
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cwarnier
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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I will start this this weekend, but I feel very behind with work right now and not sure how much fun reading time I will get.
@hes7 @TheAromaofBooks @Readergrrl #lmpbc

TheAromaofBooks I'm sure I speak for all the group when I say not to stress it!! Sticking with the time deadlines has definitely been made much more difficult with the postal delays!! @hes7 @Readergrrl 12mo
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cwarnier
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Look what I got today. And it didnt take a month or get lost. @Readergrrl I know I need to get busy on the other one and will. @hes7
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#lmpbc #round10

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I hope you enjoy it!! 13mo
Readergrrl @cwarnier Phew! That‘s a relief!! 13mo
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Readergrrl
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@cwarnier I just mailed off my #LMPBC book to you. Hopefully it doesn‘t take a month to get to you this time!! I really enjoyed Bellewether! Historical romance without being sappy! Just what I needed. Ironically, I learned the author was inspired by an island in Canada (Campobello) that is sister to the island where my family comes from (Deer Island)!!! Very cool!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad you enjoyed it!! 13mo
cwarnier Sweet. I am almost done with the last one.
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TheAromaofBooks
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley

Greetings, fellow #LMPBC-ers!! Even though it's a little early, I was done reading both books & had to hit up the post office anyway, so I sent Bellewether off to @Readergrrl and Entwined to @Laughterhp . Looking forward to reading with you all!!

@Chrissyreadit @Catsandbooks @hes7 @cwarnier

#GroupC #GroupR

Chrissyreadit Nice!!! You‘re fast 🙌🎉👏😍 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit - This month I turned over a new leaf and determined to make my LMPBC books the FIRST ones I read! 😂 1y
Chrissyreadit I‘m going to try that! Smart! 1y
Laughterhp Sounds good! I read mine early this month too, maybe for the first time ever! 1y
Catsandbooks I'm almost done with my book! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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I loved this one!! Generally speaking, two things that turn me off from books are dual timelines and a touch of paranormal, but Kearsley handles these things so well that I devoured every page. Usually dual timelines mean that I am a lot more invested in one story than the other, but here I loved everyone. The gentle connections between the present & the past - the reminder of how people in history were genuine people with complicated layers & ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) motivations - everything was just done so well. I can see some folks complaining that the ending is too tidy, but I LOVE happy endings so I was totally here for it. This was my pick for #Round10 of #LMPBC so hopefully my fellow members enjoy it as much as I did!! Thank you SO MUCH for putting this one on my radar @robinb !! It was a total win.
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erinreads I love dual timelines and happy endings AND I just realized I already own this book, so I‘m moving it to the top of my TBR pile for December! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @erinreads - there were a few things in the modern timeline that I felt like were resolved too easily, but overall I just thoroughly enjoyed this one. It really explored a lot about how all we have from people from the past are bits & pieces, but not the whole story - i.e. the past family rented a slave from another family member, so on paper it looks as though they were pro-slavery, but their actual story was so much more nuanced - the owner ⬇ 1y
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) refused to sell them the slave because he knew they would set her free, so the only way to protect her from him was to continue to “rent“ her annually - just a reminder of however we interpret history, it's always an interpretation because we weren't actually there to understand all the complicated & tangled aspects of everything that was going on. Anyway, hope you enjoy it, too!!! 1y
MittenGirlPeach I loved this book too! I really enjoy Kearsley‘s writing. I read The Winter Sea by her and was hooked. 1y
Kmacwiththepaperback This is in my TBR pile. I have a thing where I don‘t want to read, because then I would have read it and not be able to read it again for a first time. 1y
robinb Such a WONDERFUL review, Sarah!! You said everything I wanted to say but much more eloquently! 😊 I‘m so glad you enjoyed it...I loved it too! 1y
robinb @MittenGirlPeach I think I might have that one! I‘ll have to try it next... thanks! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @MittenGirlPeach - I'll definitely have to read that one!! This is my second Kearsley book and it has solidified me as a fan!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Kmacwiththepaperback - I know that feeling!! I have loads of books that were childhood favorites that I would love to be able to read for the first time again, since I don't even REMEMBER the first time! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - Thank you!! I could have gone on a lot more but I didn't want to get too carried away!! 😂 One of these days I'll get around to reviewing it on my actual book blog (which always seems to run about a month behind lol) where I can ramble a lot more! This was just a delightful read in every way. 1y
robinb @TheAromaofBooks even though it had some serious thought-provoking moments/issues, overall just a feel-good book. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm glad that you took a chance and enjoyed it! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Compiling my #BookSpin list so I pulled my two #LMPBC books off the shelf last night...and realized they look eerily alike?? So random!!

#GroupR @hes7 @Readergrrl @cwarnier
#GroupC @Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp @Catsandbooks

Chrissyreadit That‘s coincidental 1y
CoffeeNBooks Pretty covers! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit - Right?? In real life they are even closer to the same shade of blue... reflective trees... little stars... I just thought it was hilarious! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks @CoffeeNBooks - Thank you!! I especially love the way the title of Bellewether is reflected in the water on the cover! 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I have bellewether and the cover is nothing like that. That cover is gorgeous!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @Prairiegirl_reading - Right?? I love this cover!! I went looking especially for it when I bought the book. The other cover I've seen with a woman on it is fine but I just fell in love with this one!! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Good morning #GroupR !! I have a million romances on my TBR, but here are a few that jumped out at me - any strike your fancy? I will say that Dear Aaron is pushing the length limits at around 500 pages, so it may not be the best choice. Just let me know if you have already read any of these, or if you love or hate one of these authors, or whatever!! Super excited about reading with you all!!!

#LMPBC @hes7 @Readergrrl @cwarnier

Readergrrl Belleweather sounds good! I read The Winter Sea and really enjoyed it. 1y
cwarnier I have not read any of these. I am game for any of them. 1y
hes7 I‘m game for any of them, too! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks @Readergrrl @cwarnier @hes7 - Okay, so I was planning to go with Bellewether & ordered a used copy. It came today & it's actually 422 pages long - that's a little longer than usual so I wanted to make sure everyone was okay with it?? I'm totally fine choosing a shorter book if this one seems a little overwhelming!!! Just let me know what you all think!! 1y
cwarnier It doesn't bother me. 1y
hes7 I‘m good with whatever you choose, too. 1y
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robinb
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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It‘s official. I‘ve become a Kearsley fan. 😊 This is my second book from her, and I‘ve enjoyed both! One of my favorite things about her method is how much historical research she puts in and real events/people when possible. A dual timeline (also in her book Mariana) centers around a house/museum on Long Island owned by generations of the Wilde family. Their family bonds, struggles, and lessons learned echo the contemporary story. Two lovely 🔻

robinb heroines and heroes who stand by their principles. An interesting and engrossing story. 4.5/5⭐️ #coverlove 💙

This was my #DoubleSpin for this month. @thearomaofbooks
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robinb Does anyone have any favorite Kearsley books they can recommend? 😊 1y
bookandbedandtea Mariana is my favorite of hers but The Shadowy Horses, the Winter Sea, and The Splendor Falls are all fantastic IMO. 😉 1y
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robinb @bookandbedandtea Thanks so much! Those will be my next ones to read by her! 😊👍 1y
bookandbedandtea @robinb I hope you enjoy them! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Oh, I will have to check this one out!! I also enjoyed Marianna! 1y
rubyslippersreads I‘ve been meaning to read her books for ages. Maybe I‘ll try this one first since several Littens liked it 1y
robinb @rubyslippersreads Yes, that was my first to read, and I loved it! 1y
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quietjenn
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Out of curiosity, do y'all read your signed books? I am not adverse, generally speaking, but my boyfriend is always a bit aghast at me when I do so, since he generally doesn't. Anyway, today I'm finally starting this one.

AmyG I read them but I am very careful as I want to keep the book in perfect shape. 2y
LeeRHarry I read them too but am adverse to lending them 😏 2y
emmaturi I keep them! But don't usually lend them out! 2y
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LeahBergen Always! 2y
kelly_anne I've just started to collect them. I sometimes read them, but NEVER lend them! 2y
AshleyHoss820 I‘m reading one right now (Bone Chalk) but I feel like I‘m more careful with my hardcovers. Plus, it‘s a local author, so I‘d probably be more weird about it if it was a favorite author or something. 😊 2y
PaperbackPirate Currently reading a signed book! 💙 2y
quietjenn I appreciate all of your comments! It sends like mostly we are readers but not lenders of it signed books, which feels right to me. @AmyG @LeeRHarry @emmaturi @LeahBergen @kelly_anne @AshleyHoss820 @PaperbackPirate 2y
emmaturi Yes I usually read eventually all my signed books! 2y
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rebbyj
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Finally. Not a WWII novel. And of course... My own family background.

Covid hysterectomy

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Nitpickyabouttrains
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Historical fiction in three povs and two timelines. I liked the parts set in the past very much. Never really got emotionally invested in the modern characters, though.

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KristiAhlers
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I just finished it and I want to go back to the beginning and read it again. Yes, it‘s that good! If you haven‘t read this historical, ghost, mystery, love story yet you‘re missing out.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Cover love 😍 2y
KristiAhlers @Enchanted_Bibliophile right? Her covers are always so stunning 2y
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stacie_rose
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Mehso-so

A gentle story to relax with. A focus on a time period under represented in literature. The duel timelines helped make the point regarding historical authenticity vs. alternative tellings of facts. Unfortunately, the characters were dry, the romance was underwhelming(the couple couldn't even speak to one another until 3/4ths of the way through), and it got slow in parts that didn't really contribute to the story development.

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Kboltz
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Started off good then the details going from past to present bogged this story down for me. Charley gets the job of renewing an old house that has a past. Ghosts are abound as she tries to get the townsfolk on board to help with the job. I just wanted more dialogue in this book. Last chapter was good!!!🥴

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Laughterhp
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Hey ladies! Here are the books I was thinking of for the Historical Fiction #LMPBC round.

If you don‘t like any of these, I have a couple of others. However, a lot of the historical fiction books I have are 2 timelines with 1 historic and 1 is present day.

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megnews I just read Moloka‘i for round 6 of #lmpbc. I have Carnegie‘s Maid on my tbr. Bellewether sounds good too. 2y
Chrissyreadit I was considering Moloka‘i too! But @megnews answered that- I‘ve read Bellewether- Susannah Kearsley is one of my favorite authors. Carnegie‘s Maid would be my first choice. Tulip Fever a second. I will try to post some options later today. 2y
Butterfinger Hah never mind about Moloka'i. That's funny. I have not read any of these. 2y
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tdrosebud
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day7

If you haven't joined in, feel free to play! 7 covers, 7 days, no explanations. This had been fun!

@Lynnsoprano @vonnie862

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trigeekgirl
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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I picked this up on a recommendation and really enjoyed it. The Seven Years War isn‘t something I recall very well from school, so it was interesting to read something in this time period.

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IhoardBOOKS
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The cat was a tiny menace and couldn‘t sit still for very long which was distracting, but I did finish my book and it was so good. Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite writers, I always buy her books when they come out.

#bellewether #susannakearsley #kittymenace #catsoflitsy

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IhoardBOOKS
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The cat decided my lap needed filling while I was reading.

#bellewether #susannakearsley #historicalfiction #contemporary #catsoflitsy

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Victoriahoperose
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I read this for my book club this month and could not get into it. I had to force myself to get through it. I usually like this author but I found this to be overly complicated and really boring.

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HazeltheDog
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I had high hope's for this book and so wanted it to be good, but I just couldn't get into the story as it seemed I had read this same format just a different setting and characters by the same author before.

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toofondofbooks
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#MayWrapup number one

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Traci1
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So my weekend of doing nothing has sort of turned into a bookshop hopping vacation. My (non-reader) husband keeps enabling me by saying "do you want to go to this one?" Um, yeah, course I do. We've been to three so far. One indie, one Barnes and Noble, and one used shop. And I have tried sooo hard to be good. I have not been good. But look at all the pretty things. I wonder what housekeeping must think.

Dragon Nice haul! I enjoyed Husband‘s Secret and Wonder Woman 😀🐉 . Enjoy! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz No no no! You have been good! Book shopping is good! Very good for the soul! 😊☺️❤️ 3y
BookwormM I really want to read Armada let us know what you think of it I loved Ready Player One 3y
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tracey38 Sounds like a wonderful day! 3y
BooknerdsLife Sounds like a perfect day!! 😄👍🏼 What a great stack of books 😍🙌🏼📚📚💙 3y
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hahaaa IKR! Totally agree with you 😄🤗 We need to be good to our souls more often!! 🙌🏼📚📚📚💖 3y
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MrsBibliophile
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Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite historical fiction authors. Her characters are very relatable, and her storylines are so delicately intertwined with actual history that I never realize I'm learning about real history. Truly engaging and always lovely ♡
📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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toofondofbooks
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There is a formula to Susanna Kearsley's books, but it's a formula I love. This was not my favorite of hers, but it's the kind of book that is always a satisfying read.

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Soubhiville Oooo, very pretty cover! 3y
rather_be_reading gorgeous! 3y
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EastWind76
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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I've been reading more slowly the last few weeks due to a combination of poor health and a desire to rewatch all 15 past seasons of NCIS... 😂 That said, I'm still making steady progress and just started this one today. Reviews seem a bit iffy, but I love Susanna Kearsley, so hopefully it will be a good read!

Mrs.C Such a beautiful cover! 3y
EastWind76 @Tashaxlynn isn't it?? 3y
Mrs.C I looks forward to hearing if the book lives up to the cover! 3y
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Crazeedi I had high hopes when I read this. Curious what you think 3y
EastWind76 @Crazeedi yeah, we'll see... the reviews are pretty mixed, and I'll admit to being a little weirded out by it being set in the US! 😂 3y
EastWind76 @Tashaxlynn I don't always write reviews (read: almost never), but I think one way or the other I will weigh in with an opinion on this one. 3y
Slajaunie Love the cover! 3y
EastWind76 @Crazeedi I actually really enjoyed it. The subject matter was a bit different from her other books, but I liked it! 3y
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toofondofbooks
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When the publisher changes the cover design and now it won't match the rest if your books.

Slajaunie Awful! It would drive me nuts! 3y
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Myhusbandhatesreading
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Love that Susanna Kearsley‘s books go back and forth between present and past. Another good read by her.

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mdm139
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Day 18 Black peach tea with calendula petals. It is the best peach tea I have ever had. I will be posting the teas from the days I missed. For once my mom gave me books. Usually she doesn't buy books because she just raids my library, but today she gave me these.

Erofan Cool Cup - Chip 😍 3y
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Current read. I love Susanna Kearsley books!! 💙💙

HeatherBlue Love the cover!! 3y
erista Kearsley is one of my favorite authors. ❤️ 3y
Melissa_J I loved this one. It was one of my favourite reads from last year. 3y
Myhusbandhatesreading @HeatherBlue me too!! @erista mine too, I haven‘t found a book of hers yet that I didn‘t thoroughly enjoy! @Melissa_J loving it so far!! 💜❤️💙 3y
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What are you reading this weekend? 🌙I just picked up this gorgeous book by @susanna.kearsley for my weekend read. Unfortunately, I won‘t be using this amethyst moon bookmark. But, it‘s on its way to it‘s new home with the lovely @shereadswithcats I had to snap this picture because of the perfect timing for the moon eclipse on Sunday. 🌙

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Felso
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Trying to decide my next read. With hundreds on my TBR list, I‘ve narrowed down to these three. #bookwormproblems

CoverToCoverGirl The expression on pup‘s face is priceless! 😂❤️ 3y
readingjedi I love the look on your doggo's face 🤣🤣🤣 3y
LauraBeth I think your dog is trying to tell you something 😂 3y
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Felso @CoverToCoverGirl @readingjedi @LauraBeth Frankie was like “Put the books down and take me outside, I can hold it no longer!” (edited) 3y
Tamra To the Bright Edge is a good read. 😊 3y
CoffeeNBooks Your dog's expression is fabulous! 🐶😂🐶 3y
Lmstraubie I love the look on your puppy's face 🐶😂 3y
bookandbedandtea The only one I've read is Belleweather and it was good 3y
JamieArc I love Kearsley books. I look forward to getting into another one sometime in the next few months. 3y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Now I remember why I‘ve always enjoyed Kearsley‘s books—sometimes you just want to escape into a historical fiction/romantic suspense book. Modern storyline follows Charlotte, new curator at the Wilde House Museum, as she supervises the renovation of the house & preparations for a new exhibit on Captain Benjamin Wilde‘s life. 18th c. storyline follows a captured French officer & Lydia Wilde. Ghosts, family secrets, history make this a good read.

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Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Ok, I admit it...my next read was a pick based on the cover. I‘ve been reading Kearsley for ages, though nothing in the past few years, and I‘m excited to read another one of her books. I suspect this one was added to my TBR after our trip to Canada during the summer as it has to do with a captured French Canadian lieutenant and the daughter of the house who isn‘t too happy to have him there...

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CocoReads
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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We‘ve always had a tradition of the kids opening one present on Christmas Eve but then we‘ve also always been gone on Christmas Eve. This year, we had our family Christmas Eve yesterday and I decided to do the #jolabokaflod thing. But in a twist, my kids bought for me and my husband. Here‘s what I got. Wishing all a fabulous reading holiday!

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas! 🎄 3y
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bookandbedandtea
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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Pickpick

Another satisfying read by Susanna Kearsley. I do wish we had been able to follow more of Lydia's and Jean-Phillipe's story. For that matter I'd like to see Charley's future as well.

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DebinHawaii
Someone I Used to Know | Patty Blount
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Got this YA title from my library's New Books shelf & stayed up last night to finish it before I had to return it today. Difficult & painful to read but a very good & still hopeful look at a family torn apart in the aftermath of a rape. Explores rape culture & the impact on the rape survivor & her family through the perspectives of Ashley & her brother Derek-whose testimony at his football teammate's trial helps lessen his sentence. Powerful.💜

Cinfhen Sounds difficult to read 😔 3y
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Difficult but good. 😢 3y
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LizzieChantree
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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I can‘t wait to read New York Times bestselling author Suzanna Kearsley‘s new book, Bellewether. I was lucky enough to be given a copy by her publisher, which she signed for me at her author Q&A in London, before the Romantic Novelists‘ Association Winter Party. The cover is stunning and the blurb is so intriguing. She‘s such an inspiring lady. I have a kindle full of her other books. #Littens #Books #Bellewether #RNA #RomanticNovelistsAssociation

BlameJennyJane That cover truly is stunning!!! 😲 3y
tdrosebud This is gorgeous! 3y
LizzieChantree @BlameJennyJane It really is beautiful. 3y
LizzieChantree @tdrosebud It really is! 3y
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Booknerd2
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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A snowy morning to finish out this gem!!! Sweet story with a dual time line, a little mystery and intrigue, and romance. She is definitely one of my must read authors!!! 💜💜💜

robinb This one‘s on my TBR! 3y
Booknerd2 @robinb I really enjoyed it but I seem to like her earlier ones better. 3y
robinb @Booknerd2 I‘m a little embarrassed to say I‘ve never read her. Do you recommend starting with any particular book? 3y
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robinb @Booknerd2 thanks so much! I‘ve added those as well. 😊 3y
JamieArc She‘s one of my favorites as well! I love the atmosphere and setting in her stories. 3y
Booknerd2 @JamieArc I agree. Just those little hints of a ghost story is what I love. 3y
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candc320
Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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This was such a lovely surprise in the mailbox today! I love Susanna Kearsley‘s novels and have had this one on my wishlist for a while now. Thank you @Sourcebooks !!

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