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Year One: Chapter 1
Year One: Chapter 1: Chronicles of The One | Nora Roberts
A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling authoran epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives... It began on New Years Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsedand more than half of the worlds population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the riveror in the ones you know and love the most. As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain. The end has come. The beginning comes next.
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TheDaysGoBy
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Finished this up before bed. It‘d been on my shelf for a while. A story about a pandemic that wipes out most of the world leaving some people with magical abilities as well as without. Not my first pandemic book since living through the covid pandemic but it‘s still so weird and eerie - the stuff the author describes hits different after living some of it. Overall, I liked it. Likable characters and I‘m intrigued. Gave The Stand vibes

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Sharpeipup
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The entrance for my Alice in wonderland themed tea. 🫖

julesG Fabulous! Enjoy! 4mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
Gissy 😍👌 4mo
mcctrish Wow!!! 4mo
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Airykah13
Year One | Nora Roberts
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When Ross MacLeod pulled the trigger and brought down the pheasant, he had no way of knowing he‘d killed himself.

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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TheSpineView
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterY

I only had a hand full of book to choose from. My choice is Year One by Nora Roberts.

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authoramdeese
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I listened to the audio book and really enjoyed it! I think this book was just the set up to a larger grander story and I can't wait to read the next one.

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LitStephanie
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I give this 3.5 stars. Suspenseful apocalyptic story about a virus taking out most of mankind and the plucky survivors, including angry INCEL types, robber gangs, people trying to build new communities, and the Uncanny (humans discovering the virus that didn't kill them somehow brought magic). The dialog is sometimes unnatural, and some things are not explained to my liking (like why do power plants still work).

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ReadingIsMyHobby
Year One | Nora Roberts
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So I just finished this book tonight. It was really good, although it took me quite a while to get through it. I loved it and can‘t wait to read the two next books of the trilogy 😊

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LitStephanie
Year One | Nora Roberts
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"When Ross Macleod pulled the trigger and brought down the pheasant, he had no way of knowing he'd killed himself. And billions of others." Starting a novel about a plague while also reading a book about real world viruses, while living through a pandemic. Because apparently I like anxiety, as long as I can have peppermint hot chocolate and spicy popcorn.

vivastory I *almost* bought some Sriracha popcorn yesterday. 2y
LitStephanie @vivastory that sounds delicious. I tossed mine with nutritional yeast and spicy smoked paprika. 2y
vivastory I have paprika in my pantry. Might have to sprinkle a bit on a bowl later. Good call! 2y
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Chelsea.Poole @vivastory sriracha popcorn does not seem like a bad idea. @litstephanie You‘re both inspiring me 🍿 2y
LeahBergen Ah, I thought this was togarashi spice on your popcorn; it‘s a favourite at my house. Have you tried it? How about you, @vivastory ? 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen I haven't tried it. I just googled it & I'm intrigued! Adding to my grocery list 2y
LitStephanie @LeahBergen I haven't even heard of it! How would you describe it? 2y
LeahBergen @LitStephanie It‘s a Japanese spice blend with a little bit of heat (not much), ginger, sesame, seaweed and citrus. It sounds bizarre but it‘s good! 😆 2y
Reggie Well if you have spicy popcorn and chocolate mint hot cocoa, why not? Lol this actually sounds good. 2y
LitStephanie @Reggie it worked somehow. 2y
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majkia
Year One | Nora Roberts

This was my first Nora Roberts book. It was okay. I thought the plot was a bit stilted and found it a bit too romancy for me. In light of current events, though, reading about a pandemic was interesting. Depressing too.

ItsAnotherJen I loved this one! 3y
majkia @ItsAnotherJen glad you did. 3y
ReadingIsMyHobby The reason it took me so long to get through it was because of the pandemic. I definitely agree with it being depressing. Was really hard to read in a time like this. 2y
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Bamazin
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Now reading

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The_Literary_Jedi
Year One | Nora Roberts
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📚📚📚 for this book. Written in 2016, it starts with a mysterious plague that wipes out nearly half the worlds population overnight but something Uncanny also happens and humans start to develop magical abilities - some good and other not. Follows a couple small groups with one main lead by the end. Simple writing easy to read, characters slightly one dimensional plot has potential.

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SeaToSkyes
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Anyone else doing the #readingroberts challenge from Mara (bookslikewhoa on YouTube)? This is just for Year One so far 🤣🤣 Also I'm enjoying the Nora Roberts books I've read this year; this is the first time I've read her work and so far so good! #robertsreadathon #noraroberts #yearone

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AuntCourtney
Year One | Nora Roberts
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What‘s a series you really really want to finish this year. For me it‘s the year one trilogy from Nora roberts. I including the awakening because I believe it ties into the trilogy somehow. This is one of my favorites trilogies but I‘ve only finished book one and two. So I‘m really hoping I can finish book three sometime this year.

Jess861 I'm hoping to get through Mistborn. I really enjoyed the first book. 3y
AuntCourtney @Jess861 I‘ve heard that series is amazing 3y
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Arvena
Year One | Nora Roberts
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first DNF of this year...

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Frankies.space
Year One | Nora Roberts
Mehso-so

Like a Netflix series, entertaining and hard to put down. Not necessarily amazing though

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InkedBookworm13
Year One | Nora Roberts
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6♣️- Year One
10/52 #TBRDeckofCards
@Clwojick

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InkedBookworm13
Year One | Nora Roberts
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"When Ross MacLeod pulled the trigger and brought down the pheasant, he had no way of knowing he'd killed himself. and billions of others."

#FisrtLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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TCLinrow
Year One | Nora Roberts
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This combined all of the elements of my favourite genres, kept me on the edge of my seat and never let me catch my breath. I adored all that this book was even while it broke my heart.

Why do I not already have book 2?!?!?!

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tracy.anne8
Year One | Nora Roberts
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My January #recap. 6 total finished and 2 I'm still reading. Heavy on the #audiobook this month. I will be trying to finish more kindle or physical books next month. Still pretty happy with the numbers though. #kindle #yafantasy #murder #historicalromance #januarywrapup

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ConfessionofaBookaholic
Year One | Nora Roberts
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So excited that my #lpmbc finally arrived! @Bookishlie hopefully yours will be there soon! Customs seems to be taking extra long these days.

Bookishlie Wow. I would say so! 😂 3y
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tracy.anne8
Year One | Nora Roberts
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First one of the year done! Well I started it last year and finished it today. I like apocalyptic stories and even though the beginning of this hit a little too close too home after this year, I really enjoyed it. The supernatural part was a little surprised but it added something different to the story. I am on to the 2nd one! #audiobook #scribd #apocalyptic

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TheSpineView
Year One | Nora Roberts
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#FestiveFilms @Klou
Day 29: Anna and the Apocalypse

Klou ❤❤❤ 3y
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Amabear
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Happy Jólabókaflód friends! ?????

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SailorJohn
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Nora wrote this story about a pandemic before 2020. If you are a Nora fan you will enjoy.

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Patchshank
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Today's photo challenge. Snow White. I bought it last month at my local grocery store. The cashier said it was really good. Hoping to be able to read it this month.
#MerryReaders @Clwojick

Ruthiella I love it when the cashier (or library clerk) comments on a book I am buying (or checking out). It doesn‘t happen often enough! 😀 4y
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Bookishlie
Year One | Nora Roberts

Ok my #lmpbc round 10, group e and group y - finished my books tonight and will be mailing them out Friday! Both were super good.

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Read-y_Picker
Year One | Nora Roberts
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#quotsynov20 #plague
Read this during the shut down back in March. It had very ‘this could be tomorrow‘ vibes. Except for the magic part. But then again, who knows...?

“They returned the rental car, infecting the clerk and the businessman who rented it next. They infected the porter who took their bags when tips exchanged hands. By the time they reached and passed through security, the infection had passed to an easy dozen people. “

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bluestocking.book.nerd
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Book, tea, and Silent Book Club at the bookshop. #selfcare

I will be honest, I don't research books before I read them. Sometimes I don't even read the back. I ONE HUNDRED PERCENT judge by the cover. So I didn't expect the immediate hit from this book. About a pandemic. That spreads internationally with a high death toll... Too soon? Might be too soon. #booknerdreads

ItsAnotherJen I absolutely loved this book!! Sooooo good. 4y
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CaitlinByTheBook
Year One | Nora Roberts
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My mom loaned me this book and it‘s the first Nora Roberts book I‘ve read. There‘s a pandemic component which I thought might be too much to read about and be living through, but the book takes such a different turn with fantasy and magic that it didn‘t bother me. It was a quick read and I‘ll be reading the next two in the series.

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DebbieGrillo
Year One | Nora Roberts
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I'm not a big Nora Roberts fan, but I've read Year One and Of Blood and Bone and really liked them. Which of these others should I read next?

MoonWitch94 I just finished Dark Witch. I really like the family & story. Not overboard on the romance, which was good & surprising. 4y
ShelleyBooksie Dark witch 4y
ShelleyBooksie Ps - I have the other 2 in the dark witchbseries as well. One of my favs from Norah 4y
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TheSpineView
Year One | Nora Roberts
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#manicmonday @JoScho #letterY

📚 Year One
🖋 William Yeats
🎬 You've Got Mail
🎤 Neal Young
🎶 You're Still the One

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WhatThePuck
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Quick reminder that I need supervision in book stores. 😳😬🤣

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DaveGreen7777
Year One | Nora Roberts
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“Batman wasn‘t friendly, he was a brilliant psycho. And Spider-Man didn‘t have a cave.”

Well... I don‘t know that it describes my life, but it certainly describes some of my reading material over the years! 😂🦇🕷🤓

Branwen AHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG I MAY NEVER STOP LAUGHING OVER THIS! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 4y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen BWAH-HA-HA!!! That quote does suit me quite well, doesn‘t it?! 😂🤣🤓 4y
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TheSpineView
Year One | Nora Roberts
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#TropesInAugust @Klou
#TheChosenOne

In this book the chosen one, Fallon Swift, is born.

Klou Lovely!! ❤ 4y
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shellleigh33
Year One | Nora Roberts
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1. Painting.
2. Getting to spend time with my family on my couple days off
Thanks for the tag @mcipher 😘 Tagging anyone who hasn‘t played yet
#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

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Sresendez12
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Who doesn‘t love a good apocalypse book during a pandemic? This book was recommended to me as like The Stand but with magic and I have to agree. I loved it so much and can‘t wait to get my hands on the next book #summerfun #onaudio
Also using for #animalonthecover for #booked2020

Cinfhen Glad u loved it! 4y
alisiakae 🙌 🙌 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one also. The second and third sadly didn‘t live up to its promise for me. YMMV 4y
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Leslie2
Year One | Nora Roberts
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The first pages of this book read as if it had been recently written. It really shows how much we have not learned from our past. It shows the ugly that can happen if people do not learn how to come together. It shows the stupid things people do when they are afraid especially when they are afraid of someone different from them. But it also shows the good, the love, the laughter, the connections that can be made when people come together.

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TheSpineView
Year One | Nora Roberts
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#MarchMadness @Eggs
#ANumberintheTitle

Loved this series. It was the first book in thought of.

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 4y
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Johanna414
Year One | Nora Roberts
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While the rest of the country stocks up on toilet paper, the Litsy community makes emergency library runs... you know, because we don‘t have any books on our shelves at home, right?! 😉

Branwen We have our priorities straight, that's for sure! 😁👍📚💕 4y
TheBookAddict RIGHT!!! I made sure to hit the library sale early this morning before people bought all the good stuff. 4y
MaGoose You've got that right!! I have books that I don't have shelf space for and that are stacked all over the place - even in the garage - yet I'm still looking for more books to get me through this crisis. 🤣 🤪 4y
TheBookKeepers 💯 our library is closed weekends, so we went Monday morning and got a big stack! Then libraries announced at 11pm Monday that they‘d be shut down Tuesday and until further notice! Close call but I got my stack!! Meanwhile...my toilet paper needs refilled soon 🤣😅😅 4y
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aprilpohren
Year One | Nora Roberts
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'When Ross MacLeod pulled the trigger and brought down the pheasant, he had no way of knowing he'd just killed himself'
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Jackal121
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Finally reading this. I've been telling @hannah-leeloo I've been wanting to.

Jackal121 First chapter is all I've managed to read so far, but great beginning. 4y
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litenthusiast
Year One | Nora Roberts
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I really enjoyed this book. I have only read a few of Roberts' books in the past and this was so different from her other books. I really like storyline of people with powers and good vs evil, and how the main character, Lana, learns to use her powers. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

Books88 I loved this one! 4y
Crazeedi Good morning! Have a great day!💕 4y
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Valhalla
Year One | Nora Roberts
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A story of love, loss, and strength to survive

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Mrs_B
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Really enjoyed this - some parts were quite violent but it wasn‘t over the top. Had a lazy breakfast this morning so I could finish it - now running late for my volunteer work, oopps. @Ddzmini you were right - I‘m going to the library as well to get the sequel!

Mrs_B TRAGEDY. The library catalogue said the next book was in but the librarian and I couldn‘t find it on the shelves. She suspects it‘s been stolen. Who would do such a thing from a library? ☹️ 4y
Ddzmini @Mrs_B 😲😵wow really that‘s so wrong I can‘t even say anything 😳🤨 4y
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Ddzmini
Year One | Nora Roberts
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My reading list so far for January 2020 I‘m rereading the “Gardens of the Moon” idk if I‘ll finish it this month but I‘m good with what I‘ve read this month so far

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Mrs_B
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Book and bath time, #bathread
@Ddzmini I‘m going for one of your picks!

Ddzmini Hope you have the other two in the series it‘s a great read 📖💁🏼‍♀️ 4y
SmartSassery I can't take a book into a bath. I drop them. lol 4y
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litenthusiast
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Beginning this one today. My goal this year is to get the amount of books I own and have not read under control. This is a book that has been sitting on one of those piles for way too long. Looking forward to reading this one.

diovival Good luck! It's always tough resisting the urge to add more books to the books you've haven't read yet. 4y
inthegreensandblues Same goal here 😄 4y
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Toreyp
Year One | Nora Roberts
Mehso-so

Standard fair fantasy. With a bit more romance than usual. Quick read. Nothing flagrant. Good casual book to have on hand

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Ddzmini
Year One | Nora Roberts
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Every time I read a Nora Roberts book I get sucked into a world of her making. I look forward to the other two books in this series as I‘ve invested emotions into the first and will begin the second. 🙂📖

LibrarianRyan This is on my TBR. 4y
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