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The Hollow of Fear
The Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas
Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, returns in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of A Conspiracy in Belgravia and A Study in Scarlet Women, an NPR Best Book of 2016. Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When her dear friend Lord Ingram stands accused of the murder of his estranged wife, Charlotte goes under disguise to help prove his innocence to Scotland Yard.
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sarahgreatlove
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Good golly this was one hell of a ride. I think this is my favorite in the series so far. Seeing charlotte in so many disguises was a highlight, as was the structure of the plot - so well done- and the growth of the character of inspector Treadles. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lynnsoprano
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This is a “pick, but” book. I love the characters and it was a fascinating mystery with lots of twists and turns that I didn‘t expect. However, it had been a while since I read the previous book in the series, and it wasn‘t until I was halfway through that I felt I had a grasp on all the characters and the backstory. I‘ll probably read the next one relatively soon so it doesn‘t happen again.

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Lynnsoprano
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I am woefully behind in this series, so this will help me get caught up, plus be a nice change from my last read.

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julesG
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My neighbour took pity on me and came round with a super power power drill. I now have a ceiling hook on the balcony and one in my bedroom.

Reading in the hammock-seat is on!!!

So looking forward to enjoying some me-time and the last days of the #NutsInMay swaying in this seat.

😁😁😁😁

@Andrew65

Ruthiella I thought all Germans owned a drill! There‘s so much DIY required in every apartment. 😆 6mo
Cathythoughts Very nice ! 6mo
julesG @Ruthiella I have a drill. But it just didn't have enough power for the nasty concrete that makes up the ceiling. I had to drill with a drill bit with half an inch in diameter. That's a job for a professional power drill. My neighbour is an electrician and brought the power drill from his job, which did the job in no time. 6mo
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julesG @Ruthiella mental note to myself, next time I should go for the ceiling hooks with two or four screw holes. They require regular drilling bits and I can do it myself. 😁 6mo
rockpools Ooh! 6mo
GingerAntics You‘re going to be so relaxed!!! 6mo
Chrissyreadit Nice! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ooooh lovely! 6mo
batsy That's wonderful! 😁 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Also, I really love your bookshelf room divider! 6mo
squirrelbrain That looks soooo relaxing! 6mo
Caroline2 Nice!!! 😎 6mo
Eggs Love hammocks - ahhh👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
QuietlyLaura Nice! I really like your room! ☺️ 6mo
LeahBergen Lucky you!! 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Andrew65 Should be fun. 6mo
catsuit_mango As we are renting my hammoc lives on a support that moves seasonally from the living room to the balcony, perfect reading spot 6mo
julesG @catsuit_mango I'd been thinking about a moveable support, but wanted to avoid another obstacle standing around. I know I'll have to fill the drill holes when I move out one day, but that's not that big of a deal. 6mo
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Laughterhp
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I‘m really glad I was out of audiobooks to listen to and this series was available on audio!

This is the 3rd book in the series and it was so good! I got a little annoyed by the back and forth between the gossipy ladies at one point so I had to take a day break.

But I didn‘t see any of the mystery coming. I was very surprised. If I wasn‘t paying close enough attention I would have gotten confused by going back in time, but luckily I caught it

kspenmoll This is a great series! (edited) 7mo
Scochrane26 The outcome of this one confused me. I think I understood it better the 2nd time when I listened to it. Love this author & series. 7mo
Laughterhp @Scochrane26 Oh, now you have me worried that I didn‘t understand the ending correctly. 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
Scochrane26 @Laughterhp I‘m sure you understood it. It was just me. 7mo
Pageturner1 thanks for posting, always looking for audible series. 7mo
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Kimberlone
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I‘ve been meaning to continue on with this series since I discovered it a few years ago. It was hard to get into the 3rd book, since it‘s been so long since I read the first two, and it‘s impossible to find a good summary of the second book anywhere on the internet. Overall, loved the character development and the interplay between the main cast of characters. But the mystery plot was way too convoluted for me to be invested in that component.

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MallenNC
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One of my unofficial goals of the year is to make progress on some of the many series I‘ve started. I‘m enjoying this gender swapped Sherlock Holmes a lot. Charlotte Holmes is a fun character. I like the pacing of the mystery along with the continuing parts of the series. Even Inspector Treddles gets some character growth in this one!

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MelindaOtt
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Third book in the series and best book in the series (so far...)

TheKidUpstairs Agree, the books just keep getting better and better! 9mo
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suvata
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This is the third book in Sherry Thomas‘s Lady Sherlock series — another cozy mystery set in Victorian England. Charlotte Holmes returns, under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective”. Charlotte puts her extraordinary powers of deduction (it runs in the family) to good use, aided by the capable Mrs. Watson.

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Saknicole
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Another excellent update! This series is without a doubt my favorite Sherlock retelling. I‘m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. I‘ve read and own all the originals. I also love the rewrites, and modernizations, and other adjacent works, but this series is something else. It is unique and perfect. I admire Charlotte, and adore her sister Livia who is prominently featured. I can‘t wait to start the next one! #sherlock #retelling

Saknicole Also thank you @Kimberlone for letting me use her hoopla to bypass the infinite wait on my digital hold 12mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole so much better than beekeepers apprentice. I need to finish up this series! 12mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole so much better than beekeepers apprentice. I need to finish up this series! 12mo
Saknicole @yeah but I do have a soft spot for The Bee Keeper‘a Apprentice. If only he wasn‘t old AF in it. 12mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole I can‘t get over that 12mo
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lahousewyfe
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Another fun adventure in the Lady Sherlock series! I very much enjoyed myself - a perfect accompaniment to the holiday weekend.

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Mitch
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Thanks for the tag @Chrissyreadit

When the night turn chilly & foggy it‘s time to return to Sherlock stories!

For the first time I‘ve started putting together a pile for books to read at Christmas- it‘s more to help me believe the holidays are coming rather than a representation of what I‘ll actually read!

Dinner is home made chicken biryani with chilli, mint & mango chutney.

Feel good TV - Australian Masterchef!

#thoughtfulthursday

Palimpsest Yum! 13mo
MoonWitch94 Dinner sounds delicious! Do you have any Christmas recommendations?!?! I‘m always looking for good ones! Thanks for playing 🤎 13mo
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MoonWitch94 @Mitch thanks! 13mo
Chrissyreadit I feel like I need to watch Australian master chef with my daughter 13mo
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Johanna414
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I spent a good portion of my day lounging in bed and listening to this book while my husband entertained the kids downstairs. It was a really nice break from the stresses of work!

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Johanna414
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Clearly working hard during my prep period today... I should probably get caught up on grading, but I think its gonna wait until tomorrow 🤷‍♀️

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robinb
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Wow, this third outing in the series had A LOT going on. When Charlotte‘s friend, Lord Ingram, is accused of/set up for the murder of his estranged wife, she must wade through a twisty bog of motives, revenge and hidden agendas to save his life. What I love most about this series is that in Charlotte we have a very complicated and unique heroine, who is by turns frustrating to the reader but also admired for her originality both as a woman and 🔻

robinb a detective. She keeps me enthralled with her brilliant mind, but exasperated at times with her idiosyncrasies. My only complaint was that the timeline towards the end was out of order and a little disorienting. And I was disappointed in not seeing more of the by-play between Charlotte and Ingram as their relationship took a different turn. 13mo
robinb However I suppose what we did see is in keeping with their complex characters.
Thoroughly enjoyed and looking forward to the next one! 4.5/5⭐️
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robinb This was my November #BookSpin. @TheAromaofBooks 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Kdgordon88
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#cozyswap. Here are pics of my cozy aesthetic. Toasty warm with soft blankets and socks, warm lights, light candle scents, tea, book and my dog. The tagged book is one of my favorite historical cozy books.

Texreader I had to go searching for the first in the series and I already had it tagged! 1y
ferskner This is perfect! 1y
monalyisha Yesss to cozy socks! 💓 1y
Avanders 🎃🥰🎃 1y
Chrissyreadit 🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤 1y
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 69
I'm a sucker for Sherlock Holmes AND for stories inspired by him.

This is a fun twist where the main characters are Gender Swapped. I have particularly enjoyed that Ms Thomas does a good job showing the lack of freedom women had during that time period, being only the property of father or husband rather than their own person. A passing mention of women's votes was in this story too. Very enjoyable and I'm looking forward to the next.

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TheKidUpstairs
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"A woman can dislike another for reasons having nothing to do with a man."

A truth many men, and many books, seem not to know!

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Mitch
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Such a brilliant series - love Lady Sherlock! This book has all the key ingredients - cross dressing disguises, fake moustaches, manor house murders, female wit with a sprinkle of sexy, delicious french pastries and good humour. My one criticism (which was actually a comfort!) - is this feels more like a second part of the previous book in the series - as it's all connected to that story, rather than a new story. Minor quibble - love these books!

iread2much I love these books too! Such fun to read and really good writing highlighting how hard it was (and sadly still is) for a woman to use her genius and live her own life 1y
Mitch @iread2much They‘re such great read.ms. Well written, super entertaining and politically astute too x 1y
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mhillis
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Japan 🇯🇵
I‘ve read a lot more mysteries during this time and my favorite was probably The Hollow of Fear! But I am Half-sick of Shadows was also very good! 🕵️‍♀️
I like any length novel, so it depends on my mood. 📖

mhillis Thanks for the tag @Sace 2y
veritysalter Thank you for playing 📚♥️ 2y
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mhillis
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The Hollow of Fear is my favorite book so far in the Lady Sherlock series! Clever disguises and plot twists really made this one stand out!
And this is book 9 and probably the last for this month‘s #bookspinbonanza 📚

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Awesome progress!!! 2y
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SleepyDragon
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#AprilStats
I only read two books, one early on in the month, and the other just barely at the end. They weren't even that long, only 449 pages total. But I did assemble my new book cart, so that's something. I'll post a pic of that sometime soon. I'm still organizing.

Tagged is my favorite of the two books of April.

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SleepyDragon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

This was a 3.5 to 4 ⭐ read for me until the superb twist at the end pushed it up to 5⭐ status. I really enjoy this series.

#Overdrive #VirtualMountTBR2020

Next up is A Room with a View borrowed from #PrimeReading. Similar, yet not really. Having a hard time getting into it.

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SleepyDragon
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Forgot to screen grab my monthly stats on #Bookstalk, so no multiple pics for my March reading. I finished four books last month.
Shadow and Act and Born with Teeth ##mttbrchallenge2020
Dear Ijeawele and Bel Canto
#Overdrive #virtualmttbrchallenge2020

I began the tagged book, which I will probably finish in a couple days. I really enjoy the #LadySherlock series, although this one has a bit more romance in it.

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Kdgordon88
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

As Old as Time and Heidi were pretty easy reads which seems what I need right now. Each 3🌟

I bailed on Midnight in Chernobyl for now. Just couldn‘t concentrate.

Court of Thorns I will finish on audio but not sure I will continue with the series. Just started the other two.

Hope everyone is sheltered in safely and has what they need. Take care!

Cinfhen I‘m loving that butterfly background 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 2y
kspenmoll I am having trouble concentrating as well- not much progress in any book!! 2y
Centique Best wishes and virtual hugs to you as well 💕 2y
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beaconhillbooks
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Just binge reading all the lady Sherlock books.
#ladysherlock #sherrytthomas #marchmysterymadness

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Lynnsoprano
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1. I admit that I do, although I try not to let that be the sole reason I pick up a book.
2. Tagged. I‘m addicted to Bookbub, and they have my number 😄
3. Online subscription to Washington Post, plus The Guardian and Slate websites. I‘m a news junkie.
4. Up immediately. What is this snooze of which you speak? 🤣
5. @BlameJennyJane @Crazeedi come and play!
#friyayintro

inthegreensandblues I'm addicted to the Slate advice columns. So crazy and juicy. 😂 2y
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag!! 2y
4thhouseontheleft Slate is good! 2y
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NotLiketheRoad
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Scochrane26 I ❤️this series. Already pre-ordered the 5th one. 2y
Crewgurl Love this series!!! Felt like the most recent book was a bit more filler and not enough story, but still excited for the next! 2y
NotLiketheRoad @Crewgurl Definitely feel the same way about it! 2y
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ralexist
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Mehso-so

This series...I can't quite tell if I like it or if I'm just "meh" about it. I like that it's a gender-swapped Sherlock Holmes. I like that it's a Victorian woman carving out her own rules and life in a seriously restrictive time. And I like the traditional Sherlockian elements that are woven throughout. I just don't know that I like the mysteries. Which, when you're reading a book that's supposed to be about a mystery, is kind of the point.

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Scochrane26
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Listened to a lot of this on the drive back today, esp since I got stuck in 2 hrs worth of traffic outside Columbus. I may never return to Ohio.
This is the last one to re-read before the 4th book comes out in October!

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mom2bugnbee
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There it is! Required by every Sherlock! 😁

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Yes. Yes, I do. 😂

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SW-T
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This series keeps getting better and better! So much at stake, but as Charlotte says in her speech to Lord Ingram. “But don‘t forget, sir, that I am a queen upon this board - and I do not play to lose.” ❤️❤️❤️

Book four due in October. So ready to see what happens next!

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Verity
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I love this series so much. Charlotte is such an engaging heroine for all that she doesn‘t feel things like “normal” people, the mystery is good and the running plot is clever and intriguing. I broke all sorts of my own rules after I finished this and preordered the next one.

writerlibrarian The next book, coming out in October, is now available as an ARC at netgalley 2y
Verity Oooohh thank you @writerlibrarian 2y
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Verity
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New bedtime book!

TaciturnWhenReading Sooo good!!! 3y
Verity @TaciturnWhenReading I love this series so much. I save them up for times of need! 3y
TaciturnWhenReading @Verity Haha! I get it - I do that myself. And this series is perfect comfort reading. It‘s so good. 3y
Verity @TaciturnWhenReading someone proposed a theory about the risks of saving books too long the other day: ie that your tastes may change and you‘ve wasted something that you would have loved and that has given me permission to read things sooner in a way because that makes total sense to me. 3y
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quietjenn
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Honestly, I never remember what's going on in this series from book to book, but I'm sure it will come back to me ...

Just_reading Lol! I have that problem with all book series! 😂 2y
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Louise
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This #audiobook served as something to listen to during a night of insomnia. For some reason, I can‘t quite get into this series. The plot in this one was so convoluted that it was very difficult to follow. At one point, I wondered why the author had chosen to base it on the Sherlock books. The parallels don‘t seem compelling enough to warrant it. Why not simply invent a new late-19th-century sleuth?

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bookwrm526
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I think this is my favorite of the series so far, even though it didn‘t have quite as much humor as some of the others. The narrator of the audiobook does a great job. This is my mystery/thriller by an AOC for the #ReadingWomen challenge.

Just_reading Awesome photo, by the way! 👍 2y
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YummyLibrarian
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Just a librarian lunching, wishing for food from the #KoBra and the next #LadySherlock.

I fell into the Lady Sherlock series by pure coincidence, but I absolutely adore it. It has just enough mystery and red herrings for those that aren‘t big mystery readers, like myself.

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BookishMarginalia
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#Truth - “I always enjoy a case more once witnesses start quoting Shakespeare, don‘t you?”

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BookishMarginalia
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I have a kitty on my lap! #MiaCat #CatsofLitsy 😍😍😍

Crazeedi Precious kitty!!💕❤️🐱 3y
britt_brooke So sweet! 3y
Princess-Kingofkings What a cute cuddle bug! 3y
heikemarie Such a good reading companion! 3y
Dragon 😻 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Time to head to bed, like darling #TrickyCat! Good night, dear Littens (and may a second government shutdown be averted 🙏🏼). #CatsofLitsy

Leftcoastzen A beautiful cat! 3y
BethM Let‘s hope it‘s averted! 3y
Dragon 😻 3y
Aussie4paws Just when I think I have loved all your cats..I find another to love 🌹💕 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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After dinner drinks 😇

Honeybeebooks Fun read. ENJOY! 3y
Aussie4paws Looks fantastic 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Waiting for dinner to finish cooking. The smell of roasting potatoes is driving me crazy!

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Pamwurtzler
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I thought I‘d go ahead and read this while I could remember what was happening. (See my previous post). I‘ve really liked this series so far and hope she writes more. #seriescaughtup

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WanderingBookaneer
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RebL I love these sneak pics but I feel guilty looking at them! 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Impromptu dinner date with @WanderingBookaneer — bring on the cucumber gimlet! 😜 #BooksandBooze

WanderingBookaneer This is, inadvertently, a #MetaMetaLitsy post! 3y
Bklover Have fun! 3y
HOTPock3tt ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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Scochrane26 I loved that series last year! Hoping she writes more. 3y
Aussie4paws I love that you beings books to a Dinner Date. 3y
Aussie4paws But have to ask..you bring books to a Dinner Date? 3y
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EmilyChristine
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Do you ever see a word and just find it delightful? Today that word for me to Comestible. I see this word a lot since I read historical fiction but I don‘t think it‘s one we use today. Quite fun though.

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BookishMarginalia
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Finally going to start this one! I love #LadySherlock!

SleepyDragon I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd book soon, then this one. 3y
Lmstraubie I happen to stumble upon this series. I can't wait for the next one! 3y
Gissy I have the first one, unread of course. 3y
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BookishMarginalia @gissy Read it — I think you‘ll like it! 3y
Monica5 Love this series 3y
Crewgurl Loved this one!!! 3y
Bibliogirl I want this!! 3y
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Crewgurl
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My first read of 2019. I‘m loving this series so far, I see she has two more slated for publication and I can‘t wait! It got a little slow in the middle, but the ending was worth it.