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Distant Shores
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Octoberwoman
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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I‘m posting one book a day from my massive collection. No description, no reason for why I want to read it (some I‘ve had so long I don‘t even remember why!). Feel free to join in!

#ABookADay2024

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Read4life
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

Last year I bailed on this one. I gave it another shot. Not my favorite Hannah book. I‘ve loved all of the others I‘ve read but this one just never seemed to click.
#BookSpinBingo #readyourTBR #readyourebooks #Roll100 #ReadAway2024

CBee I‘m such a doofus. I was like ooo, palindrome! And I couldn‘t find it 😂😂 then I figured it out lol 3mo
Read4life @cbee 😂😂 3mo
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Librarybelle I‘ve not read this one by her! 3mo
Hooked_on_books That sure looks like Haystack Rock on the cover. Does it take place in Oregon? 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Read4life @Hooked_on_books Yes, it does! 3mo
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booklover3258
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Pickpick

My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/__F2qqYUhvw

Enjoy!

#bookspin

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Jadams0877
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
Panpan

Ugh. Worst Kristin Hannah book. Husband was utterly unlikeable. Wife was full of self doubt. Just so much unnecessary angst with no real point.

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SaraHasClass
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Panpan

Depressing pretty much throughout the whole book and even the "happy ending" was a farce...too many lies and too much heartache to heal. This is the only Hannah book I have not liked. Maybe I'm in a mood.

BooksNBowls Yeah this one wasn‘t for me either. I love KH tho. 7mo
SaraHasClass Agreed! 6mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
Pickpick

I‘m a big fan of Kristin Hannah & love how emotional her stories are. But, honestly, this one was a bit too sad and depressing. Maybe I shouldn‘t have read it while it is still so gray & rainy here, I don‘t know. It was good, but now I need something lighter & happier for my next book.

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Read4life
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Bailedbailed

I‘m going to hibernate this one for a later date. I‘ve loved the Kristin Hannah books I‘ve read so far. I just couldn‘t get into this one. Instead of pushing through, I‘m hoping it‘s just not for me right now.

If you‘ve read this, what are your thoughts?

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Read4life
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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“It all started with a second martini.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Andrew65 What a great line! Thanks for the tag. 2y
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Andrew65
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

Hmmm! what to say about this book?! 🤷‍♂️
Definitely not up to the author‘s usual standard, and never felt emotionally involved in it like with her other books. Usually she can lead me to tears of sadness, happiness etc, this one possibly just tears of boredom or not caring at points. Don‘t let this put you off the author, we can all have a bad day. @Tove_Reads @EadieB

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Andrew65
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Have started the tagged book, which I am reading with @Tove_Reads @EadieB

EadieB @Andrew65 Not a good one! Don't know what happened! 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Good to know. Thought it might be me!!! 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Panpan

No. Just no. Boring and predictable, poorly written, and people constantly questioning their lives and choices they‘ve made, or were made for them. Repetitive. My least favourite Hannah.

EadieB @Tove_Reads I agree wholeheartedly! 2y
Andrew65 Phew! Thought it might just be me. Glad i did this one as an audiobook. 2y
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EadieB
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Mehso-so

#DistantShores #KristinHannah #BookSpinBingo

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country.

EadieB Then tragedy turns Elizabeth's world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life--her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become--and reaches out for the woman she wants to be. 2y
EadieB This is not one of Kristin Hannah's better books. The characters were interesting but the plot was slow in the beginning and dragged in places. I thought the 2nd half was poorly written and a bit confusing. I felt Jack should have told Elizabeth about his cheating during the separation. Other than that, the book did have some good parts but too few to really mention. I look forward to my next Hannah book because it's gotta be better than this one. 2y
Suet624 Good to know. Thanks for the heads up. 2y
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EadieB @Suet624 You‘re welcome! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Andrew65 2/3 through and can certainly agree with these comments. 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 Just a one off! Her books have all been good except for this one! 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB didn‘t feel emotionally involved at all in this one. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Reading Distant Shores with @Andrew65 and @EadieB. I‘m about halfway through. So far it is ok, not one of her best books.

EadieB @Tove_Reads Reading it today too! 2y
Andrew65 Currently reading this. 2y
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momx3nak
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

Finally finished it. This book hit home for me on many levels, making it hard/not exciting to continue reading.

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BooksNBowls
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ …meh 🤷🏻‍♀️ You can definitely tell this written was before KH found her niche. I also kept asking myself, “have I read this before?” Like everything sounded so familiar but I think that‘s just another word for basic. Idk how Elizabeth stood Jack, his parts were hard to read.. ugh, men 🙄 wasn‘t my favorite

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BooksNBowls
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“Moments of extreme joy or sorrow always feel surreal and incredible, which tells us that life is mostly a voyage of mundanity between distant, analogous shores of disbelief.”
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The perfect reading rainstorm has just erupted here in Tennessee. A relaxing night of reading is ahead. 😌⛈📚

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BooksNBowls
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Found these gems at the used book store. All for $20! Slowly building my Outlander collection (if I ever finish them lol) ☺️

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jdiehr
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Pickpick

Picked this one up from a Little Free Library knowing that Kristin Hannah rarely disappoints.

This is the story of a crumbling marriage, second chances, and never giving up on your dreams.

* Note how I included a picture of a seashore 😄

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TheSpineView
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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OriginalCyn620 Love it! You find the best quotes, Lisa! 4y
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BacklistReader
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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#unreadandontheshelf

This week we have more Kristin Hannah. Again from my mom.

If you‘ve read any of these let me know what you thought.

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BeckyandBooks
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Pickpick

Another Kristin Hannah book that didn‘t disappoint. It had all the feels, ups and downs.

Eggs I liked this one too! 5y
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BeckyandBooks
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My feet are too cold to move the dog laying on top of them...so e-book it is.

MuddyPuddle My feet are cold, too 5y
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Eggs
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#😿 #readingresolutions @Jess7
Bittersweet...I don't believe there exists a Hannah book that I would not love.
(Ughhh-that sticky used-book label)

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MelissaSue81
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Panpan

This book was just not good. It was all based around a couple who‘d been married a long time and just were distant from one another. The husband does a myriad of stupid things. The wife tries to “find herself”. I almost bailed and sort of just skimmed the last half. 😴

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MelissaSue81
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1. This bear was in the parking lot of my husband‘s work. We don‘t usually have bears around here.
2. Coffee
3. Couple Fights Constantly
4. A text box on a document I‘m working on
5. 5‘6”
#humpdaypost @MinDea

jillannjohn 😳😮🐻 6y
britt_brooke Whoa, that‘s a good sized bear! Where do you guys live, if you don‘t mind me asking? 6y
MelissaSue81 Outside of Buffalo, NY 6y
alisiakae We had a bear outside our neighborhood last week! Also unusual for our area, since we‘re more than an hour away from the mountains! 6y
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MelissaSue81
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This book is just not holding my attention. I have 3 Kristin Hannah books in my #13books13weeks pile and am starting to be nervous about it, if they‘re all like this.

nerdybabereads I don‘t know which of her books are on your pile but her earlier work is very hit and miss. The Nightingale is her best book, totally engrossing! Even she admitted she didn‘t know where it came from (edited) 6y
shellleigh33 This is not one of my favorites of hers but I do love some of her other books. What are you other ones you got to read? 6y
MelissaSue81 @shellleigh33 On Mystic Lake and Winter Garden are the other two I have in this challenge. I also picked up Magic Hour at the sale this weekend. 6y
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MelissaSue81 I‘ve read The Nightingale, Great Alone, Firefly Lane and Fly Away. I liked them all, though they weren‘t my all time favorite books. 6y
shellleigh33 I really liked On Mystic River and have Winter Garden to read. My best friend said that book is great. My favorite by her is Night Road and The Nightingale 6y
LiteraryinLawrence Magic Hour was the first one of hers I read, and I liked it a lot. Later I read Firefly Lane, which was longer and harder for me to get into but ended up being a tearjerker. 6y
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Eggs
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"The lure of the distant and difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are." -John Burroughs
I enjoyed this! There's a character called 'Large Marge'-I think there was a character with same name in The Great Alone???

TrishB Lovely pic 👍🏻 6y
Eggs Thanks @TrishB ❤️❤️I took this photo off the Pacific Coast Highway at sunset 6y
Itchyfeetreader Beautiful photograph. 6y
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Eggs Thank you 😊 @Itchyfeetreader 6y
tracey38 Beautiful! 6y
Eggs Thank you! @tracey38 6y
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aliasNayNay
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Panpan

I felt this story was really underdeveloped and the characters very unlikeable.The main characters spend half of the book thinking about how stale their marriage is, the husband considers cheating with every younger woman he comes into contact with. Finally they separate and surprise....the husband does have a affair. I found the parts where he was lusting after other women to be a bit maddening and it greatly reduced my enjoyment of the book.

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Aswenson
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My current read has a somewhat fitting title for my Labor Day Weekend. Hubby is nice enough to drive everywhere so I can read. 😊🌊🚢
#duluth #gooseberryfalls #splitrock
#OnlyinMN #ExploreMN

swishandflick Beautiful family!! 7y
TheWordJar Great pic! And great trip! Yay Duluth! 7y
Posemn Sigh. Feeling a need to get up to the North Shore soon. Happens every September! 7y
Aswenson @Posemn It was a beautiful weekend. I already want to be back. We're feeling truly rejuvenated! 7y
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