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Freefall
Freefall: A Novel | Jessica Barry
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A propulsive debut novel with the intensity of Luckiest Girl Alive and Before the Fall, about a young woman determined to survive and a mother determined to find her. When your life is a lie, the truth can kill you When her fiancs private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter miraculously survives. But the fight for her life is just beginning. For years, Allison has been living with a terrible secret, a shocking truth that powerful men will kill to keep buried. If they know shes alive, they will come for her. She must make it home. In the small community of Owl Creek, Maine, Maggie Carpenter learns that her only child is presumed dead. But authorities have not recovered her bodygiving Maggie a shred of hope. She, too, harbors a shameful secret: she hasnt communicated with her daughter in two years, since a family tragedy drove Allison away. Maggie doesnt know anything about her daughters life nownot even that she was engaged to wealthy pharmaceutical CEO Ben Gardner, or why she was on a private plane. As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers. Immersing herself in Allisons life, she discovers a sleek socialite hiding dark secrets. What was Allison running fromand can Maggie uncover the truth in time to save her? Told from the perspectives of a mother and daughter separated by distance but united by an unbreakable bond, Freefall is a riveting debut novel about two tenacious women overcoming unimaginable obstacles to protect themselves and those they love.
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cathysaid
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Freefall was a great debut crime novel with an interesting premise. The main character survives a plane crash and we learn all that led up to it through her and her mother, who doesn‘t know her daughter survived.

My Lovely Wife not so much. Not a single likable character, though the narrator seems to absolve himself of any responsibility for heinous crimes by the end. Almost threw it across the room.

#crime

readordierachel I bailed on My Lovely Wife. Did not care about anything in it. 2w
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cathysaid
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“...and I will never, ever try to take up less space ever again.” ❤️

readordierachel ❤👏🏼 2w
Trashcanman What it is! 2w
cathysaid @Trashcanman You‘re back!!! My friend!!! **insert wavy muppet arms here** 2w
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scowler1
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Satisfying, well written thriller. Plane crash, wilderness survival, bad guys, big pharma (more bad guys) enough said really.

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Kappadeemom
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I absolutely loved this book!
Allison gets into a plane crash and survives but as she makes her way through the Colorado mountains we realize that she hiding some secrets.

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Violetsunrise84
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Had some yummy food at a place called Mighty Quinn. I‘m still reading Free Fall and it is so good! #freefall #jessicabarry #foodoflitsy

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Violetsunrise84
Freefall: A Novel | Jessica Barry

What was Allison involved in? Who wants her dead? #freefall #jessicabarry

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Violetsunrise84
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Some of the rest of my haul. #bea19 #bookexpo

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Violetsunrise84
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Today‘s haul. #bea19 #bookexpo

Lisas.Library 😍 8mo
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Violetsunrise84
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And so it begins. #bea19 #bookexpo

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Violetsunrise84
Freefall: A Novel | Jessica Barry

I can imagine her pain. Yeah, this story is intense already. I like it. #freefall #jessicabarry

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AmyLarge
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Allison and her mother have not spoken in a year. And now Allison has been in a plane crash, assumed dead. What follows is a tale told from both Allison and her mother's perspective as we learn about the strength of these two women - to survive, to believe, to love, to search for truth - and the lengths that they would go to for family. Tense, moving, and vividly brought to life.

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Scarlett_ohara
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#MarchReads: I read 11 books in March!
1 audiobook (The Outsider)
Except The Outsider and Sang Famille all books were written by women.
My favorite read: Verity, for sure. Although The Outsider was awesome as well.

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kezzlou85
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This is told from two voices, Ally and her mother each tell their story. I like this idea as it gives you both perspectives. This was a really interesting read with some very clever twists. The plot is steady and builds the suspense up well. The ending is really good and finishes the story off perfectly. Theres so much to this story that it kept me turning the pages especially towards the end.
#Netgalley

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Megnogged
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This was a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. I loved the alternative POVs between mother Maggie and daughter Allison and the dynamic there, but I felt like I figured out a huge portion super early...

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ShookBelf
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Fast paced, heart stopping, twists and turns. Everything you want from a good thriller, along with characters that grab ahold and don't let go.

A fine example of the genre.

4🌟

#Pigeonhole #LitsyAtoZ #F

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Lel2403
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The tale is told from the two perspectives of Allison and Maggie, giving background to both their stories......bleak at times but utterly compelling.

This is a slow burn, with the tension gradually building and building right to the truly heart thumping end...

An exceptional debut novel from Jessica Barry and I will be waiting impatiently for her next endeavour.....

My reviews are also here....with pictures! https://orlando-books.blog

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I have to admit that I was underwhelmed with the selection for the Barnes and Noble #bookhaul today, but I still spent $100 there so the joke is on me I guess.

The Stephen King was full price. I‘m collecting these gorgeous editions for my shelves. Underground Airlines was a bargain buy, but I heard Anne Bogel recommend it recently and I had to have it.

AbbiJack I recently read Watching You and really enjoyed! 11mo
BookNAround I took my son and spent a ton of money on books for him, not a single one of which was included in the book haul. I didn‘t end up getting anything for myself because I was spending so much on him and I either already had or wasn‘t interested in their selections. 11mo
Branwen I picked up The Lost Queen as well! 👍🤗 Did you het one of the totes? Which one did you pick? 11mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto @Branwen I did! I got the reading is to the mind what exercise is the body one! I was unsure of the lost queen, but it has pretty solid reviews so I‘m giving it a try. (edited) 11mo
wordzie 😍 11mo
LibrarianRyan Same. 11mo
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BookishMarginalia
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I read this thriller (written pseudonymously by romance writer Melissa Pimentel) in one sitting! Told in the alternating voices of mother and daughter, this is really a novel about how family ties can fray but never quite snap. Fast paced and enjoyable, with a satisfying ending. #TrickyCat #CatsofLitsy

Dolly I‘m partial to black kitties. ♥️What? You said you read a book of some kind? 😹 11mo
Crazeedi Your kitty is beautiful 😻 11mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Racing to get these two read before they‘re due at the library in a few days! 💪🏻🤓😇

wordzie 😁👉👍📚 11mo
Velvetfur I know exactly what you mean, I race through library books in a panic so as not to have to extend the loan! 11mo
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ShookBelf
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My current reads :

1 #whodunitUK - The Escape
1 audiobook - The Angel of Darkness
2 #Pigeonhole - Freefall and Kayak the Kwanza
1 #MountTBR - Why I'm No Longer ....

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Jess7
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Currently listening/reading Freefall.

Do any of you switch back and forth between listening and reading the same book? I do this pretty regularly. I‘m loving this book!

Thanks to Harper Books #partner for sending me a free review copy. #freefall #freefallbook #harperbooks #jessicabarry

BillBlume I have only ever done that with DoG&M, because it helped me get through what was a dreadfully awful book. Side note: this is the book that made me realize an advantage of audiobooks is that you don‘t have to pause the story to roll your eyes. 11mo
SilversReviews I do not....sounds like a good plan, though. 😊 11mo
Crimson613 Sometimes I'll bust out my physical copy while listening to the audiobook but generally I do one or the other xD 11mo
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LibrarianRyan
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How does Josh keep me from yelling at the TV during the state of the union? He takes me to the book store and a movie. I‘ll have to catch it in reruns or highlights when I get home.

TheBookDream Smart guy. I‘m not watching, but my bookstore closes at 9. Bleh 11mo
LibrarianRyan @TheBookDream i will have to at least watch/read highlights for my job. So I‘ll get some of it but I may hold off til tomorrow. Instead I‘m going to stare at Maconahey‘s butt. 😄 11mo
laurenslibrary I'm not going to watch it live. I'll ask around tomorrow and see how infuriating it was and then maybe watch a recording. 11mo
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Leftcoastzen Like there will BE any highlights.😂😡I can‘t watch,this is what happens.🤬🤬🤬 11mo
Gaylagal2 I'm already yelling and it hasn't even f***ing started!🤬 I'm out and going to read and watch Parks and Recreation 🤓 11mo
lynneamch . . . or lowlights, as it were. 11mo
AnnaTalyn The cover design is great 11mo
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sophierayton
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I really enjoyed this! Never a dull moment. Keeps you guessing and turning the pages until the end.

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Kleonard
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Perfect vacation book, but perhaps not if you‘re in a small chartered plane flying over the Rockies!😉

Reagan Sweet review. Stacked. 12mo
Kleonard Short chapters and alternating narrators—I couldn‘t stop until I finished!😉 12mo
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kstadt929
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Snow day for me today!! ❄️❄️ First order of business was finishing up this one! Allison survives a plane crash and has to run to keep her secrets hidden and stay safe. The premise of this book drew me and it didn‘t disappoint! I loved the writing style, the suspense, trying to figure out what would happen and how you slowly learn more background on the story until everything comes together. Check this one out!! Thanks again @Jenni_Capps ❤️

Jenni_Capps I‘m glad you enjoyed it!! 12mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Trying to update my goodreads and of course Litsy from the week past while I‘m somewhat out of a trance..

Freefall was a fabulous debut! She keeps your interest with a steady, thrilling pace.

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kstadt929
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Taking a quick reading break to check Litsy and fill this out:

1. I have lots of in progress reads, but the tagged book is the one I‘m currently reading from the stack. I really love it so far!
2. Gryffindor all day, every day.
3. Making a Murderer
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ❤💛❤ 12mo
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kstadt929
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I am so excited to try these heart shaped jellybeans with the best starburst flavors!!! ❤️❤️ #24B4MondayGiveaway @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Love starburst 😍💕 where are you at in the world honey? 12mo
Andrew65 Looks juicy! 😊 12mo
kstadt929 @TheReadingMermaid Wisconsin! 🧀 12mo
LibrarianRyan I want some. 12mo
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SunriseBooks
Freefall: A Novel | Jessica Barry

Compelling characters, above-average plot. Couldn‘t put it down. Disclosure: I don‘t usually like thrillers, but I found this one acceptable.

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eanderson
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Morning miles and a new book! 👌🏃‍♀️

Kaye 👍🏼 12mo
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robinb Hi friend! This one‘s on my must-read list...hope it‘s great! Enjoy! 🤗 12mo
eanderson @robinb Hey!!! So far it‘s good! I‘m hoping to get into it more this weekend with the readathon. 12mo
robinb @eanderson 👍😊 Happy Readathon! 12mo
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kstadt929
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Finally starting this one I got from @Jenni_Capps and I can‘t wait to dive in ❤️

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TheLibrarian
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Stopped into B&N and picked this up tonight!

CouronneDhiver Very pretty kitty 🐱 12mo
TheLibrarian @CouronneDhiver Thank you! 😻 12mo
Crazeedi I 💕💕your sweet kitty! 12mo
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eanderson
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😋 I love these emails. I need to finish my current library read first but I‘m excited for this book!

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guinsgirlreads
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Enough errands! I‘m involved in this book 📖 👍🏻🥶!

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guinsgirlreads
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Starting this one at some point today. Unfortunately being off of work, I have errands I HAVE to run in the -12*F weather. 🥶

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BornReadChicago
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Thank you @HarperBooks for the complimentary review copy! I have been disappointed by a lot of thrillers over the last couple of years, and haven‘t read one for a while. The buzz around this book was too interesting to ignore, and I‘m so glad I read it - a tantalizing fast paced plot with some heft. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Full review: http://www.bornandreadinchicago.com/2019/01/freefall-by-jessica-barry-arc-review...

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Mrscastro
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Just started this book and loving it! ❤️

britt_brooke Pretty photo! 12mo
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Mirandareads
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Panpan

I‘m clearly the only one so far to make a negative review about this one. I found it to be predictable and far fetched (not in a good way). The only positive I can say is that it was well written. The story just didn‘t do it for me. 🙁

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SilversReviews
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PUB DATE: JANUARY 8

Allison by her own choice had no contact with her mother for two years, and then her mother found out that Allison had been killed in a plane crash.

If you enjoy suspense, secrets, and twists, FREEFALL fits the bill.

It takes a few pages to grab your interest, but be sure you don‘t have anything else to do because you won‘t be able to put this book down. 5/5

FULL REVIEW HERE: https://bit.ly/2VqpTLc

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SilversReviews
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This going to be a talked-about thriller for 2019.

DON‘T MISS IT.

Check out the review by @ReadingisMyPassion

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingisMyPassion/permalink/2635561443334052/

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ReadingisMyPassion
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Suspenseful…Shocking…Intense…

The determination to survive…A mother‘s
refusal to accept that her daughter is dead.

Allison Carpenter survives the crash of her fiancé‘s private plane. Now she must survive her injuries and the mountainous wilderness.

This is a well-written story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Might as well block out some time on your calendar because you will not want to be interrupted until you know the ending.

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lovelybookshelf
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This was a gripping page-turner! I needed to know more! What was going on, who could be trusted and who couldn't? I had all kinds of ideas about how things would pan out, but I didn't actually know what was up until the very end. My only complaint is that a couple of the women in the book gave off a faint air of med-shaming women with PPD. I wish that had either been countered or left out. It wasn't antagonistic, just insensitive/dismissive.

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Jenni_Capps
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Freefall starts off with a plane crash in the mountains, the only survivor is Allison. Her VERY wealthy fiancé and also the driver of the private plane was not so lucky. After Allison gathers her bearings, she makes her way through the mountains to save herself. But what is she saving herself from? Because someone is still after her. Was the plane crash a accident? One person is determined to get to the bottom everything, Allison‘s estranged mom.

TheAliceEvers Sounds interesting! Thanks for the great review! Stacked! 13mo
lovelybookshelf I'm reading this right now and it's a page-turner, for sure! 13mo
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kstadt929
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It‘s here! It‘s here! Thank you so much for being so generous and sharing this copy with me @Jenni_Capps 😁 I can‘t wait to read it! #freefallgiveaway

Jenni_Capps Yay!!! So glad you got it!! Enjoy! 13mo
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Jenni_Capps
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Congratulations @kstadt929 you‘re the winner of my #freefallgiveaway! If you will email me your address, I will send it out first this tomorrow morning! My email it Jenni_Capps@aol.com thanks to everyone who entered, I‘ll have more giveaways in the future.

kstadt929 Oh my goodness thank you so much!! I will email you right away! I‘m so excited 😁 13mo
Marilyncjackson Congratulations 🎊🍾 13mo
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TheLibrarian
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Thank you to @Jenni_Capps for this awesome #freefallgiveaway

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Michollio
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Thanks @Jenni_Capps for the chance at your #freefallgiveaway. This book sounds really interesting!

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Marilyncjackson
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Thank you for the #freefallgiveaway @Jenni_Capps ! This is awesome! Is the book good? It sounds awesome.

Jenni_Capps I just received them so I‘m only in the beginning of reading it but so far I am glued! 13mo
Marilyncjackson @Jenni_Capps well it looks awesome! 13mo
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Thanks @Jenni_Capps for this great #freefallgiveaway 🎉

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Beatlefan129
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Thank you for hosting this giveaway! #FreefallGiveaway

Jenni_Capps Thank you! 🥰 13mo
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