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The Words between Us
The Words between Us | Erin Bartels
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Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name, running from her family's ignominious past. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary in her rather unremarkable used bookstore just up the street from the marina in River City, Michigan. But the store is struggling and the past is hot on her heels. When she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father's scheduled execution, Robin is thrown back to the long-lost summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything. That book--a first edition Catcher in the Rye--is soon followed by the other books she shared with Peter nearly twenty years ago, with one arriving in the mail each day. But why would Peter be making contact after all these years? And why does she have a sinking feeling that she's about to be exposed all over again? With evocative prose that recalls the classic novels we love, Erin Bartels pens a story that shows that words--the ones we say, the ones we read, and the ones we write--have more power than we imagine.
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umbrellagirl
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Thank you @revellbooks for the giveaway! I am excited to start this one.

Princess-Kingofkings Jealous 🔖 Congratulations 2d
revellbooks Hope you enjoy! 🤩 2d
umbrellagirl @Princess-Kingofkings thank you. I am enjoying it so far. 2d
umbrellagirl @revellbooks So far I‘m enjoying it 🙂 2d
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Beatlefan129
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It‘s clear that the author of this book has a deep love for books.Robin has to move in with her grandmother after her parents go to prison,and books seem to be the only constant in her life. The story is told in 2 timelines,Robin as a 15 year old who arrives in Sussex, MI shortly after her parents arrest and Robin as an adult who owns a bookstore in nearby River City.Despite a pretty depressing story, the ending actually lands on a positive note.

ValerieAndBooks Looks good! And as a former resident of Michigan I wonder what real towns the book‘s locales are based on. 2w
Beatlefan129 @ValerieAndBooks The author is from Bay City. If you‘re familiar with Michigan I think you‘d enjoy this book 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 And all of a sudden....S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y started playing in my head.....lol 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Omg!! I thought the Bay City Rollers were from Michigan!! Hahaha...they‘re from Scotland! And I forgot the AYE! Lol 2w
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Princess-Kingofkings
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Of course, I just bought this on Saturday. You can still get a deal!

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revellbooks
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We have a winner for our #giveaway! Congratulations to @umbrellagirl! Please send us an email at iheartrevell@gmail.com with your mailing address, and we'll get your books and pouch sent right out to you.

Thanks to everyone else who entered! We'll be back again with another giveaway soon--perhaps when we hit our next hundred? 😏 Until then, happy reading!

Alora Congrats!! 3w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉🥳👏🏻 3w
umbrellagirl Oh wow! Thank you! I just sent you an email. 3w
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knoves Looks like y‘all almost hit another 100! Great job. 3w
Avanders Yay!! Congrats @umbrellagirl 🥳🥳♥️ 3w
umbrellagirl @Avanders thank you! 3w
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Butterflyamore
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@revellbooks is celebrating 100 followers with this awesome giveaway!

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umbrellagirl
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Congratulations to @revellbooks and thanks for hosting this #giveaway

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wanderinglynn
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There‘s still a little time to enter this giveaway from @revellbooks 🎉 And congrats on your milestone! 🎉

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Breanne1
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throwmeabook
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Congratulations @revellbooks on your milestone! 🎉🎉🎉 Go check them out! 💕📚

WorldsOkayestStepMom Thanks for sharing this! I had no idea they were doing a giveaway! 3w
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Show some litsy love to @revellbooks and check out their giveaway to celebrate 100 followers! (Ends today) tagging a few more who might. Be interested. @mabell @Avanders @cobwebmoth @TK421 @MeganAnn @BethM

Avanders Thanks! 😘😘 3w
TK421 Thank you!😊 3w
mabell Thanks! 3w
MeganAnn 😘😘😘 3w
BethM Thanks dear! 3w
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NicoleCook
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Beatlefan129
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This quote really resonated with me. At every point in my life, I‘ve been able to find a book to see me through

Crazeedi Amen to that! 3w
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revellbooks
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*CLOSED!*
We're celebrating 100 followers with a #giveaway! Up for grabs is this adorable pouch and THREE #freebooks, one of which is an #ARC of a spring 2020 release!

To enter:
1. Like this photo
2. Comment below and tag a friend

FOR 2 BONUS ENTRIES:
1. Repost this photo on your feed
2. Tag us @revellbooks

We'll announce the winner on Friday, 11/15, *at NOON EST*! This giveaway is open to the US and Canada only. Winners must be 18 and older.

heylaurenmack Could def use a new pouch @Craftylikefox (edited) 4w
smilingshelves This looks like a fun giveaway! @hes7 4w
MeganC Fun! @Ms.Story 4w
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Changed.by.Christ Oh, this looks so fun! Thanks for this wonderful chance to win! @Amelia_booklove 4w
Amelia_booklove @Changed.by.Christ yes it does!! Thanks for the chance to win! (edited) 4w
kayleeskindofwrites I just joined Litsy . . . I don't know anyone to tag. :( 4w
NicoleCook Me too! I just joined Litsy as well 3w
SuseM10 just joined - thanks! 3w
PDA001 I just joined Litsy, so not sure who to tag. NicoleCook, we are both newbies. 3w
TT42 Just joined. I‘m not sure if I know anyone already on here but I would tag my friend Deana. (edited) 3w
Susan Snodgrass I just joined Litsy and I'm kinda lost. Hope this works.
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sonnetta1985 @rosalyn Washington-Thompson 3w
jillpottsjones Jus joined Litsy....This is an awesome giveaway! @susansnodgrass
Not sure I tagged. @revellbooks
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amandas_pile_of_books Just signed up for Litsy. What a fun giveaway. (edited) 3w
putt911 I would love to win this .....Deidre Hicks 3w
JenGalaxy4 I'm looking forward to the new SMW series! 😃 Just signed up for Litsy today! @revellbooks 3w
Cataloger I would love this! @Susan Snodgrass 3w
Boos Mum So cute. Really want that ARC. 3w
100_pages_hr @beckybythebook
Wouldn't this be fun to win?!
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Dolly Thanks for the giveaway. Heads up @OrangeMooseReads! Last minute, 😐 3w
Cinfhen Congrats on reaching 100 followers and now you have 101😜I‘m tagging another #OG @MicheleinPhilly who can resist more books 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
Chrissyreadit Congrats! Cheers to the next 100! I‘m tagging @Gissy and @Bookzombie hoping its until Friday at midnight! 3w
Morr_Books How awesome! Congrats on now more than 100 followers!!!😄👍I thought you might enjoy this @TheBookHippie 3w
TheAromaofBooks Congratulations on reaching more than 100 followers. I'm tagging @princess-kingofkings !! 3w
Avanders Woot! Congrats! 🎉 Tagging @SamHeartCoffee ☺️ 3w
AmyG Congrats! 🎉 And thank you so much. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 3w
Stacypatrice How awesome - congratulations 🎉 Tagging @amiekreger 3w
throwmeabook Congratulations!🎉🎉🎉 Tagging fellow Canuck @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 3w
FantasyChick Congrats 🎉🎊🎉 How do you feel about #freebooks and a bag @PurpleyPumpkin ? 3w
TK421 What a nice giveaway! Tagging @Bklover 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @RavenclawOwlCat make sure to enter this giveaway! 3w
Breanne1 Love a book giveaway @StephMC82 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Congrats to @revellbooks! And thanks for the tag @FantasyChick. #freebooks are always welcome! I‘m betting @KarynGood will think so too. 😉 3w
Cosmos_Moon This is awesome! I want free books 🥰😍 @DuetForever & @Jamiedemo get free books 😘📖📚 3w
wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉 Tagging @cobwebmoth 😀 3w
TheBookHippie @Morr_Books ohhhhh yes! 3w
Djspens Congrats on the follows! Since I don't personally know anyone on Litsy, I'll randomly pick....... @Daisygirl 3w
kgriffith Suspense is your jam, yes @Bibliotekate? 3w
Karisa Free books? Sure! I'm tagging my #TMSkellington captain, @Crimson613. 🤗 3w
umbrellagirl Congratulations! Tagging @MaleficentBookDragon 3w
TeaandBooksToo This is a great giveaway. I just joined after seeing your Twitter post which makes tagging someone challenging but I might randomly pick someone too. @bookandbedandtea I hope you don't mind. Your account is lovely and you look like a kindred spirit with similar likes. 3w
MaleficentBookDragon @umbrellagirl Thanks for the tag. 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher 😁📚 3w
Rachel.Rencher Congratulations on the followers!🥳🌟 3w
ravenlee Congrats and glad to see you on Litsy! @hermyknee (edited) 3w
BarkingMadRun Congrats! Tagging @morgankaileigh1 3w
DGRachel Congrats! Free books are always good, right @dsfisher? 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Congrats on your milestone! 🥂 I'm tagging @Alora (thanks for the tag @throwmeabook ) 3w
MaleficentBookDragon Congrats! Love that bag. @caringloudly 3w
Butterflyamore Thanks for the chance! @EadieB 3w
britt_brooke Cool - thanks! Tagging you back @OrangeMooseReads 😄 3w
bookandbedandtea @TeaandBooksToo I don't mind at all! Thanks for the tag and welcome to litsy! I'll go tag someone too. 😊 3w
MommaReads @wellreadblackgirl I don‘t have any IRL fiends on here yet but I‘ll tag someone! Lol 3w
MommaReads I‘m new to this. How do you repost things? 3w
KarynGood Love the bag! @PurpleyPumpkin Tagging you back! 3w
j9brown @KatieDid927 😊😊😊 3w
Alora Congrats on 100 followers! @Meaw_catlady 3w
Lizpixie That bag is awesome! What do you think @Clwojick 3w
Alora @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for the tag! I made it just in time lol 💜 3w
EadieB @mommareads Take a screenshot of picture and repost it! Very easy! 3w
Bookzombie @Chrissyreadit Thanks for tagging me! If only I had checked on Litsy earlier. 🙂 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @RavenclawOwlCat nope, not this time! 1w
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Michellekidwell
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After receiving an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her Fathers scheduled execution Robin is thrown back to the long-lost summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything. That book a first edition of The Catcher in the Rye is soon followed by other books she and Peter shared nearly twenty years ago. One book arrives in the mail each day. But why would Peter be making contact after all these years?

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SW-T
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A book about books. A love letter to the power of reading books and poetry with lines like:

“The spine crackles and the sweet perfume of time drifts up to my nose.”

“A little Austen and a splash of Fitzgerald - a blend that starts smooth and bubbly, but with a fatalistic finish. A straight shot of Hemingway to help me face down the angry bull in the arena.”

#booksaboutbooks #booklovers #poetrymatters

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1. The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels
2. Black
3. Drove 3 hrs to our beach house
4. Yes and yes
5. Thanks for the tag @Eggs #Friyayintro @howjessreads

julesG Thanks for the ❤️ 2mo
EadieB @julesG 👍🏻 2mo
TheDaysGoBy We must‘ve all gotten some secret memo to wear black. Scrolling through that‘s all I‘ve seen so far 😂 2mo
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Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2mo
EadieB 👍🏻 2mo
EadieB @TheDaysGoBy Black is the color of the day! 2mo
Crazeedi Thanks for tag!! 2mo
EadieB @Crazeedi 👍 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. 😊 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 You‘re welcome! 2mo
Andrew65 Can‘t whistle...very frustrating. Can snap fingers on my right hand but not left! Wearing a shirt with vertical thin blue and white stripes. 2mo
Andrew65 Didn‘t get the memo bit don‘t own a black shirt or top! @TheDaysGoBy @EadieB @julesG 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I can whistle but not very well! Snapping right handed is easier than left. Shirt sounds nice but you need some books on it! (edited) 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Sounds a great plan! 2mo
gradcat Thanks for the tag, Eadie!! 😘 2mo
EadieB @gradcat 👍🏻 2mo
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EadieB
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Robin is sent to live with her grandmother. Meets Peter. His mother recently died. Peter begins to read his mother's books and then shares them with Robin. I love reading books about books. Told in two different timelines entitled Then and Now. Writing is beautiful and flows easily. Characters are believable and the plot engrossing. I would like to thank LibraryThing Early Reviewers and The Baker Publishing Group. Recommended for book lovers!

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This might just be the best paragraph I have ever read. Ever! I know it's in regards to a bookshop, and selling books to people, but I can really relate to this feeling working in the library as well. 😍💕📚 Guys, this book is SO INCREDIBLE!

Texreader This is great! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 That paragraph convinced me I have to read this book! 😱 3mo
Branwen @Texreader @DaveGreen7777 RIGHT!?!?!?! 😃 It's seriously so good. I haven't been able to put it down! In fact I've brought it to work today to try and sneak a few pages in here and there in between helping patrons! 😂 📚 3mo
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Branwen
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I started this one this morning before work. It hooked me immediately! I absolutely love it so far! 💕📚

TheSpineView I want to read this one! Stacked! 3mo
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Books, books, books, and one bookworm. Well, quite a few bookworms and one from Robin's past.

Robin was sweet and will pull you into her life, her situation, and her love of books.

THE WORDS BETWEEN US will resound with book lovers simply because of that gorgeous cover, the title, and of course the story line.

https://tinyurl.com/yxhq6fbq

Crazeedi This one sounds really good!! 3mo
SilversReviews @Crazeedi It was enjoyable. LOVED her first book - WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS. 3mo
Crazeedi @SilversReviews I'll check it out 3mo
SilversReviews @Crazeedi Hope you like it too. 3mo
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HAPPY PUB DAY!!

THE WORDS BETWEEN US will resound with book lovers simply because of that gorgeous cover, the title, and of course the story line.

The reader will again be treated to Ms. Bartel‘s wonderful storytelling skills. 4/5

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#BookMail

“Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name, running from her family's ignominious past. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary in her rather unremarkable used bookstore just up the street from the marina in River City, Michigan. But the store is struggling and the past is hot on her heels.”

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revellbooks
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A book for book lovers. We can pretty much guarantee you'll love this one! Releasing September 3.

#erinbartels #thewordsbetweenus #coverlove #anticipatedrelease #tbr #bookhaul

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Beautyinthebinding
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I thoroughly enjoyed The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels and recommend it to readers who enjoy contemporary fiction that mixes romance, difficult issues, and fascination with books. Five stars!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

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Princess-Kingofkings
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another beginning journal page ~ unfortunately I'll have to miss the launch because I have to work at midnight 😢

Crazeedi Love the cover! 4mo
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revellbooks
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Current status of our ARC shelf. So many great reads coming your way soon!

#ARCs #comingsoon #fallreleases #tbr

readingjedi Something about those neat piles speaks to my soul 😍 #neatfreak 5mo
revellbooks @readingjedi Same! It's just so nice to look at!! 5mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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Snagged this picture from a friend on Facebook who is reading an ARC of it - just realized it will be available on my birthday. How cool is that?

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Princess-Kingofkings
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I LOVE this cover. But I have to wait until September to read Erin's 2nd novel. I'm so glad I got to meet her at Baker Book House earlier this year.

SW-T It is a gorgeous cover! 💕 8mo
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