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When We Believed in Mermaids
When We Believed in Mermaids | Barbara O'Neal
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From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth. Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news... Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It's what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit's world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions--grief, loss, and anger--that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who's been living a lie. After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who'd become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives. Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.
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BeckyandBooks
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I really enjoyed parts of this book, and others just seems to drag on. There was definitely a lot going on throughout. I loved the beach settings, especially the parts set in New Zealand.

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BeckyandBooks
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1. When We Believed In Mermaids
2. Everything I Never Told You
3. 35+ books. Less spending on books, and more from the library

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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kstadt929
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It kept my attention, but was a little slow at times and not the best book I‘ve ever read ⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is why I have come to love audiobooks on my kindle because I can get things done while I listen to the story!

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margreads
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Reading this for a Facebook readalong but really struggling to not read ahead of the schedule

#readalong

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intothehallofbooks
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Kit finds out that her sister Josie didn‘t actually die in a terrorist attack fifteen years ago like everyone thought, so she sets out to track her down. The story takes its time unrolling, but that‘s because there is backstory all throughout. I liked these characters and the New Zealand setting a lot, and the story kept my interest all the way through. I‘ll read more from this author; this was my first of hers.

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shejustlovesbooks
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I was on the struggle-bus for this entire book. I know a lot of people said they almost bailed, but then loved it. I stuck with it and was just disappointed.
I didn't connect with characters and their choices didn't make sense to me. The murder mystery seemed completely out of place in the story as well.
You can check out my entire review on my blog at shejustlovesbooks.com
For now, it's time to move on to that next great book!

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Sjoanns
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It wasn‘t what I was expecting, but it was still a great book. I thought it would focus more on the mystery of finding a sister thought to be dead, but rather it chronicles the events of the childhood of sisters through their very different eyes and the impact of the past on their current lives.

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kathleck
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Loved this book and will follow this author. If you love Elizabeth Berg books, you will love this book too.

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baes
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

This book was sooo slow the first half. I almost gave up on it because it wasn‘t moving at all, and there‘s so much that was unnecessary. A little over halfway it began to pick-up and I started to enjoy it. Not an amazing book by any means, but I liked it.

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I_Like_Big_Books
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4.5/5 ⭐️

Great story. Sisters...Trauma...Love...Family...Mystery... I can see this one made into a movie.

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mcipher
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When you love a book and the author likes your review on Goodreads and you swoon. 🥰
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2859249804

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mcipher
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Afternoon plans... I didn‘t finish out #BFCR2 as strong as I‘d have liked, but I‘m still happy with what I accomplished. I have definitely been walking more and looking for ways to get in extra steps, and I‘ve practiced yoga every day which is awesome - I tend to skip a couple days most weeks. I finished 3 books and I‘m in the middle of a couple of good ones (tagged book is ♥️ so far!). I hope all of #teamlitnfit had a fabulous last week!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 6mo
twohectobooks Mine has been pretty great! Thanks cap‘n 😉 6mo
okthislooksbad Finishing is more important than finishing strong, I think. At least that's what I've told myself throughout, and I'm sticking with it. Well done! 💃 6mo
kspenmoll Sounds like a good week! 6mo
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ericarobynreads
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When We Believed In Mermaids is a story centered around two sisters who are moving through life trying to run from the ghosts of their past.

If you‘re looking for a lighter summer read that is centered upon family drama and a slight dash of mystery, then I highly recommend this one to you!

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-when-we-believed-in-mermaids/

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YourWordsByDesign
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Starting this one for an upcoming TLC book tour! Really enjoying it so far ☺️

Swing by literaryquicksand.com on the 18th July to check out my review! 📝

#tlcbooktours #bookreviews #blog #bookblog #amreading #currentread #summerread

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DebinHawaii
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Waiting for my two-day leadership workshop to start. The donut may have been a mistake but it was warm & drizzled with Wailea dark chocolate and there was local coffee so... Starting this Netgalley #ARC from an author I enjoy. Happy Tuesday. ☕️🍩📚

Beatlefan129 Doughnuts are never a mistake 🍩😊 9mo
ShyBookOwl Darn. Now I want a doughnut! 😂 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Donuts are never mistakes. 🤣🤤🤤 They are my favoriteee. 9mo
Krinak That donut looks so good 😍 9mo
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