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Love, Lies and Spies
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
In Love, Lies and Spies, Cindy Anstey's hilarious homage to Jane Austen, a lady with a penchant for trouble finds a handsome spy much more than merely tolerable. Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She's much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she's determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish her research.Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana's traveling companions . . . and Juliana herself.
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inthegreensandblues
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Thank you so much for the Christmas gift, Mikala! @Laughterhp So much goodness, I'm so touched. 😭🥰

Laughterhp Hope you love everything! Merry Christmas! 🥰 1mo
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Laughterhp
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Day 3 of #AdventRecommends - this book was on my TBR for about 3 years before I read this!

Juliana is interested in science and ladybugs. She gets sent to London and secretly works on her research. She meets Spencer who works as a spy in the war office. They work together and obviously fall in love. It‘s a YA Historical Romance, so you kind of have to know what you‘re in for.

rubyslippersreads I received this from @Mommamanzi ages ago, and need to be sure I get to it in 2020. 😊 2mo
writerlibrarian This is on my TR list. 2mo
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TheSpineView
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 8mo
Mommamanzi I looooved this book! 8mo
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bookishbitch
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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I blame this purchase on Litsy. I really need to stop looking at all of your posts! (Like that would ever happen.) I won't be able to read it right away as I have mumble mumble unread books in my house also on my tbr list.

Soubhiville I also have “mumble mumble “ unread books to get too! 🤣😂🤣 11mo
readingjedi Wow, that cover is awesome! 11mo
bookishbitch @Soubhiville I'm glad I am not alone in that! 11mo
bookishbitch @readingjedi I agree! It is what caught my eye. 11mo
iread2much That cover looks amazing! I can‘t wait to read what you think of it! 11mo
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Kaddele
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Wish I could concentrate better but so far this is fabulous :) just the right thing when being stuck in a hospital bed!

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Laughterhp
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Pickpick

#sundayfunday #sundayreads

I absolutely loved this book. It‘s been on my TBR for so long and it did not disappoint! Compared to Jane Austen, this book was fabulous. Juliana and Spencer are a great pair. Juliana‘s cousin Carrie is just as great. Juliana is such a strong, smart woman and she doesn‘t change her ways, even if society doesn‘t like it.

#readingwomenchallenge - Historical Fiction

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glitterkitty459
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4 ⭐
Very Jane Austen like, and definitely a comfort read 😊 though I do think the ending was a bit rushed.
I picked this book up a while ago and forgot to finish 🤦‍♀️ but I'm glad I did!

#loveliesandspies #swoonreads

Cinfhen Great cover 12mo
Slajaunie Love that cover! 12mo
Savedbygrace Sounds delightful ☺ 12mo
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5280reader Added to my list. Sounds fun! 12mo
AyaOfSiwa Like that cover 12mo
GypsyKat Loving the cover! 12mo
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Laughterhp
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Which should I read first on this relaxing Friday night?!

Don‘t get me wrong, I‘m definitely going to read both of them! I just don‘t know what I‘m currently in the mood to read.

Fantasy? Or Jane Austen Readalike? 🤷🏻‍♀️

#fridayreads

Kaye The skinniest one. That‘s always how I choose. 12mo
Librarybelle Jane Austen always wins for me! 12mo
Laughterhp @kaye Haha yeah one of them is over 600 pages!! 12mo
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shadowspeak17 Mistborn is so good! 12mo
Nessavamusic Mistborn is really good! 12mo
TabbyGibby Mistborn sucked me in from the first page. I don't typically read fantasy books and this one is still one that I recommend to others years after I've read it as one of my favorite books. 12mo
Laughterhp @shadowspeak17 @Nessavamusic @TabbyGibby I‘m glad to hear it‘s so good!! I had never heard of it before it was picked for the SFF bookclub! #BBBBC 12mo
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glitterkitty459
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Cedar_and_Grapefruit This looks interesting! I'll add it to my TBR! 1y
Zelma That cover! 😍 1y
scale-shark I'm so weak in the face of a fake dating trope, TBR! 14mo
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EmilyAnne
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Bought this book for the cover, was hooked by the first paragraph:
“‘Oh my, this is embarrassing,‘ Miss Juliana Telford said aloud. There was no reason to keep her thoughts to herself, as she was alone, completely alone. In fact, that was half of the problem. The other half was, of course, that she was hanging off the side of a cliff with the inability to climb either up or down and in dire need of rescue.”
😂🤓😅

callielafleur Oooo this reminds me of Gail Carriger's books. Stacking! 1y
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demicaractere
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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#riotgrams day 14: Hearts. I didn‘t post yesterday because I was barely home all day. I had a Valentine‘s Day choir concert and classes all day... Anyway, here‘s a book with some hearts on it. #hearts #loveliesandspies #cindyanstey #swoonreads @bookriot

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ralexist
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Reminiscent of The Pink Carnation series but without the duel timelines, Love, Lies as Spies is a smart and light Regency era read.

This was the perfect palette cleanser after the darker book I just read. A delightful comedy of manners to clear away the brain from stark noir.

Tamra 💜 cover! 2y
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rubyslippersreads
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Thanks so much for the incredible #halloweengoespostal surprise package! I ❤️❤️❤️ everything Penelope picked out for me—adorable owl socks, a cute little pillow (the cats will especially like that! 😸), a great Halloween dish towel. 🎃 And the books—a magical bookshop mystery, an intriguing ghost story, and the tagged book, which I'm extra-excited to read because you recommend it so highly. Thanks for a lovely, thoughtful gift and perfect card! 🎃

rubyslippersreads I ran out of room! 🎃 In addition to all these thoughtfully-chosen gifts, there was also a candle AND chocolate! 😊 2y
robinb Very nice!!! 2y
Kalalalatja Those socks 😍😍 2y
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LeahBergen The tagged book sounds good! 2y
rubyslippersreads @robinb @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen I know— @mommamanzi and Penelope really outdid themselves! 🎃I would have posted about it earlier, but unfortunately this was one of those days where life got in the way of Litsy. 😾 (edited) 2y
Avanders I thought exactly what @Kalalalatja said: Those socks!😍😍 2y
TricksyTails 😍 Love all your goodies! Seeing everyone's Halloween exchange makes we wish I could have participated! Looks so fun! And how did you put that cute ghost kitty on your photo? 2y
rubyslippersreads @TricksyTails it's a sticker from the PicsArt app. 2y
rubyslippersreads @Avanders I know. I ❤️ 🦉! 😊 2y
TricksyTails Thank you! It's so cute that I just have to download the app now! 😻 2y
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BeththeBookDragon
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Broken wires lead to more orthodontist appointments... 😑

JacqMac Broken wires and falling off brackets. I‘m not sure what my kid is eating when I‘m not looking, but the orthodontist is my second home. Lol 2y
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Meglet
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Mehso-so

Sweet and fun. Meandering at times, jumpy (lacking smooth transitions) at others. Many characters also could have been developed more. If you like light YA, you'll probably enjoy it. P.S. Keys have nothing to do with the story, other than the general association with spying. But it's a pretty cover!

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Hannahjeangranger
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Was a very sweet book

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tracy_anne8
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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I haven't read this one yet (hopefully soon) but the protagonist does research on ladybugs. #bugs #sizzlinsummerbooks

monalyisha Totally forgot this was even on my TBR. "Hopefully soon" for you & me both! 3y
tracy_anne8 @monalyisha I did too until I was looking for a book for today! I forgot how good it sounds! 3y
Elisa That cover 😍😍😍😍 I have a thing for vintage keys!!! 3y
tracy_anne8 @Elisa I love the cover of this one! It's one of my favorites! 3y
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Bookforone
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Long weekends are meant for reading all the books on my TBR. This was a $4 find on Amazon and the preview was eye-catching! #longweekends #loveliesandspies #whatimreading

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Gillyreads
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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It's not but it's ok so far

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PatienceFortitude
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Banter and adventure. Solid Regency romance

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silentrequiem
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This was so much fun! Regency romance with espionage intrigue and a bluestocking heroine who studies ladybugs. It is silly and irrevernt and I loved every minute. So good!

Though I'm confused by all the keys on the cover. No keys were involved in this book at all.

5 keys because I giggled and laughed and sighed my way through it. 🗝🗝🗝🗝🗝

If you love the Pink Carnation series, you'll love this one.

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silentrequiem
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Ready for something a bit light-hearted after Purple Hibiscus. This looks fun.

Paperback.Propensity Nice cover too 3y
drokka I get the impression keys are an important component to the story. 3y
silentrequiem @drokka 54 pages in and no keys yet. 3y
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silentrequiem
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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SO PRETTY. Also many books with red or black spines.

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GlitteryOtters
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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A few books with silhouettes on the cover on my physical TBR pile. #seasonsreadings2016

beagle.mama Added Not Exactly a Love Story to my TBR. The description practically said, "Hey Beagle Mama, read this!" 3y
GlitteryOtters @beagle.mama it did the same thing to me! Also, I've read other books by Audrey Couloumbis & enjoy her writing, so it was an obvious choice! 💕 3y
RealLifeReading Love those covers 3y
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jessberk13
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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I've been here for ten minutes and already bought two books! This is going to be a fantastic weekend! Now sitting down to a panel of @rebeccaschinsky Jeff and Amanda!!! #BRlive

Belles Jelly! Enjoy!! 3y
JPrecht SO JEALOUS! Have so much fun!!!!!!!! 3y
LauraBrook Another jealous lady here!!! Enjoy! 3y
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Nonaroo Have fun!! 3y
melbeautyandbooks So cool! 3y
Kathrin Jealous!!!!! 3y
Smrloomis Definitely jealous! Have a great time 🎉🎉🎉 3y
SheReadsAndWrites ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
pinkpygmypuffs Next year I'm coming with you ♡ 3y
Ashley31 So jealous!!! Have a great time! 3y
itsbrb I am really hoping to get to go to this next year!!! 3y
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Sharpeipup
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Haven't met characters with this much chemistry in a long while. Loved the drama! Please let there be a sequel...#recommendsday

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BookBelle84
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
Mehso-so

This book was ok for a quick read. I didn't find anything overly special or unique about it. The two main characters are very likable.

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BookBelle84
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Some fun, light reading for a Sunday at home! #catsoflitsy

CherylDeFranceschi Pretty kitty! 😻 3y
Suzze Pretty! Lovely eyes. His/her name? 3y
britt_brooke Beautiful cat! 😻 3y
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annahenke Eager to hear your thoughts on this one! 3y
BookBelle84 @Suzze Her name is Alice 3y
Libby1 Hello, Alice! 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Little bit obsessed with my rainbow shelves!

How do you arrange your shelves?

Lizpixie There's no way I could do a rainbow shelf. It'd drive me nuts not knowing exactly where a book will be! Mine are alphabetical by authors last name, then chronological & by series. I think I was a librarian in a past life. 3y
LeahBergen Fiction and nonfiction are on separate shelves and then it is broken down into genre/topic and then clumped by author. 😂 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, 😂 I'm a library tech - I'll have to see how I go with finding things (I think it'll be fine - although it did feel a little weird splitting up series') 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeahBergen, nice! My shelves are mostly fiction. Your way sounds very organised. 3y
GlitteryOtters I worked in a bookstore for too many years AND I am an order obsessed Virgo, so I use the same system my bookstore employer did (fiction is alpha by author with lit crit or biographies about authors right after the books by the author they are about, non fiction divided by subject, with sometimes subdivisions within subjects. History books--of which there are many--are basically chronological) 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Hahaha, I've seen your shelves - I can see how a bookshop style system would work well @GlitteryOtters (I don't have much in the way of NonFiction) 3y
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Mariliel
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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It really doesn't matter how this book turns out, I'm sold based on the title and the first page.

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eek337
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Pickpick

What a fun, fast read! Definitely one of the cutest books I've read this year.

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Harleygirl805
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Fun Jane Austen inspired read.

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Awriterspenandpaper
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I'm not usually a fan of this time period but I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, surprisingly action packed and such an enjoyable read.

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RandomBookMuses
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"A sweet romance filled with intrigue and early 19th century charm." Reviewed by Melpomene https://goo.gl/gNV8ub

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KatyAliceReads
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haanim That cover 👌🏽 4y
Sleffelshuffle I don't even know what this is about yet, and I want this book. The cover is amazing. 4y
StephTKO Please let this be good. 4y
Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian The cover, Wow!📓✨ 4y
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halfdesertedstreets
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This one looks like so much fun!

lifeandliterature I love the cover! 4y
halfdesertedstreets @YABookAddict isn't it amazing? So minimalist and so gorgeous!! 4y
CynthiasBiblioFiles Beautiful cover! 4y
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lewarren15
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey

"Please, I do not wish to be rescued by a gentleman. Could you find a farmer or a shopkeep--anyone not of the gentry--and then do me the great favor of forgetting you saw me?"

Page 3 and this story already seems eminently quotable...

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Foxtales
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Starting this book today!

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Treatyoshelf
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Mehso-so

A solid debut. After a lighthearted but memorable beginning, I thought it lost some steam in the middle and got unnecessarily convoluted but overall it was a fun read. I'll definitely keep an eye out for the author's future works. 3 stars.

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A_comfychair
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A fun little read for a rainy day! Only half way through and loving it!

Stephanie-Anne 😻pretty cover 4y
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DCShell
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Love the cover of this one, and really enjoying the story so far!

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Jessisreading
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That was a delight! You don't read much regency YA, and this is my second this year!

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Jessisreading
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I love all the chapter titles in this book to distraction.

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sarahfoleysmile
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Pickpick

I love the cover and I loved the book.

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SarahBZ
Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey

Baby regency so far....

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