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The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett
The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett: A Novel | Annie Lyons
Infused with the emotional power of Me Before You and the irresistible charm of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Be Frank with Me, a moving and joyous novel about an elderly woman ready to embrace death and the little girl who reminds her what it means to live. Eudora Honeysett is done with this noisy, moronic worldall of it. She has witnessed the indignities and suffering of old age and has lived a full life. At eighty-five, she isnt going to leave things to chance. Her end will be on her terms. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland, a plan is set in motion. Then she meets ten-year-old Rose Trewidney, a whirling, pint-sized rainbow of color and sparkling cheer. All Eudora wants is to be left alone to set her affairs in order. Instead, she finds herself embarking on a series of adventures with the irrepressible Rose and their affable fellow neighbor, the recently widowed Stanleyafternoon tea, shopping sprees, trips to the beach, birthday celebrations, pizza parties. While the trio of unlikely BFFs grow closer and anxiously await the arrival of Roses new baby sister, Eudora is reminded of her own childhoodof losing her father during World War II and the devastating impact it had on her entire family. In reflecting on her past, Eudora realizes she must come to terms with what lies ahead. But now that her joy for life has been rekindled, how can she possibly say goodbye?
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Kgaudiuso
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I loved this book. The relationship between Eudora, Stanley and Rose was cute and funny, and totally what I hope for in friendships, if I reach that age.

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Cinfhen
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#12Booksof2022 @Andrew65 - April
I found this gem of a story by chance and it just captured and melted my heart.
Excellent audio narration - the story of elderly Eudora and young Rose.
Ugh…another book I left off my #Top22Of22

Andrew65 This looks great. 1mo
Cinfhen I really think you‘d like this one @Andrew65 - 1mo
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Have recommended it to my library and thanks. 1mo
Cinfhen I hope they pick it up @andrew65 😄 1mo
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Ladygodiva7
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My mom read this book and said it‘s similar to A Man Called Ove and I said, SAY NO MORE!!!

The beautiful Bella poses with the book with the help of a hostaged ball. 🎾 #dogsoflitsy

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TrishB
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Although a feel good book, I did have a little tear at the end.
Lovely characters and felt very real.

Cathythoughts Sounds good ❤️ 9mo
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Cinfhen
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I stand by my initial impression…
#TotallyCharming
A real #FeelGoodRead
Loved the characters of elderly Eudora & young Rose, truly heartwarming 💕💕💕
Fantastic narration

Cathythoughts Ahhhh lovely! First impressions were right then 💕 9mo
Cinfhen Yup @Cathythoughts sometimes you need a book that warms the soul 9mo
TrishB Looking forward to it 👍🏻 9mo
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Cinfhen I really think you‘ll love this book @TrishB and now I‘m thinking @KarenUK might love it too!!! (edited) 9mo
CarolynM Sounds good. Stacked🙂 9mo
Cinfhen It was really sweet but not in a sugary over the top way @CarolynM and apparently there‘s a UK version that is more affordable or readily available 9mo
Centique Looking forward to it! 9mo
CarolynM Thanks for the tip about the UK title. I've downloaded the audio for next week's walking🙂 9mo
Cinfhen Awesome @CarolynM I hope I haven‘t oversold the book/audio but I‘m still thinking about it 2 books later 😁 9mo
Cinfhen LMK when u get to it @Centique 💕💕 9mo
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Cinfhen
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My heart is BURSTING with joy 🥰I‘m LOVING this audio!!!!
Pure DELIGHT 🎉🪄🎊I think you‘d LOVE this @TrishB @squirrelbrain @Centique @Cathythoughts
An elderly woman is befriended by her 10 year old neighbor #AllTheFeels

squirrelbrain Looks like it‘s a slightly different title in the UK…why, I don‘t know?! It sounds like the same blurb, not a sequel or anything. Anyway I can get it on Scribd audio - yay! 9mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!!! @squirrelbrain it‘s so joyful 9mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen I was just about to say that! If I get under the first name it‘s (ce for paperback if I get under second name it‘s Q9.99 for kindle ? 9mo
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Cinfhen That‘s so ridiculous @TrishB I hope it‘s the same book!!! 9mo
TrishB The blurb is exactly the same for both 👍🏻 9mo
Oryx Oooh. Sounds good. I'm gonna get the 1.99 one that @trishb found. 9mo
Itchyfeetreader Love a cross generational friendship might be adding this (the 1.99 one!) 9mo
Centique Yay! My library has it (with the UK name). Thank you Cindy - you know my taste in those life affirming audio books 💕 9mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Cindy ! I‘ll look that up now with my first cup of coffee this morning 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
Cinfhen I really hope I didn‘t oversell this one @Centique @Itchyfeetreader @Oryx @TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts but with 3 hours to go I‘m still ALL in!! I just love the characters of Eudora & Rose. And the secondary characters are equally charming. 9mo
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Cinfhen
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#ThingsInCommon #LifeInBookTitle @Clwojick I picked this up from Audible awhile ago on a daily deal. After my last read I‘m looking for something a bit lighter!! I listened to the first 20 minutes and I‘m hooked!! Sounds like it‘s going to be delightful ♥️🎧

Clwojick I loved this one! 💖💖 9mo
Cinfhen I‘m LOVING this audio @Clwojick #AllTheFeels 🥰🥰🥰 9mo
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Clwojick
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Here are my final January #BookSpinBingo stats, as well as my new February lineup.💖

Yuki_Onna Woohoo!! So beautiful! 12mo
Santie Your hand writing is perfect…. I feel inadequate 😱 12mo
Blackink_WhitePaper Well organised and perfect 😻💐 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love it!!! 12mo
BookwormAHN Nice layout 😺 12mo
janeycanuck Your journal is so deliciously linear. What do you use for your coloured stripes? 12mo
Clwojick @janeycanuck I use Mildliner highlighters! They're perfect for bullet journalling, as they don't bleed through. (edited) 12mo
PageShifter Nice! 12mo
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TorieStorieS
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This is my book club‘s pick for July & I can see the easy comparisons to be made for A Man Called Ove! I definitely enjoyed listening to this from start to finish! Titular character Eudora, octogenarian & isolated from the world, plans to die with dignity but a precocious new neighbor soon begins drawing Eudora back into the land of friendships & connections. Warmly entertaining, I‘m curious to see what everyone else thinks! #AudioColoring

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slategreyskies
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I loved this book. It deals with death compassionately. And it has lessons in it on how to live as well. I cried at the end. I knew I would, but that didn‘t stop it from happening. Five stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!

MyNamesParadise I‘ve heard it being compared to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. In that case I‘m really excited to read it! 2y
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janeycanuck
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After a recent read that featured the murders of young girls, I really needed something to reset and recharge with so I turned to one of my unread Sweet Reads box books. It did the trick - I found this to be a cross between The Elegance of the Hedgehog and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. It was such a lovely, poignant story with laugh-out-loud moments that put me exactly where I needed to be. Also, that shortbread was amazing.

TheBookHippie Wow this looks amazing 2y
janeycanuck @TheBookHippie It was! I‘ve really been enjoying my subscription. 2y
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Jgotham
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This was so so good, I can‘t recommend it enough! It took me a few tries to get going (a busy month so far!) and I‘m so glad I didn‘t wait to try it later. I had a few hours at work to read it..and omg I cried and I hardly ever cry at books! This was such a great book on friends, life, love, perseverance, and living life no matter what it throws at you. Wonderful book 💕

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Shievad
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Sweet story about aging end of life matters. Reminded me of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

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ontheBL
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A really sweet novel about human connection.

https://onthebl.org/2021/04/13/books-to-read-this-spring-2021/

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Cathy_J
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Oh this was a sweet book 💕 I was looking for something light and easy and so I was surprised by how much the characters grabbed me 😊 ⭐⭐⭐

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Becker
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A sweet, feel good story. Very easy reading. 7/10⭐️

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janeycanuck
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I‘ve really tried to cut down on my book-buying this year. So far, I‘ve been pretty successful. But then I signed up for Sweet Reads and did some stress-buying. Oops. I think I‘ll still finish the year with fewer books than I started, though.

MsMelissa You signed up for Sweet Reads? Have you received your first box yet? I have a six month subscription at the moment, plus I ordered the Oct book lovers box and the Christmas box 😂 2y
janeycanuck @Book_Fiend_Melissa I did! My first one was October and my November box just arrived. I also got the book lover‘s box and the Christmas box AND the cook‘s box. I‘m using all my gas money that I don‘t need for gas to fund this new addiction 😝 2y
MsMelissa Awesome!! I considered the Baker‘s box for my daughter, but she said she didn‘t want it. I now realize why you bought The Forgotten Daughter! I have to pick up a copy, too, as it seems it comes before the November book. I‘m a little miffed that they went with a book that‘s a follow-up and not the first book. Oh well. 2y
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candority
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Has this story been told before? Yes.
Did I fall in love with Eudora, Rose, and Stanley and cry like a baby at the end? Also yes.

The perfect story for anyone who enjoys reading about a stubborn, elderly main character who forms unlikely friendships and gains a new lease on life. The most obvious comparison is A Man Called Ove, so if you enjoyed that one, you will probably like this one as well! 4⭐

MsMelissa I just received this book in a book subscription box. I had never heard of it before, but it sounds delightful. Glad to see you enjoyed it 😊 2y
candority @Book_Fiend_Melissa It doesn't seem to be receiving much attention, but it is definitely worth the read. I hope you like it! 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I ADORED it. I'm sad I'm not with Eudora and Rose anymore. I just loved it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

MsMelissa 😊 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Book_Fiend_Melissa have you read it yet? You're in for a wonderful experience if not. 💖 2y
MsMelissa Not yet, but I‘ll need something on the lighter side really soon and will go with this one up based on your review 😊 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Book_Fiend_Melissa it did the trick for me when I need a good read to cleanse the palette! 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Loving this!

MsMelissa I‘m very glad to see this 😊 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Going to take a moment and read my book club's choice.

MsMelissa I just got this one in my monthly book subscription box. I know nothing about it. I hope you enjoy it. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Book_Fiend_Melissa my fellow book club friend said she's really enjoying it! So good things should come of it. 2y
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Lauren.Archer
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This is was so delightful. If you love Fredrick Backman this is a must read.

http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2020/09/02/the-brilliant-life-of-eudora-honeysett-...

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Beatlefan129
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I won an advanced copy of this book on Goodreads! Yay! Snoopy was not very impressed though.
#GoodreadsGiveaway
#NationalDogDay

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Preciouz29
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What a lovely, lovely story! It was a delight following Eudora‘s late life, and I quite liked how you had a glimpse of what her life was and might have been had she made a different choice.

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