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The Years That Followed
The Years That Followed: A Novel | Catherine Dunne
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Acclaimed international bestseller Catherine Dunnes thrilling US debut is the story of two wronged women bent on revenge at all costs. Revenge is sweeter than regret Dublin. Calista is young, beautiful, and headstrong. When she falls in love with the charming, older Alexandros and moves to his native Cyprus, she could never imagine that her whirlwind courtship would lead to a dark and violent marriage. But Calista learns to survive. She knows she will find peace when she can finally seek retribution. Madrid. Pilar grew up with very little means in rural Spain and finally escaped to a new life. Determined to leave poverty behind her, she plunges into a life of working hard and saving money. Enchanted by an older man, Pilar revels in their romance, her freedom, and accruing success. Shes on the road to achieving her dreams. Yet there is one thing that she is still searching for, the one thing she knows will make her truly happy. Sweeping across the lush European backdrops of Spain, Greece, and Ireland, The Years That Followed is a gripping, modern telling of a classic story. As two wronged women plot for revenge, their intricately crafted schemes send shockwaves through their families that will echo for many generations to come.
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Two women who were wronged in love work to deal with their pasts. Calista who left her home as young and naive bride married to an older man seeks revenge. Pilar who worked hard to rise above the poverty of her youth gives into her attraction to a married man and faces repercussions she cannot ignore. They never truly meet but their lives connect. This was a gripping read and, while I would have liked more front the ending, one I would recommend.

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My mom and I went to the BN today. I picked up these two and she borrowed my East of Eden. 😊

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I read an awesome 17 books this month, but this was the #bestofdecember fiction. #SeasonsReadings2016

Beckys_Books Impressive! 3y
shelf-improvement @Beckys_Books It was a personal best, so I could try to hit a personal best for the year. 3y
shelf-improvement And a lot of them were very quick reads. 3y
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This book. I cannot recommend it enough. It was everything I wanted the Ferrante books to be. It kept me up at night, desperate to find out what would happen. Everything about it is SO well done. All the stars to Catherine Dunne.

BookishMarginalia I loved it too! 3y
shelf-improvement @BookishMarginalia Thank you for recommending it! I only picked it up because of your posts about it. 3y
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I'm glad you liked it! 3y
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My boss is already gone for the holidays, so I am taking an extra long lunch break -- with a book and a hot beverage -- while keeping an eye on email. #SeasonsReadings2016

Eyelit Same here! 😄 3y
Lola Love the bookmark 😎#NYC 3y
shelf-improvement @Lola I don't use it often, but this way I never lose it! 3y
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My book is just out of reach on the coffee table, but this is the current lap situation.

DebinHawaii So sweet! 🐱❤️ 3y
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Finally mailing it! I'm making sure it's there by the 21st! #secretsantagoespostal

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I loved this novel! Two separate narrative strands follow two women who made bad choices in love (trigger warning for domestic violence, pervasive though not graphic), and then became obsessed, one with vengeance and the other with restitution. Beautiful writing, gorgeously drawn settings, interesting characters, and a dose of suspense. A winner! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #recommendsday

Bostonmomx2 Thanks for that trigger warning, I'll need to skip. 3y
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Because #coffeeandbooks are the stuff of life 😇 -- and I'm loving this book so much!

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shelf-improvement This is sitting in my TBR pile and I can't wait to get to it!! 3y
Reviewsbylola Coffee and books is a necessary pairing! 📚 ☕️ 3y
Zelma Yes they are! 👍📚☕️ 3y
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Getting much needed caffeination this December morning 👍🏼🤓

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That's an interesting way of putting it. We teachers are invested, yes, but "illuminated" by our students' achievements? ?

Megabooks Kinda weird phrasing... 3y
cathysaid I would say I'm enlightened by my students in Freshman Comp, but I'm not so sure about illuminated. My vocabulary has certainly widened, anyway. For example, last week I learned the word "fleek." ???? 3y
Readytogo @cathysaid Eyebrows on fleek? 😏 3y
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Comfort food with #beerandbooks 👍🏼👏🏼

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This is definitely another #TBRtemptation! I just read the prologue and ????? ... "There is just the one message, as she'd expected. Very few people have this number. 'Aphrodite,' a man's voice says, 'it is done. The transaction is completed.'

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BookishMarginalia @Schuhbox I just resent it to your virtualrhino email. Check your junk/spam folder too! If you don't get it, please email me at SecretSantaGoesPostal at gmail. 3y
Schuhbox Thank you so much! I got it! I really thought I had messed it up! 3y
BookishMarginalia @Schuhbox Yey! 👍🏼 3y
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I've seen a few notes calling this book Ferrante-esque, which I would semi agree with. Semi because I've only read the first book in the Neapolitan quarter 😩. Anyways regardless of its comparison the book itself is packed with juice drama. Revenge, love affairs and women fighting forward on their own. Definitely one to read if ur looking for an escape. Did I mention it's set across Spain, Greece and Ireland? Warning the travel bug will bite u!

TouchstoneBooks YAAASSSSS so thrilled to see this Lupita!! 😍 3y
Goodangel I never read it 3y
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The books I featured on Twitter tonight. This one is a retelling of Greek myth set in Europe in the 1960s to 1980s. Revenge, strong women, love, betrayal. @TouchstoneBooks Looking forward to it--and all of these

Rhondareads Thanks for posting missed the twitter fun tonight .Glad I can catch up.😀 3y
BethFishReads @Rhondareads it was spontaneous. So few few nights lately -- with sports & politics 3y
Librarylady I really want to read the book on the far left- No One Is Coming To Save Us. Anxious to hear what you think. 3y
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BethFishReads @Librarylady I'll let you know 3y
lynneamch Got to read an ARC of Girl in Disguise. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 3y
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Revenge is sweeter than regret....

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No reading for me tonight. First, Allison begged me from the moment I got home to make bookmarks to sell with her. I figured out why: my mom messaged me about selling bookmarks I made years ago at her craft sale. Ally thinks this will get us on to Shark Tank & her a 🐴. #dreamon

Then my sister called. She had a craptastic day. Her realtor canceled their listing. Don't tell Allison, but I think I'll send my sister on me if these as a pick me up.

pppooraikul Pretty bookmarks. 😍 3y
Varshitha Nice bookmarks!! 3y
jessdean Those are beautiful! 3y
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Texreader @LitHousewife Sounds like so much fun!! I love to craft when not reading. 3y
DivineDiana Lovely bookmarks. And cheers to your little dreamer! Dream on! 🎼 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Think Etsy instead of Sharktank and I think you'll do better than you expect! ;). Plus your daughter might come up with some more great ideas for that format. 3y
LitHousewife @pppooraikul @Varshitha @jessdean Thank you! I'll let Allison know. She'll be happy to hear that. 3y
LitHousewife @Texreader Crafting is a lot of fun. I usually listen to audiobooks, but I can't with my kids around - they would complain the whole time. 3y
LitHousewife @DivineDiana Thank you! She really is a little dreamer. She was wanting to do it all over again tonight. I told her I needed a break. We'll be at it again tomorrow, though. She's got ideas. 3y
LitHousewife @Riveted_Reader_Melissa She's definitely got ideas! I'm curious to see how long this lasts. It's also a nice way to spend time with her. 3y
BookBabe Hehe. Glad I'm not the only one who uses the word "craptastic". ? Cute bookmarks! 3y
LitHousewife @BookBabe Craptastic is one of my favorite words. I will have a party when it is added to the dictionary. 3y
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Perfect opening line for today: "The July heat is an anvil."

It sure as hell is, Calista. It sure as hell is.

[DELETED] 3216391035 Feels slightly less anvil-ish here today in Wisconsin after a brutal weekend. 3y
LitHousewife @Basia Its still full on anvil here in Virginia. I'm not sure if the end is in sight yet or not. 3y
Karen3 I can agree with that. 102 today in Northern California. Triple digits all week long 😱😱 3y
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Books_Wine_Repeat Anvil from Hell in Las Vegas. Today 111 and 117 by Wednesday. 🔥🔥🔥 3y
LitHousewife @Karen3 @Books_Wine_Repeat Is there an anvil emoji? I need to check. Come on, autumn!!!! 3y
Owlizabeth Ughhh Virginia summers 3y
SaraFair Today's weather caster said "oppressive" for NC! 3y
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Monday lunch time finds me once again in my workplace hidey-hole starting a new book. This one is set both in Dublin and Madrid, which are both on my bucket list. By choosing an October release I'm also sending Mother Nature subtle hints that I'm now ready for cooler weather. Is she listening???

Reviewsbylola I am breaking out into cold sweats thinking about fall coming. I wish summer would last a little longer! 3y
Notafraidofwords @Reviewsbylola I totally second that! 3y
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