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This Poison Heart
This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron
Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron's new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power. Briseis has a gift: she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms with a single touch. When Briseis's aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York, Bri and her parents decide to leave Brooklyn behind for the summer. Hopefully there, surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they could never have imagined--it comes with a specific set of instructions, an old-school apothecary, and a walled garden filled with the deadliest botanicals in the world that can only be entered by those who share Bri's unique family lineage. When strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs, Bri learns she has a surprising talent for creating them. One of the visitors is Marie, a mysterious young woman who Bri befriends, only to find that Marie is keeping dark secrets about the history of the estate and its surrounding community. There is more to Bri's sudden inheritance than she could have imagined, and she is determined to uncover it . . . until a nefarious group comes after her in search of a rare and dangerous immortality elixir. Up against a centuries-old curse and the deadliest plant on earth, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family. From the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead comes another inspiring and deeply compelling story about a young woman with the power to conquer the dark forces descending around her.
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Bookish_Gal
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Love how her books start off so basic and, half way through, go crazy: You‘re engaged, so let‘s ramp it up. Briseis is nicknamed “Black poison ivy” for a reason. She‘s amazing & confident. There‘s so much between her & the mystery girl & the nice boy. Suspicious of both thou. Buildup came slow, yet powerful. gale winds of whaattttt. Ending left me wild & questioning; glad sequel coming in June. She‘s amazing with those bombshells & #lgbtq rep.

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TiminCalifornia
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I really enjoyed this #YAFantasy from #QueerBookBox. A real mystery and good page turner. The MC was likable and relatable I remember a stage where I was ‘between friends‘ as I developed different interests from my childhood friend group and hadn‘t made new connections yet. It‘s lonely. Also the hyper-awareness that your parents are struggling financially is stressful. Ending here was rushed but still a pick for me.

#bookspin for January.

Suet624 You just brought back a whole bunch of memories from my teen years. 😳 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one is on my TBR - I got it via OwlCrate last year!! 1w
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Last full read of 2021 did not disappoint!

This book and its wonderful characters had me so wrapped up today that I finished the entire thing in just over three hours. Definitely a good way to spend a chunk of my holiday vacation!

kplovesbooks Love this cover! 😍 3w
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My #owlcrate edition

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TheBookKeepers
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@DanaManiac I finally finished! I thoroughly enjoyed this one, thank you for sharing it and giving me the extra time to finish it late ❤️ I‘ll mail it back to you tomorrow! Great round ladies!! @kellyann28 @Johanna414 #lmpbc

DanaManiac Oh yay! I‘m so glad you liked it. I can‘t wait to read everyone‘s comments ☺️ 2mo
kellyann28 Excited for book 2 to come out 😍 2mo
TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 me too!! I have questions needing answered 😂 2mo
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DanaManiac The book came and I loved reading everyone‘s comments! I kept laughing and yelling “I know, right?!” 🤣🤣 @Johanna414 @kellyann28 2mo
kellyann28 @DanaManiac 😂😂 This was a fun one to write on! 2mo
Johanna414 @DanaManiac This one was so fun! 2mo
TheBookKeepers Hahaha it was great! All the books this round really were! @DanaManiac glad it made it back to you ! Happy holidays (edited) 2mo
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kissmehardy
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BUCKLE UP WHEN ENTERING THIS ONE, KIDS. You may think you know what's coming, but you certainly won't call everything. #yafantasy

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JenniferEgnor
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If you like plants, (especially poisonous), Greek mythology, the occult, witchcraft—this book is for you. I loved it and I couldn‘t put it down! As Briseis is called in the book by another character, you can think of her as the Black Poison Ivy—and she‘s amazing. This book reminded me of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, but this book was so much better. If only I had this power! I also loved all the queer characters! 🌱🌑🍄🐺 🇬🇷

Linsy That sounds amazing! 3mo
JenniferEgnor @Linsy a sequel is coming! I loved this book so much. 3mo
Chrissyreadit I agree it sounds amazing! 3mo
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KelsiTaylor
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IF I START ONE MORE BOOK THAT I THINK IS A STANDALONE BUT IS ACTUALLY AN UNFINISHED DUOLOGY, I‘M GOING TO LOSE MY SHIT!!!! This book is absolutely top tier, so many twists, amazing characters, and the coolest magical powers of all time🥀

kera_11 Remind me to read this after the second book drops 3mo
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ozma.of.oz
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A picture is worth 1000 words.

1. Yeah, it‘s the 1st thing to draw my eye, & if it doesn‘t make me stop to really look, I usually won‘t look past that.
2. Honestly? The less direct info about a story I can get from the cover art, the better. Also, 👎🏻👎🏻 movie tie in covers.
3. The artwork for this book is gorgeous & I need it.

#SundayFunday Have a great day and don‘t forget to tag me!

HiMyNamesRysha Yes! Ninth House was very intriguing cover art for me! I also adore the Cape Cod Murder Mysteries cover art 🥰 4mo
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TheBookKeepers
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kellyann28 Enjoy! 🎉 4mo
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Sharpeipup
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Thanks @RamsFan1963 for the tag!
1. Tagged
2. Blackberry
3. Isn‘t it Bromantic?
4. Positive feelings lately
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs 🙏🏻 📚👏🏻 4mo
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kellyann28
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I enjoyed this one! Definitely a unique and original story for me. Now I want to read more mythology books!
#LMPBC @DanaManiac @Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers

Johanna414 Great picture! 4mo
DanaManiac Love this pic! And I‘m glad you liked it! 4mo
Moonprismpower Yeah great pic! The frame around the book really centers my focus. I‘ve got this on my TBR too. 4mo
TheBookKeepers 🤩 so excited for this one! 4mo
kellyann28 @Johanna414 @DanaManiac @Moonprismpower Thank you for the picture love ❤ 4mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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Notice the bookmark- I picked it at random at the library I work at, not knowing the Greek mythology roots within this story. Very fitting!🪴🏺🩸

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Emily92Bibliophile
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🪴 The weaving of Greek Mythology, Gothic Elements, and poisonous plants formed into a magical story of Black Girl Magic. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into when I started this, and had few expectations- all I knew was that librarians raved about this book, and it took BookTok by storm… I just had to read it and I am so glad I did! 📚read the rest of my REVIEW at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3999250193

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Taking a Personal Day Off from work today for my birthday 🎉 🎉 it‘s been a stressful couple weeks at work, so I‘m planning on resting, reading, maybe a little bit of grad work, and CrossFit today. Slow mornings are something I am not used to !

LibrarianRyan Happy Happy. !! 4mo
LauraBrook Happy birthday!!!🎂 4mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile Thank you @LibrarianRyan @LauraBrook @JessClark78 ! It was a wonderful day of rest and almost finished my book 💙 4mo
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kellyann28
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DanaManiac Enjoy!! ☺️ 5mo
Lovesbooks87 I just read this yesterday and loved it! 5mo
kellyann28 @Lovesbooks87 Oh I'm glad to hear that!! 4mo
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Lovesbooks87
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I am going to need the sequel to this book NOW!!! I loved everything about this book and I didn‘t want to put it down. I started it this morning and finished it this evening. I need to know what happens to Briseis and her family!

#bookspinbingo

wanderinglynn Glad to hear because this is one my TBR. 5mo
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Johanna414
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This was such a fun book!! Overall I really enjoyed it, even if I had to occassionally remind myself I was reading YA when I'd get frustrated with the main character's decisions. I need to take the night to process that ending before I make my final notes and send it to @kellyann28
Thanks for the great pick, @DanaManiac ! #lmpbc @TheBookKeepers

rubyslippersreads I 💚 everything about this photo! 5mo
DanaManiac Oh yay! I‘m so glad you liked it!! This photo is lovely! 5mo
TheBookKeepers ❤️ 5mo
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kellyann28 Omg I love your little cactus on the left! 🥰 5mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 me too! It's called a Bunny Ears cactus, and I found the little pot at a local antique store 5mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 I just realized I never told you when I sent this a few days ago! You should have it by Wednesday or so! 5mo
kellyann28 Thanks! I'll be on the lookout! 5mo
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Johanna414
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Having a moms' weekend away on one of the Fingerlakes with three of my best friends. Fortunately, we're all book nerds so reading by the water with an after dinner beer is expected 😊

Shae_Purcell This sounds so nice! 5mo
Tamra Oh, I wish!! 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly That sounds so wonderful! 5mo
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Johanna414
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Only a couple chapters in, but I'm enjoying this one so far! @DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 #lmpbc

DanaManiac 🥳 5mo
kellyann28 Such a pretty cover! 5mo
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BookishTrish
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So. Much. Fun! Gothic mansion + Greek mythology + family secrets + witches can‘t wait for book 2!

DinoMom Everyone seems to be enjoying this one. Definitely on my TBR a list 5mo
MidnightBookGirl Oooh, so I have this on my Edelweiss TBR, but I might grab the audio book now! 5mo
BookBelle84 I loved Cinderella is Dead. I'm super excited for this one! 5mo
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GondorGirl How bad is the cliffhanger? I preordered a copy, but haven't read it yet, because the wait for the second book is so long. 5mo
BookishTrish @GondorGirl It is major. 5mo
GondorGirl @BookishTrish Aghhh! I'm going to try to wait a little longer before I read it. 😭😭😭 5mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk6 of August & Bk3 of #AwesomeAugust #readathon is done! This was July‘s #owlcrate book & it was fantastic!There‘s been a few YA witchy books lately and most have been brilliant, this one among them. A little bit Garden Spells, a dash of Ancient Greek myths & a pinch of Roz from Sabrina stirred with an Owens spoon. Magic✨ #Booked2021 #Blackjack21 #PickYourPoison #NerdReading2021 #52BookClubChallenge #Pageathon #PennyPerPage #BookspinBingo

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
Cinfhen Well played ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love that cover!! 5mo
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Lizpixie
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Just started Bk3 of #AwesomeAugust #readathon This is a gorgeous edition from #Owlcrate of a YA magical realism story. It‘s about a young woman who is 3yrs old when her family discover she has a magical affinity for plants, she can make dead plants thrive, grow flowers from a seed in seconds & plants seem to grow towards her in minutes. But teenage years brought problems & she moves to an aunts estate to learn how to control her magic.

Andrew65 Looks great. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I resubscribed to OwlCrate just because the synopsis of this book sounded so fantastic. I'm so excited to read it!! 5mo
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Loved the mythology and plant lore in this urban YA fantasy. I liked how the characters had to adjust from living in the city, to a small rural town. Interesting supporting characters. Briseis meets Karter and Marie and decides to trust them with her secret abilities to grow plants and handle poisonous plants with no side effects. The ending was a setup for book two, but not in a bad way. Look forward to seeing what happens next.

wanderinglynn I just got this book in my OwlCrate. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! 5mo
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Johanna414
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Look what got delivered today!! I can't wait to read it! @DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 #lmpbc

TheBookKeepers The cover is so pretty for this one! 6mo
kellyann28 Woo hoo! 🎉 6mo
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DanaManiac
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4.75 ⭐️
#LMPBC
This was a great book! I knew that it was an urban fantasy YA novel, but I didn't know that it was also a modern retelling of Greek literature. The first 2/3 of the novel went a little slowly. I also somehow missed that it's the first in a new series, so I was really stressed when I saw the remaining pages dwindling with still so much left to wrap up- and that wild ending!!

DanaManiac This is headed your way! @Johanna414 ☺️ 6mo
kellyann28 Oooh I didn't know it was a Greek lit adaptation either. How fun! 6mo
TheBookKeepers Oh fun! Hahaha I always get stressed when pages dwindle like that too 😂 6mo
Johanna414 I'm even more excited now that it's a Greek lit retelling! 6mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Gotta say, don't think I prefer this cover to the official one, but I am glad to have a copy of the book and am obsessed with the tea towel and the Alice in Wonderland enamel bookmark.

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DanaManiac
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In the park trying out a new SPF and cracking open a new book!

iread2much That cover is fabulous 6mo
DanaManiac @iread2much isn‘t it?! 😍 6mo
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BookBelle84
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I couldn't resist! I loved Cinderella is Dead and this cover is beautiful! #nofilter

Professional_Book_Dragon That cover IS gorgeous! I going to have to go get a copy now…. 6mo
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Branwen
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What Tracy Deonn did for Arthurian legends in her debut Legendborn, Kalynn Bayron has done here with Greek mythology in her new book! Throw in the mix: Black girl magic, poisonous plants, an old gothic house filled with secrets, LGBTQ love interest, fantastic family dynamics and you have one of the BEST YA books to come out this year! 💕📚💕 I read this in two sittings because it was fabulous and unique and fun and I could not put it down! 😍🌿🍃

Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, this sounds really good! I was planning to read it because I really liked her earlier book but now I‘m definitely going to read it. 7mo
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly YES! I loved her first one too, but this one is even more incredible in my opinion! 😃💕📚 7mo
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Branwen
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Late afternoon lunch of bacon 🥓, a croissant 🥐, cheese 🧀, and fruit 🍓🍒! Loving this book so far! 😍📚💕

Leftcoastzen Everything is better with bacon! 7mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen I totally agree! 😁 7mo
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Branwen
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My long weekend book haul! 🎉📚💕😁 I went in specifically to get Sucker Punch because, heaven help me, I've been really craving the Anita Blake series again. I haven't read the last 3 or 4 books and this is one of the more recent ones, so I think I'll just work my way backwards. EVEN MORE EXCITING THOUGH is that I found the tagged book on the shelves and it's not supposed to be out until Tuesday! 😲👍 Lucky day! 💕📚💕 #bookhaul

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SW-T
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There are some really good books coming out! My TBR list is totally out of control! 😂

https://www.tor.com/2021/06/14/the-30-most-anticipated-sff-books-for-the-rest-of...

bthegood tried to tag you for a #Two4Tuesday but post would not recognize your user name - I think I put it in right @SW-T ? and still won't recognize the T - is there a trick to your user name? 😄 (edited) 7mo
SW-T @bthegood That‘s weird. No trick that I know of! 7mo
bthegood @SW-T 👍 7mo
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DanaManiac
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Alrighty Group Q! These are the books I‘m considering for round 12! If you‘ve read any out of one stands out (for better or got worse, lol) please let me know. ☺️ #lmpbc

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Johanna414 Honestly, I would happily read any of these! I think I'm most interested in This Poison Heart, but they all sound good. 7mo
kellyann28 I agree, I'd be happy with any! This Poison Heart or Furia would be my top choices! 7mo
TheBookKeepers I‘m loving our group options 😍 I‘d read every one of these! My top two would be Furia and Sweethand - but again I‘ll read any of the 4 haha! 7mo
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Tera66
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#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain Thanks for sharing.

1. Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney

2. This Poison Heart by Bayron Kalynn

3. Four Winds, The House on Vesper Islands. Transcendent Kingdom, Children of Chicago, Later by S. King, Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson, Malorie by Josh Malerman.

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rachelsbrittain
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Plant magic, poison, and Greek gods. A girl inherits her a house in upstate New York from her birth mother's sister only to discover the strange affinity she's had for plants all her life is inherited. But along with it comes huge responsibility and dangerous enemies. Sign me up for all the plant magic! I can't wait to see where this series goes.

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rachelsbrittain
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Bath bomb reading

BrittanyReads So excited for that book!! 11mo
rachelsbrittain @BrittanyReads it's so so good! 11mo
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rachelsbrittain
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What a quote!

"Whenever you hear a story about villainous women, you should ask who's telling the story."

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

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rachelsbrittain
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Moving day! Doing a little reading while the movers are loading the truck

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rachelsbrittain
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Will I be able to finish my two current reads before the end of the day? We'll see since I have DnD tonight, but I'm gonna try my best

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rachelsbrittain
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Homemade brocolli soup and toast alongside a book about a girl with plant magic

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rachelsbrittain
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My kind of Friday night 😍

Saknicole Bath kindle time is the best! 11mo
rachelsbrittain @Saknicole it really is! 11mo
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Jasxnicole
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Such a beautiful cover! Can‘t wait to read this one! 😍