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Mrs. Poe
Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
Inspired by literatures most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistresss tantalizing confession, and his wifes frightening obsession in this new masterpiece of historical fiction to which Sara Gruen says, Mrs. Poe had my heart racing...Don't miss it! And make sure to check out the captivating new novel from Lynn CullenTwains Endwhere the acclaimed author tells a fictionalized imagining of the relationship between iconic author Mark Twain and his personal secretary, Isabel Lyon.1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poes The Raven is all the ragethe success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husbands cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poes writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presenceand the surprising revelation that he admires her work. What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affairand with each clandestine encounter, Frances finds herself falling slowly and inexorably under the spell of her mysterious, complicated lover. But when Edgars frail wife, Virginia, insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poes tales. And like those gothic heroines whose fates are forever sealed, Frances begins to fear that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself
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MrBook
Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
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Replenishment stack 2/3 for my #AutumnalColors Display! 😁

Yes, I needed to add this many books to one display. 😆🙈

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

rwmg Only The Casual Vacancy 2mo
ljuliel Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is one of my all time favorite books. I‘ve never found anyone else that likes it as much as I did. 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I loved the tagged book, and think it would be a perfect slightly creepy and atmospheric read for this time of year.

This is probably a crow not a raven, but I‘m sure we can let that slide😜

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #creepyphotochallenge Raven

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Soubhiville
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Misty! Thank you for the book 😊 and also for the tissue paper, which Froedrick loves to play with. He thinks it works like an invisibility cloak 😸. He‘ll spend the whole evening scooting across the floor on it and hiding under it to ambush us.

The book sounds really good, I look forward to reading it! You‘re the sweetest. 🍭

LiterRohde I absolutely love your cat. I do want one! 4mo
Nebklvr He looks like a wizard cat 4mo
Macker11 What cat?!😏😉 4mo
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Crazeedi This book is on my tbr!! 4mo
LauraJ Froedrick! (My iPad has finally learned his name!) 4mo
Soubhiville @LauraJ haha, yay! 4mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s hilarious! I going to send you tissue paper now for sure. 4mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I may still have video of him at Christmas or a swap opening with a huge pile of paper... if I can find it I‘ll email you. But he‘d love that, it‘s one thing he can never resist! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!!! I‘m happy he likes his gift too 😽😻😘❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana Adorable! 😻 4mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Just got this lovely thing back from #LMPBC #Round5
💙💜📚❤️💛
Thanks so much for a fantastic round @Littlestbookshelf @Mynameisacolour @Bookwormjillk !!

Bookwormjillk Great books this round! 5mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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@HufflepuffGirl90 this is headed your way! I mailed it out on Saturday so it should be there soon. Sorry for it being so late (as usual)! Also, I have been looking for the bookmark my husband gave me for our anniversary. I had it last while reading the summer wives. Did I mistakenly send it to you? I have looked everywhere! 😭 It‘s blue leather with my initials. My toddler probably threw it in the trash or something but thought I would check.

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! And no worries for lateness, life happens! I don‘t remember getting a bookmark with Summer Wives, I‘ll make sure it‘s not laying around anywhere at home tonight. It‘ll be good to check with @Mynameisacolour since I always kept the bookmarks in the books if they were left in the books. 5mo
Mynameisacolour Hi Ladies! I just double checked Summer Wives and no bookmark. Sorry! 5mo
Littlestbookshelf @HufflepuffGirl90 @Mynameisacolour thank you for looking for me! I was hoping but maybe one day it will turn up! 5mo
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Librarybelle
Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
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Cullen‘s envisions a non-platonic relationship between Edgar Allan Poe and the poet Frances Osgood in this historical fiction novel based upon their relationship. Whether any of this is true or not we don‘t know, but Poe was known to be a lady‘s man. I may be misremembering a scene where he visits Frances in the rain, sans #Umbrella , but it‘s clear from the early days of their acquaintance that neither wants to be “just friends.” I liked this one

KarenUK Nice pick....this sounds really good..😊👍 5mo
Librarybelle @KarenUK Thanks! I tried to base a book more on the lyrics than the song title this time...good exercise to get my brain working in the morning! 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Coming your way!

Littlestbookshelf Yay! Can‘t believe it‘s the last! 6mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Life is good.

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Bookwormjillk
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Milking this broken foot for all it‘s worth while camping this weekend.

DivineDiana So sorry. ❤️ 7mo
CouronneDhiver Making lemonade 🍋🥤 7mo
BooknerdsLife Awww speedy recovery and happy reading to you 📚🙌🏼💖 7mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Thanks to #maymakeup I was able to finish this up for #lmpbc tonight! Great pick @HufflepuffGirl90 !
@Bookwormjillk I will be sending this your way saturday.

HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you liked it!!! 7mo
Bookwormjillk Yay! Thanks! 7mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Last night was my turn to be soccer practice chauffeur so that means that dad kept baby boy and I got a full interrupted hour to start Mrs. Poe For #lmpbc ! Its finally warming up here enough to enjoy being outside. This is a little sitting area across from the field and an excellent reading spot. ❤ Also this author grew up in #Indiana for #readingusa2019 @HufflepuffGirl90 @Bookwormjillk @Littlestbookshelf

Bookwormjillk Yay for reading at soccer! 8mo
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Mynameisacolour
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@HufflepuffGirl90 this arrived today!🎉😁🎉
#lmpbc #round5 #GroupB

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! I hope you enjoy it!! 9mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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All packed and ready to head out tomorrow to you @Mynameisacolour !!

#LMPBC #round5 #GroupB

Mynameisacolour Awesome, can't wait!! 😁 9mo
Bookwormjillk Yay! 9mo
Littlestbookshelf I‘m so excited to start reading everyone‘s picks! I‘m sending mine to you correct? 9mo
HufflepuffGirl90 @Littlestbookshelf yep! And I can‘t wait to read everyone‘s picks and ideas 9mo
vkois88 I gave this one to my mom for Christmas... I can't wait for her to read it so I can steal it 😂 9mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Just finished this masterpiece! 😍📚💜
I really enjoyed reading this one and can‘t wait to see what you guys think about it! Just need to finish some notes and ideas, then it‘ll be ready to get sent off. #LMPBC #GroupB #catsofLitsy

Mynameisacolour Masterpiece, can't wait! 😊 9mo
Littlestbookshelf I can‘t wait! 9mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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I made the mistake of sitting down with my book way too far away from me..... now I‘m trapped. So glad I keep a few books handy on my phone, though looks like I won‘t be getting through my #LMPBC book tonight. 😔
#trapped #catsofLitsy #BugabooKitty

RadicalReader The dreadful situation of not wanting to get up to get a book that is just out of reach because a cute cuddly cat decides to curl up and take a nap and get comfy while you read 9mo
HufflepuffGirl90 @RadicalReader exactly!!! I know he would probably just come back later, but he‘s so cute and napping on me now. 😅 9mo
Crazeedi This happens to me too! My kitties take center stage,a 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Cat-pinned! 9mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Just getting started on this for #LMPBC
Round 5, Group B
📚💛

Bookwormjillk Yay! 9mo
Mynameisacolour Awesome! I'm excited for this one!! 9mo
Littlestbookshelf I‘m so excited to get started! 9mo
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thereadingowlvina
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#qotd

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thereadingowlvina
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kaysworld1 Hello there pretty lady the next book for #teamhellboundheartbwas I sent to you about 2 weeks ago the extra book in the package is a gift from me to you 💖 🤟 11mo
thereadingowlvina @kaysworld1 Hey there! Oh ok, I'll keep an eye on it. And thank you so much for the gift! That's thoughtful of you! 🤗💕 11mo
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thereadingowlvina
Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
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A poignant, haunting & absorbing tale of two literary minds - the enigmatic & mysterious Edgar Allan Poe & the young gifted poet Frances Sargent Osgood - who fell passionately in love with one another.

✔ Beautiful prose
✔ Slow burn story with some mystery in it
✔ Character driven
✔ Blend of fact & fiction

Rating: 4.75🌟

More review at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2630596412

Soubhiville Sounds good! 11mo
thereadingowlvina @Soubhiville It was a good read! I enjoyed it 😁 11mo
Merchgal I absolutely loved this book!! 11mo
thereadingowlvina @Merchgal Yay! 👍👏😁 11mo
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thereadingowlvina
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My current mood. I go through phases. This month, I've been reading and watching a lot of Sherlock Holmes and now Poe's books and books inspired by Poe.

Do you go through phases?

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Librarybelle
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Edgar Allan Poe as a love interest? Yes, please! Cullen looks at the affair Poe and Frances Osgood had in 1845-1846. She writes a captivating account that includes a touch of a thriller element (it is Poe, after all). The author‘s note ties in well all of the detailed research she did for the book. A perfect choice for me as a Poe follower, and even my historical fiction book group liked it!

#Zeke #catsoflitsy

keys_on_fire I‘ve been so curious about this one! 1y
Librarybelle @keys_on_fire I like Cullen‘s books, so definitely worth trying! 1y
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Librarybelle
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Confession: I already adored Poe, but I think I fell just a little bit more based on this passage. Who knew he could be so passionate?? Even though this is fiction, wow!

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MelissaS
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I added this to my #MountTBR on a whim a few years ago. I‘m so glad I finally dove in! It was a fun summer read set in 1845 NYC and featured many famous literary and art figures. #mountTBRchallenge @DivaDiane

MinDea I enjoyed this one! 1y
MelissaS @MinDea that looks good! Maybe I‘ll read that next! 1y
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MinDea I love this "genre" whatever genre this is. The stories of famous people through someone else's story. I find it a fun way to learn about them. 1y
MelissaS @MinDea the librarian part of my brain says they are fictional biographies, but I haven‘t worked in quite a few years... they are fun, whatever the technical term is 📚😀 1y
DivaDiane Sounds interesting! 1y
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MelissaS
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So many famous people in this book! Emerson, Bartlett, Osgood, Alcott, Brady, and even the creator of the graham cracker! This book is a great read so far.

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MelissaS
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“Crinolines” were unmentionables! Reverend Griswold would be shocked today 😳

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MelissaS
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Staying in the theme of books about literary figures... #MountTBRchallenge

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thereadingowlvina
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My little treasure from #BigBookSale!!! 😁

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego there are just so many books! It was unbelievable 😁

#bookhaul

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice Haul! 😊💕📚 2y
mrozzz Well done! 😏👌🏻📚 2y
staci.reads Yeah! 🙌 That makes me want to go book shopping (even though I'm starting at a massive tbr pile 😊) 2y
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GripLitGrl 🙌👍Nice! 2y
thereadingowlvina @staci.reads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @mrozzz Thank you! 💖 Now I need to get more bookshelves 😂 2y
thereadingowlvina @GripLitGrl Thank you! 😊 2y
thereadingowlvina @staci.reads Go go go! Book shopping is therapeutic 😁 You'll get to your TBR pile eventually 😁 2y
ladym30 Great haul!! 2y
thereadingowlvina @ladym30 Thanks! I'm sooo happy!! 😉 2y
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Deborah42
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After being abandoned by her husband, Frances Osgood supports her daughters by selling poetry. She thinks “The Raven” is trash, but is entranced by its author. As the flirtation between Edgar Allen Poe and Frances intensifies, weird coincidences make Frances fear for her life. Is Mrs. Poe as frail as she seems, or a master manipulator?

I loved the way the author wove her “what ifs” through the historical record to create the mystery/romance.

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Merchgal
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Kaye
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I suppose this book was ok. I'm not much into books that have romance in them, and this one has way too much for my liking. Not the NEKKID, bodice-ripping sort with a sweaty man with a fake tan and torn shirt sort. Just the gushy, sappy sort. I'm gonna wrap this one up quickly. Frances meets Edgar at a literary gathering. Sparks started, that turned into smoldering embers....
Alright, that's enough. I can't even pretend to like this book.

Lcsmcat 😂 2y
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DiruVamp
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Some facts but mostly a fictional tale of the affair between Edgar Allan Poe and Francis Osgood. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was hooked from the get go. Very compelling and heartbreaking and I couldn't put it down.

sprainedbrain That sounds intriguing! 3y
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DiruVamp
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Virginia Poe refers to Edgar as Eddie! I just can't even 😂😂😂

BibliophileMomma I really liked this book. Are you enjoying it? 3y
DiruVamp @Tiffy_Reads I really am! I haven't gotten too far in yet but it definitely has my attention. 3y
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rustoryhuf
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While waiting for the library clock to move ever-so-slowly toward closing, I shall enjoy this lovely book. Likey. Likey.

DGRachel That's been on my #TBR for ages... 3y
rustoryhuf @DGRachel Now is the time! 3y
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rustoryhuf
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Been ill for a week and finished my pile of books checked out from the Library. Finally getting to this anticipated book!

Jess_Read_This I hope you are feeling better! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Feel better soon! Hugs! 3y
rustoryhuf Thanks so much! 3y
Lmstraubie Feel better! 3y
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Alfoster
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Thanks so much for this sweet little care package as my new knee and I recuperate! When I am finally out of my Percocet Coma (which will be soon as these mess with your system😳😳), I will read and enjoy👊👊😍!

Wife 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹Feel better! 3y
Alfoster @Wife Thanks again for your kind thoughts! I didn't realize just how painful this would be! Thank goodness for books as therapy📚📚📚📚! 3y
Lmstraubie Feel better! This was a good story especially if you enjoy historical fiction. 3y
Gina Looks like you picked a good book to recover with. Best wishes. 3y
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rustoryhuf
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My bags are packed, I'm ready to go! #springbreak #Beach #underpacked?

melrailey I just put that Creative Lettering book in my Amazon cart. Is it good? And detailed instructions? Lots of pics? 3y
rustoryhuf @melrailey I haven't spent a lot of time looking in depth, but what I've seen it's good. The book is large in size and constructed so it will lay flat. There are practice pages and templates of borders and boxes to copy. The instructions seem well written. I used to do calligraphy years ago and want to be more creative, I'm looking forward to playing. Hope this helps! 3y
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Bookreasons.com
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I am 100% trash for anything 1840s New York so LET'S DO THIS

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KathleenM
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Just finished reading Mrs. Poe. Was Frances Osgood really Edgar Allan Poe's mistress?

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rustoryhuf
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Thank you so much @Lmstraubie for my sweet #listygoespostal goodies! Mrs Poe is on my TBR list and I can't wait to get started reading. I believe I shall be having chocolate for breakfast! Happy Valentines Day #littens and thanks again Lisa. @BookishMarginalia thanks for arranging this awesome exchange. When's the next one? 😊

Lmstraubie I'm so happy you like it! 💗💗💗 Enjoy! 3y
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DivineDiana
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So, I stopped by a local library to turn in a completed book challenge form in hopes of winning a prize. And as I departed, I stumbled upon a room filled with books for 15 cents a piece !!! Now, I definitely do not need ANY more books, and yes, I am desperately trying to read what I own, but who could resist? Not me! #nevertoomanybooks

MatildaBaggins That's fantastic!! 3y
DivineDiana @MatildaBaggins Yes, I think that I already won! 3y
Reviewsbylola Mrs Poe is great. 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess Great finds! 3y
DivineDiana @Reviewsbylola Looking forward to it! 3y
DivineDiana @Graciouswarriorprincess Thank you! The thrill of the hunt! 📚 3y
Cinfhen No way could u have left those books there 😗 3y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Right?! 😉 3y
DivineDiana @ReadingEnvy Oh, good! I've heard good things! 🚗 3y
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Lidia
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#AllHallowsRead #ScaryReads #SpookyOctober I really enjoyed this novel about the supposed love affair between Edgar Allan Poe and poet Frances Osgood based on the fact that they exchanged public love letters. Poe's wife Virginia is portrayed as a very mysterious figure, sweet on the outside but really manipulative and scheming as she tries to befriend Frances.

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Reading and cooking! Two of my favorite things!

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Daughter_of_Ann
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Captivating. Intertwines fact with fiction regarding Poe's marriage and his mistress and the relationship of all three. Surprise ending that shows truth is stranger than fiction. Well-written, easy to read.

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