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The Embroidered Book
The Embroidered Book | Kate Heartfield
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Brimming with romance, betrayal, and enchantment, The Embroidered Book reveals and reimagines a dazzling period of history as you have never seen it before.
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julesG
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Mogoeg
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Very enjoyable - extremely readable. Alternative history centered on Marie Antoinette & her sister Charlotte in world/time when magic was very much real. Set in the late 18th century it sweeps you along like a Dumas or a Dickens - tons of characters (many of them real historical figures) along with drama, romance, intrigue & statecraft. We all know the ending for the Queen of France, but it all makes for an riveting journey along the way.

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llwheeler
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#fourfoursin22 embroidery (the title) @Lauredhel

I enjoyed this! It's been a while since I've read alternate history, so that was fun. A different portrayal of Marie Antoinette than I've encountered before (not just cause of the magic). If you like magic with your historical fiction, I recommend this.

Lauredhel Oh, it's pretty! 5mo
llwheeler @Lauredhel yes I like the cover! 5mo
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Cazxxx
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Excited to start this one today from the library. What are you reading today?

Twainy After 30 days of Indie/Self-pub books for a readathon … an ARC … I‘m about to start The Book Eaters. 😁 6mo
Cazxxx @Twainy That sounds interesting, hope you enjoy! 6mo
julesG @Twainy Interested to know your thoughts about it. I didn't request the ARC in time. 6mo
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KristiAhlers
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Today has hurt my heart so I lost myself in a book. This was such a good read. I love all the historic details and the storyline woven between two sisters was so well done. This one has made it onto my keeper shelf. #blqsummerreadingchallenge #bluecover #chunksterchallenge

TheBookHippie ♥️ 7mo
Eggbeater I feel your pain. 7mo
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KristiAhlers
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Y‘all I‘ve been waiting for this book for weeks! I‘m so excited to be able to finally have my hands on it. And it‘s sooooo pretty. #goldsborobooks are beyond beautiful! Starting to read it tonight!

SayersLover That‘s gorgeous! Hope it‘s as good as it looks 😋 @KristiAhlers 7mo
melmes Wow so many details🥰 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooooooh! 7mo
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Branwen
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My March Goldsboro book arrived today and I am absolutely floored by how gorgeous it is! 😍 Look at those blue marbled page edges! 😲 I think this might be my favorite one so far! And I've never heard of this book before but it looks amazing! Historical fantasy which is a sub genre I really enjoy! And it's huge! 650 pages! *sighs happily* Big books bring me such bliss! 💕📚💕 #goldsboro #goldsborobooks

Birdsong28 😍😍📚📖 10mo
candc320 Gorgeous! 10mo
KristiAhlers Wow! That‘s stunning. ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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TrishB It‘s also a wonderful read ♥️ gorgeous copy! 10mo
Hooked_on_books Oh my goodness, that‘s beautiful! I love fancy sprayed edges, but they seem to be largely on fantasy books, which is not a favorite genre for me, so my books are mostly boring-edged. 10mo
Branwen @Hooked_on_books Goldsboro actually has a subscription for regular fiction books too! It's called the Premier subscription! And honestly, some of their sprayed page edges are even better than the ones in the SFF subscription! You should check it out! 😃 10mo
Branwen @TrishB I'm really excited to start it! ❤📖 @KristiAhlers @candc320 @Birdsong28 I can't stop staring at it! It's so pretty! 😍 10mo
MicrobeMom Gorgeous! I can‘t wait for you review! 10mo
KristiAhlers @Branwen oh I‘m going to check that out! Book happiness in the mail makes my heart happy 10mo
Hooked_on_books I shall indeed look into that—thanks!! 10mo
GondorGirl I'm still impatiently waiting for mine. I'm so excited for this book! 10mo
Branwen @Hooked_on_books You're welcome! 😃 @GondorGirl I hope it arrives soon! It's honestly so much prettier even in person! 10mo
KristiAhlers I was finally able to get into the Preme1r program and I got this book in the mail today! 7mo
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Twainy
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Book mail! This is such a pretty book! I couldn‘t decide on the spine or sprayed edges. The top & bottom edges are sprayed a dusky blue & the side edge is a blue marbley design.

Can‘t wait to dive into the March #GSFF book!! It‘s a chonker.

❤️

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julesG
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Got this just because of the stunning cover.

It's about two magical sisters, the queens of France and Naples. Spanning from 1767 to the 1790s, how magic helped make and break each of the two kingdoms.

Enjoyed the writing very much. Very inventive for a historical fiction involving actual historical figures, and very well-researched.

What did you think, @TrishB?

TrishB I just finished last night and really enjoyed it and it certainly didn‘t feel over long. Some cleverly executed ideas. Would definitely try more by the author. 11mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this even more now after your review! 11mo
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TrishB
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I loved this. Entertaining blend of history, magic and fantasy/alternative telling. It did not feel like a chunkster and of course it still hurtled towards the end. Throughly enjoyed 😁

Cathythoughts Nice review! Nice work on a chunkster ❤️👍 (edited) 11mo
Balibee146 On the tbr.... May have to grab and move to the top as sounds fantastic 11mo
TrishB @Balibee146 it‘s definitely worth a read 👍🏻 11mo
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julesG
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Really lazy Sunday.

Finished Miss Eliza's and made some crochet triangles for a blanket out of leftover yarns. Also, made some rhubarb compote.

Can't put down the tagged book, #GhostCat won't let me get up anyway. I managed to read half of it already. @TrishB

#CatsOfLitsy

#CrochetersOfLitsy #HookersOfLitsy
#LitsyCrafters @curiouserandcurioser @Catsandbooks

AkashaVampie Haha I was looking at the picture before reading what u wrote... I was trying to figure out what u were making. My mind went to either small masks or throngs. Haha 11mo
AkashaVampie Thongs not throngs... sorry I must type faster than I think 11mo
julesG @AkashaVampie Bikini triangles? But they would be more revealing than covering. 🤣🤣 Six triangles will be attached to each other with a crochet circle to form a hexagon. The hexagons will then be attached to each other. (that's the plan, at least) 11mo
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julesG @AkashaVampie Funny, I read thongs. 11mo
TrishB I hoping for a couple of reading hours later! I‘m really enjoying it too 👍🏻 11mo
AkashaVampie @julesG that does make more sense than a thong. Haha 11mo
curiouserandcurioser @julesG those look so bright and cheerful-cant wait to see it finished!💜 11mo
Catsandbooks Sounds like a great day! 11mo
RaeLovesToRead Awww, Ghost, you gorgeous snoodle 😍😍💕 11mo
RaeLovesToRead Also, I would definitely put in an order for your crocheted swimwear range.. 😀😆 11mo
julesG @RaeLovesToRead I can save you four triangles for an "assembly required" bikini ?? Also, remind me to tell you the story of the "willy warmers" at Gladstone's. 11mo
RaeLovesToRead Hahaha... I think I'd need more than 4 triangles 🤣🤣🤣 I have to hear this story! 11mo
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julesG
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Sunday plans, read the tagged book. @TrishB inspired me to pick it up sooner rather than later.

TrishB I hope you enjoy it 🤞🏻 I‘m about half way through! 11mo
squirrelbrain Sounds like a perfect day! 💙 11mo
AmyG Yep...sounds perfct. 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤍 11mo
youneverarrived Yep 👌 11mo
Melismatic 🙌🏻 11mo
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TrishB
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#quicklunchtimeread
I have a really unhealthy lunch from Greggs today 😁😁 but the book is good so far (only 30 pages in!).

julesG Gorgeous cover. Put this on #MountTBR last week. Hope you like it. 11mo
batsy That is lovely! 💙 11mo
Tamra What a blue beauty! 💙 11mo
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Bookwomble Vegan sausage roll? 11mo
TrishB @julesG @batsy @Tamra it‘s actually one of those books that you‘ll forgive a lot because it‘s so pretty 💙 11mo
TrishB @Bookwomble there was none left! So had a vegetable bake. The Greggs on campus usually has a mile long queue but I was lucky today! 11mo
Bookwomble @TrishB Vegetable bake is a good choice 😋 11mo
squirrelbrain Pretty book! And yay for bad lunch! (edited) 11mo
LeahBergen That edition is so pretty! 11mo
BarbaraBB Lovely pic! 11mo
Twainy I think this is the March GSFF book .. I should be getting it some time in July 🤣 I have no idea what it‘s about. 11mo
TrishB @Twainy it‘s about Marie Antoinette and her sister and a magic spell book! 11mo
Cathythoughts Oooooh 💙💙💙 11mo
Caroline2 I‘m a bit addicted to the Greggs vegan sausage rolls lately!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 11mo
TrishB @Caroline2 it‘s very easy! 11mo
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