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The Underground Library
The Underground Library | Jennifer Ryan
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kissmehardy
The Underground Library | Jennifer Ryan
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Mehso-so

Fine but not as good as Ryan's other books. All the conflicts felt too easily resolved, and the characters did a lot of Talking the Talk about Grand Ideas but not a lot of simply walking the walk. Telling and not showing is such a letdown. #historicalfiction

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Lynnsoprano
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. Focusing on three young women in London during the Blitz, the author weaves a heartwarming story around real events. Impeccably researched and with compelling characters, I flew through this. Definitely recommend.

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Lynnsoprano
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Another day, another of hubby‘s medical appointments, and another book. I am really looking forward to this one; I‘ve heard so many good things about it. Also happy that hubby‘s pain level has-finally-decreased. Not gone, but a step in the right direction.

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Aims42
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Themes: WWII Historical Fiction, Libraries & Book Lovers, Women Coming Together

I really liked Jennifer Ryan‘s newest book. It wasn‘t my favorite by her (“The Kitchen Front” holds that honor still), but still definitely worth reading, and don‘t worry, the whale meat makes another appearance here 😂🐳🥧 A definite pick if the themes above strike your fancy 👍

Lynnsoprano Absolutely agree about The Kitchen Front. Looking forward to reading this. 4w
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Rhondareads
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A wonderful novel by Jennifer Ryan.A story about the blitz about the importance of a library about books especially during tense times.Highly recommend.

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SilversReviews
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BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS - HISTORICAL FICTION

Based on a real library and a true event.

THE UNDERGROUND LIBRARY is another lovely, heartwarming read by Ms. Ryan as we follow three women and see that books are the saving grace for many during these dark times of WWII. 5/5

LOVED this book!! Be sure to add it to your TBR.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/2s38jh7u

PUBLICATION DATE: MARCH 12, 2024

@jennifer_ryan_author
@penguinrandomhouse

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TorieStorieS
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Oh, I enjoyed Ryan‘s latest! Set during the Blitz, the Bethnal Green Library goes Underground & brings the community closer together. Juliet, striving for her own independence from her strict parents takes a position with the library. Volunteer Katie loves her work but must also come to terms with her family; Jewish refugee Sofie finds friendship & solace within the library. Predictable but in the best of ways, I enjoyed this from start to finish!

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SilversReviews
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FULL REVIEW 3/13.

Based on a real library and a true event.

London is being bombed, and we meet three women with troubles of their own who want to save the library and its beloved books.

They save the books and the people of the town by moving the books to the Underground after the library is bombed.

The book also focused more on the library and its importance to keep up morale and friendships instead of the war. 5/5

@penguinrandomhouse

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robinb
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I enjoyed this interesting tale based on true events during the London Blitz of WW2.
Told from several womens' perspectives, the book centers around the Bethnal Green Library and its importance to morale and kinship during a bleak and frightening time for Londoners.
The women were diverse in their backgrounds and their current circumstances, and I found that engaging and entertaining and the sense of sisterhood and support was heartwarming 🔻

robinb and staunch. While each woman was strong and resilient in their own way, I found their bond the glue for the story.
Yes, it was a bit formulaic in its outcomes, but I still enjoyed the getting to those outcomes. 4/5⭐️
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LoverOfLearning I'm reading the Nightingale now. Love me a good historical fiction. 2mo
robinb @LoverOfLearning That‘s one I‘m always meaning to get to. I may be the only person on Earth who hasn‘t read it yet…but I‘ll get there! 😊 Happy reading! 2mo
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vlwelser
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This has a lovely cast of characters and I was drawn into their stories. A library is bombed and sets up in the London Underground where people are sheltering during air raids. But that's almost incidental to the story.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Pub date is 3/12/24
#ARC #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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