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swishandflick
Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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A fifth #Aardvark clue and I feel like this one fits the emojis pretty well. Thoughts?

About a young woman in Northern Ireland who teaches by day and works at the family pub by night. Not sure about the shirt emoji though 🤷🏽‍♀️

TheBookStacker Wait the pick clues already dropped?! (edited) 8m
swishandflick @TheBookStacker They post them on Instagram! now
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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Hello #SheSaid

The schedule is ready for December, I‘m looking forward to some fiction myself…fingers crossed it‘s a good one. 😉

CBee Please add me! I‘d planned to read this soon anyway and would love to discuss! 3h
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IndoorDame I‘d like to be removed from the tag list. I‘ll probably still join in on a few of the group reads, but I need fewer commitments at the moment. 3h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @IndoorDame Done! Sorry for the delay…and I completely understand. 3h
merelybookish I read this in the summer. It is pretty good and I definitely learned some important-but-not-often-discussed history. 3h
IndoorDame @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks! I love this group and the books we pick, but I need to get back to a place where I‘m reading more of what I already own and taking more time with what I read… 2h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @IndoorDame I completely understand, I was just commenting in our last discussion with I need to prioritize more “me time” to read again as my New Year‘s resolution starting now (not in the new year). I‘ve fallen into so much caregiving roles, I haven‘t been giving myself reading time. So I completely understand that, please please do what you need to do to keep reading the great escapism/ past time we need it to be. I‘ll try to do the same 😉 2h
vlwelser I'm going to try to keep up with this but fair warning that I'm flying to Scotland on Saturday so I may need to catch up at the end (from Maryland 😂) because I overscheduled myself. 2h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser That‘s wonderful! I was in Scotland many many years ago and loved it! I hope you have a great time! 2h
vlwelser Any hot tips? We're doing Christmas tea at a couple of castles and the Christmas market but the rest is just normal touristy things. 2h
Deblovestoread You can remove my old name kdgordon88 I haven‘t participated in a while so no need to add the new….trying to cut back on my commitments. Thank you! 2h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser my favorite places were Dunnotter Castle, it‘s a ruins, so might not be great at this time of year (cold) but I bet it‘s beautiful. It‘s out on a rocky crag, the Isle of Sky is gorgeous, and of course both Edinburgh and Loch Ness are great stops. All A+‘s if you are a picture taker. 1h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Deblovestoread You‘re welcome, and I understand 1h
AllDebooks Looking forward to this one, it has amazing reviews 1h
vlwelser We're just doing Edinburgh and going to Stirling on a day trip. The Isle of Skye is on my long list but we don't have enough time in this go. 1h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser I‘m from Pennsylvania, so for me it was surprising how close everything is there…compared to my driving to Harrisburg or Philly, etc. Are you driving or taking the train in between? 45m
vlwelser Train. It's about £8 to get to Stirling and under an hour. Europe is so different from the US. I'm from New York. No one seems to understand that it's a 5 hour car journey from Watertown to Buffalo. 38m
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser I know…it‘s so odd but yet refreshing…you can get a bus or train pretty much anywhere…and quickly. And cost effective too. I wish the US would embrace mass transit more, but it‘s almost like…well, we‘re bigger, so we just give up and don‘t try 🤷‍♀️ 34m
MallenNC I read this earlier this year and it is on my favorites list for the year. I wished while I was reading that I had had someone to discuss it with so I am planning to read it again with this group. (edited) now
MallenNC @vlwelser I don‘t have any Scotland tips but I wanted to say have a great trip! now
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser Yes! Have a great time! And post some pictures so we can vicariously travel with you! (edited) now
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC That‘s a good recommendation then! now
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ashw21
Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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Pickpick

A quiet but a compelling read set in Northern Ireland during the political turmoil of the 1970s. It captures a sense of place and history so well. Cushla, a Catholic Primary teacher crosses boundaries to protect one of her students. She also works at the pub where she meets a Protestant barrister and there is instant chemistry. This always was doomed and the events that played out made this a very gripping read!

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Coleen
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Pickpick

I really like Lesley Kagen — she‘s one of my favorite lesser-known authors. I‘m still making my way through her books. And this one was decent, though probably my least favorite of the ones I‘ve read so far.

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PNWBookseller85
Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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Pickpick

Set in Ireland during the troubles about a Catholic woman who has an affair with a much older man, but also about making hard choices in the face of others‘ judgment and persecution. The characters in this book are so well crafted and easy to care for. I liked it a lot.

TrishB I liked this one 👍🏻 2w
RowReads1 I‘m looking forward to this one. 2w
Tamra Sounds great! 2w
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BookNightOwl
Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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This book takes place in the 1970s in Alabama. It is loosely based on real life facts. Civil is a nurse who makes house visits to young black girls to get them the depo shot to prevent pregnancy. Until she finds out that she just gave it to a young child who hasn‘t even started her monthly. She takes it upon her hands to take care of this family and do all it takes to make sure they are ok. I really enjoyed this book.

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Kenyazero
Sunny Rolls the Dice | Jennifer L. Holm
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Mehso-so

This is a cute coming of age story that feels like someone recounting her experience growing up in the 80s. I thought it was a little episodic, like it was trying to be a Sunday comic strip in graphic novel form. It also felt like something the target age group might not be very interested in. #Comics #DungeonsAndDragons

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Megabooks
Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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Count me among the Litsy fans of this novel! I rarely cry at the end of books anymore but teared up at this. 😢

Cushla, a Catholic schoolteacher in Northern Ireland, falls for Michael, a married Protestant barrister. As the Troubles heats up around them, the father of one of Cushla‘s pupils is attacked and left for dead. Then Cushla‘s two worlds collide.

Thank you to @RiverheadBooks for this ARC. It‘s out now!

Cinfhen Ohhhh!! Great review!!! I‘m in!! #stacked 4w
TheNeverendingTBR Love this cover 😍 4w
sarahbarnes Stacked. 📚 4w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen you‘d definitely like this! 4w
Megabooks @TheNeverendingTBR it is fantastic. Cushla‘s family owns a bar, so it makes sense. 4w
Centique I‘m also enjoying the cover colours matching the autumn leaves! 3w
Megabooks @Centique me too, but I bet Spring is looking really beautiful in your neck of the woods! 3w
Suet624 I think I just stacked 5 books you‘ve reviewed in the space of 5 minutes. 3w
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amma-keep-reading
Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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A hard read but a necessary read.

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Cinfhen
Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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#DualTimeLine 1973 Alabama/ 2016 Tennessee- Civil Townsend reflects back to the early days of her career as a young black nurse working at a woman‘s health clinic in rural Alabama with aspirations of serving the community. Instead she finds herself embroiled in a horrific situation. Now she‘s a retired physician who still can‘t let go of the past. This was an eye-opening read, shedding light on a topic I knew little about. #HF #BOTMbacklog

jlhammar This is part of my backlog too. Looking forward to it! 1mo
Reggie Her book, Wench, is fantastic and leaves scars on your heart. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll look for that one @Reggie although scars on your heart makes me a little apprehensive 😕 1mo
Cinfhen @jlhammar I definitely think you‘ll find this a quick read with an infuriating piece of history- story is solid 1mo
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