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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

I can admire Rachel for wanting to remove the stigma on non- monogamous relationships and laying bare her experiences. Her memoir documents her journey in vivid details, whilst providing academic research to enhance the reader‘s knowledge and open their minds to another way of exploring relationships. However this memoir was not for me. I found it self-serving and more voyeuristic than educational. #NetGalley #ARC #NF22 #OutOfMyComfortZone

BarbaraBB I can understand that. Not for me either. 6h
Cinfhen It got pretty graphic @BarbaraBB and while I‘m no prude, I couldn‘t be sold on the idea that all of this is healthy for your intimacy and relationship. I‘m not judging her lifestyle but it‘s clearly not for me. 6h
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I won‘t be bothering either. 6h
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DivineDiana Thank you, Cindy. I am a bit prudish, so probably not for me. 🙂 5h
BarbaraBB I just don‘t believe that. That it‘s healthy for your relationship. I always think that‘s just a convenient thought. I wish it were true though 😂 4h
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @BarbaraBB xx 4h
Cinfhen If I thought it had some GENUINE benefits, I‘d recommend it @DivineDiana @TrishB but I don‘t think it has any true merit 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4h
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Cinfhen
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#NetGalley #ARC #AssignmentRead I‘m not enjoying this book, at all. But need to read, finish & review before publication day, January 25,2022🎊

Feels more voyeuristic than educational.

TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 12h
Cathythoughts Love your book & mug & flowers pic 👍❤️ 11h
DivineDiana Awaiting your review. 🙂 7h
Cinfhen It wasn‘t for me @DivineDiana 🙄 6h
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MelAnn
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#savorydinnerpies #cookbook #NetGalley #bookreview

I chose this because my family loves most one dish dinners & I wanted to shake up other dinner time!

When I saw this cookbook in NetGalley, I was immediately drawn to it. My expectations were exceeded! I plan to order a hard copy of this book for my kitchen.

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MelAnn The first part of the book goes into details on how to make pie crusts. And not just one kind of dough. There are several types of dough it goes over. Dinner Pies includes recipes not only for pot pies, but also quiches, pizzas, gazettes, tarts, and more. There is even a tomato and ham cobbler recipe! And each recipe has additional tips and options for success. 17h
MelAnn My family is going to be super happy I picked the advanced reader copy of this up. The only struggle I had was to quit drooling long enough to write this honest review in exchange for the advanced copy I I was lucky enough to receive! 17h
BiblioLitten I prefer savoury pies over sweet😊 17h
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MelAnn @BiblioLitten I love them all - but I love that I can tell me kids we are having pie for dinner!! 17h
ravenlee Are they mostly meat-based, or are there any vegetarian options? I‘m always ready for a new cookbook, but it‘s hard to find good vegetarian recipes outside of a dedicated cookbook. 16h
MelAnn @ravenlee there are some vegetarian options! It has a really nice variety! 14h
ravenlee Thanks! I‘ll have to take a look. 5h
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Andrew65
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End of Day 3 of #JoyousJanuary #Readathon 1 book finished and 405 pages read. Very pleased with how the reading went yesterday.

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1328 / 3050 pages

4/8 Books Finished

0/3 #NetGalley Reviews written.

eanderson I‘ve seen some Simon Scarrow! I‘ll be interested to see what you think. I might have to check it out! (edited) 18h
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MelAnn
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#abide #abidebook #NetGalley #bookreview

Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 9781646801176

Release Date: Mar 11, 2022

The Promise (Descr from Publisher):

Break through the barriers that prevent you from trusting and experiencing the deep love of Jesus… trade self-protective tendencies for recognition of own need for healing so can be the person you were created to be.

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MelAnn The Expectation (mine after reading the promise, etc):

I chose this book because I am focusing on a closer walk with God in 2022 & felt like it would be a great companion for my journey.
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MelAnn Quote:

We were made for more. We were not meant to live a mediocre life; rather to live a life of abundance in Jesus, abiding in him at every moment… The world desperately needs people who have been restored by the power of Jesus… it must begin with us.
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MelAnn What I connected with:

I connected with every page of this book. Lots of highlighting done via my Kindle! Khym is personal & relatable while also taking a strategic approach to God‘s healing for your life. It was easy to read; but I had to stop after each chapter just to soak it in and reflect. All of her charts, diagrams and the reflection pieces at the end of each chapter certainly add to the worthiness of this read.
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MelAnn What I struggled with:

I didn‘t find anything that I really struggled with on this one. I was continually thirsty for what was on the next page!
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MelAnn What I learned:

All I have to do is ask for Him for his blessing. Jesus‘ name is enough.
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MelAnn How I was transformed:

I can‘t put my finger on it exactly, but my daily quiet time in prayer and God‘s Word is more focused. I show up with a more open & expectant heart. I get to be with God- who is “all in” when it comes to loving me.
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MelAnn I will recommend this to friends and family. I definitely want a hard copy of this book!

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own.
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BookBabe Love your reviews! ❤️ This book sounds great. #stacked! 21h
MelAnn @BookBabe thanks so much! 17h
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BoleyBooks
Such a Pretty Smile: A Novel | Kristi DeMeester
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Addison_Reads
The Book Woman's Daughter | Kim Michele Richardson
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Pickpick

#NetGalley #ARC #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I loved the first book and this sequel did not disappoint.

Finding herself alone, unsure of her future, Honey, like her mother before her turns to books for answers. Familiar characters return, and we also meet new ones, some who want to help Honey on her journey and others who will do anything to keep her from succeeding.

This story is full of hardship, hope, and a lot of heart. 💚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 21h
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OutsmartYourShelf
The Chosen Twelve | James Breakwell
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I really wasn't sure what to expect when starting this, but it turned out to be an entertaining read. It reminded me of Robot Wars, a British TV program where humans built robots which battled each other, only in this book they also battled the humans. Just imagine your robot floor cleaner gained intelligence & tried to kill you every chance it got! 4🌟

My thanks to NetGalley & publishers, Rebellion/Solaris, for the opportunity to read an ARC.

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OutsmartYourShelf
The Village | Caroline Mitchell
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings on this one. On the one hand, it's a gripping read, but the plot is kind of out there at times. I wasn't sure about Naomi at first, but I did grow to like her more as things developed, but the insta-relationship between two of the characters just didn't ring true. Overall, it was a thrilling read but a bit odd in parts.
3⭐

My thanks to NetGalley & publishers, Thomas & Mercer, for the opportunity to read an ARC. #NetGalley

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Cinfhen
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#NetGalley #AudioARC I really enjoyed this reimagining, surrounding the 11 days that Agatha Christie disappeared in December 1926. With perfect prose and in a manner of a Christie novel, Nina de Gramont uses Nan O‘Dea, Archie Christie‘s mistress to recollect those tense days. In addition we are given Nan‘s backstory, equally fascinating with a proper mystery thrown into the pages. Great narration by Lucy Scott.

Cortg Sounds great! I‘ve always been curious about her disappearance. 1d
Cinfhen I read another book which is more about Agatha‘s life and covers the disappearance @Cortg also very good 1d
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Crazeedi @Cinfhen I read the Benedict one too, enjoyed, I'll have to look for this one! 1d
4thhouseontheleft This sounds good! 1d
Cinfhen I liked this one more than I expected @Crazeedi @4thhouseontheleft it was cleverly done 😉 1d
DivineDiana There is an old British movie about her disappearance called Agatha starring Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman. I am wondering if all the suppositions are the same? 🤔 1d
janeycanuck I quite enjoyed the Benedict one, I‘ll have to get my hands on this. 1d
KristiAhlers I can‘t wait for this to release! 1d
Cinfhen Besides the spectacular cover design, the book was really engaging @KristiAhlers @janeycanuck but it takes some turns I wasn‘t expecting 1d
Cinfhen Hmmmmm, that movie sounds fascinating @DivineDiana I‘ll have to look for it. What‘s new in Philly??? 1d
Cortg @Cinfhen Thanks 🥰 1d
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Snow, here and there. Eagles lost on Sunday. Harriet Tubman sculpture in front of City Hall (not permanent). Increase in mask wearing. Great French/Asian pastry shop in Narbeth. ❤️🙂❤️ 1d
Cinfhen My hubby said Sunday‘s game was painful to watch @DivineDiana a French/ Asian pastry shop sounds divine!!!! Boo on snow ⛄️ cool on Harriet Tubman statue. Thanks for the update 💗💗💗 1d
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Anytime! 😘 22h
Megabooks I put this on hold at the library! 21h
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m sure your marvelous library will deliver @Megabooks It‘s fun, nothing earth shattering but definitely took unexpected turns. I enjoyed it. (edited) 13h
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