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Librarybelle
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While I did not enjoy this one as much as the prior books, it was still a fun read. Charlotte‘s portrayal was harsh, but Lady Catherine‘s was very accurate, I also loved the interactions with Tilney!

Thanks for leading us through this book, @peanutnine ! And, thanks to #NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC!

peanutnine Tilney and Elizabeth together were great! I agree about Charlotte, she seemed to have grown very cold which is a shame 6h
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julesG
Moonstone | Laura Purcell
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Panpan

I liked the idea of this Gothic YA novel set in Regency Era more than the actual novel.

The main character Camille is sent to Yorkshire to stay with her godmother. The godmother's daughter is very ill and Camille's presence will certainly cause trouble. The safest course of action for everyone involved: do not tell Camille what is going on, because then she could act accordingly and the plot would have been 10 pages long.

#NetGalley #ARC

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 39m
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Monica5
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I was excited to read this book for a few reasons: I love to learn new things, it was about women at the turn of the century and because it was about archeology, which I have always found fascinating.

Women in the Valley of Kings is well researched and when reading it, I could see how the topic was loved by Sheppard. Sheppard was able to transport me to the late 1800's and early 1900's Egypt and the discoveries that were made. I found it ⬇️

Monica5 fascinating how they copied some of the wall paintings. Even how they were able to take so much from the tombs with really not a whole lot of trouble.

Though the book is well researched, I have to say at times it felt like a textbook. So much information was crammed into it. The flow of the book wasn't very good to me, either. I don't know if I am the only one that felt that way or not. I think if Sheppard would have had a chapter for each woman it would have been better. She combined some women together, but that may have been because they worked at sites together. Overall, my enjoyment outweighed my bad feelings, so I am giving it 3⭐.

Published July 16, 2023

Thanks to Netgalley, St. Martin's Press, and Sheppard for the E-ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

😊 Happy Reading 😊

#netgalley #stmartinspress #kathleensheppard #womeninthevalleyofkings #arc #nonfiction
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MizzGraham
Death at Morning House | Maureen Johnson
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It‘s sooooo good!!! #maureenjohnson #netgalley Relase Date: Aug.6 🫶

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JoyBlue
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Happy A Certain Kind of Starlight publication day, Heather Webber! I have supplemented my review of the e-book [June 11] to reflect my second reading via audio ARC. Don‘t miss my updates! https://debbybrauer.org/#a-certain-kind-of-starlight

Today—July 23—is publication day.

#NetGalley #TorPublishingGroup #ForgeBooks #MacmillanAudio #ACertainKindofStarlight

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BoleyBooks
Imaginary Strangers | Minka Kent
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OutsmartYourShelf
Dark Tide: Growing Up With Ted Bundy | Edna Cowell Martin, Megan Atkinson
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Edna Cowell's life was happy & fairly idyllic at first. Growing up with her parents & a brother, Edna was also close with her cousin Ted Bundy. Intelligent & charismatic, Ted was more of a second sibling to Edna, which is why when he was arrested for several murders, Edna struggled to believe it was true. Edna came to realise that the man she thought she knew had a dark side. This is a memoir which asks: can we ever truly know another person?

OutsmartYourShelf This is a really fascinating read but if you want to know about the actual murders, this is not the book for that. There are a lot of books out there on Ted Bundy but this one really gives a different perspective. It must be so difficult to wrap your head around the fact that someone you grew up with, were close to, turns out to have committed heinous crimes whilst continuing to behave absolutely normal to you. 2d
OutsmartYourShelf That moment in the car with just the two of them when Edna realises that Ted is guilty after all & slowly turns to look at him & he is just smiling at her - truly chilling!

Written in an interesting yet informal voice, I felt as if I were having a chat with the author & became really invested in her story. I absolutely recommend it.
5🌟

My thanks to #NetGalley & publishers, Post Hill Press/Permuted Press, for the opportunity to read an ARC.
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DieAReader 🥳Fantastic! 2d
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BoleyBooks
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BookishTrish
The Hitchcock Hotel | Stephanie Wrobel
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This is my favourite #netgalley read this month so far. I love a closed door mystery and this one had me hooked. Alfred runs a Hitchcock themed hotel and invited his college friend group (and their secrets) for a weekend. Death ensues. A slow burn.

kspenmoll This sounds like a good one! 4d
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vlwelser
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Super creepy horror short stories? Yes! This author? Double yes! This is an auto read author for me. I love the setting (Argentina) and I love how each story is unique. She has the creep factor mastered. I love them all.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

US pub date is 9/17/24
#ARC #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
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