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squirrelbrain
The Holiday | T.M. Logan
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Loved this one, an ARC from #readersfirst....
#holiday
#MOvember

Cinfhen Ohhhh, sounds good!!! I haven‘t come across a good thriller in a long time!!! 2w
Caroline2 Sounds good. Stacked! 😉 2w
Cathythoughts Me too ... stacking 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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RachelO
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Pickpick

Continuing Anton‘s upstairs/downstairs look at life in a Grand London hotel in the 1930s. The focus shifts to other characters this time, Nancy‘s anxious younger brother Frank has joined the hotel as a page, Maynard‘s secret is under threat, Helene considers a new romance & wealthy Vivienne may have found her purpose in life. It‘s firmly in the realm of historical fiction, rather than straight-up romance, with the politics of the time 👇

RachelO never distant from the main storylines. I didn‘t love it as much as the first book, but that may be because I read them in such quick succession. And he may have fallen into a couple of relationship tropes, which disappointed me a little. Overall though, an enjoyable read - look forward to the next one! Thanks #readersfirst for the review copy. (edited) 1mo
RachelO @Birdsong28 Hi Victoria! Did you ever get a copy of this? If not I‘ll pop it in the post to you in a week or so, when I get back from my travels. 😘 1mo
Birdsong28 @RachelO No I didn't 😭. That is so kind of you and I really appreciate you thinking of me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️📚📖 1mo
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RachelO @Birdsong28 No probs! As you hadn‘t mentioned, I guessed you hadn‘t- I‘m away for 10 days, so it‘llbe a couple of weeks 😊 I‘ve got a long wait for the next one now! 1mo
Birdsong28 @RachelO No rush just post it when you can. I will be looking forward to it. 😘 📚 📖 1mo
RachelO @birdsong28 Urgh!!!! This went in the post first class on Monday... and tracking says they haven‘t tried to deliver it yet. If you end up with another red card, can you send me a photo, and I‘ll make a formal complaint- I‘m worried there‘s a mismatch between what my PO says is OK and what yours does. She assured me it was fine size-wise... Hopefully they‘re just being slow. 2w
Birdsong28 @RachelO The post hasn't been yet and I didn't get a red card yesterday so here's hoping it gets here ok 🤞. I will keep you updated. Yes you should lodge a complaint about this 😡 2w
Birdsong28 @RachelO Just letting you know that I have received your book. Thank you so much 😘📚📙. 2w
RachelO Seriously??! Without paying excess? 🤞🤞 Glad it arrived and sorry for the stress - tracking still says it hasn‘t been delivered! I‘ve been composing ranty complaints letters in my head all day. Am absolutely investing in some parcel-measuring thinggies!!! 2w
Birdsong28 @RachelO Yes. It's fine there was no stress on my end. I would still put in a complaint about your post office as it's the second time something has happened to you they obviously don't know what they are doing at your post address 2w
Birdsong28 @RachelO Meant to say post office lol! If your complaint helps someone else as they are probably doing worse to other people's letters/parcels 2w
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RachelO
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Only 2 days late!!

This is my #weeklyforecast - I will review Anton‘s next book before #readersfirst start sending me grumpy emails or decide to blacklist me. Enjoying it so far 👍

And have a 4 hour round-trip by train on Saturday, so Pratchett on audio and Treasure Island!!! as light reading, both physically and mentally (it‘s exceedingly silly!)

Cinfhen Those ARCs are both delightful and torturous!! I try to keep up but sometimes I just fall far behind 🙄😬 1mo
RachelO @Cinfhen Yup! My NetGalley heap never recovered from my over enthusiasm when I first signed up 😬📚📚📚 1mo
MatchlessMarie @RachelO same. I'm trying to make next month #NetgalleyNovember so I can finally remove my shame 😅 1mo
RachelO @MatchlessMarie Glad to know I‘m not alone! It‘s a good idea - I might join you and see if I can nudge my rating up another 5%... 1mo
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Birdsong28
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I have won a copy thank you to everyone who wished me luck 😘 📚 📖

#Readersfirst

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RachelO
One Enchanted Evening | Anton Du Beke
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And now onto something completely different!

squirrelbrain Ooh, did you get that from #readersfirst? I haven‘t requested a book on there for aaaages.... 2mo
RachelO @squirrelbrain Maybe... From a while back... (over a year 🤭) I‘m on an ARCs catch-up 🤫 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh, my mistake! There‘s been an Anton du Beke on there in recent weeks but, just checked, and it‘s a different one! 2mo
RachelO @squirrelbrain ...and that could be why I‘m on an ARCs catch-up. I don‘t often request from RF, so was v surprised to receive Book 2, but I really need to get through Book 1 first! 2mo
squirrelbrain 😁👍 Enjoy! 2mo
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Birdsong28
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Have entered to win this on #Readersfirst . Wish me luck 🤞 🍀 📚 📖

Ms_T Good luck 🤞🏻 2mo
Birdsong28 @Ms_T Thank you 😘 📚 📖 2mo
Cathythoughts Good luck 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts Thank you 😘 📚 📖 2mo
rubyslippersreads This sounds right in my wheelhouse (pun intended). Good luck! 🍀 2mo
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Birdsong28
Three Little Truths | Eithne Shortall
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Very good. Eithne Shortall is fastly becoming one of my favourite authors as her stories are so different. This story is based around a cul-de-sac and its inhabitants and the politics that is suburban life. Even though on the surface the story seems simple to start with the author changes pace so suddenly you don't see it coming and even then it changes once more. Recommend. Thank you #Readersfirst and #Netgalley for the free copies.

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kezzlou85
The Good Luck Girls | Charlotte Nicole Davis
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Wow what a powerful read. This was a really interesting story. I loved the premise of the story and the epic journey across the lands. The ending was perfect for the story and left me wanting more of the girls especially Aster. The story was well written and the writing was so descriptive. I would like to know more about the different types of people in the world though. #readersfirst

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime yay, glad to hear this is good, my pre-order of it arrives today 🎉 2mo
kezzlou85 @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I really enjoyed it. 2mo
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Birdsong28
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Have entered to win this on #Readersfirst . Wish me luck 🤞 🍀 📚 📖

TrishB Good luck 😘 2mo
RachelO Good luck! I‘ve requested this one too 😊 2mo
Gissy Good luck!👍 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Best of luck 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
Birdsong28 @RachelO Thank you 😘 . Best of luck to you as well 🤞🍀😘📚. I take it you have read the first in the series which is tagged. It was so good and surprising as it came from someone who writing isn't what he known for. 2mo
RachelO @Birdsong28 🤭 It‘s the ONE RF book I haven‘t got to (so I don‘t rate my chances of winning this one 😬) but I loved your review of it. If I read it in the next fortnight, I can catch up... 2mo
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kezzlou85
The Good Luck Girls | Charlotte Nicole Davis
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Oopsy forgot to post yesterday so gonna put #day3 and #day4 together. #covercrush #7covers7days
@catiewithac have you played yet?

LibrarianRyan That is an interesting cover for the Good Luck Girls. Is it a galley? 3mo
LibrarianRyan @kezzlou85 That explains it. 3mo
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kezzlou85 @LibrarianRyan it's a lovely edition. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @kezzlou85 I just didn't think it was out quite yet. I have a pre-order on it and the cover is very different. I do see that it says there was a publication in July. Very cool. Thanks. 3mo
kezzlou85 @LibrarianRyan nope it's out the beginning of October. This is a UK edition. About to start it and seems really good. 2mo
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