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SnowEcho
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Bridgeside books: thanks for the recommendation! Read this little page turner during a camping trip just outside Waterbury where this takes place! Vermont ideals, characters who are real, in a story that could have been me or the person next door. There‘s a moment when a beloved pet gets lost, definitely understand the terror from how much owners love their pets here!!! Finished this in less than a day. Great read!

julieclair #Stacked! I need a Vermont book for #RoadTripUSA2022, and this one sounds like fun! 👍 2w
SnowEcho @julieclair yay I hope you enjoy it! Definitely fun and relatable at least for me! 1w
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julieclair
Temple Secrets | Susan Gabriel
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A multi-layered, and ultimately hopeful, story about the many ways generations of secret-keeping can affect families. Set in Savannah, Georgia, with a particular appreciation of the Gullah culture, the South itself feels like one of the characters. Told from multiple points of view, and with a diverse cast of characters, the topic of race relations is handled in a way that feels authentic. Quirky characters and a few resident ghosts add humor ⬇️

julieclair to the story, and the numerous secrets that are revealed make for a very satisfying read! #Pantone2022 #LavaFalls @Clwojick #RoadTripUSA2022 #Georgia @megnews 1mo
Clwojick Great job! 1mo
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julieclair
The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Cinfhen I love the cover design too😍 2mo
Librarybelle Good choice! 2mo
Clwojick Way to go!! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I absolutely love the Kate Burkholder series, and book 14 did not disappoint! I'm always a bit sad when Kate's investigations take her away from Painter's Creek and the crew we have gotten to know there, but really, it makes sense since how many murderous Amish can there really be in one small town?? 😂 It's not absolutely necessary to read this series in order, but I highly recommend it, as Kate's backstory and character are developed so well⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) throughout the series. The mystery here kept me engaged, and even though I had guessed some of it, I didn't guess it all.

As a side note, I'm in love with Tomasetti 😂

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Pennsylvania @megnews
#BookSpinBingo
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mabell That‘s how I felt when Jessica would leave Cabot Cove! I‘m assuming for the same reason - only so many murders in a small town can be “plausible” 😆 2mo
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julieclair
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July was a busy travel month. Five new states! Delaware was the most enjoyable. Colorado was the most thought-provoking.
#RoadTripUSA2022 @megnews

mabell I enjoyed the Rescued Word mysteries - I‘m sorry she hasn‘t continued the series 2mo
julieclair @mabell This is the first one I have read, but will definitely read more. 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Lost Lake | Phillip Margolin
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This wasn't my favorite Margolin thriller, but it was still a solid read. Ami is a struggling single-mom attorney who rents her over-the-garage apartment for extra income. Her current boarder seems friendly and kind, but during a Little League game he loses control and almost kills two men with his bare hands. Ami finds herself sucked into the situation more and more as the man tells her a story that sounds unbelievable, of a special secret ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) group of government special operatives working under the radar, combined with evil misdeeds and directions from a powerful man now running for president. Is Carl's story legitimate? That's the crux of the story, and honestly, Margolin had me going until the very end as he does a fabulous job of presenting information from Carl and Vanessa (another character who believes Carl's story) that had me convinced that the General was the evil ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) mastermind they claimed, followed by a situation where the General gives perfectly reasonable explanations for everything they're saying, making me doubt them once again. The actual action of the story isn't very fast-paced, especially compared to other Margolin stories that I've read, and some parts felt repetitive as we would hear the same story from both Carl and Vanessa's perspective. There is also a big courtroom scene that recaps ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) everything and consequently felt a little bogged down. But on the whole, this was an engaging story that genuinely did have me going back and forth about the veracity of Carl's claims.

This was one of June's #Roll100 picks!! @PuddleJumper
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Oregon @megnews
#MtTBR
#20in4 - 227/1000pgs @Andrew65
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PuddleJumper Awesome! 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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Magpiegem
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39/22 This was a quick, easy listen that I picked up as a pallet cleanser. It did a pretty good job of keeping me guessing but I would say the character development was a little lacking to make it really good. One thing I will say is that I finished it a couple of days ago, and so immediately forgot everything about it that I had to go read a synopsis before I could remember the plot 😬! #192025 #2020 #roadtripusa2022 #massachusetts

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Magpiegem
Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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38/22 I really enjoyed this creepy mystery book, it wasn‘t as spooky as I thought it might be (definitely one I could read with the lights out) but that‘s didn‘t spoil it for me. It was a very easy read, it had a good pace and I didn‘t start to really work out what was going on until right at the end. Lots of dark themes but still a fun read. I‘m wondering how they did the audiobook of this one? #roadtripusa2022 #pennsylvania #192025 #2022

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Magpiegem
Mehso-so

36/22I‘ll be honest, I just didn‘t enjoy the way this was written. And that is a very personal preference so don‘t let my review put you off if you are interested in the story. I heard about this on one on a podcast and it sounded like my cup of tea so I immediately used one of my precious audible credits on it. But it just didn‘t keep me captivated and the ending, once the truth was realised, which was the most interesting part felt rushed.

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TheAromaofBooks
Nightwork: A Novel | Nora Roberts
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Roberts's latest book seemed to hit a different tone than many of her earlier stories. A much slower pace than most of her books, this one is more about Booth as a person than it is about romance or the thriller aspect of his being a thief. I actually did enjoy it because I liked Booth and also enjoyed a lot of the descriptions of places (this book made me want to visit New Orleans), but I can see why a lot of people didn't care for it. ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) This story starts with Booth as a little boy, who feels like he has to steal to make ends meet as his single mother suffers from cancer. The book follows his life story as he grows to adulthood, frequently changing his name and cover story as he moves from place to place, thieving as he goes. Despite his career choice, there isn't a lot of action, and even the big final shebang feels a little flat heist-wise. I honestly wouldn't call ⬇ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) this romantic suspense, because the suspense isn't super suspenseful, but I enjoyed this one nonetheless, even if it isn't my new favorite Roberts novel.

#RoadTripUSA2022 - Virginia @megnews
#192025 - 2022 @Librarybelle
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Librarybelle I have a copy of this…hoping to get to it soon! 2mo
kimmypete1 I also liked this one, enjoyed the different feel that it has. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @kimmypete1 - Once I got into the groove of this “just“ being a story about Booth's (admittedly intriguing) life, I really enjoyed it a lot. 2mo
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