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Lady Georgiana doesn't want to spend Christmas at Castle Rannoch since all of her sister-in-law's family will be there, so she finds a job helping to throw an old fashioned English Christmas celebration in the countryside. When a few accidental deaths seem to be more than coincidence, she decides to figure out who's behind them.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8h
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Lauredhel
Hera Takes Charge | Kate Healey
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I'm sure I've asked at least a couple times for @litsy to add Ask Cassandra... have they stopped processing book adds?

Anyway! This is a very enjoyable romantic re-telling, part of the terrific Olympus, Inc series. Archivist Cassandra takes on a big job organising the archives of the Tantalus vineyard. Family secrets, friendships, and romance ensue. There's also a hefty helping of librarian/historian-bait slice-of-life archiveporn.

Lauredhel ... and I know damn well that a handful or two of you just hit 'buy' based on that last sentence alone.

In good news, though this is a series, it's a classic romance series: enhanced by having read the previous books, but they're not compulsory. However... read them all :)

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Read4life
A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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Lauredhel
Do Me a Favor | Cathy Yardley
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Do Me A Favor is a standalone Yardley contemporary romance that I very much enjoyed!

A cookbook ghost writer inherits a house on a Pacific Northwest island, where there just happens to be a most sexy single-dad handyman. Featuring an endearing dog who brings them together, goats interrupting romantictimes, lots of food, and following your dreams.

#WickedWords @AsYouWish #bikers

Lauredhel I particularly liked that the book didn't follow a very typical third-act breakup formula, that they're both in their forties, that they were both going through career issues and direction changes, that the kids (young adults) seemed kinda like real people, and that there wasn't any silly-misunderstanding subplot.

And they both have just a bit of baggage from the past that isn't super horrible trauma, but that they need to grow through (and do)
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ShelleyBooksie This is an excellent review! Stacked ♡ 1w
Posh_Salad..AKA..LazyLimaLife Cathy Yardley is one of my new fave authors. So far Role Playing is my favorite. 1w
Lauredhel @Posh_Salad..AKA..LazyLimaLife looooooved Role Playing 1w
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#WickedWords #Graduation

Word 3/5 for June.

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Two down! I'm just halfway through, but this graphic memoir of a Korean-American environmental justice lawyer is terrific so far. It's both a personal story about balancing service with family expectations and the need to make money, and a broader story about community, equality, and the environmental slowpocalypse we all find ourselves navigating.

#WickedWords @AsYouWish

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LitsyEvents
Untitled | Anonymous
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repost for @AsYouWish:

Congrats everyone who finished all the words in May or finished any words because you got books off your TBRs! Remember this runs all year, so whenever you find them it counts!

May‘s Book/Movie was 10 Things I Hate About You

Now who is ready to figure out June‘s #WickedWords Book/Movie?
-Bikers
-Music
-Bowling
-Luau
-Graduation

Feel free to guess if you like, I will reveal at the end of the month!

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TheAromaofBooks
The Mummy Case | Elizabeth Peters
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While I am always delighted to visited Amelia and Emerson, this isn't my favorite of the series. Their son Ramses is, frankly, obnoxious. The mystery is a little shaky. And every ten pages we have to listen to Emerson expounding on why he's more intelligent than anyone who has ever believed in any religion. But outside of those annoyances, there is still so much to enjoy. The setting, the non-Ramses characters (in fairness, Ramses matures and ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) becomes one of my favorite characters later in the series), and Amelia's sparkling narration are all just so fun. A softer pick than some of the others in the series, but a pick nonetheless.

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CarolynM I‘ve always thought you need to have known Ramses as a child to fully appreciate him as an adult😆 2w
TheAromaofBooks @CarolynM - This is the one where she gives him that speech impediment... I literally never have issues LISTENING to someone who has a lisp, stutter, or other issue with speaking out loud, but there is something about READING it that just really gets annoying 😂 I think she's trying to remind readers that he's only five or whatever, but either way I can't deal with how they just let him do whatever he wants/think he's clever for finding loopholes. 2w
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TheAromaofBooks @CarolynM - But I do genuinely enjoy seeing the way his love for Egypt and its history is from a very early age onward 😂 And you can see where he gets his penchant for adventure and sneaking about!!! 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 2w
Ruthiella I feel that Ramses has as a child displays the worst characteristics of his parents! 😂 But he does become more tolerable as he gets older and it occasionally allowed to finish a sentence. 2w
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Starter Villain | John Scalzi
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Finally off the mark in June's #WickedWords @AsYouWish #luau

I'm quite enjoying Starter Villain so far. It's a quick easy read like most of the Scalzi I've read.

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