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KerriNTurner

KerriNTurner

Joined September 2016

Author of The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers. Book addict. Miniature schnauzer mum. Represented by The Nash Agency.
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The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
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Reading The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker got me dreaming of a summer getaway! It‘s a funny, charming, and very readable book, with an uneasy, melancholy edge running underneath. Whimsical touches and quotable one-liners come at just the right moments, so the heavy subjects dealt with never weigh the reader down too much.

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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I already own some individual Shakespeare plays, but when I saw this 1968 complete works I just had to have it!

Sace I don't blame you! It's really nice. 1mo
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Fled: A Novel | Meg Keneally
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Historical fiction at its best. The author has written about real-life Mary Bryant with sensitivity & respect; her strengths, flaws, determination, pragmatism, grief all comes alive on the page and you really feel as though you know this woman. I admire the deft touch with which the author fills in the gaps in between known history & cried more than once. A vivid, compelling & often heartbreaking depiction of the life of a truly remarkable woman.

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Feel like Halloween is the perfect day for sharing this quote from Frankenstein, which is a book I utterly love.

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The Spitfire Girls | Soraya M. Lane
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I love when historical fiction introduces me to a topic I‘m not too familiar with, and love it even more when it does so via an entertaining, interesting and fully-realised story. All the characters are three-dimensional, with strengths and flaws that make them compelling and keep the reader guessing. A feminist story of women working within and against a system that didn‘t believe in them in the most dangerous and trying of times.

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Picked up this fun and funny read on a whim. And even though it‘s aimed at kids, I learned all sorts of things I didn‘t know before! 😄

Chrissyreadit I loved watching Horrible Histories with my kids. 2mo
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The Model Wife | Tricia Stringer
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Read this book in one day! It‘s one of those family dramas where you can sympathise with every character and you just have to know how they‘re going to right all the wrongs. I loved seeing perspectives that aren‘t often sympathetically explored (such as women who don‘t want to have children). Glorious descriptions of Broome in Western Australia really made me want to travel there too!

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The Model Wife | Tricia Stringer
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My weekend book purchases: three Australian new releases.

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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Totally spent after the wild ride Daphne du Maurier‘s Rebecca took me on. After a slower-paced yet meticulously crafted first half, the second half was twist after turn, with grim revelations and suspense-filled moments that took me in directions I didn‘t expect. I can see why it‘s a favourite of so many, and it absolutely lived up to my high hopes after reading and loving My Cousin Rachel.

Cinfhen Pretty photo 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love Dame Daphne so much! Have you read Sarah Waters? I find her writing to have a similar gothic feel. 2mo
LeahBergen I ❤️ this book! 2mo
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KerriNTurner @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled no I haven‘t, will have to try her out. Is there any book in particular you‘d recommend starting with? 2mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen it was wonderful! 2mo
KerriNTurner @Cinfhen thank you! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled They‘re all good! Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet are her most popular, I think, but The Little Stranger is one helluva creepy story that‘s good for October! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Also - just saw you‘re the author of The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers! Im adding that to my Amazon wishlist! I‘m always on the lookout for novels set in Russia, especially during the Revolution. Looks right up my alley 👍 2mo
LeahBergen And I second @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled recommendation of Sarah Waters. 👍🏻 2mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Totally spent after the wild ride Daphne du Maurier‘s Rebecca took me on. After a slower-paced yet meticulously crafted first half, the second half was twist after turn, with grim revelations and suspense-filled moments that took me in directions I didn‘t expect. I can see why it‘s a favourite of so many, and it absolutely lived up to my high hopes after reading and loving My Cousin Rachel.

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Literary Places | Sarah Baxter
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Rainy days get me dreaming about all the places I want to visit one day. Especially if they have literary connections!

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Yesterday was Father‘s Day in Australia, which got me thinking about some of my favourite fathers and father-figures in fiction. But then I got distracted reading and forgot to post 😄 So here it is now, a selection of literary dads and dad-figures to admire and love!
- Matthew Cuthbert
- Grandpa Joe
- Tom Builder
- Pop Larkin
- Jupiter North
- Arthur Weasley
- Tik Tok
Who would you add to the list?

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I do love seeing my book in a stack of other fantastic books! 😍

Crazeedi Great stack of books!! 3mo
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I have a feeling many Littens will agree with this quote as much as I did!

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Love and Other Battles tackles some very heavy subjects, but does so with a deft touch and characters that feel very real and sympathetic. Absolutely engrossing, I found this book hard to put down!

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I really enjoy Marie Kondo‘s whole philosophy, and when I saw she had a manga book too I just had to buy it. It‘s super cute but also a great overview of all her techniques!

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I picked this up off my huge TBR because so many people recommended it. I can see why! Thoroughly enjoyed this atmospheric tale of abandonment, survival, nature, and possible murder. Paired nicely with a bottle of wine I chose purely based on how much I liked the kitschy retro label.

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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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What a brilliant book! Gritty, mesmerising, dark, touching, disturbing, fascinating, feminist. I can‘t wait to see what she writes next.

Crazeedi I ❤❤ whatever you have this book tucked into! 4mo
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Cotillion | Georgette Heyer
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One of my best book finds recently was this stack of vintage Georgette Heyer books at a book fair. Loving making my way through them now!

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It turns out that being a first time author can be rather overwhelming and stressful - something had to give, and I dropped off Litsy for a while. But I‘ve missed chatting books with everyone! So I‘m back with a post very close to my heart - a cover reveal of my second book, The Daughter of Victory Lights.
Looking forward to sharing some of the fantastic things I‘ve read while I‘ve been away, and seeing what you‘ve all been up to. ❤️

CarolynM Nice to see you back. The new book looks interesting. When will it be released? 4mo
JennyM Welcome back. And congrats on book 2! 😊 4mo
JazzFeathers That is a fantastic cover! 4mo
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KerriNTurner @CarolynM thanks Carolyn, I‘m happy to be back! It releases as a paperback and ebook in Australia, and ebook in US/UK on 20 January 2020. All other locations and formats are still be worked on! 4mo
KerriNTurner @JennyM thanks Jenny, on both counts! 😊 4mo
KerriNTurner @JazzFeathers I had a great designer, very lucky and grateful! 4mo
CarolynM I'll look out for it🙂 4mo
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I did a podcast with Better Reading all about my book (tagged). My first podcast ever, I was a little nervous but had a lot of fun too. Best of all, I‘m not cringing over the sound of my own voice! 😄

Crazeedi Congrats!! I dislike hearing my voice too! You rock!! 9mo
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Pygmalion | George Bernard Shaw
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For St Patrick‘s Day, here‘s a stack of books from Irish authors! I‘ve read the bottom two, but the top three are still on my TBR.

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This non-fiction book was so eye-opening! I have a new appreciation and respect for stunt people, the women in particular. At times the history is frustrating, at others you find yourself cheering. I‘ll never look at movies the same way again!

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The Poison Bed | E C Fremantle
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I went to the library today! Which should I read first? I‘m thinking the tagged book...

LeahBergen Charlotte Sometimes! 9mo
LeahBergen But I do want to read the tagged book. 😆 9mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen funnily enough I picked up Charlotte Sometimes first, then read Poison Bed next 😆 9mo
LeahBergen Well, nicely done! 😆😆 9mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Found the most gorgeous hardcover edition of Jane Eyre on the weekend and just had to buy it. Photo doesn‘t do it justice - the pages are edged in gold and the flowers and leaves are embossed. Exquisite!

DGRachel That‘s beautiful! 9mo
Ms.Story That's a striking cover! 😍😍😍 9mo
rohit-sawant Stunning edition! 9mo
julesG 😍😍 9mo
zezeki That cover is gorgeous! 😍😍 9mo
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It‘s true! I imagined becoming a published author, and here I am. 😊

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I thought this book would take me some time to get through because of the size, but I read it in no time at all. It‘s so gripping it‘s hard to put down! I know some people have said they didn‘t like the chapters set post-WW2, but I don‘t think the story could have been done justice without them - there would simply be too many open ends. As it is, we get a fully-rounded story that leaves you breathless but satisfied.

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I wasn‘t sure if this one was going to live up to the hype, but in the end it really worked for me. Clear, no-nonsense advice delivered in a sharp and humorous way. It‘s kind of like having a session of really good therapy. I think it works much better as an audiobook (for me anyway) as the writing style is sort of conversational and I‘m not sure the humour would translate as well in print. I‘m going to revisit this one from time to time!

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After the Party | Cassie Hamer
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On the weekend I went to the book launch for the lovely Aussie author Cassie Hamer‘s debut book, After the Party. Thought this photo, taken right as the launch party was winding up, was perfect for the book and it‘s themes!

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April Lady | Georgette Heyer
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Another delightful Georgette Heyer romance. It was fun and clever that the romance took place between a couple who were already married because you don‘t see that too often in the genre. A few good laughs and a sweet ending which left me happy.

Carolyn11215 I love Georgette Heyer! 10mo
LeahBergen And now I feel like picking up a Heyer. 😍 10mo
KerriNTurner @Carolyn11215 I‘m relatively new to her books, but absolutely hooked! 10mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen they‘re currently my go-to feel-good books 😊 10mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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So glad my Litsy app is working again! This quote I was going to share on Valentine‘s Day, because it‘s from one of the most romantic books I‘ve read.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Loved Circe - need to get to this one soon!! 10mo
Bklover Love this book! 10mo
Reagan-reads It was beautifully written! So many amazing lines. 10mo
KerriNTurner @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved this one even more than Circe! 10mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Wuthering Heights is my favourite book, and even though I already own a gorgeous vintage copy, I had to buy this edition as soon as I saw it. Who could pass up a cover this beautiful?

Caroline2 Love it 🥰 10mo
La_Cori 😍😍 10mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 10mo
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Last week I enjoyed a brief working holiday at a little rented beach house. Is it just me who loves hanging out in front of the bookshelves of strangers? It‘s like getting a peek into their personalities!

Crazeedi I love checking out other people's bookshelves, it's kind of a glimpse into their personalities and lives...👍 10mo
Crazeedi And of course it's books!!!! 10mo
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Bunheads | Sophie Flack
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Bunheads is one of my favourite ballet books, and this quote really stands out to me.

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I‘ve been super quiet on Litsy lately, but with good reason - I was celebrating the release and launch of my debut novel! On shelves in Australia and New Zealand now, with ebooks available in USA. Further countries hopefully coming soon!

irre Congratulations! 10mo
KristenDuck That‘s fantastic!! 10mo
JennyM Huzzah...congrats. I will look out for a copy 👏🏼🎉 10mo
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Chelsea.Poole Wonderful! Congratulations 🎉 10mo
Cinfhen UH.MAY.ZING ❣️❣️❣️❣️🍾🎊🙌🏻 10mo
TrishB Very cool ❤️👍🏻 10mo
rohit-sawant How wonderful! Congrats! 10mo
Carolyn11215 Congrats!!!!!🎉🍾🎈 10mo
LeahBergen Yayyyyy!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I do hope I can buy it in Canada soon. It‘s available as an e-book here but I‘m not an e-reader type. 🤫 10mo
mrp27 Congratulations! 🎉🎉 10mo
KirstieE Oh my goodness 😱 Congrats!! I'll keep an eye out for it 🤔 10mo
CarolynM Congratulations!🎉🎉🎉 I saw it on the shelf at Readings in Carlton earlier in the week. I'm on my best behaviour about not buying new books (so many here to read) but when I crack it will be in the pile🤑 10mo
KerriNTurner @irre @KristenDuck @JennyM @Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen @TrishB @rohit-sawant @Carolyn11215 @mrp27 @KirstieE thank you all so much!!! Litsy people are the best, I‘m feeling the love 😊❤️ 10mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen there are a couple of Canadian publishers interested, so fingers crossed it‘ll be available in print there soon! 10mo
KerriNTurner @CarolynM thank you! Hahaha I can totally relate about the self-imposed book buying ban (although I suck at sticking to it!) 10mo
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Tell Me a Secret | Jane Fallon
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This was another fun, fast read from Jane Fallon, whose books I always look forward to. She had me turning those pages, eager to keep reading, even when I was frustrated with the main character for being a bit obtuse/slow to figure things out. Finished it in one day.

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This quote, taken from Ken Follett‘s The Pillars of the Earth, pretty much sums up how I‘m feeling on the eve of my debut book being released...

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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It‘s been many years since I last read Jane Eyre, so when I saw the audiobook on BorrowBox I snapped it up for a listen. Thandie Newton is a wonderful narrator!

tpixie I went on a Bronté kick a few years ago before I read the tagged book. I did like Anne Brontë‘s books too. 11mo
KerriNTurner @tpixie ooh the tagged book sounds fantastic, will have to check it out! I need to read more of Anne‘s books, I‘m not as familiar with them. 11mo
tpixie @KerriNTurner I wasn‘t either, but was glad I read them before reading 11mo
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tpixie @KerriNTurner I may have gone over board, but I thought I got a little bit more out of reading more of the Brontës before I read that other book for book club. No one else in my book club did it so I guess that makes me a nerd. ? 11mo
KerriNTurner @tpixie I‘m all for being a nerd! If you can get more out of an experience, why not do it? Good for you! 😊 11mo
tpixie @KerriNTurner 🥰🥳 11mo
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Daughter of Mine | Fiona Lowe
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Easy to escape into, it was full of family drama and refreshingly complicated characters. Read it in two sittings!

DGRachel 💖💖💖 that straw! 11mo
KerriNTurner @DGRachel isn‘t it cute?! It also came with a cactus one! 😄 11mo
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Webster's New World Mini Thesaurus | Joyce L. Vedral, Webster's New World Dictionary, Webster
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I‘ve gotten behind my Litsying because I‘m mid-structural-edits on my second book AND my debut book comes out in Australian stores next week. Crazy times! To keep me sane, husband bought me this rose gold pen (a ‘get through the editing‘ gift). Then I found the pocket-sized dictionary and thesaurus at a book swap. Perfect timing!

JennyM Oh wow...congratulations. What‘s your book? I‘m in Australia so will look out for it 😊 (edited) 11mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! Congrats 11mo
KerriNTurner @JennyM thank you! Here‘s my book... 11mo
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Look what arrived today! It‘s the first time I‘ve seen the finished book in person, and I‘m not going to lie, I reacted like this: 😭😭😭.
So many years of work have gone into this, and there was so much fear and doubt I‘d never see this day. It‘s a dream come true.

KaatjeH Congratulations! Great cover😊 11mo
DivineDiana So exciting! Cheers to you! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Fabulous cover! 🥂 11mo
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Kalalalatja That‘s amazing! Congratulations 👏🎉🙌 11mo
LauraBeth Kerri!! How amazing! Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 LOVE the cover - can‘t wait to read it 11mo
TheSpineView Cover love for sure!!💜 11mo
Carolyn11215 Congrats!!! So happy for you!! 11mo
CouronneDhiver @BookishTrish Saw this and thought of you. 😊 (edited) 11mo
CouronneDhiver Gorgeous! 11mo
mrp27 Great cover! 11mo
LeahBergen Yayyyyyy! Congratulations! 😘😘 11mo
BookishTrish @CouronneDhiver This is right up my alley - thanks for the tag! 11mo
BookishTrish Congratulations on your book! ❤️💕❤️ 11mo
irre Congratulations!! 11mo
CarolynM Congratulations!! It looks great💐 11mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations! What a gorgeous cover. 😃 11mo
KerriNTurner @KaatjeH @erzascarletbookgasm @LauraBeth @TheSpineView @CouronneDhiver @mrp27 @sprainedbrain the cover designer was Lisa White, an incredibly talented woman. I feel very lucky to have been given such a beautiful cover! 11mo
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On the Same Page | Penelope Janu
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I got hit by a nasty stomach virus yesterday, but on the bright side I had On the Same Page to cheer me up. That, and copious amounts of camomile tea, got me through the day!

megzlynn That teacup is gorgeous! 11mo
CouronneDhiver Sorry to hear it. Better soon! 11mo
LeahBergen Oh no! 🤢 11mo
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KerriNTurner @LeahBergen never fun 😣 11mo
KerriNTurner @megzlynn a gift from my husband, he picked well! 11mo
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Black Moth | Georgette Heyer
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I‘ve had a lot of luck at the book swap library lately. Just look at this stack! All books I‘ve never read before.

LeahBergen Look at those old Heyers! 😍 11mo
KerriNTurner I‘m fairly sure I shouted ‘MINE!‘ when I saw them 😆 11mo
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Rainbird's Revenge | M. C. Beaton
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A strong finish to another delightful series from one of my favourite regency romance writers. The House for a Season books always make me laugh, but the way this one wrapped up all the storylines also pulled at my heart strings. Just lovely!

LeahBergen These sound lovely! 11mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen they are, I pick one up whenever I need something feel-good to escape into! 11mo
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You know, I can relate to Morrigan Crow sometimes.

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The Invitation | Belinda Alexandra
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How I get outdoorsy...

JennyM I like your type of outdoorsy! Looks the perfect spot! (edited) 11mo
CarolynM That's lovely😍 Where are you? 11mo
CouronneDhiver Awesome 👏🏽 11mo
KerriNTurner @CarolynM Primrose Park in Sydney, it‘s such a beautiful spot! 11mo
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I found Wundersmith even better than Nevermoor. It made me laugh so many times, questions were answered while new ones were raised, and the world was even more fully realised and detailed. I can‘t wait for the next in the series now!
Nelson decided it was his turn next and took to sleeping on the book (although he‘s not sure what to make of the giant cat). He hates photos and tried to move away, but I just caught him!

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Daughter of Mine | Fiona Lowe
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Here are some of the books on my TBR pile I‘m looking forward to reading in 2019. Happy New Year Litsy friends!

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Here are my favourite nine books I read in 2018 (with a tenth being Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend, which I just now finished and loved).

Texreader I‘ve read two of these and of those Kindred was my fave. Great book. 11mo
JennyM I‘m giving a cheer for Wundersmith too 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
KerriNTurner @Texreader it‘s excellent, isn‘t it? 11mo
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KerriNTurner @JennyM loved Wundersmith, found it even better than Nevermoor! 11mo
Carolyn11215 Kindred is one of my all time fave books! 11mo
KerriNTurner @Carolyn11215 I can‘t believe I‘d never read it before! So good. 11mo
ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this novel!!! 10mo
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New books received for Christmas! People know the way to my heart... (especially when they‘re teamed with a brand new teacup too!).

LeahBergen That‘s a beautiful teacup! 11mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen isn‘t it just? The pattern is on the inside too! 11mo
Bookishthoughts 😍 11mo
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