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QuietlyLaura

QuietlyLaura

Joined May 2016

I read for escape and entertainment. Classical music afficionado. Pro-Mental Health.
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Love's Nine Lives (Original) | Cara Colter, Cassidy Caron
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The 26 pound cat, Conan, made this book! While I enjoyed the romance between the town librarian and brawny contractor, it was the cat‘s shenanigans that kept me reading and laughing.
#ebook #romance

StayCurious Looks cute 1w
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Chibird always cheers me up. ☺️
#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💙💙 2w
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I quite enjoyed this short historical romance set in Gilded Age New York at Christmas time. I liked learning the bits about creating window displays for a department store. I could have done without the misunderstanding between the main couple. Still, it was a pleasant holiday read and introduced me to a new author.
#romance #historical #ebook

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A man was watching her from the other side of the glass.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Saturday! I hope everyone has a day full of reading, yummy food, and rest. 🎄📚❤️🎉

kspenmoll Merry Christmas to you! 1mo
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The Number of Love | Roseanna M. White
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The numbers marched across the page in a glory all their own.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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1. There is a particular piece of music by Canadian Brass called “The 12 Days of Christmas” featuring classical composers. Here‘s the link if anyone is interested: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GhGDslzJGGI

2. Christmas cookies. Cookies or potatoes are always the answer!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Thank you for the tag @JessClark78 ☺️

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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Some encouragement from one of my favorite artists, Jacqueline Chen aka Chibird.
#ThinkPositiveBePositive #Chibird

Karisa 💗💗💗 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 💞 1mo
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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! Wishing a happy day to those that don‘t. Any day is a good day to have yummy food and be thankful for loved ones. ☺️💕

Billbar Hello how are you I liked the way you pictured yourself in your profile if you don‘t mind can we talk 💕 2mo
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1. I just want to spend more time reading and less time playing games.
2. Dressing/Stuffing. It‘s just another form of bread and I love bread (and cookies)!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Bklover 1. Me too. Good luck!! We‘ll both try! 2mo
Aims42 Yesssssssss to ‘less games, more reading‘ 🙄👏🏻 No, I don‘t want to play Scattergories for the 274th time, I‘d rather read my book that is getting realllllly good 👍🏻 And yes to stuffing, it checks all the boxes! 2mo
TheSpineView Good luck on #1. Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 2mo
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Cardinal Woolsey‘s knitting shop has appeared on postcards celebrating the quaint views of Oxford, of which there are many.
🧶— The Vampire Knitting Club: First in a Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series by Nancy Warren

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl I adore this series. It's like a warm hug lol 2mo
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“One of the things that happens when you take part in the Great British Baking Contest, a reality baking show that‘s taken the world by storm, is that you become a celebrity.”

— Gingerdead House: A Culinary Cozy Mystery (The Great Witches Baking Show) by Nancy Warren
@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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“Gabriel Derwent stared at his reflection in the opulently framed mirror of the lavish hotel room—just to make sure he hadn‘t inadvertently put his shirt on inside out or his boxers on his head.”
@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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I just wanted to share today‘s daily deal from Audible. I‘m looking forward to listening to this! Mexican folklore wrapped in an intriguing storyline.
#Audible #AudibleDailyDeal #MiddleGradeFiction

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Mission Impawsible | Krista Davis
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Book number 4 in the Paws & Claws series. I always enjoy the atmosphere of the Inn and all the various pets. Love is in the air during a matchmaking event at the Sugar Maple Inn in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail Virginia. I think there are more shenanigans going on in this book compared to the previous one! The mystery kept me turning the pages even when real life tried to distract me. I highly recommend this series!
#cozymystery

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Not book related. I always need a reminder that it‘s ok to be myself. Here‘s a pic of my ivy plant just doing it‘s best, imperfections and all. 💚
#BeYourself

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Murder Most Howl | Krista Davis
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This is the third book in the Paws & Claws mystery series featuring the Sugar Maple Inn in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia. The town is holding a murder mystery weekend that goes sideways when an actual murder is committed! The Inn is charming as well as the staff and various pets. The cat, Leo, was so much fun! The mystery kept me turning the pages. This is one of my favorite series. On to the next!
#mystery #cozymystery

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Nute Yes! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! 💛💛💛 4mo
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Murder Most Howl | Krista Davis
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“These are the murder weapons.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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1. Titles can be attention grabbing but the blurb is more important to me.
2. Slothilda was so cute.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📚📙🧡📖 5mo
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Radio Girls | Sarah-Jane Stratford
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I absolutely loved this book! It‘s historical fiction focusing on the early days of BBC radio. We get to tag along with protagonist Maisie as she assumes secretarial work for the Talks department, and marvel with her over the wonders of the broadcasts and the people that make them happen. I thoroughly enjoyed my immersion in the story and atmosphere of London in the 1920‘s. The best book I‘ve read this year!
#historicalfiction

Leftcoastzen Lovely cover! 5mo
Kenyazero This sounds like such a treat! 5mo
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Hey Litsy friends! Can I ask a question or two?
I‘m new to bifocals but not corrective lenses and I just wondered how does one walk around with these things on?! When I try to look at the ground to make sure I don‘t trip on anything, everything is too blurry through the bifocal part. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. 🤓 #BifocalLife

Tamra I bet if you keep wearing them regularly you‘ll adjust fairly quickly. I have always had to wear corrective lenses and 2 years ago got progressive lenses. It took a bit to get used to, but it wasn‘t bad. It always takes me a about a week to adjust to any lens change. Good luck! 💛👓 5mo
QuietlyLaura @Tamra Thanks! I figured I would just have to wear them and slowly adjust. 🙃 5mo
RamsFan1963 I've worn bifocals for a few years now, and the only advice I can give is give yourself time, you will adjust to it, the way you hold your head, the way your eyes move to use either lens. One day it will seem totally natural. 5mo
QuietlyLaura @RamsFan1963 Thanks! I really appreciate the help. I guess I just need to tough it out. 5mo
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1. I used to read magazines but not so much anymore. Newspapers actually make me sneeze!
2. I don‘t have any in-real-life friends that read. People around here are almost proud that they Don‘t read. 😒
3. It has to be an immersive story that takes me out of myself.
4. Air conditioning, a quiet home, and trying to be in the moment.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs # 3 - 🤔😂☹️ 5mo
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1. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. Made into a movie in 1987 with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins.
2. I would love to see any of Jasper Fforde‘s Thursday Next books as a movie!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

LiteraryinLawrence Oh, good call with the Thursday Next idea! 5mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 5mo
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I hope this helps someone today. Art by Chibird. 💚

#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #chibird

mrsmarch It helped me. Thank you. 5mo
QuietlyLaura @mrsmarch I‘m so glad! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Helped me, thank you 💚 5mo
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I finally have a table to work jigsaw puzzles! I‘ve loved doing puzzles since childhood but it‘s been a long time since my last one. This one is a scene from the movie, My Neighbor Totoro. It was a gift from my husband. He knew I wanted to start audio puzzling. I‘m currently listening to Death at Bishop‘s Keep by Robin Paige.
#audiopuzzling #audiobook #jigsawpuzzles

kspenmoll Love puzzles but so do my 🐈! Enjoy! (edited) 6mo
Graywacke Totoro! 6mo
Centique I‘m so jealous! I love Totoro 😍 6mo
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Mr. Impossible | Loretta Lynda Chase
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Current afternoon reading while I update my computer. This historical romance is reminiscent of the 1999 movie The Mummy with Brendan Fraser. Love and adventure in 19th century Egypt! ❤️
#ebook #historicalromance

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m not a huge romance reader anymore, but I loved The Mummy movies….so stacking! 6mo
QuietlyLaura @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope you like it! ☺️ 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @QuietlyLaura The description sounded just like the Mummy movie, and I loved that brain & brawn mix so much! 6mo
QuietlyLaura @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s definitely got the brainy heroine and brawny hero! It‘s so good. (edited) 6mo
Bianca The Mummy you say? I will have to check this one out! 6mo
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This historical fiction explores the eleven days in 1926 when Agatha Christie went missing. Even to this day no one knows what happened nor why. Agatha and Archie‘s relationship takes center stage in this narrative. The pieces begin to fall into place presenting an intriguing story that kept me turning the pages and marveling at the end.
#ebook #HistoricalFiction #mystery

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Having a pleasant afternoon reading the tagged book. I‘m treating myself to some Cherry Coke Zero. What you can‘t see is the classical music playing - Twelve Concertos by Charles Avison (1709-1770).
I hope everyone is having a good friday!
#AfternoonReading

TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 6mo
reading_rainbow Sounds perfect 😍 6mo
rubyslippersreads What a perfect afternoon. 😍 6mo
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I‘ll just leave this here for whoever needs this today. 💚 ☺️ #YouMatter #LitsyFam

reading_rainbow 💛🌻🌸🌺 7mo
TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍 7mo
Bklover Yes thank you!💕💕 7mo
Leftcoastzen Wonderful! 7mo
TheSpineView Lovely! 💞 7mo
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1. I like 3rd person best. I don‘t need to self-insert.
2. 2nd person is my least favorite. I find it tiring.
3. I‘ve read some Choose Your Own Adventure books back in the day.

#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz Would anyone else like to play? ☺️

ozma.of.oz I totally forgot about choose your own adventures! Thanks for sharing your answers! 7mo
QuietlyLaura @ozma.of.oz Sure! Thanks for posting fun questions! I had a teacher who would read Choose Your Own Adventure books to her students if our work was finished early. ☺️ 7mo
ozma.of.oz That is delightful! ❤️ 7mo
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The letter flutters on the desk, almost keeping time with the footsteps thundering across the floor.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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I saw this ebook is on sale today for $2.99 via Amazon and just wanted to share in case anyone is interested. I love Agatha Christie and am really curious about this book. What could have happened when Agatha went missing for 11 days in 1926? I‘m intrigued! 🤔🔍
#ebook #AgathaChristieFiction

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Duty Bound Guardian | Terri Reed
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Hey everyone! I‘m still kicking around. Life stuff seemed to keep happening which made me so tired. Plus anxiety. Here are my #RecentReads
Call Me Maybe is a hilarious romantic comedy and I highly recommend it.
Minimum Wage Magic is an urban fantasy/alternate reality where very few things are illegal in the Detroit Free Zone.
Duty Bound Guardian was a faith-filled romantic suspense and a nice change of pace.
I‘ve missed you all. 💕📚🎧

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One to Watch: A Novel | Kate Stayman-London
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I‘m here for body positivity and representation but there was just something about the protagonist, Bea, that made it hard for me to cheer her on. She was on the reality dating show for her career and it showed in her behavior towards the men. Of course, some of the men‘s behavior was horrendous. There was one scene that bothered me but I won‘t spoil the story. I did love the descriptions of the places and “dates”.
#audiobook #UnpopularOpinion

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Emma | Jane Austen
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I thought this artwork extremely lovely and wanted to share it with my fellow #PemberLittens 💕 #Emma #MarjoleinBastin

Texreader It is! 8mo
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 8mo
Leftcoastzen Very pretty! 8mo
LeahBergen So pretty! 8mo
4thhouseontheleft So lovely! 8mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Wow! It‘s been 5 years since I joined this wonderful community! I‘m so very glad and grateful to be here and know all of you lovely Littens. Litsy is the best place on the internet with the kindest people!
#Litsyversary

Mitch Yeah. Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Kdgordon88 Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
xicanti Happy Litsyversary! I‘m glad you‘re here. 8mo
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rubyslippersreads Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 8mo
Palimpsest Happy Litsyversary! 📚 8mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 🎉 8mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 8mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
Chrissyreadit 💥🥳🎉 8mo
CarolynM Happy Litsyversary 🎉 8mo
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Book 4 in the delightful Bunburry cozy mystery series finds sleuth Alfie enjoying his respite in the country when some acquaintances from London arrive and then someone ends up dead. Nathaniel Parker is an excellent narrator.
#audiobook #mystery

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Radio Girls | Sarah-Jane Stratford
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Evening reading. Enjoying this so much!
#historical #1920s

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The Spice King | Elizabeth Camden
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The owner of a world renowned spice company butts heads with a botanist from the Smithsonian over a rare orchid in this story set in 1900 Washington D.C. Accepting an invitation to tour the hero‘s greenhouses means unwittingly becoming involved in political intrigue which has the heroine questioning her loyalties.
I really enjoyed the historical setting. This is published by a Christian imprint but isn‘t overly preachy. #ebook #historical

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This little penguin has some kind words to share! ❤️🌸
#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💜 🐧 9mo
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Emma | Jane Austen
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I just wanted to share a bit more of Marjolein Bastin‘s artwork from my new edition of Emma. I always appreciate any unexpected loveliness in my days. ☺️
#Pemberlittens #Emma

RavenLovelyReads That book is Gorgeous!!! 9mo
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 9mo
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Emma | Jane Austen
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Hello #PemberLittens and thank you for allowing me to join your group. This will be my first time reading Emma, though I am familiar with the story. I decided to treat myself to this beautiful edition complete with lovely artwork by Marjolein Bastin, one of my favorite artists. Here‘s a link if anyone wants a closer look at this edition: https://publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com/book/emma/

Lcsmcat That‘s a beautiful edition! 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence So glad to read along with you! 9mo
LeahBergen So pretty! 🌸 9mo
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rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! Glad you‘re reading along with us. 9mo
Andrea313 What a gorgeous edition! 😍😍😍 9mo
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful! 9mo
candority That‘s beautiful! 9mo
jessijames Such a beautiful edition! 9mo
quietjenn How very lovely! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s so pretty! Do share the illustrations when you come to it. 😊 9mo
Palimpsest @QuietlyLaura What a beautiful edition! 9mo
I.be.Stef How pretty! Welcome to the group, hope you enjoy it here. 🤗🤗♥️ 9mo
batsy That's beautiful! 9mo
staci.reads That's lovely 😍 9mo
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The Spice King | Elizabeth Camden
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A quiet evening reading and trying to stay warm. I‘ve discovered that I can still tap to turn the page with my hand under the blanket! 🙃☺️
#ebook #kindle

rubyslippersreads Thanks for the tip! (I‘ve also learned a cat paw can turn the page, but not necessarily when I want it turned. 😹) (edited) 9mo
QuietlyLaura @rubyslippersreads Aww! Cat paws are magic! ❤️ 9mo
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Not book related: I got my second vaccination shot today! First shot wasn‘t so bad. I don‘t know about this time. My arm does hurt already. It‘s best not to think about it! 🙃

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Centique That‘s exciting! Hope it goes well. 🤞💕 9mo
Palimpsest I got my second shot on Monday. My arm was sore, I felt fatigued, and some general body aches yesterday, but I feel back to myself today. My husband got a headache and mild fever though. I‘m happy I‘m vaccinated. Hopefully you have no issues. 🤞 9mo
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Lcsmcat Thank you! The more of us who do this the better. 9mo
Kdgordon88 Yay! Drink lots of water! 9mo
Lauram Congratulations! It took a full 24 hours for body aches and chills to set in after I got my second dose. Strangely enough, I felt better immediately after eating tacos. 9mo
QuietlyLaura @Palimpsest I‘m glad you‘re feeling better and hopefully so is your husband. 💕💕 9mo
QuietlyLaura @Lcsmcat ☺️ I will always try to do my part and do what is right! 9mo
QuietlyLaura @Kdgordon88 Always! ☺️💕 9mo
QuietlyLaura @Lauram Maybe I ought to eat some tacos! ☺️💕 9mo
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I‘ve struggled with insomnia for a long time. Listening to stories at bedtime helps my mind calm down. That‘s where Get Sleepy comes in. This podcast is a collection of calming stories with ambient sounds designed specifically to help the listener get sleepy at bedtime. I highly recommend episode 129 “The Room of Rare Books” for a nice and peaceful wander through a bookshop. It‘s a truly wonderful podcast. 😴
#podcasts #insomnia #GetSleepyPodcast

Kdgordon88 I‘m going to check this out. Thanks for sharing! 9mo
QuietlyLaura @Kdgordon88 Sure! I hope it helps. 9mo
Leftcoastzen Thank You so much ! I was up at 3 in the morning and looked at your post ! Went right to this podcast and listened to an episode about Crayons!🖍out like a light. 9mo
QuietlyLaura @Leftcoastzen I‘m so glad this helped! ☺️💕 9mo
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Marrying Winterborne | Lisa Kleypas
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I stayed up way too late last night finishing this audiobook! Self-made Welsh businessman Rhys falls for shy Lady Helen in this steamy historical romance. Rhys is not the typical high society hero in that he is the founder and owner of a superb department store which I found quite refreshing in a romance. While the heroine annoyed me at times, the hero was perfection.
#audiobook #romance #historicalromance

Johanna414 I really really wanted to shop in his department store! 10mo
QuietlyLaura @Johanna414 Me too! It sounded marvelous. ☺️ 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl My favourite of the Ravenel series! 10mo
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate and a Happy Day to everyone! 💕

AmyG Happy Easter! 10mo
QuietlyLaura @AmyG Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful day! ☺️ 10mo
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City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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A little early morning reading with my cup of tea. Sometimes it‘s nice to just sink into a story. ☺️
#fantasy #YA

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1. My memoir title would be Anxiety: The Life-Long Partner I Never Wanted. 🙃 I made myself laugh!
2. Violets are my favorite Spring flower.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Thank you to @robinb for tagging me! Everyone is welcome to play along.

CBee You and I would have similar memoirs, I think 😂 10mo
QuietlyLaura @CBee Great minds overthink alike! 😂 10mo
robinb Love your memoir title...I can relate...I‘d read that! 🤣🤣 I like violets too. 💜 10mo
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CBee @QuietlyLaura HA!! Yes ma‘am, they absolutely do!!! I adore that, it‘s perfect 🤩 10mo
CBee @robinb I had a violet once. It was so pretty but I killed it 😳😕 10mo
robinb @cbee That's how my houseplants end up. :( 10mo
CBee @robinb probably why I don‘t have any houseplants 😂 10mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤🌷📖📚 10mo
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