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Joined September 2017

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THE HAUNTING OF BRYNN WILDER by Wendy Webb - I was completely bewitched by this story, it kept me engaged until the very end. The cast of characters are charming, and quirky, it really makes this book feel real. I think no matter what genre you are comfortable with, this book would be enjoyed by all.

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Every now and then a author writes a book that completely charms, and entertain me. Amy Harmon is that author and THE SONGBOOK OF BENNY LAMENT is that irresistible read.
I LOVED, loved everything about this book, Harmon's telling of this tale is lyrical, it's a fascinating love story set during a very tumultuous time. I enjoyed the way she twines the music, mob, politics, racial injustices, humor and the sweetest love story into one perfect novel.

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The Season of Dreams | Fiona Valpy
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THE SEASON OF DREAMS by Fiona Valpy is a tale of love and second chances. A nice quick read with a happy ever after.

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Spring House | Mary Ellen Taylor
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Megan Buchanan is a historian working to help restore Winter Cottage Estate built by her great-great-grandfather. While staying at the caretaker's cottage, the discovery of old letters written long ago, she comes to know a young woman from another time, a young woman that has secrets to keep. As each letter is read, more of the past is revealed, and Megan is drawn deeper into the connection between past and present. A real treat of a story.

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The Words We Whisper | Mary Ellen Taylor
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THE WORDS WE WHISPER by Mary Ellen Taylor is a wonderful family saga peeling back the layers in parallel timelines, characters that are flawed and realistic, and ending in a twist you did not see coming. A wonderful story of love, war, loss and the strength to carry on, a must read.

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Lady Sunshine (Original) | Amy Mason Doan
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Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan is all the magic of the '70s. There are no words, this book was gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Lucky by Marissa Stapley explores the scope of good and evil, the importance of honesty through its main character. Lucky may not always be on the side of right, but she shows her heart is in the right place even when she makes a wrong decision. The novel is fast-paced and leaves you curious about what would come next. At just over 230 pages, it's the perfect beach read.

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Sister Stardust by Jane Green
I'm a fan of Jane Green's book, however Sister Stardust is a complete change from everything she's ever written. It shows how talented of a writer Green is, it is completely different from her usual fare and I became easily absorbed in the story. This was a worthwhile read, it reminded me of one of my favorite books, Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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OWEN by Tony Riches is a thrilling read. I have always been fascinated by the Tudors and going back to where it all started was a real treat. Riches writing style is engaging and very easy to read. He combined the historical facts that we know and the fictional elements effortlessly. Owen was a entertaining story full of twist and court intrigues, I highly recommend this book.

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris was a big disappointment. It felt forced and overdone, none of the characters are very likable, and it had an improbable conclusion - it just falls flat. I would not recommend this book, it was a struggle to the finish.

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The Champion | Elizabeth Chadwick
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It takes a romantic ideal and gives it life in the story of two lovers that go through a great deal before fate gives them a chance to be together, in a wonderful medieval setting. Her writing style is exciting, it sounds and feels right for the time, and is realistic. Her use of actual historical figures who shaped that world is a delight to read about, they come alive again within the pages of her stories.



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In this dazzling account of Joanna of Swamscombe and William de Valence it is the ultimate prize to Medieval fiction. A MARRIAGE OF LIONS, is rich in character and true to historical detail, the history comes to life. Elizabeth Chadwick recreates their story with beauty, drama, pain and passion of the moment. Without doubt this is one of the best Medieval fiction novels I read.

TrishB She‘s an amazing author. Love all her books. 4mo
aliasNayNay @TrishB I love her writing 4mo
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Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer is a beach read you go into knowing everyone is going to be happy and things will work out by the end of the story. Overall it was too good to be true and too many coincidences, and a bit predictable, but that's Thayer's novels. You can count on Thayer to take you into a world of rainbows, true love, and a never-ending summer night. It was a quick read, one that is okay for a day in the hot sun.

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The Lies I Told | Mary Burton
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I read all of Burton's books, so I was very excited when I started THE LIES I TOLD. There were plenty of her twists and turns, but overall so much I could pick apart. The storyline goes around and around without linking details, you have a stubborn heroine who insists on protecting herself but seems to be incapable of doing so. Suspense? Where? I never felt the rush to turn the pages that suspense novels usually give me, I was just bored.

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Feels Like Falling | Kristy Woodson Harvey
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If your looking for a light romance and a heavy dose of life lessons then this may be the book. It was an okay summer read, I found it didn‘t measure up to her other books.

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Danger in Numbers | Heather Graham
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Danger in Numbers bring all the right ingredients to a novel! Heather Graham has created a story with a fascinating plot line and great characters—an up-all-night page-turner. I loved it!"

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The House on Fripp Island | Rebecca Kauffman
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I didn‘t like this book, I wouldn't call it a good beach read. The prologue of the book held so much promise...hints to a murder mystery unfortunately that page-and-half was the highlight of the book. It was a loose plot, an odd story, a weird ending. Very disappointed.

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Golden Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘m typically a fan of Hilderbrand, but this book was a huge miss for me, it didn't have any upbeat manner of description or the excitement of anticipation. The book was all over the place and it was hard to stay interested. And now she's writing with a ghost and angel themes? DONE, I'm am so done with this author. She used to write great stuff now it's just loose fluff, so disappointing.

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Under the Southern Sky | Kristy Woodson Harvey
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A masterpiece of voice, character and points of view. Get it. Read it.

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Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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Carley Fortune brings the characters to life in this novel, she captures the true essence of being a teenager, the powerful emotion of a first love, how people can betray the ones they love most, and how they can forgive.
I highly recommend Every Summer After by Carley Fortune to anyone who loves a great story. 

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True to Me | Kay Bratt
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Every now and then a new author finds it‘s way onto my reading list and completely charms, and entertains me. Great start to By the Sea series.

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Full of warmth and charm. A nice summer read.

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I was totally seduced by this book. It is beautifully written, wonderful characters, there's just so much to this story. I was glued to it. I was emotional through it. I loved it!

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Hotel Nantucket | Elin Hilderbrand
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I think it's time to give up on Elin Hilderbrand. Her last couple of books, for me, were so mundane. The characters are shallow, the storylines are predictable, and it feels like I'm reading the same book over and over again. Hotel Nantucket was no different, I'm not sure what the overall theme was supposed to be in this book, other than describing the lives of the people who run a hotel. And what was with all the parentheses??

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Weaving expertly between past and present, Taylor Jenkins Reid crafts an engrossing tale that‘s deeply real, sexy, and addictive. I could not turn the pages fast enough.

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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This is a tale of secrets, lies, and deception, such a clever novel. The Nanny is a slow burn, character based story, One of the best WTF books I read in a very long time.

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The Witness | Sandra Brown
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THE WITNESS by Sandra Brown was a great read, definitely a page turner, my heart was pounding right through to the end. If you are looking for a summer read, you will want to add THE WITNESS to your beach bag.

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I always enjoyed Cathy Lamb's novels, really her early books. But, I have grown tired of her novels essentially having the same plot and storyline. I happen to like the humorous characters that she has in all her books, but truly I feel like I am buying the same novel with just a different title and different characters name. Sorry this one I would not recommend.

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Every character is very dislikable, they are all selfish, all made very stupid choices, they are mean to the point of being hurtful. The storyline is one that has been written many times, so there was nothing special there, it was so overwritten to the point of boredom. It was full of abuse, rape, child molestation, infidelity, and more. The way these adults treated their children was sick.

Cinfhen I bailed pretty early on!! Every adult was so despicable, I couldn‘t stomach another minute 😖 7mo
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Drawing Home | Jamie Brenner
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Drawing Home is like a cold glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day, refreshing and delightful all at the same time. A great beach read, one that will keep you turning the pages well after the sun goes down.

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Summer Sail | Wendy Francis
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I struggled through this book, it just didn‘t work for me. I was looking for a light summer read and found myself reading a book with way too much description and repeated conversation. Nobody wants to read 320 pages where the characters concentrate so hard on themselves that the story loses track of the important things. What I did enjoy about this book was the scene descriptions of the cruise ship and the pink sand and blue waters of Bermuda.

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Summer Darlings | Brooke Lea Foster
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Summer Darlings storyline was okay, what I loved was the setting and the style of the 60s. The author paints a good picture, and really captures the whole 60s vibes. I thought this book was going to be a breezy historical fiction beach read, but it definitely takes a dark turn, that I didn't see coming. If you like novels with glamorous locations then look no further this is what makes Summer Darlings worth reading.

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One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle - I was captivated with this book. The writing was intoxicating, the magical setting is breathtakingly beautiful and unforgettable. The story was wonderful, heartwarming, and surprisingly unique. I cannot say enough about this book but, the one thing I will say is you need to read it.

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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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Emma Brodie's debut novel Songs in Ursa Major immerses readers into a story of family, love, drugs, mental illness and music. It is a delightfully engaging story, the author really captures the essence of the music world. Songs in Ursa Major will be a treat to pack into your beach bag.

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February Book Challenge- characters fall in love through letters
I loved this story It was a sentimental romance. This Is How I'd Love You is memorable read filled with intense emotion.

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Say Goodbye | Karen Rose
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SAY GOODBYE is an exciting page turner. Karen Rose always balances the suspense and the romantic story so well, she never disappoints. Definitely a series you can't put down.

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The Skylark's Secret | Fiona Valpy
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A haunting tale of secrets. The author weaves a rich irresistible story. The characters sparkle on every page. I highly recommend

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Villain | Samantha Young
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This novella fits somewhere in the middle of the book Hero. Like most romance stories, it's messy at times...a misunderstanding, a hot alpha male type, trust issues, and couple gets together on a one time sex deal. Villain definitely fits the mold, and if you've read Hero, there's no surprise to their future. Villain is most definitely a story for the fans that wanted just a little more of Henry and Nadia. I think it does the job well enough.

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Sea of Memories | Fiona Valpy
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The story was moving around me like a colourful kaleidoscope. The book holds a cast of strong characters that I fell in love with, the author made them come alive. I felt the love of friends, the passion of lovers, the struggles of marriage and parenting, and the heart wrenching lost of the characters the readers were left to mourn.
Fiona Valpy breathlessly pulled me along a journey I will always remember.

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A heartwarming, gripping tale set in the landscape of Casablanca. With an unforgettable cast of characters, this extraordinary work from Fiona Valpy is a story you will never forget.

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Don't Look Now | Mary Burton
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I enjoy smart, sophisticated, fast-past romantic suspense and Mary Burton writes them brilliantly. Her new release Don‘t Look Now has intriguing characters, sharp dialogue, and a great plot.

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Cooper's Charm | Lori Foster
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COOPER‘S CHARM- Phoenix and Cooper, and all the secondary characters made one brilliant story. The connection between all the characters was riveting and had me unable to put this book down once I started. And we had the adorable Sugar, you can never go wrong with a cute puppy in a novel. A great fast paced, summer fun book.

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THE SUMMER OF NO ATTACHMENTS- I read with interest, caring about the problems and challenges, faced by these characters, I laughed and celebrated when they find their happiness.

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THE SOMERSET GIRLS- A heartwarming, gripping story, with an unforgettable cast of characters. I was totally seduced by this book. It is beautifully written, there's just so much to this story. I was glued to it. I was emotional through it. I loved it!

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A haunting tale of secrets. Kimberly Belle weaves a rich tapestry of flawed characters, challenging the reader to solve it.

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The Perfect Guests | Emma Rous
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The book was an easy read, it switched between two narrators and that's what kept things different. The story was intriguing, I enjoyed the mystery, and the way the end all came together….must read

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There was plenty of suspense, it was part domestic drama, with a little bit of horror thrown in. If chilling houses, mysterious deaths, unexplained disappearances, and dark family secrets pique your curiosity, Lisa Jewell‘s The Family Upstairs is a must-read.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Tip back your Panama hat, hoist you Bacardi cocktail and settle back for an entertaining beach read. Malibu Rising is fast-paced and filled with family drama, the story will easily grab your attention. Taylor Jenkins Reid hits another home run, I enjoyed everything about this book. If you are a fan of Nancy Thayer, Elin Hilderbrand or Mary Alice Monroe, I promise you, you will love Malibu Rising.

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It's a novel that is very character-focused, we get a up close and personal account of the four major players of a young girls singing group, Cassidy, Yumi, Rose, and Meredith. Sloan's writing is excellent, the characterization is very well-done. It is a very human story with elements of love, friendship, betrayal, trust, and family. If you are a fan of Daisy Jones & The Six, I think you will be a fan of this story too.

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Say You're Sorry | Melinda Leigh
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The Morgan Dane series should be on the TBR shelves of any reader who wants a page-turning suspenseful series. Melinda Leigh writes main characters that are likeable, and stellar secondary characters. The series should be read in order. While the story-line are suspenseful and action packed, it's the characters that keep the pages turning.