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Joined April 2019

Mom of two, wife, college student, photographer. Lover of many genres, but romance, contemporary fiction & historical fiction are my go-tos.
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My November Reads

I‘m a little behind in reviews on here, but my month started out strong and I got in a rut due to life being busy. My favorites were The Midwife‘s Confession. Evvie Drake Starts Over, and The Perfect Child. #NovemberReads #NovemberRoundUp #NovemberStats

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

A beautiful yet heartbreaking story with mediocre writing (sorry, I must be in minority here...I know a lot of people rave about this one). This could have been so much more, but it was great for a quick read.

Jennifer3 I think I enjoyed it because it was a quick read but there was definitely more that could have been done with it. I felt like it was because this was one of the first times he wrote a story like this? There is also 1mo
baes @Jennifer3 I‘ve read that one too. I just don‘t think I‘m fond of his writing style (at least for this genre), but the other one did seem a bit more thought out if I‘m remembering it correctly. This one seemed so rushed. 1mo
Jennifer3 @baes I agree the other one was better. I haven‘t read any of his books in ages. 1mo
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Midwife's Confession | Diane Chamberlain
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

This has been my least favorite Diane Chamberlain book so far. I really enjoyed this (and was glued to the book), but there was too much going on in this one book for me. Still, Diane has a way with keeping you hooked by ending each chapter wanting to read more.

I‘m really good at figuring things out and this was no exception, however, it did keep me second guessing at times.

Crazeedi I enjoy books about midwives so I'm going to have to check this out 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars

I really loved this. So cute and put a smile on my face all throughout. It felt over about halfway in, and then it dragged a teeny bit through the middle, but not necessarily in a bad way (I enjoyed every bit of it). So many books try to rush a relationship, and this one takes the time to explore. This was the perfect book about two people who are figuring out their new lives and what comes next. Oh, and love. ❤️

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Twice in a Blue Moon | Christina Lauren
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

Not their usual writing style (and I definitely wouldn‘t pick it as your first Christina Lauren book). I found it fell short in some areas, but it was still enjoyable. I would have liked to seen more of what happened with the ending.

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The Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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⭐️⭐️💫 2.5 Stars

Eh. This was just okay. I couldn‘t really connect with Lucy, and found all of them to be selfish. Because of this I didn‘t feel invested, and in turn did not find it emotional (and I love a good tearjerker).

TrishB Felt the same about this one! 1mo
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The Songs of Us | Emma Cooper
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

I wanted to love this more but it never fully grabbed me until about 1/2 way in (hard time finding it believable). The story opens with the mom singing involuntarily and the father has been missing for 11 years after a car accident.

I thought the second half of book was wonderful and had me unable to put the book down.

#Emotional

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October Wrap-Up 📚

Pretty good month for quality. Most were 4-5 stars. Favorite was Winter Garden. Least favorites were The Last Letter from Your Lover and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Not too many books total, but I‘m bouncing back from finals and a slump. My yearly total so far is 74, which is outstanding for me.

#OctoberReads #OctoberWrapUp #OctoberStats

Bklover I loved Winter Garden! 1mo
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The Songs of Us | Emma Cooper
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I started this one a while backed based off the recommendation of author, Kelly Rimmer (and upon reading reviews I‘ve heard it is a #tearjerker, which I love). I‘m easily distracted by Kindle books, so that‘s why I haven‘t finished, but I‘m determined to do it this week.

For those interested: It isn‘t sold in the US (I think it is a UK book), but I found it on Amazon in paperback form. Took a few weeks to arrive.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

What are your favorite #KristinHannah books?

So far I‘ve read: The Nightingale, The Great Alone, Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, and Distant Shores (that was the only one I didn‘t care for). I‘m thinking Night Road should be next?

CBee I really enjoyed Night Road! 1mo
shellleigh33 Love Night Road!! 1mo
shellleigh33 She has a second part to Firefly Lane also 1mo
baes Thanks! @CBee @shellleigh33 Fly Away is on my list too, but I‘m worried it will ruin the first book for me? 1mo
CBee @shellleigh33 I didn‘t know that - thanks! I still need to read Firefly Lane. 1mo
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Winter Garden | Kristin Hannah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars

When I first started this I thought for sure this story wasn‘t for me. I wasn‘t getting into it and was bored it wasn‘t picking up. But then it developed into something really special with history coming into play, and that ending was perfection. 😭❤️ #KristinHannah

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The Silent Sister | Diane Chamberlain
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 Stars

What happened to Riley‘s sister, Lisa, all those years ago? Did she kill herself? And why?

This one kept me up all last night until I finished, and I‘m not one to do that. I didn‘t want to stop. I personally found it predictable (I guessed what happened pretty much from the start), but that didn‘t spoil the book for me in the least bit.

#DianeChamberlain #Mystery

SilversReviews Sooooo good!! 1mo
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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

So I believe the writing fell a bit flat, especially considering the topic. It really lacked describing the camps for what they were and how difficult it was for everyone. However, it kept my full attention and I needed to know what happened to these characters (based on real people). It is horrific what they went through.

If you want a “lighter” read on the Auschwitz concentration camps then this might be for you.

Buechersuechtling I have already seen many enthusiastic reviews about this but I turned my back on this book whenever I came across it in my local bookshop. Yours is the first review that makes me think of changing my attitude. I did a quick research, my library does not yet have this book in stock. But in a few months maybe. Who knows❓Anyway I‘ll keep this book in mind from now on. Thank you for this. 😊 (edited) 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2.5-3 Stars

The main story was interesting (taken place mostly in the 1960‘s), but it was drawn out with these other little things that weren‘t essential. Then near the end of the book we meet Ellie in present day (2003). I see her as being valuable, but her own storyline was not. I could have easily skipped over her story.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars

Wow. This is a heartbreaking story that throws some surprises at you. It is a tough story to read, but one that should be read. Especially if you are dealing with domestic abuse. One POV is from Olivia, David‘s wife. The other is from Ivy, David‘s mom. You see why David is the way he was & of Olivia picking up her life after a tragedy.

Bring tissues. 💔

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Big Lies in a Small Town | Diane Chamberlain
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars

This one takes place during 40‘s & present day of two different artists. This one isn‘t a favorite of mine (of Diane‘s), but I still really enjoyed it and recommend. My favorite thing about her books are piecing the stories together and how she wraps everything up. They‘re always filled with rich history too.

Thank you to NetGalley & @StMartinsPress for the digital ARC of this book in exchange for this honest review.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

A book about a 39 year old mom who meets a 20 year old pop star. Not a book I‘d normally choose. Sounded cheesy....And it kind of was at times. BUT it was actually pretty good. That ending though....

An epilogue into the future would have been nice. I‘m over here a bit peeved about that lol.

Anyways, I recommend to romance fans. It has a little bit of every emotion.

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Big Lies in a Small Town | Diane Chamberlain
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Loving this book so far. The only thing that would make my son‘s swim practice more tolerable would be a comfortable seat instead of these bleachers. 🏊‍♂️ 📚

Amiable OMG, I used to say the same exact thing about having to sit for hours at my son‘s wrestling tournaments! Those bleachers are horrible. 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars

This was part 2 (and the finale) of this book series. It was written as one long story broken in half. As I said yesterday, Emma really has a way of words. Beautiful writing. And to top it off, she took a serious subject (#military) and brought another layer to this story.

It is sometimes difficult for me to relate to stories with younger adults (college), but I found them enjoyable & intriguing.

#KindleUnlimited #Romance

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars

This is a two part series, and it definitely left me wanting to read book 2. A love story of two friends who have feelings for the same girl. The two combined would make the perfect guy, but which one does Autumn love more?

This is my first from this author. As the story developed I really saw how amazing Emma Scott is with words (much like the character Weston).

#KindleUnlimited #Romance

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

This book was sooo slow the first half. I almost gave up on it because it wasn‘t moving at all, and there‘s so much that was unnecessary. A little over halfway it began to pick-up and I started to enjoy it. Not an amazing book by any means, but I liked it.

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My #AugustWrapUp

8 books (1 YA). I hoped to read more but life got in the way. 😂😩

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars - The Book of Life
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars - After the End
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars - The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars - The Turn of the Key
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars - Behind Closed Doors
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars - Are you there God? It‘s Me, Margaret.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars - Things You Save in a Fire

#AugustReads

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars

This is my second book I‘ve read of Katherine‘s (other being #HowToWalkAway), and I‘ve got to say this is my favorite of the two. Cassie was a character I really enjoyed. Strong in many ways, independent, funny, and someone who needed to heal. The way the writer brought everything together was nearly perfect. The last quarter of the book had many emotions, which is what I look for in a book. My only thing with her books is...

baes ...she doesn‘t give the love interests enough depth and she wraps their stories up quick. They‘re very much secondary characters and the relationships move quick. I like to see a little more from them. (edited) 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

Hard to rate a kids books, but I‘m rating it 3 stars as an adult reading it. If I were 12 years old I‘d rate it higher. I‘m not a prude, but I had to question if I‘d want my young child reading a book that mentions Playboy on more than one occasion. This is definitely a book for mature kids going through puberty.

I don‘t normally read this genre, but it‘s a title I‘ve heard many times over the years, so I thought Id check it out.

baes I do want to add (I ran out of room), that the real message behind this book is very much needed to be read by kids. Especially those who can‘t seem to fit in, but there‘s something in this book for everyone. I would have benefited greatly from a book like this at 12. 3mo
Zelma Judy Blume was a godsend when I was a kid. I read her starting around age 8 and loved everything. I think younger ages can handle things like this, as I remember seeing my first Playboy at that age. Yes, I was too young, but it still happened (friend and I found it at their house). Books like Blume‘s allow kids to explore things that may be a mystery or taboo or coming down the pike. 3mo
baes @Zelma Thanks for your insight. I think times have changed tremendously over the years. Look at PG (& many G rated too) movies in the 80‘s for example. Those would be rated PG-13 now. Kids just aren‘t as aware of this stuff as they once were. It is a different time. There‘s parental controls on everything. As an 80‘s kid I often came across stuff I wasn‘t suppose to (of course parenting/supervision comes into play now). Kids can see stuff now too. 3mo
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baes @Zelma I see your point. But as a mother I just couldn‘t hand that to my kids (7 and 10). In a couple years, sure. 3mo
Scochrane26 Kids are very aware of many things at a young age today. Some might not be aware due to parents, my friend‘s kids for example. But, I have to have conversations about consent, sexual conversations & gestures at least once a yr with 5th graders. I had a kid last yr that started a sexual game in class-a 3rd grader. His mother was horrified. I think it just depends on the kid‘s maturity & should be left to parents to decide (most parents). 3mo
baes @Scochrane26 Oh, I agree. I guess my point is that I‘m not going to knowingly hand my kid a book that talks about Playboy. That‘s all. They can know about it...that‘s different. But an 8 year old doesn‘t need to be reading books with it. Periods? Okay. Talking about bodies? Okay. I‘m talking about people saying it being okay for an 8 year old. 12 years old, fine. There‘s a big difference. 3mo
baes @Scochrane26 Also, I‘m very big on being honest with my kids. They know right from wrong (I‘m big on this), we use proper anatomy terms, they know what sex is. But I also take precautions with what content my kids are around. Can I shield them from everything? No way. But I know my 7 year old (1st grade) doesn‘t know what Playboy is. My 5th grader is just starting to get curious about this stuff. He comes to me with questions. 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

I thought this book was okay. Some parts were very interesting to me - I liked hearing inside a therapist‘s head and what she was thinking of her patients and how it pertained to not only their lives but herself. However, it felt dragged out and scrambled. It took me a while to finish, which is unusual for a book this size. I think it would‘ve written better as a fiction novel tbh, as much as I like that most is true.

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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My #BookOfTheMonth picks for September. ❤️

I still haven‘t been reading much since my surgery (I‘m so tired), and now I‘m back to school and feeling overwhelmed with that. BUT I‘ve heard such great things about all three titles. I may not get to them anytime soon, but I couldn‘t resist.

#BOTM #SeptemberPicks #SeptemberBOTM

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

I went into this hearing it was one of the scariest books people have ever read, so I think the hype had set me up to be a bit disappointed. I didn‘t find anything scary (does that say something about me? Lol).

I did enjoy it, but it could‘ve been so much better.

suzie.reads I didn't think it was scary more disturbing. All her books follow the same creepy trend. 4mo
baes @suzie.reads Disturbing, sure. I have a friend that said she had to keep stopping because it freaked her out, and I didn‘t have the same experience. I was hoping for that nervous suspense you get with thrillers. Lol 4mo
suzie.reads I didn't get that I just found it creepy. I've read three of her books and although I enjoy them I worry for the woman's state of mind 😂 4mo
baes @suzie.reads 😂😂😂 Yes. I was actually thinking that while reading it, so in that regard I was a bit questioning. Lol Like, who thinks of this stuff? 🙈 4mo
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Good Luck with That | Kristan Higgins
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Recovering from surgery I had on Monday night. I had some complications and setbacks but I‘m doing pretty good now. Now to take it easy for 6 weeks. I‘m not allowed to do anything. 😩

Yesterday was the first day I had enough energy to read and I still didn‘t get much done. Going to try to fit in a little more today.

So far this book is really good. I think it is going to be pretty emotional. These ladies have already been through so much. ❤️

cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts for a quick recovery! 4mo
MsLeah8417 Hope you continue to see progress each day. 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere Fingers crossed for a quick recovery! 4mo
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bookaholic1 Sending you my prayers for a healthy fast recovery 4mo
Crazeedi I hope your recovery goes smoothly from here! I know what you're going through, had surgery with some complications before, it isnt fun 4mo
Megabooks Wishing you a speedy, uncomplicated recovery! 💜💜 4mo
TrishB Get well soon 💜 4mo
Buechersuechtling Have a good recovery. Hope you will be able to enjoy the time you are certified unfit for work. Allow your body and soul take the time they need to settle again. Wish your stack of unread books 📚 gets smaller. 4mo
baes Thank you all so much! Unfortunately I probably won‘t get too much reading in. I start back to (online) class next week. But Im hoping to squeeze some in as I still have to relax. @cobwebmoth @MsLeah8417 @Lucy_Anywhere @bookaholic1 @Crazeedi @Megabooks @TrishB @Buechersuechtling 4mo
Buechersuechtling @baes I never had the chance to attend online classes so I‘m sure it‘s just my imagination that makes me think it‘s more relaxed learning/working than being on-site personally. 4mo
baes @Buechersuechtling It‘s only more relaxed in that I don‘t have to leave my home and can work at my own pace throughout the week. Last semester I did both campus and online. I preferred campus because of the interaction of teacher and students. Online is mostly just reading and doing assignment. Figuring things out on your own, and I always feel awkward emailing professor with questions...but never hesitate to ask in-person. 4mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Happy #BookLoversDay!📚

1.) What was your favorite book as a child?
2.) What is your current favorite book?
3.) What are you reading today?

baes 1.) As a very young child it was Amanda‘s First Day of School. 4mo
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DaveGreen7777 1. My first book was “Sam and the Firefly”. My parents used to have a cassette tape of me reading it aloud at 2 and a half years old! 🤓 4mo
DaveGreen7777 3. By the same author as #2! 😱 4mo
Branwen 1) I was super obsessed with Goosebumps books when I was in elementary school! I still remember being so excited for the Scholastic Book Fair so I could get more of them! And hoarding lunch money for weeks before the fair so I could get even more books! 😅 4mo
Branwen 2) Whooooo that is so hard to pick just one! I have a pile of books next to my reading chair that I consider to be 'favorites'. Okay. I'll pick one...The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It's super creepy and so beautifully well written. I just adore it! 4mo
Branwen 3) I just started Ruth Ware's new book this morning, The Turn of the Key. So far it's really good! 4mo
Susannah 1) Are You There God? It‘s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume; 2) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell; 3) My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite and Mythos by Stephen Fry 📚❤️ (edited) 4mo
Scochrane26 @Branwen The Historian was such a good book. Not my normal genre. 4mo
Scochrane26 @baes 1)I have several from childhood, maybe the Ramona books or Anne of Green Gables based on the condition of the books now. 2) that‘s too hard to decide. HP, The Poisonwood Bible, Fidelity are a few. 3) finished European travel for the monstrous Gentlewoman today. Listening to Scrappy Little Nobody 4mo
Bklover Gorgeous photo! 4mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars

I don‘t read too many #suspense books (they make me nervous lol), so I don‘t know what really makes one excellent in comparison. But this was really, really good. It had me intrigued from the beginning and on the edge of my seat many times throughout. I really felt for the main character. I kept trying to piece things together. I had guessed part of it (I‘m good for that), but it was so much more. Highly recommend.

marleed I just started this but I‘m dog sitting so might finish today! 4mo
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Starting on this one. Exciting!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 💫4.5 Stars

Yet another amazing read from #DianeChamberlain. This one sucked me in immediately and was quite the page turner. I could hardly put it down. What was CeeCee Wilkes hiding?

The only reason I did not give a full 5 stars because I did not find the ending to be realistic, but I liked how it was wrapped up at the same time. #Mystery

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After the End | Clare Mackintosh
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars

This was tough to read. Not only because it deals with a child dying, but because you really felt for both of the parents. I love how Clare wrote this book (and as heartbreaking as it was, it was equally as beautiful and thought provoking). I was saddened to hear this was a book she shared personal experience with as a mother.

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After the End | Clare Mackintosh
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“When you stand at a crossroad you cannot see each destination, only the beginnings of the paths that will lead you there. All you can do is choose one, and walk, and hope that someone will walk with you.”

- After the End

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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

The final installment in the #AllSoulsTrilogy. I loved how the trilogy all wrapped up, but took me almost halfway through to really get interested in it. It was at this point that I couldn‘t put it down.

I‘m going to miss their story continuing, but I think anything more would be too much. This was perfect.

Can‘t wait to see book 2 and 3 adapted for the tv show. 📺

#ADiscoveryOfWitches

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After the End | Clare Mackintosh
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Not feeling so good today, so I‘ve been trying to read this little by little. Problem is I can‘t seem to concentrate and I‘m tired, so I haven‘t gotten very far.

Isn‘t it ironic? You think “oh, I finally get a day to rest and read” and then you can‘t even enjoy it. 😩

On a side note, I have no idea what to expect from this book, but I‘ve heard it is amazing (and emotional). So far it seems pretty good!

Dragon Feel better soon 💐. 4mo
Redwritinghood Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 4mo
baes Thank you @Dragon and @Redwritinghood I am still feeling out of sorts, but doing much better. 😊 4mo
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Necessary Lies | Diane Chamberlain
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Another 5 Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book from #DianeChamberlain.

She writes like no one else. Brings history into her writing to make these stories real (all while educating), adds just enough mystery to keep you thinking & turning the pages, has you loving all the characters. And it flows seamlessly.

This particular story took place in the 1960‘s. Told from two point of views (one being a social worker), & covered the Eugenics Sterilization program.

Lcsmcat She will Skype with book clubs. Ours discussed Stolen Marriage with her and she was gracious and charming. 4mo
baes @Lcsmcat That‘s amazing. Makes me love her that much more. I loved The Stolen Marriage and The Dream Daughter too. Have you read others? I‘m wondering which one of hers I should read next. 4mo
Lcsmcat @baes Those three are the ones I‘ve read so far. 4mo
Freespirit I like your review! 4mo
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My July Wrap-Up. 10 books total. So many good reads.

1. Firefly Lane 5/5
2. Bright Side 4.5/5
3. Written in my Own Heart‘s Blood (Outlander 8 ) 3/5
4. How to Walk Away 4/5
5. The Stolen Marriage 5/5
6. One Day In December 3.5/5
7. Love and Other Words 5/5
8. The Law Of Moses 3/5
9. Ask Me to Stay 3.5/5
10. Necessary Lies 5/5

#JulyReads #JulyWrapUp #JulyStats

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 💕📚💕 4mo
mom2bugnbee I'm not sure I've ever cried so hard while reading as I did during Firefly Lane. 💔 4mo
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Ask Me to Stay | Terri Osburn
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

This was an extremely quick read. A love story within another story. Enjoyed it very much, but I did find the writing to be a little mediocre at times. There are mysterious elements to the story, however, I found it all to be a bit predictable - which didn‘t bother me for the kind of story it is...a light romance. #KindleUnlimited

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Law of Moses | Amy Harmon
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

I really enjoyed this, but wasn‘t fully engaged or invested. I went into this blindly, but I had read one of Amy‘s books before (#WhatTheWindKnows). I was really excited since that is one of my all-time favorites. Because of that I think I set myself up with high expectations. Still very good, but not amazing in comparison, imo. It will throw some curveballs at you though! #Paranormal #Romance #KindleUnlimited

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Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars

I‘ve read a few #ChristinaLauren books recently and fell in love with the humor and the fact that they‘re light reads. This one reminds me more of a #ColleenHoover book. I felt many emotions including happiness, sadness, anger. The whole second half of the book I was on the edge of my seat torn between wanting to know the ending and not wanting their story to be over. Loved it!

xxjenadanxx This is the next one of hers I‘m reading! I just adore her! 5mo
baes @xxjenadanxx Enjoy! My favorite of theirs so far! 5mo
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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

Not quite a 4 star read, but definitely not a 3 star. This left me wanting more on all accounts. It was nearly perfect in many ways, but was lacking at the same time - especially with not having more with the moments between Jack and Laurie. I felt it dragged just a bit and in turn had me putting the book down more than usual. I wasn‘t invested until halfway. I could see this being perfect as a movie. 🎥

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Stolen Marriage | Diane Chamberlain
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars.

Loved this. This was my second book from Diane Chamberlain, who is now one of my new favorite authors.

She is a great storyteller who incorporates history with an element of mystery to her stories to make you guess what‘s really going on.

Crazeedi I've not heard of this one! 5mo
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Stolen Marriage | Diane Chamberlain
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Had the perfect afternoon with the pool all to myself.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

I did it! I‘m up-to-date with the whole series!

I didn‘t love the first half of this one (again, way too much John Grey and William), but the second half was great.

I‘m glad the book ended where it did so it can be the #Outlander I loved a couple books back.

Now when is Book 9 being released? 🙂

Scochrane26 I have skimmed this one, & I hope she answers my burning question of what happened to Lallybroch and the letters if they left present day & came back. 5mo
baes @Scochrane26 Yeah the letters weren‘t really touched on much this book like in Echo. I hope they discuss it in the next book too. That was the most interesting part in the past couple books. 5mo
baes @Scochrane26 I‘m guessing everything stays in the care of Joe Abernathy and will pass in his family - with the intentions of giving it to the Fraser family should they come back (which I‘m sure they do). Letters will probably stay in their safety deposit box in bank? 5mo
Scochrane26 @baes that seems like a good solution. 5mo
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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‘When you don‘t know what to do for yourself, do something for someone else.‘ - How to Walk Away

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brit91 Love this quote!!❤💜🧡💛💚💙 5mo
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars. I really enjoyed this light read, but felt it lacked just a teeny tiny bit to give it a full 4 stars. Not enough character development, I think. That being said, it had me smiling and laughing while also feeling the pain and sadness she was experiencing too.

Vivlio_Gnosi Love that graphic!! 5mo
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Bright Side | Kim Holden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫4.5 Stars. I loved the characters in this emotional book. Reminds me of a John Green book. Bring tissues.

Also, if you have read this book and loved it, I encourage you to check out #KellyRimmer‘s #MeWithoutYou

#KindleUnlimited

baes Tag for Me Without You (I couldn‘t figure out how to do this in the post...are you able to?) 5mo
ruskigurl16 @baes you need to search for the book when you make a post. I don't think you can update it afterwards.... 5mo
baes @ruskigurl16 Not the book I‘m reading, but an addition book with the flag/bookmark symbol (within the caption). I couldn‘t find a way to add it with my initial post....the option wasn‘t below. I‘ve seen people do it, so I know it can be done. 5mo
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I‘m so frustrated with this series. I flew through the first 6 books. They are my favorite. Hated book 7. Not off to a very good start with book 8. Someone tell me it gets better. I really only love the Jamie & Claire story. I will be so sad if book 9 (which is suppose to come out later this year) is like this.

I hate Lord John Gray (and William) btw...John has his own books. Leave him in those. 🙄😩

#Outlander

Scochrane26 I‘m finally reading book 6, but as usual, I stop at times and read other books. So, I‘ll be reading it for awhile. I‘ve looked through the others. Love John grey but agree that he has his own books that are interesting. Not sure I‘ll like the 8th w/ all the time travel. My friend & I joke that the books are like “100 ways for Jamie & Claire to die”, so I think maybe she‘s just trying to find other storylines? 5mo
Scochrane26 I like the 1st & 3rd the best. I think they‘re less interesting when they are set in America. 5mo
Melissa_J I bailed after book 5. I loved the first four books, but book 5 was just okay for me, and I realized I‘d lost total interest in the series when I tried (and failed) to make it through book 6. 5mo
baes @Melissa_J Book 6 was very Claire centered. I loved it. Book 5 was just okay for me too. 5mo
baes @Scochrane26 I love The American setting but then they left their home...If you like John and his books then you‘ll love 7 and 8. 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars. I write this review minutes after sobbing. 😭 Beautiful story of a friendship that spanned decades. ❤️ Has anyone read the sequel? Thoughts (without spoilers please)?

This was also my first time using #Bookly (I started it on page 117 I think). It is kind of a pain but I love statistics.

TrishB The sequel explores some of the story lines left open, it‘s not as powerful/emotional as this one. I can‘t say much more without spoilers! 5mo
baes @TrishB Thank you! I figured this much. 5mo
mom2bugnbee I can't remember the last time I cried so hard at a book. 5mo
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