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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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Day 3 of #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames2021 . Silver bells. This is my bell from our local Polar Express train which tells the story as you travel along the train. Such an experience with amazing hot chocolate. 16pts for #MistletoeManiacs
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Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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This was fun. #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs.
1: @TheDaysGoBy @Traci1
2: @melissajayne Jane Eyre. @britt_reads the stand
3: @5feet.of.fury @Linsy
4: @Andrew65 with all the readathons
5: @Read4life
6: @BeeMagical
7: @Pageturner1
8: @MoonWitch94
9: @TheAromaofBooks
10: our team captain and all round awesome @Clwojick

Clwojick Awe! Thank you!! 🥰🥰 2d
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 2d
Andrew65 Thanks 🥰 1d
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Aww what a cute little story this was. Its so sweet and yes predictable yet well written. I like how carefully her grief is handled and not just dismissed. The plot is steady and the ending is touching and perfect. Bridget is instantly likeable though I do wonder how she could bake so much, she's real baking whizz. book 2 finished for #WinterGames2021 26pts for #MistletoeManiacs and one square ticked off on #AVeryMerryBingo
@Clwojick @Jadams1776

Clwojick Looks fun! 2d
kezzlou85 @Clwojick it was a cute story. 2d
Jadams1776 🎉🎄🎅🏻🎁👍🏻 2d
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#FestivePhotoChallenge day 2, red and white. My lovely festive blanket and some more christmassy reads. 16pts for team #MistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021
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Clwojick ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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This was a really interesting though at times hard read. It deals with a very sensitive subject and is one sided account but it reads very honestly. It was hard at times not to wonder how did no one step in or how could so many believe the lies but of course this happens more than we realise. Its a fairly dark story though at times it lacks a little depth. #Netgalley 4* 16pts for #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

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#FestivePhotoChallenge day 1. Red and Green. Well these are both red and green plus festive. The senior moments book is hilarious. #WinterGames2021
Team #MistletoeManiacs. 16pts as bookish themed.
@Clwojick

Clwojick I‘m pretty sure I read that Wally Lamb for the first #WinterGames! 4d
kezzlou85 @Clwojick I never got round to it last year but am hoping I will this year. 4d
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Well this is my provisional tbr for #WinterGames2021 hoping to read more than this including our team read but this is the start. #mistletoemaniacs. First Post for the games.
@Clwojick

keys_on_fire I like the use of “provisional”; that‘s how I feel! 4d
kezzlou85 @keys_on_fire thanks I know how easily I might change my mind or come across a different book. I like it to keep it easy. 4d
Gissy All these books seem so cosy and romantic, perfect for the season 🎄 😍💚❤️💙💚❤️ 4d
Clwojick These covers speak to me! 4d
Allydanielle88 Such pretty covers 4d
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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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This was a really interesting story. I love all the true crime stories about the case of Jack the Ripper so was interested to see how this might go. I really enjoyed the mystery of it and of course the identity of the killer. I liked the blend of fact and fiction. It was good the author kept to the main details. The plot was steady and built to the inevitable yet well written climax. I had just about guessed the identity. 4*

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Oh I love these books so much and this one was incredibly powerful and also quite heartbreaking. As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I always found myself drawn to Charlottte but it was Emily who stole this one for me. Oh the journey she goes on and how you wish she didnt have to. The plot was steady but you know it was building to a cleverly constructed climax. There's a couple of brilliant twists along the way that just add to the story #Netgalley 5*

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The Replacement | Melanie Golding
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This was a really interesting read and I finished it in a couple of days. The plot is fascinating and I love the supernatural aspect to it as well. It gives a different dynamic to the story. The ending was so well done and finished the story off perfectly. I like the complex characters and how they all connect together. The writing is well thought out and descriptive. A brilliant thriller with a supernatural twist. #Netgalley 4*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So two days in and it's not going well so far. Hopefully it will pick up but I did finish one book so that's a start. #NovelNovember
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Still a week to go, hope it picks up for you. 3w
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thanks so much, was just a strange weekend, seems to be better today. 3w
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Great 😊 3w
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Time for another readathon which I'm hoping will ease the slump I've suddenly slipped into. My goals are low this time so hoping to finish three books and read for 20 hours.
#NovelNovember
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 3w
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you so much. 3w
Moll Good luck!! Which book is first on your list? 3w
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kezzlou85 @Moll thank you. My first book is a cornish Christmas. It's a review book. I've already read one connected so know it should be good. 3w
Moll @kezzlou85 Nice! Enjoy😊 3w
kezzlou85 @Moll thank you. 3w
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what an opening story. Poor Will, he's been through absolute hell and yet he's determined to help others. I like that he has flaws but that he works hard not to be called out for them. His relationship with Angie is interesting and does justify things you see in later books. The plot itself is really clever and although you know early on who is behind it, i like how it all slowly comes together. I love Will even more so after this one. 5*

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The Mitford Murders | Jessica Fellowes
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This was an interesting read. Very in line with Agatha Christie. I liked the little hints that Hark to other writers, like the lawyers address on Baker Street and the man in the brown suit. A fun mystery that I enjoyed reading. I liked all the twists. 4*

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This truly is a Hallmark movie here and I loved it. The setting, the people and the idea of van life is all so appealing. Having read the earlier story introducing us to van life, I knew i was going to love this. Flora is so loveable, she says things we're all thinking but not confident to say. Flora is also relatable with her fear of public speaking. Connor is just dreamy and you instantly know where its heading. #Netgalley 5*

Emilymdxn This sounds delightfully Christmassy! 1mo
kezzlou85 @Emilymdxn oh it really is. Snow, reindeer, Christmas decorations, hot chocolate, log fire the works. 1mo
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Fledgling | Lucy Hope
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The premise sounded interesting and the book really delivered for me. It leaves you wanting a second one to see more of the family as they deal with what they now know. The plot is quite quick and I read this in a couple of days. The ending was good and I loved the twist though I had guessed some of it. I like Cassie and Raphael, they're good characters and this focuses really well on their close friendship. #ReadersFirst 4*

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Well my final total for #20in4 and was just under 12 hours in the end but I did finish three books so wasn't all bad.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant time, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍😊 1mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 aww thank you so much. Are you feeling better now? 1mo
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Back at work full time this week. 2 days in and very tired but overall feeling more normal but still get tired quickly. 1mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 glad you're back to work and hope the tiredness soon starts to ease. 1mo
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Thanks 😁 1mo
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Aww what a lovely story this was. The location is beautiful and you can just picture the chateau in all its glory. The plot is a slow burn but a satisfying read. The ending is really well done and I like how everything came together especially between the three sisters. Fliss is brilliant and you can't help but love her drive. I liked Jason too and of course Charlotte. The writing is detailed and fun. #Netgalley 4*

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Well #20in4 is not going so well. I have finished two books but definitely not going to hit 20 hours even with the extra day. Ah well. Better luck next month
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Still doing well with two books finished 😊. 1mo
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Oh I do love a festive read even in October, its making me long for Christmas, thought I doubt I'll get a snowy one like Bella. The story is simple and fun plus it spreads a powerful message about helping others. The plot is slow and steady but fitting for the story. The ending is so perfect and I love how it all came together especially with Paige. Bella is so wonderful but it was Freddie who stole my heart in this. #Netgalley 5*

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Everless: Evermore | Sara Holland
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This is the sequel and important tip do not read the blurb of this one until you've read book 1 or it will spoil it. The plot is slow to start with but it builds perfectly to the expected showdown. I like how it ended and tied everything together really well. PLus we learn more about the story of the Sorcerer and the alchemist. I do love Jules and Liam too. I would have liked a little more between them but it fitted with the story. 5*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Another readathon to end the month with and hopefully now my slump is gone. This one is optional from Thurs to Sun or Fri to Mon or a Thurs to Mon which is what I'm doing to give me a chance at 20 hours. #20in4
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Andrew65 Thanks for sharing. 😍 1mo
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The Dead Letter | Lee Goldberg
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Another great read in the series. I loved the TV series so these are such a winner. The books are so like the show that you can picture each character saying the words. The plot was interesting and the ending was so well done. I loved how the plot came together and their final plan was genius. Brilliant for any fan. 5*

Mandoul I used to love the TV series too, but had idea there were books. 1mo
kezzlou85 @Mandoul me too and there's 8 books that are a companion to the series. 1mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! Loved that show! 1mo
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Well #OutstandingOctober went really well. I finished five books and hit my goal of 25 hours. So I'm pretty pleased. Seems to have got me over my reading slump. Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great news. Thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍 I‘ve got The Christmas Escape waiting fir me. 1mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 it's a really good read. I hope you enjoy it. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Well one day left and I've managed to hit my book goal as I've read 4 and only hoped to read 3. Might be 5 by the end of the day. #OutstandingOctober
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Andrew65 You‘ve done brilliantly 👏👏👏 1mo
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Its touching, hopeful, sad and beautiful. The emotions it envokes in the reader are huge. I teared up more than once as I read the story. Its a steady, slow build to the absolute perfect ending. I mean who wouldn't want to spend Christmas at the North Pole. I loved Tav straight away and learning his story just makes you love him more. We see Sasha's growth through the story plus the reindeer are just so adorable. #Netgalley 5*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Well four days done and two books read. Yesterday wasn't too good due to spending most of it sorting a tax mess out. Hopefully today will be better. #OutstandingOctober
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Andrew65 Hope you got the tax sorted. Good progress so far 👏👏👏 1mo
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This was beautifully written and well executed. This resonated with me even more so as like Norah I lost my dad and I was a true daddy's girl like she is. I could truly feel her pain. The plot is a steady one that flickers back in time to her memories with Andrew and some with Joe too. I had an idea early on, how I wanted this to go and I got what I wanted. Norah is likeable as is Joe, you warm to their friendship. #Netgalley 4*

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Well two days into #OutstandingOctober and its going pretty well. One book finished and nearly 6 hours. Hope everyone else is doing well.
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Andrew65 A great time, well done. 👏👏👏 2mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you. 😊 2mo
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Any Way the Wind Blows | Rainbow Rowell
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Aww the third book in the series and definitely better than the second but the first is still my favourite. I must say I love Baz and Simon so much, I will read this just for them, they're adorable. You want them to be endgame. The plot was interesting and I liked the dynamic between Penny and Shepherd. The ending was really good though I had figured out who Lucy was earlier in the series. #OutstandingOctober 5*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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October Readathon starts today and I'm looking forward to it but keeping my goals low this time as been in a bit of a slump so hoping this will change that. So aiming to read 25 hours and trying to finish three books. #OutstandingOctober
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Andrew65 I‘m very much in a reading slump following my illness, which still trying to get back to normal with. Good luck 😊👍 2mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 aww I hope you're feeling much better soon and that the slump ends for you. Thank you. 2mo
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Thanks, hope you are well and fully recovered from your operation. 2mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 I'm okay thanks. Getting there. Still pain at times but the wound seems to be healing properly now. 2mo
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Great news. 2mo
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This is my first festive romance this year. The plot is a slow burn but its so readable. I loved the idea of the wishes and as a fan of those Christmas romance movies like Sharmila, it was perfect. The ending was beautiful and finished the story as I wanted it to. I liked the romance that follows the story but at heart its the friendship between Thomas and Sharmila that really steals the show. 5* #Netgalley

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I really enjoyed this story and read it in quick succession. The story draws you in and leaves you wanting more. This is book one so I look forward to the second. The plot is steady until the dramatic ending. Some of it was a little predictable at times but I enjoyed how it came together. I do think at times it lacked a little description. So I'm hoping more will be revealed in later books. Jules is very likeable and an easy lead. 4*

Gissy I read this one long time ago and I enjoyed it too. I still need to read book 2. 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
1: none at the moment but might try #OutstandingOctober
2: Peas are my favourite.
3: that my eldest slept all night. She's had a cold which sparked off her anxiety so we've had a couple of sleepless nights.
#WondrousWednesday
I tag anyone who wants to play.

Eggs #3 hope she‘s better soon ❤️ 2mo
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My Sweet Girl | Amanda Jayatissa
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This was an interesting read. I have to say I did guess the big plot twist fairly early on but not all the details about how it came together. There were a couple of other twists that caught me by surprise. I found the story interesting but didn't thrill me quite as much as i hoped. Paloma is just so fundamentally unlikeable. Even by the end, I wasn't sure how I wanted her story to end. #Netgalley 3*

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The Bone Code | Kathy Reichs
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Well September reading did not go well. Only managed 8 books so think I may have to lower my goodreads challenge as not going to hit it. Read some good books though. Hoping for more in October now back into the swing of things and finally healing. Been a longer road than I expected but its all going right now.

Yuki_Onna I'm so happy you're healing! 🙏 There's nothing more important than that... 2mo
kezzlou85 @Yuki_Onna aww thank you. Its been a long road but I'm doing good. Not up to heavy lifting or exercise but can move about without pain. 2mo
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This was an interesting look at theses cases. There's lots of pictures throughout which I enjoyed. The information isn't the most detailed but good if you don't want too much. The cases were we chosen and easily recognisable many well known. A good read. 4*

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Haunted | James Herbert
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This had an interesting premise and the story had me intrigued but the ending let it down a little. I wanted more of a showdown and dramatic finish if I'm honest. I also wanted him and Edith to find each other at the end. I found David a good lead, he's got many flaws and yet you warm to him especially as we learn his story. A creepy read ideal for this time of year. 3*

johncadams I'm reading this at the moment!
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kezzlou85 @johncadams I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
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love this series so much. The cases are always fascinating with some brilliant twists. The plot is a steady slow burn to a brilliant ending. Some of the story I figured out but one or two details took me by surprise which is always brilliant. The ending is well done and as expected for the Thursday Murder Club. You can never tell just what they are going to do or how they get away with things. #Netaglley 5*.

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Bloom | Kevin Panetta
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Aww what a cute story. I love these sort of books. Cute stories, easy reading and incredible graphics. The plot is well written and draws you in. I loved both Hector and Ari, they balance each other well. The ending was perfect for the story. The images are so beautiful. 5*

GondorGirl I adored this one! The art was so pretty. 3mo
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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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#WondrousWednesday thanks for the tag @Eggs .
Tagged the latest addition to my tbr up top.
My favourite fruit is strawberries especially home grown.
Looking forward to the Locked Room by Elly Griffiths. The next Ruth Galloway novel.
Today I am grateful for Addenbrookes hospital, they saved me after my surgery went wrong and the staff were utterly incredible. I was terrified but they kept me so calm and really looked after me.
I tag everyone.

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Another re-read before finally starting book 3. I really hope it's better than this one. I missed the connection between Simon and Baz, I'm hoping for a happy ending for them. 4*

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This was a very dark and twisted tale.The plot was fairly slow but built steadily once I got into the story. The ending was well done and tied the story off. I had figured out who was behind the killings but I liked that little twist as pointed out by Chloe to the cop at the end. The writing is detailed if a little graphic at times. Her plan to kill Will does get lost a little in the course of the other murders though. #Netgalley 4*

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Hot Desk | Zara Stoneley
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Oh this is so adorable and relatable. Its the first book ive read that focuses in on a life after lock downs. The plot is fairly slow to begin with but once it gets going I was just desperate to turn the next page. If you're a fan of romance you can guess the ending but I really liked how it was done, especially the story with Jamie. Alice is instantly likeable and i can so relate to her need to not be walked over all the time. #Netgalley 5*

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WORLD'S WORST PRISONS. | KAREN. FARRINGTON
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A look at prisons across the world from their past to the present day.
This was an interesting read and pretty harrowing at times. The book looks at conditions, gangs, riots and life in general in the various prisons. It also covers executions and a few quotes from prisoners before dying which was quite interesting. 4*

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A Corruption of Blood | Ambrose Parry
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Always great to be back in the world of Will Raven. Plus i love the connection between him and Sarah. She is also an amazing character. I still want them to get their happy after but I love that he wasn't willing to keep her from her dreams, he supports them which is so refreshing. The mystery itself was well written and cleverly put together. I had figured out some bits but not all and i really enjoyed how it came to together. #Netgalley 5*

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The Past Tense | Lee Goldberg
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Another great read in the series. This one features a flashback to Marks early days as a doctor and how he became involved in cases. Plus baby Steve is so cute. I like how we see more of Harry Trumble too. A great read and mystery. 5*

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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What an amazing package all the way from America
And #LitsyLove I'm so touched and amazed by everything. Especially sending it so far. This group is amazing. Just what I needed after the last couple of months. Thank you so much for sending this @Bookgoil @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Bookgoil Yay so glad it arrived! ❤️ hope you are recovering well! 3mo
kezzlou85 @Bookgoil thank you so much. I am now, slow and rocky start but doing much better. I loved everything in the parcel. It was so thoughtful. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are happy you like it and hope you get to feeling better soon ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
kezzlou85 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved it, it was so thoughtful. I'm doing better now. Wound is healing and I'm starting to get about a bit more. Thank you so much. ♥️♥️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kezzlou85 you‘re very welcome ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Aww they're growing up and oh no Nick is leaving. Having read Heartstopper which I loved, I've been waiting for scenes like this, knowing at some point it had to happen. Although I prefer the full graphics of the heartstopper series this was a welcome addition. It's still just as cute and oh Charlie's actions at the end are just perfect.

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This was a fascinating read and a very dark story. It leads you along the way to finally learning the truth of what happened that day. There are a few twists to the story. Some I worked out, some I didnt. The plot jumps in time a little bit as we see the account of each person who was killed. I liked the connection of them all but some were a little flimsy. The ending was very well done and allowed me to finally warm to Cassie. #Netgalley 4*