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robinb

Joined October 2016

LibraryThing member RWBrock

Fiction fan! ❤️ hist. romance, hist. mystery/suspense, historical fiction in general, urban fantasy GR: www.goodreads.com/rwbrock Birthday fairy
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Up next and due out in a couple of weeks, a Goodreads giveaway...hope it‘s a fun one! With that cover, right??! 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️💋

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Betrayal in Time | Julie McElwain
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This series continues to surprise and entertain me, and I sincerely hope that Kendra Donovan (21st-century American FBI agent) will have many more crimes to solve in 19th-century England in the future.

This was a fast-paced, intriguing murder mystery involving (surprise!) betrayal 🤣 (on several levels) and lots of twists and turns. I especially enjoyed the nerve-racking denouement (which was also a bit heartbreaking). ⬇️⬇️

robinb I recommend this series to anyone looking for good historical mysteries. 4.5/5⭐️ 3h
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Betrayal in Time | Julie McElwain
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So excited to FINALLY be able to dive into this one this weekend!! 🎉🎉🎉 I‘ve been wanting to read it since it came out in July but have been too busy with ARCs. My hold came in today at the library, and I can‘t wait to see what Kendra Donovan is up to in this fourth installment of a favorite mystery series.

Happy Weekend, Littens!

Laughterhp Oh wow, 4th! I didn‘t realize there was so many! I only read the first. 4d
robinb @Laughterhp Yes! I faithfully read the other three as soon as they came out and fell in love with this series. I‘ve been frustrated at not getting to this one sooner. I hope McElwain will keep them coming! 😊 If you read more, I‘d love to hear what you think. 4d
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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I simply fell in love with this passage from Maud Baum to Judy Garland. 💙

“Magic isn‘t things materializing out of nowhere. Magic is when a lot of people all believe in the same thing at the same time, and somehow we all escape ourselves a little bit and we meet up somewhere, and just for a moment, we taste the sublime.”

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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My last historical fiction book from Round 6 of #LMPBC...and it is a winner! Loved this part fiction/part nonfiction tale of how and why L. Frank Baum wrote his enduring masterpiece, told from his wife Maud‘s perspective as she watches the 1939 film being made. There‘s Hollywood history here as well, some surprises, some heartbreaks. I found this very interesting, moving and informative. Definitely recommend. 4.5/5⭐️

robinb Will probably get it in the mail to you today or tomorrow @Kdgordon88 .😊 @Crazeedi @megnews @suvata 5d
megnews It was really good wasn‘t it?! 5d
robinb @megnews loved it! 👍😊 5d
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robinb @Kdgordon88 Your book went out today. Should reach you by next Friday. 😊 4d
Kdgordon88 Thanks, Robin! I am so glad you liked the book. @Crazeedi I have started Moloka‘i and hope to have it finished by the end of the month. I received some devastating news about my boss this week and have been unable to concentrate on reading. I thank you all for the great book choices! I really enjoyed this experience. @megnews @suvata 4d
robinb So sorry for the bad news about your boss @Kdgordon88 . 🙏 I feel so lucky to have been a part of this wonderful group! You ALL picked amazing reads that I might not have otherwise gotten to, and I‘m thankful to have read them. ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 not to worry, so sorry to hear your bad news. Thinking of you 4d
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Friendsgiving | Alexandra Shytsman
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I‘ve been showered with #LitsyLove today! 🎉🎉🎉💕💕💕 A lovely card from @Mitch (hope you enjoy(ed) Austin!), birthday wishes from @Rissreads 🥳, and a lovely newsy note from @BookNAround !!! 😘 Thank you three so much for brightening my gloomy mailbox on a rainy day! ☔️🌈 You all are the BEST!!! 🏆

Rissreads You are very welcome💜 1w
robinb @Rissreads 💕🤗 1w
Mitch You‘re most welcome. We‘re still in Texas so post gets to everyone so much quicker! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
robinb @Mitch 👍 Have fun and safe travels! 😊 1w
Mitch @robinb thank you xx 1w
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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How utterly ADORABLE is this surprise package from the wonderful @ScientistSam ?!!! 😍😍😍😘💕 THE cutest birthday card ever, a gorgeous novel journal (this is something new to me and such a lovely idea!! ❤️), and if you‘ll squint 😆, a beautiful pair of Sense & Sensibility earrings dangling from the card...WOW...Samantha, you have spoiled me, and I thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity!!!
P.S. I value your book recs too! 😊👍

LeahBergen Lovely! 1w
robinb @LeahBergen Yes, it totally is...❤️❤️❤️ 1w
ScientistSam Yay, I'm glad it arrived and you like it! 1w
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robinb @ScientistSam You were so sweet to send it...🥰💕Thank you! 1w
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎈🎂🎉🎁🎊 🥳📖😋 7d
robinb @Ddzmini 😊💕🤗 7d
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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Excited to start my final book in Round 6 of #LMPBC (historical fiction). Have read some really great books with this group! Great pics everyone!! 👏👏👏👏👏

@Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 @megnews @suvata

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The Princess Plan | Julia London
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I was actually leaning more towards a “so-so” rating until about halfway through this one. Both the heroine and hero redeemed themselves (she started out rather silly, he arrogant), and the slow pace picked up a bit at that point. This had some hints of P&P mixed in throughout.

Eliza is a 28 yo spinster (due to a scandal 10 years earlier) who takes care of her blind father who is a justice. Sebastian is the crown prince of Alucia, visiting ⬇️

robinb England to secure trade agreements and a politically advantageous wife.

There is a murder to solve as well as an unfolding romance, and both H/h are drawn together by their shared isolation and need for honesty and loyalty.

I did come to like both H/h and enjoyed the humor and growth of both characters. 4/5⭐️ #Harlequin #NetGalley Out 11/19 @ScientistSam
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ScientistSam Hmmm, sounds promising! 1w
robinb @ScientistSam 👍 Yes, I was glad that I ended up liking it as well. I also think that part of it was getting used to the author‘s writing style...a little different. 1w
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It‘s here @ferskner , thanks so much! 😊👍

#whodunitthesequel

@Librarybelle

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November of the Heart | Lavyrle Spencer
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REPOST for @LitsyBirthdays :

Calling all our November babies in Litsyland!!

If you don‘t see your name on the list for some extra #BirthdayLove and would like to be included, please send your Litsy handle and birthdate to litsybirthdays@gmail.com. We‘d ❤️ to celebrate with you! 🎉🎉🎉

@julesG @squirrelbrain @Crazeedi @gradcat @KarenUK @robinb

#LitsyBirthdayFairies 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️

robinb Looking forward to partying with all our wonderful Littens born in the month of November! 🎉🎈💕📚🎁 2w
robinb @Avanders thank you! 👍 2w
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Avanders 😘 2w
julesG @Trashcanman 😁😁😁 Thanks! 2w
Heatherfeather I'll send you an email! 😁 2w
robinb @Heatherfeather Yay!!! Thanks! Looking forward to celebrating with you! 👍🎉🎉🎉 2w
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The Princess Plan | Julia London
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Up next, the first in a new historical romance series (A Royal Wedding) coming in November.
#romantsy

Serious #coverlove 💙

ScientistSam Have you read this author before? 2w
robinb @ScientistSam According to GR, I have read The Trouble with Honor, but I didn‘t review it, only gave it 3⭐️s. And I own Homecoming Ranch on my Kindle but haven‘t read it yet. 2w
ScientistSam I look forward to seeing how you like this one 2w
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robinb @ScientistSam Have you read this one or others by her? 2w
ScientistSam Nope, part of why I was curious 😜 2w
robinb @ScientistSam 👍 got it! 😆 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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This is the first in a new cozy historical mystery series (Dartmouth, England 1933) coming out in December. I actually failed to notice (on the cover 🙄) that it is a cozy. I tend to avoid cozies as I need a little more oomph to my characters/plots than I‘ve found in the few I‘ve read. No offense intended to those who love them. 😊

Kitty (who lost her mom and dad mysteriously at age 6) helps her grandmother run the Dolphin Hotel.

robinb Matt, a former soldier with traumatic issues of his own, is hired to provide additional security as mysterious threatening letters and unexplained violence/death begin to become commonplace in the quest for a lost treasure. The writing is fine. I just prefer a little more in-depth character development to keep me engaged. 3/5⭐️ #Bookouture #NetGalley (edited) 2w
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Favorites | Garret Mathews
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Hi all! I have a free download for one of these books. I have never read either author. Which should I choose?? Even if you haven‘t read these particular books but have read these authors before...do you have a favorite?

I figure I can‘t go wrong here as they are both ranked in the 90% percentile or above on Litsy.

Thanks for your opinions! 😊👍📚

Lovesbooks87 They are both amazing authors. But Jill Shalvis is my favorite out of the two! 2w
Librarybelle I‘ve not read either author, but Susan Wiggs is popular amongst the romance readers in my library system. 2w
robinb @Lovesbooks87 @Librarybelle thank you both for weighing in! They both sound great! I think I‘ll go with the Wiggs and put the Shalvis on my TBR. I appreciate your input! 😊👍 2w
charl08 I like Jill Shalvis. But now I will check out Susan Wiggs! 2w
robinb @charl08 Thanks for your input! I‘m definitely putting Shalvis on my radar! 👍 2w
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The always wonderful @Librarybelle is celebrating a milestone of reaching 200K in Litfluence (way to go!) by hosting a #200KGiveaway!

I would love to read the tagged book because...well...I can relate to the title. 🤣🤣 Oh yeah...and Rick Bragg is hilarious! 😊

Thanks for the offer and congrats! 🎉🎉🎉💐💐

Librarybelle Thank you! 😊 Bragg is a good choice! 2w
robinb @Librarybelle 👍😊 2w
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Birthday Presents | Cynthia Rylant
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@Louise Oh my goodness, such a beautiful array of birthday gifts from you...thank you so much! 💕 They were all wrapped so prettily (I was too anxious to tear into them for a pic...sorry! 🤣) and all choices from my TBR. And Snoopy was happy to deliver your sweet wishes as well. 😊 You are simply the most generous and thoughtful of #LitsyPenPals! Thank you for sending me so many wonderful hours of enjoyment for the days ahead, sweet friend. 😘🤗📚

Louise I‘m so glad you like the package, Robin! It was fun choosing the books for you, and I hope the stories bring you hours of reading pleasure! 💕 2w
robinb @Louise All three are eagerly anticipated! 😊 Thanks again!! 💕 2w
Louise 😘🎂💐 2w
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Death Brings a Shadow | Rosemary Simpson
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The setting for this series in this 4th installment moves from Manhattan to a small coastal sea island (fictitious Bradford Island) in Georgia, 1889. Prudence & Geoffrey have travelled there for her best friend‘s wedding when tragedy strikes (and a murderer continues to strike). This story explores the history of the two landowners, the Bennetts & the Dicksons and how that history has shaped the wedding couple‘s lives. Prudence gets a lesson in ⬇️

robinb post-war southern attitudes about slavery as she & Geoffrey struggle to untangle how past sins have affected the present. It‘s a fairly tangled plot, and was actually more emotional for me than her previous books. We also begin to get a glimpse into Geoffrey‘s conflict over his family‘s southern background as well. I simply love this series. 4/5⭐️ Out 11/26. #KensingtonBooks #NetGalley 2w
kspenmoll I have to try this series. Wonderful review! 2w
Sace I'm also wanting to try this series. I hope my library has it. 2w
robinb @kspenmoll thank you! 😊 I hope you‘ll try it! 2w
robinb @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I hope so too and that you‘ll love it. 😊 2w
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Hi Romance Readers of Round 7 #LMPBC! Looking forward to diving into some love stories with this group! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Here are five possibles. Synopses are in posts. Give me your thoughts, and I‘m happy to pick more if needed. 👍😊

@hes7 @TheAromaofBooks @Lovesbooks87 @suvata

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Lovesbooks87 They all sound good. Whatever you pick is fine with me! 😀 2w
TheAromaofBooks These all sound like good choices to me, so I'll be excited to read whichever you choose!! 2w
hes7 I‘ve read The Simplicity of Cider and The Book Charmer, but I‘m up for one of the others. 2w
robinb I‘ve decided to go with this one as it‘s been on my TBR for awhile, and I‘ve been wanting to read my first Kearsley. 😊👍 2w
TheAromaofBooks Sounds good!!! 2w
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Death Brings a Shadow | Rosemary Simpson
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I was thrilled to see that Rosemary Simpson has a 4th installment of this Gilded Age Mystery series coming out November 26! And I was even more excited to be able to get early access from #NetGalley! 🎉🎉 This series has quickly become one to look forward to for me. 😊

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Penny for Your Secrets | Anna Lee Huber
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The latest edition (#3) in the Verity Kent mystery series set in 1919 England in which we find Verity investigating two seemingly non related murders, one of which a friend is implicated in. The plot turns out to be more complex than first thought (surprise!), and we are introduced to a fiendish villain who appears above the law and will no doubt make future appearances. Some familiar faces are back, and I especially enjoyed getting to know 🔽

robinb Sidney (Verity‘s husband) much better and watch as they continue to strive to heal themselves while rebuilding their marriage. Another great addition to the series! 4/5⭐️ #KensingtonBooks #NetGalley (edited) 3w
Crazeedi Sounds like an interesting series 3w
robinb @Crazeedi It‘s a favorite, along with her Lady Darby series. ❤️ 3w
Crazeedi @robinb I'll be checking it out 2w
robinb @Crazeedi Oh good! 👍 Hope you‘ll enjoy! 2w
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The Book Club | Marjolijn Februari
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Time for signups for #LMPBC Round 7! And this time it‘s by genres! 🎉🎉

Go to @suvata ‘s page for details or this link to signup! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy7.

robinb @ScientistSam I‘m signed up for Group R (romance). One slot left...are you interested? 😊 3w
ScientistSam @robinb @suvata I am!!! But I can't get the signup doc to load for me😞 3w
robinb @ScientistSam Oh no! Did you try going to @suvata ‘s original post? 3w
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ScientistSam @robinb I did! It's not playing nice with my phone. Maybe I can email the link to myself? 3w
ScientistSam @robinb looks like I got it to work too late. Hope I can join the next round in 4 months! 2w
robinb @ScientistSam So sorry you had such trouble. 🙁 Yes, the signups go pretty fast, but maybe we can get in together next time. 👍 2w
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Penny for Your Secrets | Anna Lee Huber
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Excited to be reading the next-in-series ARC from a favorite historical mystery author. Verity Kent Number Three, here I come! 🎉 Out 10/29

#KensingtonBooks #NetGalley

AlaMich When I saw that cover, the first thing I thought was Maisie Dobbs. Same sort of artwork. 3w
robinb @AlaMich Yes! There seem to be quite a few historical mystery series that are using similar art themes. I love the covers! 3w
Eggs Cover Love 3w
robinb @Eggs Yes!! 👍❤️ 3w
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The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae | Stephanie Butland
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This was simply wonderful! Beautiful, insightful writing, wonderful characters and ALL the emotions! Ailsa is a 28 yo heart transplant recipient who has lived under threat of death since birth. We‘re beside her as she navigates her new normal...the ups and downs, the losses and gains as she finds herself and reexamines her closest relationships. Heartwarming, heartbreaking, hilarious, and illuminating. 5/5⭐️
Out 10/29

@StMartinsPress #NetGalley

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The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae | Stephanie Butland
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I‘m 32% in to this women‘s fiction read, and it may or may not have already broken my heart at least once. 💔 Can already tell...it‘s a good one. 👍😊

Out 10/29

@StMartinsPress #NetGalley

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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@megnews It‘s here! 😊👍 Thanks!

@Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 @suvata

#LMPBC

megnews Glad it made it! 3w
Aims42 Hope you enjoy it! One of my favorites this year 🥰 3w
robinb @Aims42 Looking forward to reading it! Thanks! 😊 3w
Aims42 @robinb 👍🏻❤️ 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I enjoyed this anthology more than I thought I would. I normally find novellas leave me feeling rushed or let down because of their brevity. These were well-written stories featuring merchants (rather than aristocracy) and featured two authors I hadn‘t read before (MacGregor & Spencer).

Galen‘s is a sweet love story between a former slave who now owns a coffee & tobacco shop on Bond Street and a Jamaican runaway whose white father wants to 🔽

robinb sell her to another. 4/5⭐️

MacGregor‘s features a love letter that lands in the wrong (right) hands. Funny and endearing and involves a bookstore on Bond Street. 4/5⭐️

Spencer‘s is a second chance story with a ten-year interval between a down-on-her-luck heroine and a self-made, rough and tumble owner of a tavern. A bit spicier than the other two, and my favorite overall. 🔥 4.25/5⭐️
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Friendsgiving | Alexandra Shytsman
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More sweet birthday wishes from @kezzlou85 and @nelehelen ! Thank you so much Kerry (all the way from the UK!) and Helen (loved the cute little notes!). Thanks so much for thinking of me! 💕💕

Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎁🎂🎊🎉🎈 🥳📖😋 3w
robinb @Ddzmini thank you 💕 3w
kezzlou85 Aww so glad it arrived but sorry it was late. ❤ 3w
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robinb @kezzlou85 no worries! I‘m always thrilled to have birthdays that last awhile! 😊 Thanks again! 🤗 3w
nelehelen Happy belated birthday!! 3w
robinb @nelehelen 🤗Much thanks! 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Presently reading this historical romance anthology of three novellas. Not currently listed in Litsy database. Out 10/11
#romantsy

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Beyond The Moon | Catherine Taylor
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A debut novel featuring a young woman grief-stricken and alone in 2017 and mistakenly committed to a mental hospital who, in an abandoned wing, meets a young injured WWI soldier from 1917. This is a reincarnation story of two lost souls, who through overwhelming odds find each other during a tumultuous time in history. I enjoyed this story, but it wrapped up quickly and would have liked more of an epilogue. 4/5⭐️

#CameoPress #NetGalley

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REPOST for @LitsyBirthdays

Music and celebrations go hand-in-hand and are part of our most cherished memories.❤️

So with that in mind, during October #BirthdayLove will be including fun, uplifting, dance-worthy lyrics along with their birthday posts. 😊🎶

So tune in, bust a move 💃🕺🏻 and celebrate our wonderful Littens born in the month of October. 🎉🎈

@julesG @Crazeedi @gradcat @KarenUK @squirrelbrain @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb

julesG I love this idea! 3w
robinb @julesG 👍😊🎶 3w
Crazeedi You have just the bestest idea! Yay!!! 3w
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robinb @Crazeedi 🤞😊💕💃 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💃🎤🎉 3w
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Birthdays Happen | Herbert Kavet
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REPOST for @LitsyBirthdays :

Want to be included on our #LitsyBirthdays list for October? Send your Litsy handle and birthdate to LitsyBirthdays@gmail.com . 😊

robinb @Gissy you‘ve been added! 👍😊 3w
Lola It‘s a great month for a birthday! 🧡 3w
robinb @Lola it‘s a beautiful month for a birthday! 😉👍 3w
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Beyond The Moon | Catherine Taylor
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Current read, billed as a historical fiction romance, but I‘d also throw in some paranormal/time travel as well. Centered around both modern-day and WWI England, there‘s definitely some paranormal/time travel activity going on here. 😆 Enjoying it so far (I‘m at 49%).
#thecameopress
#coverlove

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This is the second in series about a young woman living in Marlborough and helping her mum run an antique shop. Xanthe has a gift for hearing certain antique objects “speak” (in this case a copper chocolate kettle from the 17th century). She has a vision that Samuel (an architect she fell for in the previous book) may be in trouble and travels back to try and help him. In the process she learns more about her gift of “spinning” time from a ⬇️⬇️

robinb former Spinner, gains a vicious enemy, and resolves her feelings for Samuel. This second book does a good job of expounding on the first by answering some questions and further developing characters. And it also leaves a convenient cliffhanger for book three. 4/5⭐️ @StMartinsPress #NetGalley 4w
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Friendsgiving | Alexandra Shytsman
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A big thank you for these beautiful birthday cards (and bookmark) from #LitsyLove friends @laurenslibrary , @JoyBlue and @Dawnrod1970 !! 💕💕💕Thank you all for thinking of me! 😊🤗

Eggs Happy Birthday 🎊🎈🎉 4w
robinb @Eggs thank you! 😊 4w
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎁🎊🎈🎂🎉 🥳📖😋 4w
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robinb @Ddzmini thanks so much! 😊 4w
Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎈🥳 4w
robinb @Erofan thank you! 😊 4w
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Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream | Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton
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REPOST for @LitsyBirthdays ...

Let @LitsyBirthdays , the #BirthdayFairies and lots of wonderful Littens celebrate your special day with you by sending your Litsy handle and birthdate to LitsyBirthdays@gmail.com .

🎉🧚‍♀️🎉🧚‍♀️🎉🧚‍♀️🎉🧚‍♀️🎉🧚‍♀️🎉🧚‍♀️🎉🧚‍♀️🎉🧚‍♀️🎉

@KarenUK @Crazeedi @gradcat @julesG @squirrelbrain @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream | Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton
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REPOST for @LitsyBirthdays ...please share! 😊

If you‘d like to be added to the #LitsyBirthdays database, please send your Litsy handle and birthdate to LitsyBirthdays@gmail.com .

🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️🎈🧚‍♀️

@KarenUK @gradcat @julesG @squirrelbrain @Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Chrissyreadit @Gissy isn‘t your birthday in October also? 1mo
robinb @Gissy if your birthday is in October, and you‘d like to be included on the calendar, please drop an email to LitsyBirthdays@gmail.com and include your Litsy handle and birthdate. 😊 1mo
Gissy @Chrissyreadit Yes, October 9 🎂🎈🎈🎈🤗Thank you for sharing this list! 1mo
Gissy @robinb October 9 Thank you for sharing the list! 🤗 1mo
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Feeling Thankful | Shelley Rotner
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A big thank you and hug to @Soubhiville , @BarbaraBB and @gradcat for sending the wonderful #bookmail love for my birthday! So thoughtful and generous of you all...really above and beyond. 🤗📚🤗📚🤗📚 Looking forward to diving into these! 😍

Soubhiville Sweet! Happy Birthday! 1mo
robinb @Soubhiville Thanks again so much (loved the cool postcard too!👍😊)! 1mo
BarbaraBB Happy birthday Robin💕 1mo
robinb @BarbaraBB Thanks again, sweet friend! 🤗😊💕 1mo
gradcat I hope you‘re pleased with my choices, but if not—please feel free to exchange them! Happy Birthday, again, & you‘re very, very welcome. ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Feeling Thankful | Shelley Rotner
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I am overwhelmed by all of the beautiful #LitsyLove cards and wishes for my birthday!!! Littens are the most thoughtful and generous folks around! Love y‘all! 💕 @ImperfectCJ , @aroc , @AmyG , @OriginalCyn620 , @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , @TheBookHippie , @litenthusiast , @CaliforniaCay

tpixie Happy Birthday!! 🎂🎁🎈 📚🥳 1mo
Mollyanna Happy Birthday 🎂🎈🎂 1mo
AmyG Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! 1mo
robinb @tpixie thanks so much! 💕🤗 1mo
robinb @Mollyanna thank you! 😘🎉💕 1mo
robinb @AmyG thanks so much, Amy! 😘🤗 1mo
robinb @Chrissyreadit thank you! 😍🤗💕 1mo
Avanders Happy birthday!! 🎁🎈🎂 1mo
robinb @Avanders thanks very much! 💕😊 1mo
kezzlou85 Mine is on it's way but might be a bit late. Hopefully not too late. ❤ 1mo
mabell Happy Birthday! 🎈🎉🎂🎁 ❤️ 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Happy birthday! 🎂🎊🎈 1mo
robinb @kezzlou85 thank you very much for thinking of me!! 🤗💕 1mo
robinb @mabell thank you, Elizabeth! 🤗💕 1mo
robinb @OriginalCyn620 💕😘 Appreciate your thoughts, Cynthia! 1mo
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Feeling Thankful | Shelley Rotner
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Thank you so much for all the #BirthdayFairy and #LitsyLove wishes for my birthday! You all definitely brought the “HAPPY” to my day! 💕💕💕
Thanks to @Lovesbooks87 (stickers & bookmark), @BookwormAHN (book note stickies), @squirrelbrain (thank you to your mum for the lovely handmade bookmark!), @SaturnDoo (stickers), @Crazeedi (bookmark) and @UwannaPublishme (bookmark & surprise note).

(Excuse the multiple posts..I‘m not good at staging!) 😆🤣

BookwormAHN 😸😸 1mo
robinb @BookwormAHN 😘😘 1mo
SaturnDoo ❤💜❤ enjoy!!! 1mo
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squirrelbrain Hope you had a lovely day! 😘 1mo
robinb @SaturnDoo 👍😘💕 1mo
robinb @squirrelbrain 👍😊💕🤗 1mo
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re having such an awesome birthday! 🤗❤️🎂🎉🎉 1mo
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Up next is the sequel to The Little Shop of Found Things, which I read last October and was a 4⭐️ for me. These are a mixture of time travel, ghost story (my second in a row 😄), mystery and romance. Out 10/22.

#NetGalley @StMartinsPress

💙 the cover!
#coverlove

megnews Love that cover! 1mo
AnneCecilie That title 😍 1mo
robinb @AnneCecilie Yummmm🤤 1mo
robinb @megnews 👍😊 1mo
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OK, this book was not what I was expecting. But to be honest, I had no preconceptions as I did not read the blurb about it. 😆🙄🤭 Based on the cover, I assumed it was a thriller (which it was), however it was also a ghost/entity story and a murder mystery with some BDSM thrown in for good measure (nothing too graphic). 😳🤔 Needless to say I was a bit surprised. While the writing/story was fine, ⬇️

robinb I didn‘t really connect with any of the characters (Ava was even a bit annoying) and was able to guess the outcome fairly easily. Not really my cup of tea. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2.5/5⭐️ #NetGalley @penguinrandomhouse 1mo
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This is a new-to-me author...any fans out there? Coming out 10/1

#coverlove 💜

@penguinrandomhouse #BallantineBooks #NetGalley

KathyWheeler I like her, but I‘m not familiar with this book. 1mo
robinb @KathyWheeler 👍 I‘m finding that it‘s not really what I thought it would be. 😳 1mo
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Christmas Angels | Nancy Naigle
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A sweet, fast read about a woman who saves up to be able to buy her grandparents‘ Appalachian B&B where she spent idyllic childhood summers. She purchases it through an auction, leaves her job, sells her house, hires a contractor and works to make her lifelong dream of re-opening come true. Turns out her contractor has had a crush on her since they were kids. I enjoyed this heartwarming story of family, community and following your dream. 4/5⭐️⬇️

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Christmas Angels | Nancy Naigle
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Next up, more Christmas fare...an ARC from @StMartinsPress and #NetGalley, due out 10/15. 😊❄️🎄🎅🏻🤶🏻

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Seduction on a Snowy Night | Sabrina Jeffries, Madeline Hunter, Mary Jo Putney
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A Christmas Abduction (Hunter): Adam is abducted by Caroline as she mistakenly believes he seduced her younger sister. A fun romp, with two likable leads. 4/5⭐️
The Perfect Match (Jeffries): Heywood steps in to save an heiress from a scoundrel and hopes to wed her himself...until he meets her cousin Cass. 3/5⭐️
One Wicked Winter Night (Putney): Anthony and Diana are former lovers who haven‘t seen each other for 7 years..can they reconnect? 4/5⭐️⬇️

robinb My favorites are the first and last novellas for their humor and sweet stories. 1mo
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A Murder in Time | Julie McElwain
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@gradcat be careful what you ask for...😂😂 Here are all four covers of the In Time series, similar but also a little different each time. 💜 them all!

Chrissyreadit I love these books! I have them in ebook and want them in real life! 1mo
robinb @Chrissyreadit I agree...those covers make me covet the actual books. Unfortunately I borrowed all of them from my library, and don‘t own any of them. I need to rectify that...😆 1mo
gradcat Thanks for posting these, Robin...I really like seeing sets like this...really pretty. ♥️ 1mo
robinb @gradcat you‘re welcome! 💕 1mo
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You've Got Mail | Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron
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I have a question about sending a book through the mail.

I‘m tired of never having the appropriate size of bubble mailer when I‘m ready to send a book to another Litten. 🙄 I end up having to make a quick dash to Wal-Mart or Office Depot or package it at the post office.

I‘d like to buy some in bulk, but I‘m undecided about a good size to invest in and the best place to purchase.

Anybody want to share what they do?

TIA!! 😊💕

Kaila-ann I bought some in bulk from amazon- some pretty, fun patterns for the smaller books and then some regular, padded ones for the bigger/hardback ones. I can give you the links if you like 😊! 1mo
Mitch I have 2 sizes.. A5 that works well for one book ( trade paperback) and A4 that works well for hardback and a few extra goodies! 1mo
robinb @Kaila-ann Do you know if yours are the same sizes as @Mitch has? A5 and A4? I would love your links if you don‘t mind sharing? Thanks! 1mo
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robinb @Mitch Thanks so much! I‘ll look at those sizes on Amazon. 👍 1mo
wanderinglynn I too am normally running to the local store to buy an envelope. 😂 But if I‘m just mailing a book (nothing else), I will wrap the book in plastic wrap (to protect it from weather) and then wrap it in brown Kraft paper (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9GQF7J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KjaGDb61CPCZQ), which is cheaper to buy than envelops. 1mo
robinb @wanderinglynn Good point! Plus, you can custom-wrap each one that way. The only problem is...you haven‘t seen my wrapping...tragic. 😢😔🤪😩😆😂😂 1mo
robinb Thank you guys!!! I knew to start with the experts!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼💕 1mo
LibrarianRyan I get mine from amazon. 8.5 x12 is a nice size and holds most books unless they are super thick. I also recently bought bigger ones for graphic novels but think I may have gotten them too big. 1mo
robinb @LibrarianRyan Thank you! Yes, I think that‘s the size I‘ve decided to go with! 👍😊 1mo
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Seduction on a Snowy Night | Sabrina Jeffries, Madeline Hunter, Mary Jo Putney
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Currently reading, three winter-themed romance novellas, due out 9/24.

“It‘s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...” 😊🧣❄️

Cathythoughts Oh no .... 😬Christmas talk already 😂 1mo
robinb @Cathythoughts I know!! And we still have over a month until Halloween 🎃! 🙄😆 1mo
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A Twist in Time | Julie McElwain
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

@LapReader , would you like to play?

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Tag a new Litten each day to play along!

@gradcat , @GrilledCheeseSamurai , @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled , @BookNAround , @eanderson , @litenthusiast

BookNAround I have the first one of these on my tbr shelves. Does it live up to the gorgeous cover? 1mo
robinb @BookNAround I really enjoy this series because it‘s a bit different. Kendra is a wonderful, strong modern heroine who can handle anything 19th century England throws her way. I‘m one book behind (4th came out in July), and I hope there will be more! 🤞🤞 1mo
gradcat It really is a gorgeous cover! ♥️ 1mo
robinb @gradcat Thank you! All four covers are very similar but with different colors, hair and gown treatments. They‘re all gorgeous. 😊 1mo
gradcat Post them all! Post them all! 😂 1mo
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A Twist in Time | Julie McElwain
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

@LapReader , would you like to play?

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Tag a new Litten each day to play along!

@gradcat , @GrilledCheeseSamurai , @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled , @BookNAround , @eanderson , @litenthusiast