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I really enjoyed this debut Victorian historical from Hastings. Lucinda finished attending finishing school and is ready to go back to real life – help her father with the ledgers from his countinghouse, read her favorite serial book (it comes chapter by chapter in a magazine) but she is denied both.📜 Lucinda is a stubborn …

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Loved the book “The Invention of Sophie Carter”. It was described as a Victorian “Parent Trap” with identical twins switching places. 😁⏱ Sophie and Mariah Carter are orphaned twins living off the kindness -scratch that- ness of others. They were put to work at a young age and never had much affection except for each …

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This book was really slow to get into, the two main characters, Fletcher and Elizabeth, are both dread penny authors which are serial novels, coming out one chapter at a time in a magazine or newspaper or sold for a penny. And it switches between their POV as well as reading their dreadfuls. It was …

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When I read about silhouettes in Joanna Barker’s regency “Romancing Her Rival” book, I love when books inspire creativity! Whether it’s by baking, crafting, photography, writing, journaling, sending a card or letter – so many ways to be inspired and to create! I quickly searched Pinterest in learning how to make some. Minus the whole …

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This is a sweet novella in the Forever After series. Each book is written by a different author which is great as the voice of each women is unique. They can be read as stand-alones. Both books have had a prologue which explains the friendship and red bracelet so I can only assume the other …

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Sally has done it again! I was seriously in a reading funk and not much could keep my interest (world ending pandemic stress just keeping my spirits down) but this book rescued me from the depths of despair 😩 😅💌 Phoebe and her friends from finishing school have vowed to marry for love. They have …

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So funny story – last week my family went to the coast and met up with my brother-in-law’s family. My boys were excited to play with their cousins that they hadn’t seen in forever (thanks Coronavirus) and I knew the perfect books to bring for a picture! My bro and sis-in-law looked at me like …

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To celebrate Book Lovers day today I did a few rainbow bookstacks from two of my favorite publishers. Both of these publishers produce quality work that is also clean wholesome romance. The first book in the Proper Romance line is “Edenbrooke” and from then I found the Jonquil family books by Sarah M. Eden published …

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I loved this book! And knowing the author, Rachel, as a person and that she’s so kind and encouraging doesn’t sway my opinion at all. She’s a talented author that beautifully blends in real characters, wisdom and a sweet romance.👩‍🏫At the beginning of the book, Agnes has grown up in Buffalo and loves her best …

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1. Where does Penny work? A. Doctor office B. Post office C. Dead Letter Office D. Maid 2. What kind of animal is Honey? A. Bunny B. Dog C. Cat D. Bird 3. What does Thomas say has never happened to him? A. Falling in love B. Riding a train C. Tried pie D. Someone …

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