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The Rose Code

Book Review The Rose Code by Kate Quinn Kate Quinn does it again! The Rose Code is a hefty 650+ page read that is so well written and intricately crafted, you don’t want it to end! The premise: It’s 1940 and England finds itself at war against Germany. Three young women answer the call to Bletchley Park — sworn to …

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Things We Didn’t Say

Book Review Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green From 1942 through 1945, more than 400,000 Axis prisoners were shipped to the United States and detained in camps in rural areas across the country. This relatively little-known historical fact acts as the focal point for this impressive debut novel, Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green. About: It’s …

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21 Book Covers With Women Facing Away

The 52 Book Club’s annual challenge is made up of fifty-two fun and unique prompts. Every year, three of these categories are randomly drawn from suggestions made by our 52 Book Club Facebook group members. And one of the 2021 challenge‘s winning categories was “a cover with a woman who is facing away.” This cover trend has been fairly popular …

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Before She Disappeared

Book Review Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner Before She Disappeared is Lisa Gardner’s first standalone novel in twenty years. (!!!) Readers new to her work will find this an easy book to jump into, while still holding the feel of a classic Gardner read for those long-term fans too. About the book: (From the publisher) Frankie Elkin is an …

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Book Review The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict It’s December 1926 and Agatha Christie has disappeared. For eleven days, England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt. And then, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, she reappears — claiming amnesia. Was it an elaborate stunt to promote her newest book? A hoax? A “fugue” state? Or something more? While we may …

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The Open House

Book Review The Open House by Sam Carrington Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves… In the midst of a divorce, Amber and her ex-husband Nick are selling the family home. But for such a desirable location, it’s curious that there’s been no interest. When her real estate agent suggests an open house, Amber is less than enthusiastic. The idea of nosy …

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The Passing Bells

Book Review The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock (From the publisher) Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the horrors of World War I, …

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

Book Review The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright (From the Publisher: ) 1928 — The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As …

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My Very First Cookbook

Book Review My Very First Cookbookby Danielle Kartes From the Publisher: Family time in the kitchen is special. Celebrate all the joyful moments in the kitchen with your little chef with this adorable keepsake cookbook! Learning to cook is sure to boost kids’ confidence in the kitchen, but most importantly, it helps create special memories of your time together! Whether …

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Five Little Words

Book Review Five Little Words by Jackie Walsh Laura Caldwell arrives home from the hospital with her newborn baby, Shay in tow. But amidst the congratulatory cards, there’s a note that makes her blood run cold. Those five little words — your husband is a murderer — change everything. Could her husband, Conor, really be behind the brutal murder of …

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