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The Marriage Trap by Sheryl Browne #Review @bookouture

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Married for twelve years, Karla and Jason have two children. Life is mostly good. They have a few problems, but they can work it out. That’s what Karla thought, at least, before Jason abruptly announces he is leaving her for another woman. But Karla knows something Jason doesn’t… and he had no idea what’s about to happen.

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The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin #Review @littlebrown

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The Queen is a fascinating book revealing the life and crimes of Linda Taylor, a Chicago woman who spawned the myth of the infamous welfare queen. While Taylor was undoubtedly a welfare cheat, she was also a kidnapper and perhaps even a murderer… but the welfare fraud was the only thing anyone seemed to care about.

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Elegant Etiquette in the Nineteenth Century by Mallory James #Review @_MalloryJames @penswordbooks

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How were ladies and gentlemen meant to behave in nineteenth century England? What role did etiquette play regarding correspondence, dinner parties, and proper behavior while they were out and about? What were the particular guidelines reserved for ladies or gentlemen? All these topics and more are covered in Elegant Etiquette in the Nineteenth Century.

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Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead Edited by Gordon Van Gelder #Review @orbooks

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Welcome to Dystopia is a collection of 45 dystopian short stories that are dark, politically charged, and unsettling.

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The Address by Fiona Davis #Review @fionajdavis @DuttonBooks

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In 1884, Sara Smythe averted a tragedy and becomes acquainted with Theo Camden. This meeting presents Sara with an incredible job opportunity, and she sails from London to New York City to manage The Dakota, a soon-to-be opened apartment house. In 1984, Bailey, an interior designer fresh out of rehab, is overseeing renovations to an apartment with a dark history tied to Sara Smythe and Theo Camden.

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Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova #Review @DanielaGPetrova @putnambooks

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Lana and her partner, Tyler, struggled with infertility for eight years when they decided to try getting pregnant using donor eggs—and it worked. Curious about the donor, Lana “accidentally” meets and befriends Katya. A week later, Katya is inexplicably missing.  Lana is desperate to find her and reveal their connection, only to discover she wasn’t the only one keeping secrets from her new friend.

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All the Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale #MiniReview

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Molly Brennan fled her hometown after something terrible happened, leaving behind the man she loved and swearing never to go back. Twelve years later, she’s living a new life, with her beloved daughter Cassie. When Cassie suffers with frightening visions and repetitive nightmares, Molly is forced to return home for the sake of her daughter. In doing so, she must confront the past—and the man—she left behind.

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