It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon


The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at BookDate

I’m also linking to The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer

And the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

 

I am just at a loss this week.

I don’t have the words to articulate my feelings of sorrow, and anger, and frustration, and fear, not only in regards to the effects of the pandemic across the world, and the divisiveness currently tearing America apart, but I’m also facing a personal situation midweek that I’m extremely anxious about.

I am doing the best I can.

 

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

 

The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard

Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

 

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New Posts…

 

Review: The Long Shadow by Anne Buist

Review: The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

Review: When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard

 

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What I’m Reading This Week…

(Click the cover to view at Goodreads)

 

Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is the unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together.

PARIS, 1939 Odile Souchet is obsessed with books, and working at The American Library in Paris for the formidable director Dorothy Reeder is all she has ever dreamed of. The Library and its thriving community of students, writers, diplomats and book lovers provide her with a safe haven. When war is declared, the Library is determined to remain open. But then the Nazis invade Paris, and everything changes. The Nazi ‘Library Protector’ changes the rules overnight, declaring a war on words making the librarians risk their lives to do their jobs.

Under the courageous guidance of Miss Reeder, Odile and her fellow librarians defy the authorities to make sure all their subscribers, even those deemed no longer desirable, get access to books and remain part of their community, whatever the cost.

Choices as black and white as the words on a page become a murky shade of grey – choices that will put many of the wrong side of history, and the consequences of which will echo for decades to come.

THE PARIS LIBRARY illuminates a seldom-seen slice of history: the role of women and their fate during the war. It also recounts the consequences of unspeakable betrayal, when the people we count on for understanding and protection fail us.

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A pitch-perfect rural romance of changing relationships and family ties from the bestselling author of Wildflower Ridge.

Between managing a bustling beauty salon, hectic volunteer commitments and the lion’s share of parenting two-year-old Claudia, Angie McIntyre barely has time to turn around. And with each passing month, she feels her relationship with fly-in, fly-out boyfriend Rob Jones slipping through her fingers.

When Rob faces retrenchment, and the most fabulous fixer-upper comes onto the market, Angie knows this derelict weatherboard cottage will be the perfect project to draw their little family together.

There’s just one catch: the 200-acre property is right next door to Rob’s parents in south-west Victoria.

It doesn’t take long for rising tensions to set a wedge between the hard-working couple. Angie and Rob have to find out the hard way whether their grand design will draw them closer together or be the very thing that tears them apart.

A sparkling rural romance of changing relationships and family ties from the bestselling author of Wildflower Ridge.

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Thanks for stopping by!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vi @Inkvotary
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 04:03:37

    I don´t know what your personal situation is that makes you so anxious, but I wish you all the strength and positiveness I can give you from the other end of the world. Stay strong, keep your head held high and think of all the good things you´ve seen and experienced in your life. And remember, no matter what it is, you are not alone! Stay safe and well.

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  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 04:20:00

    I am sending prayers and good thoughts your way right now. It’s a terrible time with this pandemic, the worrisome economy, the uncertainty about the future, the killing of a man by police officers, the riots in response to the killing. My son and daughter-in-law are moving out of downtown Chicago today. Last night the stores below their apartment were broken into and looted. I’m terrified for them to be trying to move in the middle of all of this. I don’t know what your personal situation but I send you peace in the midst of it.

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  3. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 04:24:33

    I think we all are feeling it. I will be hoping the best for you with your personal situation.

    Stay safe and be well!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  4. Regine Karpel
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 04:53:23

    Praying for you in your situation.
    http://www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  5. thebookdisciple
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 07:49:47

    Stay strong! Hugs!

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  6. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 08:13:41

    I hope things work out with your personal situation. I am so saddened by what is happening and feel like we as a country need to say enough is enough. Hugs

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  7. Diane
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 08:37:54

    Shellyrae, Hope all works out well with what you are struggling with. This has been one awful week period – Our country needs healing:(

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    • Athira
      Jun 01, 2020 @ 12:53:11

      Sending you strength to deal with the personal situation. I hope it resolves in your favor.

      It’s been a crazy week, that’s for sure. I’m beyond tired of how many times history keeps repeating here.

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  8. Trin Carl
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 08:55:44

    Hope things get better. A miracle is on its way.

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  9. Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 10:16:04

    We are definitely living in tough times. I hope you find some peace this week regarding all that you are going through. I love the look of The Paris Library and I hope you are enjoying it.

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  10. Jennifer
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 10:20:45

    Thinking of you. Take care.

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  11. 1girl2manybooks
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 10:33:09

    It’s been a week, that’s for sure. I share your feelings.

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  12. Helen Murdoch
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 13:13:08

    I went to our local Black Lives Matter rally today. It was peaceful and powerful.

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  13. Greg
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 13:37:26

    There is so much happening now and then when personal crises hit it’s even worse. Sending well wishes and positive thoughts your way that whatever is happening, you and yours will be well. Stay safe!

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  14. Jinjer
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 13:44:51

    YIKES! I hope whatever the mid-week personal situation issue is that it is not even 1/10th as bad as you are anticipating. Good luck and hang in there!!!!

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  15. Theresa Smith Writes
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 20:04:58

    Thinking of you xo

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  16. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 20:45:47

    Good luck and I really hope your mid week situation is resolved without incident.

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  17. Marg
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 21:39:51

    Paris- check. Books – check. I am definitely going to be looking out for that book.

    Sending you calming thoughts. Be kind to yourself.

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  18. tbretc
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 22:52:02

    Sending you strength. It is such a heavy time right now and I think the first thing we have to do is take care of ourselves. True progress will be a marathon, not a race, so we can’t burn out in the beginning. I feel helpless, but I decided that the best form of resistance I can do right now is bring my baby girl into this world safely.

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  19. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 23:06:10

    I hope you are able to sort through those personal issues and come out the other side, feeling better.

    Your books look good…and I am eyeing The Paris Library. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    Stay safe!

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  20. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 23:08:25

    All we can ever do is our best. 2020, and even before that for you guys, has been trying and pushed this world to its limits. My anxiety has been rearing its head as well. Hang in there, and I hope your situation resolves well.

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  21. whatcathyreadnext
    Jun 01, 2020 @ 23:52:31

    Virtual hugs and prayers to give you the strength to cope with whatever you’re going through.

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  22. Louise H
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 01:26:51

    My thoughts are with you, I hope you find some good books to help you through.

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  23. Lisa
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 01:29:12

    The Paris Library sounds amazing. Here’s hoping this coming week is a good one!

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  24. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 05:19:31

    Thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  25. yvonne473
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 05:42:21

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Many virtual hugs to you.

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  26. Kathryn
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 11:04:19

    I better add back The Paris Library to my reading calendar, I couldn’t work out if it was going to publish on time or not. Yes USA is in turmoil and like you I find it disturbing to say nothing of Mr Ugly Leader! Do hope your personal situation works out or through. Thinking of you.

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  27. Susan
    Jun 03, 2020 @ 07:06:21

    These are anxious times. It’s hard not to have an ulcer. But perhaps what you have midweek … will go better than expected. I hope so. take care.

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  28. Donna (@Girl_Who_Reads)
    Jun 03, 2020 @ 09:21:22

    I have to add The Paris Library to my reading list. I love books that have books in them and I love WWII fiction. Check out what I’ve been reading at Girl Who Reads

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  29. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Jun 03, 2020 @ 11:44:51

    I hope you’re okay and having a good week!

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  30. Davida Chazan
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 23:44:03

    I tried to get the ARC of The Paris Library but I was declined. It does sound good.

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