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Book Review: Godmersham Park By Gill Hornby

Plot: On 21 January 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess ...
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Book Review: November 9 By Colleen Hoover

Plot: Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to ...
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Book Review: Note To Self By Anna Bell

Plot: It’s never too late to follow your heart. One summer’s day seventeen years ago Edie and Joel meet.Their connection ...
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Book Review: The Boyfriend By Michelle Frances

Plot: Amy is fiercely independent, with a high-powered career, a flat of her own and tight-knit friendships. But as she ...
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Book Review: Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic By Lauren Ho

Plot: An ambitious career woman signs up for a co-parenting website only to find a match she never expected, in ...
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Book Review: The Guard By Kiera Cass

Plot: Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . . .Before she entered the Selection . . .She was in love ...
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Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Plot: The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to ...
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Book Review: The Bookshop On The Shore By Jenny Colgan

Plot: A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh ...
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Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Plot: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out ...
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Book Review: Worst Idea Ever By Jane Fallon

Plot: Georgia and Lydia are so close, they're practically sisters. So when Lydia starts an online business that struggles, Georgia ...
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Book Review: Briefly, A Delicious Life By Nell Stevens

Plot: In 1473, fourteen-year-old Blanca dies in a hilltop monastery in Mallorca. Nearly four hundred years later, when George Sand, ...
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Book Review: The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts By Annie Darling

Plot: A quaint old bookshop, where happy ever after is only a page away… Once upon a time in a ...
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Book Review: The GetAway Girls By Dee MacDonald

Plot: Connie McColl is finally free to make her own decisions for the first time in decades. And when she ...
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Book Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

Plot: Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, ...
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Book Review: A Little Something Different By Sandy Hall

Plot: The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel ...
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Book Review: Stargazer By Laurie Petrou

Plot: Summer 1995. Diana and Aurelle are inseparable, living together in Diana's parents' cottage on the edge of the Rocky ...
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Book Review: Confess By Colleen Hoover

Plot: Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she ...
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Book Review: One Way Ticket to Paris By Emma Robinson

Plot: When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you ...
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Book Review: Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon

Plot: A year ago, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After one amazing night together ...
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Book Review: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Plot: It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain ...
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Book Review: Say Her Name by James Dawson

Plot: Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously ...
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Book Review: Friend Request By Laura Marshall

Plot: 1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems ...
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Book Review: Walking Back to Happiness By Lucy Dillon

Plot: A delightful new novel from the author of "Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts." Juliet's hiding from her feelings about ...
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Book Review: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Plot: Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white. When Henry ...
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The Girl On the 88 Bus By Freya Sampson

Plot: When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, broken-hearted and with her life in tatters, the first person she meets on ...
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Book Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Plot: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment ...
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Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles By Agatha Christie

Plot: Agatha Christie's debut novel was also the first to feature Hercule Poirot, her famously eccentric Belgian detective. A refugee ...
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Book Review: Heart Bones

Plot: Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah's parents ever gave her. After carving her ...
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Book Review: My Favourite Half-Night Stand

Plot: Millie has always been one of the guys. A professor at a respected university, she's great at witty backchat ...
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BookClub Reads: Spring Shoots on Sunflower Street

Plot: Lila Edwards keeps to herself. Jilted on her wedding day by her fiancé, she has little interest in looking ...
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BookClub Classics: Persuasion

Plot: First published in 1818, “Persuasion” was English novelist Jane Austen’s last completed work. The novel centers on the story ...
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Book Review: Unleashing Mr Darcy

Plot: ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in ...
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BookClub Reads: The Exorcist

Plot: The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, ...
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Book Review: The Minute I Saw You

Plot: When Hannah meets Sonny, she's irresistibly drawn to him: he's sexy and confident, but only in town on holiday ...
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Book Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy

Plot: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in ...
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Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Plot: Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means ...
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Book Review: Almost Home

Plot: Madisen eloquently analyzes some of life's universal themes within the framework of a house. Whether it's the garden, the ...
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Book Review: Love Boat Taipei

Plot: “Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.” And just like that, Ever Wong’s ...
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Book Review: One Summers Night

Plot: Kelsey Anderson is stuck in a rut so big, she’ll need a 4-wheel drive to get out. She’s just ...
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Book Review: Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better

Plot: Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young ...
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BookClub Reads: Happiness for Beginners

Plot: Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, ...
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Book Review: A French Girl In New York

Plot: This French girl’s life is ugly. Maude has no friends. Her foster family's mean. She knows nothing about her ...
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Book Review: A House To Amend A Broken Heart

Plot: Everyone is hiding from something. . . Full of warmth, laughter, tears and heartache. Find out if there is ...
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Book Review: The Beachside Guest House

Plot: When Rosa and Bee get together in the run-up to Bee's wedding, they reminisce about the holiday they took ...
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BookClub Reads: The Honeymoon

Plot: Set in London and Venice at the end of the twentieth century, The Honeymoon follows a young man’s journey ...
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Book Review: Stress Less, Accomplish More

Plot: In Stress Less, Accomplish More Emily Fletcher shares an ancient meditation technique designed for busy lives. The focus of the practice ...
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Book Review: The Christmas Party

Plot: When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly, an ancient title passes with him. But his ...
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Book Review: The Gravity Of Birds

Plot: Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. Natalie is headstrong, manipulative—and beautiful; Alice is ...
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Book Review: Encore Valentine

Plot: As Encore Valentine begins, snow falls like glitter over Tuscany at the wedding of Valentine's grandmother. Meet the Roncalli ...
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Book Review: Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Plot: When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. Her ...
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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Plot: Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and ...
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Book Review: Other Voices, Other Rooms

Plot: Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the ...
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Book Review: She must be mad

Plot: She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning ...
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ARC Book Review: Welcome to New York

Plot: Harry has a secret. He led a well-planned life and knew exactly what he wanted. Until... Something chased him ...
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Book Review: Start To Lead

ptr Plot: Leadership is like beauty, hard to define but you know it when you see it. And sadly, we ...
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BookClub Reads: The Little Book Cafe

Plot: Tash, Emma and Amy couldn’t be more different.A successful estate agent who has her life pretty much on track, ...
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Book Review: Whisper Network

Plot: Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is ...
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BookClub Reads: A Favourite Of the Gods

Plot: One autumn in the late 1920s, Constanza boards a train in Italy en route to Brussels and a new ...
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Book Review: Saturday

Plot: Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good ...
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Book Review: The last Mrs. Parrish

Plot: Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the ...
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Book Review: If you could go anywhere

Plot: Angie has always wanted to travel. But at 29, she has still never left her small mining town in ...
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Book Review: Molly’s Millions

Plot: Hard-up florist Molly Bailey has just won £4.2 million pounds in the National Lottery. And she needs to get ...
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BookClub Reads: You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

Plot: In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves ...
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Book Review: The Library Book

Plot: On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the ...
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Book Review: Daisy Jones & the Six

Plot: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height ...
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BookClub Reads: Sweet Tooth

Plot: Ian McEwan's first female protagonist as far as I am aware. This novel is the ultimate seduction. Cambridge student ...
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Book Review: Ivy Lane

Plot: Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the ...
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Book Review: The Sea

Sunset Reads Plot: In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces ...
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Book Review: The Little Cafe in Copenhagen

Plot: Welcome to the little cafe in Copenhagen where the smell of cinnamon fills the air and the hot chocolate ...
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BookClub Reads: A Room with a View

Plot: "But you do," he went on, not waiting for contradiction. "You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, ...
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Book Review: The Comfort of Strangers

Morning Reads Plot: As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, ...
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Book Review: The Bell Jar

Plot: Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity. Esther Greenwood ...
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Book Review: Eleanor & Park By Rainbow Rowell

Plot: Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying ...
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Book Review: The Rome Affair

Plot: The glamorous capital city of Italy is brought to startling life in The Rome Affair, a compelling summer novel ...
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Book Review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Plot: We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renée, the concierge, ...
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BookClub Reads: Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It

Plot: Daniel Klein’s fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how philosophy resonates ...
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Paris & Reading

Paris is made for readers. With secret courtyards , gardens, and cafes on every corner, the city offers so many ...
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Book Review: A Simple Favor

Plot: She’s your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That’s why she’s so dangerous. A single mother's life is ...
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Book Review: Glitz

Plot: All's fair in love and war - especially when there's a trust fund at stake. The four beautiful Chambers ...
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TBR for March

This month I am aiming to read these 6 books! 6 books in one month is a little higher above ...
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Book Review: The Summer of Serendipity

Bath-time reads! Plot: One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for ...
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Book Review: The Orient Express

Adventure Reads Plot: The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and ...
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Book Review: Love & Gelato

Plot: “I made the wrong choice.” Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for ...
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Book Review: Tremarnock Summer

Plot: Bramble Challoner has had a very normal upbringing. She lives in a semi in the suburbs of London with ...
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BookClub Reads: Milkman

Plot: In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her ...
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Book Review: Moonshine by Christina Jones

Plot: Cleo Moon is starting life over again after a divorce. She lands a job as PA to Lady of ...
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Book Review: Bad Girls

Plot: They met in rehab - but some of them had rather more therapy than they bargained for. Supermodel Amber ...
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Book Review: Hygge and Kisses

Plot: Bo, 26, has always been careful, cautious. However, she has just been made redundant and her life plan is ...
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TBR for February

So from this month onwards hopefully I will stick to doing an end of month post where I share my ...
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Book Review: The Winter Wedding

Plot: Hazel never set out to be a wedding planner. She was just helping her stressed sister Lila with cakes ...
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Why I Love Reading

Most of my current To Be Read pile! One hobby that consumes most of my free time is reading. I ...
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BookClub Reads: Breakfast at Darcy’s

From this month onwards my friend and I have started a book club and this month’s reads is Breakfast at ...
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Book Review: Obsidian By Jennier L Armentrout

Plot: When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, ...
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Book Review: The One We Fell In Love With

Plot: Identical Triplets. Phoebe is caught between a rock and a hard place. Settle down and get married, or return ...
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Book Review: A Year & A Day

Plot: For Megan, a winter escape to Prague with her friend Ollie is a chance to find some inspiration for ...
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Book Review: The Last Piece Of My Heart By Paige Toon

Plot: Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. After numerous rejections ...
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New Year, New Start, New Developments!

So! I started this blog during the start of summer however I never found the motivation to actually continue it, ...
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Summer Reads: Letters from Lighthouse Cottage ​

Plot: The sun is shining in the quiet little seaside town of Sandybridge Sandybridge is the perfect English seaside town: ...
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Summer Reads – One Summer In Tuscany

 Summary  High on a hill in the Tuscan countryside stands a castle of golden stone, home to Patricia O’Hara’s writers’ ...
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Lucy in the Sky – Paige Toon Review

Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone from a woman claiming ...
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