Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

I had such high hopes for Bellewether but unfortunately I have fallen victim of another book whose blurb is more interesting that the story itself. I’m disappointed and to be honest a little angry. I haven’t read anything by Kearsley before so I was not aware of her formulaic approach to historical fiction (always multiple POVs that span different time periods being my main issue; see Amber’s review for a breakdown). This is definitely a beach read and if you go in expecting a light beach read I think you will enjoy this; but if you are looking for higher-level than a prettily written story with minimal romance and minimal character development you will likely be disappointed. 

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July in Review

How is it August already?!  I feel like I have stepped into a time machine and lost 20 days of my life – July just flew on by! Which is probably for the best because I feel like last month was really book-ended by highs and lows with a mental health downturn towards the end of the month.  The good news is that I have an understanding support system and am on the up-and-up, so I am excited for a new month & new beginnings!  So let’s dive into my July in Review to see what books I read, an update on how the book ban is going, and more!

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