**Bookish Happenings**

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me-iiIt’s that time again for bookish happenings! Today, I am sharing a few things that have been going on in the world of blogging and at indieBRAG. We are completely drawn into the world of stories and the people who write them. Our passion is to share our love of reading, good reads and our hunt for them. Daily we are exploring social media and various book sites for the next great read.

As we all know, this week as been a challenging week for many due to the elections in America. I’ve noticed my page views here at Layered Pages have been down this week. Whatever challenges I face in life I look to God and his word to help me get through the hard times and life’s challenges Another is books-of course-and surrounding myself with positive people. Many have shown great kindness this week and many not so much. My prayer is that we call can come together in peace and understanding. To show kindness towards one another and encouragement. The world will be a better place for it.

This week at Layered Pages, I have created several posts but would like to take this time to highlight my review, I See You by Clare Mackintosh. This book was a highly interesting read for me. I love to explore the human mind and how we face things in life due to affliction. I’m also a sucker for a good mystery! When a writer leaves me guessing until the end…then you know you have stumbled across a great story.

Currently I am reading several books! What else is new! *laughing* I really can’t help myself. My enthusiasm and love for reading knows no bounds. Ha! I’m hoping to finish up a buddy read today that and read a few pages from Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister and hoping to start, The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander. Then there are the research books I am constantly buried in for my story of the Reconstruction of the South. An American Civil War story I am working on.

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girl-in-disguiseGirl in Disguise by Greer Macallister:

For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not.

In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a woman mostly danger and ruin-unless that woman is Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective and a desperate widow with a knack for manipulation.

Descending into undercover operations, Kate is able to infiltrate the seedy side of the city in ways her fellow detectives can’t. She’s a seductress, an exotic foreign medium, or a rich train passenger, all depending on the day and the robber, thief, or murderer she’s been assigned to nab.

Inspired by the real story of Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective’s rise during one of the nation’s greatest times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman who’s forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.

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Here is a few of my fellow book bloggers highlights for the week! Be sure to check them out. These bloggers are so dedicated to their craft of sharing stories and a big support to the book world. I highly recommend you follow their blogs.

Erin’s cover crush this week over at Flashlight Commentary really stood out to me. Click here to check it out! The fact that the woman in the cover is holding a cup of tea and birds flying from it is just stunning and so dramatic!

Heather at The Maiden’s Court has a fantastic review of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman here. I have this book on my shelf and would really like to find some time to read it!

Magdalena over at A Bookaholic Swede and I have like minds about our thrillers. Check out her review of Very Important Corpses by Simon R. Green here. I have this on my review shelf and hoping to get to it next!

Holly over at 2 Kids and Tired Books shares with us a review of Snow Angles, Secrets and Christmas Cake here. I don’t know about you all but I love it when bloggers do a wonderful job in getting you in the spirit of the holidays and Holly’s blog fits the bill.

Colleen over at A Literary Vacation shares with is an Audiobook review of The Cryptic Lines by Richard Storry here. This story looks really appealing and a great gothic mystery which I would love to dive into!

Jenny at Let Them Read Books shares with us a Blog Tour Q&A & Giveaway here of A Song of War by the talented H Team! I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this book!

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indieBRAG has two exciting holiday guest blogs coming up for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Be sure to stay tuned into their blog and meanwhile check out the home pages for great reads and other guest posts from their Honorees! Click here for the website.

Thank you for visit Layered Pages and have a marvelous weekend! Happy reading!

Stephanie M. Hopkins

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